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3263 Villa by the Sea

Nightly Rental

Pacific Grove

3 Bedrooms

2.5 Bathrooms

6 Guests

Details

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals is proud to present "Villa by the Sea"! Sleeps up to 6 guests.

Location, location, location!
This custom European-style 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhouse-style home, just steps from Monterey Bay, has fantastic views of whitewater, sailboats, sea life and the mountains beyond.

The 1,800 sq ft home is just minutes to downtown Pacific Grove, Cannery Row and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and a short drive to Carmel or Pebble Beach. A walking and bike path along the shoreline extends from Cannery Row to Lover’s Point, past the famed succulent carpet of pink blooms, around Pt. Pinos with its trademark lighthouse, all the way to Spanish Bay and world-famous Pebble Beach.

A charming wooden gate welcomes you to a brick pathway lined with ferns and trumpet vines that leads to the front door. Enter a vaulted foyer with an Art Nouveau stained-glass chandelier, a hand-carved Moroccan mirror and an intricately carved antique wood chest from India.

The reverse floor plan takes full advantage of the bay views. Climb the stairs from the entryway and enter a spacious living room with rustic Old-World charm imparted by a beamed vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace with a carved and gilded wooden mirror over the mantle, a sofa and upholstered side chairs. The only touch of modernity is a large flat-screen TV with cable service. Bay windows look out to the handsome neighboring homes, Monterey cypresses and the ocean.

The upper level kitchen and dining room feature tranquil views of white-capped waves on the bay and beyond to distant mountains. Enjoy cooking in the fully-equipped, white ceramic-tiled kitchen from which you may catch sight of an occasional whale or a pod of dolphins. Cooks will enjoy the vintage Wolf gas stove, side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. A long countertop divides the cooking and dining areas which allows the cook to serve diners without missing any of the fun.

The adjacent dining area has a long wooden antique table seats up to 8 beneath a European wrought-iron chandelier. Enjoy daylight views of Monterey Bay sea life while dining.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom #1 on the second-floor has a charmingly rustic character created by the wood-beamed ceiling, bronze Moroccan chandelier, king bed, walk-in closet and a view of the bay. The large terracotta tiled bathroom with its walk-in shower, his-and-her sinks and a separate commode complete the suite.

Two bedrooms and a full bath are located on the lower level near the entrance of the home. Both feature rustic wrought-iron chandeliers, Parisian shutters as headboards and comfortable mattresses and linens.
Bedroom #2, with a garden view, has a king bed and a walk-in closet.
Bedroom #3 has an ocean view and a queen bed.
The lower level bathroom features a large step down tiled shower.

All three bedrooms have Smart TVs that are wifi-enabled so guests can log into their own streaming subscriptions (no cable; guests should bring their own logins to access their subscription accounts like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.).

A dedicated laundry room is located on the lower level.
One-car, detached garage, a driveway for 1 additional car, as well as ample on-street parking.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome with pre-approval, an additional pet fee and a signed pet addendum.

This is a townhouse style home with a reverse floor plan. It is one side of a two unit building. See also #3096 to view the other unit.

This vacation home is professionally managed by Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. With over 15 years of property management experience, Sanctuary strives to provide environments that nurture and inspire with all the comforts of home. Each home has beach towels, shower and bath amenities and spa-style robes. Our team is available 7 days a week to assist you. We look forward to hosting you!

Pacific Grove Transient Use License #0097

Amenities

Featured Amenities
  • Bath and Shower Amenities
  • BBQ Grill - Gas
  • Beach Towels Provided
  • Dog Friendly
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Filtered Drinking Water
  • Fireplace - Gas
  • Free Internet / Wifi
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garage - One Car
  • Levels - Multiple Level Home
  • Levels - Many Stairs on Property
  • Location - Pacific Grove
  • Location - Quiet Residential
  • No Smoking Property
  • Quality Bed and Bath Linens
  • Street Parking
  • TV with Cable Service
  • More Than One TV
  • View: Bay/Ocean
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Downtown
  • Walk to Restaurants
  • Walk to Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Parking - Off Street
  • Washer and Dryer
  • TV with Streaming Service

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Guest Reviews

4.9 of 5 average


Perfect spot to enjoy and explore Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur!

by Marblehead MA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

The views from this beautiful home made our stay. Plenty of room for all of us and loved being able to walk into Monterey and along the coastal path. Easy access to explore Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur. Hope to come back and would definitely stay here again.

