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6 Bedroom Oceanfront Masterpiece in Pacific Grove, CA. From $1000 for 8 guests

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths

No need to fight over who gets the ocean view in this fabulous 6-bedroom, 4-bath home on a private, rocky beach! With 270 degrees of blue-water views, four of the bedrooms have full views of the Pacific and Monterey Bay. The fifth and sixth bedrooms have a quiet, courtyard view just in case somebody doesn't like to go to sleep to the sound of the waves, or watch the moon sinking into the sea at night.

Our home, known since 1929 as Rocky Shores, is minutes from Carmel and Cannery Row in Monterey, and Pebble Beach is our neighbor. We operate under Pacific Grove's short-term rental license #83.

We have a fully stocked gourmet kitchen - and the cook gets an ocean view, too. Dining table seats 10, 14 with extension. Foosball, pinball, ping pong, Legos, art and drawing supplies, puzzles, games and other toys for the kids. Steinway grand piano for the musically inclined. Off-street parking for six cars is available.

Trip Advisor has just chosen Pacific Grove as one of the top 12 scenic destinations in the United States! And there is no more beautiful home base than Rocky Shores to explore our wonderful town. Surf, snorkel, or comb the beautiful beaches and coves. Make S'mores at a bonfire on our secluded beach.

Nice restaurants just two blocks away. Fabulous Pacific Grove golf course is across the street. Downtown Pacific Grove is 1.5 miles away, with movie theater, farmers' market, restaurants, coffee houses, antiques, shops, bakeries and natural history museum. The world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and the American Tin Cannery outlets are about 2 miles away, as is Monterey's Fishermen's Wharf. Wine tasting in Carmel Valley is 30 minutes away. Big Sur is about 45 minutes away. John Steinbeck Museum is about 35 minutes away. We have just installed a whole-house Rainsoft water conditioning system, as well as a triple-filtration, reverse osmosis drinking water fountain in the kitchen. No need to lug bottled water here! Our home is perfect for your family reunion, corporate retreat, girls' vacation, or romantic hideaway!

Keywords: Very Private Home, Full Acre of Beach-Front Property, Private Beach, Handicap-accessible, State Park Next Door, Carmel, Monterey, Pebble Beach Close by,

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Kirstie

My family has been blessed to spend 27 years in one of only two beachfront homes in Pacific Grove. You will love staying here, too! Our short-term rental license is #83.

Kirstie purchased this house in 1989

Why Kirstie chose Pacific Grove

We bought our home because it was the only home directly on the beach in all of Pacific Grove. It was extremely private, with a golf course across the street, State Park surrounding us, and the blue Pacific as our backyard. We have a full acre of private property. Another residence has since been built next door, on its own acre of land. A portion of our stone driveway is shared by both homes.

What makes this house unique

I love to look out my window and see the full moon casting sparkling light onto the dark waves as it sinks to the horizon. On clear evenings, the sunsets are spectacular. The morning sunrise casts a pink glow on the waves. And when it is foggy, there is a magic about the property that is enhanced with a roaring wood blaze in the fireplace, or a glass of wine in the hot tub.


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • I do not do long-advanced bookings of 2 or 3 nights from April through November, unless you hook on to an existing reservation.
  • I have a sliding scale for renting my home, based on number of days and number of guests. There is a supplement for groups larger than 8.
  • The most important rule: Never block any portion of the shared driveway. That could block an ambulance or fire truck from my neighbor's home or mine!
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • The master bedroom has an ocean-view claw foot tub and a separate shower with magnificent view of the Pacific Grove Lighthouse. It is very large (converted from a bedroom). Two of the other bathrooms have showers over tubs. The fourth bath has has a handicapped-accessible (roll-in) shower with grab bars, and elevated toilet with grab bars.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Den - Large couch can sleep one
    Bedroom (7) - 1 twin/ single , Conservatory has its own full bath but doorways, no doors.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3) Extra twin EZ beds (inflatable) that stand on legs to normal bed height, and are topped by 3-inch memory foam for comfort, can be set up in the Master or Bedroom #3 . Another EZ bed can be set up in the den, living room, or conservatory if desired. We have one full-sized crib and one portable (smaller) crib.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Guest privileges at Spanish Bay Club in Pebble Beach are available, including tennis (two lighted courts), gym, heated pool, sauna, steam, massages and hot tub for an additional charge of $25 per person per day. This must be booked in advance and limited to 4 people per day. We have in-house massage with Perrine, our therapist who has 15 years experience and more than 800 hours of training in Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, sports massage and pregnancy massage. We also offer private yoga sessions with Hannah, our certified yoga instructor, in the 'Cabin in the Woods', our beautiful new yoga studio with fireplace and candle light. Perrine and Hannah MUST be booked in advance as they are extremely popular and get booked up quickly. A month in advance is not too soon to book them!


