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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 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


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
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

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.


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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Home with Ocean & Sunset Views, large Deck & Spa Area
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews

A great place to stay in Carmel!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at Karin's place with my partner and another couple for the 2017 new year. The house is located on the hill as part of a very quiet neighborhood. Karin did a great job decorating the house. We especially like the patio with the outlook for the ocean, sunset and you can hear the bird singing everyday. Two things I would point out is that the bedrooms are right next to each other and share one bathroom. Another one is that the deposit refund happens 7 days after the stay. Otherwise, I would recommend anyone to stay here for a quiet get-away!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. The bathroom is separate from each of the bedrooms and there is also a half bath next to the kitchen. Many guests like using the hot outdoor shower in the spa area.
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Pristine house nestled on a quiet mountaintop overlooking the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

Karin has a beautiful home that is very well taken care of. From the top floor kitchen and living room, to the warm bedrooms below, the house is very comfy. The outside patio with a hot tub makes for a wonderful private scene to relax and watch the sunset. We spent 3 nights here at the start of the new year and loved every minute.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views great hot tub out door shower comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean and bright. Excellent working fireplace. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds. There is only one full bath and a half bath so two couples must be friendly. Wonderful place to sit and read. The only drawback is returning to the house after dark when you must make a tricky left turn off Hwy 1 , but we got used to it. You have to drive into Carmel, can't walk. The views and quiet are worth it.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All guests agree with you that the view and quiet make up for the short drive into town. There are two different turns you can make from Highway 1 to get to the house. At night you can see the lights from a long way away. I give directions to guests that are different from most GPS and a much easier turn to make. Many guests don't mind the one full bath and the half bath because there is also a private outdoor shower and the temperature is mild enough year around to go shower under the stars if you want. Thank you for your review.
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Woodinville, WA

Quiet and relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing stay for a "mom's" weekend away, there were three of us. The views are beautiful and the deck is perfect for relaxing and catching up with friends. The house was well stocked and the kitchen had many staples to use for cooking. The bedrooms are all downstairs along with the main bathroom. The bathroom is a little small, but in addition to the main bathroom you can also use the upstairs bathroom to finish getting ready in. The beds were very comfortable and it is super quiet at the house. There is lots of living space upstairs. The house was clean and well kept other than a few light bulbs were out. It is an easy quick drive to Point Lobos State park and into Carmel. We had a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and glad you had a fun and relaxing time. The bedrooms are downstairs and the property slopes towards the ocean. The Master bedroom and bathroom and playroom all have view towards the ocean. The light bulbs have been replaced. Sorry about that and not sure why several went out at the same time.
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Lubbock, Texas

What a fabulous home.

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate. It was the best stocked we have stayed in. The beds were very comfortable. We were two couples vacationing.

The fact we had to share the bathroom on the bedroom level was no problem with a half bath on the main level. We would have loved to had more time to stay there.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Concours d' Elegance
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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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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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