Carmel house rental - Welcome to 'Garrapata Ridge Retreat' View from the Road on the way to the House.
Welcome to 'Garrapata Ridge Retreat' View from the Road on the way to the House.
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Carmel House Rental Photos and Description
3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6 singles or 6 adults & 2 small children

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Welcome to 'Garrapata Ridge Retreat'

**Save $1000 for May!

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Garrapata Ridge Retreat - Sweeping Ocean & Mountain Views - The Irresistible Magic of Big Sur.

Welcome to the best of both worlds. Just a 15-minute drive to Carmel and a 20-minute drive to the village of Big Sur, this newly renovated home has breathtaking coastline views from every window. You won't want to leave once you arrive, so stop at Whole foods Market in Monterey or Safeway on the outskirts of Carmel and stock up on your way out of town.

Cooking will be a joy in the newly remodeled chef's dream kitchen as you look through the passway window out to the Pacific Ocean. If you do feel like a drink or meal out, Rocky Point Restaurant, perched on a promontory over crashing waves, is only 2 miles away, and there are many four-to-five-star restaurants to choose from in Big Sur or Carmel. Whether you decide to go north or south, the drive is incomparable.

From your perch high on the hill in this three-bedroom home, you will experience the peace and beauty of this majestic stretch of coastline where condors soar and the stars are so close you feel like you can pick them out of the sky.

As you traverse the winding paved road leading up to the property, you won't be able to resist stopping the car to get out and drink in the panorama from benches at three vista points. You'll know you've arrived when you see the over-sized rusted-metal fork in the road (pun intended), a whimsical creation of the artist owner.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complementary hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider (upon request), passes from the renowned Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey that recently has undergone a $2 million renovation, Scheid Wine tasting room passes and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, slippers, over-sized towels and beach gear.

This unique home will give you a real taste for what it is to live in Big Sur, a lifestyle that combines a spirit of adventure and individualism with a passion for the unparalleled natural beauty all around. When you enter the living room, with its dramatic cathedral window on one side and wall of glass on the other you'll be swept away by a feeling of expansiveness as you drink in the sweeping view of the sparkling blue Pacific and the undulating contours of the Santa Lucia Mountains, with Highway 1 cutting a ribbon-like swath far below. Relax and take it all in on a chaise lounge located in the corner and have your favorite book in hand, a soft throw and you will be transported to heaven. A fireplace with an insert and a blower can quickly heat the space, if necessary; there is also forced-air heating. Get a feel for the unique creative flavor of the Central Coast from the selection of paintings by local artists.

Cooking will just be part of the fun from the updated kitchen with its warm terracotta tiles and jade-green granite counter tops. The chef and a helper can do meal prep while sitting at bar stools at the pass-through window and imbibe the views along with conversation from the living room. Everything you can think of for preparing and presenting fabulous meals is provided, from modern appliances, including a stainless steel refrigerator, a double oven and a counter-top range, to cookware and beautiful dishes. Meals will be unforgettable served at a wooden table that seats up to eight.

A figurative metal sculpture made by the owner presides over it all from her place atop a built-in buffet in the dining area. Play a Broadway show tune at the upright piano in a spacious game room that has white concrete floors and a cast-iron fireplace.

If you prefer less active entertainment, a large flat-screen TV is provided in the family room. A washer and dryer are concealed behind white shuttered doors. This room is large enough to accommodate additional sleeping for 4 with 2 twin trundle beds.

The master, at the far end of the house, has windows that look out to forever with a wall of closets with mirrored doors that amplifies the effect. Take a relaxing soak and meditate under the night sky in the hot tub just outside the window then tuck yourself in for a peaceful sleep in the king bed with its luxurious linens and sea-foam green coverlet. The master bathroom will make you feel like you are at a resort with its gleaming jade-green tiled shower and flooring, free-standing seashell-shaped marble sink and plush towels.

The other two bedrooms also have dramatic ocean views to uplift and tranquilize. A second bedroom, with a dresser, bench, end table and a closet with built-in shelving, has a queen bed. A third smaller bedroom, also with built-in cabinets and shelving, has a trundle day bed that can be a single, two singles or convert to a king with a memory foam topper. Both have luxury linens.

A second bath with a tub/shower has an organic spa feel, with Italian porcelain mosaic tiling in tones of gray and taupe.

Take your cocktails out to a pair of low-slung redwood chairs flanking a slab of black granite positioned at land's edge and watch the sky change colors as the sun dips below the horizon. A beautiful organic vegetable garden with raised beds and a greenhouse lie off to the side of the house. Follow a short path with gravel steps to a deck facing the mountains where you can practice your golf swing while balls sail into the great beyond. Sit for meditation in a small round carpeted room that looks out to the deep canyon and steep mountain slopes beyond.

This will be a vacation you will never forget. Don't be surprised if the magic of Carmel and the Big Sur Coastline seeps into your very being and you find yourself wanting to return again and again.

Ps... the star gazing is spectacular on a clear moonless night and during the day, watch out for the rare Condor.

Additional Rate Details and Rental Terms.....

Additional rate details and terms may be seen on our website at www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com, or feel free to contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable reservationists to receive a full quote via email.

831-373-7103

We look forward to hosting you soon!

