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Best of Carmel Valley Village! March dates open, discount for small group.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms plus bonus loft (king). 4 kings, 2 qeens, 3 baths.

This beautifully maintained five bedroom, three bath home, with additional 'bonus king loft,' makes for a lovely Carmel Valley retreat. It is beautifully furnished and the kitchen area makes it nice for intimate family gatherings with casual dining, while the formal hand-made mahogany furniture provides an elegant setting for more formal dining. There is a formal living area as well as a more casual family room (s). While the house is spacious, smaller groups enjoy it as well. The main floor has the kitchen with dining area, four of the five bedrooms, bathrooms, formal dining room and game nook! The bedrooms all have separate entrances and bathrooms are near to all! The 'bonus' loft is a large, spacious upstairs room with comfy king-size bed and seating.

The house overlooks the beautiful Carmel Valley hills and one can walk to the Village for wine tasting or whatever! Relax on the patio with a patio heater (one rarely needs it) and sip a glass of wine while watching the sunset. Watch as the fog rolls in, but usually stops short of the Village. The house is nicely set up for three king bedrooms, one of which is 400 s.f.! Each with its own entrance, and two queen-size rooms. Additionally, there is the large loft which boasts the most comfortable bed and seating. There are a total of three beautiful bathrooms, two showers and one bathtub. Or, come as a couple and enjoy the house with the 400 s.f. master with flat screen and dining table (in the room) for sipping wine and watching the northern views. You will most likely see the wild turkeys and deer as well! The nightly fee fluctuates dependent upon time of year, availability, wedding season. Please do talk to owner about any last minute requests.

The upstairs loft is a 'bonus' room. That is, it is very open with great views, and the most comfortable king size bed and seating. This brings the house to 4 kings and 2 queens. The downstairs queen room also has its own family room and television--a great place for casual relaxing. The house is great for just a couple or two, or for a larger gathering. There are a total of three flat screen televisions, cable, and internet (of course!).

Keywords: Beautiful home boasting 5 bedrooms/3 baths (Large bonus king loft with seating). 3,300 s.f. Upstairs loft with additional king, with additional family room downstairs. Formal living room and dining room, as well 'resale room' and game/poker table! Spacious outside patio and BBQ. No events/shuttles allowed at property.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Cindy

We are a professional couple who have lived in Carmel Valley most of our lives. We are very involved in the community. .

Cindy purchased this house in 1990

Why Cindy chose Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley is undisputedly one of the most beautiful places on earth with stellar weather. Having grown up here, we love the sense of community and the sense of belonging. People in the Valley love their community and are involved in the many charitable events that take place to keep our Village so quaint. Memories of playing as a child in the Carmel River bring me much happiness. After a good rain, we can hear the river roaring in the distance. Living in Carmel Valley is like living in a resort and sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to see if it's for real! We married as high school sweethearts and it was our dream to one day own a home in Carmel Valley. There were a lot of baby steps to take in order to buy/build/remodel here, but we made it!

What makes this house unique

The moment we drove onto the property, we knew it was for us. The house was sadly in need of some TLC and we spent years perfecting it. It is somewhat tucked away, yet close to schools, the Village, etc. We loved the oak trees, the deer, the turkeys, and the way that neighbors were friendly, smiled, and always there to lend a helping hand.

We are within walking distance to Carmel Valley Village (well, you have to like a hill) and it's lovely wine tasting rooms. We are 20 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea and within thirty minutes to Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Pacific Grove. A short twenty minute drive to Laguna Seca. Five minutes to Holman Ranch, 15 minutes to Carmel Valley Ranch, Folktale, and The Holly Farm. We have several 'secret' swimming hole spots along the Carmel River. Within minutes one can begin a long walk or a rigorous hike at Garland Regional Park. Take a day and go to the Aquarium with our passes and watch the penguins and the sea otters frolic.

We are our dogs' 'people' and they love walking us every morning up to the sprawling Meadow and the dog-friendly Community Center Park. We also have several favorite restaurants in the Village, including Cafe Rustica, The Running Iron, Will's Fargo, Bernardus, and Los Laureles Lodge (among others). Walk to the Village and get a great cup of coffee and fresh baked goods from the Wild Goose, Roux, Corkscrew, Trailside Café, and our local landmark, The Running Iron.

One can also make a nice day trip to Big Sur--it's 20 minutes to Highway One and then 26 miles to Big Sur. We are just a great base for about anything....go in the opposite direction (northwest) and visit Santa Cruz and the Beach Boardwalk.


