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Nov. 16, 2018

Measure M Pacific Grove Short Term Rentals Passes

If you’re purchasing a home in the residential zone of Pacific Grove don’t expect to be renting it out as a short-term rental in the near future. 

Pacific Grove beach house located in the now restricted Short Term Rental area

After months of city council debates, a citizens’ initiative and a controversial lawsuit, on Nov. 6 the voters of Pacific Grove passed Measure M, an initiative that limits short-term rental restrictions within the city.

The measure, titled “The Initiative to Preserve and Protect Pacific Grove's Residential Character,” was brought forth by the public action committee Pacific Grove Neighbors United. 

It was created to limit short-term vacation rentals in the city's residential zone, however rentals will still be allowed in the coastal zone and commercial districts. It also won’t affect homeowners occupying their homes while renting out a room. 

P.G. resident and one of the initiative’s committee members Thom Akeman said the measure passed because of over 10 months of hard work on behalf of those that want to keep their neighborhoods residential.

“We stuck to the plan from the beginning and gave honest information to the voters of Pacific Grove,” he said. 

His fellow resident Luke Coletti along with residents Elinora Susan Mantovani and Karin T. Locke introduced the proposed initiative back in January. It was then officially certified for election in late May after easily collecting over 1,600 signatures. In June, the City Council approved it for the November ballot.

Akeman said the STR issue was actually a zoning issue all along. 

“Our City Council stopped paying attention to the residents and gave more attention to the out-of-town investors and so we had no choice but to do a ballot initiative,” he said. “The community won.” 

Those behind the measure included residents who view STRs and their tenants as disruptive and overrunning their small town and changing its character. There are also organizations like the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce concerned that such vacation rentals are negatively affecting the town’s inns’ and hotels’ business.

Those against the measure have been mostly property owners expecting to use their property as they choose, some wanting or needing the income from STRs to pay their bills and rent or mortgages.

Others have taken the view that short-term rentals and the guests they welcome allow the city's scenery and charm to be shared more widely and that keeps the town a more vibrant destination.

The program was originally created as a short-term experiment but as it evolved, so did opinions from both sides of the aisle. Multiple planning commission and council meetings took place to address resident complaints. That's while property owners still wanted to maximize economic use of their properties and made the point that STR users could be better for a neighborhood than certain renters were.

Still, actions were taken to reduce the concentration of STRs, streamline the licensing process and improve code enforcement. Eventually, the council set a cap on licenses at 250 and limited the number of STRs in each residential block to no more than 15 percent. A “zone of exclusion” was also established to ensure no single STR was allowed within 55 feet of a parcel on which any other STR was located.

 

Tension Continues in Pacific Grove Over Measure M

Despite the revisions and current policy, tensions continued to grow between residents. For the city, the STR program means anywhere from $1.5 to $2.2 million in transient occupancy tax and associated fees. It’s badly needed revenue for a city with infrastructure improvement needs and mounting pension costs.

“We have a plan if “Yes” wins and if “No” wins,” said P.G. resident Joy Colangelo, on election night, noting that if “Yes” did win, those for STRs would write another initiative in a year or so to try to get STRs back. 


Since Pacific Grove first started allowing short-term rentals in 2010, officials have adopted five separate ordinances to regulate them. The council even held a lottery when earlier this year the city had issued 289 STR licenses, which was over the 250 cap. 

While the council felt it was the most fair and equitable way to determine which STRs would lose their licenses, those who lost them thought it was the antithesis to fairness. Colangelo called the process “tragic for a lot of people” and described its similarity to Russian roulette. 

“That's not how to administrate,” she said. Still, the city had become obligated to conduct the process after the lottery became part of the amended ordinance in February.


Meanwhile, residents on both sides decided to take matters into their own hands.

Pacific Grove Neighbors United succeeded in getting Measure M on the November ballot. That's while the group StrongPG, of which Colangelo was a member, filed a lawsuit in April seeking a motion for a preliminary injunction that would have stopped the May lottery from occurring while an earlier complaint filed against the city in regards to the revised STR ordinance was being investigated.

On May 11, Monterey County Judge Marla Anderson ruled that the rights of landowners are subordinate to governments having the right to make decisions for the good of the community.

