Welcome to “Carmel Penthouse”!
Enjoy the luxurious Carmel-by-the-Sea experience without ever having to get in your car from this sophisticated 2-bedroom flat, located in the heart of this charming village and just a few blocks from the beach. Sit on the balcony and enjoy filtered views over treetops of the ocean and Point Lobos and a vest-pocket park across the street, while all the exciting cultural offerings of this lively community are just outside your door.
The entrance to The Penthouse is tucked away in a charming courtyard called Cortille San Remo. A flight of stairs leads to an exterior passageway to the entrance of this spotless recently updated urban (as urban as you get in this charming European-style village) hideaway that would be a perfect romantic honeymoon destination or an artist’s retreat.
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.
The entry hall opens to a great room that comprises the living room and kitchen. A neutral palette weaves throughout, giving it a calming unity.
The living room, which has rattan shades on floor-to-ceiling windows, faces west and opens out to a long, narrow wrap around balcony partially framed in glass. The balcony is furnished with 2 teak chairs and a section of petrified wood from a tree trunk that serves as an occasional table to hold your late afternoon aperitifs while you enjoy the sunset. Soft coastal light floods in from windows built into an elevated cupola in the ceiling. Furnishings include a taupe sofa, metal and unfinished wood coffee table, two rattan chairs with upholstered cushions, a dark wood bureau console and a 56” flat-screen TV.
The chef's dream kitchen has glossy ivory cabinets, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances including a side-by-side refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher and microwave, and a long island that contains the sink and kitchen counter seating. Enjoy your gourmet meals at a round table that can seat 4 in the corner of the living room.
The spacious master bedroom features a king with rattan headboard, a handsome whitewashed wood dresser and matching bedside cabinets, a rattan chair and a flat-screen TV. Step out through French doors to the balcony and breathe in the fresh ocean breezes in the morning before you start your day. End the day by relaxing in the deep soaking tub seated in granite in the gorgeous tiled master bath and gaze at the stars through the skylight. The bathroom has a contemporary feel with a square porcelain sink, pewter fixtures and sand-colored tiles throughout.
A 2nd bedroom features a queen bed with built-in units beneath it containing wicker baskets for clothing storage, a white dresser, a blue distressed wood bedside table and a flat-screened TV.
A second bathroom, also with gleaming sand-colored tile and a contemporary feel, has a shower with a glass door.
Underground parking is available for 1 small car.
When you feel like you do want to venture out, the fascinating communities of Pacific Grove (with its Victorian charm), Monterey (with his old California history) and Pebble Beach (with its world-class golf courses) are within a 10-minute drive. The wine tasting of Carmel Valley is 20 minutes away. Big Sur is a breathtaking 40-minute drive.
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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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Monterey Bay Aquarium, October-Return of the Monarch Butterflies to Pacific Grove, Monterey Jazz Festival, Blues Festival, Big Sur Marathon Run, Laguna Seca Raceway, AT&T Golf Tournament, Concours d'Elegance, wine tasting, and much much more!
Whale watching boat trips from Monterey Harbor 8 minute drive. The world famous 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach is a 5 minute drive to the entrance. Breathtaking Hwy 1 drive to Big Sur starts 5 minutes away. Cannery Row 8 minute drive. Several big beaches 3 to 10 minutes drive.Point Lobos, Big Sur and Carmel Valley all offer excellent hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult with scenic vistas. Carmel and Monterey are rich with history, art galleries, museums, world-class golf courses, restaurants, cinemas, an IMAX theater, performing arts centers and shopping. There is also Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, a paved bike/walking path along the most scenic coastline from Lover's Point to Marina, 17-Mile Drive, sailing, deep sea fishing, whale watching and a multitude of beautiful beaches and hikes to explore.
Whale Watching, Golfing, Wine Tastings, Farmer Markets, Theater, Music Events, Monterey Aquarium, Art Galleries, Dancing, Fisherman Wharf, Redwood Forests, Workshops, Retreats, Festivals, Laguna Seca, Tomato Fest, Meditation, Spa Services, AT&T Pro Am Golf, Sea Otter Classic, Big Sur Marathon, Concours d'Elegance, Monterey Jazz Festival.
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