|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
|Living space||1800 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Golf, Historic, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Town|
Description from the manager
How can you not feel good in a place named Casa Felice, which translates to mean, Happy Home? Located in a quiet neighborhood just a few minutes walk from downtown Carmel, this delightful light-filled house has it all, including a private, nicely landscaped fenced-in back yard where children and pets can play.
Special care has been taken by the owners of the 1800-square-foot cottage to create an environment that is relaxing and uplifting. Virtually all on one level, the house can sleep up to eight in the three bedrooms that include a master suite (two baths). All have king beds that can be converted into twins as needed; there is also...Read more
Walk 2 Town, Pets, Big Enclosed Patio w/ Gas Grill
Additional Location Information
LOCATION - Situated on the Carmel Bay in Central California on the southern bend of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel-by-the-Sea is 120 miles south of San Francisco, 350 miles north of Los Angeles and 26 miles north of Big Sur.
SIZE - Carmel-by-the-Sea is one square mile of incorporated city.
POPULATION - 4,038 according to the 2006 census.
HISTORY OF FOUNDING - Fifty years after Columbus discovered America, Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sighted the white sands and green pines of Carmel. Two centuries later, in 1771, Father Junipero Serra established Mission San Carlos de Borromeo on a knoll overlooking the Carmel Bay, ”the jewel and the heartbreak of his ministry". In the early 1900s, the village of Carmel began its growth around an eclectic group of young artists, writers and intellectuals.
CLIMATE - Carmel enjoys moderately warm temperatures year round, with an average high of 65° F and an average low of 48° F. September and October (Indian Summer) offer the best weather of the year, with an average high of 72° F. Average rainfall, primarily between November and April, is 15 inches. Coastal fog is prevalent during the summer.
TRANSPORTATION - United, American, Delta, and America West offer direct flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City out of the Monterey Airport, which is 10 minutes from downtown Carmel. Rental cars are available. Amtrak and Greyhound bus stations are also nearby.
RESTAURANTS - More than 60 coffee houses, bakeries, pubs, bistros and exceptional restaurants, highlight dining in Carmel. These establishments serve a bounty of international and regional cuisines ” utilizing fresh produce grown locally in the fertile Salinas Valley, and fresh seafood from the azure waters of Monterey Bay. Monterey County is also home to more than 75 wineries, many of which offer daily tastings of wines produced with varietal grapes grown on 45,000 acres of vineyards.
GALLERIES - Carmel has been a mecca for artists, writers and musicians since the turn of the last century. Today, more than 100 art studios, galleries and antique stores represent the works of master artists, both local and from around the world.
SHOPPING - Carmel boasts four exceptional shopping venues: The neighborhood of quaint shops, antique stores, boutiques and galleries centered on Ocean Avenue in town; The Carmel Plaza, also on Ocean Avenue; as well as The Barnyard Shopping Village and the Crossroads Shopping Center, both located at the mouth of the Carmel Valley.
FESTIVALS - Each year, thousands of visitors are drawn to the diversity of art, drama, music and literary events designed to promote Carmel's celebrated cultural contributions and traditions. Some of the most popular events include: the annual Carmel Art Festival, the annual Carmel Bach Festival, and the Carmel Shakespeare Festival featuring performances at the Outdoor Forest Theater and the Golden Bough Theater.
RECREATION - Visitors can enjoy the charm of downtown Carmel's charm and the natural beauty of California's central coast while engaging in a variety of outdoor activities, including horseback riding; jogging, walking and bicycling along coastal bluffs; and fishing, kayaking, surfing or SCUBA diving off Monastery Beach. Several renowned golf courses and tennis clubs are also located nearby.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$234||$234||$0||$7,000 - $8,500||30 nights|
|Mar. 20 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Sep. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Nov. 1 2013 - Feb. 28 2014
|All Other Dates||$234||$234||-||$7,000||30 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
Additional notes from owner
** Regular Rates: $7000-$8500 per month. Special Savings 30-60 days prior to arrival $1000-$1500 off Regular Rates!
Additional Rate Details and Rental Terms.....
*1 month minimum rental requirement per city of Carmel.
**Rates are based on up to 6 guests (including infants & children). For 7-8 guests, add $200 per month.
* PG&E; gas and electricity are paid by guest.
* Non-refundable cleaning fee $400. Mid stay cleaning required $25 hour paid by guest. Weekly cleaning available by request.
* Stays of 30 days or more require mid-stay cleanings every two weeks that you will be responsible for scheduling with our Vacation House Manager assigned to the rental and paying cleaners for directly at the time each cleaning is performed at the rate of $25/hour. This is over and above the cleaning fee itemized in your contract. Weekly cleanings are also available upon request.
