|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Located just three minutes by car off of Carmel Valley Road, we are a brisk twenty minutes walk into Carmel Valley Village and a leisurely twenty minute Drive into Carmel-by-the-Sea! This house is located on a sunny hillside near Hitchcock Canyon, home to many animals such as foxes, skunks, raccoon, ~ and hawks making lazy circles in the sky!
Many excellent hiking trails are nearby. Kahn Ranch is within walking distance of the property; however, it is drive-in only with a permit which may be obtained online:http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailId=HGW254-075. Kahn Ranch is a recent addition to Garland Park:
If you are interested in renting this beautiful property, please send an inquiry by email to me on VRBO. Thank you so much:)
Tiles collected by the owners' on their travels in South America, Spain and many other countries decorate this colorful home; they are surprising and sure to bring a few smiles:) Views to the south, west and north offer serenity at all hours and the decks surrounding this property offer privacy with an invitation to dream. Star gaze in one of the comfy Adirondack chairs, perhaps watching for the Leonid's meteor shower starting November 16, 17, 2014! Look for the turtle hanging out in the river of stone or hunt for fossils on the property (we'll tell you where!!) There is outdoor table on the south patio; the stairway off this patio gives you access to the Master bedroom with deck.
The Master bedroom features a Queen bed with an unusual European rattan bed frame; fluffy comforters and linens envelope one in cozy comfort. As you prepare for sleep, the sky offers you views of the moon as it glides across the sky. With vaulted ceilings, it is very roomy and bright; it has fabulous views of Osborne Ridge to the south and west. A huge bureau and lots of closet space (DVD library in the closet!) this room has enough space for a crib and/or sleeping bags!
Two steps from the Master bedroom is the upstairs bathroom, with a shower/tub and an amazing wall of opaque, glass blocks, allowing the sun to shine in while ensuring complete privacy.
The second upstairs bedroom is roomy and bright with tall windows facing west and north. It has a Queen bed, high boy, Swedish style chair to relax and read in, extra futon cushions stored in the large closet and a very unusual piece of antique 'furniture'; the owner is brilliant at finding some of the most amazing objects and art to decorate the house with!
Walking down the stairs, linger a moment on the landing to enjoy the exquisite tile work while looking out the window on the east for wildlife sightings! You might just see a pair of intelligent, animal eyes peeking back at you!
The bedroom downstairs has a double bed with private access to the bathroom downstairs. French doors lead outside to your own patio area.
The downstairs bathroom, accessible from the bedroom or the living area is decorated with tiles of iris, hand-crafted by local artisans and commissioned by the owners.
The renovated kitchen offers a gas stove/oven, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, blender and has a washer/dryer hidden in the pantry! Stoneware dinner service, utensils, pots and pans, cutlery ~ everything one might need to make their stay here as comfortable as possible are in the well-stocked kitchen.
Sit inside or enjoy dining al fresco on the patio. Fire up the propane BBQ while feasting your senses on the views, the colors, the sounds and the smells of the canyon while enjoying homemade fare. Or order take-out from one of the restaurants in the village. Carmel Valley Village has hamburger joints, Mexican, Thai and French food, a steak house and pizza! Los Laureles Lodge, 1.4 mi. west on CV Road, is rich in history and tradition as is Wells Fargo, formerly owned by Bernardus Lodge. The restaurant continues its 5 star cuisine in an historical building with a history rich in Carmel Valley lore. The food is excellent; sit in the bar, ask Miss Anita to mix up some excellent cocktails and listen to music while waiting for your table.
There are numerous wine tasting rooms within walking distance, a dog-friendly park and the community pool; Carmel Valley Community Pool's snack bar has the best hamburgers and Caprese salads and french fries around!
There are several art galleries exhibiting local art and also one guest artist per month; check out Valley Girls' and William Arthur's studio on Center Street! Laguna Seca-Mazda Raceway/Recreational area is 9.8 mi. away. Carmel Beach and River Mouth Beach are approximately 25 minutes by car. Asilomar Beach and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Pacific Grove is 40 minutes away.
Garland Ranch is approximately a 10 minute drive west on Carmel Valley Road. It has excellent hiking terrain and with well-marked trails. Their Nature Center is fun for kids of all ages and their newly-renovated Information Center has hanging several local artists' photography and paintings as well as textile art. The docents are welcoming, well-informed and share their love for this exquisite park which is only a portion of what the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District has to offer. Kahn Ranch, a new addition to the MPRPD, is only a two minute drive from this property; permits are required to hike the trails here. The email address to request a permit for any of the parks in the MPRPD: http://www.mprpd.org/ and fill out the form; it's easy and avoids being turned away by the very nice ranger who lives on site at Kahn Ranch and is just doing his job! And you Will be turned back without a permit! Drive-in only; you will be turned back if on foot.
Holman Ranch is a five minute drive from Sunny Hill and approximately 24 minutes by foot! Many events such as weddings, family reunions and anniversaries are held on these exquisite, historical grounds. If you are an equestrian or would like to be, Holman Ranch is for you!
If you have free time, google my friend, Kiki Wow, and check out her events page. Not only is she gorgeous, talented and incredibly energetic, she keeps her fingers on the pulse of the goings-on locally, from music, dancing and plein air painting to mosaic classes! Music is her first love and she knows and has worked with so many artists in the industry whose names you would recognize immediately!
