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Honey's Retreat - Charming Carmel Cottage

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Front entry walkway to Honey's Retreat from quiet street

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Last updated: 01/31/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30-31 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleep 7

Honey's Retreat is a beautiful, light and bright, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Tudor-style home in the well known town of Carmel. It is truly a stunning and romantic setting. Honey's Retreat is a 5 minute walk to town and a short 12 block walk to the beach.
Call Lynette at (949) 338-5188

This charming, two-story home invites you into the warmth of French Country furnishings. The entry, large living room, and dining room have beautiful hardwood floors. There is a gas burning brick fireplace for cozy evenings on cool nights. The dining room is furnished with a French Antique table that extends and seats two to eight people comfortablely. French doors in the dining room lead to a deck that is great for lounging and in addition has an antique rocking chair for those who like to read. For art lovers, Honey's Retreat boasts a collection of beautiful works of art to enhance its charm and beauty.

WI-FI: IF YOU MUST STAY IN TOUCH THERE IS WI-FI ACCESS

TV'S: THERE ARE TELEVISIONS IN THE LIVING ROOM, MASTER BEDROOM AND UPSTAIRS FRONT BEDROOM

KITCHEN: When you're in the mood to use your culinary skills and cook, the kitchen is quite large and equipped with everything you could possibly need.


As you sit on the front deck you have a peek view of the ocean, a forest of trees as well as a view of a beautiful garden of colorful flowers. The back brick patio is private and a wonderful place to relax, grill and dine.

Unlike most houses in Carmel with tiny rooms, our home has a huge Master bedroom suite with a new, extremely comfortable, California king-size bed, covered in luxury French Toille bedding as well as feather pillows. Beautiful antique chests and mirrored wall closets add to the charm of this room. There is a TV and DVD allowing you to lounge all day watching your favorite movies without leaving the bedroom. The very large master bath has two sinks, a large shower and seperate tub.

As you walk up the unique staircase you will find two lovely bedrooms and a quaint, charming bathroom. The front bedroom has an extremely comfortable queen bed. It also has a peek view of Point Lobos and the ocean. The second bedroom has one twin and one double bed. Both upstairs bedrooms have luxury linens, blankets and comforters to keep you warm and cozy.

We would like you to know we have very satisfied guests who come time and time again. Note: Please read our guests' comments.

The best we saved for last. Remember, Honey's Retreat is only 4 blocks or a 6-minute walk to the heart of town where you will find unique shops, beautiful art galleries, and excellent restaurants. To go to the beach is only a short, 12 block walk. A great way to get exercise without ever getting in your car. In Carmel Valley nearby, there are many magnificent wineries open for tastings and fabulous restaurants. AND don't forget your golf clubs! There are more than 20 courses to enjoy, including famous Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay and Spyglass. There is also a wonderful, Farmer's Market on Alverado Street in Monterey every Tuesday afternoon. The market features international cuisine as well as all the delicious, local produce.

Come and experience the charm of Honey's Retreat in Carmel. A romantic getaway for two or a great family vacation. You will love it. There are numerous special events, such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Bach Festival, Concourse D'Elegance, AT&T Golf Tournament, to mention just a few.Besides the wonderful beaches, children will enjoy the famous Monterey Aquarium, the historical Carmel Mission, Fisherman's Wharf , the Steinbeck Center and many more activities. Your vacation will be one of your favorite memories.

When you're looking for a vacation rental consider these important factors:

1. IS THE HOUSE FRESHLY PAINTED?

2. IS THE GARDEN CHARMING WITH COLORFUL FLOWERS AND WELL MAINTAINED?

3. IS THE FURNITURE IN THE LIVING AREAS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE INVITING, COMFORTABLE AND LOVELY TO OBSERVE?

4. IS THE HOME WELL STOCKED WITH PAPER TOWELS, TOILET PAPER, SUGAR, SPICES, COFFEE FILTERS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES?

5. IS THE HOME ON A QUIET STREET WITH NO TRAFFIC SO YOU CAN HAVE RESTFUL SLEEP?

6. IS THERE GOOD OUTDOOR LIGHTING SO YOU CAN SEE AT NIGHT? (CARMEL STREETS ARE KNOWN FOR BEING DARK)

7. ARE THERE NEW, QUALITY MATRESSES FOR A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP? AND PLENTY OF GOOD QUALITY BLANKETS, LINENS, FEATHER PILLOWS, AND FEATHER COMFORTERS? NEW FLUFFY TOWELS (NOT OLD AND WORN) THAT FEEL GOOD ON YOUR SKIN?

8. IS THE KITCHEN FULLY EQUIPPED WITH PLENTY OF COOKING UTENSILS, LOVELY CHINA, SILVER, GLASSWARE, AND WINE GLASSES FOR YOUR FAVORITE WINES?

9. IS THERE A GARAGE AS WELL AS AN EXTRA PARKING SPACE?

HONEY'S RETREAT ANSWERS YES TO THE ABOVE AND SURPASSES MOST VACATION HOMES IN CARMEL. OUR GUESTS GIVE US A FIVE STAR RATING.

