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3485 Avalon by the Sea ~ Luxurious! Chef's Kitchen! Stunning Design!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Del Rey Oaks House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to “Avalon by the Sea”! Home sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children age 12 or under.

**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.

You'll love this bright, cheerful home located in Del Rey Oaks, a quiet bedroom community within 10 minutes of Carmel, Monterey and other major Monterey Peninsula attractions. If you're a tennis aficionado, courts are within walking distance.

The contemporary 2,100 square feet, 2-bedroom, 2-bath plus den is faced in sand-colored Carmel stone and sits up on a rise that offers an elevated position over other homes in the neighborhood. A terraced front garden is planted with drought-tolerant flowering plants.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complementary wine and cheese, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.

Your spirits will lift the moment you open the door to this feel-good kind of place. Prints of birds and botanicals and a crisp lime-green and white color scheme bring nature indoors in this immaculate dwelling that features a spacious great room, high beamed ceilings and hardwood floors.

A small entryway opens to the sunken living room with a massive Carmel stone fireplace, white leather couches and easy chair with light pouring in through large arched windows on either side of the fireplace. One wall holds numerous prints of birds, plants and flowers, establishing a theme that repeats throughout the house. You will love sitting in this room and playing games, having long conversations or watching movies on the 36” flat-screened TV tucked away in a wooden armoire.

Slightly elevated and completely open to the living room is the dining room with an off-white caned breakfront cabinet holding glassware and nick-knacks and an off-white table with cane-backed chairs that can seat up to 6. Ceiling fans in both the living and dining rooms contribute to the house's island feel.

The dining room is contiguous with a chef's dream-come-true kitchen - an absolute stunner with golden granite surfaces, pine cabinetry and a carefully conceived floor plan. At the perimeter is a bar with stool-seating for 4 for casual meals or conversing with the cook. The main work area revolves around a large island containing sinks, a built-in stove top and a stainless steel dishwasher. There is also a stainless steel oven and microwave and a large refrigerator faced with pine. Everything you could think of for preparing and serving memorable gourmet meals is here, including a selection of cookbooks.

Brew your morning coffee and exit from the kitchen with your cup of java to an enclosed patio with a couch, chairs and a table.

The spacious master bedroom has a sophisticated French feel with a cool robin's-egg-blue and white palette, broad-striped wallpaper, wall to wall white rug, filmy white draperies, a white-caned dresser, mirror and end tables, and a white wrought-iron king bed with luxurious linens. There is a small private deck with a lounge chaise for sunbathing or reading a book. A small seating area in the master includes a white sofa and an arm chair. Take a relaxing bath by candlelight in the deep spa tub with jets in the master bathroom, his-and-hers sinks and separate shower.

A second bedroom in a soft buttery yellow has a white wrought-iron queen bed with bird-themed coverlet and white end tables. A second bath with a shower has a spa feel with its taupe and beige tiling.

Relax with a book in a third room, that could be used as an office, with a sofa that converts to a queen bed to sleep up to two children.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations

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. And many of our properties are pet friendly.

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This house is beautiful! I love the colors and sunlight.

Jul 2012
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3485 Avalon by the Sea ~ Luxurious! Chef's Kitchen! Stunning Design!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful home and property.

  • 5 of 5

The home was better than we thought it would be. Attention to detail throughout. Beautiful living area and well stocked kitchen; the master suite is amazing. I can't imagine that anyone would be disappointed staying here.

It is convenient to the aquarium, wineries, wharf and restaurants. Do not rent this believing that you will be on or, near the water; it is not visible and is a 10 minute drive.

The ease of renting was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Avalon by the Sea

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful spacious home. We did not get to use the kitchen much however it was well stocked with appliances and cooking items. The beach chairs, cooler and sand toys got good use on our day at the beach. We would recommend this rental.

We did notice some problems, although they were of the minor variety:

1. the mattress in the master bedroom was very hard and somewhat uncomfortable

2. the drive way was very steep making getting in and out of vehicles difficult

3. Avalon by the Sea had no view of the sea.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you were able to put the beach items to good use. We are sorry that you found the master bed mattress not to your liking and wish you would have reached out to your House Manager during your stay to have a pillow top put in place to add more softness for you. Yes, there is no view of the sea from the home, just located close to the sea.
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San Francisco, CA

Beautiful house, excellent setup

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house - great size, super clean and had everything you could need in the kitchen. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Quick drive to all the local attractions in Monterey and Carmel and even in walking distance to a park for the kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very pleased that you found the home to be exactly what you were hoping for and more. We look forward to welcoming you back to our home in the future.
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Absolutely Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about our stay at this beautiful home! The decorating was so calming and beautiful—warm and inviting. It was immaculately clean. I'll confess that we didn't once turn on the TV but we invited friends to cook dinner with us in the amazingly stocked and big, open kitchen. I appreciated the little extras like foil and plastic wrap and spices. We read out on the patio with the gorgeous flowers bursting everywhere. We walked down the quiet street and listening to the birds and the trickling stream. We played games around the table and enjoyed a late night relaxing bath in the jacuzzi tub. Oh my goodness! It was absolutely perfect! Thank you for allowing us to feel at home in your lovely home! We were close to Seaside, just about 7 minutes from downtown Monterey but tucked away in a quieter area with very little traffic. Close to a Safeway to get a few groceries. Enjoyed the aquarium one day and kayaking in the bay another. Perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic value

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental property and unique in that it feels much more like a home than a house. The open floor plan is both aerie and comfortable. Further, the property is totally turn-key -- including the kitchen, which has EVERYTHING anyone would need to plate a gourmet meal.

The house is very well located near Monterey and Carmel (about 10 and 20 mins away respectively) and 5 mins from major grocery and drug stores.

The property managers are wonderful. They added a numbers of thoughtful Christmas touches that made a wonderful stay so much more special.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Bay, CA

Wonderful House - exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We were thoroughly impressed with this home. It was large, beautiful, and just very homey. It was a great location - quick drive to all of the things we wanted to go to. The beautiful gourmet kitchen made it a blast to cook in. And the fireplace was exceptionally nice on the cold Monterey night. Really loved our stay here.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability


  • **Last Minute Specials typically exclude holidays, special events and the summer season; specials cannot be combined; other exclusions may apply. Please call for details.

    Please note that the owners have a vehicle parked to one side of their driveway that remains there year round. There will still be room for you to park a car in the driveway next to it.

    ** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
    ** Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates.
    ** Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit.
    ** Rates are subject to change and Owner approval.
    ** Total occupancy may affect rates: Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.
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Del Rey Oaks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • The remodeled master bathroom has a separate shower and Jaccuzzi tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 Sofa Bed bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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