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Private Villa on 20 Exotic Acres - Carmel, Pebble Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths3
Space 8,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms +, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10),

Featured on the Discovery Channel program, "Ultimate Homes - Great Escapes," the Hacienda is Indisputably one of the most unique and beautiful properties on the Monterey Peninsula, This home was built over a fifteen-year period of time by an intrepid world traveler and antiquities dealer.

Situated on a hilltop of 20 acres overlooking Carmel and Pebble Beach, the 8500 sq. ft. palatial home is surrounded by terraced gardens and patios, studded with antiquities from exotic places. Here is a bit of paradise on Jack’s Peak that is one mile from Highway One and the gate to Pebble Beach, or a mere five-minute drive to Carmel and Monterey.

The gated entrance leads up a hill to a home worthy of a maharaja. A lifetime of collecting is evident in the construction of this home, which incorporates magnificent carvings and statuary. It is a magical place.

And it is equally luxurious. The beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen can accommodate anything from a small family to a professional chef and large group for catering. It also has a computer (24”screen) that operates the Sonos sound system, carrying your favorite music on great speakers to any desired common areas of the house. You can also use the computer, of course, to access your email and the internet. Wifi is available throughout the Hacienda. A grand piano graces the common area of the villa.

Fires in the outdoor pits on the terraces are a favorite of our guests, as well as in the two indoor fireplaces. The glow of the fires is a trademark of this home. Fog is no deterrent to a good time at the Hacienda.

This is a family home of people who enjoy entertaining and it was designed to accommodate company while affording privacy if desired. It was completed and occupied in 2006 and the fixtures are modern and of the highest quality, though embedded in items of antiquity. The beds are wonderfully furnished with pillows and feathered duvets. The luxurious bathrooms come with EO shampoos, bath appointments, fluffy white towels and robes.

The atmosphere that we cultivate is that of a culturally very interesting environment, but also very relaxed. People have great fun here, and that is what we promote.

There are two other small homes on the estate in secluded places that are occupied by caretakers. Therefore assistance, if needed, is typically readily available.

Sleeping Quarters:

The master suite east wing occupies two floors, with its own intimate living area and fireplace on the main floor, and a winding staircase to the upstairs bedroom/bath area. The bedroom has a king size bed, and a bathroom with a luxurious tub for two, a shower, toilet and bidet. There two balconies with seating, where guests can enjoy the sunrise on the east overlooking the pines, or the sunset on the west and Point Lobos.

The guest wing on the west side of the Hacienda has two bedrooms with queen beds and ensuite bathrooms. Both access balconies with views of Point Lobos and Carmel.

The main floor has an additional large bedroom with a Chinese canopy king size bed. A half bath is nearby. This room can easily accommodate additional temporary beds. The family has used this room to house children and their parties.

The comfortable and roomy media room/ den, with a wide screen television, has a leather sofa bed that opens with a queen mattress. Here is the place to accommodate any late night television/movie buffs. A half bath is just a few steps away.

Near the spa downstairs, with a separate entrance, is the Spa Retreat Studio, a very private suite with two rooms featuring a king size bed, a lounging area and library, plus a full bath. It also has a trundle bed that can sleep two people.

Other amenities:

Outdoor Spa. The hot tub is stainless steel.It is available at all times. The wood-fired sauna will heat in about 20-30 minutes with just a few sticks of firewood. Once experienced, we think you will agree that wood-fired heat is bliss! Staff will help if needed. Adjoining is a wonderful outdoor shower. Guests occupying a room without ensuite bath may choose to have an early morning “tub” and shower in the spa area. There is also an adjacent toilet and sink. Guests may schedule an herbal bath, which the we will prepare, or give you detailed instructions on preparing - your choice. There are three tubs, again heated with wood fires. Choose your herbs – lavender, rosemary, mint, roses, etc. They all are found in the terraced gardens of the property.

The large Outdoor Kitchen is has a pagoda roof covering a full barbecue, a wood-fired Mugnaini Pizza Oven, and a sink with hot and cold running water. Also on the patio is a large “Horno” (adobe) oven. Choose your method for roasting your turkey, prime rib or leg of lamb – there are several!

