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Enchanted, Spacious & Secluded Enclave Estate

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Estate Property, Main house 3+3, (Sleeps 6), and Guest Cottage 1+1 (Sleeps 4)

A charming and eloquently designed contemporary craftsman home and humble cottage on a secluded estate. With the help of a Feng Shui master, our home has been designed to keep your Chi in tact! This Carmel getaway provides privacy, beauty, and plenty of outdoor spaces, while still being walking distance to the shops and restaurants of downtown. Hiking trails and the Forest Theatre are also just a stones throw away from this special hideaway. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature from this one of a kind retreat, backing up to the forested beauty of Carmel's Mission Creek.

This peaceful setting features views of the Carmel Forest, sounds of the babbling Mission Creek, distant crashing waves, and numerous song birds to sooth your spirits. Vaulted ceilings, fireplaces in the master and living room, and a handmade spiral staircase are just a few features that make this home special. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is on .6 acre lot in Carmel's Mission Creek area. Stairs from the street / garage level lead down to expansive brick patios and entrance to the main living area: large entry with sitting area around fireplace, expansive living room area with built in window seats for panoramic views of forest and tile and maple wood floors throughout, dining area separated from kitchen over a service bar, kitchen with gas range, refrigerator, and tile counters. One guest bedroom and bath (tub/shower) are also on this level. Upstairs is the master suite with fireplace, balcony, en suite bath with jacuzzi tub and shower over; and third suite with balcony and en suite bath (shower). All 3 bathrooms are elegantly designed and oversized with stone tile floors and counters.

We welcome a maximum number of six guests (including children) in the main house and 2-4 in the 'optional' guest cottage which is located across a cute little bricked breezeway adjacent to the main house.

After a challenging day of shopping, beach-going, golfing, or dining, this special home is perfect for relaxation and recharging for your next day's adventure! Surrounded by the forest and the sounds of nature, this is truly a special place!

There is driveway (on a hill) parking for one normal size SUV vehicle and additional on-street parking 150-200' away on Forest Rd.

Sorry, NO SMOKING and NO PETS (no matter how small or trained).

Note, the cottage will not be rented to other guests and is not available to guests unless the cottage option was booked during the reservation process.

The experience!

Get away in luxury amongst the redwoods and oaks. Picnic in your own private nature sanctuary. Enjoy a monarch butterfly dance. Listen to the distant elephant seal calls or the trickle from babbling creek below. Watch the wildlife pass by. You may see the red fox come out to play. See the moonlight imprint evanescent shadows of oaks onto natures canvas. Ponder a stroll to the ocean. Walk to town for coffee, shopping, Art Gallery strolling, exquisite cuisine,or simply stay in and unwind. Walk out the back door a few steps to the Mission Trails for a Gorgeous Nature Hike. If you are looking to clear your mind, this is the place to do it!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house and setting is beautiful. We had the the most awesome time staying at this house, and cannot wait to come back. If you like walking it's a delight and refreshing.
Dec 2012
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Southeast Carmel Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bird Room (Guest, 1st Flr) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Across hall fro Bird Rm Optional Linens: Towels for Two
    Meadows Suite (Master) - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi Tub Optional Linens Towels for Two
    Butterfly Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Optional Linens: Towels for Two
    Cottage - toilet , shower , Guest Cottage : Linens included for 2 with cottage option
  • 3 Oversized Stone & Tile Bathrooms with Option for Linens 1 Standard size Bathroom in Cottage
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bird Room (1st Floor) - 1 queen , Optional Linens: Sheets - 2 sets
    Meadows Suite (master) - 1 king , Gas Fireplace & Balcony Optional Linens: Sheets - 2 sets
    Butterfly Suite - 1 double , Balcony, Optional Linens: Sheets - 2 sets
    Cottage - 1 queen , Guest Cottage : Optional Linens
    Cottage - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Futon, Kitchenette, Dinning Area, and Movie Lounge
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), with option for Linens Optional Cottage: 1Bedroom w/queen and lounge with full size futon sleeper
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 26 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Tenants will be provided with a caretaker contact.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Enchanted, Spacious & Secluded Enclave Estate
average rating of 4.521739 based on 24 reviews
Louisville, KY

Beautiful quiet home with spacious rooms

  • 5 of 5

This house is a real jewel. It is located at the edge of the mission trail. A great walking loop is down the trail to the Mission, then Santa Lucia to Scenic Rd into town. The house was clean, modern and spacious. Parking is about 100 yes away on the street unless you park on a steep slope in front of the garage- but it was no problem. The patios are big and private, looking over the woods. The house was better than described, making my first rental through VRBO a success. i highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your delightful review and it makes my wife, daughter and I extremely happy to know that you had a great time. Win-Win!
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lovely space

  • 4 of 5

The house was large enough for all 6 of us to feel comfortable. I appreciated that each bedroom had its own bathroom.

The house is situated on a beautiful property with many patios backing up a forest. We walked on the Mission trail each morning!

The television set was confusing to use- directions posted by the set weren't easy to follow.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave thanks for the review and sorry for your TV stress. For those of you that read this review. The TV is a modern day triumph of engineering. There's too many options on remotes now-a-day which makes them look more like video game controllers (they integrate Sat TV, DVD, normal TV, and ROKU). It can be confusing but we have a caretaker with a phone number that you can call or even text to ease your TV stress. The important thing that is common to all remotes is you have to tell the controller which device (SAT TV, Reg TV, DVD, ROKU you want to talk to.
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Chicago, IL, USA

Really wonderful home!