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Owner

Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/31/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small Dogs possible. (Please inquire)...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) upstairs bedroom, Double Beds (1) upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) upstairs bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Wi-Fi, Phone, Answering machine, 3 TV's, Disposal, Well equipped kitchen, Linens, Non-Smoking House...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas ...moreless

  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 car...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    21 golf courses in surrounding area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early spring
Jan 13 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$7,000
Spring
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$8,000
Pre Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
30 night min stay

$10,000
Summer
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$12,000
Summer 11
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$13,000
Autumn
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
31 night min stay

$7,000
Winter
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$8,000
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
$400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $170
  • $150.00 cancellation fee $150
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500

Notes:

In compliance with Carmel By The Sea rental ordinance, one rental is permitted per 30 days. Please email for availability and details.

Rates vary per season and per length of stay.

Guests can contact owner for payment details.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Walk to the famous Carmel beaches or through the Mission Trails Park, Wine Tastings, Concerts, Golf in one of the famous clubs, Numerous Art Galleries, Fine and Casual Dining nearby, Drive the magnificant 17-mile Drive, Visit the Monterey Aquarium

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We are Sue Freeman and John Hancock, owners of Honey's Retreat. We have been married 11 years ago after meeting in Big Sur, California. I am originally from Atlanta, GA. and moved to CA. in 1987. John is originally from Bozeman, Montana. We have 7 adult children between us and just had our 8th grandchild We presently live in Laguna Beach where I have lived for 21 years. People ask why we named our cottage Honey's Retreat. Honey is my southern nickname given to me by my grandchildren. I picked Carmel when my daughter LISA chose to live in Monterey after losing her home in the Malibu Fire. I thought it would be nice to own a vacation home that I could use as well as rent. We would be able to visit Lisa and my granddaughter Camille. A year later my daughter and her family moved to Paris, France. As much as I love France I am not buying a home there! MORAL OF STORY: don't follow your children. Living in Laguna Beach we are very blessed to have properties in 2 beautiful places.

Why the Owner Chose Southeast Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
Carmel is a very special place to me. It is a place that is not only a beautiful environment. It has history, unusual architecture, an incredible beach and coastline, plus it attracts interesting people from all over the world who appreciate the arts, fine dining, the wine country, the shopping, the wharf and the famus Monterey aquarium, and all the wonderful things this charming town has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We enjoy walking the 12 short blocks to the beach and the 4 blocks to town for the restaurants, shopping, and all the beautiful galleries. We are only 10 minutes from Monterey, about the same to Carmel Valley, and a little longer to Big Sur and Point Lobos State Park which has hiking trails and wonderful vistas. We enjoy our quiet time and peacefulness in the garden and back patio which is private.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/31/2017

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Photos

  • Front entry walkway to Honey's Retreat from quiet street

    Front entry walkway to Honey's Retreat from quiet street

  • Front deck w/peak ocean views

    Front deck w/peak ocean views

  • Living room w/luxe supple leather couches

    Living room w/luxe supple leather couches

  • Elegant Dining room open to the Living room

    Elegant Dining room open to the Living room

  • Light & bright fully equipped kitchen

    Light & bright fully equipped kitchen

  • Master bedroom w/oversized lounge chair

    Master bedroom w/oversized lounge chair

  • A reading nook in the Upstairs queen bedroom

    A reading nook in the Upstairs queen bedroom

  • Upstairs Full & Twin bedroom w/divine bedding

    Upstairs Full & Twin bedroom w/divine bedding

  • Upstairs bathroom w/tub & shower combo

    Upstairs bathroom w/tub & shower combo

  • Dreamy back garden w/Barbecue & wrought iron dining table & chairs

    Dreamy back garden w/Barbecue & wrought iron dining table & chairs

  • Carmel by the Sea - 12 min walk to the beach

    Carmel by the Sea - 12 min walk to the beach

  • Front garden

    Front garden

  • Cozy Living room & fireplace

    Cozy Living room & fireplace

  • Living room cozy & comfy reading chair w/foot rest & desk

    Living room cozy & comfy reading chair w/foot rest & desk

  • Dining room leading to back deck & garden

    Dining room leading to back deck & garden

  • Master bedroom CA King heavenly mattress & 1400 thread count luxurious sheets

    Master bedroom CA King heavenly mattress & 1400 thread count luxurious sheets

  • Master bathroom with double sinks, separate shower and tub

    Master bathroom with double sinks, separate shower and tub

  • Upstairs comfy queen w/luxurious 1400 thread count sheets & peak ocean views

    Upstairs comfy queen w/luxurious 1400 thread count sheets & peak ocean views

  • Upstairs Full & Twin bedroom

    Upstairs Full & Twin bedroom

  • Upstair bathroom w/combo tub & shower

    Upstair bathroom w/combo tub & shower

  • Side Patio

    Side Patio

  • Beautiful Carmel Beach

    Beautiful Carmel Beach

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017

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