Casa Mariposa - Central to Everything and Solar Powered!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This immaculate 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 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 Macy's 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 full-sized 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.
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Member since: 2012
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course View:
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Large new designer kitchen complete with granite counters, glass-top stove, full size fridge, large microwave, quiet dish washer, with all the electric appliances you would expect in a gourmet kitchen...moreless
- Deck / Patio
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2 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- cleaning fee $125 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
- Tax Rate 10%
For US residents you may chose between a refundable damage deposit of $3,000 OR you may purchase damage insurance through VRBO as part of the rental. If you are from outside the US then a Damage Deposit of $3000 is required but that will be refunded within 48 hours of checkout. Cleaning fee is $125 but you are asked to add more if you cannot provide the minimum cleaning required before you leave.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Pacific Grove, CA, USA:
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....
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Living room again.
Kitchen table expands to seat 8.
Part of the courtyard at Casa Mariposa
22 Olive barrels - Part of our rain water catchment system to conserve water.
Main bathroom - granite surfaces and whirlpool bathtub. Handicap handles.
Guest bedroom with queen bed and a wall of closets on the left.
Your hosts - Julie and Jon at Lovers Point.
Jon surfing near Lovers Point
One of our 2014 family just after hatching from a chrysalis.
View showing part of the courtyard.
Living room showing French Doors to courtyard.
Kitchen - granite counters, cherry cabinets. Full compliment of cookware
Master bedroom on upper level- Half bath is behind photographer. Huge closets on right wall.
Our rooftop solar system. Our electricity comes from the sun!
Part of the courtyard with deck entrance in background
Family room has large flat-screen TV, DVD, cable. Fold-out sofa bed & roll-away.
Shoreline near Casa Mariposa looking toward Monterey.
Julie painting at Asilomar Beach.
Street side of our home. Small brickwork patio for enjoying the sunrise.
2014 Casa Mariposa Monarch caterpillars munching on milkweed.
Happy hour at Asilomar
One of the Monarchs we raised at Casa Mariposa
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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