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 the backyard. 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 clad 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.
Pacific Grove Transient Use License #118
- 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
Reviewed by DN
Just completed our second stay at Butterfly Haven, and the third overall with Monterey Bay PM. The property is everything that has been posted already -- Very large and spacious, we had 5 adults the 1st time and 2 this time, and it never felt crowded. Extremely quiet neighborhood, but only a couple blocks from the ocean. Everything is maintained very well, especially the extremely well stocked kitchen. The wifi is very strong and worked well throughout. The owner is obviously a reader as are we, and there are plenty of paperbacks and novels to keep anyone occupied. Michelle from MBPM was extremely helpful in helping with a special request I had this time. There is absolutely no question in my mind, that we will be going back. I'm basically giving it a 4.5 star rating, the only two things that would elevate it to a full 5 stars is if they put in a lockbox at the property. Also the tub design is just weird, we couldn't get it working right.
Reviewed by Karyn
I came to Monterey with two friends to run the Big Sur marathon. Butterfly Haven worked out great for us. It was close to everywhere we wanted to go. It was very clean, in a nice quiet neighborhood, and had everything we needed. The house was a perfect size for three adults. It has nice furnishings and all the kitchen supplies necessary. We’ve stayed in many rental places and Butterfly Haven was well equipped. It has a very cute backyard where we saw humming birds as we sat out on the little patio. My only complaint is that we had to pick up and drop the key off at the office. It would have been nice to have a way to get it at the house as most do, either in a lock box or a combination lock to the house. Otherwise everything was perfect!
Reviewed by Heather
What an amazing home and location! House was clean, comfortable for a full family, well stocked (would have liked a bike pump) with household items and MB Property Management was very easy to work with. The kitchen had everything we could have needed after we hit the grocery store, bathrooms each had soap/shampoos and were modern with great space and showers, and TV in each room was a big plus! We also found extra sheets, blankets, towels, fans, in closets. The neighborhood was quiet and convenient to everything, we walked to the shore each night to watch the sunset and took bikes along 17-mile drive. Already talking about when we can come back! Thank you.
Thank you Butterfly Haven Owners and Monterey Vacation Rentals.
Reviewed by Carol
Comfortable, light and airy house w/ a short walk to the ocean and large windows overlooking the backyard. Lovely garden and backyard to sit it and enjoy the birds and the sound of the ocean. All appliances seemed to be in working order. This was our second stay, 11 nights this time, and we are looking forward to visiting again next Spring.
Our only complaint is a relatively minor but annoying one on a continuing basis: It seems incredibly cheap and penny-anty that toilet paper is not provided for the entire 12-day stay. Rent to stay in these lovely homes is not cheap for people of ordinary means and to be told to buy our own toilet paper after several days is quite annoying. It should not come out of the housekeepers' pocket to provide more but should be a rental agency policy to provide toilet paper to last for the renters' length of stay, a week or twelve days.
Thanks again for the good service and clean home.
We loved Butterfly Haven
Reviewed by Velina
Our group of 5 adults had a great stay at Butterfly Haven. Upon arrival we found the home to be very clean and well prepared for guests. We loved the large open dining room/living room with all the natural light and lovely view out to the back yard. The sofa, love seat plus two chairs in the living room were very comfortable for watching a moving together. We loved the kitchen with tons of windows and counter space that was large enough for us to congregate over coffee in the morning or cook together in the evening. We loved the privacy of the master bedroom and second and third bedrooms being on opposite sites of the house. BTW, all of the bedrooms were very spacious and comfortable. We loved that we could walk down the hill to the ocean. We appreciated that we could store our bikes securely in the garage when we weren't riding them. We hated to leave and certainly will choose to return to Butterfly Haven as soon as we can.
Terrific home for our family
Reviewed by Peter
The Butterfly Haven home was a terrific home in many ways for our family of four. The location of being 1.5 blocks from Asilomar Beach was great and we walked it every morning and sunset. We actually saw whales breaching out of the water our last day roughly 500-700 yards out off the point. Your are only two blocks from the oldest lighthouse on the western coast, Point Pinos which has a very nice tour. Pacific Grove is basically located right between Monterrey and Carmel so everything was close to get to in all three towns. Being right off Ocean Beach Drive gave us easy access to the beauty of the area whether driving north or south. The house itself is extremely comfortable, well appointed and in a very safe, quiet neighborhood. We adventured easily to Big Sur, we motorize biked the 17mile Pebble Beach drive, toured the Monterrey aquarium and ate at great local restaurants like Mando's for Mexican food. I highly recommend this home as it was perfectly located for everything you want to discover on this beautiful coast and coastal towns.
Perfect location and space
Reviewed by Heather
We had a wonderful time in Pacific Grove staying at Butterfly Haven. It was the perfect spot for our stay. The house has amazing space and the kitchen is well equipped. The garden was a perfect spot to unwind in the evenings with a glass of wine. We loved that the house was walking distance to the beach and lighthouse. I would definitely stay here again.
Reviewed by Nell
Delightful three bedroom, with spacious living quarters, updated ,fully stocked kitchen, and beautiful view of garden outside. We had a most delightful stay in this peaceful neighborhood, a short walk to the beach. The bathrooms are beautifully remodeled, with heated floors. We would definitely stay again. We hope PG does not limit short term rentals.
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. 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. 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/washing machine really gives them a leg up time wise 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 won't 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 business days after departure (instead of the 21 days allowed by law). We also offer a non-refundable $59 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!