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Sunshine, Hot Tub, Exercise Room, Canyon Views, Private, Great Landscaping

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Private Guest House, Sleeps 2-4

Amazing and private guest cottage setting in year-round sunshine galore! Remodeled with wonderful furnishings and artwork, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchenette, exercise room, 2 private deck areas, hot tub overlooking the canyon, and a generous acre of gated & landscaped grounds.

Tucked away in the Monterey Sunbelt area you will turn an ordinary vacation into an extraordinary interlude. The house is beautifully designed and furnished with comfortable beds, designer bedding, and extra amenities that include fresh French Roast coffee beans and grinder, wine and chocolate, and even complimentary wine tasting at local vineyards.

The fully equipped exercise room has a treadmill, weights, and other 'good things' to keep you in shape.

Outdoors you'll find the perfect setting for BBQing, a propane fire pit for extending your evenings, great views, and direct access to 5,000 acres of park trails just outside the 'secret gate.' Trails have excellent bay views when there is no coastal fog. Bring your hiking shoes, binoculars, and/or mountain bikes. Pack a picnic and you'll never want to go home! Stunning!

If you truly want to relax, this is the perfect getaway. An excellent reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Stay in and enjoy a romantic interlude, or bring your kids and explore all the wonder Monterey has to offer.

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Owner
Vicki
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Sunshine, Hot Tub, Exercise Room, Canyon Views, Private, Great Landscaping
average rating of 4.88 based on 50 reviews
5

Most excellent

  • 5 of 5

Both Robert and Vikki were the best of hosts. The property was beautiful and my wife and will be back. THANKS.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay in Monterey

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cute guest house. It is definitely nestled back in the mountains but it is very sweet and peaceful! We stayed here for 7 nights and ventured out to Carmel, Big Sur, Monterey, and Pinnacles Natonal Park. The trip to Monterey is very quick and easy. Robert and Vicki were very accommodating, we had everything we needed and they were available via phone or text, any time we needed them! The house is very close in proximity to their home, but we were not bothered or felt awkward at any time. This cute little house was perfect for our group of 4. We were comfy and cozy. Note though that there is no centrally located living room. There are tv's in each room so it felt slightly cut off from each other. But after long days out and about it was not bad going to our rooms and having separate tv's! All in all our stay was great! We really appreciate all that Robert and Vicki provided for us! If we were to return we'd definitely cosnider staying here again if our circumstances allow! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic visit!

  • 5 of 5

We visited this fantastic home for 4 days/3 nights. The location is perfect - in the peaceful mountains, surrounded by trees, sunshine, and shade. Two of the nights we stayed and grilled on the bbq, sat on the deck and relaxed in the hot tub. Even though there isn't a traditional stove/oven, it's easy to cook up meals here. We were with our 7 month old and 2 year old, and had no problems (it's fairly kid proof, just had to move a few things around). Though there is a stairway, our toddler did just fine managing it. It's a quick trip to Monterey or Salinas (which was where we spent our afternoons), and the hosts have many recommendations on where to eat/get groceries, etc if you aren't familiar with the area. We can't wait to return next time we're in the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

There's something magical about this location, the house itself, and the hospitality of the owners. The entire property is beautifully landscaped and so relaxing. The upper deck of the house is an oasis, and a perfect place to relax morning, noon, or night. It's sunny and warm in the morning for sipping coffee, shady and cool in the afternoon for dipping in the jacuzzi. While in the area, we spent time in Pacific Grove, went whale watching, and visited the Steinbeck Center in downtown Salinas, but we couldn't wait to get back to our cozy retreat in the hills. We grilled on the back deck and made simple meals downstairs in the kitchen. I appreciate the fact that the owners pay so much attention to detail here, and that this house is in many ways more relaxing than and equally comfy to my own. The beds are fantastic, and everything in the house - from linens to wall hangings - are high end. The older I get, the more I care about ambiance when I'm on vacation, and this place really sets the stage for relaxation and time with loved ones.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, quiet, private back deck area with hot tub and BBQ

  • 4 of 5

Vicki was fantastic, the place was clean and even larger than what we had expected. This is the first VRBO that we have stayed at that had sharp knives instead of extremely dull. Good kitchen amenities. Everything was clean and worked well.

We have used VRBO for a long time and this was the first time that they made us pay a damage deposit: "Evidently, once you choose the “Book It Now” feature, your only options for damage are (1) to take the $** non-refundable damage deposit for $*,*** coverage, or (2) to pay $*,*** for $*,*** coverage and your entire $*,*** is refunded to you at the end of your stay if there is no damage or theft. The money collected by VRBO under either option is not handled by us. It is handled by a separate insurance entity. ".... this was written by Vicki. (I was not able to write amounts in my review- it got flagged!)

It's a total scam.

I wish I could rate VRBO separately from Vicki's wonderful place....If I could I would give Vicki a 5 and VRBO a 1. Scamming people is not a good way to keep customers.

Vicki- I'm sorry this is affiliated with your review. If things change let me know and I can take it out. I didn't want to give them $59 for nothing but the $1,500 really hurt me carrying the burden until I get repaid 2 months later (I'm supposed to be repaid today but it's not on my card yet).

Lydia

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Backdrop Beauty

  • 5 of 5

The backdrop to this amazing property is impressive. Likewise this amazing property can make a wonderful backdrop to any occasion or reunion; it did for us! The hot tub and scenery make for great conversation and reflection. The inside is unique both with art and form. One feels a part of nature with the deer and Hawk as they vie for that first hint of warm morning sunshine. It is a great home base to many iconic destinations! We felt as if we were stepping into a new chapter of a novel with each trip out of the driveway. Many thanks for the correspondence and recommendations of the hosts; each one a treat! The only complaint is that our short stay went way to fast.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Seaside Beaches
Car: necessary

A short drive puts you on any of several beaches, wine tasting rooms, the Aquarium, Point Lobos, Big Sur, Carmel, Steinbeck House, Cannery Row, agricultural fields and vineyards, old California missions, the Laguna Seca Raceway, a plethora of restaurants and numerous other activities. Return to the house for dining on the deck, sinking into the private hot tub, and enjoying the sunset across the hills. A truly unique house in a very unique setting.

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Rates & Availability

Salinas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pro Am
Feb 9 2017 - Feb 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Big Sur Marathon
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Triathalon
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Superbike
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Concours
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Jazz Festival
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Half Marathon
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
One-Time Cleaning Fee: $125
Tax Rate 10.5%

You can do an online booking for this site with VRBO or book directly with the host. Full payment is due 45 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Salinas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full bath on main floor is large; has sink, vanity & shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 1/2 bath in upstairs K bdrm has toilet, sink, dresser, table
  • Large full bath on main floor. Separate sink area in queen bedroom on main floor. Half-bath in upstairs king bdrm has toilet, sink, dresser, open closet area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1). Lounge sofa in upstairs king bedroom can be used as a twin bed - perfect for a child. French Ligne Roset large chair in the exercise room folds down into a twin bed. Very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef

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