I have been living on the Monterey Peninsula for about 30+ years. When I first moved to the Peninsula I lived in Carmel for about 10 years and worked in the Monterey, Pacific Grove area then finally realized that I NEEDED SUNSHINE. It was a rare occasion to have beautiful sunny days instead of the wet fog that was freezing not to mention the mold.. So I felt if I wanted to be done with cold and drearyiness , Carmel Valley is the most perfect weather...if I wanted to go to Carmel, I could drive to it within minutes but it was critical to come home to sunshine, warmth and beautiful vistas ~ almost all year round. I purchased this rambling ranch home in Carmel Valley about 17 years ago and it's been a work in progress ever since. It was built in the early 1960's and I have done a total make-over of this large and rambling ranch. This 2 acre property is beautiful and you never know what animal will greet you in the morning by your window and the temperatures are perfect! It's also the perfect location to get to all the area's of the peninsula but come back to a warm climate. I love to build, design and decorate homes. I had an antique store for many years here and so my home and Guest Suites are full of antiques I have found throughout my travels. I always say I will never do another remodel or build another home, but I guess never say never. I've discovered that a great house is never done and this one is one of those. I am well traveled, read extensively. love antiques and like to garden and work on my property. I love eating out and visiting the wonderful wineries that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. I think there are over 400 restaurants in this area, so you will never be bored with any dining experience. I have traveled very much ~ all over the world, therefore I have knowledge on what a traveler wants and needs...and so have therefore decided to open up my Guest Quarters for travelers to give them a once in a lifetime experience of the Monterey Peninsula. Please come and join me at "Grey Gardens"...you'll love it and never want to leave...it will always be your home away from home!