Floor to ceiling windows look out to beautiful gardens.
Floor to ceiling windows look out to beautiful gardens.
Our repeat guests love the studio and have affirmed our commitment to providing you with a wonderfully relaxing stay with us.
The Calendar is updated daily - feel free to contact us for a last-minute booking at a reduced rate if you see the calendar open! If I can make it work, I will.
Note: I have an additional listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/604845
Doggies Welcome! Completely fenced-in yard, within walking distance to a lovely dog park and nature preserve.
NOTE: Floor-to-ceiling draperies have been installed to assure total privacy!
If you like peace and privacy, this is the place for you. Come and go as you please at any hour of the day or night without the fear of disturbing us, as you have your own entrance and do not go through the main house at all. Enjoy this fabulous super sunny master bedroom studio, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on huge fenced tiled patio with fruit trees and gardens. I am most welcoming, yet unobtrusive, so that you will find this to be a comfortable oasis. Of course, I am reachable for any questions, advice, requests or needs.
You will enter through a front gate,walk down the adobe paver path lit with motion-sensor spots, through the heirloom roses, which are highly scented when in bloom. No need to go through the main house, as the studio is completely separate from the rest of the main house, (although attached by one wall.) Note: the main house may also have guests during your stay. Entrance is separate as is the space - the only potentially shared area is the back patio.
Super-private and very quiet, except for the birds, yet centrally located; five minutes to downtown Monterey, Laguna Seca Raceway or CSUMB and ten minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium. There is a 24-hour Safeway and Walgreens just 2 minutes away, in case you have any midnight cravings! Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are 10 minutes away,
We are located in a wonderful little sun belt, perched high upon a hilltop with a nice view of Monterey Bay in a very quiet residential neighborhood, so typically we are above any fog – especially during the summer season when the rest of the Monterey Peninsula could be socked-in! We are at the top of a street which ends in a culdesac so there is not a lot of through traffic and super-easy street parking right in front of the house.
Freshly painted in a soothing palette and tastefully furnished, the studio is comprised of large sunny master bedroom with hardwood floors and your own private updated Travertine marble bathroom (shower - no tub) supplied with fluffy towels, hairdryer and high-quality toiletries. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a view of patio, creating a sunny and bright ambiance. A closet with excellent storage, dimmer switch for the overhead chandelier, a writing table and small flatscreen TV with remote control plus wi-fi make your stay complete.
The studio is heated through vents by a gas forced-air furnace, (controlled by the thermostat located in the main house) and if you need extra heat, there are more blankets plus a space heater in the closet for your total comfort. It rarely gets that cold here, but if we do get a cold snap in Jan or Feb I want you to be totally comfortable!
Sleep peacefully in the Queen-sized bed outfitted with 100% cotton linens (line dried when possible) and cozy blankets, then enjoy breakfast outside on the patio when weather permits. Our guests have raved about the bed! For an extra guest, there is a brand new single folding memory foam mattress bed.
The kitchenette/breakfast bar includes a new microwave, toaster oven and a coffeemaker for exceptional (really!) locally roasted FairTrade organic coffee, a selection of teas, honey, granola and homemade organic jam. In the under-the-counter fridge, you'll find organic yogurt and organic cream for coffee; it also has a separate freezer compartment with ice trays (not inside of the fridge), big enough for frozen foods and ice cream.
Access is through the large fenced-in beautiful, sunny patio in the backyard, filled with organic raised bed vegetable gardens which change seasonally, fruit trees and roses. This is a great location, centrally located between Highway One and Highway 68, near the rec trail, Frog Pond, beaches and terrific hills for a morning or evening stroll. No smoking inside – okay on patio. Dogs allowed with extra charge of $25. per pet per stay (not per night.)
A sophisticated foodie and twenty-year resident of the Monterey Peninsula, I am a great resource of information if needed. Also, the studio is also equipped with lots of books on the area and a binder with menus from my favorite restaurants, brochures and information on local attractions. There is a great brand new fully equipped gym 2 minutes away for those who want to get their workout in. All visits come with a free pass to one of our local wine tasting rooms! Organic vegetable gardening classes are available as well as private custom designed tours of the Monterey Peninsula, depending upon your interests. If you need restaurant recommendations prior to arrival, I am happy to assist.
If your party is larger than two (i.e. a 3rd person, or a child) please contact us in advance to discuss arrangements, we can arrange for a crib (extra fee) and extra linens in the closet prior to your arrival. You may also want to check out our other listing for more room.
Rates may be slightly higher during major events and a 2 night-minimum may be required during major tourist events, including AT&T Pro-Am, Concours d'Elegance, US Open, etc. Feel free to contact me to make me an offer for last-minute booking at a reduced rate if you see the calendar open! If I can make it work, I will.
I live in the main house part-time with two kitties. If you suffer from pet allergies you should know that the cats do roam the yard from time to time but are never permitted in the studio. Though we do clean the studio thoroughly between guests, you should be aware that we are a pet-friendly property. I use scent-free laundry detergent on all of the towels and linens and line-dry the sheets when ever possible.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - CALENDAR IS UP-TO-DATE!
Feel free to contact me to make me an offer for last-minute booking at a reduced rate if you see the calendar open! If I can make it work, I will.
SPECIAL EVENTS 2013 & DATES TO BOOK EARLY
Note: all efforts have been made to post accurate event dates - for peace of mind, please confirm dates for an event on line!
