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Secluded & Quiet With Hot Tub, Firepit, Lots of Sunshine, Wonderful Furnishings

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bdrms, 2 Baths, (sleeps 2-8)

This spectacularly designed and furnished home has great European furnishings, contemporary state-of-the-art lighting, gourmet kitchen with concrete countertops, designer bedding, numerous tasteful art pieces, cozy library, & DSL wireless. There is a secret loft area in the main house for children to enjoy. Sleeps 2-6 guests.

Large 6 person hot tub, back deck with outdoor gas firepit, an upper stone patio for maximum sunshine and views, and a seasonal creek, all tucked away in the Monterey Sunbelt area. This coastal, 2-story contemporary canyon home sits on an acre of gated and landscaped grounds, located at the end of a private lane. Completely fenced and gated with graceful oak trees everywhere.

Exquisite furnishings (B&B Italia, Ligne Roset, Cappellini), amazing lighting, wonderful artwork (Larry McLaughlin, Maria Campoy), & designer bedding provide every guest a remarkable stay. Enjoy inside casual elegance combined with outside sunshine and activities for way more than just an ordinary vacation getaway.

The property backs Toro Regional Park with over 5,000 acres of protected hills and trails to explore. There is wonderful hiking and miles of mountain biking trails for a casual biker or the most avid mountain biking enthusiasts. Spectacular bay views can be found from several vantage points when there is no coastal fog (bring your own bikes). The lupine covered hillsides in springtime are an amazing natural wonder. Watching the sun rise or set over the hills is a fabulous experience.

Just imagine magical sunsets, quail, hawks, deer, wild turkeys, an occasional skunk or fox, and the sound of silence. It's all here, in abundance!

Fine linens, down comforters, thick spa towels. Comfortable seating areas in park-like gardens with numerous tables, adirondack rockers, umbrellas. Many patios and decks all over the property. Enjoy the firepit on the back deck. Sit on the upper stone patio in the late afternoon sun with views of the valley below. Enjoy the garden table in the front courtyard. Take a hike up the hill to the waiting bench for spectacular views.

A short drive puts you at any of several beaches, wine tasting rooms, the Aquarium, Point Lobos, Big Sur, Carmel, Steinbeck House, Cannery Row, agricultural fields and vineyards, old California missions, the Laguna Seca Raceway, a plethora of restaurants, and numerous other activities. Return to the house for dining on the deck, getting into the spa, and enjoying the sunset. A truly unique house in a very unique setting.

You can opt to rent the guest cottage as well (see VRBO #432531) if your group is larger than 6 guests or you would just like more privacy & space. The guest cottage sleeps 2-5 guests & is just across the front courtyard. Completely private from the main house, there are 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a hot tub for 2 overlooking the hills, a firepit on the back deck, and a kitchen (no oven or cooktop).

Please review our many guest comments posted on VRBO #105482 (our listing for both the main house and guest house combined).

We're proud of the appreciation our guests show for the care we take in making your stay comfortable & enjoyable.

2017 Major Events:

Sea Otter Classic, Big Sur Marathon, Monterey Jazz Festival, AT&T ProAm Golf, Concours d'Elegance, Food & Wine Festival, Carmel Sand-Building Contest, and many more.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove Beaches
Car: necessary

Nearby Motor Sport Raceway Hosts Car and Motorbike Races, and offers Race Car Driving Instruction. Nearby wineries offer tastings. Scuba Diving Outfitters offer Dives and Instruction. Kayak rentals are available for kayaking on Monterey Bay, Elkhorn Slough, or at Moss Landing. There are many renowed Spas nearby.


Corral de Tierra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking requested to be limited to 4 vehicles. No street parking. Registered guests only.
  • Hot tub: 2 - 6 people maximum. Quiet times are required between 10pm and 7am.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bring your favorite bath essences for soaking in the upstairs tub. You'll have panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and hillsides. You may even catch a glimpse of deer and other wildlife while you soak.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Upstairs bedroom suite (king bed) has a fireplace, sitting room, balcony. Bedroom suite on main floor has a queen bed. French Ligne Roset sofa in library folds down into a queen bed (no bars or springs; very comfortable). Lounge sofa in upstairs bedroom sitting room can be used as a twin bed.
  • Books ...
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  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Secluded & Quiet With Hot Tub, Firepit, Lots of Sunshine, Wonderful Furnishings
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Nestled in the California hills, this house is a slice of creative luxury mixed with natural beauty.

