Pet-Friendly Beach Cottage 2 aq tix

House - Entire home/apt · Pico Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, United States

Our quaint, thoughtfully-stocked cottage is located steps from the ocean, yet tucked away behind our home, affording guests ample privacy, easy parking, and the all amenities of home plus complimentary passes to the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The Space

This 1 bed/1bath beach cottage is offered fully furnished with kitchenette, organic fair trade coffee, selection of teas, and each morning we serve you a light breakfast at your preferred time.

Note: if you have food allergies or dietary limitations of any kind, please let us know in advance, we're happy to accommodate you!

Complimentary passes to the aquarium ($60+)
Hundreds of tv channels
On Demand shows and movies
Secured Wifi
Non-destructive pets are welcome
Charming private patio
Complimentary organic toiletries
Iron/ironing board
Hair dryer
All linens included
Dishes, pots, pans, + oil, spices, etc. included
4-inch memory foam mattress topper
(we're told it is "like sleeping on a cloud")
King-sized bed

The cottage comfortably sleeps 2. If your party is larger (i.e. a 3rd person, or a child) please contact us in advance to discuss arrangements, we can (email hidden) bed and extra linens in the closet prior to your arrival.

Rates higher ($175) during major tourist events
(i.e. AT&T, Concours d'Elegance, US Open, etc.)

5 minute walk to Asilomar State Beach, Asilomar Conference Ctr, and the recreation trail
(Bring your binoculars - almost guaranteed sightings of otters and seals, and lately, whale spouts!)

15-20 minute walk or 5 minute drive to downtown Pacific Grove

10 minute drive to Oldtown Monterey/Wharf

Approximately 3 miles from Cannery Row/Monterey Bay Aquarium

Less than 1 mile from the 17 mile drive gates into Pebble Beach

1/3 mile from Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course

20ish minute drive to Carmel Valley/Wine Country

30ish minute drive to INCREDIBLY scenic Big Sur

Bring your bicycles - our mild climate and stunning scenery make the Monterey Peninsula an ideal spot for exploring on 2 wheels.

Interaction with Guests

We give you your privacy, but we're always happy to meet new people, discuss your itinerary, provide suggestions, etc.

The Neighborhood

Hands down, the best part about our 'hood is the proximity to the ocean. You can (usually) hear it, and smell it from our house, and see its amazing beauty within a brief walk. On a clear night, the sunsets are breathtaking.

Getting around

We're on the MST bus line, so if you'd rather not drive, the #1 express stops right outside our gates at :21 after the hour until 7pm.

Other Things to Note

You should know a few things....
1. We live in the main house full-time, and have 2 dogs. Though our dogs do not go in the guest cottage, if you suffer from pet allergies you should know that dogs do roam the yard from time to time, and there might have been a guest pup in the cottage prior to your reservation. Though we do clean the cottage thoroughly between guests, it is certainly likely that allergens could still be present.

2. Additionally, you should know that approximately once per week (usually Thursdays or Fridays) we have our weekly yard service. Sometimes the maintenance is relatively quiet (raking, trimming, etc.) and sometimes the situation is far more noisy (leaf blowers, weed whackers, fence repair, and the like). Most guests haven't minded, but someone mentioned it recently and we figured going forward, our guests should know what to expect.

3. If you accidentally take the Aquarium Guest Passes with you when you depart, we will expect you to overnight them back to us at your expense so that we can offer the same perk to our next guests.

We *LOVE* hosting Airbnb guests - making friends from around the world, and close to home.
Whether you opt to stay with us, or elsewhere, I'm confident you'll enjoy your trip to the stunning Monterey Peninsula.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $850 /week
Monthly Price: $3250 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Erika and Blake could not be there when we arrived but the signs said it all and finding our cottage was fun! The cottage is small but not as small as it looks in the pictures. It is however very comfortable, well appointed and furnished and in a wonderful location just 5 minutes walk from the coast. The breakfasts and Aquarium tickets were a great bonus. Our hosts were very helpful and provided invaluable information both in the Cottage and when answering our questions. Overall we could not of asked for better and we were sad to have to leave.

