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Pristine Nature & Ocean Views Next To The Highlands Inn In Carmel Highlands

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Rustic Home On 1 Acre W/ Panoramic Ocean & Highland Views. Sleeps up to 8.

Relaxed & casual. Rustic with a quirky charm – Peace Cove is a great place to meet with friends and family in one of the most beautiful spots on the California Coast.

Peace Cove sits on a bluff in the Carmel Highlands perched above rocky seashores with stunning views of Point Lobos and ocean sunsets. 4 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and on your way to Big Sur, it is the perfect place to stay and explore Monterey Bay, Carmel Valley, & the Big Sur Coastline!

It is also the ideal solution for extended family & friends' accommodations when you plan your next celebration at the Highlands Inn.

Sleeps up to a party of 8.

Features:

* 4 Bedrooms (includes 1 mid-size loft and an additional youth-size loft).

* The Living Room & Great Room provide separate gathering spaces which visitors can relax in while enjoying the coastal views. The Living Room has stunning panoramic views; The Great Room opens to the Sunset Deck and also provides views towards the ocean.

* A cozy eat-in Kitchen with morning sunlit views of the forest and towards Point Lobos.

* Dining Room with Fireplace & ambiance.

* Morning and Sunset Decks. Panoramic views towards ocean, canyon, & hillsides.

* Expansive natural outdoor spaces on 1 acre of private & lush wild landscape.

* On-site private parking for up to 4 cars, & easy access to Hwy 1.

* A one minute stroll to dining at the Highlands Inn’s California Kitchen & 5-star Pacific Edge Restaurant. No need to drive!

* Visitors will enjoy Peace Cove's privacy and sense of freedom; one sees private stunning & expansive views of nature.

* The house is comfortable and the feeling is rustic, like a spacious cabin. Air conditioning is opening the windows and doors. The lifestyle is closer to nature with homespun comforts.

The beauty of its natural setting combined with easy convenience makes Peace Cove the perfect vacation retreat to enjoy in groups! Share happy moments together with family & friends, be it a reunion, vacation, wedding, or simply a memorable getaway. We hope that you love Peace Cove as much as we do.

Note:

This is a private residence, not wheelchair accessible to the main floor (shortest path is 5 wide steps accessible), and infants & toddlers should be supervised at all times. This home & its surroundings feel wild and natural, and it is full of wildlife. Attention & caution should be used on the premises for the benefit of its natural residents and Peace Cove visitors.

We also have wonderful and discreet long-term tenant living in a separate unit under the house and behind the garage.

More Details

Owner
Karen & Patrick Suel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

Why Karen & Patrick Suel chose Central Coast

Patrick is from Sanary, France; Karen is from the Bay Area. Having grown up on the French Riviera, and the California Coast, we both have a deep love for the ocean and nature. On a short vacation & exploration, while driving past Carmel on the way to Big Sur, we both fell in love with the Carmel Highlands. It was our dream place - plain & simple. Somehow the magic of this area - it is magical you will see.. is healing and simply deeply moving. The coast just south of Carmel is pristine and for us, the most beautiful place on earth! When we found Peace Cove, we could see that the house was in need of work, however we loved the site, its orientation, and with the background sound of waves and distant seals barking, we imagined the stone path and secret garden we would create. Hummingbirds came close and hovered near us, the Monarchs flew around us, the giant squirrel that lives in the canyon visited, the crows observed us from the giant pine tree & oak. We felt we had a welcoming party! For us, there is something deeply healing about the area in general and this place in particular. You can be stiller, you can think more clearly, you can feel deeply, and you can leave feeling filled with light and pure energy..

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful experience at Peace Cove. The house was very well suited for our large party, 7 folks with the need for 4 separate sleeping areas. The house was immaculate and everything we could want had been anticipated. It felt much like staying in a 5-star property as there was everything from welcome goodies to bath amenities, extra towels, blankets. Even things like binoculars to enjoy the ocean view, a docking station for our own music, current magazines. These special little touches made our stay so enjoyable. We did not want to leave when our check-out day came along....

