|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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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! 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's custom boat. A personal favorite on sunny days with sandwiches and wine! http://www.fastraft.com/contact.html
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 tandom along cement retaining wall. An EV charger is located just inside garage on left wall for your use if needed.
California Market, Carmel Highlands
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 / Uber DJ Tiny 8318404332
( 4 passenger )
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
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.
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.
Hawk’s Nest shows beautifully in the pictures on VBRO. Some things proved to be as advertised – the location, views and deck. The rest of the experience was a huge disappointment and here’s why:
a. The carpet throughout is warn and stained/soiled.
b. Upholstery on couches and bedding are equally as soiled.
c. Lighting in the bedrooms is grossly inadequate
d. The first bedroom on the right doesn’t have any privacy/light block curtains
e. Dead toad in bathroom and there were more insects crawling and flying around than normal.
f. Way too much air freshener
The unfortunate thing about all if this is it makes you question the cleanliness of everything – do I want to walk around in bare feet, how clean is the bedding, are the dishes clean, etc.? To be fair, I am sure they were, but all of the above issues did not make for a good first impression.
Hawk's Nest is advertised as a 5 star property. As someone who has been fortunate enough to travel to many places in Europe, the Caribbean, and throughout the US and stay at many 3 to 4 (and the occasional 5 star) star properties, this was the most disappointing property we have ever rented. I say this simply based on the condition of the interior of the home.
I have shared my concerns with the owner and found him to be very pleasant, but in denial. He has already told me he will challenge my review. So be it. If he is honest with himself he'll understand my concerns. It has the potential of being a great property, but is in need of a lot of attention. The sole purpose of my comments are that he will acknowledge the deficiencies and address them. Until that time I can not recommend this property.
I've never written an unfavorable review before, however, we were misled and in good conscience I feel I should respond to VBRO's request for review.
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 restaurants...pizza, 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.
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!!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 8 2017 - Feb 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Concours de Elegance
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Concours de Elegance
Aug 16 2018 - Aug 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning Fee||$240 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Payment in full confirms, no cancelation policy. www.Refuge.com nearby for the ultimate in spa co-ed relaxation. Open 10-10pm!