Feedback
Enter a location, property ID, keywords, and/or descriptive words.

A Romantic Riverfront Retreat

You sent a message to this owner.

Relax by the river!

Relax by the river! Comfortable living room Living Room with fireplace Dining Room Breakfast nook with view on the river Kitchen Master bedroom Master bathroom Guest bedroom Guest bathroom including shower, sink and toilet. Loft to accommodate additional guests or children Enjoy the private and sunny patio Enjoy the surroundings from the deck.

This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

Calendar

Last updated: 04/22/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Carmel Valley cottage description

Here, along the upper reaches of the Carmel Valley river, you can fall asleep and wake up to the soothing sound of the gentle river rapids gurgling by. This enchanting property offers such peace, tranquility and natural beauty; you may never want to leave.

From the rear view deck perched high above the river you will see Steelhead and crayfish swim. Wild Ducks and Canadian geese proudly parade their young by the riverbank and deer and wild turkey quietly come to quench their thirst. The neighborhood hills and meadows offer hiking and mountain bike trails. A short two-minute walk brings you to the local swim hole under ancient neighborhood oaks. Another mile or so takes you to Carmel Valley Village markets, gourmet restaurants, saloon, art and craft studios, boutiques and wine tasting rooms. From your rear deck, the clear nights show case moonlight reflections on the river and the occasional soulful sounds of night owls.

Located about 20 minutes away from the stunning Monterey Bay Penninsula, you will be able to enjoy Carmel's romantic atmosphere, Quail and Pebble Beach legendary golf courses, the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pacific Grove's butterfly sanctuary. The property is ideally located to take part in renowned events like Le Concours d'Elegance, the Monterey Jazz festival, the Sea Otter Classic, Laguna Seca automobile and motorcycle races and the Big Sur International Marathon.

Keywords: Carmel Valley, Vacation, Home, River, Monterey Peninsula, Golf, Wine Tasting, Horseback riding, Tennis, Hiking, Carmel Beach, Laguna Seca, Moto Grand Prix, Bernardus, Stone Pine, Holly Farm, Salinas Air Show, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Sea Otter Classic, Pt. Lobos, Big Sur, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, 17 Mile Drive, Garland Park, Mazda Raceway, Big Sur Marathon

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                We welcome pets under certain conditions. Let's talk about it....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) 1 deck with view on the river and 1 patio for outdoor dining....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    The property sits next to the beautiful Carmel River. Can't beat that:-)...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Fishing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Other Activities

                      • Wine tasting
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review
                      • Fabulous home tucked away in Carmel Valley

                        Fabulous home tucked away in Carmel Valley

                        • Guest Rachel (Summit County, Colorado)
                        • Date of stay 10/17/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/25/13
                        We had a wonderful time at CVFun. It was so nice to arrive at our quaint getaway by the river everyday after enjoying the Monterey peninsula and surrounding areas. We enjoyed the house so much that we choose to stay in for dinner several nights instead of going out to eat. We came for a wedding that was held at Holly Farm, it was a nice drive into town and conveniently close to everything else. We wish we'd had more time to stay! Erica was easy to work with and very responsive to any questions we had. This place is really great.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Perfect Getaway

                        Perfect Getaway

                        • Guest VRBO Traveler (Oakland, CA)
                        • Date of stay 10/12/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/15/13
                        My friends and I stayed at this house for a weekend wedding in Carmel Valley, and were thrilled with our housing choice. The house is down a windy street off of the main drag (if you can call it that) in Carmel Valley, but it's a nice walk to town. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to cook a full meal, and there was a BBQ with charcoal awaiting us. The beds were comfy, the hot tub was hot, and the back yard overlooked a beautiful and private slice of a creek. Erica was very responsive while we were making plans for our stay, and she left us a bottle of wine to welcome us. I would definitely return.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Lovely getaway

                        Lovely getaway

                        • Guest Christine (Valencia, CA)
                        • Date of stay 09/12/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/18/13
                        We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at Carmel Valley while attending a wedding at Holly Farms. The house is clean and we especially loved sitting out on the deck. The babbling Carmel River was so peaceful and two deer were fun to watch. I would highly recommend this property if you are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy the beautiful Carmel Valley.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • GF

                        GF

                        • Guest GF (United States)
                        • Date of stay 07/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/09/13
                        This is a wonderful place to stay. It's located in a charming, quiet neighborhood. The house has a nice floor plan, a well - equipped kitchen, and very comfortable beds. The property had a welcoming calmness about it. Sitting on the rear deck(facing the river) is peaceful and relaxing. The purpose of the visit was to attend a wedding at Holman Ranch - just a few minutes down the road. There were 4 of us ( 2 couples) and we opted to stay here rather than in one of the rooms at the hotel booked by the bridal party. A much better choice as far as we were concerned. The owner was helpful on the phone, and there is also very clear info in a binder in the living room. CVFun is only a couple of hours from home - we'll definitely use it as a getaway again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Great Vacation Retreat Home

                        Great Vacation Retreat Home

                        • Guest K (Oceanside, CA)
                        • Date of stay 05/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/12/13
                        We stayed here for 4 days while attending my son's wedding at the Holly Farm (within 10-15 mins). Great home, very spacious! Full kitchen, has everything you need to make full meals. Big bedrooms and newly remodeled bathroom worked very well for us! After busy days, it was great to come back to this home and relax on the patio and watch the river, so peaceful. Waking up to sound of birds and the rolling river and watching the ducks and geese while drinking your cup of coffee. This home is very close to Safeway market and you have to try Toast Restaurant nearby. Easy to get to Carmel and Montecito from here also. Very easy to work with the owner. She will answer any and all questions you may have and she has compiled a "Guest" book at the house containing ALL information regarding anything you need to know about the house or sightseeing. (We found a great pizza place in the book)

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • A true gem!

