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3511 La Casa Fina ~ Stunning Interior Design ~ Walk to Downtown Carmel

Northeast Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
  • House1242 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to “La Casa Fina!” Home sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children age 12 or under.

Also Available Long Term - 6-12 Months or More - Substantial Savings! Ask our Reservationists about two days for the price of one admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium when you book this home.

Capture the full charm of the Carmel-by-the-Sea experience in this tidy 1242 square feet, two+ bedroom, two-bath cottage called La Casa Fina that is within walking distance of the heart of the village, with its many shops, boutiques, art galleries and award-winning restaurants. Located in a sunny, quiet neighborhood, this friendly one-story dwelling, which has been freshly painted inside, can accommodate up to six.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complementary wine and cheese, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.

A seashore motif, replete with shells, driftwood and soft sun-washed colors of sea-foam blue, sand and white, melds with Pottery Barn flair to produce an environment that is sophisticated yet offers total relaxation and escape. The spacious living room features a coved ceiling with spot lighting, three large paned windows with white shutters that allow in lots of light, hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. Comfortable yet stylish furnishings are accessorized with plenty of pillows and soft, textured throws.

Enjoy gourmet meals in a separate dining room - with built-in cabinetry and a view out through hydrangeas and an orange tree to the street - that can seat six people at the sturdy wooden farmhouse table. Place settings and table linens are provided. Adjacent is the fully-equipped kitchen with its cabinetry painted in a deep ocean blue, tile floor, a self-cleaning gas stove, refrigerator and various small appliances (there is no dishwasher in this kitchen - catch up with loved ones while doing the washing up after shared meals). A separate laundry room with stacking washer-dryer is just off the kitchen.

The sunny master bedroom, decorated in sea-foam green and earth tones, has a king-sized bed with luxury linens, plenty of built-in cabinets and closets and views out through bougainvillea blossoms to a spacious back deck. The master bathroom with tumbled-marble tile has a large step in shower with bench seat and is equipped with sturdy hand-rails.

A second bedroom, which has two twin beds with luxury linens that can be put together to form a king with Memory Foam topper, looks out to a smaller back deck and a bistro table and chairs where you can enjoy the fresh ocean air while you sip your morning coffee.

Accessed via the second bedroom is a sun room where you can cozy up to read a book from the library provided. Or, the day bed in this cheerful space can sleep one child or can convert to a king bed to sleep two children. Both of these rooms likewise are decorated in sea-foam green and earthen colors. A second pristine white bathroom in the hallway between the two bedrooms has a tub and separate shower, also equipped with hand rails.

Two decks in back surrounded by a hedge of pampas grass and furnished with wrought iron chairs, tables, a chaise lounge and a gas grill, provide plenty of sunny space for relaxation, recreation or dining.

Two cars can be parked in the driveway; additional street parking is available. The garage at this property is not available to guests. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, subject to owner’s approval.

**There is an additional fee for pets**

***The video may refer to Spa Passes; we apologize but these aren't currently available***

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

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About Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals represents properties throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel Highlands, and the Big Sur coastline. We combine fine resort accommodations and relaxed elegance with all the comforts of home. Our properties are places that nurture and inspire and are located in one of the most beautiful, energizing places in the world, featuring the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast of California. From historic old Monterey, to the Victorian charm of Pacific Grove, and the artists colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking scenery of Big Sur, generations of people have been rejuvenated by the breaking waves and sandy beaches here. Our properties are designer furnished with relaxed elegance. Many homes feature the colors of the sea and take inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding areas. Throughout Sanctuary’s vacation rentals, you’ll find comfortable beds with luxury linens, welcome beverages and hors d’oeurvres, spa robes and amenities, local wine tasting and spa passes, and a personal concierge to assist you in every way. Our homes feature chef’s dream kitchens and everything you���ll need to entertain in style. And many of our properties are pet friendly. If you’re looking for a refreshing, relaxed stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the world– offering all the comforts of home, let Sanctuary Vacation Rentals help you discover your own sanctuary by the sea. Make your reservation today. 831-373-7103


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • 2 King beds, 1 Twin bed, 1 Other bed


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • The hall bathroom offers a tub and a separate shower. It too has its share of photographs, this time with scenes of the beach!

          Location Type

            • Downtown
            • Near The Ocean
            • Village


                • Catering available


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                            • Video Library


                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Golf
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Tennis


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                        • live theater
                                        • bay/sound
                                        • cinemas
                                        • coin laundry
                                        • festivals
                                        • forests
                                        • library
                                        • churches
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues
                                        • winery tours

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Well behaved pets are allowed! Wine tasting at nearby wineries, Also there are many, many art galleries to visit in town!

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          8 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          An O.K. Stay

                                                          bruce m.

                                                          The exterior of the home is quaint and well maintained. Several small fruit trees provide a seasonal treat depending on the month/season. Backyard is private with a large deck. Barbecue is provided along with dining table and chairs.. Only one chaise lounge is available. A second would be a nice addition.

                                                          Pleasant decor inside is evocative of a Pottery Barn makeover. Nice but far from top of the line. The "beachy" touches shown in the photos are somewhat misleading, as a walk to the nearest beach will be a haul for most. Because the home is two blocks from an exit off of Route 1, the street location receives more cut-through traffic than most in the immediate area. Still, the neighborhood is quiet in the evenings. A large and always-full parking area with several cars sits across the street and is a bit of an eyesore, but obviously out of control for the property owner.

                                                          The biggest shortcoming to this home is its small kitchen. It starts with a lack of a dishwasher, compounded by an old sink and the lack of a dish drying rack, which was subsequently supplied by the property manager. The kitchen supplies are de minimus. It's apparent that the little was invested in the kitchen and laundry room when the cottage was remodeled. The whole area should be gutted, expanded and modernized.

