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Carmel Sun, Stunning Views above CV Ranch, Big Sur in Carmel, 240 EV Charger

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Home, 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath, Extra Bedding/Indoor-Outdoor Feel. Guest house option

“This is a wonderful hidden away place. We had 15 people for my Dad's 60th bday and between the Sweet Nirvana guest house below and the guest chalet above we had everyone in with no issues. Thyme was more than helpful and the house was more than anticipated. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. ”

Guest, September 2016

Hawk's Nest Nirvana is our beautiful home set amongst redwood and oak trees. We ask guests to respect our neighbors privacy by not flying drones and being quiet after 10pm. We do not do weddings nor big parties here, but definitely intimate gatherings with family and friends.

We have newly installed carpet, fresh paint, a new outdoor patio set and much more make this a fresh, inviting place to rejoice. Easy to excite with floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking views, this expansive home is inspired by Big Sur's Post Ranch and travels through Brazil and Thailand. An open floor plan with high ceilings, French doors, skylights and rap around deck, the home is ideal for most anything your imagination desires. The fireplaces and color scheme add to the romantic ambiance and with 4500 square feet, it's the ideal five bedroom escape from cookie cutter norm. Included is a separated fifth bedroom that feels like a second master bedroom and very private. It has a bathroom, private deck and path to the hot tub.

A third master can be added for additional cost of $350/Night by adding the SWEET NIRVANA guest house to your rental package. It is just below main house and only rented in addition to main house, so no outside rental conflicts. Should that not be enough, our CHALET located 150' above main house is available for $250/Night. Each guest house has a $100 cleaning fee. These chalets are not rented to people outside your group, only to you should you need more space. Both include a kitchen, bathroom, fireplace and wrap around deck. See pictures to view.

The main house dining table seats 10-12 with additional seating at counter surrounding kitchen. There are both options of bench seating or cushioned wooden folding chairs, both comfy. The stainless kitchen and custom built-ins are great for cooking parties. A KEURIG HOT and regular maker excite the kitchens necessities.

Two person master spa bath and additional six person hot tub outside with two outdoor showers add to the experience.

Hiking Garland Park, Point Lobos, wine tasting, world class golf, cycling and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a some of the amenities within a few miles of this home. Indulge, live, love, eat and exercise! www.Refuge.com nearby for the ultimate in co-ed spa relaxation and rejuvenation.

Massages, bikram, hot and cold plunges, meditation, ect ect ect. Then there's alway an eco ocean sea otter and whale adventure on Cptn. Lauren Henry's custom boat. A personal favorite on sunny days with sandwiches and wine! http://www.fastraft.com/contact.html

Because of the properties unique design, it feels very private, even from main house to guest houses. Please be aware of parking in an organized fashion by not blocking garage breezeways from foot traffic. Eight parking spaces have been provided for your stay: three on the left at green markers and five tandem parking tandem along cement retaining wall to garage. Two cars may fit into garage breezeway where a EV charger is located. This way all cars can enter and exit parking area easily.

Latest Review:

“This is a wonderful hidden away place. We had 15 people for my Dads 60th bday and between the Sweet Nirvana guest house below and the guest chalet above, we had everyone in with no issues. Thyme was more than helpful and the house was more than anticipated. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. ”

Guest, September 2016

Favorite Restaurants

Big Sur

California Market, Carmel Highlands

Deejens

Nepenthe, our family's.

Post Ranch

Carmel

Bicyclette

Casanovas

Demetras Cafe

Lucas

Mission Ranch

Mundakas

Versuvios

Carmel Valley

Jeffrey's Cafe

Cafe Rustica

Corkscrew

Lucia

Monterey

1812

First Awakenings near MB Aquarium

Hulas Island Grill

IL Vecchio

Passion Fish

Toby Rowland Jones, Sommelier

8318691341

Guided Hikes

Bigsurguides.com

Stephen Copeland

8315941742

***Barmel for dancing located downtown Carmel next to Mundakas (same owner).

Shuttle Service, call Natalie 8314026778

( 12 passenger deluxe van )

Shuttle Service / Uber DJ Tiny 8318404332

( 4 passenger )

Indulge!

More Details

Owner
Thyme Lewis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, swedish, arabic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Thyme Lewis

This home sings and is a personal favorite for expansive views, atmosphere, dinner party ambiance, yoga retreats and creative writing...

