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3618 Villa Escondido

Beds/Baths

5 BR
3 BA

Ocean Views! And Just Steps to the Sea!

Age 12 and under.
Location: Pacific Grove
Sleeps 13

Beds

  • King 2
  • Queen 2
  • Twin 4
  • Sofa Bed 1
  • Other 1

Description

Welcome to “Villa Escondido”! Home sleeps up to 10 adults and 3 children age 12 or under.

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 1925 Mediterranean-style, 3452 square feet, 5-bedroom, 3-bath home is the epitome of luxury, with countless touches that make it a desirable site for a family reunion, a wedding party or multiple families vacationing together.

The home has views over rooftops to Monterey Bay, is only 1 block from the stunning shoreline and just minutes to downtown, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Upon arrival you will be greeted with complementary 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.

Enter through a wooden gate that opens to a courtyard with columned veranda, French doors and a wooden entry door.

The living room is a wonderful space for gatherings with hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and a window seat. Coastal art completes the decor.

The adjacent sun room, with its walls of glass and partial bay views, is a great spot for enjoying morning coffee at 4 wicker chairs around a glass-topped table.

The bright kitchen has granite counter tops, tile floors, stainless steel appliances and a large island with a gas stove top, a prep sink and 2 stools. Open shelving displays handsome dishes and glassware. Casual meals can be enjoyed at a white table with built-in seating and 2 chairs.

A fenced back yard with mature trees, includes a brick patio with a table, chairs and a gas grill for dining al fresco.

The dining room, with a wall of glass doors and built-in shelves displaying seashells, is the perfect setting for formal dinner parties or family meals. A long wooden table with upholstered chairs can seat 12-15.

Enjoy watching shows or movies on a 50” HDTV with Blue Ray DVD player in the spacious living room.

A den with a wet bar has a full sleeper sofa and a wood coffee table can be elevated for eating or enjoying a cup or tea or coffee.

A bedroom, which faces the back yard, has 2 twins (converts to a king with Memory Foam topper) with luxury linens, 2 white side tables, sea-themed lamps, a table and chair.

The bathroom has old-fashioned black and white tiles and a tub-shower combination.

The 2nd story is filled with unique touches seldom seen in newer homes. A charming alcove has a day bed that can sleep one and built-in shelves holding a 40” HDL TV, Blue Ray DVD and video library.

The master - with gorgeous water views - is unbelievably spacious and has a king bed, white end tables, sea urchin lamps, an electric fireplace, a chaise and a double-width window bed with sea-foam blue coverlets. The luxury master bath has a deep soaking tub with shower, 2 sinks and a walk-in closet.

A 2nd upstairs bedroom has a white queen bed, 2 white side stands and seashell lamps and a tall bureau.

A delightful dormer room can sleep up to 4 guests in the queen bed and two twin beds. Furnishings include an antique dresser, white shag area rugs and whimsical mermaid pillows.

A bathroom with a tub-shower is available for the upstairs guest bedrooms.

1 compact + 1 standard-sized car can be parked in the garage. There is a separate laundry room. Well behaved dogs are welcome for an additional fee.

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

As of May 1st 2019 this home will be available for monthly rentals only as the Short Term License has been revoked by the City of Pacific Grove to limit the number of short term rentals in the city. The homes which had their license revoked were selected by a random lottery held May 2018.

Amenities

GENERAL

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

Geographic

  • 10 Min Drive: Pebble Beach
  • 10 Min Drive: Spanish Bay
  • 15 Min Drive: Carmel by the Sea
  • 5 Min Drive: Beach
  • Area: Close to Town
  • View: Bay/Ocean - Distant
  • 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
  • DVD Library
  • Games
  • More than one TV

Home Exterior/Outdoors

  • Beach Gear/Towels/Cooler/Chairs
  • Deck
  • Fenced in Yard
  • Grill: Gas BBQ
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch

Availability

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Rates

DatesMonthly
12/01/19 - 12/31/19$7,454
01/01/20 - 01/30/20$7,454
01/31/20 - 02/29/20$7,454
03/01/20 - 03/31/20$8,506
04/01/20 - 04/30/20$8,506
05/01/20 - 05/31/20$8,506
06/01/20 - 06/30/20$9,557
07/01/20 - 07/31/20$10,609
08/01/20 - 08/31/20$12,711
09/01/20 - 09/30/20$8,506
10/01/20 - 10/31/20$8,506
11/01/20 - 11/30/20$7,454
Looking for a last minute stay? Ask our Reservationist if there is a Last Minute Special available. Last Minute Specials may 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, Pet and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates.
* Guest stays of 30 days or more are not subject to tax; Guest will 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 (including all children & infants) will affect rates.
*On May 1st 2019 this home is available for monthly rentals only as the Short Term License has been revoked (determined by a random lottery) by the City of Pacific Grove to limit the number of short term rentals.
** This home is managed by Sanctuary Vacation Rentals.

Location

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Reviews

Absolutely Fantastic

Reviewed on 2015-01-27 by Unknown of Pleasant Hill, CA United States
Updated on 2015-01-27
Review of stay from 2015-01-08 to 2015-01-11
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Recommend to Others
The property is in a fabulous location, decorated beautifully, and stocked with everything a group of 12-15 would need. We plan to return with our family again!

fabulous villa

Reviewed on 2014-08-10 by Edward N. of Bend, OR United States
Updated on 2014-08-10
Review of stay from 2014-07-29 to 2014-08-05
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Recommend to Others
what a wonderful Villa. It was immaculate with all details covered for a excellent stay. It was so close to all the Monterey Bay activities and yet had the quiet quaint charm of Pacific Grove.

