3 Bedroom Neighborhood House

Hilltop Haven — Seaside

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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.

Our group of four really enjoyed our stay here in Seaside. The condition of the home was excellent and well stocked. Location was good for our activities. Everything was very easy - from picking up the keys to dropping them off. Highly recommend this property and would definitely stay here again.

Jessica from New York

1160 sq. ft. | 3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6 (2Q, 2T, 1A) Max. Occupancy 7

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This 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in a residential area of upper Seaside is perfect for a longer stay. The main living areas – with panoramic ocean views - are on the upper level, along with the master bedroom and a full bath. Downstairs, two guestrooms (one Queen and one twin trundle) share a second bath (also with a tub/shower).

This home features multiple areas for enjoying the outdoors. A small deck off the living room has a gas barbecue, and on sunny days the ocean view balcony off the master bedroom will be your favorite hangout… unless you’re in the yard, serving wine and cheese on oak wine barrels under a vine-covered arbor… or warming yourself around the fire pit (Duraflame logs only) after the sun goes down.

The living room has bamboo floors, a large TV, and a gas log fireplace.  The kitchen has tile countertops, a gas range, a side-by-side refrigerator and a breakfast bar (there’s also a glass-topped dining table with seating for four). But in this location, cooking is optional: take your pick from fast food, delis, diners, and a gamut of international cuisines: Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, German, Italian, and more. 

Single car garage. Sleeps 6 in beds: 2 Queens and one twin trundle (plus air mattress for extra guests).

Features & Amenities


  • Distant Ocean View
  • Neighborhood View
  • City Lights


  • 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


  • Queen Bed (2)
  • Twin/Single Bed (2) — Trundle bed
  • Air Mattress


  • Internet - Wireless [Free]


  • Balcony (2)
  • Deck/Patio
  • BBQ Grill [Gas/Electric] - Private


  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker (2) — Regular and Keurig, espresso machine and French press
  • Crock Pot


  • TV - HDTV (4)
  • Beach Umbrella
  • Cooler - Ice Chest


  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed

Room Descriptions


Beautiful ocean views from the upper level living areas and the master bedroom balcony.

Living Room

Living room has ocean views and a small balcony


Lower level patio has a wood burning fire pit.


South-facing balcony off the master bedroom will be one of your favorite spots.

Fenced Yard

Relax in the sunshine, or under the arbor in the backyard.

Living Room View



Compact kitchen and breakfast bar.

Dining Area

Dining table and breakfast bar on the upper level.



Master Bedroom

Master bedroom upstairs has an ocean view balcony.

Upper Bathroom

Upper level bathroom has a tub/shower.

Second Bedroom

Second guestroom downstairs has a Queen bed and access to the backyard.

Third Bedroom

Third guestroom downstairs has a wicker trundle bed.

Lower Bathroom

Lower level bath has a tub/shower.


Laundry is in the hallway on the lower level.

Entry Area

Entry is on lower level.




Living areas and the master bedroom are on the upper level, along with a full bath.

Master Bedroom View


Master Bedroom Patio/deck


Master Bedroom Patio/deck View



Single garage


Relax in the yard (or make lemonade)




Lake Estero Lagoon in nearby Monterey







Nice Home!

Reviewed by Stephanie

Date 11/16/2019

We really enjoyed our stay at Hilltop Haven. The home was very clean and had all the basic necessities. The only complaint I would have is that the mattresses on the trundle bed may be fine for children, but not for an adult. I tried both out for the 5 nights we stayed there and they were awful. It is a great location. Try Gusto's for some great Italian food!

Great House

Reviewed by Daniel

Date 10/02/2019

Great house for a weekend trip. 4 adults in town for the INDYCAR weekend. Close to the race track and easy access. House was everything that was promised. Easy entry and a plenty of parking. Would rent this house again. We had a great weekend.

Girls trips - Summer of 65 Celebration

Reviewed by Kim

Date 08/16/2019

Perfect location to explore the area, Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur. House has great spaces outside to drink wine and visit and upstairs balcony has great sunset viewing. Would book again, super cute place, clean and very well appointed.

Great home but...

