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Spacious, Inviting Home in Ideal Location on the Monterey Peninsula, California

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Our home is 5 bed/3 bath with gourmet kitchen & spacious indoor/outdoor areas.

Our house is located on the central coast of California, on the Monterey Peninsula at the southern end of Monterey Bay. Our neighborhood, is perched on a gentle slope, with expansive ocean views as you walk or drive around. It’s a two-minute drive to the shore, and, within a few minutes more, you’ll be in historic downtown Monterey, home to Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The home is 2,600 square feet, with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 separate gathering areas, a gourmet kitchen, and inviting back yard. California’s central coast is known for great weather, which enables our guests to enjoy the outdoors as much as the indoors. We’ve renovated and landscaped the fenced back yard to include a built-in island barbecue, gas fire pit, and half basketball court. There’s plenty of comfortable seating, both sunny and shaded. A vegetable garden with fresh seasonal herbs is available for you to snip and enjoy.

The home’s interior is spacious, tastefully decorated, and truly elegant, with an open, warm and inviting feel. There are 2 large flat screen Samsung TVs - one in the family room/kitchen and the other in the Master bedroom. We have dish cable, Internet access and a fax machine. Comfortable beds are made with high-quality sheets, bath towels are plush, everything is sparkling clean, and some delicious goodies await your arrival in the fridge.

Get some fresh air and exercise just by walking out the front door. The neighborhood has sidewalks all around and an easy-to-navigate layout, with expansive views of the ocean. There are playgrounds and open spaces.

One of the nicest things about this location is that it’s close to everything, yet quiet and private. If you’re attending one of Monterey’s famous events, your drive “home” will be quick, direct and away from the crowds. The location is ideal.

Some local events and attractions include: Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, Poppy Hill, Quail Lodge, Tehama, and Bayonet-Blackhorse Golf Courses; Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Steinbeck Country, Historic Old town Monterey, Sunset Theater, Forest Theater, Golden Bough Theater, California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Monterey County Wine Region, Wine Tasting, Vineyard Tours; Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pacific Grove (America’s Last Home Town & Monarch Butterfly Capital), Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, scenic Highway 1; Monterey Jazz Festival, Feast of Lanterns, Concours d’Elegance, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, PGA Tour, Monterey County Car Week, Steinbeck Festival, First Night Monterey, Laguna Seca Raceway, California Rodeo, International Air Show, Big Sur Marathon, Christmas in the Adobes, Monterey County Fair, Carmel Bach Festival, Monterey Beer Festival, Pebble Beach Food and Wine, Artichoke Festival

More Details

Maria Francesca
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Maria,

We had a wonderful stay with the property Seaside Highlands on the Monterey Peninsula. Their home is immaculate, equipped with everything we needed, in a very safe neighborhood and close to the beach. We were able to ride bikes along the beach, and go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium , Point Lobos State Park, National Steinback Center, Carmel Mission and the 17 mile drive in Pebble Beach. Every thing was fifteen minutes or so away from their home. If you want to explore the beautiful Monterey Peninsula this would be a great choice
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seaside in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs adjacent to guest bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom shower and separate bathtub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin with a trundle bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin with a trundle
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious, Inviting Home in Ideal Location on the Monterey Peninsula, California
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Morgan Hill, CA

Wedding gathering

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family to gather and get ready for the family vacation. Beautiful inside and out. Maria, the owner, was so helpful and generous.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home !

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here. The house was so comfortable and Maria is just the best sweet person.. By far the best home we ever rented.. Thank you so much:)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cheryl, Hands down you have been the kindest guest that I have had the privilege and pleasure to help. Our home is always open to you and your wonderful family. Many thanks, Maria
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Modesto California

Meets all expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large family gathering in Seaside and this house is truly a HOME. The house is clean, comfortable, spacious kitchen, back patio perfect for gathering. There really was nothing missing....perfect house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Great for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house and very attentive service. Not only was the kitchen fully stocked, but Maria also offered to decorate for Christmas. Blocks for kids, great outdoor space and a good bed to bath ratio. With a nice-sized kitchen and amazing grill/outdoor space, group meals are easy. Echo the thanks for the passes to the aquarium - what a treat!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, well-stocked home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday at this home. It fit our 3 generations (8 people) really well. Maria left us passes to the aquarium which saved us about $70. House was well stocked with soap, shampoo, lotion, coffee, and much more. The basketball court was a hit with the kids and we played house games as well. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

This home is almost sheer perfection! Beautiful and spacious, elegantly furnished with personal touches throughout the home. Maria was very responsive and informative from the time we booked the property to the day of our arrival. I loved the great backyard with it's separate seating areas, basketball court and beautiful outdoor fireplace. The herb garden is a delight!

At check-in we were greeted with a stocked refrigerator, wine, champagne, salami and even play trains for our 4 year old grandson! The spacious kitchen has first rate appliances, two fully stocked pantries and beautiful fresh flowers throughout.

The beds and linen are first rate, the bathrooms fully stocked with plush towels and all the bathroom supplies you will ever need. There are books of all subjects for reading pleasure! I especially appreciated the computer, printer and internet accessibility for sneaking a few minutes of work time.

We felt right at home during one of the most important times of our lives - our daughter's wedding weekend!

We will definitely return!

-Elizabeth, Ed and family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moterey Beach Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bayonet Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bayonet Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Monterey Beach
Car: necessary

There is no end to the sights and activities offered on the Monterey Peninsula, year-round. Visit for an event, for the weather, or just to relax. The side-by-side towns of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel offer something for everyone, and each bestows unique panoramic views of ocean and forest.

One of the area’s most popular and engaging sights is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which gives you extraordinary access to the underwater world of our planet’s oceans. Stand at the bottom of a kelp forest, touch sea creatures, watch sardines circle and otters play. Step outside the Aquarium and you are on Cannery Row, where John Steinbeck drew inspiration for his novel about life in the sardine canning industry. Today, Cannery Row is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants, featuring fun activities for the entire family. From Cannery Row you can walk, jog or rent a surrey bicycle to enjoy the scenic Recreation Trail to Lover’s Point or Fisherman's Wharf. Along the way you will see harbor seals, otters, pelicans and maybe even a whale spout on the dazzling waterfront of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Pacific Grove is often referred to as “America's last hometown.” One of its well-traveled destinations is Lover’s Point Park, a best-loved spot for picnics, with a spectacular view of the Monterey Bay. Because of its eastern-facing geography, Lover’s Point is one of the only spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water. Also known for Victorian homes and the annual migration of Monarch butterflies, Pacific Grove is called the “Butterfly Capital of California.” It’s home to the Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast (tours available). Asilomar State Beach offers trails and an accessible boardwalk loop through the Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve.

Next door to Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach is home to eight championship golf courses and 17 Mile Drive, one of the best-known scenic drives in the world. Miles of hiking and equestrian trails cross the Del Monte Forest.

Carmel-by-the Sea is world-renowned for its European charm, beautiful white-sand and dog-friendly beach, Sunset Center theater performances, art galleries and restaurants. The historic Carmel Mission offers daily tours. Point Lobos State Park is just down Highway 1, offering miles of hiking trails and a rich underwater habitat, often referred to as the “crown jewel” of the State Park system.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Seaside, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas and New Years
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £291.3
Damage Insurance £76.9
Damage Deposit £310.72

A 2.5% credit card processing fee will be assessed for payments made via credit card

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.