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Kathy - Property Manager

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Serenity, Gorgeous Views, 3 minutes off CVRoad:)

27 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Carmel Valley House Rental Photos and Description

Two night minimum ~ Enjoy the spectacular view from the decks!

Please Do No Use GPS to locate property; it is inaccurate and will send you to the wrong location. The neighbors are not pleased when this happens:(

Located just three minutes by car off of Carmel Valley Road, the house is a brisk twenty minute walk into Carmel Valley Village and a leisurely twenty minute Drive into Carmel-by-the-Sea! This house is located on a sunny hillside in Hitchcock Canyon, home to many animals such as foxes, skunks, raccoon, ~ and hawks making lazy circles in the sky!

Parking is challenging on Sunny Hill; we have a three (3) vehicle limit. Talk to me if you have questions or concerns regarding this, please:)

Many excellent hiking trails are nearby. Kahn Ranch is within walking distance of the property, however, it is drive-in only with a permit, a recent addition to Garland Park, is a jewel with easy to moderate trails and a lovely waterfall during wet months

If you are interested in renting this amazing property, please send an inquiry to me on VRBO. Thank you so much:)

Tiles collected by my partners on their travels in South America, Spain, Africa and many other countries decorate this colorful home; visual surprises are sure to bring a few smiles:) Views to the south, west and north offer serenity at all hours and the decks surrounding this property offer privacy with an invitation to dream. Star gaze in one of the comfy Adirondack chairs. Look for the turtle hanging out in the river of stone or hunt for fossils on the property (we'll tell you where!!) There is outdoor table on the south patio; the stairway off this patio gives you access to the Master bedroom with deck.

The Master bedroom features a Queen bed with an unusual European rattan bed frame. Fluffy comforters and linens envelope one in cozy comfort. As you prepare for sleep, the sky offers you views of the moon as it glides across the sky. With vaulted ceilings, it is very roomy and bright; it has fabulous views of Osborne Ridge to the south and west. A huge bureau and lots of closet space (DVD library in the closet!) this room has enough space for a crib and/or sleeping bags!

Two steps from the Master bedroom is the upstairs bathroom, with a shower/tub and an amazing wall of opaque, glass blocks, allowing the sun to shine in while ensuring complete privacy.

The second upstairs bedroom is roomy and bright with tall windows facing west and north. It has a Queen bed, high boy, Swedish style chair to relax and read in, extra futon cushions stored in the large closet and a very unusual piece of antique 'furniture'; the owner is brilliant at finding some of the most amazing objects and art to decorate the house with!

Walking down the stairs, linger a moment on the landing to enjoy the exquisite tile work while looking out the window on the east for wildlife sightings! You might just see a pair of intelligent, animal eyes peeking back at you!

The downstairs bedroom, with private access to the bathroom, has a Queen size bed and french doors leading to your own patio area.

The downstairs bathroom, accessible from the bedroom or the living area is decorated with tiles of iris, hand-crafted by local artisans and commissioned by the owners.

The renovated kitchen offers a gas stove/oven, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, blender and has a washer/dryer hidden in the pantry! Stoneware dinner service, utensils, pots and pans, cutlery ~ everything one might need to make their stay here as comfortable as possible are in the well-stocked kitchen.

Sit inside or enjoy dining al fresco on the patio. Fire up the propane BBQ while feasting your senses on the views, the colors, the sounds and the smells of the canyon while enjoying homemade fare. Or order take-out from one of the restaurants in the village. Carmel Valley Village has hamburger joints, Mexican, Thai and French food, a steak house and pizza! Los Laureles Lodge, 1.4 mi. west on CV Road, is rich in history and tradition as is Wells Fargo, formerly owned by Bernardus Lodge. The restaurant continues its 5 star cuisine in an historical building with a history rich in Carmel Valley lore. The food is excellent; sit in the bar, ask Miss Anita to mix up some excellent cocktails and listen to music while waiting for your table.

There are numerous wine tasting rooms within walking distance, a dog-friendly park and the community pool; Carmel Valley Community Pool's snack bar has the best hamburgers and Caprese salads and french fries around! (summer only)

There are several art galleries exhibiting local art and also one guest artist per month; check out Valley Girls' and William Arthur's studio on Center Street! Laguna Seca-Mazda Raceway/Recreational area is 9.8 mi. away. Carmel Beach and River Mouth Beach are approximately 25 minutes by car. Asilomar Beach and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Pacific Grove is 40 minutes away.

