2 Bedroom Ocean View House

Pacific Perch — Carmel Highlands

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MontereyRentals.com Policies - by checking “I have read and agree to these policies,” or by completing this reservation, accepting keys or taking occupancy to the Premises, I signify my acceptance of and agreement with the policies herein.  

Check in time is 3 pm.  Check out time is 11 a.m.


This Agreement may be cancelled up to 60 days prior to arrival. The full amount of the rental is due within 60 days of arrival and is non-refundable after that date. The down payment, made at the time of the reservation, is completely non-refundable.

A $35 change fee will be charged to the credit card used to make the original reservation for any change to an existing reservation.


The Premises are located in a residential neighborhood that includes both short-term guests and year-round residents who enjoy living in a tranquil environment. Maximum occupancy rates are strictly enforced.

Special events and/or large parties, such as weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday/anniversary celebrations, are strictly prohibited, and are a violation of the rental property owner's rental permit. A small dinner party or gathering for no more than one and one half times the number of guests who are accommodated at the Premises is permitted.

Note: If you are planning an event during your stay, please be sure you have arranged for a venue other than the Premises (contact us for suggestions of alternate venues). If you did not understand these policies when you booked your reservation and wish to cancel your stay, please contact us within 24 hours of making your reservation, and we will fully refund any payment made and cancel any future obligation.

Security Deposits and Accidental Damage Safeguard

Security deposits (if any) are charged to the credit card used to secure the reservation seven days prior to arrival and returned seven days after departure, or an itemized statement indicating the basis for and the disposition of the deposit or any part of it will be provided.

Security deposits, if any, will be held in the trust account of Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals. All or any portion of the security deposit, upon termination of occupancy, may be used as reasonably necessary, to (i) pay any sums still due; (ii) repair damage, excluding ordinary wear and tear, caused by the occupants, by any guests, or by any licensees of the occupants; (iii) clean the Premises; (iv) replace or return personal property or appurtenances.

Accidental Damage Safeguard (“ADS”) is a non-refundable fee for which Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals assumes the liability associated with minor accidental damages to the rented premises or its contents during occupancy relative to this reservation. ADS is not insurance, nor should it be interpreted as such. ADS allows Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals to waive occupants’ responsibility for reported accidental damage up to a maximum aggregate amount of $1,500.00.

ADS becomes effective upon check-in (and may not be purchased after check-in) and terminates upon departure of the occupants or at 11 am on the last day of the rental term (“check-out time”), whichever occurs first. Unreported damages, non-accidental damages, excluded damages, or damages exceeding $1,500.00 dollars are the sole responsibility of the occupants. The purchase of ADS does not in any way negate occupants’ responsibility to care for the Premises as if it were occupants’ own home. The cost to repair damage attributable to occupants or occupants’ invitees due to intentional acts, willful misconduct, gross negligence, abuse of the Premises, violation of these rental policies, or animals will not be paid under the ADS, and remain the responsibility of the occupants.

Damage must be reported to Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals prior to “check-out time.” The ADS applies only to loss or damage to the rented premises or its contents. The applicability of ADS to damaged property (and any determination of the extent of damage and/or the cost of repairs thereof) shall be in the sole and absolute discretion of Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals.

Note:  We understand that accidents happen. You obviously do, too, since you have made this purchase—so please do not hesitate to contact us if accidental damage occurs during your stay. We want to know about it, so that 1) your ADS is applicable, and 2) we can make repairs for both you and future guests.

Cleaning and cleaning fees

-Potential extra fee: there is a $25/hour charge for excessive cleaning beyond the standard checkout cleaning.

Departure housekeeping service includes: Replenishing soap and paper products, vacuuming carpets and rugs, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning crumbs and minor food splatters, unloading dishwasher, dusting furniture and other surfaces, laundering one set of sheets per bed and bath linens that are hung in bathrooms upon arrival, cleaning out wood-burning fireplace, and regular chemical servicing of hot tub (where applicable).

Departure housekeeping service does NOT include: Removing spots (such as coffee, wine, and food) from carpets, rugs, and upholstery; unclogging sewer lines due to paper overload (or items other than tissue put into toilets); cleaning major food spills or baked-on food from appliances; cleaning BBQ; washing/loading dirty dishes; moving furniture back to its original place; window washing to remove fingerprints; laundering multiple sets of sheets and bath linens; removal of paper, food, or foreign items from gas fireplace; removal of sand and pine needles from hot tub (where applicable). If your rental has a hot tub, please wash sandy feet before using, and keep it covered when not in use.

