3096 Sanctuary by the Bay ~ Almost Oceanfront with Stunning Ocean Views

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Pacific Grove Villa 3 2.5 6 No
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Welcome to "Sanctuary by the Bay"! Spacious, almost oceanfront home with ocean views. Sleeps up to 6 adults.
Welcome to "Sanctuary by the Bay"! Spacious, almost oceanfront home with ocean views. Sleeps up to 6 adults. 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. Futon has been replaced with two comfortable chairs. Living room has a panoramic view of the ocean. Futon has been replaced with two comfortable chairs. Beautiful vaulted beamed ceilings throughout the top floor.  Futon has been replaced with two comfortable chairs. Gas Fireplace & flat screen HDTV with DVD player. Another view of the living room. Complimentary wine and cheese 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 with full bay views. 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\ 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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      Welcome to "Sanctuary-by-the-Bay"! Home sleeps up to 6 adults.

      **For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.

      This unique 1,800 sf, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath town home features panoramic ocean views and 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. This 15 mile trail 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 and natural scenery. One of the best-kept secrets is just 5 minutes away - the Pacific Grove Golf Links with its great prices and amazing views, including the lighthouse at Pt. Pinos.

      Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with complimentary wine and cheese, passes from the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, and a basket of local information. You will find a welcome book that tells you everything you need to know about the home and the local area. Everything has been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind including spa amenities, spa robes, French press for coffee, cappuccino maker, reading library, picnic baskets, beach chairs, coolers and umbrellas for an outing to the beach.

      Enter Sanctuary by the Bay through a small courtyard with colorful flowers in mossy containers. A small gated entrance filled with orchids and flowers adds beauty to the special home you are about to enter. You will be delighted with the light-filled rooms, tastefully furnished in neutral and earth tones. The space is light and airy, with high wood ceilings and handmade terracotta tiles in the kitchen and dining areas as well as all the bathrooms.

      The house has a reverse floor plan with the main living areas and the master bedroom on the second floor to take full advantage of bay views. 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 sun rise and set. The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare a gourmet multi-course dinner. Discriminating chefs will appreciate the vast selection of dishes, wine glasses, sharpened knives, platters, cooking and bake ware, utensils and accessories provided. A large selection of cookbooks and cooking magazines are on hand to inspire you.

      In the living room there is a gas burning fireplace and seating for 8. Gaze at the fire while enjoying views of the 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 movie from our DVD library or HBO on cable TV. There are many books and magazines available for your enjoyment.

      The master bedroom has a king size bed with a memory foam mattress and a small balcony overlooking the bay.

      On the first floor are two quiet bedrooms and a bathroom with a spacious step down shower.
      The garden bedroom has King Bed that can be split 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.

      Feel free to bring or rent a kayak, boat or bike and keep it in the garage.

      This is a townhouse style home with a reverse floor plan. It is one side of a two unit building. See also #3263 to view the other townhouse unit.

      See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

      Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0028

      Amenities & Details

      • Fireplace-Gas
      • Second T.V
      • DVD Library
      • 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
      • Garage
      • Blue Ray DVD Player
      • 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
      • Master Bedroom T.V
      • Ipod dock
      • Washer Dryer
      • 5 minute drive to Town
      • Walking Distance to Town
      • Luxury
      • Wine Passes
      • Luxury Bedding
      • DVD
      Standard Amenities in All Properties

