Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.(67 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 1 studio/open area + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
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Keywords: Laguna Seca, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Salinas, beaches, races, rodeo, festivals, Concourse, golf, River Road Wine Trail, AT&T, fireplace, quiet, kitchen, breakfast, Wi-Fi, tv,
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Member since: 2011
- 550 sq. ft.
There are two twin beds in the really cool sleeping loft, accessed by a 'ships ladder', so it is better for older kids or with adult supervision only. We have an in-ground trampoline available as well. Our cats and dogs are very kid friendly but our Australian shepherd, Maggie, does tend to get pretty excited and jump up on folks. We have a separate yard we can banish them to if necessary....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
We have many of our own pets on the property and new pets tend to create too many problems. You are welcome to pet ours! The cats and dogs are not allowed in the cottage as many of our guests are allergic and we don't want their stay to be uncomfortable. Thank you for understanding!...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom carries the theme of the rest of The Cottage. Custom walk in shower pan is made from an old claw foot bath tub with the side cut out. Shower surround is constructed from reclaimed redwood which creates in the shower the feeling that you are showering in an old carriage! Truly unique. The vanity is constructed from bead board that was original to our house and was torn out when we remodeled. The floor is acid washed concrete. Lots of natural light from the skylight and window. There is an elliptical trainer, in my quilting studio, which is available for your use 24/7 AQUARIUM PASSES: We also have two complimentary aquarium passes available for you to use. An $80 savings!!! ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
There is a 40" flat screen tv with DVD & VHS player, tucked into the big blue hutch shown in the living room picture. There is a cable for attaching your laptop to be able to stream videos and movies using your own current accounts....moreless
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
Kitchen is small but full featured. Unique features include cabinets fabricated from recycled fence boards, counter tops are fabricated from reclaimed wine flavoring staves, and open shelving that began life as barn siding in upstate Illinois cira 1860. Every drawer is different as we use The Cottage as a showroom for our cabinet shop when it is not occupied by our guests. Our own home is on the property, so if anything else is needed, we are right there....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Just outside the front door, there is a bistro table and chairs which is a perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. You are more than welcome to use our yard for your relaxing pleasure. We have a garden, a porch swing and seating on the main house, a porch swing on the arbor outside the Cottage facing our yard....moreless
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- cleaning fee $50
- Tax Rate 10.5%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Farm tours, wine tasting on the Highlands Wine Trail, we have 2 passes available for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Laguna Seca Raceway is about 10 miles away.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We are Paul & Rori Jensen and have been married for 30+ years. When we purchased this property in 2004, our dream was realized and we were able to locate our custom cabinet shop, Jensen Co. Specialty Woodwork, right on our property. Rori also has a business, RoJenDesigns, teaching quilting and craft classes. When looking at the Google Map, the marker is in the wrong place...continue down the road , to the right, to the next house with the shop and all the out-buildings. In addition to having the shop right here, we also really enjoy entertaining and often have family and friends out to enjoy our beautiful slice of heaven. We and our two sons, two dogs, five cats and six chickens have been working really hard for the last several years to make our place into something really special. We invite you to come and share a bit of what we have done! Creative use of space, reclaimed materials and custom woodwork have all been used to make this cottage into something truly magical. Come and see!! We look forward to meeting you.
Why the Owner Chose Salinas, CA, USA:
We live in a beautiful area and are close to many famous landmarks, Carmel by the sea, Laguna Seca Raceway, Big Sur, Monterey, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the River Road Wine Trail. By converting a detached two car garage into a charming cottage, we can increase our income in these troubling times, and give you the opportunity to share in our joy!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
As we have mentioned already, our cottage is unique, our use of space and materials have created a wonderful and relaxing place for your weekend getaway. Many of our guests have indicated that they just don't want to leave! But, our proximity to so many truly unique locations make day trips to the Monterey Peninsula, the Big Sur coast and the wide open vistas of the Salinas Valley easily obtainable. You can relax each night in the quiet of the lettuce fields in front of a roaring fire, or enjoy the patio and the spectacular view of the Santa Lucia mountain range (really just big hills, but very beautiful anyway.)
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The outside of The Cottage as viewed from the street.
The comfortable living room with the blue cabinet for the TV. Handmade quilts.
Bathroom cabinets were made from the main home's original back porch. Storage ++
In the loft, 2 twin beds with fresh sheets and vintage quilts. Access by ladder.
View from the open loft to the living area below. Storage in built in dresser.
Show our yard, garden, chicken coop and my Quilt Studio in the spring & summer.
The shower area with no tub. Looks like an old fashioned carriage.
Ladder to access loft sleeping area with 2 twin beds. It is securely attached.
As you are coming from the west, look for the Quilt Block on our house fence.
View of the yard, cottage on left, from the fort walkway.
Yes, we really are in the middle of the agricultural fields.
The stocked kitchen with custom cabinets made from re-claimed wood.
Queen size Memory Foam mattress nestled in between 2 closets with 100+ yr doors
Dining area nook with old church pew and walls with redwood. Peek of front door.
The Santa Lucia Mtns. as viewed out the front door, past the farm road and field
This is our yard side of the Cottage which you are more than welcome to enjoy.
A beautiful sunrise right out your Cottage front door.
Fort Ord Monument for hiking and mountain bike riding. 6.5 miles from Cottage
For safety reasons, we recommend the loft for children ages 7 and up.
Here is the fort on our property with the chicken coop to the right.
When our 8 chickens are laying, you will have fresh eggs upon your arrival.
The Jellies Exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Please ask about our 2 passes
A breathtaking view of Big Sur. A 1 hour drive south on Hwy 1.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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