Thyme Lewis purchased this house in 2004

Why Thyme Lewis chose Central Coast California

This unique feeling of Big Sur without the long drive. This property is ideal for those who wish to feel away, yet be close to all the action Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula have to offer. AT&T Golf Championships, Concours de' Elegance Events, Laguna Seca, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Point Lobos, Nepenthe, Cafe Rustica, sightseeing, hiking off the property. We are in a dynamic micro climate rich with wildlife and very colorful vegetation feeling like Big Sur and Africa on this property. We are set against The Preserve which offers unlimited vistas and adventures.

What makes this house unique

The setting, the ease of access to everything, the delicious dinner parties, the warm sun on the mountain when downtown Carmel is fogged in, the star gazing from the hot tub or big rap around deck and a renovated Safeway just a few minutes away make this a great place to stay. Located next to Safeway, Jeffrey's Cafe is a personal favorite and has an always fresh, healthy, delicious menu for breakfast and lunch should you like to zip down the hill. Also Cafe Rustica and Corkscrew in Carmel Village are outstanding for supper though seven miles further into Carmel Valley Village.

Amenities

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , outdoor shower , Very big bathroom plenty of spaciousness. Fireplace
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , Located next to fifth bedroom.
  • (2) additional outdoor showers. If needed, additional guest house is available for added cost with full kitchen and bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Skylight and window.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , French doors to rap around main deck.
    Mstr - 1 king , Two sets of french doors to private and rap around decks.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , French doors to private deck.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Separate from house with it's own deck and amazing view.
  • Hawks Nest Nirvana has an additional 1400 square foot guest house named Sweet Nirvana that can be added for $350/night and includes king bed, air mattresses if needed, full amenities and a fireplace. There are six extra sleeping bags for kids if needed, 3 in master closet of main house and 3 in closet of guest house. Lastly, should this be not enough space, our personal guest Chalet can be added as well in accordance to full release of liability.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Check out www.Refuge.com, the ultimate spa close by! Nirvana's Hawks Nest is located at 29090 Robinson Cyn Rd. Carmel, ca 93923 *Exactly 1 and 1/2 miles (use odometer) up Robinson Cyn from Carmel Valley Rd. Driveway on right just after mail boxes and sharp right turn. Take driveway down into cyn, stay on paved driveway across little bridge then up hill to last house on driveway. Park with consideration of guest house and car turn around area. Enter up grand stairway. This beautiful 3000 sq ft deluxe home (Lovers get-a-way or family retreat with two fireplaces and forced heat.) renovated by Thyme Lewis is a tribute to Big Sur's Post Ranch. The open concept living, dining and kitchen surrounded in glass and forest atop redwoods was built as an entertainers retreat with unique built-ins and flow that inspire the imagination. Conceptualize your dreams surrounded in custom furniture from around the globe that blend beautifully to the color scheme and design that make this home superb.

Reviews

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Carmel Sun, Stunning Views above CV Ranch, Big Sur in Carmel, 240 EV Charger
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Great place!!! Thyme and Lisa were excellent hosts! Plan on returning again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Everyone, It was really a pleasure having you here and sharing time. Thank you also for the care and detail upon checking out Sunday. We went to Versuvios downtown and didn't see the main house until today. Lovely!
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Unique, well designed and beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

My fiancée and I stayed here with our entire immediate family, so we rented out the entire property. The place is located in a gorgeous remote area east of Carmel. The views from the property are stunning and it is a well designed and well built home. Everything was in proper working order and our entire group had zero complaints about the home.

Please know that it has a rustic feel, so expect some things that go along with cabin life- a couple guests thought their beds were a bit hard, the place was a bit hot during the July days, the chalet shower wasn't great- but again, we expected these sort of subtle inconveniences so we were quite happy. The opportunity to stay in the secluded woods of Carmel makes this property one of a kind and I would highly recommend it, especially to those who value privacy and unique experiences.

We also rented the guest house and chalet. The guest house we thought was the nicest part of the entire home. Huge, well lit with great views. Highly recommended. The chalet is likely to inconvenient to get to for anyone not in at least moderate physical shape, but was a really cool concept and also very comfortable and I enjoyed staying there.

