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Perfect Carmel Home – Walk to Village/Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 37 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

The peaceful home of a Carmel artist is the perfect rental property for a family on vacation, working couple looking for a romantic getaway or group of friends sharing a summer beach rental.

The Crane House is located within the coveted “Golden Rectangle” on a bright corner lot, surrounded by Live Oaks and its own Redwood. With a spacious yard and secluded patio area, the house is one block from Carmel beach and several easy blocks to the shops, restaurants and entertainment downtown.

Enter through a beautifully landscaped garden and patio. The patio is perfect for lounging in the sun, or sitting around the BBQ with family or friends. Over-looking the entire patio and garden, the kitchen has modern gas range/oven, microwave, dishwasher, large refrigerator, and a couple of coffee pots and local favorite, Peets French Roast stocked in the freezer!

The dining room also overlooks the patio/garden with double French door access and anchors one end of the large living - dining room, filled with art from the original artist, owner's Grandmother who specialized in bronzes and woodcuts, and the present owner, who is a wannabe landscape photographer (the kind with a paying day job!).

The living room is ready for a night-at-the-movies on the large-screen TV; board games around the large central coffee table; quiet conversation / lively debate; or a quiet time with one of the many books from the library against the west wall.

Cable TV, DVD, VCR, iPod/iPhone docking station, and wireless DSL internet access are available.

The master bedroom outfitted with a king-sized bed, is on the ground floor, next to one of the two full baths. Up the stairs to the second floor, you will find the 2nd full-bathroom and 2 bedrooms – one with queen and the other with two full size beds.

Other conveniences include washer/dryer, off-street parking behind the house, and plenty of towels, beach chairs/umbrella, linens and comforters.

Carmel is just a little over 2 hours from San Francisco; and an easy 1.5 hours from the heart of Silicon Valley. Consider an extended stay in our lovely home and experience the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula including Pebble Beach, Big Sur and the city of Monterey. Salinas—John Steinbeck territory is also nearby. Carmel Valley—wine country is only a few miles away. There’s so much to see and do, including major events such as: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf championship in February, Pebble Beach Food & Wine in April, Monterey Bay Blues Festival in June, Bach Festival in July, Concours d’Elegance in August, Monterey Jazz Festival in September, Carmel Art & Film Festival in October, and more.

Non-smoking house.

More Details

Property Manager
Gloria Lawrence
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017


Golden Rectangle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)'Standard coaches in the living can sleep 1 each
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Seventeen Golf Courses, Shopping, Beach Walks, Beach Picnics and Sunsets, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, 17-mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Point Lobos, Historic Carmel Mission, Steinbeck Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Diving and Snorkeling, Winery Tours, More!


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Perfect Carmel Home – Walk to Village/Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Crane House and even though the weather was pretty rainy compared to our prior visit it didn't dampened our fun and appreciation for Carmel. We live beside the Atlantic Ocean in the Boston area so it was especially thrilling to walk along the Pacific Ocean each morning with our coffee. Carmel beach with its surfers, dogs, joggers, and international flavor never disappoints. Our grandchildren played endlessly in the sand and it was easy to cart them back and forth - only two blocks! The house works well for a family as the old folk can be downstairs with their own bathroom and the younger generations can live upstairs. However, on rainy days there really is no where to escape except the master bedroom. The living room is spacious and comfortable and the garden is lovely - full of flowering plants even in February! The kitchen works well with a gas stove and big sink and you can eat informally there or enjoy a fancier meal around the elegant dining room table.

My husband and I spent most of the month alone in the cottage and it was cozy, warm, and wonderfully light. Our favorite walk was down Carmelo, around Carmel Point to the River Beach and back on Scenic enjoying the sunset - a perfect way to end the day!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, California

Location, location, location! The perfect getaway in Carmel

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a wonderful vacation at this perfectly located house in Carmel-by-the-Sea. My husband and I were there with our two adult children, and the accommodations were ideal. We had peaceful breakfasts on the patio, surrounded by beautiful plantings. We went for breathtaking walks each day. We walked into the main part of town for breakfast out and browsing at the Carmel Art Association gallery. We had dinners around the ample family table, played games, caught some baseball and a movie or two on TV and had excellent wifi access when we needed it. At night, we could hear the surf from our bedroom. The house is spacious, comfortable and homey, enhanced by the beautiful artwork and photographs on the walls. The owners are responsive and make communication easy.

