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~ Monterey Peninsula ~ 1368 Pico Ave Pacific Grove, Ca ~ License#0104

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)



Keywords: Stunning views of the Pacific Ocean 300 feet from ocean's edge and walking trails. Across from Asilomar Beach. Five minutes from Monterey Fisherman's Wharf. ~FREE~ Four Monterey Bay Aquarium, reusable, passes included. 1 King size bed in upstairs master suite, 2 Queen size in downstairs bedrooms. One Queen size tempur-pedic pullout bed in the gold sofa in the living room. Sleeps 8 in beds. Be our guests and recreate yourself.

Leslie Townsend
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Leslie Townsend

Located on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula, this home is at the top of a bluff between Pebble Beach and Monterey. Here you are just minutes away from Spanish Bay Inn, Cannery Row, Carmel-By-The-Sea, and world class golf, hiking and biking.

Leslie Townsend purchased this house in 1977

Why Leslie Townsend chose Pacific Grove

Built as the family home by Larry and Connie in 1976, this was their full-time residence for over ten years and all the family members have wonderful memories of holidays and birthday for decades shared here. Their children, Leslie and David, want to share this special property with you, hoping that you will enjoy it as much as they have for four decades.

What makes this house unique

Unobstructed views for a quarter mile in each direction give you an incredible view clear to Spanish Bay in one direction and clear up the coast across Monterey Bay to Santa Cruz in the other direction. Enjoy fabulous ocean views and a house with all of the amenities installed by a builder for his personal residence.


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double basins and stall shower............
    MASTER BATHROOM - toilet , tub , shower , Large vanity with double basins and 4'x4' stall shower
  • Both bathrooms newly updated with double basins and stall showers in both............
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • One King sized bed in beautifully appointed upstairs master bedroom and bathroom suite for 2 people, One Queen sized bed in two downstairs bedrooms sleeps a total of 4. One Queen size tempur-pedic fold out mattress in the sofa in the living room sleeps 2 people for a total of 8 guests in the home at one time. Baby Cribs Not available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sea birds crying and flying, sea life visible at times, sea otters, white seals occasionally... and deer roam the property .. also Monarch Butterflies flit through the fresh cool sea breezes. Bag Pipers play and stroll the beach ... a stones through from the house, every Thuirsday evening at sunset. on the Spanish Bay golf course, Asilomar State beach park in front of house.................Dune restoration underway in the area, you would want to be very careful with the fragility of the dunes, ..................we must all respect all creatures great and small and ......................respect ourselves and others... be sure to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium...5 Minute Drive


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~ Monterey Peninsula ~ 1368 Pico Ave Pacific Grove, Ca ~ License#0104
average rating of 4.919355 based on 62 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mar Luna was amazing

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Mar Luna for a week in December 2017 to celebrate my 60th Birthday. We had stayed in Pacific Grove a couple times in the past so we are familiar with the area. However staying at Mar Luna made this vacation extra special. The location is perfect. The view magnificent. We loved being at the house more than the sight seeing because the view was so special. The owners are so friendly and accommodating. The history of the house is heartwarming. There was just good energy there. It was comfortable with everything you need provided. The master bed is so comfortable! The Geminid meteor shower peaked while we were there and we sat in the chairs in the master bedroom at 3 AM and watched them over the Pacific Ocean right from the bedroom window. Loved it! The rental fee is more than competitive for the area. If we visit the area again, we would definitely try to stay at Mar Luna. Just can't say enough good things about it.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Far above my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house as a place for our family to get away together. 3 families made up of 6 adults, a 4 yr old and an infant. There was plenty of room for all to sleep and spread out. The kitchen was well equipped. The views from all the windows was breathtaking. We spent our mornings whale watching from the kitchen and living room.

I almost hesitate to write what I really thought, as it will generate so much interest in this place that we won’t be able to get back in...something we will definitely be doing!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, good for family retreat

  • 4 of 5

House and amenities are great, but the upstairs bedroom king size bed box spring was broken. Sagged considerably when sleeping. The mattress was also sunken in the middle. Two very tired nights because so uncomfortable.

virtually every window facing.The ocean had breathtaking view.

Nice touch was Netflix on the TV so were able to watch several movies.

Would stay again if it wasn’t for the bad bed upstairs.


  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of the beds in our home were replaced 12 months ago with high end pillow top mattresses and box springs. This is the first time we have heard about the issue with the master bedroom mattress, and we slept in that bed about 10 days before these guests and there was no problem. We will check out this situation immediately and get it corrected if needed.
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Beautiful home with all the amenities in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here & highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning oceanfront retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house easily accommodated two families and allowed us to enjoy the calm beauty of the area. The house is located directly across from the ocean, with paths in sand perfect for a morning run. Our kids could enjoy playing in the expansive living room with the big screen TV or the beach areas full of sand and wildlife. The house was well kept, comfortable and the owner easy to reach. It felt like home.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pacific Grove Municipal
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Salinas, CA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
State Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fishwife on Sunset Dr 1/2 mile

Jazz and Bach festivals, Laguna Seca Races, Concourse d' Elegance, Marathons, fund raising walks and runs, Big Sur marathon, wine and food shows/tastings. Come and experience a fabulous time away from the phone, computer, and general routine of life, rest, and recreate yourself in the cool fresh breezes of the sea.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $500

Effective December 18th the price will be $390 a night.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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