CA Dreaming w/Ocean View, 2 Aq. tix

House - Entire home/apt · Benito Ct, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, United States

The Space

Welcome to the California Dreaming Bungalow. Wake up to an ocean view right from your bed and enjoy the sound of the morning birds singing. Fall asleep to the sound of the seals barking under a star filled sky. And you will sleep well on the king-size organic wool/latex mattress... it has been named the most comfortable bed in the world by numerous guests! Enjoy your private shower with a sky window that opens to the warmth of the sun. If you feel like dancing, enjoy our eclectic vinyl collection with everything from Miles Davis to The Tubes. Does this sound too good to be true? Dare I even mention the 2 free aquarium tickets?

California Dreaming is a brand new, eco-friendly bungalow with natural cork flooring, bamboo, shoji, recycled granite, and non-toxic paint. It is a Dwell-inspired, eclectic blend of Japanese Zen and California design overlooking the garden, trees and the Pacific Ocean - a truly magical, romantic, fun space!

The California Dreaming Bungalow is located on the same property as our Peaceful Artist Home (website hidden) Dream includes a small kitchenette (coffee and tea maker, small fridge and a microwave) and also includes use of the main house kitchen when needed. It has one California King size bed (for two) and one twin (single) bed for a total of three people.

NOTE: ONE NIGHT RESERVATIONS ARE ACCEPTED AT OUR DISCRETION. DO NOT RESERVE FOR ONE NIGHT BEFORE COMMUNICATING WITH US. WEEKEND BOOKINGS HAVE A TWO NIGHT MINIMUM. Also, weekend nights and special events are more expensive, please check pricing. Also, we do accept pets but at our discretion. You need to discuss it with us beforehand and we charge an extra $25 cleaning fee per dog.

We accept groups up to 10 people depending on availability of our Peaceful Artist's listing (main house). Please contact us for pricing and availability before booking larger groups.

Our Peaceful Artist's home has lots of natural light, plants, original art, comfortable furniture and a lovely ocean view. This is a relaxed coastal "locals" experience. Zeus, our blind three legged dog, also lives with us. Join us in the main house or enjoy your privacy. Stay in and relax or venture out into the wild. Whatever you feel like doing, we are happy to help with suggestions for everything from the best hikes to the best food.

We want you to have a wonderful time while you're in our home. This is a very special place and we'd love to share it with you! We've lived in Pacific Grove for ten years and are happy to help you any suggestions possible to create a memorable, lovely holiday. Relaxing coastal walks, white sand beaches, best local restaurants and music, favorite Monterey Bay Aquarium exhibits, rugged Big Sur hikes, etc... What are you waiting for?

The California Dreaming Bungalow and the Peaceful Artist's Home are both very private and located at the end of a cul-du-sac with safe parking. Full use of the house includes:
Kitchen with gas stove, microwave and space in the refrigerator. Cooks welcome!
Living/dining room with ocean view, fireplace and piano.
We offer good coffee and a huge selection of gourmet teas each morning.
Wi-fi is strong indoors and outside.
Outdoor garden patio with deck chairs, a picnic table, BBQ.
Bathrooms: We use all green cleaning products and have complimentary organic toiletries. All linens and towels included.
Garage with washer and dryer and room for your bicycle, golf clubs, surfboard or extra stuff.
Television upon request but no cable. Netflix.
Trader Joe's and Safeway grocery stores are 2 minutes away, Whole Foods is 10 minutes away.

Local Activities (please note activities within Pacific Grove, Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel-By-The-Sea are within a five to ten minute drive)

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf
Asilomar State Beach and coastal trail/boardwalk.
Surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, bike riding, whale watching.
Sunsets from Lovers Point Park or Asilomar Beach.
Big Sur, Point Lobos hiking, Esalen, Wine tasting in Carmel Valley
Dining Out. Ask about the new vegetarian restaurant (finally PG has one!) or our favorite, Holly’s Lighthouse Café (the best local hangout for breakfast)
Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive.
Pebble Beach/AT&T golf. Tip: Pacific Grove Muni back nine ocean course is considered the “Poor Man’s Pebble” at $25 after 3:00pm.
Monterey Jazz Festival, Laguna Seca car/motorcycle races, Sea Otter Bicycle Classic, Concours d'Elegance car show. Great spas, discount for local massage (massage can even be at the house so you don't have to drive)
Pacific Grove monarch butterfly sanctuary.
Public transportation nearby.

