HISTORIC ESTATE - AVAILABLE FOR CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE 2014

Hunter Lowder

Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps38
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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HISTORIC ESTATE - AVAILABLE FOR CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE 2014

Carmel Valley Estate Rental Photos and Description

10 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 38

Nestled in the hills of scenic Carmel Valley, lies the historic Holman Ranch. Built in 1928 as one of the first resorts of the area, Holman Ranch has been completely restored over the past 3 1/2 years. Complete with vineyards and horses, Holman Ranch is a true working ranch. Like many early CA estates, the rustic and natural beauty is accentuated by a grand estate on the hillside. Holman Ranch is a rustically elegant oasis complete with all the modern amenities one would expect from a private estate rental.

We are a 392 acre ranch that has been recently restored and offers all the high end amenities that your guests would expect. We have cable television, wireless Internet, phones with voice mail, full housekeeping, continental plus breakfast served every morning, swimming pool and fitness center.

The 10 guest rooms were restored in 2009 & 2011 and part of the original guest ranch addition in the 1940s. Celebrities like Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and Joan Crawford stayed in them back in their heyday. We do have an ADA accessible room as well, should it be needed. In addition, the house also has a handsome Game Room, high-tech Conference Room, stately Great Room, horseshoe pit, bocce ball court and many other amenities.

In addition to our lodging, we also offer special event packages for your wedding, corporate event or any celebration. We look forward to hosting you soon. At Holman Ranch, the past is always present.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley: For anyone who has visited Carmel Valley, they know why one would buy a vacation rental in this area. The weather is phenomenal, almost always sunny and 10-15 degrees warmer than our coastal cousins. We rarely get the fog in Carmel Valley, making it the perfect retreat for those that still want to enjoy the amenities of the Monterey Peninsula and lounge in the sun at the same time.

We are an historic 392 acre ranch. We have horse: We are an historic 392 acre ranch. We have horses, cattle, vineyards and olive orchards. Although we keep our agricultural traditions alive, we have fully restored this 1928 Hacienda back to its original grandeur. Now guests can enjoy a trip back in time, complete with all the modern amenities.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Hunter Lowder (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english, spanish

About Hunter Lowder

Family owned and operated. The Lowders purchased the property in 2006 and have recently completed a complete restoration, remodel and refurbishment of this historic ranch. It's rustic elegance defined!

Hunter Lowder purchased this estate in 2006

Sleeps38
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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5
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Historic Estate - Available for Concours d'Elegance 2014
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Historic Estate - Available for Concours d'Elegance 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292595
+831 659 2640
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Los Gatos, CA
5

Romantic Carmel Valley Oasis with Stunning Vistas & Historic Charm

Romantic Carmel Valley Oasis with Stunning Vistas & Historic Charm
  • 5 of 5
From the moment you drive through the gates of Holman Ranch, you have entered a world apart, and a simpler, more gracious century. Reminders of the ranches' historic roots as an escape for Hollywood dignitaries await at every turn as you wend your way to the gorgeous stone hacienda, hewn from Carmel stone and roofed with handmade terracotta tile. Horses swish their tails in the comfort of their stalls, no longer called upon to haul carriages of guests up the hill to the gardens and lawn overlooking the Carmel Valley wilderness to the south and west. Behind you, towering golden hills rise up to catch the sun, now laced with vineyards and estates. Hillsides are browsed by cattle in the tall grass, and hawks patrol the azure skies. All around you, the Holman estate vineyards ring the native, drought-resistant plantings that form a floral boundary to the event site, anchored by a set of steps that create the perfect platform for a wedding ceremony. Roses abound and tall white poppies create a joyous accompaniment to the lavender-scented breezes that rustle the ancient oak trees. Play bocce on the lawn, or sit on the porch of one of the 10 well equipped, western-themed lodging units that beckon you to relax and enjoy the tranquil setting. In room spa treatments are available, as are custom activities like horseback trail riding, skeet shooting, falconing and archery. There's a gorgeous old pool and fitness center, and you can hike through the vineyards and hills to your heart's content.
All the romantic cowboy era furnishings and decor are in keeping with the old rancho theme of Holman Ranch, and encourage restful reflection. Time seems to stand still here in the land of blonde grass and wizened old oaks: it looks much the same as it did in the 19th century when the 400 acre property was secularized as part of Mexican land grants. You can't help but feeling a connection to history as you sit out under the sumptuous stars, listening to the chorus of tree frogs while you roast marshmallows in the horseshoe-topped fire pit to make s'mores. You'll sleep deeply in the lush linens, while you dream of another time and place. And thankfully, when you awake, you will still be there, watching the sun crest over the same ancient fog-touched hills as it has done for centuries.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Estate - Available for Concours d'Elegance 2014
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Birmingham
5

