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Casa Mariposa - Central to everything and solar powered!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3BR / 2.5 BA sleeps 6 Walk to Asilomar, Lovers Point, Aquarium, Cannery Row

Our bright and cheery Spanish Colonial home is centrally located in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove, within walking distance of the Ocean, Cannery Row, Lovers Point, Asilomar, Spanish Bay, Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pebble Beach, and much more. We are near Washington Park and the Monarch butterfly sanctuary.

Our immaculate home boasts many green attributes: It has a state-of-the-art solar system installed on the roof which powers all of the home electrical needs. It also has a sophisticated rain-water catchment system which allows us to conserve drinking water by using rainwater for the gardens. South-facing windows capture the sun and we have energy efficient lighting throughout.

We live in a nice quiet neighborhood central to everything on the Peninsula. Two formal bedrooms (one queen and one king bed) plus a queen size sleep sofa and a roll-away bed in family room which can serve as a 3rd bedroom. Sleeps up to 6 people comfortably. (Please keep in mind the roll-away bed in the Family Room is small and not comfortable for adults. For kids it's fine). Two complete baths on main level, plus half bath in upstairs master bedroom.

Bright and sunny, our home is immaculate and newly remodeled. It has all the amenities - WiFi, DVD, cable with large sceen TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer, granite counters, hardwood floors. Private courtyard with gas grill. Off-street parking. Large kitchen fully outfitted with granite counters, full-size fridge, large dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, microwave, large oven and glass-top range, flatware and dishes for 8+ persons. We have a large, bright living room with french doors that open to the courtyard. There is a downstairs Family Room and entertainment center with new large flat screen TV.

The main floor consists of the large living room, large kitchen, guest bedroom and two full baths, one of which has a whirlpool bathtub. The other has a shower. Upstairs is master bedroom with king bed and half bath.

If you like natural history, you'll feel right at home here - Jon and Julie are both naturalists and guidebook authors. We have display cases with exotic fossils and minerals which we excavated ourselves on our many adventures. Recreations of native petroglyphs adorn the courtyard which also houses an unusual rock garden.

Casa Mariposa is located right in the middle of the tip of Monterey Peninsula, equidistant from Asilomar Beach and Lovers Point. Walk or bike to the aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, the Monarch Sanctuary, Pt. Pinos Lighthouse, golf courses, art galleries, etc, etc.

17-mile drive is only 3 blocks away. Follow its legendary route along some of the most scenic shoreline on the coast, winding through Pebble Beach and ending up in Carmel where you have some of the best shopping in California as well as the highest concentration of art galleries and boutiques in the west.

Pacific Grove License #0181

More Details

Owner
Jon Kramer
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Jon Kramer

Casa Mariposa is the home of Julie Martinez and Jon Kramer, globe-trotting adventurers with natural history backgrounds and a passion for Earth and all living things. Julie is a natural history illustrator and art instructor. Jon is a geological engineer and solar energy developer. Together they author adventure guidebooks. You will see some of Julie’s art on these walls and their joint adventure guidebooks on the shelves. Many fossils and rocks from their various geologic adventures are displayed throughout the property.

Jon Kramer purchased this house in 2011

Why Jon Kramer chose Pacific Grove

In the 1990s Jon lived in Monterey in a small apartment uphill from Cannery Row. Julie would occasionally fly in from Minneapolis to visit him. They fell love with eachother and the area. Together they would spend all their time exploring the incredible natural worlds of Monterey Bay and Big Sur. They dreamed of owning a home here one day and were finally able to pull it off. Now you can experience what has compelled them all these years....

What makes this house unique

We call our home Casa Mariposa – literally “Butterfly House” in Spanish. It is located only a few blocks from the famous Monarch butterfly sanctuary of Pacific Grove. During the Monarch season (October – March) you will see many of these magnificent delicate creatures take advantage of the butterfly-friendly flowers in and around our home. Each year we raise at least a few dozen from caterpillars on our garden milkweed to adult butterflies. You can walk or bike to all of the best aspects on the Penninsula or retreat to the private courtyard. Casa Mariposa is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood. It sits atop the hill near Washington Park in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove.

Amenities

Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with half bath
    Family Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size fold-out sofa bed in Family room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , just across the hall from main bathroom
  • New PosturePedic king mattress in the master suite on second floor. New queen mattress in the guest bedroom on main level. New Macy's queen size fold-out sofa plus a single fold-up roll away bed in the family room. PLEASE NOTE: The roll-away bed is fine for kids but not comfortable for full-sized adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Check out our solar system production in real time by visiting this link: http://egauge3415.egaug.es/

Reviews

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Casa Mariposa - Central to everything and solar powered!
average rating of 4.7115383 based on 52 reviews
5

Great location and great home!

  • 5 of 5

Jon's home was truly a home away from home for our family. It was very close to downtown and great beaches and trails, allowing us to walk to dinner and great morning runs along the water. We even got to see the butterflies! All of the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. Would certainly stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nicole. It was fun to have you guys and we are so glad you got to see the butterflies! They are coming home to spend the winter at Pacific Grove early this year. Hope to see you again.
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4

Very nice week.

  • 4 of 5

Worked well for us. Good location for all the week’s events. Off street parking for 2 medium size cars. Needs to have HD TV service, though, which almost all rentals have now. Overall, a nice experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Nice Property

  • 5 of 5

This was a great and clean place. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

well kept, convenient to asilomar, and excellent communications by owner and manager

  • 4 of 5

Our group stayed here for a retreat at Asilomar. The house was clean comfortable and handy to our venue. We especially liked the large kitchen, and the amazing rock collections! I would NOT use the den as a bedroom again unless the sofa bed and rollaway are replaced with better quality beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A charming & comfortable get-away...

  • 5 of 5

This is an utterly charming home--comfortable, well-appointed and with great features such as a large kitchen/dining area, lovely, private patio and handsome furnishings. It's located in a very quiet residential area although if you're going to walk to popular Pacific Grove or Monterey attractions, be prepared for a bit of a hike: it's about a mile to Lovers' Point; a bit less than 1 1/2 miles to Asilomar State Beach, about 2 miles to Cannery Row and approximately a mile to Point Pinos Lighthouse. The family/TV room had a fold-out couch that a teenage guest found comfortable (w/plywood provided to provide more support); bedroom 1 has a comfortable queen bed and the master suite is large with lots of closet storage and a king bed which is very firm--which may take adjustment if you're accustomed to more of a "pillow top" style. The kitchen is well stocked with necessary utensils, cookware, etc. Our only regret was that we didn't actually have more time to just enjoy the house--particularly that lovely patio.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for a family

  • 5 of 5

Unique and comfortable, clean and well equipped

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Plenty of them!
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Pacific Grove Municipal and Pebble Beach
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Salinas, CA
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 68 and Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Sierras
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Asilomar Beach and Lovers Point
Car: recommended

Casa Mariposa has a very central location in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove. Within walking/biking distance to everything on the Peninsula. Monarch butterfly sanctuary only 3 blocks away. 17 mile drive 3 blocks, golf course 5 blocks. Walk to the ocean, the aquarium, Cannery Row, Point Pinos lighthouse, Asilomar beach. Fabulous bike trails and oceanside walking paths. Whale watching, SCUBA diving, world-class golfing, surfing, fishing, sailing and tons more. Minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beach. The best restaurants and finest shopping. Art galleries, musuems, gardens. The list is endless. If you have not been to the Monterey Peninsula you have been missing out on some incredible adventures.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Insurance $79

Holiday weekends such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4, and others require three day minimum stay.
There is no washer and dryer on the premises. We use the local Laundromat.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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