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3693 Lilli's House - Historic Carmel Home with a Great History of Celebrity!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to Lilli’s House! Home sleeps up to 6 adults.

Ask our Reservationists about two days for the price of one admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium when you book this home!

Lilli's House has been a favorite vacation rental destination for many families since 2003. We are delighted to offer this charming home as a new addition to the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals portfolio. The same family still owns the home and it will continue to have their warmth and involvement in addition to the Sanctuary touch. Go directly to the SVR website to read many 5-star reviews that once appeared on the Owners' Homeaway/VRBO listing (unfortunately, with the recent management transfer, Homeaway was unable to move the reviews over to the new listing. Sanctuary Vacation Rentals is dedicated to keeping the same level of service as before).

A Carmel home that was a renowned gathering place for local notables in the 1960s and ‘70s is still a wonderful place to get together with family and friends, with a patio that’s perfect for conversation and entertaining, and comfortable rooms that lend themselves to complete relaxation.

Located in a quiet Carmel Woods neighborhood, the 2400 square feet, 3-bedroom, 2 bath residence is away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, yet still close enough to walk to Carmel-by-the-Sea’s restaurants, galleries and boutiques. The remodeled single-story home is just 10 minutes away from golfing and dining at Pebble Beach, or 10 minutes from the Victorian homes and butterfly groves of Pacific Grove. It’s a 15-minute drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row and a half hour from Big Sur.

The house was built in 1950 by a well-known local clothing designer and her husband, and in past decades, it was a popular happy hour spot for politicians, artists, writers and celebrities. Still owned by the family, the 2,400-square-foot home continues to offer comfort and style, beginning with the fenced front patio framed with moss-covered coastal live oaks, azaleas and ferns, ideal for drinks, dinner or just lounging.

Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows give expansive views of the patio garden. A unique triangular gas-burning Carmel stone fireplace opens up to both living room and entry areas. Radiant heating throughout most of the house keeps it cozy even on foggy days, and upholstered sofas and chairs in the living room and family rooms are welcome places to curl up with a book or enjoy a glass of wine.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary wine and cheese, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.

Newly updated appliances in the kitchen are complemented by hand-painted tiles created by a local artist, and the adjacent dining room includes a tiled bar area and a custom-made oak table with seating for 8. Hardwood floors join the kitchen and dining room, and a washer and dryer are available off the kitchen.

The living room includes a large built-in bookcase with a wide variety of reading material available. A family room just off the living room includes a foosball table as well as a 47-inch HDTV with DVD player.

The master bedroom includes has a sleigh queen bed and views of the private patio, a 40" HDTV and an interior door leads to a tiled bathroom with glass shower, pedestal sink and adjustable mirror, as well as a separate half bath with toilet and sink.

Down the hallway is a second bedroom with twin beds, a bathroom with a shower, and a third bedroom with a sleigh queen bed and a private door leading out to the front patio. All bedrooms have new luxury bedding.

**There is an additional fee for pets**

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

More Details

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Northwest Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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3693 Lilli's House - Historic Carmel Home with a Great History of Celebrity!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic house with great courtyard

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house. The setup was great for multiple children. We especially enjoyed the way so much of the house has windows that wrap around the courtyard. It gives the courtyard the feeling of being an outside living room. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Charming

  • 5 of 5

It was like living in an atrium. Walls of windows, super cozy, quiet, and peaceful, with modern amenities, updated kitchen and bathroom and beautiful courtyard with indoor outdoor feel. Quiet and serene, yet close to town. Perfect. Loved working with Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. They really took care of us for a few months while we looked for a long term home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • If you are booking for a last minute stay, ask our Reservationist if there is a Last Minute Special available.**
    **Last Minute Specials typically exclude holidays, special events and the summer season; specials cannot be combined; other exclusions may apply. Please call for details.
    **There is an additional fee for pets**
    ** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
    ** Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates.
    ** Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit.
    ** Rates are subject to change and Owner approval.
    ** Total occupancy may affect rates: Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.