A teacher, fitness buff, and avid hiker. Love to share my culture, especially through food. Have lived in Carmel for six years, and am looking forward to helping you plan a fun visit!
Great stay! Excellent location and Iris is a warm and accommodating host. The place was perfect for my mom and I to relax for a lovely weekend in Carmel and Monterey.
We stayed at Iris' studio appartment for 4 nights on our road trip in Northern California. I had read lots of great comments on Iris' studio and I do confirm it's a very nice place. It is perfectly located to visit Monterey bay aquarium, Carmel by the sea and Big Sur (you need a car). It was also very pleasant and convenient for my husband and I and our 20 month old toddler (we had brought our own crib): enough space, lots of light, everything that we needed to cook and to feel at home. The studio is right below Iris' house so it is very easy to contact her if you need to. We also appreciated the welcoming fresh flowers, chocolate, fruits and cereal bars. In a nutshell: this place is a great place to stay at and is a real deal!
Iris was fantastic! She was communicative and accessible; she fixed a problem right away. The studio was in a great location to share a relaxing weekend on the coast. Highly recommended!
Wonderful place, great location. Iris left fresh flowers in the room, a frig stocked with breakfast stuff, and chocolate for afters. Truly charming place, and charming host! Flowers everywhere, impeccably clean, privacy... this place is great. The only thing negative I can say is that the beds could be more comfortable... but that is a very small thing when compared against all the benefits. Across the street from Carmel Mission, a short short walk to a center with 50 boutiques and a grocery store with a GREAT deli. only a mile or so into the heart of Carmel. I can't say enough about how great this place is. And Iris the host is just lovely.
This is a delightful place to stay in Carmel. The studio has beautiful light, is simply and nicely decorated, and has an extremely well equipped kitchen. The site has excellent mountain views and is very convenient to downtown Carmel, Big Sur, and Monterey. There is a Safeway supermarket nearby. The place is very quiet.
Your host, Iris Yoeli, makes a special effort to make the place homey with fresh flowers, chocolate on your bed, and milk and yoghurt in the fridge--to mention just a few things.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Iris to other travelers!
Unfortunately we could only stayed with Iris for one night. Her place is very comfortable and inviting. We came with our 23 y.o. son and we were all made to feel welcome in a little separate living unit that includes a kitchen, a full bathroom and a large size bedroom/living room. The view from Iris' place is breath taking and the fresh air is an added bonus. It is also very close to a wonderful nature reserve, Point Lobo, which is a must for anyone staying in Carmel. The place is extremely clean and well supplied. Too bad we could not stay longer.
Thank you Iris!
Iris was very welcoming. The room was spotless, there were fresh towels, a full stocked kitchen, snacks, and even chocolate on the pillows- nice touch! The location is very close to downtown and her place is amazing. We had a great expereience and would definitely book with her again.
The location is great, a few miles from the famous Monterey Aquarium, and the studio itself was clean, inviting, and wonderful to stay in. Iris also came by to say hello! Overall, this was a great place to stay, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a near coastal getaway.
Iris's apartment was very conveniently located for my husband & I between visiting Big Sur & spending time in Monterey. The place was private & clean. The kitchen had a few snacks stocked. The bed is a fold down futon, so I wouldn't recommend it if you need a very supportive bed, but it worked fine for us for one night. Iris was very welcoming & easy to communicate with. Overall, great place to stay for the one evening we were in the area.
The stay was amazing....the place was perfect with everything u could need and then Iris even went the extra mile with restaurant recommendations and milk in the fridge along with yogurt and coffee!
Angela and Lucas were so enjoyable to host. Thanks Iris for sending them our way!
Iris's friend Angela and her son Lukas were great guests, If Iris needs to make a reservation for them take it they are great.
This room is in a lovely, clean, spacious home with beautiful views. The room is right next to the bathroom. I have experienced my friend Iris' hospitality many times. She is a warm and gracious hostess. The home is very convenient to all that is Carmel and Monterey. You'll be glad you chose this place.
Iris is my mom, so of course I think she's awesome, but having lived with her for 18 years, I can assure you you're in for a treat. She's fun, interesting, and most of all dependable. I'm sure she'll make your stay a wonderful one.