Garland Ranch is approximately a 10 minute drive west on Carmel Valley Road. It has excellent hiking terrain and with well-marked trails. Their Nature Center is fun for kids of all ages and their newly-renovated Information Center has hanging several local artists' photography and paintings as well as textile art. The docents are welcoming, well-informed and share their love for this exquisite park which is only a portion of what the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District has to offer.

Holman Ranch is a five minute drive from Sunny Hill and approximately 24 minutes by foot! Many events such as weddings, family reunions and anniversaries are held on these exquisite, historical grounds. If you are an equestrian or would like to be, Holman Ranch is for you!

If you have free time, google my friend Kiki Wow and check out her events page. Not only is she gorgeous, talented and incredibly energetic, she keeps her fingers on the pulse of the goings-on locally, from music, dancing and plein air painting to mosaic classes! Music is her first love and she knows and has worked with so many artists in the industry whose names you would recognize immediately!

The living area, with a flat-screen tv for watching DVD's (only-no cable) has comfortable, leather sofas that invite one to sink down, put your feet up and snooze. Or choose one of the board or card games, perhaps Jenga?, gather the family have some good, old-fashioned fun!

We are definitely child and pet friendly; however, there is a fee for pets. If you bring your dog/cat without discussing this with me, you will be charged double the pet fee. The yard is not fully-fenced. Dogs must stay on lead or respond to voice command! No roaming off-property, please. Carmel Beach (16.5 mi.) is very dog-friendly; it's a great place to visit and let your canine friend romp in the waves.

Please let me know if you are intending to bring your pet (dog, cat, etc.) and what kind of pet you have. I have a pet gate I will provide, if necessary.

There are two houses on Sunny Hill Drive. The Property Manager and family live in the second house, a private residence. If you need me, please call! Parking is limited. There is no garage or carport. We can accommodate three cars. Speak with me about your parking needs.

This property now has Wi-Fi! Or take a stroll into the village and fire up your computer, enjoy a latte and pastry at The Wild Goose Cafe, a little coffee shop in the village with amazing goodies; just a brisk 20 minutes walk (or five minute drive) and/or Rosie's Cracker Barrel, a ten minute walk, (three to drive). They both have free WiFi, great coffee and fresh pastries! Tell the owner, Laurie, that KathyK sent you:)

Enjoy your stay and please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have. Although we are just steps away from the rental property, to ensure our privacy and yours, we prefer an email or quick call. I respond to an email much more quickly than messages left on my cell! If you wish to book a date or inquire about this property, please email me via this site; I will respond promptly. I check VRBO several times a day. Thank you again for your interest in our property!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy - Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Kathy - Property Manager

My name is Kathy and I am fortunate to be the Property Manager of this amazing property. I have lived across the driveway from "Life is Good' for 28 years-ask me anything about the area; if I don't know the answer, I will find it:)

Why Kathy - Property Manager chose Central Coast California

Massage Therapist(s) on call for guests staying on property.

Stunning interior, decorated colorfully with tiles from the owners' world travels, this property is perfect for romantic get-aways, family vacations and groups. Very private, situated on the hillside, away from rural traffic. Within walking distance of Kahn Ranch and five minutes driving distance to Garland Park. CVVillage currently has 15 wine tasting room, all within a brisk 20 minute walk from the house!

What makes this house unique

Only five minutes from the village of Carmel Valley, this property is very private and quiet. Gorgeous southern views from both patios, propane BBQ to roast those veggies you just bought at CV's Sunday Farmer's Market and perhaps local wine from any of the excellent vineyards here and voila! You've started your weekend just right!!

Tiles abound, lending a sense of fun, adventure and whimsy here. You're invited; please come and stay:)

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is so awesome ! I'm really glad my family and I came up here!

I would totally come back here. I LOVED IT!!! I had lots of fun here! I will miss it So Much! This has been one of the best weekends of my life. I had a blast! Thanks so Much!

