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Sunshine, Oak Trees, Guest House, 2 Hot Tubs, 2 Fire Pits, Exercise Room

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Two story house, over an acre of landscaped grounds, fountain, seasonal creek

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Monterey house description

This coastal home with guest house is located in a quiet, private, and prestigious community with quick, easy access to the beaches and golf courses of Pebble Beach, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside, and Carmel. Visit Cannery Row, the Aquarium, Big Sur, Point Lobos, Steinbeck Museum, Santa Lucia Highlands vineyards, Salinas Valley farms.

The beautiful & contemporary 2-story main house has a separate 2-story guest house. Property has 2 hot tubs, a fully equipped exercise room, 2 outdoor gas firepits, many private patio areas, a seasonal creek, & sunshine galore (no coastal fog).

Located at the end of a private lane, the property is completely fenced and gated with graceful oak trees everywhere. The houses back Toro Regional Park with over 5,000 acres of protected hills and trails for hiking and mountain biking (bring your own bike) with spectacular bay views at the top. There are amazing wildflowers that cover the hillsides in the springtime, and the lupine following the winter rains are an amazing natural wonder. Wildlife abounds! Families of quail love to scamper across the landscaped grounds; deer and wild turkeys are often visible along the entry lane; sometimes there is an occasional skunk or fox. In fact, two baby fox were born under the back deck of the main house last summer.

The main house can sleep 7 with 3 queen beds and a sofa in the M bedroom that makes into a twin bed. There are 2 full baths.

The completely private and separate guest cottage just across the front courtyard from the main house can sleep 5 with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, and 1 fold-out twin bed in the exercise room. There is 1 full bath and an additional half-bath upstairs.

Tucked away in the Monterey Sunbelt area, these two spectacularly designed and furnished homes with their great hiking and biking trails just steps outside, provide a great way to integrate the best of both indoor and outdoor pleasures. Enjoy inside casual elegance, combined with outside sunshine and activities, for way more than just an ordinary vacation getaway. The property sits on a generous acre of gated & landscaped grounds.

Both the main house and the guest house have European furnishings, contemporary state-of-the-art lighting, designer bedding, numerous tasteful art pieces, & DSL wireless for staying in touch.

The main house has a truly gourmet kitchen with concrete countertops and a commercial Viking gas cooktop that is guaranteed to knock your socks off! You'll find cooking to be pleasurable and easy. The kitchen is fully stocked with all you need to create a gourmet meal. There are spices galore, the latest coffee maker, and even a 4 slice toaster! The best part? The kitchen opens into the entertainment room and the dining room, so that everyone can be together and participate without feeling the least bit crowded. The B&B Italia table in the dining room seats 8-10 easily, and there are 4 barstools nestled around the kitchen island counter for additional seating. There is a cozy library filled with books, and there is a secret loft area for children to enjoy. Outdoors is a large hot tub that seats 4-6. The firepit on the back deck will extend your day well into the evening hours.

The guest house has a work-out room with two treadmills, a bench press, a full set of weights, and a barbell. There is also an inversion table by request. There is a kitchen that can seat up to 4 with everything you need to cook quick meals. There is a fantastic bar height counter made from Idaho Ponderosa pine, and a propane BBQ on the back deck for grilling vegetables and meats. A washer and dryer in the front foyer makes sure you can keep up appearances during that longer vacation. The small hot tub on the back deck seats 2-3 and overlooks a beautiful canyon area where you can often spot deer and other wildlife as they cross the valley.

Bedrooms in both houses are furnished with wonderful designer sheets, down comforters, and towels. Large towels provided for the hot tubs.

There are comfortable seating areas all over the property in park-like gardens with numerous tables, umbrellas, & adirondack rockers. The gardens invite you to stay home, relax, read and enjoy a wonderful BBQ. Enjoy all the excellent patios and decks and sit on the upper stone patio in the late afternoon sun with views of the valley below. Enjoy the garden table in the front courtyard. Take a hike up the hill to the waiting bench for spectacular views.

A short drive puts you at any of several beaches and other attractions (wine tasting rooms, the Aquarium, Point Lobos, Big Sur, Carmel, Steinbeck House, Cannery Row, agricultural fields and vineyards, old California missions, the Laguna Seca Raceway, a plethora of restaurants, and numerous other activities). Return to the house for dining on the deck, getting into the hot tub, and enjoying the sunset. A TRULY UNIQUE HOUSE IN A VERY UNIQUE SETTING.