Carmel is a special place, and this house is situated to enjoy it all. We were a 10 minute drive from spectacular Pt. Lobos. We could walk to downtown Carmel in ten minutes. Walking to the beach took less than five minutes. One evening, we were finishing dinner at 8:15, saw that the sun was setting at 8:23, and ran down the lane to the beach in time to witness the whole beautiful sunset over the Pacific.

We heartily recommend this house for your next Carmel getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Outdoor Enthusiasts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a delightful weekend at this Carmel retreat. If you enjoy walking, cycling, hiking, swimming you can have it all while staying at this lovely home. It's a five minute walk to the beach and the sunsets are spectacular. The house is spacious and beautifully decorated without feeling cluttered. In warm weather the large terrace provides another room for dining, lounging, etc. The kitchen is large enough to cook a big meal without tripping over your sous chef, and the bedrooms are quite comfortable and quiet. Many good restaurants and opportunities for shopping are a ten to fifteen minute walk away which is delightful because parking in downtown Carmel can be challenging. We look forward to returning with friends, as this spacious home can easily accomodate four to six people while maintaining a fair amount of privacy. The sights of Monterey and Carmel Valley are a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas , Texas

More Texans in Carmel!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful month in Carmel! Exactly as shown on web site! Best location, half block from beach,easy walk to town. All of my family loved it.

Great memories! Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

A Gem in Carmel

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival at the Crane House last week-end we took a very short walk ( two blocks) to the beach where we strolled along the ocean front path- watching the sunset over the Pacific. Later, we took a ten minute walk up to the hub of Carmel where we ate at Luca's Restaurant. It was simple and easy to take advantage of the shopping, galleries and other great places to eat without having to get in our car once all week-end.

The yard is beautifully landscaped, a delightful place to relax while drinking our morning coffee or pre-dinner glass of wine. The interior is cozy, warm and artfully decorated with original photographs and prints. The large screen TV and sound system were appreciated as well.

Though we were there with one other couple, it would be a wonderful place for a family to stay as well since one of the upstairs bedrooms has two double beds in a room that faces the ocean side of the house. But what ever room you sleep in, the sound of the ocean can be heard if you decide to open the windows.

The owners are very friendly and clearly interested in maintaining their property. The kitchen is well stocked with good quality equipment.

I have recommended this vacation home to my friends and family, not just because of the house itself, but because it is so well located within Carmel. Some of the most spectacular parts of the Northern California coastline including Pt. Lobos, Big Sur and Carmel Valley are all within an hour drive or so from this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Point Lobos beachcomber couple and immediate family members

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home has ocean views, classy touches and many creature comforts. We enjoyed family time together eating at the gorgeous formal dining table (beautiful leather seating for 10) after making meals together in the large kitchen, relaxing on the well-appointed couches in the stately living room after meals out, barbecuing in the beautifully-landscaped yard while reclining on high-end lawn furniture and sipping cocktails, and taking in the sea breeze through the many windows (well-ventilated!) after hikes on the beach a block away and after adventuring at point lobos. The washer/dryer sure made the experience a quality one! The master suite on the ground level makes this a particularly pleasant opportunity for families with aging (grand)parents to enjoy the house despite difficulties with stairs. the master suite and one of the upstairs bedrooms both have good ocean views... What a difference a month in Carmel made on our life perspective!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Carmel village restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: necessary

Seventeen Golf Courses, Shopping, Beach Walks, Beach Picnics and Sunsets, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, 17-mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Point Lobos, Historic Carmel Mission, Steinbeck Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Diving and Snorkeling, Carmel Valley Winery Tours, Hiking all over the Central California coast!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Monthly rental. Small Pets allowed - please contact owner for consideration.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.