Then, LandWatch Monterey County, a non-profit devoted to land use policies endorsed “Yes on Measure M” as did the Monterey County Hospitality Association, the Monterey Bay Action Committee, the Monterey County Business Political Action Committee, the Monterey Peninsula Renters United and Unite Here Local 483.


That's while the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (the local arm of the AFL-CIO) came out against the measure, noting that if it passed it would eliminate hundreds of service jobs in Pacific Grove and negatively affect the area’s tourist industry and hospitality workers.

Time will tell what impact the measure passing will have on America's Last Hometown.

Nov. 12, 2018

Carmel Valley Horse Property for Sale

Carmel Valley Horse Property for Sale

Listing Details

 

Contact Mark Bruno (831) 917-8190 with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this dream equestrian property in Carmel Valley is still available and to arrange a showing. 

Carmel Valley Luxury Home and Equestrian Property For Sale

Carmel Valley Equestrian Property at 56 West Garza Rd                               

Carmel Valley Equestrian property for saleLocated just 12 miles from quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, this completely custom-built Carmel luxury equestrian estate is the perfect home for the family that loves gatherings and equine pursuits. 

The 3+ bedroom, 3.5 bath Carmel Valley horse property sits on a flat 2.1+ acre lot that includes a horse arena, tack, feed rooms, and four horse stalls. The front of the Carmel Valley luxury home displays a charming Plantation-style balcony and ample front yard.

Walking in the front door is entering a cozy, yet formal living room space with abundant light and a beautiful marble fireplace accented nicely by Craftsman-style wainscoting built-in shelving and half-wall in the adjoining dining room. The dining space also features hardwood flooring and a glass-etched skylight that has 56 West Garza Rd Carmel Valley, CA 93924 Carmel Valley Real Estate for salethe capability to light up its exterior at night. 

Completely renovated in 2002, the 3,879 square foot Carmel Valley luxury home for sale features radiant heat stone flooring throughout.  A rarity in this mostly temperate climate, air conditioning is also an amenity for those warmer days. 

The kitchen, which conveniently looks out over the backyard of this horse property, includes the heated stone floor for early morning trips to the coffee maker. It also features custom cupboards, granite countertops, and a professional-grade Viking stove. The custom tile bronze backsplash melds well with the counter’s earth tones and the kitchen’s overall light and airy feel. It also includes a breakfast bar while the adjoining nook/eating area features a large window with craftsman style molding and another half wall of wainscoting. The window overlooks a direct Horse property for sale in Carmel Valley, CA 93924view of the equestrian grounds and a garden shrub archway of this Carmel Valley equestrian property for sale. 

A built-in butler’s pantry is just off the kitchen with a spacious laundry room and washer/dryer hook-ups as well.

Around the corner is a carpeted more rustic-oriented family room living space in view of the classic stairwell with spindle railing that leads upstairs to the master suite.

Downstairs there is also a conveniently located mudroom for the just dismounted rider and those going in an out to the equestrian arena and horse stalls. It also includes a half bath with a class vintage claw foot tub. There is also an abundant storage room that can be utilized in a multitude of ways including as a wine cellar and a large guest suite with walk-in closet.

The upstairs of this Carmel Valley luxury home for sale centers on a gorgeous master suite that’s spacious fully carpeted and includes its own fireplace, lofty ceilings and a sliding glass door that leads to an outdoor patio with views of the pristine property. It also includes a sitting room and a large walk-in closet.

From this spacious sanctuary enter into a master bath that features a double sink vanity with marble counters, full-length mirrors, and marble tile flooring and a sunken tub, encased in marble framing.  

This Carmel Valley luxury equestrian property has an additional room connected to the master suite with its own sliding glass door that leads to an outdoor balcony is suitable to be used as a gym, nursery or office. 

Nearby, a brightly lit room with large corner windows that served as an office features a stone fireplace, hardwood floors and a dark wood shelving sectional, which provides that formal fell of an office environment. This room could also serve as another bedroom or nursery.

Other upscale features in this beautiful country home and Carmel Valley equestrian property include a three-car garage (with the third garage stall separated) surround sound and a state-of-the-art central vacuum system.

Located in a coveted neighborhood with other equestrian properties and amidst surrounding vineyards and rolling hills, this equestrian’s dream home sits on more than two acres.

