Relax, Enjoy, Explore - Ocean Views - Steps from Beach

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Located on a cul-de-sac steps from beach trails


Last updated: 11/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to our special Carmel retreat and home to many family good times and memories. Built by our beloved 'Granny', Gerhart and his wife, Lala, in the 1960s, this home has been the beach hub for our family for four generations. It is a happy, comfortable, and convenient setting for your next vacation.

The home is located on the bluff above Carmel River Beach and looks across Carmel Bay to spectacular Point Lobos. It is just steps from bluff trails and the beach. Walk the beaches to Carmel Village for breakfast, head towards Monastery Bay for tide pooling and views of otters and birds, or climb to the hilltop cross for views of the Carmel River estuary where Portola's expedition camped in 1769.

The home's location in Carmel Meadows is away from the congestion of Carmel Village, and is the ideal hub for you to explore and enjoy the scenic and cultural riches of Historic Monterey, quaint Carmel Village, and the spectacular Big Sur Coast. Easy access to Highway 1, ample parking (including a 2 car garage), and a quiet neighborhood add to the convenience of the location. Don't feel like driving? Just steps from the front door are state beach trails leading to some of the most spectacular coastline in the world.

The home has three bedrooms; one king bed, one queen bed, and two twins plus a folding crib. There are two bathrooms, one with a shower-tub and the other with a shower. All bedrooms and baths open off a central hallway.

Shared living space includes a large living room with a fireplace; HDTV and 'smart' blueray player; card table for puzzles, office-space, or games; and a dining area. Off the back of the house is a sunroom with windows on three sides. This room is a favorite for family activities with a picnic table, indoor-outdoor carpeting, and vintage bamboo seating for the cocktail hour. The room faces the setting sun and has views of the private garden, the beach, and Point Lobos. The kitchen is fairly small, and is equipped for cooking for 6.

There is also an oversized two-car garage with washer/dryer, beach chairs, and a Weber propane grill.

While the home has not been remodeled or updated, all essential utilities have been replaced in the last three years (heater, water heater, refrigerator, microwave). All plumbing is up-to-date and in good repair. It is a comfortable, clean, homey environment.

We will do all we can to make your stay a pleasant and worry-free experience.

Keywords: House, Near Beach, Ocean View, Family Home, garage


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a family-friendly home. The sunroom is suitable for art projects and messy eaters. The back yard is fenced and is fully visible from the sunroom and kitchen door so children can play safely. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This home is cute, comfortable, convenient, and compared to others in this location, reasonably priced! Many of our guests are return visitors who want to keep our property a well kept secret... Get in on our secret and contact us today!...moreless


  • Books:

    fiction library and informational books about the Monterey Bay (hiking, history, etc.)...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Smart blueray...moreless

  • Games:

    children's games and puzzles for all ages...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable


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


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking


  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats six, plus there is a picnic table in the sunroom which seats 4-6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    generous 2 car garage plus off-street parking for two additional vehicles...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    gas starter for traditional wood fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New gas heater with programable thermostat to keep you comfortable...moreless

  • Internet:

    Comcast cable, internet, and telephone services...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seating for 6-8; HDTV with 'smart' blueray player attached. Full line-up of channels available from Comcast...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    two cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Kitchen:

    Equipped with basic needs to cook for 6. Need something special? Just ask. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    some spices and condiments...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.6
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $175
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


This is a family home, managed by family members for the financial benefit of the senior members of the family. If you have special needs, just ask and we will try to accommodate you. We are flexible and aim to please.

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Last updated: 11/07/2015
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Year Purchased: 1963

About: The entire MacLeod family joins in welcoming you to our beach retreat. The home was built in 1963 by our, 'Granny'... Gerhart Fisher and 'Tutu' his lovely wife. They enjoyed Carmel for many years, commuting between their lives in Palo Alto and their retreat in Carmel. Gerhart was an inventor - his most important invention being the metal detector - and a painter. He enjoyed painting the waves as they crash against the rocks of Point Lobos, and dining on 'barbecued seagull' at Rocky Point Restaurant. His paintings still adorn the walls of our Carmel home. The home is now owned by his daughter, Greta. Greta is also a creative soul and enjoys painting, stained glass, and creating mosaics from rocks and shells found on the beaches of Carmel. The MacLeods now live in the Sonoma Valley where they grow grapes and make wine. Learn more about our family by visiting our website or better yet, include a visit to our vineyard in your vacation itinerary! A complimentary bottle of MacLeod wine will await you upon arrival in Carmel. Susan, Greta's daughter, will be your contact person for renting the home. She works as a teacher and lives in Aptos, about 1 hour from the home.

Why Carmel By the Sea:
Our Carmel house is our family's beach treasure. We enjoy sharing our retreat with others who seek a break from life's worries in this beautiful corner of California.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Enjoy jogging on beach trails before breakfast, building a fort from driftwood after a storm, admiring the turquoise color of a wave before it crashes, discovering a sea star hidden the rocks of a tide pool, drinking wine on the beach while watching the sun set behind Point Lobos, spotting an otter wrapped in kelp floating over waves or a whale spouting in the bay... these treasures and more await you when you visit...

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Located on a cul-de-sac steps from   beach trails

    Located on a cul-de-sac steps from beach trails

  • Separate garage

    Separate garage

  • Sunroom picnic table

    Sunroom picnic table

  • Living room area with fireplace

    Living room area with fireplace

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • King bedroom

    King bedroom

  • Oversized garage for your convenience

    Oversized garage for your convenience

  • Walk to Carmel River Beach

    Walk to Carmel River Beach

  • The water really is this color!

    The water really is this color!

  • Looking up the Carmel River into Carmel Valley

    Looking up the Carmel River into Carmel Valley

  • Walk to Point Lobos

    Walk to Point Lobos

  • And the sunset!

    And the sunset!

  • Private back yard

    Private back yard

  • Comfortable sunroom, with views all around...

    Comfortable sunroom, with views all around...

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Well equipped kitchen

    Well equipped kitchen

  • Twins!


  • Bath with tub-shower

    Bath with tub-shower

  • Trails to beach just steps from house

    Trails to beach just steps from house

  • Carmel River Beach

    Carmel River Beach

  • Beach and trails all the way to Point Lobos

    Beach and trails all the way to Point Lobos

  • Historic Mission cross is local landmark

    Historic Mission cross is local landmark

  • Take time to enjoy the wildflowers

    Take time to enjoy the wildflowers

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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