                        A true gem!

                        • Guest The Louisvillinas (Crestwood, KY)
                        • Date of stay 04/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/04/13
                        This house is superb in many ways. The location is very nice, private and quiet. The interior is very cool and well laid out. Kitchen is well equipped. It has nice sitting areas front and back with plenty of sun and shade. The house is shaded and keeps cool. We had some excellent days here and felt at home the minute we walked in the door. We will gladly come back. The Louisvillians

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • great place, great owner

                        great place, great owner

                        • Guest austin h.
                        • Date of stay 01/25/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/16/13
                        we chose this place after seeing the great pictures and reviews. We were not disappointed. the place was very perfect for a nice relaxing getaway. Neither my wife nor i wanted to leave, and we needed to carry our 2 1/2 year old daughter to the car kicking and screaming. The owner is very nice and accommodating. Everything about the trip went smoothly. The only problem about the trip was my own fault. I realized when i returned home that i left my charging adapter at the carmel house. When i told the owner, she was so nice that she shipped it back to me at no charge without my even asking. I highly recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in the area. We will hopefully be returning soon.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • A peaceful, relaxing environment.

                        A peaceful, relaxing environment.

                        • Guest Ann (Santa Barbara, Calif)
                        • Date of stay 11/21/12
                        • Review Submitted 11/25/12
                        We spent 4 nights over Thanksgiving at this delightful home. My husband and I and our two adult daughters, who joined us from SF, enjoyed reading on the deck and using the hot tub each morn, sans jets as we didn't want to drown out the sound of the river rolling by. The foam bed in the master provided the best nights sleep I have had. The area was so quiet and peaceful. The baths had plenty of towels and were fresh and clean. The kitchen had a good quantity of pots and pans for our turkey dinner and we appreciated the basic supplies. They even had firewood for our use! The quality and decor of this quaint cottage were definitely above average. The owner was very helpful and prompt in answering questions. We enjoyed hiking at Garland Preserve, wine tasting in the nearby village, walking Carmel and Pac. Grove, and visiting Pt. Lobos, all easy drives from the location. We also took evening walks in the neighborhood- and saw wild turkeys! We hope to return and have already recommended it to friends.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Wonderful Retreat

                        Wonderful Retreat

                        • Guest MC (El Paso)
                        • Date of stay 10/12/11
                        • Review Submitted 11/22/11
                        While we originally were looking for something up higher on the hills, something about this place looked appealing. We were so pleased with the place. Its down hidden away off a quiet residential street along the creek. Once in the property, its like nothing else is around. You don't hear anyone or see anyone. It truly is a retreat. There were four of us (two couples) and we had more than enough space to spread out. We cooked at the house twice because it is so nicely equipped and furnished. There is a grill too. We spent a lot of time with our wine out on the back patio just listening to the creek run below. The place is very clean and beautifully decorated, especially the bathrooms. I would return to this place. Its wonderful!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Tasteful, quaint, secluded, quite and close to Holman ranch

                        Tasteful, quaint, secluded, quite and close to Holman ranch

                        • Guest CV Weekender (Sacramento, CA)
                        • Date of stay 09/23/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/27/11
                        Three couples spent weekend here as part of attending wedding at Holman Ranch. Very nice. Seemed better in person than web site pictures. Close to nice shopping and resturants. Great place to spend time reading on the deck over looking river or drinking wine with friends. Also has cable TV for Giants, Cal, 49er games. Doing business with Erica was very professional, polite, prompt without any surprises.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,995 $6,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      3 night minimum for Concurs Week in Aug.


                      This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
                      Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.


                      Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                      Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                       

                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 04/22/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates
                       

                      Location

                      This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                       

                      Owner info


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Relax by the river!

                        Relax by the river!

                      • Living Room with fireplace

                        Living Room with fireplace

                      • Breakfast nook with view on the river

                        Breakfast nook with view on the river

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Guest bedroom

                        Guest bedroom

                      • Loft to accommodate additional guests or children

                        Loft to accommodate additional guests or children

                      • Enjoy the surroundings from the deck.

                        Enjoy the surroundings from the deck.

                      • Comfortable living room

                        Comfortable living room

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Master bathroom

                        Master bathroom

                      • Guest bathroom including shower, sink and toilet.

                        Guest bathroom including shower, sink and toilet.

                      • Enjoy the private and sunny patio

                        Enjoy the private and sunny patio

                      VRBO #300092

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

                      $300 per night (USD)
                      22

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 04/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
                      Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                      This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                      Get an instant quote
                      Email owner
                      Speaks: english
                      This owner accepts HomeAway Payments. Always use this free service to protect your payment up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private.
                      Add vacation protection services to your booking

                      Three services to protect your trip:

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                      Get it now

                      advertisement