Submitted on Feb 25, 2024

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the fabulous location in Pacific Grove. We look forward to your next visit.


Beautiful Property

by Titusville FL

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Nice Views, Tuscan decor, well equipped. Warm and comfortable.

Submitted on Jan 16, 2024

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit.


Nice Location!

by Oakland CA

4 of 5

Overall Comment

We enjoyed being so close to the Ocean and discovering the surroundings.

Submitted on Dec 28, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your review.


Nana’s Trip

5 of 5

Overall Comment

From start to finish Sanctuary Rental Management took special care of us. Thanks to all the Special Memories we made, I would highly recommend their properties.

Submitted on Nov 28, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit to Pacific Grove.


Beautiful ocean views

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Fabulous- highly recommend. Definitely would stay again .

Submitted on Oct 10, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for the lovely review - we look forward to your next visit.


Spectacular

by Manakin Sabot VA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We had a wonderful stay at Villa By The Sea. The property is in a bet location with great views. Sanctuary Vacation Rentals were very responsive to questions before and during our stay. It was a very easy process.

Submitted on Sep 29, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.


Great vacation

by Riverton WY

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Very comfortable with great local good parking amazing ocean views

Submitted on Sep 27, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for the review!


We Had a Great Stay!

by Phoenix, AZ

5 of 5

We had a great stay! The house was very clean, beautiful view, and close to everything. It was a comfortable stay with plenty of room for our party of 6. We enjoyed walking and biking along the water and experiencing the local activities like the Pacific Grove farmers market. Other reviews mentioned the steep stairs… we had prepared ourselves but wouldn’t have thought twice about them (and we had 2 toddlers and 2 seniors in our party).

Submitted on Jul 13, 2023 through AirBnB


Great

by Weaverville NC

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Excellent

Submitted on Jul 4, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for the review!


We Had a Wonderful Stay at Villa by the Sea

by Weaverville, NC

5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Villa by the Sea. Sanctuary Vacation’s staff was extremely helpful and provided great service and assistance. The house was very clean and well cared for. The kitchen and bathroom cabinets need urgent updating, though.

Submitted on Jul 4, 2023 through VRBO

Thank you for your kind review! We'll ask the owner about updating the cabinets.


Highly Recommend This Property!

by Plainfield, IN

5 of 5

This house was a wonderful place to stay! It's a short walk on the coastal trail to Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and restaurants. Nearby tidepooling at Point Pinos and Lovers Point were the highlight of our trip. Otters floated in the water nearby. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed. Two of the bedrooms had king beds. We had a view of the ocean. The smart TV allowed us to view all of our streaming services. One issue came up during the trip, and it was quickly resolved. Highly recommend this property!

Submitted on Jun 29, 2023 through VRBO


Excellent Little House

by Little Rock, AR

4 of 5

Excellent little house for my sister, dad, and my self along with our spouses to stay for the week to celebrate a big birthday. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment. There's enough space for five or six people comfortably and is laid out so you can have different things going on in different rooms if you want a little separation. It's a block from the ocean and the walking path along it. Also walking distance to the aquarium. Great views from the dining room too.

Submitted on Jun 23, 2023 through VRBO


Loved the Place!

by Austin, TX

5 of 5

Great place, great view!

Submitted on Jun 20, 2023 through AirBnB


Great place!

by cedar city UT

5 of 5

Overall Comment

What a wonderful place to stay for our family. Close to ocean with wonderful views. Food, fun, and shopping within walking distance. The place was clean and well equipped with the extras we needed. We loved our stay and will definitely come back next time we are in the area.

Submitted on Jun 4, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of the great location for this home.


Family trip

by Mechanicsburg PA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We loved this home! Perfect location with a gorgeous view! Only 2 blocks from the Aquarium and lots of shops and restaurants at Cannery Row. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. The walk along the coast was breathtaking. We hope to return.

