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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse

rob and susan farrens

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

rob and susan farrens

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Carmel Valley Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom + loft/ 3 1/2 bath includes 2 master suites mountain views

Pristine, Cozy and Charming! This Carmel Valley location is a cross between Napa valley and a summer Tahoe experience! Three level home, newly renovated and professionally decorated. Features: Travertine and wood floors throughout two floors, a carpeted loft. Two Travertine faced fireplaces. One wood burning with gas and one purly gas with a blower. French Doors, Built in bookcases and TV cabinetry, Wine bar, Recessed lighting, playstation, 3 t.v's with dvd players and stereo surround sound, recessed lighting. Three bedrooms, two of which are master suites. Both masters have access to a 50 ft deck with views of the mountain and access to a firetable and outdoor seating for evening enjoyment. Stairs give both bedrooms direct access to the hot tub. Three bath rooms with travertine showers and one bath tub. A 1/2 bath services downstairs The loft has sleeping for 1 and a sky light. The third bedroom sleeps 3-4 and is great for kids. Kitchen features a range and gas oven, bosch dishwasher microwave,and everything a master chef would desire for cooking. The custom reclaimed wood trestle dining table seats 9 and is fabulous for family or entertaining friends.

Down sofa and Pierre Deux french fabrics adorn the great room with lively colors of france. Custom fabrics and touches of restoration hardware complete the home. your stay includes 2 unlimited passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.. The stars are abundent; rosemary, lavendar and roses are amidst the fragrant fawna; cricktets and tree frogs serenade the night. The only thing to do is 'let go and enjoy!'

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
rob and susan farrens (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About rob and susan farrens

We have lived in the central valley all of our lives. We love family, fitness and creating memories in beautiful places. We have been in the interior design and Health club industry for 33 years. We enjoy life and feel very blessed to have found carmel Valley.

rob and susan farrens purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why rob and susan farrens chose Carmel Valley

I have spent the past 45 years vacationing in Carmel and Carmel Valley. As a designer, I have worked on many homes in Carmel and Pebble Beach; the beauty is simply unsurpassed! Our company recently opened six new health clubs within 20 miles or so of carmel valley. Our son attends Stevenson boarding school and we felt compelled to find a place of our own. Robbie is a national champion road cyclist and finding the best roads to train and enjoy were clearly in the Carmel Valley; hence the name 'chateau bicyclette!'

We fell in love with Carmel Valley because of the mild climate, relaxed atmosphere , the many wineries and exceptional restaraunts, and the relaxed, friendly sense of community it offers.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

At first glance, we fell in love with the live oaks the canapies our farmhouse. We loved the beautiful travertine and cherry wood finishes. However, the mountain view backdrop was the deal clencher! As a family, were charmed and mesmerized. We never tire of the views, hikes and the out of doors. My 9 year old Daughter spends hours playing with her golden retriever puppy in the bent grass lawn and swinging on the rope swing under the mighty oak tree.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
4

accommodating and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We booked the house to accommodate my immediate family... two young couples and my son. We all fit very comfortably and greatly enjoyed the outside space and its easy walk to the village and proximity to the lovely Carmel River trials.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

great stay

  • 5 of 5

we had a great stay at the house, the hiking and proximity to town was perfect. the yard with the pool and jacuzzi was great and the kids liked it. I am looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Above and beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this for our annual girls tennis weekend and were blown away by this stunning home and it's setting.

It's hard for me to choose my favorite area of the home! We spent each evening in the expansive backyard enjoying the crisp, cool evenings by the fire pit. The hot tub was welcoming after hours of tennis. The kitchen and living/family room felt so warm and inviting with a fire burning in the fireplace. And the master bedroom was icing on the cake! Such a comfortable and spacious room to sit by the fire and relax. This home is masterfully decorated with touches you don't expect to see in a rental. We very much appreciated the items for smores and the bottle of wine Susan left for us! A very nice gesture! The amount of space was perfect for the 8 of us!

It was truly a treat to stay here and we hope to repeat our trip again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A true French country retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to Carmel Village. The backyard is well designed for relaxation. Pool, hot tub, fire pit, nice outside dinning area, lawn area, hammock and swing. The area is well fenced in so good for pets. You don't have to worry about them.

The master bedroom is wonderful. Large sitting area, comfortable king bed, fireplace. Good place to be by yourself with a good book, and a glass of wine, as there is a lovely wine refrigerator. The home is nicely furnish with good decorating flare.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Everything we had hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

We spent five wonderful days at this lovely home. It is everything it is advertised to be and more! We literally could not have chosen a better place for our family of 5 adults and 2 grandchildren. The décor is elegant yet comfortable. The highlight of the property is the back yard with everything needed for relaxation and enjoyment. The children loved the pool and spa, and we never heard, “I’m bored. What is there to do.” Instead we heard “We should stay longer.” The mountain scenery was awesome, and we very much enjoyed the Carmel River and great hiking trails just a short walk out the back gate. We found Carmel Valley so charming and were glad to be away from the crowds of Carmel and Monterey.

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

This was a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights - the place was fantastic. It was clean, well-cared for and had great amenities. It is in Carmel Valley which was a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
monterey
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
the running iron
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
carmel valley ranch
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
highway 68
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
toast, rustica, corkscrew
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
carmel
Car: necessary

You don't need to travel europe to find this charming country french farm house nestled in a prominant wine region. 'Chateau Bicyclette' is settled in a quiet neighborhood with a backyard designed for family entertaining, with a picturesque view of the Santa Lucia Mountain range. Just newly renovated, the outdoors has a new hot tub, upper and lower decking, a sparkling pool, a larger grassy area surrounded by fruit trees and lavendar. A lovely live oak is the pivoting element , with a classic wood rope swing. There is a cedar play house, organic vegetable and herb garden and a holding paddock to rest horses between trail rides.

Dampierre little league park is accessed from the back gate. The Carmel river is just 50 yds away. Seasonal bridges allow access to Garland Regional Park where magical trails await to awaken your senses. Even in the middle of summer, when the coastal fog drops temperatures to 50 degrees, this corner of heaven averages 80 degrees and has lovely sunsets.

After dark, sit around the firebowl, bbq and enjoy the complimentary basket of somemores that come with your stay.

Our home is within 15 minutes of Laguna Seca raceway, 5 minutes from Bernadus lodge, 15 minutes from the refuge, and is within walking distance to shopping, winetasting and restaraunts.

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Rates & Availability

From $575 Per night

Carmel Valley Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
concourse week
Aug 13 2015 - Aug 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$750
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,700
$14,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes we encourage payments and deposits to be made by way of credit card so that the tenant may receive the credit back in a secured manner. Note: all security deposits are heald for cleaning and in the case of repairs needed due to a tenants stay. a walkthrough will note any existing conditions.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Carmel Valley Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , travertine and granite shower and vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , granite and travertine; very private
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , furniture vanity and travertine shower. great for kids!
    Bathroom 4 - off of living area.
  • Bathrooms are equipped with lush towels and bath soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , second master Pillow top mattress with down comforter
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , comfy beds with lots of pillows and fresh new blankets
    loft - 1 twin/ single , a great secret space retreat.
  • Bedrooms have brand new pillow top mattresses in the master and upgraded bedding and sateen sheets throughout. Lots of bedpillows and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
bring your potty trained, well behaved dog and enjoy the dog run available on the little league site behind our home, then hit the trails and river. absolutely exceptional..

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