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3263 Villa by the Sea

Beds/Baths

3 BR
2.5 BA

Almost Oceanfront! Ocean Views! Walk to Aquarium & Cannery Row!

Age 12 and under.
Location: Pacific Grove
Sleeps 6

Beds

  • King 2
  • Queen 1

Description

Welcome to "Villa by the Sea"! Home sleeps up to 6 adults.

Walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium from this outstanding location. Ask our Reservationists about two days for the price of one admission tickets when you book this home!

This custom European-style 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath luxury home, just steps from Monterey Bay, will make you feel like you are on the Mediterranean, with fantastic views of whitewater, sailboats, sea life and the mountains beyond!

This 1,800 sq ft home is just minutes to downtown PacificGrove, 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.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary wine and cheese, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.

From the moment you set foot on the property, you will feel like you have stepped into another world. 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 a magnificent Art Nouveau stained-glass chandelier, a hand-carved Moroccan mirror and an intricately carved antique wood chest from India. A hallway leads to 2 bedrooms and a full bath. One bedroom, with a garden view, has a king bed and a walk-in closet. A second bedroom has an ocean view and a queen bed. Both feature rustic wrought-iron chandeliers, Parisian shutters as headboards, luxury mattresses and linens, as well as Louis XVI-style armchairs. The bathroom with terracotta tiles features a large step-down shower that can be partially filled for a shallow bath. A laundry room with washer and dryer are on this level.

Climb the stairs from the entryway and enter a spacious living room with elegant Old-World charm imparted by a beamed vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace with carved and gilded wooden mirror over the mantle, a chocolate-colored velvet couch, leather and tapestry side chairs. The only touch of modernity is a large flat-screen TV. Bay windows looks out to the handsome neighboring homes, Monterey cypresses and the ocean.

The second-floor master bedroom has an air of opulence created by the wood-beamed ceiling, bronze Moroccan chandelier, king bed, walk-in closet and a magnificent view of whitewater breaking on the rocks below. The large terracotta tiled bathroom with its walk-in shower, his-and-her sinks and a separate commode complete this luxurious suite.

The 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 delight in the carefully conceived layout which includes a 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.

One-car, non-attached garage, driveway for 1 additional car, as well as ample on-street parking.

***The video may refer to Spa Passes; we apologize but these aren't currently available***

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.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0097

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Amenities

GENERAL

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Quality Bedding & Towels
  • Catering or Chef Available
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Forced Air Heat
  • Garage for 1 car
  • Internet: High Speed Ethernet
  • Local Information/Brochures
  • Parking: Off Street
  • Spa Robes and Amenities
  • Washer and Dryer (Private)
  • Wine and Cheese
  • Wine Tasting Passes for 2

Geographic

  • 10 Min Drive: Pebble Beach
  • 10 Min Drive: Spanish Bay
  • 15 Min Drive: Carmel by the Sea
  • Area: Close to Town
  • View: Bay/Ocean - Close
  • Walking Distance: Bay Trail
  • Walking Distance: Beach
  • Walking Distance: Beach Trail
  • Walking Distance: Cannery Row
  • Walking Distance: Downtown
  • Walking Distance: Lover's Point
  • Walking Distance: Restaurants
  • Walking Distance: Wharf/Marina

Entertainment Systems

  • BluRay Player
  • Books
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • HDTV
  • iPhone or iPod Music Dock
  • On Demand or Pay Per View Movies
  • Stereo System

Home Exterior/Outdoors

  • Balcony
  • Beach Gear/Towels/Cooler/Chairs
  • Patio

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthly
10/01/19 - 10/31/19$404 - $407$2,798
11/01/19 - 11/07/19$354$2,427
11/08/19 - 11/10/19$377
11/11/19 - 11/24/19$354$2,427
11/25/19 - 12/01/19$534$3,723
12/02/19 - 12/19/19$354$2,427
12/20/19 - 01/04/20$533$3,723
01/05/20 - 01/16/20$354$2,427
01/17/20 - 01/20/20$377
01/21/20 - 01/31/20$354$2,427
02/01/20 - 02/09/20$402$2,798
02/10/20 - 02/29/20$354$2,427
03/01/20 - 03/31/20$404$2,798$11,868
04/01/20 - 04/09/20$404$2,798
04/10/20 - 04/13/20$457
04/14/20 - 04/18/20$457
04/19/20 - 04/22/20$404
04/23/20 - 04/26/20$457
04/27/20 - 04/30/20$404
05/01/20 - 05/21/20$404$2,798
05/22/20 - 05/25/20$457
05/26/20 - 05/31/20$404
06/01/20 - 06/30/20$481$3,353$14,231
07/01/20 - 07/06/20$534
07/07/20 - 07/31/20$481$3,353
08/01/20 - 08/08/20$481$3,353
08/09/20 - 08/16/20$7,425
08/17/20 - 08/31/20$481$3,353
09/01/20 - 09/03/20$404
09/04/20 - 09/07/20$457
09/08/20 - 09/24/20$404$2,798
09/25/20 - 09/27/20$457
09/28/20 - 09/30/20$404
10/01/20 - 10/31/20$404$2,798$11,868
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.