                                                          As an older home, many of the electrical sockets aren't equipped with 3 way plugs, making it inconvenient to move electronic devices from room to room. Adapter cable were not made available. Again, these should be updated.

                                                          Old radiant heaters remain from the original cottage. These make it hard to regulate the heat if needed. The fireplace is not gas lit, so you will need starter fuel plus supply your own logs. No A/C, though you would find few days when you may need it in Carmel. That said, only a very few windows have screens and some window cranks are balky. Hence, you may be susceptible to insects or a lack of good cross ventilation when needed.

                                                          The third "bedroom" in the home is practically worthless. Located in a former back porch area that is only accessible via a walk through the master bedroom. The bed takes up the entire room area. Walk into the room and you practically dive into bed. A more practical solution would be to convert this room back into a screened back porch with a hide-a-bed , including a separate exterior entrance.

                                                          Net: An O.K. rental but better values can be found in the Carmel area.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your review of our home. We are pleased that you found the cottage to be well maintained and pleasant. We have chosen to maintain the cottage in the era which is was built and not change the charm with a full renovation.

                                                          I apologize that the dish rack was not in the home upon your arrival. The lack of dishwasher is mentioned in our advertising as we understand that this is a typical convenience that many travellers have come to expect.

                                                          The third bedroom is intended just for children. For this reason we set the occupancy of the home for 4 adults and 2 children only. We do mention the location of this bedroom as being off the master bedroom and that it is a sun room.

                                                          We will look into providing another chaise lounge, adapters and improve the screening on our windows.

                                                          I truly hope that the character of our home did not deter from your enjoyment of Carmel by the Sea - it seems that our home was not a good match for your expectations.

                                                          Peaceful and Quiet Getaway

                                                          A guest from North Hollywood, CANorth Hollywood, CA

                                                          Rating Details:

                                                          I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                                          I was very happy with the location.

                                                          The vacation rental was spotless.

                                                          The property manager was very helpful.

                                                          Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                                          Reviewer Comments:

                                                          We had a very peaceful and quiet stay at this lovely home. It is within walking distance to great restaurants and shops and was a very clean and comfortable home. The management was very helpful and friendly. We had a great time!

                                                          Very comfortable home in a great location!

                                                          Janice E.

                                                          We had a wonderful stay in this very comfortable home. It's a great location for walking to town and is in a peaceful and quiet setting. The home was in lovely condition when we arrived and the management was attentive and helpful throughout our stay. We were able to walk to many enjoyable restaurants and shops. We would highly recommend this lovely home.

                                                          Carmel Stay

                                                          A guest from Henderson, NVHenderson, NV

                                                          Rating Details:

                                                          I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                                          I was very happy with the location.

                                                          The vacation rental was spotless.

                                                          The property manager was very helpful.

                                                          Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                                          Reviewer Comments:

                                                          Wonderful property with attention to detail. House managers readily available.

                                                          Will continue to use Sanctuary Vacation Rental exclusively for our next visit.

                                                          Perfect, perfect, perfect!

                                                          Victoria R.

                                                          Can't remember when we have enjoyed a vacation more! Casa Fina is so welcoming and comfortable and it was such a treat to call it our home for five fabulous days! My morning walks to the village and ocean with my 11 year old daughter was a perfect way to start each day!

                                                          From the moment we walked in (the wine and cheese, so special) we wanted for nothing, there attention to every detail is amazing. The towels, linens and robes were very luxurious. Normally we do not like to cook on vacations, however, we found it hard to leave Casa Fina in the evenings. Our evening fires, music and wine tastings made cooking even seem fun (the kitchen has everything you would ever need and a grill on the patio).

                                                          Thank you for making our stay in Carmel unforgettable!

                                                          Dave and Vikki Rugg


                                                          P.S. Our six year old Grandson Connor, really summed it up “Nana and Papa, I don't ever want to leave”!

                                                          A "home" to come home to!

                                                          lisaSonoma County

                                                          After a day filled with exploring, tasting, eating, people watching or dog walking, it is wonderful coming back to a place that envelops you in privacy and comfort.

                                                          Beauty surrounds you - soft, comforting colors; rooms you can put your feet up in; lush couches in the living room or private, cushy beds and pillows to fall into in bedrooms that welcome a tired shopper or traveller.

                                                          Dinner available practically around the corner; or better yet, a well equipped kichen for cooking your favorite fare to share in the inviting dining room, formal or casual, your choice.

                                                          The luxury of two separate bathrooms, with "spa" like amenities, one must take advantage of to enjoy without having to "book" a time at some other location.

                                                          Here is the perfect home away from home where anyone can find relaxation and familiarity!


                                                          Northeast Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA

                                                          The Monterey Peninsula is unique in its combination of breathtaking natural resources and a multiplicity of cultural and entertainment possibilities. You can find something for every possible taste. For nature lovers, there is the diversity of mountain and sea, for picnicking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, beachcombing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tidepooling, biking and more. If you want a man-made excitement, we have art galleries galore, excellent fine-art museums, local theater, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, a natural history and a children's museum, a world-class aquarium, and that's just for starters. History buffs will have a field day exploring the adobes of Monterey. There's so much to do that you cannot possibly do it all in one visit, which means you will have to come back. Other Activities: Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          If you are booking for a last minute stay, ask our Reservationist if there is a Last Minute Special available.** **Last Minute Specials typically exclude holidays, special events and the summer season; specials cannot be combined; other exclusions may apply. Please call for details. **There is an additional fee for pets** ** There is no dishwasher in the kitchen of this home. ** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates. ** Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates. ** Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit. ** Rates are subject to change and Owner approval. ** Total occupancy may affect rates: Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.

                                                          8 Reviews
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