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Private Bedroom in a Beautiful Marina Home in Monterey Bay Area

Bedrooms 2
Space 150 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

At middle of Monterey Bay area. At the mid-point between San Francisco and L.A.

Super convenient location: Located at the mid-point of Monterey Bay, my house is a couple minutes to HWY 1 that leads to Monterey and Carmel in around 10-15 minutes of driving.

Welcome to my home in Marina, California! Although most activities are in Carmel and Monterey, you can also enjoy the natural beauty of Monterey and Carmel in Marina and not pay for their higher rates. Marina is strategically located next to HWY 1 that connects Santa Cruz, Marina, Seaside, Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos and Big Sur.

My house is conveniently located in a beautiful, peaceful and secure neighborhood in the center of Marina, CA, where you can walk to the downtown stores and restaurants in a couple blocks. It takes only a couple minutes to drive to Highway 1 (either south-bound ramp or north-bound ramp), 5 minutes to the Marina beach, 10 minutes to Seaside, 13 minutes to Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), 15 minutes to Monterey, 15 minutes to Salinas, 20 minutes to Carmel, 35 minutes to Santa Cruz, and 45 minutes to Gilroy.

For bicyclers, my house is 20 steps next to 'Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail', a popular bike and hiking path that leads directly to the Monterey and Pacific Grove. For public transportation, MST bus stops of Route 16, 19, 20, and 78 are next to my house in 20-30 steps.

How to find my house:

The GPS coordinates: 36°41’16.0” N and 121°48’01.6” W

After you booked with us, you will receive a driving direction with confirmation. You are strongly encouraged to print this driving direction and bring it with you when you coming to my house.

We only rent out two rooms in a house where the both hosts live in. My house, built in 2007, is a two-storied building (1,900 sq. ft). The listed "Standard Rate" of $90.00 per night is for the standard guest bedroom for two adults. It is furnished with a firm queen-size bed, two night-stands with an individual lamp on each night stand, a leather chair, and a flat-panel TV and TV table.

The guest room's bathroom is detached from the guest room. Occasionally, the toilet is also shared with the host during the night only. In the guest room's bathroom, the shower, bathtub and toilet are in one private room with a door and lock, and the double wash sinks with marble counter are in a separate room. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, clean wash towel, shower towel and hair dryer are provided.

We also have a beautiful Master's Room for rental that is two times larger than our guest room. Our spacious Master Room has its own attached bathroom, similar to a hotel suite room. It rents to two adults for $120.00 per night. When needed, the guests can also add 1 to 2 children, or one more adult to sleep on the floor with the option of using our mattress and sleeping bag. The extra person will be charged for $35.00 per person per night. Please let me know if you are interested or have additional questions.

More Details

Kevin Yang
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, mandarin, Mandarin Chinese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Kevin Yang

I am a College Professor of Chinese Language. My hobbies are translation, graphic design, raising orchids, gardening, photography, travel and computers. My mother lives with me now and she is a retired physician who had practiced Western and Chinese medicine in China for over 40 years.

Kevin Yang purchased this house in 2009

Why Kevin Yang chose Marina

We are always interest in getting to know the people from all over the world. We also have lots of suggestions and ideas about site-seeing the Monterey Bay area for you to consider.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is very safe and well-maintained up-scale community located in the heart of Marina, CA. The streets are well-paved and lit. It is next to a natural inhabitant wetland with all kind of wild gees, ducks and birds. You can walk to stores, restaurants, Startbucks coffee shop in a couple minutes. The bicycle lane passes by my house and leads you into Monterey, CA. It is only a few blocks away to the Marina ocean. It is always a joy to run, jog, or ride bikes around my neighborhood.

Getting around

You can get around by buses next to my house. The bus routes twenty, sixteen, nineteen are available for your all day long. You also can walk to the Marina Beach in 5 minutes for a relaxing walk or jog.

What makes this house unique

Guest Access

Enjoy the great conveniences and hospitality with us:

-100% clear and effective communication

-At Mid-point btw San Fran and L.A. and with very quick access to HWY 1.

- Five-star cleanness and hospitality.

