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Fancy Free by the Sea in Carmel's Golden Rectangle

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Last updated: 01/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sunny deck close to the beach and village shops

Fancy Free: Old Carmel charm with new high-tech conveniences.

Ideally located in Carmel's 'Golden Rectangle' on a quiet street 2 1/2 blocks from the beach, 4 1/2 blocks from Ocean Avenue, Carmel's main street, Fancy Free offers 2 bedrooms, each with full bath, and a flexible office/den/third bedroom on a single level. The front bedroom/bath and back bedroom/bath are separated by the Great Room.

The front bedroom has a queen-size Chattam & Wells pillowtop mattress, two bureaus, vanity table with lighted make-up mirror, bookcases, antique chest, vaulted ceiling with skylight view of a magnificent Monterey Cypress, 51-inch Plasma HDTV, 5.1 channel Bluetooth-capable A/V system, Blu-Ray player, Comcast cable with Digital Premier channels and TiVo DVR system. A washer and dryer are conveniently located in the sky-lighted hallway to the front bedroom.

The back bedroom has a queen-size Sealy Posturepedic plush mattress, 39 in. HDTV, 2.1 channel Bluetooth-capable A/V system, Blu-Ray player, Comcast cable with Digital Premier channels, TiVo DVR system, reading chair and ottoman, reading light, desk, lighted make-up mirror, bureau and private deck access.

The office/den/third bedroom provides an HDTV/monitor for laptops/notebooks or Comcast cable with Digital Premier channels, TiVo DVR system, high-speed WiFi internet, VoIP phones with unlimited North American calling, and a multi-function WiFi-connected AirPrint-enabled color printer/scanner/fax on a large gate-leg table, and a leather executive chair, just what the busy tele-commuter needs for a working vacation with family or friends. A built-in double Murphy bed with memory-foam mattress topper in the oak bookcase makes this into a third bedroom, and the gate-leg table makes it a separate dining room. A large skylight fills the room with natural light.

The living room/library area of the Great Room is anchored by floor-to-vaulted ceiling oak bookshelves and cabinets which support the 60-inch Plasma HDTV and 100-inch home theater screen, the focus of the 5.2 channel Bluetooth-capable home theater A/V system, offering 2 sub-woofers, Blu-Ray player, MD player, cassette player, Pandora, Netflix streaming, Amazon Prime Video, Comcast cable with Digital Premier channels, Xfinity On-Demand and TiVo DVR system. Bring your favorite BDs and DVDs, or view ours. Old Carmel charm comes alive with the flames dancing on the remote-controlled gas log in the Carmel stone fireplace.

The kitchen area of the Great Room is centered on the island which houses a 4-burner gas Jenn-Air cook-top with electric convection oven, cabinets with 3-ply stainless steel-clad cookware and a flatware drawer. Five bar stools surround the island, allowing guests to watch meal preparations and enjoy appetizers and casual meals. Floor-to-ceiling oak cabinets house the SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Panasonic microwave oven, Krups coffee maker, Breville burr grinder, K-cup single-serve coffee maker, Tassimo single-serve coffee maker, KitchenAid toaster, toaster oven, Cuisinart blenders, and bakeware. Oak cabinets house the 2-drawer Fisher-Paykel dishwasher and double sink, topped by the Jerusalem limestone counter. Above the sink, a counter-to-vaulted-ceiling multi-pane window offers a view of the grand Monterey Cypress. Floor-to-ceiling oak cabinets flank the sink counter, housing cutlery, glassware, stem-ware and dinnerware service for 12 (additional dinnerware, flatware and stem-ware is close at hand).

In the dining area of the Great Room, a Parsons table seats six, with views of the deck and garden through one of three sets of double French doors on the west side of the Great Room.

