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TUSCAN-STYLE RETREAT, IN THE COUNTRY WITH 360 VIEWS, UPPER CARMEL VALLEY

Karen Hoffman

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Karen Hoffman

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014
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TUSCAN-STYLE RETREAT, IN THE COUNTRY WITH 360 VIEWS, UPPER CARMEL VALLEY

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Carmel Valley Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8, RATE VARIES WITH # OF GUESTS.

3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Sleeps 8. 2 king-sized beds, 2 twins plus one twin w/trundle. Swimming pool, hot tub, steam room. Hiking, horseback riding, wine tasting available. Personal Chef with 2 day notice available. PRICE VARIES WITH NUMBER OF GUESTS

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen Hoffman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014

About Karen Hoffman

We love the Central Coast, a special place we call Paradise. In 2003 we bought a hilltop property in upper Carmel Valley and now enjoy magnificent mountain views and serenity. We are always inspired by the natural surroundings of the beautiful Santa Lucia Mountains. We enjoy entertaining with our friends, family and grandchildren. From every visitor's perspective, our little corner of the world beckons vacationers to return again and again.

Karen Hoffman purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why Karen Hoffman chose Carmel Valley

We fell in love with Cachagua (Upper Carmel Valley), which reminds us of Tuscany. We love the quiet solitude and 360 degree mountain views from our hilltop vineyard. For city people who want sun and country, this is the place!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Mountain views forever, quiet, private and peaceful. A wonderful retreat!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 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

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Tuscan-style retreat, in the country with 360 views, upper Carmel Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Tuscan-style retreat, in the country with 360 views, upper Carmel Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p483676vb
-831-224-4343
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
San Jose, CA
5

Perfect retreat with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5
We wanted a quiet, romantic, out of the way retreat with out of this world views for our 30th anniversary, and that is exactly what we got here. Take groceries with you because you may not want to leave. We spent 1 week here and left only once to replenish supplies. (Not a quick trip away- the route to Carmel Village is about 20-30 minutes and on a winding road) We had two small dogs with us and they enjoyed this property too. Birds and hummingbirds of all kinds started and ended our days with lots of pool time in between. The 360 degree views are beautiful & varied, and although the property is not flat you can do some walking. Neighbors are barely seen and very rarely heard - it was our private retreat. There is a very nice bocce court and horse shoe pit located steps away from the house. The house interior is more than adequate and comfortable. We relaxed by the fire pit and watched stars every night. It was a perfect anniversary!
Cons: gnats were a little bothersome at times (a portable fan helped us), we did some of our own landscape patio/deck clean up each day (we did not mind this), number and location of bathrooms might not work for larger groups, check your cell service provider because service is limited
Pros: Quiet & peaceful, breathtaking views, romantic. Karen was accessible and helpful and offered any assistance we might want. Kids who need constant stimulation could get bored, but others would find the bocce, horseshoes, pool and TV enough
The bottom line: This property fulfilled our expectations nicely and we had a wonderful week. We wanted to respect the property and the owner's efforts and leave it as we found it. All the pros definitely outweigh any cons in our opinion. We had a great time!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you both. Everything was left especially clean. The humming birds were very happy you refilled their food. I am so please when guest enjoy the property as much as we do. Thank you again for your compliments. Sincerely Karen
business
Tuscan-style retreat, in the country with 360 views, upper Carmel Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p483676vb
-831-224-4343
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Ontario, Canada
5

Perfect spot to relax with family!!

