About This Listing
This is Clint Eastwood's town, best known for being dog-friendly. Hidden away in the woods, our rustic cabin is like a treehouse with all the amenities . . minutes from downtown, beaches and a tennis court around the corner.
You'll find our cabin is perfect for two . . . Simple. Comfortable. Cozy (250 sq ft) and Quiet -- plus minutes from downtown and spectacular sand beaches. Decorated with antique saltillos from Mexico, papercuts from a well known artist in Guanajuato, and a few other south-of-the-border items that have made their way north, the cabin has taken on a colorful atmosphere reflecting California's early settlers.
We provide a modest Continental breakfast to get you started in the morning . . . coffee, tea, fruit, yogurt and biscotti! No kitchen is available, but there is a microwave, small refrigerator, kettle, coffee pot and toaster, and dishes - ideal for take out.
You'll be located on the same property as our family home, but totally detached from the house (about 50 steps down from the parking area) and with no other guests to disturb you.
We're long-time residents, knowledgeable about the area and able to help you find some of the many unique spots guidebooks don't mention.
A third person may be accommodated on a Japanese-style futon ($30/visit) recommended mainly for small children
We are Pet Friendly and would love to entertain your beloved Fido as well. However, for those of you who have allergies, please keep in mind that Pets have been in the room previously.
If you're visiting California's central coast for the first time, you'll find Carmel and the surrounding area an idyllic haven boasting nearly 100 miles of spectacular shoreline - described as the 'greatest meeting of land and sea.' The unbridled beauty of Carmel and Monterey County's landscape and the mild, year-round weather offer endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Family-centered activities abound and there truly is something for everyone.
Also, check out my Guidebook. Don't miss the Mission San Antonio de Padua which sits in the Valley of the Oaks on what was once the Milpitas unit of the Hearst Ranch. Of all the missions, this is my favorite . . . partly because it is in the middle of nowhere and also because the restoration was more sensitive to the Mission's style . . . in other words, it doesn't look like Disneyland.
Let me know by email your approximate time of arrival. In some instances I have to be away from the house, so I'll let you know by email or leave a note on the door telling you just to "make yourself at home in the cabin."
Interaction with Guests
Along with my cat, I usually "meet and greet" guests when they arrive and my brother and I are usually around for any questions guests might have. During their stay, I prefer to allow guests their privacy. No daily maid service is available unless specially requested.
The cabin is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood facing the Pebble Beach Forest Conservancy adjacent to Pescadero, a little used road where neighbors like to walk their dogs, or where cyclists test their strength on a grueling hill full of switchbacks.
Want to look out on the forest? Want to watch birds whiz by with squirrels nearby? You can, yet we're so close to town, it takes 10 minutes to walk to the post office. Also, you might like to know Carmel has been voted one of the Top Ten Dog Friendly places in the country. WOOF! So, bring your dog.
Please check the CALENDAR tab above to determine whether we've been booked.
It's a 10 minute walk to town and a 20 minute walk to the beach. Bus routes are within a 5 minute walk. If you're coming by train, the train has a bus service which will drop you in Monterey where I can pick up and drop off guests.
Other Things to Note
As we're in the woods, those of you who suffer from severe allergies brought on by pollens or molds may not find our place suitable. We run a dehumidifier whenever possible and our vacuum has a hepa filter on it, but you still might not find that adequate. So far, in the four years we've been renting through Airbnb, only two guests have complained.
We hope you'll enjoy yourselves, but we ask that you observe or understand the following:
* Please, no smoking inside.
* Arrival after 3pm; departure before noon
* No open flames (candles etc.) allowed.
* Pets may not be left unattended and are not allowed on chairs or the bed.
* Pet bedding and food bowls to be supplied by guest. We can arrange pet sitters.
* No daily maid service.
* Left behind items returned upon request at guest's expense.
The tree house was very comfortable; it has an electric heater, fridge, coffee maker, microwave and a kettle! You could well enjoy a cuppa at the balcony. Shelly is a very nice lady and we had a good chat, the whole experience was simply great and we definitely recommend staying here!
My wife and I stayed at the Treehouse for 2 nights. We really enjoyed the private and secluded cottage and were especially grateful to have our 2 dogs with us. We didn't meet Shelly but we did meet her husband Tom. He was very nice and welcoming.
When we booked Shelly sent me a very nice message with all the details about checking in and out so that was a breeze and when we first arrived it was very easy to find everything we needed.
The wifi was awesome and fast and the cable TV was great to have as well.
It was our first time in Carmel and it was AWESOME. Even though the weather was gloomy. We're from SoCal so we're not used to that kind of weather but the town with all it's cool little shops, art galleries, cafe's and restaurants were still super beautiful, even in the mist/drizzle/clouds.
The bed was comfortable, the place place was clean. There was fruit and a few baked items that were delicious!
There are obviously much more fancy places you can stay in Carmel but I found this place to be a very cozy and affordable option especially if you have dogs :)
Tom and Shelley were great hosts. We spent six nights in their little cabin, the area felt safe and quiet with walking distance to shops and restaurants.
The cabin is in a very serene location about a mile uphill from the downtown area. We are very pleased that we were able to find a relaxing spot with a great view over a forested ravine. The cabin is well equipped with coffee, biscotti, fruit & a mini-fridge. We hope to return someday soon.
Shelley made sure we taken care of with regard to our accommodations, and gave us great local ideas for stuff to see and do. Location and housing was accurately descrived. Will definitely be back!
About the Host, S. Shelley
Have lived EVERYWHERE, but no where long enough to call it home. Love accents from Georgia and Texas (was born in TX); love Trillium, Hosta and Ramps (from North Carolina) . . . loved living in a REAL log cabin (in Ohio) . . . and, I could eat a Mango everyday the rest of my life . . . may I be so lucky!
My brother and I love living here, as did my dad after he built our house for my mom in the 60's. Like many others in this country, Tom and I both thought we'd be retired by now. The joke's on us I guess. No matter, we've met some wonderful and interesting people while hosting Airbnb guests from all over the world. We hope you'll be one of them.
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Hear waves softly lap against the sand. See an incredible array of waterfowl and songbirds in the lagoon just before the Carmel River empties into the sea. Swimming and wading are extremely dangerous.Scenic Rd Carmel CA 93923
Several locations . . . contemporary American and Early California Art.Pacific St Monterey CA 93940
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Recently named among the worlds top ten wine travel destinations in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.CA
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