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The 'Little Ahwahnee' Creekside Retreat - Pets and Family Perfect!

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Cozy living / dinette area known as 'The Coop'

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Rustic and Comfortable - Cabin - 3 Beds + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps

Lovingly preserved and restored, this rustic beauty sparkles! Architecture is reminiscent of Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel, with high ceilings, stripped redwood beams, and 4 river rock fireplaces. This storybook cabin was built in 1930 by Pebble Beach residents, Grace and Paul Veeder to welcome their guests to sunny Carmel Valley, away from Pebble Beach's fog.

Cherished by our 5 family generations as a private hideaway home, The Carmel Valley Ranch House offers a rare family retreat where multiple generations and their well-behaved dogs can make their best memories together in unspoiled nature.

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 the beach, Carmel Valley Ranch House soaks in sunshine most of the year. We are just minutes away to golf, spa, 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 all cotton linens. The Ranch House offers the best of yesterday with the comforts of today.

We welcome you to discover our 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.

Call today to reserve your time at one of the newest ...yet oldest...vacation cabin in Carmel Valley! As you relax in the creek side hot tub under a brilliant canopy of stars, Carmel Valley Ranch House will become YOUR favorite vacation memory.

Please call Colleen Marquez for more information and to reserve your next getaway in on the Monterey Peninsula.

**(all rates plus cleaning fee, pet fee and refundable security deposit/s).
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 yrs old. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We invite families to enjoy The Ranch House at Garzas Creek. Children can play away from the creek in our fully-fenced yard. Adult supervision is still always a must!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Your one well-behaved best friend (dog) is welcome for an extra deposit of $200 - (refundable after successful walk through.) Only one dog, please. Yard is fully-fenced....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

    Bunk Beds...moreless

  • 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

Other Amenities

  • *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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Wonderful family library of quality DVDs available ...moreless

  • Games:

    Dart board to keep your game sharp....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    IHome alarm clocks in each bedroom so you can plug your IPod into docking stations to enjoy your own music library!...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    2 flatscreen TV's with Comcast cable. (42' and 27' - one in great room, the other in smaller living room. BOSE sound system /DVD/CD for both TV's....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Last year the Garzas Creek started running December 20! It runs winter through late spring / early summer. Seen from the terrace, and heard even from inside The Ranch House, the trickling (and sometimes roaring) creek will lull you into tranquil reflection....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    no international calls, please....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury bed linens, 100% Cotton high count, down and down alternative pillows, bath towels, kitchen towels, and spa towels are provided. 6 spa robes are provided....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room for your RV/Boat/Horse trailer....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    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

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (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:

    2 wood stoves: one in great room, one in smaller living room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    can be arranged with sufficient notice....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    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

  • Dishwasher:

    Oh-so-quiet!...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    stainless appliances, refrigerator, propane gas stove, dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Natural river rock terrace overlooks creek. Conversation seating area around outdoor fireplace seats 8....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    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
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub off river rock terrace accommodates 4 - 6 people - overlooks creek, with view of outdoor fireplace. Wonderful relaxation!...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Rate
Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$700
Holiday Rate
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$700
Concourse d'Elegance
Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2017
5 night min stay
$700
Holiday Rate
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$700
Holiday Rate
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$700
Holiday Rate
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$700
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$550

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Housekeeping $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Location

Car: Necessary

Carmel Valley, Central Coast, California, USA (15 Min to Carmel's Shops! 20 Min to Pebble Beach Golf!) Close to Holly Farm and Holman Ranch.

Other Activities: kayaking, shelling, wildlife, horseshoes, biking, shopping, boating, health/beauty spa

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1930

About the owner: Our Dad, Tim, worked very hard to update The Ranch House in 2007 to its present beautiful guest-ready condition. We think Great-Grands Paul and Grace, and Granny and GrandDad would be pleased we are showing off our family's hard work and pride. Carmel Valley Ranch House is a 5 generation family treasure, and we feel truly blessed to share our heritage with you.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley, CA, USA:
Samuel F.B. Morse was Paul Veeder's Yale college buddy. In the late 1920's, Sam encouraged Paul and Grace to buy almost 800 acres in Carmel Valley, and a handful of lots on the Monterey Peninsula. They enjoyed 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 with family and friends at Carmel Valley Ranch House. Time here seems to move slowly and many folks say it feels like they are in a beautiful dream. Unfortunately, no matter how many nights anyone stays, it is NEVER enough time, and the last day at The Ranch House comes too quickly every time. We recommend adding at least one extra day to your getaway whenever possible! It'll do your heart and soul good.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • Cozy living / dinette area known as 'The Coop'

    Cozy living / dinette area known as 'The Coop'

  • Welcome to The Ranch House at Garzas Creek!  Carmel Valley's hidden treasure.

    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

    The Great Room in 1930-original twig furniture still accents the cabin

  • Guest room - Patriotic and rustic comfort

    Guest room - Patriotic and rustic comfort

  • The Ranch House Kitchen - all new spacious kitchen

    The Ranch House Kitchen - all new spacious kitchen

  • Rack 'em up-our newly felted 8' custom pool table!

    Rack 'em up-our newly felted 8' custom pool table!

  • The Ranch House at Garzas Creek

    The Ranch House at Garzas Creek

  • Ranch House at Garzas Creek-Great room fireplace

    Ranch House at Garzas Creek-Great room fireplace

  • Master bedroom-w/original romantic fireplace - cozy and inviting!

    Master bedroom-w/original romantic fireplace - cozy and inviting!

  • Adults and kids will love the cozy 'Dog House'

    Adults and kids will love the cozy 'Dog House'

  • Dining Room set for 8 will seat 10 with end chairs

    Dining Room set for 8 will seat 10 with end chairs

  • Starlight-Star Bright; Make a wish at our creekside gazebo!

    Starlight-Star Bright; Make a wish at our creekside gazebo!

  • Run away to The Ranch House!

    Run away to The Ranch House!

  • Easter at The Ranch House!

    Easter at The Ranch House!

VRBO #189381

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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