1/26 - 1/27 Whalefest Monterey
2/4 - 2/10 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM
2/16 - 2/18 Washington's Birthday weekend
3/1 - 3/3 DixieLand Monterey
4/1 Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay
4/4 – 4/7 Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine
4/19 – 4/21 Sea Otter Classic
4/13 – 4/14 Pacific Grove's Good Old Days Festival
4/28 Big Sur International Marathon
5/3 – 5/5 Steinbeck Festival
5/4 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
5/9 – 5/11 The American Le Mans at Laguna Seca
5/16 – 5/19 Carmel Art Festival & Sculpture in the Park
5/18 – 5/19 Artichoke Festival
5/16 – 5/18 Monterey Bay Aquarium Cooking For Solutions
5/25 – 5/27 Memorial Day weekend
6/2 Tenth Annual Cannery Row Block Party
6/7 Monterey Wine Festival
6/8 Monterey Beer Festival
6/21 – 6/23 Monterey Bay Blues Festival
6/22 - Carmel House & Garden Tour
7/4 – 7/7 Independence Day Weekend
7/5 – 7/8 Pebble Beach Dressage Show
7/7 – 7/8 Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
7/13 – 7/27 Carmel Bach Festival
7/19 – 7/21 The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix/MotoGP World Championship
7/17 – 7/21 California Rodeo Salinas
7/18 – 7/22 Pebble Beach Equestrian Classic I
7/25 – 7/29 Pebble Beach Equestrian Classic II
7/25 – 7/29 Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns
7/26 – 7/28 Monterey Bay Reggaefest
7/31 – 8/4 Spirit West Coast Concert
7/31 – 8/4 Spirit West Coast Concert
8/7 – 8/15 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic
8/14 – 8/18 Pebble Beach Auctions
8/13 Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue
8/15 Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance
8/15 - 8/18 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
8/16 Concorso Italiano
8/16 Concours d’Elegance Vintage Car Parade Carmel
8/16 Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally
8/17 - 8/19 Pebble Beach RetroAuto
8/18 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
8/18 Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) Exhibition
8/30 - 9/2 Labor Day weekend
8/30 - 9/2 Labor Day weekend
9/5 - 9/7 Continental Tire Sports Car Series
9/9 Annual Sandcastle Contest:/Carmel Beach
9/13 – 9/15 The Triathlon at Pacific Grove
9/7 – 9/8 GRAND-AM Road Racing
9/14 Cherry's Jubilee Show n' Shine
9/20 thru 9/22 Monterey Jazz Festival
9/23 – 9/29 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach: PGA Golf Event
9/27 – 9/29 FIM Superbike World Championship
9/28 thru 9/30 5th Annual Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival
10/5 thru 10/8 Veteran's Day weekend
10/9 thru 10/13 Carmel Art & Film Festival
tbd Carmel's-By-The-Sea's Birthday Party & Parade
TBD Annual Big Sur River Run
11/7 thru 11/10 Big Sur Food & Wine Festival
11/17 Big Sur Half Marathon
11/21 thru 11/24 Thanksgiving holiday
tbd Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
tbd Pacific Grove's Christmas at the Inns
tbd Carmel's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
12/6 & 12/7 Monterey - Christmas In The Adobes
12/31 First Night Monterey (New Year's Eve)
helaine's studio is delicious! a wonderful bed, great bathroom/shower, hardwood floor, excellent coffee & other goodies all looking out to a courtyard with raised beds containing a variety of edibles the guest is welcome to plus.....the neighborhood is excellent & a community park with an off leash doggie area a few blocks away.
helaine is very helpful and friendly. i would return in a heartbeat!
A wonderful visit! My friend and I had a fabulous weekend stay at Helaine's place. It is nicely located, in a quiet neighborhood that is convenient to great restaurants and Monterey attractions. The place is beautifully decorated, clean, warm and cozy, just lovely! The bathroom was just right with a wonderful shower. The patio area was a lovely place to hang out when the day was sunny.
I would recommend staying here to anyone visiting the area!
Great Studio! Clean simple perfect place to explore the bay from.
Great, cozy little studio attached to the main house. We really enjoyed the view of the little garden in the back and check in was very smooth. Helaine leaves little notes all over the house to make sure we were well informed and had a great time during our short 1 night stay. She has lots of information brochures and tips for places to eat and go near Monterey! Definitely would come again!
We enjoyed staying in Helaine's garden studio. Helaine was friendly, & the place was clean. It was great that we were able to bring our dog. We appreciate her hospitality (& the coffee & yogurt). We liked looking at all the different plants in the garden. THANKS!
Helaine has the distinction being our first experience with airbnb. It was so great to have a nice backyard for our dogs. When we are in regular hotels, we have to leash them up and walk them before bed. Such a pain! The studio is very nice, conveniently located to everything good about the Monterey Peninsula. We would repeat!
Helaine was a helpful and responsive host, yet unintrusive. My stay at her place was very nice. Her studio is clean, cozy, and conveniently set up to give the guest plenty of autonomy. I would definitely recommend a stay there!
What a lovely, serene studio! Our 2 night stay was wonderful...very comfy bed, healthy snacks. Love the beautiful gardens on the property. Great location. And best of all...pet friendly! Highly recommended. Thank you Helaine for sharing this retreat with us.
A good quick stay! Helaine was sweet and accommodating, and her studio and backyard garden are lovely.
My husband and I stayed at Helaine's beautiful backyard studio over the NYE holiday and it was wonderful! The studio is exactly as described and as shown in picture. Easy access to Monterey sights and quick 10min drive to Carmel. Although we never got to meet Helaine during our stay - she was able to provide us with all the info we need to check in and check out. There are also cute instructions throughout the studio and a informative binder in the room as well.
Super comfy bed and appreciated she provided us with linens and towels. I also loved she stocked the refrigerator with Greek yogurt and half n half for coffee. I esp loved the granola and Greek yogurt in the morning - it was a sweet touch so we didn't have to grab breakfast elsewhere. We would certainly return next time we are in the area! Thanks Helaine for a wonderful time!