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Oceanfront, Views, Sheltered Retreat. Private Beach Access.

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Last updated: 08/29/2011

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Carmel Highlands house description

* Ocean views from nearly every room
* Private Beach Access
* Private Hiking Trail Access
* Oceanfront hot tub, outdoor shower
* Large, gourmet kitchen
* Casual Luxury: Reclaimed wood, stone, glass, natural and organic linens

View the ocean from nearly all rooms, and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. The site is sheltered and south facing, so you can enjoy watching lots of dolphins, whales and the drama of the ocean up-close, while comfortable outdoors. Walk the path next door to the secluded beach below or a private one at the end of the street. The Dolphin House was completely remodeled in 2009, designed for beach getaways. The interior is stylish and fresh with furnishings of natural fibers, reclaimed wood, recycled glass, stone, organic linens, earth-friendly toiletries. etc. The two separate entrances make it ideal for 2 families or guests desiring privacy. One entrance is to the living room, dining area, reading nook, kitchen, Master bedroom/bath suite (king bed, huge glass-tiled spa shower), Twins' bed/bath suite (2 twin beds side by side, jaquizzi tub/shower), and 5th bathroom. The 2nd entry is to Recreation Room (large sectional, Pinball Machine, large screen HDTV with DirectTV and Roku for Netflix, etc.,) Upstairs bed/bath Suite (Queen bed, fireplace, large glass-tiled shower), and Downstairs suite (Queen bed, glass-tiled shower). Outdoors: Hot tub on the ocean's edge, outdoor shower, teak loungers on deck, shaded dining patio with teak table. Optional services: Grocery delivery prior to arrival, private chef, housekeeping during stay.

For Kitchen Freaks: Blue Star Range, Remp Kuchen cabinetry, IceStone counters, Henckles knives and flatware, Le Creuset and All-clad cookware, Artisanal glassware and tableware. Riedel crystal (Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Reisling, and Cognac glasses), 4-zone wine refrigerators, Nespresso, 2 Dualit toasters, Cuisinart, blender, rice cooker, jumbo griddle, pizza stone, tortilla press, tons of gadgets.


The beach below our house is not private, but it is fairly secluded and not identified with any signage, so it's visited primarily by our mellow neighbors. At the other end of the street is a private beach that requires a key. This key, available to our guests, also provides access to an excellent, private trail, winding along a canyon to a small waterfall, through redwood groves, to a ridge with views from Santa Cruz to Point Sur.
Location
Carmel highlands is 10 minutes south of Carmel-by-the Sea. It is also close for exploring Big Sur. The drive along Highway 1 is scenic and not heavily trafficked. During key events, ATT Pro Am, Laguna Seca and Pebble Beach Car Week, Monterey Jazz Festival and others , Pebble Beach and downtown Carmel can be very busy and most accommodations book up far in advance. Avoid the hustle and bustle of town and to stay in the serene Carmel Highlands area instead. The historic Highlands Inn is up the street, and the local 'General Store', for essentials, is about 5 minutes drive toward town. Fire Department and Emergency services are located there.

CONVENIENCE
Local handymen available promptly if needed. there is parking in the drive way for 4 cars, and plenty of street parking.



Keywords: oceanfront, water front, beach house, views, carmel, carmel highlands, Big Sur, private beach

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Main part of house and main deck is accessible by wheelchair: there is gradual incline from driveway to front door. Entry to Recreation room and downstairs suite require a half-step (2.5 inches). ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Children must be supervised at all times. No young children in hot tub. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking indoors or outdoors. ...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Primary renter must be over 21....moreless

              • Nude Beach
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Master: 1 king

                best view. Ground level. Access to deck and hot tub....moreless

              • Upstairs Suite: 1 queen

                Gas Fireplace. Ocean views. Largest bedroom....moreless

              • Twin suite: 2 twin/ single

                Only the bathroom has ocean view. Ground floor. ...moreless

              • Downstairs suite: 1 queen

                barely an ocean view. Ground level. TV....moreless

              • Master, Twin suites are on ground level. Entrance to the part of the house with the Downstairs suite and recreation room requires a 3' step up from ground level. Most linens are organic cotton or linen....moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

              • Master suite bathroom: toilet, shower

                Rain/bodyspray/handheld shower options.Views. towel warmer...moreless

              • Downstairs suite bathrrom: toilet, shower

                3 x 3' glass tiled shower. Towel warmer. Pedestal sink....moreless

              • Twin Suite bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                Ocean view. Towel warmer. ...moreless

              • upstairs suite shower: toilet, shower

                large glass tiled shower, towel warmer....moreless

              • Small (off living room): toilet, tub

                Used like a powder room, has small claw foot tub....moreless

              • All bathrooms include earth-friendly, natural toiletries. Most towels are organic cotton. Towel warmers and hairdryers in all bathrooms....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                lots of gadgets. Immersion blender, Cuisinart, rice cooker, crock pot, jumbo griddle, pizza stone, tortilla press, etc....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                large kitchen with hardwood floors, Icestone countertops (composite with glass and shells) ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                stoneware, recycled glass, Reidel crystal, Henckels cutlery, plastic ware for outdoors....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Private chef can be arranged. Grocery delivery prior to arrival is available....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Nespresso for Espresso drinks. Drip coffee maker. Tea kettle....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                mostly organic; Essentials including tea, coffee, etc....moreless

              • Stove:

                Blue Star; highest BTU allowed in residential setting....moreless

              • Dining:

                table is set for 8, counter is set for 6 ...moreless

              • Oven:

                includes Convection setting....moreless

              • Toaster:

