House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps
This serenely comfortable home and tranquil setting will melt your
cares away. Soak in the hot tub, enjoy the gardens, swim in the
pool, read a book by the fireplace. This is a classic Monterey
Post/Adobe style house that has been fully remodeled and exquisitely
furnished. There are many inviting outdoor nooks to discover here.
Walk to Carmel Valley Village and taste wine at one of the many
tasting rooms or dine at a choice of international restaurants.
Perfect for couples, families, personal, group, and executive
retreats, or small quiet seminars and workshops.
In this park-like setting, you can hear birds singing and frogs
calling amidst the gentle rustling of wind through the pines. You
may see an occasional hawk circling over the property or a blue
heron skimming the pool. You'll be lulled by the light show of pool
reflections throughout the day. You'll enjoy eating, talking, and
relaxing at the umbrella covered table in the patio surrounded by
raised terraced gardens just beyond the dining room glass doors. In
all of the bedrooms you'll find good reading light, clocks, and
colorful bedding. The master bedroom has it's own CD and cassette
player as well.
Really, really wonderful!
About the Owner
4.3 based on 3 traveler reviews
Really, really wonderful!
Beautiful, private location in Carmel Valley
last several years, to visit with our parents who lived at a nearby retirement community. After our first visit, we looked at no other location in this area. The Retreat is perfect for our needs, and the property, including a guest house, easily accommodated 5 adults, 3 with spouses. It is well maintained, and on our most recent visit in May of 2013 we enjoyed the benefit of several improvements and updates. The kitchen is completely furnished, and the large refectory table in the dining room is perfect for large and festive meals! The outdoor area around the pool includes a beautiful deck with seating areas, a new free standing pergola,and a separate hot tub area. The grounds enable a group of this size to have private OR gathering space and there is a wonderful coffee shop/bakery in the nearby Carmel Valley Village which can provide fabulous pastries to go with morning coffee out by the pool. There is a fireplace in the living room to take off the chill in the evening. The owners provide excellent customer service, from initial booking through arrival, departure, and timely deposit return. Instructions and information are provided to make your stay enjoyable and free of stress .
The location in the valley does not get the early fog nearer the ocean, but it is only a short drive to the attractions of Carmel and Monterey. We like to relax, hike, bike, go to Point Lobos, shop a little, and occasionally go to one of the fine restaurants in the area. There are many, and some are nearby.
I would recommend this property for families, or more than one family, a girl's getaway, couples who vacation together, and more. We definitely plan to return!
Nice house but some bugs and weird cleaning policy
A small minus point was the hot tub which is a bit small and there is no light around it in the evening.
A bigger minus point was that we found many dead pill bugs in the guest house after arrival together with 5 spider nets (occupied by living and dead spiders). Sadly, after vacuuming, the pill bugs returned very quickly. This was both annoying and we were afraid to put our stuff on the ground.
Renters should also very carefully read the contract! The landlord expects you to do some part of the cleaning that goes beyond what I think is appropriate (such as putting the all the furniture in place and starting the dish washer). Specifically, you have to put all towels and bedlines to the washroom and do part of the laundry! If you fail to do that (as we did), part your security deposit will be withheld.
As to the check-out responsibilities, yes, please read the contract carefully and follow the procedures you agree to by signing. We ask that you bring all bedding and towels to the laundry room, do one load of wash, load the dishwasher and start it, and put back any furniture that you have moved. This allows us to get another guest in on the same day.
We strive to make the Carmel Valley Retreat a wonderful place to stay. We enjoy working to keep it equipped, clean, peaceful and comfortable. We ask that guests follow the few rules we put in the contract. Our cleaning fee is included in the rent. We rarely hold back money except when things are damaged or the cleaning exceeds the allotted time we have come to expect over the last 10 years.
Activity and Interests
* Golf * Laguna Seca Raceway
* Wine Tasting * Kayaking
* Sightseeing * Spas
* Hiking * Hang Gliding
* Fishing * Monterey Bay Aquarium
* Art Galleries * Music Festivals
* Scuba Diving * Horseback Riding
* Bicycling * Nightlife
* Beaches * Whale Watching
+ Monterey + Carmel + Big Sur + Point Lobos
+ Laguna Seca Raceway + Pebble Beach + Pacific Grove
- Nightly Rate: $550 - $760
Weekly Rate: $3600 - $4110
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0
Fall, Winter, Spring
House only, max 6 people
House & guest house, max 10
House and guest hous, max 10 people
$4,370/ per week
rates include taxes and cleaning fee
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- pets not allowed
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 3 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Separate Guest House Solar Heated Pool swimmable May - Oct 3 Queen Beds Hot Tub 2 singles and 1 bunk bed Wireless Internet Dining Table seats up to 10 Linens provided Hi speed INternet WiFi, TV, VCR, Cable Charcoal BBQ CD, Cassette, Radio Garage Fireplace View Decks on Hill Full Kitchen, Microwave Dishwasher, Gas Stove, Phones Washer & Dryer Unique & Tasteful Art & Collectibles Excellent Book Collection Hand Crafted Rugs Generous Supply of Cookware and Utensils Unique & Tasteful Art & Collectibles