MOONGLOW: FOREST TRANQUILITY..PRIVATE HOT TUB..AQUARIUM PASSES

Chuck and Diane Elliott

Advertiser since 2001
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MOONGLOW: FOREST TRANQUILITY..PRIVATE HOT TUB..AQUARIUM PASSES

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Carmel Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Nestled into a beautiful forest setting overlooking Hatton Canyon, you will find our rustic guest cottage perfect for your Carmel getaway. Moonglow is a unique oasis for those that enjoy the tranquility of the forest, yet want to be minutes away from Carmel’s beautiful white sand beach and many artistic shops and restaurants.

A gorgeous deck surrounds the cottage with plenty of seating, a barbecue for outdoor enjoyment and a heater for cool evenings. The patio has a table and 4 chairs for outdoor dining. Steps lead to the upper deck where a wonderful private outdoor hot tub awaits for special evenings under the stars.

For the active traveler Moonglow offers equipment for hiking, biking, kayaking, tennis, golf and the beach. Walk or bike out the door to unspoiled Hatton canyon.

The beautiful bedroom has a double bed with a great mattress. If you need a queen or king, Moonglow may not be the best choice for you.

Moonglow has a bathroom with lovely tile shower, kitchenette and living room with a welcoming corner fireplace. There is also a trundle bed in the living room (converts to two twins) plus a bistro table with 2 chairs, a dresser with drawers, a chair with footstool, a flat screen television with DVD player and wireless broadband Internet access.

Moonglow is attached to our garage overlooking the canyon on our forested half acre lot and shares only the driveway with the main house.

Complimentary passes to the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium are included.

Moonglow is smoke free. No pets, please.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Chuck and Diane Elliott (Owner)
Advertiser since 2001
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About Chuck and Diane Elliott

Our romance began in 1961 when Diane came to Carmel to be a 4th grade teacher at Carmel River School. She met Chuck who had just left the Navy's Blue Angels and was enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School. In 1964 we were married and began a life together. Through the years, as a Navy family, we lived many places, but always returned to Carmel to visit our old friends and to bask in the beauty of the area. Of course, we always wished we had bought a place when we first lived here, and never really thought we would ever live in Carmel

Chuck and Diane Elliott purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Chuck and Diane Elliott chose Carmel

In 2004 we fell in love with Sundance, a rustic and secluded home on a half acre overlooking Hatton Canyon. We immediately bought it, sold our home in Del Mar, and became Carmelites. We love it here and have never looked back. Our family and friends enjoyed staying in the guest cottage, and after our son built a magnificent deck around it we christened it 'Moonglow' and decided to offer it as a vacation rental. As you can see from the guestbook, it has been very popular.

What makes this cottage unique

Moonglow is close to everything in Carmel, the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, yet secluded and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Chuck & Diane - what a sweet & serene place this is. We loved the artistic details of the architecture and the garden. The trees are very peaceful and beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay.
Apr 2014
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Moonglow: Forest tranquility..private hot tub..aquarium passes
average rating of 4.529412 based on 114 reviews
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Moonglow: Forest tranquility..private hot tub..aquarium passes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251128
-831 625-5345
Carmel Central Coast California
Phoenix, AZ
5

A truly enjoyable stay at Moonglow

  • 5 of 5
My fiancé and I were extremely impressed by the amenities offered by Chuck and Diane. The recommendations of what to do around town were spot on, the dinner we had at Vesuvio (based on Chuck's recommendation) was excellent, and the home is beautiful.

We especially enjoyed the use of the bikes and kayak, and if we had another day, we'd go back out to Whaler's Bay on the kayak again. The walks through downtown Carmel were beautiful, and the free passes to Monterey Bay Aquarium were greatly appreciated. The Aquarium is amazing, and the walk and lunch around the pier in Monterey were also very nice.

All in all, we'd happily stay at Moonglow again. The home is beautiful, the recommendations of things to do and amount of options are excellent, the abundance of towels, washcloths, and cooking supplies were appreciated, and the provision of the free passes and free use of bikes and kayak put Moonglow in front of every other vacation rental option in the area.

Kudos to Chuck and Diane - they've truly nailed down how to do this, so much so that if we come to the area again, we won't be looking for a different property. We'll be certain to come back to Moonglow.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Moonglow: Forest tranquility..private hot tub..aquarium passes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251128
-831 625-5345
Carmel Central Coast California
Toronto, Canada
5

anniversary time in Carmel

  • 5 of 5
We've been to the central coast numerous times. We love the area. It wasn't difficult to fall in love with Moonglow as well. We used the hot tub almost every night and breakfast on the deck every morning. It suited our needs perfectly.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Moonglow: Forest tranquility..private hot tub..aquarium passes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251128
-831 625-5345
Carmel Central Coast California
Regina, SK
3