** 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.
**This home is managed by Sanctuary Vacation Rentals.

Location

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Reviews

Awesome

Reviewed on 2014-08-12 by Erik D. of Denver, CA United States
Updated on 2014-08-12
Review of stay from 2014-08-05 to 2014-08-10
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Loved the place loved the view and loved. We will be back next year!

Fantastic location and view!

Reviewed on 2014-07-26 by Unknown of Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Updated on 2014-07-26
Review of stay from 2014-07-16 to 2014-07-23
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We had a wonderful vacation in this lovely home. The location is fantastic - about a block from the bike/walking path, within walking distance of cannery row, wonderful view of the ocean (bring your binoculars to see sea otters and seals playing in the kelp beds). Paddle boarding and kayaking were highlights and are within walking/biking distance.

The property manager and everyone I spoke with at Sanctuary Vacation Rentals were so friendly and helpful - even for an after hours call when we locked the garage door opener in the garage. I would definitely recommend this company.

Villa by the Sea Pacific Grove

Reviewed on 2014-06-12 by Unknown of Davis, CA United States
Updated on 2014-06-12
Review of stay from 2014-05-23 to 2014-05-26
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We had a wonderful time at Villa by the Sea in Pacific Grove. I had read some of the reviews and I didn't realize how great the views were from the dining and kitchen area and master bedroom. The welcoming tray of wine and cheese was really nice. The ability to walk to Lovers Point or cannery row was really great. The kitchen was charming and with the windows in the dining room made it one of the best rooms in the house, My suggestion for improvement would be a second bedside table for the bedrooms for water. The management responded promptly on a holiday weekend when we accidentally misplaced our garage door opener and checked back with us later to make sure we were able to locate and use the spare. It was a fun place to stay for our adult family and I would recommend it to any family that doesn't have small children or problems with stairs.

Perfect vacation

Reviewed on 2014-07-18 by Unknown of Tiburon, CA United States
Updated on 2014-07-18
Review of stay from 2014-07-13 to 2014-07-16
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We return here every year...perfect location..we walk everywhere...already planning next years trip...

Two thumbs up

Reviewed on 2014-07-09 by Unknown of Piedmont, CA United States
Updated on 2014-07-09
Review of stay from 2014-07-02 to 2014-07-06
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This condo was a great location for a recent family get-together. We used this condo and the one next door to fit fourteen people for four days. The house was totally furnished, with what seemed like any kitchen gadget you might want. The location is excellent. I can't say enough good things about it.

Slice of heaven

Reviewed on 2014-07-21 by Nancy G. of Portland, OR United States
Updated on 2014-07-21
Review of stay from 2014-07-09 to 2014-07-13
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This charming, peaceful retreat was a joy to experience. Within walking distance to the area attractions, it was off the beaten path enough to feel removed from the fray. It was lovely and perfect for us.

lovely rental property

Reviewed on 2013-08-02 by Carol L. of Littleton, CO United States
Updated on 2013-08-02
Review of stay from 2013-07-27 to 2013-07-31
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Lovely rental, spotless, and very well equipped kitchen. Also appreciate the laundry supplies and abundance of bath towels. Only a couple of issues............the master bath sinks did not drain well, the shower smelled funny (almost faint sewer smell) when used, and the seagulls were so noisy in the morning. Loved the space. Perhaps barstools for the bar area!

Sanctuary Villa A--First Street

Reviewed on 2013-07-18 by Unknown of Houston, TX United States
Updated on 2013-07-18
Review of stay from 2013-06-18 to 2013-07-02
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I left a very detailed account of our stay written out for the staff. We love the property and I have written before as this is our 2nd visit. Deferred maintenance issues.

