2 Bedroom Partial Ocean View Bungalow

Boathouse — Pacific Grove

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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.

Fresh and updated, the house included everything we could have wanted. The dining room table was even fully set. It is convenient to everything, and even has a view of the water from the front of the house. We would love to return in the future.

sandytraveler_10 from South Padre Island, Texas

1400 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4 (1K, 2T) Max. Occupancy 5

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Located one block from scenic 17-Mile Drive, this cozy 2-bedroom + den bungalow is walking distance to the beach, golf, and downtown. Stroll to Lover's Point and hop on the coastal recreational trail to commune with sea, sky and sea lions. Or head a few blocks into town for breakfast at the Red House Cafe, or dinner at top-rated Passionfish or Fandango.

Named after the owner's extensive boat collection, this single story home has a fireplace, hardwood floors, and a peek of Monterey Bay. There's a king bed in the master, two standard twins (38"x75") in the guest room, and a new queen sofa sleeper in the study. Both baths are completely redone with walk-in showers lined in travertine. The backyard brick patio has a barbecue, a chiminea, and a rose garden: if you like to be close to town and close to nature, you'll feel right at home here.

From the annual Butterfly Parade to the apple trees around Caledonia Park, there's a reason Pacific Grove is called "America's last hometown." A more casual—but no less charming—alternative to Carmel, Pacific Grove is a seaside enclave of restored Victorians and beach bungalows. And the walkable downtown has something for everyone: boutiques, galleries, antique and consignment shops, a cinema, a bookstore—and too many coffeehouses to count.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License #0004

Features & Amenities


  • Partial Ocean View
  • Walk to town
  • Near the water


  • Kitchen - Full
  • Laundry - In Unit
  • Linens Provided
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
  • Paper Towels, Tissues, TP
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking - Off Street
  • Garage
  • Beach Chair (4)
  • Great Value


  • King Bed
  • Twin/Single Bed (2)
  • Sofa Bed — Queen sofa sleeper in den


  • Internet - Wireless [Free]
  • Telephone
  • Free Local Calls
  • Computer
  • Desk


  • Beach - 10 Min Walk
  • Restaurant - 5 Min Walk (2)
  • Restaurant - 10 Min Walk (2)
  • Surfing - Nearby
  • Golfing Nearby
  • Day Spa - Nearby


  • Deck/Patio
  • BBQ Grill [Charcoal] - Private


  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker


  • TV - HDTV (3)
  • DVD
  • Spotting Scope


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

Room Descriptions

Living Room

Cozy cottage living room with gas log fireplace


Patio, fenced yard, and a rose garden.


Sunny, fully-equipped kitchen and bar

Dining Area

Pine dining table seats six

Master Bedroom

King bed in master (new Serta Perfect Sleeper beds throughout)

Master Bathroom

Master bath has a walk in shower

Second Bedroom

New Twin beds in guestroom

Second Bathroom

Guest bath has a large walk-in shower


Office/study with desk, computer, leather reading chair and Queen sofa sleeper


Peak of the bay views from living room and front yard


Single story home with ramp access to front door.


Great location - close to town and the beach



Lovely home that accommodates those with limited mobility

Reviewed by paula

Date 11/23/2019

The Boathouse is all that was advertised and more. The neighborhood was quiet and walkable. The distance to town/water and all its activities was a hop, skip and jump (and easy walk). The house’s accessibility for my mother-in-law, who uses a walker and needs appropriate aids in the bathroom, was very important and made her stay easier and comfortable. We loved the fireplace and gathered there every morning and evening. And all those windows brought it warming light each day!

We will return.

Ladies getaway

Reviewed by Olivia

Date 10/31/2019

There were four of us ladies. We were celebrating one of the ladies 60th birthday. We loved the house. It was nice everyone had their own bed. We used the kitchen a lot. We had a big SUV so we didn't park in the garage, but it was nice knowing it was available. Couches and beds were comfy. It was exceptionally hot for October in Monterey, it would have been nice if the screens were in the family room windows. We did open the bedroom windows and the slider. I understand they interfere with the view of the ocean. There were box fans but we didn't use them. A very quiet neighborhood. It was a great place, we would stay again.

Beautiful House

Reviewed by John

Date 09/20/2019

The Boathouse met all of our expectations. We stayed with our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. It was close enough to the Aquarium and Cannery Row to walk. It was nice to have the use of the garage and be able to park our car inside. It was a quiet neighborhood. We even saw deer on our walks. The house has been updated, it was clean, and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay again.

Charming Home

Reviewed by Barbara

Date 09/15/2019

This home is so charming and well appointed. The home is easy walking distance to parks, the waterfront and to the town. We had a really lovely time and would definitely come back and highly recommend this home.The only thing missing was a full length mirror. It also is beautifully landscaped and has a great little backyard with interesting plants and garden artifacts.We also absolutely loved the town.

