|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
* 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