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Honey's Retreat - Charming Carmel Cottage

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Front View of Tudor Style Home

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Honey's Retreat is a beautiful, light and bright, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Tudor-style home in the well known town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. It is truly a stunning and romantic setting. Honey's Retreat is a 5 minute walk to town and a short 12 block walk to the beach.
Call Sue or John 949-499-1783

This charming, two-story home invites you into the warmth of French Country furnishings. The entry, large living room, and dining room have beautiful hardwood floors. There is a gas burning brick fireplace for cozy evenings on cool nights. The dining room is furnished with a French Antique table that extends and seats two to eight people comfortablely. French doors in the dining room lead to a deck that is great for lounging and in addition has an antique rocking chair for those who like to read. For art lovers, Honey's Retreat boasts a collection of beautiful works of art to enhance its charm and beauty.

WI-FI: IF YOU MUST STAY IN TOUCH THERE IS WI-FI ACCESS

TV'S: THERE ARE TELEVISIONS IN THE LIVING ROOM, MASTER BEDROOM AND UPSTAIRS FRONT BEDROOM

KITCHEN: When you're in the mood to use your culinary skills and cook, the kitchen is quite large and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Beautiful tile floors grace the kitchen as well as the large, seperate laundry room.



As you sit on the front deck you have a peek view of the ocean, a forest of trees as well as a view of a beautiful garden of colorful flowers. The back brick patio is private and a wonderful place to relax, grill and dine.

Unlike most houses in Carmel with tiny rooms, our home has a huge Master bedroom suite with a new, extremely comfortable, California king-size bed, covered in luxury French Toille bedding as well as feather pillows. Beautiful antique chests and mirrored wall closets add to the charm of this room. There is a TV and DVD allowing you to lounge all day watching your favorite movies without leaving the bedroom. The very large master bath has two sinks, a large shower and seperate tub.

As you walk up the unique staircase you will find two lovely bedrooms and a quaint, charming bathroom. The front bedroom has an extremely comfortable queen bed. It also has a peek view of Point Lobos and the ocean. The second bedroom has one twin and one double bed. Both upstairs bedrooms have luxury linens, blankets and comforters to keep you warm and cozy.

We would like you to know we have very satisfied guests who come time and time again. Note: Please read our guests' comments.

The best we saved for last. Remember, Honey's Retreat is only 4 blocks or a 6-minute walk to the heart of town where you will find unique shops, beautiful art galleries, and excellent restaurants. To go to the beach is only a short, 12 block walk. A great way to get exercise without ever getting in your car. In Carmel Valley nearby, there are many magnificent wineries open for tastings and fabulous restaurants. AND don't forget your golf clubs! There are more than 20 courses to enjoy, including famous Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay and Spyglass. There is also a wonderful, Farmer's Market on Alverado Street in Monterey every Tuesday afternoon. The market features international cuisine as well as all the delicious, local produce.

Come and experience the charm of Honey's Retreat in Carmel. A romantic getaway for two or a great family vacation. You will love it. There are numerous special events, such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Bach Festival, Concourse D'Elegance, AT&T Golf Tournament, to mention just a few.Besides the wonderful beaches, children will enjoy the famous Monterey Aquarium, the historical Carmel Mission, Fisherman's Wharf , the Steinbeck Center and many more activities. Your vacation will be one of your favorite memories.

When you're looking for a vacation rental consider these important factors:

1. IS THE HOUSE FRESHLY PAINTED?

2. IS THE GARDEN CHARMING WITH COLORFUL FLOWERS AND WELL MAINTAINED?

3. IS THE FURNITURE IN THE LIVING AREAS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE INVITING, COMFORTABLE AND LOVELY TO OBSERVE?

4. IS THE HOME WELL STOCKED WITH PAPER TOWELS, TOILET PAPER, SUGAR, SPICES, COFFEE FILTERS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES?

5. IS THE HOME ON A QUIET STREET WITH NO TRAFFIC SO YOU CAN HAVE RESTFUL SLEEP?

6. IS THERE GOOD OUTDOOR LIGHTING SO YOU CAN SEE AT NIGHT? (CARMEL STREETS ARE KNOWN FOR BEING DARK)

7. ARE THERE NEW, QUALITY MATRESSES FOR A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP? AND PLENTY OF GOOD QUALITY BLANKETS, LINENS, FEATHER PILLOWS, AND FEATHER COMFORTERS? NEW FLUFFY TOWELS (NOT OLD AND WORN) THAT FEEL GOOD ON YOUR SKIN?

