The magical property of "Les Restanques" (terraced stone walls) is a delightfully secluded, wine country retreat located in sunny Carmel Valley. It's a perfect destination for the discriminating traveler! It is a unique property located two miles away (less than ten minutes by car) from Carmel Valley Village on a country road. The village is home to wine tasting rooms, well-loved local dining establishments, and numerous boutiques and galleries.
The house, a handcrafted redwood home, sits among five acres of oaks draped in lacy lichens. The views from the deck and windows of the home evoke Napa Valley wine country as well as the Luberon Mountains of Provence. The property borders the 4500 acre Garland Ranch Regional Park and its 1100 acre Kahn Ranch Addition, allowing easy access to miles of hiking trails. The board-and-batten construction of the architected house gives a nod to early California style (think Deetjen's Big Sur Inn), yet the design of the windows and vaulted ceiling imparts a rustic modern aesthetic. The charm of Deetjen's interiors and the owners' travels in the Mediterranean Basin influenced the choice of furnishings.
The two-bedroom, two-bath home with its one-bedroom, one-bath master bedroom studio can comfortably accommodate six. The Wisteria Room has a queen bed; The Rosemary Room has two twin beds (convertible to a king); and The Lavender Suite master studio has a queen bed and en-suite bathroom. The upstairs bathroom, off the living room in the main house, has a shower over a whirlpool tub. The downstairs hall bathroom and the studio bathroom have glass enclosed showers. There are en-suite dressing rooms conveniently equipped with sinks in each of the downstairs bedrooms.
Several features may make tearing oneself away from the property difficult. First, there is a spa on the deck adjacent to the studio with spectacular views over the canyon. A soak in its hot waters is a truly luxurious treat. In inclement weather, there is always the whirlpool tub, available in the main bathroom of the house, as a backup. Second, the owners are master gardeners and have landscaped the property with plants in a mediterranean palette. One can wander among numerous outdoor seating areas and hammocks, relaxing with a glass of wine and taking in the seasonal bloom of lavender, aloe, ceanothus, and sage. Third, the gourmet kitchen is a joy with its marble counter, wine cooling refrigerator, and six-burner dual fuel pro range. The kitchen is well-equipped with anything you might need. You may be surprised at how often you decide to stay in for dinner. Fourth, the main house has a comfortable feel with vaulted ceilings, large windows, ample sunshine and wonderful views. You can feel the owner's love in it's unique, understated sophistication. They have provided the same details for their renters that they would want for themselves, like linen sheets on all beds, wall-mounted reading lights throughout, and spa robes for each guest. And, finally, Les Restanques has cable TV and wireless internet for your entertainment needs. BUT one of the prices you pay for being in paradise is a fairly slow connection. So, adjust your mindset and don't let the long download times affect your enjoyment. Take a breather, step back, and appreciate your surroundings!!
Come stay with us and enjoy a special Carmel Valley experience! This retreat is best suited for those looking for a relaxing, refined experience in nature. This home is a place to enjoy one another's company in a quiet country setting. We are looking for low impact, quiet guests as the narrow valley carries sound for hundreds of yards. ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS ARE PERMITTED ON THE PREMISES UNLESS CLEARED IN ADVANCE BY THE MANAGER. NO GATHERINGS OF ANY SORT ARE PERMITTED BY COUNTY CODE. WE MONITOR AND ENFORCE ALL REGULATIONS.