Mistrot Family Reunion

Reviewed on 2014-07-09 by Jacques M. of Raleigh, NC United States
Updated on 2014-07-09
Review of stay from 2014-06-16 to 2014-06-23
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Recommend to Others
What a wonderful, warm home for a family gathering.

Post Wedding Retreat with family

Reviewed on 2014-08-03 by Unknown of Davis, CA United States
Updated on 2014-08-03
Review of stay from 2014-07-13 to 2014-07-17
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Recommend to Others
We loved our stay! The house was gorgeous and very comfortable. It is a 4 bedroom home with additional space (alcove and family room), not a five bedroom home as advertised. This was not a problem for us, however. The home is spacious and very nicely decorated. We enjoyed the nice welcoming touches (wine/cheese) that were provided.

Wonderful stay at Villa Escondido

Reviewed on 2014-08-22 by Unknown of Houston, Texas United States
Updated on 2014-08-22
Review of stay from 2014-08-12 to 2014-08-19
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Recommend to Others
Everything was really great. Very nice home and great location.

A Perfect home for a perfect family reunion

Reviewed on 2014-04-22 by Unknown of Oakdale, Ca United States
Updated on 2014-04-22
Review of stay from 2014-03-13 to 2014-03-23
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We celebrated my parents 90th and 85th birthdays at Villa Escondido. Our adult kids w/their spouses and kids joined us intermittingly during our 10 day stay. Villa Escondido accommodated all of us....ages 1 - 90! Great location for the young families to walk to the beach and aquarium while the older folks were getting ready for the day or napping in the afternoon. Many memories were made and laughter was heard throughout this lovely home.
Beautifully equipped kitchen. Wonderful bright sun room with the perfect table for a puzzle and/or games.
We are thankful that we discovered this home and especially Sanctuary Vacation Rentals!
We'll be back!

It doesn't get much better than this!

Reviewed on 2014-05-07 by Linda S. of Perry, OH United States
Updated on 2014-05-07
Review of stay from 2014-04-28 to 2014-05-05
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Recommend to Others
Location! Amenities! Attentive management! We celebrated a week of wedding festivities here. One bride's extended family from all over the world stayed in the home and hosted get togethers to meet with the other bride's Californian extended family. We also held the catered rehearsal dinner here and a sunday mihht dinner for the new couple's "Monterey family" before we all had to say goodbye. The house is a wonderful place for coming together with lots of beautiful spaces both indoors and out, a great kitchen and dining room filled with everything needed for hosting dinners, two blocks from the coast with all the great outdoor venues of Monterey and Pacific Grove within walking distance. Carmel, pebble beach and big sur are a short drive or bike ride away. We can't wait to return with more family and friends to enjoy this outstanding vacation home!

beautiful vacation rental

Reviewed on 2014-05-22 by Trudy V. of Rocklin, CA United States
Updated on 2014-05-22
Review of stay from 2014-05-13 to 2014-05-20
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Recommend to Others
Villa Escondido was spacious and perfect for our large group. It was beautifully furnished and stocked with everything we needed. It was the perfect home for so many reasons! We will definitely be returning.

5 Star !!!

Reviewed on 2014-05-28 by Alfaro J. of San Clemente, CA United States
Updated on 2014-05-28
Review of stay from 2014-05-22 to 2014-05-26
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Beautiful, Clean, Comfortable -would stay again !
Guests Stayed september 2018 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"The home was perfect in every way for our event.  The home was perfect in every way. There were five couples staying in the home (husbands served in the same army unit in 1967 in Danang Vietnam) and one couple staying offsite who joined us for meals and visiting. We LOVED the kitchen where lots of cooking and congregating took place - it was VERY well equipped. The dining room was spectacularly functional - we comfortably had 12 people eating meals and were able to lay out the meals on the extensive sideboards surrounding the table. The living room was huge - loved hanging out there after dinner. Regarding bedrooms, my husband and I assigned the 'master' to one of the couples who lost their home in the 'Thomas' fire (Ventura County). My husband and I assigned ourselves the downstairs 'den' which served as a bedroom. The sofa sleeper was a typical 'sleeper' and not that comfortable so that was the only drawback - I'd love to see something more comfortable (or a bed) on our next visit. This property was a gem - excellent location and amenities. We requested a couple of replenishments of paper products and they were immediately responsive. I got a TON of kudos for finding this place. Thank you."

~ L. Jimerson - danville, ca

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Guests Stayed may 2018 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"Perfect Mother’s Day Weekend!  This was our first time renting a home, and we’re so glad we did! We have so many happy family memories from our stay at Villa Escondido. The home has the perfect floor plan for a family get together. So relaxing, with plenty of space for everyone to spread out. The well equipped kitchen and huge dining room had more than enough space to fit all of us, and made it easy for us to prepare and serve food. Once we parked our cars, we didn’t need to get in them again until it was time to leave! The beach, Monterey Bay Aquarium and shopping were just a short walking distance away! We can’t wait to return!"

