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Carmel Valley's 'Little Ahwahnee' Creek Cabin - Newly Restored. Fairytale Charm.

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Cozy living / dinette area known as 'The Coop'

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Last updated: 02/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Carmel Valley cabin description

Lovingly preserved and freshly restored, this rustic beauty sparkles! Architecture is reminiscent of Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel, with cathedral ceilings, stripped redwood beams, and 4 river rock fireplaces. This idyllic retreat was built in 1930 by Pebble Beach residents, Grace and Paul Veeder to relax and entertain guests.

Cherished by our 5 family generations as a private hideaway home, The Ranch House is now offered as an exclusive, executive family retreat that today's multiple generations can treasure as they enjoy precious time together.

Exquisite kitchen, 2 quaint bathrooms (pedestal tub/shower in the guest suite and a candlelit fireplace shower in the master suite) with custom furnishings throughout. Careful preservation and upgrades adorn this historic treasure.

Just 15 minutes from Carmel, and its coastal fog, The Ranch House at Garzas Creek soaks in Carmel Valley sunshine most of the year. Minutes away to golf, horseback riding, shopping, fine dining, & wine tasting.


Our 3 bedroom / 2 bath rustic Ranch House comfortably accommodates 8 - 10 people (2 queens and 2 bunk beds) with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper mattresses and luxury linens for the most discriminating travelers. The Ranch House offers the best of yesterday with the luxuries of today.

We invite you to come discover this exceptional retreat, in a secluded canyon on 50+ acres, (1/4 mile off a quiet residential road). Features include: custom kitchen with radiant-heat tiled floors, tiled counters, custom redwood cabinets, spacious great room with majestic river rock fireplace, original wide plank redwood floors, original 'twig furniture,' Native American and early Californian art, 8' pool table, massive outdoor stone fireplace on terrace, new private hot tub, seasonal creek, and plenty of land to hike on and explore with exclusive, private trail head access to Garland Regional Park.



Equestrians, bring your horses on vacation, and stable up to 3 horses steps away from The Ranch House in our covered shed row, with 12 x 24' stalls. Ideal for trail riders and show horses. Trail riders will enjoy private access to 4500 acres of rugged mountain terrain, mountain streams and hidden Redwood Canyon in Garland Park.

Horse show participants will have peace of mind, knowing your equine friend is under your watchful eye - away from the bustle of show grounds. You both will relax in comfort, quiet, and convenience. Show venues are nearby. The Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club is a hack away. Pebble Beach Stables are 25 minutes away. Monterey County Fairgrounds are 30 minutes away.

Call today to reserve your time at one of the newest ...yet oldest...vacation bed and barn in Carmel Valley! As you relax in the creek side hot tub under a brilliant canopy of stars, The Ranch House at Garzas Creek will become YOUR favorite vacation spot!

Please call Colleen Marquez for more information and to reserve your next getaway in Carmel Valley.

**(all rates plus cleaning fee, and security deposit/s).

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 yrs old. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We invite families to enjoy The Ranch House at Garzas Creek. Children can play away from the creek in our fully-fenced yard. Adult supervision is still always a must!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Your one well-behaved best friend (dog) is welcome for an extra deposit of $200 - (refundable after successful walk through.) Only one dog, please. Yard is fully-fenced....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

    Bunk Beds...moreless

  • Beds: * Queen Bed (2): Luxury Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds. New. * Double Bed: Double bed is on lower bunk in 3rd bedroom. * Twin/Single Bed: Trundle is available for use in bunk room - or can be moved to other bedroom or living space as desired for extra sleeping space. * Bunk Bed (2): Kids and adults alike will love 'the Dog House' - aka bunk room. 2 comfortable bunk beds: Single over single over trundle, and single over double futon. Cozy and fun. * Convertible Bed: 2 large sofas (one in great room; one in smaller living room) provide extra sleeping accommodations with queen sleepers. (one with air mattress topper for exceptional comfort). **********Luxury bed linens, 100% Cotton high count, down and down alternative pillows, bath towels, kitchen towels, & spa towels are provided. 6 spa robes are provided.**********...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • *Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Plenty of room for your RV/Boat/Horse trailer -- *2 fully functional wood burning river rock fireplaces: 1 in great room, 1 on outside terrace. Master bedroom and master bath each have natural river rock fireplaces for candle use ambiance only (provided). 2 wood stoves: 1 in great room, 1 in smaller living room -- *2 new flat screen TVs w/Comcast cable. (42' & 27'-1 in great room, the other in smaller living room. BOSE sound system/DVD/CD for both TVs -- *I-Home alarm clocks in each bedroom -- *New private hot tub off river rock terrace accommodates 4-6 people-overlooks creek, w/view of outdoor fireplace Wonderful relaxation! -- *new stainless appliances......moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Wonderful family library of quality DVDs available ...moreless

  • Games:

    Dart board to keep your game sharp....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    IHome alarm clocks in each bedroom so you can plug your IPod into docking stations to enjoy your own music library!...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    2 flatscreen TV's with Comcast cable. (42' and 27' - one in great room, the other in smaller living room. BOSE sound system /DVD/CD for both TV's....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Last year the Garzas Creek started running December 20! It runs winter through late spring / early summer. Seen from the terrace, and heard even from inside The Ranch House, the trickling (and sometimes roaring) creek will lull you into tranquil reflection....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    no international calls, please....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury bed linens, 100% Cotton high count, down and down alternative pillows, bath towels, kitchen towels, and spa towels are provided. 6 spa robes are provided....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room for your RV/Boat/Horse trailer....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Go ahead, and check your email if you really need to! Writers and workaholics, bring your laptop or your ITouch! We're ready for you with a desk and Wi-Fi so you can even work outside! Be inspired!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (4) 2 fully functional wood burning river rock fireplaces: one in great room, one on outside terrace. Master bedroom and master bath each have natural river rock fireplaces for candle use ambiance only (provided)...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    2 wood stoves: one in great room, one in smaller living room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    can be arranged with sufficient notice....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    High quality, professional grade cookware, coffee maker, 'barnyard' waffle iron - (how cute is THAT?!), cookie sheets, pie tins, crock pot - we've tried to anticipate all the yummy meals you might need to make and bake in your home away from home!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Oh-so-quiet!...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    stainless appliances, refrigerator, propane gas stove, dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Natural river rock terrace overlooks creek. Conversation seating area around outdoor fireplace seats 8....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Custom-made redwood pavillion with widened river rock path in newly planted redwood grove overlooking creek invites vows of love, or renewals of promises. So many possibilities to decorate and adorn for your special occasion! Separate site fee will be applied for events and ceremonies inviting non-resident guests to the property. Please call for more information....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub off river rock terrace accommodates 4 - 6 people - overlooks creek, with view of outdoor fireplace. Wonderful relaxation!...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

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Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Housekeeping $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

Holidays, and special events are subject to premium rates and minimum stays. Please email Colleen at cdcmarquez@gmail.com for more information.

If reservation is greater than 30 days from booking date, 50% of Room Rent, Tax and Housekeeping will hold the reservation. Balance of rent, plus tax, housekeeping, and security deposit/s are due in full 30 days prior to check in.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Carmel Valley, Central Coast, California, USA (15 Min to Carmel's Shops! 20 Min to Pebble Beach Golf!) Close to Holly Farm and Holman Ranch.

Other Activities: kayaking, shelling, wildlife, horseshoes, biking, shopping, boating, health/beauty spa

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1930

About the owner: Mom and Dad are our 3rd generation family partners. We are grateful to them for allowing us to use The Ranch House as a place where we can come and stay when we're in town, and rent to you the rest of the year! We think Great-Grands Paul and Grace, and Granny and GrandDad would be pleased, too! This is a family enterprise, and we feel truly blessed to share our heritage with you.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley:
Samuel F.B. Morse was our Great GrandDad's friend from Yale. He persuaded Paul and Grace to buy almost 800 acres in Carmel Valley, and a handful of lots in Pebble Beach in the late 1920's. They loved escaping the fog on the coast to visit the Carmel Valley sunshine. Nice choice!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Be properly warned. There is never enough time to enjoy your stay at The Ranch House. Time here is so slow and charming, you will almost feel you are in a dream. But no matter how many nights you stay, it is NEVER enough time, and the last day at The Ranch House will come too quickly. So plan to stay an extra day whenever possible!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Cozy living / dinette area known as 'The Coop'

    Cozy living / dinette area known as 'The Coop'

  • Welcome to The Ranch House at Garzas Creek!  Carmel Valley's hidden treasure.

    Welcome to The Ranch House at Garzas Creek! Carmel Valley's hidden treasure.

  • The Great Room in 1930-original twig furniture still accents the cabin

    The Great Room in 1930-original twig furniture still accents the cabin

  • Guest room - Patriotic and rustic comfort

    Guest room - Patriotic and rustic comfort

  • The Ranch House Kitchen - all new spacious kitchen

    The Ranch House Kitchen - all new spacious kitchen

  • Rack 'em up-our newly felted 8' custom pool table!

    Rack 'em up-our newly felted 8' custom pool table!

  • The Ranch House at Garzas Creek

    The Ranch House at Garzas Creek

  • Ranch House at Garzas Creek-Great room fireplace

    Ranch House at Garzas Creek-Great room fireplace

  • Master bedroom-w/original romantic fireplace - cozy and inviting!

    Master bedroom-w/original romantic fireplace - cozy and inviting!

  • Adults and kids will love the cozy 'Dog House'

    Adults and kids will love the cozy 'Dog House'

  • Dining Room set for 8 will seat 10 with end chairs

    Dining Room set for 8 will seat 10 with end chairs

  • Starlight-Star Bright; Make a wish at our creekside gazebo!

    Starlight-Star Bright; Make a wish at our creekside gazebo!

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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Cabin
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate: 50%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/18/2015
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