Our favorite house in Pacific Grove

Reviewed by Duane

Date 08/24/2019

We’ve stayed in this house twice and I’m sure we’ll stay here again. It’s such an adorable house, so comfortable and has everything we need. It has an amazing yard with brick patio, we would have coffee there every morning and drinks in the evening. It’s two blocks to the ocean which makes for easy walks along the shore. Beautiful quiet neighborhood, we definitely recommend the Boat House.

California Trip

Reviewed by Kathleen

Date 08/17/2019

My family of 4 came out to CA for my soldier's graduation from DLI, Presidio of Monterey. The Boathouse was wonderful, clean, close to everything we needed. It was lovingly decorated and landscaped. The bedding, linens and showers were very good. I baked brownies and cooked couple of breakfasts and dinner. We walked to the center of town ,which was very quaint, and down to the ocean. There was a welcoming Catholic Church down the street as well, we had a great trip the Boathouse was a ideal home base.


Reviewed by Mary

Date 05/18/2019

We enjoyed a weeks stay at the boathouse in the beginning of May 2019

The house was perfect. Beautiful decor, fully stocked, great location. We will definitely be returning


Reviewed by Francis J MURDOCK

Date 02/20/2019

This was the third year we rented the Boathouse. As in past years the stay was wonderful: the house and its location met all our needs and more. Great memories. The Boathouse is a treasure.

Visit with granddaughters

Reviewed by Ralph

Date 02/19/2019

Very pleasant stay, Boathouse was exactly as presented, nicely located, pleasant walk to the ocean.

Check in and key pick up was exactly as explained and simple.

Ideally located to explore from Salinas to Big Sur,

The Boathouse

Reviewed by Shannon

Date 12/27/2018

We spent a few days in Pacific Grove during the Holiday Season. The house was just perfect for the two of us. The location is ideal....close to wonderful shops, restaurants and of course beautiful walks along the Bay. Pacific Grove is a special town and we will return again.

Sweet Cottage

Reviewed by Debbie

Date 10/30/2018

This sweet house was perfect. Easy access, the ocean is walking distance. Town of Pacific Grove is a short ride and the golf course is a couple of blocks away. We will be returning very soon.

Terrific home away from home

Reviewed by terry

Date 10/16/2018

The boathouse was just what was needed for our little 4 day vacation. It was close to everything yet in a quiet neighborhood. The house was clean and spacious enough for the 3 of us (would be fine for 4). We did no cooking in the home, but it seemed to be well supplied with dishes/cookware. The little sunroom was a nice place to sit and read a book and the outside area, while small, was comfortable. The beds and bedding were high quality. The design of the master bathroom was a bit awkward--no way to turn on the shower without being under it, but not a game changer. Pacific Grove is a wonderful place to vacation being so close to Monterey, and we enjoyed bike rentals as well as kayaking in Moss Landing at Elkhorn Slough.

A Comfortable Getaway

Reviewed by Kirk

Date 10/06/2018

We have stayed at this house several times and each time we have stayed, we have been even more inclined to stay again. While the home is large enough for more than just the two of us, we really like having the extra space. The location is also very convenient, with the Pacific Grove Lighthouse shopping district within easy walking distance. And certainly, we will stay here again!


Reviewed by James

Date 10/06/2018

Great house, close to Town, Golf and beach.


Reviewed by Kate

Date 08/09/2018

The perfect home for us for our short stop in Pacific Grove. So please we chose this location as we were able to walk out for breakfast and dinner and to the coast. The home is very well appointed with everything you need and to a very high standard. Debbie was very efficient with the whole booking process and arrival details are spot on. Thank you for making our stop on the Monterey Peninsula so enjoyable.

Great house - super staff!

Reviewed by Teri

Date 07/10/2018

We loved the house, enjoyed the patio and grill and once the broken shower was fixed, all was well! The property management staff were super - responded right away to the troublesome shower and even replaced several burnt out lightbulbs when he was there. Everyone we dealt with was courteous and helpful. We highly recommend this company and the house and would definitely stay there again if we are to visit Pacific Grove!

Loved it!

Reviewed by Drew

Date 06/09/2018

We had a great time here! Love the location and the feel of the home.

Perfection in Pacific Grove

Reviewed by Julia

Date 04/08/2018

What a perfect home for our “mother, daughter, granddaughter” getaway!! We were looking for a nice place to get away, relax, and reconnect after an especially difficult few months. We got it in spades!! The house was so warm and welcoming with every detail seen to. I would have been happy to just hang out there 24/7 if Pacific Grove wasn’t so wonderful, begging us to come explore. The location of the house was perfect, making it easy to get around. We even saw deer grazing a neighbors hedge!! We appreciate the professional management of the property, no questions left unanswered. Easy-peasy. I can’t wait to go back!!!