All landscaping, furnishings, appliances, and all mechanical, electrical, gas and plumbing fixtures will be properly used by all occupants, and Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals will be immediately notified of any problem or malfunction.  All repairs or replacements caused by the occupant(s) and/or their guests, excluding ordinary wear and tear, and including repair of drain blockages or stoppages unless caused by defective plumbing parts or tree roots invading sewer lines, will be charged to the credit card provided to secure this reservation. Checking "I have read and agree to these policies" and/or completing this reservation, accepting keys, or taking occupancy to the Premises, shall be proof of authorization to charge said credit card accordingly.

Check in: 3 pm or later

Keys and/or entry codes to the Premises will be available at 3 pm on the arrival date listed in the reservation.

Note:  As we often have guests departing the day you arrive, early check-in or storage of luggage in the room before 3 pm on the day of arrival is permitted only by prior arrangement, for which there may be an additional fee.

Check out: 11 am or earlier

As we often have guests arriving the day you check out, late checkout is permitted only by prior arrangement, for which there may be an additional fee. You will be charged a late checkout fee for any time past check out that the Premises is still occupied without prior arrangement. Contact your local representative immediately if your departure may be delayed.

Unauthorized holding over is subject to a minimum charge of 1.5 times the prorated daily rate. Charges for holding over may also include the cost of alternative housing for any guests who may be displaced, as well as any additional housekeeping fees that may be incurred as a result. Checking "I have read and agree to these policies,” or completing this reservation, accepting keys, or taking occupancy to the Premises shall be proof of authorization to charge said credit card accordingly.

General Policies

Those contracting for this rental must be eighteen or older. Occupants will receive notice of occupancy, parking and other terms and conditions that apply to the use of the Premises, and are responsible to ensure that impermissible or inappropriate behavior does not occur at the Premises and that all terms and conditions described herein are met.

Occupants are renting the Premises as transient lodgers from the property owner, who retains full legal, possessory and access rights.

Occupancy is limited to the number of persons for which this reservation was originally made. Visitors are permitted to the extent that the total number of visitors does not exceed twice the number of persons for which this reservation was originally made. Overnight guests are permitted to the extent that the total number of persons sleeping at the Premises does not exceed the total number of persons who may be accommodated in the sleeping accommodations provided in the home. If the Premises are used, in any way, by more or different persons than those scheduled with Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals, (i) Occupants, Authorized Guests and all others may be required to immediately leave the Premises or be removed from the Premises; (ii) Occupants are in breach of this Agreement; and (iii) Occupants/Guests forfeit right to return of any security deposit and are responsible for any expenses relative to the occupancy. Checking "I have read and agree to these poli cies," or completing this reservation, accepting keys, or taking occupancy to the Premises shall be proof of authorization to charge said credit card accordingly.

Condition of Premises: Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals and the property owner make every effort to keep properties in good working order; however, reporting or requesting repairs is not a reason to cancel this Agreement or to receive a refund of any payments made due to the mechanical failure of appliances, video/audio equipment, or any household systems. Occupants will notify Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals upon arrival if anything in or about the premises is found to be damaged or not satisfactorily cleaned.

Access to the Premises by Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals is permitted at any time to make repairs, decorations, alterations, maintenance, or improvements, or to supply necessary or agreed services, to verify compliance with the terms of this Agreement, or in case of emergency. If Premises is offered for sale, occupants will permit it to be shown to prospective buyers, lenders, inspectors or appraisers with reasonable notice.

Should this unit become unavailable for reasons beyond Monterey Bay Vacation Rental’s control, an alternate accommodation may be selected from available properties or the cardholder contracting for this reservation may receive a full refund for any time left unused under this Agreement.

No personal property of the occupants or their guests is insured by Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals or the property owner against loss or damage. Owner does not insure against personal injury to occupants or their guests for any reason other than the condition of the Premises. Occupants agree to carry insurance to protect themselves, their guests, and their personal property from any loss, damage, or injury. Occupants and their guests agree to use Premises at their own risk and indemnify and hold harmless Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals and/or the property owner from any and all liability in regard to their use of Premises. 