~ N. Wahlgren - westlake village, ca

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Guests Stayed april 2018 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"Spectacular Home! Absoluetly Stunning!  This house was just amazing. Every room was perfect. We enjoyed sitting on the patio in the back, sipping coffee in the front "glass" porch, relaxing in the living room and the convenience of the short walk to the beach. I loved this house the moment I walked in. We were spoiled with breathtaking views, lovely front porch right down to the most comfortable beds and fluffy bathrobes. I hope this location is available next year when we return!"

~ J. Corey - winsted, ct

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Guests Stayed september 2017 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"Amazing property in an amazing location!  We had an amazing time at Villa Escondido in Pacific Grove. It is such a beautiful house in a beautiful location. The property was very clean and the manager provided excellent guidance. I would highly recommend this house for a family vacation. We enjoyed that the house was very close to the Bay and to all restaurants in Pacific Grove. It was also 15 minutes away from Carmel by the Sea which is another amazing place."

~ V. Hening - san diego, ca

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Guests Stayed september 2017 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"Perfect location. Outstanding property.  Eleven girlfriends stayed at Villa Escondido for our annual weekend get-away -- and we couldn't have been happier. The house was absolutely perfect. From the moment we walked in to a beautifully set dining table and throughout the entire weekend, everything was perfect. The kitchen was nicely stocked, things were easy to find, and there were enough beds for all. Of course, with 11 adults, we could have done with one extra bathroom, but honestly, with 11 adults, we could have done with three extra bathrooms ... it certainly did not detract from the success of our stay! We walked everywhere and didn't get in our cars until it was time to leave -- and we didn't even scratch the surface of things to do in the area. That's why we've already re-booked Villa Escondido for next year. Thank you for a fabulous weekend. We're already counting the weeks 'til 2018."

~ S. McFadden - sunnyvale. ca

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Guests Stayed may 2017 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"Very nice property, 5 bedrooms - perfect for our 4 families!  House clean, well prepared lots of room for all of us. We were down for grand daughters wedding so there was lots of in and out. We still cooked 2 dinners and we all slept well. Again house was there waiting for us and everything worked. Almost - smoke alarms woke us one night but that was promptly fixed the next day. Great house, good service!"

~ R. Watson - arnold, ca

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Guests Stayed march 2017 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"Love, love, love!  Our party of 14 loved this house. We all had plenty of room. The outside areas were great for the younger children & adults alike. Close to water, Cannery Row, restaurants & Lighthouse Ave. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything a group would need to cook amazing meals or an outside breakfast - just add food.  We appreciated that there was a Kuerig as well as traditional coffee maker. The laundry room was a short few steps out the kitchen door in the garage area. We really enjoyed the comfortable beds, ample pillows and blankets, big rooms, & lovely sun room.  The landscape around the home was beautiful. The area felt safe and had so much charm."

~ K. McNie - eugene, or

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Guests stayed in march 2017 ~ Comments left in the Guest Book at the house ~
"This was such a wonderful house for a family vacation. We had such a good time."
~ The Nicklaus' & Ringo's - Amarillo, Texas

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Guests stayed in march 2017 ~ Comments left in the Guest Book at the house ~
"We (10) gals had a truly exceptional stay at Villa Escondido!! I am still "on the road" but will be contacting Sadie regarding renting the home again next year. Our group has been at many different homes over the years, and we truly enjoyed this one. Of course the location is gorgeous. The amenities in the restrooms and kitchen were fabulous, and someone has a knack for comfort, as the pillows and warm throws came in so handy at our gatherings. The dining room setting felt like a fancy hotel, and the beach decor was fun and well thought out. Parking was plentiful  (although it's tight!). We did have a parked rental car that was hit, but the person came to the door and everything got worked out ok. There were a couple of things mentioned that needed attention, which I listed below. Otherwise, many thanks for our wonderful stay at Villa Escondido. We loved it!!  Cheers!
* plastic cups in the restrooms would be so nice.
* the sink plugs do not work in the master bedroom.
* the mattress on the den sofa might need replacing (says the sleeper there!)"
~  G. O'Neal - stockton, ca

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Guests Stayed december 2016 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"Wonderful home!  Perfect for large family gathering"

~ M. Tupa - Petaluma, CA

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Guests Stayed October 2016 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"This is a beautiful old home... updated perfectly! Great location... love the yards too!  From the moment our family walked in we were in love with this home. Lots of room, cozy and clean. All the bedrooms were decorated with great beach decor. I really can't say enough things about this lovely home! I think we will be returning with friends for another visit in the near future!"

~ J. Tobia - Castro Valley, CA

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Guests Stayed June 2016 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

Ocean views, walk to the cliffs, beautiful home!  This home is a treasure! It worked so well for our large family gathering. We loved the location...walking distance to the Aquarium or strolling along the cliffs. The furnishings are fresh and clean-perfect for a Pacific Grove beach setting. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would ever need to provide fabulous meals. The dining area is so spacious and seated all 12 of us comfortably. Everyone loved the small sunroom for morning coffee and late night games. The master bedroom & bath is luxurious and provides a serene afternoon respite from the window bed with an ocean view. Can't wait to return!"

~ M. Parry Sbrana - Danville, CA

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Guests Stayed May 2016 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway 5 out of 5 Stars!