Because it’s completely irrigated, the Carmel Valley horse property could easily be designed to include a private vineyard for those wanting to dabble in winemaking or the more serious vintner.

As you enter the back property a rustic stone chimney from the indoor fireplace is visible and a stone fire pit perfect for outdoor gatherings and get-togethers around the fire is built into the outside patio. Exterior features include reinstated copper rain gutters and lighted grounds. The four horse stalls all conveniently have electricity.

There’s both a tack and hay room that allow for horses to be washed and are also conveniently located with gate access to the driveway for loading and unloading. It also provides good horse trailer access. There’s also room for extra trailer parking.

Overall, this serene and secure Carmel Valley equestrian property is designed very strategically and sits on a rare piece of level ground for its size.

The Carmel Valley luxury home for sale is also located in the coveted Carmel Unified School District and close to the Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club that encourages equestrian activities of all kinds. There is also easy access to Garland Ranch Regional Park and its myriad nature trails. 

That’s while still being close to the quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea and the plethora of attractions and amenities of the other Peninsula cities. 

 

Carmel Valley

Just a short drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley offers the beauty of green rolling hills, pastures, and grapevines. Tucked away in this area known for its sunlight, vineyards and wine-tasting opportunities are some unique luxurious real estate opportunities including spacious custom estates and sprawling equestrian properties. It’s the perfect location to leave all the stresses of city life behind and feel the comfort of the country life, but still be close to restaurants and other needed amenities.  

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Nov. 1, 2018

Which of the Top 3 Monterey Peninsula School Districts is the Best?



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There are three major school districts here on the Monterey Peninsula: the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, the Carmel Unified School District, and the Pacific Grove Unified School District. But, which is the best?  

Actually, all three of these districts are great; the main differences between them boil down to test scores and diversity.

Pacific Grove schools have historically been the most highly ranked in the Monterey Peninsula, and this continues to be the case today. And in the last decade or so, Carmel schools have also received high praise.


Each of these districts has their advantages, so don’t discount one based on area home values alone.



As you may already know, school districts can have a major impact on real estate values. Pebble Beach is a key example of this. However, take these variations in value as they correlate with school districts with a grain of salt. Each of these districts has their advantages, so don’t discount one based on area home values alone.


If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

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Oct. 23, 2018

Where Should You Go Trick-or-Treating in the Monterey Peninsula?




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Today we’re excited to tell you about the best places in the Monterey Peninsula to take your kids trick-or-treating this year. There are several areas that are coveted by children and their parents alike.

For starters, Pacific Grove’s Candy Cane Lane is not only a great place to be during Christmas time, but it’s also a fantastic spot to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Last year, one of our friends who lives there gave away over 3,000 pieces of candy, which tells you something about how many people flock to this small community during this time of year. People drive from all over to go to Candy Cane Lane.

Another great area is Fisherman’s Flats in Monterey. It’s a great area to walk around in and another community that sees huge traffic on Halloween.

Next, we have the Carmel Valley Village, which we’ve been to many times around Halloween time. We have friends who live out there as well and I can remember kid after kid after kid coming to the home as we sat in the backyard around a fire. I got there late one year and saw the traffic firsthand. It’s another big hot spot for trick-or-treaters.

Finally, Del Rey Oaks was a great area for trick-or-treating when I was little and it still is today.


Del Rey Oaks was a great spot when I was a kid and it’s still a great spot today.


 

As you can see, there are plenty of great places to take your kids this Halloween. If you have any questions for us, need directions, or want any advice if you’re thinking of moving to one of these areas, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email today. For more information on past Halloweens in the Monterey Peninsula, check out an older blog postWe look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Oct. 2, 2018

Is It a Good Idea to List During the Holidays?


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Many people think that around the holidays, the market just stops and turns off. But that’s just not true.
 
The truth is that people are always looking for real estate, no matter the time of year. If anything, buyers that are out over the holiday season are more serious than some of the second- homebuyers that we have during the year. People who are out spending their time over the holidays looking at homes would obviously rather be doing something else; you won’t get as many looky-loos during this time of year.
 
