Save Up to $1000** Distant Ocean View, Chef's Gourmet Kitchen

Save Up to $1000** Distant Ocean View, Chef's Gourmet Kitchen


Property Details

Updated: Oct 1, 2014
3-4 bedroom, 2 bath home, sleeps 6 to 8 in 1 K, 1 Q, 1 trundle bed that can be made as a single or 2 singles or 1 king with Memory foam topper, 1 Q Sleeper Sofa or Twin Cot

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Welcome to "Sanctuary-by-the-Sea"!

Nourish body, mind and spirit in this special 1,800-square-foot 3 - 4 bedroom 2 bath Carmel-by-the-Sea cottage called “Sanctuary” that has been remodeled in recent years with a new kitchen and guest bathroom. The owner once had an inn in Vermont and special care has been taken to provide many of the same amenities.

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of sparkling wine or cider, passes from the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, Scheid Wine tasting room passes, and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, oversized towels and beach gear.

The owners have created a wonderful refuge and invite you to take time out to experience the breathtaking beauty and exquisite charm of Carmel and the surrounding Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur coast.

When you enter Sanctuary you will find a lovely living room with vaulted white ceilings, white cottage walls, oak floors, a wood-burning fireplace with gas kindler and lots of windows. The dining room, which seats 6-8, opens to the newly remodeled kitchen, which is fully equipped with a professional Viking range and other first-class appliances, unique dinnerware and all the accouterments for elegant entertaining.

Also located on the first floor is a guest bedroom with a queen that has a charming white picket fence frame with two small birdhouses on the posts. Just seeing this whimsical bed will inspire you to nestle under the plush comforter with a cup of tea and a good novel.

Enjoy cocktails or dinner on a private deck, equipped with a grill and comfortable outdoor furniture, with distant ocean views through the pines.

The media room, which has two large picture windows overlooking the flower-covered deck and fenced-in back yard (pet and child-friendly), has a 50-inch HDTV with full cable, a video/DVD library, high-speed wireless internet connection and numerous books. A trundle can sleep two singles or be made into a king bed with Memory Foam topper. The first floor also has an updated bathroom with Subway tiled shower and a washer and dryer.

The master bedroom on the upper level, with its vaulted ceilings, tall windows and ocean views, gives the feeling of being in a tree house. It has a king bed, HDTV, and a wood-burning fireplace with gas kindler. The newly remodeled bathroom, in cottage white with butter-cream accents, has an oak floor, a vintage cast-iron tub, separate shower with hand-crafted Subway tiles and frameless glass enclosure, two pedestal sinks and separate water closet. From the tub you can see distant oceans views out a large picture window to the ocean, with privacy from tall pines.

A small, whimsical multi-purpose space called the Velveteen Rabbit Room has a trundle that sleeps 2 and can be made into a king-sized bed. In addition to being used as a bedroom, it could be an office or artist's studio. There is a large walk-in closet. (Please note that if guests are sleeping in the Velveteen Rabbit Room they would have to walk through the master suite to access the upstairs bathroom or use the bathroom downstairs that is accessible off the hallway.

A large second library filled with inspirational and entertaining books is located on the landing between the master suite and the Velveteen Rabbit room.

Any guest who stays here falls in love with this special Cottage-by-the-Sea called Sanctuary.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Absolutely lovely! We all enjoyed it so much! We will definitely be back. Thank you so much.

The M. Family, Vancouver
Jan 2011
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Save Up to $1000** Distant Ocean View, Chef's Gourmet Kitchen
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California

Family reunion on the Spring Break

  • 5 of 5
We rented this home during Spring Break week. We absolutely loved it! The home is elegant and at the same time has the feeling of decorative, beach home that really suits the house located in Carmel-by-the sea. The ambiance and art work made it so pleasant!
The location is great because it's a walking distance to the Ocean Avenue with all the restaurants, shops and galleries, and just a short car ride to the beach.
The home had everything we needed. Comfortable beds, plenty of towels and linens, plenty of kitchen supplies, outdoor patio with the grill and couch make this home a treasure!
We made wonderful memories in this home and would recommend it for any family event!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Save Up to $1000** Distant Ocean View, Chef's Gourmet Kitchen
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Rocky Ridge, Maryland

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had the most relaxing visit at Sanctuary by the Sea during our March trip. The home was extremely clean and I love clean. Every detail was thought of throughout the home from the kitchen to the wonderful throw blankets. Our yorkie, Sasha, enjoyed her daily walks and the secret garden below the deck. I enjoyed my daily walks through town and along the beach. The instant hot water was perfect as we have tea every night. We have one at our home and I thought I would have to do without for the week, Annie was thoughtful enough to have one in this home. We have stayed at 10-12 different vacation rentals and this was by far the best on the list. We will be coming back again. Don't look at another home rent this one!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Save Up to $1000** Distant Ocean View, Chef's Gourmet Kitchen
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Rocky Ridge, Maryland

