About the property
- House4500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
Home, 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath, Indoor-Outdoor Feel. 25 Wine Tasting Rooms Nearby!
Hawk's Nest Nirvana Villa recently featured on TV is our beautiful home set amongst redwood and oak trees in Carmel's mid valley. Easy to excite and quick to invite for all types of gatherings, our floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking views are superlative for special occasions! This expansive home was inspired by Big Sur's Post Ranch and travels through Brazil and Thailand. An open floor plan with high ceilings, French doors, skylights, 5 bedrooms and rap around deck, the home is ideal for most anything your imagination desires. Ask us about adding additional bedrooms to your five bedroom booking if needed.
We are a stones throw from 25 wine tasting rooms, restaurants, shopping and a plythora of healthy festivities! Guests often attend weddings at Carmel Valley Ranch, Holly Farm, Folktale Winery, Bernardus Winery, Holman Ranch, Carmel Beach ect. We are centrally located less than 5 miles from Ocean Avenue, downtown Carmel and 5 minutes to Bernardus Winery and Holman Ranch. Hawks Nest Nirvana Villa is the ideal location.
The main house dining table seats 10-12 with additional seating at counter surrounding kitchen. There are seating options of both bench and fixed cushioned chairs. The stainless kitchen and custom built-ins are great for cooking parties and feasting. A KEURIG HOT and regular coffee maker enhance the morning kitchen necessities.
The fireplaces and color scheme add to the romantic ambiance and with 4500 square feet when you add the guest house, it can be the ideal 6 bedroom escape from cookie cutter norm.
Four bedrooms adorn the main floor and a fifth bedroom downstairs that feels like a third master, you have sleeping location options for all. The fifth bedroom has it's own full bathroom, private deck and separate path to the hot tub making it ideal for privacy. It also has steep stairs so not for children under ten or elderly.
A pack and play baby crib located on property in guest closet if needed.
Motion sensor lights are plentiful as are solar fairy lights in addition to 10 stocked flashlights at front door of main house for guests to utilize this entire property. Additional flashlights and batteries are stocked in kitchen center drawer. Lables are plentiful everywhere as you will discover on this plush property.
Triangular two person Jacuzzi bath/shower in master bathroom and a six person spa outside with two outdoor showers add to the experience. You can see the hot tub from main deck and bbq to keep an eye on children.
We love our home with our wine and marguerita sunset views. We do require a low profile while on property and no loud music outside after 10pm. Not everyone can carry a tune like Rhianna or Luciano Pavarotti, so respect our neighbors down the canyon.
We support our schools and educators! Stanford University often holds small group seminars and off campus workshops in our 1400 square foot Sweet Nirvana Guest House. We offer this space free ( Mid week only ) to higher education learning centers when they book our Hawks Nest Nirvana Villa property. The space has 14' foot ceilings, a 16' x 34' foot livingroom and is wonderful for making presentations.
"You two are creators & inventors of BEAUTY, of aesthetic fantasies"
Swanky Pads, Houzz
“Our extended family (four couples plus teens and grandparents) had a wonderful time at Hawk's Nest Nirvana. There's a terrific view of the nearby mountains and forest from the deck with woodpeckers and blue jays feeding at the bird feeder in the mornings and afternoons. The bedrooms are roomy, tastefully decorated, and comfortable. One family with two kids stayed in the Sweet Nirvana Guest House (below the main house), which they loved. The common area is quite nice as we could all eat and watch TV together at night. Weather-wise it was warmer than in Carmel, and at night the fire-pit on the deck kept it toasty. The large barbecue came in handy for quick meals. And Thyme was very responsive to all our queries via text or phone. We would definitely consider staying there again if we return next year.”
EXPANDING your group:
Should your group EXPAND, SWEET NIRVANA GUEST HOUSE can be added for a flat fee of $750. It is just below main house and only rented in addition to main house, so no outside rental conflicts. See labled photos.
NEED MORE ACCOMODATIONS?
We are happy to announce our newest property addition, Eagles Crest Www.vrbo.com/1282849 Eagles Crest is less than two miles away from our sister property Hawks Nest and has handicap access! Our newest home features stunning birds eye views of Carmel Valley Ranch, Folktale Winery and a sliver of the Sea over Carmel beaches. As owners of our newly remodeled four bedroom, three bath, three fireplace, a hot tub and one dynamite deck, we look forward to sharing our newest home with you and your cherished friends.
