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Quiet Comtemporary House One Block from Ocean.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located 75 steps from the ocean, this updated property is located in one of the few original neighborhoods of Pacific Grove. The coastal bike trail is just 2 min away. Walk to Downtown and to the beach. 0.5 miles to the aquarium and Cannery Row. Ocean views from kitchen and living room.

Bikes are provided for your personal use. Helmsets provided. (bikes are adult sized)

Keywords: house

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thank you Hayley and Fabrice for a wonderful and very memorable trip to the California coast. Our entire family enjoyed your home in its entirety! The bikes were just fabulous - we biked everwhere and never used our car. Your home's character is just perfect and thank you for keeping it so clean and updated. We will definitley return and hope you will have us back"
Aug 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Quiet Comtemporary House One Block from Ocean.
average rating of 4.6567163 based on 69 reviews

Exactly as promised.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean and everything worked well. Would definitely stay again next time I come back to the Monterrey area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 3 of 5

Pros: location one block from ocean; an obstructed ocean view; comfortable beds; responsive management; a kitchen we cooked Thanksgiving dinner in; a charcoal grill big enough for a 12 lb turkey; bathrooms and apartment were clean. Lots of electrical outlets

Cons: forget about the aquarium passes. Read the other reviews - we were not the first to have no passes and at a $50 daily admission rate this was a Big Deal. We never went even though Hayley said she would meet us there to get in - scheduling that never worked. Washer and dryer work but you feel like The Fonze from Happy Days to get the washer going shoving an old coin insert in and out five times. Someone had left soap in the dispenser probably when they gave up getting it to work that was half wet, caked and clogging up the soap dispense that I had to clean. We never received the complimentary wine. Dishwasher works but is on its last legs. The living room TV was DOA but was replaced the next day with a smaller 32"". The living room couch sort of grossed me out with a stain from someone sitting on it with a wet butt - hopefully from water but who knows? The carpets are very stained and we did adhere to the "shoes off" policy but think it is too late to save that carpet.

You get the picture. Depending on what is important for your Pacific Grove stay you may love this place or find it intolerable. We were in the middle enjoying some aspects greatly but very disappointed by others especially not having access to the aquarium. That was a major reason to visit the area.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location! The rest was not so great.

  • 3 of 5


- The location of the property is perfect. You are able to walk everywhere and enjoy the coastal trail easily.

- We had babies with us and were kindly allowed to access the apartment a couple of hours before the standard check-in for our convenience.

- The Bikes

- Quickly received our full deposit back


- When we booked this property, we were trying to choose between it and another property. The deciding factor was that they offered 2 free aquarium passes, a savings of $100. However, the passes were not at the property for us to use. When we reached out to the contact they said they would call the previous guests to see if they took them. Not really much help to us, so we decided to just go. It was disappointing. I was persistent and they did offer to provide passes for us a few hours later, but it was too late. I read in a review that this had happened to another guest. They need to check for the passes when they clean between guests so guests don't have to hunt them down.

- The beds and pillows were very uncomfortable. 3 out of our 5 guests had sore backs.

- It gets hot in the main area, even when it is only 70 degrees out. There are no screens on the windows, so we did have to kill a couple of bugs.

- Ants: We picked up a box of pastries from a nearby bakery for the next morning and left it on the kitchen counter. Ants were all over them in the morning. Not really their fault since the rain probably mobilized the ants.

- Very, very, very low flow toilets. It is likely a recurring issue as they have a plunger next to them for convenience.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed having the bikes to use. Great location one block from the ocean, we wish we could have stayed longer! Lots to do in Monterey.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and her 5 bridesmaids stayed at the mermaid rental for three nights prior to her wedding. I booked the reservation, and the owner, Hayley, was very easy to communicate with and very accommodating. The rental was cozy and comfortable, but spacious enough for this group of 6. The location was perfect for walks along the ocean, as well as into town for supplies or restaurants, and the bikes were an added bonus. They had a fun and memorable time. The kitchen area and adjacent large table made a perfect area to have a small gathering for arranging the flowers for the wedding. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique Home. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 were very comfortable for our multiple night stay in the Mermaid Vacation Home. The home is located on a unique street that has a row of homes in front and then the coastline. It was a very short walk to get to the beaches or benches to sight see the ocean, boats, wild life etc. The home was very clean and well stocked. We so appreciated the washer and dryer and enjoyed being able to watch TV in separate rooms. The loft is not accessible, we didn't need it anyways so that was fine for us. The downstairs bedroom is a bit colder than the rest of the home, but there is a space heater that did just fine. Bikes were great touch. There are minor little things that could be improved, maybe an update on the bathroom upstairs, new blinds perhaps... but overall - for the price and the location - I really think you cannot beat this place. So reasonable for the area and I feel if we had any issues with the house (we didn't) that the owner Hayley would have addressed them. She was very responsive during the booking process and easy to work with. If you like vacation homes, this is one of the better ones i have stayed in. I would stay again and hope you enjoy the house!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your email, I posted your review to our page. It was so nice to have you at the home and I hope your journey continues safely!
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Car: not necessary

Library, botanical garden, churches, marina, winery tours, beachcombing, bird watching, walking, eco tourism, paddle boating, whale watching, scenic drives, roller blading, deepsea fishing, equestrian events, golf privileges optional, sound/bay fishing, pier fishing. ATM/bank, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, groceries, hospital.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Pacific Grove, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
15 Nov 2016 - 12 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$131
Refundable Damage Deposit A$530
Tax Rate 10.0%

Stay 7 nights and the 7th night is FREE!!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Pacific Grove, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , ground level, private for room #1
    Bathroom 2 - shower enclosure , upper level, shared with two bedrooms. Entrance from hallway
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , tempurpedic mattress, this bedroom is entry ground level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , upper level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , upper level
  • Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
All bedroom have closet and HDTV flat screen TV's 4 cruiser bikes available. LOFT IS NOT FOR GUEST USE

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