About This Listing
King size bed and full size bed in loft.
Welcome to PEACE TEMPLE ABODE, a relaxed country villa on five acres, on the coast of Monterey Bay California USA. We invite you to share in a new age, yoga and wellness experience while enjoying our unique coastal home, blessed with sunrise, sunset and ocean view. We are on a private drive, a bit off the beaten track, bring your sense of adventure when you come. The stucco house, has a spacious open, family friendly, floor plan, Saltillo tile and wood floors, with high cedar ceilings, lofts, and natural light filtering through skylights and windows.
HANG OUT: Relax by our fireplace. Catch a movie with us on our 60 inch wide screen LCD TV. Enjoy original art by local artists. Watch the evening sun set over the Sea. Lounge in our Private Studio. Share a meal with us, or visit the peninsula and go out on the town where fine dining restaurants and a multitude of shoppes abound. Visit nearby beaches or go hiking on coastal trails with panoramic views.
SLEEP: Rest easy when you sleep in our GOOD VIBRATIONS room with built in LOFT. Bedroom features a comfortable king size bed. The loft (a straight up climb) with full size bed and mattress has the best view from the highest vantage point in the entire house, and is a great getaway to meditate, or do yoga. A kid magnet, the loft is perfect for climbers, the young at heart, and adventurous sleepers. The electric stove in the room invites you to cozy up to the ambiance of faux flames offering real warmth. The room comes complete with Wi Fi. Ask us if you'd like the use of a portable lap top desk, or anything added to, or removed, from the room while you stay. The room opens to a private enclosed balcony with table stools granite top rolling cabinet and mini fridge. Sip morning tea, or coffee, while enjoying the sunrise. All windows have blinds to block out the light if you are not an early riser. The GOOD VIBRATIONS ROOM with LOFT has a shared bath with a double sink vanity, 6 foot jacuzzi tub with shower, skylight and garden window. All linens and towels included. (Half bath, Master Bath with double shower and laundry facilities and also available to use.)
EAT: We offer the use of fully equipped vegetarian/vegan/rawfoods kitchen complete with juicers, blenders, food processor, 6 burner gas range, and griddle, but ask that no meat, poultry, or fish is cooked in our Peace Temple Villa. We also do not permit alcoholic beverages or smoking on the premises. We invite you to partake of breakfast bagels, toast, tea and coffee on the privacy of your own balcony, or share our table.
MEDITATE: We invite you to participate in early morning meditation at 5 am in the mediation room. Join us for yoga. Ask about a private yoga session. If you are here on Wednesday evening be our guest at the Kundalini Live yoga with Sukhmandir Singh at Wave Street Studios.
HEAL: Ask about our discount at the Monterey Wellness Center featuring Turbosonics sound therapy, Laser light therapy, Ionic foot bath, Infrared Spa and Colonic.
PLAY: Relax on balconies, decks, patios and lawns. Explore our five acres. We have several outdoor stoves and wood for a fire, a camping spot with fire pit, and parking for your RV. There is plenty to do year round in Monterey County and the Tri County area. If you like nature, and are new to the area, ask us to recommend hiking trails and places to visit inland, or along the Coast. We have a beach bag and towels ready for you. Ask about 2 Aquarium Passes with minimum 2 night stay returning on night of day used. Subject to availability.
Please Note: Groups, or families, can be easily accommodated by combining rooms. (Ask us about hosting your retreat or wedding). Please contact us regarding availability and pricing. We have other listings on the same property (see profile) which include:
Upper Floor: ""Serenity Yoga MontereyBay/SantaCruz"" Private room with full size bed, twin mattress, faux fireplace, and an adjoining balcony with bistro set & mini fridge.
Upper Floor: "Hobbit Hall MontereyBay/SantaCruz" Private room featuring two twin beds and twin mattress.
Main Floor: "Peaceful Wellness Yoga Monterey Bay" Private room with full size bed and private entry.
Ground Floor:"King and Queen MontereyBay/SantaCurz" Private room with private entry, features king and queen beds faux fireplace, laundry cabinet.
Secluded on a private drive, PEACE TEMPLE ABODE is s conveniently located on a coastal property between Santa Cruz and Monterey. We are about 1 mile (1 minute by car) from the Airport Shuttle and Monterey Transit (bus) where parking is available.
Peace Temple is secluded on a private road in North Monterey County about ½ a mile off of Hwy 101, and about 1 mile from HWY 156 West which runs between HWY 1 and HWY 101.
We are about 1 mile (1 minute by car) from the Airport Shuttle and Monterey Transit (bus) where parking is available.
We are centrally located in the Tri County area.
2 minutes from the nearest shopping center.
5 minutes North of the nearest mall.
7 minutes North of the Steinbeck center in Salinas.
10-15 minutes inland from beaches or Moss Landing antique shops.
