About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Sunshine high above the Carmel fog
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! Our treetop property is located on a sunny hillside in Hitchcock Canyon full of wildlife and beautiful wildflowers.
Excellent hiking trails nearby include: Kahn Ranch, within walking distance of the property, however, drive-in only. Free permits must be displayed in your car; go to Garland Regional Park to download.
Garland Regional Park is approximately 10 minutes west on CVRoad and has trails for all levels of hiker. A book of day hikes is at the house.
The master bedroom features a queen-size bed with an 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. Small deck and stairs to 'Lower Paradise' add an element of comfort.
The upstairs bathroom, shower/tub, has a glass-block wall 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-size bed, high boy, Swedish-style chair to relax in, extra futon cushions stored in the large closet and a very unusual piece of antique furniture. My partners are brilliant at finding the most amazing objects and art to decorate the house with!
Walking down 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 bed and french doors leading to the patio.
The downstairs bathroom, accessible from the bedroom or the living area, is decorated with tiles hand-crafted by local artisans.
The kitchen offers a gas stove/oven, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, blender and has a washer/dryer in the pantry. Stoneware, utensils, pots and pans, cutlery ~ everything one might need to make their stay here as comfortable as possible are available.
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. Kathy's Little Kitchen-Burgers/ Mexican, Thai Village, Roux-French, Running Iron-famous for their Lonesome Burger and several more restaurants to choose from.
There are numerous wine tasting rooms within walking distance, a dog-friendly community park and pool (pool open after Memorial Day) and several fun shops including "Casa del Sol".
Local art galleries including Valley Girls' and Patricia Qualls are gaining international attention. Carmel Valley Village has a motorcycle museum and Carmel Valley History Museum; check website(s) for hours. Laguna Seca-Mazda Raceway/Recreational area is 9.8 mi. away (15 minutes). Carmel Beach and River Mouth Beach are approximately 20 minutes by car. Asilomar Beach and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Pacific Grove are 40 minutes away.
Living room has a flat-screen, DVD's or Roku only-no local programming. Comfortable leather sofas invite a nap or perhaps a board game?
We are child and pet friendly. $50.00 fee for dogs/cats. The yard is not fully-fenced, pet gate available. Dogs must stay on lead or respond to voice command. No roaming off-property, please. CV Community Park and Carmel Beach (16.5 mi.) allow dogs off-leash.
Please let me know if you are intending to bring your pet (dog, cat, etc.) and what kind of pet you have.
Parking is limited to three (3) cars.
Enjoy your stay!
Kathy - Property Manager
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Kathy - Property Manager
Hi, my name is Kathy. I've lived on Sunny Hill for 30 years, on the Monterey Peninsula for decades. I love my community and hope to introduce you to the many facets of beautiful Carmel Valley.
Why Kathy - Property Manager chose Carmel Valley
Massage Therapist(s) on call for guests staying on property.It's best to make reservations Before you arrive! 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:)
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Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful stay in the Carmel Valley
We loved our stay in this home (guests were two adults and 1 todder). Comfortable home, well-equipped kitchen, fun decor, loads of space (indoor and outdoor) and a spectacular view. There was an issue with the hot water our first night, but Kathy (the manager) was very responsive and resolved the problem as quickly as possible. We'd highly recommend staying here!
Such a lovely young family! I would be happy to have them return:)
The perfect house for the weekend
Great house and terrace, including wild deer in the back yard. Fabulous.
Peaceful, beautiful house
House was lovely. Would definitely come back.
We had a fantastic time at this quiet and peaceful getaway. It's just close enough to Carmel by the Sea. And it's large enough for 2 couples!
Good vibes, peaceful location
We loved our stay at Life is Good over the new year. In fact, we ended up extending our stay by two days. The home has great design elements, colors, and decorations throughout, providing moments of surprise and delight as we explored the home or went on the deck for morning coffee. We appreciated the tranquility and beauty of the location surrounded by trees. Fun hiking and good food in Carmel Valley with easy access to Carmel-by-the-Sea to explore tide pools and the beach. We could definitely do more of this! Thank you, Kathy!
A quiet oasis equally suitable for a romantic getaway or a family gathering.
Perched on the side of a hill looking through the trees across to the other side of Hitchcock Canyon you feel as if you’re in a tree house. Very quiet, very dark at night with great star gazing, yet only minutes away from Carmel Valley Village. The house is a gem with art work, decorative tiles, and lots of windows throughout the house. Small enough to be cozy but large enough to accommodate six adults (we had six adults and two 2 year olds and never felt like we were tripping over each other or didn’t have privacy). The entire house is well appointed. All three bedrooms are large, well furnished and encourage you to relax, gaze out the windows, and stay a little while longer. The fully stocked kitchen is ready for you to prepare anything from a cup to coffee to a five course meal which you can then consume while seated at the dining room table soaking in the view of Hitchcock Canyon through the French doors. The property manager, Kathy, was very easy to work with and always there for us. She answered all our emails within a couple of hours, or sooner, and she was more than willing to do that little extra to make our stay perfect. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again or recommend the house to friends.
We are so happy your stay at Life is Good was a success! Please come back again, anytime:)
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.