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Chuck Stein & Lynda Marin

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish

Carmel Valley Peaceful & Serene Retreat with Pool & Hot Tub

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

This serenely comfortable home and tranquil setting will melt your cares away. Soak in the hot tub, enjoy the gardens, swim in the pool, or read a book by the fireplace. This is a classic Monterey Post/Adobe style house that has been fully remodeled and exquisitely furnished. There are many inviting outdoor nooks to discover here. Walk to Carmel Valley Village and taste wine at one of the many tasting rooms or dine at a choice of international restaurants.

Perfect for families, personal, group, and executive retreats, or small quiet seminars and workshops.

In this park-like setting, you can hear the sounds of birds and the gentle breeze rippling through the pine trees, see an occasional hawk circling over the property, or revel in watching the pool reflections on the living room ceiling. The back terrace, accessible through French doors from the dining room area, has a table with umbrella and chairs surrounded by a raised terraced garden. Each of the five bedrooms has night tables with reading lamps and pretty bedspreads.

Fully-equipped and very roomy kitchen. Gas cook top, single gas oven, water filter, microwave, full set of utensils and cooking accessories, coffee maker, toaster oven, phone, breakfast nook (not in picture) with pool view, and skylight.

Natural, pond-like full-size swimming pool with solar heat. Pool is swim-able from approximately May through most of October. Hot tub behind bamboo provides serene privacy. Surrounded by pine, maple, willow, and fruit trees full of birds, an occasional deer, and other wildlife.

Cozy living room with fireplace, Tibetan rug, oriental cabinet, book collection, view of pool and garden, writing desk, TV, VCR, cable, CD, tape, and radio.


* Carmel Valley, Monterey County, California, USA

* Sunny over 330 days per year, on average

* Two minutes to Carmel Valley's private air strip

* Fifteen minutes to Carmel and Laguna Seca Raceway

* Twenty minutes to Monterey and Pebble Beach

* One and one-half hours from San Jose Airport

* Two and one-half hours from San Francisco


* House - Three bedrooms, Two baths

* Guest House - Two bedrooms, One bath (unattached and next to house, not rented separately)

* Sleeps 2-10

* Full kitchen

* Two car garage

* Swimming pool and hot tub

* Weekly house cleaning and pool and garden maintenance

Neighborhood Activities:

* Wine tasting

* International dining

* Hiking at Garland Park and Los Padres National Forest

* Horseback riding

* Bicycle riding

* Hidden Valley Music

* Carmel Valley's Magic Circle Theater


* No Smoking in house

* Children younger than seven not advised

* No Pets

Keywords: House with Guest House

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Chuck Stein & Lynda Marin (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish

About Chuck Stein & Lynda Marin

We lived in this wonderful home from 1976 until 1986. During that time we fully remodeled this wonderful classic Carmel Valley post adobe home. In 1999 we completely furnished the home and set it up as a vacation rental so we could spend time there ourselves as well as let others enjoy the peace and tranquility it offers. It is our art piece and escape. Everyone who has stayed there loves it and we now have many yearly returning families and groups.

Chuck Stein & Lynda Marin purchased this house in 1976

Why Chuck Stein & Lynda Marin chose Central Coast California

Carmel Valley Retreat was the home we lived in for over 10 years.

What makes this house unique

Carmel Valley offers some of the best weather in the world. Over 300 sunny days a year and almost none of the fog that covers Carmel and Monterey all summer long.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Carmel Valley Peaceful & Serene Retreat with Pool & Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Relaxing Home

