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Country Paradise -- 5 Minutes from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Max occupancy 10)

Our property Guesthouse Suite is nestled amid lawns and gardens: EAST OF EDEN SUITE is a large guesthouse with a luxury master bedroom and private half bath, large sunroom living area, full kitchen, and full bath (sleeps 8-10).


(Suite can sleep up to 6)

Our East of Eden Guesthouse has a spectacular sunroom with views of surrounding hills. There's plenty of comfortable seating and a full-size dining table—you'll feel as if your dining in a lovely garden. The sofas in the sunroom are deep and comfortable — a relaxing place sip a glass of wine at the end of a busy day, curl up with a book, or take a nap. Outside is a large fountain and garden areas—peaceful and relaxing with the sound of water and birdsong. The large private patio area adds additional living space with outdoor furniture and gas barbecue.

EAST OF EDEN has a luxury master bedroom with a king-size bed, sitting area with 2 sofas and a large TV, private half bath, and electric fireplace. The bed faces a beautiful view of the garden and surrounding hills. For additional sleeping in the master bedroom there is a queen convertible bed.

In addition to the master bedroom, the house has a full bath and a sunny full kitchen with breakfast nook. The large sunroom (which can be closed off via a sliding glass door from the kitchen) can be used for an additional sleeping area with a convertible king-size bed and a full size sofa futon. Please note that during the winter months, the sunroom is usually very comfortable during the daytime but cools off at night and cannot be heated (just too much glass and high ceiling).


We are in John Steinbeck's celebrated Pastures of Heaven area (between Monterey and Salinas) is within Monterey Peninsula's prized sunbelt area. It may be foggy in Monterey, Carmel or Pebble Beach, but just 20 minutes away at your garden guesthouse, you'll often have sunny days.

The property is 4 fully fenced acres, with expansive lawn areas, koi pond, and gardens just outside your door— a perfect place to barbecue . . . or just relax with a book and sunbathe when weather permits. You have the feel of being in the country but all the convenience of being close to all the wonders of the Monterey Peninsula: celebrated golf courses, shopping, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Big Sur Coast, and music events, such as the Monterey Jazz Festival. And if you're a racing fan, this property is ideal! We're just 5 minutes from the Laguna Seca Raceway!

Please see link to our website below (just below Rates) to download our map, which shows distances from Monterey Guesthouses to popular destinations in the Monterey Bay.


There's a private parking area with room for larger vehicles, such as an RV or a boat. If you need secure storage for bicycles or other large items, a locked, covered carport can be provided. We are pet friendly on 4 fully fenced acres. We provide our guests with free Monterey Aquarium passes (2) and croquet set, which can be set up on the large lawn area.

Please see our web link below or visit our website for more information about the property.

We provide luxury Egyptian cotton linens, and we wash and steam/sterilize all bed linens and bath towels before the arrival of new guests.


A $500 deposit is required to reserve a guesthouse. This deposit holds your booking and then serves as a damage deposit once you arrive. If there are no damages or additional charges incurred during your stay, your $500 is refunded in full.

Our cancellation policy with regard to the deposit is as follows:

1) If cancelled 60 days before arrival, you will receive a refund of your deposit minus a $75 administration fee and any bank or Paypal fees incurred in processing your deposit amount (3%).

2) If cancelled 59 to 30 days before arrival, you will receive a refund of your deposit minus a $95 administration fee and any bank or Paypal fees incurred in processing your deposit amount (3%).

3) If you cancel fewer than 30 days before arrival, your deposit is not refunded unless the owner is able to rent the guesthouse(s) for the time you reserved.


There is a $75 cleaning fee per suite for your stay. The grounds make for a wonderful place to romp, please supervise children and pets.

Keywords: guesthouse, casita, sunroom, solairum, cottage

More Details

Elizabeth Ward
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Elizabeth Ward

Elizabeth Ward has lived in the Monterey/Carmel area for more than 40 years. She moved to the Corral de Tierra area 20 years ago, finding this area a hidden, unspoiled gem.

