2 Bedroom Walk To Beach Home

Ain't Life Grand? — Pacific Grove

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Phone: 831 233-7972

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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.

Cancellations

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.

Occupancy

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.

This rental was beyond our expectations. Furnished with everything you could possibly need, and then some. The beds were so comfy you didn't want to get out. Restaurants, shopping, and the beach all within walking distance. Very tech friendly. It was paradise for us, and we didn't want to leave.

Michele from Manteca, California

1184 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 1 ½ Bath | Sleeps 4 (2Q) Max. Occupancy 5

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This urban oasis is a few blocks from the beach, and around the corner from one of the most charming Main Streets in America. Located in the commercial district of Pacific Grove, it’s just steps from shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes, a wine bar and a movie theater.

The entry area—with a bistro table and a sofa—is set up like a storefront. The real living areas are behind the door, where you can relax on leather sofas adjoining a lovely kitchen with mocha-colored quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and a breakfast bar that seats four.

The master bedroom has a private bath with a walk-in shower; the upstairs bedroom has a peek of the ocean and an en suite powder room. The laundry is in the basement at the bottom of the stairs, and all the delights of Pacific Grove are right outside your front door.

You can swim, dive or kayak at Lover's Point right down the street (with a white sand beach for sunning, a kiddie pool, beach volleyball court, and a snack bar, café and restaurant). With grassy areas for picnics and surrey, bike, kayak and paddle board rentals—this park is a favorite of visitors and locals alike. Stroll down the coastal recreation trail to commune with seals and sea otters, or play golf at the ocean side Pacific Grove Golf Course, affectionately known as a "budget-minded alternative" to Pebble Beach.

A short drive will take you to Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, downtown Monterey or Carmel. Within minutes you can be touring scenic 17-Mile Drive, hiking to secluded Big Sur beaches, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing or whale watching. Any questions? Just ask “Alexa.”

Street parking and one designated space in the lot across the street.
Pacific Grove Transient Use License #419


Features & Amenities

Amenities

  • Kitchen - Full
  • Laundry - In Unit
  • Linens Provided
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
  • Paper Towels, Tissues, TP
  • Hair Dryer (2)
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Parking - Free — 3 hr. street parking 9am-6pm (unlimited overnight), one assigned space in lot across street.

Beds

  • Queen Bed (2)

Communication

  • Internet - Wireless [Free]

Activities

  • Beach - 5 Min Walk
  • Restaurant - 1 Min Walk
  • Surfing - Nearby
  • Golfing Nearby
  • Day Spa - Nearby

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker — Keurig

Entertainment

  • TV - HDTV (2) — Premium cable package: Xfinity Double Play
  • DVD — BluRay
  • Music Library — Alexa
  • Beach Chair (2)
  • Cooler - Ice Chest

Suitability

  • Bedroom on Ground Floor
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed

Room Descriptions

Exterior

The best of both worlds: this downtown location is just a few blocks to the beach.

Living Room

Comfortable living room adjoins remodeled kitchen

Kitchen

Exquisitely remodeled kitchen

Nearby

Lover's Point Beach is a short stroll away.

Master Bedroom

Master bedroom (street level) has a Queen bed and a private bath with a shower.

Master Bathroom

Private bath in the downstairs master bedroom has a walk-in shower.

Second Bedroom

Second bedroom upstairs has a Queen and a private half bath.

Neighborhood

All the charms of Pacific Grove are nearby

Layout

Relax after a hard day of sightseeing!

Location

Cannery Row and the Aquarium are just minutes away

Entry Area

"Storefront" entry facing street

Bar

Bar seating for four

Stairs

Stairs to upper bedroom with half bath

Sitting Area

Sofa and bistro table inside the storefront entry

Powder Room

Private half bath in upstairs bedroom.

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Reviews

Fabulous

Reviewed by Michele

Date 10/26/2018

This rental was beyond our expectations. Furnished with everything you could possibly need, and then some. The beds were so comfy you didn't want to get out. Restaurants, shopping, and the beach all within walking distance. Very tech friendly. It was paradise for us, and we didn't want to leave.

Truly grand!

Reviewed by Mariano

Date 09/28/2018

My wife and I stayed at "Ain't Life Grand" the week of September 17th.