  • 5 of 5

Vicki's home was an absolute delight. The house is extremely comfortable with creative design elements perfectly planned throughout. The outdoor deck area is beautiful, private and well-maintained. We particularly enjoyed the fire pit and hot tub.

Vicki was helpful in finding the place and our stay was seamless.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded, everyone have a different interpretation and this house have neighbors, including owners,

  • 2 of 5

Secluded, everyone have a different interpretation and this house have neighbors, including owners, and parking was tight. There are many rules and you cannot have visitors. Plus who would want curfew on vacations. I read through some reviews and someone mentioned having a family reunion there so I do feel like we were treated different. We felt like we were being watched by parents and as renters we should've felt comfortable. Overall the house is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. While we understand that you were disappointed with your original plans for your vacation, we also have rules which are necessary for the preservation of our home. We do have rules regarding parties and events in our home. We have made exceptions for them, in the past, when our guests spoke with us, explained the plans, addressed our concerns, and we were able to make arrangements with them. For family reunions and some other small social gatherings, we can be reasonable. Living within a community, we are bound by the rules of that community, as are our guests. There is an outdoors quiet time between 10pm and 7am. Being a good neighbor as a home owner means we must insist that our guests follow these rules as well. Ours is not a party home from the perspective of some, however, it is the perfect place for relaxation and comfort.
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Des Moines, IA

A beautiful property and gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful property. It is located in the hills outside Monterey. in a quiet location, nestled in a canyon, surrounded by nature. We did a lot of outdoor living, as there is a choice of outdoor sitting areas, sun or shade, and one with a fire pit for the evening. Birdwatchers would love this house. And watch for the deer.

The house itself is amazing, well designed and furnished, and filled with light. The kitchen was first rate, and there was a wonderful, bright dining area. The bedrooms and beds were comfortable and quiet. The baths were first rate, one including a rain shower and a tub. We were a party of five, two couples and an adult child, and there was comfortable space for all of us. The property also has a second guest house if you have a larger party. Another couple with children had that house during our stay, and we never noticed them. The property is large enough to afford privacy to all.

We had a lot to see in Monterey, but it was hard to leave this house. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all and relax for a few days, this is it.

The Lambert's were also the most gracious hosts. We were welcomed and given instructions on arrival, and got a chance to talk to them again when leaving. This has not been my experience with a lot of VRBO's, and was greatly appreciated. You truly felt like guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I were looking for a home near Carmel and this was a great fit. The house has very nice furnishings and the hot tub is great. Beds are comfortable , the kitchen has everything you need to cook and the house was very clean- what else could you ask for!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redding, Ca

Relaxing and beautiful stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful 4th of July/birthday celebration. The wildlife outside the back porch and seclusion of property had us all in relaxation mode. Ease of travel to Monterey and Carmel was also a plus. A bottle of local wine and chocolate was a nice surprise welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented a few times from VRBO and this was the best one yet! This property is clearly prepared for rental stays and wonderful decorated with appropriate amenities! The bedrooms were clean and well appointed, the kitchen well stocked and the outdoor facilities are simply peaceful and relaxing. From someone who works in the hospitality industry, i highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a peaceful, relaxed and warm environment...

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $79

1. FOREIGN CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FEE: A 2% fee of the rental amount will be charged for foreign transactions. 2. BOOKING OPTIONS: You can do an online booking with VRBO or book directly with the host. 3. CANCELLATION POLICY: full refund up to 60 days prior to arrival less $150 admin fee for re-booking. No refund of rental amounts after then unless dates are re-rented, at which time refund of your monies (based on dates re-rented), will be made, minus $150 admin fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund