3096 Sanctuary by the Bay ~ Get a Free Night or Free Aquarium Tickets!** (3096)

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Welcome to "Sanctuary by the Bay"! Spacious, almost oceanfront home with ocean views.
Welcome to "Sanctuary by the Bay"! Spacious, almost oceanfront home with ocean views. Watch sailboats, whales and all kinds of marine life Monterey Bay  view Looking out at the beautiful Monterey Bay from the living room. View from the balcony off the kitchen/dining area. Entry table in the foyer. Comfortable and spacious with luxurious furnishings. Living room has a panoramic view of the ocean. Beautiful vaulted beamed ceilings throughout the top floor. Gas Fireplace & flat screen HDTV with DVD player. Another view of the living room. Appetizers and wine to welcome you. As well as appetizers, a Welcome Book filled with all necessary information and complementary Wine Tasting & Spa Passes. Dining area adjacent to the kitchen. Dining table expands to 10 with many choices for creating a beautiful table. View from kitchen looking at dining area and the blue sea beyond. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar. Open kitchen with everything you need including beautiful views. Organic local coffee for your enjoyment. Stainless steel appliances including a professional chef's gas range. Comfortable and luxurious Master Bedroom with balcony on left and ocean views on right. Luxurious bed and bedding. Master bathroom with water closet, large tiled shower and double vanities. Guest Bedroom with luxurious bed and linens. Second Guest Bedroom with plush King bed and bedding. Third bedroom has an ocean view and luxurious bed and bedding. Downstairs bath in hall for both guest bedrooms has large shower / bath tub. Spacious and comfortable with plush towels.
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      **Good Thru Feb. 2015. Call for details**

      Welcome to "Sanctuary by the Bay"!

      Come stay in this very special townhome with panoramic ocean views that will bring you a sense of peace, balance and well-being. Allow your body, mind and spirit to be nourished by the sounds and smells of the surf right outside your windows. This unique 1,800 sq. foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is located a few steps from one of the most beautiful coastal trails in California and is only a short 5-minute walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row.

      Words cannot describe the experience you will have walking along this magical coastal trail that links the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and Asilomar State Beach. Every twist and turn brings another incredible view of Monterey Bay, with its abundance of wildlife--including pelicans, seagulls, otters, sea lions, whales and dolphins--crashing ocean waves, sand dunes, wildflowers and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

      One of the best-kept secrets is the Pacific Grove Golf Course with its great prices and amazing views, including the lighthouse at Pt. Pinos. It’s only a 5-minute drive from the house.

      Upon arrival you will be greeted with hors d'oeuvres, sparkling cider, local organic coffee to start off your first morning. You will find a welcome book that tells you everything you need to know to enjoy your time here as well as numerous maps, menus, magazines about the area and inside tips on the owners' favorite places to visit and eat.

      Entering Sanctuary you come through a small courtyard with colorful flowers in mossy containers. A small gated entrance filled with orchids and flowers adds beauty to the charm of the special house you are about to enter.

      You will be delighted with the light-filled rooms, tastefully furnished in neutral tones offset with earth colors of warm beige, sage green and rusts.

      Everything has been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind including spa amenities, plush bathrobes, French press for coffee, a cappuccino maker, reading library, picnic baskets, beach chairs, coolers and umbrellas for a great outing to the beach.

      The space is light and airy, with high wood ceilings and handmade warm terracotta tiles in the kitchen and dining areas as well as all the bathrooms.

      In the living room there is an gas burning fireplace, seating for 8 people creating a perfect spot to read, gazing at the fire and glancing out at the beautiful blue ever-changing sea beyond the French doors. You will find a large comfortable couch with plenty of pillows and a warm throw to snuggle up with as well a small table with two chairs ready for a hand of cards or other available games. You can watch a good movie from our DVD library or HBO on Cable TV. There is a second day bed couch that sleeps one person. There are many books and magazines available for your enjoyment.

      The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare a gourmet multi-course dinner. You will be delighted with the vast selection of dishes, wine glasses, sharpened knives, platters, cooking and bake ware, utensils and accessories that most home kitchens don't have. You will also find a large selection of cookbooks and cooking magazines to inspire you.

      The house is a reverse floor plan with the main living areas and the master bedroom on the second floor. On the first floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom with a large spacious step down shower.

      The garden bedroom has King Bed that can be splt into two twins with view of a small courtyard and the larger bedroom with queen bed has distant ocean views. There is also a laundry room on the first floor.

      The upper level has a large open living area, kitchen and dining room with amazing views from every window. Enjoy morning coffee or afternoon wine while watching the sunrise and sunset. There is another balcony off the master bedroom.

      The master bedroom has a king size bed with a memory foam mattress for a great night's sleep that is aided by sound

      Amenities & Details

      • Fireplace-Gas
      • Master Bedroom T.V
      • Ipod dock
      • Long Distance Phone unlimited
      • Close to Beach Trail
      • Walking Distance to Ocean
      • Bay/Ocean Views-Close
      • Spa Passes
      • Spa Robes and Amenities
      • Beach Gear
      • Outdoor Gas Grill
      • Garage
      • Second T.V
      • DVD Library
      • Washer Dryer
      • 5 minute drive to Town
      • Walking Distance to Town
      • Luxury
      • Wine Passes
      • Luxury Bedding
      • DVD
      • Child Friendly
      • Blue Ray DVD Player
      • Blue Ray D.V.D
      • Outdoor Furniture
      • 10 minute drive to Carmel by the Sea
      • White Water Ocean Views-Close
      • King Bed
      • Welcome Beverage and Horsd'oeuveres
      • Wireless Internet
      • TV
      Standard Amenities in All Properties

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      12/22/14 12/27/14
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      12/28/14 01/03/15
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      **AS OF 9/15/14 OUR RATES AND MINIMUM NIGHTS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND MAY NOT APPEAR CORRECTLY ON OUR LISTED RATES OR IN INSTANT QUOTES.
      WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE OR CONFUSION.
      PLEASE INQUIRE OR CONTACT OUR OFFICE DIRECTLY FOR THE BEST RATES, SPECIALS AND UP TO THE MINUTE AVAILABILITY.
      831-373-7103
      THIS NOTE WILL BE REMOVED WHEN RATES ARE COMPLETE. **

      ** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
      ** Some fees, security deposit and taxes may apply in addition to the base rates.
      ** PG&E gas and electricity are paid by guests for stays of 30 days or more.
      ** Rates are subject to change.

      Bedding

      MAIN (SECOND) FLOOR SLEEPING OPTIONS:

      MASTER BEDROOM - KING SIZE BED

      LIVING ROOM - SINGLE FUTON COUCH

      NOTE: There is a powder room and master bathroom with shower located on the second floor.


      LOWER FLOOR SLEEPING OPTIONS (Street level):

      GARDEN ROOM - KING SIZE BED OR - 2 TWIN BEDS

      OCEAN VIEW ROOM - QUEEN SIZE BED

      There is one shared bathroom with a shower, sink, toilet


      AVAILABLE IF NEEDED AND FLOOR SPACE AVAILABLE:

      TWIN AERO BED

      There is floor space in both the Master Bedroom and Living Room which can accommodate a single aerobed.

      Fall & Winter Specials! - Offer Good:  11/01/2014 - 02/28/2015

      Book 4 or more nights for a stay from now thru February 28, 2015 and receive a 5th night Free!
      OR...
      Book 3 or more nights and receive 2 two-day Aquarium Tickets! $80 Value!
      OR...
      Book 7 or more nights for a stay from now through February 28, 2015 and receive TWO free nights!

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      Guest stayed in September 2014, Reviewed on Escapia

      “Location, Location, Location

      Stayed here with friends and had a lovely visit.  The property was clean and well maintained.  Our property manager responded to our questions and needs and was very helpful.  We did not find the futon in the living room very comfortable as a second couch, but the rest of the accommodations were lovely and comfortable.  I would certainly return to this rental.  The view was fantastic and we even saw porpoises and whales with my binoculars!”

       

       

      Guest stayed in September 2014, Reviewed on Escapia

      “Great Place To Relax

      Great place to relax after a long day at the jazz festival; loved sitting on the little decks enjoying the sounds and smells of the ocean, and the birds flying about and wandering around the roof tops.”

       

       

      Guest stayed in September 2014, Reviewed on Escapia

      “No Stress Zone

      A 10 out of 10 on all counts.The location,property and customer service couldn't have been any better! A 5 on all questions listed below.”

       

       

      Guest stayed in September 2014, Reviewed on Escapia

      Triathlon Weekend

      “We stayed here for the weekend of the Pacific Grove Triathlon.  The location could not have been more perfect and the home was a great place to relax and hang out as a group.”

