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~ Monterey Peninsula ~ 1368 Pico Ave Pacific Grove, Ca ~

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 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 beds in downstairs bedrooms. One Queen sized air bed to be set-up in living room. Sleeps 8 in beds. Be our guests and recreate yourself.

Leslie Townsend
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

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 Central Coast

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 has 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 to Lighthouse in the other. Enjoy fabulous ocean views and a house with all of the amenities installed by a builder for his personal residence.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

~ Monterey Peninsula ~ 1368 Pico Ave Pacific Grove, Ca ~
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 had a wonderful time at Mar Luna. House was clean, well-equipped, and with views that can't be beat. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Wonderful warm home and amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We took our parents to Monterey as a 70th birthday celebration. The home fit us perfectly. The master bedroom is amazing with a full wall of windows and both of our parents enjoyed sitting in a sunbeam with a book and a fantastic view. Our children (3 and 6) also had a fantastic time playing in the spacious living room and lounging in the comfortable furniture. The house is a block away from a great little tide pooling beach and just minutes away from adorable Pacific Grove. I would definitely return to this house!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister and I came to stay in this wonderful home so that we could attend a wedding. The house was spotless, the beds were comfortable, the views and access to the beach can not be beat. while we were there, we were planning larger family stays as the house is huge, well equipped and comfortable. We also really enjoyed the coastal access. Will rent again!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time and Mar Luna was a perfect place to stay. This house has so much character and has been loved and well cared for over the years. We cannot wait to come back to those amazing views!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Million Dollar View!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house. The view of the beach was awesome!! I was really impressed with the feel of the house. The builder put so much of himself into it. This is a much loved family home. You just can't beat it for the area. My grand kids wanted to come back to the house and skip the 17 mile drive! The four tickets to the aquarium is a real bonus. The adult ticket is worth $50.00. Don't hesitate and allow enough time to just enjoy the view and explore the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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This house has it all

  • 5 of 5

My niece and I stayed 10 nights at Mar Luna, and it was wonderful. The location is perfect for morning walks along the shore and watching the surf, with or without harbor seals. The house itself is so comfy and convenient, we felt as if we were coming home each night. Pictures do not do it justice, the views from the windows are outstanding. The neighborhood is safe and friendly, and we shopped for perishables at Trader Joe's and Safeway on the way home from our many day trips. We did Big Sur 2 days, Carmel 2 days, the Aquarium of course, and the $10 fee to drive along 17 Mile Drive through the Pebble Beach Golf Course was well worth it. Pacific Grove itself is worth at least a day. The architecture is interesting, the restaurants are superb, and the downtown is pleasant and made for walking. Less trendy and touristy than Carmel. Check out Carmel Valley Roasting Company on Lighthouse Ave for their flavorful coffees. Don't miss meals at Passionfish, Fandango, La Mia Cucina, and Favaloro's Big Night Bistro. The only problem is trying to decide what to order, but whatever you choose it will be fresh and delicious. For really interesting and unique jewelry stop by Robin's Jewelry in Carmel, her items are so different, and she can customize them for you on the spot. Sunday afternoons The Cypress Inn in Carmel has live music, stop by the courtyard and hear Andrea Carter sing while you sip some wine or coffee. The whale watch trip was pretty foggy but we saw lots of whales, and I can't recommend the Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Safari in Moss Landing enough. If you want to see otters and many sea birds up close, this is your trip.

The Monterey Peninsula has something for everyone, and Mar Luna is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area. It was not too large for just 2 people, but there would be room for a family with no problem. You can't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Standard Rate 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
AT & T Golf
Feb 5 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Standard Rate 2017
Feb 10 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Car Week
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $120
Refundable 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.
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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 sized air bed to be set-up in living room sleeps 2 people for a total of 8 guests in the home at one time. Baby Cribs Not available. The Queen sized air bed stored in entry closet to be set-up in living room...............................
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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