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Carmel Valley Experience With Gorgeous Views

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

High on a beautiful hillside, situated on three hilly acres, is this beautiful home with breathtaking views. There is not a room in this home that does not have a stunning view. To the east one overlooks the Santa Lucia Mountains, to the south Los Padres National Forest, and to the west the beautiful valleys and hills toward Carmel-by-the-Sea. The home also overlooks beautiful Stonepine Resort and Equestrian Center. It is not unusual to awaken to the sound of the gentle thumping of hooves and the neighing of horses. Horseback riding is also available at nearby Carmel Valley Ranch.

The home is a three bedroom, three bath, interior Tuscan-style home. Many custom touches, such as a 60 inch television, the finest in faux finishes, and a gourmet kitchen abound. The kitchen boasts amenities such as Wolff/Bosch/Kitchen Aid appliances. It is finished with granite countertops, tile and travertine floors. Large exterior decking provides a panoramic view and a fully functioning outdoor bar for entertaining with a patio heater for the (rare) cool evenings outdoors. The other levels of the home offer decks and alcoves for private sittings. The stunning entry of pavers, pergolas, and foyer welcome you to the beginning of a peaceful vacation.

This home is approximately twenty minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea, which is known for its dog-friendly beach, stunning views with unparalleled shopping. Several golf courses are nearby, including Carmel Valley Ranch, Quail Lodge, Rancho Canada, Pebble Beach, and Laguna Seca. Carmel Valley Village is home to many fine wine tasting rooms and elegant dining abounds throughout the Village.

Owners, Mike and Cindy Thatcher, live nearby and will be happy to assist guests with sightseeing, dining, Aquarium passes, and any other need that may arise.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Cindy (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Cindy

Mike and Cindy Thatcher have lived in Carmel Valley for over thirty years. They are both involved in many community activities and in addition to working full time, they volunteer their time through Carmel Valley Community Chapel, Carmel Valley Kiwanis, Therapy Dogs International, the SPCA of Monterey County, Monterey Parks Board, and Giving Tree Benefit Shop.

Cindy purchased this house in 2004

Why Cindy chose Central Coast California

We chose to buy this home because we have always been drawn to homes with beautiful views, away from the fog, yet a short driving distance to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We love the rural feeling and sense of community that only Carmel Valley provides to us. We are so close to wedding destinations, wine tasting, and beautiful weather!

What makes this house unique

High above the fog, quiet, cozy and, have we mentioned the views?! We also enjoy the wonderful relationship with some close neighbors. They easily recognize the kindness of visitors! We strive to adhere to the homeowner rules.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Carmel Valley Experience With Gorgeous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Chico, California

Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Carmel at this beautiful home. So comfortable and beautiful. We would love to stay here again when we vacay in Carmel Valley.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meadow Vista, Ca

Enjoyable 9 Days

  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 days at this hilltop home and found that it exceeded our expectations. This is an upscale home, very comfortably furnished and the cool evenings made for pleasant sleeping. The kitchen had everything we needed and the expansive deck made for memorable sunsets and pleasant outdoor dinners. We took advantage of the nearby golf courses and enjoyed hiking in nearby Garland park. The owners, Cindy and Mike, were very accommodating and even supplied passes to the Monterey Aquarium. Carmel Valley offers sunny days, wonderful restaurants, minimal traffic, peaceful scenic country and escape from the Coastal fog.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC Canada

The Jewel of Carmel Valley

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 spent the month of August in Mike and Cindy's home and I can confidently say that this home was the best home we have rented in 10 years.

Upon our arrival the home was in immaculate condition and the home itself exceeded our expectations. The home is situation high on the valley ridge so the view is amazing. The deck has comfortable furniture and a BBQ so all our meals at home were enjoyed on the desk. The kitchen is equiped with top notch appliances and all the utinsels you will ever need. Even the quality of the knives was above average (a rarity in rental homes)!!

The beds were all very comfortable, the bathrooms are modern and the home is beautifully furnished.

Cindy and Mike live nearby and are always available to provide advice or suggestions. Our daughter had a wonderful time playing with their dogs as well as putting out vegetable cuttings for the wild rabbits. You can relax on the deck at night and see constellations I long had forgotten existed, we even saw the Milky Way because the skies are so crystal clear. For a city raised little girl this is what makes vacations special.

Wifi is available for those of us who can not completely escape the office.

Carmel Valley is a wonderfully quite area yet it is only 12 miles from Carmel. The quality of restaurants in the valley exceeds those in touristy Carmel-by-the-Sea. You must not miss Lokal and Cafe Rustica.

You will not be disappointed staying in this gem!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rancho santa fe, ca

spectacular escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, plus our doggy kiddos, had a fabulous time at Mike and Cindy's fantastic home in Carmel Valley. The house is fully furnished with a perfectly stocked kitchen...everything a cook would ever need and more. The furnishings were exceptional and our king bed was very comfortable! The house was impeccably clean...completely inviting. And, the views from every window, were simply breathtaking. Cindy and Mike are extraordinarily good people and went above and beyond to make our stay perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

A great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at your home in Carmel Valley. The house is lovely and the views are breathtaking. The property is very clean and well maintained. Just a couple of miles to Carmel Valley village and an easy drive to Monterey and Carmel by the Sea. The owners, Mike and Cindy, are very helpful and nice. There are several good restaurants in the village. We ate out for lunch, visited the wineries and vineyards in the afternoon and then cooked out on the wonderful large deck every evening. There is a gas grill and plenty of seating to enjoy a bottle of wine from the vineyard ( we did) and a good meal . We intend to return and would highly recommend this property. You do need to be comfortable driving on fairly steep, windy roads though! We had no problem and the climb is worth it for the views.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a great summer stay

  • 5 of 5

We are still in withdrawal from a fantastic two months in Cindy and Mike's home. Great views, outstanding home with everything you could need. We can't say enough good things about the stay. the owners were available for questions and help anytime we needed it. My wife and two dogs were there much of time by themselves and it meant a lot to me knowing she could call Cindy or Mike. This was the best summer ever--a secluded spot just minutes to the Village and the park for the dogs. Never more than 20 mins or so to Carmel. Perfect--just perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Running Iron/Plaza Linda
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Rustica
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: recommended

Fifteen minutes to Laguna Seca Raceway, thirty minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, and Fisherman's Wharf. One hour to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and to Big Sur. Golfing is as close as ten minutes away! There are over ten courses within thirty minutes, such as Carmel Valley Ranch, Quail Lodge, Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills, Syglass, Spanish Bay, and more. Hiking at Beautiful Garland Ranch is close by. We are thirty minutes to the Defense Language Institute. Carmel Valley Village now has approximately 23 wine tasting rooms, including Talbott's who makes my favorite Kali Hart chardonnay!


Rates & Availability

Carmel Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer I
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
14 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jun 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
14 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2018 - Sep 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

Owners can take into consideration stays of various lengths. Please inquire directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Carmel Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three full bathrooms tile and granite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Every window has a view, tranquil setting, sunshine, and only twelve miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea, sixteen miles to Monterey. Located in Carmel Valley's wine belt and many wine tasting facilities, including Bernardus, Chateau Julien, Georis, Talbott, etc. Fine dining minutes away from home, including Cafe Rustica, Will's Fargo, Los Laureles Lodge, The Corkscrew, Bernardus, and LoKal. Try it--awesome! Taking a walk and making the 'loop' in our own neighborhood will give one a sense of the beauty of the hills and mountains in all directions.

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