Perfect family vacation

Reviewed on 2013-09-07 by Unknown of Weston, MA United States
Updated on 2013-09-07
Review of stay from 2013-08-31 to 2013-09-05
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We had such a fun-filled vacation in Sanctuary by the Sea! The home and location were perfect for us. We ate in, we ate out, we walked right out the door for meals, and numerous activities or just to walk down the block to watch the harbor seals. Sitting on the deck and reading a book (or staring out to the bay)and listening to the sound on the waves breaking, drinking a cup of coffee before everyone else woke up in the morning, was my ideal way to spend a moment alone. It was great to have a home that all 5 of us could relax in and enjoy together. I can't wait to go back!

Great Family getaway!

Reviewed on 2013-12-03 by Unknown of Clovis, CA United States
Updated on 2013-12-03
Review of stay from 2013-11-24 to 2013-11-28
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Easy, accomodating, very enjoyable. Thank You!

Very nice digs

Reviewed on 2014-04-17 by Thomas S. of , United States
Updated on 2014-04-17
Review of stay from 2014-03-13 to 2014-03-16
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Our family was very pleased with the ambiance and location of this rental. We found the wine and cheese which was provided, a pleasant start to a wonderful weekend. Despite saying so may make it more difficult to rent due to it's popularity, I strongly recommend this rental

Great Getaway in Pacific Grove

Reviewed on 2014-02-18 by Unknown of San Francisco, CA United States
Updated on 2014-02-18
Review of stay from 2014-01-31 to 2014-02-02
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My wife and I decided at the last minute we needed a weekend away. The "Villa by the Sea" had everything we wanted: a cozy home, great views, central location to Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel. We had a great time and won't hesitate to return.

well appointed house

Reviewed on 2014-05-12 by Mary C. of Philadelphia, PA United States
Updated on 2014-05-12
Review of stay from 2014-05-03 to 2014-05-10
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This house was well appointed and stocked. Everything we needed for a week-long stay was available to us. Beautiful views of the ocean made this house special.

Love This place

Reviewed on 2014-05-15 by Suzanne K. of Austin, TX United States
Updated on 2014-05-15
Review of stay from 2014-04-25 to 2014-04-29
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We stayed here when visiting Monterey for the Big Sur Marathon and could not have asked for a better place! The home is lovely, with a view of the ocean. Harbor seals are a block away with Cannery Row only a few more blocks away. I would absolutely stay here again!

Property 114A PG

Reviewed on 2013-05-06 by Alan K. of Playa Del Rey, CA United States
Updated on 2013-05-06
Review of stay from 2013-04-21 to 2013-04-25
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Overall we were very satisfied the property & and managment.
Guests stayed august 2019 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 4 out of 5 Stars

"Property maintained well. Property Manager was very helpful."

~ J. Roberts - Danville, ca

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Guests stayed july 2019 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"Will definitely be back."

~ V. McKee -  Lake Havasu City, az

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Guests stayed july 2019 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"This was a perfect setting for our sibling reunion. We really enjoyed the house and the great view from the dining room balcony."

~ D. Duvane - antelope, ca

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Guests stayed june 2019 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"Charming character filled property was close to all the attractions of Monterey and beyond. The home was clean and comfortable and had everything necessary for a relaxing stay. We enjoyed watching the whales frolic from the balcony, walking into town and up to Lovers Point Park and Happy Girl Kitchen and especially loved sunsets on the balcony. We would thoroughly recommend and would love to return."

~ T. Schofield - toronto, ontario - canada

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Guests stayed april 2019 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"The place is really nice with beautiful views. The service was outstanding! Sanctuary was great, they delivered something to the house same day as requested. Can't go wrong with this place!"

~ B. Valverde - laguna beach, ca

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Guests stayed september 2018 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"We love this place!  We've stayed at Villa by the Sea 4 times over the past 10 years and it's become our home away from home. It's a lovely place with lots of room, great views of the ocean and it's centrally located near waterside walking paths, the Aquarium, Cannery Row and many excellent restaurants. We rarely have to use the car once we're settled in. Watch for for the seagull we've named "Roofus" that always seems to be perched on the house next door. Definitely worth a visit!"

~ J. Burkett - fredricksberg, va

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Guests stayed september 2018 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"Gorgeous views & spotless home!  We loved the home and enjoyed our stay. It was close to the ocean, Aquarium, and Cannery Row. We drove to Carmel a few times & ate at R.G.’s burgers and The Forge. The Carmel Cheese Shop was another fun place we went. We visited the Aquarium also, and loved it! The house is accurately described in the listing and pictures are also accurate! We will definitely be visiting again!"

