This cozy home at the beach is the perfect base from which to see the Monterey Peninsula. From the well equipped kitchen to the comfortable beds to the garden oasis complete with hot tub, the Beach Bungalow will help make your trip a memorable one.
Enjoy the gorgeous central California coast line and all its activities while based at our comfortable beach bungalow. We are half a block from the beach on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula; walk to the municipal course with the back nine on the ocean, tour the still operational lighthouse, SCUBA in the deep sea canyon of Monterey Bay, kayak with sea otters, bike ride along the shore and enjoy the fresh air and local wild life. This is a world class golf, SCUBA, and birding destination, as well as a very peaceful venue to enjoy doing nothing at all!
We have two bedrooms each with a queen sized bed; one with an ocean view and one with garden access. Two bathrooms each offer a shower and one a tub. The sofa is good as an additional sleeping area and how we calculated 5 people could comfortably stay here. We also have an inflatable queen sized mattress that can be set up in the carpeted laundry part of the garage that could be used as sleeping space. Additionally you will enjoy a living room with gas fireplace and big screen TV, a well appointed, fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher, comfortable dining area, laundry facilities in the attached garage, and a gloriously large, sunny, wind-protected back yard. There is a hot tub in the back yard and a fire pit.
Just blocks from public transportation you can access the Monterey Bay Aquarium (use our two guest passes), Monterey's old adobes, Carmel's charming shops, Cannery Row's attractions, or visit some of our outstanding local wineries. Local restaurants are highly recommended and we'll leave you a listing of our favorites. The tide pools within a few steps of our door are safe haven to hermit crabs, sea stars, and many other sea creatures.
Our 2 bicycles, two seat kayak, and boogie boards are a part of the package deal when you enjoy your holiday with us on this glorious shoreline. For the techies among you, Geocaching is awesome here! There are about 20 different treasures to find in the immediate area-some at high tide, and some at low tide! Horseback riding is available at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center nearby. Kids bikes can be rented at Bay (email hidden). They even deliver the bikes to the house!
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You will have access to our well equipped kitchen, laundry, gas grill, hot tub, wifi, TV, and gas jet fireplace. The gardens are a glorious retreat every season of the year. We also have bikes, a two person kayak, and two guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Interaction with Guests
I almost always have my phone with me and promise to respond to you within a few hours if not sooner.
Our quiet neighborhood is centrally located and close to many attractions on the Monterey Peninsula. Beach is half block away, golf is around the corner, and aquarium is just two miles away.
The local bus line runs close by. It's just a block and a half to the closest stop.
Other Things to Note
The local lighthouse has tours on Saturday, the sunsets are phenomenal, and you can hear the waves crash when roasting marshmallows around the fire pit in the backyard. Life is good here!
(website hidden) pets, please. My husband and I are very allergic...sorry!
No loud parties in our quiet neighborhood. Quiet hours after 10 P.M.
Please don't flush foreign objects down the toilets.
Be aware of California's water scarcity and use water wisely. Please don't take excessively long showers.
On that same topic, reuse towels whenever possible. That way we don't have to launder them after minimal use.
Tie up long hair when using the hot tub, please. That keeps the tub cleaner and the filter system from getting tangled up.
8.The gas jet fireplace is operated by a remote control. The remote is on the mantel; one click on the top button (beep) for on, two clicks on the top button (beep) for off. Do not use the toggle switch on the side of the unit itself.
Wear helmets when riding bikes, and wear life jackets when on the kayak. Enjoy our recreational equipment at your own risk.
Remember to turn off the gas when using the BBQ and patio heaters in the backyard.
Be respectful of our lovely home. Look after it as if it were your own. We hope you enjoy it and take care of it for us.
Shelly and Joe
Great location and all the amenities needed for a great stay. Bikes and kayak is a nice touch although we did not take advantage of them. Shelly was a great host.
Shelly was great again. This is the second time we have stayed with her, and there's a reason we came back. She's super responsive, keeps a lovely home, and never hesitates to help with any questions. A true pleasure!
This place was perfect! I stayed with my wife and 2 sons, and the home was ideal for all 4 of us. Everything is in great condition, and the location couldn't be better. Walk or drive, it doesn't matter as you're so close to anything you will need for your stay. psst - a little secret - if you stay here, you get to experience the greatness of her Frieling Stainless Steel French Press!! I'm still amazed by it. Oh, the simple things in life.
Shelly did a great job, the Bungalow was all ready for our visit. We arrived late at night and Shelly was kind enough to have something for us for breakfast the next morning. The house was clean and well supplied with all the things we needed for the week. Cozy and comfortable can best describe the Bungalow. It's location made a great base camp for our daily adventures. The neighborhood gets real quiet after the sun goes down. We would definitely stay with Shelly and use Airbnb again.
Incredible experience. The house is charming and with no detail missed. The care put into our experience was unexpected and made for a stress free and delightful weekend. Short walk to the beach and cheap Uber to downtown Monterrey. The back yard is adorable with a seating area, hot tub, and fire pit. Shelly was a great hostess with responsive communication. She provided an unforgettable weekend!
Shelly had English muffins, creamer, coffees and teas for the next morning. This was a nice treat though we had purchased food items too! Very well stocked kitchen which made cooking meals in a breeze. Place exactly as described. Very clean, welcoming and accommodating. Backyard is beautiful and very relaxing to sit and listen to the waves or birds. Beds were very comfortable. Place very very quiet and half block to spectular beaches for watching sunrise and sunset.
We were able to enjoy two full weeks in this home which was only a block away from the beach. A perfect location! The warm weather made it possible to sit comfortably in the spacious back yard. In fact comfort is a word that best describes our entire experience. Shelly was very respectful of our need for peace and quiet and responded promptly to any requests with a positive flair. She's a great host and made us feel right at home.
I'm a teacher and a business owner. My husband, Joe, is a chiropractor. We have family all over the world and want to visit them. We look forward to sharing our home with fellow world travelers.