Through the middle set of French doors lies a large, sunny deck, bordered by a lemon tree, collard tree, grape vine, blueberry bushes, huckleberry bush, sugar snap peas, kiwis and wisteria. A Weber natural gas grill extends the kitchen area to the deck through a separate kitchen door. Enjoy Carmel's beautiful sunsets and relax to the sound of the ocean's waves or your favorite music from the outdoor speakers in this inviting space, warmed by the LP gas fire-pit and infrared electric heaters on the pergola, and watch the Koi at play in the pond below.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Fancy Free is not child-proof. The large Koi pond is a safety concern for young children....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dog 1 year old or older....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Front bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen-size Chattam & Wells pillowtop mattress...moreless

  • Back Bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen-size Sealy Posturepedic plush mattress...moreless

  • Office/Den/Bedroom 3: 1 murphy bed

    Double-size mattress with memory-foam topper...moreless

  • [Front Bedroom]: 51 in. plasma HDTV, 5.1 channel A/V surround system, Blu-Ray player, Comcast cable, TiVo DVR, skylight view of magnificent Monterey Cypress. [Back bedroom]: 39 in. HDTV, 2.1 channel surround sound, Blu-Ray player, Comcast cable, TiVo Mini DVR, reading chair, reading light, ottoman, desk, lighted make-up mirror, private deck access....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Back bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Front bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • [Front bathroom]: Tank-less water-heater for endless hot water, curb-less shower, heated tile floor, Hansgrohe shower pipe with overhead rain shower and hand-held shower wand, back-lighted mirror, skylight view of magnificent Monterey Cypress. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Classics, Art, modern novels, cook books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    (3) Blu-Ray players for BD, DVD, CD, USB...moreless

  • Games:

    Trivial pursuit, Monopoly, cards, jig-saw puzzles, playing cards...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Pandora service and Bluetooth receivers for Bluetooth portable devices for 3 surround systems...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) outlets of Comcast cable -260+ Digital Premier channels, (3) outlets of TiVo DVR system...moreless

  • Stereo:

    (3) surround systems - 5.1 channel with subwoofer, Bluetooth receiver; 5.2 channel with 2 subwoofers, Bluetooth receiver, outdoor speakers; 2.1 channel with subwoofer, Bluetooth receiver...moreless

  • Television:

    (4) - 60 in. plasma HDTV, 51 in. plasma HDTV, 39 in. HDTV, 32 in. HDTV/Monitor, HDTV front projector and 100 in. screen...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Xfinity Video-On-Demand, Netflix streaming, Amazon Prime streaming available, assorted BDs and DVDs...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

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
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area English gate-leg table seats 6; Kitchen island seats 5...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Remote-controlled gas log...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga mat, exercise mat...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central forced-air gas heater...moreless

  • Internet:

    Comcast high-speed internet (Xfinity Blast! Pro, 150 Mbps) and WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G & 5G)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for two cars in front of house + one car in driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited North America calling, multiple cordless handsets, SmartPhone WiFi calling....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Krups Coffee Maker, Breville Burr Grinder, K-cup Coffee Maker, Tassimo Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Glassware, dinnerware and flatware for 12+...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Fisher-Paykel double-drawer dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    coffee maker, burr grinder, K-cup coffee maker, Tassimo coffee maker, waffle maker, toaster, toaster oven, blender, hand blender, crock pot...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Panasonic 950-watt Inverter (variable power)...moreless

  • Oven:

    Jenn-Air self-cleaning electric convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Staples, spices, condiments, paper goods...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    SubZero refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air gas 4-burner cook top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster and separate toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    [Front patio]: wood fire pit, seating, table. [Back deck]: LP gas fire pit, infrared electric heaters, speakers, chairs, table, benches, chaise lounge...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive vegetable and flower garden, fruit trees, outdoor front garden shower for sandy feet ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September-May
Sep 1 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$7,000
June-August
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$8,000
September-May
Sep 1 - May 31, 2018
30 night min stay

$7,000
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Security/Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $500

Notes:

Minimum stay is 30 nights/31 days per City of Carmel zoning restrictions. Contact owner for longer stays, pet approval, special needs. Pet fee is a refundable pet damage deposit. Security/Damage Deposit is refundable.

