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Serenity, Gorgeous Views, 3 minutes off CVRoad:)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Wildflower Season is Here!

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! Our treetop property is located on a sunny hillside in Hitchcock Canyon full of wildlife and beautiful wildflowers, magical and serene.

Many excellent hiking trails are nearby: Kahn Ranch is within walking distance of the property, however, is drive-in only. Free Permits must be displayed in your car; go to Garland Regional Park to download. Fern Falls, a 30 minute round-trip moderate hike, wildflowers are now in abundance.

Garland Regional Park is approximately 10 minutes west on CVRoad and has trails for all levels of hiker.

The master bedroom features a queen-size bed with an 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. Small deck and stairs to 'Lower Paradise' add an element of comfort.

The upstairs bathroom, with a shower/tub and an amazing wall of opaque glass blocks allows 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-size 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. My partners are brilliant at finding the most amazing objects and art to decorate the house with!

Walking down 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 a patio.

The downstairs bathroom, accessible from the bedroom or the living area, is decorated with tiles hand-crafted by local artisans.

The kitchen offers a gas stove/oven, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, blender and has a washer/dryer in the pantry. Stoneware, utensils, pots and pans, cutlery ~ everything one might need to make their stay here as comfortable as possible are available.

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. Kathy's Little Kitchen-Burgers and Mexican, Thai Village, Roux-French, Will's Fargo-steaks, Running Iron-famous for their Lonesome Burger and several more restaurants to choose from.

There are numerous wine tasting rooms within walking distance, a dog-friendly community park and pool (pool open after Memorial Day) and several fun shops including "Casa del Sol".

Local art galleries including Valley Girls' and Patricia Qualls are gaining international attention. We have a motorcycle museum and a CVHistory Museum; check website(s) for hours. Laguna Seca-Mazda Raceway/Recreational area is 9.8 mi. away (15 minutes). Carmel Beach and River Mouth Beach are approximately 20 minutes by car. Asilomar Beach and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Pacific Grove are 40 minutes away.

Living room has a flat-screen, DVD's or Roku only-no local programming. Comfortable leather sofas invite a nap or perhaps a board game?

We are child and pet friendly. $75.00 fee for dogs/cats. The yard is not fully-fenced, pet gate available. Dogs must stay on lead or respond to voice command. No roaming off-property, please. Carmel Beach (16.5 mi.) allows dogs off-leash. 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; parking is limited to three (3) cars. Property Manager and family live across the drive.Please call with any questions or concerns. There is no garage or carport.

Enjoy your stay and please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have. 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!

More Details

Owner
Kathy - Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Kathy - Property Manager

Hi, my name is Kathy. I've lived on Sunny Hill for 28 years and on the Monterey Peninsula for decades. I love my community and hope to introduce you to 'my world' - beautiful Carmel Valley - and invite you back again!

Why Kathy - Property Manager chose Central Coast

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!

What makes this house unique

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:)

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!!!!
Jan 2015
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Amenities

Carmel Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Exquisite tile work throughout.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Roomy, large closets, deck and stairs private entrance.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The bedroom downstairs features a double bed, french doors onto the patio and a connecting door to the bathroom. A truly unique decorative piece from the '50's will explain our naming this the 'Rose Room'.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 20 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have two Massage Therapists on call who travel to the property. Appointment required. 24 hours in advance, (at least) please. We also have a professional chef available. One week prior notice required. Wine pairings extra.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Serenity, Gorgeous Views, 3 minutes off CVRoad:)
average rating of 4.909091 based on 40 reviews
Bay Area, California, USA
5

Quiet and peaceful. Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great family weekend

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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concord, CA
4

Lovely. Artistic. Thoughtfully prepared.

  • 4 of 5

Delightful home in the midst of Carmel Valley oaks. We had a wonderful Christmas holiday here.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was absolutely delighted to finally meet Ann, after 'talking' together over the ether! She and her family were wonderful guests and I would welcome them back. Any time:)
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4

Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Sharon, Thank you for choosing Life is Good and also for sharing your thoughts on what might be an improvement! I'm working on the screens, hopefully they will all be built in time for next year's warm season. Yoki, the Very enthusiastic dog, stays with me from time to time while his owners are traveling; I will definitely keep him on our side of the driveway and I am so glad you gave me the feedback re: him! It was great to have the three sisters stay at Life is Good; please do come back again soon! Best wishes, Kathy
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5

Soothing for the eye and heart

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response, Melanie. We look forward to having you back again soon! Best wishes, Kathy
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Reno, Nevada
5

Great hospitality! Chilled wine for our arrival! Super cute house, clean and inviting!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Reno, et al:) I so enjoyed having you and yours stay in Life is Good! Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Please do come again! Best wishes, Kathy
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and great views!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Life is Good, April:) We look forward to having you stay in the future! Best wishes, Kathy
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Will's Fargo, Running Iron, Plaza Linda
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Rancho Canada
Nearest Train
14.4 Miles
AMTRAK~Salinas, ca
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Wills Fargo, Corkscrew Cafe, Rustica, Kathy's
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Nearest Beach
13.6 Miles
Carmel River Beach
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Carmel Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Super Bike World Championship!
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$380
 
 
Classic Cars
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
IMSA WeatherTechrts Car Sep 21
Sep 21 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$380
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,900
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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