Great location but cottage needs remodelling

  • 3 of 5
I am only writing this because after having read most of the other reviews I thought I was going to be estastic about the cottage. And unfortunately I was not. So here is how we felt about the cottage. The location is great! Quiet and beautiful trees and landscape. The cottage had a musty smell to it and although I tried to air it out the smell would not leave. And the double bed just was not big enough for my husband and myself. If you are used to sleeping in a queen or king bed don't book this place. After two nights I ended up sleeping on the day bed. And the clothes closet is behind the bed which leaves a narrow passage way for getting to the closet. The living room chairs and day bed are not comfortable for sitting on. The TV was small but had a good picture and a lot of channels. The fireplace is a small electric fireplace and does throw some heat. The place has a lot of potentail but needs a complete re-vamp! If you like antiques, lots of cushions and pictures/ornaments of cats this could be the place for you but we found the cottage a little too quaint for our liking. After four nites at the cottage we were very happy to book into our time share.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very disappointed that these folks did not have a great experience in Moonglow. Unfortunately, we didn’t have an opportunity to discuss the issues with them during their stay. Here are a few comments.

We make it crystal clear on the website that Moonglow has a double bed. It’s a beautiful bed with a great mattress, but if you’re accustomed to a queen or king, Moonglow may not be the best choice for you. We also don’t recommend it for people over 6 feet tall.

It’s really not difficult to access the closet (although it would be if we had a larger bed)!

We understand that not everyone agrees with our taste, although we have had many positive comments on the décor. The website pictures are accurate.
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Moonglow: Forest tranquility..private hot tub..aquarium passes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251128
-831 625-5345
Carmel Central Coast California
san jose, ca
5

Oasis in Eden

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed 3 nights in lovely Carmel. Across Hwy 1 from the hubbub of the village, Moonglow provided the ideal setting...close enough to get to town easily but far enough away to enjoy the serenity of the countryside. We enjoyed the hot tub, the bikes provided, and took advantage of the Monterey Aquarium passes provided. Cozy & warm in winter, we can't wait to come back in the summer to enjoy the lovely deck, BBQ, and outdoor setting. A definite must for wine lovers wanting proximity to tasting rooms and great food.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Moonglow: Forest tranquility..private hot tub..aquarium passes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251128
-831 625-5345
Carmel Central Coast California
Folsom, CA/USA
1

False advertising!

  • 1 of 5
Very disappointed in this room. 1970 called and wants their hot tub back. One person barely fits in Bathroom. Showerhead sprays out to the bed. Fake fireplace. I would have been so much happier in a motel 6. At least icould've watched a movie there!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, we wonder what prompted this inaccurate review, coming 4 months after the stay.

Moonglow has a living room, bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. The hot tub works perfectly and has been enjoyed by many of our guests. Yes, the bathroom is designed for one person at a time. The shower head works as it should (of course there is a door between the bathroom and the bedroom). The electric fireplace is real and does heat the living room.We have cable TV with many movie channels plus a DVD player and DVD movies.

We encourage you to review the many positive and accurate reviews of Moonglow .

Chuck and Diane Elliott
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Moonglow: Forest tranquility..private hot tub..aquarium passes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251128
-831 625-5345
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Nothing but a sea of tranquility at Moonglow

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our 2 night stay here. We were blessed to have nice 65 degree clear skies in November and we took full advantage during our anniversary weekend. We were very pleased with all the amenities Chuck and Diane provide. The kitchenette afforded us the ability to start our day at the cottage with a cooked breakfast, which was enjoyed outside in the beautiful sun soaked deck and patio. The cottage is quiet and secluded but also accessible as its only a 15 minute walk, 6 minute bike ride from downtown Carmel. It's a wonderful place to return to after your daily adventures along the coast. Oh, and the jacuzzi and Aquarium passes...talk about a cherry on top. Let's just say it was extremely hard to leave once our stay was over. Chuck and Diane are gracious hosts and our only complaint is not having the chance to meet them because they seem like such wonderful people.

-Marco and Ashley
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Car: recommended

Experience the world famous Carmel beach. Stroll through downtown Carmel- by-the-Sea. Enjoy the unparalleled art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Bike the beautiful 17 mile drive through the Del Monte Forest. Walk through Mission Trails Park to the historic Carmel Mission. Immerse yourself in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Drive the spectacular coast highway south to the redwoods of Big Sur. Experience the stunning view from Nepenthe Restaurant. Visit the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas. Hike the magnificent trails of Point Lobos State Park. Golf the many gorgeous courses of the Monterey Peninsula. Play tennis at the public courts 2 blocks away. Enjoy one of the special events held throughout the year.

Other Activities: Aquarium, shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, basketball

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Carmel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Oct 1 2014 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,150
 
 
Summer
May 22 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $50
Notes Rates and cleaning fee are higher for more than 2 people.
Refundable deposit is payable at booking.
Rent is due 30 days prior to rental.
Rates may be higher for weekends, holidays and special events.
Moonglow is smoke free.
Sorry, we do not accept pets

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Living room - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
  • Sofa in living room converts to a trundle bed with 2 twins.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fireplace, spacious deck, canyon view, private jacuzzi, wireless high speed Internet, Bluetooth mobile speaker, bicycles, golf clubs, tennis racquets, tandem kayak, backpacks, ice chest, beach gear, cable TV, DVD, kitchenette, microwave, cooking utensils, linens, gas grill (BBQ), complimentary passes for the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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