Boathouse Bungalow

Reviewed by Betty

Date 11/24/2017

Perfectly cozy and charming Pacific Grove cottage with lots of windows and gas fireplace. Definitely will return!

Happy Times

Reviewed by John Bloomberg-Rissman

Date 10/13/2017

Some friends from England came to California for the first time so we thought several days in Pacific Grove would be just the thing ... the aquarium, whale watching, Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House ... the Boat House made a perfect base. Whether it was walking thru the beautiful neighborhood to the water or into town for an ice cream or cooking together or just hanging out on the couches we couldn’t have been happier. We all wanted to just move in and stay. Wonderful!

Monterey stay

Reviewed by John Adams

Date 09/16/2017

Nice property,pretty much matched rental description . Our biggest compliment has to go to Debra our Monterey Rentals agent she made our stay stress free.


Reviewed by Boathouse

Date 08/18/2017

Nice home with good location and nicely decorated.

190 Del Monte Blvd, Pacific Grove

Reviewed by Carol Shearer

Date 06/29/2017

We stayed at 190 Del Monte Blvd, Pacific Grove for a week. It is a lovely property, well maintained and has great views. Close enough to walk to the Bay. We were quite pleased with our stay.

Boathouse - Monterey - California

Reviewed by VICTORIA

Date 06/08/2017

A beautiful home with great attention to detail. We had a wonderful stay enjoying the local stops including the aquarium as well as traveling up to Big Sur The beds were very comfortable and the home was very spacious for our group of 4. We tried the local restaurants and we were pleased with the food. If I am back in California I would definitely return to this home!

Fantastic rental

Reviewed by Alicia

Date 04/13/2017

We loved our stay at the Boathouse! This is a beautiful home with no details left undone. We loved the views and location. Can't wait to come back!


Reviewed by David

Date 11/21/2016

This property was outstanding. It is well equipped, delightfully laid out, and exceptionally clean. The location was steps away from a delightful Pacific Grove downtown, the Monarch butterfly preserve, and only a couple of blocks from the bay. An outstanding base for exploring the entire Monterey Bay area. Monterey Bay rentals offered excellent advice and made the whole experience simple. My wife and I are looking forward to another visit.

Wonderfully relaxing - reserving again in the future

Reviewed by Katie

Date 09/03/2016

Clean, comfortable, refreshingly relaxing. GREAT location. Even the sweetest personal maid-like touches made me feel quite welcomed & spoiled even! Debra at Monterey Rentals was a pure joy to work with as she accommodated every single need of mine, seamlessly. If it wasn't the lovely partial view of sailboats out on the ocean, it was the cozy study with boats galore on display - and a perfect breeeze through the large windows & even 3 deer crossing the road to top it all off!!! Exactly what my husband & I needed on his 48 hr leave from relentless firefighting AND my birthday. THANK YOU DEBRA!

Beautiful house

Reviewed by Michele

Date 08/25/2016

We had a wonderful week at the Boathouse. House had everything we needed. We were able to walk to Town of Pacific grove and to the water. Easy drive to Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf, Carmel & 17 mile drive.

We loved the Boathouse!!

Reviewed by Seana

Date 08/12/2016

This was our first family vacation to CA. We were visiting our oldest son that recently moved to CA after graduating college. I am so glad that I found Monterey Rentals online! The Boathouse was amazing! It was exactly what our family of four needed. The house & garden were absolutely beautiful ant the view of the ocean was spectacular. The neighborhood was quiet and close to everything. We loved our daily walks along the shore and to downtown Pacific Grove. All of the restaurants were amazing! As you can tell, we loved our trip & can't wait to go back!! I would HIGHLY recommend Monterey Rentals & the Boathouse!

Perfect couples or small family home!

Reviewed by Marcy

Date 08/07/2016

We have rented several different homes on our semi-annual jaunt to Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel and the Pebble Beach area. The Boathouse is our favorite among all of them. Great layout for adults and children, making the house feel much larger than its actual size. The furnishings, beds, linens, etc. are all top notch The house offers multiple seating options both inside and out, to be your home base for enjoying all that the peninsula has to offer, or simply just relax. The "Boat Room" is a private "museum" of a wonderful look at collector ships and touches of historical sea life. The large windows along the west side of the house give such a great view of the sea and a glimpse at Pacific Grove Golf Links- a must play course for those who enjoy golfing and deer! The house's location is perfect for sauntering into town up Lighthouse Blvd, with restaurants and shops of all kinds. Butterfly Grove and The Lighthouse, itself, are just a few blocks away, in opposite directions. The house sits just a few blocks from the ocean, as well, and its walking trail, small beaches, tidepool areas and is in very close proximity to to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and The Wharf for clam chowder tasting- Yum! We give The Boathouse a 5 Star+ rating!

