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SANCTUARY COTTAGE: A PRIVATE RETREAT WITH SUMPTUOUS GARDENS

Beverly Sigourney, Ed Sigourney

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SANCTUARY COTTAGE: A PRIVATE RETREAT WITH SUMPTUOUS GARDENS

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Carmel Valley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

The Sanctuary Cottage is located in the heart of Carmel Valley Village. It resides on a seven acre property with established landscaping and old growth Live & Valley Oaks. Many fine restaurants are located in the village; as well as several renown wine tasting rooms. All of them are located within easy walking distance from the cottage. About half of the property is landscaped in some form and there are many paths to explore and much bird life to observe and enjoy. The large Koi pond in front of the cottage has an enchanting and sonorous waterfall to lull you to sleep or remind you of that special mountain place. Several benches are located on the property and offer varied views of the valley, pond, pool, and gardens. Bring binoculars for an up close look at the seasonal birdlife that enjoy this special environment.

The cottage relies on electric baseboard heaters, double paned wood windows, and floor and ceiling insulation to keep it's guests comfortable. The property generates it's own electricity with a PV system. The slate floors in the bathroom are electrically heated as well a the towel rack. A solar tube provides bathroom light during daylight hours and the single vanity has an enclosed hamper. Screened opening windows allow for ventilation and the sounds of birds and the waterfall to enter the cottage. The bay window in the bedroom has a cushion for sitting, reading, and enjoying the pond views. Shades operate in two directions for complete privacy, while allowing natural light into the tranquil and romantic room. Every attempt has been made to insure the guests comfort during their stay. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern conveniences to allow your creative energies to flow.

The cottage is very unique, cozy, comfortable, and peaceful. You may not want to venture far from this abode or you may wish to linger here in the evenings after a busy day of sightseeing, hiking, or attending the many special events that take place around the Monterey Peninsula. We hope you will want to return again to this tranquil setting in the future and will do are utmost to insure your stay is pleasurable.

Keywords: Cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Beverly Sigourney, Ed Sigourney (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Beverly Sigourney, Ed Sigourney

Beverly & Ed have been lifelong residents of the Monterey Peninsula. We are stewards of the land we live on and feel blessed to inhabit this part of the world. We endeavor to make our guests feel at home and cared for without intruding into their space. We have put considerable time, effort and savings into making our beloved home what it is today. We want to share this treasure with others who have a love for nature and who appreciate the special environment we have to offer.

Beverly Sigourney, Ed Sigourney purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Beverly Sigourney, Ed Sigourney chose Carmel Valley

This property was originally purchased by Ed's parents, John & Mary, in the early 1950's, when this was a sleepy rural community. Things have changed considerably since then, but much of the charm remains. We love the climate, fertile soil, wildlife, trees, and mountain view that this place offers. The cottage is not pretentious but rather carefully recreated in a country style that lends itself to relaxing and taking time to smell the abundant flowers and observe the nature that resides here. We enjoy sunshine in the summer months when Carmel is often fogbound. We are close to wonderful natural attractions, while having numerous shopping, hiking, sports, entertainment, and dining opportunities within a short drive.

What makes this cottage unique

The main attractions in our minds, besides the cottage itself, are the surrounding garden spaces. We built the Koi pond in 2003-4 and it has 'completed' the garden for us. We enjoy spending time around it each day. Each season offers something new to see. In the winter the pond is free of lily pads and flowers and offers great reflections and wind patterns through the rock islands; in summer it is covered with lily pads and various flowers. Blooming bulbs (bearded iris, tuber roses,'naked ladies', narcissus), roses, California poppies and lupine, columbine, deciduous Valley oaks, liquid amber trees, Japanese Maples, fruit trees, etc., all have their time in the garden. The cottage is located in the heart of the garden. The pool is wonderful in the summer months (June-Aug.) and is heated with a solar blanket and sanitized with a new ozone treatment that precludes the use of chlorine. The cottage is unique and not anything like a hotel/motel experience. We welcome you to a peaceful setting, to relax and unwind from your normal cares and concerns.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the decadent pleasures of the space. Homemade jam, local eggs,

honey, & Grandmother's dishes.....what a magical touch.....Thank you!
Dec 2009
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Sanctuary Cottage: a Private Retreat with Sumptuous Gardens
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
East Texas
5

Really beautiful and convenient spot, with excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent only 2 days here in August, but we wish we had booked our entire time away at Sanctuary Cottage. It was a lovely, peaceful, private paradise in which to relax and renew. Literally minutes from great restaurants, and not too far to drive into Carmel, to walk the beach or browse the shops, yet tucked away with fabulous gardens and a small pond, in a beautifully landscaped enclave. Many thanks to our hosts for making us feel totally welcome and pampered.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Daphne and Gary,
Thank you for your wonderful review ! We really enjoyed meeting you both and having some quality conversation and learning about your work! Very creative studio ! We were glad you were able to get out each day to explore. We appreciate your taking such immaculate care of our cottage. I hope your journey forward was a surprise for you every day !
We look forward to your return !
In Gratitude !
Beverly and Edward
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Oakland
5

Truly a sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5
A stunning location and truly tastefully appointed. We are quite selective and have what might be unreasonably high standards but this cottage met every one of our needs. It was a peaceful, pastoral, rose filled setting, with decadent linens and a truly comfortable bed (very important!) and the full size kitchen places this in the 6 star category (although VRBO only offers 5 stars). The hosts were so accommodating, friendly and sent us on our way with organic, fresh fruit grown right on the property. A perfect location for your visit to Carmel Valley!

