About this listing
Cozy hideaway for two and a pet. Plush linens, kitchenette, private patio.
Small, separate building. More amenities/privacy than a hotel. Great location - ten to fifteen minute walk to the center of Carmel. Easy parking and access to Highway 1.
Rates include tax. No cleaning fee.
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.
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.
We update the calendar each morning and answer each inquiry promptly. Pets welcome (separate fee, $10/night, paid to host). We require a two night minimum stay except during holiday periods when we require three nights.
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.
Price includes required taxes. No extra charges unless you bring a pet ($10/ day paid directly to host). We will accept two dogs if they are tiny. Otherwise just one as there is room for only one pet bed.
All nights during holiday and event periods are at the weekend rate.
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.
Guest's full name, address, phone number and approximate arrival time required.
Smoking outside only. No open flames (candles etc.) allowed. We provide LED candles.
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.
We had such a lovely time here! Sylvia was very helpful and delightful, the accommodations were clean and beautiful, and the location was prime. We will definitely be back. :) thank you both!
This was our second visit to Carmel this year. We are calling it our "happy place" now. And of course a huge part of that is due to our hosts Sylvia and Tim. They are welcoming and gracious and make us feel completely at home. We brought our two dogs with us this time and they felt welcome and at home as well. If you are planning a trip to Carmel you simply MUST stay with Sylvia! You wont want to leave!
Exceptional listing with Tim and Sylvia! Lovely space with generous and comfortable amenities. Literally 30 seconds off highway one giving you great access for day trips. Highly reccomended.
Sylvia is very kind and really great host. We are welcomed at arriving day and she sensitively prepared local maps for us and shared all the useful info about Carmel, even much good suggestions for our journey. It's very helpful for us.
Sylvia is so easy-going and we feel relaxed and enjoyed memorable 2 days staying in Carmel.
Also the studio is amazing and full of artistic breath though it's small but aborative design. It's very comfortable and cozy.
Their studio especially suitable for the couples.
It's a absolutely our 1st time so nice airbnb experience, not like any of regular hotel we lived. Homelike, warm, blended into the local scene... :-)
You came such a long way! We are very happy that the Carmel part of your trip was fun for you. We do all we can to make our guests fee comfortable and we can help with suggestions about other parts of the trip too. Thank you so much for the nice review....this experience is much better than a hotel for most people.
Sylvia and Tim
the studio of Sylvia was the best place we stayed at in our tour of california, very good, the bathroom is clean, the room nicely decorated, complete privacy, wonderful location,
Sylvia was the perfect host! She gave us lots of information about the area along with maps and tips on how to find the best restaurants in town. The little detached studio was perfect! It has a secluded patio where we enjoyed coffee in the morning and wine in the evenings. The studio was fully stocked with drinks in the fridge and snackies for us to nosh on. The bathroom was perfectly stocked as well. We enjoyed our weekend getaway and will come back and visit often! I feel as though we have made lifelong friends with our kind hosts.
We had a fantastic time again! This time we visited with our 10 month old daughter. Just enough space for the little one and the dog. Thank you again Sylvia and Tim!
About the Host, Sylvia
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.