Submitted on May 31, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the great location to explore everything in the area. We look forward to your next visit to the area.


Pacific Grove Gem

by Incline Village NV

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Love this cute and well maintained property. Close to the beach and great walking paths. Very comfortable beds and overall great experience was 4 stars.

Submitted on May 25, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed the home and great location. We look forward to your next visit to the area.


The Location of this Home was Perfect

by Hubbardston, Massachusetts

5 of 5

The property could not be in a better location. It was clean and had the amenities we needed as a family. My wife and I shared on bedroom on the first floor, our two small children shared the other room downstairs, and my dad and his wife shared the upstairs bedroom. They layout worked great, and they were able to supply a pack-n-play for our 2 year old. Arriving to cheese and crackers and a bottle of wine was a nice touch. There were some loose power outlets coming off of the wall, which was concerning with small children in the house, and also made it difficult to plug in our devices without them falling out. There were also some loose vents that could be tightened up, but not a big deal. One thing to note is that if you have small children, you need to be careful of the stairs going from the living room to the downstairs. It looks like there is a configuration for a baby gate down at the top of the stairs and we found the gate in the laundry room, but we couldn't figure out how to set it up. The location of this home was perfect - an easy walk down to the water, close to cannery row and the aquarium, and lots of good restaurants and coffee shops!

Submitted on May 8, 2023 through VRBO

Thank you for your kind review and for letting us know about some issues. We have them all fixed now. Look forward to seeing you again soon!


A Perfect Place to Stay

by Clovis, CA

5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay. It was clean and a beautiful location. It is truly a quick walk to the Aquarium and Cannery Row. We will be staying here again. Only complaint was the pocket doors would not close and would get stuck. I noticed the property management and they offered to come out right away to fix it. Other than that it was spacious and a perfect place to stay.

Submitted on Apr 24, 2023 through VRBO


A stormy visit

by SAN JOSE CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Lovely home, great location! Well stocked kitchen, baths, etc. Our only problem was that we were there during a tremendous storm and the area lost power. There were no flashlights, and no access to the garage so that we could get our car out. The entire staff of Sanctuary took excellent care of us and I would rent through them anywhere, anytime!

Submitted on Mar 13, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It has been a challenging few weeks for us out here with all the weather, but we are pleased you were still able to enjoy the home and the fabulous location. Please come back when you can enjoy the area in better weather.


Cali Christmas

by Mars PA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

The property was as described and very well appointed with ideal location and a great view.
Any interaction with customer service/rental manager was pleasant and efficient.
We had a wonderful time.

Submitted on Jan 2, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your Christmas stay in Pacific Grove.


Convenient location

by Granite Bay CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Location was great . Walking distance to everything and close to beach. House was a little outdated although it was pretty stocked up . Overall we had a great time .

Submitted on Oct 12, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and are making upgrades to the home as we speak.


The Perfect Spot in PG

by San Jose CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

This is my second stay at Villa By the Sea. Like last year, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals went above and beyond to make my stay pleasant and comfortable. The “Villa” is in the perfect location. It is clean and well maintained. I am a Bay Area native, and have vacationed on the coast many times. The Villa by the Sea is now my favorite spot.

Submitted on Sep 24, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your initial stay in Villa by the Sea to come back once again. We look forward to your next visit!


A relaxing stay

by San Mateo CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

What a relaxing stay and a great location! We had coffee on the balcony every morning. We saw dolphins, sea otters (and possibly a shark?!) while gazing out the window. It's a very short walk to the aquarium. Comfortable sofa & chairs for relaxing at the end of the day.

Submitted on Jul 9, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed the home and the fabulous views from the balcony. We look forward to your next visit to the area.


Lovely Stay

by Albuquerque NM

5 of 5

Overall Comment

The house is in a great location close to trails and restaurants along with breathtaking views. It had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. The cheese and wine were a lovely surprise after a day of travel. Communication was great and their app with all the info you will need was a nice addition.

Submitted on Jun 17, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay in Pacific Grove. We are pleased you enjoyed the home and we look forward to your next visit to the area.


