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Sanctuary Cottage: a Private Retreat with Sumptuous Gardens

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Carmel Valley cottage description

The Sanctuary Cottage is located in the heart of Carmel Valley Village. It resides on a seven acre property with established landscaping and old growth Live & Valley Oaks. Many fine restaurants are located in the village; as well as several renown wine tasting rooms. All of them are located within easy walking distance from the cottage. About half of the property is landscaped in some form and there are many paths to explore and much bird life to observe and enjoy. The large Koi pond in front of the cottage has an enchanting and sonorous waterfall to lull you to sleep or remind you of that special mountain place. Several benches are located on the property and offer varied views of the valley, pond, pool, and gardens. Bring binoculars for an up close look at the seasonal birdlife that enjoy this special environment.

The cottage relies on electric baseboard heaters, double paned wood windows, and floor and ceiling insulation to keep it's guests comfortable. The property generates it's own electricity with a PV system. The slate floors in the bathroom are electrically heated as well a the towel rack. A solar tube provides bathroom light during daylight hours and the single vanity has an enclosed hamper. Screened opening windows allow for ventilation and the sounds of birds and the waterfall to enter the cottage. The bay window in the bedroom has a cushion for sitting, reading, and enjoying the pond views. Shades operate in two directions for complete privacy, while allowing natural light into the tranquil and romantic room. Every attempt has been made to insure the guests comfort during their stay. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern conveniences to allow your creative energies to flow.

The cottage is very unique, cozy, comfortable, and peaceful. You may not want to venture far from this abode or you may wish to linger here in the evenings after a busy day of sightseeing, hiking, or attending the many special events that take place around the Monterey Peninsula. We hope you will want to return again to this tranquil setting in the future and will do are utmost to insure your stay is pleasurable.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Extensive gardens on a seven acre property, 20 X 40' pool (seasonal solar heated), secure parking, fruit trees and vegetable garden (seasonal), owners are pet friendly and have two dogs, two cats, koi pond with a variety of fish, chickens, wide variety of bird life (owls, hawks, kingfisher/egrets, woodpeckers, ducks, etc.) Pool has a large deck area with sun/shade- steamer chairs-table w/ umbrella- propane heater, chairs. Wildflowers from Spring through Fall. Rose beds with fragrant flowers. Lots of garden seating for relaxing, reading, writing. Full kitchen with granite countertop and all needed utensils. Mountain view abound. A unique and private retreat. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    The views from the cottage include canyons and ridge lines of Garland Park....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    A large koi pond with waterfall are located in front of the cottage. ...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Carmel Valley Village is within walking distance from our property !...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surfing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Sep 17 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $280
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $310
                  Christmas Season
                  Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $310
                  High Season
                  May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $280
                  Concours d'legance
                  Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2015
                  5 night min stay

                  $1,700
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $250

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning $125
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 10.5%

                  Notes:

                  Stays longer than 2 nights will incur an additional cleaning fee of $35 per night

                  No smoking on premises

                  No children

                  No outside guests

                  No pets


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                  Location

                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Monterey
                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Salinas
                  Carmel Valley
                  Nearest Motorway
                  G16
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Carmel
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Will's Fargo
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Carmel Valley Ranch
                  0.02 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Corkscrw Cafe

                  Car: Recommended

                  Art galleries,many restaurants, theater productions, whale watching, fishing, Monterey Bay Aquarium, hiking in Point Lobos State Park- Big Sur- Garland Park, Trail & Saddle Club, movie theaters, mt. and road biking opportunities.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1988

                  About the owner: Beverly & Ed have been lifelong residents of the Monterey Peninsula. We are stewards of the land we live on and feel blessed to inhabit this part of the world. We endeavor to make our guests feel at home and cared for without intruding into their space. We have put considerable time, effort and savings into making our beloved home what it is today. We want to share this treasure with others who have a love for nature and who appreciate the special environment we have to offer.

                  Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley:
                  This property was originally purchased by Ed's parents, John & Mary, in the early 1950's, when this was a sleepy rural community. Things have changed considerably since then, but much of the charm remains. We love the climate, fertile soil, wildlife, trees, and mountain view that this place offers. The cottage is not pretentious but rather carefully recreated in a country style that lends itself to relaxing and taking time to smell the abundant flowers and observe the nature that resides here. We enjoy sunshine in the summer months when Carmel is often fogbound. We are close to wonderful natural attractions, while having numerous shopping, hiking, sports, entertainment, and dining opportunities within a short drive.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  The main attractions in our minds, besides the cottage itself, are the surrounding garden spaces. We built the Koi pond in 2003-4 and it has 'completed' the garden for us. We enjoy spending time around it each day. Each season offers something new to see. In the winter the pond is free of lily pads and flowers and offers great reflections and wind patterns through the rock islands; in summer it is covered with lily pads and various flowers. Blooming bulbs (bearded iris, tuber roses,'naked ladies', narcissus), roses, California poppies and lupine, columbine, deciduous Valley oaks, liquid amber trees, Japanese Maples, fruit trees, etc., all have their time in the garden. The cottage is located in the heart of the garden. The pool is wonderful in the summer months (June-Aug.) and is heated with a solar blanket and sanitized with a new ozone treatment that precludes the use of chlorine. The cottage is unique and not anything like a hotel/motel experience. We welcome you to a peaceful setting, to relax and unwind from your normal cares and concerns.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish

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                  Photos

                  • Koi Pond & Cottage

                    Koi Pond & Cottage

                  • Cottage Front

                    Cottage Front

                  • Kitchen area

                    Kitchen area

                  • Swimming Pool 20' X 40' X 9'

                    Swimming Pool 20' X 40' X 9'

                  • Photo voltaic system

                    Photo voltaic system

                  • Lupine flowers in Spring with PV array.

                    Lupine flowers in Spring with PV array.

                  • Mallard duck couple

                    Mallard duck couple

                  • waterfall

                    waterfall

                  • Javanese Budha 'Turning the wheel of life.'  Barabadour, Indonisia

                    Javanese Budha 'Turning the wheel of life.' Barabadour, Indonisia

                  • Owners enjoying Fall color!

                    Owners enjoying Fall color!

                  • 'Peppermint Rose'

                    'Peppermint Rose'

                  • Ginkgo Biloba in Fall

                    Ginkgo Biloba in Fall

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • bathroom

                    bathroom

                  • bedroom

                    bedroom

                  • Javanese Buddha

                    Javanese Buddha

                  • vernal pond

                    vernal pond

                  • Mountain & Canyon views

                    Mountain & Canyon views

                  • Waterfall to koi pond

                    Waterfall to koi pond

                  • Mr. Lincoln Rose

                    Mr. Lincoln Rose

                  • Cottage in Fall

                    Cottage in Fall

                  • Valley Oaks in Winter

                    Valley Oaks in Winter

                  VRBO #280499

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

                  $250 - $310 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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