Pacific Grove, Central Coast, California Vacation Rental3 bedroom, 3 bath home sleeps 6-8 

#3554 Stunning Custom Home Near Golf Links - Panoramic Views Of Ocean

Welcome to "Otter's Rest"!

Do you want to watch whales from the master suite while you relax on the deck? Listen to the breaking surf lull you to sleep? Or maybe take a short, 1 block walk to greet the sunrise on Monterey Bay? You will enjoy all this and more at this beautiful 2-story, 3,600 sq ft Pacific Grove home with magnificent water views, located just 7 houses from one of the most popular surfing spots. The recently updated, art-filled 3-bedroom, 3-bath house, has a tranquilizing contemporary feel with spacious rooms and Asian touches throughout.

A semi-circular driveway tucked behind large flowering succulents leads to a walkway to the entrance, with its maple oversized door that opens to an earth-toned living room with vaulted ceilings, poured concrete floor covered with a modern patterned area rug, a slate-faced wood-burning fireplace and comfortable furnishings. A bird's-eye maple media center with flat-screened TV is but one example of the custom cabinetry found throughout this handsome dwelling. Two built-in corner window seats with views to the back patio, the ocean or the adjacent park provide a lovely setting for reading or quiet contemplation. There is surround-sound in the living room and a built-in stereo system throughout much of the house.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the famous Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a tasting at Scheid Winery in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, local organic coffee to start your mornings and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush bathrobes, oversized towels and everything you need for a day at the beach.

French doors just off the living room open to a fenced-in back patio landscaped in succulents and other native plants. A hot tub, gas fire-pit, gas grill, teak bench and table and chairs for 4, make it a wonderful spot for outdoor entertaining.

The drop-dead gorgeous kitchen has more going for it than just good looks; a professional chef couldn't ask for more. Highlights include black and green granite counter tops, tile flooring and backsplash, maple cabinets, an oversized refrigerator, counter top gas stove and double ovens, a microwave and all the small appliances you could ask for. A large central island with separate sink provides ample room for meal prep while friends sit on contemporary stools and entertain the cook. Dish-washing will be a pleasure as you gaze out the window to the shimmering blue waters of the bay.

Enjoy delicious meals in a separate dining room with a round wooden table with 6 plaid upholstered chairs, a decorative fireplace that can be illuminated with candles, and recessed wall shelving displaying glass objets d'art.

The first floor, which has radiant heating throughout, also includes a guest bedroom in a seashell theme with a queen bed with taupe coverlet, plush duvet and luxury linens, a flat-screen TV and a windowed door that opens to a small patio where you can sip your morning coffee and watch the Cypresses sway in the vest-pocket park across the street. A bathroom with a decidedly modern feel has cocoa-colored tile around the etched stainless steel sink and tub/shower, a slate floor and abstract maple cabinets. A laundry room with washer and dryer and lots of shelving is down the hall. At the end of the hall is an entrance to the double-car garage. Additional parking is available in the driveway or on the street.

An undulating staircase between the kitchen and dining room leads to the second story and an open area with lots of built-in shelving stocked with games, puzzles and children's books, floor-to-ceiling windows and a door that leads to a small deck facing the park that has water views. This area is large enough to accommodate additional sleeping for kids.

At the far end is a built-in office with stunning ocean and park views. At the opposite end is a second master bedroom with a king bed with Memory foam topper (that can be also converted into 2 twin beds) with sea-glass coverlet, striped and seashell-themed pillow shams, a flat-screen TV and two wooden bedside tables and lamps. A large upholstered chaise with sand-dollar motif (which can sleep one child) and a plush warm throw is perfect for reading a book or day dreaming. A door set into floor-to-ceiling windows opens to a deck facing the park with views of the bay. A short hallway bordered by large mirrored closets leads to a bathroom with sand-colored tile on the floor and lining the glass-enclosed walk-in shower.

A spectacular first master suite includes a sitting area with yellow and blue upholstered loveseat and chair and binoculars for watching the boats and whales in the bay. The king bed is fitted with a periwinkle blue coverlet and white duvet with butter-yellow throw pillows and luxury linens. An entire wall of built-in shelving is stocked with art books for your perusal. A large deck off the first master offers magnificent water views. A spacious bathroom in soothing neutral tones of off-white and sand has a heated floor and includes large soaking tub framed in marble tiles with ocean views (and privacy shades), a marble-tiled glass-framed walk-in shower and lots of storage. There is also a generous his-and-hers walk-in closet with built-in dressers.

This wonderful home is ideally situated with easy access to the many “must see” destinations of the Monterey Peninsula. The outstanding local shops and restaurants of Pacific Grove, called “the last hometown” by doting residents, are just minutes away. The boutiques, galleries and fine dining of Carmel, the historic sites of Monterey and the world-class golf courses of Pebble Beach just a few minutes further. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is nearby. An astonishingly beautiful walking and bike trail that extends for miles in either direction along the shoreline is just a stone's throw away as is a locals' favorite golf course.

You couldn't ask for a more harmonious and accommodating Sanctuary by the Sea from which to explore the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.

Property Amenities
  • 2 large Flat Screen HDTVs (one in the living room with surround-sound and one in the master bedroom)
  • DVD players
  • Printer in the office for your computer
  • Gas BBQ
  • Complimentary spa & wine tasting passes
  • Hors d'oeuvres upon arrival with wine or sparkling cider
  • Spa amenities in the bathrooms
  • High thread count linens and luxury bath towels
  • Spa robes
  • Local reading material and maps
  • CD iPod dock
  • Washer/dryer
  • Beach blankets
  • Chairs
  • Umbrella
Community Amenities
  • Whale Watching
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Restaurants
  • Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Biking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Antiquing
  • Cinemas/Movie Theaters
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Horseback Riding
  • Other Activities Golfing
  • Wine Tasting
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Music Events
  • Aquarium
  • Art Galleries
  • Dancing
  • Fisherman Wharf
  • Redwood Forests
  • Workshops
  • Retreats
  • Festivals
  • Laguna Seca
  • Tomato Fest
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Spa Services

Rental Special
Welcome to
"Otter's Rest"!



**Book 3 or more nights now through 4/30/14 and get two, 2-day use aquarium tickets FREE!


**Book 7 nights now through 3/31/14 and stay the last 2 nights free AND get 2 free aquarium tickets ($80 value)


**Book within 7 days of your arrival and receive $75 off per night!

**Holidays and special events excluded. Specials cannot be combined.

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Guest Comment
"Amazing property - close proximity to water and downtown. Space itself is very well put together, clean, comfortable. Only wish we'd stayed longer! Would absolutely come back."

- Lisa B, San Carlos, CA 12/10/2013

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