Comfortable House, Near Monterey

House - Entire home/apt · Merritt Street, Castroville, CA 95012, United States

This is a great deal for larger groups who want to visit the Monterey Bay. Close access to Highway 1 gets you to most points of interest, quickly. My house is comfortable and clean. I hope you enjoy your stay!

Your host, Paul
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This is a great deal for larger groups who want to visit the Monterey Bay. Close access to Highway 1 gets you to most points of interest, quickly. My house is comfortable and clean. I hope you enjoy your stay!

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Affordable Home, Centrally Located for Visitors

Welcome to your affordable home away from home! From what I've seen on AirBnB, this looks like one of your best economical options for staying in the Monterey area. My house accommodates up to 8 and your house-broken pet is welcome to stay. I respond to most inquiries very quickly.

Located in Castroville, a small town of about 10,000 people, my home is just 3 miles from Moss Landing beach, and about 15 minutes from beautiful Monterey.

I am a local businessperson who works and travels frequently and invite you to enjoy my home when I’m not there.

Located very close to Highway 1 (but not so close you hear any noise), this is a great jumping off point to get away for quick trips to Monterey, Salinas, Big Sur, and Santa Cruz. (Personally, I love to kayak and hike at Elkhorn Slough, which is only 3 miles away).

There are plenty of fun activities in the house including a pool table, ping pong, Xbox 360 with Kinect and games, dartboard, large flat-screen TV with a supply of DVDs you’re welcome to watch. There is a small yard and a private driveway that kids can use for play. Speaking of kids, there’s a GREAT library one block away and a park/skate park/recreation center one block away. Just steps from the house, there is a mini-market, meat market, and a local’s favorite Texas BBQ restaurant across the street if you don’t feel like cooking. If you do feel like cooking, I have all of the standards pots, pans, cooking machines, and utensils.

The house enjoys plenty of private parking and, while it’s in a residential neighborhood, it is recessed from the street and other houses so it feels a bit more solitary. There are three bedrooms in the house. If you need it, two guests could sleep in the living room on an airbed (which I can lend you).

Full use of the house includes:
x Kitchen with gas stove, microwave and space in the refrigerator. Cooks welcome!
x Living/dining room
x Outdoor garden area with deck chairs
x Bathroom: All linens and towels included
x Garage with washer and dryer and room for your bicycle, golf clubs, surfboard or extra stuff.
x Television in the living room (it’s not currently hooked up to cable, but it has a DVD player).
x Massage chair!

Local Activities
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, bike riding, whale watching. Big Sur, Point Lobos hiking, Esalen, Wine tasting in Carmel Valley. Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive.

Summer is moderately warm and sunny (although we’re only one mile from the ocean, so sea breezes keep things temperate)
Fall is our Indian Summer – our best weather.

Note: check in/out times can be flexible, depending on other rentals and my schedule. Please ask if you need alternate check in/out times.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Accommodations:
    Paul's listing was perfect for me and my group of 9 friends. We wanted to spend a relaxing weekend getaway near Monterey and cook together and were able to with Paul's accommodations. The kitchen area is very spacious and enabled us 10 cooking and prepping at the same time without problems. We also enjoyed playing darts, Dance Central on the Kinect, ping pong in the garage, watching Office Space in the living room, and listening to music via his speakers - he has everything!

    Paul was extremely responsive and friendly. The details he provided were 100% accurate and we had no problems finding or getting into the listing. We were very forgetful and left a duffel bag and fryer cord and he noticed it within a day of our departure and offered to mail them to us - what amazing hospitality! He also generously provided 2 bottles of white wine as a welcome present. To top it off, he got an extra bed the day before we arrived, which helped with our large group. I highly recommend Paul!!

    Monterey was an easy 20-25 minutes drive away. We did not spend much time in Castroville except trying to eat at the BBQ place a block away from Paul's house.

    We were short one can of peaches so we conveniently walked less than couple minutes around the block to the market and found some.

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 43 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • It's a great place to stay. We were a group of 8 folks and the place was very comfortable!

    June 2014
  • This place was great. Clean, well-furnished and spacious. An unexpected gem in Castroville - close to everything (especially the great barbecue restaurant across the street) and a perfect staging area to visit Monterey and Moss Landing and other nearby attractions. Thanks Paul!

    June 2014
  • My family and I truly enjoyed our stay at Paul's place. The house space was perfect for us to relax after our long day.

    June 2014
  • We found Paul responsive and easy to communicate with. The accommodation is affordable and well located for overnight stays.

    June 2014
  • Paul's house was clean when we arrived. Each bedroom was large enough for two two dog crates. It was a perfect place for 3 ladies and 6 agility dogs to stay. The house is just 20 minutes from Toro Regional Park and 10 minutes from Manzanita Park where the agility trials are. It was so nice to have a yard where the dogs could relax and play before and after each day's competition. More comfortable and much better price than any motel. And there was plenty of parking, too. We'll be back for the next agility trial if the house is available!

    June 2014
  • Wir waren als Familie zu Gast mit sieben Mitgliedern in Monterey. Wir waren hier um eine Whale Watching Tour zu machen. Das Haus war einfach zu finden und befindet sich etwas außerhalb von Monterey. Paul hat uns persönlich begrüßt und war super freundlich zu uns. Man hat sich hier gleich zu Hause gefühlt. Im Haus war alles zu finden und es war sauber. Gleich in der Nähe gibt es Möglichkeiten zu Essen.
    Wir haben unsere Whale-Tour in dem nahe gelegenen Hafen Moss-Landing gestartet. Dieser war nur 5 Minuten entfernt. Nach telefonischer Verhandlung mit dem lokalem Anbieter "Sanctuary Cruises" haben wir die Tour für 40$ pro Person bekommen. Aber auch ein Ausflug nach Monterey selbst lohnt sich natürlich.

    Wir würden uns wieder für Paul entscheiden.

    Thnaks for you home!

    Yours Sincerly


    May 2014
  • Paul's house was perfect for our weekend getaway. I would happily stay there again!

    May 2014
  • We had a great stay at Paul's place. It was well kept and equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The house is in a nice, quiet neighborhood and the location is a great starting point for spending a day in the Monterey-Carmel area. Paul was very helpful and responsive, and I would be happy to stay at his place again.

    April 2014
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CEO of a local Chamber of Commerce, and a small business owner
I am a local businessperson who works and travels frequently and would like someone to enjoy my home when I’m not there. Maybe that’s you and your family/friends? Personally, I love studying languages (fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and I fake my way through a few others) travelling (Brazil!), reading. Someone asked me recently what my hobbies were and I included "work." Isn't that a sign of a twisted mind? :-)
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