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic communication with owner and care giver. The home and grounds are totally amazing. I will be back! There are 2 drawbacks, however. The home may not be appropriate for seniors. You must be able to walk up and down spiral stairs in the house and brick stairs outside the home. Additionally parking in the driveway is on a very steep incline. Love the grounds!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It makes us so happy when people have a good time. Clarification: The main house has three entries: Two at the ground level and one at the 2nd level. The floor plan for the main house has two bedrooms on the second floor and one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor along with kitchen, living and dinning rooms. My senior parents would stay on the ground floor and never have to use the spiral stairs. Also, we offer a cottage as a option which also has no stairs. But we agree with the reviewer that it's not a place for an impaired walker. It's a very beautiful but hilling area. Walking to town is close but again it's hilly.
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Los Angeles

Charming woodsy retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We were two families who shared the house for a Thanksgiving holiday who loved this place. The house is spacious and comfortable and very tastefully adorned with art and artifacts of world travel. There is a terrific glass and wood dining table, Calligaris from Italy, that looks small in the photos but expands to easily seat 8. Nice kitchen with plenty of pots and pans and dishes for cooking and dining, which we did except for one dinner out to Il Tegamino in town, about a half mile away. The 3 bedrooms are nice, each with bathroom. The king suite has gas fireplace, large bathroom, great window views into the woods, and tons of space. Living space in with very cool recessed rim lighting and unique oval and round windows, a fireplace, and big screen TV with satelite and wifi. The house feels like a home which flows outdoors to the spacious grounds, and you feel private and privileged. The mission trail is on Mission Creek which runs (well, trickles) through the back yard and goes down the old mission passing some coastal redwoods. Hiked all of Point Lobos one day, drove and hiked Big Sur the next, went to the Aquarium another day, and generally got a good feel of the area. Highly recommend this home. Loved our stay.

The directions are easy if you follow them and the steep driveway is no problem if you back down to it. It was a wet road on arrival and I found headfirst required me to back out, up hill, with no weight on rear wheels and I spun out a bit. Backing down allows you to drive out forward and zero problem. A second car does need to park on the street at the end of the block, but it is clearly necessary and no big deal.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice setting

  • 4 of 5

The setting is really unique for being so close to downtown Carmel; quite tranquil. Our overall impression of the house was a bit mixed. The kitchen could use some updating, like a dishwasher and some basic needs for those who like to prepare meals. We couldn't find a bread knife or baking pans but there were three coffee makers (!). It would also be nice to have extra paper towels and garbage bags; we bought more at the store. The TV in the family room has a green line going down the center, indicating that it's probably going out. If you are going to charge people for linens, a mandatory separate insurance policy, and a cleaning charge, you should build those into the quoted price; otherwise any price comparison isn't equitable. It should be advertised as a 3 bedroom 3 bath for the minimum per night, since the 1 bedroom 1 bath cottage is an additional charge. All the mattresses are very firm, noisy beds; every mattress squeaked (springs?) with the slightest movement. Our family did enjoy our stay, but since it appears that Steve wants to know about his place, we felt it was appropriate that he know about the items we have noted.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. We do like to hear different points view since it helps us as hosts keep a balanced perspective on guest's expectations. 1)The kitchen is dated and lacks some basic essentials (i.e. no bread knife) The kitchen is quaint and charming to fit in with the motif of the home. I would consider it to be a medium size kitchen and it's home to almost everything I can imagine (I'm not a chef) for a kitchen with plenty of cutting utensils. But indeed the bread knife was missing and we'll need to replace it. As for trash bags, and things you think should be present we do offer our guests our caretaker's number. I believe the caretaker was called by this guest and the caretaker stopped by to address their needs. Now for the uncomfortable noisy beds. All of them are high-end mattresses and frames. I went and tested myself after reading this review to see if bed noise was excessive. I didn't notice anything but it's somewhat subjective. Although, we do have solid maple wood floors in two of the rooms so if there's significant movement on the bed it will translate to the floor! Lastly, our beautiful big plasma TV just needed to have the picture contrast setting adjusted which should have been a call to the caretaker. We'll continue to strive for perfection but home rentals are not for everyone and they're certainly not hotels.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this home. The location was good for walking to town. It is a little dated, as are the majority of the homes in Carmel. Great outdoor area to enjoy dinner and then drinks by the fire. Home is very quiet and great separation for privacy. Parking is annoying but fine for one car. We loved being near the big park, great for walks and hikes.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review but for those of you that are reading this review please let me clarify. Our custom home was built in the late 90's which makes it fairly new for the area but in Carmel it's all about old world charm. The motif and landscaping is very Carmel with nooks and crannies and many gardens. It's also decorated with themes Bird Suite, Butterfly Suite, Meadow Suite, Jungle room, and Traveler room. Our home is decorated with artifacts and art from all over the world that was and still is gathered through my family's travels. We love sharing our home and we're always adding something.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Monterey Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Pacific Coast Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Mission Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Forest Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
The Town
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mission
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Main Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pt. Lobos
Nearest Point of Interest
Pebble Beach Lynx
Nearest Point of Interest
Mission Ranch
Car: not necessary

The town of Carmel-by-the-sea, the Mission Trails, the Missions, many art galleries and art events, Sunset Theater, Forest Theater, Point Lobos, AT & T, The First Tee, The Concourse, Laguna Seca, The Blues Festival, Big Sur Marathon, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monarch Sanctuary, Condor Rescue, Whale Watch, White Sea Bass fishing, Diving, Surfing, Sailing, Horseback Ridding, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Elk Horn Slough - Moss Landing, Santa Cruz.


Rates & Availability

Southeast Carmel Estate Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Linens $80

* Rates above are for the main house only
Guest Cottage is available as an option with a separate per night charge.
Also, there is an option extra queen size bed with included linens for a separate per night charge.

Event/HolidayRates: Please inquire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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