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Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

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

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 33 traveler reviews

Enchanted Oaks~Lovely Custom Retreat in the Treetops~Gorgeous, Peaceful, Private
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews

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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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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San Ramon,CA.

Tree house away from it all. Clean and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 5 nights with husband and 75 lb dog. Owners friendly and very easy to work with. Found cottage to be perfect for our needs. Deck surrounds cottage which is fenced so dog had room to roam without any worry. Kitchen well stocked. Comfortable bed and great bathroom with huge shower. You are surrounded by trees so you really feel like your in a tree house. Close to shopping, restaraunts, and beach is 10 minute drive. Really enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we found this place a LONG time ago!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I come to Carmel once or twice a year to visit our dear friend. Previously, we had been staying at a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, but the rates for mediocre hotels became unreasonable. After staying in this gorgeous home, we will never stay downtown again! The home is beautifully decorated, has cherry hardwood floors and is very comfortable and peaceful. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom has a nice shower with beautiful stone inlays and a skylight. The view out the windows is beautiful and serene and it was nice to hear owls during the night. The fireplace is nice and it effectively heats up the entire home. Dan was really friendly and very helpful. We showed this place to our friend who lives here and has discerning taste. He was also impressed and would also highly recommend this home to other friends and family who visit him.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in December

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day visit, albeit short, to Enchanted Oaks.

The cottage was spacious, toasty warm and had plenty of storage. It was beautiful, clean and well maintained.

There was a full kitchen, dining area and living room . . .all one open space: tastefully appointed.

The bedroom was large with a desk area and cabinets and the bed comfortable.

There was a walk-in closet with plenty of hanging space and shelving.

Nice bathroom with plenty of towels and a washer and dryer was a bonus.

Kari and Dan were very gracious and on site, but gave us our privacy.

We liked it so much we will be returning for a longer stay in July, where we will

be able to enjoy the outdoor space.

Thank you, Kari and Dan!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A few days at Carmel

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights and we were very pleased with our choice. The listing and photos are very accurate and the layout is actually bigger than it looks on internet. The owner was very helpful and I would recommend this property. It is really a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
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Central Coast California 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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