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Karin Twohig

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, german

Home with Ocean & Sunset Views, large Deck & Spa Area

36 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

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

2 Bedroom Home with Spa/Hot Tub, 1.5 Baths, sleeps 4 to 5

This beautiful modern home sits on one acre of land, facing the Pacific Ocean with beautiful water and sunset views. The main floor has a high open beam ceiling, dining and living room, white oak wood floor, big gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and commerical gas cook top and double oven, half bath, open floor plan, large deck with ocean views and big table and BBQ. The downstairs has two bedrooms with one seperate shared bath, electric fireplace in master bedroom, one queen and one single bed in second bedroom, double bed in TV room, laundry room.

The house is in a quiet location where you can hear the waves and the sea lions. There is great walking and hiking in Big Sur and directly from the house; shopping and dining in Carmel,only 10 minutes away. Whale watching along the coast or take tour from Monterey Harbor.

The world famous Monterey Aquarium is 20 minutes, Monterey airport 15 minutes, San Jose airport 1 1/2 hours and San Francisco 2 hours.

Hearst Castle is 2 hours south; Highlands Inn Hotel with oceanview restaurant is 2 minutes away.

Great location, ideal for 1 or 2 couples as a romantic getaway, small family gatherings or 4 to 5 for local events.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karin Twohig (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

About Karin Twohig

I have been living on this property in the Carmel Highlands for over 30 years. I love the long views out to the ocean; the sunsets are amazing and even more so, I love watching the moon set and reflect on the ocean. It is a quiet and peaceful retreat to come back to.

Why Karin Twohig chose Central Coast California

This property is in a quiet and serene setting just minutes south of Carmel and on the coast. You can walk from the house to the ocean and do a 45 minute loop. Monastery beach is on the way to town with a level walking path to the Carmel River mouth. Walking on the white sand beach of Carmel is only a 15 minute drive away.

Whale watching during whale season from the house and the coast highway.

Owner/caretaker on the property living in a cottage with seperate entrance. House, Spa and deck are very private.

What makes this house unique

The spa area is totally private and seperate from the house. There is a large hot tub, chase lounges, sun umbrella and changing area. Ideal for rest and relaxation, a glass of wine, sun bathing, napping or watching the stars and the moon.

Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

Home with Ocean & Sunset Views, large Deck & Spa Area
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews
Mankato
5

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Karin's home in the Carmel Highlands is stunning. The pictures and description from the VRBO website were accurate. The views from the deck were priceless. The home is clean, well-stocked, and was a pleasure to reside in for our week vacation. Karin understands hospitality. I rarely want to repeat a vacation experience since I prefer to see new destinations, but this home will get a repeat visit from me in the future. Thank you, Karin!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific 8 night stay and thoroughly enjoyed this lovely home. Everything we could possibly need was provided. Very peaceful location and Karin is delight to work with. We love the deck, taking naps, cooking and exploring the beautiful park nearby. Excellent local dining and a good fresh fish market at Crossroads Shopping Center. We left feeling totally refreshed. We consider it our home away from home and look forward to future stays. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME.

  • 5 of 5

In a word, AWESOME. Last year we stayed here for 6 days and this year came back for 12. Karin is the best host. The house is spacious and easily accommodates a family with a few kids. The area is wonderful for hiking. Just yesterday we found yet a new place to hike. Go south on Rt 1. On the left just after the first beach is an old petting zoo and an antique fire engine. Go down there. Great view. Stay here. You'll love it.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great place to Relax

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the house. The kitchen was great and was well stocked. Only negative a new oven is needed very old and hard to use. The beds were amazing and comfortable. The porch was great and you can get an ocean view. The location was not too far from town and was a good location.

Thanks for a short but great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and thoughtful landlord

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location with views to the ocean and terrace to enjoy it. Jacuzzi a lovely extra though noisy and not controllable. Landlord has many rules but thaughtful including the basics in the pantry for our use.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The hot tub automatically turns on when the temperature of the water drops a couple of degrees. One has the option of manually turning on the heater a few minutes before getting in and then there is absolute silence if you don't turn the jets on. As a matter of fact, you can hear the waves crashing into the rocky coast if there is big swell or you hear the sea lions bark on a quiet night. Sorry, I did not communicate this option very clearly. I have common sense rules to protect my home from damage and overuse .
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Wonderful, private getaway!

  • 4 of 5

I booked this house as a getaway for myself and my college roommates who were celebrating our 40th birthdays. We were very impressed with the house and private location. The deck was a treat to sit and enjoy morning coffee and dinner. The hot tub area was very secluded and the outdoor shower was great! Enough room to sleep 5 adults (2 had to share one bed). The only thing I would change is to add a mirror in the back bedroom above the desk for putting on makeup/doing hair since the bathroom was a bit crowded with 5 of us trying to get ready at once!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Highlands Inn Hotel
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
5 min
Car: necessary

World Famous Monterey Aquarium;

Hearst Castle 2 hours scenic drive south on coast highway

Big Sur Coast;

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Rates & Availability

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Concours d' Elegance
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,300
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

$1000 refundable security deposit; will be returned after departure if no damage or loss to property;
low season rates do not apply to holidays or events; $500 per night during Christmas, 4 night minimum

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Amenities

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sunset view and gas fireplace
  • comfortable beds and high quality linens and down comforters; master bedroom has new organic cotton california king bed and gas fireplace;
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
comfortable home with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean from house, large deck and spa area. Quiet and away from it all yet only 10 to 15 minute drive to Carmel; Carmel Highlands Hotel with ocean view dining just minutes away; Point Lobos State Park with many hiking trails and beaches very close; massage therapist available

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