|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
|Living space||1800 square feet|
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|Theme||Golf, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Village|
Description from the manager
Come nourish your body, mind and spirit in this special Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage called "Sanctuary" that was remodeled this fall with a new kitchen and guest bathroom. The owners have created a wonderful refuge in this 1800 square-foot cottage and invite you to take time out to experience the breathtaking beauty and exquisite charm of Carmel and the surrounding Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur Coast.
The cottage itself is filled with a wonderful collection of books, videos, DVDs, music and art that range from the whimsical to the sacred, a collection that can be Inspirational and entertaining. It is this sense of place that calls forth t...Read more
Perfect Beach Cottage, Designer's Own Home, Pet ok
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 Bayâ€”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 65Â° F and an average low of 48Â° F. September and October (Indian Summer) offer the best weather of the year, with an average high of 72Â° 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 â€” 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, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$234||$234||$0||$7,000 - $8,000||30 nights|
|May. 2 2013 - May. 9 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
**Special savings of $1000-$1500 per month given starting 30-60 days prior to arrival**
Additional Rate Details and Rental Terms.....
**Rates are based on up to 8 guests (including infants & children). For 9 guests, add $200 per month.
* 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.
* Non-refundable cleaning fee $400.
* 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.
* 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 Insurance $75. Owner requests no barking dogs as neighbors will complain.
* PG&E; gas and electricity are paid by guest.
* Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 60 days or less before your arrival date, you maybe 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 2 story residence so please discuss this with us if anyone in your party has difficulty climbing stairs.
* 3 Cars Maximum, 9 Guests including visitors are maximum allowed at this property.
* Owner requests guests who are quiet and respectful of our neighbors who are close in proximity and our friends. Location of home is in quiet neighborhood.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Rocky Ridge, MD
We had the most relaxing visit at Sanctuary by the Sea during our March trip. The home was extremely clean and I love clean. Every detail was thought of throughout the home from the kitchen to the wonderful throw blankets. Our yorkie, Sasha, enjoyed her daily walks and the secret garden below the deck. I enjoyed my daily walks through town and along the beach. The instant hot water was perfect as we have tea every night. We have one at our home and I thought I would have to do without for the week, Annie was thoughtful enough to have one in this home. We have stayed at 10-12 different vacation rentals and this was by far the best on the list. We will be coming back again. Don't look at another home rent this one!
Walnut Creek, Ca.
The Best Christmas!
Our family has enjoyed vacations in Carmel since Christmas 1957 when we rented Log Haven, one of Carmel's oldest cottages. Since then we've had many happy Carmel experiences, but none better than this year's enjoyment of our Sanctuary by the Sea cottage. The Sanctuary retains the ambiance of old Carmel while affording the comfort of top line, modern features. We look forward to returning. Sincerely, Ingrid Ericson
Chill and Relax in Comfortable Luxury
The Sanctuary is an amazing rental home with all the amenities you can imagine. Comfortable beds and linens will ensure a restful sleep. My dogs loved it and the back yard is great! Kitchen has everything a cook could wish for...fireplaces are a great bonus. We will returning as soon as possible. You just cannot go wrong with The Sanctuary! Enjoy.
Greg & Chrissy
It felt like our home away from home, and maybe even better.
Everything that we wanted for the home was there. The arrangements and assistance were excellent. The house was beautiful and relaxing for all of us and our dog. The location was nice, very close to town, the beach, dining and shopping. It was perfect to relax, cook in the beautiful kitchen, which had everything needed for gourmet meals to snacks. The home and all things in it were exceptionally clean and comfortable. We will definitely stay again. We honeymooned in Carmel and came back for our 40th anniversary & it couldn't have been better!
J, D & P from Colorado
Truly a Sanctuary
We have rented "pet friendly" homes in the Carmel area for the past nine years and none have been as well appointed as this home! It truly is a "sanctuary" vacation rental. Plus,the staff went out of their way to meet our special request. We look forward to our return.
J,D & Pup!
Your vacation house is beautiful. All that visited us were very impressed. My nephew and his family will be contacting you about renting in the future.
