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Available for Easter - 360 Degrees of Privacy w Stunning Views of Garland Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Private country ranch family home with incredible vistas and hiking steps away

In the oak studded hills of Carmel Valley, in a charming upscale neighborhood overlooking Garland Ranch Regional Park, sits this hidden gem behind a gated driveway. With incredible vistas of the beautiful Carmel Valley rolling hills and the park, this 1600 sq. foot sunny ranch home is ideal for enjoying warm summer days and the best Carmel Valley has to offer - wonderful indoor and outdoor living. In a fabulous location sitting in between Bernardus Lodge and Carmel Valley Ranch, enjoy resort views in the comfort of your own rented home - with 360 degrees of privacy and beauty, with convenience footsteps away.

Completely renovated in 2009, the current owner is only the second owner since it was built in 1956. This simple and charming retreat home has newly refinished hardwood floors in the living room, kitchen and bedrooms, and a new main bathroom. With large picture windows throughout the home, the open floor plan lends for larger living than the square footage might imply. The space is located in all the right places - the open living areas! The two bedrooms are comfortable and cozy, with the main bath located in between the bedrooms. Decorated in warm earth tones, the living room has a large sectional couch ideal for afternoon naps. A large wood dining table seats 8 for sunny breakfast or late dinner gatherings. The family room has a 42' flat screen TV, a desk for computer use (Wi-Fi and hard wire available) and a couch that converts into a queen bed. A small bath off the family room has a shower, and makes this family room space able to convert into a third sleeping area.

Two glass sliding doors to the front patio, as well as large windows throughout the home make it light, bright and airy from sunrise to sunset. A patio table with an umbrella and four chairs sits on the front patio. A back deck overlooks Garland Park. Privacy is supreme at the home, and the views magnificent to enjoy.

The home has plenty of books, toys, board games for those guests bringing their children. A basketball hoop is also available on the driveway.

Take a walk and a hike right from the house to popular Garland Ranch Park, with an elevation of 1900 to enjoy nature and the many hiking trails, the river, and from the top of the trails, views of the peninsula and ocean. Drive 1.5 miles to five-star Bernardus Lodge Resort and Spa to enjoy the fire pit with a drink, a day at the spa to be pampered, or enjoy happy hour prices during the week for food. Golf reigns supreme here on the peninsula - golf at a private club (Carmel Valley Ranch, Preserve or Tehama) or a local public course (Rancho Canada) in the valley or choose one of the world-renowned courses in Pebble Beach. Wine tasting at one of the many tasting rooms in Carmel Valley Village has become a popular outing with wonderful local wines to buy and enjoy. Stop for lunch at well-known Cafe Rustica Restaurant and mingle through art and gift shops for a perfect afternoon in CV Village four miles from the home.

If you prefer, spend the day in Carmel-by-the-Sea (9 miles) to enjoy Carmel beach, more upscale shopping, art galleries, wine tasting and many fine restaurants. Enjoy convenience at Mid-Valley Shopping Center (3 miles) with a Safeway grocery store, a Carmel Coffee Roasting Company coffee shop ( a local favorite), or grab a pizza at Ioli's, a small Italian restaurant.

The Monterey Peninsula is truly a treasure to be explored with Carmel, Carmel Valley Village, Monterey, Pacific Grove and famous Big Sur all offering unique day experiences with spectacular vistas. Stay for a week, or stay all summer, you won't want to leave this country home once you spend a few peaceful nights here!

More Details

Lori Luch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Lori Luch

Originally from the Bay Area, we moved our family to the Monterey Peninsula in 2002 to raise our children and experience the incredible outdoor living and slower pace that the Monterey Peninsula had to offer. An avid hiker, swimmer, and outdoors person, the Central Coast offered the perfect blend of living for me and our family. Carmel Valley became home in 2009 after living closer to the beach for the first five years. We love it here in sunny and beautiful Carmel Valley in our country ranch home.

Lori Luch purchased this house in 2009

Why Lori Luch chose Carmel Valley

A private country retreat behind a gated driveway in one of Carmel Valley's finest neighborhoods makes for a serene and comfortable stay. Ideal location in the valley with warmer weather than the coast, outings whether it be hiking/biking, wine tasting, restaurants or driving to Carmel or Big Sur are still convenient. Better yet, stay home and take a much needed rest in the natural beautiful surroundings.

What makes this house unique

Safely located behind a gated driveway, privacy is supreme at this home. Nestled among the oak trees, the views of Garland are magnificent, and the simple and charming country feel can be a perfect romantic or family get-a-way. Amenities are immaculate and the home has a wonderful fee. Amenities include the bed linens, towels, fully-functional kitchen (pots/pans, utensils, smaller appliances, dishes and glassware), a large flat screen TV with HD/cable, DVD, and hard wire and wi-fi internet throughout the home, and waher/dryer. A large driveway will fit multiple cars. The double car garage can be used for bikes, golf clubs and other storage.


Carmel Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleep sofa in family room - comfortable mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • tennis
Masseuse, chauffeur, golf pro and other local services can be easily recommended by owner.


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Available for Easter - 360 Degrees of Privacy w Stunning Views of Garland Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Tulsa, Oklahoma


  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time visiting for a long weekend.

Exploring the area from a convenient location and coming to a comfortable home in the evening.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Del Mar

Del Mar couple

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful spot, set up just like home. The lovely view, privacy, and nearby park were just what we needed to create a perfect home base for a family Thanksgiving gathering. Lori was easy to work with and available for any issues, which there were none. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure renting my home to you and your family, and please come back to Carmel Valley anytime. You took meticulous care of the property, and this is so appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Week here with your family on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.
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Ventura County

Fantastic home in beautiful Carmel Velley !!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Carmel Valley. This home is a real gem, located amongst the California Oak trees......... its a perfect hide-way from the big cities !

The rooms are all very spacious and well furnished with lots of very comfy sofas. There's a great flat screen TV with cable, DVR & DVD and the kitchen has everything you need and then some !

It was a joy to wake up to views of the park land and relax with a coffee in one of the many outdoor seating areas.

Carmel Valley is a beautiful town, you have everything you need in this quaint village and the people here are so welcoming. The Garland National Park is only two minutes away and our family enjoyed a short hike there. With Carmel Beach and Monterey both only 20 minutes away, there is so much to do. We also went Kayaking with the otters and seals at Elkhorn Slough !!, visited Cannery Row, Santa Cruz and celebrated July 4th with an amazing fireworks show at Scotts Valley.

The local village has fantastic outdoor pool & our son spent hours there, mixing with the local kids and enjoying the long summer days. Its been way too long since our last trip to the Carmel Peninsula..............we hope to return very soon !!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Bernardus Resort and Lodge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Carmel Valley Ranch Resort and Fitness Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Salinas Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Wickets and Marinus at Bernardus Lodge
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Carmel by the Sea
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of Carmel Valley, the weather and views are supreme, and the finest resorts are footsteps away. Bernardus Lodge and Resort is a mere 1/2 mile, and the Carmel Valley Ranch Resort is 2 miles. Wine tasting in Carmel Valley Village is 4 miles, with Carmel Beach, Point Lobos and Pebble Beach 8 - 12 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $99

Cleaning fees, deposits and payment terms will vary with the length of the stay and will be discussed at the time of the booking. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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