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Envision upscale Ralph Lauren elegance blended with more casual Pottery Barn livability and you get a feel for this spacious 3-story Carmel home offering the perfect setting for multi-generational family gatherings or couples traveling together. With 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, this lovely dwelling -- located in a beautiful residential neighborhood within walking distance of Carmel and just blocks from the ocean -- can comfortably accommodate 10-12 adults.
A short flight of stairs through a shade garden, beneath an oak and a towering pine, leads to a Carmel stone walkway and a few more steps up to a porch that extends the length of the second story. Enter through a black double-door ornamented with gold whales' tails into a small foyer that opens immediately to a great room that comprises the living room, dining room and kitchen.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine, passes to the famous Spa on the Plaza in Monterey, tickets for a tasting at Scheid Winery and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush bathrobes and over-sized towels, and beach gear.
Sumptuous yet comfortable, the great room, with its hardwood floors, crown molding, plantation shutters and limestone gas fireplace, is the perfect setting for entertaining at cocktails or dinner parties or just gathering loved ones together for delicious meals and lively conversation. A rich palette of crimson, mustard and other fall colors are used in the handsome traditional furnishings that include a chocolate-colored sectional sofa.
Any professional chef would covet the gorgeous kitchen, with its large rectangular central island with 4 stools, amber-hued granite counter tops and Thomasville wooden cabinetry. Everything needed for preparing gourmet meals, including a stainless steel countertop gas range and double oven, side-by-side refrigerator and beautiful dishware and linens, is provided. An expandable mahogany wooden dining table can seat 8. Get-togethers can also spill out to an enclosed flower-filled deck with table and chairs for 6, an umbrella and lounge chairs. A path from the deck leads to a fenced back yard with flowering shade plants. Pets are welcome.
Just off the living/dining area is a den stocked with books and a sleeper sofa that can sleep 2. French doors behind a Shoji screen lead to the deck.
The house has 2 spectacular master suites -- one on the third and one on the second floor -- that in many ways are similar, although the décor in each is distinctive. Both have king beds with luxury linens including comforters with duvets, throws and decorative pillows, gas fireplaces, wall-to-wall carpeting, walk-in closets, Shoji screens on the windows, flat-screen TVs and views out over rooftops to pine and oak trees in a nearby undeveloped canyon.
The third-story master, which has a color scheme of burnt sienna and mustard, has a desk for a computer, a reading chair and a wall of cabinets. The third-story master bath, which features beautiful Thomasville cabinetry and sand-colored tiling, features a soaking tub with jets. The second-story master, which has French doors that open to the deck, features a white four-poster bed with a chocolate and rust paisley duvet, white end tables and vanity and an upholstered bench. The second story master bathroom is similar to the one on the third story but with a large shower.
The ground level offers 2 bedrooms that would be great hide-a-ways for kids. One has a king with Memory Foam topper that can be converted to 2 twins, and the second has a cream-colored trundle bed perfect for 2 children or 1 adult. A bathroom includes a tub/shower, a separate water closet and a laundry room with washer/dryer.
Park 2 cars in a double-car garage, which has space for bicycles; 2 cars can park in the drive
Seasonal Rate Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015 30 night min stay
Seasonal Rate Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 30 night min stay
Seasonal Rate Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015 30 night min stay
Seasonal Rate Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015 30 night min stay
Seasonal Rate Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015 30 night min stay
Seasonal Rate Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015 30 night min stay
Seasonal Rate Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2016 30 night min stay
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Monterey Bay Aquarium, October-Return of the Monarch Butterflies to Pacific Grove, Monterey Jazz Festival, Blues Festival, Big Sur Marathon Run, Laguna Seca Raceway, AT&T Golf Tournament, Concours d'Elegance, wine tasting, and much much more!
Whale watching boat trips from Monterey Harbor 8 minute drive. The world famous 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach is a 5 minute drive to the entrance. Breathtaking Hwy 1 drive to Big Sur starts 5 minutes away. Cannery Row 8 minute drive. Several big beaches 3 to 10 minutes drive.Point Lobos, Big Sur and Carmel Valley all offer excellent hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult with scenic vistas. Carmel and Monterey are rich with history, art galleries, museums, world-class golf courses, restaurants, cinemas, an IMAX theater, performing arts centers and shopping. There is also Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, a paved bike/walking path along the most scenic coastline from Lover's Point to Marina, 17-Mile Drive, sailing, deep sea fishing, whale watching and a multitude of beautiful beaches and hikes to explore.
Whale Watching, Golfing, Wine Tastings, Farmer Markets, Theater, Music Events, Monterey Aquarium, Art Galleries, Dancing, Fisherman Wharf, Redwood Forests, Workshops, Retreats, Festivals, Laguna Seca, Tomato Fest, Meditation, Spa Services, AT&T Pro Am Golf, Sea Otter Classic, Big Sur Marathon, Concours d'Elegance, Monterey Jazz Festival.
About: Sanctuary Vacation Rentals represents properties throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel Highlands, and the Big Sur coastline. We combine fine resort accommodations and relaxed elegance with all the comforts of home.
Our properties are places that nurture and inspire and are located in one of the most beautiful, energizing places in the world, featuring the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast of California. From historic old Monterey, to the Victorian charm of Pacific Grove, and the artists colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking scenery of Big Sur, generations of people have been rejuvenated by the breaking waves and sandy beaches here.
Our properties are designer furnished with relaxed elegance. Many homes feature the colors of the sea and take inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.
Throughout Sanctuary’s vacation rentals, you’ll find comfortable beds with luxury linens, welcome beverages and hors d’oeurvres, spa robes and amenities, local wine tasting and spa passes, and a personal concierge to assist you in every way. Our homes feature chef’s dream kitchens and everything you’ll need to entertain in style. And many of our properties are pet friendly.
If you’re looking for a refreshing, relaxed stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the world– offering all the comforts of home, let Sanctuary Vacation Rentals help you discover your own sanctuary by the sea. Make your reservation today.
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