The living area, with a flat-screen tv for watching DVD's (only-no cable) has comfortable, leather sofas that invite one to sink down, put your feet up and snooze. Or choose one of the board or card games, perhaps Jenga?, gather the family have some good, old-fashioned fun!
We are definitely child and pet friendly; however, the yard is not fully-fenced. Dogs must stay on lead or respond to voice command! No roaming off-property, please. Carmel Beach (16.5 mi.) is very dog-friendly; it's a great place to visit and let your canine friend romp in the waves.
There are two houses on Sunny Hill Drive. The Property Manager and family live in the second house, a private residence. If you need me, please call! Parking is limited. There is no garage or carport. We can accommodate three cars. Speak with me about your parking needs.
This property now has Wi-Fi! Or take a stroll into the village and fire up your computer, enjoy a latte and pastry at The Wild Goose Cafe, a little coffee shop in the village with amazing goodies; just a brisk 20 minutes walk (or five minute drive) and/or Rosie's Cracker Barrel, a ten minute walk, (three to drive). They both have free WiFi, great coffee and fresh pastries! Tell the owner, Laurie, that KathyK sent you:)
Enjoy your stay and please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have. Although we are just steps away from the rental property, to ensure our privacy and yours, we prefer an email or quick call. I respond to an email much more quickly than messages left on my cell! If you wish to book a date or inquire about this property, please email me via this site; I will respond promptly. I check VRBO several times a day. Thank you again for your interest in our property!
Stunning interior, colorfully decorated with tiles from the owners' world travels, this property is perfect for romantic get-aways, family vacations and groups. Very private, situated on the hillside, away from rural traffic. Within walking distance of Kahn Ranch
Private Massage Therapist - on call
http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailId=HGW254-075 and five minutes driving distance to Garland Park. CVVillage currently has 15 wine tasting room, all within a brisk 20 minute walk from the house!
Tiles grace this beautiful property throughout and lend a sense of fun and adventure while creating calm. Two private patios for sunset views or star gazing; perfect for al fresco dining:)
This place is so awesome ! I'm really glad my family and I came up here!
I would totally come back here. I LOVED IT!!! I had lots of fun here! I will miss it So Much! This has been one of the best weekends of my life. I had a blast! Thanks so Much!
FIVE STAR RATING!!!!
My friends and I had a great stay in this relaxing, well-appointed, and fun house. We particularly enjoyed the patio in the afternoons: it is above a creek, surrounded by trees, and lots of birds tweeting. Lots of enjoyable details in how the house is decorated. Overall, the area is very quiet and great for star gazing at night, as there is very little light pollution. It's on a small woodsy road that gets almost no traffic, nestled in a canyon.
There are many nearby restaurants, a short drive away in Carmel Village. We particularly liked Rustica. And I recommend the homemade Marionberry pie from the market.
If you plan ahead and get a permit, there is a delightful hike at the end of the road (you can walk there from the house) called Kahn Ranch. Go counterclockwise on the loop trail at Kahn Ranch, otherwise you will have a steep, exposed climb.
Kathy was wonderfully helpful and has a lovely upbeat attitude about everything. Yet we didn't see her much (her house is just across the driveway, but the houses face in different directions, giving lots of privacy).
I hope to come back!
My family had a wonderful Easter weekend stay in this very colorful and comfortable home. The floor plan is very open and bright. Landscape around the home is stunning. You feel like you're in a wooded retreat. I personally enjoyed having my morning coffee on the gorgeous patio over looking all the flora and fauna. Shopping, and beaches are within a reasonable driving distance. Kathy, the owner is very kind, and most helpful if you need anything. We were cooking on the grill and ran out of propane. Kathy quickly provided us with a backup tank. She also offered us a late checkout, but unfortunately we were unable to accept her gracious offer due to our schedules. Wonderful owners and perfect home to stay, play, and relax.
We loved staying in this home. Brightly and beautifully decorated. We were greeted with live flowers in every room. Beds were comfortable and all other necessities were of good quality and in good repair. The home was clean and tidy. It is about 20 min drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea and the shops & beach. We found it to be refreshingly quiet and calm after going to touristy places.
Stayed with some friends for a wedding nearby, and it was a great spot. It is tough to find, but the owners directions were great. Clean, lots of character, beautiful patio.
Wonderful sunny home close to the Carmel Village, with a well equipped kitchen. Loved the decor. Very private. Well divided so that it could meet the needs of two if not three sets of people. It was so wonderful that we chose to stay and indulge ourselves, although it is a short drive to the tasting rooms and restaurants. I highly recommend staying there and will do so again. Kathy, the property manager was also warm and helpful.
We had a great time at Kathy's place. It is right off the downtown village and up the road from the Beach. The home is beautiful with great decor and comfort. We will be staying there again on our next visit to Carmel!
Laguna Seca Raceway is approximately 15 minutes from Carmel Valley Village!
'Imperative for the human spirit. The sound of the waterfalls and music in the zero gravity chair room is delightful. I truly feel like we all need a place like Refuge.'
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Rolex Monterey Motorsports
Aug 13 2015 - Aug 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Massage Therapy is available if arranged at least one week in advance.
Private Chef is available is booked two weeks in advance.
Daily Housekeeping may be arranged.
Want you pantry stocked before you arrive? Email me a list of your needs; I'll leave the receipt on the table, food in the 'fridge and perhaps a surprise or two!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.