Monterey Bay Views Manzanita Suite

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Hidden Valley Rd, Royal Oaks, CA 95076, United States
Claire & Mark
Your host, Claire & Mark
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The Space

TIMSHEL THE HOUSE - Timshel is a unique, luxury contemporary home set in beautiful private acres of oaks, manzanita and wild flowers upon a ridge-top affording a spectacular view of the whole of Monterey Bay. The view will raise your spirits and take your breath away.
We believe Timshel is one of the most inspirational destinations in the Monterey Bay area.

TIMSHEL - Sleeps up-to 6 plus 4.
Rooms or the whole house can be rented - we are open to discussion.

YOGA AT TIMSHEL - Group and individual yoga sessions and lessons avalible most weekends and some week days, please see details below.
Claire offers a private or semi-private yoga class (by arrangement) at a cost of $10 per person. The style is a gentle Hatha yoga called Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness, this style is perfect for the beginner Yogi/Yogini or for the experienced practitioner wanting a calming, relaxing experience.

THE MANZANETA SUITE AT TIMSHEL - starting at $120 per night for 1 person ($140 at weekends.) Extra persons $40 per night. There is a one time $40 cleaning fee.

*Breakfast included - we want to surprise you with the best breakfast. You can choose from our three set breakfast menus.
American, European or Mexican. Our promise is that you will not be disappointed.

*Comlimentary coffe and tea.
*WiFi access to the internet.
*Large flat screen TV with access to Netflix.
*Private balcony affording spectacular views.
*Access and use of Timshel's beaufifull fully equipped kitchen, with shelf space in fridge and larder.
*Access and use of the beautiful main house lounge and patio affording incredible views of Monterey and Santa Cruz area and Pacific ocean.
*Access and use of the main house dinning room.
*Use of out doors BBQ grill.
*Very convenient ample parking.

We offer a discount if you book The Oak Suite in conjunction with "The Manzanita Suite." Please inquire for prices.

OUR OTHER ROOM - THE OAK SUITE AT TIMSHEL starting at $80 per night for 1 person ($100 at weekends) see our posting on Airbnb, "The Luxury Oak Suite at Timshel". The Luxury Oak Suite offers ultimate flexibility. It can be used as a romantic get away, family getaways or business trips. It can be set up as a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and accompanying private lounge or as 2 bedrooms (the lounge converts with a double sofa bed) and a private bathroom. The choice is yours.

THE WHOLE HOUSE - starting at $400 per night for up to 6 people. The house can accommodate up to 10 please ask for further details and pricing.

MORE ABOUT THE HOUSE - Timshel is a unique, luxury contemporary home set in beautiful private acres of oaks, manzanita and wild flowers upon a ridge-top affording a spectacular view of the whole of Monterey Bay. The view will raise your spirits and take your breath away. We believe it is one of the most inspirational destinations in the Monterey Bay area.

Conveniently situated, right in the middle of all that internationally renowned Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties have to offer. The house is a sanctuary of peace, the perfect place to wind down from a busy day of business or holiday travel or even for some one looking for short to medium term living accommodation.
15 minutes from Moss Landing beaches and famous restaurants, 30 mins from Monterey and Santa Cruz and an easy 2 hours from San Francisco. 10 minutes from Elkhorn Slough National Reserve.
Enjoy watching incredible wildlife right from the hose, right from inside the huge picture windows or reclining out on the patio or private balcony and wonder at an uninterrupted day and night spectacular.
There is much to do in the area, from kayaking the famous Elkhorn Slough, hiking in the Nature Reserve, exploring the numerous beaches, wining, dining and shopping in Carmel, Monterey or Santa Cruz, bicycling along the coastal bike path, paddle boarding or surfing in Santa Cruz, visiting the Monterey Bay Acquarium - to name but a few.

Timshel offers flexible luxury accommodation/bed&breakfast for either:-
Business travelers, short to medium term.
Romantic getaway.
Family holiday paradise/retreat.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $40 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Claire met us when we arrived and showed us to our room which was very spacious and with own balcony and all all modern conveniences such as TV, Wifi and air-conditioning. The bedroom and bathroom were spotlessly clean and everything worked. We got to know Claire and the other guests well during our short visit, she cooked wonderful breakfasts and advised us on the best places to see around Santa Cruz and Monterey. I would visit again and have no hesitation in recommending the Manzanita suite to other travellers!