Perfect, beyond compare

  • 5 of 5
We are leaving day after next, how sad for us. We found the home to be perfect for us. We have rented 10-12 VRBO's and this was by far the best. Annie thought of everything, the home was presented as a 5 Star resort would be. You will find that the home is a close drive to downtown to many wonderful restaurants and shops. Make sure to go to the Lush store downtown Carmel and get a bath bomb or something else for the bath, you can see the ocean as you relax in the claw foot tub, heaven. Our yorkie, Sasha, loved laying on the pillow at the corner of the sofa as well as the hidden garden beyond the gated deck. The neighborhood is very quiet, the ocean is just blocks away. It is a wonderfully long walk/run to downtown and out Scenic Ave to Mission Inn and back, about 6 or so miles, however the hills on the way back are killers. We didn't use the kitchen much, I was on strike, it's my vacation too. We went to Il Fornaio and had wonderful service, Nico's was great from lunch, but the best was driving to Big Sur and eating at one of our favorites, Ventana Inn. It's about 45 minutes but the scenic views and the food are out of this world. So sad to go but we look forward to yet another trip to Carmel.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Save Up to $1000** Distant Ocean View, Chef's Gourmet Kitchen
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Denver, CO

Truly a Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5
We have rented "pet friendly" homes in the Carmel area for the past nine years and none have been as well appointed as this home! It truly is a "sanctuary" vacation rental. Plus,the staff went out of their way to meet our special request. We look forward to our return.

J,D & Pup!
Littleton, CO
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Save Up to $1000** Distant Ocean View, Chef's Gourmet Kitchen
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California

Beautiful and well-appointed

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful house. It's beautifully done and every detail has been considered for function and ease-of-use. In addition, there was wine and cheese awaiting us upon check-in. The neighborhood is perfect, about a 10 minute walk from down-town Carmel. There is a nice deck out back with potted flowers and herbs. Quiet, pretty, so many thoughtful details! There is one thing we laughed at over the weekend; there are so many signs throughout the home suggesting we RELAX, my son quipped it was making him feel pressured. All in all, seven of us were very comfortable and happy over the course of a long weekend.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Save Up to $1000** Distant Ocean View, Chef's Gourmet Kitchen
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Opelika, AL

It doesn't get much better!

It doesn't get much better!
  • 5 of 5
Wow! What can I say?? If you are planning a trip to Carmel, it doesn't get much better than Sanctuary by the Sea!!!! I came to Carmel with my husband, another couple and a girlfriend. All three of us girls were running the Big Sur Marathon. Sactuary by the Sea was the perfect house for us!! Tons of space! An amazing kitchen! A glorious clawfoot tub! And only about a 5 minute walk to Downtown Carmel & the beach! The Sanctuary Vacation staff was so helpful prior to our arrival. Hopefully, we will be back to Carmel and staying at Sactuary by the Sea again soon!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

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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    ** PG&E gas and electricity are paid by guests for stays of 30 days or more.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Free Local Calls
  • Ducted Heating
  • Rumpus Room
  • Living Area
  • Baby Gate
  • Scanner
  • Fireplace
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Fan
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Backpack


  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kettle
  • American Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Wet Bar


  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Singles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village


  • health/beauty spa
  • water parks
  • recreation center
  • playground
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina

Leisure Activities

  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • roller blading
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • rafting
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 Traditional Bedrooms (King, King/Twin Combo, Queen) and a TV-Family Room with Trundle Bed sleeps 2 singles or can convert to a King (plus Queen Aerobed in Living Room or Family room)


  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden Chairs
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Catering available


  • Two Fireplaces, Fenced in Yard for Children and Pets, High-Speed Internet , Washer and Dryer, Instant Hot Water, Bar Sink, Cookbooks, Newly Remodeled Master Bathroom with Towel Warmer, Soaking Tub, Parking for 3 Cars, Hair Dryer, Books, Music, Daily Newspaper Delivered to Door, Wine (or Sparkling Cider) and Hors D'oeuvres Upon Arrival, Beach Chairs, Beach Blanket, Beach Towels, Beach Grill, and Picnic Basket Backpack, 4 Complimentary Passes to Spa on the Plaza in, (Includes Sauna, Hot Tub, Heated Swimming Pool, Gym Sauna), Free Wine tasting passes, Luxury Linens, Oversized Terry Bathrobes, Washer/Dryer, Clothesline, Local Owners' Assistance Golfing, Wine Tastings, Farmer Markets, Theatre, Music Events, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Dancing, Fisherman Wharf, Redwood Forests, Workshops, Retreats, Festivals, Laguna Seca, Tomato Fest, Meditation, Spa Services
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