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Solitude in Steinbeck's Pastures of Heaven at Laguna Seca Guesthouse

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Last updated: 02/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-10 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A once in a lifetime opportunity for a holiday of solitude and nature. The perfect spot for a writer to complete his novel, a painter to create new work and inspirations. Listen to the sound of complete quiet at night and enjoy the sky like you've never seen it before. Truly the best of both worlds, extreme solitude, serenely oak studded and teeming with California wildlife and 360 views. Yet, also, just an easy 20 minute country drive to any activity the Monterey Peninsula offers.

If you are on a deadline and require complete quiet, we can arrange meals, tea, coffee, whatever you need brought in. Leave it completely up to us. There is an artist studio on site, so a painter, or a sculptor can explore alone, or with the help of an important, established abstract painter. Guided tours on horseback or foot along the oak studded hills of John Steinbeck's Pasture of Heaven alone. See Castle Rock and several other extraordinary landmarks made famous in Steinbeck novels. If you are a car or motorcycle racing enthusiast, Laguna Seca Raceway is just minutes away. As is the beautiful coastline of Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur.

This state of the art modern cottage is abundant in charm and quiet and restoration. Yoga and Spa services available by appointment on the private patio. Bring your partner, your best friend, your mutt, your favorite new book, your telescope, leave with true peace of mind and real purpose..... For current weather updates look to Carmel Valley weather. If you're visiting during the peak summer months, please know it is HOT up here.

Keywords: Guest Home


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    small pets only as the guesthouse is small....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Outside, on the patio is a single bed, covered with bug proof netting during the summer months, and there is room for a tent above the patio as well. Nights are warm, and sleeping outside is lovely., Child Beds (1) Twin mattress upstairs with linens...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Horseback riding, workout gym, art studio, near wine tours, hiking, quiet writers studio,...moreless


  • Books:

    Classics abound...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV and all channels including HBO and Showtime and Pay per View Movies a DVR box for recording...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Pastures of Heaven and Cathedral Rock nearby...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views of rolling hills and oaks and sunsets and sunrises...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The loft upstairs is air conditioned in the summer months to cool the afternoons. Tempertures can get up into the 70's to the 80's in the bedroom, and in the evening, with the windows opened, it cools to the 70's during the August and September peak hot months. Fans are also installed for those more sensitive to the warmer temps. upstairs....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    WIFI here if you bring your own laptop, as well as a PC to use at desk....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    otdoor firepit...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We wash with only eco friendly detergents...moreless

  • Living Room:

    with Direct TV and all stations including HBO and Showtime....moreless

  • Parking:

    ample parking for trailers, etc., in the event you're here showing cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We are big car and motorcycle people! Loads or room for trailers and special event vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Private chef available, please just call with requests...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all amenities...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items


  • Deck / Patio:

    private gated patio for entertaining that includes dinner seating for 6, and loads of furniture for entertaining....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 5
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring thru fall
Feb 1 - Nov 1, 2017
10 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$1,000 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



Pets require an additional 25.00 nightly fee.

payment arranged with owner.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/12/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
monterey peninsula airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 68
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Corral De Tierra Country Club
350 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake tahoe
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand City

Monterey Bay Aquarium passes available for 2, Pt Lobos Reserve, Laguna Seca Raceway, Steinbeck Center, The Magnificent Big Sur Coastline, Carmel Beach, Monterey Wharf


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am an established abstract painter and mother of 4 grown daughters, a four time cancer survivor, a horse enthusiast, a hiker and enjoy the outdoors.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley, CA, USA:
It is a guest house on our home property. I am drawn to the spectacular natural surroundings. Oak tree clusters, green fertile pastures, strident rock formations, and the rich California history of this area.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I love the quiet, the many things to do in this extraordinary area, the beautiful scenery, and weather, the gardening, bird watching, and the star gazing.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • What awaits you upon arrival

    What awaits you upon arrival

  • Your view, morning fog

    Your view, morning fog

  • Art filled living space!

    Art filled living space!

  • Laptop and WIFi for your use

    Laptop and WIFi for your use

  • Romantic indoor dining for 2

    Romantic indoor dining for 2

  • Loft King Bed

    Loft King Bed

  • your outdoor lounging bed

    your outdoor lounging bed

  • Fire pit and dog beds

    Fire pit and dog beds

  • Your mascot

    Your mascot

  • Ranch living.  Lots of room for parking.

    Ranch living. Lots of room for parking.

  • Twin in loft

    Twin in loft

  • Front door

    Front door

  • Sunsets from the patio

    Sunsets from the patio

  • Sculpture gardens upon arrival

    Sculpture gardens upon arrival

  • Easy livin!

    Easy livin!

  • All amenities are here when you arrive!  Propane Bar B Q outside.

    All amenities are here when you arrive! Propane Bar B Q outside.

  • Buddha kitchen buddy!

    Buddha kitchen buddy!

  • Outdoor dining California style!

    Outdoor dining California style!

  • Buddhas, birdbaths and yoga balls on your patio

    Buddhas, birdbaths and yoga balls on your patio

  • Bring your apples and carrots!!

    Bring your apples and carrots!!

  • Art studio nearby.

    Art studio nearby.

  • Longview of living space

    Longview of living space

  • Upstairs king

    Upstairs king

  • Gracie on patio

    Gracie on patio

VRBO #272574

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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