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Karen & Patrick Suel

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

Pristine Nature & Ocean Views Next To The Highlands Inn In Carmel Highlands

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Carmel-by-the-Sea House Rental Photos and Description

Rustic Home On 1 Acre W/ Panoramic Ocean & Highland Views. Sleeps 4 To 14.

Relaxed & casual. Rustic with a quirky charm – Peace Cove is a great place to meet with friends and family in one of the most beautiful spots on the California Coast.

Peace Cove sits on a bluff in the Carmel Highlands perched above rocky seashores with stunning views of Point Lobos and ocean sunsets. 4 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and on your way to Big Sur, it is the perfect place to stay and explore Monterey Bay, Carmel Valley, & the Big Sur Coastline!

It is also the ideal solution for extended family & friends' accommodations when you plan your next celebration at the Highlands Inn.

Sleeps up to a party of 8.


* 3 Bedrooms (includes 1 mid-size loft), and an additional youth-size loft.

* The Living Room & Great Room provide separate gathering spaces which visitors can relax in while enjoying the coastal views. The Living Room has stunning panoramic views; The Great Room opens to the Sunset Deck and also provides views towards the ocean.

* A cozy eat-in Kitchen with morning sunlit views of the forest and towards Point Lobos.

* Dining Room with Fireplace & ambiance.

* Morning and Sunset Decks. Panoramic views towards ocean, canyon, & hillsides.

* Expansive natural outdoor spaces on 1 acre of private & lush wild landscape.

* On-site parking for up to 4 cars, & easy access to Hwy 1.

* A one minute stroll to dining at the Highlands Inn’s California Kitchen & 5-star Pacific Edge Restaurant. No need to drive!

* Visitors will enjoy Peace Cove's privacy and sense of freedom; one sees private stunning & expansive views of nature.

* The house is comfortable and the feeling is rustic, like a spacious cabin. Air conditioning is opening the windows and doors. The lifestyle is closer to nature with homespun comforts.

The beauty of its natural setting combined with easy convenience makes Peace Cove the perfect vacation retreat to enjoy in groups! Share happy moments together with family & friends, be it a reunion, vacation, wedding, or simply a memorable getaway. We hope that you love Peace Cove as much as we do.


This is a private residence, not wheelchair accessible to the main floor (shortest path is 5 wide steps accessible), and infants & toddlers should be supervised at all times. This home & its surroundings feel wild and natural, and it is full of wildlife. Attention & caution should be used on the premises for the benefit of its natural residents and Peace Cove visitors.

We also have wonderful and discreet long-term tenant living in a separate unit under the house and behind the garage.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen & Patrick Suel (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

Why Karen & Patrick Suel chose Central Coast California

Patrick is from Sanary, France; Karen is from the Bay Area. Having grown up on the French Riviera, and the California Coast, we both have a deep love for the ocean and nature. On a short vacation & exploration, while driving past Carmel on the way to Big Sur, we both fell in love with the Carmel Highlands. It was our dream place - plain & simple. Somehow the magic of this area - it is magical you will see.. is healing and simply deeply moving. The coast just south of Carmel is pristine and for us, the most beautiful place on earth! When we found Peace Cove, we could see that the house was in need of work, however we loved the site, its orientation, and with the background sound of waves and distant seals barking, we imagined the stone path and secret garden we would create. Hummingbirds came close and hovered near us, the Monarchs flew around us, the giant squirrel that lives in the canyon visited, the crows observed us from the giant pine tree & oak. We felt we had a welcoming party! For us, there is something deeply healing about the area in general and this place in particular. You can be stiller, you can think more clearly, you can feel deeply, and you can leave feeling filled with light and pure energy..

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful experience at Peace Cove. The house was very well suited for our large party, 7 folks with the need for 4 separate sleeping areas. The house was immaculate and everything we could want had been anticipated. It felt much like staying in a 5-star property as there was everything from welcome goodies to bath amenities, extra towels, blankets. Even things like binoculars to enjoy the ocean view, a docking station for our own music, current magazines. These special little touches made our stay so enjoyable. We did not want to leave when our check-out day came along....

The bedrooms were just perfect for our mixed party: grandparents, ourselves with kids and uncle. The kitchen and eat-in area was a perfect setting for some fun breakfasts. The dining room was extremely cozy and welcoming; we spent many evening hours there, just talking and enjoying family dinners. The 2 living rooms were more than enough space for all of us and were another perfect place to hang out, relax and enjoy the fabulous ocean view and sunsets.

One night we barbequed on the front deck and then enjoyed s'mores by the outdoor fireplace. There were plenty of blankets to curl up in fireside.