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6 Bedroom Oceanfront Masterpiece in Pacific Grove, CA. From $1000 for 8 guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Truly Extraordinary

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to know where to start.

Rocky Shores location is truly unique and spectacular. It is literally right on the coast. As someone said in an earlier review, "Pictures do not do it justice". Waking up in the morning and watching sea otters play in the Pacific from the enormous living room was a favorite off everyone in our party. The house is comfortably furnished and very well supplied with everything you need for a great stay. Rocky Shores accommodated the 8 of us easily. There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out.

Kirstie is a great host and a wonderful person. She was very attentive to every need, including making sure that the member of our party who is in a wheelchair had everything he needed to be comfortable. She really went the extra mile.

We were celebrating an annual family get together and the consensus was that it would be foolish to go anywhere else in the future. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a terrific family! Some of my favorite guests, ever. So glad you plan to come back...
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Absolutely loved staying at 316913!

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific, extremely rare oceanfront rental. It is located on the beach side of the road around the point at Pacific Grove. So when you step out of the living room you have only the ocean and a few steps to tide pools on the rocky shore. The home is large, very comfortable, thoughtfully equipped, and beautifully decorated. I absolutely loved the kitchen! We were 11 guests that relaxed, enjoyed and rested four nights. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful 5 star home, yet cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family stayed. All said it was the best vacation they'd ever had. The house was fantastic and the owner made sure that we had everything we needed. It was an incredible time with memories to last forever!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location, stunning views and excellent service from host! We will definitely return.

  • 5 of 5

The property is one of a kind. You don't get views like this. The house was perfect for a large family gathering. The trails, beaches, golf, aquarium and downtown are all right there. Location couldn't be better!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, location cannot be beat

  • 5 of 5

As a family we have been visiting the Monterey Peninsula for 15+ years, with most stays either hotels or vacation rentals. We just wrapped up a stay here and all my family (I included) can say is WOW. Although there is a lot of coastline, in the region, there are very few homes that are literally on the rocks / beach / water. This house is it. Plus it's secluded from other homes, so very private and quite. Yet at the same time it's centrally located if that makes sense. It's a 10-15min drive to the aquarium, a 2 min drive or 10min walk to a beautiful state beach and numerous food options all within a 15 min drive. We had more plans, but ended up spending more time at the house just simply taking in the view. We daily had whale, otter, seal and dolphin sightings either from the couch or back sitting areas. Bottom line, if the ocean is your thing this place cannot be beat.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so much fun welcoming in the New Year with such nice people! It warmed my heart to see how Joe and his family loved the house from the moment they walked in the door. Come back soon!
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Amazing stay and views!

  • 5 of 5

Although we only stayed a short couple of days, our host Kristie went above and beyond to make our stay possible and special. The sounds of the crashing waves and views of the ocean are breathtaking. We had 6 couples stay comfortably in this home, but be aware that 2 of the rooms are adjoined to other bedrooms, so perfect for families or if your guests know and are comfortable with each other. I would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
International Cafe
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Salinas Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 1 (Coast Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Grill at Pacific Grove Golf Links
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
In front of my house
Nearest Point of Interest
Our home
Nearest Point of Interest
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Nearest Point of Interest
World Famous 17-Mile Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural History Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
PG Tennis Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Chautauqua Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Lovers Point Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
Nearest Point of Interest
George Washington Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Jewell Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Caledonia park
Nearest Point of Interest
Pacific Grove Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Chamber of Commerce
Nearest Point of Interest
Visitors' Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Spanish Bay Hotel and Resort
Car: not necessary

The world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is about 2 miles away. Quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea is 10 minutes away. Monterey's Fishermen's Wharf is 2 miles away. Carmel Valley wine tasting is 30 minutes away. The John Steinbeck Museum is 35 minutes away. Big Sur is 45 minutes away. The Pacific Grove Natural History Museum is 1 mile away. We operate with Pacific Grove Transient Use License #83.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

non bank transfer fee $75
Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

You may book fewer than 5 nights if you hook on to an existing reservation.
Rates above are for the first 8 guests. Additional guests = $100 pp per night
I have a sliding scale, based on the number of nights and people.
2-3 nights = $1200 per night
4 or more nights = $1100/night
(All rates for the first 8 people. Additional people are $100 per person, per night.)
Security deposit = $1000 for parties of 12 or fewer, Pet deposit = $500 per pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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