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Gorgeous Home, Ocean Views, Steps to Secluded Beach, Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

You will be in heaven when you enter this house; we have left nothing to chance. From the gorgeous wooden floors to the art hanging throughout, it is eye candy for those looking for more than your average rental home stay.

Our exceptionally maintained home features a great gourmet kitchen with an open floor plan, large windows, and beautiful granite counters. Prepare meals using our full kitchen with all the essentials and entertain guests as you barbecue on the outside deck watching the waves crash against the rocks. Use the dining room table that lends itself to congenial socializing and relax into the cool evening in the outdoor hot tub that’s surrounded by the beautifully landscaped yard.

As you walk through our 2,800 sq. ft. home the living room provides a soaring wood ceiling, romantic flagstone stacked fireplace, and French doors leading to a balcony with glass walled railings. Our comfortable, yet stylish furnishings invite you to listen to the sounds of the ocean as you sink into the sofa, watch DirecTV on the large flat screen, movies on the BlueRay, and enjoy music on the stereo system. Stay connected with friends, family, and work using the high-speed wireless internet service and relax in a beach home that has everything you could want, without sacrificing privacy.

The home boasts hardwood floors that lead to 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. In one Master bedroom you will find a king size bed, flat screen TV, gas fireplace, large walk-in closet, and a sliding glass door leading to a private patio. In the second fully furnished bedroom you’ll find a queen size bed, large closet, full bathroom, and a sliding glass door leading to another patio. The second Master bedroom features large closet space, a flat screen TV, Jacuzzi tub, and beautiful furnishings. We provide quality linens and towels and invite you to relax and enjoy your stay in Carmel.

The home overlooks the Carmel River lagoon and is only steps from the wonderful trails that bring you down to the lagoon and Carmel Beach. These trails offer easy hiking and spectacular panoramic vistas. On these trails you'll see lots of wildflowers, smell fragrant shrubbery, and experience the sand between your toes along with views of Point Lobos all the way to Pebble Beach.

There is nothing like feeling as if you’ve found paradise, and you have with this home, it’s absolutely breathtaking and we know you will enjoy the experience.

Keywords: rental home, carmel rental, beach access, ocean view, family friendly, easy access, convenient location, quiet, updated home, fully furnished

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We found the home to be a warm, comfortable, and delightful space. We especially enjoyed morning coffee by the window seating in the living room with its view of breaking waves.

The kitchen was a delight to work in, and, being open to the dining space,

a particular joy as we socialized with our guests.

Much thanks once again for your helpfulness leading

up to our stay.
Dec 2012
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Carmel Meadows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2,700 square foot home with an open floor plan and Carmel ocean views, large flat screen televisions in the living room and bedrooms, hardwood flooring leading to 3 spacious bedrooms, fireplaces in both the living room and spare bedroom, private patio off two bedrooms, upstairs balcony with Adirondack seating off living room with views of the ocean, full kitchen with large open windows and attached deck with patio furniture, private and fully landscaped backyard with hot tub, secluded house location in the Carmel Meadows subdivision close to wonderful trails that wrap around the neighborhood offering some easy hiking and spectacular panoramic vistas.


Enjoying the views and making memories in Carmel.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Oct 31, 2015

The VRBO Bear stayed in Carmel! My friend and I were fortunate to secure this immaculate property right off the Monterey Bay. The owners were very responsive and accommodating on short notice. We were glad to know they have a local contact if anything is needed. The house was beautiful, everything was provided. Laundry, coffee, ironing, basic toiletries were there. A hot tub to stare up at the stars, a patio overlooking the crashing waves. Several bedrooms. Beautiful artwork throughout the home. The owners provide local guides to explore the city, but if you’re in the mood to stay in, you’ll find several TV's, couches for relaxing, and an expansive living room area with multimedia instructions. I'll be framing a picture of our view looking to the west from the home. This view oversees the beautiful landscaping along this pristine street in Carmel. It's a vacation spot forever in our memories.

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average rating of 4.818182 based on 65 reviews

Had five great days in Carmel Meadows

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and had everything we needed. Great views of the Ocean and a short walk to a very cool beach. Would stay there again. Do not have anything negative to say. Location was perfect short ride to town, golf courses, and Big Sur.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home, last minute, after having to cancel our Sonoma trip. It worked out perfectly! This home was ideal for our three couples, huge open kitchen, gorgeous views and comfortably furnished. The home features a unique art collection, which made for great conversation. We enjoyed using the outdoor grill and hot tub as well. We spent each morning jogging and/or hiking the trails on the beach and in the hills. Five minute drive to Point Lobos and Carmel-by-the-sea. Thank you again for a wonderful stay! We hope to be back someday soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and its location. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

Well this was our second visit to the Rainwater's house. We stayed 5 days this trip and had friends with us that have never been to the Carmel area before. They fell in love with the house and the Carmel area and we all cant wait until our next visit. Great home and wonderful ocean views. I highly recommend staying with the Rainwater's.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifulviews from inside the outsadie - house has a very peaceful energy and easy drive to town !w

  • 5 of 5

Beautufl views from inside the outsadie - house has a very peaceful energy and easy drive to town ! We loved our time there !

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but some issues

  • 3 of 5

Great location with short walk to the beach. We were lucky enough to see whales most days. Unfortunately, there were a few issues:

1) Beware of the screw locking mechanisms on the bedrooms doors. On our first night, our 9 month old baby was asleep in the bedroom and we closed the door to ensure quiet. When the baby woke up, we realised that the door had locked from the inside and we could not get in. One can only assume that the cleaner had pushed the lock in and there was no obvious way to unlock the door from the outside. This was very scary and we had to force the door open which in turn lost us our security deposit.

2) There is obviously an issue with rats in the area and precautions are made. This did not bother us, but we would expect the rat droppings on the decking and outside the patio doors to be cleared before guest arrivals.

3) The house was generally clean although there were a number of cobwebs and the kitchen cupboards were not particularly clean.

4)The fence around the balcony leading off the kitchen is broken and requires fixing.

5) There was no gas canister for the BBQ or fire pit table.

6) When we arrived there was wet washing left in the washing machine and damp washing left in the tumble dryer.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to let us know about your stay. We value the opinion of all of our guests and apologize that our home did not meet your expectations. We have been renting our home for more than 5 years and try to create the best possible stay for our guests. We wanted to respond to your review with a few notes - it was unfortunate that we had to withhold the deposit to cover the costs of replacing the door frame and repairing a large hole in the wall. This is not a common occurrence at our property. * The bedroom door locks are standard interior locks designed for privacy, not security. This means that in an emergency, they are relatively easy to open. * We do not have an issue with rats. If there are any concerns, we encourage guests to contact us immediately. * The railing around the deck has been completely replaced. * We have several propane tanks to ensure there is always propane available. If there is an issue, we encourage guests to contact us immediately. Again, we apologize that your experience in our home was disappointing; however, we do our best to maintain a high standard of quality at our home for our guests.
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Nearest Point of Interest
2760 Ribera


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Rates higher for special events including:
Holidays, AT&T golf tournament, Concours car show, car races, Monterey Jazz Festival, Sea Otter Classic, Big Sur Marathon, and major horse shows.

3 night minimum stay.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Manager'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.