~ M. Zoeller - bakersfield, ca

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Guests stayed august 2018 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"Great location, Clean, Good Views! This is a very nice property, great location (easy walk to Aquarium and the coastal paved trail that follows the ocean front to Lovers Point). It was very nice to having a good 2 car garage in the rear. The views from the living, kitchen, dining areas and the master bedroom are very nice. Unit was clean and very well equipped with everything you need. We had grandchildren in the area that visited us and we were extremely happy to see that our unit had a removable child gate (very good quality) for the upper staircase entry. The iron railings in the pictures also have clear Plexiglas barriers so very safe unit for the little ones (keep in mind there are a lot of hard tile floors to be careful with). The rooms are nice size and the entire home is very comfortable. This is a unit I would recommend and one that we will return to in the future."

 ~ J. Chambers - park city, ut

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Guests stayed april 2018 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"Kids Loved it!  Great place to stay."

~ S. Beck - reno, nv

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Guests stayed october 2017 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"We had a great stay. The home was well appointed!  Everything was very clean and fresh. We felt at home. The location was very central. We would highly recommend this company and property!"

~ J. Johnson - chico, ca

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Guests stayed july 2017 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"Perfect location. Great views!  This was a great rental for our family of four. The location was perfect for enjoying the bay area. Sitting on the second floor balcony and soaking up the ocean views and cool winds was priceless. The floor plan worked well for us. Master on the second floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor for our two teenagers. Laundry room and a well stocked kitchen made it like a home. We were very happy with this rental."

~ K. Bagwell - jenks, ok

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Guests stayed may 2017 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars

"Spacious, comfortable home with fantastic views from every window!  Our stay here was fantastic, the home was well stocked with everything you need. The beds were all comfortable and the views are exactly what you want. The wine and cheese was a nice touch, it was great to show up and sit outside on the patio to soak up the ocean view with a glass of local Chardonnay. This house is perfect walking distance to Lovers Point Beach, Cannery Row, and several really good restaurants. If you're staying in this home, you don't have to worry about using your rental car very often, although quick trips to Pebble Beach and some of the state parks are well worth it. This is a two-story home, and most of the activity will be upstairs where the master bedroom is located. Everything in the kitchen worked perfectly and every utencil we needed was provided. If your physical condition or health doesn't allow for frequent stair use, this may not be for you. I can't think of any other reason this wouldn't be a perfect vacation home."

~ J. Boyle - chandler, az

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Guests stayed april 2017 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 4 out of 5 Stars!

"Very nice property in Pacific Grove!  We had a very nice stay at Villa by the Sea. It's almost on the waterfront and very close to all amenities -- restaurants, bars, shopping, and walking paths. Rooms are large and comfortable.  We also rented the adjoining Sanctuary by the Bay, as we had a large group."

~ M J. Bernard - saratoga, ca

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Guests stayed March 2017 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 4 out of 5 Stars!

"Lovely stay!  Our family of four had a wonderful albeit too brief holiday at this charming villa. The house is nicely done up and had all the basic necessities, including a fantastic location and, of course, a great view from the kitchen/ dining area. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was well appointed and clean as were the bathrooms. The stairs may be tricky for families with very young children (toddlers), but not an issue with older kids. Julia (property manager) was very helpful and very responsive. Thank you Julia! We only wished we could have stayed longer! We hope to be back!"

~  J. Mukherjee - Washington DC, DC

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Guests stayed August 2015 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"Cozy stay, great location, a few repairs.  We were two families (4 adults, 2 tweens) here for an active (yet relaxing) getaway and to attend BMW Oktoberfest. The location can't be beat! This 3 BD/2.5 BA townhouse is across the street from the ocean, a short walk to the aquarium and Cannery Row, Lover's Point, and a grocery store (Nob Hill). Getting to the Laguna Seca Raceway for the driving events was an easy 20 minutes.  Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a bottle of Chardonnay and Boursin cheese tray. Thanks, SVR! From the kitchen balcony, the beautiful ocean beckoned and we immediately headed to the beach for some fun!   We climbed rocks at the beach, kayaked, and enjoyed a morning jog/walk to the lighthouse/golf course. Spent two days at the aquarium. Thanks to SVR, we got a terrific price on aquarium tickets. Highly recommend you get your tickets through their reservations dept.  The kitchen is great for preparing meals and dining with family. Plenty of cookware and utensils. We shopped for food at Nob Hill and cooked a lovely 3-course dinner our first night.  Only downside was the washer not working. We had accumulated some dirty clothes from our beach trips and driving events. We notified Julia, the house manager, who seemed surprised we already had laundry after two days. But then she kindly offered to take our wash to the laundromat and had it washed, folded and delivered. We greatly appreciated this, as we were quite sweaty from all of our outdoor day activities!  The house could use some maintenance and repair (i.e. floor tiles, termite) and would be nice to have mirrors in the downstairs bedrooms, so people can get ready when the bathroom is occupied. But overall is quaint and cozy. We enjoyed our stay!"

