Hilltop Haven - Seaside
3 Bedroom Neighborhood House
This 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in a residential area of upper Seaside is perfect for a short vacation or a longer stay. The main living areas – with panoramic ocean views – are on the upper level, along with the master bedroom and a full... more bath. Downstairs, two guestrooms (one Queen and one twin daybed with a pullout trundle) share a second bath (also with a tub/shower). This home features multiple areas for enjoying the outdoors. A small deck off the living room has a gas barbecue, and on sunny days the ocean view balcony off the master bedroom will be your favorite hangout… unless you’re in the yard, serving wine and cheese on the oak wine barrels, under a vine-covered arbor… or warming yourself around the fire pit (Duraflame logs only) after the sun goes down. The living room has bamboo floors, a large TV, and a gas log fireplace. The kitchen has tile countertops, a gas range, a side-by-side refrigerator and a breakfast bar (there’s also a glass-topped dining table with seating for four). But in this location, cooking is definitely optional: take your pick from fast food, delis, diners and a gamut of international cuisines: Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, German, Italian and more. Single car garage. Sleeps 6 in beds: 2 Queens and one twin trundle (plus air mattress for extra guests). less ↑
49 Guest Reviews
Hilltop Haven was a great place for our stay. Very nice accommodations and within a few minutes of Monterey and Carmel.
— Timothy, Stayed 11/07/2023
Great place close to Monterey
Hilltop Haven was very comfortable with plenty of room for three of us. We found it easy to get to all the Monterey area locations we wanted to visit, with a quiet, clean and comfortable home base.
— John, Stayed 10/27/2023
It was a wonderful home for my family for our vacation. It was clean and comfortable and very nicely decorated. The bedrooms were comfortable and the view from the master was a lovely ocean scene. The kitchen was well supplied. We were all very happy... more with our stay at this home and would come back again. less
— NancyG, Stayed 08/09/2023
Charming and clean
Such a charming, comfortable place to stay! And so clean! Home is well equipped, with all of the kitchen utensils/dishes we needed as well as soaps, towels, paper towels. Gas bbq grill, lawn chairs, coolers, ice packs, beach towels, are all available to use. Lots... more of pleasant outdoor space. Steep driveway, but we parked on it with no problem. This is the nicest house on the block, but the neighborhood is quiet and we felt safe. less
— Michelle, Stayed 06/24/2023
This home had everything we needed,was beautifully decorated,and centrally locating to everything we wanted to do. Look forward to staying here again and again.
— Kristi , Stayed 06/21/2023
Clean, comfy, & convenient
The unit was very clean and extremely well stocked. Beds and pillows were super comfortable! We caught up on our rest and enjoyed our stay. It was a good location to get to all the places we wanted to visit in the Monterey/Carmel area.
— Roberta, Stayed 06/09/2023
Had a great stay, the owner thought of everything I was impressed how well equipped the house was everyone enjoyed their stay. FYI the upstairs shower was draining. Slowly, I use a plunger, and that seemed to work just letting you know.. Best regards Patrick
— Patrick, Stayed 06/03/2023
We really enjoyed staying here. Love the decor and the comfy couches as well as the view.
— Lisa, Stayed 11/27/2022
Such a perfect house and awesome location. We had a car and it was easy to get to all the popular places by the coast. House had everything we needed. Comfy beds too ! Thank you so much. We would love to return one day... more ! less
— SARAH, Stayed 11/15/2022
Beautiful Seaside Getaway
My family and I stayed here for a family wedding in Monterrey. The location was perfect - beautiful seaside views and in close proximity to everywhere we needed to go. The house is extremely clean and hospitable. Wonderful charming decorations really did make this feel... more like a home away from home for our entire family - thank you so much! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a stay in the Monterrey/Seaside area. less
— Michelle, Stayed 11/10/2022
Fantastic place to stay
We had a great stay at Hilltop Haven. Location was great and close to many places we wanted to visit. It was clean and had everything we needed for our trip. Perfect for our family. We will be visiting again.
— Nic, Stayed 10/30/2022
Quiet place to relax!
Wonderful short stay in this well-appointed home. Everything was provided. Beautiful view. Unfortunately, we were on the "go" so much that we didn't have time to enjoy the patio.
