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A Sophisticated and Charming French Farmhouse

(33 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom + loft/ 3 1/2 bath, includes 2 master suites mountain views

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!


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    our renters must be at least 30 years old to sign the lease. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    we have a small pool that does not have a fence surrounding it. if children are not water safe, this may be a consideration. we do have life vests for children and encourage parents to have them on small children while they play in the back yard. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    we love pets but insist that they be restricted to sleeping on the floor or in their beds on the floor. they are not allowed on furniture or beds for health reasons. thank you...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    second master Pillow top mattress with down comforter ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    comfy beds with lots of pillows and fresh new blankets...moreless

  • loft: 1 twin/ single

    a great secret space retreat....moreless

  • Bedrooms have brand new pillow top mattresses in the master and upgraded bedding and sateen sheets throughout. Lots of bedpillows and blankets....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    travertine and granite shower and vanity....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    granite and travertine; very private...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    furniture vanity and travertine shower. great for kids!...moreless

  • Bathroom 4

    off of living area. ...moreless

  • Bathrooms are equipped with lush towels and bath soap.

Other Amenities

  • bring your potty trained, well behaved dog and enjoy the dog run available on the little league site behind our home, then hit the trails and river. absolutely exceptional.. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    the santa Lucia mountain range is a stunning back drop...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    there is a dining table for 8 inside and out. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    available upon request...moreless

  • Garage:

    1 small car can fit. we will provide a garage door opener with welcome package...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    will provide code in welcome package...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    beautiful, casual , relaxed...moreless

  • Parking:

    4-5 cars . no covered...moreless

  • Telephone:

    will provide number in welcome package...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    complete for 8-12...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    bosche very quiet/ brand new...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    appointed with seasonings and herbs. Coffee maker, griddle, waffle maker, toaster, lots of utensils and dishware. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    2 one in kitchen and one in loft for popcorn...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    we will have a welcome basket for you. in kitchen pantry storage is available but pantry items are limited. help yourself to fresh veggies and herbs in the garden...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    elevated and ground level note: our home is in a quiet neighborhood so outdoor parties need to be limited to 12 people and noise levels need to be kept low, especially in the evening hours. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    close by.. 5 miles...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    but please no diving. it is very shallow.. great for cooling off...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$3,700 $14,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


we encourage payments and deposits to be made by way of credit card so that the tenant may receive the credit back in a secured manner. Note: all security deposits are heald for cleaning and in the case of repairs needed due to a tenants stay. a walkthrough will note any existing conditions.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
the running iron
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
carmel valley ranch
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
highway 68
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
toast, rustica, corkscrew
13 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • pool with spa on an elevated deck

    pool with spa on an elevated deck

  • dining area

    dining area

  • master bedroom 1

    master bedroom 1

  • cowboy pete tours the valley on weekends

    cowboy pete tours the valley on weekends

  • enjoy the firebowl; chairs have cushions available for use

    enjoy the firebowl; chairs have cushions available for use

  • welcome to Chateau bicyclette!

    welcome to Chateau bicyclette!

  • master shower

    master shower

  • the wine bar

    the wine bar

  •  lavendar lined path from the upper gardens to the herb/vegetable garden

    lavendar lined path from the upper gardens to the herb/vegetable garden

  • master retreat

    master retreat

  • master 2

    master 2

  • relax in the sun

    relax in the sun

  • family room

    family room

  • kitchen


  • the carmel river

    the carmel river

  • the loft

    the loft

  • tree rope swing

    tree rope swing

  • guest room with a trundle

    guest room with a trundle

  • the playhouse

    the playhouse

  • 1/2 bath

    1/2 bath

  • vast back yard is newly landscaped

    vast back yard is newly landscaped

  • the entry

    the entry

  • the central coast is extrodanairy!

    the central coast is extrodanairy!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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