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Gorgeous Panoramic Views, Romantic, Truly Private Oasis in Carmel Valley

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Take in many beautiful views at Casita Lucia

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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We are no longer taking very short stays.

Rest your mind and spirit as you take in the stunning panoramic views of the Santa Lucia mountains. Wake up nestled among oaks and pines in an elegant and quiet Carmel Valley neighborhood, just minutes to Carmel Valley Village's fine restaurants, many wine tasting rooms and the beautiful hikes and trails in Garland Ranch Regional Park.

The sunny retreat is free of the coastal fog, yet it's an easy and beautiful drive to all the attractions in Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, including our white pristine beaches, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, world class golf, and Carmel-by-the-Sea's many shops.

Upon your arrival you will find a complimentary treat from a local spot such as Carmel Valley’s own Earthbound Farm Stand. Area information and maps are available to reference.

This Mission Style home features a vaulted wood beamed ceiling, terracotta tile, and an open floor plan comprising the living, dining and kitchen areas.

We have turned the fireplace room into a romantic bedroom, with a very comfortable queen bed (PLEASE NOTE this room has an opening to the main living area, with an optional screen for some privacy). Here you can relax with a good book and get comfy in front of the wood burning fireplace. The small second bedroom has a trundle bed that is normally set up to be two twin beds.

There are several outdoor areas where you can relax into serenity: a hammock space, outdoor chaise lounge chairs and adirondack chairs on the back patio, and an outdoor claw foot bath with stunning views.

The Casita Lucia is a special, unique and very lovely setting for a romantic getaway, a retreat for a small family, or a few close friends. The owners live a few miles up the road and are available to assist you at any time. Enjoy true privacy and peace.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 840 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is no smoking, candles or outdoor fires permitted anywhere on the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    There is a small fenced in area for one pet under with prior approval; please email us with the age and type of dog that you have. No pets be left alone at the Casita at any time for any length of time. (We have had problems in the past)...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Note: Opens out to living room, a screen can be placed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Small room has as a trundle bed, set up normally to 2 twins....moreless

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Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Walk in rainshower...moreless

  • The bathroom has a Spanish tiled walk-in rainshower. You will find a claw foot bathtub outside where you can soak (without chlorine!)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Carmel Valley boasts wonderful resorts and spas where you can spend a few hours (or an afternoon) swimming, golfing, and receiving wonderful massages, facials etc. Check out Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley Ranch Resort, Quail Lodge, and The Refuge. Golf is available as well for those who play!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    The DVD player is in the living room, along with dvd library....moreless

  • Games:

    Feel free to play cards or the board games on hand...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    You can listen to the radio or cds in the music player....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood is provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi is available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    There is parking in the driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have a front patio with table and chairs, and back patio, with recliners, table and chairs, and great views....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    An outdoor grill in private backyard with views...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    During the summer the Carmel Valley Community Center pool is open to the public for a few dollars per swim....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Not a hot tub, but an outdoor claw foot tub...moreless

  • Sauna:

    You can book a luxurious massage and sauna at one of the world class spas in Carmel Valley (see additional info below for spa recommendations)....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2016
30 night min stay

$3,400
September-October
Sep 6 - Nov 1, 2016
30 night min stay

$2,700
Winter Snowbird
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$2,800
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning fee $80
  • Pet Fee $40

Notes:

Hello,

Due to the regulations of the elegant neighborhood we are no longer doing short terms rentals as we did in the past.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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Location

  • Marinus or Wickets Restaurants at the Bernardus Lodge -- CLOSED

    "Lunch outdoors at Wickets in lovely (you can play Bocce Ball on the lawn for free). Their sp..."

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  • Garland Ranch Regional Park

    "Wonderful trails for walkers and hikers of all types. Enjoy the gorgeous redwoods and vistas."

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  • Will's Fargo Steakhouse and Bar

    "This "saloon" restaurant has been in the valley for many decades; the food is terrific and t..."

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  • Wild Goose Bakery Cafe

    "Fresh bakes goods every morning and yummy coffee in Carmel Valley Village"

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  • Corkscrew Cafe

    "Eat indoors or outdoors, this wonderful bistro has yummy food and ambiance"

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  • Los Laureles Lodge

    "Great place if you'd like to swim in a nice pool at low daily rates, you can grab a bite or ..."

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  • Thai Village

    "Good Thai food in Carmel Valley? Fun for take-out."

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  • Carmel Valley Community Park

    "Have a picnic or stroll in the expansive beautiful grassy park; there 's also playground, ba..."

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  • Earthbound Farm Organic Farm Stand

    "Carmel Valley's favorite place! Have a delicious 100% organic lunch outside, or enjoy a drin..."

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  • Refuge

    "This unique "spa" experience called the Refuge Thermal Cycle, will invigorate and replenish!..."

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  • Cafe Rustica

    "Yummy and very popular spot lunch and dinner spot for for locals and traveler's alike."

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  • From Scratch Restaurant

    "In the Barnyard at the mouth of Carmel Valley, From Scratch is the best place for breakfast!..."

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  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

    "The exhibits keep getting better and better!!"

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  • Carmel River State Beach

    "Who doesn't love the beach!!"

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  • La Balena Cucina Toscana

    "This is a new restaurant in Carmel By The Sea -- just had lunch their yesterday and every bi..."

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  • Dennis the Menace Park

    "If you are traveling with children, they will love this park!!!"