"A beautiful home and we will be back again. The house was well maintained and the property was beautiful. Inside the home were fresh linens and anything we needed with a clean envirornment. We could walk to almost all of our activities. There was ample of room for everyone and the home offered views of the ocean. Trish our house manager was so pleasant to work with and very efficient. I would recommend this home to my family and friends."

~  K. Mihlhauser - Arroyo Grande, CA
Guests stayed in August 2015 ~ Comments left in the Guest Book at the house ~

"Thank you for your wonderful home (temporarily)! Beautiful place, fabulous view, incredible family bonding. Thank you."

~ Zegel Family

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Guests stayed in August 2015 ~ Comments left in the Guest Book at the house ~

"Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us. Such a relaxing time and wonderful cool weather (so unlike Arizona). Really enjoyed the views and all of the activities this place had to offer."

~ Schlecht Family

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Guests stayed in July 2015 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway.com ~ 5 out of 5 Stars!

“Excellent property! Really enjoyed our week stay at Villa Escondido! We had 8 adults and 2 children and found the facilities and supplies wonderful in the house. Very convenient to the coast and Monterey. Really all we could have hoped for! Really enjoyed our time here!"

~ John L. and Family

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Guests stayed in July 2015 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway.com ~ 5 out of 5 Stars!

“A Top Rental House in Pacific Grove for 12. Everything is beautifully appointed and furnished. Very thoughtful accessories. Close to the beach. Sleeps 12 very comfortably. Quite clean."

~ Tom H. and Family

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Guests stayed in July 2015 ~ Comments left in the Guest Book at the house ~

"Thank you for such a lovely and inviting home. We had a wonderful and relaxing stay here. The location was perfect and the home was comfortable! We really felt that we were able to partake in all that Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel had to offer within easy walking/driving distance. Thanks for making our stay as convenient and welcoming."

~ Kim Family

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Guests from NY, NY stayed in July 2015 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway.com ~ 4 out of 5 Stars!

"The location of this beautiful house was wonderful and contributed to how much we enjoyed our trip to Pacific Grove - we were in easy walking distance to the Monterey aquarium and cannery row, as well as a nice path by the shoreline where we saw seals and sea otters. Parking was easy as well, as there was a garage and plenty of street parking. The house itself was lovely with a lot of character - the lawn was perfect for my toddler to enjoy, as was the back patio. The kitchen was large had all of the appliances and accoutrements you could ask for. The wifi and cell service were very spotty, however, for both Verizon and AT&T which made it difficult for the members in our party who had to be connected for work. There was a landline provided for local calls. The rooms in the house were spacious, and there were lots of places to gather. The bedrooms were all a really good size, and all of the rooms were very clean and well updated. The management service did a great job preparing for our arrival with a guest book containing plenty of recommendations for what to do in the area and providing free spa passes and wine and cheese on arrival. Overall, we really enjoyed this picturesque house and the convenience which this location afforded."

~ David K. & Family

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Guests stayed in June 2015 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway.com ~ 5 of 5 Stars!

“A wonderful, expansive family vacation rental! We rented the Villa Escondido based on reviews and the photos on the website, and were very happy with our choice. We had all our adult children and our young grandchildren, ages 9 months - 5 years, a total of 7 adults and 3 children. The location of the home, close to the water and the aquarium, could not have been better for us." Upon entering the home, immediately to the right is a spacious dining room with a wide low counter, handy for food service. Beyond that was the large living room, where the television was located, and an alcove with a glass table and four chairs. To the immediate left was the large kitchen, with a small table that seated four. We were pleased to see that there was an abundance of silverware, plates, and glasses - enough that one didn’t have to wash them between meals. Behind the kitchen is a queen bedroom and a bath in the hallway, and the staircase upstairs. There was also a small gathering room straight ahead, with a sleeper sofa and doors to close it off from the living room and hall. Upstairs was fabulous! A huge master bedroom and bath, walk-in closet, chaise lounge for reading, and a wonderful, wide window seat. The queen bedroom was light and bright. The final bedroom had a queen bed under the window, a trundle, and a twin - our 5 and 3 year old grandchildren chatted with each other on the trundle before falling asleep. But the favorite space of everyone in the family was the little, low alcove at the top of the stairs. I thought the children would like it the most (and they did), but even the adults gravitated towards the cozy space to watch TV or read. We will absolutely return (and hope that it will be available!) and highly recommend this beautiful home. What a wonderful place to create memories. Thank you to the owners and SVR for a great time."

~ Adrienne S and Family

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Guests stayed in June 2015 ~ Comments left in the Guest Book at the house ~

"We love your house. It is big enough for all of our children and their three children. We live in different areas - Napa - L.A. but this makes getting together very convenient. We are looking forward to staying again in the future. Thanks so much."

~ Shaheen Family

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Guests stayed in May 2015 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway.com ~ 5 of 5 Stars!

“AMAZING! We had 5 couples stay in the house and it fit us perfect. Everything was just beautiful. The decorations in the house were amazing. You had every kind of pot and dish that we would need while we were there. You supplied the towels and there was even body and hair soap. Everyone enjoyed the stay. It was so centrally located next to Pacific Grove and Canary Row. Loved every minute. Everything was clean and in order. I can't wait to rent Villa Escondido again."