Weather:
Summer is alternately foggy, cool and sunny.
Fall is our Indian Summer – our best weather.
Winter is the local's season – sometimes crystal clear and moderate, sometimes with great storms, big waves and no tourists. Our house is a great storm house with the ocean and sky view and floor to ceiling windows!
Spring is a little bit of all of the above with lots of flowers in the garden!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $850 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Superb location, good people who know the area.

    April 2014
  • It was wonderful. Both Evan and Sara were very warm and we felt very at home. It was so great for our dog. Fenced in gorgeous yard and Ocean View.....the BEST bed EVER...we would stay there again...anyday....and would recommend it to anyone. The cottage is beautiful and new....with a shower with a open air window...very zen and relaxing for sure

    April 2014
  • What a beautiful room! We LOVED our stay in Pacific Grove at Sarah and Evan's - the room was meticulous and elegant, our host was so personable and charming - we felt extremely well cared for, and definitely plan to go back. Highly, highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • Beautiful views, comfortable abode, and quite serene. I'd definitely stay again! Oh, and the bathroom/shower were amazing!

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay and slept in one of the most comfortable beds. The view of the garden and out to the ocean is stunning. Evan was most helpful with local knowledge and the tickets to the aquarium are a great bonus. Also fell in love with Zeus who came to visit us every morning.

    March 2014
  • Really lovely, relaxing, and fantastic listing located very centrally to anything you'd like to do in the Monterey area. Sarah and Evan were perfect hosts: friendly and helpful while still allowing my mom and I plenty of space and time. The bungalow itself is exactly as described and more. Definitely recommend this place if you'll be visiting Monterey--the accommodations and local knowledge/insider tips we got definitely helped to make a great vacation.

    March 2014
  • My family truly enjoyed the authentic California experience staying with Evan. We loved the comfort and space in the "cottage" and felt truly at home in the house and yard. Evan's advice on where to visit was invaluable. Having two passes to the aquarium was a nice perk, too. The location of the house was fantastic for visiting Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach, and Big Sur. Staying with Evan felt like visiting family. Thank you!!!

    March 2014
  • This was our first stay with AirBnB and we are so glad it was with Sarah and Evan! They shared their lovely home with us and our experience was 10x better because of their advice during our stay. Wonderful!

    March 2014
  • Evan and Sarah were perfect hosts. Upon arrival, Evan greeted us with enthusiastic recommendations of the best trails with tips and gems only a local could offer (we were headed to Big Sur for a week of hiking). Evan also saved us from an inferior dinner we had researched beforehand and he pointed us to the BEST restaurant recommendation I have ever received from a host: if you are in Pacific Grove on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (the only days it's open) you *must* visit Julia's! Also, stay with Sarah and Evan; their bungelow is perfect!

    March 2014
  • Sarah and Evan are amazing people and great hosts! Even though I was running a bit early, Evan was accommodating enough to let me check-in. The view from the bungalow is gorgeous (as shown in their photos) and the beach is super close. The record player was a nice touch as listening to "Dark Side of the Moon" on vinyl was a trip! I definitely recommend staying with Sarah and Evan.

    March 2014
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Hello, Evan and I moved from San Francisco to Pacific Grove nine years ago. Evan is an entrepreneur and I am a songwriter. Our kids just moved so we have extra rooms. We have used Airbnb throughout Europe and are happy to now be offering our own home to others. Our interests are traveling, reading, hiking, good food and interesting conversation, rock balancing, yoga, writing and music. We try to get to the beach daily where we walk our three legged dog Zeus.
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