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.
Wonderful quiet neighborhood. Secluded private cabin. Pleasant walk to town or to the beach. Shelley is a wonderful, obliging host and cabin is perfect little getaway. Had a very relaxing week. No fuss, no muss, as advertised.
We had a great experience in Carmel. The location was ideal, the room was comfortable, and Shelley was very helpful. If you want to spend some serious cash on dinner, the view from Pacific's Edge can't be beat.
We had a wonderful stay at Shelley's treehouse. The coffee and biscotti in the morning were amazing! The house is a short walk to downtown but you should be warned that it is quite hilly! There are wonderful restaurants, bars, and shops nearby and Shelley was very helpful with pointing them out to us on a map. We were only there for one night but thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We stayed at Shelley's cottage over the 4th of July weekend. We were looking for a cozy well appointed place to stay as we rested, enjoyed hiking and the area restaurants. We found that and more in Shelley's sweet rental property. It is situated in a lovely green area in a cul de sac and it is adorned with wonderful potted and planted succulents. Shelley offered a warm and smiling greeting when we arrived.
The cottage is decorated in a cheery, funky-good, eclectic style. Shelly has equipped the cottage with everything one might need to make a little tasty snack, enjoy a good read, check email or take a comfy nap. We had a lovely time and we will return when we're in the area. Thank you Shelly for creating a special space where we can relax and enjoy Carmel.
shelly greeted us in a friendly and helpful manner and showed us the ropes of the cabin which was small but adequate for us for 2 nights. it was clean and had all the necessary amenities. since the weather was cool and we were up late the first night we hung around the cabin in the a .m. and took an afternoon rest there. it was especially nice to have a place to relax that was so quiet and private with pretty views of trees from the windows. we were comfortable and had no complaints. when i thought i had left something there after checking out, shelly offered to send it for me which was very kind and helpful. i would recommend the treehouse.
Perfect little cabin for my husband our dog and myself. It was just close enough to town and just far enough away f perfect little cabin for my husband our dog and myself. It was just close enough to town and just far enough away for us unwind. Shelley got us settled in right away and made amazing recommendations for things to do and see while in town. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we hope to be back soon
Shelley was really warm and friendly, a great host. What a special place to stop, the cabin is lovely and in a great location. Everything we could ever possibly have needed was provided there for us.
It was lovely to meet you Shelley, and Meow Meow, of course!
Thanks again, I would absolutely stay here again - Clare
About the Host, Shelley
I 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 loved watching 15 foot alligators on the Withlacochee in Florida.
Now my brother, on the other hand, has gloried in what the Peninsula has to offer ever since he was very young. But, we both 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.