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Tuscan-style retreat, in the country with 360 views, upper Carmel Valley

Karen Hoffman

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

Karen Hoffman

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015
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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, Bocci ball, horse shoes, 2 bikes available. wine tasting available. Personal Chef with 2 day notice. PRICE VARIES WITH NUMBER OF GUESTS. We provide a full kitchen for your use. We use biodegradable cleaning products.You will enjoy the beautiful Carmel Valley views. The vineyard is a working vineyard. Our vineyard manager is available to teach about growing our Syrah grapes.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen Hoffman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

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:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 18 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 18 reviews
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5

My New Country Home :)

  • 5 of 5

I've been searching for a house like this for a long time. A place for family and friends we'd never want to leave. What got me? The 360 degree views of untouched rolling hills, the singing of the birds, a fully equipped kitchen and entertainment center and lots of opportunity for fun: pool, hot tub, bocce ball, BBQ, movies, hiking and biking trails. The beds are very comfortable. Karen is a warm and friendly hostess. Bring everything because you wont want to leave the house and its surroundings. We abandoned all plans to eat out. We'll be back soon to enjoy the house and another bottle of K-T Vineyards wine made from the grapes on the property's one acre vineyard. Delicious Syrah!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA
5

Beautiful home and views

  • 5 of 5

We spent New Years here and it was more than we could have imagined. Sunsets in the hot tub, 360 degree views, tons of space inside and out, cozy fires at night and a great kitchen to cook beautiful meals! We went horse back riding with Susan just down the road on a great trail. There is an incredible restaurant open on Monday nights only just down the street at the General Store, what a magical place. This trip was dreamy and we're so thankful to stay in such a great spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
SF Bay Area, USA
5

Beautiul Vineyard Home and Setting - a Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights here after the Christmas holiday with our extended family and pups. The weather was spectacular. Karen, the owner, was welcoming and the house is both charming and beautifully decorated. There was plenty of firewood for the fireplace, and panoramic views of the Carmel Valley. There were hummingbirds, woodpeckers and finches - with feeders spread around the property, and seating areas to take in the sun and the vineyard views. The hot tub was perfect for ending the day, followed by a gourmet dinner from the well equipped kitchen, KT Vineyards wine, a warm fire and a movie. All of our guests found the beds to be very comfortable, and the quality of the accommodation to be excellent. The driveway and the setting brought back memories of Panzano in Chianti... and brunch and dinner at the nearby Cachaugua General Store offers truly Western hospitality and a dining experience not to be missed! We loved every minute we spent on the property... and we highly recommend it as a retreat and destination in the Carmel Valley.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Russ and family, Thank you for the detailed review. It is worth all the blood, sweat and tears when I read the lovely reviews Please come back anytime the Retreat is available. It was a pleasure meeting you and family including your well behaved and lovely dogs.
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
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
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
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
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

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 $99
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
  • hospital
  • 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

Partner Offers

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$3,700 - $4,500 per week
3 - 4 night min stay
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  • 3 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
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$900 per night
3 night min stay
  • 4 BR,
  • 3 BA,
  • Sleeps 9
$3,700 per week
3 - 5 night min stay
  • 4 BR,
  • 3 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
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