* Accidental, Loss and Damage Waiver Fee $75 instead of security deposit (covers up to $2,000 unintentional damage to house or its contents but does not cover negligent abuse or neglect)
* Credit Card number must be on file for security against any damages should damage be due to abuse or neglect and are not accidental in nature. Guest would be responsible for any uncovered damages.
* Pet Fees: $100 each large dog (1 dog ); $150 two small dogs; if arranged after acceptance of contract, contract must be amended to adjust price. Must sign Pet Waiver and have Purchased Waiver Fee $75.
* Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 60 days or less before your arrival date, you are eligible for a full refund only if we can re-rent the property for the same dates and rental rate less the $150 administration fee and any bank or PayPal fees incurred by the owner. If you cancel 60 days or more before your arrival date, you are eligible for a full refund of the rental amount less the $150 administration fee and any bank or PayPal fees incurred by owner. [Please read the full terms in the Rental Agreement before signing for any recent changes to this abbreviated policy statement - the Rental Agreement contains our current policy]
* Full payment is due at time of booking if booked less than 60 days prior to arrival date.
* If booked more than 60 days in advance of arrival date, 50% of total amount is due to secure reservation with balance of total due 60 days prior to arrival date.
* Access information and directions will be provided once payment is made in full.
* This is a 1 story residence (there are 2 steps down into the living room)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Ellen in Phoenix
The Best Birthday Ever
I celebrating me birthday with friends,family and our two standard poodles at the beautiful Casa Felice. It is truly a happy house. It was very warm and comfortable and very well maintained. It allowed us to enjoy each others company in a lovely home. It is a perfect location close to the village but quiet and secluded. It was a great place to enjoy all that Carmel has to offer. I can't wait to return.
This home was very comfortable and cozy. It felt as if we were very secluded and yet we were nice and close to shops and beach. It was easy to get everywhere, and very pleasant for my Dad to stay at the home with the doors open to the patio. I felt my dog was very safe also.
We had friends come over from Santa Cruz for Lunch and it was so nice to have the peace and quiet so the men who are hard of hearing could hear each other.
My only suggestion is there was a board on the fence I found loose that a dog could slip through and I put a stone in front of it. This was terrific time only too short.
Thank you Would have liked to have checked in earlier to have more of the day there. Still a great stay!
San Leandro, California
This was a perfect choice for our needs!
Celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary with 7 people and 2 dogs. This was a fantastic choice. The home was perfect, roomy, well-decorated and spotless...Everything was in order and well-planned. There were games and books and Dvds, iPod dock/CD player,flat screen TV etc. (We never even turned on the TV)...the enclosed courtyard patio was great for letting the dogs get some air. We all absolutely loved this place and considering the importance of the event, this was the best choice we could have made!
Fort Collins, CO
What a great place to stay!
I stayed here with my mom and sis, and my dog - it was perfect! Beds were awesome; bathrooms were super-nice, kitchen and living area were perfect, but what I really liked the most was the beautiful fenced deck/garden. So much easier with a dog! Also, lots of door/window options for bringing in fresh air, and then that fireplace could really heat the place up in the evenings if it got chilly. We made friends with the renter and her dogs - they were all so nice. Very easy access to all the places we wanted to go, and lots of fun 'garden touring' without even getting in the car. While the house could technically sleep 8, if any of those folks were touchy about their personal space, it might be a little tight. But for 6 or fewer, it could be just right. Our party didn't have a single complaint - we were really thrilled with the whole experience.
house as promised
My husband, dog, and I stayed here for a long weekend with both my parents and his. We wanted a relaxing place where everyone could spread out, cook together, and enjoy Carmel sights. The house was as described, well furnished with special touches added for our dog! The kitchen was exceptionally supplied; I didn't need to use any of the tools I brought from home! The house was clean, newly decorated, and within a long stroll to the beach. Check-in was easy and the surprise welcome treat was very appreciated. My only comment is that we didn't know it was $50 to use the grill due to cleaning costs. I would have liked that information included with the rental contract. Overall, a very nice stay and would like to return.
Kansas Ya Ya
Five girlfriends stayed a week at Casa Felice and had a fabulous time. The house was perfect from entering the front door to wine and torta until we had to (but hated to) leave. House was immaculate, bedding wonderful, bathrooms extremely clean and totally comfortable. Reservation process was easy, as was checkout. It was nice to have the garage for rental car. We loved the comfort of the kitchen/living area and the open patio. It was nice to have "real" dishes and the kitchen was very well stocked. We're ready to come back and spend more time in Carmel. Thanks again for sharing your lovely house!
Thousand Oaks, CA
Great Family visit!
We really enjoyed the beautiful home and the location in respect to dowtown and the beach. We had a few challenges and they were met with great customer service and quickly!! That is a sign of someplace we would like to frequent again!!