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Tree house close to the Milky Way.....

Carmel Valley, CA, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • 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

Member Since 2014
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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:)


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Roomy, large closets, deck and stairs private entrance.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • The bedroom downstairs features a Queen 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'.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Exquisite tile work throughout.

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Carmel Valley Village has a number of wine tasting rooms including Heller, Boëté, Georis, Cowgirl Winery, ChockRock and more:)
          • Lake View
            Lake El Estero, Monterey, CA - 30 min. drive ~ paddle boat rentals and feeding the ducks
          • Mountain View
          • Near The Ocean
            25 minutes to Carmel Beach, River Beach, 30 minutes to Del Monte Beach and Asilomar Beach.
          • Ocean View
            Mission Ranch Restaurant - Carmel, CA Rocky Point Restaurant - 20 min. south/Hwy 1 Nepenthe - Big Sur (30 - 60 min., depends on traffic) Tree Bones - 45 min. or more
          • Rural
            Hitchcock Canyon is a Valley in the state of California (county of Monterey), located at latitude - longitude coordinates (also known as lat-long or GPS coordinates) of N 36.47274 and W -121.72495. Hi
          • Village
            Carmel Valley Village is part of unincorporated Monterey County. We do have streetlights but no sidewalks. Sometimes folk ride their horses to the Running Iron for a burger and beer:)
          • Water View
            Finally, it rained! Hitchcock Creek is running again, directly below the house. Glimpsing sunlight playing on the water while listening to the music of the stream truly does create a magical moment.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Catering available


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Our driveway is 370 feet one way. We call it out workout.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Forced air
                      • Internet
                      • Fireplace
                        Okay to have fires now. Wood may be purchased at Kasey's in the village or any Safeway.
                      • Linens Provided
                        Bedding provided. Additional linens/blankets in the closet(s) or drawers in each room.
                      • Living Room
                        Leather sofas, coffee table, rocking chair, television/DVD library, books, games (entry table)
                      • Parking
                        Parking is limited; we are able to accommodate up to three cars. There is no carport or garage. Please speak with Property Manager (Kathy) regarding additional parking options
                      • Towels Provided
                        We have plenty of bath towels. Please bring your own beach towels:)
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            PLEASE rinse/scrape your dishes before putting them into the washer:)
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully-equipped with plates, bowls, cups, glasses, cutlery, blender, coffee pot, salad spinner, cutting boards, ...all the comforts of your home-away-from-home:)
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            salt/pepper/assorted spices/sugar/coffee/coffee filters
                          • Refrigerator
                            ice maker
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            located in kitchen drawer


                              • Dining
                                Table expands to accommodate 8 - 10 people. Four extra chairs (indoor/outdoor) located in the downstairs bedroom closet.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    Yes, our 'library' is stored in the upstairs bedroom.
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Two - Downstairs living room Master bedroom
                                  • Games
                                    Board games, cards, chips, Jenga stored in the blue entryway cabinet, Leggos
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    NO LOCAL PROGRAMMING ROKU DVD Flatscreen w/DVD player downstairs TV w/DVD player in the master bedroom
                                  • Toys
                                    We have a bucket of lego toys:), Jenga, cards and more!
                                  • Video Library
                                    Yes, we have a wide selection stored in the Master bedroom closet.


                                      • Balcony
                                        Off the Master bedroom, gorgeous south and west views
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Rentals on Cannery Row, Monterey, CA; approximate driving time 30 minutes. They also rent surreys and electric cars!
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        The deck surrounds two sides of the house with exquisite views to the south and west. There is a deck off the Master bedroom.
                                      • Golf
                                        The Monterey Peninsula is famed the world over for our courses!
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Ocean kayaking and slough kayaking rentals within 40 minutes.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane grill with bbq accessories
                                      • Tennis
                                        Courts at the local grammar school are available after school gets out. There are public courts in Monterey and Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley Athletic Club and Mission Ranch.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • smoking allowed
                                            OUTSIDE only, please and with great caution. We have had recent rain but the brush on surrounding hillsides is still flammable. Thank you for understanding.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                The Carmel Valley community pool is a short 20 minutes walk and includes a water slide, snack bar, more. Next to it is the park with playground, a walking path and gazebo. Open after Memorial Day

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef


                                                      • museums
                                                      • churches
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • marina
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • photography
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • horseshoes
                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • 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

                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • 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


                                                                      • 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.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: Flexible

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        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.

                                                                        48 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Wonderful stay in the Carmel Valley

                                                                        Sheryl K.

                                                                        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!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Such a lovely young family! I would be happy to have them return:)

                                                                        The perfect house for the weekend

                                                                        Eva F.

                                                                        Great house and terrace, including wild deer in the back yard. Fabulous.

                                                                        Peaceful, beautiful house

                                                                        hong c.

                                                                        House was lovely. Would definitely come back.

                                                                        Homey Hide-A-Way!

                                                                        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

                                                                        Megan B.

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Tom D.Modesto

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        We are so happy your stay at Life is Good was a success! Please come back again, anytime:)


                                                                        Carmel Valley, CA, USA

                                                                        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

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                                                                        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.

                                                                        48 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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