Majestic Coastal Ranch
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
The Acorn House is located 2 miles south of Carmel across Highway One from Point Lobos State Park - one of the most magnificent and picturesque areas on the West Coast. This property is located on approximately 5 acres on the top of a knoll overlooking Carmel Bay, Pebble Beach and Point Lobos. Surrounded by open space and park land, the Acorn is a very private setting yet only a 5 minute drive to a new Safeway, shopping and Carmel-by-the-Sea shops and dining.
Golf, scuba diving, hiking, beaches -- all close by. Big Sur is a scenic drive just 40 minutes south on Highway One. In addition to the main house, there is a charming guest house with full accommodations.
1 week minimum. $4,200 to 5,150/week season dependent
- Vacation Rental
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Convertible bed(s)
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
- 4.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
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If you want the best value and beautiful accommodations,look no further. There is an elegant/casual feel to the whole property. We have rented a lot of properties over the years. This has been the best!!!!!!!!
- Guest Jerry
- Date of stay 06/04/12
- Review Submitted 06/13/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Our stay was WONDERFUL!! There are no words to describe how perfect your home was for our family! As I think back on our week stay it brings tears to my eyes. That is how perfect it was. Everyone had their own space, yet the kitchen and living area accommodated all of us comfortably. The grand-daughters took over the music room as their play room. Not one toy was found outside that room! The girls loved using it as their slumber party room as well! We had our four children and their mates around the kitchen table for a breakfast and dinner and I can't tell you how that made us feel. That table was the hub of our stay! But the best part was us old folks could go to the cottage and enjoy the peace and quiet. LOL. The back yard and patio received a work out as well. I just hope the horses didn't gain much weight on the apples we fed them. The quail, turkeys and the cow with the bell around it's neck were the cherry on top! Monterey and Carmel attractions were less than 5-15 minutes away and beach access for an afternoon picnic was just across the street. For those who wanted to hike or bike ride, Pt Lobos Reserve was only a hop, skip and jump away. There was always something to do or see for our group that aged from 18 months to, well retirement age! We all can't wait to return. Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us.
- Guest Mel
- Date of stay 05/29/12
- Review Submitted 06/05/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers.
Made the CutGuest comment entered by owner
Made the Cut
Hello Pat, I hope this message finds you well! I just want to let you know your family's home is gorgeous! The photos and descriptions do not do it justice! We are very much enjoying our time here. I do have a favor to ask, my husband is a PGA Tour Player playing in the AT&T. If he makes the cut after tomorrow he will be playing on Sunday. I understand the check out time on Sunday is 10am but if possible would we be able to extend it till about 4 or 5pm if you do not have a tenant after us?
- Guest Pro Golfer
- Date of stay 02/10/12
- Review Submitted 04/26/12
Everything was great. The home was perfect for our family. The view was beautiful. There was lots of room for the kids to explore and run around and they had a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend this place for any large family. Thank you for sharing your home and we would come back again if we can ever get our families vacations coordinated together again. We did our best to take care of your home as we take care of our own.
- Guest Doug
- Date of stay 04/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/16/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Majestic Coastal Ranch
Majestic Coastal Ranch
I want to THANK you for the rental of the Acorn Ranch last week. I can't tell you how much we loved it, from the beautiful views to the incredible family history. My husband and I were in need of a quiet getaway. Your family's legacy of preserving Point Lobos for future generations was inspiring to us and our families, an understanding of prior generations and their contributions to this world. We will definitely be back for a second visit, my husband has an architectural / engineering firm and he would like to bring his staff for a visit to soak up the architecture and history. So again, a heartfelt THANK YOU, you provided us with a memorable vacation that we will always cherish.
