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Big Sur Ambiance With The City Of Monterey At Your Fingertips

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath home in the forest but close to the city with ocean views

Scenic, Serene, Secluded

Location, location, location.  Forest meets seashore in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home which is perfect for watching city lights and sailing boats, pines and deer. Situated on a hill in the Monte Vista area, the living room, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom and deck afford views of the sea and forest. Freeway access is immediate. Del Monte Shopping Center is a 10-minute walk away. Historic downtown is a little farther. Beach access is a  short drive or a hearty walk. Regardless, you will be in the perfect location to enjoy all that Monterey, Carmel and the Central Coast have to offer.

This two-bedroom, two-bath home has an open floor plan which includes a river rock fireplace with remote control gas heatilator insert, wi-fi, a 42 inch flat screen T.V., cable, DVD/CD player and Bose surround sound. The remodeled kitchen has granite countertops, an eating bar and every necessity from salad spinner to cocktail shaker. 

This 1350 square foot home sleeps four in one Queen and one King-sized bed, with high quality linens and new mattresses. There is room for one or two small guests in a bonus room with French doors and a trundle bed. Two large bathrooms, both with showers and one with a claw foot lounging tub, insure privacy and comfort. Lounge chairs take relaxation from indoors to outdoors. This truly is a gorgeous property with huge windows, fantastic views of the forest, city lights and Monterey bay, and privacy.

Your rental includes all linens, ample driveway parking (the garage can accommodate one small car), dishwasher, disposal, coffee maker, washer/dryer, wi-fi and bonus room with daybed.  One month of spectacular surroundings will cost you $4,500. Rates rise for special events like the ATT Pro-Am and Concourse d'Elegance. You will also be responsible for a non-refundable cleaning deposit of $150.00.

This is a one-story property with easy access and only two porch steps.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Deborah

We're a central valley couple who have always loved to visit the Monterey area. We finally took the plunge and bought this beautiful house in 2013 after looking for many months. We eventually plan to retire here at least part time and until them have decided to share our house with others who love the Monterey area.

Deborah purchased this house in 2013

Why Deborah chose Monterey

For us, the house is perfectly sized and perfectly located. You can sit in the kitchen/living room/dining room area and literally have views through the forest to the city lights and Monterey Bay. A spacious deck allows similar views. The house is very light, attract and comfortable.

What makes this house unique

Living in the forest with a view of the ocean. It is the best of both worlds


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom
  • Master bath has beautiful claw foot soaking tub which looks out over forest, city lights and ocean. Both bathrooms have separate stall showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with bay window and forest/ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Bonus room with twin mattress in daybed.
  • Master Bedroom overlooks deck with view of forest and city lights and filtered view of ocean.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House is very attractive with hardwood floors, open beam ceilings, granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms, large windows throughout with views of forest, city lights, and ocean.


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Big Sur Ambiance With The City Of Monterey At Your Fingertips
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Oceanside, Oregon

Monterey Adventure

  • 5 of 5

This home is a beauty. Nestled in the hills of Monterey and very close to the Del Monte shopping center. This is a very comfortable home for a short weekend or a 2 month stay. The owners are very accommodating and made sure all was to our satisfaction. Everything you need can be found in their well laid out kitchen. From pots and pans, cutting board, special utensils, salad spinner, to a complete set of dishes and silverware, everything was available. The living room/TV room is set up with DVR, DVD, large screen TV, and stereo receiver with well-placed speakers for excellent sound. Tons of TV channels to peruse. If reading is more your style, the living room with gas fireplace makes an extremely cozy room. One could read or simply listen to music, lie back and just enjoy the incredible views. The large wood kitchen table is perfect for family meals and game playing. The back deck would be a great place to hang out and BBQ, however, probably not in Jan/Feb due to the rain. We hope to visit Monterey again to enjoy this beautiful home again. The owners are easy to work with. We hope to be lucky enough to have the same experience with other rentals.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rancho murieta, ca

What Can I Ay

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful...We were quite pleased to arrive in a wonderfully quiet area and enjoy the month in this beautiful home...It is close to everything and the primary reason we went was for car week and it is very close to the secret short cut to Carmel Valley and Downtown Carmel...Sorry but I won't tell you where it is...The beds are quite comfy and the kitchen was well equipped with everything you could need...Thanks again for a great stay!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat with All the Amenities

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed a two-week visit in Deborah's Monterey home, and highly recommend it for anyone seeking the perfect combination of comfort and amenities. Extensive decks provided tree-framed views of Monterey Bay, while the hillside location was quiet and perfectly private. Best of all, this was a home you could relax into . . . exceptionally well-equipped so you could enjoy a longer-term stay. It's in the perfect location to savor the coast at its best (don't miss Asilomar Beach sunsets, or nearby Point Lobos State Park), and as a home base to explore Big Sur or the wineries of Carmel Valley. This is a gorgeous getaway, and the perfect choice for anyone seeking the serenity of the Monterey coast.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gallup, NM 87301

Exquisite Property!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family occupied this gorgeous home for Thanksgiving week in 2015. It was stunning!! Beautiful Bay View with lush pinetrees in the forefront from the deck view. Spacious, cozy, private. Extremely comfortable beds; well appointed rooms; spacious bathrooms; lovely gas fireplace, and great kitchen. Sitting out on the deck and watching the wildlife was such a treat -we saw a hawk perched just a few yards away from us. We have recommended this place to our friends and will surely return!!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

I simply can't recommend this property enough. Our month-long stay was perfect!

After living in Monterey for 18 months, our family needed temporary housing before moving overseas. This property fit the bill perfectly. Everything was just as described by the listing, and the photos were accurate and depicted the property well.

The house has everything you need for a comfy long-term stay. The kitchen was well-equipped, and the living spaces are well-appointed and luxurious. My wife and I spent many happy evenings in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine, able to enjoy the natural quiet scenery in the hills above Monterey.

Both bedrooms (and their attached bathrooms) were spacious and comfortable, and each is suitable for an adult couple. The third, small bedroom attached to the master bath was perfect for our young children, as it has a trundle bed that can sleep up to two kids (or young adults). All of the bedding and linens are very high-end and comfortable, making for blissful sleepy nights wrapped in luxury.

There is a million-dollar view from the deck attached to the rear of the house! Book this property and you can enjoy grilling and/or eating on the deck while taking-in the views of the sailboats in Monterey Bay. Unlike other VRBO properties on the Monterey Peninsula that have a louder, city feel, the surrounding forest near this house makes you feel like you have the whole hill to yourself. The peace and quiet comes with convenience, as shopping and groceries are only a 2 minute drive away.

The owners of the property made booking and payment very easy, and they were exceptionally responsive to all of our questions before and during our stay.

After staying here, I can easily recommend this house for renters of all ages, from young couples, to families with well-behaved children, all the way through older renters at/beyond retirement age. Again, I can't recommend this house enough, and I have full confidence that all future guests will have a memorable stay at this premier property!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 6 months in this very well maintained home. The property is as described and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. The beds in both bedrooms are comfortable with nice sheets and duvets. The additional small room off the master suite can be used for a younger visitor.

The house is situated in a quiet neighborhood at the top of a hill affording a view of the bay and surrounding Monterey pines.

Good wifi and tv channels. Access to Highway 1, Carmel and downtown Monterey is very convenient. Groceries and a Mall are 5 minutes away.

The owners are very responsive and easy to deal with.

The Aquarium and whale watching tours are not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, Poppy Hills, and more
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
California 1
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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