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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

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 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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.


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 4.890625 based on 64 reviews

Escape and unwind in Carmel!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Carmel very much. The owner was very accommodating, available when we had questions. Very clean, with a well equipped kitchen for cooking our own meals. Lovely hot tub outside, and beautiful sunsets, with a view of the ocean. Nice location to be able to visit Big Sur as well as Pebble beach, wineries and the aquarium in Monterey. She even had 2 complimentary tickets for the aquarium! We would definitely book again if we get back there. The location is off the beaten path and very quiet, nice getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and glad you enjoyed the area and the house.
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Toronto, Canada

Beautiful spot in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is well represented by the photos. It is a lovely home in a beautiful location, with easy access to great hiking and other outdoor activities that the area has to offer. It is very clean and well equipped. The outdoor hot tub with a view is wonderful after a day of hiking and exploring.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watertown, NY

Beautiful home in a beautiful location! Has everything you need to enjoy the Monterey/Big Sur area.

  • 5 of 5

A very well kept, well appointed home in a perfect (for us) location. Afforded privacy and peace, yet was close to Carmel and Big Sur. The kitchen is fabulous. Oils, spices, condiments, and staples were all there, along with a commercial range and indoor grill. Our host was helpful, thoughtful, and generous. We arrived on a cold stormy day, exhausted from a long flight and a 2 1/2 drive from SFO. Karin thought we’d be too tired to go food shopping, so she brought us frozen pizzas, eggs, bread, OJ, miscellaneous goodies, and a bottle of wine. It would be an understatement to say this was greatly appreciated. She was very responsive to the very few “issues” we had. We’re sure that if she could’ve done something about the less than ideal weather we experienced, she would have.

Some people would object to the smallish single bathroom, but if you’re the kind of person who feels that bathrooms are for toileting and keeping yourself clean rather than to provide a spa setting, this won’t be a problem for you. Besides, there’s a great hot tub, outdoor shower, and lounging area. Sitting in the spa in the morning while watching and listening to the ocean is simply grand! We look forward to returning as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I stayed here for the at&t pro am at pebble beach. The house was perfect and the hot tub area was very tranquil for the sunsets. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn’t have asked for a better or more beautiful place to stay for my birthday. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome and so glad you had a fun time!
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Nice View and Convenience

  • 4 of 5

Great location to be at for sight seeing , point Los Bos and shop Carmel, among other outdoors activities. Place is spacious for 5, and very clean. Very nice and private spa area with hot outdoor shower.

This place might not be for people with young kids as a concern for the owner. We did not know this until we booked the place. If you have children below 15 year of age make sure you ask about any concern that the owner has.

It's semi-private, there was someone stayed at the cottage

right next door. Even though they are very quiet and I don't see them but I feel like we are not alone. Also we were unlucky to be in at a time there was some constant chain saw/construction going between 8-4 right down the street. Making a would be tranquil place not so

Other than that, the place is spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I welcome families and yes, I was concerned about three boys under the age of 13, especially in regards to the hot tub and hardwood floor. The chainsaw noise was out of my control. Neighbors decided to trim their trees in preparation for winter storms. Will most likely not happen again for several years. I hired a caretaker to keep an eye on property and storm drainage. There is total privacy between the cottage and the main house.
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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;


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable 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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