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Sunshine, Oak Trees, Guest House, 2 Hot Tubs, 2 Fire Pits, Exercise Room

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Curl-up in front of the fire, enjoy the art, head upstairs to your private suite

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This coastal home with guest house is located in a quiet, private, and prestigious community with quick, easy access to the beaches and golf courses of Pebble Beach, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside, and Carmel. Visit Cannery Row, the Aquarium, Big Sur, Point Lobos, Steinbeck Museum, Santa Lucia Highlands vineyards, Salinas Valley farms.

The beautiful & contemporary 2-story main house has a separate 2-story guest house. Property has 2 hot tubs, a fully equipped exercise room, 2 outdoor gas firepits, many private patio areas, a seasonal creek, & sunshine galore (no coastal fog).

Located at the end of a private lane, the property is completely fenced and gated with graceful oak trees everywhere. The houses back Toro Regional Park with over 5,000 acres of protected hills and trails for hiking and mountain biking (bring your own bike) with spectacular bay views at the top. There are amazing wildflowers that cover the hillsides in the springtime, and the lupine following the winter rains are an amazing natural wonder. Wildlife abounds! Families of quail love to scamper across the landscaped grounds; deer and wild turkeys are often visible along the entry lane; sometimes there is an occasional skunk or fox. In fact, two baby fox were born under the back deck of the main house last summer.

The main house can sleep 7 with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds and a sofa in the M bedroom that makes into a twin bed. There are 2 full baths.

The completely private and separate guest cottage just across the front courtyard from the main house can sleep 5 with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, and 1 fold-out twin bed in the exercise room. There is 1 full bath and an additional half-bath upstairs.

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

Tucked away in the Monterey Sunbelt area, these two spectacularly designed and furnished homes with their great hiking and biking trails just steps outside, provide a great way to integrate the best of both indoor and outdoor pleasures. Enjoy inside casual elegance, combined with outside sunshine and activities, for way more than just an ordinary vacation getaway. The property sits on a generous acre of gated & landscaped grounds.

Both the main house and the guest house have European furnishings, contemporary state-of-the-art lighting, designer bedding, numerous tasteful art pieces, & DSL wireless for staying in touch.

The main house has a truly gourmet kitchen with concrete countertops and a commercial Viking gas cooktop that is guaranteed to knock your socks off! You'll find cooking to be pleasurable and easy. The kitchen is fully stocked with all you need to create a gourmet meal. There are spices galore, the latest coffee maker, and even a 4 slice toaster! The best part? The kitchen opens into the entertainment room and the dining room, so that everyone can be together and participate without feeling the least bit crowded. The B&B Italia table in the dining room seats 8-10 easily, and there are 4 barstools nestled around the kitchen island counter for additional seating. There is a cozy library filled with books, and there is a secret loft area for children to enjoy. Outdoors is a large hot tub that seats 4-6. The firepit on the back deck will extend your day well into the evening hours.

The guest house has a work-out room with a treadmill, a bench press, a full set of weights, and a barbell. There is also an inversion table by request. There is a kitchen that can seat up to 4 with everything you need to cook quick meals. There is a fantastic bar height counter made from Idaho Ponderosa pine, and a propane BBQ on the back deck for grilling vegetables and meats. The small hot tub on the back deck seats 2-3 and overlooks a beautiful canyon area where you can often spot deer and other wildlife as they cross the valley.

Bedrooms in both houses are furnished with wonderful designer sheets, down comforters, and towels. Large towels provided for the hot tubs.

There are comfortable seating areas all over the property in park-like gardens with numerous tables, umbrellas, & adirondack rockers. The gardens invite you to stay home, relax, read and enjoy a wonderful BBQ. Enjoy all the excellent patios and decks and sit on the upper stone patio in the late afternoon sun with views of the valley below. Enjoy the garden table in the front courtyard. Take a hike up the hill to the waiting bench for spectacular views.

A short drive puts you at any of several beaches and other attractions (wine tasting rooms, the Aquarium, Point Lobos, Big Sur, Carmel, Steinbeck House, Cannery Row, agricultural fields and vineyards, old California missions, the Laguna Seca Raceway, a plethora of restaurants, and numerous other activities). Return to the house for dining on the deck, getting into the hot tub, and enjoying the sunset. A TRULY UNIQUE HOUSE IN A VERY UNIQUE SETTING.