       

       

      Guest from Piedmont, CA July 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Awesome

      Had a great four-day stay here and at the condo next door for a 14 person get-together. Really well-furnished. Location is fantastic and I would totally recommend this to anyone.”


       

      Guest from Weehauken, NJ June 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Perfect Home For A Relaxing Vacation

      My family was visiting my brother-in-law from San Francisco and decided to meet up in Monterey. We have four children (ages 2, 4, 6, and 8) plus the four adults and we had more than enough room in this beautiful home. It is equipped with everything you could ever possibly need (and even things you wouldn't think you would need). It is evident that the owners/managers have put a lot of thought into what makes a vacation home comfortable and convenient.”


       

      Guest from Lathrop, CA stayed in June 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Family Fun

      A beautiful setting to relax. Our family enjoyed 8 beautiful fun filled days in this lovely home. All the amenities were there and ready for use. The view from the balconies was breathtaking. A short walk to the aquarium with access to many restaurants. Il Vecchio is a must when staying here. We will be renting this home again.

      Thank you so much for the wonderful memories.”


       

      Guest from Granite Bay, CA stayed in June 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Super! We Will Do This Again!

      We especially enjoyed the view. Having a garage with direct access to the house was a big bonus. Everything was lovely, even the seagulls (even though we did NOT feed them.)”


       

      Guest from Oceanside, CA stayed in June 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Just What We Needed

      My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights, and it was just what we needed. You can't get a house much closer to Cannery Row, yet be located in a nice, relatively quiet neighborhood so near the water. The house is near perfect. It is one of two units, but at no point would I have thought that had I not seen it. Bring some binoculars so you can watch the fishing boats and sea life in the kelp from the balcony.”


       

      Guest from Stockton, CA stayed in May 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Wonderful!

      Great location. Grocery store within half a block, Cannery Row within walking distance. Very peaceful stay. We stayed in #B and liked having the garage to enter the house through.”


       

      Guest from Memphis, TN stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Home Away From Home

      The house we rented from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals was in one word amazing! The location was an easy walk from restaurants and bars, and a short drive from Carmel. If I come back to the Pacific Grove area I would definitely stay here again!”


       

      Guest from Sterling, VA stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Great Weekend

      We had a wonderful time. The property was very nice and was convenient to everything. “


       

      Guest from Berkeley, CA stayed in March 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “View Of Water, Conveniently Located

      Our family, including 2 adult children, very much enjoyed our stay here. There was ample space, comfortable couches, good tv. fireplace, and was wonderfully located for walking almost anywhere. While it is not beach front property, one still gets a sense of the water here. Lovely place which you will surely enjoy!”


       

      Guest from Kensington, CA stayed in March 2014, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Great Location, Nice Views, Cozy Fireplace And Soft Beds.

      The service was unusually nice, although we wish that the free aquarium tickets (now being shown above) were available to us when we were there last month, since they're quite expensive. The location is sensational, about a block from the water and easy walking distance to the aquarium and the Cannery Row stores and restaurants. We had a lovely multi-generational family trip, despite three days of rain. The main floor and fireplace were so welcoming. We had a fire going every day it rained. The living room view was charming, and the living room couch, which seats three, was everyone's favorite spot. The living room futon, however, is too low and is uncomfortable for both sitting and for sleeping. It needs to be replaced, as do the mattresses in the master bedroom and one other. The beds were uncomfortable for 4 of the 6 adults.The wi-fi barely works. Peet's coffee nearby in Monterey and the hotel down the street have reliable and rapid wi-fi service if needed.”


       

      Guest from Chagrin Falls, OH stayed in February 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Wonderful Vacation!

      This house is comfortable, well equipped and ideally located with ocean views and walking distance to area amenities. We hosted a 25th anniversary reunion with 2 other couples and thoroughly enjoyed the proximity to bucket-list attractions like Big Sur, Point Lobos, the Aquarium and wine tasting rooms. Restaurants in Pacific Grove and Carmel were outstanding, as was our ability to buy the freshest seafood right on the wharf and cook it up in our home away from home. Thank you!”

       

      Guest from Redwood City, CA stayed in February 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Clean House, Nicely Furnished, Quiet Area And...

      Clean house, nicely furnished, quiet area and close to the ocean

      Excellent, would come back to the same house again.”


