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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath private town-home on the beach.

This is our family owned beach get-away.

The 3 bedrooms include a master with a king size bed and an attached bathroom. From the master bedroom there is access through a sliding glass door out to the ocean front deck. From the bed you can see/hear the waves breaking on the beach. The second bedroom is a simple room with a queen size bed. The third bedroom has been used as the 'kids room'. It has a Queen sized and a twin bunk bed with a twin trundle bed under the bunk. 4 kids usually sleep in this room but adults could certainly bunk here as well, the bunk beds are very sturdy.

The second bathroom has a shower/bathtub.

The living room area has a large couch for relaxing, a wood burning fireplace that gets a lot of use at night (wood included). We have Dish Network, 50 inch flat screen, DVD player (with movies), and a sound system for listening to music on your digital music player (iPhone). We have several board games and books which live in this area.

The Kitchen and Dining area is off the living area. The dining table can accommodate 8 people. The view from the dining area is incredible, if feels like you can touch the water. You can literally see whales spouting while eating cheese and drinking wine from the dining area. The kitchen has everything you need to cook the fish you can buy from the world class Phil's Fish Market down the road.

There is a washer and dryer in the hall closet.

The front deck has a closed in area surrounded by pine trees. We have a Weber and a Smoker for BBQ. There is a nice fire pit for late night fires and smores for the kids...or adults. On the side there is a hammock for relaxing above the pine trees. The nice thing about our home is that we have no neighbors to the north of us, ours is the first unit, so you have unobstructed views of the dunes from here, very quiet and private.

The back deck gets the most use. Views as far as you can see, you can sit out here for hours watching the surf, birds, and whales if you are lucky.

There is a two car unattached garage which is used as a toy holder. There is plenty of outdoor parking, room for at least 4 vehicles. In the garage we have a ping pong table with paddles and balls, a beach cruiser for taking a ride, and a bunch of beach toys for both kids and adults.

There is a recreational facility about a 5 minute walk, or 1 minute drive if you are lugging a cooler and toys. It is only open to owners or renters of the Monterey Dunes. It has very nice tennis courts, bocce ball court, basketball court, shuffleboard, swimming pool, hot tub, sand volleyball court, and bathrooms with showers and changing quarters. The recreational area is literally cut out of the dunes, you are surrounded by beauty.

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Steve Whiteford
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Steve Whiteford

Our family moved to Los Gatos in 1977 due to a job transfer. I retired in 2004 as VP and Controller of The Cooper Companies, Inc., a NYSE listed providor of contatact lenses and womens' healthcare systems and devices. We are very family oriented - Love to have reunions here, go kyacking in the Elkhorn Slew, go whale watching etc.etc.

Steve Whiteford purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Steve Whiteford chose Castroville

Monterey Dunes is: Remote, beautiful, close to Monterey, Bayonet golf course, etc. Kids can walk from the house about 50 yards to the beach without having to cross any streets. The view theough the glass wall of the dining room is stunning, particularly the sunset over the water. You can pretty much do whatever you'd like, including nothing! There is a wonderful game area that includes tennis courts, bocce court, pool, hot tub, etc.

What makes this townhome unique

My wife is in a wheelchair, so there are ramps installed to allow easy access/egress. We have redocorated recently, including setting up the garage as a game room - Ping pong, etc. We have no neighbor on our right. Just beautiful dunes. It will never be built on. We have a gigantic owl living in a pine tree on our property. We have WIFI and a new flat screen HD tv.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Castroville in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) master, Queen size Beds (1) second bedroom, Double Beds (1) 3rd bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) 3rd bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
average rating of 4.483871 based on 62 reviews

Fabulous rental

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the house with 4 friends for the weekend & it couldn't have been more perfect. The kitchen was well equipped, the living room had a great, cozy area to hang out, beds were super comfortable, and there was an endless supply of firewood to keep the fireplace going. The house is *right* on the beach with lots of windows/glass doors facing the ocean for great views. The owner was accessible and very welcoming. I would highly recommend this house and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachael. I hope you visit us again.
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hayward, CA

I had a very good vacation with my family.. great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My children’s had a very fun vacations.. beach, pool, jacuzzi.. excellent place

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The views of the Dunes & Monterrey Bay were amazing.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The condo was comfortable & provided the essentials for a home-away-from-home Location . The setting was wonderful. The location was secluded, but close enough to Monterrey Bay/Carmel that allowed easy access . We would definitely go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! We are happy you had a fun time and look ooreward to another visit from you in the future.
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Beautiful view. Wheelchair friendly.

