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Carmel Sun, Stunning Views above CV Ranch, Freshly Renovated, 240 EV Charger

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


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 room below and the guest house 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, a beautiful home set amongst redwood and oak trees has just been renovated for the 2017 season!!! New 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 3500 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 by adding the guest CHALET to your rental package. It is located 150' from main house. The CHALET is not rented to people outside your group, only to you if you need more space. Chalet includes a kitchen, bathroom, fireplace and wrap around deck. See pictures (23 & 24)

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. Additional six person hot tub 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! 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!

Please note there is a full time tenant in the second guest house on this property. Because of the unique design, it is unlikely you'll ever meet nor cross paths with the tenant, however it is imperative the garage breezeway never be blocked. Eight parking spaces have been provided for your stay: three on the left at green markers and five parallel parking tandem along cement retaining wall to garage. An EV charger is located just inside garage on left wall for your EV use if needed.

Latest Review:

“This is a wonderful hidden away place. We had 15 people for my Dads 60th bday and between the fifth bedroom below and the guest house 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


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


Guided Hikes

Stephen Copeland


***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

Thyme Lewis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, swedish, arabic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 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. ATT Golf Championships, Concours de' Elegance Events, Laguna Seca, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Point Lobos, Nepenthe, Cafe Rustica, sightseeing, hiking on 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 in Carmel Village is outstanding for supper though seven miles further into Carmel Valley Village.


Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Carmel Sun, Stunning Views above CV Ranch, Freshly Renovated, 240 EV Charger
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews
Overland Park, KS

Awesome the redwoods and level with the tops of the trees!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for 6 adults. There was enough room where we never felt crowded at all. The house has a Frank Lloyd Wright feel to it as it blends into the natural landscape in a very cool way. It was easy to get to, great parking, and the owner was very easy to work with. When the hot water heater went out, he came out promptly and did not leave until the problem was resolved, which took up a large portion of his day and evening. He helped us with places to see, restaurants to eat at, and how to access beaches in the Big Sur area. Whenever we were at the house, we practically lived on the large deck overlooking the canyon...the house sits at the top of a canyon. There is a gas fire pit on the deck and plenty of chairs, so even at night it is comfortable. The back of the house is mostly glass to take advantage of the view, and the french doors open from the living / dining room and kitchen right out onto the patio. The kitchen was well-appointed and easy for many people to be in at once.

We used the 5th bedroom, which you have to walk down outside stairs to get to as it is below the house but still has a great view. We did not rent the separate housing unit which was above the regular house. It is difficult to get to, but for someone adventurous, I would highly recommend it as a super concealed hideaway for 1 or 2 people. It even has a rope swing that swings out into the woods...very cool.

This house is also only a few minutes to a Safeway, a liquor store, and several nice downscale, greek, meditteranean which were all good places, especially after paying the high rates to eat in Carmel and Monterey. The house also has good access to Carmel and Monterey, and the Big Sur coastline.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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Beautiful setting, wonderfully equipped home, great for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Thyme Lewis, was very organized with directions and instructions before we arrived at his beautiful house in the tree tops. The views are indeed stunning. The four bedrooms on the main floor and the bedroom suite under the house were perfect for our party of 9 adults and 6 small children (porta cribs for 3 of them and sleeping bags and couches for the older three). The kitchen was wonderful adjoining a great room and dining area - ample room for everyone to hang out in. It had just rained a lot so the outside was not conducive to deck time but in better weather, it would be wonderful with lots of seating and a hot tub.

Be prepared for a steep climb to the house and parking area, especially after the rain and in the dark, but once there, it was a magical setting. A few glitches were quickly addressed and we had a special reunion with all our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Monica

Beyond our Wildest Dreams!

  • 5 of 5

This property is one of the most amazing experiences we have had in our 40+ years of coming to Carmel. Firstly, to our gracious host: a huge thank you. The booking experience was simple, thorough, and informative. We had some questions that were answered and made us feel secure. This is an annual trip we take with our extended family so we hope for everything to be right. My elderly parents have specific needs and our young toddlers have other needs. All of these were addressed and proved to be true once we arrived. The property is as if someone plunked a beautiful, efficient, warm and cozy home in the middle of a forest mountaintop.

No shortage of blankets, fresh towels, fire wood, tp, glasses, kitchen wares; good working clothes washer and dryer, etc. TV and Inet are very strong with plenty of electronic oomph for the teenagers. The sprawling deck with incredible views and awesome fire pit was our favorite place to have breakfast and be with family. the giant family room inside with large table proved to be a very ideal spot for our long family games of cards. Our Charades game was perfect in the living room.

Time with family is a coveted time - we really only get to see each other once a year and the last thing we want to deal with is rental complications - for us there were none thanks to this gorgeous property

I am also a VRBO owner - so i know the time and care it takes to make sure guests are comfortable. it doesnt "just happen"

the owners obviously care. I read the prior reviews on this property. If you want to find something wrong with this place you will. But the same goes for the Ritz Carlton. Someone always complains about something. What can you do? In our case, this spot is perfect and hope to return.

PS The Challet is so cool - an experience on its own.

Thank you to Thyme and Hosts

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area

Perfect in every way...

  • 5 of 5

Our family (13 of us) spent three days over Christmas at Thyme's Hawk's Nest Nirvana and we could not be more pleased. Upon arrival, we noticed how wonderfully secluded the house is, nestled amongst the tall oaks and thick forest in Carmel Valley.

The house was pretty chilly when we opened the front door but quickly heated up once we got the rustic fire stoves going...tons of wood for us to keep toasty for our entire stay (there are also smaller plug-in heaters in the rooms as well as an efficient a house heater). We cooked up a great Christmas Day meal in the very well laid out kitchen and loved the post meal food-coma around the fire. Woke up the next morning to frost on the patio and a quiet that was surreal...I could hear the flutter of the birds wings as they flew by, the chomping of nuts by a nearby squirrel, the calm of the beautiful morning...pretty cool.

Around you...there is a Safeway about 1.5 miles from the house along Carmel Valley Road as well as a larger retail mall about 10 miles to the west...Tablot's Wine tasting room is about 10 minutes to the east...Monterey is about 35 minutes away (went kayaking, cold but incredible).

All in all, my entire family thoroughly enjoyed Thyme's Hawk's Nest Nirvana and hope to come back during the summer to enjoy this great house (and location) during another season.

Thanks again Thyme for your graciousness and hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truly a pleasure having you! Happy Happy Holidays!
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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-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

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May 5 2017 - May 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
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May 11 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
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May 15 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Gemini Birthday Getaway
Jun 8 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Aug 14 2017 - Aug 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
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Aug 15 2017 - Aug 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
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
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
Flat fee
Nightly Rate
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
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Aug 18 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
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Aug 19 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
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
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Concours de Elegance
Aug 16 2018 - Aug 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
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

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