      Start Date End Date Min Stay Additional Nightly Rate Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
      04/25/16 05/26/16 3
      From $300.00/night
      From $2,100.00/week
      05/27/16 05/29/16 3
      From $400.00/night
      06/01/16 06/30/16 4
      From $450.00/night
      From $3,150.00/week
      07/01/16 07/05/16 4
      From $450.00/night
      07/06/16 08/13/16 4
      From $450.00/night
      From $3,150.00/week
      08/14/16 08/21/16 7
      From $7,000.00/week
      08/22/16 08/31/16 4
      From $450.00/night
      From $3,150.00/week
      09/01/16 09/04/16 3
      From $400.00/night
      09/05/16 09/15/16 3
      From $375.00/night
      From $2,250.00/week
      09/16/16 09/18/16 3
      From $400.00/night
      09/19/16 09/21/16 3
      From $375.00/night
      09/22/16 09/24/16 3
      From $400.00/night
      09/25/16 10/31/16 3
      From $375.00/night
      From $2,250.00/week
      From $9,000.00/month
      11/01/16 11/10/16 2
      From $325.00/night
      From $1,950.00/week
      11/11/16 11/13/16 3
      From $350.00/night
      11/14/16 11/20/16 2
      From $325.00/night
      From $1,950.00/week
      11/21/16 11/26/16 5
      From $500.00/night
      12/28/16 01/03/17 2
      From $325.00/night
      From $2,825.00/week
      01/13/17 01/16/17 3
      From $350.00/night
      01/17/17 02/05/17 2
      From $325.00/night
      From $1,950.00/week
      02/06/17 02/11/17 4
      From $375.00/night
      02/12/17 02/28/17 2
      From $325.00/night
      From $1,950.00/week
      03/01/17 04/12/17 3
      From $375.00/night
      From $2,250.00/week
      From $9,000.00/month
      04/13/17 04/16/17 4
      From $400.00/night
      04/17/17 05/25/17 3
      From $375.00/night
      From $2,250.00/week
      From $9,000.00/month
      04/28/17 04/30/17 3
      From $375.00/night

      ***The displayed rates shown for April, May and June have already been discounted.
      Specials cannot be combined. Specials usually exclude Holidays, Special Events and Summer Season. Other exclusions may apply, please call for details.

      ** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
      ** Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates.
      ** Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit.
      ** Rates are subject to change and Owner approval.
      ** Total occupancy may affect rates: Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.


      Maximum occupancy - up to 6 adults.



      NOTE: There is a powder room and en suite master bathroom with shower located on the main/upper floor.




      There is one shared bathroom with a shower, sink, toilet on this lower level.

      If you are booking for a last minute stay, ask our Reservationist if there is a Last Minute Special available.**

      **Last Minute Specials typically exclude holidays, special events and the summer season; specials cannot be combined; other exclusions may apply.

      Please call for details.

