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Beautiful One Acre Gated Carmel Estate Fully Landscaped W/ Playground & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 7)

Beautiful gated property situated on one fully landscaped acre with large driveway. The home is just minutes to downtown Carmel. It has 4 bedrooms (1 king, 2 queens, 1 full size) and 2 full bathrooms, family room, kitchen, laundry room, playroom, and dinning room with 5 HD televisions and high speed wifi. There is a guest computer for your use. On the property you will find bocce ball, ping pong, basketball court/ sports court, in ground trampoline, teeter totter, play structure, vegetable garden, chicken coop with 6 egg laying chickens, and many fruit trees. There is an outdoor gazebo with a large hot tub and ample amount of area to sit outside and enjoy the outdoors with a gas fireplace, fire pit and outdoor TV. There is a gas bbq and smoker for outdoor cooking! There is also a reverse osmosis water machines that will provide the best quality drinking water! The house is stocked with board games and much more to help you create memories to last a lifetime! You are also welcome to use our two Monterey Bay Aquarium guest passes unlimited amount of visits while staying at our home! The property will bring you all the comforts of home away from home!

If you have any questions you may call me at 831-601-5768. I am also open to doing a personal lease so that you can avoid the extra charges of Vrbo.


More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family loved our time in Carmel! We can't wait to go back! The property had so much for our children. We enjoyed playing bocce ball after dinner every night and the kids enjoyed visiting the chickens daily. The property has it's own playground and my kids had the best time ever! The house was immaculate! Also the home is very close to everything. We are so thankful we found this property! We hope we get the opportunity to stay there again! It was the perfect family vacation!
Apr 2016
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Rancho Rio Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Full sized bed
  • Three of the bedrooms have your own tv with access to netflix.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful property....absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

It is often hard to find a rental that is not only beautiful and pristine but also family friendly. The owners of Rancho Rio Vista have figured it out! From the moment we pulled up the kids and the adults had smiles on their faces. The kids had a trampoline, basketball court, ping pong, swings, playground and even a chicken coop to entertain them. The adults could relax and enjoy the gorgeous grounds while sitting next to the fire pit or soaking in the hot tub. The kitchen is fully stocked and the home is beautifully decorated. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review we are so glad you had a great time! We would love to have your family back! Briana
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Kids Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

My three girls (6,9,11) had an absolute blast. The backyard is basically circuit training for child-athletes. It is far enough removed from downtown Carmel where it is peaceful, but close enough where a 5m drive has you to the beach. Really a unique find. Appears to be an ongoing project inside - some parts of the house are dated, but it didn't bother us as we were outside 95% of the time. Backyard has a batting cage, hoops, tennis court, bocci ball, mini soccer field, trampoline, tether-ball, ping pong (bring your own balls), pool, zip-line, play structure, bbq, hot tub and firepit.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter I’m so glad you had a great time! It truly is a kids wonderland there’s so much to do. I’m so sorry the ping pong balls were not left behind by the last guests we always provide them. Hope to have you back! Briana
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  • 5 of 5

Came with our young family amd the kids would not leave the yard. Would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation home for families!

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. The backyard is a kids’ sports haven. Everything you can imagine from a batting cage to a zip line and everything else the photos show.We had a few adult activities planned and never felt guilty leaving the kids at home to play. In fact, they wanted to play.

It was clean and comfortable. The decor is very tasteful and the grounds are exquisite.

The home owners were very accommodating and took extra steps to make sure our visit was the best it could be. I only hope we can make it back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Trip for the Family!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here and we all had a fantastic time! This is truly a great place for the family with plenty to keep both the adults and children occupied. The hardest part was getting my girls out of the property! Briana was wonderful host and always quick to answer any questions or make recommendations. It was also awesome that she left toys for my 2 girls (2 and 5) so no need to pack the usual extra suitcase of activities. I would recommend this property to everyone and we will definitely be requesting to stay again.

Thanks for everything Briana!


  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jasen, I am so glad your family had a great time that means so much! We would love to have you back!
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Fabulous mini girlie vacay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at this lovely home. The grounds are amazing. I took many photos so I can create similar features in my yard. I highly recommend this property, especially for families. The location is perfect. Close to downtown, shopping and restaurants. Briana made everything effortless.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Rancho Canada, Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley Ranch
Nearest Beach
3 Miles

Nearby attractions include:

o San Francisco 2 hours north

o Yosemite National Park

o Redwood Forest National Park

o Pebble Beach - Golf courses

o 17 Mile Drive - Ocean and scenic drive

o Monterey Bay Aquarium - Exhibits of Monterey Bay's aquatic life

o Fisherman's Wharf - Restaurants and shopping with a bay view

o Cannery Row - Historic Monterey and shopping

o Big Sur - Camping, scenic drive with restaurants and galleries

o Laguna Seca Raceway - Car and motorcycle races along with other special events

o Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Seaside amusement park

o Sunset Center various shows/ concerts

o Carmel Valley Wineries

o My Museum- Hands on kids museum

Too much to list!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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