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John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio: Home of Classic American Author

Pacific Grove, Central Coast
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Description

This charming and historic studio was once owned by American author John Steinbeck.

The Space
This studio has a unique and rich literary history, having belonged to John Steinbeck in the early 1940's. He used it as his writing studio and worked on novels including The Sea of Cortez while living here. It has been renovated to pay homage to the period and history of the property. It has a masculine and sophisticated, yet romantic feel.

This cozy studio retreat has one bedroom with a queen bed and and a sitting area, a spacious full bathroom, and a fully stocked kitchen. There is cable TV, DVD player and wireless internet.

The studio is approximately 350 square feet. It is original 1920's architecture and has short doorways throughout the studio. Tall guests will need to mind their heads.

It is one of three cottages on the property and sits behind The Steinbeck Cottage and next to The Traveler's Cottage.

Guest Access
Guests will enjoy a dedicated outdoor sitting area, beautiful views of the garden, and peeks of the ocean.

Interaction with Guests
While The Writer's Studio is one of the three cottages on the property, it offers plenty of privacy and a dedicated outdoor area.

For larger groups, The Writer's Studio can be rented with The Traveler's Cottage which is next door on the same property (VRBO property #464633), and/or with The Steinbeck Cottage (VRBO property #506072).

The Neighborhood
Pacific Grove has been called “Butterfly Town U.S.A.,” “The Most Romantic City in the U.S.,” “A Dreamy California Destination, ” as well as an idyllic place to get married, to honeymoon or to just hang out. Some of it is self-proclaimed, some the acclaim of people who have actually visited Pacific Grove.

You will find Pacific Grove on the very tip of the scenic, tree-shrouded Monterey Peninsula with a rocky coastline and an ambiance of charm, grace and beauty.

Founded in the 1870s as a Methodist summer retreat, Pacific Grove still bears the look and feel of yesteryear. As you stroll the residential streets admiring the charm of home after home, you will notice little plaques on many of the homes that bear the name of the original owner and the year in which it was built. To qualify for a plaque from the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove, a structure must look like it did when it was originally built.

Among its visitors are brightly colored orange-and-black Monarch butterflies, who overwinter in Pacific Grove after traveling up to 2,000 miles, arriving by the thousands starting in October, peaking around Christmas and departing by March.

Besides its scenic beauty and idyllic neighborhoods, Pacific Grove offers an eclectic downtown experience, with small boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, antique stores and more. Other vibrant shopping areas are along Central Avenue at the entrance to Pacific Grove from Cannery Row and at the top of Forest Avenue on Forest Hill.

Getting around
The Writer's Studio is centrally located and a short walk from many scenic destinations. It is located a half mile from The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row, as well as downtown Pacific Grove. Lover's Point beach is just one mile away and downtown Monterey is two miles away.

There are many fantastic restaurants, activities and shops in the area.

Other Things to Note
- Our cottage is licensed with the city of Pacific Grove (#0326).
- There is a two-night minimum stay requirement for all bookings.
- Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am.
- There is a firm no smoking and no pet policy.

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Amenities

Internet
WLAN
TV
Balcony/Terrace
Garden
Parking
Barrierfree
Towels
Overview: Internet, WLAN, TV, Heating, DVD player, Hairdryer, Ironing board, Towels
Kitchen amenities: Kitchen, Oven, Cooktop, Microwave, Fridge, Coffee machine, Toaster, Dishes
Outside: Balcony/Terrace, Garden, Parking
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User reviews

5.0
Fantastic
314 User ratings
From verified guests
Charming, perfect for a romantic getaway, and clos
5.0
From verified guest, Jan 2019
We had a lovely time. The cottage was adorable and walking distance to great restaurants, the aquarium, and all the fun of Monterey. We will definitely be back!
Cozy immaculate cottage in quiet location
5.0
From verified guest, Nov 2018
The Writer's Studio is a three-room cottage (bedroom with a small sitting area, kitchen with table and two chairs, and nice-size bathroom) that is unique and charming. My husband and I stayed for a week in November and used it as a wonderful base for relaxing (there is also an outside area that is d...Show more
The Grapes of Commercialism?
4.0
From verified guest, Oct 2018
The cottage is in a very good location, only about a half mile from Cannery Row, at the top of a long hill in a pleasant and seemingly safe neighborhood. The hosts did not meet my wife and me in person but e-mailed directions and answered our questions promptly and clearly. The cottage is cute and w...Show more
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