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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:
April 21, 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 my garden– a guilty and expensive 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 birds singing a morning wake-up. 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:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Budget
  • 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
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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 4.923077 based on 57 reviews

Cozy stay

  • 4 of 5

We spent two nights at the Treehouse Studio and really enjoyed our stay. We were looking for a launching point for Carmel and Big Sur and we really enjoyed the peacefulness here. It was great to wake up to the quiet of the valley with the sun beaming in through the windows. Thank you for providing a cozy place to rest on our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Absolute 10/10

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely amazing. The views from the treehouse balcony are incredible and overlook the hills that surround Carmel Valley. The place itself was very well kept and extremely cozy for 2 people. Great little kitchen that has everything you might need for a weekend getaway. The treehouse itself is a part of an enclosed property with a gate at the front (Desiree gives you a garage door opener to open and close the gate upon your arrival) so you have that private feeling. There is also 2 Monterey Bay Aquarium passes that you can use as you please.

The town is a 5 minute drive away and has a bunch of little wineries and restaurants (We went to Roux and had a very nice night- great food, wine & atmosphere). About an hour drive to Big Sur which I would also HIGHLY recommend and about 20 mintues to Carmel by the Sea. Overall a very romantic and fantastic experience in a "mini Napa Valley". I would refer this listing to anyone. 5 starts through and through

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This apartment had views, peace & quiet, beautiful gardens, stained glass windows, and a really nice, helpful owner so it's the perfect place for a getaway, especially if you don't want the crowds of Carmel. I wish the deck got more sunlight, but that's a small thing. And if you don't bring your own books, she has plenty for you!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Our visit was peaceful and full of joy. WE will definitely return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
"Treehouse" entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Robles del Rio Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail to Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Wine Tasting Rooms
Nearest Point of Interest
Bernardus Tasting Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Rustica
Nearest Point of Interest
Corkscrew Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Talbott Vineyards Tasting Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Rosie's Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Valley Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Will's Fargo Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Georis Winery Tasting Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Lyonshead Gallery & Carmel Hills Tasting Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Valley Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Joullian Vineyards Tasting Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Boekenoogen Winery Tasting Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Valley Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Valley Park, Swimming Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Chock Rock Tasting Room
Nearest Point of Interest
MJ Murphy's Hardware Store
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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