About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
The Artist's Library apartment is light, clean and filled with books. It opens onto a patio and garden area and overlooks an acre filled with large oak trees.
For 2 people that would rather eat out, it has a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee/ tea makings only.
It is adjacent to the Artist's Treehouse Apartment #290731 and lends itself as the place for the kids or another couple vacationing together, BUT– in their own place!
My Artist's Treehouse and Artist's Library couple-size apartments are at the top of the most popular in the Carmel/Monterey Peninsula area. Experience them.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE LIBRARY: new love seat sofa and duette blind in living room and 2 new duette privacy/blackout blinds in the bedroom along with the sunshades that give shaded but full view onto the garden.
Keywords: Clean, sunny, garden view, covered parking.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
I am a full time artist making illuminated shell sculpture and lampshades from natural seashells. Since 1974! I still find them absolutely beautiful. Then there's the gardens– when I need a 15 minute work break I snip and pluck, rake and squirt. As much as I love to squirt water– I shouldn't be living in California!!
Desiree purchased this Apartment in 1982
Why Desiree chose Carmel Valley
It suits me completely! When I first saw this house, as a private sale 35 yrs ago, I couldn't speak. It had just the kind of 'bones' I wanted in a house plus a killer view. Stunned disbelief. And bought it immediately.
What makes this Apartment unique
–MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM is the #1 attraction in Monterey County. –WINE TASTING is big here because we have such an excellent wine growing appellation– ask me about the 20+ Tasting Rooms within a mile. –WILD TURKEYS and deer heavily populate the area and are wonderful to observe. –FIND AN INTERESTING BOOK and read it while you're here. Ask me for recommendations and tell me where your interests lie. But leave the books where you found them when you depart.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Sweet little cottage in Carmel Valley
I had a wonderful stay at the Artist's Library while visiting friends in Carmel Valley. The setting was lovely and peaceful, and the grounds, with live oaks and a spaciousness that came with being a little gated compound on a quiet street. Desiree was so affable and charming, and it is so easy to fall into conversation with her. She really wants her guests to have a great experience, yet affords privacy as well as hospitality. My Carmel Valley friends were happy that she treated us to some homemade rosemary shortbread, too. I'd happily come back for another stay!
Thank you, Janet. What a sweetie you are...mentioning my shortbread!! XxoxDesi😎
The library is wonderful especially if you enjoy books.
My husband and I stayed at the library for a long weekend. The collection of books has been well-curated and it was wonderful being surrounded by the collection. The bed was comfortable and the property is beautiful and affords some privacy. We highly recommend the library.
Serene and inspiring
Love the home and the surrounding grounds! Gorgeous lot and fragrant lemon and orange tree nearby. Quiet and serene!
As always, very comfortable
As always, we enjoyed our stay. Desiree's Library Apt. is comfortable, clean and charming. Desiree is exceptional in her attention to our comfort. Thank you Desiree!
Fred & Judi
Perfect location for hanging out in Carmel Valley. Desiree is delightful and a gracious hostess. Knows everything about the area and then some.
A Stay to Exceed All Expectations!
We enjoyed every minute of our stay in Desiree's Garden Apartment! The location was just perfect allowing us to relax and enjoy the outdoors/nature but still having access to the local village shops, boutiques and wonderful restaurants. The apartment is comfortable and stocked with everything you might ever need on your travels :) The highlight of our stay was a personal tour of Desiree's Studio. What a talented artist and we feel so lucky to be taking a special piece of art home with us to remind us of this wonderful home away from home. We will certainly be returning to this property in the future! Many thanks again Desiree for your kindness and sharing all your knowledge of the local area.
20+ Wine Tasting Rooms within 2 miles. Neighborhood open space/park 8 minutes walk. Multiple restaurants 5 minutes drive.
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Stays of a month or longer are exempt from county taxes.