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Lovely Home, Huge Yard, Ideal Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Our home is a wonderful combination of cozy and spacious, and has one of the best back yards in Pacific Grove. The location is ideal--a short walk to everything, but located on a quiet street with plenty of privacy, and small ocean view from the front rooms. The ocean is just a few blocks away, and you can enjoy it at the many local beaches, strolling along the bike path, or waterfront dining along Cannery Row. While you may want to have a car for exploring Big Sur and other stunning places, you could easily enjoy an extended stay at our PG house without getting in the car at all. Besides the convenience of walking, the bike path is just two blocks away, and offers a beautiful journey through PG, Monterey, and Beyond.

One of the bedrooms has a queen bed with a new, luxurious mattress, ample dresser and closet space, and french doors to the back yard. The other bedroom has bunkbeds with a full size on the bottom and a twin on top. The full size bed can be converted into a sofa. This room also has ample storage and both beds have new mattresses.

The living-room sofa also converts to a queen-size bed to accommodate additional guests. The house has all the amenities, including a new dishwasher, new washer/dryer, cable TV, and wireless internet. Wood floors and elevated ceilings provide a warm yet expansive quality, and the open floor plan of the living room, dining room, and kitchen will help you enjoy family meals, games and conversation. The house is fully stocked with linens and towels, and the kitchen is well-equipped with quality dishes, cookware, utensils, and kitchen gadgets. There is a large collection of books, DVDs, and board games for you to enjoy as well. It truly feels like home a away from home!

The huge, fully fenced back yard is a rare gem in Pacific Grove, and includes patio furniture, a fire pit, a charcoal grill, horseshoe pits, and several mature oak trees. It's a delightful place to play with children and pets, or to lounge while reading a book and enjoying some terrific local wine.

Included with your stay are two Aquarium passes, and the Aquarium is only a five minute walk from the house. The passes can be used as many times as you want, and they allow entry through the members' entrance, which means no waiting in line. There are also many local events to enjoy, from farmer's market (Mondays in PG, Tuesdays in Monterey) to art, live music, wine tasting, whale watching, golf, and much more. The peninsula has much to offer, and it's all easily accessible from our comfortable home.

Our home is a fully licensed by the city of Pacific Grove as a short term rental; TUL License #0235

More Details

Lance Farrell
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Lance Farrell

Lance and I were married in July of 2012 in Lake Tahoe (one of our other favorite places in the world), and were blessed to welcome our first child in 2013, and are expecting our second in March of 2018. I was born and raised on the Monterey peninsula, and after a number of years away I returned to teach at a Waldorf-inspired charter school in Pacific Grove. Lance relocated here from Tahoe, and works for Trader Joe's. We live in the area with our son, Wyatt, our dog Tia, and our cat, Tucker.

Lance Farrell purchased this house in 2012

Why Lance Farrell chose Pacific Grove

We have a lot of extended family in the area, and jobs we love, so we knew we wanted to keep our roots here. We looked for the right property for a long time before finally settling on this one. In the end, it was the unbeatable location and the spectacular yard that won us over. The ocean view didn't hurt, either. Large yards are hard to come by in Pacific Grove, and we love to spend time outside, whether we're gardening, throwing horseshoes, playing with the dog, or just lounging and firing up the BBQ in the mild PG weather, it's a real treat to have such a wonderful space to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

