Five bedroom Carmel Valley Village family home. Wine tasting, Pebble, Monterey
We are a professional couple who have lived in Carmel Valley for over fifty years. We love the valley and both of us grew up here; that is, Cindy in Carmel Valley and Mike in Pacific Grove. In 1976 we acquired the property and since then, have loved the Village, our friends, work, and volunteer work. Cindy graduated from Carmel High School and received a Master's Degree in Education in 2011 from Brandman University. Mike is a successful painting contractor, having graduated from Pacific Grove High School and attended Monterey Peninsula College. There's not too many places in Carmel, the Valley, or Pebble, where he has not left his touch. Mike sits on three separate volunteer boards, including the Carmel Valley Kiwanis Club, Carmel Valley Community Park, on the board for a private HOA residence. Cindy continues to substitute teach, volunteer for two separate resale venues, and enjoys her dog(s). While raising their children both Cindy and Mike were involved in their sports activities, volunteering as coaches/team mom, and holding down full time jobs. Both have always loved the Valley and tried to give back to the community.
Cindy purchased this House in 1990
Why Cindy chose Carmel Valley
Carmel Valley is undisputed one of the most beautiful places on earth with stellar weather. Having grown up here, we love the sense of community and the sense of belonging. People in the Valley love their community and we are involved in the many charitable events that take place to keep our Village so quaint. Memories of playing as a child in the Carmel River bring me much happiness. After a good rain, we can hear the river roaring in the distance. Living in Carmel Valley is like living in a resort and sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to see if it's for real! We married as high school sweethearts and it was our dream to one day own a home in Carmel Valley. There were a lot of baby steps to take in order to buy/build/remodel here, but we made it! We are so happy that others can enjoy our home, and share some of the happy memories that we have experienced. The walls exude love and many guests have shared their own happy pictures of their stay here. We never would have imagined that our lovely Village would have some of the finest wine tasting rooms, great restaurants, wedding venues, art galleries, along with the local feed store, hardware store, and local saloon with cowboy boots hanging from the ceiling!
What makes this House unique
The moment we drove onto the property, we knew it was for us. The house was sadly in need of some TLC and we spent years perfecting it. It is somewhat tucked away, yet close to schools, the Village, wine tasting, and wedding venues. We loved the oak trees, the deer, the turkeys, and the way that neighbors were friendly, smiled, and always there to lend a helping hand. Definitely the views played a huge role, in addition to a life-long remodel project! Also, our boys could ride their bikes to school, play in the river, and grow up in a loving community. We are close to Carmel Valley Village and it's lovely wine tasting rooms. We are 20 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea and within thirty minutes to Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Pacific Grove. A short twenty minute drive to Laguna Seca. Five minutes to Holman Ranch, 15 minutes to Carmel Valley Ranch, Folktale Winery, The Holly Farm, Hidden Valley, and Gardener's. We have several 'secret' swimming hole spots along the Carmel River. Within minutes one can begin a long walk or a rigorous hike at Garland Regional Park. Take a day and go to the Aquarium with our (2) passes and watch the penguins and the sea otters frolic. We are our dogs' 'people' and they love walking us every morning up to the sprawling Meadow and the dog-friendly Community Center Park. We also have several favorite restaurants in the Village, including Cafe Rustica, The Corkscrew, Will's Fargo, Bernardus, Los Laureles Lodge, Roux, Chop House, Running Iron, Plaza Linda (and more!). Take a good 15 minute walk to the Village and visit the Wild Goose Cafe and taste Roxanna's home-made "Morning Glory Muffin." The small hole in the wall, Kathy's Little Kitchen, has the best breakfast burritos! One can also make a nice day trip to Big Sur--it's 20 minutes to Highway One and then 26 miles to Big Sur. We are just a great base for about anything....go in the opposite direction (northwest) and visit Santa Cruz and the Beach Boardwalk.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
Children allowed - Monitored children.Monitored children.
Pets allowed - May not be left in house aloneMay not be left in house alone
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- Noise in by 10:00 PM. Do not park along fence. Do not block driveway. Please keep noise in shared areas to a minimum. Garbage goes behind garage.
- Unless previously planned with owners, no one other than the original group is permitted to spend the night, without additional fee. No "floppers!"
Beautiful house and best in class hospitality
Cindy was a delight to coordinate our weekend trip down in Carmel Valley with. She was easy to reach and flexible in terms of our check in time. The house was spotless and cozy.
LOVED this place!!!
Beautiful property and house. Perfect for the ten of us. Everything about it just seemed to be what we needed without even asking for it. We had a great time. Thank you.
Wonderful family gathering place
This home was perfect for our multi generational family gathering. We have rented several homes over the years and Cindy provides a wonderful clean home with all the amenities. The home is also a few minutes drive into a quaint little village in Carmel Valley. The view from the dining room and master bedroom is spectacular. Couldn’t ask for more. Thank you!!
There were 9 of us and the accommodations were fantastic. Kitchen was very well stocked. Plenty of room for us to just sit, relax and laugh! Cindy took care of any questions we might have immediately. I'd give it a 15! if I could!
Great home, great location
House was great for family get together with adult children, grandchildren and infant. Beautiful view of the valley, convenient location to village, clean and comfortable. Would definitely rent again.
Property is three minutes to Carmel Valley Village. Twenty to thirty minutes to Carmel, Monterey, Pebble Beach. We are a great base for just about any activity. Especially Holman Ranch, Holly Farm, Carmel Valley Ranch, Folktale, and Hidden Valley weddings! One can see the road going up to Holman from our house. We are near Laguna Seca, Quail Lodge, Bernardus, Holman Ranch, Stonepine. Venture a little further and visit Big Sur and Santa Cruz. The Valley has numerous activities all year around. Hidden Valley Music Seminars has great entertainment, as well as Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Touring Carmel Valley Village's wine tasting rooms is a must as well as visiting the many wonderful restaurants, galleries, and specialty shops. Great hiking, horseback riding and, did I mention the wine tasting? We also have two day for one with the Aquarium.
Recently, we hosted Sea Otter Classic guests, AT&T Golf, Big Sur Marathon, of course Concours and the USOPEN.
The property is ideal for those attending weddings at any Carmel or Carmel Valley location. While the property is spacious, it is also nicely divided so that smaller groups of people can enjoy the living areas, without needing all of the bedrooms. We welcome smaller parties at discounted rates, and "last minuters!" If you are a hiker, Garland Park is a must and if you are a wine drinker, the 23+ wine tasting rooms are a must! I also am happy to have just a couple or two and adjust the price during off-season.
While we welcome family celebrations, it's difficult and frowned upon to hold events at the house, but we have lots of recommendations to hold them. Must sees depend on if you love the mountains, hiking, surfing, the beach, travel up and down the coast, with always a cozy bed to come back to!