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Charming Victorian close to golf, beach, and downtown

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Laurance Family home has been at the corner of Granite and Laurel streets for more than 80 years now. Standing tall, this delightful Victorian is centrally located in the charming town of Pacific Grove. It's but a short walk to Lover's Point beach and downtown. Our home is ideal for a family interested in touring 17 Mile Drive, Point Lobos or Big Sur. Golfers will be very close to all of the great courses in the area: Pacific Grove Municipal, Spyglass, Poppy Hills, Spanish Bay and Pebble Beach are all but a short drive from the house. Shoppers are close to the outlets and the shops of Carmel. Cannery Row is nearby as well. Enjoy lounging in a comfortable living room with fireplace and large screen, high-definition television. House is wireless Internet equipped as well. Three bedrooms upstairs sleep two each. Couches downstairs pull-out for overflow. Fully-equipped kitchen and sunlit breakfast nook. Dining room seats 12 comfortably.

Ideal morning

Walk downtown for a newspaper and pastries. Return to house for coffee in the sunlit breakfast nook. Take a long walk down to Lover's Point and along the coast trail to Asilomar Beach. For runners, try the trail that goes to Fisherman's Wharf and back (about 6 miles round trip).

Ideal afternoon outing

Drive down highway one to Big Sur (about one hour). Check out Andrew Molera or one of the other amazing state parks. Stop for lunch on the way back at the River Inn. Enjoy a cool drink while dipping your toes in the Big Sur River. Stop at Point Lobos or downtown Carmel on the way home.

Ideal evening

Twilight back nine at Pacific Grove Municipal. Dinner at Roy's in Spanish Bay resort. Walk thru the dunes on the lighted boardwalks. A nightcap by the fire.

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More Details

Dave Laurance
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Dave Laurance

Growing up in Pacific Grove was a delight. The town is still dear to my heart and managing this property allows me to stay connected to PG and to the wonderful home that my parents created. I enjoy golf, the outdoors and cooking.

Dave Laurance purchased this house in 1975


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • shower upstairs, bath only downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis


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Charming Victorian close to golf, beach, and downtown
average rating of 4.680851 based on 47 reviews

Great location. Great house.

  • 4 of 5

Located in the middle of everything. Very accommodating home

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was bad and/or didn’t work rigjt.

  • 2 of 5

Evidently the owner is in an awful state of poverty. My nephew said no one has lived in this house in 30 years. Virtually none of the doors worked in the normal way. The two kitchen light bulbs were out. The electrical is all two pronged instead of three. The primary living room light is bad, a new bulb wouldn’t help. There is no dishwasher. No garbage disposal. Most of the windows downstairs are permanent and won’t open. The barbeque propane tank was tightened so far it couldn’t be opened and we needed to replace it. The tv Comcast component wouldn’t come and when it did it was about ten years out of date. Clearly nobody cares.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant and good location for visiting Pacific coast

  • 4 of 5

the house is in a nice area of Pacific grove close to some good supermarkets cafes and bakery. We all loved the downstairs area of the house with a comfortable living room well stocked kitchen and pleasant area to eat. Although we appreciate it is an old house it really is in need of a bit of tender loving care especially the bedrooms which although have comfy beds all seem to have old mattresses in cupboards and rather worn carpeting. Great shower upstairs but there is just a bath on the ground floor. The heating system worked well and we needed this early morning and evening when the fog set in. Great location for visiting Monterey and the pacific coast via 17 mile drive and Carmel

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very welcoming great location

  • 5 of 5

August 2017 - We really enjoyed our stay the house is very clean and well-kept it was like going to relatives for vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Many Happy Memories!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our PG stay in this awesome house. We travelled with our 4 teenagers and everyone got their own bed which was a bonus! Our son loved the "trap" downstairs and having his own space. House was very comfortable especially sitting with tea/wine in the window seat. 17 mile drive, Poppy Hills Golf Course, Point Lobos, Carmel, Beach & Aquarium were excellent. Enjoyed game nights and games @ outdoor fire pit in afternoon. Nice walk to town with very friendly people and lots of places to spend time. Only regret is that we could not stay a few more days!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay in Pacific Grove.

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of six retirees starting a Northern California tour on the Monterey Peninsula. We were very comfortable at the Laurence home It is very convenient to the Pacific Grove shops including a wonderful bakery, market, and hardware store. We walked to the Monterey Aquarium on a beautiful path along the bay. The house kitchen is well stocked and very functional. The upstairs shower is huge and fun to use. The house is full of photos to help visitors get a sense of the owners family and the history of the house. The wallpaper in the foyer and living room appears to be vintage and is beautiful. The mattresses were a little soft and in one room was corrected by putting the mattress on the floor. New firm mattresses might be something the Laurences ought to consider. Overall we strongly recommend this property to groups/families who are looking for an authentic Pacific Grove experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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