~ Rachael B. and Friends

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Guests stayed in June 2015 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway.com ~ 5 of 5 Stars!

“Family reunion Villa Escondido. Villa Escondido was an excellent choice for our family reunion. The location and accommodations were "excellent" as advertised, the weather was better than expected and our time together was unforgettable. The house was large enough that everyone could find their spot and we never felt crowded. The front yard was perfect for hide and seek, kickball and tag and the walks along the beach were a great way to get the day started. We were able to walk to restaurants, stores and local sites. Master suite was especially nice and it was the first time I can say I wasn't ready to get back home to my own bed! Very comfortable!"

~ N.W.

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Guests stayed in May 2015 ~ Comments left in the Guest Book at the house ~

"Villa Escondido's amenities made our endeavors easy, elegant and relaxing and made this family time even more special. We are so happy to have found this special home and hope to visit it again."

~ Susan and family

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Guests stayed in May 2015 ~ Comments left in the Guest Book at the house ~

"Villa Escondido's amenities made our endeavors easy, elegant and relaxing and made this family time even more special. We are so happy to have found this special home and hope to visit it again."

~ Susan and Family

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Guests stayed in April 2015 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway.com ~ 5 of 5 Stars!

“Villa Escondido was great! We held a work retreat at Villa Escondido. The house was perfect for our needs. Clean, very comfortable and had all of the amenities we needed. We loved the fact that we could walk everywhere."

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Guests stayed in March 2015 ~ Reviewed on HomeAway.com ~ 5 of 5 Stars!

“Beautiful home, Wonderful location! This house is an absolutely BEAUTIFULLY appointed, renovated old home in Pacific Grove only 2 blocks from the ocean and a wonderful hiking/biking path along the coast. This is the first time we've rented a home that actually had the space as well as the glassware, dinnerware and silverware for a large group. The remodeled kitchen had every appliance you could imagine and made it easy to feed lots of people. Because we were so close to the beach and the main drag of Pacific Grove, there was lots of walking and biking done in place of driving. A trip to the store for something forgotten became an opportunity to get a little exercise and spend some quality time with loved ones. This is definitely the BEST home we have ever rented!!!"

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Guests stayed in March 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway:

"Great Home! Great Location! Our prayer group had a wonderful time in your beautiful home. We laughed, talked, ate and yes, prayed. We love the various private areas where we could curl up & read or have a nice conversation. We loved the cozy throws & made good use of them. Thank you for all the lovely personal touches & the welcoming wine & cheese - it was a real treat."

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Guests stayed in February 2015, From the Guest Comment Book in the house:

"Celebrating our parent's 50th wedding anniversary at this peaceful, well-appointed home was a joy to all of us. It is beautiful and cozy! We walked to the Aquarium and along the shoreline but spent time in the home enjoying meals together around the large dining table as well. The charms of this 1925 home are not lost to the convenience of the modern updates. Fabulous!"

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Guest stayed in February 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway:

"Fantastic And Unique. Clean, tidy and comfortable. Felt very welcome. Wish we could have stayed longer!"

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Guest stayed in February 2015, From the Guest Comment Book in the house:

"Loved the house - so well appointed & comfortable! Great location! 12 good friends had a great time - lots of laughing. Will be back next year!”

Group from Grass Valley, CA

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Guest stayed in January 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway

"Memorable 70th Birthday Celebration! Villa Escondido provided a lovely setting for the celebration of my 70th birthday with my husband and our two daughters and families, nine of us altogether. The home is beautifully maintained and decorated and is very comfortable with plenty of room for a large group. My eleven year old granddaughter claimed the upstairs alcove as her place to sleep and hang out, and wasn't ready to go home when the time came. My oldest daughter and her husband cooked a delicious birthday dinner in the gourmet kitchen and served it in the spacious dining room. My younger daughter and husband ordered a delectable birthday cake from the Layers Bakery in Monterey. They were also the assigned cleanup crew after dinner. On Sunday morning we all walked to the Aquarium where my eleven month old granddaughter was enthralled with the jelly fish. A couple of us also went kayaking in the bay early Sunday afternoon, and at three o'clock the men started watching the Super Bowl game in the den that was fully equipped with glassware and bar utensils. Drinks and snacks were served. We all gathered in the cosy kitchen later in evening to feast on leftovers. By the time we left on Monday morning everyone said they had a wonderful time and that I had rented an amazing house. Sanctuary...provided excellent customer service, and I very highly recommend this property to others."

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Guests stayed in January 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway:

"Villa Escondido - The Perfect Place to Stay! Villa Escondido was absolutely PERFECT! For the past 15 years, my college friends/classmates have gotten together once a year in a different location – normally a city in the USA. We have stayed in wonderful hotels and homes, but none came close to matching Villa Escondido. As soon as we entered, we were awed by the elegance of the home, the spaciousness, the amenities and the cozy feeling throughout. There were 12 of us who had plenty of room to be together or just sit alone for a few minutes to read a book. The location was excellent, because we could enjoy the walking trails, restaurants, Monterey Aquarium and town of Pacific Grove – all within walking distance. Julie Kavanaugh, the house manager, ensured everything was in perfect order for us when we arrived. As I worked with Julie before our arrival, I was very impressed with how responsive, courteous, professional and accommodating she was. During our visit, she was out of town, but she still checked in with me to make sure all was well. After our visit, she again contacted me to make sure we were happy with our stay. We were very happy indeed. It was hard to leave this beautiful home, though our memories of it and our magnificent time together will last forever. I cannot recommend Villa Escondido and Sanctuary Vacation Rentals highly enough. On a scale of 1-5, they are a 10!"