Houses can be rented separately for smaller groups (main house 2-7 people, guest house 2-5 people), or rent both for up to 12 people. Maximum number of cars is 4. Maximum number of guests is 12. No pets, no smoking, no events or parties of any size without permission from owner.

See VRBO #432531 for renting just the guest house (sleeps 2-5). See VRBO #454561 for renting just the main house (sleeps 2-7).

2015 Major Events:
Sea Otter Classic, Big Sur Marathon, Jazz Festival, AT&T ProAm Golf Tournament

Keywords: House, Sunshine, Relaxation, Retreat, Hiking, Biking, Family, Gardens.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/29/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 2-12

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Main floor bedroom, main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Downstairs bedroom, guest house...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen-size, Library, Main House...moreless

  • Loft/Den: 1 twin/ single

    Upstairs Master bedroom, guest house sitting room...moreless

  • Exercise Room: 1 twin/ single

    Main Floor Exercise Room, Guest House...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Upstairs master bedroom, guest house...moreless

  • Loft/Den: 1 twin/ single

    Upstairs Master bedroom, main house sitting room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Upstairs master bedroom, main house...moreless

  • Main house sleeps 7 with 1 king, 2 queen beds (1 is a French fold-down sofa in library), 1 sofa (that can be made into a twin bed) in upstairs sitting room of M bedroom. Guest house sleeps 4 with 1 King size bed in upstairs M bedroom, 1 queen bed in main floor bedroom, 1 sofa (that can be made into a twin bed in M bedroom), & 1 fold down chair (that can be made into a twin bed in exercise room). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Upstairs M bedroom, Main House...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Main Floor, Main House...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Main Floor, Guest House...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Upstairs M bedroom, Guest House...moreless

  • Three full baths (one with oversized tub), one half-bath

Other Amenities

  • Over 5,000 acres of excellently groomed mountain biking & walking trails are accessible from the property. There are many private patio areas around the property....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Full library in main house. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD available with main house entertainment room TV & all guest house TVs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (5) Five televisions, 1 in entertainment room, 1 in upstairs main house bedroom suite, 1 in guest house exercise room & 1 in each guest house bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Roku TV (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sling, Pandora, & many more channels. Sling offers ESPN....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Large DVD library with many selections available in both houses....moreless

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Dining

  • Dining:

    Main house dining room has B&B Italia table that can seat 8-10 easily. Nearby kitchen countertop will seat an additional 4. Guest house counter will seat 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill, full set of weights, bench press, inversion table on request....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (3) Main house has gas fireplaces in Living Room and Kitchen. Guest house has a gas fireplace in the Exercise Room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious Sleeping! Bedrooms have pillow-top mattress pads & warm comforters. Bedding is mostly from noted designers Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, DKNY. All sheets are washed & steamed between guests....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Maximum number of cars preferred 4....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless connection available at both the main house and guest house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Local catering company offers meals delivered from major restaurants on the Peninsula....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    New 'carafe-free' 12 cup coffee maker in both houses...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking utensils are provided in both houses...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and silverware for over 12 guests. Lots of bowls, serving plates and dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Main House...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Main House: B & B Italia dining table seats 8-10. Spacious kitchen has counter seating for 4. Countertops are concrete. Oven offers both conventional & convection cooking. Commercial Viking gas cooktop is a delight. Large microwave. Guest House: Microwave, fridge, eating counter, hot plate cooktop, convection oven, BBQ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) One in main house; one in guest house...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Many spices and condiments provided. Ask owner if you want to make sure what you need is available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large Sub-Zero in Main House, smaller full-size in guest house...moreless

  • Toaster:

    New 4 slot toaster in main house, 2 slot in guest house...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Main House balcony overlooks the back seasonal creek and hills....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (4) Front deck patio overlooks fountain, seasonal creek, gardens and abundant oak trees. Rear deck has a large gas firepit. Sun-drenched stone patio on upper hillside has good views. 2 Propane firepits for colder evenings. Guest house has 2 decks with mtn & valley views....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large BBQ grill on front deck of main house right outside kitchen. Smaller BBQ grill on back deck of guest house. All propane is provided....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    (2) Main house spa seats 6 adults. Guest house spa seats 2 adults....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$775