FIVE STAR RATING!!!!
Jan 2015
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5
based on 27 traveler reviews

Serenity, Gorgeous Views, 3 minutes off CVRoad:)
average rating of 4.962963 based on 34 reviews
4

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful spot. Kathy had the house clean and ready for us when we arrived!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad we were able to make an early check-in available for you, Debbie! Thank you for choosing Life is Good:)
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5

People and Pup Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The first getaway with our two Aussies was to this hidden home in upper Carmel VAlley and what a success! In a hidden canyon but five minutes from Carmel Valley Village, comfort and privacy galore. Kathy is readily available for your needs and is an interesting and gracious hostess while giving you all the space you want and need. We highly recommend this property, with or without your pups.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill and Kathy, We were Delighted that you chose Life is Good! It was so nice to have made your acquaintance and do hope you will come back again. Thank you:)
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5

Absolutely beautiful and amazing property with a great host!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Kathy's property was amazing! The house is absolutely beautiful with such intentional decorations. The art is beautiful all around the house and the tilework really wowed us. We stayed with 2 other couples and had a great time cooking and eating outside and enjoying the views. It is a very short drive to the Carmel Valley Village where you have great wine tasting and restaurants. It really was absolutely worth it and we cannot wait to come back! Thank you Kathy for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Masha, You are quite welcome! And you are More than welcome to come back again, anytime! It was a delight to have you and yours stay - so joyous! Best wishes, Kathy
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5

Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Carmel Valley to attended a wedding at Holman Ranch. The property is very well maintained and the perfect location if you have an event at this venue.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, Thank you for choosing Life is Good! We hope you come back to stay:)
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San Francisco, CA
5

Tranquil, comfortable cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Situated on a quiet road with a deck that looks out to beautiful views, the cabin is an ideal getaway for those looking for quiet time in nature. The cabin itself, as well as the property, were clean and well-maintained. At the same time, we were a short car ride from downtown Carmel Valley, Garland Ranch park, and the tennis courts of Carmel Valley Ranch. The kitchen is well-equipped with basics, and the gas grill was a bonus. We ate all of our meals at the home. Kathleen is super responsive if you need anything. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Life is Good on Sunny Hill for your stay! We are so happy you had a great time in our area; we love it here and feel blessed to share it in a small way:) Please do visit us again; we'll be glad to open our doors again to you.
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5

Quirky California House

  • 5 of 5

It was quirky in a good way. The co-owner was very accommodating even though we showed up 2 hours early. The home was decorated in a neat NoCal manner and was most comfortable. The outside seating areas were very nice and comfortable and the beds were comfortable. It was plenty large enough for the four of us and close to the downtown Carmel Valley businesses. We would recommend to others and enjoyed several wineries and restaurants nearby several of which the co-owner recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jan, Thank you for choosing Life is Good. And we love your 'quirky' comment! Very apropos:) Please do come back again - anytime! And show up whenever - we'll be ready for you:)
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Will's Fargo, Running Iron, Plaza Linda
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Rancho Canada
Nearest Train
14.4 Miles
AMTRAK~Salinas, ca
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Wills Fargo, Corkscrew Cafe, Rustica, Kathy's
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Nearest Beach
13.6 Miles
Carmel River Beach
Car: necessary

Laguna Seca Raceway is a quick 15 minute drive over Laureles Grade from Carmel Valley Village! Can't get much closer than that! The Vintage Car Parade usually travels through the village on the way back to Pebble Beach:) Amazing eye candy for vintage car lovers! Refuge

'Imperative for the human spirit. The sound of the waterfalls and music in the zero gravity chair room is delightful. I truly feel like we all need a place like Refuge.' Guests must be clothed.

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Rates & Availability

Carmel Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Noah Webster's Birthday
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,960
$8,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.5%

Massage Therapy is available if arranged at least one week in advance.
Private Chef is available is booked two weeks in advance.
Daily Housekeeping may be arranged.
Want you pantry stocked before you arrive? Email me a list of your needs; I'll leave the receipt on the table, food in the 'fridge and perhaps a surprise or two!
If you need an early check-in, it may be doable. There is an additional $50.00 fee for early check-ins!!!
If you bring your pet and do not let us know, we will charge you double. Pet Fee=$75.00 X 2 = $150.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Carmel Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Exquisite tile work throughout.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Roomy, large closets, deck and stairs private entrance.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The bedroom downstairs features a double bed, french doors onto the patio and a connecting door to the bathroom. A truly unique decorative piece from the '50's will explain our naming this the 'Rose Room'.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 20 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have two Massage Therapists on call who travel to the property. Appointment required. 24 hours in advance, (at least) please. We also have a professional chef available. One week prior notice required. Wine pairings extra.

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