The Sanctuary Vacation Rentals Team

Quotable rates do not include cleaning, taxes, appropriate fees or higher rates for holidays or special events that fall inside each season.

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Sanctuary Vacation Rentals represents properties throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel Highlands, and the Big Sur coastline. We combine fine resort accommodations and relaxed elegance with all the comforts of home.

Our properties are places that nurture and inspire and are located in one of the most beautiful, energizing places in the world, featuring the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast of California. From historic old Monterey, to the Victorian charm of Pacific Grove, and the artists colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking scenery of Big Sur, generations of people have been rejuvenated by the breaking waves and sandy beaches here.

Our properties are designer furnished with relaxed elegance. Many homes feature the colors of the sea and take inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.

Throughout Sanctuary’s vacation rentals, you’ll find comfortable beds with luxury linens, welcome beverages and hors d’oeurvres, spa robes and amenities, local wine tasting and spa passes, and a personal concierge to assist you in every way. Our homes feature chef’s dream kitchens and everything you’ll need to entertain in style.

If you’re looking for a refreshing, relaxed stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the world– offering all the comforts of home, let Sanctuary Vacation Rentals help you discover your own sanctuary by the sea. Make your reservation today.

Video - What Makes Sanctuary Special? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwHiiuT8mh4

7 Reviews of Property 3014235 in Carmel, California

Save $1000 for May!** Stunning Ocean Views, Hot Tub, Stargazing, Private, Quiet
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews
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Save $1000 for May!** Stunning Ocean Views, Hot Tub, Stargazing, Private, Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014235
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Ventura, California
5

A place of peace.....

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Again, the universe's divine order worked on my behalf. As soon as you turn off Hwy 1 onto Garrapata Road leading up to the sanctuary, you get the sense of some place special as stated earlier, a place of peace. Thank you for sharing the space you've created with other seekers. This is a nurturing environment & the Women of Sanctuary Vacation Rentals have attended to all details ensuring an extraordinary getaway to plug in and recharge. Many thanks to them and Marty. The answer to the question, will I return…is a big YES. Checking the calendar now. Much Aloha…
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Save $1000 for May!** Stunning Ocean Views, Hot Tub, Stargazing, Private, Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014235
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Beautiful home, amazing views, perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
This house is great for a family or couples looking to stay in the Carmel/Bug Sur area. The house is located in an idea location between Big Sur and Carmel. The views from the house are stunning and the home is very tastefully decorated with all the furnishings and supplies one could need. Walls of windows and skylights make the home feel bright and cheerful. Mornings are blissful having breakfast outside overlooking the mountains and the outdoor table. Evening sunsets are spectacular enjoyed in the hot tub or from the deck chairs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Sanctuary Vacation Rentals and the home's caretaker, Liz, did an excellent job making our stay comfortable and memorable. From the plush robes provided for each guest, the welcome bottle of wine, cheese and crackers to the great customer service provided before, during and after our stay, Sanctuary is one of the best vacation rental management companies we have ever used.
business
Save $1000 for May!** Stunning Ocean Views, Hot Tub, Stargazing, Private, Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014235
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
4

Better than the pictures

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
My far flung family stayed here for thanksgiving. The home is beautiful, the views are spectacular from every room. We had a wonderful time hiking the local trails, and relaxing at sunset in the hot tub. Many family stories were trotted out. The house comfortably housed our group of eight. There was a lovely fire to gather around, and the house is well appointed with plenty of everything you need, artfully placed.

While there are multiple televisions, which we did not use, there is no dishwasher. There are some very good restaurants nearby, so if it is not a holiday, and you are wanting to cook, this is not a problem. And to be truthful, many important conversations happened over dish washing, but having them in the hot tub was preferable.

We would happily rent again.
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Save $1000 for May!** Stunning Ocean Views, Hot Tub, Stargazing, Private, Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014235
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
4

Peace.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
I spent my birthday with my twin brother and a few friends and family members at Garrapata. It was the perfect location for visits in Carmel and Big Sur (Purple beach, Big Sur state park, etc.). The views from the house - and the drive up to the house! - are breathtaking and instill a sense of serenity that is hard to describe. At night, after watching the sunset with a glass of wine in our hands, we all sat in the hot tub, under the moon and stars, and listened to the waves below. So peaceful. In the morning, my sister did yoga and meditated, while taking in the landscape all around. I would definitely recommend this house for anyone who wants a place for friends and family to gather and share in the beautiful view.
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Save $1000 for May!** Stunning Ocean Views, Hot Tub, Stargazing, Private, Quiet
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+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Very Refreashing

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Our visit must come to an end. What a lovely home you have with everything anyone could need. A couple of my favorites- the blankets and rug in the daybed room. The early morning time sitting outside in the fog was very refreshing. Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful place.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Save $1000 for May!** Stunning Ocean Views, Hot Tub, Stargazing, Private, Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014235
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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What a beautiful home

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
What a beautiful home! We so enjoyed spending time with old friends and making new memories. You have thought of everything to make our stay so comfortable, All the best!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Save $1000 for May!** Stunning Ocean Views, Hot Tub, Stargazing, Private, Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014235
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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So Relaxing

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
What a perfect stay! This house is fantastic, views, walks and decor....so relaxing. We truly enjoyed ourselves and appreciated all the details down to the fresh strawberries from the garden! Thank you for sharing.
Helpful votes: 1/1