1400 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4 (1K, 2T) Max. Occupancy 5
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
- 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
- Beach Chair (4)
- Great Value
- King Bed
- Twin/Single Bed (2)
- Sofa Bed — Queen sofa sleeper in den
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- Free Local Calls
- Beach - 10 Min Walk
- Restaurant - 5 Min Walk (2)
- Restaurant - 10 Min Walk (2)
- Surfing - Nearby
- Golfing Nearby
- Day Spa - Nearby
- BBQ Grill [Charcoal] - Private
- Refrigerator - Full Size
- Coffee Maker
- TV - HDTV (3)
- Spotting Scope
- Bedroom on Ground Floor
- No Pets Allowed
- Smoking Not Allowed
Lovely home that accommodates those with limited mobility
Reviewed by paula
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.
Reviewed by Olivia
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.
Reviewed by John
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.
Reviewed by Barbara
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
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.
Reviewed by Kathleen
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 Shannon
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.
Terrific home away from home
Reviewed by terry
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
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 Kate
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
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!
Perfection in Pacific Grove
Reviewed by Julia
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!!!
Reviewed by John Bloomberg-Rissman
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!
Boathouse - Monterey - California
Reviewed by VICTORIA
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!
Reviewed by David
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
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!
We loved the Boathouse!!
Reviewed by Seana
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
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!
Lovely Home & Ocean Views
Reviewed by Michel
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
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
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
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
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.
Excellent time at the boathouse
Reviewed by Michael
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"...
Reviewed by theodora
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
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.
Reviewed by Kirk
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.
Week Stay at the Boathouse
Reviewed by Anna
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!
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.
Reviewed by Marge1955
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
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.
Calm and cozy
Reviewed by Chelsea H
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
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
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!
Loved staying at the Boathouse!
Reviewed by Sue R
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
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!
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
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
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.
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!
Reviewed by Bruce and Ann
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
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.
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.
Our Thanksgiving weekend was fabulous
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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
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 :))
Reviewed by Debby
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
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.
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.
Everything we had hoped for and more
Reviewed by Mike and Amy
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
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.
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
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
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!!
Reviewed by thepiratedoc
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
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.