FANCY FREE BY THE SEA IN CARMEL'S GOLDEN RECTANGLE

Denis Sperling

Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks english, german
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Denis Sperling

Advertiser since 2014
Speaks english, german
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FANCY FREE BY THE SEA IN CARMEL'S GOLDEN RECTANGLE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Overview

Carmel House Rental Photos and Description

2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sunny deck close to the beach and village shops

Fancy Free: Old Carmel charm with new high-tech conveniences.

Ideally located in Carmel's 'Golden Rectangle' on a quiet street 2 1/2 blocks from the beach, 4 1/2 blocks from Ocean Avenue, Carmel's main street, Fancy Free offers 2 bedrooms, each with full bath, and a flexible office/den/third bedroom on a single level. The front bedroom/bath and back bedroom/bath are separated by the Great Room.

The front bedroom has a queen-size Chattam & Wells pillowtop mattress, two bureaus, bookcases, antique chest, vaulted ceiling with skylight view of a magnificent Monterey Cypress, 51-inch Plasma HDTV, 5.1 channel Bluetooth-capable A/V system, Blu-Ray player and Comcast cable. A washer and dryer are conveniently located in the sky-lighted hallway to the front bedroom.

The back bedroom has a queen-size Sealy Posturepedic plush mattress, 39 in. HDTV, 2.1 channel Bluetooth-capable A/V system, Blu-Ray player, Comcast cable, reading chair and ottoman, reading light, desk, bureau and private deck access.

The office/den/third bedroom provides an HDTV/monitor for laptops/notebooks or Comcast cable, hi-speed WiFi internet, VoIP phones with unlimited North American calling, and a multi-function WiFi-capable printer/scanner/fax on a large gate-leg table, and a leather executive chair, just what the busy tele-commuter needs for a working vacation with family or friends. A built-in double Murphy bed with memory-foam mattress topper in the oak bookcase makes this into a third bedroom, and the gate-leg table makes it a separate dining room. A large skylight fills the room with natural light.

The living room/library area of the Great Room is anchored by floor-to-vaulted ceiling oak bookshelves and cabinets which support the 60-inch Plasma HDTV and 100-inch home theater screen, the focus of the 5.2 channel Bluetooth-capable home theater A/V system, offering 2 sub-woofers, Blu-Ray player, MD player, cassette player, Pandora, Netflix streaming and Comcast cable. Bring your own Roku/Roku-stick with your favorite channels, and favorite BDs and DVDs, or view ours. Old Carmel charm comes alive with the flames dancing on the gas log in the Carmel stone fireplace.

The kitchen area of the Great Room is centered on the island which houses a 4-burner gas Jenn-Air cook-top with electric convection oven, cabinets with 3-ply stainless steel-clad cookware and a flatware drawer. Five bar stools surround the island, allowing guests to watch meal preparations and enjoy appetizers and casual meals. Floor-to-ceiling oak cabinets house the SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Panasonic microwave oven, Krups coffee maker, Breville burr grinder, K-cup single-serve coffee maker, Tassimo single-serve coffee maker, KitchenAid toaster, toaster oven, Cuisinart blenders, and bakeware. Oak cabinets house the 2-drawer Fisher-Paykel dishwasher and double sink, topped by the Jerusalem limestone counter. Above the sink, a counter-to-vaulted-ceiling multi-pane window offers a view of the grand Monterey Cypress. Floor-to-ceiling oak cabinets flank the sink counter, housing cutlery, glassware, stem-ware and dinnerware service for 12 (additional dinnerware, flatware and stem-ware is close at hand).

In the dining area of the Great Room, an English gate-leg table seats six, with views of the deck and garden through one of three sets of double French doors on the west side of the Great Room.

Through the middle set of French doors lies a large, sunny deck, bordered by a lemon tree, collard tree, grape vine, blueberry bushes, huckleberry bush, sugar snap peas, kiwis and wisteria. A Weber natural gas grill extends the kitchen area to the deck through a separate kitchen door. Enjoy Carmel's beautiful sunsets and relax to the sound of the ocean's waves or your favorite music from the outdoor speakers in this inviting space, warmed by the LP gas fire-pit and infrared electric heaters on the pergola, and watch the Koi at play in the pond below.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Denis Sperling (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks english, german

About Denis Sperling

Growing up in California's Central Valley, we always found relief in the perfect climate of the Monterey Peninsula. If Steinbeck's Salinas is 'East of Eden', then Carmel must be Eden -- at least it is for us! Come and see if you agree!

Denis Sperling purchased this house in 1980

Why Denis Sperling chose Carmel

Fancy Free is perfectly located on a large lot in an incredibly scenic natural setting on a quiet street, a short walk to beach and village shops. We immediately saw the potential of Fancy Free and our vision guided the renovation and expansion of the cozy 1938 cottage into a flexible, open layout, creating two legal residences with privacy and separate access, while preserving the original Carmel cottage charm. The intention was to rent the larger residence and keep the smaller residence for the owners' use, and it has worked wonderfully for 30+ years of long-term rentals.

