About the property
- Chateau / Country House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8, RATE VARIES WITH # OF GUESTS.
3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Sleeps 8. 2 king-sized beds, 2 twins plus one twin w/trundle. Swimming pool, hot tub, hiking, horseback riding, bocci ball, horse shoes, 2 bikes available. wine tasting available. Personal Chef with 2 day notice. PRICE VARIES WITH NUMBER OF GUESTS. We provide a full kitchen for your use. We use biodegradable cleaning products.You will enjoy the beautiful Carmel Valley views. The vineyard is a working vineyard. Our vineyard manager is available to teach about growing our Syrah grapes.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, the vineyard manager speaks Spanish if needed
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Karen Hoffman
We love the Central Coast, a special place we call Paradise. In 2003 we bought a hilltop property in upper Carmel Valley and now enjoy magnificent mountain views and serenity. We are always inspired by the natural surroundings of the beautiful Santa Lucia Mountains. We enjoy entertaining with our friends, family and grandchildren. From every visitor's perspective, our little corner of the world beckons vacationers to return again and again.
Karen Hoffman purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2003
Why Karen Hoffman chose Monterey County
We fell in love with Cachagua (Upper Carmel Valley), which reminds us of Tuscany. We love the quiet solitude and 360 degree mountain views from our hilltop vineyard. For city people who want sun and country, this is the place!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Mountain views forever, quiet, private and peaceful. A wonderful retreat!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Repeat Visitor, peaceful retreat!
This was our second time staying at Karen’s Tuscan retreat - you feel a sense of ease as you enter the property - everything is so meticulously cared for from the seating areas to the decorations - Love cooking in the kitchen and strolling the property. Hope we can make it back another time!
Tranquility so close to home.
Comfort and relaxation. I think we sat in every seat outside and just gazed out at the different views or watched the birds play around. Really, the views are spectacular. We didn’t come into contact with anyone after we were greeted. Plenty of places to chill together or alone.
The home was very clean, comfortable and everything we needed was there for us. Instructions were clear, and there was absolutely nothing to stress over. The lovely bottle of Syrah from their vineyards also helped!
We want to return for peace and tranquility.
Fabulous property. Karen was helpful and welcoming.
Unsurpassed beauty and comfort
My husband and I spent our 10th wedding anniversary at the Tuscan retreat. Of all our vacations the last ten years, this was by far our favorite. The peace and quiet was so rejuvenating and Karen, the owner's special touches made us feel so welcome. This was like staying at your favorite relative's house. She has really thought of everything. Upon arrival from the Bay Area we marveled at the vistas, landscaping and how immaculate the grounds, home and pool were kept. It is remote, but that is what we were seeking. We were finally able to escape SFO, traffic, sirens, etc. We feel very privileged that Karen shared this fabulous home. If she ever sells this home . . .
One last note, we gleaned from her pictures of the home construction and landscaping projects that Karen began this endeavor with her partner, Dr. Tony Smith. She is now a winemaker(the Syrah is fabulous, by the way) and it was touching to know that she carries on the legacy of her partner. Carpe diem.
Your wonderful review is why I keep this piece of paradise. It warms my heart to know you appreciate all the nocks and crannies. This has been a project of enjoyment and some tears. Thank you for the detailed review. I am sorry we didn't meet. Salvador the vineyard manager gave you both a thumbs up. Hope you come back for more peace and quiet. Sincerely, Karen
Very nice place. Enjoyed the nature and fantastic vieuw.
Nice home with beautiful garden.
We just stayed at the Tuscan Retreat for a week and was blown away. The house, pool, and view were amazing. Would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for the lovely review. You both are welcome back anytime. Josh responded to communications promptly. Very considerate and appreciative of the home and surroundings.
They read the information book and followed instructions: water conservation, keeping gate closed, keeping pool cover closed, what to do when leaving. They were very clean, Thank you again.
You are in a beautiful country setting. Once you arrive you won't want to leave. We have hiking trails, horseback riding, biking, wine tastings, swimming. Personal chef available. Buy your groceries before traveling the property. You will be 20 mins to the closest grocery/deli store. The Aquarium is in Monterey by the wharf 2 free guest passes are provided.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates vary depending on number of guests. No loud parties. No groups over the agreed upon number of guests either overnight or day use. Prohibited to organize parties or events without prior consent. Children under 6 no charge unless there is a party for children. Conserve water. Keep gate closed. Keep pool cover closed when not using. Inquire about discounts