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Enchanted Oaks~Lovely Custom Retreat in the Treetops~Gorgeous, Peaceful, Private

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Enchanted Oaks is a beautiful, custom cottage perfectly located with easy access to Highway 1 and all that the beautiful Monterey Peninsula has to offer. Five minutes from downtown Carmel, world class restaurants & stunning beaches but a world away from the crowds is this perfectly appointed, detached guest house surrounded by peaceful wooded views, privacy and nature.

Recently built Enchanted Oaks is appointed with dark hardwood floors, stone tile bathroom with walk in shower, cozy gas fireplace, walk-in closet & gorgeous forest views from every room. The state of the art kitchen is stocked with everything you need to prepare a simple breakfast or an elegant meal. Huge windows overlook a small wooded canyon with total privacy, you’ll share your visit with the multitude of birds & wildlife that frequent our property and enjoy the unique feeling of staying in the forest canopy.

There is one bedroom with a custom made queen size mattress with high quality linens. The second bed is a queen size air mattress suitable for children or teens. We also have a pac-n-play for our guests with young children.

A 300 square foot wrap around deck, to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine. Pets are welcome with owner approval, no extra fees. Off leash beaches,

wooded trails and parks abound offering peace and exercise for both two and four legged vacationers.

A very short drive from attractions like 17 Mile Drive , Point Lobos State Reserve, Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, Cannery Row & the Aquarium, Lover’s Point in Pacific Grove, Monarch Butterfly Trees, vineyards of Carmel Valley & Stunning Big Sur.

Enchanted Oaks is the perfect place to take advantage of all that this exciting area has to offer. Stay with us for a unique and relaxing vacation experience.

Keywords: Cottage, Guest House, Bungalow, House, One Bedroom, House, Flat, 1-Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), Sleeps (2-4), 1-Bathroom

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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About The Owner

This Property has been in our family for over 40 years. You'll enjoy the same amazing property as our family home with complete privacy in our lovely detached guest house. We feel so blessed to be able to raise our two daughters in this incredible place and look forward to sharing it with you.

The Owner purchased this house in 1972

What makes this house unique

The peace and tranquility of this special place are hard to describe. Looking over the canyon and at level with the tree tops offers a very unique perspective and is the perfect place to take in nature. The birds are abundant and their songs fill the air. Nature thrives in our little canyon we enjoy sharing it with Great Horned Owls deer, quail, bobcat, coyote and even the occasional sighting of a mountain lion. On warm days we open the doors and let the sounds, sights and sweet smell of nature in. Our Cocker Spaniel Zeke spends his days playing ball and running in the woods, a dog's paradise.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Enchanted Oaks~Lovely Custom Retreat in the Treetops~Gorgeous, Peaceful, Private
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable and peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 4 nights at the Enchanted Oaks cottage with our pups. It was a very convenient location for our Carmel family reunion, 5-10 minutes to down town Carmel or the dog friendly beach, and 15-20 minutes to Pacific Grove.

The cottage is spacious, bright, and tasteful - lots of windows looking out over the oak trees which are full of bird life. It feels like being up in a tree house.

We found the wifi spotty, and tried the gas fire place on the last evening but couldn't get it to work. Had we tried it earlier in our stay we would have asked the owners for assistance.

The cottage was very clean and as described, and yes, there is a short, very steep driveway, but we had no difficulty with it.

We particularly enjoyed the quiet - very peaceful!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanted Oaks is a lovely property that matched the positive on-line descriptions in every way.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage Enchanted Oaks suited our needs perfectly. It was spacious, well appointed, comfortable, and located within minutes of Carmel and Point Lobos by car. The property owner was responsive to the few questions we had. We had no complaints. We've stayed in upscale Carmel hotels in the past. Not again.

We used HomeAway a year ago when we attended a wedding in the Silver Lake section of LA. We were pleased with our experience then. Enchanted Oaks surpassed that first good experience in every way.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay...

  • 4 of 5

Enchanted Oaks was a great "home base" for our family's active California vacation. Our four night stay was primarily a place to relax at night after long days of activities. We were about 3 minutes from Highway 1, 7 minutes from downtown Carmel, 15 minutes from Monterrey, and 7 minutes from Point Lobos.

We especially appreciated Dan providing local restaurant recommendations (Mission Ranch, Sur) versus our plan to visit the touristy Hog's Breath Inn. Little details such as a things to do binder, travel books on the area, designer soap bar, candy jars and Scrabble/cards/dominos were not lost on us.

I would move my review to a 5 star review if there was a pull out bed vs. the air mattress.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect space and central location for visiting Carmel, Carmel Valley and Monterey areas

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed 3 nights at Enchanted Oaks and enjoyed this rental very much. It was a perfect central location for what we were looking to do in just 3 days. Easy to hop over to Carmel By The Sea for dinner each night. Close by for some wine tasting in Carmel Valley (and other nearby areas). Visited Fisherman's Wharf and of course 17 mile drive.

A luxury tree house is a great way to describe this place. Windows everywhere overlooking the forest creates a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Everything is nicely appointed and decorated. The photos on the listing are very accurate. It was very clean and well cared for.

I will add that I was really missing my pillow, which i usually bring but couldn't on this trip. The sleeping pillows definitely need an upgrade. The bed wasn't as comfortable as you may find in a hotel. I really hate to ding a place with only 4 stars for something that can be subjective (pillows/mattress). That said, if you're a light sleeper and picky about that sort of thing then I would've liked to know before hand. Make room for your pillow(s) and you'll be fine.

The bathroom towels were big and plush, and shower very big.

The listing does mention 2 TVs, however both TVs must watch the same channel. Not a big deal, but I think it's fair to mention that. My husband was forced to watch the season finale of The Voice, which normally he wouldn't. LOL

There is mention in some reviews of the driveway, and admittedly it is steep. However, don't let it scare you. Park down below near or in the carport (if a smaller car) and you'll be fine. You will need some "umph" to get up the driveway, so keep that in mind.

Dan was very friendly and accommodating, yet you didn't know he was around. He made sure we were all set the first night with fireplace, TV and anything else we may have questions with and then we hardly saw him, but when we did we enjoyed the conversation.

In short, definitely recommend Enchanted Oaks. Enjoy! :-)

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Grove,CA

RR perfect

  • 4 of 5

We were in the area for our daughter's prom....Enchanted Oaks provided the perfect place to participate in the process. It was very peaceful and serene.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Munich, Germany

Idyllic location, nicely furnished and very spacious

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights with our two children and had a great time. The lodge is spacious enough for kids to roam about while not standing on each others' and our feet. The open space kitchen, dining area and living room are nicely decorated and offer nice views of the surrounding forrest.

Kari and Dan were great hosts, quickly repsonding to any needs and providing great insight about what to do in the proximity especially with the kids.

Definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

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May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
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May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $85

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Cleaning fees are $100 per week or $85 for stays of 3-7 days.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) pac-n-play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen air mattress suitable for children or teens
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tranquil, private forested views from everyroom in the house. French doors access the wrap around deck.

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