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Artist's Treehouse Studio Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 440 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

The Treehouse is on one acre in Carmel Valley overlooking Carmel Valley Village and the Carmel River. It is nestled in an old oak forest with lots of light, sun and views– beyond the fog belt of the coast yet under 20 minutes from Carmel.

My Artist's Treehouse and Artist's Library couple-size apartments are at the top of the most popular in the Carmel/Monterey Peninsula area. Experience them.

A wide staircase winds up to the deck with table and seating (smoking allowed outside, only) and the double doors to the apartment. The all redwood building has a peaked, open beam, tongue and groove ceiling with cathedral-shaped stained glass windows on each end and screened windows throughout.

Carpeted with oak parquet in the full kitchen and tile in the full bath (shower)– the effect is light and lovely! Extremely well insulated, the Treehouse has a gas wall heater; in summer the ocean breezes come in early afternoon to cool and the days are FOG FREE.

Parking is off street in a covered carport behind full fencing and an electric gate. Addit covered parking for a second car by request.

Keywords: Treehouse, studio, private, detached house, covered parking, valley views, artist residence.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Desiree

I'm a full time artist and have the best art studio, here, for creating and selling my ShellShades across the United States. But I also love to garden and especially love to water– a disappointing pleasure in CA :-( Nonetheless, this home and property have allowed me to work, play and create the perfect refuge. I think you'll enjoy it, too. Desiree

Desiree purchased this studio in 1982

Why Desiree chose Carmel Valley

I love the outdoors and wildlife. Between here and the 3 minutes to the 'Village' watch out for deer and turkeys on the road. At the 'Treehouse' we also have turkeys and quail, gray fox, raccoons, squirrels, opossum and birdsong. At night you can hear the river running in the canyon below and the little birds singing in the morning. Night skies are exceptionally starry and we are fortunate with our clean air to view the Milky Way most nights.

What makes this studio unique

–MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM is the most popular attraction in Monterey County.

–WINE TASTING is big here because we have such an excellent wine growing appelation– ask me about the 20+ Tasting Rooms within 1 mile of the Treehouse.

–WILD TURKEYS and deer heavily populate the area and hiking trails thread throughout Carmel, Carmel Valley and Big Sur.

–FIND A MYSTERY book in the collection and read it while you're here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Desiree, thank you so very much for sharing your lovely space. The Treehouse is beautifully designed: the low ceilings over the bed and kitchen make it feel cozy while tall windows (the wisteria stained glass is amazing) make the space light filled and open.

Your shell lamps combine nature and light so well and I love, love, love that little chair in the corner.

We have stayed in many vacation rentals– yours by far is the most comfortable and well designed.

We had a very relaxing stay- watched the marine layer roll in just south of Point Lobos (the park was packed and we had been before so skipped it) then went for a sunny hike in Garland. Wine tasting in town was fun. Thanks for the Aquarium passes. We visited Pacific Grove- first time back there since we first came to California 33 years ago so a little walk down memory lane.

Again, thanks so much–
Mar 2015
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Carmel Valley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower, exhaust, heater and well lighted and adjustable mirrors above entire counter at sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , twin is a very comfortable rollaway
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tour of Artist's Studio and Gallery by appointment (allow 30 minutes)


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Artist's Treehouse Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.9375 based on 53 reviews

Cozy weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved staying at the Treehouse! The location was fantastic, plus the studio had everything we were looking for: it was cozy, comfortable, and had the perfect porch for sitting outside and taking in views of the valley in the morning and the sky at night! We'd definitely be back :)

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place in which to Awaken

  • 5 of 5

The treehouse is very comfortable for two people. In the morning the large windows have a beautiful view of the hills. Everything was very clean and the bed and linens were excellent. Desiree met us on arrival and showed us around which was very helpful. The kitchen is adequate for cooking meals. It is a wonderful place in which to relax in the beauty of the hills.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a FIND!!! We will be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were wanting to stay near Carmel for 2 nights before our Big Sur visit. I was delighted to spot this 'Treehouse Studio' in the Carmel Valley. The apartment was Lovely, well appointed with many thoughtful 'touches' ... Madelines to enjoy with coffee, high quality shampoos and nice sheets on the bed. The stain glass windows are beautiful as is the real art on the walls. Very charming ... and the views .... trees all around but from the deck, just breathtaking. Another great feature is it is just minutes away from lots of wine tasting and several fabulous restaurants. Desiree was kind enough to give us a tour of her studio and gallery ... her work is amazing, the shades she crafts are gorgeous. Thanks for making us feel so Welcome Desiree, we will be back!!!! Kaite & Fletch

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, Private, Quiet, Cozy, Beautiful View. Even Better than Advertised!!! Loved It!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our much anticipated California road trip. The 5 nights we spent at Desiree's Treehouse were just fabulous!! The treehouse was so comfortable and quiet. We loved the French doors leading onto the deck where we could take in the view while sipping coffee in the mornings and stargaze while sipping wine in the evenings. The bed was comfy and the shower had plenty of hot water and good pressure. We found everything we needed in the kitchen. Desiree has thought of everything. The treehouse is very well stocked with everything you could need and if it's not there she'll probably get it for you. Desiree was the most gracious host. Upon hearing we would be purchasing a backpack, she loaned us one. Upon hearing we were heading to the Monterey Aquarium, she loaned us her passes which saved us $50. We had total privacy but Desiree was just a text away if we had a question or concern. We enjoyed Carmel Valley which has a good restaurant selection and several wineries where you can do tastings. The drive into Carmel was scenic and we didn't mind it at all. If you stay at the Treehouse, don't miss a tour of Desiree's studio and home. Both are just fabulous!! We absolutely recommend the Artist's Treehouse and hope to stay there again ourselves sometime. Thank you, Desiree, for such a great stay!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carmel Valley Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 2 nights and loved it! A perfect getaway with all the enmities you would ever need. Highly recommended! Desiree is a wonderful hostess

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The communication leading up to the stay was great, instructions to the house were clear, and the place was just as described. The place was cozy and clean and had the most beautiful view. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Monterey Airport
Car: necessary

20 wine tasting rooms in Carmel Valley Village, 5 minutes away.

Hiking trails from 'Treehouse' and more trails 5 minutes and 10 minutes driving from house.

Monterey Aquarium on Cannery Row in Monterey within 30 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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