L. Walker - San Diego, CA

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Guests stayed August 2015 ~ Reviewed in HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"TOUGH TO BEAT! Stayed during Monterey Car Week. Great location & view. Easy walking distance to outlet stores, restaurants, bike path, & for me, classic car events. Incredible views of the Pacific. The home was very clean & well equipped. Worked great for two families."

~ Edward H. & Families - NJ

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Guests from San Francisco, CA ~ March 2015 ~ Reviewed in HomeAway ~ 5 out of 5 Star rating

“Beautiful villa, great location! This pretty house is elegantly furnished, well equipped, and very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the quiet location and great views across the bay, an excellent base to visit Carmel and also at the start of the 17 Mile Scenic Drive which was fabulous! The short walk to Cannery Row was perfect for dining out. Loved our stay. Would re-visit."

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Guests from San Francisco Bay area ~ April 2015 ~ Reviewed in HomeAway ~ 5 out of 5 Star rating

“Beautiful and convenient. We really enjoyed out time, most of it spent in the kitchen and dining room with a view of the ocean. Everything you could want in the kitchen, including a good quality of spices. All elements of the entire units are very nice and plentiful. The master suite is very comfortable and the two bedrooms downstairs are as well. The entry to the unit is even sweet. Convenient to everything. And our daily visits by charming Charlie the seagull made the trip all the more entertaining. The bottle of wine and cheese spread appie was enjoyed. The property manager was easy to work with!"

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Guests stayed 3/26 - 3/29, 2015

"We had a very nice stay in Monterey at the Villa by the Sea. Thank you! In fact, I am wondering if you might be able to tell me or find out for me, what kind of queen size mattress was that? I honestly had 3 of the best nights of comfortable rest that I have ever had, and would like to purchase one of those for myself. Thank you again for your hospitality, and all of the nice amenities and special touches that made our stay most enjoyable!"

The Clay Family

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Guest stayed in January 2015, Reviewed on Flipkey:

"Daydreaming About Returning To The Villa By The Sea. I rented the Villa by the Sea in Monterey for 4 nights in January of 2015. My husband and I invited another couple to join us. There are two bedrooms downstairs and a master bedroom upstairs and there are two large bathrooms. So, the space allowed each couple a good deal of privacy. The upstairs living room, kitchen, and dining room are well equipped, bright, and cheerful. The company, the weather, the location, the residence, assistance from the manager, the nearby amenities and sites were all perfect. Absolutely perfect. Now your experience might vary depending on your choice of friends and the luck of the weather, but as for the rest you, can count on a truly memorable, peaceful, and restful get-away. I have many wonderful memories of trips taken all over the world. But now I daydream about returning to the Villa by the Sea, so close to the San Francisco Bay Area."

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Guest stayed in October 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“We Had High Expectations But Received Even More! My wife and I along with our two dearest friends arrived to find Villa by the Sea to be exactly as described but with pleasant surprises we would not have expected. The layout of the home and superbly appointed kitchen provided that sense of "being at home" but with a spectacular bay view..wow and WOW! Julia Menendes, our property manager, was so very gracious and accomodating...we felt that we were staying at the home of another "old family friend." We enjoyed the Monterey hospitality of a few of our favorite haunts (can I begin to say enough about Evelyn at Red's Donuts?? I think not!!) the Sardine Factory, Cannery Row Brewery, Massaro and Santos...the list goes on...picked up amazing produce at the Farmer's Market and discovered new delights in Pacific Grove (how have we missed Pavel's Backerei???). We would recommend this experience to anyone that wants to enjoy the best that Monterey has to offer but who wants to enjoy it at their own pace and schedule... ( be sure to take the beach equipment and picnic supplies and "find yourself" at Asilomar) ”

~ Five stars from the Smiths and Stinsons <3

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Guest from Denver, CO stayed in August 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Awesome! Loved the place loved the view. We will be back next year!”

