About This Listing
appx 1 mile from ocean, spectacular view of Monterey Bay , day or night. The house has been completely remodeled. It has a big sandy yard, bbq, glassed in sun deck, basketball hoop, large chess/checkers, swing set and jungle gym. There is also a washer/dryer. The kitchen is complete with dishes, glasses, pots and pans, flatware and utensils. There is also a microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & board, made beds and towels.
The rental also includes four guest passes to the Monterey Bay Acquarium.
The View, whether sitting on the couch or standing you see the whole Bay. In the evenings and early mornings the lights around the bay, and the bay are both romantic and picturesque.
The yard is safe and family friendly.
15 minutes or less to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Monterey Wharf, downtown Monterey or Carmel-by-the-Sea.
5 minutes to Shopping, Costco, Target, Grocery stores, Restaurants, etc.
The view pales next to our great neighbors, they are the best. Elvira accross the street, I call her the "Go 2 Girl" will greet you with a smile and always a friend. She is also available for child care, shopping, directions etc.
Lorrain and Jim, next door, have lived there almost as long as Dave and I. They are enjoying their family and retired life.
One of our favorite things to do is play pinnocle with Billy and Roni, who live around the corner. We always laugh alot while playing which what makes it still so much fun. Dave was best man in their wedding 45 years ago.
The girls in the neighborhood walk almost every day or eve and welcome you to join them if you like to walk. Their serious about their walks and have been walking together for over 8 years. Last year they all walked in the Big Sur Marathon. This year Lorraine and Renee did it again.
We do not allow smoking or pets to maintain a clean atmosphere for those who may be allergic. However, there are several seating areas around the house for those who enjoy smoking. Elvira, if available,who lives directly accross the street will allow your dog or cat to stay in her yard. She is also an excellant source for child care, shopping, flower arranging, directions, etc. She is a retired certified masseuse. My grandchildren call her Omie (granny in German).
This place has everything you need and more. Lots of nice details, almost everything is remote-controlled/powered/lit and there are high-quality applicances. The house was very clean when we arrived. Stunning view over the Monterey bay and a nice backyard with fire pit, grill. etc.
It's just a short 10-min drive from the Monterey airport and it's perfectly located to visit fisherman's wharf, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-Mile drive, Carmel, etc.
Long story short - very highly recommended!
This place was absolutely stunning! We were a few minutes early and so got to meet our hosts who couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. The views from the house and expansive back garden are spectacular; right over the bay. It was just a short drive into town. The guest aquarium passes were invaluable and let us skip the queue on a busy holiday weekend.
We had a wonderful time in Monterey. This is a beautiful home with a fabulous view of the bay and an incredible back yard for entertaining. Patty was responsive to our needs and incredibly gracious. This home was close to everything and the passes to the aquarium was an added bonus! We have recommended this home to our family and friends!
Our stay at Patty and Dave's house was absolutely relaxing and convenient, to sit on the couch and look at the view of the bay was wonderful, all the shopping right down the hill for the things I forgot to pack made it so easy. Sitting in the backyard, playing horse shoes and enjoying the sunshine was great. The house had everything we needed, Patty went out of her way to make everything relaxed and comfortable. I will be returning for a future visit and also the fact that its only 15 minutes to the airport is another plus. I recommend this house to anyone looking for a place in the area close to golf, fair grounds, races and beach all near by, she even has swings and gym set for kids.
Patty was friendly and quick to respond to questions. The home was beautiful and nicely arranged. There are individual controls for ceiling/light fans that also seem like they control the room temperature. However the room temp has a central heating wall thermostat on the right wall going into the kitchen that we discovered late in our stay! The 4 passes to the Monterey Aquarium were a big bonus. We only faced two challenges while there. The sunlight over the kitchen sink is very bright at dinner time when preparing food. It would be nice to have a way to subdue it. And one of the master bathroom sinks had an issue, being stuck in a closed non draining position. I am sure she will rectify this right away. The beds were comfy, the yard awesome, kitchen lovely, wifi and tv great. We would go back in a heartbeat. It is in a residential neighborhood with shopping for groceries, clothes, etc. nearby.
Very grateful to master for us to clean and warm accommodation, bright and spacious, every detail are full of personality and artistic atmosphere, we spent a wonderful holiday. Thank you!
This is our second trip in two years. Had a great time and look forward to going again soon!! The house was clean and inviting, views (day and night) are Awesome. Had a great horseshoe match! Thanks so much Patty.
About the Host, Patty
Dave, our daughter Krysti and I have had many happy years in this home. When we lived here Dave was the golf professional at Spyglass Hill in Pebble Beach for seven years and I worked at the Del Monte Hyatt. Dave later partnered with a friend and bought a limousine service and car rental. I was president of the PTA of Monterey High School when we bought a building (my project) 450 miles away. That was 27 years ago. I really thought 6 months hard work, and you then "just collect rent". Sounds perfect, Boy! was I wrong. It is still alot of work. After three years, reality set in. Dave and I decided one of the two investments had to go. We decided the commercial center was the investment to keep so we sold to our partner and have been in So. Cal ever since.
We kept the house to share with family and friends, but we were all too busy to vacation. After a couple of years we decided to rent it out full time.
We rented it to our dear friend, Henry (50) & Diane who lived in it for over 20 years. Henry was Hawaiin and used to be Don Ho's bodyguard. Remember, "Tiny Bubbles" Many luaus and pigs cooked in the back yard Hawaiin style.
Before we rented our home to our friends we stored many things in the shed (time capsule) in the backyard. Not really remembering what was packed in the shed or expecting anything to be any good after over twenty years, we were pleasantly surprised. A step back in time. Memories!!! We have so many, many happy memories in this home and count our blessings for them.
After our friends moved to North Carolina last year, we thought we would work on the house and prepare it to sell. Being back in Monterey and sitting on the couch looking out over the bay, my husband said, "I don't think we should sell this house"
the view is so beautiful in the day and even more spectacular at night, It just draws you in, a calming pleasure. We had forgotten. While restoring the house I learned about Airbnb and the rest is history, and more new memories.
Dave and I love Jazz and we have been sitting in the same seats (with an original group of 60 friends) for over 35 years at the Monterey Jazz Festival. We also love to travel, golf and enjoy our houseboat at the Havasu Springs Resort,
We hope you will enjoy our home as much as we do.