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Guests stayed in January 2015, from our Guest Comment Book in the house:

"Thank you so much for welcoming our families to your home! It was so nice for us to all fit comfortably in one home (6 adults and 6 kids...of which 3 are toddler/infant) so the grandparents could spend time with the grandkids. Everything is stocked so that we felt at home, and had want for nothing. The layout was perfect for our families too (early bedtimes for the kiddos did not mean the adults had to stop playing) Thank you again!"

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Guest stayed in January 2015, from our Guest Comment Book in the house:

"Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with all of our college classmates from 50 years ago. What a wonderful place to celebrate our lives, share laughter, tears and memories! Our days here were too short...but the time we shared in this happy place will be in our hearts forever! Til next time our love and gratitude goes out to our generous hosts!"

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Guest stayed in January 2015, from our Guest Comment Book in the house:

"We enjoyed our stay here at Villa Escondido. Our familiy did lots of walking along hte water, and exploring this lovely area. We did day trips to Carmel, Big Sur, 17 Mile Drive and tide pools. This house is really nice and our family appreciated it. Thanks! We had a great stay."

~ Family of 7 (plus an adorable dog)

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Guest stayed in December 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

"Absolutely Beautiful Home! Beautiful old home that has been cared for. Hardwood floors, great "scale", large rooms, crown moldings, well furnished. Easy 3-minute walk to the ocean, or less than 10-minutes to the Monterey Aquarium. Grocery stores, Nob Hill, Trader Joes, Safeway, Starbucks...all just within minutes. Downtown PG is just a ten minute walk of five minute car ride. Great service by the management company. Helped me secure a Christmas tree, with lights and decorations, and mailed me my sweater that I accidently left behind in a closet..! Highly recommend."

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Guest stayed in December 2014, from our Guest Comment Book in the house:

"We enjoyed staying in the Villa very much. Our entire family stayed here as we prepared for and celebrated our daughter's wedding The accommodations are wonderful."

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Guest stayed in December 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

"Outstanding In Every Way! My family and I have rented a lot of vacation by owners and this was the best experience we've ever had. Way exceeded my expectations! We met the property manager the first day. She made us feel very welcome and was helpful in providing information about the Monterey peninsula. The house was festively decorated for Christmas…in the middle of the dining room table was a huge poinsettia with candles and red napkins. Christmas dish towels and pot holders contributed to the holiday atmosphere, too. The house was spotlessly clean, the kitchen well stocked for cooking and the bedrooms were inviting. We loved walking one block to the beach and seeing the sea loins and otters (bring your binoculars), tide pooling was fascinating, Point Lobos State Park is not to be missed (take the Cypress Grove trail for views you will never forget) and the aquarium is a must see. Many more fun activities and and attractions that I didn't mention. No need for a TV (even though there are some). I would highly recommend Villa Escondido!"

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Guest stayed in November 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway

"Absolutely Stunning! Everything Imagined And More! Villa Escondido was truly everything and more that we envisioned while we stayed to celebrate our daughter's wedding. All that stayed there were very comfortable with room to go to for tranquility. The views of the ocean were amazing. The amenities were plentiful. We were very comfortable with the set up and luxury of the Villa. The memories of our daughter's wedding will be treasured forever, and this magnificent home, Villa Escondido, added to the memories for our family. We will definitely be back to stay and/or celebrate another event.”

These guests also wrote in our Guest Comment Book in the house: "Villa Escondido was our home during the wedding celebration of our daughter.... All bridesmaids, and [bride's] family stayed here to the splendor of this Villa. The decor was everything and more than we expected. Being able to relax and have the accommodations for the wedding day prep was very relaxing with great photos taken with the beauty of the home. What a perfect home for a great memory. We will definitely be back to vacation as the years come. The peninsula being a home away from home for our family, we couldn't have chosen a more perfect home. Thank you for hte great accommodations."

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Guest stayed in November 2014, from the Guest Comment Book at the house:

"We all had a wonderful time together sharing this spacious house. We had time together and space for quiet time. We were able to walk to the starting line of the 5k and cheer our runners on Saturday. And we were able to walk home from the Half Marathon. What a lovely home and location! Thank you for sharing."

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Guest stayed in November 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway

"Great Home In A Great Location!! This was the first time our family celebrated Thanksgiving along the California coast and we all agreed it was a wonderful choice. The home was exactly as described in the listing and the rooms were spacious and inviting. The dining room was more than adequate and had plenty of space for a very large turkey and all the trimmings as well as fresh dungeness crab purchased right off the boats down on the wharf. The living room was one of our favorite gathering places and the fireplace ensured the room was always warm and cozy. The kitchen was large enough to accommodate several of us working together to prepare meals although we would have appreciated a double oven, given the size of our group. Each day we would stroll along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, mesmerized by the harbor seals of Pacific Grove and the beauty of our surroundings. Asilomar State Beach is only a short drive from the house and our dog, Riley had a great time running in the sand and greeting other dogs and their owners. There is a children's playground within walking distance however, Dennis the Menance park was my granddaughter's favorite. Several of us enjoyed strolling along Lighthouse Avenue and visiting the Point Pinos Lighthouse but our most memorable excursion was to the Monterey Bay aquarium, for which the property manager provided two free passes. It was such a thoughtful gesture to be greeted with a bottle of wine and a lovely plate of cheese upon our arrival and I look forward to returning again soon. I would highly recommend this property to others, especially those who enjoy being pampered."