Every need anticipated, every comfort provided
From the personal note greeting us as we walked in the door of this charming Carmel cottage, to the wine and cheese to welcome our stay, to the well appointed kitchen, to the luxurious master bath, to the dreamy bed...we never wanted to depart!
The decorator touches from annee and the design of the remodel, transformed this typical little cottage into a true vacation sanctuary. Set up for relaxing or entertaining, for cooking or just making coffee, the kitchen was well equipped, and best of all, was a delight with spices, sea salt, olive oil and anything needed for a gourmet meal.
We enjoyed sharing the cottage with brother and sister-in-law, although we had to flip for the master bedroom Vs. the more feminine and smaller 1st floor guest bedroom. Other options for guests were 2 more rooms with day beds & trundles that would work for children or teens.
We look forward to our next stay here.
This is an incredibly thoughtfully staged rental. Every detail shows how much the owner cares about the guests' experience. It's very charming, very well-located, and absolutely everything you could want is included, from an iron to lotion to a vacuum.
Check-in was a little slow because the information sent to us was incorrect. It said there was a lockbox by door (there wasn't. It was on side of house). It said the code would be something it wasn't. In fact, after a phone call to a confused agent, we finally figured out that maybe the key would actually be someplace else entirely (it was). But this was a mere 15 minutes of annoyance out of a great weekend. Beautiful house and well worth renting!
It is a "Sanctuary"
We have rented many homes over the years in Carmel but this was way above average. Quit? Yes. Clean? Yes. Easy people to work with? Yes.
My wife loved it and our dogs loved it so everyone was happy. We will return!
It doesn't get much better!
Wow! What can I say?? If you are planning a trip to Carmel, it doesn't get much better than Sanctuary by the Sea!!! I came to Carmel with my husband, another couple and a girlfriend. All three of us girls were running the Big Sur Marathon. Sactuary by the Sea was the perfect house for us!! Tons of space! An amazing kitchen! A glorious clawfoot tub! And only about a 5 minute walk to Downtown Carmel & the beach! The Sanctuary Vacation staff was so helpful prior to our arrival. Hopefully, we will be back to Carmel and staying at Sactuary by the Sea again soon!
Beautiful space, practical set-up
We were surprised and delighted to see how beautiful the house was and enjoy the masterful work that the owner put into it.
The rooms were comfortable, the kitchen was amazing, and the master bedroom was
delightful. We wished it had been a little
closer to the beach, but you can't have
everything. Also the staff went to extra
effort to provide us with tickets for the
aquarium. We would return in a minute if we could. Next year may find us back.
Benita L. Smith (for 6 adults and 2 grand-
Very warm and comfortable
Sanctuary by the Sea is a lovely home that is a bright and warm feeling. It is about a 5 minute walk to town- a little longer coming home because it is up hill-good for our hearts. I feel that it can handle 6 adults well. The deck is wonderful. We love the Carmel area and this is a great place as a home base.
Well appointed, well stocked
A great get-away house and convenient to Carmel Village.It was winter weather but we were cozy and warm. The furnishings were extremely tasteful. The welcome basket just perfect. I think this house was good value for money too. Thank you.
Wonderful except for the weather
I had family and friends who came from Virginia, Kentucky, Washington and California. I and other family members came from Oregon. The kitchen is well stocked and big. The kids and some adults enjoyed the ping pong and pool table. We were unable to use the spa do to the weather. Pleanty of room and lots of movies. Great house for a crowd! Also close to many activities available in Monterey and surrounding cities. I would definitely recommend the house and stay there again.
John and Linda
We had a very relaxing week at sanctuary house .The house is well decorated and supplied with every thing one would need.We were so pleased with the beautiful and well equipped kitchen.The master bedroom and bath are quite wonderful. We always love our time in Carmel and staying at Sanctuary House made it even better.We can't wait to go back.
Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - 04/05/2011
Thanks so much for taking the time to write and we are looking forward to your return. Take care, Annee and David
This is a very spacious 3 bedroom and 3 bath facility. Nicely maintained home, great location and large bedrooms and common areas. Well stocked with books, videos and games. Enjoyed the stay with our college aged daughters. Owners are very friendly and was lovely to interact with them.
