FIVE ACRE RETREAT, GREAT LOCATION

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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FIVE ACRE RETREAT, GREAT LOCATION

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

Our special and spacious five-bed / five-bath ranch-style home is located on five-acres in the estate area of Carmel commonly known as Jacks Peak. Although secluded and quiet, it is conveniently and centrally situated between Carmel and Monterey. You will be just minutes from anywhere on the entire Monterey Peninsula, yet surrounded by majestic oak and pine trees, with a huge yard in which to play.

Built in the 40’s, remodeled in the 60’s and recently updated, this home is perfect for family vacations, corporate retreats, and other special occasions. It is a wonderful place to gather for a family reunion, anniversary or important birthday celebration.

If you are interested please be aware that our property, while centrally located, is surrounded by five-acre estates with neighbors who appreciate this unique natural setting. In consideration of our neighbors, we have limits on the size and nature of parties, loud music or noisy activities (especially outside) and on anything that may disrupt the neighborhood. The property is not a venue for large parties or events.

All five bedrooms have queen beds and each bedroom has its own bathroom with shower. The house sleeps 10 comfortably. There is ample floor space and we have a couple of airbeds and mats to accommodate more, especially children, if needed.

Amenities include a cozy hot tub for two on a large deck off the master bedroom, with a custom-built in-ground hot tub for larger groups just a few steps away. Croquet, basketball, badminton, volleyball, bocce ball and Frisbee equipment are all located on-site and there is plenty room to play. There is a large front lawn that is seasonally green when rain is available. There is also a large brick patio with tables, chairs and fireplace that can be used in the winter. No outside fires are permitted during fire season (generally April - Nov).

Both the large living room and master bedroom have fireplaces. The living room has a vintage piano, two sofas, two club chairs, a corner TV and stereo. The French doors in the living room open onto a welcoming, bright, brick-floor enclosed Lanai with skylights.

The dining room has a table that is made for eight but will easily seat 10. Many a family gathering has led to improvised (yet cramped) seating for up to 14. French doors lead to a large backyard deck, which features a large table with six chairs, a small table with two chairs, a built-in bench and two lounge chairs. There is a five-burner gas grill and two propane heaters.

Off the dining room is a modest fully stocked kitchen with a large work island and windows to the wooded backyard. There is also a kitchen nook (host to many beautiful sunrises), with a small dining table, bench and four chairs.

The four bedrooms on the main floor, the living room, dining room, and hallways all feature oak hardwood floors. The kitchen floor is refinished fir. Area rugs are mostly oriental. Each bedroom has an attached bathroom, with shower.

The daylight downstairs has recently been renovated with new carpet and tile. It features a large, bright bedroom with a built-in desk and views of the garden, a bathroom, small 11 X 13 play area and laundry facilities.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hey David,



Vacation of a lifetime! We've taken 6 one-week trips together as a family of 12 (kids/grandkids). This was by far the best! Why? Peaceful. Secluded. Near EVERYTHING (as in 10-20 min). Roomy. Rooms all awesome. Teen boys and teen girls loved their rooms. Master bedroom is more like a home in itself. Large TV, enormous bath, view of the trees, deer (all the time!!, about 6 of them, little ones suckling mommy!), step out o jacuzzi (while 6 people can be in the "other" jacuzzi!!), 2 very comfortable chairs. We all had a shower in our rooms. Between the kitchen and dining room, easy to all sit and eat or play games. Living room enormous. Loved the old library, records, historical stuff. Furniture so comfortable, clean, and so durable you don't have to worry about getting anything dirty. So much play room on the floor in the living room. We loved eating on the deck, using the BBQ and had the 2 heaters on one evening. Took about a 15 minute walk in the enormous woods which are on property. Watching woodpecker families play together, feeding bluejays, getting scolded by squirrels, just awesome! Kids 2-19. In one accord: Best vacation ever Papa and Nana! Oh, the owners were totally available nearby, with a quick phone call, but never did we feel like they were around. Plenty of everything you need in the kitchen, including the dishwasher. And, did we love playing ping pong, bocci ball, they have the best frisbee we've ever used, and hitting plastic golf balls in the big yard. Even had clubs there! Eating cherries from the trees, hey, we could go on. Go.
Jun 2011
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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5
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Five Acre Retreat, Great Location
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
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Five Acre Retreat, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301619vb
(831) 275-0891 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
5

WHEN CAN WE COME BACK?

  • 5 of 5
This spring, my writing group chose Jack's Retreat for just that... we had a four day retreat to dedicate some work time and enjoy the setting. The house is lovely and spacious. There is a charming eat-in kitchen, a good social gathering place.The kitchen was well stocked with every utensil we could need. We also used the formal dining room for our dinners and meetings. There are plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms (only one of which is downstairs) and we made it work for eight. The house & grounds were clean and well cared for. Our hosts were friendly and easy going. They called to say that there was no immediate check-in upon our departure so we had a little extra time there. That was nice of them. We hope to make this our annual spot.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Five Acre Retreat, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301619vb
(831) 275-0891 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
5

EXCELLENT HOME FOR A FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
Jack's Peak Retreat was the perfect location for our family vacation and we could not have been more impressed. My husband and I had the opportunity to host a weekend for both of our immediate families from the UK and the US (8 adults) who had not met before and this location was exactly what we were looking for.

