About this listing
Cozy hideaway for two and a pet. Plush linens, kitchenette, private patio.
Small, separate building. More amenities/privacy than a hotel. Easy parking and access to Highway 1. Excellent high speed wifi and cable tv.
Inquire about dates - calendar is not useful until our county gets a new vacation rental ordinance!
Brand new - just totally remodeled. Very cozy & very well arranged. About 200 sf inside - a room, kitchenette and a marble bathroom plus a lovely, private patio outside. Access to lots of adjacent storage.
**Suddenly, ALL vacation rental hosts along the coast are at serious risk. Benignly neglected by local officials for decades, vacation rental properties are now being scrutinized. In the spotlight is an old code (1997) which prohibits stays of less than thirty days. We who have hosted short stays (for years without issues) are now being targeted by opponents want short term rentals banned outright. While the vast majority of vacation rentals pose no problems there have been some bad apples (generally renting from absentee owners) who have caused legitimate problems. Now all rentals are being targeted. Opponents insist that the old code be enforced and actively search sights like vrbo, airbnb, etc. to file complaints. They insist on citations and fines. Responsible hosts like us (we live full time on site) are the majority & our guests contribute immensely to our local economy. We want to continue offering travelers alternatives to hotels etc. Officials are now caught in the crossfire and can no longer just collect the occupancy tax while neglecting to update an ordinance . We're hoping for a fair resolution soon. Until then....
WE ARE LOOKING FOR GUESTS WHO WANT LONG TERM STAYS and are offering an incredibly inexpensive rate. Call if this fits your needs as the calendar is no longer useful. There is NO TAX on a monthly rental.
More information can be found by searching for Monterey County Vacaton Rental Coalition.
Queen Bed (brand new memory foam). High quality linens.
High Speed WiFi, Flat Screen TV with Comcast cable.
Brand New Furnishings. Original art. Contemporary interior - old Spanish exterior. Tastefully decorated and immaculate. Luxurious linens.
Private, gated patio with bistro table set surrounded by plants and birds.
We provide complimentary coffee/tea, soft drinks, bottled water, juice, chocolates, various snacks and a welcoming bottle of wine.
Coffee maker, microwave, small refrigerator, toaster, electric kettle. No cooking but ideal for leftovers or take out. Wine glasses, coffee cups, plates and cutlery provided.
Plush towels, hairdryer, iron, make up mirror and lots of toiletries.
No stairs, no common walls. Easy access, parking right in front a few steps from your door with motion lights at night.
Some of our travelers rely on public transportation - bus stops are steps away.
Your host is nearby and available but invisible.
Quiet residential neighborhood - six tenths of a mile to the village center along a nice wooded path. Great in the daylight but Carmel is dark at night in the residential neighborhoods - there are good flashlights for walking at night.
You will come and go like a local. Nobody enters the studio but you during your stay. Your hosts are available but invisible.
West of Highway 1 and about a six tenths of a mile from the center of Carmel. There is a nice wooded walking path to the center of town.
Ideal location to be in Carmel and have fast access to all the surrounding area attractions - Big Sur, Monterey and its famous aquarium or into Carmel Valley for wine tasting, antiquing, etc.
Owner lives nearby. A long time resident happy to help you with concierge services. We can share some information about the Carmel area that many guide books overlook.
Hosts are 'available but invisible'. Guests have total privacy once they're checked in.
Interaction with Guests
We welcome guests personally and provide maps and information. After that they have total privacy but we're here if they need anything.
Quiet residential neighborhood - 10-15 minute walk from the center of the village along a wooded path.
Public transit is steps away if you don't have a car.
Other Things to Note
There is a place to wash you dog after visiting the beach. Pet fee is separate from airbnb's payments. One dog $15/night. If small, two $25/night.
Smoking outside only.
Pets accepted - $10/day per pet payable to host. Pets may not be left unattended and are not allowed on sofa or bed. Pet bedding and food bowls to be supplied by guest.
We can arrange pet sitters.
Early check in or late check out possible depending on reservations before an/or after. Must be pre-arranged.
Linens for studio use only; must not be lost or damaged. We will provide beach towels, blankets, chairs upon request.
No daily maid service. Linens exchanged weekly for longer stays.
No cleaning fee. We ask guests to leave permanent glassware/cups on the counter (we put them through the dishwasher) and place trash in barrels in driveway. That's it!
Left behind items returned upon request at guest's expense.
Lucky long time, full time residents of beautiful Carmel. Retired art gallery owner partnered with a retired custom home builder. Between us we've lived here for over 50 years and wouldn't think of living anywhere else. But...we love to travel too. This photo was taken in 2009 along the Tuscan coast when we hiked the entire Cinqueterre.
Having the free time and knowing what a destination Carmel is, we have begun a little business as vacation rental hosts. This sweet studio is our first offering and we're excited to offer visitors a chance to live like locals without having to spend a small fortune to be here.