    July 2014
  • We were looking for a place with nice views and found this beautiful listing. Claire was extremely accommodating with a change in reservation that I requested. We stayed at the Manzanita and the place looks much more beautiful than what the pictures have to say. Claire suggested places to eat and made us feel at home. Its an absolute delight to talk with her and know more about Mark & Claire's story behind hosting on Airbnb. Don't forget to ask about the story behind the name "Timshel". About the suite itself, its absolutely luxurious with top quality bathroom with breathtaking views from both the bathroom and balcony. The size of the closet is almost the size of a small room :) We were so happy with what the suite had to offer that we just got out for dinner. Claire was so nice to cook breakfast in the morning, we loved it! The sunset and sunrise views are worth alone being at this listing. I know I don't have to even search on Airbnb next time I am in the area :)

    June 2014
  • Everything about Timshel is outstanding! We loved that it is between Monterey/Carmel and Santa Cruz - perfect for activities in either city. Claire and her sons were wonderful hosts and their pups were wonderful to have around. The room overlooks the bay and has amazing views. We loved sitting out on the deck with a glass of wine watching the sun go down. Truly a remarkable home!

    June 2014
  • Mark offered us a wonderful stay in the true spirit of Airbnb. The off-the-beaten-path property is gorgeous, with sweeping views of the coastal plains, and the Manzanita Suite is large and beautifully appointed. It occupies the upper floor of the house, and had its own large sun patio. The bathroom is incredibly luxurious, with a huge deluxe shower, soaking tub with candlelight, and private toilet. The bedroom has a comfy King size bed and a humongous walk-in closet.

    But what really makes the property special is Mark's hospitality. He was so warm and helpful, and went above and beyond to make us comfortable. His two-course homemade morning breakfasts and hand-drip coffee are the stuff of legend, with brilliant conversation to match. He even welcomed our little puppy, Leo, who got along nicely with the neighboring dogs. Thanks so much for the lovely weekend, Mark! We look forward to returning.

    June 2014
  • Dear Claire & Mark
    thank you for your wonderful hospitality - your breakfasts were gourmet and the accommodations first class - we will be back . Fred & Ina

    May 2014
  • A beautiful place to stay. Comfortable, secluded, great food and an amazing view. Claire is amazing and her B&B gets our highest recommendation. Can't wait to go back.

    May 2014
  • Decided to stay here instead of a hotel in Monterey. It was beautiful and had amazing views of the area. The hosts are extremely nice and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome in their home. They had everything we could think of. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get away in a great home with amazing owners!


    May 2014
  • Sometimes you happen across fascinating people and beautiful places you don't want to drag yourselves away. I would have been very happy to stay & listen to Mark's musings & linger in their beautiful home for at least another week..vicariously joining them in their dreams & plans of adventure. Thank you all for imparting your wonderfully friendly, fun and adventurous spirit and for your gracious hospitality & travel advice. We all, (our little boys were smitten with Toby & Han) were 100% hooked!
    The house is glorious in every respect - the 360' view, the luxurious main bedroom, the gargantuan bathroom & homely kitchen -the house will haunt my dreams until I get one for myself!!! As for Mark's breakfasts... Yep he's pretty good!. Holding court whilst simultaneously cooking up a culinary delight for a houseful takes some skill!
    If you're worried about the distance to places... Don't be. You won't regret staying here. It's perfect.

    April 2014
  • Fantastic as always. Timshell and its stewards are both top shelf.

    April 2014
  • We had an amazing experience! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get away. The home is absolutely beautiful with breathtaking views from every angle and you've got windows everywhere to enjoy them. Our host was very gracious, kind and very welcoming. Felt like a home away from home in the most beautiful location. Also, Mark's lemon Crepes were absolutely delicious....a must have! We will definitely be back with the entire family.

    April 2014
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Hi, my name is Mark and am very glad to introduce myself. Thank-you for taking time to find out more about me. I was born a traveler. I have lived in many countries and through these experiences I like to think that I have an open mind to a wonderful world. The past 20 years I have been based in USA and mostly in California where I have been bring-up a family of 3 boys. They have grown, almost, out of my day to day life and Claire, my wife, and I have started a new chapter in our life, our new business with Airbnb. Claire is permanently employed as a Hand Therapist and yoga teacher and whilst I was the stay and home dad I now am to become the host at our new venture renting out our spare rooms at Timshel. My other roles in life include designer, chess coach, and wilderness guide. My interests is the human condition and philosophy. For me there is no better day than a gentle canoe down the Elkhorn Slough with lunch, binoculars and thoughts of wonder at how lucky I am to have the Slough in my back yard. Both Claire and I have a broad intrest in music, loving contemporary alternate themes and love supporting local performers. Film and TV is a passion, with a great love for British drama. We both miss our birth home very much and find ourselves vicariously living our past through our favorite place in America, Monterey county. Claire and I very much enjoy sharing Timshel with visitors and we are looking forward to our new venture with airbnb.
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