We are working on a drought tolerant yard!Seating for two with complementary self-serve breakfast.
Sunny Room with Great Amenities

Private room

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Our guest room has everything you will need for comfort and self-sufficiency! We have Aquarium passes for guests who stay a minimum of two nights. We look forward to meeting you and anticipate helping you have a great experience during your trip to Monterey. Our two dogs (an elderly Havanese and Terrier mix) will love to meet you too!
For details about fees to use the twin-bed sleeper for 2 people or bedding for three people, please see "Description of Sleeping Arrangements" in our listing.

The space

We are 6-year veteran Airbnb Hosts and are happy to share our guest bedroom with you! Our cozy home is centrally located in Del Rey Oaks~ a super sunny and safe little community just minutes to the Fairgrounds, downtown Monterey, CSUMB, and the attractions of the entire Monterey Peninsula.

TWO GUESTS wishing to have two beds will be charged a flat fee of $35 and you have two options: use the twin bed sleeper in same room or have the full bed in the private room right next door. Please let me know when you book that you wish to have this accommodation, and I will make the appropriate fee adjustments.

We suggest you choose our second bedroom for the third traveler as it allows everyone more space and privacy! (If you would rather have all three of you in the same room, we will convert the ottoman into a twin bed for you instead for the same nightly fee). Please let us know which you prefer.

If you are looking for just one night on a weekend that is just around the corner, send us a request and we may be able to accommodate your one-night stay.

Our guest bedroom is in the front of the house down the hall from the living room, with hardwood floors, and area rug, a small table with two chairs, a self-serve breakfast including fruit, milk, granola, coffee, tea, cocoa, and cereal. The room has a small fridge. The bed is a super-comfortable queen bed with high-quality linens. The bathroom across the hall is just outside the guest room, and we provide luxurious robes for your comfort.

Our 17-year-old daughter lives with us part of the time. When she is home, she will respectfully share the bathroom with you.

Guests can also enjoy our hot tub that is sunken into our back yard deck, great for relaxing after a hike in many of the beautiful nearby areas or a day at the beach in Carmel.

We've been Airbnb hosts for over 6 years and enjoy making our guests comfortable and outfitted for their Monterey explorations, so ask if you're missing something.

We just added a solar photovoltaic panel system to the roof, through Sungevity. Feel free to ask questions--or just enjoy the idea of lowering your impact on the environment while you're staying with us.

Guest access

We have a door code so our guests can come and go at their leisure and can check in at any time of day or night~ although we’d love to be here to greet you upon your arrival. We both work full time, so we may not be able to be home when you arrive, but will look forward to meeting you later on. For multiple night stays, our guests can borrow beach blankets and picnic baskets for watching the sunset or hiking. The bathroom has a blow dryer and guest toiletries for your use. The hot tub is on the back side of the house through the back door. It is a great place for relaxing from 8 a.m. to 10:00 pm. We ask guests to be mindful that sound travels, and ask for quiet conversation in the hot tub, and no music.
If your Airbnb experience requires a lot of additional living space beyond the guest room, our home may not be a good fit for you. For our family’s privacy, we don’t offer kitchen usage as it is small and inside our family room
If you need anything we try to be flexible and accommodating.

Interaction with guests

We hope you will find our guestroom comfortable as it is inside our home. We try to be home to welcome you and get you oriented to your room, and the pathway to the hot tub, but if not, don't hesitate to ask! We are happy to suggest local restaurants, hiking, or special places to visit. The amount of interaction is intuitive between us~ we thoroughly enjoy meeting new people, and we also like to respect our mutual needs for privacy.

Other things to note

Currently (Summer 2017) with all the rains, portions of HWY 1 in the Big Sur area are closed. Here is a great article about access to Big Sur starting July 1: (URL HIDDEN) short URL
You can also check with the California DOT to find out if they project Hwy 1 closures during your stay.
Landscaping our yard is an on-going project... and it is starting to shape up nicely. Don't be surprised if you find me working on it during sunny weekend days!
A note about our dog: Our adorable dog Bella is affectionate, sweet and blind. She is also a ravenous chow-hound due to the medications she is on. Therefore, we ask guests to please keep your rooom door shut so that she can't sneak in and find random food items that may be tucked away in your bags.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £34 / night after 2 guests
Weekend Price £87 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We do not allow guests use of our kitchen since it is a small space inside our family room. Due to the severity of the California drought, we ask everyone to try to keep their showers to 5-10 minutes at the most and please do not shower after 10:00pm if at all possible.
Hot tub: Please shower prior to use if you wear body lotion or have used a lot of sunscreen during the day. Please, no music/partying in the hot tub. We recommend you also use the restroom before going into the hot tub and not get in and out of it while you are enjoying it. We try to keep the water sparkly clean for everyone.
We've always enjoyed our guests, and haven't had to set too many rules~ because everyone has been respectful of our home, has cleaned up after themselves and recognize the need for mutual kindness and personal space/ privacy.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

291 Reviews

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Laurel User Profile
September 2017
Denese and Gus are kind, warm-hearted people. They couldn't have been nicer. Communication was prompt and clear. As a woman traveling alone, I felt comfortable, safe, relaxed. The bed is wonderful, I slept like a rock. The bathroom is clean and spacious and luxurious bathrobes are perfect for across-the-hall privacy. The room IS sunny, with a nice breeze for evening sleep. Denese's beautiful art decorates the house and adds to the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Everything you need is here for a stay in beautiful Monterey in a great location. Don't hesitate to book this room.

Anne User Profile
September 2017
Our family of 3 really enjoyed our stay at Denese's place. Dense and Gus were excellent hosts and had good suggestions about what to see and do. Fergus, the little dog, was very cute and friendly. The rooms were clean and had very comfortable beds. We appreciated the fresh fruit, yogurt and coffee in the morning. It was the perfect launch pad for our trip to the Aquarium and to see the sights of Monterey! We had a great stay.

Angelina User Profile
September 2017
One of the best airbnb experiences we've had. Gus & Denese are super friendly and happy to share their local knowledge about the area. Staying with them made our two days in Monterey extra special.
Denese User ProfileDenese is a superhost.
Response from Denese:
It was our pleasure to host you!!
September 2017

Jasmine User Profile
August 2017
We were so grateful to have this as our first Air BnB!! Denese and Gus were so warm and inviting and the place was just beautiful!
Denese User ProfileDenese is a superhost.
Response from Denese:
Thank you Jasmine!
August 2017

Sonya User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful hosts. Very welcoming and accomodating. Lots of lovely little extras that make this stay special. Thank you Gus and Denese. Hope you get to Oz one day.

Ana User Profile
August 2017
Denese's place is fantastic. The room had everything we needed, comfortable bed, toiletries, coffee, tea, and fresh fruit! One of the most impeccable Airbnb's I have ever been to. I definitely recommend Denese's place.

Michael User Profile
August 2017
Just as nice as described

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Denese User ProfileDenese is a superhost.

Gus and Denese have lived in the area for 15+ years, and are midwesterners at heart. We have two fabulous daughters who live with us 50% of the time and a little great dog who is entertainment all the time. We both work in higher education and Denese is a practicing artist. Airbnb has been so much more than we expected. It's been great to meet such a variety of interesting, warm people!

Languages: English, Français, Svenska, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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