About this listing
This 1 bed/1 bath 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.
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
Charming private patio
Complimentary organic toiletries
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")
*Well-behaved pets are welcome - we are dog lovers! However, based on 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.
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 ($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.
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.
We give you your privacy, but we're always happy to meet new people, discuss your itinerary, provide suggestions, etc.
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.
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.
You should know a couple 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.
No smoking (even outside)
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!
If you arrive past 7pm, please do not ring our doorbell - we have a (hopefully) sleeping infant, and a barky little dog (rough combo!). We will have hung signs to guide you back to the cottage, or feel free to text us and we'll come out to assist you.
About the Host, Erika & Blake
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 recently returned from Brazil, and our next "big" trip will likely be to either Eastern Europe or to Australia/New Zealand. We have a new addition to our posse (baby Millie) and look forward to exploring the world through her eyes.
Our interests include cooking, 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 look forward to meeting you!