— Kay, Stayed 06/30/2022
Both darling and immaculate! We really enjoyed our stay and the grandchildren 5 & 8 loved the stairs! I think the stairs rated # 2 behind the aquarium. Delightful
— Denise, Stayed 04/19/2022
Loved this place. It was a great location for our golf trip, very centralized. Place was perfect, very clean and comfortable.
— Tom, Stayed 03/12/2022
We really enjoyed this house. It was very well stocked which was super helpful. It was in a cute neighborhood with a park close by. It was clean and close drive to everything you want to do in Monterey. We enjoyed our time there and... more would come back. less
— Chris, Stayed 12/04/2021
We enjoyed our stay at Hilltop Heaven. The home has been nicely updated, very clean, very comfortable. Easy to access with nearby amenities. The neighborhood is a little older but this home is a hidden gem.
— Hope, Stayed 10/27/2021
This house is nicely decorated, fully stocked with every convenience and cozy for a fun vacation. My friends said they slept so good on the comfy beds.
— Wendi, Stayed 06/30/2021
Great stay, nice clean place with all necessities provided. I expected it would be closer to beach but it was a short drive to Carmel Beach and 17 mile drive. My only suggestion would be exhaust fan in bathrooms. We enjoyed our stay and would... more recommend it to others! less
— Marla, Stayed 05/22/2021
The house was Pinterest perfect. The location was awesome. Great restaurant nearby Seaside. We will 100% be back to stay at this property again.
— Gene, Stayed 05/05/2021
My mother and my children and I enjoyed three days in Seaside and the Monterey Peninsula and were able to stay in this perfect vacation home. Everything was very clean and well appointed. The home is small but makes great use of the space and... more is well laid out. The four of us felt very comfortable and safe and thoroughly enjoyed the views of the ocean, the overlook deck and city lights at night. Thank you! less
— Maxine, Stayed 04/18/2021
clean and comfortable
Property was very clean. Location was convenient to airport, golf courses, restaurants, etc. Furnishings were comfortable, wifi and tv were excellent. Driveway is extremely steep, required one person to stand by curb to watch for cross traffic. Suggest owner may want to provide garage opener... more to clients so no need to exit vehicle to close door.' Kitchen could use a few supplies like spices, coffee filters, etc. Laundry facilities were newer, premium machines. A solid property with no issues of substance. less
— leland, Stayed 10/15/2020
We're so sorry about the inconvenience; we'll be dropping off a reusable coffee filter for future guests to use. Due to OSHA requirements and our enhanced Covid cleaning protocols, we are no longer allowed to leave foodstuffs (like spices) and/or open paper products in our properties.
“Hilltop Haven” was a well appointed and comfortable place for us to stay. Two couples and two little ones and it was spacious and separated enough where we had our own space when we needed it and were able to spend time together as well.... more Beds were comfortable and kitchen had almost everything (except any spices) that you would need. Close to major points of interest. We ended up having to stay the last day and a half inside the rental unfortunately as the tragic wildfires made it unsafe for us to go out. I would definitely stay there again though if we make a return visit. Thanks! less
— Damien, Stayed 08/23/2020
We really enjoyed our stay at Hilltop Haven. The home was very clean and had all the basic necessities. The only complaint I would have is that the mattresses on the trundle bed may be fine for children, but not for an adult. I tried... more both out for the 5 nights we stayed there and they were awful. It is a great location. Try Gusto's for some great Italian food! less
— Stephanie, Stayed 11/16/2019
We've replaced the mattresses on the twin trundle bed (our sincere apologies for any discomfort you experienced).
Great house for a weekend trip. 4 adults in town for the INDYCAR weekend. Close to the race track and easy access. House was everything that was promised. Easy entry and a plenty of parking. Would rent this house again. We had a great weekend.
— Daniel, Stayed 10/02/2019
Girls trips - Summer of 65 Celebration
Perfect location to explore the area, Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur. House has great spaces outside to drink wine and visit and upstairs balcony has great sunset viewing. Would book again, super cute place, clean and very well appointed.
— Kim, Stayed 08/16/2019
Great home but...
