4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
We found the Storybook Cottage to be charming, cozy, and perfect for out family celebration. The kitchen is well equipped, nice linens on the beds, luxurious towels, and robes were a nice touch. The cottage was tastefully decorated.
Charming, beautifully appointed, and comfortable
We loved our time at the charming Storybook Cottage. There were many special little details, which made our vacation so cozy and comfortable -- little luxuries like a welcoming bottle of wine, board games, spa robes, and little decorative treasures. Beautiful kitchen, comfortable beds, in a lovely house with really special architectural details. All in a perfectly located neighborhood. We explored Big Sur from here, and loved coming home to the Storybook Cottage.
Lovely cottage - charming as advertised!
A group of four professionals attending a conference stayed here and loved it. Quiet spot a short walk to the bay and easy access to downtown Monterey (via car). We fondly nicknamed it 'the hobbit house,' because of the low archways and tiny shower stalls. But even our very tall colleague was comfortable. Beautiful kitchen, comfy beds, plenty of towels - and we appreciated the welcome basket of wine!
Amazing Cottage in Pacific Grove
This place truly has a cottage style. The decor and design inside and outside is very charming. The location is perfect between both Monterey and Carmel both a short drive away. When we arrived they place was really clean.
We did have a heater issue, but they were extremely quick to fix it. The bathroom sinks are but small. Overall, this was great location and clean place with fully stocked kitchen.
Storybook Cottage is a jewel! The house is equipped with everything you will need. The Cottage is centrally located and an easy walk to coffee shops and restaurants. The outdoor seating is great for afternoon wine. We will defiantly return in the near future.
Beautiful home, walking distance to downtown Pacific Grove and the Aquarium. Super charming & unique
Beautiful home, walking distance to downtown Pacific Grove and the Aquarium. Super charming and unique! Our family loved it and didn't want to leave. :)
Pacific Grove is home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the main entrance to 17-Mile Drive. Within this charming city, known for its old-fashioned, friendly downtown and colorful historic Victorian homes, are spectacular vistas and recreational opportunities. Surfing is ideal at Asilomar State Beach. Kayaking and scuba diving allow you to visit with playful otters. Tide pooling for the nature enthusiast is available at several beaches. A walk or bike ride along the shoreline recreation trail offers breathtaking views of paradise.
Visit the Museum of Natural History, Point Pinos Light-house, tour Asilomar State Park, or enjoy the Sunset anywhere between Lovers Point Park and Asilomar Beach. Pacific Grove is known as Butterfly Town U.S.A. since every October the Monarchs migrate to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary where they winter until February. Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course is the top rated municipal golf in the state with over 70,000 rounds played annually. It is referred to as poor man's Pebble Beach due to its proximity and resemblance of Pebble Beach courses.
Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Pacific Grove. The town had its beginning in 1875 as a summer Methodist camp where several hundreds assembled to worship amidst rough tents. Tour brochures are available at the Chamber.
Pacific Grove's Past:
The town had its beginning in 1875 as a summer Methodist camp, where several hundred people assembled to worship amidst rough tents. In time, the fragrant pines and fresh sea air brought others to the Pacific Grove Retreat to rest and meditate. The first camp meeting of the Pacific Coast branch of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle was held here in June 1879. Fashioned after the Methodist Sunday school teachers' training camp established in 1874 at Lake Chautauqua, N.Y., this location became part of a nation-wide educational/cultural network.
In November 1879, after the summer campers returned home, Robert Louis Stevenson wandered into the deserted campgrounds: I have never been in any place so dreamlike. Indeed, it was not so much like a deserted town as like a scene upon the stage by daylight, and with no one on the boards -- from 'The Old Pacific Capitol'
By 1889, the resort was incorporated, becoming the City of Pacific Grove. The last P.G. Chautauqua was held in August 1926.
The Monterey Peninsula is unique in its combination of breathtaking natural resources and a multiplicity of cultural and entertainment possibilities. You can find something for every possible taste. For nature lovers, there is the diversity of mountain and sea, for picnicking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, beachcombing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tidepooling, biking and more. If you want a man-made excitement, we have art galleries galore, excellent fine-art museums, local theater, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, a natural history and a children's museum, a world-class aquarium, and that's just for starters. History buffs will have a field day exploring the adobes of Monterey. There's so much to do that you cannot possibly do it all in one visit, which means you will have to come back!