|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Chateau Carmel is a beautiful Estate reminiscent of a French Villa on 15+ private acres. There are incredible 360 degree views - including distant ocean views and the entire Carmel Valley. You approach the Chateau thru a private gate up a paved, majestic 100+ cypress-tree-lined drive.
The Chateau is over 8,300 sq.ft., with 6 bedrooms and 4 full baths plus 2 half baths, and a wonderful kitchen. Take a swim in the 'endless pool' and enjoy the solarium and sauna while viewing gorgeous valley and mountain views. The living room has a magnificent fireplace as does the great room. There are imported marble floors throughout, a formal dining room, breakfast room, large exquisite library with fireplace and stunning ocean and valley views. Enter the Rotunda room with skylights and fountain, that can host a formal dinner. The main residence is all on one level with a master- suite quarters upstairs.
The outdoor pool area has an incredible stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen, cabana/meeting event studio and huge patio area with comfortable outdoor furniture.
This estate is perfect for a memorable family vacation, unforgettable wedding or corporate retreat.
A Top Chef, daily maid service and massage can be obtained for an additional charge. Located approx 1 mile from Bernardus Lodge, a world-class spa and resort.
Please contact Anthony even if property appears booked. We have other stunning estates in the Carmel area that might meet your interest.
We had the most incredible wedding at Chateau Carmel -- it was honestly magical. Just stunning. The views, the greenery, the house's facade, it was all something out of a dream. Anthony was responsive and accommodating--he was always a pleasure to work with. The house is very well provisioned with everything a large family could need. We enjoyed the pool, the games and music, we just had a great time and everyone raved about it. I am so glad we found this property for our wedding, I couldn't imagine having it anywhere else.
This is a breathtaking property with a ton of space to enjoy while still having a friendly family home feel. The owner was great to work with in helping coordinate all the details of our stay. We look forward to booking another visit soon.
This property was deceptively advertised. We paid a premium for an 8 night family vacation (7/2016) and were so unhappy, we left 3 days early. Anthony may say we left because of the California wildfires, but we couldn’t bear another moment and paid extra to change our flights and go HOME.
This property puts a blemish on all the great experiences we have had through VRBO. It makes me wonder if the prior reviews on this property were submitted by friends or relatives.
Deceptive Advertising: VRBO lists 6 bedrooms 4.75 baths, including a “stunning master - suite quarters” upstairs. Sotheby’s and Realtors.com lists: 4 bedrooms, 5 baths/2 half baths. Our experience matches the RE listings: Main house- 3 bedrooms; Outside Cabana- 1 bedroom. Master suite in the main house was off limits to us. Leaving 3 workable bedrooms for 11 adults + 2 children. This is not what we were expecting for this price.
All bathrooms had undersized pre-fab showers. There was not a single bathtub we could use (master off-limits)for adults or the children. Anthony suggested we use the hot tub (to bathe?) Mismatched linens, pillows and towels were out of an 80’s dorm room. The only working tv I saw in a bedroom was one that was 12"wide x 24" deep. Only 1 flat screen tv was in bar area of house..with insufficient seating for a group of 11. Dining table seats 8 so for family dinner, we dragged up the bar table. The kitchen furniture barely seated 6 and was old, broken down and uncomfortable.
Bedrooms were a disaster: One room in main house set up as a bedroom was an office off the main room that used a ½ bath guest powder room but offered very little privacy or quiet. The Outside Cabana had a bedroom on the 2nd floor with no air conditioning and a bedroom downstairs with no windows, A/C or ANY air circulation. Another outside room with twin beds had no bathroom at all. Going to other peoples bedrooms to use the bathroom was not ideal for grown guests and unsafe for children to be by the pool.
The views are great and there are several porch areas but very little outdoor furniture. We pulled a few mis-matched chairs up to the pool but there weren't enough. There wasn't adequate seating inside or out of this house.
Best part of the stay? The services we brought in: Great Messages and Great Yoga/Pilates instructor obtained through Tracey Healey at VIP Well Fit. Too bad the floor of the Chateau was so dirty that we ran to wash off our feet after working out.
Anthony makes the Chateau as great as it is because he takes care of details and goes beyond what is expected.He was instantly responsive to our few extra needs.
We spent lots of time outside in the pool and cooked some large meals in the outdoor fireplace.The bar,with it's terrific view of the whole valley was a great gathering place. It's big enough where our whole family of 12 to hang out.
The views are spectacular from up the hill, yet the drive is but a few minutes and well worth it.
We all commented on how completely quiet it was there.
We had a 1st rate family gathering in no small part because of the Chateau and Anthony.
Châteaux Carmel was the perfect place for our recent family vacation. We ranged in age from four to seventy, and there was something for everyone. There were coming-together spots, but plenty of room to enjoy a bit of privacy. The huge back patio was our favorite gathering place. It provided a pool, a hot tub that was never empty, a stone fireplace where the children roasted marshmallows for s’mores, and we grown-ups enjoyed a glass of wine while taking in the breathtaking views. Anthony met us on arrival and gave us a detailed tour so we knew how to use the special lighting and where to find everything we could possibly need. He was also available at all times for any questions that arose. We were sorry to see our special time at Châteaux Carmel end, but the memories will be with us forever.
Beautiful home, with beautiful views the pictures don't do it justice! Our group had a fantastic time, they are still talking about it weeks after! Anthony was very accommodating and helpful through the whole rental process: booking, the stay, and afterwards!
Local wine tasting, great Wineries only minutes away. Male and female Yoga instructors available to teach personalized beginner-advanced classes for an additional fee.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.