Our daughter's wedding...
Our stay was perfect in every way...the house was comfortable, clean, and absolutely beautiful. Our family was able to come and go during the wedding preparations and the days after were relaxing. The house had space for all of us to be together or find a secluded spot to read. The beach is only a couple blocks away and downtown Pacific Grove is a short walk. We will definitely be back!
Bruce and Julie Johnson
Friends gather for a wonderful time in a beautiful place.
This lovely home provided just what we wanted. It provided the intimacy we wanted, as well as, the space for privacy. The location was great to enjoy the beauty and activities of the Monterey area. The service we received from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals was the best we have every had - from the beginning to the end. We had a great 4 days and would recommend this beautiful setting.
San Jose, CA
I picked this place for a leadership retreat for my organization. This place has it all, from a flat-panel TV to a piano, there are a lot of things to keep 20-year olds entertained when not doing work. Thanks for all the help!
San Leandro, California
We were a family of seven adults with two pets and our stay at Casa Felice was perfect for all. The courtyard setting was intimate and very private especially for the pets. We were walking distance from shops and places to eat.
A. & V. T
Richmond, B.C. Canada
"Sanctuary by the Sea" is a gem amongst vacation rental homes!
The rental was very professionally managed. The house was spotless and comfortable, with such great attention to every detail. We especially appreciated the well-equipped kitchen, and also the shelves of books, magazines, and movies. We love to walk and found the location great -- could explore the town and beach easily by foot (and go home in better shape from climbing Carmel's hills every day!) It was still not too peaceful in daytime on the deck due to the house construction behind, but they are making quick progress.
Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - 03/03/2011
Thanks so much for taking the time to share and yes Carmel seems to have construction starting again which is both a blessing and a curse.
Take care, Annee and David
We loved the house, the location, and the many details that enhanced our stay. Thank you!
San Francisco, Ca.
This is a great house in a really good location. The pictures don't do it justice. Very clean and very well appointed. Wonderful Master suite with nice ocean views and a fireplace. The large master bath with separate shower and soaking tub are great after a day on the beach. We have rented vacation properties before and this is by far the nicest. Highly recommended .
Great location and extra touches
Annee and David, Thank you for sharing your lovely home with our family of five. There was plenty of space for our three young adult children and my husband and me. From the moment we arrived to find your welcoming note and wine and cheese tray, we realized how fortunate we are to be staying here. Your attention to detail in the kitchen enabled us to make the most of our meals together. We will always remember eating the grilled salmon my son had caught in the Pacific. It was a treat to puruse your books. I especially enjoyed the Carmel architecture book and your own Recipes and Reflection. We enjoyed watching Grapes of Wrath after visiting the Steinbeck Museum. Your home is perfectly situated for a great vacation. Our guys were able to play golf at Pebble and Cypress Point. We had an awesome hike around Point Lobos and a thrilling drive down Big Sur. We also enjoyed our visit to the Chateau Julien Winery. It has been so much fun to be able to walk into the downtown area of Carmel to shop and dine. My daughter and I greatly enjoyed the " Carmel walks". Our dining experiences have been superb and the people we have met have been so friendly. Thank you again for a memorable vacation.
Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - 12/29/2010
Thanks so much for taking the time to review and Happy New Year
Annee and David
Ann Arbor, MI
relaxing, beautiful vacation spot
Our family enjoyed a wonderful vacation staying at Sanctuary by the Sea in Carmel. The cottage is located a few blocks from the beach and town, so its a perfect location from which to take long walks. The house was very clean and well-maintained. Loved the master bedroom and roomy, sunny master bathroom. Linens were very fine quality, as were the appliances in the updated kitchen. House was well stocked with kitchen supplies and linens. Nice back deck for grilling, eating, and relaxing. The owner provided a new toaster and bathtub plug upon our request. Would definitely recommend to a friend. Ideal for 2 couples and 1 young daughter, but an additional adult couple could use the girl's bedroom, and a child or teenager could sleep on the couch in the TV room.