The bedrooms were just perfect for our mixed party: grandparents, ourselves with kids and uncle. The kitchen and eat-in area was a perfect setting for some fun breakfasts. The dining room was extremely cozy and welcoming; we spent many evening hours there, just talking and enjoying family dinners. The 2 living rooms were more than enough space for all of us and were another perfect place to hang out, relax and enjoy the fabulous ocean view and sunsets.

One night we barbequed on the front deck and then enjoyed s'mores by the outdoor fireplace. There were plenty of blankets to curl up in fireside.



Karen was very responsive to a couple questions we had and immediately got back to us with specific answers. An extremely attentive host, Karen masters the art of hospitality. We are planning to make Peace Cove our yearly family reunion spot!
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , within Master Bedroom Suite
  • Accomodation summary: 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • BR1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 Cal-King Bed w/ private bath & TV. Opens to the East Deck
    BR2 - Pt Lobos Bedroom - 1 queen , Off of Living Rm., w/ views of canyon & Point Lobos beyond.
    Additional Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
    Sleeper Sofa & Daybed+Trundle in Great Room (2nd Living Rm) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa & Day Bed w/Trundle in Great Room
    BR3 - The Loft - 1 queen , Skylit Sleeping Loft w/ Queen Bed, LOW gable clg 4 short ppl
    The Nest - 1 double , Small Loft, w/ very low clg. Great for young visitors!
  • Additional Notes: * The layout of this house allows for a group to occupy it without feeling crowded. The sleeping areas are dispersed (rather than along one corridor), and the house can easily be zoned for 3 small families sharing it (when having kids use the sleeper sofas and daybed): zone 1) Great Room+Master Bedroom; zone 2) Living Room+Pt. Lobos Bedroom+Nest; and zone 3) over Dining Room in the Loft. Sleeps 8 in Beds (including the Day Bed in Great Room).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We DO NOT Allow Events & Parties at our home. Only the official guests are allowed on site and this is enforced in the rental agreement. We have to state this because of past experiences. Thanks for understanding!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Pristine Nature & Ocean Views Next To The Highlands Inn In Carmel Highlands
average rating of 4.948718 based on 42 reviews
5

Absolutely Fantastic Experience--A+

  • 5 of 5

Great place, Great spot, Great owners. Relaxing and enjoyable, all the comforts and convenience you need. Book it, seriously! Thank you Patrick and Karen!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Excellent place to enjoy the pleasure of relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We may make this place the location of our yearly family reunion.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful ranch to use as a base point for exploring the area!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at peace cove for our family vacation. The home is stunning and makes you feel relaxed from the moment you step in. The view from the living room is where we always found ourselves after a long day of exploring. Then we would venture out to the deck to watch the sunset and into the great room for evening drinks and laughs. Overall we had a great experience and would definitely go back. We had a couple issues with the utilities but Karen was very responsive with answers. Highly recommend peace cove to couples or families! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful House with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great time staying at the Peace Cove. The house was clean and spacious and the hosts are friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very good opinion of this house and its location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the peacefulness, quietitude and "close to stores" but yet remoteness of this house. Owner was very easy to work with. Great experience overall!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in an incredible location

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay here — the house is beautifully rustic, but equipped with modern amenities, in the middle of nature overlooking the ocean. We couldn't have asked for more! I stayed here with family for 2 days, and we didn't want to leave after. It was the most relaxing time — we wandered about Big Sur and Carmel in the day, and returned to the house for dinner and s'mores by the fire pit at night. We'd love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Highlands Inn
Nearest Golf
7.7 Miles
Quail Lodge Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pacific Edge & California Kitchen
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Yankee Point Beach & Point Lobos
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,000
 
 
Concours D'Elegance
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
From
$850
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,250
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,000
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$690
From
$750
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,500
$14,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning Fee (+$100,7-8) $250
Tax Rate 10.5%

Holiday Rates are +$50/day & 3-Night Minimum.
** 5 Night Minimums are required on these dates.

Holidays & Special Events: AT&T Golf, Easter, Big Sur Marathon, Memorial Day, PGA Golf**, 4th of July**, Moto GP Laguna Seca, Concours d'Elegance**, Labor Day, Monterey Jazz Fest., Big Sur Marathon, Thanksgiving**, Christmas**, New Years**.

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