PRIVATE, QUIET, ROMANTIC RETREAT, NEAR THE BEACH, PET OK

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PRIVATE, QUIET, ROMANTIC RETREAT, NEAR THE BEACH, PET OK

Carmel Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bed area (studio), 1 BA (Sleeps 2 adults on K/2TW & 2 children-sofa & lounge)

*****PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ISSUES IN THE HOMEAWAY/VRBO SOFTWARE PROGRAMS, THE RATES QUOTED IN THE 'INSTANT QUOTE' BOX ARE USUALLY WRONG! FOR CORRECT RATE INFORMATION, CLICK ON THE 'RATES' TAB/BUTTON EITHER ABOVE OR BELOW THE MAIN PHOTO*****

***Rates do not include cleaning, taxes or appropriate fees***

***Rates are usually higher for Holidays and Special Events that fall within each season***

Welcome to 'Restful Refuge Guest House'!

** When this Guest House is rented with the main house, rent is $150 per night plus cleaning and tax; otherwise normal rates apply. (Generally more for holidays & special events)

Escape to your own little island of tranquility in this 600-square-foot studio guest cottage that perfectly encapsulates Carmel's unique style of casual comfort and urbane sophistication. Situated in a lovely quiet residential area, it is just minutes from stunning white beaches and the many exciting shops and restaurants of downtown Carmel and environs. A two-bedroom, two-bath main house is also available for rent together with the guest studio or separately.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complementary hors d'oeuvres and wine, spa passes from the famous Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey that has recently undergone a $2 million renovation, Scheid Wine 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, embroidered spa bathrobes, slippers and over sized towels and beach gear.

Natural sisal and jute rugs over a wide-plank wood floor contribute to the upscale beach motif, with its white, chocolate brown, tan and sea-foam color scheme and bright, upbeat tone. Warm yourself by a cheery wood stove while you play games, read or watch a 46-inch LCD HD TV with dish network service from a cushy white couch and chaise with an ottoman coffee table. If you choose, you can shop for fresh meats and seafood, fruits and veggies, gourmet cheeses, wines and pastries at nearby purveyors of local delicacies and prepare your own meals in the full-sized fully equipped white-tiled kitchen that has a flower-filled window box above the sink that overlooks a lush wooded area.

The kitchen is equipped with a gas range, microwave, dishwasher and side-by-side refrigerator. A dark wood drop-leaf dining table behind the couch is set up to seat two but can be expanded to accommodate six.

A king bed, which can be converted to two twins, is topped with Memory Foam and appointed with luxury linens and a generous supply of throw pillows. A closet and two Bombay bedside bureaus provide ample storage. The studio can sleep two adults and one adult/child on a roll-away bed with Memory Foam mattress, and another small child on the couch (which is not a sleeper sofa but deep enough).

The spotless white-tiled bathroom has a tub/shower combination.

Enjoy cocktails, morning coffee or take your meals at a teak bistro table and chairs for two on a small private wooden deck, accessible through sliding glass doors, that is filled with colorful potted plants. A gas grill is also provided.

A shared washer and dryer are located in a nearby laundry room. This guest studio is adjacent to a larger two-bedroom two-bath cottage on a spacious, beautifully landscaped property with Point Lobos ocean views and deck that is also available for rent.

The Guest Studio is very private and separated from the main house. ** When this Guest House is rented with the main house, special lower rates may apply.

Additional rate details and terms may be seen on our website at www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com, or feel free to contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable reservationists to receive a full quote via email.

831-373-7103

We look forward to hosting you soon!

The Sanctuary Vacation Rentals Team

Call our office for the best rates, seasonal specials and up to the minute availability! 831-373-7103

Quotable rates do not include cleaning, taxes, appropriate fees or higher rates for holidays or special events that fall inside each season.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Dear Sanctuary Team,

You have a special touch and have created a perfect standard for all in the rental business to strive for-...starting with the website which stands out and inspires confidence in what you offer and promise....All was met and exceeded. The good fortune of having a property in this wonderful neighborhood is matched by what you have done with it.