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      Guests stayed January 2016 ~ HomeAway Review - 5 out of 5 Stars!
      "What a view!  Had a great stay. The home is very comfortable and very well appointed, but the view from the deck is amazing. At night with the windows open the only sounds you hear are the waves. Walked to great restaurants at night and walks along the water each morning. Truly relaxing!" 
      ~  Ben E. & Family
      Guests stayed January 2016 ~ VRBO Review - 5 out of 5 Stars!
      "Great place near the ocean!  This was the perfect girls getaway. The home is beautifully decorated and very clean. Kitchen and bath linens were new and of high quality and 4 cozy bathrobes waited for us in the closets. Beds were comfortable. We liked that there was a bathroom downstairs for the 2 bedrooms, a master bathroom upstairs, and a half bath close to the living room. The kitchen was well stocked with very nice appliances, although we only used it for breakfast toast and coffee.  The ocean was spectacular, and the Monterey aquarium and Cannery Row is but a 5-10 minute walk.  We contacted the house manager, Chris, twice and he immediately answered his phone and answered our questions.  I would definitely recommend this property.  The only thing that might be improved on is the lighting in the bathrooms. It is quite dim for putting on makeup."  ~  A. Wiegand
      Guests stayed December 2015 ~ HomeAway Review - 5 out of 5 Stars!
      "Beautiful property!  We had a fantastic time staying at Sanctuary by the Bay. The property managers were very accommodating about an initial mixup and the place was perfectly maintained. The view to the ocean was spectacular and relaxing. It was a short walk to the aquarium and several restaurants and a short drive to get to Carmel-by-the-Sea. The spa recommendation by the property managers was spot-on - the girls had a wonderful experience. The boys had a comfortable drive to many fantastic golfing locations and had a blast. Overall we loved staying here and are having a hard time talking ourselves into going somewhere different next year!"  ~   J. Wein & Family
      Guests stayed in November 2015 ~ Review left on TripAdvisor & FlipKey ~ 5 out of 5 Points!
      "Fantastic Home!  Thank you for sharing you beautiful house! The location is perfect and your well equipped kitchen made it easy to prepare our Thanksgiving dinner away from home. What a great place for our family to come together to celebrate and relax. We have to come back again someday! After arriving we realized we needed the twin beds made into a king. Within 30 -45 minutes of contacting our contact there was someone there to do this. You are in walking distance of so many venues and we enjoyed walking the path in the mornings. The kitchen had everything we needed to complete our Thanksgiving dinner."  ~  Colette L.,  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
      Guests stayed in November 2015 ~ Comments from the Guest Book at the house ~
      "Thank you for sharing you beautiful house! The location is perfect and your well equipped kitchen made it easy to prepare our Thanksgiving dinner away from home. What a great place for our family to come together to celebrate and relax.  We have to come back again someday!  Thanks! 
      ~ C. Lind & Family
      Guests stayed November 2015 ~ HomeAway Review - 5 out of 5 Stars!
      Perfect beach getaway!  The photos of this place don't even do it justice. The view is AMAZING, the bedrooms are comfortable and stylish. The kitchen is really well stocked. Walking distance to a market and Cannery Row. We would definitely stay at Sanctuary by the Bay again!!  ~  R. DeRosa
      Guests stayed November 2015 ~ HomeAway Review - 5 out of 5 Stars!
      "Exactly what we were hoping for!!  Excellent location - proximity to the ocean and aquarium as well as a beautiful walking trail and Lovers' Point.... Comfortable beds and linens, towels and pillows that we needed were provided etc. clean. Everything worked, used the laundry and the soap provided which was nice to wash the stinky half marathon clothes. We were there with 2 kids ages 6 and 9, they were comfortable in a queen bed in a room adjacent to ours while my parents enjoyed a king sized bed and Ensuite upstairs. We were comfortable in the King sized bed option with 2 twins combined and pillow top. We loved renting double bikes with kids on the back and riding through Asilomar, also enjoyed the 17 Mile Drive immensely. The kids liked being able to relax and play in the house including playing Jenga and Snakes and Ladders which came with the house."  ~  C. Soneff & Family
      Guests stayed November 2015 ~ HomeAway Review - 5 out of 5 Stars!
      "Great!!  The place was centrally located and we walked to Cannery Row and the Aquarium. The beds were very comfortable and the house was great. It was clean and they had the table set and a bottle of wine ready for us. I would recommend this place to anyone."  ~ L. Owens & Family
      Guests stayed in October 2015 ~ Comments from the Guest Book at the house ~
      "We enjoyed our stay so much - the house felt warm and comfy. Beautiful vacation home - you thought of everything. We were all so thrilled to be able to look out at the waves crashing against the rocks as we sat on the little deck. Our weekend was perfect, the house was perfect and the town and its residents we found were very friendly. Thank you so much for allowing us to share your home."  ~  Stacy G & Family
      Guests stayed in October 2015 ~ Comments from the Guest Book at the house ~
      "It's sad to say goodbye to this amazing place, the views, the sounds.....Our family had a great time in your perfectly appointed home. Thank you for thinking of everything and sharing this beautiful place with us."  ~  A. Buckley & Family
      Guests stayed October 2015 ~ Email Sent to the House Manager ~ HomeAway Review - 5 out of 5 Stars!
      "Feel free to use my review: Upon entering the house, we knew we made the perfect choice!  The style of the house, the decor, layout and location all worked for us.  The home has all the amenities listed on the website.  The pictures accurately display the decor,  and it feels much larger than the size listed.  My husband and I brought our son, his spouse and grandchild.  They had the first floor to themselves and we took the master bedroom on the second floor.  Even though the baby did wake up during the night, we never heard noises.  We all enjoyed our privacy.  We loved our walks around the ocean, into the City of Pacific Grove, and to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium-all within walking distance.  Great restaurants are within walking distance. We so loved our vacation at Sanctuary by the Bay that we extended our vacation at the location! "