This house is beautiful and super comfortable and inviting. Well appointed. Spacious. Clean. Quiet and in a nice area. 10 minutes to lots of activities. Would recommend. However, I personally would not rent it again because of the key issue. They office to pick up... more and drop off the keys is 16 minutes away! Of course it was opposite direction of where we were arriving from and where we were going at check out. So it added an hour to our drive (4x15 minutes). When I read reviews from a year ago someone was complaining about that too and they had mentioned that the property manager was currently working on a lock box, a year later still not done. We are in the 21st century how hard it is to either install a lock box (5 minutes) or change the lock to a key-less entry with a keypad. We have been renting homes all over the world for 17 years now and never had to drive to pick up a key. Someone either met us at the home or a key was left for us to self check-in. This place was not cheap! I feel bad for the owner because it is a very nice home! less
— Josie, Stayed 08/13/2019
We promise: there will be an electronic lock installed this week. We've spent the last year testing out various products before finding a reliable keyless lock. Future visitors (which we hope will include you) will no longer have to waste any valuable vacation time driving to our office to pick up keys!
GREAT HOME IN SEASIDE
The Seaside home was wonderful! Our family of 4 Adults and one teen spent the week in the home during our visit to the Monterey/Carmel area. The home was exceptionally decorated, very clean, and had everything we could have asked in a rental for vacation.... more While the town of Seaside itself is a bit older and not as modern as some of the neighboring communities, the home was fantastic, modern and nicest on the street. The location was minutes from Monterey Aquarium/Wharf and Del Monte Beach area, which was awesome! Would highly recommend this home! less
— David, Stayed 08/02/2019
Well Stocked & Easy Access
My three sisters and I meet annually all over the United States. This year we picked Monterey and Carmel and this Airbnb was just perfect. Great access to everywhere we wanted to go and everything was well stocked so we could cook some great meals... more while we were there. Very well-maintained and in a good neighborhood. Highly recommend! less
— Jennifer, Stayed 05/30/2019
Top of the Hill
Our home away from home had everything we could have possibly needed as well as being aesthetically pleasing! The home is tastefully decorated. The bath towels were plentiful, soft, plush, luxurious. The kitchen had many gadgets to make life easier as well as spices, oils,... more paper towels and more. We loved being able to enter via the garage so we could leave our gear (hikers) there versus tracking things into the house (in the garage are beach chairs and other stuff as well if one needed). The views of the sunset each night were a treat from both decks and even the kitchen window. The beds were comfortable, lots of extra blankets and pillows. Truly a home with many added touches like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, huge closet space, snack bars and oatmeal, a homeowner's sign-in book to share our experience with them as well. We were convenient to the freeway and fortunately we could use a few back roads to avoid some of the commuter traffic, a nice convenience. In short, luxurious, convenient, relaxing and pleasurable. less
— Nancy, Stayed 04/17/2019
Nicely appointed, comfortable house in a great location
This place was perfect for our trip. It is less than 15 minutes from Pebble Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Carmel, and other locations. The house was comfortable for 5 people, nicely decorated and we had no issues at all. We would definitely stay there again if... more the opportunity comes up. less
— David, Stayed 03/29/2019
Rental was really clean and nice. It had everything you need for the beach and games and toys. We would definitely visit again!
— Stephanie, Stayed 03/26/2019
Hilltop Haven is a Gem
What an awesome week! Hilltop Haven was spotless, very well stocked, and comfortable. Great views, easy to live in, garage is filled with items to use at the beach or in the backyard. We can’t wait to return. Book it!
— Julia, Stayed 03/17/2019
Nice and homey
Our group of four really enjoyed our stay here in Seaside. The condition of the home was excellent and well stocked. Location was good for our activities. Everything was very easy - from picking up the keys to dropping them off. Highly recommend this property... more and would definitely stay here again. less
— Jessica, Stayed 02/22/2019
Perfect rental for our Aquarium trip
This was a great fit for my family of 4 (2 adults, 1 kid and 1 baby). The kids each had their own room downstairs and the master is upstairs, which was great after the kids went to bed. There was plenty of room in... more a downstairs bedroom for us to set up our portable crib. The beds were all very comfortable (coming from Tempurpedic owners!) and the place was well equipped with all the kitchen and bathroom items needed. We loved the recliner couches, so much so that my husband is looking into getting us one at home! We were provided a detailed and very helpful email with directions and instructions, so check in/out was a no-brainer. This gem is only a few miles from the Aquarium and we plan to try to stay again on future Monterey trips! less
— Bri, Stayed 01/22/2019
Excellent place. Looked just like the pictures. Was plenty of space for our group of six. Could see the ocean from the living room.
