1893 sq. ft. | 3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6 (2Q, 2T) Max. Occupancy 6
Walk through the front door: the view goes straight through the living room to wall-to-wall glass framing a lovely garden. Newly-furnished, this single story home has oak floors, carpeted bedrooms, and a wood-burning fireplace. Tastefully updated, it features three bedrooms and two skylit baths: one is finished in rainforest green marble with a huge walk-in shower; the second (shared by the other two bedrooms) is done in peach marble with a tub plus a generous shower. The kitchen features quarry tile floors, gray granite counters, and sleek black appliances including a Dacor oven and five-burner gas cook top. Two barstools are the perfect perch for coffee, a snack, or a meal with a peaceful garden view. Located on a quiet, dead end street, it’s just a block from golf, two blocks from the sea, and a short distance to downtown Pacific Grove.
- Kitchen - Full
- Laundry - In Unit
- Linens Provided
- Paper Towels, Tissues, TP
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking - Free
- Queen Bed (2)
- Twin/Single Bed (2)
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- Free Local Calls
- Beach - 5 Min Walk
- Restaurant - 10 Min Walk
- Golfing Nearby
- Day Spa - Nearby
- BBQ Grill [Charcoal] - Private
- Cooking Utensils Provided
- Refrigerator - Full Size
- Coffee Maker
- TV - Standard Cable/Satellite
- Bedroom on Ground Floor
- No Pets Allowed
- Smoking Not Allowed
A Haven in Pacific Grove
Reviewed by Christina
My sisters and I rented this house for the second year and genuinely love it. We love the open plan living room/dining room, great for entertaining, which culminates in floor to ceiling picture windows overlooking the garden. The kitchen is wonderful for multiple cooks and we hosted our family for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners. I wish that the house were closer to downtown, but it's just off of Asilomar and near the beach and shore walks. The only negative -- the house heats unevenly and tends to be much cooler on the kitchen/master bedroom side and too warm in the other bedrooms. We turned the heat off at night to compensate.
Beautiful house in a beautiful location!
Reviewed by Tomas
Our family loved this home! The backyard had great landscaping and was a peaceful place to sit. The short walk down the hill to Asilomar Beach was easy and well worth it! We could hear the ocean while sitting in the back yard. It was easy to find and go to restaurants, grocery stores, and of course the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
We would love to go again!
Reviewed by Joan
My husband and I spent a the month of February, 2016 at Butterfly Haven! The neighborhood is incredibly quiet. The only sound you will hear is the pounding surf a VERY short distance away. A few things came up regarding the house. Michelle answered our every need immediately!! The backyard is beautiful. A great sunny place to read the paper in the morning. The open concept living room /dinning is very spacious. Lots of couch space for everyone to sit. Loved the work space in the kitchen and the cook top!!! We have rented other houses in Pacific Grove over the past 4 years, we are sold on this rental. Our children came down every weekend and they all agreed this house is wonderful!!! We will be back!!!
Reviewed by DORIS
The house was well maintained, probably the cleanest summer rental of many I have rented. The décor was well appointed, updated bathrooms and kitchen, well equipped. Nice surprise was the large garden with a charming area of benches and table under the watchful eye of th " Wine God" ( statue).
Enjoyed the house at 204 Crocker
Reviewed by Lorene B
The house was perfect for our needs. Not only the space but the location. We were disappointed to find dirty dishes not only in the dishwasher but in the cupboards and drawers. We believe the wrong cycle had been used on the dishwasher. We appreciated the amenities -- shampoos, soaps, lotions and plenty of toilet tissue. I would suggest the rental agency know more about what is in the rental that the customer does not have to supply. I would stay at Butterfly Haven again.
Decent, but not worth the "cleaning" fees
Reviewed by AdikBadik1
The accommodations were good. Our issue was with the cleaning fee and the fact that they expected US to do most of the cleaning. We traveled with 4 adults and 4 kids, kids ranging in age from 16 weeks-5 yrs old. All the kids are VERY well behaved and we are all clean freaks. We barely spent any time at the house, since we were out and about exploring Monterey; we ate only a small breakfast at the house 1 morning, so the rental was pretty much clean when we were ready to leave, and before our last day, I had already emptied out some of the trashcans since one was being used for dirty diapers. The rental property charges a $200 cleaning fee BUT they expect you to wash ALL dirty dishes, EMPTY all trashcans, take all the used sheets off the bed and pile them near the laundry room...and to top it all off, they would "appreciate it" if you'd start a load of laundry for them. EXCUSE ME?!? Then why in the world are we paying a $200 cleaning fee if we're expected to do all of this? AND since they charge a $1000 deposit a week beforehand and don't refund it until about 3 weeks AFTER you're done with the rental, we did all that they asked. So this clean freak family left the place pretty much spotless, probably cleaner than it was upon check-in (since I am anal about disinfecting everything). And for that reason, I say it's not worth renting. The point of a vacation with a $200 cleaning fee is to relax and NOT be cleaning, and NOT worry if your kids touch the windows and leave a few fingerprints. Next time we'll be staying at a Hotel instead, where they do all of the cleaning for us and DON'T charge a $1000 deposit.FYI: Not walking distance to Monterey aquarium or Dennis the Menace park, but very close to a bus stop that will take you to Monterey, and will accommodate strollers. The bus ride is $1.50 per adult, kids free
We couldn’t agree more that the whole point of a vacation is to relax: we definitely do not want our guests to spend their time cleaning. In the past, our check out instructions asked guests to start the dishwasher and a load of towels before leaving, but we have since clarified that this is entirely OPTIONAL. (In many cases, our housekeepers have only four hours to clean an entire house between check ins, so starting the dishwasher/washer really gives them a leg up timewise and is most appreciated - but it is not a requirement.)
Thanks to your input, we have reviewed our policies and deleted references to removing the sheets and taking the trash to the outside bins. (And you no longer have to worry that you’ll be charged for fingerprints on the windows.)
Though our cleaning fees may appear high - especially to people from other parts of the country - our housekeepers are all licensed, bonded, and insured. We live in a very expensive area, and we make sure our staff is paid a living wage. In exchange, they are held to a very high standard and they are available on call 365 days a year.
One other note: our security deposits are now refunded seven days after arrival (instead of the 21 days allowed by law). We also offer a non-refundable $49 Accidental Damage Safeguard in lieu of a security deposit.
As you’ve discovered, renting a vacation home is vastly different than renting a hotel room. For some, a hotel (plus maid and room service) is the way to go; for others, all the comforts of home plus the value of not having to eat out at every meal makes a vacation rental a better choice. We certainly hope - no matter which you choose - that your next vacation is more restful than this one. We’re parents too, so we know you deserve it!