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A Taste of the Tropics in Carmel

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Why Victor chose Southeast Carmel

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!

What makes this estate unique

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


Southeast Carmel Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Media Rm - toilet , Complete with Tortoise shell sink
    'The Bird's Nest' - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Glass tile bathroom, cherry cabinetry with jacuzzi bath
    'The Beach Room' - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Slate clad bathroom with jacuzzi tub/shower
    'The Coral Rm' - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible walk in shower with grab bars and chair
    'The Twin Rm' - toilet , tub , An original cast iron claw foot tub...the best for a bath !
    Hall Powder Rm - toilet , The Main lower floor Powder Rm
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • The 'Beach Room' - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Rm, jacuzzi bath, private slate deck, 600 sq. ft.
    'Twin' or King Rm - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be set up either as 2 twin beds or 1 King, Claw ft. tub
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Media Rm has Qn Sofa Sleeper and Twin Sleeper bed
    Aloha Cottage, VRBO #294846 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Aloha Cottage, a 600 sq. ft cottage on the same property
    'The Bird's Nest Rm' our Master! - 1 king , 1 queen , Private view deck, fireplace, jacuzzi tub & shower, Apple TV
    'The Coral Rm' - 1 queen , Full handicap bathroom with walk in shower & seat, fireplace
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
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
Tropical Cabana entertainment center, multiple outdoor dining patios.


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A Taste of the Tropics in Carmel
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Great value, lasting memories

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed, welcoming and private. We had 4 couples stay, everyone felt there was enough room for privacy, enough common area for enjoying each others company.

The amenities were great, kitchen, glassware, etc.

Bedrooms were spacious and quiet, common areas were comfortable.

And the location was killer, walk into town in 5 minutes, and get on the highways in the same time if going a distance.

Host was very communicative and helpful.

Highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for golf trip

  • 5 of 5

Great place for 4 friends enjoying golf on Monterrey Peninsula. Martin was very helpful and accommodating and the house was very nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home.Gorgeous furnishings with amazing attention to detail.The beds and bedding were first class.The media room had everything one could need.The owners,Martin and Sue,could not have been kinder or more welcoming (sharing a beautiful selection of wine,cheese and crackers upon our arrival)This is my first experience with Home Away ,VRBO,or any other vacation rental company and it was a Home Run.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Relaxing stay in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Carmel over the past weekend. Once a year a group of us from high school gets together for a weekend away. This year there were 7 of us who stayed at this beautiful home. We started our mornings by walking down to Ocean Avenue for coffee. Our favorite walk was the Scenic Loop walk where we leisurely walked along the beach and admired the amazing homes in Carmel. Each afternoon we enjoyed appetizers and wine in the backyard. What a peaceful setting! Two of our guests loved to cook so they thoroughly enjoyed using the gourmet kitchen indoors as well as the grill outside. Martin, the owner, was extremely responsive and helpful. The home was spotless and the little details were thought of...a bottle of wine when we arrived as well as delicious madeleins and granola bars. We had such a perfect stay and are already talking about returning in the future. I would definitely recommend a stay at this beautiful, peaceful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

You will be pampered in this large beautifully decorated home, that is a 10 minute walk into downtown Carmel. Access to all of the Carmel sights and eateries couldn't be easier. The owner, Martin will readily provide you a list of his favorite places, and he was spot on! The home will exceed your expectations. TV's and coffee makers in every room. Amazing touches, like bowls of candy and treats everywhere. A very well stocked kitchen, with everything you need to eat meals in, or just socialize is a wonderful plus. Access to all of the local sights is easy, as the main highway will take you to Monterey, 5 minutes in one direction, and Point Lobos, 5 minutes in the other. Highly recommend this for family reunions, as was the case for our group.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, luxury and tranquill beauty just minutes from the beach and headlands

  • 5 of 5

Whether you are a couple looking for a private cottage or a group with a special occasion to celebrate together in a memorable setting, this rental hits the mark. As you walk out of this beautiful home you will be struck by the beauty of the gardens and the peaceful, private tranquility of the location just a few minutes from Carmel beach. The furnishings and linens are four star hotel quality with luxury upgrades through out the meticulously finished home and cottage. Highway 1 and its access to headlands, beaches, vineyards, forest wilderness, shopping and great food is just three minutes away - yet you do not hear traffic. Just 15 minutes from the property the Pacific crashes into North America at Point Lobos, the most beautiful headland on this continent. The only downside to this rental is that you will be tempted to spend too much time in the gardens and might not get to all the places you wanted to experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hywy 1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ocean Ave & Monastery Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Mission Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Lobos State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Forest Theatre

Top Attractions:

1. The Refuge - European Spa and Massage

2. Monterey Aquarium

3. Los Lobos State Park and Big Sur


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Minimum stay in accordance with Monterey County Regulations, whether weekly, by the month etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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