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Darling, Spacious, Newly Remodeled Carmel Cottage!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms and studio with direct access to highway 1

This lovely cottage is situated in close proximity to everything you could possibly want. Whether you are planning a day of shopping in Carmel, a picnic at the beach, a day of golf in Pebble Beach, a visit to the aquarium in Monterey, horseback riding in Carmel Valley, or lunch along the coast of Big Sur, this home offers easy access to all. It has been professionally remodeled and decorated, so that every room is clean, functional and beautifully appointed. This 3-bedroom, 3-bath home is equipped with Italian travertine floors in the entryway, kitchen and studio. The master bedroom has a pillow top, California King bed, a seating area with a flat screen t.v., and large, walk-in closet. The newly remodeled master bath comes with a spacious, dual-headed, glass and travertine shower, along with stone vessel sinks and espresso finished vanities. The 2nd bedroom comes complete with a queen-sized bed, and 3rd bedroom comes with two twin beds, or a king-sized bed, upon request. These share a newly remodeled bathroom with shower and bathtub. The private studio has its own additional private entrance, and comes with a twin daybed, futon sofa, flat screen t.v., and full bathroom. For those who enjoy entertaining, this home has a spacious great-room living area, with large sectional, fireplace, and 52” flat screen t.v. There is a lovely dining area with a large table seating 8 guests, complete with its own wine refrigerator. The newly remodeled, spacious kitchen is equipped with brand new, stainless steel appliances, and all essentials necessary for cooking. There is even a breakfast bar area with bar stools. Don’t forget about the backyard! The back deck, festooned with strings of white lights, might be our favorite feature! Enjoy a glass of wine or some s’mores while seated around the fire bowl on this lovely deck, or relax in the brand new hot tub. There is a two-car garage, along with front parking area, for easy access to and from the home. Monterey Bay Aquarium passes and access to In Shape Health Clubs can be provided upon your request.

Come and see all of the wonderful features that this Carmel Cottage offers. You won’t be disappointed! We believe that you will fall in love with Joie de Vivre and Carmel-by-the-Sea!

More Details

Owner
rob and susan farrens
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About rob and susan farrens

My Husband, Rob and I are new to residents to Carmel, but we have worked here for many years. We have opened businesses in the community and have children who attend both Stevenson and River Elementary schools. We fell in love with Carmel decades ago and only dreamed of one day building our life here. Its a funny thing about dreams. They stay a dream until they come true, and then its always such a 'surprise!' We love having a home in the valley that we rent through VRBO as well. We have met the nicest people from literally all over the world. We love that they choose our home to house the mother and father of the bride, to celebrate a birthday, a girls' weekend getaway, or a 50th wedding anniversary. No matter what the celebration, it is always there to make lasting memories. We think the world is a better place because love and happiness are extended far beyond the walls of our rental and memories are the forever lasting evidence . We are excited to have others share the same joy in our Carmel home. This is why we chose the name joie de vivre as it means 'joy of life' and is our favorite sculpture of our local sculptor Richard Mac Donald.

rob and susan farrens purchased this cottage in 2014

Why rob and susan farrens chose Northeast Carmel

We loved this particular property because of its quiet neighborhood and lovely setting. The house at the time of our purchase needed some loving care and was in need up an update. We loved taking on the challenge and hand selecting all of the finishes and details that we feel helped to maximize its potential while sustaining the intrinsic charm of Carmel. We love its accessibility to major thoroughfares that can take you anywhere on the peninsula without having to navigate through town. We live just minutes from our little cottage so love sharing it with guests and family. We always want our guests to feel special and served and being close by helps to ensure we can make that happen.

What makes this cottage unique

We think you will love the front gardens, the special updated appointments in the house, the fire bowl and outdoor living and the cozy interior gas fireplace. This house is designed for entertaining. We think you will love venturing out and coming back to a cozy lovely place with every comfort of home.

Amenities

Northeast Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • there are 3 full bathrooms that are newly remodeled with natural stone and linen textured tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin beds can be prepared as a King upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , pillow top
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be made into a king bed arrangement
    studio - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , this room can be used as a bedroom with a private bath
  • 1 master bedroom with a king sized bed, one queen bed in a guest room and 2 twin beds in bedroom 3.. the studio has a day bed and a futon bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
If you are looking to make family gatherings magical, a couples getaway comfortable, or an amazing golf retreat joie de vivre is perfect for you.. It's hard to relay in a few pictures the experience of the open living plan with a cozy fireplace and spacious bedrooms. As a designer, I love that families can stay together in this home and still have their private spaces! We are very proud of our home and we know you will love your stay!

