View of the yard and oceanPatio at sunset
Private Craftsman House between Carmel & Big Sur

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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Big Sur Craftsman, custom-designed home on gorgeous private one acre lot. Perfect for two couples or a small family. Enjoy indoor & outdoor modern indoor/outdoor California living w/2 private patios and outdoor grill. Relax by your view of Ocean by the beautiful fire pit. There are 2 Bedrooms both with Bathroom Suites. Fully stocked Chef's Kitchen. Direct TV Satellite System with tvs & speakers in every room. Surround sound system with BlueRay. No animals allowed under any circumstances.

The space

One of the best locations in the world to unwind, relax and be inspiration.

The house was totally remodeled 5years 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.

I have a STRICT NO PETS POLICY. Please don't message me telling me how your pet is a service animal or is well trained they are & that you have lots of references. I simply do not allow pets in my home. If you choose to bring them anyway, you may be subject to a $1000 fine and termination of your reservation without a refund.

I did have septic problems at the house in the late fall and again in December but this has been fixed. We discovered our sweet housekeeper was flushing Swifers down the toilet which clogged up the lines to the septic tank. After having several service calls to Roto-Rooter the problem was solved.

Guest access

Guests have full access to house and acre of gardens. There is access to a beach is across the street but I encourage you to visit any of the fabulous public beaches within a 15 minute drive on Highway 1 which I share with you in recommendations and places to visit notebook at the house.

The interior fireplaces are non working. I do have remote control LED lights in the fireplaces.

There is a garage that can be leased with home for an $100/day. Surface parking available at the house for no extra charge.

There is very limited cell phone service in this area. AT&T is the only consistent cell service for making local calls or receiving calls is at the home. There is wifi which is rarely down.

No filming is allowed in the house without prior permission from owner. Violations are subject to a $8000 fine.

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.

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.
Absolutely - No Pets Allowed.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock, Lockbox

Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $200
Security Deposit $2000
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $599 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible

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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are stairs from the driveway to the house. The house is all one level.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

82 Reviews

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Maria User Profile
September 2017
We (2 adults and 2 kids aged 6 and 3) spent 3 nights at April's place, and it's a stunning property. Extremely well equipped, from high quality bedding to anything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The neighbourhood was very quiet and had a serene feel to it. The area is beautiful and there's plenty of stuff to do even though access to Big Sur is currently restricted. A visit to nearby Moss Landing is a must! April was a great host who responded very quickly to any questions we had about our stay, and provided a wealth of helpful recommendations for restaurants and things to do. We'd love to come back for a longer stay sometime!

Chrissy User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful home with high-end finishes and lovely woodwork!! You will not be disappointed!

Daniel User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful home with view of the ocean surrounded by nature. An incredible peaceful retreat that felt like staying at home. So happy staying here. Highly recommended!!

Michael User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful location. Comfortable home.

Cesar User Profile
July 2017
April was the best host! Her house is beautiful and in an awesome location! Not too far from all of the cool things to do and not to close to have the perfect amount of privacy! A definite must go.

Juliana User Profile
July 2017
April was an excellent host and her home was the perfect retreat to enjoy and explore Carmel Highlands and the surrounding areas. The home itself if gorgeous and comfortable, the grounds offer a great place to enjoy a meal. I hope my family and I have a chance to visit again soon!

Melissa User Profile
July 2017
Gorgeous and easily accessible location. The house is beautiful and has many great amenities. April has thought of so many little details from books, to blankets, to the sheets and pillows. I highly recommend.

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Carmel, California, United StatesJoined in August 2011
April User Profile

I love my privacy - but feel selfish it if don't share my hidden slice of paradise in Carmel Highlands. Every item in the cottage has been hand picked to fit into this beautiful oasis. I know you will love spending time here - as a couple, small family or couples trip. I love to cook and the kitchen testifies this passion. Jen-air appliances that allow you to grill inside or out, warming drawers keep food ready for when you are ready and a nice wine cooler to hold your collection of Monterey locals wineries. There is an obsessive 5 tvs inside and a complete sound system for you to enjoy inside and out of the house. But you will want to spend all your time outside on the fire-pit patio. It's my ELYSIUM - my magical place of ideal happiness.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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