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Lover's Point Hide-Away: 70 steps to the beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms with 2.5 baths. Separate cottage & main house. 2 Aquarium Passes!

City of Pacific Grove licensed STR #0200.

Completely renovated from head to toe as of Oct. 2014, “Mermaid Crossing” is the perfect location to experience all that Monterey, California has to offer. Mermaid Crossing was a labor of love, as the owners painstakingly updated and restored this 100 year-old historic beach cottage to be enjoyed for generations to come. Unique set-up with a 2 bedroom main house and a stand-alone cottage connected with a big patio. Keep your eye out for whales out on the bay from virtually every room in the house. The upstairs master boasts 180 degree ocean views from Otter Point to Lover’s Point. Warm up on a cool night with radiant heat floors throughout the house and cozy, river stone framed fireplaces in the cottage and living room. Let the crashing waves serenade you to a restfull sleep in the brand new, plush queen beds upstairs or king cottage (king can be converted into two twins upon request).

Mermaid Crossing has complimentary high-speed wifi and 3 brand new 40”-50” Vizio flatscreen TVs with Xfinity cable. All brand new high-end appliances including a dishwasher, washer/dryer and a stocked gourmet kitchen with everything you need to entertain. The oversized outdoor patio has a BBQ, a gas firepit and ample seating for you and your guests to watch the light parade of squid boats gliding across the bay at night.

“Mermaid Crossing” is located on Mermaid Ave. the premier destination for those who want easy (walking or biking) access to all the conveniences and attractions but would rather enjoy the quiet serenity this zone provides. At Mermaid Crossing, you can park the car and forget about it. Walk out the front door and take 70 steps until your toes touch the water at famous Lover’s Point, a calm swimming beach during the summer that boasts great surfing during the winter months. Take in the jaw-dropping views of the entire Monterey Bay as you stroll along the Monterey Recreation trail to the front doors of the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium (2 free guest passes included! 100/day value).

Great dining options abound the closest being the historic Beach House at Lover’s Point which has a full bar (open late) and gourmet seafood. Bringing your clubs? The Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links is quite literally, in your backyard. Enjoy it’s stellar reputation as one of the “Nation’s Top 50 Gold Courses under $50.00” by Golf Digest. Of course, the world renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course is just a short 15-minute drive away along the historic and stunning 17-mile drive.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About Alex

Family of surfers who met here in high school. We love Pacific Grove and the greater Monterey area. We are blessed to go to the beach almost every day and raise our kids to love the ocean and the beautiful environment of the Monterey Bay.

Alex purchased this house in 2013

Why Alex chose Pacific Grove

Our extended family purchased this property to gather at the beach and get out of the cold (they live in Colorado!) Because the property is actually two houses, a 2 bedroom 1.5 baths main house and a 1 bedroom 1 bath cottage it offers a lot of privacy and unique sleeping options for in-laws, extended family and kids.

What makes this house unique

This is a historic beach cottage that has been completely remodeled in Fall of 2014. It offers million dollar views of the Monterey Bay and all the comforts you could ask for in the best location around.


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If we receive a complaint of a party you automatically forfeit your deposit per our lease agreement.
  • If you break a dish or glass please alert the staff with a note otherwise you will be charged.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , can be converted to 2 twins upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Lover's Point Hide-Away: 70 steps to the beach!
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Great location..steps to the ocean..close to etc

  • 4 of 5

Everything we needed.....grill and cottage could have been cleaner but overall very nice..would stay again..Enjoyed our time there..thank you for sharing your home..

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Remodeled house close to the water

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The entire house seems to have been recently remodeled. It is a very clean, very modern space. The kitchen is great - sunny, spacious and very well stocked. We also enjoyed using the barbecue. The deck is very nice. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a great view of the water. It is just a short walk to get onto the walking paths near the water. The parking was adequate, and it was quiet at night.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mermaid Crossing

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfectly located in Pacific Grove within walking distance of the downtown area for restaurants. We enjoyed the deck area with gas fire pit and the ocean view. The home was tastefully decorated with a big table in the kitchen for meals. We had a slight problem with the tickets at Monterey Bay Aquarium which the rep problem- solved for us. All was as advertised.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful well-appointed home within a short walk to the beach and close to all major attractions.

  • 5 of 5

Our adult children and their spouses joined us here to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. This was a perfect venue for the six of us with both lovely communal areas and also well appointed private spaces (bedrooms). The deck has a gas fire pit which we enjoyed reminiscing around every evening. There was a large well-equipped eat-in kitchen. We could not have been more pleased with the accommodations.

We all agree we hope to come back every year!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Adorably appointed vacation home and cottage. Recent restoration makes this an even more enjoyable getaway in a lovely setting. Plenty of room to spread out and relax! All the comforts of home. We loved the close proximity to Lover's Point, beach walks and quaint downtown Pacific Grove. A definite destination favorite!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome weekend!

  • 5 of 5

4 of us rented the unit for 4 days. We were in town for a race on Saturday and arrived on Thursday. Alex, the property manager, called us ahead of time to let us know that there was work being done on the alley behind the unit and that was nice to be made aware. When we arrived, the unit was immaculate and had a wonderful smell of freshly cut wood, due to the wood flooring throughout. The unit was well-appointed, all technology worked and the rooms were as advertised. We especially enjoyed the complimentary Monterey Aquarium passes, which we enjoyed on Friday. The deck was wonderful and it was great to sit out there with the fire on, drinking a cup of coffee. We even had an unexpected breakfast guest, a female mule deer, in the backyard on Friday morning. What a treat. Alex answered questions and assisted with restaurant picks. Overall, a great weekend, loved the unit and we would return.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lover's Point
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $600

Manager'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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