Carmel Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Noise in by 10:00 PM. Do not park along fence. Do not block driveway. Please keep noise in shared areas to a minimum. Garbage goes behind garage.
  • Unless previously planned with owners, no one other than the original group is permitted to spend the night, without additional fee. No "floppers!"
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three full bathrooms; two showers and one bathtub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft + Office - 1 king , Large open room with king and seating.
  • Three king bedrooms, two queens. Large bonus loft with king and seating (four kings/two queens). NO EVENTS AT THE PROPERTY.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This lovingly maintained, 3,300 s.f. home has beautiful views of Carmel Valley. There is plenty of room for family and friends to mingle together in the cozy kitchen area, or enjoy formal dining in the dining room. The master bedroom is 400 s.f. with Valley Views. The house is set up so that a couple, or just a few couples, can enjoy the house. The patio is great for barbecuing, with patio furniture and a patio heater for those sometimes cool winter nights. With three flat screens, and a downstairs retreat, there is a niche for everyone. The main level of the home has four of the bedrooms, living area, kitchen, and bathrooms, so it is perfect for smaller groups as well as those families who are here for weddings. People like having the sitting area in/near the kitchen because almost everyone seems to gather there. There is a poker/game table next to the kitchen and guests enjoy sipping a drink, playing cards, while someone (Mom!) is in the kitchen!


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Best of Carmel Valley Village! March dates open, discount for small group.
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Cupertino, CA, USA

Awesome location and comfy house

  • 5 of 5

Came to Carmel Valley for a wedding with 9 folks and this house was an awesome place for us! Lots of room, lots of beds, lots of comfy places to sit and chat, close to Carmel Valley village..really great. Cindy even helped by getting flowers for when we checked in - very responsive. And the in the morning overlooking the mountains as the sun came up was a highlight. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed a wonderful stay here. The home is well equipped in a beautiful location. We were four couples and the house could have handled 2 more couples with the unused living areas. We found it easy to get ubers and get around without driving. Carmel Village is a fun location with wine tasting and excellent food. Cindy, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with. We will definately return.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous spacious house situated in a beautiful little village

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was perfect for our family gathering, spacious bedrooms and lots of communal space indoor and out, family rooms for relaxing to a large dining table perfect for our New Years gathering. The village is a short distance by car with an abundance of wine tasting rooms and places to eat. Highly recommend the house and the area for the perfect vacation location.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home - fantastic views

  • 4 of 5

Large home with plenty of sleeping space (6 beds). Owner (Cindy) is very warm and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Cindy was great. The house has lots of space for people to stay. It accommodated our group of 10 just fine. The house is beautiful inside and has a nice patio out front.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed; there's a lot to see and do!
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Lake Havasu City, AZ

Amazing house with fantastic views close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

If you have not been to Carmel Valley you are missing out! We were in CV for our nephews wedding at the Holman Ranch and needed a place for 8 adults to stay. This house was perfect! It was big and roomy and so cozy at the same time. There is a great patio and several sitting areas to have a glass of wine and catch up with family. Mike and Cindy are the best, we even were able to get in a couple of hours early so the family in the wedding could shower and change in time to get to the rehearsal dinner that was moved up by two hrs (which we really appreciated)! The house is so well equipped all you need is your clothes and your toothbrush. She even had blow dryers,curling irons and toiletries which was not expected at all. The house has so many nice things that I could not list them all but the beds were fantastic and my pillow so great I have to ask where they got them as I need them!! The house was like a 10 minute drive from the venue (if that) and close to so many wine tasting places,cute little bistros,restaurants etc..we took the advice in the book they have in the house and went to Café Rustica and Running Iron (I think)both were great food and very reasonable prices. Even had lunch at Kathy's and it was super quaint and delish! I only wish we had more time to just enjoy the beautiful house and all it had to offer because it really was great! I plan to come back and stay with family just so we can enjoy the house and all that Carmel Valley has to offer. We all loved the house...if you go you will love it too! Thanks Mike and Cindy for letting us use your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is guests like these that absolutely "make my day!" There is a lot to see in the house as we are avid collectors of a lot of "stuff." We love it when people enjoy our beautiful village as much as we do!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Running Iron
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Rustica
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: recommended

Property is three minutes to Carmel Valley Village. Twenty to thirty minutes to Carmel, Monterey, Pebble Beach. We are a great base for just about any activity. Especially Holman Ranch, Holly Farm, Carmel Valley Ranch, Folktale, and Hidden Valley weddings! One can see the road going up to Holman from our house. We are near Laguna Seca, Quail Lodge, Bernardus, Holman Ranch, Stonepine. Venture a little further and visit Big Sur and Santa Cruz. The Valley has numerous activities all year around. Hidden Valley Music Seminars has great entertainment, as well as Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Touring Carmel Valley Village's wine tasting rooms is a must as well as visiting the many wonderful restaurants, galleries, and specialty shops. Great hiking, horseback riding and, did I mention the wine tasting? I can also offer some Aquarium passes. The property is ideal for those attending weddings at any Carmel or Carmel Valley location. While the property is spacious, it is also nicely divided so that smaller groups of people can enjoy the living areas, without needing all of the bedrooms. We welcome smaller parties at discounted rates, and "last minuters!" If you are a hiker, Garland Park is a must and if you are a wine drinker, the 23+ wine tasting rooms are a must! I also am happy to have just a couple or two and adjust the price during off-season.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

We will happily work with guests for last minute bookings. April through November mostly require a three night minimum with some exceptions. The rate varies between $600.00 and $700.00 per night depending on the season. Tax is due on the rent only and the damage deposit is refundable. I require the refundable damage deposit at booking. One-half is due sixty days prior to arrival and the balance due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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