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Solitude in Steinbeck's Pastures of Heaven at Laguna Seca Guesthouse

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A once in a lifetime opportunity for a holiday of solitude and nature. The perfect spot for a writer to complete his novel, a painter to create new work and inspirations. Listen to the sound of complete quiet at night and enjoy the sky like you've never seen it before. Truly the best of both worlds, extreme solitude, serenely oak studded and teeming with California wildlife and 360 views. Yet, also, just an easy 20 minute country drive to any activity the Monterey Peninsula offers.

If you are on a deadline and require complete quiet, we can arrange meals, tea, coffee, whatever you need brought in. Leave it completely up to us. There is an artist studio on site, so a painter, or a sculptor can explore alone, or with the help of an important, established abstract painter. Guided tours on horseback or foot along the oak studded hills of John Steinbeck's Pasture of Heaven alone. See Castle Rock and several other extraordinary landmarks made famous in Steinbeck novels. If you are a car or motorcycle racing enthusiast, Laguna Seca Raceway is just minutes away. As is the beautiful coastline of Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur.

This state of the art modern cottage is abundant in charm and quiet and restoration. Yoga and Spa services available by appointment on the private patio. Bring your partner, your best friend, your mutt, your favorite new book, your telescope, leave with true peace of mind and real purpose..... For current weather updates look to Carmel Valley weather. If you're visiting during the peak summer months, please know it is HOT up here.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    small pets only as the guesthouse is small....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Outside, on the patio is a single bed, covered with bug proof netting during the summer months, and there is room for a tent above the patio as well. Nights are warm, and sleeping outside is lovely., Child Beds (1) Twin mattress upstairs with linens...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Horseback riding, workout gym, art studio, near wine tours, hiking, quiet writers studio,...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Classics abound...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV and all channels including HBO and Showtime and Pay per View Movies a DVR box for recording...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Pastures of Heaven and Cathedral Rock nearby...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views of rolling hills and oaks and sunsets and sunrises...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The loft upstairs is air conditioned in the summer months to cool the afternoons. Tempertures can get up into the 70's to the 80's in the bedroom, and in the evening, with the windows opened, it cools to the 70's during the August and September peak hot months. Fans are also installed for those more sensitive to the warmer temps. upstairs....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    WIFI here if you bring your own laptop, as well as a PC to use at desk....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    otdoor firepit...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We wash with only eco friendly detergents...moreless

  • Living Room:

    with Direct TV and all stations including HBO and Showtime....moreless

  • Parking:

    ample parking for trailers, etc., in the event you're here showing cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We are big car and motorcycle people! Loads or room for trailers and special event vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Private chef available, please just call with requests...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all amenities...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    private gated patio for entertaining that includes dinner seating for 6, and loads of furniture for entertaining....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
Apr 1 - Oct 1, 2015
5 night min stay
$225 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $2,550
car week
Aug 1 - Aug 30, 2015
30 night min stay

$2,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$200
$1,000 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Pets require an additional 25.00 nightly fee.

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
monterey peninsula airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tarpys
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Monterey
12 Miles
Nearest Train
salinas
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 68
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Corral De Tierra Country Club
350 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake tahoe
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand City

Monterey Bay Aquarium passes available for 2, Pt Lobos Reserve, Laguna Seca Raceway, Steinbeck Center, The Magnificent Big Sur Coastline, Carmel Beach, Monterey Wharf

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am an established abstract painter and mother of 4 grown daughters, a four time cancer survivor, a horse enthusiast, a hiker and enjoy the outdoors.

Why the Owner Chose Monterey:
It is a guest house on our home property. I am drawn to the spectacular natural surroundings. Oak tree clusters, green fertile pastures, strident rock formations, and the rich California history of this area.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I love the quiet, the many things to do in this extraordinary area, the beautiful scenery, and weather, the gardening, bird watching, and the star gazing.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • What awaits you upon arrival

    What awaits you upon arrival

  • Your view

    Your view

  • Your front door and succulents

    Your front door and succulents

  • Direct TV and HD Flat Screen. All the Sports Channels! HBO, Showtime and DVR

    Direct TV and HD Flat Screen. All the Sports Channels! HBO, Showtime and DVR

  • Laptop and WIFi for your use

    Laptop and WIFi for your use

  • Romantic indoor dining for 2

    Romantic indoor dining for 2

  • Loft King Bed

    Loft King Bed

  • Views from the private patio.

    Views from the private patio.

  • Buddhas, birdbaths and yoga balls on your patio

    Buddhas, birdbaths and yoga balls on your patio

  • Bring your apples and carrots!!

    Bring your apples and carrots!!

  • Water tank on property

    Water tank on property

  • Ranch living.  Lots of room for parking.

    Ranch living. Lots of room for parking.

  • Sunsets from the patio

    Sunsets from the patio

  • Sculpture gardens upon arrival

    Sculpture gardens upon arrival

  • Art filled living space!

    Art filled living space!

  • Easy livin!

    Easy livin!

  • All amenities are here when you arrive!  Propane Bar B Q outside.

    All amenities are here when you arrive! Propane Bar B Q outside.

  • Buddha kitchen buddy!

    Buddha kitchen buddy!

  • Outdoor dining California style!

    Outdoor dining California style!

  • your outdoor lounging bed

    your outdoor lounging bed

  • Fire pit and dog beds

    Fire pit and dog beds

  • Your mascot

    Your mascot

  • Art studio nearby.

    Art studio nearby.

  • Our entire crazy family.

    Our entire crazy family.

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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
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Solitude in Steinbeck's Pastures of Heaven at Laguna Seca Guesthouse

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