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  • Plaza Linda

    "Our daughter loves the Quesadilla Vegetariana and child burritos!"

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Carmel Valley:

WINE TASTING

ANTIQUING

HIKING AND HORSEBACK RIDING in Garland Regional State Park

COMMUNITY PARK: Carmel Community Center Park has terrific lawn and picnic benches, a playground, is great for dogs, and has a pool open to the public in the summer.

FINE DINING: Cafe Rustica, Taste, LoKal, Bernardus Wickets and Marinus, Corkscrew Bistro, Wils Fargo Restaurant

SPAS and GOLF: Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley Ranch Resort, Quail Lodge and the new, The Refuge).

In 'Town' (Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Pebble Beach):

THE BEACH: Enjoy the white beaches of Carmel, Pacific Grove’s Lover’s Point and Asilomar beach.

CARMEL-BY-THE SEAL: Check out the myriad shops, galleries and restaurants.

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM: Experience the world famous not-to-be-missed attraction.

17 MILES DRIVE: Drive the famous 17 Mile Drive to witness the architecture, famous golf courses and natural terrain.

DOWN THE COAST: Check out the stunning Point Lobos State Park or head further down to BIG SUR (Nepenthe, River Inn, Ventana or Post Ranch Inn).

LAGUNA SECA: Famous Raceway

GOLF at one the world famous Golf Courses, such as Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We have been Carmel Valley residents for over 25 years. Transplanted East coasters, Ruth from New York City, and Steve from Ottawa, Canada, we are grateful each day for the beauty, tranquility--and the weather of Carmel Valley! We really enjoy being able to introduce others to the area and to this property. We live a few miles down the road (not right next door like most cottages) and are happy to assist you with anything that you need. Our daughter also enjoys helping out too. Looking forward to hearing from you and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley, CA, USA:
We have designed this property as place to get away to experience true relaxation...something that seems to elude a lot of us in the modern day. You can lie on the double hammock and listen to the sounds of nature, or soak in the clawfoot tub, at night the stargazing is dreamy. There is wifi and Cable TV if you need it, but there is also simplicity of a gentle breeze, natural beauty and privacy.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
More about CARMEL VALLEY: Considered one of the most beautiful destinations, the drive itself along Carmel Valley Road is meditative and calming. Increasingly referred to as 'Little Napa' (yet more quaint and without the traffic), Carmel Valley Village is home to over a dozen wine tasting rooms and vineyards, as well as wonderful restaurants with fine dining. It also boasts world class golf courses and spas (Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley Ranch Resort, Quail Lodge and the new, The Refuge). Strollers through this quaint town can enjoy it’s antique shopping, and walkers, hikers and horseback riders love the trails and vistas at Garland Regional Park). This cottage is a few minutes from Carmel Valley Village. Driving on beautiful Carmel Valley Road it's a 14 to 20 mile drive to get to Carmel and all the attractions in Monterey. After day trips and adventures (or just staying close to home), the Casita is a tranquil retreat in a quiet area (we ask our guests please no outside parties or loud fiestas after 10pm). You can see the vineyards on your way to one of the Valley's terrific restaurants: try Cafe Rustica, Corkscrew, Wils Fargo, Taste, or Wild Goose for freshly brewed coffee and baked treats. Or stay home and prepare a great dinner at the Casita while taking in the gorgeous views.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Take in many beautiful views at Casita Lucia

    Take in many beautiful views at Casita Lucia

  • The living room, dining table and kitchen are integrated

    The living room, dining table and kitchen are integrated

  • Dine alfresco with beautiful mountain views in one of the outdoor seating areas

    Dine alfresco with beautiful mountain views in one of the outdoor seating areas

  • There is terracotta tile throughout the Casita

    There is terracotta tile throughout the Casita

  • Experience serenity and relaxation

    Experience serenity and relaxation

  • Stunning views from the back patio

    Stunning views from the back patio

  • View of exclusive Stonepine Ranch from property

    View of exclusive Stonepine Ranch from property

  • Enjoy indoor dining as well

    Enjoy indoor dining as well

  • More views of the Santa Lucia mountains

    More views of the Santa Lucia mountains

  • Relax on the front patio with the soothing sounds of the fountain

    Relax on the front patio with the soothing sounds of the fountain

  • It opens out into the living area; a rolling 5 ft. screen can be added

    It opens out into the living area; a rolling 5 ft. screen can be added

  • The small bedroom has a twin trundle bed (a 2nd bed can be set up when needed)

    The small bedroom has a twin trundle bed (a 2nd bed can be set up when needed)

  • The kitchen is equipt with the essentials

    The kitchen is equipt with the essentials

  • This is the house that awaits you. (It is not attached to another 'main house')

    This is the house that awaits you. (It is not attached to another 'main house')

  • Soak and enjoy in our outdoor claw foot bath tub. We have fresh robes for use.

    Soak and enjoy in our outdoor claw foot bath tub. We have fresh robes for use.

  • This bathroom features a Spanish tiled walk-in rain shower

    This bathroom features a Spanish tiled walk-in rain shower

  • Slip into deep stillness on the soft, quilted double hammock

    Slip into deep stillness on the soft, quilted double hammock

  • This home is meant for reclining and enjoying life

    This home is meant for reclining and enjoying life

  • Pick a lemon from the lemon tree

    Pick a lemon from the lemon tree

  • Let your troubles melt away...

    Let your troubles melt away...

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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