About this listing
Big Sur Craftsman, custom-designed home on gorgeous private lot. Perfect for two couples or a small family. Enjoy indoor & outdoor modern California living w/2 private patios, grill & fire pit. 2 Bed/2 Bath Master Suites. Relax by your view of Ocean.
One of the best locations in the world to unwind, relax and (URL HIDDEN) much beauty and inspiration.
The house was totally remodeled 3 years ago and is superbly decorated like a modern California bungalow.
Great Location. Less than 5 Minutes to Point Lobos and Carmel, 10 minutes to Monterey or Pebble Beach & 20 minutes to Big Sur. Top of the line appliances, Recycled materials, tempurpetic mattresses, flatscreen tvs in almost every room with DirectTv satellite service.
There are two master bedrooms with private restrooms. Both walk-in showers feature a waterfall shower head and one has massaging wall jets. The home has historical significance designed by a rising start architect of the 1950s on the peninsula and is an 8 sided, octagon building with a 30 foot stone fireplace at home's center. Half of the home's space is the great room that's perfect for watching the surround sound entertainment center or fixing a dinner or snack in the professional chef's kitchen. A custom-made booth that feels like sitting in the California Oaks, is a great retreat.
The Outside Area adds major living area to the home. A comfortable sectional seating area and fire-pit set the stage for a wonderful morning, afternoon or evening.
Start your day with a warm cup of coffee on the patio. Enjoy your steam shower and jets after taking your jog around the neighborhood. Explore the coastline in the sunshine or just use the beach chairs to curl up with a new novel. Make sure and stop by one of the many weekly farmer's markets if you plan on staying in for the evening or sample some of the best restaurants and bistros on the coast. Take in some of the local nightlife in Carmel or Monterey or cuddle up as you watch a blue-ray disc in the surround sound theater.
Guests have full access to house and acre of gardens. There is access to a beach is across the street but I envourage you to visit any of the fabulous public beaches within a 15 minute drive on Hwy 1 which I share with you in recommendations and places to visit notebook at the house.
The interior fireplaces are non working.
There is a garage that can be leased with home for an $100/day. Surface parking available at the house for no extra charge. T
There is very limited cell phone service in this area of the Carmel Highlands. A land line phone for making local calls or receiving calls is at the home. There is wifi but it too can be a little undependable at times.
Interaction with Guests
It's your space while you are here so there will only be interaction if needed. We have a on-call property manager, maintenance and housing staff. I will be happy to give you suggestions on what I would do if in the area for only a few days. I also have access to passes and discount tickets to area attractions.
The ONLY negative review of my property was made by a guest that damaged upholstery in my home, refused to leave the property at the stated time and never used the pre-arrival instructions and the on property directions for her stay (internet access, passwords, operating instructions for electronics, etc) A true hostess nightmare. I ask you to take my explanation for her totally ridiculous review. Judge the multiple fabulous reviews and make you decision if this was deserved. I have accepted that some people are just difficult and don't respect others.
The house is located in a very quiet, cozy and safe neighborhood. You can get to the beach during an easy 5 minute stroll across Highway 1. There are several nearby beaches (one in walking distance) that provide a fabulous oasis for you. The neighborhood has several ridges and slopes so it makes a great place to get out and run or walk. Spindrift Road (One of the most beautiful vistas in the world) is a short nice walk along the Pacific thru the neighborhood of Yankee Point. Great way to start or end any day!
Centrally located you can get to anywhere from the house in less than 30 minutes. There is taxi cab service but I suggest renting a car.
Less than 5 minutes to Point Lobos, 10 minutes to Carmel by the Sea or Carmel Valley, 20 minutes to Big Sur to the south or Monterey/Pebble Beach to the North. It usually takes less than 2 hours to get to San Francisco or San Jose Airports and there are shuttles that run daily from Downtown Monterey to area airports.
Other Things to Note
Free Family Adventure Tickets to Area Attractions Along with Local Suggestions and discount for area Restaurants. Itinerary for Day Journeys to local wineries, Hurst Castle, Point Lobos, Big Sur & Monterey.
I would expect guests to treat my space as their own. If there are problems with anything, please let us know so that we can address. If you tear up or break something let us know. Almost everything is replaceable and forgivable. Of course no smoking allowed inside and cigarette buds must be disposed of off property. Pets are not allowed.
From Aug 12 - 23, 2016 the minimum stay is 4 nights.