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The Acorn - a Majestic Coastal Ranch Home with Charming Guest House

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View from deck

View from deck Great Room Great Room Kitchen Front Entry View From Ocean  Deck Great Room Living Room Living Room King Suite King Suite King Bath Context Ocean View Entry Lawn Entry Entry with Wisteria in bloom Entry Garden Guest Cottage Guest Cottage Ocean Deck Ocean Deck View from Ocean Deck

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Carmel By the Sea house description

Take advantage of Winter 2014 per guest discounts!
The Acorn 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.


The Main House: The main house features a king master suite with sliding glass doors that provide romantic, breathtaking views of Point Lobos and Pebble Beach and access to the home's expansive deck. There is also a queen bedroom with separate bathroom and dressing room that also has access to the deck via sliding glass doors. Two additional bedrooms each have two twin beds. A sofa bed in the parlor/game room provides additional sleeping accommodations. See our website www.pointlobosrentals.com for more info.

Guest House: The guest cottage is a charming, cozy 3-room cottage with a king bed, full bath, kitchen and laundry. This unique cottage provides ultimate privacy from the main house should you so desire. Yet it is close enough to provide additional guess accommodations for friends or family.

Come! Enjoy!: The Acorn will provide a unique and unforgettable setting for any family gathering or romantic getaway. Ideally suited for entertaining or just enjoying yourself in a country setting.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Games
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic

          Car

              • Necessary

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Marina

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Whale Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Babysitter

              Location Type

              • Ocean View
              • Beach View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Golf
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Wood Fireplace
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Computer Available
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Garage
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Telephone
                          • Heating
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Sofa Bed

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill
                           

                          Reviews

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                            • Guest Jerry (Lake Sherwood,CA)
                            • Date of stay 06/04/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/13/12
                            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!!!!!!!!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Paradise!

                            Paradise!

                            • Guest Mel (Southern California)
                            • Date of stay 05/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/05/12
                            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.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers.

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                          • Made the Cut

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                            Made the Cut

                            • Guest Pro Golfer
                            • Date of stay 02/10/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/26/12
                            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?

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                          • Satisfied Grandfather

                            Satisfied Grandfather

                            • Guest Doug (Citrus Heights, California, USA)
                            • Date of stay 04/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/16/12
                            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.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Majestic Coastal Ranch

                            Majestic Coastal Ranch

                            • Guest Judy (Pittsburgh PA)
                            • Date of stay 01/30/12
                            • Review Submitted 02/09/12
                            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.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • surpassed all our expectations

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                            surpassed all our expectations

                            • Guest Ann
                            • Date of stay 12/06/11
                            • Review Submitted 12/17/11
                            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

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                          • Memorable stay at the Acorn Ranch

                            Memorable stay at the Acorn Ranch

                            • Guest Sherrie Y. (Hershey, PA)
                            • Date of stay 10/22/11
                            • Review Submitted 11/06/11
                            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!!!

                            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

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                          • Perfect Getaway

                            Perfect Getaway

                            • Guest Caryll D. (Henderson, Nevada)
                            • Date of stay 09/07/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/23/11
                            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

                            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

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                          • Sept 2011

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                            Sept 2011

                            • Guest Caryll
                            • Date of stay 09/08/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/13/11
                            Pat- We had a great time staying at the Acorn. Gorgeous views, beautiful grounds, and spacious accommodations! Thanks so much! -Caryll

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                          • Sept Guests at Acorn and The Whalers Cottage

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                            Sept Guests at Acorn and The Whalers Cottage

                            • Guest Laurie and Friends
                            • Date of stay 09/05/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/11/11
                            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

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring/ Summer 2014
                          Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $4,665 $17,020
                          Concours Car Show Week
                          Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $8,885
                          flat fee
                          Holiday 2014
                          Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $4,946
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Linens & Laundry $225
                          • Cleaning $310
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
                          • Tax Rate 10.5%

                          Notes:

                          Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.

                          Special per guests rate for Fall 2013 thru March 2014: (children same as adults)

                          1 to 2 guests $2,305 ($261 per additional night) including taxes and cleaning Plus $750 Deposit

                          3 guest $3,035, 4 guests $3,765 ($361 per add. night) incd. taxes and cleaning. Plus $750 Deposit

                          5 to 10 Guests $4,495 Including taxes and cleaning Plus $1,500 Deposit.


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                          Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Motorway: Hwy1 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Monestary at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Rancho Canada at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Rio Grill at 2 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          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


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • View from deck

                            View from deck

                          • Great Room

                            Great Room

                          • Front Entry

                            Front Entry

                          • Great Room

                            Great Room

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • King Suite

                            King Suite

                          • Context

                            Context

                          • Entry Lawn

                            Entry Lawn

                          • Entry with Wisteria in bloom

                            Entry with Wisteria in bloom

                          • Guest Cottage

                            Guest Cottage

                          • Ocean Deck

                            Ocean Deck

                          • View from Ocean Deck

                            View from Ocean Deck

                          • Great Room

                            Great Room

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • View From Ocean  Deck

                            View From Ocean Deck

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • King Suite

                            King Suite

                          • King Bath

                            King Bath

                          • Ocean View

                            Ocean View

                          • Entry

                            Entry

                          • Entry Garden

                            Entry Garden

                          • Guest Cottage

                            Guest Cottage

                          • Ocean Deck

                            Ocean Deck

                          $4,665 - $4,946 per week (USD)
                          18

                          5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 04/16/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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