Step up thru miniature doorway into HOBBIT HALL. Octagon window, skylight & low ceiling. 2 twin beds accommodate sleepy hobbits of all ages both tall and small. 5 beautiful acres, ocean view. Ask about availability of Aquarium passes w/ 2 night min.
Welcome to Peace Temple abode, a relaxed country villa set on five acres, in North Monterey County California USA. Long time residents of Monterey County hostess *Sukhmandir Kaur Khalsa and host **Sukhmandir Singh Khalsa invite you to share in a new age, yoga and wellness experience while enjoying our unique coastal home, blessed with sunrise, sunset and ocean view. We are on a private drive a bit off the beaten track, bring your sense of adventure when you come. The stucco house, built to our own design, has a spacious open family friendly floor plan, Saltillo tile and wood floors, with high cedar ceilings, lofts, and natural light filtering through skylights and windows.
HANG OUT: Relax by our fireplace. Catch a movie with us on our 60 inch wide screen LCD TV. Enjoy original art by local artists. Watch the evening sun set over the Sea. Share a meal with us or visit the peninsula and go out on the town where fine dining restaurants abound. Go out to nearby beaches or hiking.
SLEEP: Step up through a miniature doorway into HOBBIT HALL. This 10' x 20' room with an octagon window, skylight and low ceilings, is furnished with two twin beds and comfortable mattresses to accommodate sleepy hobbits of all ages, both tall and small. Plenty of floor space is covered with a wool and silk Persian carpet. Twin mattresses can be spread on the floor for extra guests. The room comes with Wi Fi and mini fridge. We don't want to overwhelm this playroom with furniture, so ask us if you'd like the use of a portable lap top desk, or anything added to, or removed, from the room while you stay. HOBBIT HALL has a shared bath with a double sink vanity, 6 foot jacuzzi tub with shower, skylight and garden window. All linens and towels included. (Half bath, laundry facilities and Host Master Bath with double shower also available to use.)
EAT: We offer the use of our fully equipped vegetarian/vegan/rawfoods kitchen complete with juicers, blenders, food processor, 6 burner gas range, and griddle, but ask that no meat, poultry, or fish is cooked in our Peace Temple home. We also do not permit alcoholic beverages or smoking on the premises. We invite you to partake of breakfast bagels, toast, tea and coffee and share our table. Sample our flavors of India crock pot and salad of the day .
MEDITATE: We invite you to participate in early morning meditation at 5 am in our dedicated mediation room. Join us for yoga. Ask about a private yoga session with Sukhmandir Singh.
HEAL: Ask about our discount at the Monterey Wellness Center featuring Turbosonics sound therapy, Laser light therapy, Ionic foot bath, Infrared Spa and Colonic.
PLAY: Relax on our veranda, patio and lawns. Explore our five acres. We have several outdoor stoves and wood for a fire, a camping spot with fire pit, and parking for your RV. There is plenty to do year round in Monterey County and the Tri County area. If you like nature, and are new to the area, ask us to recommend hiking trails and places to visit inland, or along the Coast. We have a beach bag and towels ready for you. Ask about 2 Aquarium Passes returning on night of day used only. Subject to availability.
Please Note: Friends and families, can be easily accommodated by combining rooms. Please contact us regarding availability and pricing.
Peace Temple is secluded on a private road in North Monterey County about ½ a mile off of Hwy 101, and about 1 mile from HWY 156 West which runs between HWY 1 and HWY 101.
We are about 1 mile (1 minute by car) from the Airport Shuttle and Monterey Transit (bus) where parking is available.
We are centrally located in the Tri County area.
2 minutes from the nearest shopping center.
5 minutes North of the nearest mall.
7 minutes North of the Steinbeck center in Salinas.
10-15 minutes inland from beaches or Moss Landing antique shops.
20 minutes North of Monterey Fisherman’s Warf, Laguna Seca Raceway, Sea Otter Bicycle Classic, or South of Watsonville.