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Guest from Thousand Oaks, CA stayed in July 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Fantastic Location And View! We had a wonderful vacation in this lovely home. The location is fantastic - about a block from the bike/walking path, within walking distance of cannery row, wonderful view of the ocean (bring your binoculars to see sea otters and seals playing in the kelp beds). Paddle boarding and kayaking were highlights and are within walking/biking distance. The property manager and everyone I spoke with at Sanctuary Vacation Rentals were so friendly and helpful - even for an after hours call when we locked the garage door opener in the garage. I would definitely recommend this company.”

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Guest from Portland, OR stayed in July 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Slice of Heaven. This charming, peaceful retreat was a joy to experience. Within walking distance to the area attractions, it was off the beaten path enough to feel removed from the fray. It was lovely and perfect for us.”

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Guest from Tiburon, CA stayed in July 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Perfect Vacation. We return here every year...perfect location..we walk everywhere...already planning next years trip…”

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

“Two Thumbs Up! This condo was a great location for a recent family get-together. We used this condo and the one next door to fit fourteen people for four days. The house was totally furnished, with what seemed like any kitchen gadget you might want. The location is excellent. I can't say enough good things about it.”

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

“Villa By The Sea Pacific Grove. We had a wonderful time at Villa by the Sea in Pacific Grove. I had read some of the reviews and I didn't realize how great the views were from the dining and kitchen area and master bedroom. The welcoming tray of wine and cheese was really nice. The ability to walk to Lovers Point or cannery row was really great. The kitchen was charming and with the windows in the dining room made it one of the best rooms in the house, My suggestion for improvement would be a second bedside table for the bedrooms for water. The management responded promptly on a holiday weekend when we accidentally misplaced our garage door opener and checked back with us later to make sure we were able to locate and use the spare. It was a fun place to stay for our adult family and I would recommend it to any family that doesn't have small children or problems with stairs.”

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Guest stayed in May 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Well Appointed House. This house was well appointed and stocked. Everything we needed for a week-long stay was available to us. Beautiful views of the ocean made this house special.”

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Guest stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Wonderful Place To Stay In Monterey CA! This is a wonderful place to stay. Very comfortable and roomy. We walked a block to the ocean and were able to see the harbor seals and their pups hanging on the beach. Walk to the Aquarium, Cannery Row and even Fisherman's Wharf! If I had to complain at all, and I really shouldn't, it would be to have more lounging chairs in the living room. The beds were very comfortable - better than I have at home! We had a seagull that would hang out with us on the small balcony. If we left the door open, he would just stare in at us. We visited Cooper's Pub a number of times and met some locals (including the owner of the bar) and got good tips on things to do and places to go. Highly recommend a trip there and sit at the bar to get good info. If you can spare the time, take a trip to Phil's Fish Market and Eatery in Moss Landing. Best Seafood we had! Also, Sandbar & Grill on the less populated area at Fisherman's Wharf. More locals, fewer tourists! 17 Mile drive is a must. Eat at Pebble Beach Golf Club and pretend your are a famous golfer! I would not hesitate to come back again!” Owner’s Response: Dear Suzanne, Thank you so much for your great review. I was so touched to read about Charlie "C" gull. He is my tame Sea Gull-Jonathan Livingston . I have a video of him eating out of my best friend's hand. The last time I was there I did not see him and thought he had gone. Please come back and see Charlie and all of us. Blessings, Annee Martin, owner of Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

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Guest from Austin, TX stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Love This Place. We stayed here when visiting Monterey for the Big Sur Marathon and could not have asked for a better place! The home is lovely, with a view of the ocean. Harbor seals are a block away with Cannery Row only a few more blocks away. I would absolutely stay here again!”

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Guest stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Wonderful Weekend Retreat! Comfortable, nicely appointed, and well maintained property. Great location! Half block from the ocean and short walk to Cannery Row. Sanctuary Vacation Rentals accommodated our special requests and exceed all expectations. I highly recommend this home and Sanctuary.”

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Guest from Englewood, CO stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“This Was A Terrific Place To Stay--Lovely Home And Setting. We were quite impressed with the house that we rented from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. Not only were they pleasant to work with, they followed up with any detail that was needed. We needed some help with the drains in a bathroom and the plumber was there within an hour to fix the problem. We also had left an expensive item in the house and I received a call the next day and it was shipped back to us asap. We would rent from them again without hesitation.”

