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, 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!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$3000 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$9000 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
This is a beautiful and peaceful place with an amazing view of Carmel Valley. We stayed here over a long weekend and it was very convenient to hikes along the coast and Big Sur. I'd definitely recommend it to others.
This house is absolutely perfect and has all you need for a stay with friends or family: spacious bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, and a very warm living/dining room on an open kitchen.
While Barbara and her husband live on the same property in a different house, they are extremely respectful of the privacy of their guests.
The house was very clean when we checked in.
Location is great, 15 mins from Carmel by the sea, 15 minutes from the first state parks of the stunning Big Sur coast.
We stayed in the winter so didnt enjoy the pool and terrace but summer months are surely great as well!
We'd definitely come back if we're in the area again.
Wonderful stay in Barbara's beautiful Carmel Valley home. Every comfort was provided for from a delicious welcome basket of goodies, fresh flowers in the house, and all the amenities of home and so much more. The serenity of the garden, the inviting pool, and private hillside location were all divine. Lovely bedrooms, comfortable beds, great fireplaces -- and we thoroughly enjoyed family time in the living room, cooking in the spacious kitchen and the warm ambiance throughout the entire house. And the incredible views!! A beautiful view out of every window and the wrap-around deck is fantastic. We were a three generation family - and everyone was extremely happy!! What a lovely holiday stay -- thank you!
Such a nice home, we spent a wonderful time for thanksgiving, perfect for friends gathering with kids. The house was full, we cooked a lot and enjoyed the fireplace, the nice size table, the kitchen is so nice, all open, great for preparing meals with everyone around. Would love to come back for hottest season to enjoy the pool. Barbara was very welcoming, she leaves right next door which is always a plus, and gave us free passes for the aquarium !
We'll be back I'm sure. Happy holidays !
What a lovely retreat! There are deer that you will see wondering why you are in their space. The views are so nice from the wrap around deck. It was perfect with a nice living area to enjoy the quiet of the hillside. Beautifully appointed house which fit the area in the Carmel style and has been lovingly updated with plenty of big windows and skylights. We enjoyed the living room fireplace, the bedroom foreplace is not functioning at our stay, but the beds have built it heaters to keep you warm at night!
Lovely house in a really beautiful setting looking over Carmel Valley. Everything was perfect and I'm pretty sure we'll be back again soon. Thanks Barbara!
We had a wonderful stay at Barbara's beautiful home. The house has a terrific layout for 3 couples. The bedrooms are spacious and the kitchen, dining area, and living room are warm and inviting. The views from the sunny deck are spectacular - couldn't be better! The check-in and check-out were easy and Barbara was easy to coordinate with. We loved the extra touches like homemade pumpkin bread! We hope to return again soon for a relaxing weekend in the Carmel Valley.
Carmel Valley Retreat is a wonderful location for a weekend getaway from the city. I can't imagine a better launching pad from which to explore Big Sur and the gorgeous surrounding areas. The accommodations were really comfortable and the view was incredible. We also enjoyed the pool and the deck.
This is a beautiful home with fantastic views! Barbara is a great host and very accommodating.
Barbara was an excellent, welcoming and knowledgeable host, and her house was a great find. The house is well-situated for exploring Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur. The house was spacious and was child friendly for our 1 year old. The pool was a great on a hot day. The kitchen was well-equipped. The outdoor spaces were wonderful with a great view.