-24/7 FREE commercial-grade WiFi.

-Filtered drinking water, hot water, tea, coffee.

-Microwave oven and toaster.

-Brazilian cherry hardwood floor in the entire house.

-Free parking spaces (both in front of our garage or off-street parking spaces). Park bicycles or motorcycles inside our garage without additional cost.


Marina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Room - toilet , tub , shower , $125 per night
    Guest room - toilet , tub , shower , $90 per night, plus CA tax
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Room - 1 queen , $80 per night for slow season; $90 per night for busy season
    Master Room - 1 queen , $125.00 per night
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing


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Private Bedroom in a Beautiful Marina Home in Monterey Bay Area
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
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Great location in the Monterey area.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our short 2-night stay with Kevin and his mum in Monterey. They were very gracious hosts and had advised us about things to do in nearby Monterey and Carmel. Kevin also recommended some local restaurants for us for dinner.

Kevin's home is lovely and very well presented. Although we were out most of the time, it was always a pleasure to come back to a friendly host in a beautiful home and chat about what we had done during the day. I would certainly stay with Kevin and his mum again if I had the opportunity to return to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A touch of Asia

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and Decorated in a Asian motif. Kevin was a gracious host and made us feel welcome in his home

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely more of a B&B without the breakfast!

  • 3 of 5

The room was exceptionally clean and well-stocked. The bed comfortable.

The owner very pleasant and solicitous of our pleasure with the room.

There was no private entrance to the room. We were a bit uncomfortable having to walk through his living room and up the stairs to the bedroom. He didn't mind in the least, but we felt we were intrusive to his and his mother's private space. Since were were gone during the day and into the evening, it wasn't a huge concern.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denny, we never mind to have guests in the house, because this is a service we have been providing for over five years . I am surprised that you would mind and feel uncomfortable. As clearly stated in our profile, we are only renting out two private rooms and this is a house where the hosts reside in. Did not expect to encountering or interacting with the hosts before your booking? Interesting. Kevin
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Great time

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I had a great time. The place was easy to find and clean.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, You said your stayed with us as "Great time", but rated us 3 stars? That is ridiculous and reflected your trait and integrity. I really regret to host you. I believe this was because you were after me for your insurance deposit two days after your checkout. You called me and emailed me for the reimbursement. I explained to you that it was held by HomeAway and I had never received the deposit in my account. I even quoted HomeAway policy to you "Payment was disbursed on 4/17/17 (it may take 5-7 business days for funds to be deposited into your account)". For the people like you, please find a hotel next time.
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Maison confortable, master bedroom immense et propriétares chaleureux

  • 5 of 5

Kevin et sa maman Vivian ont été adorables avec nous. Le chambre principale est immense et dispose de sa propre salle de bain. La seconde chambre est plus petite mais largement suffisante pour 2 enfants. La maison est impeccable et il y a la possibilité de commander un petit déjeuner pour pas cher. Le quartier est très calme. Kévin nous a suggéré un restaurant asiatique excellent disposant d'une rapport qualité-prix exceptionnel puisque nous y avons dîné pour 40 $ à 4.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great find

  • 5 of 5

A very nice family and location. Had a little difficulty getting to the house the first night due to traffic but Kevin and his mother were very accommodating despite our very late arrival. The house is very close to the 1, perfect for getting into Monterey without any hassle. Thank you very much Yang family.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Black Horse
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Salinas Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Danny's; Jack in Box; Burger King; KFC; Michi's;
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Marina Beach, CA
Car: recommended

Come to Marina, CA for parachuting, auto racing, classic car show, Jazz festival, kayaking, hiking, aquarium, and many more indoor and outdoor activities!

We are only 12 miles to Monterey, 15 miles to Carmel, 40 miles to Big Sur.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.25%

The GPS coordinates of my house is: N 36°41.238'' and W 121°48.047''. Check-in time is at or after 5:00 p.m. and check-out time is at or prior to 11:00 a.m. Free parking spaces either on left-hand side in front of our garage. There are also plenty off-street parking spaces on Marina Drive, Paddon Place Drive, and Reservation Road.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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