      ~ The Alles Family
      Guests stayed in May 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway ~ 5 out of 5 Stars!
      “Wonderful!  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely home with its excellent location, amazing views and comfortable rooms. We cooked in almost every night so really appreciate the well stocked kitchen. Thank you!"  ~  Mary G. and Family
      Guests stayed in May 2015 ~ From the Guest Comments Book at the house ~
      "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely home with its excellent location, amazing views and comfortable rooms. We cooked in almost every night so really appreciate the well stocked kitchen. Thank you!"~ Mary and family
      Guests stayed in May 2015 ~ From the Guest Comments Book at the house ~
      "We had a great time here! You have a beautiful home with everything we needed. The well stocked kitchen was a dream. The bedding and towels were soft and luxurious. We loved the view and being able to walk along the beach or near attractions. We only went out to breakfast once and all thought the Red House Cafe was cozy and delicious. We would definitely consider coming back. This family of seven, parents, kids, and grandparents thoroughly enjoyed spending this time together making memories in such a nice home. Thank you."  ~ Nancy and Family
      Guests stayed in May 2015 ~ From the Guest Comments Book at the house ~
      "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your home. The views were amazing, gorgeous and perfect! The location has been central to all our travels on foot. We hope to be back soon!" ~ Stephanie
      Guests stayed in April 2015 ~ From the Guest Comments Book at the house ~
      "This vacation was very much needed and it couldn't have been at a better place. This house was amazing, it suited all of our needs and then some, close to everything and a great view. We would surly come back again.  Thank you so much!" ~ Leatrice
      Guests stayed in April 2015 ~ From the Guest Comments Book at the house:
      "This is our 2nd stay at your lovely home.We love it here, both the town and your home, and hope to return. I was stationed in Fort Ord after returning from Vietnam in 1968. The Monterey area was magical to me then and remains so today! Thank you for finding such a wonderful place for us to stay."
      Guests stayed in March 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway:
      "Fabulous Retreat.  Five Stars!  This house was absolutely fabulous. It was impeccably maintained, down to the last detail. The location could not be better for Monterrey. We were able to walk to all of the local attractions and the ocean, with its breathtaking promenade , was just across the street. Perfect for children and adults. We would definitely rent this house again or one in another location managed by this company. Thank you!"
      Guest stayed in March 2015, From the Guest Comment Book in the House:
      "We just wanted to let you know that the house was absolutely wonderful! Thank you very much. We appreciate the fact that it was impeccable. We hope to return and we will certainly rent from you again."
      Guest stayed in February 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway:
      "Bypass The Boat Whale Tour! You can whale watch from the deck of this elegant home. We spotted the spray from a small family of greys and the playfulness of the pack of otters in the bay. We parked the truck in the driveway for the duration of our stay and walked/biked/rollerbladed everywhere! Our professional chef was enthralled with the kitchen amenities. The beds were the most comfortable we've ever had, well appointed w/just the right coverings. Next visit we'll use the fireplace, futon and barbecue. We were taken in by the stunning decorations and knew we picked a classy place!"  [futon has been replaced by 2 comfortable chairs]
      Guest stayed in February 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway:
      "Great House, Steps from the Ocean and Cannery Row!  We loved the House and the Area. The view from the balcony's are awesome. Less then 1/2 a block to the ocean and a very short walk to tons of shopping and restaurants on Cannery Row. The house was very clean on arrival and everything we needed was provided. It was a great bonus to have a garage to park in."
      Guest stayed in February 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway
      "Stunning Home!  Absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful home. The decor was lovely, well appointed with everything we needed, and the view was spectacular. We loved the layout of the home with 1 bedroom upstairs and 2 downstairs which made it nice for 2 couples. We will definitely rent this property again and look forward to our next visit to the Monterey area. Thank you for the wonderful customer service and the yummy appetizers upon our arrival."
      Guest stayed in February 2015, From our Guest Comment Book in the house:
      "Thank you!  Everything was great!"
      Guest stayed in January 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway:
      "Beautiful Great Location!  Very nice house. Looks just like the pictures. Comfortable and clean. It is clear the owners have thought about the comfort of their guests! The kitchen was well equipped, they even had knives that were usable and very nice stove and pans etc. The house manager Eryn secured us a third ticket for the aquarium at a reduced cost, they just charged my card on file and had it at the house which made it super easy. You can easily walk to the aquarium, etc. Because you are on the Monterey end of Pacific Grove."
      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!”  [futon has been replaced by 2 comfortable chairs]
      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.”  [futon has been replaced by 2 comfortable chairs]
      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.”