Welcome to “La Casa Fina!”
Capture the full charm of the Carmel-by-the-Sea experience in this tidy two bedroom, two-bath cottage called La Casa Fina that is within walking distance of the heart of the village, with its many shops, boutiques, art galleries and award-winning restaurants. Located in a sunny, quiet neighborhood, this friendly one-story dwelling, which has been freshly painted inside, can accommodate up to six.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, slippers, oversized towels and beach gear. Everything you could think to want, from down comforters to hair dryers to food processors, is provided.
A seashore motif, replete with shells, driftwood and soft sun-washed colors of sea-foam blue, sand and white, melds with Pottery Barn flair to produce an environment that is sophisticated yet offers total relaxation and escape. The spacious living room features a coved ceiling with spot lighting, three large paned windows with white shutters that allow in lots of light, hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. Comfortable yet stylish furnishings are accessorized with plenty of pillows and soft, textured throws.
Enjoy gourmet meals in a separate dining room - with built-in cabinetry and a view out through hydrangeas and an orange tree to the street - that can seat six people at the sturdy wooden farmhouse table. Place settings and table linens are provided. Adjacent is the fully-equipped kitchen with its cabinetry painted in a deep ocean blue, tile floor, a self-cleaning gas stove, refrigerator and various small appliances (there is no dishwasher in this kitchen - catch up with loved ones while doing the washing up after shared meals). A separate laundry room with stacking washer-dryer is just off the kitchen.
The sunny master bedroom, decorated in sea-foam green and earth tones, has a king-sized bed with luxury linens, plenty of built-in cabinets and closets and views out through bougainvillea blossoms to a spacious back deck. The master bathroom with tumbled-marble tile has a large step in shower with bench seat and is equipped with sturdy hand-rails.
A second bedroom, which has two twin beds with luxury linens that can be put together to form a king with Memory Foam topper, looks out to a smaller back deck and a bistro table and chairs where you can enjoy the fresh ocean air while you sip your morning coffee.
Adjacent to the second bedroom is a sunroom where you can cozy up to read a book from the library provided. Or, the day bed in this cheerful space can be made into to two additional twin beds or a king to convert the room into a third sleeping area. Both of these rooms likewise are decorated in sea-foam green and earthen colors. A second pristine white bathroom in the hallway between the two bedrooms has a tub and separate shower, also equipped with hand rails.
Two decks in back surrounded by a hedge of pampas grass and furnished with wrought iron chairs, tables, a chaise lounge and a gas grill, provide plenty of sunny space for relaxation, recreation or dining.
Two cars can be parked in the driveway; additional street parking is available. The garage at this property is not available to guests. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, subject to owner’s approval.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals represents properties throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel Highlands, and the Big Sur coastline. We combine fine resort accommodations and relaxed elegance with all the comforts of home.
Our properties are places that nurture and inspire and are located in one of the most beautiful, energizing places in the world, featuring the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast of California. From historic old Monterey, to the Victorian charm of Pacific Grove, and the artists colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking scenery of Big Sur, generations of people have been rejuvenated by the breaking waves and sandy beaches here.
Our properties are designer furnished with relaxed elegance. Many homes feature the colors of the sea and take inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.
Throughout Sanctuary’s vacation rentals, you’ll find comfortable beds with luxury linens, welcome beverages and hors d’oeurvres, spa robes and amenities, local wine tasting and spa passes, and a personal concierge to assist you in every way. Our homes feature chef’s dream kitchens and everything you’ll need to entertain in style. And many of our properties are pet friendly.
If you’re looking for a refreshing, relaxed stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the world– offering all the comforts of home, let Sanctuary Vacation Rentals help you discover your own sanctuary by the sea. Make your reservation today. 831-373-7103
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Thank you so much. We absolutely loved your adorable place. So beautifully designed and so cozy. We went to the beach everyday. The breakfast at La Bicyclette was so fantastic that we went there twice. Watching the sun go down at Spanish Bay was awesome with the bagpipe playing.
The Monterey Peninsula is unique in its combination of breathtaking natural resources and a multiplicity of cultural and entertainment possibilities. You can find something for every possible taste. For nature lovers, there is the diversity of mountain and sea, for picnicking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, beachcombing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tidepooling, biking and more. If you want a man-made excitement, we have art galleries galore, excellent fine-art museums, local theater, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, a natural history and a children's museum, a world-class aquarium, and that's just for starters. History buffs will have a field day exploring the adobes of Monterey. There's so much to do that you cannot possibly do it all in one visit, which means you will have to come back.
Other Activities: Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing
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