       

      Guest from Hong Kong stayed in August 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Great Location & View

      I booked this house for my groomsmen for my wedding last month. I stayed with my family right next door, but frequently hung out with my groomsmen in their house. They loved staying here. Both properties are similarly well-appointed, the house is comfortable and spacious and the view is great. The location is great as you're just steps from Cannery Row and also very close to Pebble Beach. The ocean-side walking path is literally out the front door. Highly recommended!”


       

      Guest from Las Vegas, NV stayed in July 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Great Place To Stay

      We had a great time with so much to do in the area.”


       

      Guest from Fairbanks., AK stayed in May 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “This Unit Provided Our Extended Family A Wonderful Chance To…

      This home is lovely, very functional, and perfectly located for a family of walkers. The view is fantastic and the amenities are exceptional. The check in process was easy and the wine and cheese provided a great welcoming touch. There is not one thing to be desired and we plan to return again for another reunion. Thank you.”


       

      Guest stayed in April 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “We so enjoyed our stay! There were three couples and there was ample room and the house was beautifully decorated and well supplied. There was also a information about the area in the house which is always so helpful. We came to do the 21 mile walk of the Big Sur Marathon so to be able to relax after and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean from the balcony or living room was wonderful. The lay out of the home was perfect and everyone felt they had privacy. The house is very close to the walking paths by the ocean and we were able to walk down and see the harbour seals or walk to Cannery Row a short distance away. This is an amazing home in an amazing location!”


       

      Guest from Brighton, MI stayed in March 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Excellent Location And Lovely View

      We had a wonderful time. The property was in a perfect location for what we wanted to do and the view was lovely. We were able to walk to the beach, aquarium, wharf, bike rental, shops. We could just go 1/2 block to the corner and see the bay and the seals. The home was very enjoyable. The bedding was comfortable and the bathrooms, showers were good. The kitchen was equiped with anything possible you might need. We cooked a wonderful Easter dinner there. Also, we were pleased to have beach chairs available to use. All in all, we thought it was great. There were seven of us and felt right at home.

      Thank you for a wonderful experience for our daughter, husband and three grandchildren ages 14, 12 and 9 plus us! You were great to work with.”


       

      Guest from Westcliffe, CO stayed in February 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Wonderful Spot

      Beautiful ocean view, great location, clean and well stocked, flexible accommodations. Housekeeper very helpful with our questions and needs.”


       

      Guest from San Jose, CA stayed in January 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Comments On Stay

      Directions to enter the unit were invaluable.

      Would prefer not to have the dining room table set. We were there for a stitching weekend and did not feel like we wanted to clear the table in order to use it. Also to turn on the fireplace there was not remote so that was not clear. Otherwise we had a good time. “


       

      Guest from Los Angeles, CA stayed in January 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Excellent Place To Stay In Pacific Grove

      Beautifully appointed home, great views, thoughtfully stocked with anything you might need.

      Need contrasting stripe on the stair landings.”

       

      Guest stayed in July 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:

      “Great Location and View!

      I booked this house for my groomsmen for my wedding last month. I stayed with my family right next door, but frequently hung out with my groomsmen in their house. They loved staying here. Both properties are similarly well-appointed, the house is comfortable and spacious and the view is great. The location is great as you're just steps from Cannery Row and also very close to Pebble Beach. The ocean-side walking path is literally out the front door. Highly recommended!”


       

      Guest from Grand Junction, CO stayed in November 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Our Stay At The Sanctuary Really Did Renew Our Mind, Body And...

      The house was very elegant while still feeling cozy and comfortable. We had two small children with us so we did have to do a little child proofing but after that was done the layout worked well for all of us. Sitting on the decks was one of our favorites spots. The views were inspiring. The location was really convenient and allowed us to walk to most of our destinations. The kitchen was well stocked and fun to cook in. It was hard to leave such a beautiful place.”

       

       

      Guest from Sacramento, CA stayed in September 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Too fast.

      The home was very comfortable. Plenty of room and the view of the ocean was beautiful. The location was very good for walking everywhere. The issue was when watching the TV there was humming, and a line through the TV, in the family room. Also, the same TV, DVR, did not work for recording. One last item was check out time was too early. We did not realize the time until we arrived.”


