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Artist's 'Treehouse' Studio Apartment

27 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Carmel Valley Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio+ Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

My 'Treehouse' apartment sits atop a redwood building on my one acre property in Carmel Valley above the Carmel Valley 'Village' and the Carmel River. It is nestled among over 20 lovely, old oak trees with lots of light, sun and views– beyond the fog belt of the coast yet under 20 minutes from Carmel.

A wide staircase winds up to the deck with table and seating (smoking allowed outside, only) and the double doors to the apartment. The all redwood building has a peaked, open beam, tongue and groove ceiling with cathedral-shaped stained glass windows on each end and Pella, screened windows throughout.

Plush carpet reigns with oak parquet in the full kitchen and tile in the full bath (shower)– the effect is light and lovely! Extremely well insulated, the 'Treehouse' has a gas wall heater; in summer the ocean breezes come in early afternoon to cool and the days are fog free.

Parking is off street and covered behind full fencing and an electric gate. Covered parking for a second car by request.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Desiree Gillingham
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Desiree, thank you so very much for sharing your lovely space. The Treehouse is beautifully designed: the low ceilings over the bed and kitchen make it feel cozy while tall windows (the wisteria stained glass is amazing) make the space light filled and open.

Your shell lamps combine nature and light so well and I love, love, love that little chair in the corner.

We have stayed in many vacation rentals– yours by far is the most comfortable and well designed.

We had a very relaxing stay- watched the marine layer roll in just south of Point Lobos (the park was packed and we had been before so skipped it) then went for a sunny hike in Garland. Wine tasting in town was fun. Thanks for the Aquarium passes. We visited Pacific Grove- first time back there since we first came to California 33 years ago so a little walk down memory lane.

Again, thanks so much–
Mar 2015
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Artist's 'Treehouse' Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.962963 based on 32 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet & peaceful. Great for getting away from busy & hectic life...

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco,CA

the perfect place to stay,we loved!

  • 5 of 5

we have a lot to say about this place and the owner, but we just gonna summarize our stay on that wonderful magic place, nicely decorated, peaceful,quiet and the owner she was super nice and helpful give us directions where to go,thank you so much,for everything,best regards.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Artist's Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Artist's Treehouse at the beginning of May. The property was beautiful. The house itself was cozy, very clean, and quiet. It was very relaxing. Desiree, the owner, was very gracious and helpful. She left a binder full of suggestions for places to visit and to eat. She also offered us her passes for the Monterey Aquarium, which was thoughtful. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again. I would also recommend eating at Jeffrey's Grill and Cafe. We had the lox and cream cheese and granola and fruit. Delicious!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our wonderful month in Carmel Valley

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, immaculately clean and well represented in photos and description given by owner. WasherDryer available, covered parking, remote furnished for our car to allow us to enter the private property at our convenience. Tastefully decorated, kitchen utensils and stove all of good quality so preparing simple meals

was very convenient. Light and airy, nice private deck off the studio apt. Wi-Fi provided. Desiree is a delightful hostess who we enjoyed sharing a glass or two of wine with on more than one occasion. Would highly recommend to friends and

family. Kay and Bob

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

The treehouse is beautifully decorated. It is a getaway in Carmel Valley close to all the activities in the Village. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corona ca


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in the Tree House! It was the perfect get away. We loved everything about it. Also Desiree was the best host , we enjoyed her artwork and walks in the morning with her. Our daughter is going to college near by so we will be back soon. Even our younger daughter keeps asking when we get to go back and visit Desiree! It is the perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Running Iron
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Monterey-Salinas Valley RR Station
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cafe Rustica, Corkscrew
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: necessary

3 Minutes to Carmel Valley Village; 20 Minutes to Carmel.


Rates & Availability

Carmel Valley Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pebble Beach Auto Week
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 10.5%

Year Round Pricing: $155/night (2 night min) ..7 day min at $145/nt).. + cleaning;
(all subject to Monterey County Transient Occup Tax 10.5% & cleaning fee);
Please Check Calendar for Availability;

Dates Available: Year Round

If you would like to reserve the Treehouse, CALL ME with your credit card information to confirm.
I have my own credit card terminal and will run your card for full amount when you arrive.

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Carmel Valley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Village ...
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Complimentary bottle of Prosecco in refrigerator; Tour of Artist's Studio and Gallery (allow 30 minutes); Use of complimentary passes for anytime use to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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