What makes this house unique

We have realized our vision to create a light, open, airy, harmonious and serene environment which gracefully merges indoor and outdoor living spaces of lush beauty. We continue to maintain and improve Fancy Free, and look forward to sharing our 'Eden' with you.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Fancy Free By The Sea In Carmel's Golden Rectangle
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Fancy Free By The Sea In Carmel's Golden Rectangle
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p587064vb
-831 625 4336
Carmel Central Coast California
McLean, VA
5

A perfect peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our small dog had the pleasure of staying for a month in this charming home in Carmel by the Sea. We were welcomed by the owners, Denny and Gary, who did everything to make our stay comfortable. We were their first VRBO renters and they always asked us to let them know of anything they could do to improve their home and what they had to offer. We could not add much to this well stocked house, but the few things we mentioned were given their immediate attention. The location could not be better, a short walk to the beach and town which we did every day.
I enjoyed the "zen" garden where we could sit comfortably every day with heaters and a firepit and hear the ocean and the koi jumping in the pond below. We picked watercress from their garden and meyer lemons off their trees. It was truly a pleasure and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who wants to enjoy the Carmel experience. We have rented many homes in the past and we have never had such a pleasant experience with owners/managers as we did with Denny and Gary.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway
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Fancy Free By The Sea In Carmel's Golden Rectangle
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p587064vb
-831 625 4336
Carmel Central Coast California
The Woodlands, TX
5

Amazing property, excellent location and the most welcoming owners. A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
A perfect Carmel-By-The-Sea property. A few blocks to Ocean Ave and 2 blocks from the beach, makes for an ideal Carmel experience. Prior to arriving, I spoke with Gary and Denny and found them so personable and helpful. They made sure we had the necessary details and even offered to pick us up at the airport. They completely exceeded our expectations accommodating our son, making sure he had beach toys readily on hand and a list of local adventures for us to explore with him. They even had a few blocks, books and toys for our son to play with during our stay. They are a wealth of knowledge regarding Carmel and made sure we had absolutely everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The home is well equipped, and every detail well thought through. Eating out in Carmel every night can get expensive and Fancy Free's kitchen is incredible. High end gas range and all cooking utensils, dishes, appliances ever needed. You'll feel like you are at home. All the conveniences right there. Outdoor fire pit, gas grill, home theater system and many a great read can be found if you just want to stay in with a book or two. We share a love for coffee, and you will not be short of different coffee machines for your liking! We found ourselves going to the beach daily and within our first days there, they installed an outdoor shower so we could rinse off easily. There is a public rinsing shower on the beach stairs at 11th, but they went the extra mile and made it so convenient for us.
Our babysitter had problems with our sons stroller and Gary was always ready to help and lend a hand with anything, especially the TV system. The house has insightful serene art and plenty of natural light. Beautiful gardens surround you and the sounds of the waves can be heard from the back deck. I can't say enough about this property or the owners, both completely enjoyable. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fancy Free By The Sea In Carmel's Golden Rectangle
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p587064vb
-831 625 4336
Carmel Central Coast California
Melbourne, Florida
5

COZY PARADISE IN CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

  • 5 of 5
Wow! We initially saw photos of this quaint little cottage type residence (Fancy Free) on VRBO. This peeked our interest so we then had the opportunity to go to Fancy Free and meet the owners, Gary and Denny as well as view the cottage prior to renting it. The photos are quite amazing but to see the cottage in person adds that quaint feeling to the place. When we arrived for check-in Gary & Denny offered to assist us with luggage, showed us everything we needed to know regarding the appliances, BBQ, fire pit, internet, home theater system, etc. If we had a question or needed the owners assistance during our stay, they were available at a moments notice. The longer we stayed at Fancy Free the more it felt like a home away from home, all in the mist of Carmel-By-The-Sea.

We had a car and were able to park if off the street directly in front of the entrance gate to Fancy Free which made it very convenient for carrying groceries into the residence. Fancy Free is a short distance to town so we were able to walk their and avoid having to drive and find a parking spot. As you might know, downtown parking is at a premium in Carmel.

We really enjoyed our stay at Fancy Free and would not hesitate recommending this place for a vacation stay. As an added bonus, the owners were extremely nice and pleasant people and went above and beyond to offer their services.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ed, we really enjoyed having you and Priscilla as guests and appreciated your assessment as seasoned world travelers and suggestions for improvements to make Fancy Free even more comfortable!
Your super key lime pie was a delicious treat and made your stay all the more memorable for us. We are looking forward to your next stay, with or without the key lime pie! -Denny & Gary
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
240 Metres
La Playa Carmel Hotel Bar & Lounge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Carmel Amtrak Thruway Bus Stop Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Aubergine in L'Auberge Carmel Hotel
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Carmel Beach
Car: recommended

Abundant delights for all the senses! Must see: Point Lobos Nature Preserve, the 'greatest meeting of land and sea in the world.'

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $6,000 Per month

Carmel House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
September-October 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
30 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
November 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
30 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
December 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
30 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
January 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
February-May 2015
Feb 1 2015 - May 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
June-August 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Damage Deposit $500
Pet Fee $500
Notes Minimum stay is 30 nights/31 days per City of Carmel zoning restrictions. Contact owner for longer stays, pet approval, special needs. Pet fee is a refundable pet damage deposit. Security/Damage Deposit is refundable.

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Amenities

Amenities

Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Back bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Front bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • [Front bathroom]: Tank-less water-heater for endless hot water, skylight view of magnificent Monterey Cypress.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front bedroom - 1 queen , Queen-size Chattam & Wells pillowtop mattress
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen-size Sealy Posturepedic plush mattress
    Office/Den/Bedroom 3 - 1 murphy bed , Double-size mattress with memory-foam topper
  • [Front Bedroom]: 51 in. plasma HDTV, 5.1 channel A/V surround system, Blu-Ray player, Comcast cable, skylight view of magnificent Monterey Cypress. [Back bedroom]: 39 in. HDTV, 2.1 channel surround sound, Blu-Ray player, Comcast cable, reading chair, reading light, ottoman, desk, private deck access.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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