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Native Californian enthusiastic about sharing our beautiful home. Love wine, animals, art, the outdoors. A world traveler settled in the perfect spot.
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Our team spent a total of three days and two nights at Karen's lovely retreat. Needless to say, it was nothing short of magical! The property was absolutely beautiful and the home was all prepared to our comfort. Karen made herself available to assist our team with our stay from A-Z, even offering to make reservations for our dinner! We had a fantastic time and I would definitely recommend any and everyone to stay here.
Our weekend at Karen's home was absolutely wonderful! The house was big enough for our 3 families (6 adults, 4 young kids), especially given the amazing outdoor space (hammocks, seating areas, side lawn to play on, bocce ball, etc). Karen was extremely accommodating and met us in town to provide us with keys due to our later arrival and was easily reachable for any questions about the home once we were there. We loved the amazing views of rolling hills/vineyards, beautiful sunsets, hot tub, manicured grounds (with plenty of space for our 5 year olds to play outside and for us to do yoga on the lawn). We had everything we needed to cook delicious meals (well-stocked kitchen and terrific grill). Wifi was excellent and AT&T phones worked despite the remote location. The drive leading to the home is a bit long and winding, so we stocked up on groceries and made fewer trips back and forth to town than we had originally planned, but ultimately were grateful for the stunning location and tranquility (and happy to use the home like a retreat). We had a wonderful experience and would definitely stay here again!
What an amazing home and property! We loved every minute and didn't want to leave at the end of the weekend. Pool, Hot Tub, Bocce Ball, Rocking Chairs, Hiking through vineyards - so much to do and from the warm comfort of Karen's beautiful home.
Also wonderful that Karen put out lovely seasonal decorations that made us feel right at home. Thank you!
This space is magical. Karen has a very calming energy and is so very helpful and easy to get a hold of. We ordered a cord to listen to music and she reached out to neighbors just see if was there. View is so beautiful. The grounds leave you with plenty to do. We didn't want to leave and we will be back!
Staying at Karen's retreat was an absolutely phenomenal experience– one of the best and most relaxing homes I've been to. It has everything you want, including a grill, pool, and hot tub, lots of space to lounge indoors and outdoors, tv and internet, and even a bocce court!
We took some time to explore nearby Carmel Valley, but most of all, we enjoyed the quiet, secluded, and natural setting.
Karen was really helpful about our arrival time and meeting us for keys in town since we were getting there late in the day. We'd be happy to come back– thanks for the amazing time!
For Karen and for Airbnb:
Thank you for a memorable three days in one of the most beautiful places we've been. I would recommend it for anyone who is planning a getaway for two or more people in a private mountain spot with spectacular 360-degree views and every amenity. When we arrived, Karen met us at the bottom of the mountain and escorted us, and she was gracious and helpful throughout our stay. Five stars!
Karen has been an amazing host and is a very nice person.
The house is beautifully kept and offers everything you might need. Although we arrived very late at the house, Karen waited for us for the handover and even bought groceries for us.
The surrounding is beautiful and very tranquil, especially loved the view from the hill top.
Many thanks, Karen!
Karen's house is absolutely beautiful! We went to get away from San Francisco and it was so relaxing and peaceful! Karen was a great host! We will definitely be going back when it's warmer and we can enjoy the pool :)
We had a fantastic time at Karen's house at Carmel Valley. It is a house with all the facilities in the middle of vineyards and nature of Carmel Valley region. The only downside was that we didn't stay enough time to fully enjoy it. It is a place that worths staying for a longer period to enjoy the nature and the surroundings. Carmel at the Sea is a 50 minute drive and Carmel Valley town 20 minute. The pool was cold for the winter climate but the jacuzzi was very nice. I recommend it for those who want to spend some time out in the nature but with all the facilities.
I booked Karen's place for a group of Airbnb employees to go on a retreat, they had an absolutely amazing time - the place was gorgeous, Karen was a wonderful host and they were greeted by a fire in the fire place. Karen was very easy for me to communicate with throughout the process. Highly recommended!