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Diane Sena

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

Provence in Carmel Valley with Pool-Sleeps 10

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + bonus room, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

Welcome to Provence in Carmel Valley. Authentic Adobe features with beautifully remodeled interior, many items imported from France. With over 3,000 feet of fine interior living and three seamless outdoor spaces, you won't remember if you are dining in or out by the adobe fireplace and outdoor living room. With rosemary, lavender, and your own fruit bearing olive and fruit trees, you will enjoy the special scents and the harvest when in bloom.

Perched just above Los Laureles Lodge, you can enjoy the fine dining there or at Bernardus Lodge. You can also enjoy the many nearby fine restaurants in Carmel Valley village, Carmel, or cook a gourmet meal in the chef appointed kitchen fully equipped with an espresso machine and wine fridge. There is also a large bar and game room with a small game table that includes chess, checkers and backgammon.

More About the Property: The best wineries in Carmel Valley, and hiking at Garland Park are located less than 5' away. Carmel restaurants and beaches are 15' by car, and the spectacular Big Sur Coastline beckons you to drive south 45' to enjoy Ventana, Nepenthe and The Post Ranch Inns. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with beach and amusement part is just 45' by car.

Three Bedrooms, an adjoining den with closet, and three bathrooms ensure comfort for all your guests with two king beds(one with memory foam), one queen bed, also with memory foam, and one comfortable queen pull out air bed in the den, and two twin beds (one tempurpedic) in the large guest bedroom with private bath.

Enjoy an authentic and charming adobe home which has hosted many satisfied guests over the years. This is the first time it has been available for vacation rental in its 65 year history. The special feeling of the home and surrounds will make it hard to leave.

The pool/spa is heated during the months of May-October.

Special requests for food or other furnishings will be considered.

Conceirge Service Available for a fee. Restaurant reservations, shopping for arrival amenities and food.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diane Sena (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


based on 30 traveler reviews

Provence in Carmel Valley with Pool-Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews
San Rafael, California

Great Family Gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We were all delighted to be in such a beautiful home. Right in Carmel Valley this home made our reunion very special. Diane the owner was very accommodating, she made me feel at home right away with her welcoming smile!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Country French getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent four nights at this beautiful home to celebrate my birthday. The home is so spacious, with many areas to sit and read a book, or gaze out at the beautiful surrounding hills and trees.

The bedrooms are very comfortable; we slept great and woke up each morning to lots of sunshine.

The pool and spa are amazing. The pool was at just the right temperature and I loved swimming in it at least twice a day! The spa was perfect. There is the most amazing huge old oak tree that is just gorgeous viewed from the pool and patio area.

The kitchen is a cook's dream. We had some meals at the house, and also used the grill. We also enjoyed outdoor lunches at the Corkscrew Cafe (like a French cafe) and Cafe Rustica. Both had great food and are very close by in Carmel Valley Village.

There are lovely antiques throughout the house, and it was very relaxing and quiet.

There are numerous wine tasting spots right there in the village. We stopped by the Cowgirl winery, which was really charming, and fed the free range chickens!

The outdoor fireplace was wonderful at night, and having a kitchen fireplace was an extra special treat. Having a big sitting area in the kitchen with comfy chairs and sofa, in addition to the lovely antique French country dining tables, was the best!

My daughter and husband were delighted to use the free Monterey Bay Aquarium passes.

Thank you, Diane, for your warm welcome, and for making my birthday special with your personal touches, and the most delicious bottle of Cabernet!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Encino, CA

Carmel is our new Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to find a home to rent for our whole family. It filled our needs for everyone including the grown children and grandkids. We loved how spacious the house is and the wonderful pool area. Diane welcomed us and showed us around the house. We enjoyed the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Dennis the Menace Park, Point Lobos, Carmel and the Carmel Valley. All the sites were an easy drive from the house. We loved the warm weather verse the cool weather along the coast. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie, I am so pleased that the house worked so well for your family gathering. As we discussed, it is harder and harder to bring families together as everyone's life becomes more booked and complicated. One of the main reasons I rent my home as a vacation rental is so that families can come together and have several spacious places to gather, yet have some needed privacy. I hope to see you again soon! Diane
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Tiburon CA

Perfect spot for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous family gathering at Provence in Carmel. The house was perfect on every way. Diane greeted us like long lost friends and was most gracious. The interior of the house provided various delightful areas for eating and lounging.The big well appointed kitchen was perfect for cooking dinner in the evening.