- Guest Judy
- Date of stay 01/30/12
- Review Submitted 02/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
surpassed all our expectationsGuest comment entered by owner
surpassed all our expectations
Pat, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The weather was beautiful and the house surpassed all our expectations. It was perfect for our family, We appreciated the gardens, architecture and historical significance of the location. What a contribution your family has made to the area. Thank you. Ann
- Guest Ann
- Date of stay 12/06/11
- Review Submitted 12/17/11
Memorable stay at the Acorn Ranch
Memorable stay at the Acorn Ranch
We had a wonderful stay at the ranch with the horses and ocean both in our view from most of the rooms in the house. It was beautiful weather and the way the house was laid out it was nice and quiet for us. The facilities were well maintained. We used the house mostly as a base for travel, although we enjoyed a few evenings by the fireplace in the kitchen. Our stay there helped create quite a memoribable experience for all eight of us!!!
- Guest Sherrie Y.
- Date of stay 10/22/11
- Review Submitted 11/06/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Owner response: Hey Thanks for the great review. Glad you guys had a good trip. You did have some good weather as well. Best Patrick
We recently had a family "Destination Wedding" at Big Sur. Family and friends traveled from both coasts as well as from various points across America's heartland to be a part of this celebration. Our greatest concern was how to make all the travelers feel relaxed and able to really enjoy the beauty of the California coast without feeling cramped & isolated in hotel rooms. Once we found the Acorn ranch property, we knew that we had found our wedding week respite! True enough, the Acorn provided much needed down time for all with gorgeous views! The large backyard patio was ample space to entertain groups of 30-40 with ease. The grounds were gorgeous and the home itself proved spacious and welcoming! We loved watching the waves crashing along Point Lobos and enjoyed our nightly fires. Truly enjoyable getaway! This is a property we will keep on our "must return" list! B & C, Las Vegas, NV
- Guest Caryll D.
- Date of stay 09/07/11
- Review Submitted 09/23/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for the review Caryll! Hope you can make it back sometime. Best Patrick Whisler 831-917-7773
Sept 2011Guest comment entered by owner
Pat- We had a great time staying at the Acorn. Gorgeous views, beautiful grounds, and spacious accommodations! Thanks so much! -Caryll
- Guest Caryll
- Date of stay 09/08/11
- Review Submitted 09/13/11
Sept Guests at Acorn and The Whalers CottageGuest comment entered by owner
Sept Guests at Acorn and The Whalers Cottage
Hi Pat! Thank you SO much for everything. Despite the so-so weather (which, by the way, the East Coast people LOVED), we had a wonderful week, and we really made use of the Acorn property...horseshoes, badminton and bocci on the front lawn, fires every day, cooking all but one dinner at home, etc. etc. And that trail right by the cottages...such a wonderful way to get to town! The dogs were in HEAVEN, too. They loved watching the horses, cows, turkeys, and other animals, as well as laying in front of the fire on in sunny spots all over the house. I have a hilarious video of our Boston Terrier Davey checking out the cows...he's so excited, but they couldn't care less about him. The place is truly perfect for a getaway for family or close friends. How wonderful to have these homes and land, and their heritage in your family for so long. Truly a treasure! We'll stay again for sure! Best, Laurie
- Guest Laurie and Friends
- Date of stay 09/05/11
- Review Submitted 09/11/11
Please contact us for specfic rates and availability. One week minimum $3,540-$4,030 per week PLUS taxes,cleaning,linens Inclusive rates: May 1 to October 31 $4,945/wk including tax, standard cleaning,and linens March thru April 23 $3,400 incld tax, standard cleaning,and linens Christmas and New Years $5,400/wk including tax, standard cleaning,and linen Plus Refundable Deposit $1,500 Events have addtional rental fees, please inquire.
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Year Purchased: 1898
About the owner: Family purchased property in 1898, Historic Ranch
Why the Owner Chose Carmel By the Sea:
Family property purchased in 1898
- Primary: (831) 917-7773 (California, USA)
- Secondary: (415) 244-2831 (California, USA)
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View from Deck
Great Room with Dining, Kitchen & Library
King Suite Bathroom
View from deck
Great Room Seating Area
View from deck across Carmel Bay to Pebble Beach
King Bedroom Suite
Ocean View Deck
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