Five bedrooms + loft, 3,300 sf, Valley Views, and close to town. Patio seating
We are a professional couple who have lived in Carmel Valley for over fifty years. We love the valley and both of us grew up here; that is, Cindy in Carmel Valley and Mike in Pacific Grove. In 1976 we acquired the property and since then, have loved the Village, our friends, work, and volunteer work. Cindy graduated from Carmel High School and received a Master's Degree in Education in 2011 from Brandman University. Mike is a successful painting contractor, having graduated from Pacific Grove High School and attended Monterey Peninsula College. There's not too many places in Carmel, the Valley, or Pebble, where he has not left his touch. Mike sits on four separate volunteer boards, including the Carmel Valley Kiwanis Club, in which he is a board member. Cindy continues to substitute teach, volunteer for two separate resale venues, and enjoys her dog(s). While raising their children, both were involved in Little League, Boy Scouts, Soccer, basket ball, team mom/dad, president and Sunday School teacher at our local Community Chapel.
Cindy purchased this House in 1990
Why Cindy chose Carmel Valley
Carmel Valley is undisputedly one of the most beautiful places on earth with stellar weather. Having grown up here, we love the sense of community and the sense of belonging. People in the Valley love their community and are involved in the many charitable events that take place to keep our Village so quaint. Memories of playing as a child in the Carmel River bring me much happiness. After a good rain, we can hear the river roaring in the distance. Living in Carmel Valley is like living in a resort and sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to see if it's for real! We married as high school sweethearts and it was our dream to one day own a home in Carmel Valley. There were a lot of baby steps to take in order to buy/build/remodel here, but we made it! We are so happy that others can enjoy our home, and share some of the happy memories that we have experienced. The walls exude love and many guests have shared their own happy pictures of their stay here.
What makes this House unique
The moment we drove onto the property, we knew it was for us. The house was sadly in need of some TLC and we spent years perfecting it. It is somewhat tucked away, yet close to schools, the Village, wine tasting, and wedding venues. We loved the oak trees, the deer, the turkeys, and the way that neighbors were friendly, smiled, and always there to lend a helping hand. Definitely the views played a huge role, in addition to a life-long remodel project! Also, our boys could ride their bikes to school, play in the river, and grow up in a loving community. We are close to Carmel Valley Village and it's lovely wine tasting rooms. We are 20 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea and within thirty minutes to Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Pacific Grove. A short twenty minute drive to Laguna Seca. Five minutes to Holman Ranch, 15 minutes to Carmel Valley Ranch, Folktale Winery, The Holly Farm, Hidden Valley, and Gardener's. We have several 'secret' swimming hole spots along the Carmel River. Within minutes one can begin a long walk or a rigorous hike at Garland Regional Park. Take a day and go to the Aquarium with our (2) passes and watch the penguins and the sea otters frolic. We are our dogs' 'people' and they love walking us every morning up to the sprawling Meadow and the dog-friendly Community Center Park. We also have several favorite restaurants in the Village, including Cafe Rustica, The Corkscrew, Will's Fargo, Bernardus, and Los Laureles Lodge Roux, and the Chop House (among others). Walk to the Village and get a great cup of coffee and fresh baked goods from the Wild Goose, Roux, Corkscrew, Trailside Café, and our local landmark, The Running Iron. One can also make a nice day trip to Big Sur--it's 20 minutes to Highway One and then 26 miles to Big Sur. We are just a great base for about anything....go in the opposite direction (northwest) and visit Santa Cruz and the Beach Boardwalk.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
May not be left in house alone
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Noise in by 10:00 PM. Do not park along fence. Do not block driveway. Please keep noise in shared areas to a minimum. Garbage goes behind garage.
Unless previously planned with owners, no one other than the original group is permitted to spend the night, without additional fee. No "floppers!"
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Carmel Valley House
Our group had a lovely stay at this house! Amenities were abundant and the owner was such a pleasure to work with. Allowed us flexibility at check out. The house was very clean and comfortable. The views are incredible. Many thought the decor made the house even more unique :)
Perfect Accommodations for Family Wedding
Our family stayed here for a wedding we attended at one of the venues in Carmel Valley. Accommodations were comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. Cindy is a wonderful host and offered accurate information on the local area. I hope we can return to the area again!
I hope you return as well! Always enjoy people who stay with a great get together. Often with multi generations. The house resounds with love!
Excellent in every way
The location is incredible. The house was pleasant, and the beds were very comfortable. It was also well-stocked, making life easy.
Great for family vacation
Beautiful home with lots of space for family gathering. We had 3 generations and it worked well. Cindy was amazing with her quick response before, during and after our stay, which made it so much easier. Note that the MA BR access is either through the outside deck (separate entrance) or through one of the other bedrooms - no private access through the home itself. Also, we didn't pay attention to the listing detail that stated there are 3 bathrooms, 2 showers and a tub. We would have preferred 3 showers with 9 adults, but we worked it out. Wonderful home and host, thank you!
So glad it worked out and we could accommodate the small children. It's a special house and lovingly added on to and remodeled over the years! It has seen many happy family gatherings, friends for weddings and, being in the middle of California, a central gathering point for families who are spread out.
Carmel Valley gem
we took our son and daughter and their spouses and four grandkids to Carmel and Cindys house was the best on our two week trip
Love it! Fun times.
Great house in Carmel Valley
Overall, I liked the house and it fit with our needs for a wedding at Holman Ranch. The host was very attentive before and during the rental and that made things easy. The house is well equipped so there was very little additional needed other than whatever foodstuffs you would like. The view is amazing and the grounds are nice. If you have older people in your party, note that the stairs in will take a little bit of extra time for them. The layout is a little challenging when all 5 of the bedrooms are occupied as one of the bedrooms needs to be walked through to access the back bedroom. We used the outside access to the back bedroom quite a bit, which was usually good, but a little inconvenient on cool mornings. Also, one of the bedrooms has a nice bath, but no shower so showers takes a little more planning than is optimal. I would definitely stay here again and have really gotten an appreciation for this very beautiful area of California. Thank you!
Property is three minutes to Carmel Valley Village. Twenty to thirty minutes to Carmel, Monterey, Pebble Beach. We are a great base for just about any activity. Especially Holman Ranch, Holly Farm, Carmel Valley Ranch, Folktale, and Hidden Valley weddings! One can see the road going up to Holman from our house. We are near Laguna Seca, Quail Lodge, Bernardus, Holman Ranch, Stonepine. Venture a little further and visit Big Sur and Santa Cruz. The Valley has numerous activities all year around. Hidden Valley Music Seminars has great entertainment, as well as Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Touring Carmel Valley Village's wine tasting rooms is a must as well as visiting the many wonderful restaurants, galleries, and specialty shops. Great hiking, horseback riding and, did I mention the wine tasting? We also have two day for one with the Aquarium.
Recently, we hosted Sea Otter Classic guests, AT&T Golf, Big Sur Marathon, of course Concours and the USOPEN.
The property is ideal for those attending weddings at any Carmel or Carmel Valley location. While the property is spacious, it is also nicely divided so that smaller groups of people can enjoy the living areas, without needing all of the bedrooms. We welcome smaller parties at discounted rates, and "last minuters!" If you are a hiker, Garland Park is a must and if you are a wine drinker, the 23+ wine tasting rooms are a must! I also am happy to have just a couple or two and adjust the price during off-season.
While we welcome family celebrations, it's difficult and frowned upon to hold events at the house, but we have lots of recommendations to hold them. Must sees depend on if you love the mountains, hiking, surfing, the beach, travel up and down the coast, with always a cozy bed to come back to!