In the event of any dispute, the venue is Monterey County, and the laws of the state of California will govern. All parties will mediate any dispute or claim arising from this transaction in Monterey County. In any mediation or court action arising out of this agreement, each party shall be responsible for his own attorney’s fees and costs.

Megan’s Law Database Disclosure: Notice: Pursuant to Section 290.4 of the Penal Code, information about specified registered sex offenders is made available to the public via an Internet Web site maintained by the Department of Justice at http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov. Depending on an offender’s criminal history, this information will include either the address at which the offender resides or the community of residence and ZIP Code in which he or she resides. Neither Landlord nor Owner’s Representative are required to check this website. If further information is desired, please obtain information directly from this website.

The Authorized Occupants are individually and completely responsible for the performance of all obligations under this Agreement, jointly and individually with every other Occupant. 

Occupants will not disturb neighbors, will not use the Premises for unlawful purposes, nor violate any law nor commit waste or nuisance upon or about the Premises.

No property will be removed from the site. The Premises will be returned in the same condition as found upon arrival (excluding routine housekeeping, as described above).

This is a non-smoking property. If evidence of smoking is found, damage and/or cleanup costs, including, but not limited to stains, burns, odors, and removal of debris, will be charged to the credit card provided to secure this reservation. Checking "I have read and agree to these policies," or completing this reservation, accepting keys, or taking occupancy to the Premises shall be proof of authorization to charge said credit card accordingly. All occupants will leave the Premises immediately and forfeit any security deposit. 

Policies Specific to this Property

Animals are not allowed on the Premises. If an animal or evidence of an animal is found on the Premises, damage or cleanup costs will be charged to the credit card provided to secure this reservation. Checking "I have read and agree to these policies," or completing this reservation, accepting keys, or taking occupancy to the Premises shall be proof of authorization to charge said credit card accordingly. All occupants will leave the Premises immediately and forfeit any security deposit.

The house and view was absolutely beautiful! Location was great and only a short drive to monterey. The soaking tub was amazing!

A FlipKey verified reviewer from San Jose

1450 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4 (1K, 1Q) Max. Occupancy 4

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Ocean views, spectacular sunsets, whispering pines—and a soaking tub with views of forever. Nestled in a half-acre forest in Carmel Highlands, this private cottage is a haven of natural beauty and tranquility.

From the redwood deck overlooking the sea, you can hear the sound of the waves and the seals at Point Lobos. It's a short, pleasant walk to the Highlands Inn for lunch, dinner, drinks, live music or dancing. Hop in the car and it's a five minute drive to the Crossroads Shopping Center, and just a few minutes more to Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove or Monterey. And, of course, you're also at the northern point of Big Sur with its wild wonders. So enjoy the best of many worlds!

With vaulted ceilings, sun-filled rooms, a thoroughly modern kitchen, and an open floor plan with a fireplace, this lovely two bedroom home has everything you need for a relaxing vacation or a longer stay. One car garage, outdoor security camera, and plenty of extra parking.

Nearby Activities: Hiking, golfing, surfing, cycling, theater/restaurants/concerts, fishing, birding, beach walks.

Features & Amenities


  • Ocean View
  • Near the water


  • Kitchen - Full
  • Laundry - In Unit
  • Linens Provided
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
  • Paper Towels, Tissues, TP
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking - Free
  • Garage — One Car Garage with plenty of extra parking
  • Great Value


  • King Bed
  • Queen Bed


  • Internet - Wireless [Free] — Free Internet/WiFi. Telephones/Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Free Long Distance
  • Free Local Calls
  • Desk


  • Restaurant - 10 Min Walk
  • Day Spa - Nearby


  • Deck/Patio


  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker


  • TV - HDTV (2) — 42 HDTV
  • DVD (2)
  • TV-Cable/Satellite (2)

Room Descriptions


Welcome Home

Dining Area

Rustic dining by the fire


Oceanviews and spectacular sunsets

View Living Room

Forest and ocean views

Living Room

Relax and stay for awhile


Gorgeous gourmet kitchen


Ocean views from the deck

Master Bathroom

Soaking tub with a view

Master Bedroom

Ocean views from the master bedroom

Second Bedroom

King bed and French doors to the deck

Second Bathroom

Bath two


Comfortable layout

Entry Area

Professionally decorated, and it shows


Sheltered outdoor patio

Powder Room

Powder room

Third Bedroom

Guestroom Three has two Twins



Carmel Highlands was amazing

Reviewed by Tristan

Date 08/23/2019

The house we rented was amazing. Clean, well equiped, easily accessible and THE MOST AMAZING VIEW. I highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a get away.

