#3472 Eclectic Beach Cottage, Urban Chic, Close To Ocean And Golf - A real Jewel
Come stay in this artistic beach cottage which is a mélange of cultures, periods, colors and styles that come together in a way that is surprising, a bit edgy, yet exceedingly tasteful in this immaculate three bedroom, two and a half bath home just blocks from the rocky shoreline of Monterey Bay and the shops and restaurants of downtown Pacific Grove.
You'll be enchanted from the minute you lay eyes on the weathered aqua Mexican gate and vine-laced arbor that opens to a brick walkway and front yard filled with native and drought-tolerant plants. With its red-brick facing and long, extended porch, the exterior of the house has an upscale south-of-the-border feel that invites you to take a deep breath, slow down and smell the ocean breezes.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider (upon request), day passes from the renowned Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, Scheid Wine tasting room passes in downtown Carmel, and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, slippers, over-sized towels and beach gear.
While the time away on the front porch in a wicker rocker or watch your fine feathered friends splash in a tranquil birdbath as you enjoy morning coffee or afternoon cocktails at a wrought-iron table and chairs.
Inside, saturated colors of burnt orange, teal, charcoal gray and desert-sand hint of the Carmel Mission style, but this house goes beyond categories and carves out its own niche, staying true to an unerring sense of personal style.
You'll delight in the living room, with its rich orange walls, oak flooring topped with an area rug, distressed-wood ceiling beams and a compelling black-and-white tiled fireplace. Streamlined ‘50s furnishings with striped or animal-skin-patterned upholstery mix it up with such items as a round white tile coffee table with wrought-iron legs, a burl wood accent table, a flat-screen TV and contemporary art, photography and ceramics.
Preparing gourmet meals will be a treat in the attractive modern kitchen with its subtle-toned tiling in shades of mustard, sand and cream, pine floor, white ceramic farmhouse sink, and stainless steel appliances including a gas range, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. A washer and dryer are in a nearby laundry room.
The adjacent dining room is elegant without being overly formal with its walls of charcoal gray and crisp white wainscoting, rectangular table that seats 8 beneath a brass lantern-style light fixture and contemporary black-and-white photographs. French doors open out to a deck (complete with BBQ) that overlooks a back yard landscaped with mature trees, lush green grass and flowers such as hydrangea, day lilies, roses and azalea.
Build a cozy fire in the spacious master bedroom's unique fireplace faced with white mini-tiles and lounge in the queen bed fitted with luxury linens. Other furnishings include a red Chinese amoire, a ‘50s armchair, distressed carved-wood end tables and a sea-foam-green distressed-wood cabinet. Light streams in through Bay windows and French doors that lead out to the deck. There is plenty of closet space.
The master bath with its muted color scheme features a pair of sinks and an over-sized shower tiled in shades of sand, gray and beige and framed on two sides by floor-to-ceiling glass panels. A second half-bath makes a statement with its black wainscoting and black-and-white Chinese-themed wallpaper, black floor tiles and a sparkling white freestanding ceramic sink.
A second bedroom in charcoal gray trimmed in white has a full bed, also appointed with luxury linens, a comfy upholstered easy chair, a two-tiered round metal occasional table and a large recessed bookshelf.
There is a wonderful one-bedroom guest suite with full kitchen downstairs with french glass doors looking on to the beautiful lush gardens allowing sleeping for up to 7 adults and 2 children when both Main and Guest areas are used. There is a King bed with memory foam topper in the guest suite bedroom that can become two twins and a chaise queen couch that can sleep one or two children comfortably. The guest suite can be accessed separately or is connected thru the main house by a set of stairs leading to the lower level where the washer and dryer are located.
If you feel like relaxing outdoors under the trees, you can head down to the lawn furniture situated in a beautifully landscaped spacious back yard or sitting on the porch in the rocking chairs and being entertained by humming birds splashing in the water feature, and appreciating the herbs and lettuces growing in containers.
There is a long driveway that can fit 3 cars tandem and plenty of on-street parking.
It's an easy 10-minute walk to the recreational trail that extends for miles along rocky Monterey Bay shoreline and the ocean. Bicycles can be rented across the street at the Anton Inn and you can ride on the bike path to the Aquarium, Asilomar Beach and downtown Pacific Grove, with its multiplicity of shops, boutiques and restaurants. Pacific Grove Golf Links is minutes away.
Dogs must be approved by owner first. No Large Dogs Please!
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