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Preeminent Regeneration-Dramatic Ocean Views-Architect's Dream

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean, marveling at the beauty and craftsmanship of this handsome home, the perfect proportions of the architecture, the superb choice of wood and appointments, the crafted and stylized door handles and yacht quality cabinetry brings a sense of joy, serenity and knowing that people who really care built this home.

Nestled between two canyons yet within walking distance of the historic Highlands Inn with its famous five star Edge Restaurant and renowned Point Lobos State Park, the Retreat is a perfect get-away retreat for reflection and remembering what matters in life; a great place for reunions, family gatherings, joyous reconnections; a serene place for relieving the stress of life through immersion in the wondrous presence of nature; a wonderful setting for small business conferences or group dialogue. Awake in the midst of a Monterey Pine Forest to birdsong and repose at night to the crashing sound of waves and the sea lions barking in the distance.

Enjoy a card game with friends by the fire or a glass of wine while admiring Bird Rock of Point Lobos State Park from the den. Indulge yourself in the relaxing warmth of the hot tub or renew your spirit in the upstairs sauna. Revel in the true pleasure of being alive and experiencing the love of God through his most beautiful creations.

This house was not just built, it was artfully molded throughout. The front door is an artistic master piece, a stunning large block of redwood with a door handle crafted into a beautiful curve much like a whale’s tale. The cabinetry is exquisite - made from exotic woods including mahogany, cherry, Alaskan cedar and Pacific Coast redwood. Each room is a unique statement of appreciation and gratitude for nature’s beauty - including fine artwork, hand painted sinks, hardwood floors, and hand crafted furniture.

The immense master suite has its own study/ exercise room where you can view the Pacific while cycling on the exercise bike or work on your laptop while enjoying the view of Point Lobos. Designed by respected local architect Peter Davis, it is an example of enduringly beautiful architectural style that knows no era.

Spacious and clean, this 4000 square ft. house provides plenty of quiet private space as well as grand joining spaces. It is large enough to find a quiet corner for reading or meditating and has ample together spaces for playing board games, chatting over the day's visit to local sites or relaxing in front of a movie.

The inviting kitchen with adjoining greenhouse breakfast nook is alive with morning sun and a fun space for group cooking and cheer. In the great room, the formal walnut hand crafted dining table can seat up to twelve for large dinner gatherings in the warmth of the fire place. The large windows throughout bring nature inside, with magnificent scenic views that create the feeling that nature outside and inside are integrated. Two decks provide sweeping ocean views while the third overlooks the large flagstone patio.

Pacific View Retreat sleeps twelve in three kings, two queens and two twin beds. Two sleeper sofas (one king and one queen) can accomodate another four guests.

Pacific View Retreat is ideal for reunions, special birthdays and anniversaries, wedding groups,and corporate retreats. Here are the comments from some recent guests:

'We came to celebrate a birthday and an engagement in this amazing house. The natural wood and decor give the house a warm and inviting feel Each room offers a unique gift for the mind and the soul. The artfully placed windows bring the outdoors to your fingertips. Each one has a breathtaking view of the bay, the canyon, or the enhanced natural landscaping surrounding the home. This was a great place for our family to celebrate.'

You may wish to review the experiences of other guests in our online guestbook.

Keywords: Home

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

What makes this house unique

Provides a serene environment by capturing the essence beauty of nature.

It generates a deeper inner appreciation for the good and beauty the can come from nature's creations

Enables deep contemplation where the mind is not perturbed by mundane issues

Guestbook comments from the manager

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with friends in this gorgeous house. Thank you for making this a perfect weekend! We will tell others about this ideal getaway.



Thanks for everything!



Carlo and Naomi Iaccarino
Sep 2009
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Amenities

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
White water ocean view, wireless broadband internet, massive stone fireplace, beautful large sauna, outdoor hot tub, away from the crowds but only a few miles to Carmel and Big Sur, plenty of room for 12 people

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8536587 based on 86 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Pacific View Retreat for a family reunion/retreat/celebration. It was just the perfect house for the eight of us, both the house itself and the location. It was overcast nearly all the time and we didn't even care. The house is very well appointed, beautifully designed, and offers enough space for solitude when wanted or room for eight to sit comfortably. It is an easy drive to many of the most beautiful spots in the area and there are easy and spectacular walks not more than two miles down the road.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2007
  • Stayed: April 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. Perfect for our large family for the weekend. Our host was very accessible and responded to our needs quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful, one-of-a-kind home. The photos of the views don't do them justice! Many thanks!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, beautiful furniture, impeccable clean, Kitchen and bathrooms with everything you need. Excellent attention from the owners.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at this home to celebrate a milestone birthday with close friends and family. The views from this multi-level home are beautiful and get more outstanding as you move up each level. There is gorgeous wood everywhere. Rooms are large and offered plenty of room for everyone. Some of the fixtures are a little old, but still function just fine. All guests marveled at the large areas in the back yard, the dining room area (with an amazing view!), and kitchen to enjoy each other's company. The game area was also fully utilized and pool table, ping pong table, and even hot tub are in great shape. This area is peaceful and made for an excellent base for excursions to Carmel by the Sea and Carmel Valley. Overall, we fully enjoyed our time here. A+ to the owner for being responsive and answering all our questions leading up to our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Home with a Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

This home is much better than the pictures show. We had three different families, our two children's families and everyone had their own space. But there were gathering areas to all be together. Two dining places and a stocked kitchen. So close to Carmel and Los Lobos Park and shopping. The owner was awesome and accommodating. We will be back

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Hike the magnificent trails of Point Lobos State Park. Drivethe spectacular coast highway south to the redwoods of Big Sur. Experience the stunning view from Nepenthe Restaurant. Enjoy the sunset from the incomparable Highlands Inn. Walk the world famous Carmel beach. Stroll through downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Enjoy the unparalleled art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Cruise the beautiful 17-mile drive through the Del Monte Forest. Immerse yourself in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Visit the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas. Golf the many gorgeous courses of the Monterey Peninsula. Enjoy one of the special events held throughout the year

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.5%

Holliday and Special Events rates sometimes apply

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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