  • 5 of 5
Spent 4 nights in paradise! The pictures do not do justice to the 360 degree views from the house - morning coffee with sunrise and hummingbirds to sunset with campfire and marshmellows!!! We had every amenity we needed in the house. Comfortable bedrooms, overstocked kitchen with all the supplies you needed to cook a beautiful meal to enjoy outside on the patio watching the sunset. It was almost a shame to have booked excursions into Monterey and Carmel as our children did not want to leave the villa. They enjoyed their afternoon swim / hot tub, tether ball practice and first attempts at bocce ball and horseshoes. Karen was a pleasure to deal with during the booking process. No issues with arranging details or questions we had regarding the property. The only word of warning to would be renters is GPS is useful to find property and the 10 mile drive in from Carmel Village is a winding (but worthwhile) road....
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciating the property. It has been a work of love and I am so happy when people enjoy the special attention given to the first and landscape. Please come back. Sincerely Karen
business
Tuscan-style retreat, in the country with 360 views, upper Carmel Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p483676vb
-831-224-4343
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Seattle, WA
5

Retreat to Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
This is a fabulous house and the grounds are gorgeous. It's exactly as shown in the pictures. Had lots of space, hummingbirds are everywhere and the beds were comfortable. Bathrooms are small and you have to go thru one bedroom to get to the shower. I wouldn't put any late sleepers in that room or your down to only one bathroom. Buy your groceries before you leave town. It's a long way back to get anything you forgot. This is a great house but the view and gardens steal the show. We enjoyed our stay and I highly recommend this vacation rental.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. All the hard work is worth it when my guest enjoy the property as much as I do. Hope to see you again. Regards Karen
business
Tuscan-style retreat, in the country with 360 views, upper Carmel Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p483676vb
-831-224-4343
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
5

Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our family of seven stayed for 4 nights. Karen greeted us at a Carmel grocery store and led the 23 mile scenic drive to the beautiful home. The house itself is wonderful, but for us, it was the outdoor space that we will remember most. The pool, fire pit, hummingbird feeders, the bocce and horseshoe pits accented the amazing views. We ate every meal outside to enjoy the weather and the setting. And it is easy to have day trips to Carmel, Point Lobos State Park, Monterey, and Big Sur. We would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Tuscan-style retreat, in the country with 360 views, upper Carmel Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p483676vb
-831-224-4343
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
Belmont, CA
5

A Beautiful and Tranquil Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the beautiful tuscan villa for 4 days and it totally surpassed our expectations! The views were amazing, the grounds perfection and the amenities both tasteful and very comfortable. The pool temperature was perfect, too. The owner, Karen, is very accommodating and friendly. We are definitely going back (and our dogs are already looking forward to it as well).
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am so pleased when guest enjoy the Tuscan Retreat
as much as I do. Looking forward to your return.
business
Tuscan-style retreat, in the country with 360 views, upper Carmel Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p483676vb
-831-224-4343
Carmel Valley Central Coast California
5

Amazing Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We took our family to Karen's beautiful house this past weekend and were greeted by a warm hostess and a gorgeous home! We had a one year old with us who had a blast, but also, we forgot her baby blanket there and Karen had it sent to us wthib two days of us being gone. My only tips would be to bring bug spray with you as you are in the mountains and to make sure to grocery shop on your way. This house is a treasure and you will love your experience there!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thanks you all are welcome back, I enjoyed meeting you. Regards Karen

Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Monterey Ca.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cachagua General Store
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rancho Canada
Nearest Motorway
34 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cachagua General Store
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Carmel, Ca.
Car: necessary

You are in the country, hiking trails, horseback riding, biking, wine tastings, swimming. Personal chef available. Buy your groceries before traveling to our VRBO

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Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Carmel Valley Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $89
cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Rates vary depending on number of guests. No loud parties. No groups over the agreed upon number of guests either overnight or day use. Prohibited to organize parties or events without prior consent. Children under 6 no charge unless there is a party for children. Conserve water. Keep gate closed. Keep pool cover closed when not using. Inquire about discounts

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:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor bath - toilet , shower , Steam shower if desired.
    Second floor bath - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second floor, Balcony with western mountain views.
    King Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Second floor, Balcony with western mountain views.
    Double Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Second floor. Sliding doors open to King Bedroom 2.
    Twin + Trundle in Den - 2 twin/ single , First floor, twin & trundle. Door opens to patio & pool.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Rates vary with number of people in your party

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