Wonderful warm great view

Reviewed by Philip

Date 08/03/2016

We had a great stay in this house. The Windows provide a wonderful open feel to this home. The interior is warm and updated. A great find in a wonderful area. The home has everything you need and close to shopping.

Lovely Home & Ocean Views

Reviewed by Michel

Date 07/26/2016

Had a wonderful stay in Pacific Grove & Monterey! Easy rental thru Monterey Rentals. "Boat House" was absolutely perfect for our family. Very clean and comfortable, with recently updated bathrooms, and everything we needed for our visit; TVs, DVD players, funky board games, binoculars, computer, and washer & dryer. Nicely decorated throughout and had a very homey feel. Kitchen had all the essentials. Enjoyed lovely patio/garden area for BBQ & s'mores. Added bonus was beautiful ocean view from living room and seeing deer at local golf course. Beach just a few blocks away & we saw whales, otters, & seals. 17-Mile Drive and Los Lobos State park should not be missed; such amazing views! ---Negatives: Garage is very tight, would not work for big autos. No computer printer. ---TIP: AAA members get Aquarium discounts by purchasing tickets at AAA office only (no AAA discount given at Aquarium ticket counters) & ticket allows entry at "members" gate (no lines!)

Wonderful Stay at The Boathouse

Reviewed by Kathy

Date 07/21/2016

We chose Pacific Grove for a few day’s stop for our family of four enroute from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. We absolutely loved the Boathouse. Located on a quiet street with views of the Pacific and Lover’s Point, the Boathouse is full of all the amenities you, plus unique and cozy decor and sitting areas as well as driveway parking. The succulent gardens and outdoor patio were delightful. We love the quieter nature of Pacific Grove with wonderful restaurants, cute shops, farmer’s market and movie theater and great bookstore/coffee shop all a very short walk from the house. Monterey Aquarium and Cannery Row are just a mile down the road easily accessible by a good walk, a car or the nearby bike path. 17 Mile Drive begins near the rental and Carmel is a quick trip down some of the most scenic coastline. Monterey Rentals was a pleasure to work with. We received great communication and very thorough information about the rental, policies and key pick up and return (which was super convenient by he Aquarium) with a drop box so you can come and go as you need to. The photos on the website are very accurate — the rental is adorable. We would highly recommend it for two couples or a family and would stay there again if we return to the area.

Lovely and self contained

Reviewed by Lisa

Date 06/06/2016

The Boathouse was well appointed, well supplied, and just a few blocks from the Pacific Grove waterfront. After long days of hiking and sight-seeing, it was wonderful to return to a private escape. The beds were comfortable, kitchen complete, and living space conducive to family game nights.

The neighborhood is quiet, mostly retired families. The cottage is walking distance to several nice restaurants and the village shopping center. All in all, it was a terrific central spot for a family vacation that took us north to Santa Cruz and south to Big Sur.

Boathouse view review

Reviewed by Rodger

Date 04/06/2016

This was our 12th year in renting properties for the winter months from Monterey Rentals. The service provided by the rental company and more importantly the agent(s), Debra,is top notch. This property has an excellent location with its proximity to the Monterey bay activities. If you are a boat lover, many on display. The central heating in this property could use some improvement,however portable units may fit the needs. The laundry area in the garage could use some improvement .Great Bay views and Joe Rhombies pizza is the best.

Cute house, Great Location!

Reviewed by Corinne

Date 12/04/2015

Our family of 4 stayed at the Boathouse over Thanksgiving weekend. We arrived to find everything in perfect order. The house is cozy and welcoming with all the supplies you could need included. Even bath gels, shampoos, and a hairdryer like a hotel would supply! The location can't be beat - it is an easy walk to the ocean and the view out the living room windows is breathtaking. We easily walked down to the water on several mornings during our stay. The neighborhood was lovely and very quiet at night. A couple of observations - the garage is small and likely would not accommodate a large SUV. We have a smaller size SUV and the fit was pretty snug. Still, we were happy to be able to pull the car in for the night. My one suggestion for improvement would be the addition of a memory foam topper for the bed in the master bedroom. It was a bit stiff for our taste, but we doubled up one of the extra comforters we found in the closet as a makeshift topper and that worked well. The office area with computer was an added bonus as my daughter had homework and college applications to finish and this gave her a quiet place to work. All in all, a lovely and comfortable little house where it was easy to relax. We love PG and this house is definitely a hidden gem.