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Guest stayed in March 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Very Nice Digs. Our family was very pleased with the ambiance and location of this rental. We found the wine and cheese which was provided, a pleasant start to a wonderful weekend. Despite saying so may make it more difficult to rent due to it's popularity, I strongly recommend this rental.”

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Guest from San Francisco, CA stayed in January 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Great Getaway In Pacific Grove. My wife and I decided at the last minute we needed a weekend away. The "Villa by the Sea" had everything we wanted: a cozy home, great views, central location to Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel. We had a great time and won't hesitate to return.”

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Guest from Clovis, CA stayed in November 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Great Family Getaway! Easy, accommodating, very enjoyable. Thank You!”

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Guest from Ottawa, ON stayed in October 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Excellent Location, Very Comfortable, Lots Of Extras! Sanctuary Vacation Rentals was very easy to deal with, and our house agent was available when we needed help. It was lovely to be greeted with a bottle of wine, a lovely appetizer, and lots of useful brochures. Other nice touches included cozy robes, shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the bathrooms. Very clean home, beds were comfortable, and beautiful ocean view. Highly recommended!”

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

“Beautiful Location And View, Great Place To Stay. I stayed with my family in this house for my wedding last month. The decor is well-appointed, the house is comfortable and spacious and the view is amazing. 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!”

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Guest from Weston, MA stayed in August 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Perfect Family Vacation. We had such a fun-filled vacation in Sanctuary by the Sea! The home and location were perfect for us. We ate in, we ate out, we walked right out the door for meals, and numerous activities or just to walk down the block to watch the harbor seals. Sitting on the deck and reading a book (or staring out to the bay)and listening to the sound on the waves breaking, drinking a cup of coffee before everyone else woke up in the morning, was my ideal way to spend a moment alone. It was great to have a home that all 5 of us could relax in and enjoy together. I can't wait to go back!”

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Guest from Rowland Heights, CA stayed in July 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Perfect View, Perfect Location, Perfect Home! This home has all that was promised. The view from the balcony is outstanding! The home is warm and welcoming from the cozy fireplace with homemade afghans to curl up with. The kitchen is fully stocked with high end dishes and cooking gear. The bedrooms all have very comfortable beds and the baths have the thickest towels! Nothing has been left out...even a friendly seagull that seems to know a soft touch when he sees it. The location is the best! You can walk to everything, even the market! Cannery Row is just steps away. We would highly recommend this vacation home!”

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Guest from Denver, CO stayed in July 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Stunning Oceanview Home In Pacific Grove Central To Everything. We rented this gorgeous home (and the adjoining home) for a family wedding week on the Monterey Peninsula. The cook's kitchen and spacious dining area allowed us to gather groups of 12 to 14 for wonderful meals with the sights and sounds of Monterey Bay as our backdrop. Every bed was 5 star hotel comfortable, and the 2.5 bath set up easily handled our group. The cozy living room was the perfect spot to relax in front of the fireplace at the end of the day. There is a great laundry room with ironing set up, and a large garage with additional off street parking for another car. This was very handy during the July 4th weekend. This home is a half block from the Pacific Coast trail for walking, jogging, and cycling along the coast. You can watch sea otters while you eat your breakfast, or stroll a half block along the coast and visit the harbor seal colony. Restaurants, shops, coffee and a local grocer are a five minute walk away. Although this home is central, it was very quiet at night for sleeping. This is a two level home that has a fairly steep tiled staircase that would be challenging for folks with mobility issues, and dangerous for young children.”

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Guest stayed in April 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Perfect Place To Stay For Big Sur Marathon! This house was such a fantastic place to stay while participating in the Big Sur Marathon. Great location! Home was in pristine condition and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We would absolutely stay here again!”

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Guest from Folsom, CA stayed in April 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Breath Taking! A perfect place and location for my family of 2 kids, wife and, mother in law. It is walking distance to cannery row,and the beach which is what we were looking for. The place is clean, roomy and has all the amenities a family would need.”

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Guest from Lafayette, CA stayed in February 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Perfect Location. This house has all the character you could ask for and the location was perfect. We have three children 4-10 yrs old. They loved the house and were all able to walk to the aquarium and restaurants.”

