Pristine, Cozy and Charming! This Carmel Valley location is a cross between the Napa valley and a summer Tahoe experience! This is a three level home, newly renovated and professionally decorated. It features travertine tile and wood floors throughout two levels, with a carpeted loft. There are two travertine faced fireplaces. One is wood burning with gas, and one is purely gas with a blower. Additional features include French Doors, built-in bookcases and TV cabinetry, a wine bar, recessed lighting, PlayStation, 3 t.v.'s with dvd players and stereo surround sound, and recessed lighting. There are three bedrooms, two of which are master suites. Both masters have access to a 50 ft deck, complete with views of the mountains. Stairs give both bedrooms direct access to the hot tub, a fire table and outdoor seating for evening enjoyment.. Three bathrooms feature travertine showers, and one bathroom is complete with a tub. A half-bath services the downstairs. The loft has sleeping for one, and a sky light. The third bedroom sleeps 3-4 guests, and is great for kids. The kitchen features a range and gas oven, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, and everything a master chef would desire to have for cooking. The custom reclaimed wood dining table seats nine, and is fabulous for family dining, or entertaining friends. A down sofa and Pierre Deux french fabrics adorn the great room with the lively colors of France. Custom fabrics and touches of Restoration Hardware complete the home. Your stay includes 2 unlimited passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The stars at night are abundant here. The scent of fresh rosemary, lavender, and roses fill the air. Cricktets and tree frogs serenade you at night. It is by far the best place to relax and enjoy!
- Chateau / Country House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedroom + loft/ 3 1/2 bath, includes 2 master suites mountain views
rob and susan farrens
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 16, 2018
About rob and susan farrens
We have lived in the central valley all of our lives. We love family, fitness and creating memories in beautiful places. We have been in the interior design and Health club industry for 33 years. We enjoy life and feel very blessed to have found carmel Valley.
rob and susan farrens purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2012
Why rob and susan farrens chose Carmel Valley
I have spent the past 45 years vacationing in Carmel and Carmel Valley. As a designer, I have worked on many homes in Carmel and Pebble Beach; the beauty is simply unsurpassed! Our company recently opened six new health clubs within 20 miles or so of carmel valley. Our son attends Stevenson School, and we felt compelled to find a place of our own. Robbie is a national champion road cyclist, who found that the best roads to train on were clearly in Carmel Valley, so we named our home, 'Chateau Bicyclette'. We fell in love with Carmel Valley because of the mild climate, relaxed atmosphere , the many wineries and exceptional restaurants, and the relaxed, friendly sense of community it offers.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
At first glance, we fell in love with the live oaks at our farmhouse. We loved the beautiful travertine and cherry wood finishes. However, the mountain view backdrop was what we truly fell in love with! As a family, we were charmed and mesmerized by the majestic landscape. We never tire of the views, and our outdoor hikes through the mountains. My 9-year old daughter spends hours playing with her golden retriever puppy in the bent grass lawn, and happily swinging on the rope swing under the mighty oak tree.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice property and great location
We were a group of 6 working at a local event which meant we only got to really enjoy the property in the evenings but it was wonderful to come home to. Great kitchen and living/dining area. Awesome private back yard with spa, pool and firepit. Very comfortable and stylish furnishings. Ample parking space. We loved it.
thank you penni. we loved having you😀
Outstanding yard - perfect for hanging out with friends.
Beautiful house! The yard is the standout. The pool and hot tub were clean and fun on hot days.
Beautifully decorated home in an amazing location.
The house is fully equipped with everything you need. It looks like it has been recently remodeled. The owners spared no expense remodeling the master bedroom, kitchen, and family room - looks stunning! The backyard is truly a retreat with a very large and beautiful patio, fire pit, pool, hot tub, and hammock. You can’t bet the views of the mountains right outside of the backyard!!