As a seller, you’ll have less competition since many people take their homes off the market, thinking it’s a bad time of year to sell. Or it could be that sellers who aren’t that serious might not want to balance the inconvenience of selling a home with preparing for the holidays. But if you want to take advantage of the fact that there are serious buyers on the market during the holidays, then it’s a great time to sell
 
All the national experts seem to agree that our market is heading toward a shift. We’ve seen price increases for about eight years, inventory increase, and buyer activity slow down; normally, real estate cycles in California last eight to 10 years before they shift, so the activity we’ve been seeing is just a signal that things are slowing down naturally. 
 

Many people think that around the holidays the market just stops and turns off. But that’s just not true.



It’s hard to say if the shift will impact the Monterey Peninsula, but we are one of the most beautiful places in the world, and we’re always in demand. If you wait until next year to act, you may miss an opportunity in 2018. Mind you, we don’t have a crystal ball, but going on what the experts have been saying coupled with our feelings of the market, we suggest that you get on the market sooner rather than later. We don’t know what the future holds for the market.
 
If you’re a seller and have questions about what your home is worth, reach out to us. On our website, we have a home valuation link that will give you an automated estimation of your home’s value. For an even more detailed analysis, we can personally come to your home and look at any upgrades you’ve made to compare it to other comparable homes that have sold in the area. We hope to hear from you soon.
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Aug. 30, 2018

How Can You Help Our School Districts Win $100,000 at the 2019 U.S. Open?



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If you live here in the Monterey Peninsula, odds are you’re either a golf fan or you know someone who is. Next year the U.S. Open is once again coming to town at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and when it does, you have a chance to help the Monterey school districts win $100,000.

The U.S. Open has a great history at Pebble Beach, and it’s produced a ton of memorable moments. Next year’s tournament will be particularly special, though, because it is the course’s 100th anniversary. Normally, the U.S. Open is held at Pebble Beach every 10 years, but they’re making an exception in 2019.

When it does, the city of Pacific Grove has reached a deal with the Pebble Beach Company that states if they can raise 600 volunteers for the tournament, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation will donate $100,000 to Pacific Grove school districts.

The U.S. Open isn’t the only golf tournament that generates money for local charities in Monterrey. Last year, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am generated over $10 million. It’s no small wonder, then, that these events produce armies of local volunteers. We have friends of ours who come from as far away as Pennsylvania to lend a hand. We ourselves volunteer by providing physically challenged transportation so that those with special needs have access the golf course.

If you would like to volunteer and help our school districts win $100,000, click here and use the registration code PGUSD2019.

Let’s work together to raise this money for a good cause. If you have any questions about this opportunity, feel free to reach out to us.

As always, if you have any real estate questions, please feel free to call or email us anytime. We would love to help you.

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Aug. 20, 2018

Pebble Beach Luxury Ocean View Real Estate for Sale

Pebble Beach Luxury Ocean View Real Estate for Sale 

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Listing Details

  • Pebble Beach Luxury Ocean View Real Estate for Sale
  • 4134 Sunridge Road, Pebble Beach CA 93950
  • Brand New Luxury Construction
  • Offered at: $2.650,000
  • MLS#: ML81707995
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Living Space: Approximately 3579 square feet (Third Party Source)
  • Basement: Approximately 2467 square feet (Third Party Source)
  •  Lot Size:  Approximately 11,963 square feet

Contact Mark Bruno or Jeff Davi with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this Pebble Beach luxury property is still available.  Call (831) 313-2289 to set up a private appointment to view it.

Pebble Beach Luxury Ocean View home for sale

Pebble Beach Luxury Ocean View Home for Sale

Pebble Beach Luxury living roomYou will enjoy blue water views through the Monterey pine forest from this brand new southern facing Pebble Beach luxury Ocean view home for sale that is tucked behind the private gates of Pebble Beach. 

Local architect Chad Brown from Monterey Designs, Inc. designed this modern luxe Mediterranean with nearly 3600 square feet of living space and an additional almost 2500 square feet basement! Modern conveniences such as a Lutron RA2 whole-house lighting system that can be controlled by your phone, a multi-zoned audio system with surround sound in the living room, and a Nest controlled radiant heating system.  It is conveniently located close to the Highway 1 Pebble Beach Gate, which is just a few minutes from Carmel by the Sea, Monterey, and Pacific Grove.  Shopping is close, along with access to the many beaches around the Monterey Peninsula and all the fantastic golf courses Pebble Luxury home in Pebble BeachBeach and the surrounding area has to offer.

