Queen bed, TV, free WiFi, continental breakfast available. Located off River Road adjacent to the wine corridor, 16 miles to the Monterey Airport, 12 miles to Laguna Seca Raceway. Quiet country-style gated neighborhood and our kitchen is yours too!
Quiet, comfortable downstairs bedroom with private bathroom. Room has black out curtains. Two miles from main road, so no road noise. The living room, kitchen, laundry are all available, so make yourself at home.
A key to the house and the gate code will be made available to registered guests. A pool pass is available so that guests can use the pool and hot tub when accompanied by host. Terry-cloth robes are available to take to the pool or to the Refuge in Carmel Valley (ask us about this great opportunity)!
Interaction with Guests
We love to meet new people and discuss adventures and interests. We also know that some people prefer to keep to themselves. State your preference and we will honor your choice.
Our neighborhood is fondly known as "Carmel-by-the-Cows!" Sometimes the only sounds you can hear are the cows in their pasture on the adjacent rolling hills. We have wildlife so we ask that guests drive carefully, especially if arrival is after dark.
The best way for getting around is either your car, any one of the local taxis or our bicycles in the garage, if you are so moved.
Other Things to Note
There is a large bicycling community here both of the road and mountain variety. We are 4 miles from Fort Ord which is known for its mountain biking trails. A round trip from our location to Pebble Beach is about 36 miles. There are group rides on Saturday. If you are up for a century ride, you can traverse from our location around Arroyo Seco, through Carmel Valley, over Las Laureles Grade and back.
If wine tasting is something of interest, traveling in a southerly direction will take you a wonderful River Road Wine Tour -- there are tasting rooms all along the two lane road all the way to Arroyo Seco. There are also tasting rooms in Carmel Valley and Carmel by the Sea.
We ask that there be no smoking in the house. As our guest and out of respect for our neighbors we ask you always park in our driveway.
It was wonderful staying with Terry & Dannie. Such a warm & interesting couple. They made us feel very welcome & comfortable in their beautiful home. It was in a great location for our drive to Pinnacles NP. Adam & I really enjoyed our stay with them & would return again if ever in the area.
Terry and Dannie were exceptionally generous hosts. The room was spotless and comfortable with private bathroom. A tasty home cooked breakfast was provided.We highly recoomend the place and getting to know these lovely people.
Very special thanks to Terry & Dannie for their hosting of this spectacular Airbnb location. We second all the great comments from other reviewers and won't duplicate, too much.
What makes this so great? We got do a load of laundry. They always had treats out like cinnamon rolls or caramel chocolate from Lulu's. [Okay, those were a gift from us but they cracked open the box to share right away.]
They are knowledgeable of the area and their dining table has a pile of maps and guides.
They are quite interested in how you spend your time while there.
If Airbnb had a TV ad, that ad would feature people just like Terry and Dannie in a home just like Terry and Dannie's. Warm and gracious, thoughtful and considerate of their guests. The home is beautifully decorated, the bedroom was quiet, and the bed itself was excellent. The conversation was invigorating - not something that's likely to happen over coffee at a typical hotel restaurant!
We really enjoyed our stay with Terry and Dannie. They were both accommodating and interesting, and both provided great advice about the area, including recommending a restaurant on the coast with great food and an amazing view.
The accommodations were more than fine, and they make a point of ensuring everyone has a private bathroom. They were concerned about noise level bothering us since we are later risers (it wasn't any issue) and offered us a quieter room. Dannie made a great breakfast and they were very kind about sharing other items.
Overall, we were very happy with our visit and will stay again if we are in the area- perhaps a visit to some of the wineries in the area next time!
Let me just say this IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!! We really enjoyed meeting both of you. You made us right at home and made our trip just awesome. If I could give more than 5 stars I truly would. The experience was fantastic. You both are so warm and friendly and super GREAT hosts!!!!!!!!!!!! I know we will be back!!!!!!
Well, sometimes you just end up at the perfect spot!
Not only the location of the house and rooms themselves,But the hospitality was unmatched, AirBnB at it's best. Terry and Dannie are hosts who look after their visitors from the time you request a booking until they walk you out the door for your onward journey. After the first night we immediately decided to extend our stay with them, it just felt right and the Monterey/Carmel area is so relaxed and so are they. We got to local winetastings, cooked dinner together and above all drank great wine with good conversations.
All the interaction with Terry and Dannie comes when you as a visitor interact, if you prefer more quiet they well handle that with respect too. Our last evening turned out in a family dinner and arrival of other visitors where we got to share a lot of laughs and interests..
The secured compound has a very nice pool which we could use on their behalf, breakfast was made when Dannie was there.. Minou and I had a great time and can recommend Terry and Dannie highly should you want to stay in the area. Thanx so much for making our trip really special!
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We are empty-nester professionals with varied interests including travel, committed bicyclist (Terry) and all around social creatures--we have home hosted people from around the world through various organizations, most frequently as Rotarians. Chocolate and wine (for me) ice cream and movies for Dannie -- baseball is also quite a passion.