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Award Winning Historic Victorian/2 Blocks from Downtown, Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This beautiful Victorian received the 2004-2005 Award for best Pacific Grove historic home remodel from the Historical Society.

The perfectly restored home features two bedrooms (spaced for ultimate privacy with each

having access to their own bathrooms), a spacious and open living room/dining room combination as well as a custom designed kitchen, comfortable den, quaint backyard deck and a laundry room.

Stroll east a few blocks and find yourself among the downtown boutiques and stores and as well as many of the nearly 60 restaurants located in Pacific Grove. Travel west the same distance and you will be standing on the shore of majestic Monterey Bay.

Recreational opportunities (golf, biking, kayaking), shopping and dining experiences and sightseeing excursions (17 Mile Drive, Monterey Aquarium, Big Sur) are all within easy reach of Pacific Grove and the famous Monterey Peninsula.

(City of PG License # 0101)


More Details

Gary Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The description of the cottage matched our needs, and the location was perfect. We've never shared a rental with another couple before, and it worked very well for all of us. Having two bathrooms makes all the difference. It's a charming house in a quiet, but friendly neighborhood of similar homes. Everything inside is fresh, clean, and very well maintained.

We were busy every day and enjoyed evening strolls to the main part of town, just a few blocks away. Pacific Grove is our favorite location to stay anywhere on Monterey Bay. The Monterey Aquarium is spectacular, and the two guest passes are a welcome bonus, as you need to go more than once.

We will definitely recommend the cottage to our friends, and we hope to stay there again ourselves.
Sep 2011
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Award Winning Historic Victorian/2 Blocks from Downtown, Ocean
average rating of 4.8550725 based on 70 reviews

As stated on VRBO, only cuter in person!

  • 5 of 5

My 3 sister's and I found this home on VRBO when we were searching for a Victorian home to stay in a few days while visiting Monterey, California area. We arrived about 4:30 pm and as we began taking our luggage inside, a whale spout was seen, so we could see the bay from the sidewalk. We stopped to watch the whales spouting and playing in the bay. Once we each buddied up with a sister in choosing a room, we unpacked and then went down to the aqarium area to eat and watch whales. We ate at Louie's Linguini, the clam chowder bread bowl and salad. It was yummy, and we sat by the window and could watch the action on the bay. Next day we did the 17 mile drive as we went towards Carmel. Whales were everywhere. When we arrived in Carmel we chose Friar Tuck's to eat lunch at, cooked by husband & wife team. We enjoyed the food and company. Last day was aquarium and shopping. Do not let you free pass Gary gives you go to waste, do plan at least 4 hours inside to enjoy. We left the following morning, memories in hand. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific location, comfortable little house

  • 5 of 5

We had a every enjoyable two nights here. The two bedrooms and two bathrooms--and, indeed, the entire house--were quite spacious given the location (Pacific Grove, home of many very small houses) and was plenty of room for three of us. The kitchen is well equipped and attractive, with red accents. We enjoyed the separate den/TV room, which was more inviting for relaxing that the Victorian decorated main room. Please note there are some glitches with the WiFi; it sometimes stopped working for an hour or two at a time, but then would cycle back on and was reasonably good throughout the house when it was working. The house is close to restaurants and many other local amenities and attractions, and I look forward to a longer stay here next time I am in Monterey/Pacific Grove.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a girls' weekend!

  • 4 of 5

The location of the house was perfect for two old friends living on opposite coasts getting together for a long-overdue gab-fest. Everything was walkable and the free passes to the aquarium was a very nice touch! We were there during a major heat wave, so the temperature in the house was unusually warm as there is no air-conditioning, but it is not necessary the great majority of the time. It fit our needs very nicely.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nicely decorated victorian

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed in 5 or 6 homes in Monterey/Pacific Grove this home is nice but it was quite warm in the house there wasn't a fan to be found. We first tried to open the windows but only two windows that had screens, one in the master bath and one in the back of the house. This home is not for anyone who has limited mobility problems. We saw only a few steps, it was our mistake. We did enjoy the peacefulness of the home. The two aquarium passes were very nice. The owner Gary responded quickly. On our stay we also had our 12 yr old granddaughter.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While there are stairs leading from the sidewalk to the house (see picture in VRBO listing), there are no stairs within the house.
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Darling cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in this darling two bedroom, two bath cottage. Very clean and comfortable, located walking distance to the aquarium!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very comfortable! We walked to Lovers Point as well as to the Aquarium. Thank you for opening up your lovely home to us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lover's Point

Monterey Aquarium , whale watching cruises, AT&T Professional Golf Tourney,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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