Private Estate on 20 Exotic Acres - Perfect Location in Carmel/Pebble Beach
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 and patio. 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 the finest lavender 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 and great gatherings 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.
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.
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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Member since: 2011
- 8500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
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- Coffee Maker:
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- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
The main tub is made of Stainless Steel and is available 24/7 with no chemicals, perfect for those with allergies. There are an additional three wood fired herbal baths for sublime relaxation! ...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 9 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2016
4 night min stay
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
Fourth of July week
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 14 - Aug 21, 2017
7 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Jack's Peak, Monterey, CA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Exceptional wildlife, resident hawks, owls, frogs, foxes, bobcats, deer and mountain lions. Fabulous birding with over twenty feeders for hummingbirds to morning doves. This sacred property is an original Indian ceremonial ground. 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 four 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.
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Six-burner Wolfe Range with two ovens. Kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream.
Pt. Lobos Queen bedroom. Private balcony. Full Bath. Fabulous views.
Monterey Pines Bedroom. Queen bed, ensuite bathroom with tub/shower combo.
Media room. Television, Blu-ray,. Leather sofa folds out to queen bed.
Spa retreat studio. King bed, trundle bed in adjoining room sleeps 2.
Lower terrace fire pit.
Mugnini Pizza Oven. Best way to cook pizza for sure.
Wood-fired sauna. Fire box loads outside right under the chin. Hot in 30 minutes
Dining table seats 12. Eight at counter. Grand piano.
Master Suite Living area downstairs from bedroom. Fireplace, T.V.
Pt. Lobos bedroom with ensuite bath. Queen bed.
Large bedroom main floor. King size Chinese canopy bed. Kids love this room!
Spa retreat studio. Separate entrance. T.V., ensuite bathroom.
Spa Retreat studio. Wet bar, refrigerator, Toaster oven. Full bath.
Full kitchen covered by Pagoda services terraces and patio.
Patio area and fire pit next to outdoor kitchen. Master suite wing in background
Hot tub with stainless steel tub. Kept at 104 degrees.
Outdoor Fire Pit at Night. Point Lobos ocean view.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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