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Carmel Riviera Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This home is on the Pacific Ocean side of Highway 1 in the tranquil Carmel Riviera neighborhood. Here you will enjoy fresh and crisp sea breezes with views of the sparkling Pacific. The natural surroundings include trees of pine junipers and oaks with coastal flowering plants. We have spectacular sunsets and star filled nights that will help you unwind and re-connect with nature.

Enjoy all the amenities of your own home in this lovingly cared for and spacious two bedroom two bathroom beach house. Very comfortable beds with fresh white linens from our local French Laundry.

-Master bedroom includes 1 Cal King memory foam mattress, private bathroom with shower, desk, views of ocean and skylight.

-Second bedroom includes two full beds with bathroom (shower/tub) across the hall.

This home is situated on nearly a half acre with a private wooded backyard including a pleasant redwood deck and extra large garage.

Full kitchen with a great setup for cooking and BBQ.

About 15 min to Monterey Airport.

2 min drive to hiking trails at Point Lobos natural reserve.

6 min from grocery store and restaurants.

10 min to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea Village

15 min drive to Pebble Beach’s world class golfing.

20 min to Laguna Seca Raceway

20 min to wine tasting in Carmel Valley

20 min to Big Sur

$300-425 per night, 3 night minimum. (depends on group size)

$75 cleaning fee - Credit Car Accepted through VRBO

Rate negotiable depending on length of stay.

Please email with your inquiry

Thank you

Keywords: ocean view, privacy, Big Sur, beautiful, spacious, beach, fresh ocean air, Big Sur Marathon, Point Lobos, deck, large carmel stone patio

More Details

Mary Ellen Thomas
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017


Carmel Riviera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests stays of 30 days or more will be responsible for Pacific Gas and Electric utility charge.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Roll-a-way beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Carmel Riviera Retreat
average rating of 4.935484 based on 62 reviews

Great place, great price!

  • 5 of 5

Great retreat! South of Carmel in a small lovely neighborhood. Clean and comfortable beds. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was nice and relaxing. The front garden area is a great place to enjoy a good book and also provides a calming view of the ocean. The only challenge was it lacked cell phone reception in most areas; that could be a good thing or a bad thing for some. I was able to get a signal in the street and Mary does provide a land line phone for any needed calls. There is also wifi coverage for Internet access.

Overall a very pleasant retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Monterey Location!!

  • 5 of 5

Great, very comfortable!! Perfect spot to explore Big Sur & Monterey peninsula, right in the middle of it all. Totally recommend this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a wonderful property in an awesome location.

  • 5 of 5

The owner shows pride in the way she maintains the property. It is in a quiet and exclusive area that you will appreciate. It is outside of the main area of Carmel, but that is a plus. Enjoy your stay. Larry Manross

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location and can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in quite a few different properties in the past and was pleasantly surprised to find this location to far more beautiful than the photos on the listing. Mary Ellen had everything we needed to feel comfortable. She is very organized and had instructions for all the logistics. The beds were the most comfortable that we’ve ever slept in! We had 4 people stay here and we all agreed that they were so amazing. I stayed at some hotels that say they have the most comfortable beds and nothing compares. I loved the house. The front has 2 different sitting areas and the back has a really nice deck where I sat and enjoyed my morning coffee. In the evenings, we sat out and watched the sunset. The patio was so relaxing. We watched humming birds and sipped on wine. It was pretty sad to leave. We all agreed that if come back again next year that this house would be our first choice!

Thank you Mary Ellen for making our vacation fabulous!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kitty J.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage to celebrate the retirement of one of three friends. The cottage was better than the pictures! The home was sparkling clean, the beds were covered with beautiful, soft linens and down comforters, towels very soft (and plentiful), and mattresses provided very restful sleep. The setting is quaint, beautiful gardens and outdoor space for enjoying the weather of Carmel. The cottage is very close to the parks and beaches, and also to shopping, including grocery shopping. Our trip was made even more special because of this wonderful cottage. Mary Ellen is a very gracious host with attention to details, did I mention fresh flowers and a bottle of wine on arrival? A well equipped kitchen, however, we did not cook much! We look forward to another visit to Carmel and will certainly stay in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Pebble Beach


Rates & Availability

Carmel Riviera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100

For 7-14 day stays please contact me directly by email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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