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Moonglow: Forest tranquility minutes from downtown Carmel. Private hot tub.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Nestled into a beautiful forest setting overlooking the canyon, you will find our rustic guest house perfect for your Carmel getaway. Moonglow is a unique oasis for those that enjoy the tranquility of the forest, yet want to be minutes away from Carmel’s beautiful white sand beach and many artistic shops and restaurants.

A gorgeous deck surrounds Moonglow with plenty of seating, a barbecue for outdoor enjoyment and a heater for cool evenings. The patio has a table and 4 chairs for outdoor dining. The hot tub under the stars awaits you.

For the active traveler Moonglow offers equipment for hiking, biking, kayaking, tennis, golf and the beach. Walk or bike to the unspoiled canyon.

The beautiful bedroom has a double bed with a great mattress. The sleeper sofa is a queen. If you need a king, Moonglow may not be the best choice for you.

Moonglow has a newly remodeled bathroom with lovely tile shower, kitchenette and living room with a welcoming corner fireplace. There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room (converts to a queen bed) plus a bistro table with 2 chairs, a dresser with drawers, and a rocking chair.

The HDTV and Blu-ray player stream Netflix and other Apps seamlessly via the fast Comcast Wi-Fi.

Moonglow is smoke free. No pets, please.

More Details

Owner
Chuck and Diane
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Chuck and Diane

Our romance began in 1961 when Diane came to Carmel to be a 4th grade teacher at Carmel River School. She met Chuck who had just left the Navy's Blue Angels and was enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School. In 1964 we were married and began a life together. Through the years, as a Navy family, we lived many places, but always returned to Carmel to visit our old friends and to bask in the beauty of the area. Of course, we always wished we had bought a place when we first lived here, and never really thought we would ever live in Carmel

Chuck and Diane purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Chuck and Diane chose Carmel-by-the-Sea

In 2004 we fell in love with Sundance, a rustic and secluded home. We immediately bought it, sold our home in Del Mar, and became Carmelites. We love it here and have never looked back. Our family and friends enjoyed staying in the guest house, and after our son built a magnificent deck around it we christened it 'Moonglow' and decided to offer it as a vacation rental. As you can see from the guestbook, it has been very popular.

What makes this cottage unique

Moonglow is close to everything in Carmel, the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, yet secluded and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Chuck & Diane - what a sweet & serene place this is. We loved the artistic details of the architecture and the garden. The trees are very peaceful and beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay.
Apr 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
CA 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carmel
Car: recommended

Experience the world famous Carmel beach. Stroll through downtown Carmel- by-the-Sea. Enjoy the unparalleled art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Bike the beautiful 17 mile drive through the Del Monte Forest. Walk through Mission Trails Park to the historic Carmel Mission. Immerse yourself in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Drive the spectacular coast highway south to the redwoods of Big Sur. Experience the stunning view from Nepenthe Restaurant. Visit the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas. Hike the magnificent trails of Point Lobos State Park. Golf the many gorgeous courses of the Monterey Peninsula. Play tennis at the public courts 2 blocks away. Enjoy one of the special events held throughout the year.

Other Activities: Aquarium, shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, basketball

Amenities

Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tile shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa converts to a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fireplace, spacious deck, canyon view, private jacuzzi, wireless high speed Internet, HDTV, Blu-ray, Netflix, Bluetooth mobile speaker, bicycles, golf clubs, tennis racquets, tandem kayak, backpacks, ice chest, beach gear, kitchenette, microwave, cooking utensils, linens, gas grill (BBQ) Moonglow is perfect for 2 people. In exceptional cases, we will consider more than 2 for an additional charge. You should be aware that there is a double bed and a sleeper sofa, one bathroom to be shared, and limited storage space for suitcases.

Reviews

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Moonglow: Forest tranquility minutes from downtown Carmel. Private hot tub.
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5

Perfect getaway for a couple!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose Moonglow for our honeymoon, because we wanted to stay somewhere private, picturesque, conveniently located, and affordable. Moonglow was absolutely the perfect choice for us! It's secluded enough to feel really woodsy and lovely, but still walking distance to town and the beach. We could store snacks and even prepare simple meals in the kitchenette, which was a great money saver. The bed and couch are comfortable, the Internet is speedy, the bathroom is well equipped -- and of course, the hot tub is a HUGE perk. Best of all, in our opinion: the house comes with free passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which saved us $100 and was an incredible experience. Chuck and Diane were gracious hosts and we really enjoyed meeting them. I hope we can return to Moonglow in the future and get to know them even better! Thank you, Chuck and Diane!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Cute little cottage, nicely decorated. Great location, we enjoyed our stay and all the little extras the owner supplied. Thank you for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil Cottage Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Moonglow is a gem that feels like it is in the middle of the forest, yet is just minutes from the town proper and the beach.

We were greeted with a lovely handwritten note, and a binder full of useful info and tips. Chuck had the gas fire going for us.

The inside was cozy and well appointed. Chuck and Diane thought of everything. We had access to the garage which was filled with sports and outdoor equipment and we borrowed the beach chairs for the duration. We planned to go to the aquarium if it rained (it did not) and were happy to see that there were passes to the aquarium for our use.

We left wishing we could stay longer, and hope that we can return again in the future.

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and quaint!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful and quaint...just what we needed for a little getaway! We enjoyed our morning coffee sitting on the deck. Everything was clean and well taken care of.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful start to our honeymoon.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Felt like home. The kitchen was nice. Hot tub was fun. The aquarium passes were a nice touch too! Would like to stay in again if we are in the carmel/Monterey area.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic little property, ideal for relaxing and great location

  • 4 of 5

After 6 days in San Francisco and 3 days in Las Vegas, we had booked Moonglow for a relaxing week in the sun. The property is compact but that suited us as we spent most of our time out and about and ate while we were out.

The location, just outside of Carmel, is fantastic for all the local hotspots and eateries as well as access to Rt 1 for travelling further afield. Just don't try a leave when school is leaving.

Communication with Chuck and Diane was perfect. Shame they weren't around when we were there. I can highly recommend Moonglow as a base for the Monterey Bay area.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 10.5%

Moonglow is perfect for 2 people. In exceptional cases, we will consider more than 2 for an additional charge. You should be aware that there is a double bed and a sleeper sofa, one bathroom to be shared, and limited storage space for suitcases.
Rates may be higher for weekends, holidays and special events.
Moonglow is smoke free.
Sorry, we do not accept pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.