Pristine, Cozy and Charming! This Carmel Valley location is a cross between the Napa valley and a summer Tahoe experience! This is a three level home, newly renovated and professionally decorated. It features travertine tile and wood floors throughout two levels, with a carpeted loft. There are two travertine faced fireplaces. One is wood burning with gas, and one is purely gas with a blower. Additional features include French Doors, built-in bookcases and TV cabinetry, a wine bar, recessed lighting, PlayStation, 3 t.v.'s with dvd players and stereo surround sound, and recessed lighting. There are three bedrooms, two of which are master suites. Both masters have access to a 50 ft deck, complete with views of the mountains. Stairs give both bedrooms direct access to the hot tub, a fire table and outdoor seating for evening enjoyment.. Three bathrooms feature travertine showers, and one bathroom is complete with a tub. A half-bath services the downstairs. The loft has sleeping for one, and a sky light. The third bedroom sleeps 3-4 guests, and is great for kids. The kitchen features a range and gas oven, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, and everything a master chef would desire to have for cooking. The custom reclaimed wood dining table seats nine, and is fabulous for family dining, or entertaining friends. A down sofa and Pierre Deux french fabrics adorn the great room with the lively colors of France. Custom fabrics and touches of Restoration Hardware complete the home. Your stay includes 2 unlimited passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The stars at night are abundant here. The scent of fresh rosemary, lavender, and roses fill the air. Cricktets and tree frogs serenade you at night. It is by far the best place to relax and enjoy!
- Chateau / Country House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 nights
3 bedroom + loft/ 3 1/2 bath, includes 2 master suites mountain views
rob and susan farrens
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 12, 2018
About rob and susan farrens
We have lived in the central valley all of our lives. We love family, fitness and creating memories in beautiful places. We have been in the interior design and Health club industry for 33 years. We enjoy life and feel very blessed to have found carmel Valley.
rob and susan farrens purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2012
Why rob and susan farrens chose Carmel Valley
I have spent the past 45 years vacationing in Carmel and Carmel Valley. As a designer, I have worked on many homes in Carmel and Pebble Beach; the beauty is simply unsurpassed! Our company recently opened six new health clubs within 20 miles or so of carmel valley. Our son attends Stevenson School, and we felt compelled to find a place of our own. Robbie is a national champion road cyclist, who found that the best roads to train on were clearly in Carmel Valley, so we named our home, 'Chateau Bicyclette'. We fell in love with Carmel Valley because of the mild climate, relaxed atmosphere , the many wineries and exceptional restaurants, and the relaxed, friendly sense of community it offers.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
At first glance, we fell in love with the live oaks at our farmhouse. We loved the beautiful travertine and cherry wood finishes. However, the mountain view backdrop was what we truly fell in love with! As a family, we were charmed and mesmerized by the majestic landscape. We never tire of the views, and our outdoor hikes through the mountains. My 9-year old daughter spends hours playing with her golden retriever puppy in the bent grass lawn, and happily swinging on the rope swing under the mighty oak tree.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice property and great location
We were a group of 6 working at a local event which meant we only got to really enjoy the property in the evenings but it was wonderful to come home to. Great kitchen and living/dining area. Awesome private back yard with spa, pool and firepit. Very comfortable and stylish furnishings. Ample parking space. We loved it.
thank you penni. we loved having you😀
Great House in Carmel Valley
This house was perfect for us! The downstairs living area was spacious and decorated so well. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. Upstairs the master and other 2 bedrooms were just what we needed. You could tell the master had just been updated as well as the downstairs. The owners were so helpful and nice. We would definitely rent again if in the area. The outside was very peaceful and beautiful in the day as well as the night.
Wonderful home with above ground pool away from the Carmel summer fog/chill
As a group of 6 adults and 3 small children, we really enjoyed this home. The doughboy pool and hot tub were in constant use. The home has been refreshed with new appliances and a kitchen area. This house is "stocked" with just about anything you would need. The outdoor furniture is comfy and high end, with plenty of spaces for people to space out. The hammock under the oak tree was in constant use. The fire pit was great for the evening chill. If you want something special, bring an air mattress and sleep on the deck under the stars. The upstairs "bedroom" might be appropriate only for a child, but it is useable. Lots of bathrooms. New washer and dryer. Large screen LED TVs with Directv was great for watching the World Cup. Rob and Susan are great managers and very accommodating.
One of the nicest points is the location. While in a "neighborhood," the view out the back of the property is a gorgeous mountain vista. You have a short uphill hike to the lovely little town of Carmel Village (of course, it is downhill on the way back!). While a short 15 minute car ride to Carmel by the sea, Carmel Village is 15 degrees warmer with sunshine!
We will be back!
thank you for the lovely review.
susan and Rob
Loved the home and location
We really enjoyed our visit to the Farrens' home in Carmel Valley. I only wish that we had been able to spend as much time there as our guests. Our son was married at a nearby venue and there were many events there over the days preceding the wedding. We had included three out of state family members in our entourage as well as our two dogs and our dog sitter. The location just at Garland Park was such a boon for us. My husband and the sitter were able to take the dogs out of the back gate and on into the park for long walks every day and once back at the house, the park views were just fantastic. Chateau Bicyclette is one of my favorite homes away. The home is full of natural light and the furnishings are so comfy and inviting. I love that the downstairs kitchen and living room open out onto the very expansive yard and pool area. Other family members with young children came by the night of the rehearsal dinner and the children had a wonderful time in the pool and exploring the playhouse that is hidden away.
We will certainly keep Chateau Bicyclette in mind for further excursions to the Carmel area. It was such a lovely home to come back to each evening after our celebrations.
thank you so much for the wonderful review!! please come back and stay again!!
susan and rob
Wonderful charming home!
We are a group of five women who love our time at this charming home. We return with great happiness!
Outstanding yard - perfect for hanging out with friends.
Beautiful house! The yard is the standout. The pool and hot tub were clean and fun on hot days.
You don't need to travel Europe to find this charming country french farm house nestled in a prominent wine region. 'Chateau Bicyclette' is settled in a quiet neighborhood with a backyard designed for family entertaining, with a picturesque view of the Santa Lucia Mountain range. Just newly renovated, the outdoors has a new hot tub, upper and lower decking, a sparkling pool, and a large grassy area surrounded by fruit trees and lavender. A lovely live oak is the pivoting element , with a classic wooden rope swing. There is a cedar play house, organic vegetable and herb gardens, and a holding paddock to rest horses between trail rides.
Dampierre little league park can be accessed from the back gate. The Carmel river is just 50 yards away. Seasonal bridges allow access to Garland Regional Park, where magical trails await to awaken your senses. Even in the middle of summer, when the coastal fog drops temperatures to 50 degrees, this corner of heaven averages 80 degrees and has lovely sunsets.
After dark, sit around the fire bowl, bbq, and enjoy the complimentary basket of s'mores that come with your stay.
Our home is within 15 minutes of Laguna Seca Raceway, 5 minutes from Bernardus lodge, and 15 minutes from The Refuge Spa. It is also within walking distance to shopping, great wine tasting, and restaurants.
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