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Property Details

Updated: Jan 21, 2015
House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 3 Sleeps

This is an attached suite to our main house. It has it's own

entrance and 100% privacy.

One big bedroom with king size bed, TV and sofa provides quiet,

clean, and comfotable relax

One full size kitchen provides a quality cooking and dining area

with great mountain view, One bath

room, and one big living room where you can add extra beds if

needed. Sofa bed is also available.

please see vrbo website listing 198648 for details

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom

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Carmel Escape ... Exceeds Expections
- (831) 626-8926 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California

Delightful hosts, cozy, convenient to Pacific Coast Highway, Pass Perks

  • 5 of 5
Wife and I stayed here for several nights while visiting Big Sur Coast, the AMAZING Monterey Aquarium (free entry with loan of Bill's Visitor pass), and the 17 mile drive (also free with the loan of Bill's pass). What nice perks!!
The home is in a nice residential neighborhood away from the crowded downtown Carmel beach hotel area and convenient (maybe a mile) to the Carmel shopping center and the PCH leading to the many Big Sur Coastal State parks - and just up the road from Point Lobos State Reserve - the crown jewel of the PCH.
Nice efficiency kitchen with full size refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, dishes and silverware, stove and TWO grills - one gas grill and a charcoal grill for the purists <grin>. Washer and Dryer - and Bill threw in some detergent to do a load or two without having to buy some. Dishwashing detergent left behind by previous visitors. Some condiments for those who cook a little on vacation. Nice deck to relax on in the evening with your favorite drink. Includes wifi access to check your email or look up stuff to plan your visit. Very comfortable bed, nice shower, Bill and his wife Ting are considerate neighbors you'll hardly know are around, but just a phone call away if you needed something, including answering questions about the area knowledgeably.
BTW - I've seen quite a few aquariums, but I was surprisingly impressed with the Monterey Aquarium. It is the best I've ever seen. Well worth at least 5 hours, and has stuff there for kids as well as adults, all laid out so adults have adult-level exhibits to explore while the kids are engaged within eyesight. We don't have children anymore, but we remember what it's like <grin>. There are also several restaurants WELL worth dining in located inside the Aquarium with a superb view of the Monterey Bay.
The scenic coast along the 17-mile drive is exceptional, as beautiful as anything in the State Parks, and you can send postcards to your golf friends postmarked Pebble Beach if you care to. Plan to go when the Tour bus hordes haven't started for the day or are through for the day to enjoy the coast areas more without the big crowds.

Caveats - not for wheelchair handicapped or persons without a rental car.
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Carmel Escape ... Exceeds Expections
- (831) 626-8926 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California

Cozy Carmel Hideaway

  • 4 of 5
Nice apartment, airy and bright. Nice views across the valley (and great morning sun) even though it's down around back. Great location if you like to walk like we do -- a little over a mile to Carmel over a quiet wooded trail, a little over a mile the other way to two malls with several good restaurants. Good central location for the whole area, close to Point Lobos, Tor House, Carmel itself, Palo Corona hiking, and easy to get to Big Sur, Carmel Valley, etc. Apartment is private, good parking, nice little kitchen, comfortable furniture, etc. We'd go again!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Carmel Escape ... Exceeds Expections
- (831) 626-8926 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California