Bucket List Bunch

  • 5 of 5
We are 4 "old guys" who embarked on some special "bucket list" trips a couple of years ago. We've been to Scotland to play golf. We've sailed around the Grenadine Islands. This year we decided to take in Yosemite, drive Highway 1 along the coast, and play golf on Monterey Peninsula. Our "midway" stop at Holman Ranch was as memorable as our stay at the Rusack's Hotel in St. Andrews and our Pitons mooring in St. Lucia. For us Holman Ranch was the perfect blending of hospitality, comfortable accommodations, panoramic views, and convenient location.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Estate - Available for Concours d'Elegance 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292595
+831 659 2640
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Portland Oregon
5

Corporate Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Holman Ranch was ideal for a corporate retreat, the accomodations, the facility, the view, the people and Nick the caterer were all perfect! We relaxed had fun and got all our work done. I would highly recommend it and we will be back. Thanks
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Estate - Available for Concours d'Elegance 2014
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Seattle, WA USA
5

Chief Human Resources Officer- Fortune 400 company

  • 5 of 5
Perfect venue for executive team offsite meeting. The meeting facility was perfect for a small group (8) and the casual time amenities (fitness room, billiards table, projection TV with sports channel, card table and comfortable chairs) were great also. Hunter and Nick Lowder were very accomodating as was their staff. The guest rooms were comfortable with very nice kohler fixtured bathrooms. Beds were adequate but the only area that fell short of expectations. catering support was excellent as well and very flexible.
Wills Fargo restaurant just down the road was excellent from casual atmosphere to friendly service to great food and wine. The 30 minute drive to Spanish Bay/Pebble Beach was well worth it. Dined at Peppoli at Inn at Spanish Bay which was also incredible from service, hand crafted italian food and italian wine perspective. Sitting outside around the fire pits watching sunset and listening to bagpiper was great start to the eveing there. Did a one day Formula Mazda corporate program at Laguna Seca with the Skip Barber school. A special experience for anyone who ever participates. This is an experience that does not know gender, age or driving experience. The instructors make it fun and exciting for everyone, male, female, timid, aggressive. Laguna Seca is one of the most famous tracks in the world and one of the professional drivers 10 favorite as well. To drive it for a day is an experience nobody forgets. Would recommend Holman Ranch to any group of 8 so you can "own" the facility. We did our own shopping for snackks, mixers and alcohol which was easily accomplished within 10 miles of the ranch. If you want your grooup to be together and have fun being together Holman Ranch should be at the top of your list.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Estate - Available for Concours d'Elegance 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292595
+831 659 2640
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Palo Alto, CA
5

Memorable Stay at the Gorgeous Holman Ranch

  • 5 of 5
We choose Holman Ranch as the site of our wedding ceremony and reception and could not have made a better decision. From our very first meeting with Hunter and her staff, we were met with warmth, professionalism and excellent service. The entire process was a pleasure and the event and our stay at the Ranch was seamless. The staff was friendly, accommodating and very knowledgable, providing valuable direction and advice. Our guests were awed by the beauty of the ranch property and surrounding landscape and our wedding party, who stayed with us at the Ranch for three nights, enjoyed the historic and warm atmosphere of ranch living, while also appreciating the modern comforts of the accommodations. Thank you Hunter and all Holman Staff for such a memorable and enjoyable experience!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Estate - Available for Concours d'Elegance 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292595
+831 659 2640
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Woodland, CA
5

Beach, mountains, vines....this place has it all

  • 5 of 5
Thank you, Hunter and crew, for hosting our corporate event during the 2010 US Open. Our customers loved the setting - just far enough from the action at Pebble Beach to give us a retreat. The sleeping rooms are attractive and comfortable - we loved the exclusivity of having the entire ranch to ourselves. We used the meeting rooms as well: great A/V setup. The bar/game room was perfect for our after dinner socializing. The grounds are gorgeous - rolling, brown hills, green vines, the tallest poppies I've ever seen. Great place and great service - thank you!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15.5 Miles
Monterey International Airport
Nearest Motorway
12.8 Miles
Carmel Valley Rd. and Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
14.6 Miles
Carmel Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
The Running Iron
Nearest Golf
7.3 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wills Fargo
Car: necessary

We are right next to Carmel Valley Village. Wine tasting, art galleries, restaurants, parks, and golf courses surround our country estate. We're far enough away from the hustle and bustle for a quiet retreat, but not too far from access to major amenities. We're located 20 minutes from Carmel and 30 minutes from Monterey. We're 30 minutes from Monterey Airport.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, spa, horseshoes, mini golf

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Carmel Valley Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$2,850
From
$3,000
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$3,500
From
$3,750
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Carmel Valley Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Village
  • River
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Living Room
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
    Full 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ADA accessible
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom is fully equipped with luxurious organic toiletries, linens and a hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 38
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , private bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 8 - 2 queen , private bath, ADA accessible
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
  • Our guest rooms were recently refurbished in 2009. Our rooms are unique in that they all have their own separate entrances and their own private bathrooms. We offer full housekeeping and complete toiletry supplies. Each room is equipped with heat, A/C, Cable TV and phones with voice mail. We serve a continental-plus breakfast daily.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Piano
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
Notes:
Wine Tasting, Land Rover driving experience, skeet shooting, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Trail Rides, vineyard and olive grove tours, horse boarding facilities
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