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Home with Ocean & Sunset Views, large Deck & Spa Area

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Home with Spa/Hot Tub, 1.5 Baths, sleeps 4 to 5

This beautiful modern home sits on one acre of land, facing the Pacific Ocean and has beautiful water and sunset views. The main floor has a high open beam ceiling, dining and living room, white oak wood floor, big gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and commerical gas cook top and double oven, half bath, open floor plan, large deck with ocean and sunset views and big table and new BBQ.

The master bedroom has a new king bed and an electric fireplace, the second bedroom had one queen and one single bed and there is a double bed in TV room.

There is a separate outdoor spa area with privacy, ocean and sunset view, large hot tub and enclosed outdoor shower with on demand hot water.

The house is in a quiet location where you can hear the waves and the sea lions. There is great walking and hiking in Big Sur and directly from the house; shopping and dining in Carmel,only 10 minutes away. Whale watching along the coast or take tour from Monterey Harbor.

The world famous Monterey Aquarium is 20 minutes, Monterey airport 15 minutes, San Jose airport 1 1/2 hours and San Francisco 2 hours.

Hearst Castle is 2 hours south; Highlands Inn Hotel with oceanview restaurant is 2 minutes away.

Great location, ideal for a romantic getaway, fun to share with another couple or for a small family, or family gathering or for local events.

Retreat setting with peace and quiet, ocean and sunset views and hot tub.

More Details

Karin Twohig
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Karin Twohig

I have been living on this property in the Carmel Highlands for over 30 years. I love the long views out to the ocean; the sunsets are amazing and even more so, I love watching the moon set and reflect on the ocean. It is a quiet and peaceful retreat to come back to.

Why Karin Twohig chose Central Coast

This property is in a quiet and serene setting just minutes south of Carmel and on the coast. You can walk from the house to the ocean and do a 45 minute loop. Monastery beach is on the way to town with a level walking path to the Carmel River mouth. Walking on the white sand beach of Carmel is only a 15 minute drive away.

Whale watching during whale season from the house and the coast highway.

Owner/caretaker on the property living in a cottage with seperate entrance. House, Spa and deck are very private.

What makes this house unique

The spa area is totally private and seperate from the house. There is a large hot tub, chase lounges, sun umbrella and changing area. Ideal for rest and relaxation, a glass of wine, sun bathing, napping or watching the stars and the moon.


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Highlands Inn Hotel
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
5 min
Car: necessary

World Famous Monterey Aquarium;

Hearst Castle 2 hours scenic drive south on coast highway

Big Sur Coast;


Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sunset view and gas fireplace
  • comfortable beds and high quality linens and down comforters; master bedroom has new organic cotton california king bed and gas fireplace;
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
comfortable home with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean from house, large deck and spa area. Quiet and away from it all yet only 10 to 15 minute drive to Carmel; Carmel Highlands Hotel with ocean view dining just minutes away; Point Lobos State Park with many hiking trails and beaches very close; massage therapist available


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Home with Ocean & Sunset Views, large Deck & Spa Area
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 53 reviews

A peaceful, beautiful oasis close to services

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our daughter and her boyfriend, were lucky enough to spend a week at Karin's place. From the moment we pulled up at this home perched on a hill nestled in the trees, we know the photos did not do the home justice. The plantings frame a beautiful cedar-shingle home which while modest from the outside, opens to a space with soaring ceilings and generous, open spaces flooded with light from ample skylights. The kitchen was a dream...everything an avid cook needs, down to a well-cared for cast iron skillet awaiting me on top of the professional gas range. The view from the deck was stunning, and we were visited by a group of deer one day and a family of quail on another. We hiked at Point Lobos (stunning) and several other trails within a 20 minute drive -some of the most beautiful vistas I've ever seen. The town of Carmel is charming with more to see and places to shop than we had time for. Monterey aquarium, wine tasting, fabulous restaurants - so much to do! Beds very comfortable and everything was meticulously clean and pleasing. Best way to describe the attention to detail and comfort of Karin's home is to say the place is well-loved. The hot tub terrace with hot shower was just an added bonus. We've used VRBO in Europe, Central America and all over the US. This is one of my top two picks.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and it was a pleasure having you.
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Incredible views with the best layout and space around!

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 of us staying at Karins and had the absolute best time. The house is beautiful- the pictures don't do it justice. We spent our evenings on the patio playing cards and cooking in the huge, awesome kitchen. We unfortunately came during unseasonably high temperatures so it did get a little warm upstairs but it sounds like that's a fluke for the area and normally is very moderate in temp. The bedrooms were downstairs which was great because it was cool enough for sleeping. The road getting up to the house through the neighborhood could be a little scary for those that aren't comfortable on windy/curvy roads but after the first couple times going in and out it wasn't bad, just have to go slow. Definitely not something that detracts from the stay, just something to be aware of going in. Thank goodness for wifi at the house since service is very spotty in the area. It was very easy to get into Carmel-By-The-Sea, Big Sur and Monterrey from this spot and we really found it ideal for us since we wanted to be able to check out the whole area along the coast. We really can't say enough good things about the house, amenities and communication with Karin, it was a great trip! Highly recommending this place to all our friends that come to the area. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Great energy. Enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra day

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, very nice house with all the accouterments.

  • 4 of 5

This is a spectacular home nestled in the forest with ocean views. The property is large and secluded. It is a little bit of heaven on earth . Great place to chill.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVED every bit of our stay at Karin's BEAUTIFUL home!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Karin's outstanding home for four nights. We were amazed the minute we walked through the door at the spaciousness and overall beauty of her home. We love to cook and the kitchen had every thing we needed, incuding spices, oil, coffee, and more. There are three big tables to use, kitchen, dining, deck. The living room is comfy and abounds with pillows and throws. Every bed had a thick featherbed and quality linens. Towels were very pleantiful, including special spa towels and robes. Speaking of the spa...what a perfect additional spot to get away from it all. Super private hot tub with lounge chairs for sunning or napping! I ended up using the spa shower every day because it was so fun to be outside with open air overhead. We saw a quail family and deer during our stay. My family consists of adults who have used VRBO around the world and we all said Karin's home is one of the best. She is attentive to her renters in various ways including getting back to any questions quickly. Four days was not nearly enough and my hope is to rent with her again soon. Thank you for the perfect place for my family to gather and make a new memory.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

The home was was very nice, clean and comfortable with everything you would need. The view was outstanding and the property is lovely. We saw deer, rabbits, quail and several different birds, along with beautiful sunsets and the ocean. It exceeded our expectations and I would definately want to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $1,000

$1000 refundable security deposit; will be returned after departure if no damage or loss to property;
low season rates do not apply to holidays or events; $500 per night during Christmas, 4 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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