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Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town

Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town


Property Details

Updated: Mar 2, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Cypress Hideaway is the perfect location on Carmel Point, just 2 blocks from the famous, white-sand Carmel Beach, and 3 blocks from Carmel River Beach in a quiet neighborhood. It is a lovely multi-level, redwood home with high open-beam ceilings that is spacious yet retains a cozy feel. It has a wood-burning fireplace, unique with a log built into the hearth area that came straight from Carmel River Beach about 40 years ago. It was designed and built with a love of nature, in a 'U' shape surrounding a large California Oak tree that sits beautifully in the center portion of the property.  A lovely, large hedge of Cypress trees offers the utmost feeling of privacy in the yard and house.  The house has a nice front sitting patio, beautiful for morning coffee, a deck off the master bedroom, and another patio off the 3rd bedroom/studio. Cypress Hideaway has 3 nicely-sized bedrooms (one king bed, and two with queen beds), and 3 baths, one with a sunken tub above which is a skylight where you can gaze at the stars above.  It has a small, but fully functioning kitchen with all new appliances, dishes, utensils...etc. Located within walking distance from the historical Carmel Mission, downtown Carmel with myriads of shops and restaurants to enjoy, and Carmel Mission Ranch dining overlooking Carmel River Beach. Cypress Hideaway is a perfect vacation get away for families or couples wanting to experience the beauty and charm of Carmel living.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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We had a mini-family reunion arranged at last minute in Carmel .  I frantically started searching for a house to accommodate travelers from East and West Coast.

The pictures of Cypress Hideaway do not do it justice.  The house is very private from the front, so hard to image the surprise and enjoyment we all got at the unique floor plan and the way the house wraps around a very large tree in the back.  All bedrooms have access to individual decks that called us to set out and enjoy the privacy and ambiance.

Located within walking distance to the River beach and Carmel beach was all the more appealing.  Morning walks along the Carmel coast are breathtaking. Definitely a lovely experience all in all!  Thanks for allowing us the pleasure of a Cypress Hideaway stay.


Thanks again,

Debbie W. and Guests
Feb 2012
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22 Reviews

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Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town
Carmel Central Coast California
Riddle, Oregon


  • 5 of 5
This house was FANTASTIC! We could not have been happier with the location, close to everything and so very comfortable, cozy and clean! It was even better than we expected. It was our first visit to Carmel, but will not be the last, and there is NO WHERE else we will stay! Doug was super friendly and helpful. Thank you for the recommendation on RIO GRILL it was wonderful! Thank you Nancy for being so helpful and friendly with all my questions, and I appreciated your fast responses to all my emails.
We had a fabulous time!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town
Carmel Central Coast California

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5
We arrived on Friday afternoon and met with Doug the caretaker who was very nice. The house was so warm and cozy with tons of space and an excellent location for the beach. It was all of 2 blocks away and a very pleasant 2 minute walk. We had a fire one evening as the sun came down. We would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat. You can't go wrong staying here.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town
Carmel Central Coast California


  • of 5
We enjoyed our stay for the Thanksgiving holiday. The house met our expectations; it was as described -- clean, quiet, quaint, located near the ocean and downtown Carmel. We were very comfortable. The house is built around a beautiful California oak tree, giving it character. We were a family of five active adults - two couples and a young adult -- seeking three bedrooms and three baths. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town
Carmel Central Coast California
Lakewood, Colorado, USA

Way to enjoy Carmel and Monterey

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I really enjoyed the house, the neighborhood, Carmel and surrounding area. Don't miss the Monterey Aquarium, Point Lobos, and wonderful restaurants in downtown Carmel.
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town
Carmel Central Coast California
Wash DC

Spacious & near beach -- great location (4 blocks from Ocean Street in Carmel)

Spacious & near beach -- great location (4 blocks from Ocean Street in Carmel)
  • 4 of 5
My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon in October 2014 and had a wonderful time! The place is keeps going and going...could easily have invited two other couples with us. The location is perfect -- a 5 min walk to the beach, 15 min walk to Ocean Street where all the Carmel shops are located and quick drive to Safeway for groceries. The kitchen was well-stocked with basics and decent cooking wares/utensils. The owner was very responsive to all our questions and left us a personal letter with a lot of great info and resoures. She also used a neighbor to assist with the initial walk through who was very informative and friendly, but unobtrusive. The only criticisms we had were that the place is unusually dark at night; the lights were rather dim throughout the house and there were not many screens on the windows, so when we opened them up to air the place out, we were concerned about birds and insects getting in. We thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace and even took firewood out one evening for a romantic fire on the beach with a bottle of wine! Overall, it was very clean and we'd rent the place again.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your husband will have happy memories of your honeymoon at our vacation home in Carmel. Our caretaker, Doug, who has been our paid caretaker for a number of years has impressed other renters too with his professional and friendly manner. His "neighborly" manner attests to his nice demeanor. I am glad you found him helpful but not intrusive at all. In the many years our family has had our house in Carmel we have not found screens necessary and have had no bugs or birds fly in. It is nice that it was warm enough in Carmel to have the windows open some during your visit. I am glad our fireplace and a night fire at the beach provided a romantic atmosphere for you and your husband to celebrate together.
Charming Carmel Home, 2 Blocks to Carmel Beach, Walk to Town
Carmel Central Coast California

Delightful week in paradise

  • 5 of 5
This darling home packs a punch of character. We were very happy with its location, just 2 blocks from the beach, and a short walk to town. I chose this location to celebrate my birthday with family -- we were very comfortable and pleased with our choice. I must say the master bed is even more comfortable than my own!

We enjoyed the option of eating out or cooking in. And on a couple of occasions we had bonfires on the beach. It was without a doubt everything we had hoped for. For years we have rented hotels for long weekends -- no more. We will be back to this lovely home!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers


From the Owner

Built in 1973 by my parents, we have kept this home in our family and have many fond memories in it. Family and friends gathered at our house over the years and shared great times there and at the nearby beaches. (We even won the grand-prize in the Carmel Beach Great Sand Castle Contest one year -- what fun!) I have fond memories of exploring tide pools at the beach as a young teen coming from the cold of Illinois where we'd moved from. The wood design was my father's (an artist) and the preservation of the california oak tree, and the cypress hedge was of the utmost importance to him when building the house. We have kept our home as a vacation rental so we can enjoy visits ourselves, and so we can have others also enjoy it and have great Carmel memories.


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  • Cleaning Fee $185
  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Due to levels and stairs, I do not rent our home to families with toddler/preschool children or those under 5 or 6. I do not have safety gates on stairs. Older children love the house layout, levels and garden areas, as well as proximity to the beaches.
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From the Owner

The woodsy feel of the house is special, and the many windows make you feel like you are outdoors. But with the tall hedges you also feel the utmost privacy. A wood-burning fire in the living room is so cozy. Of course, the short walk to the beach(es) makes this such a special location.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • computer printer, beach towels, family board games, beach paddle ball,

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