Karen was very responsive to a couple questions we had and immediately got back to us with specific answers. An extremely attentive host, Karen masters the art of hospitality. We are planning to make Peace Cove our yearly family reunion spot!
Apr 2014
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Pristine Nature & Ocean Views Next To The Highlands Inn In Carmel Highlands
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

I loved Peace Cove so much that I wrote a haiku about it.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. Three women sharing a place with three bedrooms+ and three bathrooms , what more can I say?! Oh yea, the view. Spectacular! It is a place that I will return to as soon as I feel the pull of the Pacific.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is even better in person

  • 5 of 5

The house was spectacular. It's more spacious than the pictures give credit. The entire property is huge. Our favorite place was the front deck, where we could see (and hear) the ocean, while enjoying the fire pit. The living rooms are great. The place is very clean, even the bathrooms! They provided clean towels. Beds and pull outs were perfect. Karen was a great host and emailed, texted, and called me to make sure we were ready to go. You're embedded in nature, but yet only about 5 minutes from the Safeway if you need anything. We could have easily spent several more days there.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful home with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed home with thoughtful amenities and personal touches. Linens were soft and beds comfortable. The indoor and outdoor spaces have beautiful and relaxing views. Ample sleeping space and gathering rooms for games, or family time.

The owners were very attentive and helpful. My family really did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great location with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a perfect house for a group of friends...extremely clean and nicely furnished!

Will definitely return to Peace Cove!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

That's the short version of my review anyway! Peace Cove was really an amazing experience and we can't stress enough what a wonderful time we had. We went up for a long weekend to relax in the Big Sur area and were not disappointed. Situated in Carmel Highlands above the local Hyatt, access is really easy. It's pretty much right in the middle of anywhere you might like to go. We should also mention that it is sports car friendly as well, for those of you that might be looking for somewhere nice to stay near Laguna Seca. The driveway is steep, but our lowered Viper GTS and Porsche GTS did just fine!

Inside you'll be delighted all kinds of thoughtful included items. We were greeted by a gift basket with wine and treats. There was coffee and cream in the fridge along with all the basics, including instant oatmeal. Best of all were ingredients for S'mores! So awesome!!! There were little notes with helpful tips, guidebooks, maps, binoculars...literally anything you could think of.

The house itself is cute and comfortable. The two lower full bedrooms are very comfortable. The two lofts are also cool, though we did not make use of them. There are two central living spaces. One overlooks an expansive ocean view and this is where we spent most of our time. The TV this space has a Chromecast which allowed us to play movies and music. A very nice touch.

Anyone wanting to come up to the area already knows what it has to offer, so I'll skip that part. Just know that you will not be disappointed by this lovely home if you're coming with a cozy cabin in mind. Whether you want to stay in our go out on an adventure, it's a great pick. Many thanks to the kind owners, Karen and Patrick!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Relaxing weekend surrounded by beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

I visited with three friends for the weekend from DC and we were all impressed with everything about Peace Cove. The views are stunning and the house has everything you need and more to feel comfortable and relax. The location was perfect for trying local restaurants, hiking, and taking pictures of the coastline. We are already thinking about going back next year. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Highlands Inn
Nearest Golf
7.7 Miles
Quail Lodge Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pacific Edge & California Kitchen
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Yankee Point Beach & Point Lobos
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee (+$100,7-8) $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.5%

Holiday Rates are +$50/day & 3-Night Minimum.
** 5 Night Minimums are required on these dates.

Holidays & Special Events: AT&T Golf, Easter, Big Sur Marathon, Memorial Day, PGA Golf**, 4th of July**, Moto GP Laguna Seca, Concours d'Elegance**, Labor Day, Monterey Jazz Fest., Big Sur Marathon, Thanksgiving**, Christmas**, New Years**.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , within Master Bedroom Suite
  • Accomodation summary: 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • BR1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 Cal-King Bed w/ private bath & TV. Opens to the East Deck
    BR2 - Pt Lobos Bedroom - 1 queen , Off of Living Rm., w/ views of canyon & Point Lobos beyond.
    The Nest - 1 double , Small Loft, w/ low ceiling. Great view & Youth sleep space!
    Additional Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
    Sleeper Sofa & Daybed+Trundle in Great Room (2nd Living Rm) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa & Day Bed w/Trundle in Great Room
    BR3 - The Loft - 1 queen , Skylit Sleeping Loft w/ Queen Bed, low gabled clg.
  • Additional Notes: * The layout of this house allows for a group to occupy it without feeling crowded. The sleeping areas are dispersed (rather than along one corridor), and the house can easily be zoned for 3 small families sharing it (when having kids use the sleeper sofas and daybed): zone 1) Great Room+Master Bedroom; zone 2) Living Room+Pt. Lobos Bedroom+Nest; and zone 3) over Dining Room in the Loft. Sleeps 8 in Beds (including the Day Bed in Great Room).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We DO NOT Allow Events & Parties at our home. Only the official guests are allowed on site and this is enforced in the rental agreement. We have to state this because of past experiences. Thanks for understanding!

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