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Thyme Lewis

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, swedish, arabic

Carmel Sun, Stunning Views, Expansive property, Above CV Ranch. 240 EV Charger

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

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

A beautiful home set amongst the redwood and oak trees named Hawk's Nest Nirvana. Breathtaking views, the home was remodeled by the owner and inspired by Big Sur Post Ranch and travels through Brazil and Thailand. An open floor plan with high ceilings, skylights and rap around deck, this home is ideal for most anything your imagination desires. The fire places and color scheme add to the romantic ambiance and with 3500 square feet, it's the ideal five bedroom escape from cookie cutter norm. A fifth bedroom that feels like another master with private bathroom is lovely! Optional if adding another couple is the guest house at additional cost. The dining table seats ten with additional seating at counter surrounding kitchen. The stainless kitchen and custom built-ins are great for cooking parties. Additional six person hot tub with two outdoor showers add to the romance. Garland Park, Point Lobos, wine tasting, world class golf, cycling and hiking are just a some of the amenities within a few miles of this home. Indulge, live, love, exercise and eat! 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's custom boat. A personal favorite on sunny days with sandwiches and wine!

Favorite Restaurants

Big Sur

California Market, Carmel Highlands


Nepenthe, our family's.

Post Ranch




Demetras Cafe


Mission Ranch



Carmel Valley

Jeffrey's Cafe

Cafe Rustica





First Awakenings near MB Aquarium

Hulas Island Grill

IL Vecchio

Passion Fish

Toby Rowland Jones, Sommelier


***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 )


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Thyme Lewis (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, swedish, arabic

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 make this property an ideal spot for those who wish to feel away, yet are close to all the action Carmel by the Sea and the Monterey Peninsula have to offer. ATT Golf, Concours de' Elegance, Laguna Seca, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Point Lobos, Nepenthe, Cafe Rustica, wine tasting, golf, sightseeing, hiking on the property. We are in a dynamic micro climate rich with wildlife and a very dynamic 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 in Carmel Village is outstanding for supper though seven miles further into Carmel Valley Village.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Carmel Sun, Stunning Views, Expansive property, Above CV Ranch. 240 EV Charger
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Came to stay at Thyme's place with some ladies to get out of the city and relax, and wow-this place did not disappoint! Not only is the house comfortable enough so that nobody was in each other's way, but the views and peaceful sounds were just what we needed. We all slept so well; every bed was so comfy! Waking up was easy, having coffee on the beautiful deck with views of nothing but tree tops and greenery. If you choose to stay in, cooking is a breeze, as Thyme has stocked the kitchen with anything you could possibly need. If you choose to go into town, it's only about a 10 minute drive into Carmel-by-the-Sea, but honestly, you may not want to. The only negative part of the house was leaving it! We could have stayed the rest of the month!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another fantastic review from a delightful group of people. Glad to bè of service. Please visit again!
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Amazing property and fantastic owner!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome property!! It felt like we were at Nepenthe or Post Ranch in Big Sur. I took the family up for a Carmel get away and the property did not disappoint. The very special vibe here encouraged the kids to get off of their screens and participate in hikes, games, hot tub, cards, etc. The views are much more spectacular than the pictures can capture. The deck is a very special spot. The property was clean and well maintained. The kitchen was fully equipped and there was plenty of firewood provided. The house is uniquely and tastefully decorated. The owner left very clear instruction on all aspects of the visit. He was also very nice about answering questions and providing recommendations. It is just a short drive down the hill to Carmel Valley and not far to Carmel by the Sea. We went to both each day for all that they have to offer.

A fantastic experience all around. I highly recommend this property and owner!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!! Go Warriors!!! And go kids of the Special Olympics Winter Games!!! Wonderful we share the same charity of amazing athletes, friends and volunteers we call family!!!
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So Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This place was beyond words! Amazing... I took my new fiancé and a few guests to enjoy this secluded spot, and, wow... We didn't know what we were in for. Such an awesome place. Two fire places, a private jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom, so spacious, and the hot tub... Okay... Drizzle and hot tub works together. We wished we had more time to relax, like a week, but we were only there for the weekend. My party enjoyed the balcony space as we BBQ'd, had a fire, good vibes and all to the back-drop of mountains.

