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Enchanted, Spacious & Secluded Enclave Estate


Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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Enchanted, Spacious & Secluded Enclave Estate

Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Carmel Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate Property, Main house 3+3, (Sleeps 6), and Guest Cottage 1+1 (Sleeps 4)

A charming and eloquently designed contemporary craftsman home and humble cottage on a secluded estate. With the help of a Feng Shui master, our home has been designed to keep your Chi in tact! This Carmel getaway provides privacy, beauty, and plenty of outdoor spaces, while still being walking distance to the shops and restaurants of downtown. Hiking trails and the Forest Theatre are also just a stones throw away from this special hideaway. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature from this one of a kind retreat, backing up to the forested beauty of Carmel's Mission Creek.

This peaceful setting features views of the Carmel Forest, sounds of the babbling Mission Creek, distant crashing waves, and numerous song birds to sooth your spirits. Vaulted ceilings, fireplaces in the master and living room, and a handmade spiral staircase are just a few features that make this home special. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is on .6 acre lot in Carmel's Mission Creek area. Stairs from the street / garage level lead down to expansive brick patios and entrance to the main living area: large entry with sitting area around fireplace, expansive living room area with built in window seats for panoramic views of forest and tile and maple wood floors throughout, dining area separated from kitchen over a service bar, kitchen with gas range, refrigerator, and tile counters. One guest bedroom and bath (tub/shower) are also on this level. Upstairs is the master suite with fireplace, balcony, en suite bath with jacuzzi tub and shower over; and third suite with balcony and en suite bath (shower). All 3 bathrooms are elegantly designed and oversized with stone tile floors and counters.

We welcome a maximum number of six guests (including children) in the main house and 2-4 in the 'optional' guest cottage which is located across a cute little bricked breezeway adjacent to the main house.

After a challenging day of shopping, beach-going, golfing, or dining, this special home is perfect for relaxation and recharging for your next day's adventure! Surrounded by the forest and the sounds of nature, this is truly a special place!

There is driveway (on a hill) parking for one normal size SUV vehicle and additional on-street parking 150-200' away on Forest Rd.

Sorry, NO SMOKING and NO PETS (no matter how small or trained).

Note, the cottage will not be rented to other guests and is not available to guests unless the cottage option was booked during the reservation process.

The experience!

Get away in luxury amongst the redwoods and oaks. Picnic in your own private nature sanctuary. Enjoy a monarch butterfly dance. Listen to the distant elephant seal calls or the trickle from babbling creek below. Watch the wildlife pass by. You may see the red fox come out to play. See the moonlight imprint evanescent shadows of oaks onto natures canvas. Ponder a stroll to the ocean. Walk to town for coffee, shopping, Art Gallery strolling, exquisite cuisine,or simply stay in and unwind. Walk out the back door a few steps to the Mission Trails for a Gorgeous Nature Hike. If you are looking to clear your mind, this is the place to do it!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house and setting is beautiful. We had the the most awesome time staying at this house, and cannot wait to come back. If you like walking it's a delight and refreshing.
Dec 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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based on 15 traveler reviews

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Enchanted, Spacious & Secluded Enclave Estate
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 16 reviews
Louisville, KY

Beautiful quiet home with spacious rooms

  • 5 of 5

This house is a real jewel. It is located at the edge of the mission trail. A great walking loop is down the trail to the Mission, then Santa Lucia to Scenic Rd into town. The house was clean, modern and spacious. Parking is about 100 yes away on the street unless you park on a steep slope in front of the garage- but it was no problem. The patios are big and private, looking over the woods. The house was better than described, making my first rental through VRBO a success. i highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your delightful review and it makes my wife, daughter and I extremely happy to know that you had a great time. Win-Win!

Peaceful woodland retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, well suited to our needs. On arrival parking appeared to be interesting, as the allocated parking space was on a fairly steep slope, but providing you follow the instructions to reverse in, this was fairly easy to master. The pictures accurately portray the property. We enjoyed sitting in the garden for lunch, especially when it was sunny. Easy short walk to the local shops and restaurants. The property backs on to the Mission Trail, which is a great place for hiking. We would highly recommend this property, and if we return to Carmel, would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy to hear you had a wonderful time and we appreciate your very kind words about our home.
Sacramento, CA

Beautiful location, difficult to find...

