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Artist's Library/Garden Apartment

Desiree

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Desiree

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2015
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Artist's Library/Garden Apartment

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Carmel Valley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The 'Library' apartment is light, clean and filled with books. It opens onto a patio and garden area and overlooks an acre filled with large oak trees. It is adjacent to the Artist's 'Treehouse' Studio Apartment #290731 and lends itself as the place for the kids or another couple vacationing together BUT– in their own place!

WHAT'S NEW IN THE LIBRARY: new love seat sofa and duette blind in living room and 2 new duette privacy/blackout blinds in the bedroom along with the sunshades that give shaded but full view onto the garden.

Keywords: Budget-conscious but very clean, sunny, garden view, covered parking.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Desiree (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2015

About Desiree

I am a full time artist making illuminated shell sculpture and lampshades from natural seashells. Since 1974! I still find them absolutely beautiful. Then there's the gardens– when I need a 15 minute work break I snip and pluck, rake and squirt. As much as I love to squirt water– I shouldn't be living in California!!

Desiree purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Desiree chose Carmel Valley

It suited me completely in mood. When I first saw it, as a private sale, I couldn't speak. It had just the kind of 'bones' I wanted in a house plus a killer view. I just couldn't speak! Stunned disbelief. I rallied only after I left!! And bought it immediately.

What makes this apartment unique

–MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM passes are included with your stay. Good for two people with a 49.00 value. Go over and over again instead of trying to see it all in one day!

–WINE TASTING is big here because we have such an excellent wine growing appelation– ask me about Tasting Rooms.

–WILD TURKEYS and deer heavily populate the area and are wonderful to observe.

–FIND AN INTERESTING BOOK and read it while you're here. Ask me for recommendations and tell me where your interests lie. But leave the books where you found them when you depart.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Hi Desiree,



Hope this finds you well. I stayed in your Library apartment last October with my husband Fred. We were only with you about 3 nites, but we had a great stay and I know we told you so before we left. However, since back in NJ, I have often thought about what a beautiful, magical place you live in and would be remiss not to tell you how the experience of meeting you and seeing how you live impacted me in a very positive way. NJ--if you've never been, is quite different.



Not sure when we'll get the chance to get back to Carmel Valley, as you well know there's a lot of world to see (we leave for Spain next week). In any event, I just wanted to tell you how fantastic it was to meet you and learn a little bit about your life--as well as poke thru a few of your books!



Thanks again,

Nina"
Oct 2013
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Artist's Library/Garden Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Library Apartment

  • of 5

My boyfriend and I loved our stay at the Library Apartment! Desiree was a great hostess and made us feel like we were right at home. She was helpful with dinner recommendations and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. The studio was very nicely decorated, clean and cozy. I loved looking around at all the different books! The bed was comfy and we liked the blackout blinds. The property was beautiful, and private with nice views. We loved our time there and we definitely recommend it! The Aquarium tickets were a very nice touch as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Just what we needed!

  • of 5

We were so amazed at the beauty and comfort of the "Library". It so exceeded our anticipation. We were able to fully relax and enjoy ourselves. Desiree is a fabulous host. She made us feel so welcome. We will most definitely return again. It is doubtful that anything can compare.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Seattle area
5

Fantastic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay, very welcoming and safe! No worries about security for travelers. Such a quaint place to stay. Close enough to go into the city, a day trip to Big Sur and Hearst Castle. We went to the Monterey Jazz Festival, had a great time. Carmel and Monterey were also really close. We saw deer right outside the gate at the library and saw wales out in the bay. We wish we had more time to visit the area. We also had a wonderful time visiting with our hostess Desiree.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco, CA
5

A Welcome Escape

  • 5 of 5

This cozy apartment was perfect for my significant others and my stay in Carmel Valley. The place was well kept and lives up to its "library" name. Books fill every nook and cranny!

We were able to spend time in the Valley, make a day trip to Big Sur and visit Carmel by the Sea all in one weekend. An excellent trip if you ask me.

It should be noted that it was a pleasure to rent from Desiree. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Rental Review

  • 5 of 5

It was a great weekend and this rental was a big part of it's success. Very clean, quiet and met our needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Walnut Creek
5

Thank you from Oksana!

  • 5 of 5

Desiree,

As you already know .... we had a blast staying at library apt. and of course meeting you! This is definitely not our last stay at your place! We will be back! Thank you for all the hospitality, warmth, laughs ...and care! Hugs, Oksana

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stirrup Cup
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

17 Wine Tasting Rooms within 2 miles; free Monterey Aquarium passes for 2 (a $49.00 value). Neighborhood open space/park 8 minutes walk. Multiple restaurants 5 minutes drive.

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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Carmel Valley Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pebble Beach Concour Week
Aug 11 2015 - Aug 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$910
 
 
Pebble Beach Concour Week
Aug 16 2016 - Aug 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$910
 
 
Pebble Beach Concour Week
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$910
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
$910
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $45
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Stays of a month or longer are exempt from county taxes.
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Amenities

Carmel Valley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Old-style, deep bathtub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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2 night minimum stay
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2 - 7 night minimum stay
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