About this listing
"If you do decide to inquire about or book the room,
please share a little about yourself and who you are in your first message to us Please note that we will only accept reservations from verified guests with a completed profile a photo."
Hello Airbnb travelers!
We have a small, simple, very private studio room for guests to stay in while they are visiting the Monterey Peninsula. Once you step through the large wooden gate and walk down the brick pathway in our secret garden, you will find a safe, clean, and simple haven to call home during your stay.
The studio room has a private entrance and a private bath, connected, yet completely closed off and separate from the main house where we live. The redwood room, hardwood floor, high-beam ceiling, and flora and fauna theme give the studio a calm, cheerful feel. The room has a comfortable queen size bed with a memory foam topper and plenty of soft blankets and pillows. The newly tiled bathroom has a shower, heat lamp, a wonderful radiant heat floor and towels. In the room there is a small refrigerator and a coffee maker for your morning coffee- we provide complimentary freshly ground organic beans, a variety of teas, organic half & half and purified water. On the bookshelf you will find many books to read on local history, hiking trails, California bird, tree and wildflower field guides and other interesting topics. Wifi, a Bose Wave radio/cd player with a selection of cd's, a small iron and board, a hair dryer, binoculars, and a picnic basket are also provided for your use and enjoyment. And because so many guests have asked, there now is a tv with Netflix.
Though the house is situated right by Highway 1 as you enter Carmel, we are surprisingly tucked away and hidden from view- but you will hear traffic. It quiets way down after rush hours in the morning and evening, even more after 11 p.m., and after ~12, is usually pretty much quiet all night, although later and louder during holiday weekends and local main events. The occasional siren and motorcycle can be heard, but with the windows closed, it's not that bad. Though the highway sound may be an issue for some, almost all people so far have found the level to be perfectly acceptable- the new dual-pane windows and door help a lot! The upside to the location is that it offers very fast, easy access to any destination you are headed, be it Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Point Lobos, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Monterey or Big Sur.
***INCLUDED with the price of the room, we offer several perks to make your stay even more enjoyable:
*Two Monterey Bay Aquarium guest passes (an $80 value)
*A California State Park pass which gives you free access into all state parks, including our local Point Lobos State Park Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur (a $10 value each).
*Complimentary wine tasting card at an excellent local winery (a $20 value).
All are must-see places to go while you are here in Carmel.
We are a 5 minute drive to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, and about a 15 minute walk through the backroads of Carmel, all downhill.
There is a two night minimum stay. No pets are allowed in the studio- no exceptions- so people with pet allergies, there is no need to worry.
If you are looking for a sunny, secluded, perfectly quiet place to stay, this is not the place for you, but if you are looking for a very private, conveniently located, reasonably priced, cozy space with a hot shower, a comfortable bed and basic amenities, then this just may be the perfect spot.
As an Airbnb host, we are committed to being accommodating, helpful, and making your stay in the Secret Garden Room in Carmel as comfortable as possible, and from guest suggestions, we are making improvements all the time. You will have total privacy in the studio, but we are available 24/7 if you have any questions or need anything at all.
+++++PLEASE NOTE+++++If you do decide to inquire about or book the room, please share a little about yourself, who you will be travelling with, and the purpose of your visit in your first message to us. Please understand that we will only accept reservations from 100% verified guests with a completed profile and photo.
The nightly price of the studio includes the required 10.5% Hotel-occupancy tax.
Thank you for your interest in our studio and we look forward to meeting you if you should decide to click "book it!"
Be respectful of the space in regards to cleanliness, wear and tear on the room, and excessive noise. We are in a drought, so water conservation is a MUST. Energy conservation is appreciated. No smoking or use of candles on the property. Please call or email the day before your check-in day to give us your estimated time of arrival. If you will be late or early, please call to let us know; punctuality is greatly appreciated.
About the Host, Michael & Jill
We are both life-time Carmel locals. We cherish the local beauty of the hills and coastline that surrounds us, and we feel very blessed to be here. I am a dog sitter, and Michael is a veteran Caddie at Pebble Beach Golf Links. I love gardening, William Morris and Pre-Raphaelite art, animals, shell collecting and vegetarian cooking. Michael loves taking saunas, walking Point Lobos, hiking in the Sierra mountains, learning about local fauna and eating my vegetarian cooking. We are both passionate about water, energy and resource conservation, composting and recycling. We love Airbnb and look forward to opening our humble home to travelers near and far.