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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath private town-home on the beach.

This is our family owned beach get-away.

The 3 bedrooms include a master with a king size bed and an attached bathroom. From the master bedroom there is access through a sliding glass door out to the ocean front deck. From the bed you can see/hear the waves breaking on the beach. The second bedroom is a simple room with a queen size bed. The third bedroom has been used as the 'kids room'. It has a Queen sized and a twin bunk bed with a twin trundle bed under the bunk. 4 kids usually sleep in this room but adults could certainly bunk here as well, the bunk beds are very sturdy.

The second bathroom has a shower/bathtub.

The living room area has a large couch for relaxing, a wood burning fireplace that gets a lot of use at night (wood included). We have Dish Network, 50 inch flat screen, DVD player (with movies), and a sound system for listening to music on your digital music player (iPhone). We have several board games and books which live in this area.

The Kitchen and Dining area is off the living area. The dining table can accommodate 8 people. The view from the dining area is incredible, if feels like you can touch the water. You can literally see whales spouting while eating cheese and drinking wine from the dining area. The kitchen has everything you need to cook the fish you can buy from the world class Phil's Fish Market down the road.

There is a washer and dryer in the hall closet.

The front deck has a closed in area surrounded by pine trees. We have a Weber and a Smoker for BBQ. There is a nice fire pit for late night fires and smores for the kids...or adults. On the side there is a hammock for relaxing above the pine trees. The nice thing about our home is that we have no neighbors to the north of us, ours is the first unit, so you have unobstructed views of the dunes from here, very quiet and private.

The back deck gets the most use. Views as far as you can see, you can sit out here for hours watching the surf, birds, and whales if you are lucky.

There is a two car unattached garage which is used as a toy holder. There is plenty of outdoor parking, room for at least 4 vehicles. In the garage we have a ping pong table with paddles and balls, a beach cruiser for taking a ride, and a bunch of beach toys for both kids and adults.

There is a recreational facility about a 5 minute walk, or 1 minute drive if you are lugging a cooler and toys. It is only open to owners or renters of the Monterey Dunes. It has very nice tennis courts, bocce ball court, basketball court, shuffleboard, swimming pool, hot tub, sand volleyball court, and bathrooms with showers and changing quarters. The recreational area is literally cut out of the dunes, you are surrounded by beauty.

More Details

Owner
Steve Whiteford
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Steve Whiteford

Our family moved to Los Gatos in 1977 due to a job transfer. I retired in 2004 as VP and Controller of The Cooper Companies, Inc., a NYSE listed providor of contatact lenses and womens' healthcare systems and devices. We are very family oriented - Love to have reunions here, go kyacking in the Elkhorn Slew, go whale watching etc.etc.

Steve Whiteford purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Steve Whiteford chose Central Coast

Monterey Dunes is: Remote, beautiful, close to Monterey, Bayonet golf course, etc. Kids can walk from the house about 50 yards to the beach without having to cross any streets. The view theough the glass wall of the dining room is stunning, particularly the sunset over the water. You can pretty much do whatever you'd like, including nothing! There is a wonderful game area that includes tennis courts, bocce court, pool, hot tub, etc.

What makes this townhome unique

My wife is in a wheelchair, so there are ramps installed to allow easy access/egress. We have redocorated recently, including setting up the garage as a game room - Ping pong, etc. We have no neighbor on our right. Just beautiful dunes. It will never be built on. We have a gigantic owl living in a pine tree on our property. We have WIFI and a new flat screen HD tv.

Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Several
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Car: necessary

Your secluded hideaway for a never-to-be-forgotten vacation. Each year the Monterey Peninsula offers hundreds of festivals, tournaments, shows, races, tours and other very special activities.

There is so much to do. Play some of the world's finest golf courses. Watch the whales from your oceanfront home, surf fish on the beach and watch sea otters at play. Browse in the antique shops of Moss Landing. Visit the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium and the magnificent 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach is a must for everyone.

Monterey Dunes has 120 individually owned homes stretched out over a mile of beachfront on 125 acres of colorful sand dunes. Homes are 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms—some have private hot tubs. Some are available for rent—they are completely furnished.

The recreational facilities include 4 tennis courts, swimming pool, saunas, hot tub, sand volleyball court and basketball. Monterey Dunes is one of California's best kept secrets.

Sun, sea and solitude. Undisturbed beach as far as the eye can see. A spectacular Monterey Bay setting, enhanced by choice amenities planned in harmony with the environment. This is Monterey Dunes. So perfectly secluded, yet so close — just a few minutes — to the rich cultural and entertainment life of the Monterey peninsula.

Come join us in this magnificent setting of natural sand dunes hundreds of years in the making. Our beautiful oceanfront home is nestled in this very fragile sand dune environment. But please, please never walk on the sand dunes. Our plant life at the dunes is always in a life and death struggle. The beautiful and colorful plant life helps hold the extremely fragile sand dunes in place. Since the Salinas River has been dammed less and less sand is available to maintain the dunes. Without the plant life hundreds of years of sand could disappear in less than a decade.

We must preserve the sand dunes for all future generations. People and nature working together should be able to preserve the dunes forever. Please — never, never walk on the dunes — we're grateful for your help.

Each home has a boardwalk to the beach. On the beach you can hike, run, play, fish, build your sand castle—or just do nothing. Magnificent Monterey Dunes. A place you'll always remember — an experience you'll never forget.

Amenities

Castroville Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) master, Queen size Beds (1) second bedroom, Double Beds (1) 3rd bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) 3rd bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
average rating of 4.576923 based on 52 reviews
Oroville
4

The only reason I didn't give it a five, is that the bathrooms were a bit outdated

  • 4 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed the stay at this home. The pics of the property were very accurate. The price was worth it considering the beach access was right behind it. Having the beach located so close and being a nice beach was totally what we were looking for. Would definitely try to stay there again. 👍

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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5

nice house,nice place

  • 5 of 5

Nice house nice place

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house, the ocean view, the weather, overall everything. We will come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great location but....

  • 3 of 5

We have enjoyed staying in various houses at Monterey Dunes Colony for the past 30 years. Staying in an ocean front home is wonderful. However, this house needs some serious TLC. It was not clean to our standards. The carpet and sofas needed vacuuming. We had to clean some of the linens, dishes, utensils and pots that were in cupboards before we could comfortably use them. We also used a ladder in the garage to clean the windows so we could enjoy the ocean view. Such a shame for an otherwise nice home which is designed to be family friendly with a great garage filled with recreational equipment. We would not stay in this unit again without some assurance that it had been thoroughly cleaned.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

The owner is awesome and very responsive. The place is very cozy and has a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful location and view!

  • 4 of 5

Nice layout for a family with children.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 10.5%

$125.00 cleaning fee for all stays.
10.5% Monterey TOT Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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