Comfortable and Quiet

Reviewed by Linda

Date 08/03/2019

This home was a very comfortable, accessible and peaceful accommodation while we toured Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur and Pebble Beach. The back deck had views of the Pacific and sunsets. It was a great home away from home. We loved our stay there.

Fabulous house at Carmel Highlands overlooking the sea

Reviewed by Alexis

Date 10/24/2017

Enjoyed our stay at this fabulous home away from home at Carmel Highlands. The house is very well equipped and is in a lovely area in the hills away from the highway but still within easy reach of the sea. There is a lovely decked balcony with loungers overlooking the sea and a fabulous double ended bath again with views over the sea. The house is perfectly situated for visiting Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur and also the Point Lobos Nature Reserve which is well worth a visit and is only one mile away from the house. Sunsets are something to behold from the house, the nearby Monastery beach and especially from Point Lobos. Would highly recommend as a place to stay and a base for visiting the area and will certainly want to come back again in the future as we all found it rather hard to leave and return home at the end of our stay.

Pacific Perch

Reviewed by Lauren

Date 10/31/2015

We spent three nights and loved it. Great kitchen, beautiful property with lovely peek-a-boo views and the management company was super easy to communicate with.

Didn't want to leave!

Reviewed by Louis

Date 09/22/2015

Great house in a beautiful location. Picture sitting on the deck with a coffee/cocktail while looking at the ocean and smelling the trees and water. Great location to explore Big Sur and Monterey Peninsula.

Lovely stay

Reviewed by RK

Date 09/05/2015

The home was lovely, in a great location close to Point Lobos, Carmel by the Sea, and Big Sur. The mattresses were very comfortable, however all the pillows need to be replaced. They are incredibly lumpy and hard. So, bring your own if you don't want severe neck pain. The deadbolt in the front door does not lock, which needs to be repaired. However, it seemed to be a very safe neighborhood, so it wasn't too worrisome. The shower in the main bath would have been spectacular with the correct waterfall shower head, instead of the small facet like shower head there now. But the view while showering made up for it. There is a lot of construction noises very early in the morning going on close to the home. I believe someone is remodeling their home. So if you are looking to sleep in past 7 am, good luck. Even with these faults, this was a comfortable home in Carmel for the week we stayed. I would recommend it and would stay again.

Home Away From Home

Reviewed by Annette

Date 08/19/2015

My husband and I stayed in August and it was our second time to stay.We love the area. It's so convenient to cook in the Lovely kitchen and have everything we need.The home is very comfortable and secluded.And everyone treated us very nicely.

Quiet hideaway with amazing sunset views

Reviewed by Lindsay

Date 08/06/2015

My family recently rented Pacific Perch through Monterey Bay Property Management and could not have been happier.

The decor is casual, yet elegant, and the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The bathtub in the master is amazing, with forest views, and the gourmet kitchen was the exceptional. My husband, a Chef by trade, fell in love instantly.

The home is located central to all of Monterey County's best attractions with easy access to PCH (Highway 1). Big Sur is just south, featuring pristine beautiful beaches, scenic hiking trails, casual eateries and a laid back California vibe. Carmel By-The-Sea is minutes from the property with quaint shops, plentiful wine tasting rooms, diverse restaurants and a fabulous beach - the historic Carmel Mission is a must see on the way. North the 17-mile drive to Monterey throughPebble Beach and Pacific Grove with amazing vistas. Monterey is the tourist center of the area, featuring its famed Aquarium, Cannery Row and Warf.

Kyle at Monterey Rentals was exceptionally responsive and the rental process was a breeze. Professional and private, unlike VRBO rentals we have experienced in the past in which the owner stops by randomly.