Beyond the house, we drove up to Napenthe, had a great view of the ocean while enjoying great food, and met folks from a local retreat center, Esalen Inst., and made our way back to our gem in the woods.

Thank you! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stamford, CT

Very Happy Time!

  • 4 of 5

Nine family members ranging in age from 7 to 80 gathered for Thanksgiving in this wonderful place. The house worked very well. The only shortcoming is not enough lighting but all else was perfect. We had a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner made in the well equipped kitchen and enjoyed the house's proximity to many adventures. The home is perfect for a family celebration or romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, understood and appreciated. I've added five more lights in living room and improved reading lights for bed.
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Unbelievably bad. Owner was totally absent.

  • 1 of 5

Not sure what to say about this home. Where do I start. First of all, I am a villa rental owner. So, I speak from many years of experience. Secondarily, my family does a reunion once a year. We have been renting nice villas, all over the country, for many years now. So, we have a reference point, with which to work.

Usually we are greeted at the door by either the owner or the manager. That is certainly how I handle my villa rental. A hour spent as an orientation is always helpful. We showed up, and could not find the keys. We were told there was a maintenance man on premises. I started searching for him, to find the way into the house. It turned out, he was a tenant, who lived below the house! Imagine our surprise. We were told we were renting a private home, and not a duplex. Tenant has occasional parties. House had not been properly cleaned. Dust everywhere. Spiders and bugs in the bathtub and shower. Grimy. We called the owner, and he acted very surprised. He said he would send out the house cleaner. He is a Hollywood actor, and he acts like one. A real prima donna type.

Other issues:

1. We were given poor directions to the house. It is up a long canyon, and is hard to find. Though once you do get there, it is very quiet and peaceful.

2. The window look out onto a lovely canyon. But, the large plate glass windows were absolutely filthy. All of the other windows were filthy.

3. There was no safe in the house.

4. There was no manual, book, or instructions. Owner felt very unprepared for our arrival.

5. There was very, very poor lighting in every room. No money has been spent on lighting. Barely any lamps, and if there were any, they were of the IKEA variety.

6. Lack of quality kitchen equipment. The stove was nice. Decent refrigerator, halfway stocked with the owners own stuff. But, little in the way of decent pots and pans, or cooking supplies or equipment. I might suggest bringing your own.

7. No home theatre. This is a pet peeve of mine. In our villa we have a $13,000 home theatre. I do not expect this much, but I do expect something. He had an antique flat screen, with a horrendous disfiguration on it. No home theatre at all. No excuse for this, at this kind of nightly rate. Especially from a guy who is in the movie biz. He tells us he has since replaced the TV. But, I doubt there is anything in the way of a home theatre yet.

This is a very detached owner, who does not have alot of pride in his house.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group was deceitful in nature with numerous attempts to get discounted rates months before checking into my home. I explained that my home might not be what they were seeking, but they persisted it was adequate. It was not. From the very first contact via phone, I was asked for discounts. In that respect and threatening horrible reviews about myself for further discounts once they’d checked in, they were successful. I strongly advise against renting to this group or anyone associated with them. I feel I was extremely fair, honest and generous with this group, expressing my property might not be the best property for their needs. In deference to my kindness at her being a client from VRBO thinking they would honor and part paths amicably, I gave them the benefit of the doubt. How unfortunate for me.
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Magically delicious

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing beautiful home In the hills of Carmel valley- every bedroom was tastefully decorated- everything in the home was clean and put together nicely. The grounds were immaculate.. Dealing with the owner was also very easy and he was so accommodating. I love this home and truly can't wait to visit again.... Thank you Thyme for such a wonderful weekend!!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesomeness! Delighted you love it as much as I do!
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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
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Carmel Beach, downtown Carmel by the Sea
Car: recommended

Near 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

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


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


Rates & Availability

Carmel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Concours de Elegance
Aug 16 2016 - Aug 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
AT&T Golf
Feb 8 2017 - Feb 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Concours de Elegance
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Concours de Elegance
Aug 16 2018 - Aug 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $240 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This home has additional guest house that can be rented for $300/N with a king bed and plenty of amenities if needed. Also has two additional single beds if needed. There are five extra sleeping bags for kids if needed in master closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
Check out, 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.

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