For written cancellations 30 days or more before the rental start date, all monies paid will be refunded, less the $500 security/damage deposit.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Regional Airport
240 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Playa Carmel Hotel Bar & Lounge
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pebble Beach
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Carmel Amtrak Thruway Bus Stop Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Aubergine in L'Auberge Carmel Hotel
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Carmel Beach

Car: Recommended

Abundant delights for all the senses! Must see: Point Lobos Nature Preserve, the 'greatest meeting of land and sea in the world.'

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: Growing up in California's Central Valley, we always found relief in the perfect climate of the Monterey Peninsula. If Steinbeck's Salinas is 'East of Eden', then Carmel must be Eden -- at least it is for us! Come and see if you agree!

Why the Owner Chose Golden Rectangle, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
Fancy Free is perfectly located on a large lot in an incredibly scenic natural setting on a quiet street, a short walk to beach and village shops. We immediately saw the potential of Fancy Free and our vision guided the renovation and expansion of the cozy 1938 cottage into a flexible, open layout, creating two legal residences with privacy and separate access, while preserving the original Carmel cottage charm. The intention was to rent the larger residence and keep the smaller residence for the owners' use, and it has worked wonderfully for 30+ years of long-term rentals.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have realized our vision to create a light, open, airy, harmonious and serene environment which gracefully merges indoor and outdoor living spaces of lush beauty. We continue to maintain and improve Fancy Free, and look forward to sharing our 'Eden' with you.


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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to Fancy Free!

    Welcome to Fancy Free!

  • Entry walk

    Entry walk

  • Entry hall - old Carmel charm with new, hi-tech conveniences

    Entry hall - old Carmel charm with new, hi-tech conveniences

  • Dining area - English gate-leg table seats 6; kitchen island seats 5

    Dining area - English gate-leg table seats 6; kitchen island seats 5

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Back bath - full bath

    Back bath - full bath

  • Back bedroom hall -Great Room separates front bedroom/bath and back bedroom/bath

    Back bedroom hall -Great Room separates front bedroom/bath and back bedroom/bath

  • Great Room - library/deck view from the kitchen area

    Great Room - library/deck view from the kitchen area

  • Front bath: curb-less shower, heated tile floor, skylight

    Front bath: curb-less shower, heated tile floor, skylight

  • Front bedroom A/V -   51 in. plasma HDTV, 5.1 surround, Blu-Ray player, Comcast

    Front bedroom A/V - 51 in. plasma HDTV, 5.1 surround, Blu-Ray player, Comcast

  • Fire-pit and infrared heaters in action

    Fire-pit and infrared heaters in action

  • Koi pond from the deck

    Koi pond from the deck

  • Fancy Free by the Sea

    Fancy Free by the Sea

  • Gate to front patio - wood-burning fire pit, seating and dining area

    Gate to front patio - wood-burning fire pit, seating and dining area

  • At home in the Great Room

    At home in the Great Room

  • Kitchen island - watch the cook, enjoy appetizers and casual meals

    Kitchen island - watch the cook, enjoy appetizers and casual meals

  • Living room and library

    Living room and library

  • Back bedroom - private deck access

    Back bedroom - private deck access

  • Living/dining Area

    Living/dining Area

  • Office/Den/Third Bedroom/Dining Room - HDTV/monitor, Comcast, WiFi, printer

    Office/Den/Third Bedroom/Dining Room - HDTV/monitor, Comcast, WiFi, printer

  • Front bedroom - queen-size Chattam & Wells bed, skylight view of great Cypress

    Front bedroom - queen-size Chattam & Wells bed, skylight view of great Cypress

  • Large sunny Deck - fire pit, infrared heaters, speakers, Weber nat. gas grill

    Large sunny Deck - fire pit, infrared heaters, speakers, Weber nat. gas grill

  • Deck with private access from back bedroom

    Deck with private access from back bedroom

  • Thank you! Come back soon...

    Thank you! Come back soon...

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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