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Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


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

Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Thai
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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.


Carmel-by-the-Sea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • 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 ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • 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
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.


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
San Jose, California

Charming eclectic oceanside getaway

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 30th birthday weekend here with my closest friends and family. The home is large so it was a little spooky the first night with my just my husband and myself but it was well lit and we quickly settled in. Once everyone else arrived, I was thankful for all the space and each room was set up in a B&B manner with it's own private entrance, bathrooms and amenities which was really convenient and nice. During the day is when the property really shines. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and great for exploring. We had a great time playing badminton and volleyball with the net onsite. We even found a path down to the beach right outside the property which was breathtaking. John and his wife were kind enough to meet us during check in to welcome us and then stopped by the next morning to make sure we had enough propane since they knew we were having a bbq that afternoon. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting with a large group!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Weekend Getaway - Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This place was so amazing ! The characteristics of this home were simply unbeatable. It had plenty of room for our entire party and the grounds and view of the ocean are beautiful. We couldn’t stop taking pictures, and we still didn’t get to cover all the picture perfect spots! Our kids had a great time playing outside .. so much space for them to run around! Thank you to John and his family for letting us stay in your second home! 😊

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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The villa was amazing! Clean, well stocked, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We are a party of nine, ranging in age from 7 to 67. The villa had something for all of us, and there was plenty of room. It’s a great house to play hide and seek, and a fabulous place to relax and take in the views. My grandchildren felt like they’d entered “The Lion, Witch, Wardrobe” novel. The location made day trips easy and fun. Overall, loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family reunion. All of the rooms were well equipped and accommodating for our large group. The kids played outside the entire time, and because it was fenced it gave us complete peace of mind.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous property! Our family had such a wonderful time! Fantastic location, gorgeous property and the the owner John was the best! Thank you John for such a memorable vacation! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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