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* 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, 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, large 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, private yoga instructor, housekeeping during stay. 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 hiking 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, at the gateway of Big Sur. It is 7 minutes to Rocky Point in 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, Laguna Seca, Pebble Beach, private beach, whale, dolphin, otter
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
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
Used like a powder room, has small claw foot tub....moreless
All bathrooms include earth-friendly, natural toiletries. Towel warmers and hairdryers in all bathrooms....moreless
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
full shelf of children's books. Many classics and picture books for adults. ...moreless
*****Contact owners for small groups and other discounts****
Owners of ATT mobile service phones can be added to our phone booster tower. Other phones are likely to experience spotty coverage in parts of the house. Wifi is available inside and outside, enabling texting and Skype calls.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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ATT Pro Am, Concours d'Elegance, Car Week, Laguna Seca, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Jazz Festival, Bach Festival,,Golf tournaments, Carmel Mission, motorsports, excellent hiking, photography,
About the owner: Professional couple. We travel extensively and like to extend the same hospitality we've received at our favorite places to stay.
We have owned properties in this beautiful area since 2001, and are happy to share recommendations for our favorite activities and restaurants in the area. Just ask!
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.