The highlight of each day was sitting by the outside fireplace….a great place for adult conversation after the children had had their s’mores and gone to bed! The beds, by the way, were very comfortable, we loved the tempapedic mattresses!

All the family enjoyed a great day at the Monterey Aquarium, thank you Diane for the passes (a big saving). Meanwhile my husband and I enjoyed a quiet day with a fabulous lunch at Café Rustica in Carmel Valley..... The climate of the valley is ideal with non of the coastal summer fog.

My son arrived with car problems and Diane was incredibly helpful finding a great car mechanic close by. She spent time on the phone researching a place that would handle his specific needs.

It is hard to think of any improvements we would like to see. The only possible suggestion would be an umbrella by the pool. However there is a shaded veranda with fabulous views off the master bedroom that is perfect for lunchtime dining so it's not really that important.

Thank you Diane for a great holiday, we hope to return for another visit soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jocelyn for letting me know how much you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to be able to help when you had car issues. I do try to provide assistance to all of my guests for both planned and unplanned events! I also hope to see you again. Many of our guests have been to Provence in Carmel Valley many times over the past several years. Warmest Regards, Diane
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san francisco, ca

A magical retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of women who come annually for a tennis weekend at Carmel Valley Ranch, and we have finally found our perfect spot! Diane's home is beautifully appointed without being overly formal, and it is well maintained and comfortable. Everything we needed was on property, and the pool and hot tub were the right temperature, for once!

Highly recommended, without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marjorie. I look forward to a chance to see you again next year. Best, Diane
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West coast Florida

Wonderfully Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This house does not disappoint! The location is quiet and private even though there are close neighbors. The house itself is very comfortable - this includes the beds and multiple seating areas. The sheets are pressed, the towels are numerous and fluffy. The kitchen has everything one might want. The overall decor is very attractive. The house is close to restaurants and is a short drive to excellent hiking. Grocery shopping either in Monterey at the Whole Foods or in the Central Valley Safeway. Diane was present at the house to greet us and give an orientation. She has clearly put a lot of thought into making her house a very nice rental. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
U.S 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.07 Miles
Bernardus Lodge
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: recommended

1-3' to Bernardus & Wine Tasting; 10-20' Carmel/Pebble Beach

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa.

Golf: Pebble Beach and Carmel Valley famous Golf Course


Rates & Availability

Carmel Valley House Rental Rates

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Summer Weekly Minimum
Aug 19 2015 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%


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Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Room 4 - outdoor shower
  • There is also an outdoor hot shower by the pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Three Bedroom and a private den with an air mattress pull-out bed. Each bedroom has it's designated bath, and the den shares one with one of the bedrooms. All beds are extremely comfortable, many have tempurpedic toppers and one is a tempurpedic brand mattress. High quality lines, professionally laundered by French Laundry are provided along with a robe to use during your stay for each guest. Pool towels are also provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Many have called this home a mini 'Bernardus-Like Private Retreat' with over 3000 feet of living space. 42' lap pool/spa with child safety cover. 4 fireplaces, one outdoors in outdoor living room. Large bar area and separate office. Spectacular views of Garland Park and hills. 300 yr. old oak trees. Chef's kitchen with Viking range, Espresso Machine, Subzero and Bosch D/W and wine fridge. Seats 22 for meals indoors and 12 outdoors. Beautiful French imported details throughout the home. Comfortable beds, some tempurpedic.

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