It was super clean and roomy with a comfortable bed, DVRs on the TVs and supplied with everything we needed...they even have 2 beach chairs, a cooler and beach towels. On top of it all, it is perfectly conveniently situated to everything in the Monterey and Pacific Grove areas.

If we ever come back to the area we would DEFINITELY chose to stay at "Ain't Life Grand" again!

The one change we'd suggest is to use electronic locks so that we wouldn't have to drive to another location to pick-up and drop-off the keys.

Life is grand!

Reviewed by Terri

Date 09/23/2018

Loved, loved, loved it! Instructions were clear, directions were clear and the property clean and inviting. As we were older ladies we appreciated the extra security door between us and the street. There was also a welcoming book at the property as well as from Monterey rentals.we felt well taken care of.

Great place!

Reviewed by William

Date 09/09/2018

Charming place to stay. Away from the big crowds of Monterey. Location was great. Restaurants, shopping and grocery close by.We’d definitely stay here again.

Ain't Life Grand in Pacific Grove made for a great stay

Reviewed by Debra Schumacher

Date 08/01/2018

My family of 4 had a 3 night stay at Ain't Life Grand from July 20 - July 23. We arrived late and getting our keys and into our place was a breeze. The 2BR unit was spacious, clean and comfortable with everything that we needed for our short stay. Decor was cozy and extras included a Keurig, washer/ dryer & fans to keep us comfortable. Location was amazing with a view of the ocean as soon as you walked out the door and close proximity (basically around the corner) to downtown PG and it's quaint stores & restaurants and only a short drive or walk to Monterey. The Monterey Bay Rentals staff was quick to respond to any questions or inquiries before and during our stay. I would highly recommend them and "Ain't Life Grand" to anyone!!

Coming Back Next Year!

Reviewed by Jon and Susan

Date 08/21/18

Fantastic place! Wonderful location! Plenty of room. Step out the front to view the ocean, and the Monterey trail is a few blocks away. Just steps away from movie theater, grocery, restaurants, bakery, wine and drink. All with their own enjoyable character. This home is beautiful yet cozy, with high-end kitchen and bathrooms. Enjoyed having a full washer/dryer. We plan on coming back every year!

25th

Reviewed by Teri

Date 07/13/2018

This location is beautiful and centrally located so you can walk to dinner. My husband I celebrated 25 years married and had a wonderful time. Another full bath would’ve been nice,but we really enjoyed our stay! 2 1/2 blocks from the beach, grocery store around the corner, and a bakery that has a line out the door with beautiful tasty bake goods! We will definitely be back again.

Comfortable and great location

Reviewed by Nicole

Date 06/14/2018

Quiet location, large bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen, beach chairs and towels, walk to restaurants, bakery, coffee, grocery store, and anything else you might need. We stayed for almost 2 weeks without a car. We walked or biked everywhere! Our favorite coffee spot was Crema. We loved the pastries and bread Pavel's bakery. Both just a couple blocks away. The Monterey Bay Coastal Trail begins a few blocks away at Lover's Point. The unit has laundry, but access to the laundry area is in the basement and little tight. Not a big deal, but wanted to mention. We had a wonderful time in Pacific Grove!

Great stay for family of 4, including 2 kids

Reviewed by Amy

Date 05/30/2018

My family of 4 (husband, 1 year old, and 3 year old) had a great time in Monterey/Pacific Grove. The home was beautifully furnished and had all we needed for our short 2 night stay. The beds were super comfy, kitchen fully stocked, the location is perfect for dining out, and everything was in perfect working order. Kyle was great to work with, sending us reminders of our upcoming stay, and even helped arrange to return some items to us that we had left behind. We will def recommend to our friends. Thanks again!

Great Location

Reviewed by Valerie

Date 05/27/2018

My husband, son and I recently spent 6 nights at Ain’t Life Grand and loved it. Great location in downtown Pacific Grove. Within walking distance to a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, a small grocery store and boutique shopping. The unit was as presented in the photos. All new appliances and VERY CLEAN. It was equipped with everything you needed.Being downtown we thought it might be a little noisy but was very quiet.The reservation process, communications, check in, check out was excellent.We would definitely stay here again.

