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Cindy

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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44 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms plus bonus loft (king). 4 kings, 2 qeens, 3 baths.

This beautifully maintained five bedroom, three bath home, with additional 'bonus king loft,' makes for a lovely Carmel Valley retreat. It is beautifully furnished and the kitchen area makes it nice for intimate family gatherings with casual dining, while the formal hand-made mahogany furniture provides an elegant setting for more formal dining. There is a formal living area as well as a more casual family room (s). While the house is spacious, smaller groups enjoy it as well. The main floor has the kitchen with dining area, four of the five bedrooms, bathrooms, formal dining room and game room! The bedrooms all have separate entrances and bathrooms are near to all! The 'bonus' loft is a large, spacious upstairs room with comfy king-size bed and seating.

The house overlooks the beautiful Carmel Valley hills and one can walk to the Village for wine tasting or whatever! Relax on the patio with a patio heater (one rarely needs it) and sip a glass of wine while watching the sunset. Watch as the fog rolls in, but usually stops short of the Village. The house is nicely set up for three king bedrooms, one of which is 400 s.f.! Each with its own entrance, and two queen-size rooms. Additionally, there is the large loft which boasts the most comfortable bed and seating. There are a total of three beautiful bathrooms, two showers and one bathtub. Or, come as a couple and enjoy the house with the 400 s.f. master with flat screen and dining table (in the room) for sipping wine and watching the northern views. You will most likely see the wild turkeys and deer as well! (will adjust pricing for smaller party/off-season).

The upstairs loft is a 'bonus' room. That is, it is very open with great views, and the most comfortable king size bed and seating. This brings the house to 4 kings and 2 queens. The downstairs queen room also has its own family room and television--a great place for casual relaxing. The house is great for just a couple or two, or for a larger gathering. There are a total of three flat screen televisions, cable, and internet (of course!).

Keywords: Beautiful home boasting 5 bedrooms/3 baths (Large bonus king loft with seating). 3,300 s.f. Upstairs loft with additional king, with additional family room downstairs. Formal living room and dining room, as well 'resale room' and game/poker table! Spacious outside patio and BBQ. No events allowed at property.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cindy (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Cindy

We are a professional couple who have lived in Carmel Valley most of our lives. We are very involved in the community. .

Cindy purchased this house in 1990

Why Cindy chose Central Coast California

Carmel Valley is undisputedly 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 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! 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!

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, etc. 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.

We are within walking distance to Carmel Valley Village (well, you have to like a hill) 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 and The Holly Farm. 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 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 Running Iron, Will's Fargo, Bernardus, and Los Laureles Lodge (among others). Walk to the Village and get a great cup of coffee and fresh baked goods from the Wild Goose, LoKal, or the recently opened Trailside Café.

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 44 traveler reviews

Slice of country: rest assured!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews
5

Great for families/groups

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for A few couples (and baby) for a wedding at Holman Ranch and it was absolutely perfect. The bedrooms are spacious and all have king or queen beds which was great. Cindy was a wonderful host and extremely helpful throughout the rental process!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a wonderful group of young adults and so nice to have such consideration. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Great House for Large Group

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 9 of my friends stayed at this lovely and cozy home for a wedding that was being hosted at Holman Ranch. If you are traveling with a large family or friends it is the perfect house as their is more than enough sleeping space and places to hang out. If you are looking for a place to stay with amazing views this is the home for you!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best guests; love it when you can echo the vibes and love this house has shared!
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5

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 7 adults and 3 year old. We enjoyed lots of room, perfect weather and brunch out on the patio. The house is very comfortable and equipped with everything we needed, even toys and books for our granddaughter! The property was close to the wedding venue for which we were gathered, but still an easy drive to Monterey & Carmel. The owners are friendly, helpful and accomodating! We had a great time and would definitely recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at Cindy's property and we couldn't be happier. Last time, 3 yrs ago, my clients put us up in the 2 bedroom unit above the garage, which was perfect, clean, and all the necessary amenities.

This time, since our group was larger, my clients rented us the main house, which was grand and spacious. We had 6 of us staying in the house and plenty of room to spread out. Every room was nicely decorated and large. Each time we opened a door, there was a new room which was great. The inside area was just as nice as the outdoor area though we didn't have time to enough the outdoor patio.

It's such a beautiful view to wake up and see the entire Carmel Valley area with lush trees and fresh air.

Cindy is a great owner because she takes pride in her property, but, she also takes into consideration all the amenities one would need as if she's living there herself.

We will definitely stay here again the next time we're working in Carmel Valley.

It's close to the village, nicely centralized and reasonably priced for all that she provides.

Thanks Cindy, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect work vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our team was up there this past weekend for a wedding at Stone Pine Estate. This property was perfect for what we needed if not better. They have thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. It was great to come back after each event to a comfortable home to relax in after a stressful day. Our team of designer, coordinators, hair, makeup, and photographer would ask for anything better.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have returning guests who enjoyed the property and the quiet. My guess is we'll see you all again!
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5

A perfect place for our family of 8

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (60's) rented this property for our family vacation (3 adult children, spouses and 2 grandchildren), and for a wedding at Holman Ranch. The large house was PERFECT for all ages: there is a play area for toddlers; a game table for parents; a wonderfully stocked kitchen; and the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in! The house is BIG....actually were 2 bedrooms we didn't even use! The outdoor area is inviting, and the well-fed deer and birds kept us all entertained.

The location was excellent: beautiful views of the valley; 5 minutes from Holman Ranch; easy access to fun restaurants in town; and a beautiful drive to Carmel-by-the-sea and Big Sur.

The owners, Cindy and Mike, have a beautiful property, and are very accommodating ~ they were helpful with restaurants, directions, and local attractions. We recommend this property to anyone visiting Carmel Valley!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's nice to know that we aren't the only ones who love Carmel Valley! When one lives here, it can often be taken for granted that people are friendly, there's much to do, views, close to town. So nice when others love it as much as we do!
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Running Iron
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Rustica
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Car: recommended

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, 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? I can also offer some Aquarium passes. 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.

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Rates & Availability

Carmel Valley House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

The property is rented for a minimum of $500.00 per night during "off-season" which is January, February, and March. We do offer a monthly rate for people wanting to escape their snowy eastern state! Please email or call if you have questions. Eight to ten people only during the rest of the year. We will consider additional guests with an added fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three full bathrooms; two showers and one bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft + Office - 1 king , Large open room with king and seating.
  • Three king bedrooms, two queens. Large bonus loft with king and seating (four kings/two queens). NO EVENTS AT THE PROPERTY.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This lovingly maintained, 3,300 s.f. home has beautiful views of Carmel Valley. There is plenty of room for family and friends to mingle together in the cozy kitchen area, or enjoy formal dining in the dining room. The master bedroom is 400 s.f. with Valley Views. The house is set up so that a couple, or just a few couples, can enjoy the house. The patio is great for barbecuing, with patio furniture and a patio heater for those sometimes cool winter nights. With three flat screens, and a downstairs retreat, there is a niche for everyone. The main level of the home has four of the bedrooms, living area, kitchen, and bathrooms, so it is perfect for smaller groups as well as those families who are here for weddings. People like having the sitting area in/near the kitchen because almost everyone seems to gather there. There is a poker/game table next to the kitchen and guests enjoy sipping a drink, playing cards, while someone (Mom!) is in the kitchen!

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