Reviews

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5

Wonderful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I rented this lovely house for a weekend with my three grown boys. The house was immaculate and charming. The place is spacious and the bedrooms were super comfortable. Our host was kind enough to leave a bottle of wine and a refrigerator full of necessities. The linens and towels were first-rate and the bathrooms were fully equipped with nice shampoos and soaps. The location was perfect with just a few minutes to reach all that Carmel has to offer. I should also mention that the hot tub was an enjoyable bonus that we all enjoyed.

If we return to Carmel, I would certainly rent this lovely home again. What a nice experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. we loved having you stay with us and we look forward to your return!;) happy thanks giving to you!! susan
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5

enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We were 4 couples in our 40's who needed to get away. Outside fire pit and hot tub were nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Couples Getaway House

  • 5 of 5

We had a 3 couple getaway and this house accommodated us perfectly. Extremely close to Carmel by the Sea and the 17 mile drive, it made everything we wanted to see easy to get to. As big fans of cooking our own meals on trips this house had everything we needed to cook some extravagant dinners. And the outdoor fireplace on the deck was a great way to wrap up every evening. The owners were quick to respond to any questions we had before, during, and after the trip. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to get out to Carmel/Monterrey.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great weekend getway with friends!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with friends and our kids for a weekend getway from home in the bay. The home was very comfortable very spacious. We loved the hot tub and gas fire pit. Kitchen was nicely stocked. The owners were very accommodating, shared 2 aquarium passes, and easily accessible. We would definitely return if we vacation in Carmel again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property and location

  • 5 of 5

Newly updated and very comfortable. Pictures do not do it justice. Spacious, all amenities you would need and very easy to find and and get to local attractions

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice property and they had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained house. They had everything we needed and it was nice to walk into two bottles of wine! Owners we're very nice and we didn't encounter any issues while we were there. We would not hesitate to rebook this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much it was such a pleasure to have you stay with us!;) dusan
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
monterey peninsula air port
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brophy's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pebble beach links/pasadera/monterey peninsula
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Vesuvio
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
ocean beach
Car: recommended

Carmel is not only proclaimed 'the most romantic city on the U.S., it is said to be third in the world, after Paris and Venice, Italy! There is never a shortage of great food; fine restaurants such as Casanova's will have you wondering if you have entered the south of France! Looking for good music? Warm up your voice because Mission Ranch, owned by Clint Eastwood, has open mic night 7 days a week. You may get a peek of Clint himself. The Cypress Inn, co owned by Doris Day, has weekend entertainment featuring Debbie Davis and Gennady Loktionov on Friday and Saturday nights. The Sunset center has many wonderful performances as well. Like and indoor and out door exercise! In-shape health clubs is within 3 miles of our home, and Running trails are within 1 mile. Like the Beach? Carmel known also for its Dog friendly Ocean Beach. It is the place to be to take in a perfect sunset! Surrounding communities such as Big Sur and Carmel Valley have fabulous wine tasting, dining and breathtaking views. Do not miss Post Ranch, rocky pointe and Nepenthe in Big Sur, for dining and views.

Carmel Valley is rated in the top 1% in California for exquisite wine tasting.

Monterey Bay Aquarium may require a full day of sea life emersion. We have 2 guest passes to use; please reserve in advance when booking.

Pebble Beach has fabulous Golf.. but oh, the restaurants are amazing! Sit by the fire at the Bench at Pebble Beach Lodge and overlook Stillwater Bay! Spanish Bay has an authentic bagpipe player at sunset 7 days per week. Grab a chair around a roaring fire pit, sip your favorite beverage and make a memory.

If going to a world class spa is on your bucket list, try Casa Palmero in Pebble Beach. Every moment spent is sheer heaven!

There is simply not enough time in one weekend to take it all in; you will just have to come back!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

We are so happy to have guests celebrate their special events and make memories. Carmel by the Sea awaits your sense of adventure; there is so much to explore. Enjoy and savor every moment!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.