Casa Simpatico - Pacific Grove
2 Bedroom Ocean View Bungalow
At Casa Simpatico, you're steps from Lover's Point beach and close to town: that's a recipe for vacation perfection. Sink into the leather sofa to enjoy the bay view and the new flat screen TV (not shown), or step outside to experience the natural... more wonders of the Peninsula. Life is easy at this Mission-style bungalow. In fact, it's muy simpatico. This snug little bungalow has buttercup walls, dark wood floors, and tasteful espresso furniture throughout. There's a wrought iron king bed in the master, and a trundle bed in the guest room that sleeps two. The shared bath has a shower, tile countertops, and a mirror bordered in iridescent seashells. When you're not exploring the shoreline, surf the Internet at the breakfast bar or spread out at the full-sized desk in the guest room. Hungry? Stroll downtown, whip up a meal in the compact kitchen, or barbecue outdoors in the sheltered patio. less ↑
30 Guest Reviews
Casa Simpatica e Bellissima
This house is well named! It is very well stocked and not over done (with too many pillows, throws, artificial plants etc.) it just has useful stuff, and is nicely decorated in a style that is comfortable and practical, also tasteful but not the blue... more and white in vogue these days. The main king bed is comfortable and warm, we stayed for a month in January so weather was mostly cool (50s). The appliances all did their jobs, the view of the Pacific/Monterey Bay was great, could see surfers from a distance which motivated me to go for walks. The proximity to downtown is a great feature, the recreational trail is a few steps, the terrific library a few blocks, restaurants and shops 2 or 3 blocks, neighborhood has tons of great older houses to enhance walks. Would recommend for small families, singles and couples. Driveway is narrow but parking on street is easy. Grocery store 4 block walk; Trader Joe's a short drive. The heating system in winter is in livingroom, there are space heaters for the other rooms. We put one on low in bigger BR (didn't use the other BR). Gas Fireplace also warms livingroom. less
— Ann, Stayed 02/14/2023
Casa Simpatico 108
The property had a very nice sea view and well kept with all the requirements and more. We had a great time. The only issue was the living area was well heated but the rest of the property was quick cold. The heaters were not... more enough to keep the rooms warm. Thank you. Best Regards less
— SANDHYA, Stayed 03/24/2022
We have stayed in the house 2 times. We found it very clean the first time, and adequately clean the second time. Towels and linens in good shape, although there is still a lack of adequate dish towels for drying dishes and hands. The kitchen... more tools and appliances are all one could need and more. The screen on the vent over the stove needs attention and cleaning. No other needs indoors that we noticed. We had to request that the windows be washed outside instead of that being part of normal expectations. However, requests, such as an additional portable heater, were dealt with quickly and in a friendly manner. We felt quite comfortable in Casa Simpatica. In fact, we have felt so comfortable that we have reserved it for a third stay!` However, so you may be aware, there are a few things that need attention. The screen on the vent over the stove, and the lower corner by the shower. We know you will take care of these, as you did on some concerns from our first stay. less
— Joseph, Barbara, Stayed 02/10/2021
Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Simpatico. We’ve alerted the housekeeper, because “adequately clean” does not meet our standards. We delivered more dish towels, had the vent screen over the stove cleaned, and are working on the shower corner issue you mentioned. We look forward to your return!
Cute House in Great Location
This is an adorable little house a block from the beach. Very comfortable and pretty well maintained. It's old, but that gives it charm. Comfortable king bed. Nice big television with basic cable stations. The washer needs to be repaired or replaced. It didn't spin... more the towels enough so they were very wet when the cycle finished. Re-spinning them didn't help. The garbage disposal needed a slight repair, but after calling the maintenance man, he came immediately and fixed it within the day. less
— Janis , Stayed 11/02/2020
We absolutely loved our home. It was the BEST location to the ocean, downtown, Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach. The home was so clean and had everything we needed. Thank you!! We hope to come back soon.
