New Luxury Oceanfront Vacation Homes on Monterey Bay!

Introducing New Luxury Vacation
Oceanfront Homes on Monterey Bay!

Now accepting July and August reservations


When’s the last time you had sand between your toes?

Two 4-bedroom homes with direct beach access.
Perfect for a family reunion.


We thought we’d seen the ultimate beach house…
and then we saw Sea Spray!

2000 sq. ft. | 4 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 7

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With only powdery sand dunes between you and the ocean, you’ll start relaxing the moment you step into this luxurious 2,000+ sq. ft. beachfront Mediterranean. The sounds of the surf will dissolve your cares by day and lull you to sleep at night…and wait till you see the views: on a clear day you can see the entire curve of Monterey Bay, from Moss Landing to Santa Cruz.

From the arched entry to the alabaster scones, no detail has been overlooked. The living room has a bar and comfortable seating around a gas fireplace with 55″ Smart TV above (not shown). Radiant heated, sand-colored stone floors are warm underfoot, the Mission-style furniture includes a hammered copper table that seats 8, and the custom inlaid mural in the kitchen depicting early Monterey is a spectacular piece of “art history.”

The kitchen has everything a gourmet could ask for, from a professional mixer to a coffee frother for your morning latte: granite countertops with a cream-colored travertine backsplash, burled walnut cabinetry, Viking appliances (including a four-burner gas range)—there’s even a wine cooler in the adjoining garage and whole-house water filtration.

Wall-to-wall glass (with motorized blinds) frames the ever-changing sea views in the master suite (with a King bed and a wall-mounted TV). The en suite bath features an oval Jacuzzi tub, a walk-in steam shower, two vanities topped with black glass, subway-tiled walls inlaid with iridescent stone, a separate toilet compartment, and a large closet. Three guest rooms—two with Queens and one with a twin daybed—share a second bath with a pedestal sink and a shower lined in lustrous marble.

From the sunny protected patio to the fire pit for relaxing under the stars, the living is definitely easy in this brand new beach house. Pick up fresh seafood to barbecue at Fisherman’s Wharf—or just pick up the binoculars and check out the sea life from your living room. Until it’s time for another spectacular sunset, that is.


Ocean Spray

Here’s a recipe for vacation perfection: panoramic ocean views, luxurious finishes and furnishings…
and nothing but sand dunes between you and the beach.

2400 sq. ft. | 4 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8


From the moment you open the door, this is a home that elicits oohs and aahs. Inside the light-filled great room, walls of glass frame ever-changing sea views, while high ceilings and cream-colored stone floors create a feeling of spaciousness and warmth. In the kitchen, lustrous granite countertops in silver, copper and jade accent the cherry cabinetry and stainless GE Monogram appliances (built-in convection oven, microwave and warming drawer, side-by-side refrigerator, and a six-burner professional gas cooktop with griddle).

The dining room seats 8, the living room has an instant gas fireplace, a large flat screen TV, and sliding doors that lead to front and side decks (barbecue, bistro table for four, two additional seating areas, and a stand heater for chilly nights).

There are four bedrooms upstairs (twin trundle, two Queens, one King). The master suite has views of the ocean and a private bath with a jetted tub and walk-in shower. Three other bedrooms share a hall bath with a shower lined in travertine, and there’s a laundry area with a front loading washer and dryer.

A central staircase leads to the double garage and a playroom stocked with toys, a TV, a dollhouse, and a trundle bed for extra sleeping. Other features include crown molding, honeycomb Duet shades, eight televisions, a double garage, and a home security system.

Let the sounds of the surf lull you to sleep at night… and wait till you see the views: on a clear day you can see the entire curve of Monterey Bay, all the way to Santa Cruz.


Otter Days Event at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Otter Days Event at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sept. 21–22 (Sat.–Sun.) 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Included with Aquarium admission – More Info


Kick off national Sea Otter Awareness Week with “Otter Days,” our annual celebration of all things otter, including special feeding and training sessions and opportunities to meet our sea otter staff. Be sure to check out our “Otter Spotter” station where you’ll have the chance to find otters in the wild with the help of high-powered optics and knowledgeable staff.  – More Info

Pacific Grove Vacation Rental – “Oh, June, I’m home!” June Cleaver and Nate Berkus had a baby…. well, that’s not going to happen. But if you’re looking for the family home of the future—we’ve got it.

With an advanced sound system that plays tunes from CDs, an iPod (or old-fashioned radio) throughout the house, everyone can listen to their favorite genre at the same time. (And you’ll still be able to hear Ward call, “Oh, June, I’m home!” after golfing.)

In fact, June would feel totally comfortable in this quiet “PG” neighborhood. From the Butterfly Parade to the apple trees around Caledonia Park, there are plenty of reasons Pacific Grove is called America’s “last hometown.”

Two free Aquarium passes are included, and there are four bikes in the garage, so the whole family can ride to the beach. Later, while Ward grills burgers, and June swoons in the gourmet kitchen, preparing an ambrosia salad—or anything with marshmallows—the kids can frolic in the large fenced backyard. And when the sun goes down, the family can gather round the firepit under the stars.

Looking for some real family values? Contact

Oh, Baby! Free Passes to See Baby Great White Shark at Monterey Aquarium

The words “cute” and “Great White Shark” are not usually found in the same sentence.

Try telling that to the visitors who are currently oohing and cooing at the newborn baby great white shark at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The “little guy”—a 43 pound “bundle of sharp teeth and predatory instincts”—was collected off Malibu in mid-August.

There’s no way to determine his exact age, but his size suggests he’s about two months old, and he is the smallest great white the Aquarium has ever exhibited.