— Daniel, Stayed 01/14/2019
Perfect place for our family of 5
This place was great for our stay! We are a family of 5, all grown adults. We took advantage of the fireplace inside, the balconies, and the fire pit outside. The location is very close to town - about a 5 to 6 minute drive... more to the Wharf and Cannery Row. The kitchen was very well stocked and we cooked 2 of the 4 nights we were there. The ONLY thing we didn't care for was the sloping driveway (there is a garage you can park in but we were driving a huge suburban) and the bathroom counters were small so I couldn't spread my makeup/overnight bag out on the counter. Other than that, a wonderful stay at a wonderful property!! less
— Joy, Stayed 01/07/2019
Hilltop Haven was lovely
This home is just lovely. It is equipped with absolutely everything you will need for a wonderful stay. I stayed over Christmas and brought everything I thought I would need to prepare a complete holiday meal. I found that everything but the potato masher was... more already there. the place is beautifully decorated and very clean. My family and friends had a wonderful time. less
— Jennifer, Stayed 01/04/2019
A perfect place
This Hilltop Haven was indeed perfect. It was beautifully appointed with a great floor plan. We were close to Monterey, 17 mile drive & grocery stores. Loved the garage, very comfortable beds, barbeque worked well with an extra propane tank and the neighborhood was quiet.... more The kitchen had every thing we needed to cook all our meals. Each room had a flat screen TV. There was a bulletin board with area maps which helped us select our outings. We used the backyard but could not get the log to ignite. less
— joanne, Stayed 11/07/2018
Great family house!
My family and I stayed here during a family wedding weekend for my cousin. We were six adults and a baby and it was a perfect amount of space and definitely enough room! We loved the open kitchen and living area, as well as the... more two different porches. The Keurig was also a nice unexpected touch. The place was very clean and there were plenty of extra linens and towels. The staff was super helpful on the phone and in-person when picking up and dropping off the keys. Overall, great experience at a great value! Definitely would recommend and stay again. less
— Arielle, Stayed 10/16/2018
Hill Top Haven
Charming, cute, updated, clean rental property. Kitchen was beyond well equipped . 5 burner newer gas barbeque was great, used both nights. Six lady golfers stayed 2 days. Home is close to freeway access and main Monterey attractions. Great place for 6 people, king, queen,... more and 2 twins all had comfortable beds. We look forward to coming back, great property. less
— Sandra, Stayed 10/08/2018
Suggestion: place corner guards on the coffee table because corners of glass are sharp. We had young children and worried for them
— Ken, Stayed 09/28/2018
We enjoyed our stay.It was perfect for what we wanted. It had all that we needed for cooking and the BBQ was great. The views were good.All in all a great place to stay. Regards Cheryl Greer
— Cheryl, Stayed 09/01/2018
Everything was perfect. Great place to stay with two families and kids. Thank you!
— Brian, Stayed 07/17/2018
Beautiful home in a quiet city
Hilltop Haven was the perfect home for my family and I as we spent a couple weeks traveling up and down the coast of California. It was spacious, modern, and extremely clean. It is close to many attractions as well as local food places. I... more would recommend this place to any family wanting to see the beautiful city of Monterey! less
— Blake, Stayed 07/06/2018
Beautiful home! The attention to every little detail was evident and very much appreciated. Thank you!
— Kim , Stayed 05/13/2018
Beautiful Home. Plenty of room for a group or family of 6/7. Neat and very clean. Walking distance to local stores and restaurants. Would like to return again.
— Della, Stayed 04/07/2018
Loved this little house! Its very cozy and clean. It had all the kitchen supplies we needed for our stay, we even used the grill outside. The beds were very comfortable too. Only a short drive to the pier, cannery row and the downtown area.... more We would definitly stay again. less
— Stephanie, Stayed 03/30/2018
The Hilltop Haven is very comfortable and was what we expected based on the description with one exception. The site says it has a grill and when we were there, there was no grill on the premises. It has a bay view from the balcony... more off the master bedroom. We only used one bedroom, but the bed, pillows and linens in that room were great. The kitchen had every thing I needed We were quite satisfied with it. We did find the key return process inconvenient. The rental office is 15 minutes from the house so we lost a half hour at our departure because we had to go to the office to return the key, and then go right back the way we came. less
— Laura, Stayed 03/20/2018
The barbecue grill is located on the small deck off the living room. We wish you had called our 24 hour line so we could have let you know the location. We do apologize for the extra time it took to return your keys (we have since installed an electronic lock).