The great design and decor is so soothing and beautiful.

All amenities, furniture, the patio, beach equipment, privacy...everything!

All so well thought out and accommodating-and perfect for us to enjoy with our girls"the labs".

All perfect! Thank you so much

We cant wait to return.

Bravo!
Sep 2012
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Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

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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.

Video - What Makes Sanctuary Special? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwHiiuT8mh4

My husband and I bought our first Sanctuary by the Sea in Carmel in 2006. Our background includes architecture, kitchen & bathroom design, Realtor, Stager ,Former Vermont Innkeeper/Chef. David -Architect-loves to create spaces that nurture and inspire and Annee likes to create places (vacation homes) that nurture and inspire. We created Sanctuary Vacation Rentals to help our friends be able to share their beautiful homes and allow families and friends to come together to experience what we believe is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and have all the comforts of a home away from home. The owners of these homes are very involved and take a lot of joy and pride in opening their home and hearts to fellow travelers. It is our deepest wish that anyone who stays at one of the Sanctuary Vacation Homes feel that this is one of the nicest places they have ever stayed including every one who assists them in the reservation process.

Annee Hayden Martin

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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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4.4
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Private, Quiet, Romantic Retreat, Near the Beach, Pet OK
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Carmel Central Coast California
El Dorado, CA
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BEST PLACE TO STAY IN CARMEL !

  • 4 of 5
The staff at Sanctuary Vacation Rentals is wonderful. They are friendly and make sure you are happy. The guest house is perfect for someone looking for a small but beautiful place to stay and a short drive to the beach. The decorating is so soothing and the place is full of light. I am so very thankful that Charlie, my dog, and I are welcomed there and the neighborhood is perfect for a nice quiet walk. I hope to make it next year too! This was my second year and loved it!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Private, Quiet, Romantic Retreat, Near the Beach, Pet OK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382224
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
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DISPPOINTING EXPERIENCE

  • 2 of 5
We rented the refuge advised it was sufficient for a couple with children (vs. the main house). Actually, the value of the refuge is poor vs. the house ! -2 bedrooms + livingroom in the house vs. a single room for the refuge (kitchen, livingroom and bedroom alltogether) - a beautiful sundeck with ocean view in the house vs. a poor shadowy garden for the refuge And only a mere 20% price difference !!!! the refuge is far too expensive !
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank this Guest for taking the time to comment on their stay. We are sorry that the stay did not meet their expectations due to the small size of the accommodations that they chose.
At the time of the initial contact, both the 2 bedroom, 2 bath main house and this generously appointed studio guest house were offered to this Guest. He chose the studio guest house of his own accord, stating that they were 'used to small spaces, being from Europe'.
As long as the total occupancy is within our recommended maximum, we do not typically decline a Guest's request, we can only helpfully recommend the space that we feel will accommodate them the best.
The Restful Refuge Guest House has a California king size bed, a large sofa and a twin rollaway, which would allow for sleeping for 2 adults and 2 small children (at a maximum) depending upon the needs and desires of each family.
We strongly recommend this space for couples seeking a quiet getaway, though
because the California king can also be made up as two twins upon request, it can also suit singles quite well. Many families have enjoyed renting both the main house and the guest house. These are versatile spaces.
We invite any prospective Guests to review the homes on our website (these include myriad photos, videos and detailed text descriptions of each home) and/or to call our friendly, knowledgeable Reservationists to help them choose a home that will suit them well during a short or long stay in our area.
Wishing you all happy travels!
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Private, Quiet, Romantic Retreat, Near the Beach, Pet OK
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Carmel Central Coast California
5

GREAT STAY AND GREAT SERVICE!

  • 5 of 5
My new bride and I very much enjoyed our recent stay for our wedding with Sanctuary at this very cosy and beautiful home and attached guest studio (we took both for our stay).