8. IS THE KITCHEN FULLY EQUIPPED WITH PLENTY OF COOKING UTENSILS, LOVELY CHINA, SILVER, GLASSWARE, AND WINE GLASSES FOR YOUR FAVORITE WINES?

9. IS THERE A GARAGE AS WELL AS AN EXTRA PARKING SPACE?

HONEY'S RETREAT ANSWERS YES TO THE ABOVE AND SURPASSES MOST VACATION HOMES IN CARMEL. OUR GUESTS GIVE US A FIVE STAR RATING.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small Dogs possible. (Please inquire)...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) upstairs bedroom, Double Beds (1) upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) upstairs bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Wi-Fi, Phone, Answering machine, 3 TV's, Disposal, Well equipped kitchen, Linens, Non-Smoking House...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas ...moreless

  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    2 car...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    21 golf courses in surrounding area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
Feb 1 - May 22, 2015
2 night min stay
$339 $389
Fri, Sat
$1,990 $5,400
Summer Season
May 23 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$375 $425
Fri, Sat
$2,800 $7,500
Summer Season II
Jul 1 - Sep 13, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000 $9,500
Autumn
Sep 14 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$339 $389
Fri, Sat
$2,200 $6,400
Winter
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$329 $379
Fri, Sat
$2,080 $6,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $155
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Parties >4 add $50/night $50 + tax
  • $100.00 cancellation fee $100
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

IMPORTANT: Rates are based on 4 or less people. $400 deposit is due to reserve Honey's Retreat. The rental fee and $155-$175 cleaning fee are due 30 days prior to arrival date. Pet fee varies depending on length of stay. Certain holidays and local events, such as AT&T Pro Am, will need to be quoted separately. Just email or call for a quote. All rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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Location

Walk to the famous Carmel beaches or through the Mission Trails Park, Wine Tastings, Concerts, Golf in one of the famous clubs, Numerous Art Galleries, Fine and Casual Dining nearby, Drive the magnificant 17-mile Drive, Visit the Monterey Aquarium

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We are Sue Freeman and John Hancock, owners of Honey's Retreat. We have been married 11 years ago after meeting in Big Sur, California. I am originally from Atlanta, GA. and moved to CA. in 1987. John is originally from Bozeman, Montana. We have 7 adult children between us and just had our 8th grandchild We presently live in Laguna Beach where I have lived for 21 years. People ask why we named our cottage Honey's Retreat. Honey is my southern nickname given to me by my grandchildren. I picked Carmel when my daughter LISA chose to live in Monterey after losing her home in the Malibu Fire. I thought it would be nice to own a vacation home that I could use as well as rent. We would be able to visit Lisa and my granddaughter Camille. A year later my daughter and her family moved to Paris, France. As much as I love France I am not buying a home there! MORAL OF STORY: don't follow your children. Living in Laguna Beach we are very blessed to have properties in 2 beautiful places.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel By the Sea:
Carmel by the Sea is a very special place to me. It is a place that is not only a beautiful environment. It has history, unusual architecture, an incredible beach and coastline, plus it attracts interesting people from all over the world who appreciate the arts, fine dining, the wine country, the shopping, the wharf and the famus Monterey aquarium, and all the wonderful things this charming town has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We enjoy walking the 12 short blocks to the beach and the 4 blocks to town for the restaurants, shopping, and all the beautiful galleries. We are only 10 minutes from Monterey, about the same to Carmel Valley, and a little longer to Big Sur and Point Lobos State Park which has hiking trails and wonderful vistas. We enjoy our quiet time and peacefulness in the garden and back patio which is private.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Front View of Tudor Style Home

    Front View of Tudor Style Home

  • Front Steps

    Front Steps

  • Honey's Charming Carmel Retreat

    Honey's Charming Carmel Retreat

  • Living room fireplace

    Living room fireplace

  • Dining Room with French doors to patio

    Dining Room with French doors to patio

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom upstairs

    Queen Bedroom upstairs

  • Side Patio

    Side Patio

  • Carmel by the Sea

    Carmel by the Sea

  • Honey's Retreat Front Door

    Honey's Retreat Front Door

  • Beautiful Carmel Beach

    Beautiful Carmel Beach

  • Bright and sunny Living Room

    Bright and sunny Living Room

  • Living room viewed from Dining area

    Living room viewed from Dining area

  • Well stocked Kitchen

    Well stocked Kitchen

  • Upstairs Double and Twin Bedroom

    Upstairs Double and Twin Bedroom

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • Backyard Patio

    Backyard Patio

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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