#3474 Cape Cod Meets the California Coast, Walking Distance to Downtown & Bay
You will feel completely immersed in the spirit of the sea in this four-bedroom, three-bath patrician home, just one block to downtown in the quaint community of Pacific Grove and just 2 blocks from the beautiful coastline of Monterey Bay. There is no end to the fun a group can have in this spacious house that can sleep 8 Adults and 2 kids-- the perfect place for a family reunion or for couples vacationing together.
With its straightforward architecture, deep ocean-blue exterior and white picket fence, this historic dwelling has an upscale Cape Cod sensibility enlivened by coastal California flair. It has been completely renovated, retaining the best of the old - high ceilings, hardwood floors, bead board wainscoting and walls, lots of windows - and adding a bright sand-and-sea look with white shutters, spa serene painted walls, ocean-themed fabrics and accouterments and updated fixtures and furnishings.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine, passes to the famous Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a tasting at Scheid Winery in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay.
The house is all about the seashore, with a soothing palette of delicate sea-foam greens and blues with pristine white trim, and décor that draws upon the beach for its inspiration. The front door opens to a sunny enclosed porch that leads to the more formal living room with a modern stylish sage-green leather sofa, whitewashed wood and marble coffee and end tables and charming marine art. The adjacent dining room features a marble-tile-faced fireplace that can be lit with candles for atmosphere, a wooden buffet with marble top, a Colonial pewter chandelier and a washed driftwood farmhouse table with benches that can seat up to 10.
A remodeled efficient kitchen has everything you need to prepare wonderful gourmet meals, including a stainless steel gas range and oven, large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, counters topped in beige marble and lots of small appliances. The kitchen looks out to a spacious family room where everyone will undoubtedly want to gather for fun and games. It is furnished with a comfy white slip-covered sofa, a brown rattan table and chairs that can seat up to six, occasional chairs, a coffee table and a 55-inch TV for those cozy evenings when you want to curl up with some popcorn and watch a movie.
Around the corner from the family room at the base of a staircase that leads to the second story is a wall-papered nook that contains a wrought-iron day bed, topped with a quilted paisley coverlet, that can sleep one.
A panoramic vista over rooftops to the deep blue waters of the bay awaits those who stay in the second-floor master bedroom, which is appointed with a king bed that can be made into 2 twins with luxury linens and an aqua-marine blue and beige quilted coverlet with a starfish, seashell and coral motif. You will want to throw open the windows to let in the fresh ocean breezes, make yourself comfortable at the small table and chairs and gaze out at the view as you sip your morning coffee or tea. Other amenities include off-white distressed-wood end tables with celadon blue ceramic lamps, a dresser, a double closet and a flat screen TV. The master bathroom, with its white bead board walls and mocha-colored tiles has a bathtub and a separate shower with a seashell-themed shower curtain.
A bright and cheery second master bedroom on the ground floor, with crisp white beadboard wainscoting and sunny yellow walls, has antiqued cabinets on either side of the bed with metal starfish lamps, a brown wicker chair, a flat-screen TV, an antique wooden dresser with black marble top and a cheerful blue and turquoise floral quilted coverlet and top-quality linens on a king bed. A wrought-iron day bed could be used for a third sleeper. A pristine bathroom with white bead board walls and a sparkling new free-standing sink with wooden cabinet, has a tub/shower. A wood-framed glass door leads to an enclosed deck with a round glass table and chairs and a barbecue.
A third smaller bedroom with soft blue-gray walls has a quilted blue-gray and white coverlet and luxury linens on a king bed. Just beyond is a laundry room with a farmhouse sink and cabinet and a washer/dryer. A bathroom which includes a separate water closet and Bath/Shower also has a free-standing sink with wood cabinet that allows it to be accessed when the water closet and shower/bath is in use.
A circular staircase off the family room leads downstairs to yet another bedroom with a king bed that can be made into 2 twins with a soft celadon and yellow paisley quilted coverlet, round distressed wood end tables and delightful carved and painted wooden pelican lamps.
This spectacular house is located just a block above the commercial district so you'll be able to walk to the many home-grown shops and restaurants that have given Pacific Grove its reputation as a sought-after destination. A few more minutes by foot and you can be at Lover's Point Park, a rocky promontory that extends out into the bay, and a recreational trail that extends for miles along the shoreline.
Parking is on the street, but two cars can be parked in a driveway if necessary. The garage is not available.