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Oceanfront, Views, Sheltered Retreat. Private Beach Access.

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

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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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, 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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be over 21....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • 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

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • 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

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. 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. Towel warmers and hairdryers in all bathrooms....moreless

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Pinball machine. ...moreless

  • Games:

    for all ages. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    a small box of CDs....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo:

    in wall speakers and CD player. Also plug for iPods, phones....moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV ...moreless

  • Toys:

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

  • Video Library:

    some classics and kid stuff....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View:

    View coastal hills from Front Yard...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    large capacity...moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

  • Garage:

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

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Upstairs suite....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    2 hubs....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    large capacity...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    living room....moreless

Kitchen

  • 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

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    includes Convection setting....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster:

    2 Dualits...moreless

Outside

  • 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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Peak season
Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,550 $1,850
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,450 $1,750
Fri, Sat
$9,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

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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.


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Calendar

Last updated: 03/30/2015
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Location

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,

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: spanish, italian, 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.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: spanish, italian, mandarin, japanese
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 03/30/2015
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