3292 Restful Refuge Guest House ~ Spacious & Stylish, Fully Equipped Kitchen!

3292 Restful Refuge Guest House ~ Spacious & Stylish, Fully Equipped Kitchen!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 1, 2014
large studio, 1 bath vacation guest house sleeps 2 adults 2 small kids (King or 2 Twins + deep sofa & lounge)

Welcome to "Restful Refuge Guest House"!

Escape to your own little island of tranquility in this 600-square-foot studio guest cottage that perfectly encapsulates Carmel's unique style of casual comfort and urbane sophistication. Situated in a lovely quiet residential area, it is just minutes from stunning white beaches and the many exciting shops and restaurants of downtown Carmel and environs. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath main house is also available for rent together with the guest studio or separately (see #3276 on this website for more information).

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and sparkling cider, spa passes from the famous Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, Scheid Wine 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, embroidered spa bathrobes and over sized towels and beach gear.

Natural sisal and jute rugs over a wide-plank wood floor contribute to the upscale beach motif, with its white, chocolate brown, tan and sea-foam color scheme and bright, upbeat tone. Warm yourself by a cheery wood stove while you play games, read or watch a 46-inch LCD HD TV with dish network service from a cushy white couch and chaise with an ottoman coffee table.

If you choose, you can shop for fresh meats and seafood, fruits and veggies, gourmet cheeses, wines and pastries at nearby purveyors of local delicacies and prepare your own meals in the full-sized fully equipped white-tiled kitchen that has a flower-filled window box above the sink overlooking a lush wooded area. The kitchen is equipped with a gas range, microwave, dishwasher and side-by-side refrigerator. A dark wood drop-leaf dining table behind the couch is set up to seat 2 but can be expanded to accommodate 6.

A king bed, which can be converted to 2 twins, is topped with Memory Foam and appointed with luxury linens and a generous supply of throw pillows.

A closet and two Bombay bedside bureaus provide ample storage. The studio can sleep 2 adults and 1 adult or child on a roll-away bed with Memory Foam mattress, and another small child on the couch (which is not a sleeper sofa but deep enough). The spotless white-tiled bathroom has a tub/shower combination.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access

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.

Video - What Makes Sanctuary Special? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwHiiuT8mh4

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Sanctuary Team,

You have a special touch and have created a perfect standard for all in the rental business to strive for-...starting with the website which stands out and inspires confidence in what you offer and promise....All was met and exceeded. The good fortune of having a property in this wonderful neighborhood is matched by what you have done with it.

The great design and decor is so soothing and beautiful.

All amenities, furniture, the patio, beach equipment, privacy...everything!

All so well thought out and accommodating-and perfect for us to enjoy with our girls"the labs".

All perfect! Thank you so much

We cant wait to return.

Sep 2012
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3292 Restful Refuge Guest House ~ Spacious & Stylish, Fully Equipped Kitchen!
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
El Dorado, CA

Best place to stay in Carmel !

  • 4 of 5
The staff at Sanctuary Vacation Rentals is wonderful. They are friendly and make sure you are happy. The guest house is perfect for someone looking for a small but beautiful place to stay and a short drive to the beach. The decorating is so soothing and the place is full of light. I am so very thankful that Charlie, my dog, and I are welcomed there and the neighborhood is perfect for a nice quiet walk. I hope to make it next year too! This was my second year and loved it!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
3292 Restful Refuge Guest House ~ Spacious & Stylish, Fully Equipped Kitchen!
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California

Disppointing experience

  • 2 of 5
We rented the refuge advised it was sufficient for a couple with children (vs. the main house). Actually, the value of the refuge is poor vs. the house ! -2 bedrooms + livingroom in the house vs. a single room for the refuge (kitchen, livingroom and bedroom alltogether) - a beautiful sundeck with ocean view in the house vs. a poor shadowy garden for the refuge And only a mere 20% price difference !!!! the refuge is far too expensive !
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank this Guest for taking the time to comment on their stay. We are sorry that the stay did not meet their expectations due to the small size of the accommodations that they chose.
At the time of the initial contact, both the 2 bedroom, 2 bath main house and this generously appointed studio guest house were offered to this Guest. He chose the studio guest house of his own accord, stating that they were 'used to small spaces, being from Europe'.
As long as the total occupancy is within our recommended maximum, we do not typically decline a Guest's request, we can only helpfully recommend the space that we feel will accommodate them the best.
The Restful Refuge Guest House has a California king size bed, a large sofa and a twin rollaway, which would allow for sleeping for 2 adults and 2 small children (at a maximum) depending upon the needs and desires of each family.
We strongly recommend this space for couples seeking a quiet getaway, though
because the California king can also be made up as two twins upon request, it can also suit singles quite well. Many families have enjoyed renting both the main house and the guest house. These are versatile spaces.
We invite any prospective Guests to review the homes on our website (these include myriad photos, videos and detailed text descriptions of each home) and/or to call our friendly, knowledgeable Reservationists to help them choose a home that will suit them well during a short or long stay in our area.
Wishing you all happy travels!
3292 Restful Refuge Guest House ~ Spacious & Stylish, Fully Equipped Kitchen!
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California

Great stay and great service!

