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Provence in Carmel Valley with Pool-Sleeps 6-10

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Welcome to Provence in Carmel Valley. Authentic Adobe features with beautifully remodeled interior. Many items are imported from France. With over 3,000 feet of fine interior living and three seamless outdoor spaces, you won't remember if you are dining in or out by the adobe fireplace and outdoor living room. With rosemary, lavender, and your own fruit bearing olive and fruit trees, you will enjoy the special scents and the harvest when in bloom.

Perched just above Los Laureles Lodge, you can enjoy the fine dining there or at Bernardus Lodge two minutes close. You can also enjoy the many nearby fine restaurants in Carmel Valley village, Carmel, or cook a gourmet meal in the chef appointed kitchen fully equipped with an espresso machine and wine fridge. There is also a large bar and game room with a small game table that includes chess, checkers and backgammon.

The best wineries in Carmel Valley, and hiking at Garland Park are located less than 5 mins away. Carmel restaurants and beaches are 15 mins by car, and the spectacular Big Sur Coastline beckons you to drive south 45 mins to enjoy Ventana, Nepenthe and The Post Ranch Inns. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with beach and amusement park is just 45 minutes by car.

Three Bedrooms, an adjoining den/ fourth bedroom with closet, and three bathrooms ensure comfort for all your guests with two king beds one temperpedic, one with memory foam topper, two queen beds, also with memory foam, the den/fourth bedroom has two twin beds (one tempur pedic the other with memory foam topper) that can be pulled together for another king size bed.

Enjoy an authentic and charming adobe home which has hosted many satisfied guests over the years. This is the first time it has been available for vacation rental in its 65-year history. The special feeling of the home and surrounds will make it hard to leave.

The pool/spa is heated during the months of May-October.

Keywords: home, villa, estate

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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January 22, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Provence in Carmel Valley with Pool-Sleeps 6-10
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Fantastic in every detail.

  • 5 of 5

Delighted with our stay at Provence in Carmel Valley. We are family of 9 adults ages 24-72 here from the East Coast for my son's wedding. The house is far more vast than even the pictures show, and so quiet you'd never know anyone else was there. Diane greeted us warmly and totally set the tone for our entire visit. She's always available if needed, although thankfully we didn't.The house is in a great location, spotless and equipped with anything you could possibly need. Every seating area is homey and comfortable. The pool and hot tub are an extra bonus for relaxing after a night of partying. Extremely comfortable beds, great quality linens and towels too. Thank you for everything Diane, and we hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just as advertised. Diane was there to welcome us and was always available to provide support if we needed. Only had to call on her once when we stupidly locked ourselves out of the villa. The villa was great and the views superb. The eagles overflying the property only added to the experience. Unfortunately, our visit came to an end all too soon and we had to leave in order to return home but we will have our very fond memories for life. Thanks Diane, Ian and Sue.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, California

Great Family Gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We were all delighted to be in such a beautiful home. Right in Carmel Valley this home made our reunion very special. Diane the owner was very accommodating, she made me feel at home right away with her welcoming smile!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Country French getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent four nights at this beautiful home to celebrate my birthday. The home is so spacious, with many areas to sit and read a book, or gaze out at the beautiful surrounding hills and trees.

The bedrooms are very comfortable; we slept great and woke up each morning to lots of sunshine.

The pool and spa are amazing. The pool was at just the right temperature and I loved swimming in it at least twice a day! The spa was perfect. There is the most amazing huge old oak tree that is just gorgeous viewed from the pool and patio area.

The kitchen is a cook's dream. We had some meals at the house, and also used the grill. We also enjoyed outdoor lunches at the Corkscrew Cafe (like a French cafe) and Cafe Rustica. Both had great food and are very close by in Carmel Valley Village.

There are lovely antiques throughout the house, and it was very relaxing and quiet.

There are numerous wine tasting spots right there in the village. We stopped by the Cowgirl winery, which was really charming, and fed the free range chickens!