We have over 25 wine tasting rooms within 10 minutes distance of our home, so ubering to celebrate great times in Carmel is a breeze.
Let us serve YOUR needs better with our newest property, Eagles Crest!
Upcoming events include; Birthdays, Reunions, Weddings, Pebble Beach Food and Wine, Taste of Carmel, AT&T Golf, Concours de Elegance, Sea Otter Classic and much more! Www.CarmelCalifornia.com
Hiking close by Garland Park and 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 house. 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.
We ask guests to respect our neighbors privacy by not flying drones and leaving a zero environmental footprint. We also request not playing loud music after 10pm on outside deck. Not everyone can sing like Rhianna and Luciano Pavarotti. We do not do weddings nor big parties here, but definitely intimate gatherings with precious family, dearest friends and wonderful groups.
California Market, Carmel Highlands
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nepenthe, our family's.
First Awakenings near MB Aquarium
Hulas Island Grill
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 / DJ Tiny 8318404332
( 4 passenger )
*Due to ongoing changes in city and county regulations for short term rentals on Monterey Peninsula, a T.O.T. ( Transient Occupancy Tax ) of 10.5% will apply and all rentals regardless of days occupied, may be subject to being listed as 7-29 days with county to meet legal requirements.
Remember to be responsible for your safety and the safety of those you invite onto our property. Release of liability and assumption of risk. Be aware that by booking this property, you’ve agreed to waive certain legal rights, including the right to sue the Owner and/or landlord, property manager or anyone representing this property. Additionally, as the Short-Term Renter in contract with homeowner, you will be responsible for all risk of injury to yourself and any of your guests while on this property. You and your guests hereby waive and release Owner, landlord, agents, representatives or employees from any liability and/or claim for personal injury, property damage, or death that may arise from Short-Term Renters use of the Property regardless of cause, even if such cause can be associated in any way by the acts or failures to act as an owner or landlord, or any of its agents, representatives or employee’s in the installation, adjustment, inspection, maintenance, and/or rental of the Property. The Short-Term Renter accepts total responsibility for any and all injuries or damages of any kind which may result from any reason in the use of the Property, and it is the Short-Term Renters intention to HOLD HARMLESS the Owner, landlord for any injury sustained by the Short-Term Renter, their guests, or anyone else, regardless of cause, while using the above described Property.
Thyme Lewis and Lisa Sachs Lewis
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Thyme Lewis and Lisa Sachs Lewis
This home sings and is our personal favorite for intimacy with expansive views, atmosphere, dinner party ambiance, yoga retreat privacy, reading and writing. Due to ongoing changes in city and county regulations for short term rentals on Monterey Peninsula, a T.O.T. ( Transient Occupancy Tax ) of 10.5% will apply and all rentals regardless of days occupied, may be subject to being listed as 7-29 days with county to meet legal requirements. *DISCLAIMER Release of liability and assumption of risk. Be aware that by booking this property, you’ve agreed to waive certain legal rights, including the right to sue the Owner and/or landlord, property manager or anyone representing this property. Additionally, as the Short-Term Renter in contract with homeowner, you will be responsible for all risk of injury to yourself and any of your guests while on this property. You and your guests hereby waive and release Owner, landlord, agents, representatives or employees from any liability and/or claim for personal injury, property damage, or death that may arise from Short-Term Renters use of the Property regardless of cause, even if such cause can be associated in any way by the acts or failures to act as an owner or landlord, or any of its agents, representatives or employee’s in the installation, adjustment, inspection, maintenance, and/or rental of the Property. The Short-Term Renter accepts total responsibility for any and all injuries or damages of any kind which may result from any reason in the use of the Property, and it is the Short-Term Renters intention to HOLD HARMLESS the Owner, landlord for any injury sustained by the Short-Term Renter, their guests, or anyone else, regardless of cause, while using the above described Property.
Thyme Lewis and Lisa Sachs Lewis purchased this House in 2004
Why Thyme Lewis and Lisa Sachs Lewis chose Carmel-by-the-Sea
We are a stones throw from 25 wine tasting rooms, restaurants, shopping and a plythora of healthy festivities! Guests often attend weddings at Carmel Valley Ranch, Folktale Winery, Bernardus Winery, Holman Ranch, Carmel Beach ect. We are less than twelve minutes from all these venues and can hold dinner parties up to 20 people at this house. 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, Rocky Point, 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 are all close by. 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Heaven in Carmel
Beautiful, tranquil, spacious,well equipped, suited for large parties, out door door place was heaven.