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Guest stayed in November 2014, Reviewed on Flipkey and Homeaway (below):

"Expansive And Beautiful Home, Perfect For A Retreat! We were delighted with this spacious home within walking distance of the Monterey Bay and the recreational trail. Ten women enjoyed cooking in this incredibly equipped kitchen, as well as gathering together in large rooms to chat, or find a small area for quiet time. We loved that we could walk home from our beautiful Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay!"

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Guests stayed November 2014 - Comments left in the Guest Book at the home ~

"We were delighted with this beautiful and immaculate home. We were able to walk to the 5K race and we were able to walk home from our half marathon. We had plenty of room for 10 women to cook in the fully equipped kitchen, and we had plenty of space to gather together or find quiet places to be alone. We thought we walked into a home owned by Martha Stewart. This certainly exceeded our expectations!"

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Guest from Santa Rosa, CA stayed in September 2014, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“An Amazing Stay in Pacific Grove! We stayed here with two other couples and 4 kids. The pictures do not do justice to how nice this home is. The bedrooms are large and the upstairs has incredible views of the ocean. The house is big enough that everyone felt that they had their own space. It is a 1 minute walk to the beach where all of the seals are laying in the sun. Look no further, this is a great place. The management company who rents this home out was also extremely friendly and easy to deal with.”

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Guest stayed in September 2014, from the Guest Comment Book at the house:

"We had a wonderful stay! This is our 5th year for the six of us to vacation together adn all of us agree the house was perfect. The golfing, the sites and the shopping was fabulous. We found that the home was well-located for all of the activities that we love!! We would love to return and feel Sanctuary [Vacation] Rentals will be a "go to" when looking for other places to visit. Thank you!"

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Guest from Houston, TX stayed in August 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Wonderful Stay At Villa Escondido!! Everything was really great. Very nice home and great location.”

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

“Fabulous Villa!! What a wonderful Villa. It was immaculate with all details covered for a excellent stay. It was so close to all the Monterey Bay activities and yet had the quiet quaint charm of Pacific Grove.”

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

“Post Wedding Retreat With Family. We loved our stay! The house was gorgeous and very comfortable. It is a 4 bedroom home with additional space (alcove and family room), not a five bedroom home as advertised. This was not a problem for us, however. The home is spacious and very nicely decorated. We enjoyed the nice welcoming touches (wine/cheese) that were provided.”

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Guest from Raleigh, NC stayed in June 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Mistrot Family Reunion. What a wonderful, warm home for a family gathering.”

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

“5 Star!!! Beautiful, Clean, Comfortable -would stay again!”

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Guests from Rocklin, CA stayed in May 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Beautiful Vacation Rental! Villa Escondido was spacious and perfect for our large group. It was beautifully furnished and stocked with everything we needed. It was the perfect home for so many reasons! We will definitely be returning.”

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Guest stayed in May 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Felt Like We Were In The Mediterranean! While you can be assured that the way the home is described is REAL, you will have to stay there to understand what will happen to you and your guests during your stay. The property is meticulously clean with lots of amenities and the location only steps away from renowned beaches, restaurants, etc. While the home is located in the neighborhood, it is quiet and very safe. Lots of street parking. The only complaint we have is that the kitchen is not big enough because our entire party always wanted to be there. We can't say enough about the beds, the bathrooms, and the way the house is designed to give everyone privacy and the quiet from solid walls. The house manager went out of her way to insure we had everything and even went out to purchase champagne glasses! We would hope that the ownership make a few more corrections like updating all the door handles and upgrading the gate and front lawn area. We all left there with the feeling that we had been transposed to a European vacation and would return there in a heartbeat.”

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Guest from San Ramon, CA stayed in May 2014, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Stay Here! This house is located perfectly just blocks from the bay and popular sites of Pacific Grove and Monterey. Whether you have a large or small group, the house has the rooms, bathrooms and amenities that are so well appointed. The kitchen has all the appliances that you will need with plenty of dishes, glassware to accommodate a large party. The house was extremely clean and service provided by the house manager above board. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.”

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Guest from Napa, CA stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“A Lovely Home In A Great Location! Thank you for a lovely place to spend a few days with children and grandchildren. Your home is very relaxing and comfortable. The location is great for walks to the beach and Cannery Row. It exceeded our expectations! We would love to stay at Villa Escondido again.”

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Guest from Perry, OH stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This! Location! Amenities! Attentive management! We celebrated a week of wedding festivities here. One bride's extended family from all over the world stayed in the home and hosted get togethers to meet with the other bride's Californian extended family. We also held the catered rehearsal dinner here and a sunday might dinner for the new couple's "Monterey family" before we all had to say goodbye. The house is a wonderful place for coming together with lots of beautiful spaces both indoors and out, a great kitchen and dining room filled with everything needed for hosting dinners, two blocks from the coast with all the great outdoor venues of Monterey and Pacific Grove within walking distance. Carmel, pebble beach and big sur are a short drive or bike ride away. We can't wait to return with more family and friends to enjoy this outstanding vacation home!”