Reviewed by Josie

Date 08/13/2019

This house is beautiful and super comfortable and inviting. Well appointed. Spacious. Clean. Quiet and in a nice area. 10 minutes to lots of activities. Would recommend. However, I personally would not rent it again because of the key issue. They office to pick up and drop off the keys is 16 minutes away! Of course it was opposite direction of where we were arriving from and where we were going at check out. So it added an hour to our drive (4x15 minutes). When I read reviews from a year ago someone was complaining about that too and they had mentioned that the property manager was currently working on a lock box, a year later still not done. We are in the 21st century how hard it is to either install a lock box (5 minutes) or change the lock to a key-less entry with a keypad. We have been renting homes all over the world for 17 years now and never had to drive to pick up a key. Someone either met us at the home or a key was left for us to self check-in. This place was not cheap! I feel bad for the owner because it is a very nice home!

Manager Response

We promise: there will be an electronic lock installed this week. We've spent the last year testing out various products before finding a reliable keyless lock. Future visitors (which we hope will include you) will no longer have to waste any valuable vacation time driving to our office to pick up keys!


Reviewed by David

Date 08/02/2019

The Seaside home was wonderful! Our family of 4 Adults and one teen spent the week in the home during our visit to the Monterey/Carmel area. The home was exceptionally decorated, very clean, and had everything we could have asked in a rental for vacation. While the town of Seaside itself is a bit older and not as modern as some of the neighboring communities, the home was fantastic, modern and nicest on the street. The location was minutes from Monterey Aquarium/Wharf and Del Monte Beach area, which was awesome! Would highly recommend this home!

Well Stocked & Easy Access

Reviewed by Jennifer

Date 05/30/2019

My three sisters and I meet annually all over the United States. This year we picked Monterey and Carmel and this Airbnb was just perfect. Great access to everywhere we wanted to go and everything was well stocked so we could cook some great meals while we were there. Very well-maintained and in a good neighborhood. Highly recommend!

Top of the Hill

Reviewed by Nancy

Date 04/17/2019

Our home away from home had everything we could have possibly needed as well as being aesthetically pleasing! The home is tastefully decorated. The bath towels were plentiful, soft, plush, luxurious. The kitchen had many gadgets to make life easier as well as spices, oils, paper towels and more. We loved being able to enter via the garage so we could leave our gear (hikers) there versus tracking things into the house (in the garage are beach chairs and other stuff as well if one needed). The views of the sunset each night were a treat from both decks and even the kitchen window. The beds were comfortable, lots of extra blankets and pillows. Truly a home with many added touches like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, huge closet space, snack bars and oatmeal, a homeowner's sign-in book to share our experience with them as well. We were convenient to the freeway and fortunately we could use a few back roads to avoid some of the commuter traffic, a nice convenience. In short, luxurious, convenient, relaxing and pleasurable.

Nicely appointed, comfortable house in a great location

Reviewed by David

Date 03/29/2019

This place was perfect for our trip. It is less than 15 minutes from Pebble Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Carmel, and other locations. The house was comfortable for 5 people, nicely decorated and we had no issues at all. We would definitely stay there again if the opportunity comes up.

Great Rental

Reviewed by Stephanie

Date 03/26/2019

Rental was really clean and nice. It had everything you need for the beach and games and toys. We would definitely visit again!

Hilltop Haven is a Gem

Reviewed by Julia

Date 03/17/2019

What an awesome week! Hilltop Haven was spotless, very well stocked, and comfortable. Great views, easy to live in, garage is filled with items to use at the beach or in the backyard. We can’t wait to return. Book it!

Nice and homey

Reviewed by Jessica

Date 02/22/2019

Our group of four really enjoyed our stay here in Seaside. The condition of the home was excellent and well stocked. Location was good for our activities. Everything was very easy - from picking up the keys to dropping them off. Highly recommend this property and would definitely stay here again.

Perfect rental for our Aquarium trip

Reviewed by Bri

Date 01/22/2019

This was a great fit for my family of 4 (2 adults, 1 kid and 1 baby). The kids each had their own room downstairs and the master is upstairs, which was great after the kids went to bed. There was plenty of room in a downstairs bedroom for us to set up our portable crib. The beds were all very comfortable (coming from Tempurpedic owners!) and the place was well equipped with all the kitchen and bathroom items needed. We loved the recliner couches, so much so that my husband is looking into getting us one at home! We were provided a detailed and very helpful email with directions and instructions, so check in/out was a no-brainer. This gem is only a few miles from the Aquarium and we plan to try to stay again on future Monterey trips!

Stay Here

Reviewed by Daniel

Date 01/14/2019

Excellent place. Looked just like the pictures. Was plenty of space for our group of six. Could see the ocean from the living room.

