Comfortable Bed&Ask Aquarium Pass

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

Guests receive a spacious room, comfortable bed, friendly hosting and free parking. Also please ask us about free aquarium tickets (a value of $80). Priority is given to guests who book at least two nights based on FIRST COME and FIRST SERVED.

Your host, Henry & Holly
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Guests receive a spacious room, comfortable bed, friendly hosting and free parking. Also please ask us about free aquarium tickets (a value of $80). Priority is given to guests who book at least two nights based on FIRST COME and FIRST SERVED.

The Space

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.

Guest Access

1) Free Parking in front of the house, in our drive way or in the garage when needed.
2) Bedroom and bathroom: you get a spacious and super quiet room downstairs, 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.
2) Breakfast: Brief BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED with coffee,bread and peanut butter. However, please ask us for special homemade special breakfast.

3) Laundry and Kitchen: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 ASK BEFORE USING ANY FACILITIES!

4) Free aquarium passes: when you book two nights with us, you will get two free Monterey Aquarium passes, a value of $80!! (First come, first served). You will enter as members without waiting in lines and you will also get 15% discount when you shop in the aquarium. Please contact us for availability.

5) Please no pets, no smoke and no drug in the house.

Interaction with Guests

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.

The Neighborhood

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.
The house is sitting in an extremely quiet,friendly and safe neighborhood.

Getting around

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,kayaking or walk 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.

Other Things to Note

The weather here is beautiful year round, and usually a few degrees warmer and less foggy than immediately on the coast.
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。另外,我們還免費提供價值80美元的水族館票(先來先得,定兩天以上者優先)。建议最佳游玩时间:两天。

Exciting Events of 2014 for Your Reference. Check online for accurate dates:)
5/3 – 5/5 Steinbeck Festival
5/4 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
5/9 – 5/11 The American Le Mans at Laguna Seca
5/16 – 5/19 Carmel Art Festival & Sculpture in the Park
5/18 – 5/19 Artichoke Festival
5/16 – 5/18 Monterey Bay Aquarium Cooking For Solutions
5/25 – 5/27 Memorial Day weekend

6/2 Tenth Annual Cannery Row Block Party
6/7 Monterey Wine Festival
6/8 Monterey Beer Festival
6/21 – 6/23 Monterey Bay Blues Festival
6/22 - Carmel House & Garden Tour

7/4 – 7/7 Independence Day Weekend
7/5 – 7/8 Pebble Beach Dressage Show
7/7 – 7/8 Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
7/13 – 7/27 Carmel Bach Festival
7/19 – 7/21 The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix/MotoGP World Championship
7/17 – 7/21 California Rodeo Salinas
7/18 – 7/22 Pebble Beach Equestrian Classic I
7/25 – 7/29 Pebble Beach Equestrian Classic II
7/25 – 7/29 Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns
7/26 – 7/28 Monterey Bay Reggaefest
7/31 – 8/4 Spirit West Coast Concert

7/31 – 8/4 Spirit West Coast Concert
8/7 – 8/15 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic
8/14 – 8/18 Pebble Beach Auctions
8/13 Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue
8/15 Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance
8/15 - 8/18 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
8/16 Concorso Italiano
8/16 Concours d’Elegance Vintage Car Parade Carmel
8/16 Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally
8/17 - 8/19 Pebble Beach RetroAuto
8/18 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
8/18 Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) Exhibition
8/30 - 9/2 Labor Day weekend

8/30 - 9/2 Labor Day weekend
9/5 - 9/7 Continental Tire Sports Car Series
9/9 Annual Sandcastle Contest:/Carmel Beach
9/13 – 9/15 The Triathlon at Pacific Grove
9/7 – 9/8 GRAND-AM Road Racing
9/14 Cherry's Jubilee Show n' Shine
9/20 thru 9/22 Monterey Jazz Festival
9/23 – 9/29 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach: PGA Golf Event
9/27 – 9/29 FIM Superbike World Championship
9/28 thru 9/30 5th Annual Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival

10/5 thru 10/8 Veteran's Day weekend
10/9 thru 10/13 Carmel Art & Film Festival
tbd Carmel's-By-The-Sea's Birthday Party & Parade
TBD Annual Big Sur River Run

11/7 thru 11/10 Big Sur Food & Wine Festival
11/17 Big Sur Half Marathon
11/21 thru 11/24 Thanksgiving holiday
tbd Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
tbd Pacific Grove's Christmas at the Inns

tbd Carmel's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
12/6 & 12/7 Monterey - Christmas In The Adobes
12/31 First Night Monterey (New Year's Eve)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Nette gastgeber. Sehr bemüht. Toll war, dass sie uns den aquariumpass besorgt hatten, den sie anderen gästen bereits überlassen haben. Sehr sauberes haus. Bad und schlafzimmer ebenfalls. Allerdings sehr hellhörig, man konnte die gäste im anderen zimmer reden hören...

    July 2014
  • A wonderful house with spacious, super clean and comfortable rooms. Quiet and safe neighborhood. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place highly. Just make sure you reserve aquarium tickets well in advance.

    July 2014
  • Exactly what all the tourists looking for on a road trip.....HOME,sweet home. Other key words: 100% clean and comfortable. The entire house is legit. Highly recommend to all. The house is spacious and bright. Suit for any kind of staying. Henry and Holly are kind and warm. We really had a good time and couldn't stop our conversation. 最后忍不住用中文怒赞叔叔阿姨!要不是接下来的住房无法退订简直赖着要不肯走了!走过路过千万不要错过啊 特别适合一号公路road trip。

    July 2014
  • We had a great experience at Henry&Holly's place. They provide a very professional bnb service, are very friendly hosts in a beautiful, clean home.
    We would definitely recommend staying at their place!

    July 2014
  • We had a great stay at Henry and Holly's house! We stayed for 2 nights while my boyfriend was taking a scuba class in Monterey. Henry and Holly were very friendly, and their home was exactly as pictured. It is extremely clean and quiet. We stayed in room 2, which had a very comfortable bed and a TV. We shared a bathroom with the guests in the room next door but never saw them once during our stay. We had a change of plans of which day we wanted to go to the aquarium, and Holly went out of her way to accommodate us. The passes make this place an incredible deal! It was our first Airbnb experience of actually staying in another person's home (we had only rented a private cottage before)--it was great and exceeded our expectations.

    June 2014
  • Very accommodating hosts and a comfortable bed.

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at Henry and Holly's house. We didn't get to meet Henry, but Holly was a wonderful hostess. The house is absolutely beautiful and immaculate (looks just like the pictures). Holly greeted us at the front door even though we arrived for check-in fairly late. It was great getting to borrow the aquarium passes for a day!

    June 2014
  • Me and my friend visited Henry and Holly's place during our road trip from LA to SF. At the moment we arrived, we loved the place and we ended up staying few more days. Henry and Holly were also very helpful before and during our stay; we had no problem confirming check-in times and they also recommended activities and places to eat.

    Little bit more about the stay:
    Very nice bathroom and the room we stayed was super clean. Lot of nice art works and spacious living room and kitchen. Me and my friend also greatly enjoyed the "special breakfast", which included home-made dumplings and fruit.

    June 2014
  • 此次美西之行最满意性价比最高的住宿体验,可惜停留时间太短,要不很乐意给房东做一次川菜尝尝

    June 2014
  • Henry and Holly were great hosts - we had some car issues and wound up arriving incredibly late to check in, but they were very friendly and accommodating (despite it being 11:30pm at night!). We only stayed for a short while, but the facilities were clean, well-kept, and lovely. Thanks again for the stay!

    June 2014
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I am a professor teaching Chinese at a Language Institute in Monterey. 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 she 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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