From $1,400 per night
A gorgeous getaway
The house is a dream for those that are looking to get away and be right in the heart of the Monterey, PG, Carmel experience. One of two homes that are directly on the ocean, this two-story was a uniquely refreshing stay for my group as we worked an event at the nearby Laguna Seca track. There are so many cool little touches to the house that make it feel like a home. A lot of VRBOs feel like they have been sanitized to be more of a hotel than a house. We really enjoyed watching movies in the theater room on the laserdisc, they have quite the collection of Laser discs, DVDs and VHS. The kitchen was very well equipped and having the gas grill made it very easy to make meals at night. Rooms were well sized and offered different options for those that stayed there. Having four showers was great for quick exits in the morning to get to the track. The "hidden bedroom" was really special and had some of the best windows to look out onto the ocean. Kirstie and Hannah are great hosts and were extremely communicative and accommodating throughout the stay. Their recommendations for things to do and see around the area as well as some of the special things that can offer at the house were of interest, but unfortunately we could not take advantage of.
Rocky Shores is truly the most magical and special place in the world. The location cannot be beat. Whether you chose to simply sit and watch the constantly changing ocean or venture out on the miles of nearby trails there is no equal. We have stayed at homes and hotels all around the world and nothing even comes close to Rocky Shores. Watching sunsets from the living room followed by a soak in the jacuzzi under a canopy of stars and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean is a slice of heaven that must be experienced. Kirstie is the perfect host and everything you possibly could need is at your fingertips. Everything about Rocky Shores is perfection.
Our family had a wonderful week at Rocky Shores! We were a group of three generations and everyone had a great time. Words can’t describe the breathtaking views, nor can pictures! You just have to experience it first hand!!! We saw all sorts of wildlife, explored nearby Monterey, Carmel and the Point Pinos Lighthouse. However, think we all would agree that our favorite memories were family time in the grand living room while watching the sea in front of us and the pin ball machine challenges. We appreciated Kirstie’s attention to detail and her quick responses to any questions we had. We hope we can return in the future for another family gathering.
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Kirstie’s home for our 45th anniversary. It was so special. The views are incredible, our host so accommodating and the home was perfect. If you are looking to make wonderful memories, stay here.
Thank you for such a delightful time.
We stayed at Rocky Shores in early October 2023.
We are an extended family that ranges in age from 4 to 85.
The kitchen is stocked with everything you can think of for cooking meals for a large group. We enjoyed having a table that was long enough to seat all of us together.
The beds were very comfortable and well appointed.
During our stay, amongst us all, we:
Explored the tide pools, golfed 18 holes at Spyglass, soaked in the hot tub under the stars, went to the Aquarium, shopped in Carmel, ate Thai food in Monterey, took long walks along the gorgeous coastline, took long naps, and painted the scenery.
We also as a group went for cocktails at the Inn at Spanish Bay, at sunset, to hear the bagpiper.
Everyone was delighted with the accommodations, and the location of Rocky Shores. Kirstie and Hannah were excellent hosts.
We are so grateful for our family time at Rocky Shores.
Our stay was not long enough. The family room was just yards away from the ocean, its rough granite coast and the wonderful creatures that resided there. Foot trails, feet from the doorstep, gave access to the beauty up and down the shoreline, jagged points full of tide pools separated by small beaches to sink your feet into.
The Rocky Shore home and these surroundings provided a perfect place for our family to reunite after the long period of physical separation due to the pandemic. The home’s location is unique in the area—one of only two residences on the ocean side of Pacific Grove’s Sunset Blvd and the views are spectacular. Although visitors to that coast walked the nearby trails, we always seemed separated from any sounds other than our own talk and laughter.
The home itself is an experience—its rustic exterior perfectly matched, it seemed, to the closeness of the ocean elements. Inside there is a surprise in every room and an event, captured in photo or other adornment, on every wall. Our family—eleven of us in the home—loved it all… lounging on the master bedrooms balcony or the old wooden chairs down closer to the ocean, relaxing in the hot tub, the grandkids playing in the sand in the back or down at the shore searching for starfish and following crabs as they raced to their hiding places in the tide pools—and somebody was always on the vintage Space Invaders pinball machine.
The layout of the home provides quiet and dark nights. Its location is away from the bustle of Monterey Bay and Cannery Row but makes for quick access to them when desired, and to the many of other coastal and inland adventures surrounding Pacific Grove. This is a special vacation spot—we hated to leave it but look so very forward to returning.
It is simply not possible to imagine a more dramatic view of the California coastline ... and one that is incredibly special, private, secluded and absolutely breathtaking. You will never find a more special place from which to create memories of a lifetime. Kirstie is the perfect host - providing a comprehensive orientation, being available should there be a need, and turning over her magical home for a truly stay of a lifetime along the most magnificient coastline in the world.
Best. Vacation. Ever! There really are no words for Kirstie’s hospitality and this remarkable home. It truly has everything: location, views, everything you need in the kitchen, baskets with fresh towels, soap and tubes of hand cream. Toys and activities for kids. A great sound system that you can use right from your phone (with your own playlists)...
The layout of the home is perfect - lovely and comfortable. The beds were supportive/newer and comfortable. I could go on ... but just rent this house, it’s totally worth it!!
Just returned home from another fabulous stay at Rocky Shores - our 7th visit since 2015. This 2021 visit was extra special as we had missed last year due to the Covid shut down. Three generations gathered in what we think of as our home away from home. Kirstie's attention to the comfort of her guests is apparent in every detail - from the fresh eggs to the comfy mattresses. So many great walks to take right from the house - that is, when we can get ourselves up off the couch where we could just stare at the ocean view all day. Lucky, lucky us to have this place for our family gatherings. We were so sad to leave, but boosted our spirits by booking 2022 before we departed! Thank you, Kirstie!
Location, Location, location. You don’t get a lot closer to the ocean unless you are in a boat. Our 4 year old granddaughter expressed her feelings more openly than the rest of us as she cried when it was time to leave on Sunday! Great place. The layout for 6 adults and 4 children was great.. The TV being away from the great room worked well for those football fans. Having a fire and watching the ocean thru the large windows out the back of the house was great. So convenient for taking a walk or run on the coastal path. 11th fairway of Pacific Grove Golf Links literally across the street. Lots to do, or get into the spa and do nothing. Kirstie was a very attentive owner thru the entire process from making the reservation to guiding us thru the weekend. We look forward to coming back for a longer period of time.
Kirstie's home was amazing. My family and I were in town for our daughter's graduation. The home was perfect for our celebration, very nice, comfortable and yet non assuming. All of the conveniences of home, and more...Keurig and traditional coffee pot, so many different dish choices to choose from. The ocean view and easy access were amazing. The only thing we could have done differently was stay longer.
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