Pet-Friendly Beach Cottage 2 aq tix

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

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.

Your host, Erika & Blake
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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 + dvd player
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 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.

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
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  • Staying at Erika & Blake's Cottage has been by far my favorite AirBnB experience! The neighborhood is quiet, the bed is super comfortable, breakfast is outstanding, and they are within walking distance to the beach!

    We met Erika during our stay and she was such a sweetheart. She was super helpful in giving us tips on things to do while we explored the area. We'll definitely stay again should we find ourselves in the area in the future.

    July 2014
  • First time with airbnb. Wasn't sure what to expect. But Erika and Blake's listing wasn't what they listed. It was way better. From the moment we pulled up you could see how much they cared about the guest experience. From little painted signs directing you where to go, to freshly baked cookies waiting for you when you made it in.
    Just the walk from the front of the house to the back cottage was an experience in itself. This home is beautifully landscaped and you can feel how much time and effort they take into keeping things just right.
    Not only was Erika pleasant and truly welcoming (breakfast she makes is awesome), but the fact that they take dogs (even our 105 pound and growing mastiff) was phenomenal.
    The cottage was clean and well maintained. It had everything you could need for a stay. You had all the privacy you could want, like you were in your own little house, with a great neighbor who was willing to be there and help out the second you called.
    We will definitely be booking this spot on our next trip to the area.

    July 2014
  • Extremely cute place, very well thought out and comfy. The private patio is lovely. It's clear the hosts have designed the cosy space with attention to detail and function. Fresh baked cookies at arrival and Blake's delivery of breakfast made it over the top. Thank you for being such fantastic hosts! As other reviews say, the cottage is minutes from the beach. We slept with the windows open and enjoyed the breeze and sounds of the waves. This place is also an exceptional value. Perfect!

    June 2014
    Erika & Blake
    Response from Erika & Blake:

    Thank you so much, Mary! I'm glad you two enjoyed a nice getaway.

    June 2014
  • My husband and I fell in love with the place, which was exactly as pictured. I think we might go back to the Monterey/Carmel/Pacific Grove area just to be able to stay at Erika and Blake's adorable cottage again!

    They have really thought of everything, from the signs pointing you back to the cottage to the card you can place on your door to order breakfast delivered first thing in the morning! Incredible. Highly highly recommend. Thanks, Erika and Blake!

    June 2014
  • The cottage was so cute and had everything we needed. It was well signposted where to park and how to access the cottage. There was clear information on wifi and breakfast. We met Blake the next morning when he delivered breakfast. He was really friendly. Would recommend this property.

    June 2014
  • This cottage is the perfect getaway! So quaint and comfortable. We love staying here.

    June 2014
    Erika & Blake
    Response from Erika & Blake:

    Thank you for coming back again, Rosemary! We hope to see you again in the future!

    June 2014
  • The cottage was lovely and private with a door between the host's yard and our small garden. The space would be ideal for one or two people. It was a little tight for 2 adults and 1 child. The neighborhood was quiet, and the cottage was very close to the beach, and close to major attractions in the area. The breakfast arrived at the time that we requested every day. There were ants in the kitchen sink and counter, although we were very careful not to leave any food crumbs.

    June 2014
    Erika & Blake
    Response from Erika & Blake:

    Yikes! Very sorry about the ants, Kay! Unfortunately, they seem to find us every year and it's clear I need to put out some fresh ant traps. Thanks for the tip!

    June 2014
  • This was our first airbnb experience and we couldn't have been happier with Erika and Blakes' beach cottage. They both gave us great suggestions on what to do/where to eat that made for a memorable trip. Our favorite part of our stay was enjoying a delicious breakfast in the garden each morning. It is true what they say, the bed is like a cloud! We have already recommended this place to our friends and family. Thanks Erika and Blake, you are fabulous hosts!!

    June 2014
  • The cottage is perfect and the bed is divine. We would book here again in a heartbeat!

    June 2014
  • We have a great time in Monterrey and in the cottage of Blake and Erika. Even if it's was a large place, it was very cosy and comfortable, with everything inside and with a very nice garden. Two passes was Avery great value as well. Thanks for the nice breakfast and amazing cookies as well for your help Blake.

    June 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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