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Reviewed by Michael

Date 11/08/2015

Reservations were easy and straight forward. Debra did a great job

Excellent time at the boathouse

Reviewed by Michael

Date 10/24/2015

My wife had mentioned to me that she wanted us all to visit Monterey Bay Aquarium for her 40th birthday. I was thinking she was expecting some new multi-carrot car-priced wedding ring and a huge catered surprise party. So I quickly started looking for hotel rooms in Monterey. I saw the boathouse was about the same price as the hotel rooms I was looking at and I thought "why not it seems like a nice place". The boathouse far exceeded all of our expectations, the value compared to a dinky hotel room is just ridiculous. Walking into it is like walking into one of those show homes for a nice development. The beds were comfortable, everything worked perfectly (internet, hot-water, tv -etc). Our kids even found that the coffee table was stocked with board games. One night we played a Pirates of the Caribbean - themed life game, they loved it. My wife now wants me to remodel our bathroom like the master bathroom in the boathouse. You have a clear view of the ocean our most of the windows, oh and of course they have binoculars and telescopes available to use. The neighborhood is picture perfect and quiet - and probably mostly populated by retired admirals. All in all I can't recommend the boathouse enough, our kids loved it, my wife was really impressed by it. The bar has been raised, on any future vacation I will probably hear "this isn't as good as the boathouse in Monterey"...

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Reviewed by theodora

Date 10/09/2015

Plush bedding and comfortable home made our stay terrific! The kitchen utensils and small appliance could use some updating. Mentioned to Howard when checking out that the Bullet mixer broke while I was trying to make my morning health drink. For premium rents, cookware should also be top notch.

Great location, lovely cottage

Reviewed by Carol

Date 10/07/2015

We were 2 couples vacationing up the coast. The Boathouse was just right for us. We walked to dinner one night and to the aquarium the next day. The wifi worked well. The house was clean and attractive. No bathtubs but nice showers in each bathroom. The backyard is very attractive, private, and has seating. Nice for having afternoon cocktails when the weather is good.

Boathouse Beautiful

Reviewed by Kirk

Date 10/04/2015

We booked the Boathouse based on positive reviews and the photos listed on the website. We were not disappointed when we arrived at the house! Although the home looks somewhat modest from the outside, once you open the front door you realize how special the place is. There were just two of us, so the place had more than enough space for us and all of the stuff we brought along.

Amenities were excellent, and the kitchen is well equipped. We prepared a dish for a potluck we were attending and the kitchen had everything we needed. Even some spices that we forgot to bring along.

I would recommend the Boathouse to anyone wanting an alternative to staying in a (luxury) hotel. We certainly would not give a second thought to staying at the Boathouse again.

Our Boathouse stay

Reviewed by Karen

Date 09/29/2015

We loved the Boathouse. Beatifully furnished and the beds were so comfortable. It is the perfect location, close to the water and just minutes to all that the Pacific Grove and Monterey area have to offer.

Week Stay at the Boathouse

Reviewed by Anna

Date 08/18/2015

We needed a home for our week's stay in early August. The home is ideally located and extremely comfortable for our family and needs. Any issue or questions we had were quickly answered by Debra, property manager. We appreciated her prompt calls and or emails.This was the 3rd home we had rented for our stay in PG and based on the other homes, I would recommend that the Boathouse provide the shower gel, hair shampoo/conditioner. I found the other homes to provide this and it really helped us as we were traveling from one location to another. Other than that, the home was fantastic and I would move in if I could!

Manager Response

Thank you for your kind comments! We do supply shampoo, conditioner and soap/shower gel, so if the bath amenities were missing it was an oversight and we apologize. Next time, please call our 24 hour line - we would have had it delivered right away.

Great Location!

Reviewed by Marge1955

Date 06/26/2015

I recently traveled to Northern California to visit San Francisco, Napa and Monterey! I'm so glad we left the best for last! Love the area, great access to the ocean and the accomodations couldn't have been better. The Monterey Boathouse met all our expectations and would stay there again in a heartbeat. It was so close to the ocean with a wonderful walking/running path. The location gave us the option to access everything that Monterey and Carmel on the Sea has to offer. The house was great. I stayed there with my husband and another couple and it allowed us both some alone time. The garden was a very peaceful place to read and just enjoy the quietness!

This house is fabulous and we wished we could stay longer.

Reviewed by sandytraveler_10

Date 06/18/2015

Fresh and updated, the house included everything we could have wanted. The dining room table was even fully set. It is convenient to everything, and even has a view of the water from the front of the house. We would love to return in the future.

