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Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Cypress Hideaway is the perfect location on Carmel Point, just 2 blocks from the famous, white-sand Carmel Beach, and 3 blocks from Carmel River Beach in a quiet neighborhood. It is a lovely multi-level, redwood home with high open-beam ceilings that is spacious yet retains a cozy feel. It has a wood-burning fireplace, unique with a log built into the hearth area that came straight from Carmel River Beach about 40 years ago. It was designed and built with a love of nature, in a 'U' shape surrounding a large California Oak tree that sits beautifully in the center portion of the property.  A lovely, large hedge of Cypress trees offers the utmost feeling of privacy in the yard and house.  The house has a nice front sitting patio, beautiful for morning coffee, a deck off the master bedroom, and another patio off the 3rd bedroom/studio. Cypress Hideaway has 3 nicely-sized bedrooms (one king bed, and two with queen beds), and 3 baths, one with a sunken tub above which is a skylight where you can gaze at the stars above.  It has a small, but fully functioning kitchen with all new appliances, dishes, utensils...etc. Located within walking distance from the historical Carmel Mission, downtown Carmel with myriads of shops and restaurants to enjoy, and Carmel Mission Ranch dining overlooking Carmel River Beach. Cypress Hideaway is a perfect vacation get away for families or couples wanting to experience the beauty and charm of Carmel living.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

Why The Owner chose Carmel

Built in 1973 by my parents, we have kept this home in our family and have many fond memories in it. Family and friends gathered at our house over the years and shared great times there and at the nearby beaches. (We even won the grand-prize in the Carmel Beach Great Sand Castle Contest one year -- what fun!) I have fond memories of exploring tide pools at the beach as a young teen coming from the cold of Illinois where we'd moved from. The wood design was my father's (an artist) and the preservation of the california oak tree, and the cypress hedge was of the utmost importance to him when building the house. We have kept our home as a vacation rental so we can enjoy visits ourselves, and so we can have others also enjoy it and have great Carmel memories.

What makes this house unique

The woodsy feel of the house is special, and the many windows make you feel like you are outdoors. But with the tall hedges you also feel the utmost privacy. A wood-burning fire in the living room is so cozy. Of course, the short walk to the beach(es) makes this such a special location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a mini-family reunion arranged at last minute in Carmel .  I frantically started searching for a house to accommodate travelers from East and West Coast.

The pictures of Cypress Hideaway do not do it justice.  The house is very private from the front, so hard to image the surprise and enjoyment we all got at the unique floor plan and the way the house wraps around a very large tree in the back.  All bedrooms have access to individual decks that called us to set out and enjoy the privacy and ambiance.

Located within walking distance to the River beach and Carmel beach was all the more appealing.  Morning walks along the Carmel coast are breathtaking. Definitely a lovely experience all in all!  Thanks for allowing us the pleasure of a Cypress Hideaway stay.


Thanks again,

Debbie W. and Guests
Feb 2012
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Carmel Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
computer printer, beach towels, family board games, beach paddle ball,


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town
average rating of 4.773585 based on 54 reviews

Carmel Hide Away filled with charm

  • 5 of 5

Hidden away on the prestigious Carmel Point, is a gem of a Carmel charmer. The rustic and spacious home on three levels evokes the charisma the Monterey Peninsula is renown.

The property is well maintained with a very helpful caretaker at your call.

The living room has a beautiful fireplace and the kitchen is great if you are cooking in. The master bedroom has high ceilings and an attached bath. There is a lovely deck ajoining the bedroom. There is a downstairs suite and another bedroom and bath on the master bedroom level.

Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula has more restaurants than you could visit in a year! Noteable, Anton and Michele and Basil. Should you want to cook in, Bruno's has a great meat department and Neilson's supplies the gourmet in your traveling party.

The owner of the property was highly responsive and returned emails promptly.

I will return to this property when visiting the Monterey Peninsula in the future.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and magical place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this charming house with a few friends in February. The place was more charming and more quaint than we anticipated. House is set up in a U-shape and it's really quite neat. Felt very magical with the tree in the middle. We loved it! Bed was super comfortable. The location really can't be beat. Super close to town and super close to the beach. In the beautiful neighborhood of Carmel with such neat places. Had us wanting to move there. Property manager was really helpful, responsive, and very accommodating. Internet was a little slow and Netflix/amazon was not working so we watched some movies on TV and it worked just fine. The fireplace was a nice touch too. Place does not come with much firewood FYI. There were some noisy neighbors in the very back of the house at night but we weren't sure if they were renters or actually owners of the property. We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We fell in love!

  • 5 of 5

This was our families first time in Carmel. We have spent a little time in Monterey and Big Sur in the past but not enough to get to know the area. What else is there to say except I am in love! This home was the PERFECT location to truly get to know the amazingness of Carmel! Nancy was great to work with! When we arrived Nancy called to check on us, make sure we made, and see if there was anything we needed since we arrived later than her caretaker was able to meet us.

When I was looking through homes I read through the reviews for this home and noticed a few people made comments about the age of the home and need for is what I would say. Cypress Getaway is an older home with older decor...but that fits perfectly with the charm and laidbackness of staying here! This home is so unique it's an experience for the trip feels like a giant treehouse! We loved it!! Everything you could need is here to just show up, unpack, open the windows, and take a deep breath and relax! If I had anything else recommend I would say the outside patios are amazing, sooooooooo many outdoor living spaces to choose from at Cypress Getaway! However, We couldn't really use them as they have not been swept and cleaned up from the elements of winter I am guessing. I was going to sweep and clean everything off myself but couldn't find a broom. We know the weather hasn't been good up until this week, so we are not upset or rating this place any less because if it! Guess we will have to come back again to truly enjoy the outdoor spaces here!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this beautiful home. Just the right amount of space for our family

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and Welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for our family to attend a wedding at Mission Ranch. We loved it.

The location is fantastic. The home has amazing character and has a wonderful layout. Impossible not to relax and enjoy yourself!

The morning walks along the shore were amazing. Downtown Carmel is only one mile away. Perfect location and perfect atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Sweet Life in a Tree House

  • 5 of 5

I hated to leave at the end of my five day stay! This light filled house is in an excellent location, close to Carmel River Beach and the point. My first impression of the house was that it was a bit creaky and worn, but in fact, there have been many updates to this classic charmer that made living there very comfortable. The bedrooms were wonderfully private and separate from the living area of the house, and the master bath had been recently redone. The living space was great for gathering extended family, and even on a stormy day, there is so much light and nature surrounding the windows, it was a lovely place to hang out!

One concern we had was that the kitchen is not ideal for cooking. There were plenty of plates, silverware and glassware, but pots and pans and lighting were in somewhat short supply. That said, the caretaker offered to run out and buy me a hand mixer for mashed potatoes, when I couldn't find the one that I did finally locate in a back drawer.

One other caution is that it wouldn't have suited my 88 year old dad who commented that there were too many stairs. For me, the many stairs helped burn off the holiday eating!

I have rented four houses in Carmel and this is the one I would return to without hesitation, a real gem!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Carmel Point House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $185
Tax Rate 10.5%

Due to levels and stairs, I do not rent our home to families with toddler/preschool children or those under 5 or 6. I do not have safety gates on stairs. Older children love the house layout, levels and garden areas, as well as proximity to the beaches.
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