Perfect place for our family of 5

Reviewed by Joy

Date 01/07/2019

This place was great for our stay! We are a family of 5, all grown adults. We took advantage of the fireplace inside, the balconies, and the fire pit outside. The location is very close to town - about a 5 to 6 minute drive to the Wharf and Cannery Row. The kitchen was very well stocked and we cooked 2 of the 4 nights we were there. The ONLY thing we didn't care for was the sloping driveway (there is a garage you can park in but we were driving a huge suburban) and the bathroom counters were small so I couldn't spread my makeup/overnight bag out on the counter. Other than that, a wonderful stay at a wonderful property!!

Hilltop Haven was lovely

Reviewed by Jennifer

Date 01/04/2019

This home is just lovely. It is equipped with absolutely everything you will need for a wonderful stay. I stayed over Christmas and brought everything I thought I would need to prepare a complete holiday meal. I found that everything but the potato masher was already there. the place is beautifully decorated and very clean. My family and friends had a wonderful time.

A perfect place

Reviewed by joanne

Date 11/07/2018

This Hilltop Haven was indeed perfect. It was beautifully appointed with a great floor plan. We were close to Monterey, 17 mile drive & grocery stores. Loved the garage, very comfortable beds, barbeque worked well with an extra propane tank and the neighborhood was quiet. The kitchen had every thing we needed to cook all our meals. Each room had a flat screen TV. There was a bulletin board with area maps which helped us select our outings. We used the backyard but could not get the log to ignite.

Great family house!

Reviewed by Arielle

Date 10/16/2018

My family and I stayed here during a family wedding weekend for my cousin. We were six adults and a baby and it was a perfect amount of space and definitely enough room! We loved the open kitchen and living area, as well as the two different porches. The Keurig was also a nice unexpected touch.

The place was very clean and there were plenty of extra linens and towels. The staff was super helpful on the phone and in-person when picking up and dropping off the keys.

Overall, great experience at a great value! Definitely would recommend and stay again.

Hill Top Haven

Reviewed by Sandra

Date 10/08/2018

Charming, cute, updated, clean rental property. Kitchen was beyond well equipped . 5 burner newer gas barbeque was great, used both nights. Six lady golfers stayed 2 days. Home is close to freeway access and main Monterey attractions. Great place for 6 people, king, queen, and 2 twins all had comfortable beds. We look forward to coming back, great property.

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Reviewed by Ken

Date 09/28/2018

Suggestion: place corner guards on the coffee table because corners of glass are sharp. We had young children and worried for them

Hilltop Haven

Reviewed by Cheryl

Date 09/01/2018

We enjoyed our stay.It was perfect for what we wanted.It had all that we needed for cooking and the BBQ was great.The views were good.All in all a great place to stay.Regards Cheryl Greer


Reviewed by Brian

Date 07/17/2018

Everything was perfect. Great place to stay with two families and kids. Thank you!

Beautiful home in a quiet city

Reviewed by Blake

Date 07/06/2018

Hilltop Haven was the perfect home for my family and I as we spent a couple weeks traveling up and down the coast of California. It was spacious, modern, and extremely clean. It is close to many attractions as well as local food places. I would recommend this place to any family wanting to see the beautiful city of Monterey!

Hillside Home

Reviewed by Kim

Date 05/13/2018

Beautiful home! The attention to every little detail was evident and very much appreciated. Thank you!

Excellent Location

Reviewed by Della

Date 04/07/2018

Beautiful Home. Plenty of room for a group or family of 6/7. Neat and very clean. Walking distance to local stores and restaurants. Would like to return again.

Very cozu

Reviewed by Stephanie

Date 03/30/2018

Loved this little house! Its very cozy and clean. It had all the kitchen supplies we needed for our stay, we even used the grill outside. The beds were very comfortable too. Only a short drive to the pier, cannery row and the downtown area. We would definitly stay again.

Very comfortable

Reviewed by Laura

Date 03/20/2018

The Hilltop Haven is very comfortable and was what we expected based on the description with one exception. The site says it has a grill and when we were there, there was no grill on the premises. It has a bay view from the balcony off the master bedroom. We only used one bedroom, but the bed, pillows and linens in that room were great. The kitchen had every thing I needed We were quite satisfied with it. We did find the key return process inconvenient. The rental office is 15 minutes from the house so we lost a half hour at our departure because we had to go to the office to return the key, and then go right back the way we came.

Manager Response

The barbecue grill is located on the small deck off the living room.  We're so sorry you didn't see it, and wish you had called our 24 hour line so we could have let you know the location. We do apologize for the extra time it took to return your keys (we are currently researching automated lock solutions).



Have Questions?

Local Contact: Michelle

Phone: 831-658-4001

Email: Click here to send email