About this listing
360 degree mountain views, quiet, elegant and private. Stay here to learn why we call this place Paradise! This can be your private retreat or your base as you enjoy all the best the Upper Carmel Valley has to offer: wineries,first class dining, shopping and outdoor activities. .
California elegance where you look over hills that will remind you of Tuscany and enjoy seamless indoor/outdoor amenities.2200 sq. ft, 4 bedrooms,2 baths, can sleep up to 8.(charges apply for more than 4 guests). Swimming pool, hot tub, steam room. Easy access to hiking, riding and wine tasting in California's hottest new wine destination. Guests have enojyed this space for family gathering, girl friend getaways, yoga retreats and even business meetings.
When you stay at the Tuscan Retreat you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this special place. You may never want to leave!
Highlights include the (locally) famous Cachagua General Store for dinner and brunch. Wine events are always on tap at Galante, Heller, Jullian. Holidays bring special events. Imagine hiking in wildflower season. You can bring pets...even if your pet is a 1200 pound horse. we'll make them welcome..
Recent guest have described their stay as magical, and the host as very accommodating and charming.
Other say that "if you love the peace and serenity of the country you will love this home." It is very well equipped with everything you need for your stay from the well appointed kitchen,comfortable beds and the soaps and lotions you'd expect in a top hotel.
Everyone who has stayed here can't wait for their return visit.
The home has one blocked room, facilities and grounds are available to guests.
Interaction with Guests
Your host will meet you at an easy to find intersection and bring you up to the property. We can arrange many activities for you and help you chose restaurants to visit. You will be able to reach us by phone or text whenever needed.
We are on top of a hill with beautiful views. Birds for the bird watcher, Horses for anyone who wants to experience a horseback ride. Hiking.
We are in the country and you need your car.
Other Things to Note
sleeping arrangements, 2 King size beds, 2 twins and a trundle sleeps 2 on separate matresses
Please be respectful of neighbors. Loud parties are not allowed. This is a quiet secluded area. We are on top of a hill and noise travels. Thank You
Karen has a very beautiful home. The views are even better and more amazing than the pictures can show. It's the perfect place to get away and just relax with family or friends. Everything was prepared for us, great instructions, firewood etc.
When we arrived, a bottle of Karen's own wine, from the grapes on the property, was waiting for us. It was delicious. Thank you Karen.
Our team spent a total of three days and two nights at Karen's lovely retreat. Needless to say, it was nothing short of magical! The property was absolutely beautiful and the home was all prepared to our comfort. Karen made herself available to assist our team with our stay from A-Z, even offering to make reservations for our dinner! We had a fantastic time and I would definitely recommend any and everyone to stay here.
Our weekend at Karen's home was absolutely wonderful! The house was big enough for our 3 families (6 adults, 4 young kids), especially given the amazing outdoor space (hammocks, seating areas, side lawn to play on, bocce ball, etc). Karen was extremely accommodating and met us in town to provide us with keys due to our later arrival and was easily reachable for any questions about the home once we were there. We loved the amazing views of rolling hills/vineyards, beautiful sunsets, hot tub, manicured grounds (with plenty of space for our 5 year olds to play outside and for us to do yoga on the lawn). We had everything we needed to cook delicious meals (well-stocked kitchen and terrific grill). Wifi was excellent and AT&T phones worked despite the remote location. The drive leading to the home is a bit long and winding, so we stocked up on groceries and made fewer trips back and forth to town than we had originally planned, but ultimately were grateful for the stunning location and tranquility (and happy to use the home like a retreat). We had a wonderful experience and would definitely stay here again!
What an amazing home and property! We loved every minute and didn't want to leave at the end of the weekend. Pool, Hot Tub, Bocce Ball, Rocking Chairs, Hiking through vineyards - so much to do and from the warm comfort of Karen's beautiful home.
Also wonderful that Karen put out lovely seasonal decorations that made us feel right at home. Thank you!
This space is magical. Karen has a very calming energy and is so very helpful and easy to get a hold of. We ordered a cord to listen to music and she reached out to neighbors just see if was there. View is so beautiful. The grounds leave you with plenty to do. We didn't want to leave and we will be back!
Staying at Karen's retreat was an absolutely phenomenal experience– one of the best and most relaxing homes I've been to. It has everything you want, including a grill, pool, and hot tub, lots of space to lounge indoors and outdoors, tv and internet, and even a bocce court!
We took some time to explore nearby Carmel Valley, but most of all, we enjoyed the quiet, secluded, and natural setting.
Karen was really helpful about our arrival time and meeting us for keys in town since we were getting there late in the day. We'd be happy to come back– thanks for the amazing time!
For Karen and for Airbnb:
Thank you for a memorable three days in one of the most beautiful places we've been. I would recommend it for anyone who is planning a getaway for two or more people in a private mountain spot with spectacular 360-degree views and every amenity. When we arrived, Karen met us at the bottom of the mountain and escorted us, and she was gracious and helpful throughout our stay. Five stars!
About the Host, Karen
Native Californian enthusiastic about sharing our beautiful home. Love wine, animals, art, the outdoors. A world traveler settled in the perfect spot.