Winter picture of the yurt.Looking out toward the Carmel River.
Carmel River Yurt Retreat
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

Relax and rejuvinate in our 24 foot diameter yurt, overlooking the Carmel River and Big Sur Land Trust Songbird Sanctuary. The sounds of the river and the rustling trees will lull you to sleep after a soak under the stars in your private hot tub.
NOTE: We welcome children 7 years and older. Please thoroughly read the description and the house rules before booking. It's advisable to arrive before dark since our house can be difficult to find. Please have a printout of all the directions.


Extra people $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $25
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House Rules

No animals
Children 7 and older are welcomed.
No Smoking on the property.
Quiet hours are from 11pm to 8am.
Check in at 3pm- Check out at 10am.
Each additional guest over 2 will be charged an additional $30 fee per guest.
A shower is REQUIRED before each use of the hot tub.

To insure that you have read this in it's entirety, please begin your written request with the magic words "I have read it all, yes all of it." (If you do not then we will ask you to read the text, since we do wish for you to be fully aware of everything).


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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Michael User Profile
September 2017
An excellent accommodation with a great location near Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur. The hosts were very friendly. We meet both of them, Pete showed us around, and they even put fresh coffee outside our door every morning! The yurt is huge, with a comfy bed and couches. There are lots of fun little amenities (projector, bocce ball set, etc.) and a mini fridge and microwave. The deck was nice, and the attached hot tub was clean and we'll kept. The one and only drawback was that the bathroom was across the small yard in the main house, which the hosts made abundantly clear in their description. But there is a private sitting area and bathroom right in the front door. A great value for a unique living arrangement. It's a freaking yurt!

Esme User Profile
September 2017
Amazing place and hosts! We stayed here as part of a three week family road trip through California with our 2 hard to please tweens. We are still on the trip at the time of writing this review otherwise would probably be a longer review full of even more praise! We loved the yurt and the location and only wish we could have spent more than 1 night there. The special touches were just magic and appreciated by the whole family. We arrived shattered and through entirely MY fault had an issue finding it (I had forgotten to print out Peg and Petes brilliant instructions). Despite this, they were patient and wonderful with us and the yurt provided the ideal respite after a busy few days of hiking and driving. Chilling out in the hot tub with the kids, before all settling in to watch one of the provided movies on the MASSIVE projecter screen was wonderful. Falling to sleep to the sounds of the chirruping crickets and babbling river meant for a great night's rest even in record breaking heat for the area. We ate breakfast and enjoyed the tea provided on the deck in the morning whilst the kids enjoyed the hammock. Cannot thank Peg and Pete enough for being such great hosts and letting us stay there. Would highly recommend.

Maggie User Profile
September 2017
This is hands down, one of the best Airbnb experiences I have ever had! We absolutely loved our stay here! Pete and Peg are amazing & sweet hosts -- and the yurt is everything we hoped for. We enjoyed star gazing in the hot tub, watching a movie on the projector, listening to nature, and sipping coffee on the great porch. Stay here if you have the chance!!!

Rachel User Profile
September 2017
This was such a unique and lovely stay. The yurt was more than what we had expected and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I will miss the peaceful mornings having coffee outside the yurt! All of Pete's restaurant recommendations around Carmel were spot on too!

Katsi User Profile
August 2017
Pete's Place was perfect for what we needed. Jacuzzi was a a lovely addition. We only stayed a night, but still enjoyed it and had a good night's sleep. Instructions to the property was clear.

Martin User Profile
August 2017
We had a lovely stay in the yurt. It is very clean and tidy, spacious and well equipped with great attention to detail. Peg and Pete are very welcoming and hospitable but also leave you to relax and enjoy and have your own space. Would love to stay again.

Tae Sun User Profile
August 2017
This yurt is really beautiful and perfect place. The properties, and facilities were perfect, and his personality was also awesome!! If I have a chance, I want to visit once again.

Carmel, California, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Pete User ProfilePete is a superhost.

My wife, Peggy, and I have lived on this property since 1984 and have never fallen out of love with it. It is the perfect combination of a rural setting yet only 10 minutes away from town. We are outdoor enthusiasts and have many wonderful family memories of not only camping by the river but of backcountry excursions as well. It was on one of these adventures, in Oregon to be exact, that Peg and our two daughters discovered yurts. They rented one at an Oregon State campground and truly loved the experience. Having a yurt on our property has added even more of a sense of serenity and peace to our home. It is with this in mind that we want to share it with others. There's something uniquely appealing and comforting, a feeling of being embraced by the round space and the abundance of natural light that
lends itself to living close to nature. We welcome you to give it a try.

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