Cute, cozy, comfortable home

Reviewed by Molly P

Date 05/13/2015

Wonderful home to rent. Close to many attractions, restaurants, shopping & beach/ocean. Would definitely recommend &/or stay there again! Might want to add an instruction manual to state how home should be left when leaving.

Calm and cozy

Reviewed by Chelsea H

Date 04/02/2015

I loved the house very comfortable and cozy me and my daughter both loved it. The bed was comfortable and soft. Very good location very close to beach and the aquarium. It was a very nice stay i would love to come back.

The only thing i didnt like was paying a housekeeping fee but having to do most of the cleaning before i leave instead of enjoying the short time you have till Check out.

Great rental for family or friends to share!

Reviewed by claliberte

Date 03/27/2015

Good quiet street, walkable distance to some shops. It was great that we had 2 guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to use, that is $80 in savings! The kitchen was a good size and useful, plus we had binoculars (great for 17 mile drive), the bathrooms were a good size and the backyard area was pleasant to relax in. Overall I would highly recommend!

Perfectly located comfortable walk to beach

Reviewed by 1gmac57

Date 11/14/2014

Charming home near downtown Pacific Grove. Comfortable two bedrooms with great bathrooms-especially for people with disabilities. Walk to beach, downtown Pacific Grove and golf course. We brought our bikes and rode 17 mile drive. I have to say the highlight of our trip was the exceptional service of the rental agency. They were warm and friendly and when I accidentally left some valuables at the house they went promptly to retrieve them and had them shipped back to me. Great customer service!

Much Nicer Than Expected

Reviewed by fordro

Date 10/17/2014

The home and location was spectacular. Kitchen was fully stocked with cooking items and everything worked great. Bathrooms and bedrooms were special, thanks again for letting us stay.

Great place to stay

Reviewed by fourbenn

Date 08/09/2014

Lovely home. Lots of natural light. Great location with an easy walk to the beach. Well stocked kitchen and tons of linen. I agree with review provided by Sue R., avoid the pine sap park in the garage.

Loved staying at the Boathouse!

Reviewed by Sue R

Date 07/18/2014

My sister and I recently stayed three nights at the boathouse in Pacific Grove. We wished we could have stayed longer. It was so comfortable and felt like home to us. The house is beautifully decorated and very clean, and I'm fussy! It had everything we needed. We cooked dinner each night because we both like to cook, and found the kitchen very easy and had everything you could imagine you would need. My advise would be to park your car in the garage, which we did after the first night, because the Monterey Pine does drop sap on your car. We will definitely book this house again next year for our "sister's vacation".

Comfortable holiday home, very close to beach and good restaurants

Reviewed by Aussie3227

Date 06/10/2014

Enjoyed our stay however as the couple who flipped the coin for the twin room it was disappointingly small and quality of bedding did not compare to king room. The sheets were brushed cotton on one bed which I had to change as they were very rough. Single beds very small, I am 5'6" not very tall and feet reaching the bottom of the bed. I was glad we were only there for 3 nights. Photos gave impression that twin room was a fair size! There was not a lot of room to move with our large cases on the floor. One couple with 2 small children would have been very comfortable but not two couples. I would recommend a comment re this be included in description!

Manager Response

Dear Guest: I wish I would have known about these issues while you were here so I could have tried to solve them, or failing that, moved you to another property where you would have been more comfortable.

Since there are lots of high quality linens in this home, I have a feeling the housekeepers inadvertently put an older sheet set (or possibly flannel sheets) on the twin beds. When the next guest leaves I'll inventory the linens and remove any sheets that are not up to par.

As to the size of the beds, they are standard Twins (not XL). I will add something to the description to indicate that they may be better suited for children than adults. And I'm sorry there wasn't more room to move with large suitcases on the floor: like most homes in Pacific Grove, this is a bungalow (and at 1,400 square feet, it's actually larger than most!).

Great option to stay at Pacific Grove.

Reviewed by travelgreattimes

Date 05/20/2014

Great location in Pacific Grove as it is close to the ocean and street with best restaurants in town. The property is well furnished with paper items, soap, garbage bags, tissue paper, linens and towels and every basic need you will need. We had a brand new coffeemaker. House has Wifi and computer. One car garage with electric operated door. It was clean and well decorated with boats of all types. Nice a cozy backyard. The property manager was very attentive to our needs and responded to one call related to the dishwasher. Other than that the check-in and check-out process was very simple.

Nice home and good location

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 05/03/2014

The home is lovely with quality details which we all appreciated. We do recommend that the bedroom with the twin beds replace the beds and mattresses. The beds squeak and every time you move during the night, the squeaks are loud and awaken you. The mattresses are quite uncomfortable, too. Would also be good if there were at least some staples in the kitchen like salt, pepper, etc. Monterey Rentals is a really good company to work with and we especially appreciate Debra for her attentiveness and help. Thank you.

