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SuperhostCarmel, California, United States
Entire house hosted by Kevin & Jill
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Kevin & Jill is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Welcome to HawksNest Sanctuary! Nurture your body, mind and spirit on the edge of wilderness.
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The space
Please note that we are not taking reservations for June until we hear if the Shelter In Place order is lifted, which we should know by the end of May. All inquiries are welcome

Enjoy 180 degree ocean views over a redwood-filled canyon from your own private, spacious, peaceful abode. Fill up with the beauty of nature, sunsets, night skies from every room, patio & hot tub... Breathe.

The perfect retreat for one or two awaits you. Just follow the steps toward the ocean to your patio. Step through your private entrance into the dining room, sit at the table or the breakfast bar and enjoy a meal prepared in your fully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need. Relax in your living room listening to music from the CD library on the Bose sound system, compose or play music on the piano, or watch a DVD from our extensive library on the flat screen TV. If you want a quieter activity, get cozy in front of the fireplace while reading one of many books provided from the stocked bookcase, or simply watch the hawks soar or whales swim by. For exercise, there is an easy walk up the private gated canyon; there are also several places to hike a couple of miles in both directions from our home, or you may wish to relax and sun bathe on the small private beach about a mile away. Whatever your activity, the full bath welcomes you for a hot shower or bubble bath.

The lovely bedroom awaits you with a sweet-dream-inducing Queen-sized pillow-top mattress. Not quite ready to sleep? So, you grab a towel, slip on the plush robe provided, go just out of the bedroom sliding glass door and climb into the hot tub. There you watch the moon rise, perhaps a shooting star or two... all the while listening to waves crashing, sea lions, crickets, owls and the creek in the canyon below in preparation for the best sleep you've ever had.

There are many wild critters in the area including deer, fox, bobcat, mountain lion, coyote, skunk, wild boar as well as (a few venomous and) many harmless reptiles. We have abundant bird life in the area and are fortunate enough to have a bird's eye view of a Red-tailed Hawk's nest used every year by a mated pair of hawks. We cherish and respect all of the inhabitants of the area... human, and especially furred, feathered and scaled. Please tread lightly on their land.

Guest access
Guests have complete privacy in 1500 square foot living space with bedroom, full bathroom, full kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry room (washer & dryer rack to air dry clothes), (2) private patios and private hot tub.

Guests also have access to the following:
Canyon walk
Private beach
Free parking
Free local phone calls
Extensive DVD library
WiFi
Gas BBQ Grill

Guests are:
5 minutes to Point Lobos State Park Reserve
12 minutes to downtown Carmel
20 minutes to Monterey
20 minutes to Pacific Grove
30 minutes to Big Sur
(depending upon time of day and/or traffic)

Other things to note
Cell phone reception at the house and in the neighborhood is unreliable and mostly unavailable. You are provided with a phone that accepts incoming calls and allows you to make local calls. The of lack of cell reception affects many GPS and map apps [the GPS in our car takes us a mile away from our home!] so it is recommended you rely on the written directions provided on your Airbnb itinerary available to you once you have booked.

Our WiFi is not strong enough for streaming, downloading/watching movies on your computer, using video conferencing or Pandora, Netflix, etc. It is fine for checking email. If you have an iPhone you will have texting capability. We ask you to refrain from using WiFi to make a phone call from your phone. It slows our system down. This is a great place to unplug!

We are animal lovers and have three small and one medium sized, well behaved dogs and two incredible felines. You are welcome to enjoy them outdoors or ignore them. If you are also an animal lover, we ask that you help us continue to keep your space free from pet fur and dander by keeping our pets outside and making sure to keep screens and doors closed...we would not want to have your vacation dampened by their potentially unwanted behavior towards your belongings. If you do interact with our pets, we also request that you do not give them food as they are all on special diets. One of our dogs, Strider, only has 3 legs. [you’d never know it!] Mention Strider by name in your correspondence during the pre-booking process, and receive a special treat upon arrival.

There are steps with a railing going to the retreat space. If you have knee/hip or foot problems our space may not be the right fit for you. Contact us with your concerns.

Our hot tub filtration system is chemical-free and keeps the water clean and crystal clear with no odor and is kind to your skin. The system is more sensitive than those that use the nasty chemicals. So please be thoughtful and don't wear lotions or oils in the tub. Please keep your soaks to 20 minutes or less at a time and please make love in the bed, not in the tub.

There will be days (especially in Summer) when the ocean and even the canyon are obscured by fog. Sometimes we are in sunshine while most of the peninsula is in fog and vice versa. There is no knowing and no guarantee when it comes to weather or visibility...all part of the adventure and the mystery.

We do not have space for RV parking. Our quiet residential area does not allow motorcycles or cars with loud engines for your peace and tranquility.

Sorry, no children under the age of 12... We live on the edge of a canyon and there are no guard rails.

Contact us prior to making reservations if you have special needs, concerns or feel it necessary to negotiate any terms or prices. Please keep in mind that unlike most places, we do not raise our prices during peak seasons or when special events come to town.
Welcome to HawksNest Sanctuary! Nurture your body, mind and spirit on the edge of wilderness.
Please expand all the windows and read everything about this sanctuary before contacting us. Please select th…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Washer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer

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Carmel, California, United States

The house is located in a very quiet, residential area at the end of a private road. The house itself is perched on the edge of a canyon and borders wilderness area. Most of the homeowners are retired and many are only here part-time.

This is not a hotel room, it is our home. Being next to the canyon, be aware that noise travels far. Please be courteous and respectful of this by keeping the decibel level of voices and music down after 9pm. Also please drive slowly on the curvy roads to and from the house. There are no street lights in our neighborhood. House numbers are out of sequence; it is wise to make sure you have the written directions to get here which will be available to you upon booking.
The house is located in a very quiet, residential area at the end of a private road. The house itself is perched on the edge of a canyon and borders wilderness area. Most of the homeowners are retired and many…

Hosted by Kevin & Jill

Joined in September 2012
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I was one of three girls with the name of Kevin in my high school graduating class. I feel blessed to live with my partner of sixteen years on this sacred piece of land at the edge of wilderness overlooking a canyon and the ocean. My wife Jill & I write and create various expressions of art while care taking the property, our menagerie of pets and other creatures that also call our property home. We love sharing our blessings with like-minded people who appreciate and can benefit from “fillin' up” their souls with the many gifts this property offers.
I was one of three girls with the name of Kevin in my high school graduating class. I feel blessed to live with my partner of sixteen years on this sacred piece of land at the edge…
During your stay
As your hosts, we want you to have a wonderful stay while visiting this retreat setting.

Although we live above the rental space, we cherish the tranquility of the property and our privacy as much as we respect those same needs for our guest's ultimate benefit. That said, we are happy to assist you with requests and we are here to help in any way we can. We will greet you upon arrival to show you around and say farewell to you when you come to drop off the key to us when you depart. Otherwise, we will not be seen or heard unless you want to see or speak with us.
As your hosts, we want you to have a wonderful stay while visiting this retreat setting.

Although we live above the rental space, we cherish the tranquility of the prop…
Kevin & Jill is a Superhost
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  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events