  • 5 of 5

One whole wall is windows to the beach and waves (squeegie in garage if you want a clear view every morning).. Beautiful! New fireplace very nice. Owner wonderful.Yes the bathrooms could use a bit of touch up but so can yours. Go enjoy the view and get out of the bathroom. :) We had cool owls and deer visit. For those w special needs: Hallways are narrow but doable w/ wheelchair. No grab bars by toilet or in shower but we brought workarounds and it worked. Just plan ahead. Would do it again! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Robin. I am happy that it worked for you. C'mon back, ya heah?
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Needs some work

  • 1 of 5

We had a wonderful time but the place needs some work. Painting, general upkeep of old broken and rusted fixtures in bathrooms need to be replaced, new caulking instead of the moldy stuff, etc. Fireplace was red tagged but owner graciously gave a small refund for that which was nice of him. The bedroom closets are full of disorganized toys, baby stuff, sleeping bags, drawers in dressers looks like they still live there and need to be cleaned out. All these things in such a nice location make the house seem shabby and outdated. Cleaning needs to be better. We needed to put a towel on the refrigerator to store food because the top was so dirty; blinds in each room was filthy and LED candles didnt work at all. Place has a generally musty smell especially in the bathrooms. This could be a really nice place with some tlc to make it worth the cost.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Carol. We have, as we speak, started the installation of a new fireplace and all new flooring and will, at the same time, address the other items you mention.
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El Dorado Hills

We felt right at home!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our visit and felt so comfortable in the vacation home. It had everything we needed and wanted. Wi-Fi was easy to connect with, A/V equipment was easily managed, and there is an ample supply of toys & games for all ages.

We took my parents & our three kids and there was room to spare. The easy access to the beach was the absolute best. Ocean views and more sand dollars than we know what to do with made this an extra special trip.

We love Moss Landing because it's low key & quiet, and only a quick trip to Monterey. We've stayed in the same development before- but this will be the rental we return to. End unit, ocean & dunes views, plenty of beds = perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Abigail. I am looking forward to another visit from you. We recently redecorsted and would love to receive your comments.
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Car: necessary

Your secluded hideaway for a never-to-be-forgotten vacation. Each year the Monterey Peninsula offers hundreds of festivals, tournaments, shows, races, tours and other very special activities.

There is so much to do. Play some of the world's finest golf courses. Watch the whales from your oceanfront home, surf fish on the beach and watch sea otters at play. Browse in the antique shops of Moss Landing. Visit the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium and the magnificent 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach is a must for everyone.

Monterey Dunes has 120 individually owned homes stretched out over a mile of beachfront on 125 acres of colorful sand dunes. Homes are 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms—some have private hot tubs. Some are available for rent—they are completely furnished.

The recreational facilities include 4 tennis courts, swimming pool, saunas, hot tub, sand volleyball court and basketball. Monterey Dunes is one of California's best kept secrets.

Sun, sea and solitude. Undisturbed beach as far as the eye can see. A spectacular Monterey Bay setting, enhanced by choice amenities planned in harmony with the environment. This is Monterey Dunes. So perfectly secluded, yet so close — just a few minutes — to the rich cultural and entertainment life of the Monterey peninsula.

Come join us in this magnificent setting of natural sand dunes hundreds of years in the making. Our beautiful oceanfront home is nestled in this very fragile sand dune environment. But please, please never walk on the sand dunes. Our plant life at the dunes is always in a life and death struggle. The beautiful and colorful plant life helps hold the extremely fragile sand dunes in place. Since the Salinas River has been dammed less and less sand is available to maintain the dunes. Without the plant life hundreds of years of sand could disappear in less than a decade.

We must preserve the sand dunes for all future generations. People and nature working together should be able to preserve the dunes forever. Please — never, never walk on the dunes — we're grateful for your help.

Each home has a boardwalk to the beach. On the beach you can hike, run, play, fish, build your sand castle—or just do nothing. Magnificent Monterey Dunes. A place you'll always remember — an experience you'll never forget.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.48

$125.00 cleaning fee for all stays.
10.5% Monterey TOT Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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