On the lower south terraces are ponds with a fountain, but the best part of the ponds is the sound of the frogs - an amazing summertime soothing symphony that may remind you of experiences in the deep south.

Please note that we do not rent the home for weddings or commercial parties, but we are known to look favorably on non-profit events that support our interests in cultural preservation, environmental stewardship and gatherings of unique people.

We hope you will share our appreciation for this special place that Steinbeck called 'Tortilla Flats' and later wrote about in “Pastures of Heaven.”

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Jack's Peak Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Tub enough for two!
    Point Lobos Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for Point Lobos bedroom.
    Monterey Pines - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private for Monterey Pines Bedroom
    Living room Guest - toilet
    Living room guest 2 - toilet , Accessible primarily to west wing
    Spa Retreat Studio - toilet , shower , Accessible only to studio.
    Spa Bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower , Services the sauna and spa bath area.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Monterey Pines - 1 queen , Access to roof deck, ensuite full bath.
    Point Lobos - 1 queen , View of Point Lobos, Ensuite full bath, Roof Deck Access
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Master Bath, Point Lobos Views, Private living space
    Shangri-la - 1 king , Nearby half bath.
    Spa Retreat Studio - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Separate entrance studio with ensuite bath.
    Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Twin (2), Baby Crib (1), Pull out sofa couch queen mattress - new and very nice (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Private Villa on 20 Exotic Acres - Carmel, Pebble Beach
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
San Francisco

Wonderfully Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Quick review: Amazing, Exotic, and grand. This Villa had it all. If you can book this, it is worth every penny.

Long review: We stayed at the Villa for our wedding weekend. We did not have the wedding at the Villa. We had the wedding at a Church in Pacific Grove and the reception in the Monterey. When we arrived we were welcomed by Peterson with a personable dog and majestic parrot. There was even horse at the front gate. The room accommodations were perfect for the 12 total guest they were housing.

The entire villa is very exotic and was fascinating to look at at every inch of the home. The Master suite was amazing as it was its own living space/office downstairs and grand bedroom and restroom upstairs. The separate suite was a nice touch and perfectly housed guests. The kitchen and dining area was very grand and held all guest with ease. The music in the room is a nice touch controlling it from a computer inside.

The backyard was so very impressive with the wood burning fire pits to the tepees way back. Only minor negative is the estate is rather older, so don't expect a modern feel. May be a bit dusty, creeky, and a bit creepy to some. Ultimately it is absolutely amazing.

If you want a stay with an adventure attached, book this lovely estate.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you s much for your reflections. We enjoyed hosting your family and are glad that it added a romantic touch to your wedding. It's very interesting that there was an impression that the estate was "rather older." Actually the villa was completed for occupancy in 2006 and was entirely new construction from the ground up. What probably gives it that older feel is that so many items of antiquity are embedded in the construction, including carvings and pillars, etc from ancient structures brought from India, Tibet, and elsewhere. There are over 50 elephant sculptures in various places on the property, for instance, that came from Asia. Additionally, the furnishings include antiques from many parts of the world. In any case, we are honored that you chose the hacienda as a focal part of your wedding weekend. Thank you so much for your lovely review and we wish you all the best and a lifetime of happiness.
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Very accommodating for entire family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on beautiful property. Very clean and well kept.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it just as much as the first time.

  • 5 of 5

We came back this year once again and loved it! Very relaxing and great outdoor living!! We will definitely come back! We had babies with us and they loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Last year our reunion group rented the Villa and loved it so much we rebooked for this year and are in the process of booking our 3rd year in a row after this years very enjoyable reunion! We used the outdoor pizza oven to make pizza and breads, the fire pits were an awesome way to reminisce in the evenings, the herb bath, sauna and whirlpool were very relaxing, we had numerous places to gather and talk, and one of our group stayed overnight in the teepee and loved it. The Villa is in a quiet and peaceful setting on the top of the hill yet only minutes into Carmel, Monterey or Pebble Beach. This is a GREAT place!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. What a great bunch of guys! It is so rewarding to see how the Hacienda works out for people who have been associated for a long time. For families or long-time friends it is a place where great memories are made. And this group is one that we now feel is part of our Hacienda family. We so look forward to hosting you next year, and can't wait to see what fabulous food you cook up. We'll have the teepee ready!
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Los Angeles, CA

Incredible property!!