Lovely relaxing get away!

by El Dorado Hills CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Wonderful location.
Wonderful restaurants close by.
Wonderful walking paths along the ocean close by.
Convenient garage so we did not have to park on the street.

Submitted on May 16, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your review of your recent stay. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in the home and in the surrounding area.


Great location for us!

by Camp Hill PA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

The Villa by the Sea did not disappoint. We were in town for my brother's wedding and this place was conveniently located to all of the week-long events. Would visit again!

Submitted on Apr 19, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the stay and we look forward to your next visit to Pacific Grove.


Cute and charming

by Tucson AZ

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Supremely well managed and clean rental property that needs to be updated. Overall, a nice place that has a 1980's vibe to it. Can't help but look around and think what I'd need to do if I bought it.

I would recommend staying here if for the right reasons. We met clients here and it was less than perfect but for a family vacation or getaway, it would suffice. Note that although close on the map, Pacific Grove is quite different to Carmel. Two very different propositions.

Submitted on Apr 5, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks very much for your review of your recent stay in Pacific Grove. We wanted to let you know that new living room furniture was put into the home at the end of March and a few more upgrades are coming soon. We hope to see you on your next visit to the area.


Exceeded expectations

by Santa Barbara Ca

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We thoroughly enjoyed our girls trip at the Villa by the sea! Wonderful location and spacious rooms.

Submitted on Mar 8, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your review, we look forward to your next visit to the area.


Girlfriends getaway

by Everett WA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Perfect Venue and location for relaxing girl time.

Submitted on Mar 4, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for the review!


Ocean view master piece

by Sulphur LA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Absolutely amazing place to stay in the Monterey area. Walking distance from aquarium and many more activities. Will definitely be staying here again. The view from the balcony is beautiful overlooking the bay.

Submitted on Feb 17, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit to the area.


A Wonderful Holiday

by Not provided by Expedia UT

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Villa by the Sea is a beautiful place, even lovelier than the on-line pictures. The views from the kitchen/dining area are breathtaking. We stayed for a week during Christmas. The living room is so comfortable, and the gas fireplace really added the cozy factor. The gourmet kitchen had tons of counter space and was equipped with everything we needed to prepare a full Christmas dinner. The bedrooms are lovely with comfortable beds and tons of closet space. The duplex is very close to the ocean, with all kinds of beach walks available. The Aquarium is a 10 minute walk away. You can sit on a small patio off the dining room, drink coffee and watch the waves crash on the shore. It is a truly magical place, and I highly recommend it.

Submitted on Jan 20, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay over the Holidays. We look forward to your next visit to the area.


Beautiful Villa By The Sea

by Monterey CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Wonderul experience. Unfortunate that covid concerns prevented two out of state guests from coming, but we enjoyed the home to ourselves. The views were great, the walks spectacular.

Submitted on Jan 6, 2022

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your review, we hope you can all get together as a group in this home in the future.


Lovely stay at the Villa by the Sea

by Oakland CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Lovely townhouse . Beautifully decorated and very comfortable.. close walk to the Aquarium and both Monterey and Pacific Grove restaurants.

Submitted on Dec 15, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks very much for your lovely review.


A Wonderful Celebration

by Sedgwick ME

5 of 5

Overall Comment

The house was beautiful, neat , well stocked and very comfortable.
Having a view of the ocean was extra special.
We loved everything about it.

Submitted on Nov 23, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed the home and those beautiful views!


Very nice!

by Asheville NC

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Beautiful house, and location couldn't be beat. Half block to beach and easy walking distance to Aquarium. Without question would stay again. Views were outstanding from all rooms.
Couple of items to make it nicer. We lost internet second day and couldn't reach property manager. Turns out the modem had come out of wall socket, so we fixed it. Suggest adding instruction to check connection (and where located) to package if internet is lost. Very difficult to get hold of property manager. Lot of controls for TV/cable/streaming service made use a little difficult.

Submitted on Oct 17, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks very much for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed the home and the great location. We apologize that you were unable to reach the property managers on a timely basis but we will be reviewing out instructions for the multiple media services available.


