A Taste of the Tropics in Carmel

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

It took 2 years and $5,000,000 to recreate this British empire estate worthy of Tommy Bahama. Whether it is the flowering vines on the main residence or the giant ferns shading the cottage/catering center you will wonder if indeed the tropic splendor of 1880's Singapore has come to coastal elegance that is Carmel by the Sea.

Our long time business clients or new friends can stroll the quiet rose gardens or do some entertaining of their own on the the over 2,000 sq. ft. of stone patios. Is it the tropical cabana or the slate roof lines that provide the perfect backdrop to an corporate gathering or a 50th anniversary? Is it a catered dinner or 'smores' at the outdoor fireplace with the kids that gives pause in the lush surroundings to contemplate the blessings of success?

A tiger-stripped stone walkway guides you from the off street parking to the carved glass of the Mahogany front door. As you enter the main residence you are surrounded by the comfortable elegance that at once says 'Wow' and also 'welcome home'. Our upper drive parking accommodates three vehicles easily while the lower drive preferred drop off allows all guests easy access.

The gourmet kitchen featuring a sub-zero refrigerator and Viking 6 burner range presents our guests with their first dilemma! Should I prepare the evenings offering myself? Perhaps free range chicken with local chanterelle mushrooms and glass of 2006 Robert Talbot Pinot?. But then again you're in Carmel home to some of the best restaurants in the world. You take the 10 min. walk to downtown Carmel by the Sea where world class dining awaits!

Throughout the main residence one's expectations are well accommodated. The flicker of wood burning fireplaces is seen in the kitchen and living room, while the library/video room can be shut off for viewing privacy and 'quiet' for the rest of the house. Our 'Boat room' doubles as a game/fitness area while also having a conference option hosting twenty attendees. With over 70% of the residence accessible from the main floor with no steps and preferred drop off via our lower drive all guests are comfortable.

There are 2 suites on the main floor. The 'Queen room' done in shades of cinnamon and coral features a queen bed, private bath and wood burning fireplace. For those whose life experience now exceeds their stair climbing talents, this is a great suite. Across the hall, the Twin room has the flexibility of either 2 twin beds or a single king. Either way the claw foot tub is the perfect spot to end a day at the links of 'Pebble' or shopping on 'Ocean Ave'.

The upstairs suites neither disappoint. Morning is greeted in the 'Birds Nest' with a birds eye view of the Monterey Pines. A king bed, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub make the evenings pleasant as well. The other suite, 'Bridge room' - it literally bridges the 2 halves of the home - is our largest suite with a king bed, gas fireplace, Jacuzzi tub and queen sofa bed. Both suites offer private slate decks overlooking the forested patios, whispering 'more wine and cheese, please'.

Aloha Estate is located off of Ocean Avenue. Due to its location it often escapes the chilly afternoon fog, yet is only a 10 minute walk to downtown. In line with Carmel Valley, the Estate benefits from its warming breezes, allowing one to enjoy a BBQ on its stone patios or a lounge with a good book. Its expansive gardens back to the Carmel Mission trial, a 15 minute stroll away!

Main residence too elaborate or need more space ? Check out our adjoining cottage, listing # 294846.

Keywords: Aloha Estate, Aloha cottage, Carmel, Carmel by the Sea, Cottage, Luxury House, Luxury Home, Coastal House, New Remodel, Villa, Cottage,Bahama Estate

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    35 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Aloha Estate is set up for family gatherings, with futons, sleeping bags and cribs available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Though Pets are not allowed in the Main Residence, they are allowed in the adjoined Aloha Cottage, VRBO # 294846...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Certainly. We have disabled parking immediately at the front door. 2,000 sq ft. are on the main level, including 2 suites, 3 bathrooms, the dining room, kitchen and media rm. The Coral Rm, with a queen bed is handicap accessible with a walk in shower and seat. Caution is always urged when with seniors on property....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • The 'Beach Room': 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Master Rm, jacuzzi bath, private slate deck, 600 sq. ft....moreless

  • 'Twin' or King Rm: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Can be set up either as 2 twin beds or 1 King, Claw ft. tub...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 3 sleep sofa /futon

    Media Rm has Qn Sofa Sleeper and Twin Sleeper bed...moreless

  • Aloha Cottage, VRBO #294846: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Aloha Cottage, a 600 sq. ft cottage on the same property...moreless

  • 'The Bird's Nest Rm' our Master!: 1 king, 1 queen

    Private view deck, fireplace, jacuzzi tub & shower, Apple TV...moreless

  • 'The Coral Rm': 1 queen

    Full handicap bathroom with walk in shower & seat, fireplace...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Media Rm: toilet

    Complete with Tortoise shell sink...moreless

  • 'The Bird's Nest': toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Glass tile bathroom, cherry cabinetry with jacuzzi bath...moreless

  • 'The Beach Room': toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Slate clad bathroom with jacuzzi tub/shower...moreless

  • 'The Coral Rm': toilet, shower

    Handicap accessible walk in shower with grab bars and chair...moreless

  • 'The Twin Rm': toilet, tub

    An original cast iron claw foot tub...the best for a bath ! ...moreless

  • Hall Powder Rm: toilet

    The Main lower floor Powder Rm...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Tropical Cabana entertainment center, multiple outdoor dining patios.


  • Books:

    Throughout the home....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:


  • Game Room:

    Combination game room with Killer Spin Ping Pong table and Fitness center...moreless

  • Games:

    Full selection of board games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Access to Apple TV...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    All rooms cable TV. Samsung large screen TVS and Apple TV for access to over 80 movies and T.V. shows...moreless

  • Toys:

    A variety of children's home and beach toys are available...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    1/2 mile walk to downtown, 1 mile from Ocean Ave. Beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean is 1 mile away. Dark and quit at night, no bypass traffic or constant downtown noise at night....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Expandable table holds 8 - 12. Dining for 20 can be set up in the media room...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    NO AC but whole home fan is perfect for the coast!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Separate fully equipped Fitness center. Complete with aerobic equipment, weights, yoga mats, stair stepper and fitness videos. A'Killer Spin' professional ping pong table....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    By arrangement...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Furnaces...moreless

  • Internet:

    Full internet. All rooms have access to Apple T.V. with access to over 200 movies....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided with choice of weekly housecleaning...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Features 19th century English Hearth Fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Additional parking in front of Aloha Cottage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for 4 cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and robes for each guest...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Full coverage throughout the residence...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    5 fireplaces throughout the Residence. Living Rm, 19th cen. English Hearth, another fireplace in the Kitchen. Handicap friendly rm has a third. Beach rm and Bird's nest upstairs also have fireplaces....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We have several private chefs available. Inquire for more detail....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Tecnivorm European coffee maker...the best. Plus a Keurig coffee maker for the upstairs suites. Also a Soda Stream soda maker and snow cone machine....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    'Everything' for a gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full range of dishes from China & Crystal, Stoneware to Paper plates for a quick meal...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Miele, 3 tier...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen, with fireplace, Wolf range, Sub Zero refrigerator...moreless

  • Microwave:

    All high end appliances, Vitamix blender, Kitchen aid mixer, Mocha Master Custom Coffee Brewer, 3 "Keurig style K-cup brewers on property...moreless

  • Oven:

    Wolf gas range with double ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items, sugar, flour, gourmet coffee, gourmet tea 12 Torani Syrups for gourmet coffees and desserts...moreless

  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove:

    Wolf gas range with indoor BBQ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster, electric can opener also Vitamix blender and Cusinart mixer...moreless


  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full 'Summer Kitchen', 42' grill, Twin burner outdoor range, hot water sink ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sept - Dec. Non Holiday
Sep 1 - Dec 20, 2016
3 night min stay

$7,400 $24,000
Thnksgiving, Christ, NYrs
Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2016
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • A

    Carmel Mission Trail View on map

    A lovely 20 walk to Carmel Mission, on a fully developed 8' wide walking trail. Make it into a round trip if you wish by walking back via downtown Carmel

  • B

    Los Lobos State Park View on map

    A "mini" big Sur and only 2 miles South on Hywy 1. Enjoy a walk/hike, car picnic. Tremendously varied scenery from jagged, wave-crashing cliffs to quiet tidal pools. Great for kids, no dogs. Directions: 2 miles South on Hywy 1

  • C

    Carmel Beach View on map

    The best all-purpose beach. Walk North, dog-friendly, overlooks Pebble Beach golf course. Walk south, bon-fire friendly South of 10th St. Directions: At the foot of Ocean Ave.