Houses can be rented separately for smaller groups (main house 2-7 people, guest house 2-5 people), or rent both for up to 12 people. Maximum number of cars is 4. Maximum number of guests is 12. No pets, no smoking, no events or parties of any size without permission from owner.

See VRBO #432531 for renting just the guest house (sleeps 2-5). See VRBO #454561 for renting just the main house (sleeps 2-7).

2014 Major Event:
Sea Otter Classic, Big Sur Marathon, Monterey Bay Blues Festival, AT&T ProAm Golf Tournament

Keywords: House, Cottage(s), Sunshine, Relaxation, Retreat, Hiking, Biking, Family.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 2-12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Upstairs master bedroom, main house...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Main floor bedroom, main house...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Downstairs bedroom, guest house...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen-size, Library, Main House...moreless

              • Loft/Den: 1 twin/ single

                Upstairs Master bedroom, guest house sitting room...moreless

              • Exercise Room: 1 twin/ single

                Main Floor Exercise Room, Guest House...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                Upstairs master bedroom, guest house...moreless

              • Loft/Den: 1 twin/ single

                Upstairs Master bedroom, main house sitting room...moreless

              • Main house sleeps 7 with 3 queen beds (1 is a French fold-down sofa in library), 1 sofa (that can be made into a twin bed) in upstairs sitting room of M bedroom. Guest house sleeps 4 with 1 King size bed in upstairs M bedroom, 1 queen bed in main floor bedroom, 1 sofa (that can be made into a twin bed in M bedroom), & 1 fold down chair (that can be made into a twin bed in exercise room). ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                Upstairs M bedroom, Main House...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Main Floor, Main House...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Main Floor, Guest House...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet

                Upstairs M bedroom, Guest House...moreless

              • Three full baths (one with oversized tub), one half-bath

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Main House: B & B Italia dining table seats 8-10. Spacious kitchen has counter seating for 4. Countertops are concrete. Oven offers both conventional & convection cooking. Commercial Viking gas cooktop is a delight. Large microwave. Guest House: Microwave, fridge, eating counter, hot plate cooktop, convection oven, BBQ...moreless

              • Dining:

                Main house dining room has B&B Italia table that can seat 8-10 easily. Nearby kitchen countertop will seat an additional 4. Guest house counter will seat 4....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Many spices and condiments provided. Ask owner if you want to make sure what you need is available....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plenty of dishes and silverware for over 12 guests. Lots of bowls, serving plates and dishes....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Local catering company offers meals delivered from major restaurants on the Peninsula....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large Sub-Zero in Main House, smaller full-size in guest house...moreless

              • Toaster:

                New 4 slot toaster in main house, 2 slot in guest house...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                New 'carafe-free' 12 cup coffee maker in both houses...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All cooking utensils are provided in both houses...moreless

              • Microwave:

                (2) One in main house; one in guest house...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Main House...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Luxurious Sleeping! Bedrooms have pillow-top mattress pads & warm comforters. Bedding is mostly from noted designers Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, DKNY. All sheets are washed & steamed between guests....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                (3) Main house has gas fireplaces in Living Room and Kitchen. Guest house has a gas fireplace in the Exercise Room....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                2 treadmills, full set of weights, bench press, inversion table on request....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Maximum number of cars preferred 4....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Over 5,000 acres of excellently groomed mountain biking & walking trails are accessible from the property. There are many private patio areas around the property....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (5) Five televisions, 1 in entertainment room, 1 in upstairs main house bedroom suite, 1 in guest house exercise room & 1 in each guest house bedroom....moreless

                  • Television:

                    All televisions have Comcast service with the most complete channel plan available. Good reception....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Large DVD library with many selections available in both houses....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Full library in main house. ...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Wireless connection available at both the main house and guest house....moreless

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            (2) Main house spa seats 6 adults. Guest house spa seats 2 adults....moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            (4) Front deck patio overlooks fountain, seasonal creek, gardens and abundant oak trees. Rear deck has a large gas firepit. Sun-drenched stone patio on upper hillside has good views. 2 Propane firepits for colder evenings. Guest house has 2 decks with mtn & valley views....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Large BBQ grill on front deck of main house right outside kitchen. Smaller BBQ grill on back deck of guest house. All propane is provided....moreless