Great condo, great area, noisy birds

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Loved the condo and the area was great being a very short walk to a nice walking path and the ocean. Only complaint was the birds. They were so noisy in the very early morning often waking us up in the master bedroom. Perhaps the owners could put up some kind of deterrents on the roof to cut down on the noise and it would be a great improvement.

Submitted on Aug 22, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your review! We are pleased you liked the location however yours is the first note we have had in a very long time about birds at the home. We will take a look at what options are available - thanks.


Great Location

by Elk Grove CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

The house was in a great location. Beautiful view and we could walk to many restaurants and activities. Home was clean and we loved all of the amenities. We would definitely stay there again.

Submitted on Jul 17, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the home and it's great location.


Wonderful Stay!

by Wittenberg WI

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We stayed at 3263 for five nights. It was a wonderful townhome with lovely views!

Submitted on Jul 17, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your review. Yes, the views are amazing!


Girls trip in Monterey!

by Windham NH

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Great rental for a group of 6, plenty of space to hang out, have coffee, and drink wine! Every room was spotless with clean towels and toiletries in bathrooms. Comfortable kitchen and living room, and beautiful balcony overlooking the ocean. Welcome gift of wine and cheese is also great! Highly recommend!

Submitted on May 25, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thanks for your wonderful review of your recent stay at Villa by the Sea. We are pleased that your group enjoyed the home and all the little touches. We look forward to your next visit to the area.


Ok but with concerns

by Fallbrook CA

4 of 5

Overall Comment

The house is a nice, old house with a view of the ocean. We actually had a nice stay except that the property manager insisted that we bag up all of the towels and bedding so that the cleaning staff were not exposed. It appears that this requirement, that appeared only upon check-in, was caused by my wife being Asian. That made us both very uncomfortable and put a dark cloud over the entire stay.

Submitted on Apr 5, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Villa by the Sea. We are glad that you enjoyed the home. However we were quite taken back with the accusation that due to your wife's ethnicity was the only reason you were asked to bag the linens. This is a standard procedure in each of the over 120 homes that we manage in the area and is a policy which has been put into place with COVID to keep contact between our guests, our cleaning teams and our house management teams to a minimum. A large number of our homeowners are of Asian descent, a number of our staff and contractors are of Asian (and various other) descent and a large portion of our guests are of Asian descent. We are sorry you feel this way, but we did feel that this response was necessary, as your perspective of our motivation for this safety measure is simply not the case.


Wonderful

by suiusn CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

This is a great home and great location. I look forward to booking here again in the future to be able to use the BBQ sit out side and enjoy. Loved the seagulls that came to balcony daily to visit AND of course THE VIEW amazing.

Submitted on Feb 25, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at Villa by the Sea. Yes, the view is fabulous from the home overlooking Monterey Bay, We look forward to your next visit to the area.


Great location

by modesto CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

The property has a great central location and lovely views. The layout of the home is very nice with two of the bedrooms having ocean views. We would definitely use the property again in the future.

Submitted on Feb 17, 2021

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review of Villa by the Sea. We are very happy you enjoyed the home and it's great location. We look forward to your next visit to the area.


Great location & cozy house!

by FOSTER CITY California

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We enjoyed our stay at Villa by the Sea with our family and friends. The house enjoys a great location with beautiful views of the ocean. Would highly recommend and return. The property managers did a great job with check-in/out and communication.

Submitted on Dec 1, 2020

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the location of our home. Until next time....


Perfection!

by Lake Oswego OR

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Location, cleanliness, responsiveness of Sanctuary Rentals, facilities, appliances...all AAA! Would rent this unit again in a heartbeat. Sanctuary Rentals worked with owner to not once, but twice, reschedule our stay following my wife breaking her knee and then allowing some time for COVID to sort out. Pain-free rental process, wonderful communications from VRBO/HA, love the mobile App!

Submitted on Nov 11, 2020

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased your were able to reschedule your trip and enjoy yourselves.


Great view and location

by San Jose CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We enjoyed our stay. Beds were comfortable, towels were great.

Submitted on Oct 21, 2020

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your review of Villa by the Sea. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit to the area.