Basically a basement

  • 2 of 5
I felt the need to write this review because I felt a little misled by all the other reviews and descriptions of the property. The space is not private if you consider being able to hear the owners on the floor above you walk around and talking through the walls. The bed is soft but not great quality. The house is musty and has no air flow, no fans, no AC. The front load washing machine was full of mold. TV is great, bathroom is small, kitchen is good but not well equipped. Was nice of Bill to let us use his 17 mile drive pass and aquarium tickets. Was unimpressed with Cannery Row and the Aquarium IMO, big time waster. Pebble Beach was perfect, had a great lunch and cocktail hour there. The location is great though! Next to shopping and restaurants. Close to Point Lobos. You can also hear the street noise from the bedroom which I was not happy about. Just know that this is more of a basement apartment. Not a guest house. Probably not suitable for a light sleeper or anyone wanting a lot of privacy.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I am shocked by the review. This is the first non five star we get for the past 6 years. Apparently this guest has different standard from 99.9% of us.
Our house sits on a slope and the back half is two stories. The guest unit occupies the entire first (ground) floor of the two stories. It is totally private w/ two separate entrances, one through a Dutch door the other through a pair of French doors that open to the unit's own private deck. House is very quiet and 100% private with stunning 180 degree view from Point Lobos to Carmel valley.
With windows open and/or French doors and Dutch door there is plenty of air flow. Nobody in Carmel has AC, we just don't need it.
As for the other negative comments I invite the reader to read all other reviews and judge for themselves.
I made specific arrangement at Pebble Beach Club to allow these guests to have lunch there.
The Aquarium is rated one of the top 10 in the World and the guests used our membership "free" guest passes, so what's not to like? We always tell our guests if there is anything they need to just ask and we will provide it, these guests never asked or complained.
Carmel Escape ... Exceeds Expections
- (831) 626-8926 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
Chesterfield, MO, USA

Amazing Place! Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here early July with my family. It is a great place with amazing view. The kitchen, Washer and Dryer are huge plus. Bill is so nice and helpful during our stay. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Carmel Escape ... Exceeds Expections
- (831) 626-8926 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California

Visitors from Delaware

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful property with privacy and beautiful view. The hosts were especially wonderful and made our vacation very enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Carmel Escape ... Exceeds Expections
- (831) 626-8926 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
Rochester, NY

A terrific get away

  • 5 of 5
We spent a very comfortable month here. The location is convenient, if you have a car. It is close to Carmel, to shopping, to golf, to Big Sur. The bed was excellent. The layout was very functional. Everything we needed was there, including a good washer and dryer. We loved reading and relaxing on the deck in the afternoon with the sun shining on us. Our hosts were very accommodating and their gardens are beautiful and welcoming--what a way to enter!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

1. Carmel Plaza - it has over 40 luxury stores and fine restaurants,

including world-class brands

Bottega Veneta, Sur La Table, Cole Haan, Cos Bar, Anthropologie, and

Wilkes Bashford. Unparalleled

perfection exists within this three level shopping plaza, located

eight blocks from the beautiful

coastline. Carmel Plaza is the epitome of fashion luxury shopping

and dining and provides

unparalleled customer service, amenities and shopping experience. In

addition, Carmel Plaza has the

only underground parking in Carmel.

2. Free access to Most Amazing Views" on 17 mile drive, pebble beach

club & tennis club

3. Golf Courses - Prestigious Pebble Beach golf links, Carmel Valley

Ranch Golf Course (Tucked in

the hills of Carmel Valley and bordering the river, this beautiful,

lush green course has some of

the most dramatic tee shots in California.) Rancho Canada Golf Club

(This golf facility offers two 18-

hole championship golf courses - East and West - situated along the

scenic Carmel River.)Quail Lodge

Resort & Golf Club. Discount Golf available

4. The Carmel City Beach and the Carmel River Beach are two of the

most scenic beaches in this

area. The pristine white sandy beach at Carmel is a nice place for

a picnic, to fly a kite or catch

the waves ...


Rental rates


  • Weekly Rate: $1000 - $1200

  • $1000 per week on Oct-June
    $1200 per week on Jul, Aug, Sep
    $2500 per month on Oct - June
    $3000 per month on Jul, Aug, Sep

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Property Type

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  • pets not allowed


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1


  • There is a nice full size kitchen with modern design, which is perfect for quality family cooking and dining with great mountain view. It includes a refrigerator with ice maker, stovetop, oven, sink, microwave, coffe maker, gas grill. Wireless internet connection and comcast cable TV. Only 5 minutes away from carmel cross road shopping center. Easy Offstreet parking 1.5 mile from the ocean, 0.5 mile from mission church, 1.5 mile from downtown carmel, convenient access to big sur

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