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GATED, PRIVATE, ONE ACRE BY THE SEA

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

MAGICAL ONE ACRE BY THE SEA WITH OCEAN VIEWS

This is a true villa on a 1 acre estate between Hwy 1 and the ocean. Please click the video icon at the top left . Carmel Highlands is located 5 minutes from downtown Carmel. Pebble Beach and the Aquarium are 15 minutes away. In the early 1900's, Carmel was largely an artists community. Many artists struggled, the successful lived in the Highlands. The Highlands is the beginning of Big Sur which continues on another 100 miles. The villa is rural yet it is not isolated, walk to the Highlands General Store, 5 minutes to dinner in downtown. Travel 1 minute south of the villa and the coastline changes dramatically. Many wonderful ocean views from the front yard of the villa. Pt. Lobos State Reserve is very near for miles of hikes. You can explore forever.

The villa was built in 1953 and reconstructed in 2005. The reconstruction updated and remodeled the villa to bring back the feeling of old California such as the 250 year Mexican arches and the hand carved bedroom doors from the days of Junipero Serra. Across the street is a cabin that Bob Dylan and Joan Baez used to stay at in the 60's. Come experience the magic of Carmel Highlands.

Perfect for family reunions and birthdays with it's five bedrooms and 9 beds. There is a formal dining room for your family or an outside deck off the dining room with a custom table for 20. The hot tub is a Hot Spring, Cadillac of Spas with Moto Massage and twirling jets. Wander the grounds and gardens of the level one acre estate and play volleyball on the back lawn if you like. Photo opportunities abound under the stone arches or the deck with the ocean and rock caves in the background just a few hundred feet away, don't settle for a distant look at a patch of blue, at the Villa you look into the white water waves going in and out of the ocean caves at Bird Rock. Hear the sea lions bark, smell the ocean air, see the waves crash, wander the many gardens with the Pacific in your backyard.The weather by the sea can best be described as two seasons of Spring and two seasons of Fall. It can be 110 degrees inland yet the temperature in the Highlands rarely exceeds 70 degrees.

The Villa has wireless internet service--via satellite.

Five bedrooms,four full baths, accommodates up to 14.

Lots of parking for all your vehicles within the large iron gates.

Two kings-two queens -two singles-two sofa beds.

Small intimate weddings, up to 20 with 4-7 night stay.

Two minutes south to the Hyatt and the 5 star Pacific Edge Restaurant. Clint's place is just around the corner (you can see him there, if your timing is right). Enjoy the wood burning fireplace, take in the sea air. Unlike any vacation you will have ever taken. You will not want to leave. Pictures do not do the Villa justice.

More Details

Owner
John
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Thai
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About John

Real Estate Developer and a native of Northern California. Nina is a native of Thailand and a Dr. Professor. We have homes in Carmel, Pebble Beach and Bangkok. We enjoy traveling often and love to share our home here in the Carmel Highlands with guests from all over the world.

John purchased this villa in 2007

Why John chose Central Coast

Love at first sight. Being near the ocean is something I've treasured since my college days in Santa Barbara. The property has a charm and magic seldom experienced on the Central California coast. The villa is the beginning of Big Sur. You can take a short 30 excursion on Hwy1 or a day trip down to Hearst Castle stopping to see the Sea Elephants along the way.

What makes this villa unique

Breathe the ocean air ! See the sights, take a walk by the beach.

Play golf at one of a dozen golf courses on the Peninsula. The restaurants are fabulous! The Aquarium should not be missed. There are four passes good for four people each day. The Aquarium is on Cannery Row and is pretty much the way John Stienbeck described. See Big Sur and the 17 Mile Drive. Stop for lunch in Spanish Bay or the Lodge in Pebble Beach. The Wharf offers whale watching and kayak excursions and some of the best sea food in California. We are always happy to give restaurant recommendations or tell you about an off-the-beaten-path walk along the coast. Payments can also be made in Bitcoin.

Amenities

Carmel-by-the-Sea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In 2nd Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Between 3rd and 4th bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In the 5th bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom. Sleeper sofa suitable for children.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Queen
  • Queen size sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Excursions into Big Sur are very convenient from the villa. Take a 20 minute drive to Bixby Bridge or a full day to Hearst Castle. There is a day spa with massage in Carmel Valley (The Refuge) 15 minutes away. Dinner catering can be recommended.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

GATED, PRIVATE, ONE ACRE BY THE SEA
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
4

Fantastic property with rustic feeling

  • 4 of 5

We had a 3 generation family reunion (ages 17-88) for 10 for 6 days here and everyone had a great time. The property is beautiful and conveniently located. We spent lots of time on the deck and in yard. The ocean view is a small slice, but still enjoyable. The house itself is nicely renovated and very quaint. The big fireplace was a regular gathering place and we cooked a great dinner one night. There were a few minor issues, but the owner was responsive and none of them interfered with overall enjoyment. Like most places, if you are expecting fancy hotel type accommodations, you should stay at a fancy hotel, if you want a nice, rustic Carmel style place, this is a great choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The property fit our family perfectly. Accessing the property was easy and grocery options nearby were sufficient. Owners were very nice and respond quickly to questions, comments, or concerns. We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A great escape!

  • 4 of 5

I had a lovely time at the villa. Great kitchen for cooking!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5

My family (13 of us) stayed in John's lovely home while in Carmel for a wedding. The house was clean and beautiful on a large lot with lots of room for the kids to run around. The home is centrally located with a grocery store and Starbucks only minutes away, however we felt like we were in a secluded private area. I highly recommend this home while visiting the Carmel/Monterey area.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Perfect family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time I have stayed in this wonderful home, twice for family celebrations and once with colleagues for a conference. Being at this property makes one feel special and lucky. The five bedrooms and myriad ways to divide sleeping arrangements is quite handy, the grounds are large, beautifully landscaped and great for hanging out reading a book, writing a toast for your brother's wedding while catching a glimpse of the ocean, playing badminton with the kids, or luxuriating in the hot tub after a beach hike. This place is truly a Mediterranean villa, not just a house. The home's eclectic furnishings of antiques and modern amenities provide everything needed, and the pantry is full of spices and useful staples. We had a dinner party from food ordered to be delivered and had plenty of left-overs for our whole stay, making meals easy. I look forward to enjoying this home again in the future. Thanks John for all of your help!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great times at the "castle"

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time at the villa; John was a wonderful and helpful host, and we wish we had more time to spend there. But the property is really a magical place, our kids called it "the castle," and would totally come back if we came to Carmel again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Carmel Valley
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pacific Edge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carmel River

Too many things to do and see. Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, The Aquarium , Pt. Lobos State Reserve, Clint's Place, Downtown Carmel. Golf at Pebble Beach, Carmel, Monterey or Pacific Grove. Take a drive down the coast or on The 17 Mile Drive. Some of the most beautiful coast in the world.

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Rates & Availability

Carmel-by-the-Sea Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$795
From
$845
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$775
From
$795
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$695
From
$775
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
$845
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$695
From
$775
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$775
From
$825
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 12 2018
4 night minimum stay
$845
From
$875
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
 
PGA/Concours
Aug 13 2018 - Aug 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 27 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$845
From
$875
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$795
From
$825
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
$925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$695
From
$775
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
$975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $325
Tax Rate 10.5%

Thanksgiving is a 5 night min 825 night
Christmas / New Year 12/15/16-1/3/17 4 night min 825 night
Concours Week 7 night min
See guest contract for cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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