Standing at the front door, you see the large bed and seating area to the right.To the right of the entrance, a comfy seating area
Pet-Friendly* Cottage Near Beach (License #0090)
Pet-Friendly* Cottage Near Beach (License #0090)


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Our quaint, thoughtfully-stocked 300 sq ft cottage is located steps from the ocean (5 min walk), yet tucked away behind our home, affording guests ample privacy, easy parking and all the amenities of home.


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Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The space

This 1 bed/1 bath studio-style cottage is offered fully furnished with kitchenette, organic fair trade coffee, selection of teas, and high quality organic breakfast items are provided. (Typically yogurt, granola, bread, butter, jam, fruit, etc.)

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

Hundreds of tv channels + dvd player
On Demand shows and movies
Secured Wifi
Charming private patio
Complimentary toiletries
Iron/ironing board
Hair dryer
All linens included
Dishes, pots, pans, + oil, spices, etc.
4-inch memory foam mattress topper
(we're told it is "like sleeping on a cloud")
King-sized bed
Pet Friendly*

*PET POLICY: Well-behaved pets are welcome - we are dog lovers! However, based on 6 years of hosting experience we now charge a $25 cleaning fee for pets over 15 lbs, or multiple pets. This is not collected up front (via Airbnb) - you can pay the cleaning fee during your stay. (Our policy is too specific for us to build it into our Airbnb fee collection.)

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 stash a twin air mattress and extra linens in the closet prior to your arrival.

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

Location:
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
(On Monday afternoon/evenings there is a fantastic little Farmers Market)

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.

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.

You should know a couple things....
1. We are a pet-friendly property - if you suffer from pet allergies you should know 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. 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. Finally.... Our calendar is updated daily and is indeed accurate. If the dates you want are not available it is because they're already booked by another guest. I'm not sure how everyone plans so far in advance, but it is not unusual for us to be booked 6 months in advance.

Guest access

You're welcome to the cottage and the private patio.

Interaction with guests

We are typically available for assistance should you need anything (and we're happy to help you make the most of your time here with recommendations), however, there are occasions where we might not be in town. Generally, we have a caretaker in the main house if we are not going to be present, should anything go awry. We always let guests know ahead of time when we won't be in town, and we're generally reachable by phone/email/text regardless.

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. Uber, Lyft, and taxis are also available. The walk to Pacific Grove's downtown area takes approximately 20 minutes.

Other things to note

If you look through the reviews and notice that we cancelled on some of our guests during the fall of 2015, here's why: Our recent renovation on our main house took FAR longer to complete than originally anticipated. We let scheduled guests know of the situation in advance, and gave them an option to cancel, or receive a discounted stay. For those that opted to cancel, we felt it was only fair to cancel on their behalf, incurring fees on our end as a result. This is because Airbnb doesn't refund their "service fees" when a guest cancels their own reservation, they only receive a FULL refund if the host makes the cancellation. In any case, prior to our home renovation, we have never cancelled on our guests, and don't plan to in the future! It was an unfortunate set of circumstances and we feel we handled it as best we could.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

• Check-in time is 3PM. Generally, we're not able to accomodate early check-in requests, as our check-out policy is 12pm and many guests take full advantage of the extra time.
• No smoking (even outside) - living in California, we often have doors/windows open and don't want our home to smell like cigarettes.

Please keep noise levels respectful - we are located in a (mostly) peaceful residential neighborhood where the main source of noise is the crashing of the surf!


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Trudi User Profile
April 2017
Our favorite place in the world...try to get here as often as possible. Love the new garden furniture. Thanks Blake and Erika for another great stay.

Donny User Profile
April 2017
This place is absolutely perfect! Seriously...I can't say enough good things about Erika and Blake's cottage. From the moment that you step through the gate to their place, it feels like you've stepped into a magical secret garden. Once inside the cottage, it's evident that they have put a lot of work and expense into making their place perfect. The décor is charming, and the bed/bedding extremely comfortable. The coffee, breakfast items, and cookies were just icing on the cake. Definitely one of the best places I've ever stayed while traveling!

Julie User Profile
April 2017
Enjoyed everything about this cute cottage

Andrea User Profile
April 2017
I had the best experience at Erika's and Blake's. There guest house is a hidden treasure of pacific grove. It was the first time I had taken my 9 month old out of town. It went so smoothly and Erika was so accommodating to let us borrow a pack and play for my son to sleep in. She also provided cute baby books for us to read to him. I loved those little touches. They also have a super helpful binder and delicious cookies ready for you. We went to a couple of their recommendations and loved them. My favorite was Fishermans Wife, which is about a 10 min walk or 2 min drive. The cottage is a 5 min walk from a gorgeous beach. It was the perfect getaway, everything I needed was close by. We are looking forward to booking again!

Lisa User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic cottage, very well appointed, equipted and very comfortable. I will be back.

Jamelle User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic! The perfect place for a romantic get-away by the sea. Stay here and you will not be disappointed!

Lee User Profile
April 2017
Erika and Blake are the most gracious, generous, and accommodating hosts either of us have ever encountered. My review for them cannot glow brightly enough. Anyone browsing for a spot in the area need look no further as you are fortunate enough to have stumbled upon the shiniest gem of people and places you probably ever will in your entire Airbnb life.

Pacific Grove, California, United States · Joined in August 2010
Erika & Blake User ProfileErika & Blake is a superhost.

We're a mid-thirties couple that loves to hit the road. While we adore international adventures, we also regularly road trip throughout the beautiful west. Our last notable adventure was Brazil, and we're headed to Paris soon. We have a new(ish) addition to our posse (Millie) and look forward to exploring the world through her eyes.

Our interests include cooking/dining, nature, travel, animals, wine, hiking, kayaking, and we're big fans of the tv shows Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Top Chef.

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 welcome people of all faiths, colors, orientations, and lifestyles to our little patch of paradise.

We look forward to meeting you!

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