A SOHISTICATED AND CHARMING FRENCH FARMHOUSE

rob and susan farrens

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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A SOHISTICATED AND CHARMING FRENCH FARMHOUSE

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!'

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

rob and susan farrens

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

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

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.

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.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
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: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464577vb
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
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
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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464577vb
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
5

Perfect place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
If you were wondering what it would be like to stay in one of those homes that was potentially in Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware catalogs, then you don't need to look very far. Everything was not only beautifully decorated, but supremely comfortable.
My brother decided to get married in Carmel and this home was a perfect rental for a week long of wedding activities, entertaining traveling friends, and just hanging out with family. The outdoor living area is beautiful during the day as well as during the evening, when we could use the hot tub and have the wonderful porch lights on. Everything about the home is magical and definitely homey... From the fresh herb garden to the porch swing, the wood burning fireplace in the main living space to the light filled bedrooms, it made our week so lovely to return "home."
Susan was very accommodating and definitely accessible by email if necessary and was a delight to deal with. The recommendation of going on a trail run near the home was perfect for my mornings and I thoroughly enjoyed our family dinner at the Corkscrew in the village. Definitely plan to return!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
5

Spacious, welcoming home away from home

  • 5 of 5
This house is a true treasure. The backyard is amazing, my boyfriend was especially enamored with the hot tub! Stayed here with a group attending a wedding at Holman Ranch, just a few miles up the road, and plan on coming back with a group to go wine tasting. The owners are especially friendly, accommodating, and kind. The kitchen truly is fully loaded with anything and everything you could need for a weekend away. The plethora of fireplaces and fire pits makes evening stargazing that much more fun and romantic. If I could give the house and the owners 10-stars I would!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A sohisticated and charming French Farmhouse
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Carmel Valley Central Coast California
san francisco
5

Great Home for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time during our stay. We have two young daughters who loved the backyard (pool and fire pit for making smores at night). The rooms were comfortable, nicely furnished and had great natural light. The location was also wonderful as it was very close to some great shops and restaurants. It's also not too far from the Monterey Aquarium or from downtown Carmel. We will definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Carmel Valley Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Jun 2 2014 - Aug 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$575
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,899
$15,176
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $69
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

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:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
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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