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Guest from Cayucos stayed in February 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway: and Flipkey:

“Loved It! We had a great time staying at this beautiful home through Sanctuary Rentals. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful in terms of finding us a house in the perfect location -we needed to be walking distance to Cannery Row and this house is literally one block away. the house was incredibly clean, the beds were all very comfortable with nice linens. The bathrooms were also clean and really big with luxurious towels. There was wine and Boursin cheese waiting our arrival, which was awesome. The kitchen was fully equipped and there were ocean views throughout the beautiful upstairs. I would definitely recommend this house and using sanctuary rentals to anyone and I hope to get to stay here again. It's a five minute walk to the aquarium, along the beautiful boardwalk. Totally awesome.”

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Guest from Tiburon stayed in January 2013, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Wonderful! This was our fourth vacation with you...we are four adults and two children, 9 and 7 ..we love the location of the property and it's easy access to the walking trail...the views from the home are beautiful...we always look forward to returning.”

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Guest from Houston, TX stayed in August 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Romantic, Gorgeous Light-Filled Rooms, Beautifully Decorated… This lovely home was picture perfect with wonderful views of Monterey Bay and light-filled rooms decorated with exquisite taste. Everything about the location and amenities suited us--we walked all over Pacific Grove (either on the Bay walk or on Central ave. to enjoy the Victorian houses). The Chef's kitchen was a dream to work in and to enjoy the super dining table and balcony view of the Bay. We loved the easy to work fireplace for cool mornings and evenings. Everything was perfect with the minor exception of the TV which needs to be taken off the Internet when guests leave. We want to come back.”

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Guest from Gilmer, TX stayed in July 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Totally Fabulous Vacation! My family and I recently stayed in this home and we all loved it. It was very well equipped, centrally located, and had awesome views as well. We loved the fact that we could walk to the aquarium, Cannery Row, grocery store, restaurants. The weather was outstanding! Of course, if you've been to that part of the country, you will already know that. The home was fabulous though ... not really sure I can even do this place justice by writing about it. You just need to go there. Oh, and the people I worked with to book this trip were amazing! We had two small children with us and they made the home "child friendly" just for our visit. It was a very pleasant experience all around. Would definitely stay here again if we are fortunate enough to be able to make that trip again. ;o)”

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Guest from Napa, CA stayed in June 2012, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Wonderful house-it felt like we were on a Mediterranean holiday! Short easy walk to aquarium,mall, restaurants, and grocery store. Ocean view was amazing and we were able to watch the sunrise from our cozy bed in the master bedroom! Walk down to the beach and enjoy the sea lions basking in the sun. The aquarium passes were a nice perk-as well as the cheese and cracker platter with wine on arrival.The house's atmosphere and Monterey Blues festival made for great weekend!”

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Guest from Citrus Heights, CA stayed in September 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Stunningly Beautiful Home And View. My husband and I brought my brother, his girlfriend and my cousin to California for much needed healing time after the death of my mother after a year battle with a bad fall. This was the perfect place for this healing. The home is immaculate and beautifully appointed - the bedrooms, the common areas and especially the kitchen. We spent almost all our time (when we weren't walking the beach) in the kitchen and the deck overlooking the beautiful ocean. The location of this home is ideal for what we needed (see above). I can't think of one thing I would change about the home or our time there.”

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Guest from Nevada City, CA stayed in September 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Refreshing Trip. Oh how refreshing and beautiful it was to look out those big windows and see the ocean!! The house is in a perfect spot, close to everything but yet off the beaten path and the beach is right there with a great walking trail. The house was comfy and cozy with lots of little extras, we'd definitely stay there again!! Thanks for a great time!”

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Guest from West Hills, CA stayed in July 2011, Reviewed on Homeaway: and Flipkey:

“Beautiful Beach House. We had a wonderful time during our stay at your house. The location is fantastic, steps from the beach and a short walk to Cannery Row, This house itself was excellent and was equipped with everything anyone could need during a stay. It was immediately as comfortable as being at home. The wine, cheese, and thoughtful note were a nice personal touch to greet us upon arrival. Thanks and look forward to staying again.”

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Bedding

Maximum occupancy - up to 6 adults.

Upper/Main level sleeping options:

Bedroom #1 - Master Bedroom
King Bed
Note: Master bedroom has an en suite bath with shower; there is also a powder room/half bath on this upper level.

Lower level (street and entrance level) sleeping options:

Bedroom #2 - Garden Room
California King Bed
(Located closest to the entry of the home, near a small entry patio)

Bedroom #3 - Ocean view room
Queen Bed

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