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Recent Central Coast reviews

  • A fabulous getaway

    "Châteaux Carmel was the perfect place for our recent family vacation. We ranged in age from four to seventy, and there was something for everyone. There were coming-together spots, but plenty of room to enjoy a bit of privacy. The huge back patio was our favorite gathering place. It provided a pool, a hot tub that was never empty, a stone fireplace where the children roasted marshmallows for s’mores, and we grown-ups enjoyed a glass of wine while taking in the breathtaking views. Anthony met us on arrival and gave us a detailed tour so we knew how to use the special lighting and where to find everything we could possibly need. He was also available at all times for any questions that arose. We were sorry to see our special time at Châteaux Carmel end, but the memories will be with us forever."
    Guest: juliekatie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Anniversary celebration

    "This house was a tremendous location for us to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Booking the property was very easy, as Jennie likes to do most of it over the phone. It is a great location, very close to a shopping center that has groceries and many restaurants to chose from. It is less than a 10-minute drive to middle of Carmel to enjoy all that the city has to offer. It is about a 20-minute drive to Monterey and 2 hours down HW 1 to San Simeon where we toured the Hearst Castle. The neighborhood has 2 places where you can access the beach with a great view of Point Lobos. We spent a lot of time sitting on the beach and in the beautiful living room looking out over the Carmel River. Whales have stayed in the bay all summer and can be seen from the beach while you are walking. If you want a great whale watching treat book a trip on the Bella Monterey with Captain Christian, it is a 47-foot ocean going yacht, you won’t regret it. The house is much larger than it appears in the photos and is extremely quiet. The kitchen is fully stocked and well appointed; the counter tops are beautiful Jerusalem Stone, which is very delicate and prone to staining. We ate breakfast here and other meals out. The house also has white carpet throughout which is beautiful but made me very nervous about spilling. Jennie has a great library that we enjoyed very much. There are many family photos of Jennie and her children hanging around the home, which made me feel like I was staying with a family member. This was one of the best trips we have ever had to the Monterey peninsula. We will be back and can hopefully stay in this wonderful home again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!"
    Guest: Scott Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • Perfect location! Perfect views!

    "A week at the beach just before school started with 3 grandkids, ages 15, 10, and 6. It was just perfect. This tiny house had it all, views, short walk to beach, bikes and beach equipment in garage, hot tub to warm up in after watching the sunset. The photoes were accurate. The house was easy to keep neat and clean. The kitchen had a killer view and great knives, pots and appliances. The outdoor area is very private from the very quiet street. One bedroom was a lovely room across the garden, without a bathroom but perfect for 2 nights for my grandkids parents. It would be great for teens. I would give this house a 5 star rating if the bathroom was updated--shower was small and in need of replacement. My 15 year old granddaughter only took 2 showers, rather than the usual daily shower! The location is perfect: lovely small beach with surfers, seals, otters, whale-sightings, and beach fires at night. Just a 2 mile walk or bike ride to Capitola. A couple of blocks from the famous Pleasure Point - surfers paradise. Food and mall shopping nearby. We rode bikes most days. We took a whale watching trip from the nearby harbor on Stagnaros boat. Saw more whales than I ever expected, great captain and naturalist. A visit to the Seymore Marine center near UC was wonderful for the kids, touched a shark (very tiny shark). Lucky for me the parents took the kids to the famous boardwalk. I cannot wait for next summer and returning to this sweet little place!"
    Guest: Jill C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Wonderful all around

    "Without a doubt, this was one of the best experiences. From the ease of communication with the owners, the very cozy & tasteful deco, to the absolutely unique landscaping and the central location close to everything, I would recommend Maxine & John's rental to anyone going to Santa Barbara! We parked our car in the driveway and rode our bikes pretty much everywhere."
    Guest: KB619 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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Central Coast Travel Tips

California Coast Travel Offers a Thousand Miles of Beauty

California is considered to be one of the premier vacation destinations in the country. Considering the pristine natural beauty that California coast travel offers, it is certainly no wonder that so many people flock to the California coastline each year. The coastline of California extends from the tropical beaches situated near the Mexican border and San Diego all the way up to the rugged coast of the Oregon border. Overall, there is some 1,000 miles of California coastline to enjoy. There are California coast vacation rentals situated along the way to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing vacation.

California Coast Travel for Sun and Sand

As you enjoy traveling along the California coastline, you will find there are wide expanses of beautiful, open beaches and plenty of sunshine and sand. The coastline of California is also somewhat diverse and includes bays, lagoons, coves, coastal foothills, marinas, islands, peninsulas and coastal redwoods. Whatever beach town you decide to stay in, you will find ample California coast lodging.

California Coast Vacation Rentals Are Charming and Colorful

Along the central coast you are more apt to encounter isolated beaches in your California coast travel. Traveling along the northern coast of California will put you in close proximity to awe-inspiring redwoods and some charming coastal towns complete with delightful California coast vacation rentals. If you want to visit the Golden Gate Bridge during your travels, San Francisco is situated not far from the coastline and is also near the Marin headlands. Here, you will find more than 70 miles of beaches as well as colorful neighborhoods and enchanting California coast lodging choices.

California Coast Lodging Is World-class

San Diego is another interesting city that certainly should not be missed during your tour of the state's coastline. Other spectacular sights to consider in your California coast travel include Monterey and Big Sur. Whether you have an open calendar or just a bit of time to explore the California coastline, you will find this area replete with natural beauty as well as world-class California coast lodging options. Stay for a day, a week, a month or even longer in comfortable and luxurious California coast vacation rentals while you soak up the unique beauty of California.

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