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Colleen Marquez

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Colleen Marquez

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Carmel Valley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Rustic Elegance - Cabin - 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 8-

Lovingly preserved and freshly restored, this rustic beauty sparkles! Architecture is reminiscent of Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel, with cathedral ceilings, stripped redwood beams, and 4 river rock fireplaces. This idyllic retreat was built in 1930 by Pebble Beach residents, Grace and Paul Veeder to relax and entertain guests.

Cherished by our 5 family generations as a private hideaway home, The Ranch House is now offered as an exclusive, executive family retreat that today's multiple generations can treasure as they enjoy precious time together.

Exquisite kitchen, 2 quaint bathrooms (pedestal tub/shower in the guest suite and a candlelit fireplace shower in the master suite) with custom furnishings throughout. Careful preservation and upgrades adorn this historic treasure.

Just 15 minutes from Carmel, and its coastal fog, The Ranch House at Garzas Creek soaks in Carmel Valley sunshine most of the year. Minutes away to golf, horseback riding, shopping, fine dining, & wine tasting.

Our 3 bedroom / 2 bath rustic Ranch House comfortably accommodates 8 - 10 people (2 queens and 2 bunk beds) with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper mattresses and luxury linens for the most discriminating travelers. The Ranch House offers the best of yesterday with the luxuries of today.

We invite you to come discover this exceptional retreat, in a secluded canyon on 50+ acres, (1/4 mile off a quiet residential road). Features include: custom kitchen with radiant-heat tiled floors, tiled counters, custom redwood cabinets, spacious great room with majestic river rock fireplace, original wide plank redwood floors, original 'twig furniture,' Native American and early Californian art, 8' pool table, massive outdoor stone fireplace on terrace, new private hot tub, seasonal creek, and plenty of land to hike on and explore with exclusive, private trail head access to Garland Regional Park.

Equestrians, bring your horses on vacation, and stable up to 3 horses steps away from The Ranch House in our covered shed row, with 12 x 24' stalls. Ideal for trail riders and show horses. Trail riders will enjoy private access to 4500 acres of rugged mountain terrain, mountain streams and hidden Redwood Canyon in Garland Park.

Horse show participants will have peace of mind, knowing your equine friend is under your watchful eye - away from the bustle of show grounds. You both will relax in comfort, quiet, and convenience. Show venues are nearby. The Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club is a hack away. Pebble Beach Stables are 25 minutes away. Monterey County Fairgrounds are 30 minutes away.

Call today to reserve your time at one of the newest ...yet oldest...vacation bed and barn in Carmel Valley! As you relax in the creek side hot tub under a brilliant canopy of stars, The Ranch House at Garzas Creek will become YOUR favorite vacation spot!

Please call Colleen Marquez for more information and to reserve your next getaway in Carmel Valley.

**(all rates plus cleaning fee, and security deposit/s).

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colleen Marquez (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Colleen Marquez

Mom and Dad are our 3rd generation family partners. We are grateful to them for allowing us to use The Ranch House as a place where we can come and stay when we're in town, and rent to you the rest of the year! We think Great-Grands Paul and Grace, and Granny and GrandDad would be pleased, too! This is a family enterprise, and we feel truly blessed to share our heritage with you.

Colleen Marquez purchased this cabin in 1930

Why Colleen Marquez chose Carmel Valley

Samuel F.B. Morse was our Great GrandDad's friend from Yale. He persuaded Paul and Grace to buy almost 800 acres in Carmel Valley, and a handful of lots in Pebble Beach in the late 1920's. They loved escaping the fog on the coast to visit the Carmel Valley sunshine. Nice choice!

What makes this cabin unique

Be properly warned. There is never enough time to enjoy your stay at The Ranch House. Time here is so slow and charming, you will almost feel you are in a dream. But no matter how many nights you stay, it is NEVER enough time, and the last day at The Ranch House will come too quickly. So plan to stay an extra day whenever possible!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was INCREDIBLE! We had such a wonderful time. The house was simply gorgeous!! The things that you bought are first class. It was very fun to be the first guests. We had a great family weekend. We hope to return soon!
Oct 2008
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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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based on 17 traveler reviews

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Carmel Valley's 'Little Ahwahnee' Creek Cabin - Newly restored. Fairytale charm.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

So peaceful. And a hot tub in the woods!? Mr Gary the caretaker was amazing - kids still talking about the chickens and horses. And he & his lovely wife took us on a beautiful tour of the horses! We were amazed by the chain of state trails in the area - connecting right up to Garzas. Our 4yo and 6yo had no trouble hiking 6 miles each day. And - you can see the ocean! A class act all around. Keep this one a secret! Amazing linens, bathrobes for all, and radiant floor heating. Thank you all. This was better than the Monterey Aquarium. And we found the best newts I've ever seen. THANK YOU GARZAS CREEK!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted you enjoyed your family time at The Ranch House. Thank you for being our treasured guests. Please come back "home" again soon. Warmly, Colleen and Family

Old world charm meets present day comforts.

