I'm a professional artist, and own a gallery in Carmel.
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Mary's Treehouse was a very comfortable getaway from the city. In addition, the location was the perfect distance from hiking nearby trails in Big Sur and experiencing downtown life in Carmel. Mary was very accommodating with the check-in time, and hospitable with the wine and breakfast items she left for us. I would definitely come back the next time I am in Carmel!
totally charming cottage, excellent views. And a fireplace! Wonderful.
We had a lovely stay at the Mair's Lair this past weekend! Mary was wonderful and welcoming, our treehouse was very clean and cozy with a very comfy bed and treats and wine in the kitchen to welcome us!
A wonderful first experience for us using AirBnB!
Mary was an excellent host. She was super accommodating of our flexible arrival time and had excellent advice on what to do in the area. The Treehouse is lovely, comfortable and cozy. Great location - it feels remote while still being within easy reach of both Monterey and Big Sur. The view of the stars was incredible! We would definitely stay here again.
A wonderful spacious retreat with a cute garden right at your footsteps, with charming bird houses and artsy touch.
We found a space clean, well organized, fully furnished, beautifully decorated. Kitchen is equipped enough to make your tea, coffee, even cook, but we shopped at Whole Foods in Monterey.
Bottom line: clean, spacious, very good location, beautiful garden. Great value.
Thank you Mary, we will definitely come back
Response from Mary:
Thank you Josh and Yulia,
Was a pleasure to have you stay, Happy New Year!
Loved our stay!
Easy to find, and not far from the main road, yet feels tucked away & serene.
Mary was so receptive & welcoming, greeting us & offering a brief tour of the space! As others mentioned, she is a warm host offering a bottle of wine, coffee & treats! My boyfriend was very happy with the pumpkin pie! (I should have pretended I made it!)
The bed is comfy, & big cuddle up sofa, for relaxing & watching a movie!
10min from the location, we were watching a spectacular sunset at Point Lobos, & the next day, we jaunted down to Big Sur for some surf, about 45min drive to get deep in!
Mary also suggested some local restaurants, such as Rocky Point & Deetjens, which we never made it to, but will visit on our next jaunt, since the reviews were good!
Thank you, Mary...also, loved being around your art & the sweet birdhouses in the yard!
Nice cosy hide out in a very convenient location travelling on Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel a few minutes from Pont Lobos.
Mary was great at communicating with us during all parts of the process and her treehouse was (website hidden) was really neat to see all of the art that filled the place to the brim. All originals!
She also included wine, cookies, and several breakfast options! All in all a lovely experience. Next time we would love to stay longer!
Wonderful spot! Mary's place up in the Carmel hills was the perfect get away from the city life. Quaint and cozy, my GF and I had a great weekend. Mary was terrific, she even rushed back home from her own dinner plans to help us fix an electrical outage when we tripped a circuit. Would recommend!
The treehouse is amazing and very cozy indeed. Mary is a great host and we enjoyed talking to her, she even had a bottle of wine ready for us upon our arrival and the fridge was full with delicious goodies. There are lots of great artworks in the treehouse and I wish we would have had the time to take a look at Marys gallerie. We will definitely stay at this treehouse again.
I met Mary while she was painting in her gallery many years ago while visiting Carmel. She was so fun, vivacious and talented that I just had to get to know her better and so I flew back to attend one of her painting workshops. We have been dear friends ever since. My husband says he never hears me laugh so much as when I am with Mary - she is just that kind of a fun and gregarious personality. Everyone loves her.
Several years ago, when my husband and I lived in Saudi Arabia we arranged for her to come over and teach some workshops and have an art show. One of Princesses sponsored her and gave her access to her car pool and chauffeurs. Mary had such a way of making everyone feel special that one day when the Princess was sending a driver with a message all 4 drivers showed up! They just wanted to bask in her wonderful, generous energy.
A couple of months ago I travelled back to Carmel and Mary offered me a place to stay. And what a place! Her apartment is so comfortable and delightfully put together. I couldn’t believe the artwork! She had built a lovely little garden area outside the kitchen that was perfect for reading, sipping my coffee and taking pictures of the birds that came to feed and bathe. I loved my time there and so appreciate the use of her charming little hideaway. I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to visit the area and experience the peacefulness of the highlands, enjoy the fresh ocean air and blissful nights of quiet sleep all while still being within 10 minutes to the heart of Carmel. So much nicer than a hotel.