THE ACORN - A MAJESTIC COASTAL RANCH HOME WITH CHARMING GUEST HOUSE

Patrick & Sara Whisler

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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THE ACORN - A MAJESTIC COASTAL RANCH HOME WITH CHARMING GUEST HOUSE

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5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10.

The Acorn is located 2 miles south of Carmel across Highway One from Point Lobos State Park - one of the most magnificent and picturesque areas on the West Coast. This property is located on approximately 5 acres on the top of a knoll overlooking Carmel Bay, Pebble Beach and Point Lobos. Surrounded by open space and park land, the Acorn is a very private setting yet only a 5 minute drive to a new Safeway, shopping and Carmel-by-the-Sea shops and dining. Golf, scuba diving, hiking, beaches -- all close by. Big Sur is a scenic drive just 40 minutes south on Highway One. In addition to the main house, there is a charming guest house with full accommodations.

The Main House: The main house features a king master suite with sliding glass doors that provide romantic, breathtaking views of Point Lobos and Pebble Beach and access to the home's expansive deck. There is also a queen bedroom with separate bathroom and dressing room that also has access to the deck via sliding glass doors. Two additional bedrooms each have two twin beds. A sofa bed in the parlor/game room provides additional sleeping accommodations. See our website www.pointlobosrentals.com for more info.

Guest House: The guest cottage is a charming, cozy 3-room cottage with a king bed, full bath, kitchen and laundry. This unique cottage provides ultimate privacy from the main house should you so desire. Yet it is close enough to provide additional guest accommodations for friends or family.

Come! Enjoy!: The Acorn will provide a unique and unforgettable setting for any family gathering or romantic getaway. Ideally suited for entertaining or just enjoying yourself in a country setting. Contact us for 2014-2015 2-4 person rates! 831-917-7773

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Patrick & Sara Whisler (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Patrick & Sara Whisler

Family purchased property in 1898, Historic Ranch

Patrick & Sara Whisler purchased this house in 1898

Why Patrick & Sara Whisler chose Carmel

Family property purchased in 1898

Guestbook comments from the owner

To Mark, Patrick & Sara, Diane and Carolyn,



We've just returned to Boston from our family gathering at The Acorn Ranch and I wanted to let you know how much we treasured everything about it and how thankful we are that you're willing to share your special Carmel/Pt. Lobos home. I feel so fortunate to have fond it on VRBO.



For those of us from 1 to 71, it was perfect. The huge grand dining table was the focal point of our days (for meals and for puzzles and games with grandchildren), and epitomized the quality, history, traditions of The Acorn where so many have gathered, grateful for the foresight of Alexander Allan, the Riley family, and the immense talents of the Whislers in bringing the old and the new together to create such a wonderful home.



We were surrounded by history, beautiful furnishing, interesting collections, beautiful Oriental rugs... and then there were the comfortable touches in a beautiful, FULLY-equipped, contemporary kitchen, the George Nelson lights, wood ceilings, expansive glass, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired lanterns/lights, beautiful landscaping and trellises!!



We adults appreciated the quality linens and towels (even beach towels!), the washer/dryer, and so many thoughtful details you provided. The ranch setting delighted our young grandchildren who were entertained endlessly by "Jesse" "Goldie" "Tom" and "Mikey" (the horses), the miniature horses, the deer and turkeys. The expansive house, older and newer, gave everyone space and so many options: a cabinet of games; a library of books, even for the 4 year olds; 2 grassy areas for soccer games; bike riding on the dirt road; adventures to the basketball court, and the back garden with its "quiet time" reading swing and the lemon tree and raspberries.



We grandparents had a quiet get away in the guest house, far from the (too) early a.m. wakings in the house.



We hardly needed to leave the property at all as we enjoyed the spectacular beauty of Pt. Lobos, high above Carmel and our view of the water, but we had 3 great beach days. Pt. Lobos was almost a walk away and we took advantage of that special landscape and CA treasure that your family saved. We had Gibson Beach to ourselves one day - so gentle for the grandchildren who didn't seem to mind the cold water. The Carmel River Beach was great for kite flying, and the Monterey Aquarium was a nice day trip.
Aug 2014
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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The Acorn - A Majestic Coastal Ranch Home with Charming Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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The Acorn - A Majestic Coastal Ranch Home with Charming Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206410
+ 831-917-7773
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Awesome home

  • 5 of 5
This property is beautiful, historic, elegantly renovated and functional. The views and surrounding are amazing. Everything works in the home and the house was immaculate. It felt very safe and is easily accessible from Monterey or Carmel. It was an awesome place for our family to stay and gather during the time of my son's wedding in Monterey. The owners are a wonderful family.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking such great care of the Acorn! We hope to have you back soon.