The house is very warm and welcoming, and has all the conveniences of home. Lance and I are always available to help you with any questions before or during your stay. Whether it's about the property, finding the best places to eat and drink, or the best dog-friendly beach, don't hesitate to call or email us with questions. We want you to feel at home during your stay, and to help you make the most of your time in Pacific Grove. We've lived on the Monterey peninsula for many years, and are happy to share our local knowledge with our guests.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Pacific Grove, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • There is one bathroom, with a tub and shower. It is not connected to either bedroom, but is located at the end of hall near both bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 1 has lovely French doors that open up onto the backyard. It gets lots of light in the afternoon, and is furnished with end tables, a large dresser, and an ample closet. Bedroom 2 is also equipped with a comfortable queen bed, end tables, dresser, and large closet. Both bedrooms have original oak flooring. The living room sofa converts into a queen size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house is very inviting and well-supplied with all the amenities. It's a great place to be indoors and out, and couldn't be in a better location. Two aquarium passes are included with your stay, and the aquarium is only a few blocks away. Whether you want to walk, sail, wine taste, golf, or just read a book in the back yard, we're sure you'll find that our cozy PG home is the perfect place. My wife and I live in the area and are happy to help you with anything before or during your stay.


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average rating of 4.84 based on 50 reviews

Perfect home for our family of four + pooch!

  • 5 of 5

My family, including kids aged 6 and 4 and our dog, stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. This house was the perfect size for us, and was well appointed for cooking full meals in the kitchen. The best thing about this home is the location — a few blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pacific Grove shops and restaurants. We had never been to Monterey area, and the biking path was amazing. We parked our car on Friday, and biked everywhere all weekend. It is a steep 3 block climb back up to the house, but by the end of the weekend, we figured out the route to avoid the steepest inclines/declines to ease the complaining ;) We saw wildlife everywhere, not just the aquarium — what an abundant ocean ecosystem they have worked hard to maintain here in this beautiful place. We will look forward to our next trip to this home in Pacific Gove! Thank you Lance for being super responsive and opening this home to families (and their dogs).

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We (three friends from college) were excited when we first discovered this property on VRBO, and then when we arrived, the place exceeded our expectations! Wonderful use of space inside and out. I will recommend this place to friends. We would love to come here again.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value, great location, relaxed and cozy home.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful, genuine wood floors. High, wood ceilings. Big back yard. Lovely, quiet neighborhood. Every amenity imaginable in the kitchen. Avoid the easily-tipped papasan chair though - I put a foam bath mat under it to stabilize it and then it was good. Patio stones and teak furniture could use a quick pressure wash and be careful not to drop the keys out of the lockbox!! We LOVED having the two aquarium tickets to use. Really appreciated that huge savings. Thank you!! Wish we had stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable. Wonderful. We’d go back again.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time while in Monterey. It was great to be able to go back “home” instead of to a hotel. The house was very comfortable. The kids loved to sit outside in the backyard and eat breakfast. We walked to almost everywhere. The walk back up the hill was not easy, but “slow and steady wins the race.” (It was do-able, as long as I took it slow, and I have a heart condition.) the house is in a quiet neighborhood. We definitely would go back if we return to Monterey.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great house, great yard!

  • 5 of 5

This Pacific Grove house meet all of our needs. It was close to all that the Monterey Peninsula had to offer and provided a relaxing atmosphere to come home to.

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for our family vacation; enjoying car week.

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great location. We could walk to many car events. The house was very clean and the kitchen well stocked. We cooked our meals in the home everyday.

We would definitely want to come back ! Thank you !

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cannery Row Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Il vechio
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Car: not necessary

The Monterey Bay area is famous for its beautiful scenery, mild weather, and pleasant atmosphere. In addition to the extraordinary Monterey Bay Aquarium and world-renowned golfing, there are many other activities to enjoy as well, such as sailing, kayaking, hiking, scuba diving, wine tasting, and many delightful scenic walks and drives. Our property is very centrally located, only a few blocks from the aquarium, and a short drive from Pebble Beach. It is also a short walk to a great variety of delicious restaurants and tasty cafes and bars. Carmel is just over the hill and has a beautiful beach, art galleries, shops, and many excellent restaurants. The Big Sur coast is also a short drive away, and provides some of the most stunning scenery and hiking anywhere in California.If you['re interested in any recommendations for particular places to eat, drink, hike, play, or hang out, please don't hesitate to contact us!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.39
Pet Fee AU$134.39
Damage Insurance AU$79.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.