                          • Balcony:

                            Main House balcony overlooks the back seasonal creek and hills....moreless

                          Location & View

                              • Mountain View
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Concourse d'Elegance
                              Aug 11 - Aug 18, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $750
                              Labor Day Weekend
                              Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $750
                              Thanksgiving
                              Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $750
                              Christmas
                              Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $750
                              New Year's
                              Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $750
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $650

                              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning - Guest House $125
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Cleaning - Main House $150
                              • Tax Rate 10.5%

                              Notes:

                              Cancellation policy: full refund up to 60 days prior to arrival less $150 admin fee unless other arrangements have been made. No refund of rental amounts after that time unless dates can be re-rented, at which time refund of your monies (based on dates rented), minus $150 admin fee. NOTE: Some holidays and/or special events will have stricter time agreements for cancellation. Ask owner.

                              50% of the RENTAL AMOUNT ONLY is due at time of booking. Balance of rental amount, cleaning fee, damage deposit, and tax is due 60 days prior to check-in. All major credit cards accepted (3% convenience fee will be added).


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                              Last updated: 07/08/2014
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                              Location

                              10 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Monterey Regional Airport
                              12 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Pacific Coast Hwy 1
                              12 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Del Monte Beach/Windows on the Bay

                              Nearby Motor Sport Raceway Hosts Car and Motorbike Races,and offers Race Car Driving Instruction. Nearby wineries offer tastings. Scuba Diving Outfitters offer Dives and Instruction. Kayak rentals are available for kayaking on Monterey Bay, Elkhorn Slough, or at Moss Landing.

                               

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                              Photos

                              • Two story house, over an acre of landscaped grounds, fountain, seasonal creek

                                Two story house, over an acre of landscaped grounds, fountain, seasonal creek

                              • Curl-up in front of the fire, enjoy the art, head upstairs to your private suite

                                Curl-up in front of the fire, enjoy the art, head upstairs to your private suite

                              • Entertainment Room

                                Entertainment Room

                              • Upstairs main house bedroom, sitting room, loft

                                Upstairs main house bedroom, sitting room, loft

                              • Kick back on the front deck, BBQ a meal, listen to the fountain, watch for quail

                                Kick back on the front deck, BBQ a meal, listen to the fountain, watch for quail

                              • Relax into the hot tub, soak your tired muscles, enjoy your friends

                                Relax into the hot tub, soak your tired muscles, enjoy your friends

                              • Courtyard between Main House & Guest House

                                Courtyard between Main House & Guest House

                              • Guest House Spa Overlooks Acres of Hills - Watch for Deer, Turkey, Quail, Fox

                                Guest House Spa Overlooks Acres of Hills - Watch for Deer, Turkey, Quail, Fox

                              • Watch a Movie, Nap on the Deck, Climb into the Spa - Secluded Guest House Bdrm

                                Watch a Movie, Nap on the Deck, Climb into the Spa - Secluded Guest House Bdrm

                              • Half-bath Just off the Guest House Bedroom

                                Half-bath Just off the Guest House Bedroom

                              • Guest house bedroom

                                Guest house bedroom

                              • Entry Lane

                                Entry Lane

                              • Gourmet & Custom Kitchen, Concrete Eating Counter, Dining Room in Background

                                Gourmet & Custom Kitchen, Concrete Eating Counter, Dining Room in Background

                              • Library with Ligne Roset Sofa

                                Library with Ligne Roset Sofa

                              • Relax into any of our luxurious beds - main floor bedroom suite

                                Relax into any of our luxurious beds - main floor bedroom suite

                              • Sit around the firepit on the back deck for evening relaxation.

                                Sit around the firepit on the back deck for evening relaxation.

                              • Great views from the upper stone patio

                                Great views from the upper stone patio

                              • Guest House

                                Guest House

                              • Hike the hills behind the house, work up an appetite, enjoy views of the bay

                                Hike the hills behind the house, work up an appetite, enjoy views of the bay

                              • Guest house studio bedroom

                                Guest house studio bedroom

                              • Guest house exercise room

                                Guest house exercise room

                              • Guest house full bath

                                Guest house full bath

                              VRBO #105482

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                              This listing was first published here in 2006.

                              Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                              $650 - $750 per night (USD)
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                              5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

                              View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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