What a gem, truly. We're hoping the endless good reviews don't book it so full we'll have a difficult time getting a reservation this fall!
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Alicia & David,

Thank you for the glowing review of your stay with us. We will always endeavor to find time for your return visit whenever you are wanting to stay. We appreciate your creative, kind, and engaging personalities and you were both pleasures to share our sanctuary with. Thanks for treating the cottage like it was your own!
We are enjoying the beginning of our "Indian Summer" with warm days & cooler nights; with fall color beginning to show.
We look forward to the next opportunity to offer you some rest & relaxation from your fully productive schedules. Warm regards, Edward & Beverly
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Neskowin, OR and Tucson, AZ
5

Our favorite rental in ten years of coming to "car week"

Our favorite rental in ten years of coming to "car week"
  • 5 of 5
This amazing place is a tranquil paradise. You would never know that restaurants and shops are in walking distance. The hosts have prepared the cottage with everything you might ever need. Loved waking up looking at the Monet like pond every morning. We are already scheduled to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear James and Patte,

Thank you so much for this rave review !! We are glad you found some tranquility here after your busy days at the "Concour" . Thank you for taking such great care of the cottage and you know we are looking forward to having you return next August. !! : )

In Gratitude !

Beverly and Edward
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Berkeley, CA
5

Beautiful property, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5
This is a great property. Very large and lush grounds with bountiful edible gardens. Awesome pool with a diving board. Beautiful cottage with full kitchen and bathroom. Wonderful hosts. What more could you ask for? There's very little reason to leave the property!

Carmel Valley village is a short walk away for shops, restaurants and wine tasting. Love how the tasting rooms are all in town vs having to drive around like in Napa or Sonoma. Good bike rides nearby. Perfect weekend getaway. We hope to return!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim and. Sara,

Thank you for your wonderful review! Your "surprise" for Sara was also a surprise for us ! Good job ! We are glad your get-away was restful and full with fun experiences! Thanks for leaving the cottage spotless & with your happy nature loving energies ! We hope you return!

Warm regards,

Beverly and Edward
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
San Mateo, CA
5

Exceptional vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we inquired about this property, Beverly and Ed made it clear they had a very sepcial treat in store for us. We know Carmel Valley well, and this property exceeded expectations. Beautiful, bucolic, relaxing, and the accomodations were exceptionally clean and comfortable. Every effort has been made for a memorable stay, and the access to the pool was an added bonus. Walkable to great restaurants, shops and wine tasting, and the views made it hard to leave the property! We have done a lot of VRBO, and have pretty particular tastes for properties that combine good beds, kitchen and bathroom amenities, and a quality experience. This place does not disappoint! We will return.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa and Bob,

Thank you for your glorious review ! We consider your visit a gift and we hope you will return !

Warm regards,

Beverly and Edward
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Sanctuary Cottage: a Private Retreat with Sumptuous Gardens
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
5

Hidden Oasis Next to Carmel Valley Village

  • 5 of 5
Wow! That was our reaction as we entered the gate to Ed’s and Beverly’s private Shangri-La. This is a very special property in Carmel Valley that has been in Ed’s family for decades. Over their years together, he and Beverly have created an amazing 7-acre oasis, which they work tirelessly to protect and maintain.

The property lies in the valley nestled under huge redwoods and twisted oaks. The colorful gardens and stone pathways center around a huge koi pond brimming with water lilies. The setting is reminiscent of a Monet painting. There is a pool and outdoor fireplace on the property and several sitting areas where you can relax, read and take in the views.

The charming guest cottage is next to the primary residence. It has been completely renovated and includes huge picture windows that look out onto the pond, a fully stocked kitchen, and a spa bathroom with heated floors. Guests are treated to a loaf of artisan bread and Beverly’s homemade jam, as well as fresh flowers from the garden. The property is a short 5-minute walk to Carmel Valley Village where you’ll find exceptional restaurants and over 20 wineries.

Ed and Beverly are wonderful hosts who truly love sharing their amazing property with their guests. You won’t find another place like this in Carmel Valley. We hated to leave and are already planning our next visit.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Monterey
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Will's Fargo
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Salinas
Nearest Motorway
G16
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Corkscrw Cafe
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Carmel
Car: recommended

Art galleries,many restaurants, theater productions, whale watching, fishing, Monterey Bay Aquarium, hiking in Point Lobos State Park- Big Sur- Garland Park, Trail & Saddle Club, movie theaters, mt. and road biking opportunities.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Carmel Valley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
High Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Concours d'legance
Aug 11 2015 - Aug 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,700
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Stays longer than 2 nights will incur an additional cleaning fee of $35 per night
No smoking on premises
No children
No outside guests
No pets

Cancellation Policy

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

Carmel Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Extensive gardens on a seven acre property, 20 X 40' pool (seasonal solar heated), secure parking, fruit trees and vegetable garden (seasonal), owners are pet friendly and have two dogs, two cats, koi pond with a variety of fish, chickens, wide variety of bird life (owls, hawks, kingfisher/egrets, woodpeckers, ducks, etc.) Pool has a large deck area with sun/shade- steamer chairs-table w/ umbrella- propane heater, chairs. Wildflowers from Spring through Fall. Rose beds with fragrant flowers. Lots of garden seating for relaxing, reading, writing. Full kitchen with granite countertop and all needed utensils. Mountain view abound. A unique and private retreat.

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