We had a very pleasant stay and felt that the studio and house were well-equipped, nicely decorated, clean and convenient to the main strip of Carmel-by-the-Sea (5 minutes away) and with easy access to Big Sur. The terrace was beautiful as well, with a view to the coast.

We wanted to specifically highlight the exceptional service that Marietta, the property manager, provided us during and particularly after our stay. After the pleasant stay, we had checked out of the house and driven halfway to another appointment in San Francisco by the time we realized we had left the top of our wedding cake in the freezer back in the house. This distressed us very much as we couldn't turn back around due to our appointment.

We managed to reach Marietta, and, to put it succinctly, within a few hours, she went above and beyond any expectations to help us out. She helped us carry the cake top up with her the next day to San Francisco, infringing on her planned day with her daughter, and made sure it got to a friend of ours in the city.

This was an outcome we couldn't have even wished for and we can't say how much we appreciated her effort and service. This level of service is rare nowadays and makes our decision to recommend the property even easier to make. We will never forget what Marietta did!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Private, Quiet, Romantic Retreat, Near the Beach, Pet OK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382224
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
4

PERFECT

  • 4 of 5
this was ideal for what we needed. Lovely clean well appointed cottage, fire, DVD, bottle of wine. Minutes from town. Very Happy. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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business
Private, Quiet, Romantic Retreat, Near the Beach, Pet OK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382224
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
5

ENHANCED THE ROMANCE!

  • 5 of 5
Very, very clean and fresh! Nice touch with the wine, cheese, aquarium, and day spa passes! Lush and light, rich textures in soothing colors. Greatest use of small space, never felt cramped even with our 2 Aussie dogs! The kitchen was well appointed and I loved the patio with grill! Everything was perfect for our anniversary get-away.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Private, Quiet, Romantic Retreat, Near the Beach, Pet OK
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382224
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Madison, Wisconsin
5

WONDERFUL WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying at the Sanctuary by the Sea. It was located in a quiet neighborhood and was a cute, clean, and very comfy place to stay. We enjoyed cooking dinner in the stocked kitchen and enjoying the weather on the patio. Close to downtown Carmel and Monterrey and the aquarium passes were a great bonus. Would recommend this to anyone who is going to be in the area.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Monterey Peninsula is unique in its combination of breathtaking natural resources and a multiplicity of cultural and entertainment possibilities. You can find something for every possible taste. For nature lovers, there is the diversity of mountain and sea, for picnicking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, beachcombing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tidepooling, biking and more. If you want a man-made excitement, we have art galleries galore, excellent fine-art museums, local theater, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, a natural history and a children's museum, a world-class aquarium, and that's just for starters. History buffs will have a field day exploring the adobes of Monterey. There's so much to do that you cannot possibly do it all in one visit, which means you will have to come back.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Whale, dolphin & otter watching!

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Carmel Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
JUNE-JULY 2014**
Jun 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$225
$4,000
 
 
AUGUST 2014**
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$250
$4,500
 
 
FALL 2014**
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$200
$3,500
 
 
WINTER 2014-2015**
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$175
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

** Rates above exclude holidays and special events which have a different rate schedule and minimum stay requirements. Please inquire for details.
** For full rate detail and rental terms, please see our website or call our office.
** 7 night minimum stays apply depending upon season, holidays and special events.
** Some fees and taxes apply in addition to the base rates.
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Amenities

Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This is a King/Twin Combo set-up
  • King bed or 2 twin beds sleeps 2 Deep couch and lounge sleeps 1 or 2 children
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • forests
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Property amenities: Washer, Dryer, Linens Provided, Street Parking, Wood Fireplace, King Bed or 2 Twins, Cable/Satellite TV, DVD, Video Library, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Cooking Utensils Provided, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Catering Available, Gas BBQ Grill, Patio, Telephone, Free Long Distance, Broadband Internet, WiFi (Wireless Internet), Smoking Not Allowed Community amenities: Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Kayaking, Sailing, Boating, Shelling, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Fitness Center/Gym, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Antiquing, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Live Theatre, Museums, Horseshoes, Miniature golf, Horseback Riding
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