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Serenity, Gorgeous Views, 3 Minutes Off Cvroad:)

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Wildflower season has started. Plan your Mid-Week staycation soon!


Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    We are very child-friendly. Our first guests here were a family with Six wonderful children. The laughter coming from next door was infectious:)...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs must stay on property, either on a leash or by voice command. The yard is Not fully fenced. There are great places to walk your dog(s), either in the 'neighborhood' or down the road at Garland Park. Carmel's Ocean Beach is a great places to takek your canine friend(s); they are allowed off-leash as long as they are controlled by voice command. Many of the restaurants in Carmel are dog-friendly, also, such as Basil's, Doris Day's Cypress Inn, Portobello and Mission Ranch, owned by Clint Eastwood....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    OUTSIDE only, please and with great caution. We have had recent rain but the brush on surrounding hillsides is still flammable. Thank you for understanding....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Roomy, large closets, deck and stairs private entrance....moreless

  • 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'....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Exquisite tile work throughout....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    Yes, our 'library' is stored in the upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Two - Downstairs living room Master bedroom...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, cards, chips, Jenga stored in the blue entryway cabinet...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flatscreen w/DVD player downstairs Retro television w/DVD player in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    We have a bucket of lego toys:), Jenga, cards and more!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Yes, we have a wide selection stored in the Master bedroom closet....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Carmel Valley Village has a number of wine tasting rooms including Heller, Boëté, Georis, Cowgirl Winery, ChockRock and more:)...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Lake El Estero, Monterey, CA - 30 min. drive ~ paddle boat rentals and feeding the ducks...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean:

    25 minutes to Carmel Beach, River Beach, 30 minutes to Del Monte Beach and Asilomar Beach. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Mission Ranch Restaurant - Carmel, CA Rocky Point Restaurant - 20 min. south/Hwy 1 Nepenthe - Big Sur (30 - 60 min., depends on traffic) Tree Bones - 45 min. or more...moreless

  • Rural:

    Hitchcock Canyon is a Valley in the state of California (county of Monterey), located at latitude - longitude coordinates (also known as lat-long or GPS coordinates) of N 36.47274 and W -121.72495. Hi...moreless

  • Village:

    Carmel Valley Village is part of unincorporated Monterey County. We do have streetlights but no sidewalks. Sometimes folk ride their horses to the Running Iron for a burger and beer:)...moreless

  • Water View:

    Finally, it rained! Hitchcock Creek is running again, directly below the house. Glimpsing sunlight playing on the water while listening to the music of the stream truly does create a magical moment....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Table expands to accommodate 8 - 10 people. Four extra chairs (indoor/outdoor) stored in the downstairs bedroom closet....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fan in the downstairs living area; screened windows, french doors open to the breezes from the south and west. Small fan in Master bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Okay to have fires now. Wood may be purchased at Kasey's in the village or any Safeway. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Our driveway is 370 feet one way. We call it out workout. So can you!!...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding provided. Additional linens/blankets in the closet(s) or drawers in each room....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Leather sofas, coffee table, rocking chair, television/DVD library, books, games (entry table)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is very limited; we are able to accommodate up to three cars. There is no carport or garage. Please speak with Property Manager (Kathy) regarding parking details....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We have plenty of bath towels. Please bring your own beach towels:)...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Dishwasher:

    PLEASE rinse/scrape your dishes before putting them into the washer:)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped with plates, bowls, cups, glasses, cutlery, blender, coffee pot, salad spinner, cutting boards, ...all the comforts of your home-away-from-home:)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    salt/pepper/assorted spices/sugar/coffee/coffee filters/Masa/assorted condiments/Panko/maple syrup wannabee...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Off the Master bedroom, gorgeous south and west views...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    For rent on Cannery Row, Monterey, CA; approxmately driving time 30 minutes. They also rent surreys and electric cars!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck surrounds two sides of the house with exquisite views to the south and west. There is a deck off the Master bedroom....moreless

  • Golf:

    The Monterey Peninsula is famed the world over for our courses!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Ocean kayaking and slough kayaking rentals within 40 minutes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand-new propane grill with bbq accessories...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Courts at the local grammar school are available after school gets out. There are public courts in Monterey and Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley Athletic Club and Mission Ranch....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Carmel Valley community pool is a short 20 minutes walk and includes a water slide, snack bar, more. Next to it is the park with playground, a walking path and gazebo. Opens in April....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Laguna Seca Kick-Off May 12, 2
May 12 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
Super Bike World Championship!
Jul 7 - Jul 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Classic Cars
Aug 11 - Aug 20, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

IMSA WeatherTechrts Car Sep 21
Sep 21 - Sep 24, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,900 $8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • 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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Regional Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Will's Fargo, Running Iron, Plaza Linda
200 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Francisco
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rancho Canada
14.4 Miles
Nearest Train
AMTRAK~Salinas, ca
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway One
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wills Fargo, Corkscrew Cafe, Rustica, Kathy's
250 Miles
Nearest Ski
13.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Carmel Valley, CA, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this 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:)

Contact us

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Wildflower season has started. Plan your 
 Mid-Week staycation soon!

    Wildflower season has started. Plan your Mid-Week staycation soon!

  • Plate wall~ Guests leave a plate w/name&visit date. Hint:Great thrift shops here

    Plate wall~ Guests leave a plate w/name&visit date. Hint:Great thrift shops here

  • Al fresco dining or perhaps a game of cards?

    Al fresco dining or perhaps a game of cards?

  • The table is set and company's comin' for dinner! Perhaps you?

    The table is set and company's comin' for dinner! Perhaps you?

  • Dining table opens up to allow seating for 8 - 10

    Dining table opens up to allow seating for 8 - 10

  • Sink down into this comfy couch and listen to the music of our canyon.....

    Sink down into this comfy couch and listen to the music of our canyon.....

  • These hand-crafted tiles were carried back to the States from South America:)

    These hand-crafted tiles were carried back to the States from South America:)

  • Stargazing views from this upstairs bedroom.

    Stargazing views from this upstairs bedroom.

  • Park right there, next to the house and come on in, the door's open:)

    Park right there, next to the house and come on in, the door's open:)

  • Sunset from the south- facing deck....

    Sunset from the south- facing deck....

  • Welcome:)


  • Welcome to our paradise....

    Welcome to our paradise....

  • Relax, read or catnap while watching a DVD. Or choose a book from the library.

    Relax, read or catnap while watching a DVD. Or choose a book from the library.

  • Al Fresco dining on the southern patio....

    Al Fresco dining on the southern patio....

  • Al Fresco dining in the warm sunshine:) Got binoculars?! Hawks to hummers here.

    Al Fresco dining in the warm sunshine:) Got binoculars?! Hawks to hummers here.

  • Locally hand-crafted tiles in the downstairs shower.

    Locally hand-crafted tiles in the downstairs shower.

  • The Master bedroom
Private deck and stairs leading to Lower Paradise!

    The Master bedroom Private deck and stairs leading to Lower Paradise!

  • The upstairs bathroom, shower/tub combination.

    The upstairs bathroom, shower/tub combination.

  • Life Is good:)

    Life Is good:)

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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