— Janie, Stayed 05/05/2019
Good and Bad
The Casa Simpatico has some wonderful features, which are that the windows in the dining area look directly to the ocean. One could enjoy dinner for hours. Excellent location! The kitchen is well supplied with utensils, dishes, and and cutlery, and there is a little... more table for breakfast too. The drive way accommodates one car (two if you pull forward) and is convenient. There is a little patio behind the house which is charming, sunny, and complete with a table and chairs. The down sides are as follows: the bed is far too HIGH! the shower is a little small, and the furniture is leather which is very slippery. Conventional fabric covering would be far more comfortable so slipping to the floor is not a threat. The passage in the bedroom is a tight: one person OK, two people no. less
— Kenneth and Lauren, Stayed 04/26/2019
Great view and location
We loved staying in this home. It was the perfect size for two, the location was perfect, just across the street from Lovers Point and a short walk to downtown PG with plenty of opportunity for shopping and eating. The king size bed was really... more comfortable and the linens were high quality. We used the second bedroom as an office because it had a small desk. The furniture in the living area was comfortable and the view from the dining table was great so we ate there and enjoyed the scenery a few times. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and accessories, everything you need to cook. The folks at Monterey Rentals were friendly and helpful. We hope to stay again soon! Thank you for a great place to stay, home away from home. less
— Jamie, Stayed 11/24/2018
Two in a Row
It is the second year that we have rented this adorable bungalow right off Lover's Point. Perfectly located, you can get up early or late and walk the Bay or to any of the local restaurants. I hate to say how wonderful it is as... more it could mean it won't be available for us again next year. less
— Elizabeth, Stayed 08/05/2018
We really enjoyed Casa Simpatico. It was well furnished, and had beautiful dishes and table linens. The kitchen has everything you might need, including spices, oil and coffee. The location was terrific. I would definitely return. P.S. The grammar is off. It should be Casa... more Simpatica. less
— N., Stayed 06/12/2018
Great Bay View
My husband and I try to come to Pacific Grove every other year for at least one week. We always rent a house by the bay. This was our first stay at Casa Simpatico but it will not be our last. The house was very... more comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The view of the bay from the living room was spectacular. Because of the view, we ate dinner at "home" 4 times, which we never do. Love the location - can walk to everything Pacific Grove has to offer including the Monterey Acquarium My only suggestion - please have the kitchen knives sharpened. less
— Janet, Stayed 05/25/2018
We've delivered a new set of knives and a knife sharpener - thank you for letting know. See you next year!
A lovely little home!
Casa Simpatico was great for our family of four. Comfortable beds and furniture, a nice gas fireplace for cool evenings and mornings.The shower has good pressure and plenty of hot water. The kitchen has upgraded appliances and some of the basics like spices and coffee... more filters. The kids found the back room to be a little chilly and then we discovered there's a space heater in the closet! There's quite a bit of traffic, both cars and pedestrians on the weekends but that's to be expected from someplace so close to the sea. And that's where this little casita pays off. THE VIEW and the access to Lover's Point. It's incredibly beautiful! We'd take our morning coffee across the street and just sit on the wall or benches. We will definitely be coming again! less
— Shane and Jen, Stayed 04/30/2018
Best view and location
This was one of the best vacations I have ever had. I lived in Pacific Grove for several years during the 80s and always dreamed of having a little cottage on the water there. This cottage had it all, the beautiful bay view from the... more front porch and living room, just feet from the walking trail, and the nostalgic ambiance of PGs small town history. Of course, the accommodations were very clean and comfortable, including the king size bed, and all the amenities we needed were provided. There were beautiful orchids all around the living room when we arrived to make us feel at home, and I could have stayed there forever. I had two friends with me from Tennessee and it was the perfect way to share what I love about this area with them. The location is also perfect for walking downtown for shopping and restaurants or for a longer, very enjoyable walk to the aquarium. I hope to return here often to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Monterey bay. less
— Sharon Webber, Stayed 10/16/2017
A feast of more than lanterns
My son, who participates annually in hosting the volleyball games during Feast of Lanterns, and I spent this past weekend steps from the court and Lovers Point. We were within easy walking distance of so much beauty as well as our favorite restaurant, Peppers, and... more my favorite store, Tessuit Zoo. The house was welcoming, had much sought after parking, a cute enclosed patio and more than the comforts of home. We will be back next year. Great place for a great price. less
— Liz, Stayed 08/05/2017
A quaint and lovely little cottage
We arrived late in the evening on a Friday. We were tired and although we could hear the ocean waves, I don't think it registered with either of us. The next morning we got up and opened the curtains and WOW! What a view! Waves... more breaking in the cove of Lover's Point, surfers out, people walking along the bluffs; in sum what a great location. The cottage is set up perfectly as a cozy retreat for up to 4 people but absolutely perfect for a couple. The dining table by the windows overlooking the ocean was beautifully laid out with colorful pottery dishes and bowls. The kitchen was just the right size with every appliance one might need. The town is within walking distance and of course so is the ocean. Simply put, a romantic and lovely little place. We intend to return! less
— David R, Stayed 11/12/2016
We had a great stay at Casa Simpatico for our wedding on Lover's Point Park. We hope to return soon for another home away from home adventure!
— Desiree, Stayed 10/15/2016
A home away from home with an ocean view!
We absolutely loved our stay here! We felt right at home immediately. It was so cozy, and the well appointed kitchen made our vacation seem more like home. The location is central and close to everything. The view from the dining table was perfect, and... more if you wake up early you'll get a great sunrise shot (at least in September!). The bed in the master bedroom is SO comfortable - I wanted to take it home! Only 2 cons to this otherwise perfect weekend - there is a large dip at the entrance to the driveway which my small compact totally bottomed out; and my daughter stated the top trundle bed was uncomfortable. But that being said - we will still definitely be back and highly recommend this lovely home to anyone! And Monterey Rentals were so easy to deal with - they sent us detailed directions and instructions and it couldn't have been easier. Thanks Michelle! less
— Jill, Stayed 09/10/2016
We just purchased a bed topper for the trundle - it should be nice and comfy now!
Great house, great location, great service. We will definitely be back.
