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Jules welcomed us at our arrival and showed us everything. She was very nice, cheerful, and accommodating to our needs. Her place was great, just as described, and perfect for a small group. Views from the balcony AND living room were amazing; we watched beautiful sunrise from the mountains afar. Wish we could stay for longer! Thanks Jules.
This house is very private and has one of the best views in all of Carmel Valley! Jules was very responsive and attentive to our needs (which were few) during our 2 week stay. If you have a chance to rent this house - do so!
Great view and way better experience than sleeting in some hotel/inn.
A truly amazing place. Gorgeous scenery, view from deck- beautifully furnished, everything you need. Jules was friendly, helpful, and flexible. Stay here- we loved it so much we stayed another night! Thank you Jules!
Our group had a very enjoyable stay at Hart's Desire. Jules was a wonderful host and her home is spectacular. The views are fantastic, which we enjoyed while sipping our wine and eating our cheese on the deck at sunset. The location is secluded yet close enough to markets and other shopping areas, and is not too far from prime destinations such as Big Sur and Monterrey.
The house was beautiful. Great lay out with an amazing view. Our stay was very relaxing. Close to great restaurants and downtown Carmel.
This is by FAR the most incredible place to stay--the spectacular Carmel Valley view and the expansive whole-house accommodation are exquisite! This beats ANY $1000/night luxury suite at any Hyatt or what-have-you...
The views are absolutely breathtaking. A peaceful retreat, with a view to die for. We loved all the windows and outdoor living space. Too many sliding glass doors to count. My family and I had a lovely stay. Very clean and plenty of space to relax. I didn't meet Jules, but she was extremely accommodating- allowing for an early check-in and late checkout.
We stayed at Hart's Desire for a weekend in September. Jules was easy to communicate with and responded very quickly to emails. She met us at the house and was very personable.
The house is charming, in a beautiful and quiet setting, yet still has the modern updates necessary to make it an upscale getaway. The decor is eclectic and furnishings arranged to take advantage of the breathtaking views. The home was very comfortable and so quiet. It was so relaxing to hear only the sound of the wind and the birds.
The bathrooms are beautiful with lovely stone tile, modern fixtures and heated floors.
The home is located about 15 minutes from Hwy 1 and is at the top of a mountain. The road to get up to the house is rather windy and there aren't any street lights, so be sure you have GPS. We found the location perfect, in that it is far enough from the busy tourist areas of Carmel and Monterey to be tranquil, yet close enough to easily drive to restaurants, shopping and beaches.
Due to the location at the edge of a steep mountain, this would not be the best choice for families with small children.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Carmel and loved staying at Hart's Desire.
The pictures do not do this house justice, the view is nothing short of world class and the house is as nice as any fine hotel. We had a great time.
Thanks so much! And the neighbors just loved seeing your mountain lion snap. Look forward to seeing you another time. Jules