The new owner of this Ocean view home will be fortunate enough to be the first resident to occupy this brand-new luxury Pebble Beach property! And if you are from the area, you know how rare it is to find a new construction home here and this one is a beauty!  From the travertine stone or the beautiful strawberry blonde walnut floors to the Venetian plaster walls, you can tell the builder took pride when constructing this luxurious home.  

The kitchen is open and conducive to entertaining.  There is a large knotty alder center island covered in polished granite, which is perfect for people to gather around while you are preparing a great meal on the Thermador gas range.  The cabinets are knotty alder and blend perfectly with the plaster walls and stone floors. There is a butler’s pantry with an additional sink and dishwasher and room for an additional refrigerator.

There is a formal dining room that opens to the front entry courtyard for al fresco dining opportunities in the great climate upper Pebble Beach offers.

The living room is spacious and has great views of the ocean through the indigenous Monterey pine trees, a look only available on the Monterey Peninsula. The open beams and fireplace adorned with Carmel stone add to the coziness of this space.

The main level is also home to two bedrooms and an office with a half bath, which could be converted into a guest bedroom.  There is a large hall bath with a soaking tub and a walk-in shower.

The ocean view master suite is over 1000 square feet and is located on the upper level.  It includes a sitting room and large bedroom with hardwood floors plus a 278 square feet balcony covered in stone.  There is a fireplace to take the chill out of the cool Pebble Beach evenings.

The luxury spa-like master bath is covered in travertine and features a large jetted soaking tub, a walk-in shower for two, dual vanities and a walk-in closet.

 

Dreaming of A 2500 Square Feet Wine Celler?

Potential Pebble Beach 2500 square feet wine cellar

In addition to the nearly 3500 square feet, this luxurious residence has to offer, there is a big bonus!  Have you ever dreamt of having a 2500 square foot wine cellar to entertain your friends in?  This is your opportunity to do so!  The basement has been finished and is ready for you to make it whatever you would like it to be.  And at 2467 square feet, this is a ton of bonus space to be used as you please,

Pebble Beach Upper Forest Neighborhood

Pebble Beach's Upper Forest Neighborhood is located at the top of Huckleberry Hill and is the easternmost neighborhood in Pebble Beach. The Upper Forest is located to the north and slightly west of the Hwy 1 Gate into Pebble Beach and gets the most sunshine of all of Pebble Beach due to the coastal fog burning off here first. This neighborhood is known for its scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, Monterey Bay, Point Lobos and Carmel Bay. There is some amazing luxury ocean view real estate in this neighborhood due to its unique vantage point.  Read more about Pebble Beach’s Upper Forest Neighborhood.

About Pebble Beach Luxury Ocean View Real Estate

Pebble Beach is synonymous with luxury and I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you that Pebble Beach is full of luxury real estate, especially luxury real estate with Ocean views.  To some people, Oceanfront real estate is the epitome of luxury living while others prefer a Pebble Beach Golf Course home with ocean views in the background.  It is hard to argue whether Pebble Beach Ocean Front Real Estate is more luxurious than Pebble Beach Golf Course Real Estate when they both are incredible pieces of luxury real estate.  

 

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Aug. 14, 2018

Why the Monterey Car Week and Concours d'Elegance Is a Must-See



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Today we want to talk about something that is near and dear to both Jeff's and my heart: car week. It is amazing how the Monterey Car Week & Concours d'Elegance event started as a one-day event and has since turned into a 10-day celebration of vehicles.

Out of all the events in Monterey, this is Jeff's favorite. He loves cars and enjoys seeing the auctions. Over the 10 days the event takes place, the city comes alive with an estimated 500,000 people.

The event, which is held on Pebble Beach Golf Links 18th hole, is among the greatest car events in the world. Last year they had cars set up on the first fairway as well as the 17th hole with a collection of classic Ferraris set up all the way back to the first hole.

Jeff says that his favorite event besides the car show is the auctions that take place. There are six different auctions that take place including the Mecum Muscle Cars and More Auction, Russo and Steele Auction, RM Auctions' Sports and Classics of Monterey, and Bonhams Auctions. No matter which you go to, if you like to watch auto shows live, this is the place to do it because there is so much diversity.

