Why Gary chose Carmel Valley
Country living with plenty of sunshine in a very friendly community.
What makes this Guest House unique
Quiet street away from city and road noise yet still only minutes from Carmel Valley Village.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely place for a Carmel getaway
This place was perfect for a couple's getaway. The pool was warm and relaxing, and the hot tub was great. Carmel Valley has clear enough skies to see hundreds of stars on a clear day. The house can get pretty warm, especially during the day in summer, but the bedroom has air conditioning.
The hosts were great and responsive, and had good recommendations for us. Once they checked us in, we didn't see them again although they live on the same property. The place itself is a short walk from the downtown area and is very quiet and peaceful. Two quibbles - there are other properties adjoining the house and it isn't as isolated as the photos suggest, and there are no laundry facilities. But those were not a problem at all.
Overall, I highly recommend the place.
Comfortable private pool and pool house
This property is conveniently located walking distance to Carmel Valley Village. Owners, Gary and Cathy were very helpful. It was a great spot to warm up after a very cool day at the coast. The pool house and pool were very comfortable including very nice quality towels and linens. Thanks!
This is a great little gem of a place to escape to. Gary and Cathy have created a special spot; the house is spotlessly clean and has everything you need with a super comfortable bed, outside is beautifully landscaped and the pool is the center of it all with a large area to just hang out, perfect for the warm temperatures. Though it’s next to the main house, you wouldn’t know it; it’s very private and the area is very quiet. Gary and Cathy are super nice folks and were there when you needed them for any advices. Very relaxing few days and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.
My friend and I stayed at this wonderful pool house recently for a weekend and will definitely be back! We absolutely loved our experience! This is an extremely comfortable and well appointed home. Everything you need and more. Inside is cozy, extremely clean, organized, and updated appropriately. The pool area is landscaped beautifully and is immaculate. The pool is heated and lovely. You will want to spend all day and at least some of the night outside! Amazing outdoor property.
The owners are beyond accommodating and helpful... Willing to assist in any way needed. At the same time, they leave you to your privacy where you might find yourself wondering if they've left the property entirely! From asking numerous early questions of them before renting through the entire rental process, Gary and his wife are patient and quick to answer, ultimately wanting to make your stay exactly how YOU want it. Remarkable people. I know this echo's other reviews.
Additionally, the location is a perfect combination of feeling as though you're away from it all, but in reality you are just minutes from whatever you need or might want. From small, friendly markets to wine tasting to outstanding restaurants, you'll be very pleased. I'll make a case for Café Rustica!
It is also worth a reminder here that Carmel Valley is gorgeous with glorious summer weather but if you're "craving" the cooler coast and all that Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey etc. have to offer, you're within a short drive. Truly the best of both worlds!
Lastly I'd like to communicate something to potential renters; I'm a disabled traveler and use a wheelchair so I often encounter some obstacles. Gary and his wife (please forgive me for not remembering your name!) were so incredibly present for anything "extra" or whatever we might have needed. It felt entirely genuine and certainly most kind and thoughtful. I can confidently say that they are exceptional humans.
Stay here, you will love it!
Total California Experience
Being Californian, I can title this review with authority~ Communication was on spot and pleasant, from confirmation to arrival/check in. The pictures accurately depict the rental but upon arrival exceeded our expectations! I love when that happens ~ Cottage itself was comfortable (bed, furniture) and very relaxing. Kitchen has everything one would need from full on cooking to just small fixings. Highly recommend the local restaurants - we enjoyed picking up dinner to go and eating poolside. The pool area is provided for private use and truly resort level. Very pretty area and the property is beautifully maintained. Quiet, safe, and truly relaxing.
Spent several nights here. Excellent location to base yourself for daily outings to wine tastings, Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey.
This place is definitely on our return list! Thank you Gary!!
Amazing place to spend a weekend!
Amazing place to spend a weekend!
Carmel Valley Village is an unincorporated rural area with a mile long 'downtown' featuring wine tasting, restaurants, and shops. It is 12 miles from Highway One.
The pool house is detached and fully enclosed. It is adjacent to the owner occupied main house. The property is on a residential street made up of 1 to 3 acre parcels. It is an easy walk to the Village.