Thank you Susan and Rob for being so easy to work with and letting us stay in your gorgeous home. We had a wonderful time!
thank you Penny for the wonderful review! please come back and stay again soon!!
Beautiful Property and Relaxing Stay!
This was a gorgeous home and property. We greatly enjoyed the hot tub and fire circle in the cool evenings. What a great place for family to relax and enjoy. My only "down side", resulting in a 4 rather than a 5, was some lack of clarity around the damage deposit (a $500 deposit even with the purchase of insurance) and the check out list made it seem like we were completely responsible for the cleaning, which we spent the last morning doing (vacuuming, sheets, towels, laundry, etc). Then as we were leaving the cleaning crew showed up. Not that we would leave a mess, but not really the way I wanted to spend the last day of vacation in this beautiful location so I wish the instructions were more clear and the deposit requirements clearly stated up front. Thanks Rob and Susan for sharing your beautiful home!
Thank you Colleen.. We will update our site to make sure check out instructions include these details. Check out lists are common in the vacation rental world. To Clarify, we don't build in a cleaning fee (unlike many rentals). We absorb it in the rent. We only have so much time allotted for the crew. We offer our guests the option of doing a short list of items or paying the fee of 125.00 which is a moderate cleaning fee for most rentals of our size. Starting laundry and dishwashers allows for time consuming laundry and wash cycles to keep them in this time allotment As I have rented a number of VRBO homes, I interface with our guests the way I would like to be treated as a guest. I personally would like to have that option vs being forced to pay a cleaning fee. If this is not clear, Im glad to have the opportunity to clarify,
thanks again! We loved having you stay with us!
Loved our time here with my family
Thank you so much Rob and Sue for renting us your beautiful house ❤️🙏� it was perfect for my family. House has everything we needed - spent a lot of time with my nieces and my sister by the pool and hot tub, loved watching the stars at night, and we enjoyed having s’mores over the open fire one night. Beds were super comfy. My mom loved the kitchen and it was great to eat in with our family everyday. We loved our daily walk to the river. Thank you for having everything we could possibly need, towels, floaties, plenty of channels to watch tv/movies, fully stocked kitchen, etc. We all loved spending a week here catching up and celebrating my mom’s birthday and mine. My nieces didn’t want to leave. Thank you again and do hope to rent it again.
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A charming retreat in Carmel Valley, it has everything you need for a celebration with your friends or family. It is located in a Quiet upscale neighborhood close to the village with all shopping. The house has a pool, a hot tub, and (my favorite) - a hammock :-) We really enjoyed our evenings at the fire pit! We live in the Bay Area and just wanted to spend NY somewhere close and it was perfect! Totally recommend the place. We actually had a lot of plans to visit other areas, but ended up staying in the house because we just did not want to leave it.
You don't need to travel Europe to find this charming country french farm house nestled in a prominent wine region. 'Chateau Bicyclette' is settled in a quiet neighborhood with a backyard designed for family entertaining, with a picturesque view of the Santa Lucia Mountain range. Just newly renovated, the outdoors has a new hot tub, upper and lower decking, a sparkling pool, and a large grassy area surrounded by fruit trees and lavender. A lovely live oak is the pivoting element , with a classic wooden rope swing. There is a cedar play house, organic vegetable and herb gardens, and a holding paddock to rest horses between trail rides. Dampierre little league park can be accessed from the back gate. The Carmel river is just 50 yards away. Seasonal bridges allow access to Garland Regional Park, where magical trails await to awaken your senses. Even in the middle of summer, when the coastal fog drops temperatures to 50 degrees, this corner of heaven averages 80 degrees and has lovely sunsets. After dark, sit around the fire bowl, bbq, and enjoy the complimentary basket of s'mores that come with your stay. Our home is within 15 minutes of Laguna Seca Raceway, 5 minutes from Bernardus lodge, and 15 minutes from The Refuge Spa. It is also within walking distance to shopping, great wine tasting, and restaurants.