    April 2014
  • Return visit, and very nice it was too.
    Cottage was clean, all the facilities we needed.
    Enjoyed our stay, thanks Erika and Blake

    April 2014
  • We love staying with Erika & Blake. Their place is charming, the location is ideal, and they are great hosts! See you again soon.

    March 2014
  • We absolutely loved our stay here. The cottage is just as described and pictured-- if not better. Both Erika and Blake were very friendly and kind but not intrusive. If we are ever in Central California again we most certainly will be staying here. Thanks again!

    March 2014
  • We're pretty experienced with airbnb now, and haven't had a bad experience yet. Erika and Blake's cottage in Pacific Grove is hands down the most idyllic and relaxing place we have stayed through airbnb. It is a 10-minute walk to Asilomar Beach, and a 1-minute walk to a bus stop which will make it easy to get to downtown Monterey. Make sure to try Blake's egg breakfast. It is delicious. We hope to come back before long.

    February 2014
  • We had such a great stay with Blake and Erika's. It was probably my most favorite airbnb stay. We beyond enjoyed the location being so close to the water. We went on walks every morning. The breakfast was heavenly and this couple is very punctual which I really appreciate. I would not hesitate staying here again or recommending it. Such a fun cute place. These two know how to host:)

    February 2014
  • Erika and Blake are wonderful and welcoming hosts with a beautiful home. The guest cottage is just perfect: lovingly furnished and decorated with everything you might need. Due to the fact that it is located behind the main house you can enjoy privacy and your own inviting terrace. It is also the many nice details that make this place very special such as fresh flowers, the selection of complimentary teas or the fresh breakfast offer. We also appreciated the good location: The ocean is almost next door and there are plenty of good cafés and restaurants in walking distance nearby. It was great to get free access to the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is definitely worth a trip. Besides that there is plenty to do in the surrounding area: The Big Sur NP is less than an hour away and Monterey is a great location to spot whales. To sum it up: We highly recommend Erika's and Blake's wonderful cottage!

    February 2014
  • This is the second time we have stayed at Erika and Blake's cottage and again, we were not disappointed. The cottage is located in back of the main house, with a large courtyard in which one can enjoy a happy hour drink! The cottage is cozy and comfortable; the kitchen is fully equipped...we even ate dinner in a few times. The beach is a 5 minute walk; the Fishwife restaurant is a mere 10 minute walk. The passes to the Monterey Aquarium is a lovely perk as is the breakfast each morning. We will continue to return to this lovely abode. We highly recommend the place to everyone; a much better alternative to a motel room!

    February 2014
  • We checked into Erika and Blake's cottage for a weekend trip to Monterey. The place is wonderful! We've had a great time in town (following their handpicked recommendations) as well as in the cottage. It had everything that we needed and is beautifully furnished. The location is also very close to the coast, so walking around the neighborhood was a real treat.
    Highly recommend!!

    February 2014
  • Just finished spending five days at the Matheson's cottage. Erika and Blake are excellent hosts. The cottage is pet friendly and is located behind the main house with a private courtyard. It is cozy and comfortable with all amenities as advertised. The neighborhood is quiet and ideal for taking walks and also within walking distance of downtown and the beach. A superb alternative to a motel/hotel room!

    Cam and Cathy

    February 2014
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We're a 30-ish couple that loves to hit the road. While we adore international adventures, we also regularly road-trip throughout the beautiful west. We've just returned from Brazil, and our next trip will likely be to either Eastern Europe or to Australia/New Zealand.. Our interests include gardening, cooking, nature, travel, animals, hiking, kayaking, and we're big fans of the tv show Curb Your Enthusiasm. We moved to the Monterey Peninsula from Portland Oregon in the fall of '09 and haven't looked back. (Okay, we admit, we REALLY miss the interesting assortment of people, and the incredible restaurants + fabulous food carts!) We are passionate about the environment and do what we can to run a "green" household such as: recycle and compost,serve food that is organic and local, use only earth friendly cleaning/household products, etc. We would love to host you in our charming guest cottage, a 5 minute walk from Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove. We look forward to meeting you!
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