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House - Private room · Padova Dr, Salinas, CA 93905, United States

Guests receive a spacious room, comfortable bed, friendly hosting and free parking. Also please ask us about free aquarium tickets (a value of $80). One night is possible but priority is given to guests who book at least two nights based on FCFS.

The Space

If your primary concern is quality, you are in the right place. If you want your hard earned and well deserved vacation be well paid off, come to our beautiful house. By staying with us and our unique culture, we guarantee you wake up next day with a happy heart and fully refreshed mind and recharged body. You will never regret of your choice and the little drive becomes a solely delightful experience to your destination. What's more, when you book two nights with us, you will get two free Monterey Aquarium tickets, a value of $80!! (First come, first served). You are eligible to get 1 free ticket if you book one night (please contact us for availability.

THE HOUSE:(Chinese version is available toward the bottom 以下有中文版介绍)
Built in 2012, this brand new house is a two-storied building (3150 sq. ft) that has all a new and big house has: clean, bright, fresh, spacious and well designed to suit the comfort of modern life. In addition, the house is equipped with water filtering system that makes the water pure, soft and safe. The house is surrounded by mountains on the north and the east and a big park is right in the front. Free parking on the street, drive way and even in our garage.
When you are here, you get a spacious and super quiet room, a clean and comfort queen size bed with high quality linens, a shared bathroom. All towels, shampoo, body wash and toiletry are provided in the bathroom. A cable TV with Dish net work for you to use and WiFi for internet access, a desk and chair.The bedroom is ideal for single or couple, but is also good for small families. Kid(s) who share a bed with parents will not be charged. If you have more people and would like to book more rooms in the same house, please ask as we have other rooms available to accommodate more people.
Brief BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED with coffee,bread and peanut butter. But if you pay $5, you will get a rich breakfast served on the table, and you will eat like a king. Please ask for details when you book the room.
Usually we let guests who stay here for over two nights use laundry for one time. But there is a limited use of the kitchen stove and oven. You can use our toaster and microwave.
Please no pets, no smoke and no drug in the house.
Our house is economically located in a place where you can come and enjoy all that Monterey Bay has to offer from Santa Cruz to Big Sur. The Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic Cannery Row, Fishman’s Wharf, whale watching, wine tasting in Carmel Valley, fishing, cycling or a stroll along one of the many beaches are with 20 miles.
Our house is located in a convenient place where you find supermarkets, shopping centers and bus stops close by within walking distance. Monterey Salinas Transit Center, Steinbeck Center, and railway station is about 4 miles away, which is accessible by taking buses. Freeway 101 is 4 minutes away and it is an ideal place to stop to or from Los Angeles. Gilroy Outlet Malls are 30 minutes drive on North 101 and Hearst Castle is about 2 hours and half down on South 101. Five miles from the house is Highway 68 whereby you can reach Toro Park (6 miles), Laguna Seca Race Track (14 miles), and Monterey City (20 miles). Hwy 1 and Marina Beach is 13 miles on the West.
We are in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. Right in front of the house is a big grass covered park with playgrounds, basketball, baseball and soccer sports fields.
The weather here is beautiful year round, and usually a few degrees warmer and less foggy than immediately on the coast.
I am a professor teaching Chinese at Defense Language Institute and my wife is a professional house wife. We love people and love to make friends with people from all over the world.
We guarantee to provide excellent customized services and make you feel like staying in your own home.
Enjoy your stay with us.
Below is Chinese translation:
我们的住处属于蒙特雷湾区Menterey Bay。蒙特雷海湾凉爽的气候和优美的风景令无数游人流连忘返,乐不思归。这里曾经有画家张大千的国外故居之一(参见《访张大千加州故居》--吴晓铃 《人民日报》 1987/04/25)这里也是诺贝尔获奖者斯坦贝克的故乡。斯坦贝克笔下《罐头厂街》(Cannery Row)的那条同名街就在蒙特雷市闻名全美的水族馆前边,还有《愤怒的葡萄》(The Grapes of Wrath)和《人鼠之间》(Of Mice and Men)的田野上奔跑着现代化的农机。这两部小说都拍成了电影,小说和电影的背景就是我们这儿的城市萨利娜市Salinas周围。这里也有诗人罗宾逊•翟弗尔斯(1887-1962)的石塔故居。此外,17英里风景线,卡迈尔高尔夫场,卡迈尔酿酒庄园,赫斯特古堡,美丽的海边一号公路以及路边旁的沙滩瀑布,渔人码头,还有海狮、海象、海豹、鲸鱼、鸟岛等奇特景观数不胜数。这里一年四季都适合旅游,夏天是超级的避暑圣地,冬天便是春暖花开的乐园。超一流的人文和自然景观是这里吸引全世界游人的主要原因。作为居住在这里的中国人,我们很高兴能有机会为我们同胞服务。除了提供住宿,我们还可以为大陆及台湾讲汉语的游客提供接机翻译导游和交通运输等特殊服务。建议最佳游玩时间:两天。

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Excellent experience. The hosts were very hospitable . They offered breakfast . And dinners . And very quiet and kept bath clean and made up the room between nights . Even helped during move-in.

    April 2014
  • Henry and Holly were extremely nice and great, very kind, hosts! Their house was beautiful and super clean. I would highly recommend other guests to stay here. Henry also took care of everything and made sure that we had our reservations to enjoy the beautiful Monterey Aquarium.
    I had a great time, Thanks again!!
    Gigi and Nick

    March 2014
  • Henry's house was easily the best & cleanest place I've ever stayed. Henry also went out of his way to accommodate us during our stay. I plan on coming back to Henry & Holly's place whenever I'll visit Monterey in the future. Thank you H&H, and God bless you!

    March 2014
  • Henry is really friendly person. The house is huge, clean and calm. Me and my wife stayed there for one night, we were given passes to the bay aquarium. Served breakfast.

    March 2014
  • Staying with Henry & Holly was fantastic. My girlfriend and I stayed with them during the Valentine's Day Weekend. We were able to visit Monterey and Carmel easily. The guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium was also a nice touch. I would highly recommend staying with Henry & Holly. They are warm, genuine, and thoughtful, everything you would want in a host.

    February 2014
  • Henry and Holly are super welcoming! Too bad our stay was so short! The room was super clean and hotel like. Their house was very organized as well! They were very helpful and made sure our stay was great. Henry and Holly provided us with aquarium tickets and he even taught us how to save on parking! Before we left Henry provided me and my boyfriend some breakfast and tips on where to sight see. When we left he even helped carry my bags to the car! Thank you for your great hospitality and we definately recommend them to anyone coming to this area!

    February 2014
  • Henry was a great host! He was quick to respond to messages and went out of his way to get the aquarium tickets to us. He was very welcoming.

    January 2014
  • Nice house. Salinas is kind of in the middle of nowhere but good for a one-night stay driving from LA to San Francisco. Henry is a very attentive host, everything was clean.

    January 2014
  • They had a great home, comfortable bed,.and the aquarium tickets were a great bonus. I would recommend it.

    December 2013
  • Henry was a most helpful host! Took a sincere interest in our trip which involved both business and pleasure. We enjoyed the spacious kitchen and had great conversation with another guest. We are also AirBnB hosts in LA, and learned from the best!

    December 2013
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I am a professor teaching Chinese at Defense Language Institute. I am 54 years old. Married. I am Chinese and I got my PhD in Indiana University. I love, Tai Chi, zen meditation, hiking, and literature. My wife Holly Wu was a professional dancer and singer and now sh is a professional house worker who loves cooking and maintaining the house. We both love people who bring with them cultures from all over the places in the world.
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