About this listing
We've been hosting for about four years and have met many great people. We are about two minutes driving to the 101, 15 minutes to the ocean, 25-30 minutes drive to Monterey and maybe 5 more to Carmel.
We've been hosting for about four years and have met many great people. We like to know a little about our guests, so please send us a note before you try to book.
We are a married couple who have lived in Salinas for six years and in Monterey County for ten years. We have a one year old as well! There is always a chance he will be loud but usually he is very fun. We both work for non-profits and know the area and community well if you have any questions. We have each lived abroad and traveled extensively in the United States and internationally.
We have a beautiful large house in the Monterey Bay area. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with large kitchen, wireless internet, washer/dryer, and plenty of free street parking (or driveway parking). The primary room for rent is a private bedroom upstairs with a queen bed works well for 2 people. It has a closet and a full size dresser in it as well as large windows. There is a private bathroom next to the bedroom. Guest room includes toiletries. There is a second bedroom next to it with a queen size double mattress futon.
There is plenty of space in the rest of the house also if you have additional guests that would like to sleep on air mattresses. The entire house is 2200 sq. ft. with plenty of space to hang out or chat. No pets are allowed. No smoking inside the house, but outside on the patio is fine.
The weather here is beautiful year round, and usually a few degrees warmer and less foggy than immediately on the coast.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen and livings rooms or outside patio. The only place not open is our bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
Guests are welcome and encouraged to sit and talk with us in our living area if they are interested. If you would rather stay to your self in your room, that is ok too.
The house is in a nice and quiet established neighborhood on the west side of town. A park about a minutes’ walk away. About two minutes driving to the 101 (it cannot be heard from the house though), 15 minutes to the ocean, 25-30 minutes drive to Monterey and maybe 5 more to Carmel. It is about 45 minutes driving to Santa Cruz depending on the time of day and about 90 minutes drive to San Francisco. Other nearby attractions include Steinbeck Center, Pinnacles National Monument, wine tasting in the Salinas Valley or Carmel Valley, Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Big Sur and California State University - Monterey Bay campus.
There is plenty of safe street parking just outside our house. While technically there is public transport, it is generally not feasible without a car. We are thirty minutes from the airport.
No smoking or pets inside the house. We have outside birds that don't come inside the house ever (no cats or dogs). You are welcome to keep things in the fridge if you are interested. Try not to wake our son if he is sleeping please. If you have any questions, please let us know.