John Steinbeck, the prolific Pultizer Prize-winning author, called this cute California cottage home in the 1940s after eloping with his wife, Carol Henning. And fans of the writer, take note: The home was a backdrop to several key moments in the author's life. While living in the Pacific Grove beauty, he came up with the plot of The Grapes of Wrath and became friends with Ed Ricketts, the inspiration for the character "Doc" in Cannery Row. Many literary historical moments took place in this cottage — and now you can vacation there.
Sporting a blue exterior, white trim, and grey roof, The Steinbeck Cottage is literally the epitome of quaint. Along with the cocktail party conversation fodder about staying in a famous author's home, you also get access to spacious sleeping quarters for up to five guests. The renovated 900-square-foot cottage feels airy thanks to an abundance of large windows, and the unique tented cathedral ceilings make the living room feel extra-large, but still cozy at the same time.
In the front yard, there is a seating area with Adirondack chairs and a fire pit, perfect for long summer nights, or for channeling your inner Steinbeck and writing your own stories.
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For more information about the Steinbeck Cottage, visit HomeAway.