Carmel Valley Experience with Gorgeous Views

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

High on a beautiful hillside, situated on three hilly acres, is this beautiful home with breathtaking views. There is not a room in this home that does not have a stunning view. To the east one overlooks the Santa Lucia Mountains, to the south Los Padres National Forest, and to the west the beautiful valleys and hills toward Carmel-by-the-Sea. The home also overlooks beautiful Stonepine Resort and Equestrian Center. It is not unusual to awaken to the sound of the gentle thumping of hooves and the neighing of horses. Horseback riding is also available at nearby Carmel Valley Ranch.

The home is a three bedroom, three bath, interior Tuscan-style home. Many custom touches, such as a 60 inch television, the finest in faux finishes, and a gourmet kitchen abound. The kitchen boasts amenities such as Wolff/Bosch/Kitchen Aid appliances. It is finished with granite countertops, tile and travertine floors. Large exterior decking provides a panoramic view and a fully functioning outdoor bar for entertaining with a patio heater for the (rare) cool evenings outdoors. The other levels of the home offer decks and alcoves for private sittings. The stunning entry of pavers, pergolas, and foyer welcome you to the beginning of a peaceful vacation.

This home is approximately twenty minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea, which is known for its dog-friendly beach, stunning views with unparalleled shopping. Several golf courses are nearby, including Carmel Valley Ranch, Quail Lodge, Rancho Canada, Pebble Beach, and Laguna Seca. Carmel Valley Village is home to many fine wine tasting rooms and elegant dining abounds throughout the Village.

Owners, Mike and Cindy Thatcher, live nearby and will be happy to assist guests with sightseeing, dining, Aquarium passes, and any other need that may arise.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Every window has a view, tranquil setting, sunshine, and only twelve miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea, sixteen miles to Monterey. Located in Carmel Valley's wine belt and many wine tasting facilities, including Bernardus, Chateau Julien, Georis, Talbott, etc. Fine dining minutes away from home, including Cafe Rustica, Will's Fargo, Los Laureles Lodge, The Corkscrew, Bernardus, and LoKal. Try it--awesome! Taking a walk and making the 'loop' in our own neighborhood will give one a sense of the beauty of the hills and mountains in all directions. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, Los Padres, and views west toward the ocean....moreless

  • Village:

    One can see roof tops of Carmel Valley Village from the large back deck. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining room table and seating at granite bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Regular Comcast WiFi. Works great. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite, state of the art appliances. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    There are two private balconies; one off of the master bedroom and one off of the "landing" so to take in the beautiful sunsets and sunrises. ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Close by--Garland....moreless

  • Boat:

    Ocean fishing....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Fabulous deck off of living room with views. Bar, BBQ, glassed deck walls....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Elkhorn Slough. 30/40 minutes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    On the deck overlooking Carmel Valley....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Neighbor's professional court! Yours to use! ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 37 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer I
Sep 15 - Sep 30, 2017
14 night min stay
May 1 - May 31, 2018
14 night min stay
Summer II
Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2018
14 night min stay
Sep 10 - Sep 23, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
14 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79


Owners can take into consideration stays of various lengths. Please inquire directly.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Running Iron/Plaza Linda
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Carmel Valley Ranch
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rustica
12 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Fifteen minutes to Laguna Seca Raceway, thirty minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, and Fisherman's Wharf. One hour to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and to Big Sur. Golfing is as close as ten minutes away! There are over ten courses within thirty minutes, such as Carmel Valley Ranch, Quail Lodge, Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills, Syglass, Spanish Bay, and more. Hiking at Beautiful Garland Ranch is close by. We are thirty minutes to the Defense Language Institute. Carmel Valley Village now has approximately 23 wine tasting rooms, including Talbott's who makes my favorite Kali Hart chardonnay!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Mike and Cindy Thatcher have lived in Carmel Valley for over thirty years. They are both involved in many community activities and in addition to working full time, they volunteer their time through Carmel Valley Community Chapel, Carmel Valley Kiwanis, Therapy Dogs International, the SPCA of Monterey County, Monterey Parks Board, and Giving Tree Benefit Shop.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley, CA, USA:
We chose to buy this home because we have always been drawn to homes with beautiful views, away from the fog, yet a short driving distance to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We love the rural feeling and sense of community that only Carmel Valley provides to us. We are so close to wedding destinations, wine tasting, and beautiful weather!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
High above the fog, quiet, cozy and, have we mentioned the views?! We also enjoy the wonderful relationship with some close neighbors. They easily recognize the kindness of visitors! We strive to adhere to the homeowner rules.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Deck off of living room looking east

    Deck off of living room looking east

  • June and July 2016 dates available!

    June and July 2016 dates available!

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Views from deck looking south

    Views from deck looking south

VRBO #262710

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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