  • 5 of 5

I had 2 separate birthday events at this beautiful, detailed, eclectic, awesome house. We created indelible memories both weekends. Everyone who joined us still talks about our stay here.

The owners were kind, gracious and helpful.

My husband and I want to return with our family.

Thank you for sharing this gem with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to see you again! So fun to have people returning. We love sharing with people like you, and I do hope you come back again and again.
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Washington Crossing PA

Wonderful and interesting

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl and Peterson add an interesting dimention to a wonderful stay. The owners are witty and very interesting people. The house is full of surprises, great vibes and just down right beautiful. If we were not so close to lovely places like Carmel and Monterrey we could easily spent the time just enjoying the house and 20 acres. We were made to feel like part of the family from the first, highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we enjoyed you and your family as well, Alex. People of spirit, curiosity, and a sense of humor! Thank you so much!
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Cheryl Ray
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Cheryl Ray

As the senior Peterson who built this home looked to retirement and a reduced work load, his son Peterson Conway VIII and wife Wendy purchased the home.

Since 2003 the younger Conway has worked on the founding teams of companies related to Peter Thiel (Facebook, PayPal).He transitioned his early background in finance to representing international, rock star finance executives and later helped start--an online financial services company that went public in 2013.

Conway loves ambitious people but lives a much simpler life now, enjoying his two daughters with his wife Wendy on their small farm in Carmel Valley. He still flies up to Palo Alto regularly in his small plane to help a very talented company of Thiel's master the organization and analysis of the World's information. But usually you'll find him taking calls while working in his vegetable garden or cleaning the chicken coop.

He holds a BA from Dartmouth.

Wendy is a 'retired' computer engineer and full time wife and mother.

Cheryl Ray purchased this estate in 2011

Why Cheryl Ray chose Jack's Peak

This is our family home, located in one of the most beautiful and most sacred places on earth. There are miles of biking, hiking, and horseback trails. We are five minutes from Carmel Valley and thirty minutes from Big Sur and have immediate access to the Los Padres National Forest. We are 10 minutes from Carmel Beach. One mile off of California's highway one sits the entrance to the family estate.  The massive gates do little to betray what's inside, but the long driveway up the hill buffers the home from the horse country and golf courses that immediately surround it.  Amazingly, even the locals miss the 2,000 acre regional preserve that sits at the end of the road and is consequently and basically a private wilderness to walk, ride and hunt native relics in.

Exceptional shopping and restaurants are within minutes of Hacienda Aguajito.

What makes this estate unique

Exceptional wildlife, resident hawks, owls, frogs, foxes, bobcats, deer and mountain lions. Fabulous birding with over twenty feeders for hummingbirds to mourning doves. This sacred property is an original Indian ceremonial ground. A tepee and medicine wheel are there to enjoy on ground adjacent to the villa. There are beautiful serene areas of sacred space for repose and reflection. The gardens are a magnificent boasting of the largest first growth native Monterey pines. The unique gardens contain aromatic herbs as well as a rose garden with over a hundred and thirty heirloom varieties. Decks with ocean views, outdoor kitchen with the most unique pizza oven you will ever see. Every door and window is framed in antique hand carved priceless treasures. The ceilings throughout the house are from a 16th century Indian palace. The stonework in the kitchens and bathrooms are beyond unique. Throughout the home you find travertine floors with radiant heat. Large wood burning fireplaces provide warmth and charm and two outdoor fireplaces offer space to gather and share as a group or to enjoy in peaceful solitude. There is an exceptional spa area with a large jacuzzi, a wood fired sauna, and a wood fired herbal bath - all totally unique. Enjoy a steam and sauna, a cold plunge, an outdoor shower, and choose between the five private decks.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $2,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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