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Pristine Nature & Ocean Views Next to the Highlands Inn in Carmel Highlands

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Welcome to Peace Cove! We hope you will enjoy...


Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Rustic Home On 1 Acre W/ Panoramic Ocean & Highland Views. Sleeps 4 To 14.

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.

* 3 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 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.

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.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Children love Peace Cove and are very welcome here, however they should be attended at all times as a safety precaution....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • BR1 - Master Bedroom: 1 king

    1 Cal-King Bed w/ private bath & TV. Opens to the East Deck...moreless

  • BR2 - Pt Lobos Bedroom: 1 queen

    Off of Living Rm., w/ views of canyon & Point Lobos beyond....moreless

  • The Nest: 1 double

    Small Loft, w/ low ceiling. Great view & Youth sleep space!...moreless

  • Additional Sleeper Sofa in Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full Sleeper Sofa in Living Room...moreless

  • Sleeper Sofa & Daybed+Trundle in Great Room (2nd Living Rm): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sleeper Sofa & Day Bed w/Trundle in Great Room...moreless

  • BR3 - The Loft: 1 queen

    Skylit Sleeping Loft w/ Queen Bed, low gabled clg....moreless

  • 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). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Main Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Master Bedroom: toilet, shower

    within Master Bedroom Suite...moreless

  • Accomodation summary: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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! ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    AirPlay, FM, MP3 sound system, CD & Cassette Player...moreless

  • Television:

    2 HDTV in Living rooms, TV in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Scenic Pacific Ocean and Point Lobos views from most rooms and decks...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large family table in separate dining room with fireplace seats 8 generously. Also the Kitchen has a separate dining table for bright morning lit breakfasts. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace in Dining Room and large fire pit on Sunset Deck...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi throughout the house extending outside...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 separate living rooms with TVs (Living Room & Great Room)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for 4+ cars inside property. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Service telephone for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The Laundry room is located on the left side of the garage. Supplied with natural detergent & fabric softener....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Eat-in Kitchen with dining table for 7, opens onto the Morning Deck....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Wild natural landscape on parts of property. No risk of falling off cliffs or drowning, but you do need to watch out for poison oak....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ Grill on Sunset Deck. (propane) Small Sit-Around Table Grill on Morning Deck. (propane)...moreless



Write a review 5
from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $800
Fri, Sat, Sun
Concours D'Elegance
Aug 11 - Aug 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$800 $850
Fri, Sat, Sun
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $800
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$690 $750
Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,500 $14,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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**.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Highlands Inn
7.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Quail Lodge Golf Club
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pacific Edge & California Kitchen
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Yankee Point Beach & Point Lobos

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
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..

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to Peace Cove!  We hope you will enjoy...

    Welcome to Peace Cove! We hope you will enjoy...

  • step into lush views & ocean air...

    step into lush views & ocean air...

  • entering the Living Room

    entering the Living Room

  • you can

    you can

  • on the Sunset Deck

    on the Sunset Deck

  • gather..


  • opens onto the Sunset Deck, connects to the Dining Room and to the Master Bdrm

    opens onto the Sunset Deck, connects to the Dining Room and to the Master Bdrm

  • the Loft is above the Dining Room..

    the Loft is above the Dining Room..

  • enjoy the evening ambiance..

    enjoy the evening ambiance..

  • morning light & lush views from the Kitchen..

    morning light & lush views from the Kitchen..

  • early morning view from The Nest

    early morning view from The Nest

  • the view driving in...

    the view driving in...

  • Welcome!


  • the Living Room (doors lead to 'Pt. Lobos Bedroom' & stairs to 'the Nest').

    the Living Room (doors lead to 'Pt. Lobos Bedroom' & stairs to 'the Nest').

  • enjoy panoramic nature & ocean views in a favorite spot...

    enjoy panoramic nature & ocean views in a favorite spot...

  • refresh..


  • the Great Room..

    the Great Room..

  • the Master Bedroom w/ Private Bathroom opens to Morning Deck.

    the Master Bedroom w/ Private Bathroom opens to Morning Deck.

  • Point Lobos Bedroom

    Point Lobos Bedroom

  • the Dining Room - step out to Ocean Views

    the Dining Room - step out to Ocean Views

  • sun sets at Peace Cove..

    sun sets at Peace Cove..

  • and outside on the Morning Deck.

    and outside on the Morning Deck.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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