A Romantic Bonfire on Carmel Beach (with S’mores!)

i-love-you-in-petalsPut some sparks in your relationship with a romantic bonfire on the beach!

Here’s how it works: you casually stroll down Carmel Beach at a pre-appointed time and voila!: surprise someone special with a pre-lit, blazing bonfire in the sand.

Romantic Room Designs also supplies the beach blanket, extra wood, roasting sticks, and all the fixin’s for s’mores: marshmallows, Hershey bars and graham crackers.

You can even have a message written in rose petals on the sand http://st..emale-cialis/. Prices start at $139 with various options and upgrades for different occasions. (They’ll do everything but propose for you.)

Relax in this Bubbling Beauty

2405snew3-1And what could be better than soaking in a bubbling hot tub after that bonfire? Listen to the sounds of the surf while relaxing in the tub in this secluded courtyard – or check out the stars from the huge roof top deck.

With breathtaking views of Carmel Bay and the Pebble Beach Golf Course, this four bedroom 2200 sq. ft. retreat is just a short walk from the beach and the heart of downtown Carmel.


Shop the boutiques of Pacific Grove!

Who knew there was such great boutique shopping in Pacific Grove? Well, for starters, all the attendees at the Holiday Fashion Show at the Inn at Spanish Bay! The show was an enthusiastic affirmation that there are plenty of options for style in this small, but vibrant city. The audience was treated to the fashions of Biba, Carried Away, The Clothing Store, the Golf Shop at the PG Golf Links, Marita’s Boutique and Shoes, Nest Boutique, Prim & Proper, and for the kids, Sprout and Tessuti Zoo. The models clearly conveyed the message that there is something in PG for all members of the family. Both sexes were represented, modeling trendy styles that will appeal to all ages, shapes and sizes. So why fight the parking issues at other shopping venues around the Peninsula or drive to San Jose, when there are fabulous options at our fingertips that are easily accessible? Oh, and one more reason to shop in PG – the merchants generously provided the audience with coupons for 20% off our next purchase, so I’m making downtown Pacific Grove my first stop for holiday shopping!

US Open Housing on the Monterey Peninsula

Pebble Beach will play host to the 2010 U.S. Open Championship. The World Famous golf course will host this prestigious event for the 5th time. Mark the occasion and be a part of this wonderful experience!  For all of your housing needs, please contact Monterey Bay Property Management


www.montereyrentals.com and look for What’s Hot!

Vacation Rentals Now Legal in Pacific Grove

It is now legal to rent a house or condo for your weekend or weekly vacation in Pacific Grove, the quaint town on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula.On Wednesday, January 6, the Pacific Grove City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will permit rentals for less than 30 days, which had previously been illegal.  The City plans to regulate short-term rentals by registering them, issuing a license, and inspecting them for fire safety, including smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

Property managers and owners who are renting their homes for less than 30-day periods will be required to collect the same ten percent transient occupancy tax as hotels and motels do.  Visitors should not be surprised to see this surcharge added to the cost of renting a home.

You may have rented a home in Pacific Grove for less than a month in the recent past.  City officials acknowledged that they have been aware that it was going on, despite the ban on such rentals.  The City realized, however, that licensing and taxing those rentals could generate some much-needed income to the city.

Property owners may register their homes by contacting the City of Pacific Grove, or Monterey Bay Property Management has a registration service whereby the management company will register a home for a nominal fee.  Property owners who fail to register their rentals face significant financial penalties.  An additional requirement for property owners who live more than 30 minutes from the property is to have a responsible party who can respond to complaints within 30 minutes.  Monterey Bay Property Management will provide an “on-call” agent for any owner who is managing his or her own property, again for a very nominal fee.