Villa with a View and a Seagull

by Palo Alto CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We chose Villa by the Sea for its location and views and were not disappointed by either. The property's dining room features a large table with a view of the Pacific. Its a gorgeous room and reminded me of the Mediterranean. We took several walks while we were in PG--to Monterey for lunch, to Lover's Point for the sunset, and to town for coffee in the morning. We also went kayaking from the beach and saw four or five harbor seals in the kelp beds. When in the area, we love to visit Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Seventeen Mile Drive. Both places were easily reached from this location. We found the house to be clean and well cared for. To add a little local color, there is a seagull who guards the house every morning and night. He (or she) took a little getting used to, but we thought he was cute! Don't feed him though...he seems to expect it!

Submitted on Oct 4, 2020

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Villa by the Sea. The location is perfect for all of those walks you mentioned and yet only a short drive to everything else in the area. Thanks once again, we look forward to your next visit to the Monterey Peninsula.


Great Location

by Carmichael CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

The cool breeze flowing through the home was wonderful and so close to Cannery Row or a relaxing walk along the shore.

Submitted on Jul 15, 2020


Wonderful location & stay

by Milford PA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Great location to walk along the waterfront. Easy drive to Pebble Beach & Carmel. The reverse floor plan (living room, kitchen & dining room on 2nd floor) give you nice views. The LR is dark compared to the dining room. 2 small balconies off the dining room give you a place to sit outside on that level. Ground floor there's a grill & table & chairs. The grill was very clean, but the chairs needed a wiping down. We had a weird high pitched whistle in the master bathroom, maintenance was quick to respond & fix it. We even managed to close the garage door with the remote inside! Again Management was responsive with a 2nd remote. I was surprised there wasn't a press pad on the outside, might be a good idea to add one!
We had a great time & definitely recommend this rental. plenty of street parking on 1st street.

Submitted on Jun 30, 2020

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your great review of our home and Management Company. We apologize that the outdoor chairs were not wiped down prior to your arrival. Hope to see you again in the future!


Fun Times in Villa by the Sea

by Durango CO

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Everything went well. The location was super. We had everything we needed for meals in.

I suggested on the survey in house that: you clean the carpets,(soilded all oveer and musty, damp smell downstairs) fix the lamp in back bedroom downtairs, paint closet in first bedroom downstairs (big water stain).

Submitted on Mar 8, 2020

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your review of Villa by the Sea. While we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay we are disappointed that the house was not in the condition it should have been for your arrival. We have passed on your concerns to our house management and maintenance team to attend to immediately. Thank you again for your review.


Location, location, vacation

by Carlisle PA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Villa by the Sea was a perfect spot for 6 guests to enjoy Pacific Beach, Monterey, Carmel and nearby parks. The kitchen had a professional gas stove with a built-in flat top and was very well-equipped. The two full bathrooms had great showers, although the smaller bathroom steamed up and the window would not open. The property manager had a bottle of wine, cheese, and crackers waiting for us when we arrived. They promptly adjusted the outdoor light when contacted. The washer and dryer were very large capacity. There was an ironing board, but the iron was missing. We left a note about it when we left, so I am sure that was taken care of. Lots of wraps and blankets were in the unit so that you can sit outside in the cool breeze and enjoy the view from the two balconies. We saw whales spouting in the bay! The beautiful furnishings and the décor were Mediterranean/antiques. The unit was spotless except for the carpet could use a good cleaning- lots of spots. Our favorite places to eat are Poppy Hall, Passionfish, Vivolo's Chowder House, and Osteria al Mare. We rode rental e-bikes on the 17-mile scenic drive, went whale watching, hiked in area parks, enjoyed several wine tastings, and walked along the Ocean trail just outside the door.

Submitted on Nov 21, 2019

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Wow, you packed a lot into your stay at Villa by the Sea, and thanks for the nice review. We wanted to let you know that we are going to look into the carpet cleaning and insure an iron gets into that house - thanks for letting us know. Sounds like you enjoyed a number of restaurants in the area, but also enjoyed the great kitchen setup in the home. Thanks again for the review, we look forward to your next visit to the Monterey Peninsula area.