Carmel House Rental Photos and Description
As its name suggests, “Carmelot” is a touch of paradise right here on earth. The owners have taken an historic Carmel cottage and given it a whole new look, respecting the old while updating it to blend contemporary with Craftsman.
As its name suggests, “Carmelot” is a touch of paradise here on earth. The owners have taken an historic Carmel cottage and expertly renovated it, respecting the feel of the old while giving it a sophisticated updated styling that combines contemporary with Craftsman.
In addition to the many charms of this 3-bedroom, 3-bath house, there is the attraction of the location -- just minutes by foot to downtown Carmel, with all its shops, galleries and restaurants, or, if you are more ambitious, you can stroll all the way to the beach.
As you approach the entrance you will be greeted by the warm glow of Carmel stone pavers beneath your feet and framing a raised bed with flowering shrubs that fronts the house. Craftsman touches abound -- in the earthen exterior shades of olive green trimmed in brown, quarter-paned windows, wrought-iron fixtures and an impressive wooden front door with two rows of small windows at the top.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider (upon request), day passes from the renowned Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, Scheid Wine tasting room passes and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, oversized towels, a picnic basket and beach gear.
Great care has been lavished on details in this lovely house. The living room, with its high coved beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, pale lime-green walls and modern art, gives a foretaste of what to expect throughout. An assortment of comfortable chairs allow you to ease back and bask in the glow from a Carmel stone fireplace. Shift positions and watch movies on a large flat-screen TV. Play your favorite sonata on the baby grand.
Preparing gourmet meals will be a joy in the drop-dead gorgeous kitchen with its well-thought-out design, farmhouse sink and top-of-the-line appliances. A large island work station topped in marble has a second sink, a built-in microwave, and two bar stools for sitting and chatting with the chef. Other appliances include an oversized refrigerator, a dishwasher and a stainless-steel gas stove. Special lighting shows the kitchen off to dramatic effect day or night.
The dining room, which looks out to an enclosed patio, has a rectangular wooden farmhouse table that seats 6. A strip of cylindrical opaque glass light fixtures over the table adds contemporary flair. A corner built-in cabinet houses a smaller flat-screen TV.
Across the hall from the dining room is a built-in office nook with a marble countertop and cabinets and computer hookups.
A hallway to the bedrooms has a bank of floor-to-ceiling paned windows and French doors that open out to the sunny enclosed patio where you can relax with your cocktails or Irish coffee in two chaise lounge chairs while watching the flames dance in the massive Carmel stone fireplace.
Halfway down the hallway is a library alcove with a long built-in window seat, antiqued cabinetry and shelves lined with books for your reading enjoyment.
You'll feel like you are in the lap of luxury in the large master bedroom with its high beamed ceiling, wall-to-wall beige carpeting covered with an area rug, built-in storage and Carmel stone fireplace flanked by windows that look out to the patio. Two gray lacquer end tables flank the queen bed, which is fitted with luxury linens. The master bath features marble counter tops, his-and-her sinks, taupe tiling, a marble-edged soaking tub and a large shower.
A second bedroom, also with beige wall-to-wall carpeting, has a queen bed and a television. A third bedroom has a queen sleeper sofa with Memory Foam topper, providing extra sleeping space and a place for quiet conversation.
A guest bathroom, with marble counter tops and taupe tiling, has a tub/shower and plush towels.
Washer/dryer available. Parking for up to 3 cars in the driveway.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals represents properties throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel Highlands, and the Big Sur coastline. We combine fine resort accommodations and relaxed elegance with all the comforts of home.
Our properties are places that nurture and inspire and are located in one of the most beautiful, energizing places in the world, featuring the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast of California. From historic old Monterey, to the Victorian charm of Pacific Grove, and the artists colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking scenery of Big Sur, generations of people have been rejuvenated by the breaking waves and sandy beaches here.
Our properties are designer furnished with relaxed elegance. Many homes feature the colors of the sea and take inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.
Throughout Sanctuary’s vacation rentals, you’ll find comfortable beds with luxury linens, welcome beverages and hors d’oeurvres, spa robes and amenities, local wine tasting and spa passes, and a personal concierge to assist you in every way. Our homes feature chef’s dream kitchens and everything you’ll need to entertain in style. And many of our properties are pet friendly.
If you’re looking for a refreshing, relaxed stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the world– offering all the comforts of home, let Sanctuary Vacation Rentals help you discover your own sanctuary by the sea. Make your reservation today.
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