The outdoor fireplace was wonderful at night, and having a kitchen fireplace was an extra special treat. Having a big sitting area in the kitchen with comfy chairs and sofa, in addition to the lovely antique French country dining tables, was the best!

My daughter and husband were delighted to use the free Monterey Bay Aquarium passes.

Thank you, Diane, for your warm welcome, and for making my birthday special with your personal touches, and the most delicious bottle of Cabernet!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Encino, CA

Carmel is our new Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to find a home to rent for our whole family. It filled our needs for everyone including the grown children and grandkids. We loved how spacious the house is and the wonderful pool area. Diane welcomed us and showed us around the house. We enjoyed the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Dennis the Menace Park, Point Lobos, Carmel and the Carmel Valley. All the sites were an easy drive from the house. We loved the warm weather verse the cool weather along the coast. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie, I am so pleased that the house worked so well for your family gathering. As we discussed, it is harder and harder to bring families together as everyone's life becomes more booked and complicated. One of the main reasons I rent my home as a vacation rental is so that families can come together and have several spacious places to gather, yet have some needed privacy. I hope to see you again soon! Diane
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Tiburon CA

Perfect spot for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous family gathering at Provence in Carmel. The house was perfect on every way. Diane greeted us like long lost friends and was most gracious. The interior of the house provided various delightful areas for eating and lounging.The big well appointed kitchen was perfect for cooking dinner in the evening.

The highlight of each day was sitting by the outside fireplace….a great place for adult conversation after the children had had their s’mores and gone to bed! The beds, by the way, were very comfortable, we loved the tempapedic mattresses!

All the family enjoyed a great day at the Monterey Aquarium, thank you Diane for the passes (a big saving). Meanwhile my husband and I enjoyed a quiet day with a fabulous lunch at Café Rustica in Carmel Valley..... The climate of the valley is ideal with non of the coastal summer fog.

My son arrived with car problems and Diane was incredibly helpful finding a great car mechanic close by. She spent time on the phone researching a place that would handle his specific needs.

It is hard to think of any improvements we would like to see. The only possible suggestion would be an umbrella by the pool. However there is a shaded veranda with fabulous views off the master bedroom that is perfect for lunchtime dining so it's not really that important.

Thank you Diane for a great holiday, we hope to return for another visit soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jocelyn for letting me know how much you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to be able to help when you had car issues. I do try to provide assistance to all of my guests for both planned and unplanned events! I also hope to see you again. Many of our guests have been to Provence in Carmel Valley many times over the past several years. Warmest Regards, Diane
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Best hiking minutes away. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Wine Tasting close by, Big Sur and Santa Cruz 45', San Francisco is a 2 hour drive. There are 4 complimentary guest passes to The Monterey Bay Aquarium for your use during your stay.


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3 night minimum stay

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cleaning and linen $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

July and August - a minimum of 7 nights

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Carmel Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
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  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
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  • Wireless Internet ...
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  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
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  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Den/Adjacent bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) 2 very high quality and comfortable king beds, one is a genuine temperpedic and the other is topped with memory foam. French quilted spreads or down comforters., Queen size Beds (2) Very comfortable queen beds with optional queen memory foam topper., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds, one in day bed, one in trundle. One is a genuine tempurpedic brand mattress, the other has a tempurpedic topper.., Baby Cribs (1) 2 Pack and plays available at the home.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
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  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
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  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Many have called this home a mini 'Bernardus-Like Private Retreat' with over 3000 feet of living space. 42' lap pool/spa with child safety cover. 4 fireplaces, one outdoors in outdoor living room. Large bar area and separate office. Spectacular views of Garland Park and hills. 300 yr. old oak trees. Chef's kitchen with Viking range, Espresso Machine, Subzero and Bosch D/W and wine fridge. Seats 22 for meals indoors and 12 outdoors. Beautiful French imported details throughout the home. Comfortable beds, some tempurpedic.

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