  • 5 of 5

Our multi-generational family group of nine stayed at the Carmel Valley Retreat for a family wedding at nearby Bernardus Lodge and Spa. We really enjoyed the privacy and peaceful setting of the house. As a one level house (and guest house) the different members of our family were able to spread out with bedrooms in three different areas of the house (three bedrooms in two wings in the main house and two bedrooms in the guest house). This arrangement worked very well for a large family group. While the house isn't new or updated the bathrooms and kitchen are clean and functional. We were pleased that there was plenty of hot water for showers (when it came time for everyone to get ready for the wedding). The outdoor spaces are great, there are two different outdoor dining spots and a pool and hot tub. The pool wasn't warm enough for swimming in October but our group enjoyed the hot tub and breakfast poolside. Chuck and Lynda were very helpful and we would highly recommend a stay at the Carmel valley Retreat. My wife and I agreed it would be nice for the just the two of us to come back and stay sometime, it would be the perfect place to read and relax in a very private setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely gorgeous. Our group of 10 visited Carmel Valley for a wedding at the Holman Ranch, and the Carmel Valley Retreat was perfect! Lynda and Chuck are great to work with and are very accommodating. You feel like you are in your own little world when enjoying the beautiful garden and pool area. Further, the wedding I was with had rented a few VRBO properties in the area, so I visited a couple of them, and its not even close. If you want a great experience in Carmel Valley, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA USA

Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful home which was a peaceful and wonderful retreat. Very private and quiet. The owners are a pleasure to work with. I absolutely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California, San Jose

Best Time!

  • 5 of 5

Let's just say that before we arrived at Carmel Valley Retreat we had many plans. We planned to hike, drive to the ocean, shop...but we ended up staying at the house for the entire 5 days (aside from mandatory trips to a grocery store!).

We just didn't want to leave this beautiful house. The pool is amazing and we spent a lot of our time swimming and/or hot tubbing. The house is cozy, the location is perfect (not too far away from civilization but still secluded and quiet neighborhood.)

Lynda and Chuck are extremely nice and accommodating, and were available to answer questions despite the fact they were on vacation themselves. It definitely shows that they put a lot of love and effort into the house, and we will definitely be visiting again in the future!

Thanks Lynda and Chuck, for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Amazing Home for a Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My wife and a few friends were in Carmel for a wedding and absolutely loved staying at the Carmel Valley Retreat. The pool and outdoor space was fantastic for spending time outdoors in a quiet, peaceful yard. The house was also a short walk to the village, enabling us to walk to restaurants and wine tasting rooms without needing to drive.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of 9 adults and one baby, spent Christmas at the Carmel Valley Retreat Home. It was the perfect house to accommodate 4 couples and one single adult. We all had our own space to retreat to whether we were earlier risers, or late night chatters. The living room, dining room and kitchen provided plenty of room to gather as a family. The outdoor space is magnificent. Everyone loved cooking in the well stocked kitchen. There are plenty of cooking utensils, pots, pans, serving pieces, etc. We loved sharing brunch and dinner each day. The weather was fabulous, enabling us to enjoy Christmas brunch poolside on the gorgeous deck. I cannot say enough about the landscaping, it is outstanding. It was unanimous, we all want to return. There are wonderful parks in the area for afternoon hikes and excursions.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Running Iron, Carmel Valley Village
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Laguna Seca
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Corkscrew
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Valley Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Garland Ranch Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Lobos State Reserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Laguna Seca Raceway
Car: necessary

Dining, Wine tasting, Art galleries, Beaches


Rates & Availability

Carmel Valley House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Nov 18 2015 - May 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

This site does not allow us to fully describe our rates. House only (max 6 people) is available in low season for a reduced rate. Additional nights are available at lower than rate than shown above. Please contact us for a precise quote. Thanksgiving & Christmas are at High Season rates. Special Events are at an increased rate.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Prefer payment by check. Credit car at additional 3% fee. $500 deposit is converted to security deposit when full rent is paid 60 days in advance.

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Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Main house: 1 bathroom with double shower, 1 bathroom with tub shower combo. Guest house: 1 bathroom with shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Bedroom - 1 bunk bed
    Guest house bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Guest house bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main house: Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Guest house: Queen size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pool, Hot Tub, Charcoal BBQ, CD, Privacy, Book collection, Art, House - 3 bedroom, Guest House - 2 bedroom (next to each other)

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