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

Jazz Festival
Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2016
3 night min stay

$2,250
flat fee
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$775

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

Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2016
5 night min stay
$775

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

Winter
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$625 $675
Fri, Sat

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

Easter
Apr 7 - Apr 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$775 $825
Fri, Sat

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

Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$775 $825
Fri, Sat

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

Independence Day
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$775 $825
Fri, Sat

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$675 $725
Fri, Sat

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning - Guest House $125
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning - Main House $150
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

SLIGHTLY HIGHER RATES for most HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL EVENTS, along w/ 3-7 night minimums dependent on the occasion. CANCELLATION POLICY: full refund up to 60 days prior to arrival less $150 admin fee for re-booking. No refund of rental amounts after then unless dates are re-rented, at which time refund of your monies (based on dates re-rented), will be made, minus $150 admin fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Regional Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pacific Coast Hwy 1
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Del Monte Beach/Windows on the Bay

Nearby Motor Sport Raceway Hosts Car and Motorbike Races,and offers Race Car Driving Instruction. Nearby wineries offer tastings. Scuba Diving Outfitters offer Dives and Instruction. Kayak rentals are available for kayaking on Monterey Bay, Elkhorn Slough, or at Moss Landing.

 

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Calendar last updated: 08/29/2016

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Photos

  • Curl-up in front of the fire, enjoy the art, head upstairs to your private suite

    Curl-up in front of the fire, enjoy the art, head upstairs to your private suite

  • Entertainment Room

    Entertainment Room

  • Main House Upstairs King Bedroom Suite

    Main House Upstairs King Bedroom Suite

  • Relax into the hot tub, soak your tired muscles, enjoy your friends

    Relax into the hot tub, soak your tired muscles, enjoy your friends

  • Front of guest house across ctyrd from main house w/ private deck on side & back

    Front of guest house across ctyrd from main house w/ private deck on side & back

  • Half-bath Just off the Guest House Bedroom

    Half-bath Just off the Guest House Bedroom

  • Two story house, over an acre of landscaped grounds, fountain, seasonal creek

    Two story house, over an acre of landscaped grounds, fountain, seasonal creek

  • Guest House Fireplace

    Guest House Fireplace

  • Guest House King Bedroom and Sitting Area

    Guest House King Bedroom and Sitting Area

  • Kick back on the front deck, BBQ a meal, listen to the fountain, watch for quail

    Kick back on the front deck, BBQ a meal, listen to the fountain, watch for quail

  • Sit around the fire pit on the back deck for evening relaxation.

    Sit around the fire pit on the back deck for evening relaxation.

  • Hike the hills behind the house, work up an appetite, enjoy views of the bay

    Hike the hills behind the house, work up an appetite, enjoy views of the bay

  • Gourmet & Custom Kitchen, Concrete Eating Counter, Dining Room in Background

    Gourmet & Custom Kitchen, Concrete Eating Counter, Dining Room in Background

  • Entertainment Room Flat Screen TV

    Entertainment Room Flat Screen TV

  • Main House Downstairs Bedroom Suite

    Main House Downstairs Bedroom Suite

  • Rear Exterior of Main House from back deck

    Rear Exterior of Main House from back deck

  • Guest House Spa Overlooks Acres of Hills - Watch for Deer, Turkey, Quail, Fox

    Guest House Spa Overlooks Acres of Hills - Watch for Deer, Turkey, Quail, Fox

  • Guest House Main Bath Vanity. Watch the Ducks Splash in Their Favorite Bathtub

    Guest House Main Bath Vanity. Watch the Ducks Splash in Their Favorite Bathtub

  • Guest House Queen Bedroom and Sitting Area

    Guest House Queen Bedroom and Sitting Area

  • Guest House

    Guest House

  • Great views from the upper stone patio

    Great views from the upper stone patio

  • Guest House Eating Counter

    Guest House Eating Counter

  • Entry Lane

    Entry Lane

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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Salinas, CA, USA #105482

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