The owner did an exceptional job of being attentive and easily reachable during the process. We had a private chef come cook us a meal, and he went out of his way to be helpful during the planning process, even talking to the chef directly.

Location is great, only 20-25 min drive from Carmel and Monterey. Make sure you put the home address in on google maps. If you do this it is easy to find.

Again highly recommended for a family vacation! Thanks again to the owner!! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Hawk's Nest was perfect for our family. It felt like home--warm, inviting, comfortable. The drive up was intimidating the first time, but once we figured it out, it was easy. It's beautiful up there, and we loved waking up to the sun streaming through the windows, the mountains and trees in full view. There were even sequoias, and with moss hanging from the trees and wildflowers blooming everywhere, it felt magical--a wholly different and unexpected, and fuller experience of Carmel Valley and California that made us so proud to be Californians! We stayed there in preparation for our wedding and it was even more special to be there with family, but guests who came to visit us were just as impressed--the kids had fun making s'mores at the fire pit, adults kept cozy with wine and cheese, and it is now an indelible part of our memories. Thyme is a gracious host, and we're sure Hawk's Nest is reflective of who he and Lisa are. We hope to return as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're so lovely, lovely lovely. Our pleasure to be of service! And we received the pillow in mail. Hope all of your family are well.
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5

Fantastic !!

  • 5 of 5

This property is breathtaking !

We loved all the special little details,

candles in each room, lit up treetops......

Very private and clean. We'll definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place for a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Rented this property for a family celebration: 12 people in total including 4 kids under age 9. We all loved Hawks Nest. Nice space inside and out. Well-equipped kitchen and baths. The deck with firepit and hot tubs were special hits.

The only reservation is that the location can be tricky to negotiate, but that adds to its charm. It is located at the end of a narrow, twisting road off the beaten track. That said, there are ample services - a Safeway, gas stations, bank, pizzeria and nice coffee shops - all within 15 minute drive of the property. Downtown Carmel-By-The-Sea is about 25 minute drive and the Big Sur about 40 minutes south. All easily accessible.

Highly recommend this property for a larger group (10-12 persons) planning to spend a few days in the Carmel region.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property, great host, great time

  • 5 of 5

Despite a bit of unlucky weather, my group had an amazing time staying here. We were so lucky that the California atmospheric river knocked out power in the area. Thyme was gracious enough to send an electrician, offer a generator, and eventually gave us a discount. He was very pleasant to work with, was communicative, and above all, the property is a beautiful, well-kept spot that's tucked away for privacy but close enough to Carmel to enjoy the local scene. Could not recommend it more.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Baja Cantina
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Monterey, CA
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Salinas, CA
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Carmel Valley Rd
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Jeffrey's breakfast and lunch, #1 on the peninsula
Nearest Ski
220 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Carmel Beach, downtown Carmel by the Sea
Car: recommended

Near www.Refuge.com spa, the ultimate in namaste' hot/cold plunges, massage, meditation and art of relaxation. Plenty of winery's, restaurants, shopping and healthy activities and for all ages nearby as well! Point Lobos is my personal favorite and Garland Park is only a few miles away! Whale adventure on FastRaft.com

Pools near my home Nirvana's Hawks Nest

1. Carmel Valley Ranch

Robinson Cyn. Rd at Ford Rd.

1 Old Ranch Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

Phone:(831) 574-5570

*Great pool, restaurants and honey bee trek for all ages!

2. Carmel Valley Community Youth Center  

Recreation Center

Address: 25 Ford Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Phone:(831) 659-3983

Hours: Open today · 12:00 – 4:00 pm

3. Los Laureles Lodge Pool

Carmel Valley, CA 93924

313 W Carmel Valley Rd

Phone number (831) 659-2233

Business websiteloslaureles.com

Last but not least is PARKING. Shared parking so please do not block access to garage.

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Rates & Availability

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 28 2017 - Jul 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 29 2017 - Jul 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Concours de Elegance
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$8,500
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Special Rate
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
AT&T Golf
Feb 12 2018 - Feb 17 2018
6 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Aug 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,095
$4,995
 
 
Concours de Elegance
Aug 16 2018 - Aug 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$8,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payment in full confirms, no cancelation policy. www.Refuge.com nearby for the ultimate in spa co-ed relaxation. Open 10-10pm!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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