Personally, I love the Pebble Beach Rally where priceless vehicles are taken down the coast of Big Sur on a set course. They even stop for breakfast to allow people to see the cars closer.

Another event you should check out is The Barnyard Ferrari Event. This occurs Friday afternoon and is sponsored by our brokerage, Keller Williams Coastal Estates. We will be there if you want to come and say hello.

McCall's Motorworks Revival at the airport hanger is on Wednesday, the Concorso Italiano at the Black Horse Golf Course is on Saturday, August 25, and of course The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is on Friday, August 24.

The Quail is an amazing time and, even at $600 per ticket, the event sells out every year. A ticket earns attendees a chance to enjoy amazing food and, of course, the cars. If you have never attended this event, it is very decadent. The last time I was there, I had oysters and shrimp with champagne as well as the ability to go inside a private aircraft to look around.


All of the fees paid by the people that participate in the Concours d'Elegance go to charity.


This event is less than a month away and we are very excited about all of it. Our team volunteers at the Concours d'Elegance event and all the proceeds go to charity. We also help with transportation to and from the 18th hole for people who normally would not have access to the event so they can experience it as well which benefits the Monterey Veterans.

All of the fees paid by the people that participate in the Concours d'Elegance go to charity as well. The fees do vary as people who come from overseas pay thousands of dollars to have their car in the event. People come from all over the world to be a part of this major international event.

To find out more about these events as well as get a complete list of the events for this week-long celebration, you can visit our blog here. If you have any other questions about this or are interested in buying or selling, please feel free to call or email. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

 

Aug. 13, 2018

Del Rey Oaks Home for Sale

Del Rey Oaks Home for Sale

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Listing Detail

  • 1033 Via Verde Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940
  • Price: $739,000
  • MLS number: ML81717508
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Square Footage: 1560 square feet
  • Lot Size:  6237 Square feet (County)

Call Mark Bruno (831) 917-8190 or Jeff Davi (831) 594 3290 with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this property is still available and to set up an appointment to look inside.

Remodeled Del Rey Oaks Home for Sale Great for Entertaining

Del Rey Oaks home for sale

del rey oaks real estateYou are going to love this remodeled, turnkey Del Rey Oaks home for sale located right smack in the middle of the town and just a short walk to the wonderful outdoor space Del Rey Oaks has to offer. 

With many custom designer type treatments, 1033 Via Verde is a fantastic Del Rey Oaks home to live in.  It is roomy with 1560 square feet of living space although it lives much larger with the large deck and the great outdoor space.  

The kitchen has been totally remodeled with stainless steel appliances, new Shaker style cabinets, tile backsplash that extends to the ceiling, hardwood countertops and a fantastic hammered copper farm style sink.  There is tons of natural light with the open-design the kitchen and dining area offer. There is a door that leads out to the backyard, making it perfect for Del Rey Oaks CA Home for saleentertaining guests.

The living room is very spacious and benefits from a ton of natural light.  There is a brick fireplace, the original refinished oak hardwood floors, a large built-in bookcase and two sliding glass doors, one leading to the front balcony and the other leading to the backyard.

There are three nice sized bedrooms all with hardwood floors and one being the master suite.  The first bedroom offers a cool designer accent wall, while the other is currently set up as “the princess room.” The hall bath is modern with glass countertops, a ceramic raised sink, and contemporary cabinets.  The master bedroom has two closets!  The master bath is spacious and has a modern feel.  It features a walk-in shower, a raised colored glass sink, and contemporary vanity.

Del Rey Oaks CA real estateOne of the stars of this house is the backyard, with it’s 600+ square feet of deck.  It is perfect for entertaining day or night with the floating canvas shades and the warm glow of the included mood lighting.

If you are looking for a Del Rey Oaks home for sale that is in move-in condition and won’t bust the piggy bank, you must make an appointment to see this Rel Rey Oaks home!

Del Rey Oaks Neighborhood

Del Rey Oaks, CA is a small city of roughly 1600+ people located on the southern end of the Monterey Bay, just north of Monterey, CA. It was incorporated in in 1953.  They do however have their own police department and post office!

Del Reay Oaks CA out door livingConveniently located with easy access to Hwy 1 and Scenic HWY 68, Del Rey Oaks is a great, more affordable place for locals to live.  The climate is pleasant with average temperatures in the low 70’s in the summer time making it slightly warmer than nearby peninsula cities of Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and about on par with Carmel and most of Monterey.