The Whisler Family
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The Acorn - A Majestic Coastal Ranch Home with Charming Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206410
+ 831-917-7773
Carmel Central Coast California
Lake Sherwood,CA
5

js110737@verizon.net

  • 5 of 5
If you want the best value and beautiful accommodations,look no further. There is an elegant/casual feel to the whole property. We have rented a lot of properties over the years. This has been the best!!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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The Acorn - A Majestic Coastal Ranch Home with Charming Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206410
+ 831-917-7773
Carmel Central Coast California
Southern California
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was WONDERFUL!!  There are no words to describe how perfect your home was for our family!  As I think back on our week stay it brings tears to my eyes.  That is how perfect it was.  Everyone had their own space, yet the kitchen and living area accommodated all of us comfortably.  The grand-daughters took over the music room as their play room.  Not one toy was found outside that room!  The girls loved using it as their slumber party room as well!  We had our four children and their mates around the kitchen table for a breakfast and dinner and I can't tell you how that made us feel.  That table was the hub of our stay!  But the best part was us old folks could go to the cottage and enjoy the peace and quiet.  LOL.  The back yard and patio received a work out as well.  I just hope the horses didn't gain much weight on the apples we fed them. The quail, turkeys and the cow with the bell around it's neck were the cherry on top! Monterey and Carmel attractions were less than 5-15 minutes away and beach access for an afternoon picnic was just across the street. For those who wanted to hike or bike ride, Pt Lobos Reserve was only a hop, skip and jump away. There was always something to do or see for our group that aged from 18 months to, well retirement age! We all can't wait to return. Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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The Acorn - A Majestic Coastal Ranch Home with Charming Guest House
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+ 831-917-7773
Carmel Central Coast California
Citrus Heights, California, USA
5

Satisfied Grandfather

  • 5 of 5
Everything was great. The home was perfect for our family. The view was beautiful. There was lots of room for the kids to explore and run around and they had a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend this place for any large family. Thank you for sharing your home and we would come back again if we can ever get our families vacations coordinated together again. We did our best to take care of your home as we take care of our own.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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The Acorn - A Majestic Coastal Ranch Home with Charming Guest House
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+ 831-917-7773
Carmel Central Coast California
Pittsburgh PA
5

Majestic Coastal Ranch

  • 5 of 5
I want to THANK you for the rental of the Acorn Ranch last week. I can't tell you how much we loved it, from the beautiful views to the incredible family history. My husband and I were in need of a quiet getaway. Your family's legacy of preserving Point Lobos for future generations was inspiring to us and our families, an understanding of prior generations and their contributions to this world.
We will definitely be back for a second visit, my husband has an architectural / engineering firm and he would like to bring his staff for a visit to soak up the architecture and history. So again, a heartfelt THANK YOU, you provided us with a memorable vacation that we will always cherish.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Acorn - A Majestic Coastal Ranch Home with Charming Guest House
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+ 831-917-7773
Carmel Central Coast California
Hershey, PA
5

Memorable stay at the Acorn Ranch

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the ranch with the horses and ocean both in our view from most of the rooms in the house. It was beautiful weather and the way the house was laid out it was nice and quiet for us. The facilities were well maintained. We used the house mostly as a base for travel, although we enjoyed a few evenings by the fireplace in the kitchen. Our stay there helped create quite a memoribable experience for all eight of us!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hey Thanks for the great review. Glad you guys had a good trip. You did have some good weather as well.
Best
Patrick
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Map

Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Monestary
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rancho Canada
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rio Grill
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Carmel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season 2014-2015
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,695
$14,085
 
 
High Season 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,845
$17,535
 
 
Concourse 2015
Aug 11 2015 - Aug 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$15,000
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Notes Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. $750 refundable deposit$195 pet fee for 1 to 2 dogs, Max 10 guests only including infants and children no exceptions.No weddings or events allowed.
2014/2015 Winter Special
1 to 2 guests $2,369, 3 guest $3,122, 4 guests $3,874, including taxes and cleaning. Plus $750

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • #1 King Bath - toilet , shower , bidet
    #2 Queen - toilet , shower
    #3 - toilet , shower
    #4 Cottage - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , w/ bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , w/ bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Garden Cottage - 1 king , w/ bath
    Sofa Bed 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room
  • Sleeps 10 plus fold out sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • bay/sound
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • surf fishing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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