Standing at the front door, you see the large bed and seating area to the right.  Beach chairs are stashed under the bed.To the right of the entrance, a comfy seating area
Pet-Friendly* Cottage Near Beach (PG Lic#0090)
Pet-Friendly* Cottage Near Beach (PG Lic#0090)
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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. Sip wine on the patio after a day of adventures while listening to the surf, and sleep soundly in our new king Saatva eco-hybrid mattress.

The space

Our 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 provided.

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 with new (4/2017) stylish seating
Complimentary toiletries
Iron/ironing board
Hair dryer
All linens included
Dishes, pots, pans, + oil, spices, etc.
Organic coffee/organic sugar/organic half & half (ESSENTIALS!)
NEW (5/2017) Eco Friendly "Luxury Firm" King mattress
NEW (5/2017) beach chairs & beach towels provided
Pet Friendly*

*PET POLICY: Well-behaved pets are welcome - we are dog lovers! However, based on 7 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 to explore 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 may 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. Ultimately - we want you to be comfortable, therefore we strongly discourage booking if you have pet allergies - there are so many lovely options in the area and most are not pet-friendly.

2. Approximately once per week (usually Friday mornings) 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 wackers, fence repair, and the like).

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 out 6 months in advance.

Guest access

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

Interaction with guests

We occasionally socialize with guests and we are typically available for assistance should you need anything (we're happy to help you make the most of your time here with recommendations). However, there are situations 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.

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 and penalties on our end as a result. This is because at the time, Airbnb didn't refund their "service fees" when a guest cancelled their own reservation, they only received a FULL refund if the host made the cancellation. Prior to our home renovation, we 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.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

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

• 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!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have one non-shedding dog in the main house. He may occasionally wander the yard, but he's mostly a couch pup.

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

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Ashley User Profile
October 2017
Pacific Grove is quite the hidden gem... it's cute, quaint and close to all the central coast attractions, so to think I found a hidden gem inside of a hidden gem was a treat in itself! Erika & Blake's place is definitely that shiny diamond that you're looking for right off the coast! From the moment my sister and I arrived we were blown away! This quaint and cozy little cottage was more perfect than we could've imagined! The place has a lovely charm about it, rustic yet modern mixed with a southern charm. Everything was clean and neatly organized. The "welcome book" outlined everything from the "to dos" at the cottage to "must eat and dos" while in the central coast. The hospitality was amazing. Erika could hear when we arrived and was already messaging me to make sure we had everything we needed. To our surprise we found more than expected! Breakfast treats for the morning were stashed away in the fridge. Homemade (to die for) chocolate chip cookies were awaiting our presence. (The DoubleTree ain't got nothin' Erika's cookies!) The little kitchenette was filled with all the essentials, including an assortment of teas! These were just a few of the many amenities that they went above and beyond to make us feel at home. We were able to meet Erika and to no surprise she was wonderful! Just as accommodating, friendly and helpful in person as she had been through message. Truly a delight! Although my sister and I were visiting because of a "girls/sister trip," we feel this place is a perfect pairing for any person, couple, friends or family who are looking for a double occupancy on the central coast!! OH... and this place is a 5-10minute walk to the ocean... not that you needed another excuse to book this hidden gem, but just in case there was your icing on the cake!! Thanks for a wonderful stay Erika & Blake!! I hope to make back to visit again one day!

Angelika User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful cottage in wonderful location. Super easy communication and check-in. We had a great stay with our dogs. Thank you

John User Profile
October 2017
Very charming, peaceful, and relaxing. Such a cute place and close to everything. It’s a great place for a weekend gettaway. Can’t wait to visit again!

Ed User Profile
October 2017
If you want a great small private cottage to stay in while visiting the Monterey Bay area look no further than Erika and Blake's rental in Pacific Grove. This unit is on the small side at 400 square feet, but it has all the comforts of home and is well appointed with beautiful furnishings. The bed and pillows are very comfortable and the location is private & quiet, so it is easy to get a good nights rest. And it's location provides you with a short walk to Asilomar Beach or a quick drive to downtown Pacific Grove or Monterey. Erika is a lovely person and came by to check on us after arrival to ensure we had everything to make our stay top notch. She is definitely an outstanding Airbnb hostess!

Barbara User Profile
October 2017
Loved this place. Neighborhood is the best, very quiet and secure. Cottage had everything we needed. So glad to be able to bring our dog to such a beautiful town and have hosts that accept her. Would love to return soon.

Maddie User Profile
October 2017
We absolutely LOVED our stay at this adorable place! Seriously only minutes from the water with unbelievable sunsets, incredible service from the amazing family, and just unbeatable accommodations with the cutest details. Everything we needed was there for us from breakfast to recommendations on where to eat and go to shampoo/conditioner to Erika's yummy cookies! We just absolutely loved everything about our stay and can't wait to be back!

Colette User Profile
September 2017
This place is really sweet, hostess puts extra effort and touches like homemade granola, coffee, fresh fruit. The studio is decorated very beachy like, nice bathroom, little kitchenette. I would recommend this place, it cools off nicely in evenings and mornings.

Pacific Grove, California, United StatesJoined 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 most recent notable adventures were Paris and Brazil, and we're eyeing New Zealand next. 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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