  • 3 of 5

The good: This home is nestled beautifully into a tree filled ravine with lots of great patio space. The home was nice & clean. We loved the 3 bedroom/3 bathroom layout for our group. The bad: The home didn't feel that welcoming to us. Notes were left to remove shoes and not let our luggage hit the walls (we always use care with the homes we rent, just seeing these little notes made us not feel very welcome). The biggest challenge was getting in and out of the home, via car. The home sits at the bottom of a very steep, crooked street with cars parked along the side. The only way to get a vehicle down the street is to back down, and leave your car outside of the garage (there is no driveway). These logistics made it very difficult to unload/load, with one vehicle let alone multiple.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole, we appreciate your kind comments regarding our home but feel we should address each and everyone of your comments. Lets start breaking down your feedback. To start, "the home is hard to find". Well, try finding some of carmel's best galleries. That is the charm of carmel and what makes it so unique and attractive. Our home is secluded as described. But with that said, we include detailed directions in an arrival package that is sent to our guests 8-10 days prior to their stay. This package includes an over-the-top detailed description of property and it's location including printable property layout diagrams. Thus, I'm not sure how I can improve on this point "hard to find". Most people go there for this reason sorry you don't feel that way. "There's no driveway and parking is on a steep hill". You are correct but you are stating fact or what's in our VRBO property description. Your comments sound like we hid something from you and that's a pity because we take pride in getting our beautiful home ready to exceed our guest's expectations. It's not a typical home or property and it takes a lot of effort by a crew of people to get it ready. Perhaps the most insensitive comment we've heard to date was your comment about our politely worded inconspicuous signs stating "Please use luggage racks located in closet". We try our best to make sure there's a good fit with our guests but the truth is we don't really know them most of the time and we end up with an entire spectrum of guests. Unfortunately we've had guests that have treated our home like a hotel room and others that left it cleaner than they arrived (not at all necessary) and everything in between. We need and have to protect our home so we can share our jewel with many future guests and our few little requests are merely requests for guests that prefer and need them. Sorry but we cannot see how they are offensive to begin with let alone give you reason to describe our home as not warm or welcoming. Finally, and for those of your reading this response our home is not located in a ravine but in an alcove of the beautiful Mission Creek Forest. We welcome and encourage people to ask questions about the property during the booking process to help ensure a good fit.

Our stay in Carmel

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home with a large secluded backyard. Very relaxing to come to. Driveway is steep & is hard to back up so I recommend to park on the street. Easy to walk to downtown Carmel by the Sea.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the review. As a vacaction home owner, it is a top priority and a duty that we take pride in to make your experience an exceptional one. We have tried to accurately describe our home in VRBO to help ensure there is a good fit. But there's always subjective opinion and we respect that and hope your review helps others when selecting our home.


  • 5 of 5

This is such a beautiful home with amazing patios and landscaping! Most of our time at the house was spent enjoying the outdoors. Spent Sunday morning enjoying the Mission Creek Trail. We saw two deer across the creek from the house. Quiet and secluded, but close enough to 101 to get us on our way to adventures. We enjoyed walking downtown and to the beach, plus we got a nice workout. We didn't want to leave this lovely house! Thanks so much for making our first VRBO fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We came for the Big Sur marathon. The location was perfect, close to everything we needed! The house was nice and the grounds so beautiful and serene! We loved relaxing outside! The driveway is a bit steep but we were able to manage it. Also there are a lot of stairs but not a problem for us. This was so much better than a hotel!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we're super happy you had a great time at our Carmel retreat. Have a terrific year!


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Monterey Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Pacific Coast Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Mission Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Forest Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
The Town
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mission
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Main Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pt. Lobos
Nearest Point of Interest
Pebble Beach Lynx
Nearest Point of Interest
Mission Ranch
Car: not necessary

The town of Carmel-by-the-sea, the Mission Trails, the Missions, many art galleries and art events, Sunset Theater, Forest Theater, Point Lobos, AT & T, The First Tee, The Concourse, Laguna Seca, The Blues Festival, Big Sur Marathon, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monarch Sanctuary, Condor Rescue, Whale Watch, White Sea Bass fishing, Diving, Surfing, Sailing, Horseback Ridding, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Elk Horn Slough - Moss Landing, Santa Cruz.


Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Carmel Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens $80.00
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Notes * Rates above are for the main house only
Guest Cottage is available as an option with a separate per night charge.
Also, there is an option extra queen size bed with included linens for a separate per night charge.

Event/HolidayRates: Please inquire

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carmel Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bird Room (Guest, 1st Flr) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Across hall fro Bird Rm Optional Linens: Towels for Two
    Meadows Suite (Master) - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi Tub Optional Linens Towels for Two
    Butterfly Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Optional Linens: Towels for Two
    Cottage - toilet , shower , Guest Cottage : Linens included for 2 with cottage option
  • 3 Oversized Stone & Tile Bathrooms with Option for Linens 1 Standard size Bathroom in Cottage
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bird Room (1st Floor) - 1 queen , Optional Linens: Sheets - 2 sets
    Meadows Suite (master) - 1 king , Gas Fireplace & Balcony Optional Linens: Sheets - 2 sets
    Butterfly Suite - 1 double , Balcony, Optional Linens: Sheets - 2 sets
    Cottage - 1 queen , Guest Cottage : Optional Linens
    Cottage TV Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) with option for Linens Optional Cottage: 1Bedroom w/queen and lounge with Qn futon
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 26 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Tenants will be provided with a caretaker contact.

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