Currently the Aquarium’s newest addition is chowing down on mackerel and salmon while on display in the one million gallon Open Sea exhibit. Like all six of the Aquarium’s previous great whites, this shark will eventually be released into the wild when his size—or behavior—warrants it.

Monterey Bay Property Management is offering two free Aquarium passes at any of these fin, er, fine ocean view vacation rentals within walking distance of Cannery Row.

831F: Bright, open one bedroom/1.5 bath sanctuary with gorgeous art plus ocean and city light views.

193B: This oceanfront one bedroom/one bath duplex has spectacular views of Monterey Bay – just hop on the seaside recreational trail and head to the Aquarium.

215A: Spacious two bedroom/two bath vacation condo just three blocks from the water—and ocean views from every room.

901BH: For twosomes, a one bedroom/two bath with a peak of ocean, a fireplace and a jacuzzi tub.

Contact: or call (831) 655-7840.

Men in Kilts… Need We Say More?

Monterey Scottish GamesThe exchange rate is horrible, but you can visit Ireland and Scotland without ever leaving town August 6-7 at the 44th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival at Toro Park between Monterey and Salinas on Highway 68.

Watch kilt-clad hunks throw trees (the “Caber Toss”) and heave 20 lb. boulders (the “Stone Put”). Then stroll through the “Avenue of Clans” to trace your ancestry – and invite your new found relatives to join you for food and drink from over 50 vendors.

The festival will feature live entertainment by Irish singer Seamus Kennedy, Celtic rock band “Brother,” Sligo Rags, and harpist Amy Krupski. 

From 9am to 5pm both days there will be activities for everyone:

  • Massed Pipe bands
  • Drum Major and Pipe band competitions
  • Highland and Irish step dancing
  • Sheepdog Herding demonstrations
  • Athletic Events & Scottish games for the kids
  • Historical Re-enactments

Then Have Yourself a Highland Fling:

Monterey Rentals Lover's Point condoIn a newly remodeled two bedroom/1.5 bath ocean view condo at Lover’s Point.

Enjoy the many moods of Monterey Bay from the living room, patio or master bedroom, head out on the coastal trail, or explore charming Pacific Grove, just three blocks away.


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.


Get Your Motor Running!

motogp2010_11-1-2And head out on the highway – the Monterey/Salinas Highway, that is – for the 2011 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix July 22-24 at Laguna Seca.

The highlight: the MotoGP, the world’s premier motorcycling championship – combining the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers – like Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Ducati and Kawasaki – with an elite list of riders from every corner of the globe.

And no other U.S. road course challenges these world champion riders with such a heart pounding combination: 11 turns, dramatic elevation changes of up to 300 feet, and the plunging blind Corkscrew turn that drops an equivalent of 5-1/2 stories.

There’s non-stop action all weekend for the whole family, both on and off the track: stunt riding exhibitions, rider talks, “learn to ride” programs, and a children’s play area.  Saturday night features a live performance by The Dirty Heads, named one of 2010’s Top Bands by Rolling Stone.

For more information or tickets, go to or call (800) 327-7322.

Beat the Heat with Our 10% off  MotoGP Vacation Specials:


Golfing for Good: The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

The First Tee Golf Tournament in MontereyWhat do you get when you match up 78 professional golf champions and 78 junior golfers (ages 15-18) on two spectacular courses? The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, July 5-10, a one of a kind golf event… and a whole lot of fun.

Joined by 156 amateurs, the play rotates between Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course, with the final round at Pebble Beach. From a spectator’s point of view, The First Tee is one of the most entertaining golf events to watch: the skill of the senior players combined with the youthful enthusiasm of the juniors is a heart-warming formula. And admission is free.

Created by the World Golf Foundation, The First Tee brings golf to youngsters around the world that otherwise would not be exposed to the game, through educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices.

Currently offered in 4,000 elementary schools, the program teaches the nine values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

Monterey Rentals Pebble Beach Vacation RentalAnd speaking of “values,” this lovely Pebble Beach Vacation Rental is discounted to only $1,400 per week.

Why rent a hotel room when you can spread out in an elegant 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath golf course home?

Contact or call her at (831) 658-4001.

Cannery Row Block Party


It’s time to party – and it’s FREE! The summer season kicks off Sunday, June 5 from 11am – 5pm with the annual Cannery Row Block Party, a lively family favorite with kids’ games, balloon artists, food, music, and entertainment.

There will be live animal shows at the Bubba Gump Plaza, and four live bands playing at Steinbeck Plaza: Long Distance Flyers, Red Glare, Nu-Horizon and Local Groove.

Jellybeans, cinnamon rolls and magic tricks…. flaming cocktails, cioppino and Dippin’ Dots… from palm reading to wine tasting, Cannery Row truly has something for everyone!


193b_-_view_2Walk to Cannery Row…

We have some great places to stay nearby, too.

Like an oceanfront duplex just a short walk from Cannery Row along the beautiful coastal trail.

Be sure to ask for the “June Special.”

Monterey Bay Blues Festival June 24-26

2011-blues-festivalMonterey County Fairgrounds will rock June 24-26 as the 26th annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival kicks off with continuous music on three stages.

Don’t miss this eclectic line up of “blues anyone can use.” From Friday evening to Sunday night, the festival promises food and fun for everyone – and families are welcome.

Here’s just a taste:

Uplifting soul and gospel by the unstoppable Mavis Staples… the irrepressible funk of the Barkays and the Dazz Band… crowd-igniting blues/rock/jazz/funk by Blues at Eleven… Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band’s third generation Zydeco… soul stirring classics by R&B legends Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson and Jeffrey Osborne.

Tickets are on sale now, and this event always sells out.

upstairs-viewNeed a place to stay while you get your groove on?

This 3 bdrm/3 bath coastal beauty is still available. It’s oceanfront, with all the blue you could ask for.