  • D

    Scenic Drive View on map

    Drive (or walk) this lovely loop drive along South Point peninsula. Starts at Carmel Beach ends overlooking Los Lobos State Park, Carmel River and Monastery beach. Directions: Down Ocean Ave, Left on Scenic.

  • E

    Ocean Avenue View on map

    SHOPPING, restaurants and galleries. Ocean Ave and surrounding side streets.

  • F

    Forest Theatre View on map

    California's oldest outside theatre. Live theatre productions during the summer (Willy Wonka was great), outdoor movies...and always accompanied by the twin bonfires at the corners of the theatre! A 5 minute walk...bring your flashlight for the return trip!

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pebble Beach
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hywy 1
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Ave & Monastery Beaches

Top Attractions:

1. The Refuge - European Spa and Massage

2. Monterey Aquarium

3. Los Lobos State Park and Big Sur


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

Why the Owner Chose Southeast Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
Prior to purchasing the property my wife and I had visited Carmel for almost 30 years. Being a real estate developer in N. California and Hawaii, I was 'picky' regarding what we were looking for in a high end house. We started seriously looking 5 years ago, when my wife found this property it had actually been taken off the market. Though it was in need of much updating I loved the location and my wife appreciated the interior 'bones'. With our background of developing in Hawaii we decided to do a rendition of a British empire 'fusion', our version of British estates found throughout Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines. 2 years and $5,000,000 later, we hope that we succeeded!

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The 'top' ten experiences of 'Aloha Estate' 1. Pitch dark sky at night and quiet ! 2. Morning coffee on one of the upstairs decks 3. Gourmet cooking while a fire sizzles in the kitchen fireplace 4. A glass of Rombauer Chardonnay any where 5. Soaking in the claw foot tub after a round at Pebble 6. Dinner downtown at Le Bicyclette 7. Basking in the morning sunlight of the Living room 8. Finishing a good book lounging among the gardens 9. A Walk downtown 10. Ending the day with a cup of tea from our extensive tea collection

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian


  • The Paradise that is Aloha Estate

    The Paradise that is Aloha Estate

  • Welcome to Aloha Estate

    Welcome to Aloha Estate

  • Valentine's Day at Aloha

    Valentine's Day at Aloha

  • Design your menu with a private chef

    Design your menu with a private chef

  • Wine and a Fire in the Living Room

    Wine and a Fire in the Living Room

  • Backyard in Paradise

    Backyard in Paradise

  • Our son's wedding - sorry no receptions, though

    Our son's wedding - sorry no receptions, though

  • Cooking French and Chateau Neuf 'La Crau'

    Cooking French and Chateau Neuf 'La Crau'

  • Senior/disabled friendly, walk in shower w/ grab bars

    Senior/disabled friendly, walk in shower w/ grab bars

  • Nothing like a bath in a cast iron claw foot tub

    Nothing like a bath in a cast iron claw foot tub

  • The 'Bird's Nest' Room, aerial view with peace and quiet

    The 'Bird's Nest' Room, aerial view with peace and quiet

  • Aloha at Night

    Aloha at Night

  • Maserati at Aloha for the Concours

    Maserati at Aloha for the Concours

  • Dinner Time in our Gourmet kitchen

    Dinner Time in our Gourmet kitchen

  • Private Chef displays his craft

    Private Chef displays his craft

  • Workout in our Fitness Center/Gameroom or have a private trainer come in !

    Workout in our Fitness Center/Gameroom or have a private trainer come in !

  • The Summer kitchen

    The Summer kitchen

  • Relaxing in the Cabana after a morning ride

    Relaxing in the Cabana after a morning ride

  • Socializing in the Media Room

    Socializing in the Media Room

  • The Coral Room, Disabled-friendly with a walk in accessible shower

    The Coral Room, Disabled-friendly with a walk in accessible shower

  • The 'Twin' room can be set up w/ either Twin beds, an Eastern King or a nursery

    The 'Twin' room can be set up w/ either Twin beds, an Eastern King or a nursery

  • The Beach Room, one of four suites w/baths in the Main Residence

    The Beach Room, one of four suites w/baths in the Main Residence

  • The 'Bird's Nest' bathroom,
with Jacuzzi and shower

    The 'Bird's Nest' bathroom, with Jacuzzi and shower

  • The path to Aloha cottage

    The path to Aloha cottage

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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