Del Rey Oaks Real Estate

Del Rey Oaks real estate is a little more expensive than Seaside, CA real estate, but less than Monterey real estate, making it “just right” for many home buyers. With only 741 homes in the city, real estate for sale is always scarce in Del Rey Oaks with normally only 1 or 2 homes available on the MLS at any given time.  Homes in Del Rey Oaks were predominately built in the 1950’s through the 1970’s and tend to have a mid-century modern feel to them with flat roofs and more angular lines.

The Monterey Regional Airport boarders Del Rey Oaks on the southern side although noise from the airport seems to be minimal, depending on your location in Del Rey Oaks.

Del Rey Oaks has two parks.  One is dead center of the city and is home to a baseball diamond, a basketball court, a couple of slides for the kids and a dog park for the locals who live in the city.  The other park is a 17-acre wetland Preserve named the Frog Pond.  It is a great place to go for a walk and check out the local bird wildlife.

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July 20, 2018

Monterey Beach House for Sale

Listing Detail

Call Mark Bruno (831) 917-8190 or Jeff Davi (831) 594 3290 with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this property is still available and to set up an appointment to look inside.

Monterey Beach House for Sale in Del Monte Beach Neighborhood

124 Duncrest Monterey CA 93940

Calling all Beach Bums!!! 

With the waterfront just a few short blocks away, you will absolutely love this 2 bedroom, 2 bath beach house located in the best beach neighborhood in Monterey.  Recently remodeled, there is really nothing for you to do but move in and enjoy the coveted lifestyle this beach cottage offers.

Monterey Beach Cottage bathroomStep through the front gate to a private side yard that leads you to the front door.  Although this isn't a waterfront home, you can certainly hear the waves of Monterey Bay slapping against the sandy shores of Del Monte Beach close by.

Once inside, you can tell this is not your ordinary remodel!  Your eyes are treated to a light and bright open concept dining room and living room with a new kitchen with wood countertops, vaulted ceilings, a subway tile backsplash, high-end appliances, beautiful brand new floors under feet, and an antiqued fireplace. There is a large sliding glass door leading to a spacious backyard.

There are two spacious bedrooms, one a master suite with its own dedicated bathroom with a large walk-in shower and marble countertops.  There is a hall bath with a shower over tub and does double duty as the laundry room. In addition, there is a great backyard that is surprisingly spacious and offers a lot of privacy.  

This remodeled beach house is in turn key condition and is ready for its new owner to move on in. They will enjoy an incredible lifestyle that only living on Del Monte Beach can offer…Enjoying walks on the beach and incredible sunsets every day from your new Monterey beach house!

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Del Monte Beach Neighborhood

Monterey’s Del Monte Beach neighborhood is a hidden gem that many newcomers to the area don’t even know exists.  It is comprised of many mid-century modern styled beach homes, a large architecturally significant condo complex as well as some apartment buildings. It attracts people from other significant beach cities in California who are looking to purchase a home with that great “beach bum” lifestyle. It has great access to what is probably the best stretch of sandy beach in Monterey County.  This great neighborhood is located at the western end of Casa Verde Way, on the west side of Del Monte Blvd. in Monterey and includes the aptly named streets of Surf Way, Beach Way, Dunecrest Avenue, Spray Avenue, Foam Avenue and Tide Avenue, which fronts Del Monte Beach.

Monterey’s Del Monte Beach occupies the southern-most tip of Monterey Bay and offers Del Monte Beach neighborhood residents uninterrupted walks from the Monterey Wharf all the way past Marina State Beach!  This is the longest stretch of sandy beach on the Monterey Peninsula and makes for incredible sunset walks and daytime adventures.  It is common to see marine wildlife from the shores of Del Monte Beach including encounters with dolphins, whales, sea lions, sea otters, pelicans, and other shorebirds in addition to the incredible spectacle that is the Monterey Bay.  Fishing, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking and other water sports are abundantly available from this location. Ahhh, and don’t forget the sunsets!

It also shouldn’t be a surprise the neighborhood is occupied by renters as well as second homeowners and primary homeowners, all who love the lifestyle associated with living this close to the water.

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