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The Traveler's Cottage (once owned by John Steinbeck!!) in Pacific Grove

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'I bought a small house and garden in Pacific Grove...' writes John Steinbeck in April 1941 in a letter addressed to a friend (from John Steinbeck: A Life in letters). This property was owned by him in the early 1940's, and for the first time ever, one of the three cottages on this property is available for rent for your vacation enjoyment. 

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Last modified on 04-15-2014 at 9:34 AM.

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Amy Delaney 408-896-4266

cottage rental amenities

This darling cottage has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a cozy living room with a queen sleeper sofa, and a charming kitchen where not too distant views of Monterey Bay can be seen from the window. There is a tranquil garden to enjoy as well, with sprawling oak trees canopying the peaceful sitting area where morning coffee or evening wine can be enjoyed as you listen to the sounds of the harbor in the distance. 

activities and attractions in Pacific Grove Central Coast

The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen, cable TV, and wireless internet.  Downtown Pacific Grove, which is home to countless restaurants, shops, and the famous Lover's Point, is a short half mile away.  Just steps outside the door of the cottage is a walking path that leads straight down the hill to The Monterey Bay Aquarium, also a mere half mile away.  Included in your stay are two complimentary Monterey Bay Aquarium passes that can be used any and every day of your visit.

vacation rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

  • ~An $85 cleaning fee will be added to each booking
  • ~A $300 refundable damage deposit will be required with each booking OR a non-refundable $49 damage insurance can be purchased instead
  • ~A 10% city transient tax will be added to rental cost for stays less than 30 days
  • ~Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Booking is confirmed once 50% of total reservation amount is received.

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Top things to do in Pacific Grove
  • Golf at any of the world famous golf courses
  • Take in the Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Visit the Monarch Grove Sanctuary
  • Visit the oldest continuously operating lighthouse, Point Pinos
  • Go whale watching
Top things to do on a budget
  • Have a picnic at beautiful Asilomar Beach
  • Take a stroll down the ocean path from Lover's Point to Carmel
  • Visit the Natural History Museum in Pacific Grove, it's free!
  • Walk through the tide pools and see the harbor seals
  • Drive through beautiful Oceanview Blvd and 17-Mile Drive
Top things to do with a family
  • Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Stroll down the world famous Cannery Row
  • Play at the beach
  • Take the walking path along the shore to view the harbor seals
  • Go kayaking in beautiful Monterey Bay

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traveler reviews for this pacific grove cottage rental

Very Comfortable Place to Stay in Pacific Grove

Review submitted: April 9, 2014   Date of arrival: March 25, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Traveler's Cottage for a week. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it to other couples.
The cottage was well laid out and contained all the kitchen items that you would need to fix your own meals--we did on several occasions. We liked having our own parking spot in the ally near the door to the cottage which made it easy to load and unload groceries or luggage.
We enjoyed watching the squirrels scurrying about looking for acorns from the magnificent oak trees.
The step up to the kitchen/bathroom area might be a problem for disabled folks but we found it to not be a problem for us.
We would definitely consider the Traveler's Cottage as a place to stay on our next trip to PG.

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Charming getaway in a fantastic location

Review submitted: April 8, 2014   Date of arrival: April 4, 2014

I wanted to take my wife to Monterey for her birthday and was looking at lodging in the area. I didn't like the looks or value of any of the hotels and I happened across The Traveler's Cottage on VRBO. The owner and property had great reviews so I went with it. Amy was very responsive from the moment I booked and gave me a ton of helpful information. When we got to the cottage is was better than the pictures. It's a good size (except for the doorways - but that's part of the charm on a 1920's house) and is really well decorated. The bed is ridiculously comfortable and the kitchen is great so you don't have to go out all the time. But if you do (like us) this place is walking distance from almost everything. We walked to Cannery Row (tons of restaurants and shops) and to the Aquarium (the Cottage even comes with 2 aquarium passes - which is $80 saved). The only time we used our car was to drive to the wharf to go whale watching, and even that is less than a mile away. My favorite part was sitting in the private back yard, drinking a glass of wine and reading (I had to read some Steinbeck, it seemed only fitting). All in all a wonderful experience that my wife and I are already trying to plan for next year.

Recommended for: tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Review submitted: January 14, 2014   Date of arrival: January 3, 2014

Great location, great ambiance. Gracious and helpful hosts. Can't say enough.

Recommended for: romantic getaway

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