Pointers: *DO eat breakfast at the Highlands Hotel down the the hill - their food is spectacular. *DO plan one evening to cook at home. Castroville (north) is the artichoke capital of the world, and Monterey County wines are amazing. There is a not-easy-to-find spice cabinet tucked in a narrow space under the stove top that is packed with spices. *DO stop by the restaurant area the street from the Crossroads Safeway - cute hidden pubs and gourmet pizzerias*DO always have flip flops and a towel in the car . . . you never know when you'll be compelled to run into that gorgeous surf

We had an amazing trip and highly recommend this rental for couples, families and fiend getaways.

Upscale serene retreat

Reviewed by Hiluxsurf

Date 07/19/2015

This is a beautiful and well appointed house - decorated and laid out with taste and imagination. It's a lovely quiet spot, but very easy access to Monterey and Big Sur, with Point Lobos right on your doorstep. Beds are comfortable, and the large double end bath is a real treat - though not good to take too many baths given the drought! Highly recommended - for young kids check out the underwater explorer sessions at MBA, and highly recommend lunch at California Market at the Hyatt 10m down the road. Also L'escargot in Carmel is a hidden gem of a restaurant.

Only downside was having to pick up and drop off keys at the Monterey office, which was a little inconvenient.

Peaceful retreat from racing at Laguna Seca

Reviewed by David A

Date 07/03/2015

I was looking for rental for a 3 day weekend, someplace close to Laguna Seca, 24 minutes, that would be comfortable, convenient, great view, clean so that while my friend and I were at the track ours wives would have peaceful place to hang out and go check out the numerous parks and sites along highway 1. It is only 15 minutes to central Carmel where we had an exceptional meal at Club Jalapeno, then we cooked in for two nights in a well appointed, large kitchen where everything worked perfectly. The road up is a little twisty and narrow but not bad, but we ended up leaving the Pickup and Trailer in the Paddock at laguna since backing it in the large driveway was too difficult due to the slope, it's kind of steep with a sudden transition from the roadway. 2 car garage was nice to park our convertibles each night. About the only complaint my wife had was the master bedroom was wide open to the bathroom, no door...I was up early to get to the track and it woke her up each day. The ceiling showerhead in the soaker tub is strange, but after we got used to it is was OK, but it wastes alot of water waiting for the hot water to reach the shower head, and any change in temperature setting takes 30 seconds to be felt, so you get too hot, too cold, too hot, too cold...we finally realized don't touch the temp control once you find the sweet spot....turn it on and let it run for 3 mintues and it is Perfect, just wastes water but less then going back and forth. We heard a strange noise after using the water, there is a pressure pump to keep the water pressure high, not that loud, OK once we knew what it was. We had wine and cheese on the deck each night before dinner and enjoyed the beautiful view, no fog or clouds while we were there. It felt like a real vacation for all of us and we would love to go back, I missed all the site seeing so next time no racing, just relaxing.

I could live there

Reviewed by scotchandice

Date 08/24/2014

This is a wonderful property. It is located in a quiet area that feels remote but is actually only 10 minutes from Carmel. The furnishings are very nice and the kitchen has all mid to high end appliances. I really liked the open floor plan and the hardwood floors. Everything was very clean and well sorted when we arrived.There are two bedrooms and two full baths. It is a great spot for two people or two couples but there is no additional sleeping (sofa beds, etc) available for children etc.One little quirk is opening the front door. They even have a small sign telling you that you have to pull the door towards you while turning the key. I would definitely consider this property again. We love visiting Carmel

Wonderful View

Reviewed by Gary H

Date 07/05/2014

Everything was really excellent. The only suggestions I have is the there should be a lockable door on the master bathroom. There should be a window cover ability on the window in the master bathroom. The couch in the great room should be a sofa couch. There should be a pizza cutter in the kitchen utensils.

Our stay was excellent. We definitely will come back.

Thanks again.

Perfect getaway - again!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 03/26/2014

The Pacific Perch is a great property if you're looking to be near everything, but away from all the commotion of a tourist destination. This was our second stay and we were not disappointed. It's minutes away from local beaches, all the action in Monterey and past the traffic if you're Big Sur bound. The neighborhood is typically quiet and the house has everything you need to enjoy your stay and relax...including the great west-facing deck. We'll be back!

Beautiful "Homey" Getaway

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 01/08/2014

The house and view was absolutely beautiful! Location was great and only a short drive to monterey. The soaking tub was amazing!



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