We aim to please and greatly appreciate wonderful guests!
Lisa and Thyme Lewis
Sea Otter Classic
We rented this home for the Sea Otter Classic. The location was excellent. We had a couple issues with in the home but Thyme responded quickly and did his best to correct them. Driveway/Road up to house was steep and windy but manageable. Other than that, we enjoyed the scenery and comfort of his home.
The purpose for our stay was a once a year family get-together with our two sons and their wives and our five grandkids. I was very pleased with the house and setting. No complaints. Plenty of room for all of us. The kids loved watching the big screen TV and cooking smores over the fire pit and just being together. A lot of thoughtful touches throughout the house like the row of little flashlights by the front door. Good info on the web site for things to do in the area. Everything was good and we enjoyed our stay there.
Great reunion trip!
Great reunion trip!
Our group of 10 adults & 4 little ones (+1 in utero) stayed here for a reunion trip, and a great time was had by all! Thyme & Lisa were very gracious and accommodating hosts, and I can't recommend them enough - they happened to drop by to pick up some items while in the area, and they were great to chat with... =)
First time finding the place was a little challenging, so follow the given directions (look for a steep descending side road on the right side, next to a bunch of address numbers!). The house itself is well secluded, with nothing but trees and wilderness viewable from the back deck, but is a close enough drive into town (few minutes away) to pick up supplies and groceries from the local supermarket (Safeway). Kitchen was fully stocked and all appliances worked - stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator were all heavily used during our stay there (beware the fridge's built-in icemaker - it's a bit aggressive when dispensing ice)! Heater worked well at nighttime, but air-conditioning was a bit lacking during the daytime (which encouraged us to get out and go do some activities!). Outdoor gas firepit on the back deck was a great place to hang out at night and make some smores, and the xmas "lights" on the close-by trees were a nice touch (haha!). We didn't get a chance to use the outdoor hot tub, but it's a short walk from the front door, across the driveway to the back of the house and up some stairs, so it's there if you need it. There's also a short hiking trail in back, that a few of us followed to seemingly nowhere, but it was a nice excursion nonetheless. There are many portable flashlights near the front door for your use - nice touch! Also worth mentioning is the wifi internet worked well the whole time, as cell service may not be great depending on your carrier (having had poor internet at other places, it's definitely appreciated when it does work smoothly!).
Thank you for a rather memorable stay - overall highly recommended!!!
Great house. Great views. Great Landlord
Thanks so much for sharing your time and being a very helpful and available landlord. Strongly recommend this house if staying in Carmel Valley. Thanks Thyme and Lisa!
Amazing place to stay, and Thyme was an absolute pleasure to work with!
I am beyond satisfied with our experience. Thyme went the extra mile to make sure that we felt comfortable, and that our stay was outstanding.
I booked this house for my wife's 40th birthday months in advance. In the days following up to the reservation date, we were evacuated from our home in Sonoma due to the fires (wife, 5 month old, 3 year old, and my dog). We escaped unharmed to San Francisco but could only find a hotel room in the city for 2 nights because everything was booked. I called Thyme and explained our situation and he generously invited us to come to the house 2 days earlier than scheduled. He welcomed us with open arms and was more than accommodating in making us feel at home while we were evacuated.
The home itself is extremely well thought out and worked perfectly for my wife's bday. We had couples fly in from multiple different states and everyone was extremely pleased with the accommodations. There was plenty of room for all our guests and the extra amenities were appreciated.
It is people like Thyme that reassure the soul that there is much good in this world, and I would highly recommend this place to anyone that is considering renting in the Carmel Valley area. The location is spectacular with a feeling of being away from it all, while access to recreation and stores is just a short drive away.
We absolutely loved our stay, and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND to anyone considering renting Thyme's place. We will be back for sure!
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
*Great pool, restaurants and honey bee trek for all ages!
2. Carmel Valley Community Youth Center
Address: 25 Ford Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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.
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Payment in full confirms, no cancelation policy. www.Refuge.com nearby for the ultimate in spa co-ed relaxation. Open 10-10pm!