Quintessential Carmel Charmer - Walk to Downtown Carmel and Beach
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- Minimum stay:1-30 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to 'Fair Oaks' in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Here is your chance to stay in an authentic, historical, yet updated cottage. Step back in time and come home to a true quintessential Carmel experience.
Filled with whimsy, our 3-bedroom, 2-bath home (with an additional detached guest bedroom and bath) was built in the 1930’s and extensively remodeled in 2011-2012. We made it more comfortable, livable, and a tiny bit more spacious. At times we sacrificed a little convenience and practicality in favor of charm and character. Here, quirky and enchanting often trump logic and perfection. But it is perfect in its own way. Great efforts were made so that when staying at this home, people could experience a little slice of “old Carmel”.
Located just outside the Golden Rectangle, Fair Oaks is 6 blocks from Ocean Avenue and downtown Carmel and 10 short blocks from the beach. You are within walking distance to many restaurants, shops, galleries and local attractions such as the beautiful Carmel Mission and Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch Restaurant and Inn. The trailhead to the Mission Trails Nature Preserve, with its forested hiking trails alongside a creek, is one block away.
The garden is lush, private, fully fenced and gated. Meandering paths surround the 18 magnificent oaks for which Fair Oaks is named. A lovely Carmel-stone patio is accessible from the living room, dining room and master bedroom. An upstairs private balcony overlooks the garden.
The cozy and comfortable living room has ample seating, built-in cabinets and shelves, an original Carmel-stone gas fireplace and an enormous pitched ceiling with unique antique chandeliers and wall sconces. A charming dining area, with its wall of french doors that lead out to the front garden and stone patio, is adjacent to the living room.
The original cabinets and hutch still exist in the sweet kitchen. New appliances and wood counters have been installed, along with antique Hungarian shelves to store the dishes and glassware. It is beautifully outfitted with Sur la Table and Anthropologie items. A small French folk art table at the window just begs for someone to sit there and enjoy their morning coffee!
A large laundry room with a Miele washer and dryer and cabinets which house extra kitchen supplies is adjacent to the kitchen. A french door leads out to the small back patio, garden and BBQ area.
The terra cotta-colored walls of the master bedroom add to its coziness and charm. A large picture window looks out to the garden and a dutch door opens to the stone patio. It is decorated with antique furniture, lighting and accessories.
Two darling bedrooms and a spacious bathroom are located on the second floor at the top of the curved staircase. The first guest room has a queen bed and 2 balconies. One balcony overlooks the living room and the other balcony overlooks the front garden. The colorful second guest room has two twin beds and a unique charm of its own.
The fourth bedroom and third bathroom is detached from the house. It has a comfortable queen sofa bed, a table and chairs and an antique dresser/cabinet. This bedroom suite is nestled alongside the garden paths and is a refuge which provides guests with privacy from the rest the guests residing in the main house.
If you are looking for a vacation home with his-and-her bathroom sinks and a Jacuzzi tub, desire a giant chef's kitchen with a work island, or need state-of-the-art technology throughout, then keep looking….Fair Oaks is not the place for you. However, if you wish to come home to a little slice of paradise each day and appreciate vacationing in a quintessential Carmel cottage loaded with character and charm, then please consider renting this magical and unique home.
Rental rates include all cleaning fees. Rent for this property is a 30-day minimum.
Member since: 2015
- 2090 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- The master bedroom is downstairs and has a marble tiled bathroom en suite. Two guest rooms are upstairs and share a large bathroom with a shower and bathtub. A detached guest room with a full bath is just across the patio and a few steps down the path from the main house. Just ask, and we will provide a folding port-a-crib....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- All bathrooms have been recently and completely remodeled!
- Pak 'n Play available upon request.
- DVD Player
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
We ask your to conserve energy and keep our PG&E charges low. PG&E fees up to $200.00 per month are included in the rent. Excessive PGE charges will documented and deducted from the security deposit...moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
30 night min stay
Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2017
30 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
30 night min stay
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2017
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- 2.5% CC fee (TBD) $0
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $100
- PGE fees over $200 (TBD) $0
MONTHLY RENT INCLUDES ONE MID-STAY CLEANING AND THE END-OF-STAY TURNOVER CLEANING.
A $500.00 security deposit is required in addition to the 50% first payment due when contract is signed.
$ A 200 PGE allowance is included in rent. Additional PGE charges are the guests' responsibility.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Stunning Point Lobos is 10 minutes south. Big Sur is 45 minutes south. Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach are about 10-15 minutes up the road. Carmel Valley is approximately 15-20 minutes inland.
Cozy Dining Room between Living Room and Kitchen
Balcony off of the upstairs Queen Bedroom
Exterior of Detached Guest Room w/Bath
bathroom in detached guestroom
Queen Bedroom, upstairs
Cheery Upstairs Twin Bedroom
Upstairs Bath shared with Twin Bedroom and Queen Bedroom
Detached Guest Room with Queen Sofabed
Lush, Lovely and Fairly Private Front Yard. Enclosed and Gated.
Looking out to the area behind the house.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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