  • 5 of 5
My new bride and I very much enjoyed our recent stay for our wedding with Sanctuary at this very cosy and beautiful home and attached guest studio (we took both for our stay).

We had a very pleasant stay and felt that the studio and house were well-equipped, nicely decorated, clean and convenient to the main strip of Carmel-by-the-Sea (5 minutes away) and with easy access to Big Sur. The terrace was beautiful as well, with a view to the coast.

We wanted to specifically highlight the exceptional service that Marietta, the property manager, provided us during and particularly after our stay. After the pleasant stay, we had checked out of the house and driven halfway to another appointment in San Francisco by the time we realized we had left the top of our wedding cake in the freezer back in the house. This distressed us very much as we couldn't turn back around due to our appointment.

We managed to reach Marietta, and, to put it succinctly, within a few hours, she went above and beyond any expectations to help us out. She helped us carry the cake top up with her the next day to San Francisco, infringing on her planned day with her daughter, and made sure it got to a friend of ours in the city.

This was an outcome we couldn't have even wished for and we can't say how much we appreciated her effort and service. This level of service is rare nowadays and makes our decision to recommend the property even easier to make. We will never forget what Marietta did!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
3292 Restful Refuge Guest House ~ Spacious & Stylish, Fully Equipped Kitchen!
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California


  • 4 of 5
this was ideal for what we needed. Lovely clean well appointed cottage, fire, DVD, bottle of wine. Minutes from town. Very Happy. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
3292 Restful Refuge Guest House ~ Spacious & Stylish, Fully Equipped Kitchen!
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California

Enhanced the Romance!

  • 5 of 5
Very, very clean and fresh! Nice touch with the wine, cheese, aquarium, and day spa passes! Lush and light, rich textures in soothing colors. Greatest use of small space, never felt cramped even with our 2 Aussie dogs! The kitchen was well appointed and I loved the patio with grill! Everything was perfect for our anniversary get-away.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
3292 Restful Refuge Guest House ~ Spacious & Stylish, Fully Equipped Kitchen!
+1 831 373-7103
Carmel Central Coast California
Madison, Wisconsin

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying at the Sanctuary by the Sea. It was located in a quiet neighborhood and was a cute, clean, and very comfy place to stay. We enjoyed cooking dinner in the stocked kitchen and enjoying the weather on the patio. Close to downtown Carmel and Monterrey and the aquarium passes were a great bonus. Would recommend this to anyone who is going to be in the area.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

My husband and I bought our first Sanctuary by the Sea in Carmel in 2006. Our background includes architecture, kitchen & bathroom design, Realtor, Stager ,Former Vermont Innkeeper/Chef. David -Architect-loves to create spaces that nurture and inspire and Annee likes to create places (vacation homes) that nurture and inspire. We created Sanctuary Vacation Rentals to help our friends be able to share their beautiful homes and allow families and friends to come together to experience what we believe is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and have all the comforts of a home away from home. The owners of these homes are very involved and take a lot of joy and pride in opening their home and hearts to fellow travelers. It is our deepest wish that anyone who stays at one of the Sanctuary Vacation Homes feel that this is one of the nicest places they have ever stayed including every one who assists them in the reservation process. Annee Hayden Martin

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: Shopping, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Whale, dolphin & otter watching!


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3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay


  • ** Inquire directly for the best rates, specials, shorter stays and for current availability. 831-373-7103
    ** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
    ** Some fees, security deposit and taxes may apply in addition to the base rates.
    ** PG&E gas and electricity are paid by guests for stays of 30 days or more.
    ** Rates are subject to change.


Property Type

  • house


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Free Local Calls
  • Water Tank
  • Living Area
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock


  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • American Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kettle
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils


  • Dining


  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games


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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom


  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King bed or 2 twin beds sleeps 2 Deep couch and lounge sleeps 1 or 2 children


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Golf
  • Parasol
  • Barbecue
  • Yard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden Chairs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Property amenities: Washer, Dryer, Linens Provided, Street Parking, Wood Fireplace, King Bed or 2 Twins, Cable/Satellite TV, DVD, Video Library, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Cooking Utensils Provided, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Catering Available, Gas BBQ Grill, Patio, Telephone, Free Long Distance, Broadband Internet, WiFi (Wireless Internet), Smoking Not Allowed Community amenities: Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Kayaking, Sailing, Boating, Shelling, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Fitness Center/Gym, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Antiquing, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Live Theatre, Museums, Horseshoes, Miniature golf, Horseback Riding
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