|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Please Do No Use GPS to locate property; it is inaccurate and will send you to the wrong location. The neighbors are not pleased when this happens:(
Located just three minutes by car off of Carmel Valley Road, the house is a brisk twenty minute walk into Carmel Valley Village and a leisurely twenty minute Drive into Carmel-by-the-Sea! This house is located on a sunny hillside in Hitchcock Canyon, home to many animals such as foxes, skunks, raccoon, ~ and hawks making lazy circles in the sky!
Parking is challenging on Sunny Hill; we have a three (3) vehicle limit. Talk to me if you have questions or concerns regarding this, please:)
Many excellent hiking trails are nearby. Kahn Ranch is within walking distance of the property, however, it is drive-in only with a permit, a recent addition to Garland Park, is a jewel with easy to moderate trails and a lovely waterfall during wet months
If you are interested in renting this amazing property, please send an inquiry to me on VRBO. Thank you so much:)
Tiles collected by my partners' travels in South America, Spain, Africa and many other countries decorate this colorful home; visual surprises are sure to bring a few smiles:) Views to the south, west and north offer serenity at all hours and the decks surrounding this property offer privacy with an invitation to dream. Star gaze in one of the comfy Adirondack chairs. Look for the turtle hanging out in the river of stone or hunt for fossils on the property (we'll tell you where!!) There is outdoor table on the south patio; the stairway off this patio gives you access to the Master bedroom with deck.
The Master bedroom features a Queen bed with an unusual European rattan bed frame. Fluffy comforters and linens envelope one in cozy comfort. As you prepare for sleep, the sky offers you views of the moon as it glides across the sky. With vaulted ceilings, it is very roomy and bright; it has fabulous views of Osborne Ridge to the south and west. A huge bureau and lots of closet space (DVD library in the closet!) this room has enough space for a crib and/or sleeping bags!
Two steps from the Master bedroom is the upstairs bathroom, with a shower/tub and an amazing wall of opaque, glass blocks, allowing the sun to shine in while ensuring complete privacy.
The second upstairs bedroom is roomy and bright with tall windows facing west and north. It has a Queen bed, high boy, Swedish style chair to relax in, extra futon cushions stored in the large closet and a very unusual piece of antique furniture; the owner is brilliant at finding some of the most amazing objects and art to decorate the house with!
Walking down the stairs, linger a moment on the landing to enjoy the exquisite tile work while looking out the window on the east for wildlife sightings! You might just see a pair of intelligent animal eyes peeking back at you!
The downstairs bedroom, with private access to the bathroom, has a Queen size bed and french doors leading to your own patio area.
The downstairs bathroom, accessible from the bedroom or the living area is decorated with tiles hand-crafted by local artisans and commissioned by the owners.
The renovated kitchen offers a gas stove/oven, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, blender and has a washer/dryer hidden in the pantry! Stoneware dinner service, utensils, pots and pans, cutlery ~ everything one might need to make their stay here as comfortable as possible are in the well-stocked kitchen.
Sit inside or enjoy dining al fresco on the patio. Fire up the propane BBQ while feasting your senses on the views, the colors, the sounds and the smells of the canyon while enjoying homemade fare. Or order take-out from one of the restaurants in the village. Carmel Valley Village has hamburger joints, Mexican, Thai and French food, a steak house and pizza! Los Laureles Lodge, 1.4 mi. west on CV Road, is rich in history and tradition as is Wells Fargo, formerly owned by Bernardus Lodge.
There are numerous wine tasting rooms within walking distance, a dog-friendly park and the community pool; Carmel Valley Community Pool's snack bar has the best hamburgers and Caprese salads and french fries around! (summer only)
There are several art galleries exhibiting local art and also one guest artist per month; check out Valley Girls' and William Arthur's studio on Center Street! Laguna Seca-Mazda Raceway/Recreational area is 9.8 mi. away. Carmel Beach and River Mouth Beach are approximately 25 minutes by car. Asilomar Beach and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Pacific Grove is 40 minutes away.
Garland Ranch is approximately a 10 minute drive west on Carmel Valley Road. It has excellent hiking terrain and with well-marked trails. Their Nature Center is fun for kids of all ages and their newly-renovated Information Center has hanging several local artists' photography and paintings as well as textile art. The docents are welcoming, well-informed and share their love for this exquisite park which is only a portion of what the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District has to offer.
Holman Ranch is a five minute drive from Life is Good and approximately 24 minutes by foot! Many events such as weddings, family reunions and anniversaries are held on these exquisite, historical grounds. If you are an equestrian or would like to be, Holman Ranch is for you!