25 minutes North of Carmel by the Sea, Pebble Beach and 17 mile Drive, or Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium (ask about passes).
30 minutes North of Carmel Valley and South of Santa Cruz Boardwalk.
35-40 minutes North of Point Lobos and Carmel Highlands, or Pacific Grove monarch butterfly sanctuary.
40-60 minutes North of Big Sur beaches, the Redwoods and Esalen Institute hot springs.
70-75 minutes South of San Francisco.
Weather: Dress in layers.
Spring is temperate with occasional showers.
Summer can be warm and sunny, or cool and foggy.
Fall is moderate with occasional late autumn monsoons.
Winter can be stormy, or sunny, sometimes all in the same day.
*Sukhmandir Kaur Khalsa is the guide to Sikhism for (website hidden)
**Sukhmandir Singh Khalsa is a Kundalini Yoga teacher at Kundalini Live with Wave Street Studios across from the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Enjoy our home and respect it like it is your own.
We do not permit smoking or alcoholic beverages.
Let us know if you need space in the refrigerator. You are welcome to use kitchen and equipment, however no cooking of meat, poultry or fish is permitted in our home. Please clean up after cooking or eating.
You are welcome to do laundry. Please allow us to show you how to use washer and dryer. We will give you fresh sheets or towels upon request for extended stays every 5-7 days. Please ask if you need anything.
Please ask before bringing pets.
Sukhmandir Kaur was very welcoming and hospitable. The hobbit hall was clean and comfortable. My husband and I are from out of town and stayed one Saturday night to attend a nearby event Sunday morning. We were invited to the yoga class at 5am, but decided to stay in and catch up on rest. Just before we left Sunday morning, Sukhmandir Kaur offered us fresh, homemade roti with yogurt, which was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed our stay, especially being serenaded all night by the frogs outside our window and falling asleep/waking up up to the wonderful aroma of homemade Indian food.
we had really nice stay at yr house, thanks a lot. my mum was very happy with the yoga class in the morning
The Sukhmandirs Kaur and Singh are warm and friendly and made us feel immediately part of the family. Being grandparents of young children themselves, they loved having our 2 young girls around. The house and property are excellent for children. There are multiple lofts to climb around on, farm animals to feed and pet, a play structure and multiple trampolines.
We like to prepare most of our own meals when we travel, so we appreciated the fridge in our room, and the well-equipped kitchen. Also the free yoga classes in the morning were a great bonus. I'm sure we will be back some day.
It was a pleasure to stay at Sukhmandir's place. It was a great experience and I will stay there again if I am in that area.
The hobbit hole was a great stop along the 1 traveling from the bay to LA. My highlight was definitely getting to pet the goats! My friends and I found Sukhmandir to be a very hospitable host; we would stay here again in a heartbeat.
The moment I arrived, I felt like I instantly became part of the family! The time spent in the hobbit hall, and the house of Sukhmandir overall, made my stay in Prunedale a most memorable vacation, and I am already looking forward to revisiting them! I was invited to join in the yoga practice in the morning, and Sukh was so accommodating about the time that would work best for my schedule; I was invited to join their table for dinner; I found family in this wonderful couple and their kids and friends when I had to be away from my immediate family on this business trip.
Hobbit hall is this cozy room with a slanted ceiling, the bathroom is spacious, and very clean, with fresh towels waiting for me and I was invited to make myself at home; which I gladly did!! The stay was a joyful, beautiful, fun-filled, interesting, amazing experience that is hard to put in words; it has to be experienced first-hand!!
Sukhmandir has a lovely peaceful house, away from the busier town. He was very welcoming when I arrived and helped me feel at home. I also joined in with yoga in the morning. I was a complete beginner, but he was great at guiding me through.
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Peace Temple Abode would love to host your events, keep us in mind for personal and family outings, yoga and wellness retreats, teacher training, life coaching, gurmat camps, kirtans, weddings etc. We have 5 rooms with 11 beds, 3 1/2 shared baths, can accommodate about 20 overnight guests, and comfortably host groups of about 40 day guests.