Manager Response

We're so sorry to hear you were troubled by creaky bedsprings - they are premium Serta beds (less than a year old), and yours is the first complaint we've had. We do keep basic spices in the home, but they are in the cabinet above the oven. Unfortunately you are the second guest who hasn't found them, so we will either move them to a different cabinet or label this one!

When can we come back?

Reviewed by alameda_mom

Date 04/24/2014

Our family had the BEST stay at this beautiful house - it was clean (and I'm very picky!) and comfortable and perfect for us! The property manager was delightful to work with - we can't wait to return!


Reviewed by Bruce and Ann

Date 03/20/2014

This home ranks #1 of all our vacation rental experiences! The cleanliness, design of home, decore, location rates a 10 in our opinion. The bathrooms were updated and beautiful! Workable kitchen with beautiful appliances. The master bedroom was quiet with comfy bed and lots of storage space! Ocean view was bonus and my husband loved the office/den. The coastal decor was tastefully done and eye catching! The only thing we could think of that would add to the positive experience would be a few additional kitchen amenities such as common spices, paper towels that we found in other rentals.

The best home in PG

Reviewed by Michelle

Date 03/08/2014

I travel to the area frequently on business and always rent homes for my stay. I have stayed in many homes and this was by far the best for my taste. It was very clean, very quiet, very comfortable, well stocked for living, and in a perfect location. I so enjoyed looking out and seeing the water from the window. I walk every day and it was very close to the ocean path. I really can't think of one thing I didn't like about this home.I will book it for every stay if it is available.

Manager Response

Thank you for your great review, Michelle. We love the Boathouse too - the owner has put a lot of care into making this home a wonderful vacation rental.

Relaxing retreat home, with a great location

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 01/04/2014

The home was perfect for us and had everything as described. We enjoyed the secure backyard with the view of the bay. We will rent this property again and recommend it.

Our Thanksgiving weekend was fabulous

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 12/06/2013

We stayed here Thanksgiving weekend and our stay at the Boathouse was fabulous! The house is totally equipped with everything. The only suggestion I would have is if you're going to do alot of cooking, bring your spices. The home was very comfortable and relaxing. I loved the big windows. The location was perfect! We definitely would rent this home again.

Very cozy and comfortable :) outstanding location..

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 11/01/2013

My husband and myself and our two children ages 9&13 enjoyed our trip to Pacific Grove very much. The Boat House was a very pleasant surprise. A family of four fits very comfortably in this property. We were able to walk to the most beautiful beach in California and into town for meals etc. and were a very short drive from anything else we desired to do. The aquarium passes were a very big plus and it was a lovely experience. The beds and linnens were of very good quality.

My suggestions for the property are as follows:

Have printed instructions for wi-fi access and television remotes.

Leave coffee, creamer butter and other essentials in the fridge that other guests may have left behind as a convenience for new guests. Keep spices and other dry goods in the pantry if another customer chooses to leave them. Other homes we have rented have more well stocked pantries with basic supplies, sugar, creamer, boxed cereal etc. Most of us shop well when renting these types of places and know that I personally left many brand new un opened items behind. This is a very nice convenience for arriving guests. I could not even find sugar for my coffee or honey for tea. The shelves were completely empty in the boat house. No salt, pepper, sugar etc.

I would paint the exterior of the home white or yellow and give the home a fresh new look from the exterior. The very drab fawn color detracts from the true charm and beauty of the home and gardens.

I would include a book of "things to do" local eateries and take out menus. In other homes we have rented, we have relied heavily on this sort of information.

Last but not least, quality bath robes and slippers would be a huge perk for guests. I would even have them embroidered with "boat house" on the front pocket for added panache.

All in all, we loved the place! We do plan to come back again soon :))

Thank you,

Robin Compagno

The Boathouse

Reviewed by Debby

Date 10/25/2013

We loved the house, the location, the weekend. And of course October is perfect coast weather for Ca. Definitely on our list to come back and bring our friends and family. The setup was perfect and tons of room for a get together.The one change I would suggest is the coffee maker. It takes forever to brew a pot. I would suggest a Kuerig machine as it can do both the preset pods or has a filter to bring your own and brew.Otherwise...Loved it!!!

Style over Substance

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 10/08/2013

Cute place. Nice sea shell displays around but no DVD player. Nice boat displays around the house but only 2 covered microwave dishes to cook in. Nice pictures on the walls but we had to wash the dishes and pots/pans before we could use them. Nice throw pillows but not a single fan in the house (including restrooms) to move any air after a shower or cool the house on a warm day. Nice view of the bay (through the power lines) but a cable package that doesn't even get the Science channel, National Geographic or DIY. Bed is comfortable and the furniture is good. Mildew stained shower curtain and several lengths and colors of human hair on the back of the bathroom door and wall.