20 minutes North of Monterey Fisherman’s Warf, Laguna Seca Raceway, Sea Otter Bicycle Classic, or South of Watsonville.
25 minutes North of Carmel by the Sea, Pebble Beach and 17 mile Drive, or Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium (ask about passes).
30 minutes North of Carmel Valley and South of Santa Cruz Boardwalk.
35-40 minutes North of Point Lobos and Carmel Highlands, or Pacific Grove monarch butterfly sanctuary.
40-60 minutes North of Big Sur beaches, the Redwoods and Esalen Institute hot springs.
70-75 minutes South of San Francisco.
Weather: Dress in layers.
Spring is temperate with occasional showers.
Summer can be warm and sunny, or cool and foggy.
Fall is moderate with occasional late autumn monsoons.
Winter can be stormy, or sunny, sometimes all in the same day.
*Sukhmandir Kaur Khalsa is the guide to Sikhism (website hidden)
**Sukhmandir Singh Khalsa is a Kundalini Yoga teacher at Kundalini Live with Wave Street Studios across from the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Enjoy and respect our home as you do your own. Relax and Rejoice in every Breath, Have Fun!
Let us know if you need space in the refrigerator. You are welcome to use kitchen and all equipment, however no cooking of meat, poultry, or fish is permitted in our home. Please clean up after cooking or eating. We do not permit smoking or alcoholic beverages on the premises.
You are welcome to enjoy our meditation room, please cover your head and remove shoes before entering.
You are welcome to do light laundry. Please allow us to show you how to use washer and dryer. For extended stays, fresh linens and towels are provided every 5-7 days. We will give you fresh sheets, or towels, and provide beach towels upon request. Please ask if you need anything.
Please ask before bringing pets.
Very welcoming hosts! Privacy with the benefit of a communal living atmosphere. Complementary 6am yoga was a great way to start the day! My boyfriend and I had a great couple days staying here! It was also great as vegans to have a veg only kitchen!
Hosts were welcoming and easygoing. The area around the house was not very clean - poultry droppings were seen everywhere. When we arrived the bathroom was not cleaned - was told the hosts’ children did not clean up after themselves despite having been told to do so - wished the hosts had checked before we arrived. Room is ok - bright during the day (as seen in the pictures) but at night the light is quite dim, particularly for the bed on the lower level, making the room look rather sketchy especially with the ghostly elephant figures on the blanket.
Note: the king-size bed is not really a king but two twin beds put together. Blankets smelled old and there were hairs (I’m not lying) between the sheets - not sure if the hairs were left from the laundry or from the previous guest. If you're two people traveling together and considering booking this room make sure to ask the hosts if you can use both beds - the “king” bed is large enough for two people and using only this may save you the cleaning fee for the second bed (about $30); this is not clear in the listing.
I appreciate the hosts’ flexibility in approving a change from 2 night stay to 1 night stay, but for the price, which has also increased since I booked, I find the quality (especially cleanliness) quite lacking.
I'm sorry for your poor experience Taun. Sheets are always freshly laundered in hot water. There are bedside lamps as well as light fixtures. Had you asked I could have provided extra lighting.
You had booked and paid for 4 people and apparently attempted to ask for an alteration to cancel 2 of them 5 minutes before you arrived that evening about 8pm. The alteration request appeared to be the one I had already approved when you changed from 2 nights to one. You never asked me about the alteration until after it expired the next day, nor voiced any of your concerns while you were there. Doing so might have improved your experience.
Nice big house with a lot of open space and fresh air. Good ambience with a meditation & yoga room. Tons of animals also. Mrs. Kaur was a great host and welcomed us in like family. She went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable
Sukhmandir and his family were extremely generous and welcoming to us, offering us the use of his home, his recommendations and help with travel in the area, and his warmly stocked kitchen. Our bedroom was clean and very comfortable, and included a loft that our children loved. We felt very happy there.
The house is bustling quite early in the morning. Sukhmandir holds a morning yoga practice in the family room that is open to all, and I was happy to join them. It is just downstairs from the bedrooms and does include chanting and a large gong - and it starts by 6 a.m. So if you are looking for a place to sleep in in the morning, this may not work for you.
Peace temple is a nice and comfortable place to stay. The hosts are very friendly and helpful, Mr. Kaur helped me fulled my car out of a ditch. But the place is hard to find at night
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About the Host, Sukhmandir
I'd love the opportunity to help make your stay on the Monterey Peninsula a memorable one. What are you waiting for? Message me and let's get going on your best ever vacation :)
Peace Temple Abode would love to host your events, keep us in mind for personal and family outings, yoga and wellness retreats, teacher training, life coaching, gurmat camps, kirtans, weddings etc. We have 5 rooms with 11 beds, 3 1/2 shared baths, can accommodate about 20 overnight guests, and comfortably host groups of about 40 day guests.