— Christopher L. Funston, Stayed 08/26/2016
The house is the perfect size for 3 people! The location was great as it is close to the beach and restaurants in PG. Monterey is only a short walk about on the beautiful coast trail. We loved it!
— Sean, Stayed 07/21/2016
I'll be back!!
Great house, cute and clean. Could not have asked for a better location. Cannery row is in walking distance and the walking paths along the shore line are amazing. The house is well equipped with everything you could possible need. The only thing I found... more missing was a mop for the floors, and I thought they should have supplied a couple extra blankets. All in all it was a great week. We watched two Humpback whales in the bay every morning at breakfast from the dining room table. We will definitely be back to this wonderful place. less
— Tracy, Stayed 07/17/2016
Thank you for alerting us that the home needed a mop and extra blankets (we have supplied them). If you visit again, please call our 24 hour line so we can supply any missing items while you are here, not after you leave!
Casa Simpatico -surpassed expectation and true to pictures and home discription
The location for this well appointed home was right on point. Steps away from Lovers Point-a wonderful cove beach-great for adults and children swimming pleasure..a few minutes from the entrance for the 17 mile drive. Very close to cannery row...Master bed-very comfy-but NO TV..this was... more not a problem for us but maybe for others. If you are a home cook, the kitchen and all of its appliances,pots,pans, dishware are in excellent shape for proper use. NOTE- before you go shopping for food stuffs, check the cabinets for spice's before you buy, check draws for paper products-as that will minimize duplicate purchases..As i said--well appointed. The home was clean -with gleaming floors, sparkling kitchen and bath-to back yard. The driveway however, is only suitable for a compact car with a high profile as there is a dip right in front of the drive way that your car could "bottom out" and cause you to scrap front end while going into driveway and scrap bumper as you exit..our car rental was a Chevy Malibu and decided after 1 attempt to park on street without a problem..WE WOULD RENT AGAIN less
— helena, Stayed 06/06/2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming casita! The location was perfect, steps away from the the lovely Lover’s Point, bike and kayak rentals, restaurants and shopping. The house was fully equipped with everything you need and had comfortable beds. We loved the view... more where we could watch otters in the kelp beds. Every day we walked or biked the miles of dedicated trails along the gorgeous coastline starting at the end of the block from the house. The manager at Monterey Rentals was great to work with and we look forward to staying at this property again in the future. less
— Judy, Stayed 05/20/2016
This is the cutest house ever!!! My husband and I were so happy with everything about it. From the comfortably decorated, super clean house in the quietest neighborhood to the prefect location just steps away from Lovers Point Beach. It's completely walkable to downtown Pacific... more Grove and to Canney Row. Truly the only thing I didn't like about this house was leaving. We will definitely be renting here again! less
— Heather, Stayed 05/11/2016
We rented this lovely little house for my son-in-laws birthday in April. The best thing about this house is the location just steps away from the beach and Lover's Point. We loved being able to walk out our door and be at the beach in... more minutes. The house was clean and had everything we needed. Although we did not cook the kitchen had it all. The king size bed was very comfortable. It does not have a bathtub but a nice shower. We had my little 1 yr old granddaughter so we brought a little blow up bathtub for her. Check in/check out was very easy. We have been going to Pacific Grove/Monterey for years and know the area well. This location cannot be beat! Will definitely stay here again! less
— Linda, Stayed 05/06/2016
Great location, lovely small house, responsive management
We really enjoyed our stay at Pacific Grove - location, house and setup. Very convenient and cozy with love to details. Especially we enjoyed beach just across the street, view from dining room, fireplace and tiny private backyard. Way above our expectations!
— Egor, Stayed 04/12/2016
Great location and very comfortable bed. I would recommend ESPN for sports events
— Robin, Stayed 08/02/2015
This charming little house was perfect. Small but well equipped and in a great location. Easy walk to Main Street for shopping and restaurants
— Caroline298548, Stayed 07/15/2015
This was one of the best-equipped rental homes I've ever stayed in. Small, but within spitting distance of the beach. Also, one of the most comfortable beds ever! Loved the fireplace, which took the chill off at night, and also the sunny back patio. Close... more to all the attractions of Monterey/Carmel and within easy walking distance of Pacific Grove's business district/restaurants. The views from the living room window are amazing. Can't wait to rent again. less
— gretchen m, Stayed 05/05/2015
Cozy house with nice view of the Bay! Our family truly enjoyed the stay and will recommend to any family wanting to experience a classic beach house to visit Casa Simpatico.
— ML, Stayed 12/04/2013
Casa Simpatico exceeded our expectations! Nicely furnished, very cozy and literally 1 min walk from the beach! We had great short vacation there and would definitely consider again for our coast trips:)
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/25/2013
Casa Simpatico Was Great!
I took my son, niece and nephew for a weekend getaway during their spring break. We were so pleased with our stay in this cozy, inviting home. We had everything we needed and everyone had a great time. The beach is less than a minute... more away walking! The house was clean, fully equipped and beautiful. I highly recommend it. less
— Petra C, Stayed 04/18/2013