Carmel Valley's 'Little Ahwahnee' Creek Retreat - Refreshing Fairytale Charm.(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Rustic Elegance - Cabin - 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 8-
Cherished by our 5 family generations as a private hideaway home, The Ranch House is now offered as an exclusive, executive family retreat that today's multiple generations can treasure as they enjoy precious time together.
Exquisite kitchen, 2 quaint bathrooms (pedestal tub/shower in the guest suite and a candlelit fireplace shower in the master suite) with custom furnishings throughout. Careful preservation and upgrades adorn this historic treasure.
Just 15 minutes from Carmel, and its coastal fog, The Ranch House at Garzas Creek soaks in Carmel Valley sunshine most of the year. Minutes away to golf, horseback riding, shopping, fine dining, & wine tasting.
Our 3 bedroom / 2 bath rustic Ranch House comfortably accommodates 8 ... and up to 10 people (2 queens and 2 bunk beds) with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper mattresses and lovely linens. The Ranch House offers the best of yesterday with the comforts of today.
We invite you to come discover this exceptional retreat, in a private canyon on 50+ acres, (1/4 mile off a quiet residential road). Features include: custom kitchen with radiant-heat tiled floors, tiled counters, custom redwood cabinets, spacious great room with majestic river rock fireplace, original wide plank redwood floors, original 'twig furniture,' Native American and early Californian art, 8' pool table, massive outdoor stone fireplace on terrace, new private hot tub, seasonal creek, and plenty of land to hike on and explore with exclusive, private trail head access to Garland Regional Park.
Equestrians, ask about bringing your horses on vacation, and stable up to 3 horses steps away from The Ranch House in our covered shed row, with 12 x 24' stalls. Ideal for trail riders and show horses. Trail riders will enjoy private access to 4200 acres of rugged mountain terrain, mountain streams and hidden Redwood Canyon in Garland Park.
Horse show participants will have peace of mind, knowing your equine friend is under your watchful eye - away from the bustle of show grounds. You both will relax in comfort, quiet, and convenience. Show venues are nearby. The Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club is a hack away. Pebble Beach Stables are 25 minutes away. Monterey County Fairgrounds are 30 minutes away.
Call today to reserve your time at one of the newest ...yet oldest...vacation bed and barn in Carmel Valley! As you relax in the creek side hot tub under a brilliant canopy of stars, The Ranch House at Garzas Creek will become YOUR favorite vacation spot!
Please call Colleen Marquez for more information and to reserve your next getaway in Carmel Valley.
**(all rates plus cleaning fee, pet fee and refundable security deposit/s).
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Member since: 2008
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Beds: * Queen Bed (2): Luxury Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds. New. * Double Bed: Double bed is on lower bunk in 3rd bedroom. * Twin/Single Bed: Trundle is available for use in bunk room - or can be moved to other bedroom or living space as desired for extra sleeping space. * Bunk Bed (2): Kids and adults alike will love 'the Dog House' - aka bunk room. 2 comfortable bunk beds: Single over single over trundle, and single over double futon. Cozy and fun. * Convertible Bed: 2 large sofas (one in great room; one in smaller living room) provide extra sleeping accommodations with queen sleepers. (one with air mattress topper for exceptional comfort). **********Luxury bed linens, 100% Cotton high count, down and down alternative pillows, bath towels, kitchen towels, & spa towels are provided. 6 spa robes are provided.**********...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- *Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Plenty of room for your RV/Boat/Horse trailer -- *2 fully functional wood burning river rock fireplaces: 1 in great room, 1 on outside terrace. Master bedroom and master bath each have natural river rock fireplaces for candle use ambiance only (provided). 2 wood stoves: 1 in great room, 1 in smaller living room -- *2 new flat screen TVs w/Comcast cable. (42' & 27'-1 in great room, the other in smaller living room. BOSE sound system/DVD/CD for both TVs -- *I-Home alarm clocks in each bedroom -- *New private hot tub off river rock terrace accommodates 4-6 people-overlooks creek, w/view of outdoor fireplace Wonderful relaxation! -- *new stainless appliances......moreless
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Pool Table
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
Go ahead, and check your email if you really need to! Writers and workaholics, bring your laptop or your ITouch! We're ready for you with a desk and Wi-Fi so you can even work outside! Be inspired!...moreless
(4) 2 fully functional wood burning river rock fireplaces: one in great room, one on outside terrace. Master bedroom and master bath each have natural river rock fireplaces for candle use ambiance only (provided)...moreless
- Wood Stove:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
High quality, professional grade cookware, coffee maker, 'barnyard' waffle iron - (how cute is THAT?!), cookie sheets, pie tins, crock pot - we've tried to anticipate all the yummy meals you might need to make and bake in your home away from home!...moreless
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
Custom-made redwood pavillion with widened river rock path in newly planted redwood grove overlooking creek invites vows of love, or renewals of promises. So many possibilities to decorate and adorn for your special occasion! Separate site fee will be applied for events and ceremonies inviting non-resident guests to the property. Please call for more information....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
May 12 - May 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
4 night min stay
Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2017
5 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $25
- Housekeeping $250
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Tax Rate 10.5%
Holidays and special events are subject to premium rates and minimum stays. Standard Rate: $550/per night with 3 night minimum stay for up to 8 pp. Holiday Rate: $700/per night with variable minimum stay of 3+ nights Event pricing as noted - available as flat fee or by Holiday Rate for stated minimum nights booked. It is our desire to avoid financial transaction fees whenever possible by preferring personal checks / direct bank checks / PayPal for Friends and Family (no fees) / Google Wallet, If it is more convenient for our guests to pay by Credit Card or we will pass along the bank fee as a separate charge after the initial payment is made. Thank you for your understanding. Call Colleen for questions / availability: 925.917.0867
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1930
About the owner: Mom and Dad are our 3rd generation family partners. We are grateful to them for allowing us to use The Ranch House as a place where we can come and stay when we're in town, and rent to you the rest of the year! We think Great-Grands Paul and Grace, and Granny and GrandDad would be pleased, too! This is a family enterprise, and we feel truly blessed to share our heritage with you.
Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley, CA, USA:
Samuel F.B. Morse was our Great GrandDad's friend from Yale. He persuaded Paul and Grace to buy almost 800 acres in Carmel Valley, and a handful of lots in Pebble Beach in the late 1920's. They loved escaping the fog on the coast to visit the Carmel Valley sunshine. Nice choice!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Be properly warned. There is never enough time to enjoy your stay at The Ranch House. Time here is so slow and charming, you will almost feel you are in a dream. But no matter how many nights you stay, it is NEVER enough time, and the last day at The Ranch House will come too quickly. So plan to stay an extra day whenever possible!
- Secondary: +1 9259170867
Links to more information:
Cozy living / dinette area known as 'The Coop'
Welcome to The Ranch House at Garzas Creek! Carmel Valley's hidden treasure.
The Great Room in 1930-original twig furniture still accents the cabin
Guest room - Patriotic and rustic comfort
The Ranch House Kitchen - all new spacious kitchen
Rack 'em up-our newly felted 8' custom pool table!
The Ranch House at Garzas Creek
Ranch House at Garzas Creek-Great room fireplace
Master bedroom-w/original romantic fireplace - cozy and inviting!
Adults and kids will love the cozy 'Dog House'
Dining Room set for 8 will seat 10 with end chairs
Starlight-Star Bright; Make a wish at our creekside gazebo!
Run away to The Ranch House!
Easter at The Ranch House!
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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