The living area has a flat-screen tv for watching DVD's; a Roku stick allows you to stream and watch Netflix, etc.; there is no local programming available. There are two comfortable leather sofas that invite one to sink down, put your feet up and snooze. Or choose one of the board or card games, perhaps Jenga?
We are definitely child and pet friendly; however, there is a fee for pets. If you bring your dog/cat without discussing this with me, you will be charged double the pet fee. The yard is not fully-fenced; I do have a pet gate at the ready! Dogs must stay on lead or respond to voice command! No roaming off-property, please. Carmel Beach (16.5 mi.) is very dog-friendly; it's a great place to visit and let your canine friend romp in the waves.
Please let me know if you are intending to bring your pet (dog, cat, etc.) and what kind of pet you have.
There are two houses on Sunny Hill Drive. The Property Manager and family live in the second house, a private residence. If you need me, please call! Parking is limited. There is no garage or carport. We can accommodate three cars. Speak with me about your parking needs.
Enjoy your stay and please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have. Although we are just steps away from the rental property, to ensure our privacy and yours, we prefer an email or quick call. I respond to an email much more quickly than messages left on my cell! If you wish to book a date or inquire about this property, please email me via this site; I will respond promptly. I check VRBO several times a day. Thank you again for your interest in our property!
My name is Kathy and I am fortunate to be the Property Manager of this amazing property. I have lived across the driveway from "Life is Good' for 28 years-ask me anything about the area; if I don't know the answer, I will find it:)
Massage Therapist(s) on call for guests staying on property.It's best to make reservations Before you arrive!
Stunning interior, decorated colorfully with tiles from the owners' world travels, this property is perfect for romantic get-aways, family vacations and groups. Very private, situated on the hillside, away from rural traffic. Within walking distance of Kahn Ranch and five minutes driving distance to Garland Park. CVVillage currently has 15 wine tasting room, all within a brisk 20 minute walk from the house!
Only five minutes from the village of Carmel Valley, this property is very private and quiet. Gorgeous southern views from both patios, propane BBQ to roast those veggies you just bought at CV's Sunday Farmer's Market and perhaps local wine from any of the excellent vineyards here and voila! You've started your weekend just right!!
Tiles abound, lending a sense of fun, adventure and whimsy here. You're invited; please come and stay:)
This place is so awesome ! I'm really glad my family and I came up here!
I would totally come back here. I LOVED IT!!! I had lots of fun here! I will miss it So Much! This has been one of the best weekends of my life. I had a blast! Thanks so Much!
FIVE STAR RATING!!!!
Delightful home in the midst of Carmel Valley oaks. We had a wonderful Christmas holiday here.
We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of your lovely location, surrounded by all the trees. We appreciated the cleanliness of the house, and the eye catching art and beautiful tiles. The well equipped kitchen was very helpful. Our favorite spot was the deck in the back--luckily the weather was perfect for that. Screens on the windows would be good at certain times of the year. No TV is mostly good, but it would be nice to have the option for certain times. While not a deal-breaker, the overly enthusiastic dog was a minus for one non dog person.
Our family spent 4 exquisite days in this artistically appointed home away from home.
Amenities were perfect, and the views from every vantage point soothed the soul.
I'm planning to return!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Our only regret was that it wasn't longer. We were in town for a wedding and made a long weekend of it. Kathy was extremely accommodating letting us arrive early in order to get ready for the wedding. We brought our Chesapeake and she got to experience the ocean for the first time and quickly fell in love! Wonderful place to stay and hope to do so again! We would highly recommend it to orhers. Thanks for everything Kathy!
Dan and Kathi
Perfect location and great views!
Beautiful spot. Kathy had the house clean and ready for us when we arrived!
Laguna Seca Raceway is a quick 15 minute drive over Laureles Grade from Carmel Valley Village! Can't get much closer than that! The Vintage Car Parade usually travels through the village on the way back to Pebble Beach:) Amazing eye candy for vintage car lovers! Refuge
'Imperative for the human spirit. The sound of the waterfalls and music in the zero gravity chair room is delightful. I truly feel like we all need a place like Refuge.' Guests must be clothed.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Massage Therapy is available if arranged at least one week in advance.
Private Chef is available is booked two weeks in advance.
Daily Housekeeping may be arranged.
Want you pantry stocked before you arrive? Email me a list of your needs; I'll leave the receipt on the table, food in the 'fridge and perhaps a surprise or two!
If you need an early check-in, it may be doable. There is an additional $50.00 fee for early check-ins!!!
If you bring your pet and do not let us know, we will charge you double. Pet Fee=$75.00 X 2 = $150.00.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.