Elizabeth Ward purchased this house in 1997

Why Elizabeth Ward chose Corral de Tierra

Most people know that the Monterey Bay area is famous for its natural beauty and popular events, but locals know it also has very quirky microclimates. Sunbelt properties close to the ocean, like Corral de Tierra and Carmel Valley, are prized and at a premium. Summer days can be cold and foggy in Pebble Beach or Carmel, and just a few minutes drive inland finds a warm, sunny day. A gloomy day in Salinas turns into a pocket of sunshine a few miles west where we are. The Corral de Tierra area, also known as John Steinbeck's Pastures of Heaven, is a sunny jewel. I've lived on the Peninsula for 40 years — in Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, Monterey, Pacific Grove — and this is the area I chose for my dreamhome and retirement.

What makes this house unique

We are 5 minutes away from the main entrance to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. And we are just down the road from The River Road Wine Trail -- a country drive that winds through 12 exceptional vineyards and wine-tasting rooms. A very special afternoon!

Hikers and Mountain Bikers will love the Fort Ord National Monument, which runs behind our property. A trail head is just down the road from us!


Corral de Tierra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) The East of Eden sunroom suite has 2 kingsize beds: one in the master bedroom, another convertible king-size bed in the sunroom., Queen size Beds (2) There is a convertible queensize bed in the master bedroom of The East of Eden Sunroom Suite., Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
Lovely garden and lawn areas, large outdoor fountain, beautiful views, easy access to main road, reverse osmosis filters for drinking water in both guesthouse suites, Free Aquarium passes available


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Country Paradise -- 5 Minutes from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

An Amazing Find!

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth Ward was a most gracious hostess. Her rental suited all our needs and in such beautiful surroundings. We had all we needed in the kitchen and the rest of the house. We loved the sun room with its expansive view. The location was perfect for us. We feel very fortunate to have found this little paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have such wonderful Guests stay in my Guest House. When my Guests enjoy themselves the way they did I feel like I have served them well. They worked in many sights and events while enjoying the Guest House Sun Room, I would love to see them again.
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clear and beautiful. Owner, Elizabeth is very nice and friendly. We stayed in the house with a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed this party. I felt so good seeing them barbecue and playing games on our large grassy areas. The three children were delightful. They are certainly welcome here anytime.
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Great location to track

  • 4 of 5

House was very clean and the owner was very thoughtful and tried to accommodate all requests.

Only issue we had was the internet did not work well but the owner is working on getting it fixed immediately.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda and her group were excellent guests. They were also light hearted and fun look forward to seeing them for future events at the Raceway
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Best mini-vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Salinas for a total of 4 days and this vacation home was perfect for us. There were 4 adults and 3 children in our group. The house was well furnished and had everything we could have possibly needed. Elizabeth is a very attentive /responsive host and communications were easy / prompt. The kitchen is well equipped and the grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. Kids loved the fish in the koi pond. It is a very scenic and relatively quiet area though it was somewhat close to the highway and you can hear the traffic noise (did not bother us much). We were about 10-15 minutes from the town Center and about 15-20 minutes from Seaside/Monterey bay area. In that sense, the location could not be better. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to stay there again when we visit the area in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Guests, NIkita, and her group were delightful to see how much they enjoyed my Guest House and surroundings. The young girls were playful and Niikita and her husband a pleasure to converse with. They will be welcome here anytime.
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable cottage in an absolutely gorgeous setting. Only 5 minutes away from Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca for all of you track junkies. Plenty of parking, even for a race car trailer (24' max).

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always feel so good when my Guests express their pleasure in sharing my beautiful Guest House and property. The large parking area really does come in handy for larger vehicles and trailers. I love seeing them enjoy The patio while barbecuing or sitting around the fire pit. I am happy when you are happy
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Connie White

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful grounds, gorgeous view.Elizabeth was absolutely marvelous, she gave us tickets to the wonderful Monterey Bay Aquarium, we enjoyed are libations beside the beautiful pond, would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fun group that stayed here at my guest House. They were so happy to see the Aquarium and all it had to see. They had their champagne by the Koi pond. Fun I would love to see this group again
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Nearest Airport
8.08 Miles
Monterey Airport
Car: recommended

Perfect for Race fans: 5 minutes from Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca. The entire Monterey Peninsula within a short drive. The River Road Wine Trail ( 15 wineries with wine tasting ) is just down the road from us.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Sunroom is used as a bedroom during summer only, the sunroom cannot be heated therefor it is cold at night. I do not recommend sleeping during winter time. Daytime is delightful

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.