Fun space, close to the water!

Reviewed by Kenneth

Date 04/12/2018

This fun, well appointed rental gets all 5 stars! Great location, charming space, and love the amenities. Full cable, brand new everything, a quick stroll to the water to watch a sunrise.

Notes for other travelers: This space worked well for us as a nuclear family traveling. Be aware that the only full bathroom is within the master, and the only other 1/2 bath is upstairs, within the second bedroom.

Extremely Pleased With my Stay

Reviewed by Joan

Date 04/03/2018

I was in Monterey for family business recently and stayed at the Ain't Life Grand? location. It was lovely. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and welcoming atmosphere of the rental. The open concept in the living room/kitchen area allowed for people to interact with each other easily. There is a comfy couch, love seat and large coffee table. The great skylight above brought in beautiful California sunshine. The kitchen area has full size appliances which were clean and in excellent working order. There are pans, plates, silverware and glasses, etc. to use for meals. The beds were comfortable with clean bedding and comfortable pillows. I was impressed with the large closets in the bedrooms. Having the laundry room on the lower level was wonderful. One thing that really impressed me was the quietness of the neighborhood. I slept so well because of this. The rental is just a few steps away from shopping and eating establishments. Working with Kyle was so easy. He got back to me right away when I asked questions and was very respectful. I highly recommend this "Grand" vacation rental! I will certainly stay here in the future!

Great stay!

Reviewed by Maura

Date 03/23/2018

We absolutely loved our stay at Ain't Life Grand. It was exactly like the pictures - beautiful house, plenty of space, and very quiet. Great location also. Wish we could have stayed longer - would definitely stay here again!

Already Looking Forward to Coming Back!

Reviewed by Lisa W.

Date 12/15/17

This home is truly a hidden gem. It's super cute, spotlessly clean, and very well maintained (everything seemed new!). My group consisted of 3 adults and we had zero complaints--linens, towels, beds were all comfy...everything we needed in the kitchen was there...it was perfect! And, not only is the home amazing, but the location can't be beat! The beach, restaurants, and shops are all just steps away from the front door. We loved strolling down to Lover's Point to catch the sunset, eat dinner at one of the local restaurants, and then walk back home. Despite being in downtown Pacific Grove, it's very peaceful, relaxing, and quiet. I highly recommend others to stay here and we're already trying to figure out our next trip back to the Pacific Grove/Monterey area!

Wonderful!

Reviewed by Tabitha G

Date 12/1/2017

I stayed for the entire month of November with my (young) daughter and it was amazing! The house is very clean and spacious and has amenities that make it very comfortable for short trips or extended visits. I'm not sure what type of mattress is in the master bedroom but I haven't slept that great on a vacation ever! I was able to cook in the gorgeous kitchen thanks to all the cookware and enjoy coffee with the Keurig. When I didn't cook, my daughter and I were able to walk to the nearby restaurants since this house in located in downtown PG! That in itself is so WONDERFUL! Our favorite was Crema - breakfast and brunch food...

There is also a movie theater less than a block away - use the back door and you're literally steps away... The house has a front sitting area where you can relax and sit at a bistro-type table and people watch...and you can see the ocean when you walk out the front door! There is one parking spot right across that belongs to the house - if you have more than one vehicle, you will have to move your vehicle during the week (every three hours). Not a pain though as there is an abundance of parking. Long story, but I wanted to accurately portray how much I enjoyed staying here! Already booked for next summer!

A Satisfied Customer from Alabama!

Reviewed by Marsha D.

Date Oct. 10, 2017

We absolutely loved our stay at “Ain’t Life Grand!” It was a great deal! We visited in October, and the weather was perfect in Pacific Grove. Location, location, location!! The house was conveniently located in downtown PG! Every day we walked to a different restaurant, coffee shop, or store! It was only a short walk to Lover’s Point, Cannery Row, and the Aquarium.

The house was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The beds were also very comfortable. The kitchen is updated and had everything if we wanted to cook. The master bedroom had a small TV and the living room had a larger one. Direct TV was available with a good cable package. Parking during the day was just fine. There was a designated parking spot right across the street, so make sure you ask about that if you can’t find it. At night, you can park right out front. We loved our stay and will definitely visit again!

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