       

      Guest from Singapore stayed in June 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Absolutely Fabulous

      Words cannot really describe how wonderful this house is. The location is terrific and easy walking distance to the aquarium and the local shops, and the coastal pathway is just over the road. I loved the fact that you could see sea otters and seals from the upstairs windows. The house was well stocked with glassware, crockery and cutlery and we found everything we needed. The welcome bottle of wine and the cheese that were left was a lovely touch. The beds were extremely comfortable and the house was spacious enough to cater for 3 couples. It was very pleasantly furnished and the dining table looked so beautiful when we arrived, we didn't want to disturb it. If you choose to stay here, you will not be disappointed. As a footnote, they no longer require you to strip the beds when you leave.”

       

       

      Guest from Los Angeles, CA stayed in May 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Outstanding Rental

      While this rental is a bit pricey, you can't beat the location if you are interested in visiting the Monterey aquarium. Also the ocean view from the living and dining rooms is very nice. The home has modern appliances and is especially nice if you have small children since a stroller and highchair are available. The rental agent will pick up and return a crib rental if necessary. When we thought we might have to check out later than 10 am, the cleaning crew was willing to accommodate a later departure. The only thing we found less than optimal was the lack of a yard and the requirement that we strip the beds and place all linen and towels in the laundry room. However, a welcome bottle of Merlot provided a nice touch.”

       

       

      Guest from Thousand Oaks, CA stayed in March 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Nice!

      This place was so nice. The view of the ocean was breathtaking and you can see it from the "wall" of windows in the living room/dining/kitchen area. The house was very clean and felt cozy. We liked that two of the bedrooms were downstairs with the master upstairs since it helped to provide more space and privacy with two families. They provided nice welcoming touches with the wine and cheese and the two aquarium passes. It's in the perfect location - just a few minutes walk to the Monterey Bay aquarium and shops. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.”


       

      Guest from Carmichael, CA stayed in January 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Scott's Wedding

      The house is so close to everything. We enjoyed the wine and cheese that were waiting for us when we arrived.”


       

      Guest from San Francisco, CA stayed in December 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Awesome Stay in Monterey

      This place is fantastic. Super clean & cozy with beautiful views of the ocean. It is a 2 minute walk to cannery row, and gorgeous paths along the water. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the kitchen/dining/living room were perfect for us to spend evenings in & cook. I would highly recommend to friends & family.”


       

      Guest from Escondido, CA stayed in November 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “Pacific Grove: Our Get-Away Locale

      We have been visiting the Monterey Peninsula for years and this year decided to try Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. While all previous experiences have been good, SVR was exceptional. From the time we viewed the property on-line to the reservation process, to our actual stay, everything was handled professionally and smoothly. There were no glitches. The home was beautiful - decor, convenience, and comfort. Truly like being in 'our home away from home'. The kitchen is beautifully appointed, the bed was very comfortable, the technology worked perfectly, and the views of the bay while having breakfast and dinner were wonderful. And, most importantly, everything was clean and inviting! When in PG, we like to visit local restaurants, walk along Lighthouse avenue and Ocean View Boulevard, and, generally, just loaf. We look forward to our next visit with SVR when in Pacific Grove.”


       

      Guest from Sydney Australia stayed in November 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:

      “A Short Walk To The Beach, Seals And Sea Otters!

      We stayed here for six days in November 2011, a family of four with two children aged 10 and 8. It is in a fantastic position, about 30 metres to the main walk/bike trail along Monterey's and Pacific Grove's waterfront, an easy walk to the Monterey aquarium, cafes and shops. It is a couple of blocks to the supermarket, so you really don't need a car to stay here (although not that easy to get to by public transport). The local area is lovely, with the bike/walking trail going a long way through Monterey. I saw sea otters most mornings I went jogging, there are harbour seals about 100metres away, and sea lions at Fisherman's wharf. You can hire bikes at several places along the trail, and ride a long way along the coast, which is a very enjoyable way to see the area. The house itself is lovely, with a view out over the water, a comfortable and carefully decorated living/dining/kitchen space and three good sized bedrooms, with two great bathrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped, with everything you could possibly want to cook a gourmet meal. It was possibly a little too carefully decorated for our family. With two boys aged 10 and 8 we always felt we were walking on eggshells, not helped by the little signs in many places reminding us of the house rules. The house looked absolutely lovely when we walked in, but it wasn't as homey as some other less lovely places we have stayed in where we could let our boys wrestle on the couch.”