                2 Dualits...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                12...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                Nest thermostat for Main part of house. Wall heaters in Rec room, Downstairs suite. Fireplace with remote control in upstairs suite....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                no dedicated room, but yoga mats, exercise ball, weights, bands, etc ...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Only by prior arrangement, in order to advise neighbors. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                4 parking spaces on driveway. Plenty of street parking....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Most towels are organic cotton. (but not beach towels)...moreless

              • Garage:

                for renter storage only. No space for parking. ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Living room: made from stones from beach below...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Most linens are organic cotton or linen....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Upstairs suite....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                large capacity...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                large capacity...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                living room....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • Private beach access , private hiking trail access. Earth-friendly and natural shampoo/bodywash/conditioner provided. Mostly only earth-friendly laundry, cleaning and paper products used. Hair dryers and towel warmers in each bathroom....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    full shelf of children's books. Many classics and picture books for adults. ...moreless

                  • Game Room:

                    Pinball machine. No mature themes, appropriate for all ages. ...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Direct TV plus Roku for Netflix etc. instant streaming....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    One chest of indoor toys. One large bin of sand toys....moreless

                  • Television:

                    HDTV ...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    great views; outdoor shower around corner....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    main deck accessible from living area and master bedroom. small side deck off of recreation room. Flagstone round dining patio beneath trees....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    View coastal hills from Front Yard...moreless

                  • Waterfront
                  • Water View
                  • Oceanfront
                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  July Discount
                  Jul 23 - Aug 2, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $840 $880
                  Fri, Sat
                  $5,900
                  August pricing
                  Aug 3 - Aug 29, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $980 $1,200
                  Fri, Sat
                  $7,200
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $990 $1,300
                  Fri, Sat
                  $7,400

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning $200
                  • Property Damage Protection $69
                  • Tax Rate 10.25%

                  Notes:

                  *****Contact owners for small groups and other discounts****

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                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Professional couple. We often stay in rental homes when we travel: we like to extend the same hospitality we've received at our favorite places to stay. We have owned properties in the area for over 12 years and are very familiar with the location. Our restaurant and activities guide is based on our knowledge and love for the area.

                  Why the Owner Chose Carmel Highlands:
                  The coastline between Carmel and Big Sur is some of the most beautiful in the world. It is a unique experience to be able to stay right on the oceanfront here: there are no resorts or hotels that offer this promixity to the ocean on this stretch of the coast.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Views, views, views. Sheltered site. Secluded beaches. Private hiking trail.


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                  Speaks: italian, spanish, mandarin, japanese

                   

                  Photos

                  • Part of the view from living room, nook. View extends north and south

                    Part of the view from living room, nook. View extends north and south

                  • Secluded beach, path is next door. Another beach (private) is down the street.

                    Secluded beach, path is next door. Another beach (private) is down the street.

                  • one view from deck.

                    one view from deck.

                  • view from reading nook

                    view from reading nook

                  • View from driveway. Hike up to top of hills, view santa cruz to Point Sur

                    View from driveway. Hike up to top of hills, view santa cruz to Point Sur

                  • Refrigerators, cabinetry, Icestone recycled concrete/glass/abalone countertops.

                    Refrigerators, cabinetry, Icestone recycled concrete/glass/abalone countertops.

                  • Living room.  Fireplace made from stones from beach below.

                    Living room. Fireplace made from stones from beach below.

                  • reading nook.  has 6 large view windows and window-door to deck.

                    reading nook. has 6 large view windows and window-door to deck.

                  • 1/4 of the Master bath.  high ceilings. ocean view windows, spa shower

                    1/4 of the Master bath. high ceilings. ocean view windows, spa shower

                  • upstairs guest suite. organic linen and cottons sheets and covers.

                    upstairs guest suite. organic linen and cottons sheets and covers.

                  • view from upstairs guest suite

                    view from upstairs guest suite

                  • Guest room.

                    Guest room.

                  • southern view

                    southern view

                  • Part of view from master bedroom.   Hot tub. (glass-tile outdoor shower not shown

                    Part of view from master bedroom. Hot tub. (glass-tile outdoor shower not shown

                  • Above private beach.

                    Above private beach.

                  • Nice Walk from our house along the oceanfront to Spindrift Rd.

                    Nice Walk from our house along the oceanfront to Spindrift Rd.

                  • private hiking trail, follows a creek up to a ridge with panoramic vistas

                    private hiking trail, follows a creek up to a ridge with panoramic vistas

                  • kitchen (dishwasher and range aren't visible in this shot)

                    kitchen (dishwasher and range aren't visible in this shot)

                  • Dining area.  Table expands to seat 12.  Kitchen counter has 6 stools.

                    Dining area. Table expands to seat 12. Kitchen counter has 6 stools.

                  • Master bedroom, great ocean view.  very high ceilings.  Organic linens.

                    Master bedroom, great ocean view. very high ceilings. Organic linens.

                  • Master Bedroom decor, glass art.

                    Master Bedroom decor, glass art.

                  • upstairs suite gas fireplace.  suite includes closet, small reading area

                    upstairs suite gas fireplace. suite includes closet, small reading area

                  • recreation room. (pinball machine not shown.) small deck with ocean view

                    recreation room. (pinball machine not shown.) small deck with ocean view

                  • Twin room.

                    Twin room.

                  VRBO #311155

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

                  $840 - $1,300 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                  (650) 245-2064 (California, USA)

                  Speaks: italian, spanish, mandarin, japanese
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