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Villa Carmel , One Private Acre by the Sea.

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Last updated: 04/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Carmel Highlands villa description

This is a true villa on a 1 acre estate between Hwy 1 and the ocean. Many wonderful ocean views from the front yard. Pt. Lobos State Reserve is very near for miles of hikes. The kids will explore forever.
The villa was built in 1953 and reconstructed in 2005. The reconstruction updated and remodeled the villa to bring back the feeling of old California such as the 200 year Mexican arches and the hand carved bedroom doors from the days of Junipero Serra. The villa is the beginning of Big Sur. Accross the street is a cabin that Bob Dylan and Joan Baez used to stay at in the 60's. Come experience the magic of Carmel Highlands.
Perfect for family reunions and birthdays with it's five bedrooms and 9 beds. There is a formal dining room for your family or an outside deck off the dining room with a custom table for 20. The hot tub is a Hot Spring, Cadillac of Spas with Moto Massage and twirling jets. Wander the grounds and gardens of the level one acre estate and play volleyball on the back lawn if you like. Photo opportunities abound under the stone arches or the deck with the ocean and rock caves in the background just a few hundred feet away, don't settle for a distant look at a patch of blue, at the Villa you look into the white water waves going in and out of the ocean caves at Bird Rock. Hear the sea lions bark, smell the ocean air, see the waves crash, wander the many gardens with the Pacific in your backyard.The weather by the sea can best be described as two seasons of Spring and two seasons of Fall.
The Villa has wireless internet service---bring your computer!
Five bedrooms,four full baths, accommodates up to 14.
Lots of parking for all your vehicles within the large iron gates.
Three kings-two queens-two singles-two sofa beds.

Small intimate weddings, up to 20 with 4-7 night stay.

Stays include (2) passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and daily passes into Pt. Lobos State Reserve. Guests will also have use of a keyed, gorgeous, private beach.

Two minutes to the Hyatt and the 5 star Pacific Edge Restaurant. Clint's place is just around the corner (you can see him there, if your timing is right). For convenience there is the Carmel Highlands General Store within walking distance. Enjoy the wood burning fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. Unlike any vacation you will have ever taken. You will not want to leave. Pictures do not do the Villa justice.
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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 queen

    Large bedroom with a king and queen....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    5th bedroom is on lower level, has a seperate enterance....moreless

  • Master Bedroom, 2nd floor 1 king bed, one small sleeper sofa Terrace

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    2nd bathroom in the large bedroom downstairs with king & qu...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    3rd Bath is between 3rd and 4th bedrooms....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    4th bath is in the 5th bedroom with two singles....moreless

  • Four full bathrooms, with showers.

Other Amenities

  • Acrerage by the sea is special. It feels different- feel and smell the ocean air. Have a fire, firewood provided for fireplaces or beach BBQs....moreless


  • Books:

    Small selection, 2 shelves....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD-VCR with movie selection in living room. 5th bedroom has a small screen with DVD/VCR player, no TV....moreless

  • Music Library:

    30-40 DVDs / VCRs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Satellite TV with local channels....moreless

  • Television:

    40 inch flat screen in living room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Badmitton, volleyball, some sand toys....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Look down from the front yard into the white water going in and out of the ocean caves at Bird Rock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing


  • Dining:

    Indoor dining for 8, 10 in a pinch. Outdoor dining for 20 with custom table....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Regular capasity....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Floor to ceiling river rock fireplace in living room. Fireplace in masterbedroom....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is by Hughs Satellite, highest speed available. No large downloads, web browsing only....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels and sheets provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Will accomodate small groups up to 14. Folding chairs under the stairs if needed....moreless

  • Parking:

    For 8-10 cars behind the villa's gates. All vehicles must be parked behind the gates....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cellular phones with AT&T service work well. Other carriers, not so much....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and sheets provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Small capasity washer....moreless



  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck off living room. Deck off dining room with BBQ....moreless

  • Golf:

    World class golf, bring your clubs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking by the pier also in Elkhorn Slough at the top of the bay....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front lawn with fountain overlooks ocean, large back lawn for volleyball. Lawn can get dry in mid-late summer due to water limitations....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Off dining room with custom outdoor table for 20....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The 'Cadillac' of hotubs with Moto-Massage and twirling jets. ...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    NO POOL - BUT use of a private beach(spectacular)....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Jun 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$645 $745
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jun 16 - Sep 15, 2015
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Aug 17 - Aug 23, 2015
7 night min stay

flat fee
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2015
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500 $645
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $250
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


Holidays and events can be at a higher rate. Cleaning can go to 300 when there are more than 10 guests.

Intimate weddings of 20 or less 4-7 night minimum, rate per night is at weekend rate.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/10/2015
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  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

    "A "must see" part of the California coastline. Daily passes included in the stay."

  • Carmel Beach

    "More spectacular Carmel coastline. 5 minutes from the villa."

  • Old Fisherman's Wharf

    "Along with the Fish House some of best seafood restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula. Take a..."

  • Carmel Mission

    "One of the earliest Spanish missions in California. Just around the corner from the villa. C..."

  • Refuge

    "Some say this is the best spa in the area."

  • Hyatt-Highlands Inn Park

    "Pacific Edge Restaurant is fine dining, with a million dollar view."

  • Mucky Duck

    "Night life for the under 30 set."

  • Hog's Breath Inn

    "This bar/restaurant used to belong to Clint a long time ago. Great place to stop and have a ..."

  • Rio Grill

    "2 minutes from the villa, excellant food at moderate/medium prices."

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rancho Carmel, Pacific Grove Muni
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pacific Edge
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carmel River Beach

Car: Recommended

Too many things to do and see. Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, The Aquarium (daily passes included), Pt. Lobos State Reserve, Clint's Place, Downtown Carmel. Golf at Pebble Beach, Carmel, Monterey or Pacific Grove.


Owner info

About the owner: The property has been in the family a while. It is our 2nd home, even though we live on the Monterey Peninsula, we come to the villa every chance we get.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel Highlands:

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
5 minutes to downtown Carmel or Big Sur. Rural without feeling isolated.

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Speaks: english

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VILLA CARMEL , One private acre by the sea.

Carmel Highlands #514244

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