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Guest stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway and Flipkey:

“A Lovely Home In A Great Location! Thank you for a lovely place to spend a few days with children and grandchildren. Your home is very relaxing and comfortable. The location is great for walks to the beach and Cannery Row. It exceeded our expectations! We would love to stay at Villa Escondido again.”

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

“A Perfect Home For A Perfect Family Reunion! We celebrated my parents 90th and 85th birthdays at Villa Escondido. Our adult kids w/their spouses and kids joined us intermittently during our 10 day stay. Villa Escondido accommodated all of us....ages 1 - 90! Great location for the young families to walk to the beach and aquarium while the older folks were getting ready for the day or napping in the afternoon. Many memories were made and laughter was heard throughout this lovely home. Beautifully equipped kitchen. Wonderful bright sun room with the perfect table for a puzzle and/or games. We are thankful that we discovered this home and especially Sanctuary Vacation Rentals! We'll be back!”

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Guest stayed in February 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway and Flipkey:

“Enchanting Luxurious Beautiful Home - We Loved It! We fell in love with this house immediately upon walking in the door, and couldn't stop raving about it during our stay. We can't wait to return sometime! Some of the things we loved about it: - Comfortable luxury, many wonderful different spaces throughout the home to hang out in, ample room making it perfect for extended family - The decor was beautiful, serene and very comfortable - We loved all the architectural details throughout the historic home, it had so much charm - Great care went into all the furnishings, plush rugs, luxurious beds and bedding, cozy throws, right down to the wonderfully thoughtful collection of books and games for the whole family - The light-filled kitchen is spectacular and has everything you need - The master bedroom is absolutely gorgeous, spacious and romantic - My kids LOVED the dormer room, and I thought it was the most charming room for kids I've ever seen - The home is in a great location, a short walk from the beach and from the aquarium. The path on the shore is just breathtaking. We saw seals, otters, and a gray whale while walking there - Having rented both homes managed by owners and by management companies, I really liked the responsiveness and professionalism of the House Manager... and everyone I talked with at Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. It was an amazing vacation and we can't wait to return!”

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Guest from Pleasant Hill, CA stayed in January 2014, Reviewed on Flipkey:

“Exceptional Property! We rented Villa Escondido for a 40th Birthday celebration with 10 women. The managers of the property were fantastic to work with making sure we had all the accommodations necessary. They arranged the perfect amount of beds, bedding towels and even prepared a welcome basket for our arrival. We noticed all the details, the effort they put in to make the house spectacular. From all the kitchen amenities to the candles that go on with a click of a button, the furnishings were divine and all brand new! Close proximity to the beach and walking trails. It could not have been better, we all felt we were away at a luxury hotel for the weekend. We all felt we want to book it again for another trip this year. Thank you to Kim at Sanctuary Vacations for making it such a spectacular weekend.

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Guest stayed in January 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Impressive Property! We rented Villa Escondido for a 40th Birthday celebration with 10 women. The managers of the property were fantastic to work with making sure we had all the accommodations necessary. They arranged the perfect amount of beds, bedding towels and even prepared a welcome basket for our arrival. We noticed all the details, the effort they put in to make the house spectacular. From all the kitchen amenities to the candles that go on with a click of a button, the furnishings were divine and all brand new! Close proximity to the beach and walking trails. It could not have been better, we all felt we were away at a luxury hotel for the weekend. We all felt we want to book it again for another trip this year. Thank you to Kim at Sanctuary Vacations for making it such a spectacular weekend.”

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Guest stayed in January 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:

“Beautiful, Immaculate, Ocean View. Stay Here! We had a wonderful time at Villa Escondido, we enjoyed the beautiful setting. We had a beautiful Christmas tree, welcome wine and appetizer. We loved the mornings in the sitting room, evenings in front of the warm fire. We had a beautiful dinner in the large dining room. We had robes in all rooms. Very warm welcome! The house Manager was great. Great Customer Svs! Attention to every detail. Love it, we didn't want to leave. .... We will DEFINITELY try to stay here again. Thank you again, hope to stay a week next time!”and our family appreciated it. Thanks! We had a great stay. - Family of 7 (plus an adorable dog)"

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Bedding

Maximum occupancy: Home sleeps up to 10 adults and 3 children age 12 or under.

Upper level sleeping options:

Bedroom #1 - Master Bedroom
King Bed
Note: The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with dual sinks, deep soaking tub and separate shower and walk-in closet.

Bedroom #2
Queen Bed

Bedroom #3
Queen Bed
Twin Bed
Twin Daybed

Additional upper level sleeping options:

Alcove Sleeping Area (near top of the stairs, not a private space; TV viewing area located here
Twin Daybed sleeps 1 child.

Note: Upper level bedrooms share a hall bath on this level that has a shower-over-tub.

Lower/Main level sleeping options:

Bedroom #4
Two Twin beds
Or
King Bed with foam topper

Additional lower/main level sleeping areas:

Den/Family Room - Full Sleeper sofa

Note: The lower level has a hall bath with a shower-over-tub.