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Inviting Home in Ideal Location on the Monterey Peninsula

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Our home is 5 bed/3 bath with gourmet kitchen & spacious indoor/outdoor areas.

This house is apart Swap Homexchange, and Trading houses. We have traveled all over the world:) With our exchanges. Email/Rates

If you are interested we are part of Homexchange #497568, Home swap #78956as well as monthly rates.

Our house is located on the central coast of California, on the Monterey Peninsula at the southern end of Monterey Bay. Our neighborhood, is perched on a gentle slope, with expansive ocean views as you walk or drive around. It’s a two-minute drive to the shore, and, within a few minutes more, you’ll be in historic downtown Monterey, home to Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The home is 2,600 square feet, with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 separate gathering areas, a gourmet kitchen, and inviting back yard. California’s central coast is known for great weather, which enables our guests to enjoy the outdoors as much as the indoors. We’ve renovated and landscaped the fenced back yard to include a built-in island barbecue, gas fire pit, and half basketball court. There’s plenty of comfortable seating, both sunny and shaded. A vegetable garden with fresh seasonal herbs is available for you to snip and enjoy.

The home’s interior is spacious, tastefully decorated, and truly elegant, with an open, warm and inviting feel. There are 2 large flat screen Samsung TVs - one in the family room/kitchen and the other in the Master bedroom. We have dish cable, Internet access and a fax machine. Comfortable beds are made with high-quality sheets, bath towels are plush, everything is sparkling clean, and some delicious goodies await your arrival in the fridge.

Get some fresh air and exercise just by walking out the front door. The neighborhood has sidewalks all around and an easy-to-navigate layout, with expansive views of the ocean. There are playgrounds and open spaces.

One of the nicest things about this location is that it’s close to everything, yet quiet and private. If you’re attending one of Monterey’s famous events, your drive “home” will be quick, direct and away from the crowds. The location is ideal.

Some local events and attractions include: Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, Poppy Hill, Quail Lodge, Tehama, and Bayonet-Blackhorse Golf Courses; Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Steinbeck Country, Historic Old town Monterey, Sunset Theater, Forest Theater, Golden Bough Theater, California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Monterey County Wine Region, Wine Tasting, Vineyard Tours; Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pacific Grove (America’s Last Home Town & Monarch Butterfly Capital), Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, scenic Highway 1; Monterey Jazz Festival, Feast of Lanterns, Concours d’Elegance, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, PGA Tour, Monterey County Car Week, Steinbeck Festival, First Night Monterey, Laguna Seca Raceway, California Rodeo, International Air Show, Big Sur Marathon, Christmas in the Adobes, Monterey County Fair, Carmel Bach Festival, Monterey Beer Festival, Pebble Beach Food and Wine, Artichoke Festival. MONTHLY RENTAL

More Details

Francesca Grillo
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the best experience with Maria and her beautiful home. This is the fifth home exchange this year with Maria. She is so helpful kind and gracious. We feel like family. We have a home in Italy, Ireland and Lake Tahoe that have been in our exchanges with Maria and her family.

Our home will always be open to The Mineo-Burns family.

Many thanks,

Valentina Ferrari
Sep 2017
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Seaside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No food thrown into the fire pit. Shoes are not worn in the house. Thirty day Lease
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs adjacent to guest bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bathroom shower and separate bathtub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin with a trundle bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin with a trundle
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Located downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Inviting Home in Ideal Location on the Monterey Peninsula
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

This home is almost sheer perfection! Beautiful and spacious, elegantly furnished with personal touches throughout the home. Maria was very responsive and informative from the time we booked the property to the day of our arrival. I loved the great backyard with it's separate seating areas, basketball court and beautiful outdoor fireplace. The herb garden is a delight!

At check-in we were greeted with a stocked refrigerator, wine, champagne, salami and even play trains for our 4 year old grandson! The spacious kitchen has first rate appliances, two fully stocked pantries and beautiful fresh flowers throughout.

The beds and linen are first rate, the bathrooms fully stocked with plush towels and all the bathroom supplies you will ever need. There are books of all subjects for reading pleasure! I especially appreciated the computer, printer and internet accessibility for sneaking a few minutes of work time.

We felt right at home during one of the most important times of our lives - our daughter's wedding weekend!

We will definitely return!

-Elizabeth, Ed and family

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our 2nd Year staying!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year I booked this home for our company. Maria is wonderful to work with and the home itself is beautiful and welcoming. Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in the Monterey/Seaside area!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you/Trading houses 08/2017Great experience can't wait to see you next year.
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Morgan Hill, CA

Wedding gathering

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family to gather and get ready for the family vacation. Beautiful inside and out. Maria, the owner, was so helpful and generous.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful Home Exchange Aug. 2017
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Beautiful home !

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here. The house was so comfortable and Maria is just the best sweet person.. By far the best home we ever rented.. Thank you so much:)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the Home Swap 2017
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Modesto California

Meets all expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large family gathering in Seaside and this house is truly a HOME. The house is clean, comfortable, spacious kitchen, back patio perfect for gathering. There really was nothing missing....perfect house.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Had a great Home Exchange/Napa Valley
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Oakland, CA

Great for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house and very attentive service. Not only was the kitchen fully stocked, but Maria also offered to decorate for Christmas. Blocks for kids, great outdoor space and a good bed to bath ratio. With a nice-sized kitchen and amazing grill/outdoor space, group meals are easy. Echo the thanks for the passes to the aquarium - what a treat!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cannery Row
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey State Beach
Bixby Creek Bridge
Phil's Fish Market and Eatery
Elkhorn Slough Safari Nature
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Carmel River State Beach
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moterey Beach Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bayonet Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bayonet Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Monterey Beach
Car: necessary

There is no end to the sights and activities offered on the Monterey Peninsula, year-round. Visit for an event, for the weather, or just to relax. The side-by-side towns of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel offer something for everyone, and each bestows unique panoramic views of ocean and forest.

One of the area’s most popular and engaging sights is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which gives you extraordinary access to the underwater world of our planet’s oceans. Stand at the bottom of a kelp forest, touch sea creatures, watch sardines circle and otters play. Step outside the Aquarium and you are on Cannery Row, where John Steinbeck drew inspiration for his novel about life in the sardine canning industry. Today, Cannery Row is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants, featuring fun activities for the entire family. From Cannery Row you can walk, jog or rent a surrey bicycle to enjoy the scenic Recreation Trail to Lover’s Point or Fisherman's Wharf. Along the way you will see harbor seals, otters, pelicans and maybe even a whale spout on the dazzling waterfront of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Pacific Grove is often referred to as “America's last hometown.” One of its well-traveled destinations is Lover’s Point Park, a best-loved spot for picnics, with a spectacular view of the Monterey Bay. Because of its eastern-facing geography, Lover’s Point is one of the only spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water. Also known for Victorian homes and the annual migration of Monarch butterflies, Pacific Grove is called the “Butterfly Capital of California.” It’s home to the Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast (tours available). Asilomar State Beach offers trails and an accessible boardwalk loop through the Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve.

Next door to Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach is home to eight championship golf courses and 17 Mile Drive, one of the best-known scenic drives in the world. Miles of hiking and equestrian trails cross the Del Monte Forest.

Carmel-by-the Sea is world-renowned for its European charm, beautiful white-sand and dog-friendly beach, Sunset Center theater performances, art galleries and restaurants. The historic Carmel Mission offers daily tours. Point Lobos State Park is just down Highway 1, offering miles of hiking trails and a rich underwater habitat, often referred to as the “crown jewel” of the State Park system.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $400

A 2.5% credit card processing fee will be assessed for payments made via credit card

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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