About this listing
On a granite buff overlooking Carmel Valley, this 60 year-old 4-bedroom post-adobe home invites those who desire tranquility and beauty as well as easy access to the beach and countryside. Pool and views are amenities that come with the territory.
Residing on 12 acres lies this 60 year-old post adobe home where views are plentiful and life is inspiring. Whether soaking in the beauty of the surrounding oaks, swimming in the solar-heated pool or soaking in the adjacent hot tub, sunning on the home’s expansive deck, wandering around the trails, or admiring the vineyards, you’ll know that you have touched the essence of Carmel Valley.
Unique to this property is its convenient location. With 2 guest Monterey Bay Aquarium passes included in the rental, the home is approximately 20 minutes from downtown Monterey, and just 5 miles form Carmel-by-the-Sea. This makes it situated beyond the fog line and in the heart of the sunbelt. Pitched a on granite bluff 300 feet above Carmel River, the property welcomes couples, families or small groups desiring tranquility and privacy.
The 4-bedroom home accommodates up to 7 people comfortably and consists of two wings: one with a master bedroom and bathroom and the other with 3 bedrooms plus an office. At the center of the home is the kitchen/dining/living room. With two wood-burning stoves located in the living room and kitchen and an additional fireplace in the master bedroom, the living area is encased in glass, allowing full sun, warmth, and light. High ceilings, wood floors, upgraded appliances add to the ambiance and functionality of the retreat.
Walk outside, and you find yourself on 12 private acres, complete with hundred-year old oaks and views that are unsurpassed. Just steps from the front door is a solar-heated swimming pool, with adjacent bathroom, deck chairs and patio set; all perfect for sunning and entertainment. Pathways through the property provide access to an organic garden of flowers and vegetable planters, complete with vegetables for dinner. Small plots of grapes also cover the property.
Located just beyond the coastal fog line, the white-sand beaches and array of restaurants and outdoor cafes of Carmel are just 4.5 miles west, while the best wineries in Carmel Valley are located approximately 6 miles east of the property. The spectacular Big Sur Coastline beckons you to drive south 30 miles to enjoy Ventana, Nepenthe and The Post Ranch Inns. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with beach and amusement part is just 50 miles by car.
Longer term rentals are also available at discounted prices...Summer & Holiday rates vary so be sure to ask for a quote!
The Monterey Transit System travels through Carmel Valley, however given that the home is located 1.3 miles from the nearest drop-off, private cars are advisable.
Other Things to Note
Note that a 10.5% transit occupancy tax has been included in the pricing of this home. Once you book the home, we will initiate and ask you to sign a short-term rental agreement to supplement that which is available through Airbnb.
This is a family-friendly home that will comfortably accommodate a maximum of 8 guests and visitors and 3 cars. To further underscore this, we do not accept requests for parties or gatherings, such as weddings and family reunions. We do ask that those who inhabit the home look after it as if it were your own, enjoy it, and take care of it for us. If children accompany you, be aware that the pool is ungated so they will need to be pool-safe and supervised. Please also know that we have neighbors who value the quiet-like sanctuary environment and so we ask that noise be kept to a minimum between the hours of 10pm and 8am. To underscore these issues, we will ask that you review and sign a short-term rental agreement and pool and spa waiver. And finally, while on the property, please don't feed the wildlife, especially the deer.
Thank you and enjoy!
We had 6 adults and 2 kids and found the house to be very spacious and comfortable. The pool and hot tub were big hits! We spent 3 nights there for a wedding that was only a few miles away. Enjoyed the views, the quiet and the fresh air. Already talking about a return trip. Very relaxing.
We just had an amazing stay and can't wait to visit again! The house was spacious for 7 people and all the amenities were fantastic.
The house is well kept and all the descriptions were accurate. Barbara is also a great host who always replies to your emails and checks in on you when you first arrive to make sure you everything you need.
We were delighted with Barbara's beautiful home. The views are amazing! The lay out is perfect for group activities as well as private time. The pool and hot tub were features we thoroughly enjoyed! Also, the lovely plants and flowers enhances the beauty of our surroundings .
Bedrooms are very comfortable and the view of Camel Valley is fantastic. We all had a great time for our 3 night stay at this beautiful home.
Listing was perfectly in synch with the experience. Pool was lovely. Hot tub a great addition.
We had a wonderful time at his home in Carmel. In such a beautiful and serene setting, it's the kind of place that you can just hang around at for hours and feel like you're getting away. The wrap-around deck and views are spectacular, and the wildlife on the property add a nice touch. Barbara was a wonderful host -- very good communication and provided a lot of useful information about the home and the area.
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About the Host, Barbara
Twenty years ago, we purchased this 1953 post adobe ‘fixer-upper’ and created a home that has become a haven and retreat for all with whom we share company. Because the outside is where we have chosen to spend most of our time, the gardens, deck, and pool area have become an extension of the property. We welcome you to this slice of paradise.