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"Simply the Best!" ~ Great walk & bike location

Bedrooms Studio
Space 435 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 2 adults

"Hidden Treasure Monterey"

Next availability is January 1st 2018, if you have any questions please send an inquiry or contact us through our web page.

Minimum rental period is 30 days

The details:

~ Bright and spacious studio, perfect for a couple seeking a quiet and relaxing home base for exploring the central coast - day trips to San Francisco, Santa Cruz and all points in between are easy and affordable (even without a car!) Ask us for details on using our central location for your extended visit

~ Easy walking distance to downtown, Fisherman's Wharf and less than 2 miles to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium

~ Reserved off street parking in a private driveway

~ Exclusive use of the patio area includes your own spa tub, gas fire pit, outdoor shower and fully stocked Weber grill

~ Pick your own fruit from a variety of fruit available seasonally from our own trees - nectarines, Meyer Lemons, Bearss limes and wonderful juicy oranges

~ Well equipped kitchen with gas stove, full size refrigerator with ice maker and a pantry cabinet stocked with cooking essentials (spices, condiments and coffee and tea)

~ Other amenities include:

Second outdoor space with a dining table and chairs

2 bicycles with helmets and a lock

Flat screen TV with over 150 cable channels

Password protected high speed wireless internet

Beach gear - backpack style chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, blankets and towels, small ice chest and picnic backpack

Updated guidebooks for the entire central coast

Helpful and Friendly Hosts : )

~ Owners live on site and tend to all details personally while maintaining complete privacy for guests ~ Read our reviews below, our guests have said it best!

Other area attraction information:

Carmel-by-the-Sea: 10 minute drive - galleries, restaurants etc.

Carmel Valley: 10-15 minute drive - wineries, hiking etc.

Big Sur: 30-40 minute scenic drive - fantastic day trip!

Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA: less than 3 hour drive.

Salinas, Salinas Valley: 20-30 minute drive depending on traffic - Steinbeck Center, winery tours and tastings throughout Salinas Valley. Also Pinnacles National Park, the newest park in the National Park system.

Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway: 15-20 minute drive - multiple events year round, including 'Twilight Cycling' once a month - ride a bike on the racetrack!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Translation software used for all other languages
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the stay, we loved the place and the area! Everything is so close!
Aug 2013
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Monterey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 435 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen , 1 Queen bed
  • Please note this detached cottage is a studio, there is NOT a separate room with a bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(74 traveler reviews)

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"Simply the Best!" ~ Great walk & bike location
average rating of 4.9864864 based on 75 reviews

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We experienced the most delightful VRBO stay to date. It was a perfect home away from home. Our hosts provided everything we could possibly need, including a hot tub, BBQ and bicycles. It was especially nice to arrive to a well-stocked kitchen, i.e fresh eggs, homemade sourdough bread, croissants, and a wonderful homemade Tomato and Balsamic Jam and a whole lot more. There was enough breakfast for our entire stay. There was a notebook with information on Monterey, which we found very helpful. Wished we could have stayed longer. Great location. Perfect hospitality. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely relaxing stay with all the home comforts included. Ideal location for the Monterey coastline. Excellent accommodation.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't beat this place!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property and experience. Melissa and Bob are top notch. Their background in Hospitality really shows. Down to the last detail they did all the little things that really made this trip special. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time on our trip to spend on the property. From the fresh lemonade that was outstanding, to the hand made jams and all kinds of other goodies it really was special. The location is amazing you don't even need a car to go to beach and Cannery Row. The bikes they provided were a lot of fun. Recommend this place to anybody! Have fun, enjoy, thanks again you two!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay in this sweet Monterey VRBO. It was excellently maintained and the owners had clearly thought about the stay from a renters perspective. The studio was clean, charming and comfortable. The outdoor living spaces were comfortable and private. We enjoyed sitting outside by the fire in the evenings. A lot of extras were provided that we found very helpful: picnic backpack, beach chairs, bikes, washer and dryer, hand made lemon marmalade and other basics in the refrigerator. They also had an excellent binder with suggested restaurants, activities and places to visit. The studio was easily in walking distance of the wharf and many local restaurants. We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly A Hidden Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This was more than expected! Such a charming and relaxing place to have a "little get-away". We stayed the weekend and would have loved to have stayed longer. So many nice touches, all the amenities one would expect and more. Breakfast items, home made lemonade and the home made lemon marmalade was exceptionally delicious! The bed was extremely comfortable and having the private yard and patio provided the perfect spot to read and relax. Short walk to the beach and Fisherman's Warf was really nice as well. Just such a cute place; we can't wait to go back! Thanks so much for everything Melissa & Bob.

The Ayala's

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, warm & just a delight:)

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay!!! Melissa & Bob have thought of every detail and then some. We absolutely loved the property and all the amenities. Easy to get to, nice trail where you can enjoy a morning stroll around two different ponds just a block away. You have complete privacy, will definitely be coming back here!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

This neighborhood is a great mix of older homes and businesses. An easy stroll will take you to parks, beaches, restaurants, evening entertainment, grocery stores and historical sights. Family friendly atmosphere with abundant sunshine and cool breezes!


Rates & Availability

Monterey Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

After Departure Cleaning $59

Calendar of availability questions? Please inquire directly.
Payment options available - credit card (online or by phone), PayPal, eCheck or by mailing a personal check.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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