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30 Day Min. Stay, Casa Rustica, Short Walk to Aquarium/Cannery Row,Lovers Point

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Pet Friendly Spacious Open Living Space, Partial Bay View

This home is NOT a short term rental. Month to month or six to twelve month lease agreement required. Our home is located up the hill on David Ave...a short 5 minute walk to the Aquarium and Cannery Row. The home was remodeled recently.

This spacious home has modern conveniences, and was built in 1991. It is located on a lot with another 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage (Casa Amarilla Listing #552096), which is also available as a vacation rental. For multiple family/larger group accommodations, both homes are available to rent for the same time period.

The home is approximately 1,500 square feet, 3 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (1 bathroom in master suite), living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace (forced air heating as well), and a fenced private patio/deck area, with partial views of the Monterey Bay. Duel pane windows/ insulated and quiet.

Wood flooring throughout. Vaulted ceilings, several skylights, recessed lighting, mirrored wardrobe doors, wifi internet, and basic cable. Private paved alley entrance, with room to park 2 unrestricted street parking as well. The alley is nice for morning/evening walks with friends, family, and dogs.

King size bed in the master suite, two twin size beds in the second bedroom. The third bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a standard size portable crib/bedding, that can be easily rolled to any room.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Guita

Over the years, I have been fortunate to have rubbed elbows with some of the most talented people in the Hospitality and Real Estate professions. Little did I know these mentors would prepare me for my Vacation Rental venture this year.

I've also discovered my inner gift for interior decorating. Casa Amarilla has been a labor-of-love restoring and modernizing this quaint Monterey Cottage...a stone throw from the Aquarium.

My green thumb came back to life as well. The patio and fenced garden area has blossomed this spring, and soothes one's sole at the end of an active day. A wood burning pot belly fire-pit and charcoal BBQ enhance this spacious artistic zen-like garden, while taking in the distant Monterey Bay guests favorite!

While staying at Casa Amarilla, don't hesitate to call or text me if you and your group need anything at all!



Guita purchased this house in 2013

Why Guita chose Monterey

Location, privacy and functionality were the most important factor for me to purchase this home.

What makes this house unique

Being able to walk to town in a short time was the main reason for choosing this house. The vaulted cieling of the home with sky light gives the home a cheery feeling.


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • The home is located in a residential area, please be mindful of the neighbors. Quiet time is after 9:00 p.m.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom in the master suite has a tub and the second bathroom has shower and no tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size bed in the master suite, queen size bed and a futon in the second bedroom. The third bedroom has 2 single beds (can be placed together for a queen size bed). The couch in the living room can easily be converted to a queen size bed. Extra bedding under the couch and in the drawers in the master bedroom. There is a standard size portable crib/bedding, that can be easily rolled to any room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This is a residential area, please be considerate of the neighbors. Quiet time is after 9:00 p.m. Due to the draught in California , consumption of water is very restricted. A copy of the California Water Company rules on water consumption is posted on the refrigerator. PLEASE take note that the home is NOT located on David Ave. From Lighthouse make a left on David Ave., 2nd Stop sign is Pine St., make a right into Pine St. and immediate right into the alley. The home is on the right hand side.


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30 Day Min. Stay, Casa Rustica, Short Walk to Aquarium/Cannery Row,Lovers Point
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Great location, layout, clean

  • 4 of 5

Good experience. Lots of art, comfortable setup. High ratings overall!

FYI natural light from skylights are great, but bring eyemasks for all guests if you want to sleep past dawn.

Areas separated by split level steps. Not wheelchair/ clutz/ drunk friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house, perfect for a family stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house is walking distance to the aquarium and Cannery row. However, coming back from Cannery row is mainly up hill which could be an issue if you are traveling with the elderly. The home is beautifully decorated and very clean. My family felt very comfortable and really enjoyed the stay. There is a nice backyard garden area that is perfect for hanging out and offers a view of the ocean. The only small issue is that there is not really any parking at the house. However, it was fairly easy to find nearby street parking. I would definitely stay at this home again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home in great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! It is very close to the aquarium and cannery row, as well as lots of restaurants and beaches. Perfect size home for a family trip. Would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, cozy home close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both of her properties for a birthday and our family had a great times. More than enough space for the 10 of us between both properties, house is well stoked for all the meals we cooked, clean and very cozy. Loved the location 5 min drive to Cannery Row and central to everything. When we arrived one of the owners was there and got us all settled in. Great experience from booking all the way to check out. Thanks Guita!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointing - dirty and obviously lived in

  • 2 of 5

This is the email my sister sent to the owners, which we never received a response to. In addition, she didn't even refund our full deposit, let alone acknowledge the state of the home when we got there. I would not recommend this property, despite its proximity to downtown. You're better off staying in a clean hotel.

Good evening,

I am writing regarding our recent stay in your Monterey rental property. We had a lovely weekend and it was a perfect location. However, I wanted to bring up a few things rather than write a public review.

The house was not in a very clean state when we got there. We were disappointed to find the refrigerator was full of food. We brought food for our group for the weekend and were not able to fit it all in the fridge. As we attempted to rearrange, we realized much of it was rotten and smelly (including moldy vegetables and curdled milk. . . ) We had to clean much of it out ourselves.

We overlapped with your daughter who mentioned that she had just finished cleaning the house, though it was difficult to tell when we arrived. The floors were quite dirty, to the point that our feet turned black if we walked around barefoot, and the rugs were in need of vacuuming. The bathroom sinks also did not appear to be recently cleaned. The trash bins out front were nearly full and there were ants in the kitchen.

I was also not aware that the other cottage mentioned to be on the lot actually shared walls with our rental. That was very misleading, especially since windows have a direct view to the patio where we were expecting to have privacy.

I feel the cleaning fee should be refunded in addition to receiving the damage deposit back and possibly a partial refund for our stay. Though the house is beautiful and the location ideal, it was not up to the standards of a vacation rental for a family vacation at the price we paid.

I would greatly appreciate your response in this matter, as well as when I can expect to receive my deposit back.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not long enough.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Casa!!! Nice house lots of room and a great patio area! There's a tiny view of the Ocean to top it off. We would recommend this to any one looking for a family get away. Not just 1 or 2 people, take the whole family!!! There's plenty of room. Everything you would expect in your own house is right there. To top it off the owner is friendly and very helpful, if you need something they are there to please! I would recommend staying longer than we did, 2 days isn't enough!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kindness. I am glad that we met your expectations and you enjoyed your stay at Vasa Rustica. You are more than welcome to come back any time. Cheers, Guita
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Nearest Airport
5.3 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bars on Cannery Row
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pacific Grove Golf Course and Pebble Beach
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Salinas Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cannery Row Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cannery Row Beach
Car: not necessary

Can walk to the famous Cannery Row, coffee shops , restaurants, grocery stores in five minutes.

Distance from the property to :

Knob Hill 0.3 miles (5 minutes walk)

Cannary Row (Aquarium) 0.5 miles ( 7 minutes walk)

Safe Way 1.1 miles

Trader Joes 1.0 miles

Downtown Monterey ( Alvarado St.) 1.9 miles

Pebble Beach (Spanish Bay) 2.0 miles

Carmel 6 miles

The Monterey Transit System stops close to our home


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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