The house was decorated beautifully and all of the rooms were very comfortable, the owners provided bed lines, towels and toiletries if anyone forgot anything which was a great touch. I chose to stay in room towards the back of the house with the doors that open to the backyard/patio, waking up to that view each morning was amazing. There were ensuite bathrooms in every room so each family member had a lot of privacy which they appreciated. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. We loved sitting out on the deck in the evening to enjoy our great company and impressive surroundings. At the end of our longs days, the jacuzzi was perfect place to relax before bed.

Not only did we love the house but the area it was in was great for activities. We went to some wine tasting rooms in Carmel Valley one day. The valley was less than half an hour away and the weather was great for a day outside. We also visited some of the tasting rooms in Carmel by the coast. It was much less touristy than Napa and Sonoma and the people were so welcoming. We went to some restaurants as well that are a must visit while staying. Andres Bouchee in Carmel and Passion Fish in Monterey were two of the best meals we had ever had!

All-in-all this house was perfect. Tucked away from the city in a more remote area but only ten minute drive to the middle of Carmel, the Monterey Aquarium, 17 mile drive, China Cove and wine tasting. What more could you want for a long weekend away. We will definitely be coming back to visit!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Five Acre Retreat, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301619vb
(831) 275-0891 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
San Jose
5

QUITE SIMPLY, A REALLY GREAT PLACE TO GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS!!

  • 5 of 5
I just looked at the last several reviews. They are all 5 stars with good reason. Jack's Peak really is a wonderful place.
Our get together included 5 couples who have been friends for decades. Everyone raved about how perfect the house was. Other than a terrible Super Bowl that didn't include our team (the 49ers), everything else was awesome.
Jack's Peak is great.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Five Acre Retreat, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301619vb
(831) 275-0891 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
5

A WONDERFUL SETTING FOR OUR FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
This was a great experience. The house exceeded our expectations and covered all our needs. Our group included 7 adults and 7 children, ages 3 to 13. The owners provided very thoughful instructions for all the amenities and everything was in good shape and perfect working conditions. The location is superb, in the middle of the woods but also a few minutes away from all necessary stores (Whole Foods!). Watching the birds in the drinking fountains on the back deck was certainly something to remember. We would go back for sure.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Five Acre Retreat, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301619vb
(831) 275-0891 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
5

WOW MOMENT!!

  • 5 of 5
I had loved the pictures of this house, they seemed to speak to me, my kids as well. "Get it mom it is so like you they said." As soon as I opened the front door I was not disappointed! I had a WOW moment right there in the family room!! I loved the whole thing, the old books and pictures, old wall paper, old house, toys for adults and children, records and the record player, the fire place complete with wood and starter. Beautiful location, deer, owls, quail, squirrels, harks, you can even hear the seals at the beach. The mall is right around the corner. I would come back in a heart beat! Thank you so much!!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Five Acre Retreat, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301619vb
(831) 275-0891 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
5

GREAT SETTING FOR OUR FAMILY REUNION!

  • 5 of 5
We looked at several different properties on VRBO to hold our family reunion of five siblings and spouses and are so glad we chose this home! It was perfect for our needs--we cooked in for all our meals, spent some quality time reminiscing over old photos and playing board games at the large dining table, relaxed on the spacious deck (the heaters made it possible to use the deck well into the evening!), and appreciated that each bedroom has its own bathroom.

The property has so many wonderful areas to explore and was perfect for a daytime or evening game of "extreme" bocce. We were visited daily by a mommy deer and her baby and enjoyed the natural setting and peace the location has to offer with several private sitting areas to choose from as well. We could tell this home has been lived in by a very loving family (many great photos, and we loved the markings of various children's and maybe grandchildren's heights on the inside cupboard in the kitchen!)

The property is also conveniently located near golf, 17 mile drive, Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, and we enjoyed all those during our stay.

I would highly recommend this home and may be returning at some point with some friends for a couple's getaway. David and Patti were excellent hosts!
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Near Jacks Peak Regional Park and Hiking Trails, Pebble Beach, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Beaches, Del Monte Shopping Center,

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Availability & Rates

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Carmel House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 23 2014 - Sep 7 2014
4 night minimum stay
$750
$4,000
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $350.00
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Rates based in part on the number of people staying at the house and length of stay.
We offer substantial discount for stays longer than listed minimum stay.
We are not able to accept credit cards.
Deposit required to hold reservation.
Half of rent due five months prior to stay. Balance due two months prior to stay.
Tax Rate 10.5%
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Amenities

Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Please keep in mind that although the house is spacious all five bedrooms have queen beds. We have two queen size air mattresses at the house. Because they are large they are generally only useful in the downstairs 11 X 13 playroom, main living room or the master bedroom. We also have three single size sleeping mats that can be used in two of the other bedrooms. We do not want the sofas used for sleeping. We also want to mention that the four main floor bathrooms are all accessible from a bedroom so there is no 'guest bath' on the main floor. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom are next to each other but separate like a 'guest bath' however the bathroom is small. The large groups that have enjoyed staying here are a mix of adults and children that sleep in bedrooms along side their parents.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (5) Five queen beds - one in each bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • golf
Notes:
Large yard, Forest views, Large lawn seasonally green when rain available. Space and equipment for Croquet, Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball, Frisbee. Hilly area good for running, walking and bike riding.
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