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Here, along the upper reaches of the Carmel Valley river, you can fall asleep and wake up to the soothing sound of the gentle river rapids gurgling by. This enchanting property offers such peace, tranquility and natural beauty; you may never want to leave.
From the rear view deck perched high above the river you will see Steelhead and crayfish swim. Wild Ducks and Canadian geese proudly parade their young by the riverbank and deer and wild turkey quietly come to quench their thirst. The neighborhood hills and meadows offer hiking and mountain bike trails. A short two-minute walk brings you to the local swim hole under ancient neighborhood oaks. Another mile or so takes you to Carmel Valley Village markets, gourmet restaurants, saloon, art and craft studios, boutiques and wine tasting rooms. From your rear deck, the clear nights show case moonlight reflections on the river and the occasional soulful sounds of night owls.
Located about 20 minutes away from the stunning Monterey Bay Penninsula, you will be able to enjoy Carmel's romantic atmosphere, Quail and Pebble Beach legendary golf courses, the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pacific Grove's butterfly sanctuary. The property is ideally located to take part in renowned events like Le Concours d'Elegance, the Monterey Jazz festival, the Sea Otter Classic, Laguna Seca automobile and motorcycle races and the Big Sur International Marathon.
Keywords: Carmel Valley, Vacation, Home, River, Monterey Peninsula, Golf, Wine Tasting, Horseback riding, Tennis, Hiking, Carmel Beach, Laguna Seca, Moto Grand Prix, Bernardus, Stone Pine, Holly Farm, Salinas Air Show, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Sea Otter Classic, Pt. Lobos, Big Sur, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, 17 Mile Drive, Garland Park, Mazda Raceway, Big Sur Marathon
Beautiful house and great location. It was nice to have the river flowing right behind the back deck. The house was very clean and well stocked with all the comforts of home. The house is close to Carmel beach and also great hiking near by in Garland Park. If you enjoy exploring Garland Park has some beautiful trails , and is only about 10 min from the house. Erica was a pleasure to speak with. She was very helpful and answered my phone messages promptly. I would highly recommend staying here.
My wife and I, plus her sister and our brother-in-law, stayed for a week at the CV Fun Cottage and had a comfortable stay, with all the previous reviews being right on the mark with their comments. We especially liked sitting at the breakfast room table looking out over the river and foliage and having several meals there, not even thinking about going out after a busy day in the Valley, Carmel, or at the race track.
The two bedrooms are actually two masters with baths, never even went up to the bed in the loft over the den/dining area to check it out, no need for us. Bedding, kitchen supplies/equip, furnishings, bathroom fixtures/etc., were all more than could be asked for, all new, stylish, and very fresh. Spotless!!!!
I was a bit concerned when reading the reviews that they allowed dogs to stay as I am very sensitive to any animal odors, but I never detected anything and I have the capabilities of a bloodhound in that regard. Everything was so fresh and clean, no cleaning or perfume smells, just fresh air in the Valley all day.
We would highly recommend the Cottage for anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful stay, with close proximity to the Valley Centers and to Carmel/Monterey, but there is no local nightlife for those younger or seeking this, guess the Baja Cantina is the closest place if interested which is down the Valley Road about 10 min.
The neighbors are close, but you never hear anyone and it seems like the area has a number of weekend places as we rarely saw anyone out and around, but you feel like this is a tight little community as you drive through. Those we did see were very friendly and welcoming, like we belonged there with a quick wave and a "hi".
Erica was great on communications, although everything is spelled out clearly in their little binder, with no great "demands" as with some owners, just a few subtle notes to help keep the place as you found it and to make things easier for the next guest.
We are coming back next year, or sooner, best stay for us in 38 years of coming to the Carmel/Monterey area annually in August. Surprisingly, there was plenty of water in the river with this drought we are in, with ducks and deer every morning and evening, not sure how Erica arranged that part of the stay, but thank you.
We are three women friends who go away for a few days each year. This house was perfect for having wine together on the deck, cooking together in the kitchen, and just generally hanging out. The Carmel River was calming and beautiful to look at. With Garland Park close by for hikes and Carmel Valley Village close for restaurants, we had all we needed. Ditto to the other reviews that commented on comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, and clean bathrooms. Erica was a delight to work with and promptly returned calls and took care of business. I would definitely stay here again. Daryl A.
We stayed at CV fun this past weekend for a family reunion. We had 6 of us and 2 dogs and we just loved this place! Was so relaxing and felt really private, but was also very close to town. The house has a cabin feel, is well stocked with everything we needed, and has a beautiful patio and backyard. It is right along the river and so peaceful. We cooked a few meals at the house (brunch and dinner) and had plenty of space in the kitchen and in the dining room. There was a bbq and also an outdoor table on the patio. My family has already been discussing when our next trip could be! On a final note, Erica was so pleasant to work with! She was fast in responding to all my questions before and very accommodating! We didn't have any needs come up during our stay, but afterwards I contacted her because I left
My husband and I recently were married in Carmel Valley and we stayed here before our wedding and on our wedding night. The house has a cabin feel and was perfect for us. The rooms were cozy and the bathrooms were spacious. The deck is perfect for having a drink on and relaxing. There is also a washer and dryer, which came in handy one morning. The houses in this area are pretty close together, so you can sometimes hear your neighbors talking, but it wasn't an issue. Listening to the river at night just lulled us to sleep. After checking with the owner and Erica (manager), I was able to have my bridesmaids get ready here before the wedding and there was plenty of space. My deposit was sent back in a timely manner and Erica was very responsive with any questions or concerns I had. It was a great stay and I would definitely book this rental again.
My husband and I came to CV Fun to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and to get away from the stresses of the Bay Area for a few days. We definitely picked the right spot. The house is immaculate, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need to cook meals yourselves (should you decide to stay in) and the wifi is free. Best of all, however, is the deck overlooking the river, which is directly behind the house. We spent most of our time out back, reading, relaxing, enjoying the peace and quiet and the sound of the water below.
Other pluses: the yard is completely fenced in (except below, next to the river). We had our dog, Sophie, with us, and she had plenty of room to wander around without being on leash. Also, when we had a small problem with the cable connection, Erika and Jean-Francois made sure the problem was fixed within a few hours. The property is very close to wineries, shops, and restaurants (Will's Fargo and Cafe Rustica were particularly good, and both are dog-friendly), as well as a short drive to Carmel itself.
Great spot. Highly recommended.
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