Garage door opener is mounted too low to park a PU or SUV inside.

With one days work and a few hundred dollars this could be a very nice place. We were there for 30 days but until the details are taken care of the cute accent pieces and comfortable furniture do not balance out the things a person needs to make it a pleasurable experience. Style over Substance.

Manager Response

It always distresses us when we hear about how we could have improved a guest's experience after the fact—when it's too late to do anything about it. With a one minute phone call to our 24/7 maintenance line or a quick text to the property manager, these issues (with the possible exception of fitting an SUV in the garage) could have been addressed the same day (especially since the owner of this particular home always goes above and beyond to insure his guest's satisfaction).

There are three new flat screen TVs, along with a premium cable package with more than 100 channels, plus On Demand, HDTV and Starz. For our customers who stay for a month, we frequently adjust the cable package - but we have to know what your preferences are. And no DVD player? Just ask. (After we realized there was no DVD, we had a new BluRay delivered the same day.)

Since we've have had nothing but raves about the housekeeping in this home, we are surprised that you felt you had to re-wash all the dishes (unless that was your personal preference). But again, we have a 24-hour maintenance line for just this purpose: if something isn't up to your standards, let us know and we'll fix it.

Lastly, because the weather is so temperate in Pacific Grove, no one has ever mentioned needing a fan, but there are large windows in the bathrooms to allow the cool Pacific breezes in, and there is a portable fan in the second bedroom closet.

It is the philosophy of Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals that our guests should need to bring nothing with them except their clothes and their groceries. We sincerely hope that if you visit again you'll feel comfortable enough to express your concerns immediately - our mission is to make your vacation experience the best it can be.

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Reviewed by Neil

Date 08/26/2013

Fine house, good condition and amenities. Excellent and central location. Cute and comfortable. A value rental

Nice home, conveniently located to all events during the automot

Reviewed by Frank

Date 08/26/2013

Nice Home and Nice location. A little pricey if you share with another couple for the smaller room.

Everything we had hoped for and more

Reviewed by Mike and Amy

Date 08/22/2013

The boat house was just like the pictures showed. The house was homey and comfortable. It had all the amenities that we needed. The location was great, close to the ocean, downtown pacific grove and walking distance to the aquarium and cannery row.

Great place for a family get-together.

Reviewed by Maureen

Date 08/09/2013

Great location near ocean and Pacific Grove stores. We enjoyed nautical theme of "The Boat House.' Ideal for our three generation vacation and family enjoyed Monterrey aquarium. Location was quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed the beautiful garden. I liked looking out the kitchen window and seeing lovely white roses. We would have liked more sunshine.

Manager Response

So glad you enjoyed Boathouse! We, too, were wishing for more sunshine during the time you were here! Please come back and see us during September and October, when the sunshine is more predictable!

We loved the Boathouse!

Reviewed by WendynBrian

Date 07/22/2013

The Boathouse is a gorgeous place to stay. We were delighted with every aspect of the house, from the beautifully appointed rooms with their decorator touches, to the luxurious bedding, to the wonderful location close to the ocean and great restaurants. Our next stay will be longer than four days - we are already planning at least a week.

The Boat House was a perfect place to stay during our wedding we

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 07/06/2013

We arrived at the Boat House several days before our wedding and were instantly pleased with our choice! We were greeted by beautiful, simple decor in a pristine home. From the rose garden out back where we had morning coffee to the windows and skylights that brought in lots of natural light, we found our stay at the Boat House very comfortable and homey. We didn't want to leave and our kids requested that we come back every summer. It's an easy walk to down town and to the beaches! We will definitely come back to the Boat House!!

Picture Perfect

Reviewed by thepiratedoc

Date 06/17/2013

We are first time home renters in the Monterey Bay area and absolutely love this little house. It is everything we wanted - spacious but not huge, neat as a pin, beautifully and tastefully decorated, minutes from all the key locations, and has the most beautiful patio/rose garden to boot. Maybe it's just beginner's luck, but we are thrilled with it just the same. Most comfortable bed and fabulous shower too!

Great Value and Location

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 05/31/2013

We booked a last minute stay for Memorial Day weekend, and were pleasantly surprised at how nice this property was. We didn't have a lot of choice and were worried about what a "last minute" property would be like, but the property was perfect for 2 couples. We each had a bathroom and the house was immaculate with everything we needed. Although it wasn't on the beach, we were close, and it was a very convenient location, a block from the main road through Monterey and Pacific Grove. We will definitely consider staying here again.


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