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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 and has 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 and sunset views and big table and new BBQ.

The master bedroom has a new king bed and an electric fireplace, the second bedroom had one queen and one single bed and there is a double bed in TV room.

There is a separate outdoor spa area with privacy, ocean and sunset view, large hot tub and enclosed outdoor shower with on demand hot water.

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 a romantic getaway, fun to share with another couple or for a small family, or family gathering or for local events.

Retreat setting with peace and quiet, ocean and sunset views and hot tub.

More Details

Karin Twohig
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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.


Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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;
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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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Home with Ocean & Sunset Views, large Deck & Spa Area
average rating of 4.87931 based on 58 reviews

A peaceful, beautiful oasis close to services

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our daughter and her boyfriend, were lucky enough to spend a week at Karin's place. From the moment we pulled up at this home perched on a hill nestled in the trees, we know the photos did not do the home justice. The plantings frame a beautiful cedar-shingle home which while modest from the outside, opens to a space with soaring ceilings and generous, open spaces flooded with light from ample skylights. The kitchen was a dream...everything an avid cook needs, down to a well-cared for cast iron skillet awaiting me on top of the professional gas range. The view from the deck was stunning, and we were visited by a group of deer one day and a family of quail on another. We hiked at Point Lobos (stunning) and several other trails within a 20 minute drive -some of the most beautiful vistas I've ever seen. The town of Carmel is charming with more to see and places to shop than we had time for. Monterey aquarium, wine tasting, fabulous restaurants - so much to do! Beds very comfortable and everything was meticulously clean and pleasing. Best way to describe the attention to detail and comfort of Karin's home is to say the place is well-loved. The hot tub terrace with hot shower was just an added bonus. We've used VRBO in Europe, Central America and all over the US. This is one of my top two picks.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and it was a pleasure having you.
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Nice View and Convenience

  • 4 of 5

Great location to be at for sight seeing , point Los Bos and shop Carmel, among other outdoors activities. Place is spacious for 5, and very clean. Very nice and private spa area with hot outdoor shower.

This place might not be for people with young kids as a concern for the owner. We did not know this until we booked the place. If you have children below 15 year of age make sure you ask about any concern that the owner has.

It's semi-private, there was someone stayed at the cottage

right next door. Even though they are very quiet and I don't see them but I feel like we are not alone. Also we were unlucky to be in at a time there was some constant chain saw/construction going between 8-4 right down the street. Making a would be tranquil place not so

Other than that, the place is spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I welcome families and yes, I was concerned about three boys under the age of 13, especially in regards to the hot tub and hardwood floor. The chainsaw noise was out of my control. Neighbors decided to trim their trees in preparation for winter storms. Will most likely not happen again for several years. I hired a caretaker to keep an eye on property and storm drainage. There is total privacy between the cottage and the main house.
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Really Enjoyed the Carmel Highlands

  • 5 of 5

We spent several nights and enjoyed them all. The house is just lovely with very comfortable seating and sleeping. All the amenities were there as well as beautiful views. A pure joy. I would love to stay there again, I recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house is great and is stocked with everything you need. It's so nice to stay somewhere that already has spices and staples--it makes it easy to cook or fix simple things. The house is spacious and the view from the deck is beautiful. We enjoyed several glasses of wine while watching the sunsets. The location is close to Carmel, but very private.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing home, great host, great spa area!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our kids (5+7) for three nights and enjoyed our stay very much. The house is super clean and very cosy. We nearly did not go anywhere else because we just loved to hang out on the big terrace, watching the sun go down and listening to all those birds and the sound of the ocean. The very private spa area with outdoor shower and the hot tub were great. It was probably the cleanest hot tub we ever had in a rental and since it gets cleaned with ozone there is no chlorine smell and the water always felt fresh. The kitchen also was very well stocked - no need to bring any oils, vinegars or spices etc. - it´s all there, also all equipment you might need for good cooking. Karin was a super nice host, I am glad we had the chance to meet her. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place with great view

  • 5 of 5

Everything Was smooth. Beautiful home with incredible view. Quite large with multiple bedrooms. Easy access to all the sites.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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;


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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