Fancy Free by the Sea in Carmel's Golden Rectangle
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
Member since: 2014
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- [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
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 11 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay
Sep 1 - May 31, 2018
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $500
- Security/Damage Deposit $500
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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Abundant delights for all the senses! Must see: Point Lobos Nature Preserve, the 'greatest meeting of land and sea in the world.'
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.
- Primary: 831 625 4336
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Welcome to Fancy Free!
Entry hall - old Carmel charm with new, hi-tech conveniences
Dining area - English gate-leg table seats 6; kitchen island seats 5
Back bath - full bath
Back bedroom hall -Great Room separates front bedroom/bath and back bedroom/bath
Great Room - library/deck view from the kitchen area
Front bath: curb-less shower, heated tile floor, skylight
Front bedroom A/V - 51 in. plasma HDTV, 5.1 surround, Blu-Ray player, Comcast
Fire-pit and infrared heaters in action
Koi pond from the deck
Fancy Free by the Sea
Gate to front patio - wood-burning fire pit, seating and dining area
At home in the Great Room
Kitchen island - watch the cook, enjoy appetizers and casual meals
Living room and library
Back bedroom - private deck access
Office/Den/Third Bedroom/Dining Room - HDTV/monitor, Comcast, WiFi, printer
Front bedroom - queen-size Chattam & Wells bed, skylight view of great Cypress
Large sunny Deck - fire pit, infrared heaters, speakers, Weber nat. gas grill
Deck with private access from back bedroom
Thank you! Come back soon...
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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