  • 5 of 5

I have never stayed in a place where the charm of days gone by met up with the comforts of the present day so seamlessly. i.e: The bathroom has a gorgeous river- rock century old fireplace, but also has heated tiled floors! So much attention has been paid to the details inside and outside of the home. It was often hard to decide if we would rather stay indoors and enjoy the comfort of the home or go outdoors and explore the acres of wooded wilderness. Our only regret with our stay at The Ranch House was that we didn't stay longer. I HIGHLY recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews say it all - its charming, cozy, comfortable and Colleen is a peach! Here's what set The Ranch House apart for our family: we wanted something close to the Holman Ranch event venue (it is!) needed to sleep 10 adults (it did!)

had to evoke all kinds of sentimental childhood memories and keep the current crowd of "kids" occupied (check and check!) There is already talk of going back for a warm weather reunion. Loved it-

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

I chose the Ranch at Garzas Creek for a last minute birthday "staycation" celebration for my husband. While I only live 15 minutes away from the Ranch, I felt like I was a million miles away! It was perfect from the first inquiry I made, which was answered within minutes of being submitted. The owner was gracious and welcoming, and arranged for me to preview the house before committing. I don't think there could be a photograph that captures the feeling of this home - the feeling of peace, the rushing sound of the creek, the "in the middle of nowhere-ness" (although there are amenities clost by) that you feel as soon as you step inside the gate. The exquisite attention to detail, the spic and span cleanliness, the historic charm and well thought-out amenities (especially the hot tub and the pool table!!) all made for a fabulous epxerience for us, and for a handful of our local friends, all of whom raved about the place the minute they walked through the door. We are all in the hospitality business, so we recognize the extra effort the owners have put in place to ensure a seamless stay.

My only regret was only booking two days. If we could, we would have stayed a week or longer. We will definitely be back and I highly recommend it to anyone considering a stay in the area, or anyone from the area looking for a getaway for themselves or their friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fiona, We are so happy you and your husband had a wonderful "staycation" at The Ranch House, and we look forward to welcoming you back again for a longer time. However, I, myself don't know how long will suffice. Truly, there is something about The Ranch House that feels as though a part of your heart is left behind. Cliche or not, it happens to me, every time! Thank you for your most generous review. Coming from you and your husband, with your experiences managing one of Carmel's most prestigious and well-respected inns, your review speaks volumes. We appreciate knowing how The Ranch House meets with your experienced eye for detail and guest comfort. I dare say, Granny would be proud. And we are grateful. We will share your good words with our caretakers and housekeepers, too. Do come back soon! The Ranch House at Garzas Creek will be waiting for you to visit that piece of your heart it holds hostage with mine. Best always, Colleen
Portola Valley, CA

Wonderful Retreat in Carmel Valley

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending six days here with our dog. The house is charming and very comfortably and thoughfully furnished -- good beds and linens, good kitchen appliances, radiant heat under the floors. Loved the hot tub, the outdoor fireplace, being near Garland Ranch Regional Park's miles of trails, cooking "just-laid" eggs from the Ranch's chickens. We plan to go back next September. Our dog was very happy here. It's legal for a dog to be off-leash on the Garland Park trails, as long as the dog is in the human's sight and under voice control. There are two good restaurants within a mile or two -- Bernardus and Cafe Rustica. Enjoyed wine-tasting in Carmel Valley Village (about a mile from house).

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St. Louis, MO

Wonderful stay at the Ranch House

  • 5 of 5

Our family (six of us) spent five wonderful days at the Ranch House. We were greeted by the caretaker who introduced us to the house, gave us some history, and informed us of the trails to be hiked, which we did first thing the next day at Garland Regional Park (trail just outside the house). The house was so comfortable and spacious with authentic decor of days-gone-by. The owners have done a fabulous job of restoring this gem. We loved sitting in the hot tub and listening to Garza Creek flow by; had lunch and dinner outside beside the huge fireplace; and even witnessed sheep shearing! Everyone who works on the ranch was so cordial and gracious - we want to come back! Thanks, for making this time such a treat.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Car: necessary

Carmel Valley, Central Coast, California, USA (15 Min to Carmel's Shops! 20 Min to Pebble Beach Golf!) Close to Holly Farm and Holman Ranch.

Other Activities: kayaking, shelling, wildlife, horseshoes, biking, shopping, boating, health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

From $550 Per night

Carmel Valley Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Housekeeping $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Holidays, and special events are subject to premium rates and minimum stays. Please email Colleen at for more information.
If reservation is greater than 30 days from booking date, 50% of Room Rent, Tax and Housekeeping will hold the reservation. Balance of rent, plus tax, housekeeping, and security deposit/s are due in full 30 days prior to check in.
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Carmel Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Beds: * Queen Bed (2): Luxury Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds. New. * Double Bed: Double bed is on lower bunk in 3rd bedroom. * Twin/Single Bed: Trundle is available for use in bunk room - or can be moved to other bedroom or living space as desired for extra sleeping space. * Bunk Bed (2): Kids and adults alike will love 'the Dog House' - aka bunk room. 2 comfortable bunk beds: Single over single over trundle, and single over double futon. Cozy and fun. * Convertible Bed: 2 large sofas (one in great room; one in smaller living room) provide extra sleeping accommodations with queen sleepers. (one with air mattress topper for exceptional comfort). **********Luxury bed linens, 100% Cotton high count, down and down alternative pillows, bath towels, kitchen towels, & spa towels are provided. 6 spa robes are provided.**********
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
*Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Plenty of room for your RV/Boat/Horse trailer -- *2 fully functional wood burning river rock fireplaces: 1 in great room, 1 on outside terrace. Master bedroom and master bath each have natural river rock fireplaces for candle use ambiance only (provided). 2 wood stoves: 1 in great room, 1 in smaller living room -- *2 new flat screen TVs w/Comcast cable. (42' & 27'-1 in great room, the other in smaller living room. BOSE sound system/DVD/CD for both TVs -- *I-Home alarm clocks in each bedroom -- *New private hot tub off river rock terrace accommodates 4-6 people-overlooks creek, w/view of outdoor fireplace Wonderful relaxation! -- *new stainless appliances...

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