Just a few steps from our light-filled, historic cottage in Pacific Grove are charming shops, cafes, excellent restaurants, the beach, second-hand shops, and the Monterey Bay which so captivated John Steinbeck. A full kitchen with coffee, cream, toaster, gas stove, fridge means you can cook breakfast at home before strolling to Lovers Point, Point Pinos Lighthouse (the tour is free!) or the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where you can visit as often as you wish with the 2 free passes we provide (a $100 value).
We've hosted over 400 guests from all over the world at our cottage, earning rave reviews for our remodeled bathroom and kitchen, hardwood maple floors, high ceilings, and a wrap-around garden that features hydrangea, alstroemeria and poppies. The quiet of this one-way street is broken only by the sound of seagulls and, on occasion, the distant barks of harbor seals and sea lions at the beach.
We host for 30-day stays so please contact us for the monthly rate. The cottage can accommodate up to 4 people; 2 of them on the single daybeds in the living room. The Queen-sized bed in the bedroom, which has an ensuite bathroom, sleeps two adults and a baby or small child. You're welcome to park your car on the street.
We provide guests with a password for our WiFi network so you can stream movies on your laptop. There is no television, but there are plenty of beaches, tide pools and otters along the shore and jellyfish as the Monterey Bay Aquarium to keep you busy. And at night, borrow a book from the books we've collected or the PG Library (we'll get you a card for your stay).
Give us your laundry weekly and we'll take care of it. You'll have to make up your own bed, but everything will be delivered to you washed and dried.
We're eager to make sure you're comfortable and settled in. We answer questions about the little house, the friendly neighborhood, parking and public transportation promptly. Tell us what you're looking for, and we'll make appropriate recommendations for restaurants, cafes, shops, golf courses, and museums, and how to reach them. We’re on a quiet one-way street. Please close car doors softly at night and be sure not to block our neighbors' driveways. The local shuttle runs along Lighthouse all the way to the Aquarium.
The City of Pacific Grove was founded as a Methodist retreat and gradually grew into a town with full-time residents, rich in history. In contrast to Monterey, which grew up around the fishing industry, PG was a retreat for city folks looking to escape the cold summers of San Francisco. Small town full of quaint Victorian architecture and cottages like ours built on lots originally sold as sites for camping tents. Next door, Asilomar Park and Conference Center designed by famed architect Julia Morgan, began as a retreat for the YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association). The Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest continually operating lighthouse in the state of California.
Walk everywhere. Ride bikes. Run. Roller skate. Take the free shuttle to the Aquarium. Or see the sights in your car. In our little town, you can do a lot or a little--the choice is yours!+ More