3123 The Last Resort ~ Huge Home Perfect for Families, Reunions & Groups
Description from the manager
Welcome to “The Last Resort”!
**For more details about this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
This extraordinary home combines a love of nature and with luxury to create an environment that captures the essence of California coast living. Situated on an acre bluff in Carmel Highlands, this secluded 3,200 square-foot, 2-level A-frame house, with its sweeping ocean and mountain views, has an indoor-outdoor orientation designed to take full advantage of the breathtaking surroundings.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush bathrobes and oversized towels.
Spacious living areas, with vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, skylights, a wood-burning stove insert (wood provided), a wall of windows, comfortable furnishings and ocean views, are conducive to warm social time. A hedge of Cypress trees guarantees seclusion, while numerous nooks, both indoors and out, provide opportunity for quiet contemplation. And when you want to play, there’s a swimming pool, a fitness room and a game room with pool table and video arcade.
Three generous bedroom suites offer sleeping for 6-10. The upstairs master suite features a pellet stove fireplace and private bathroom with walls of rich old-growth redwood, skylights and a separate tub and shower area.
The lower-level master suite has a queen bed, mirrored closet doors, skylights and a private bathroom with shower and tub.
A second guest suite on the upper level has a king bed, mirrored closet doors, skylights, a pellet fireplace and a marble bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and tub.
All bedrooms are large enough to allow for additional sleeping arrangements, such as an folding extra long twin beds with or an inflatable queen bed.
The fully-equipped kitchen has a central island, gas stove, convection/microwave oven, microwave, dishwasher, GE Monogram side-by-side refrigerator and indoor electric grill. An adjacent dining area seats 8.
A 600-sq-ft solarium adjacent to the pool houses a fitness room complete with universal gym, free weights, benches, elliptical machine, and an indoor sauna. (Sorry, operation of the indoor hot tub is complicated and therefore unavailable for guest use.) The extensive patio and deck includes all the furnishings necessary for lounging and dining poolside, including fire pit and patio heater. Other special features include an outdoor hot tub, an outdoor shower and a gas grill. The swimming pool is totally private, sheltered by a hedge on one side, the fitness room on the other and a glass windbreak, which creates a series of framed views of the gardens and ocean. Heating provided by solar panels and the cover make the pool swimmable during extended warm periods of the year, usually April through October.
This is a home where the personality and preferences of the owners shine through. Their love for nature is reflected in artwork depicting sea animals, plant life, landscapes and other natural motifs. Artisan touches can be found everywhere, from the master suite’s king bed with its undulating wood frame made of tree branches to stained-glass insets in cabinets.
The house is equipped with all the latest technology including HDTV Dish Network premium programming, Blue Ray DVD, CD player and library, Sirius Satellite music and a Play Station with several games. It also has wireless DSL connection and phones with unlimited national long distance privileges. There is a washer and dryer and plenty of onsite parking.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, game room, video game library, pool table, games, playground, movie/video library, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, queen, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, groceries, fishing, gas range, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, whale watching info, nearby grocery, nearby post office, sound/bay fishing, hand mixer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, nearby fedex, scenic drives, monterey bay aquarium, photography, iron & ironing board, dishes & utensils, distant ocean views, live theater, beachcombing, fitness room / equipment, nearby internet cafe, spa robes and amenities, twin/ single, point lobos state park nearby, washer & dryer (private), horseback riding, filtered water-refrigerator, restaurants, living room, forest theater (outdoor), wine tasting passes for 2, pack-n-play or crib, massage therapist, cookware (pots/pans/baking), bicycle rental info, snorkeling, pier fishing, atm/bank, off street rv parking available, cinemas, churches, phone: free long dist - cont. us, cookie, cake & muffin tins, heating, quality bedding & towels, white water ocean views, medical services, marina, tub, coffee maker, secluded, mini food processor, nearby medical services, daily cleaning (additional cost), museums, deepsea fishing, quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, on demand or pay per view movies, swimming, paddle boating, outdoor shower, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, synagogues, movie theatres, equestrian events, festivals, basketball court, art galleries nearby, minimum age limit for renters, cycling, hospital, tennis, winery tours, quiet residental neighborhood, baby gate, ice maker, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, pellet stove, surf fishing, sirius satellite music, iron & board, coin laundry, king, nearby bank, sailing, shower, bay/sound, local information/brochures, pantry items, catering or chef available, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, recently updated interiors, mountain biking, ipod music dock, sleep sofa /futon, lawn / garden, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, cd player, forests, bluray player, non smoking only, mazda laguna seca raceway, whale watching, sight seeing, golf course info, more than one TV, combination tub/shower, decorative table settings, wind-surfing, eco tourism, my museum (for children), major shopping mall, child bed, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, monterey museum of art, carmel sunset center (venue), village, bird watching, laundromat, kayaking rental info....Read more
Left on 05/20/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | GregReviewed May 20, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
Our expectations were surpassed as soon as we turned up the drive and opened the door to an amazing ocean view and beautiful home.
There were seven of us friends (three couples and a single) staying together to celebrate months of training for the Big Sur Marathon. We needed comfy beds, plenty of bathrooms and a kitchen so we could prepare our own food. We got all that and more. There was plenty of space for each of us to find some solitude and then come back together for friendship and fun.
Sitting in the spa while looking out onto the ocean is an experience I won't soon forget.
On the final morning we all sat quietly on the patio gazing at the ocean view and sighed...too bad we had to leave was on all our minds.
We all want to go back!
Left on 01/15/2011 for a stay in July 2009 | DeborahReviewed Jan 15, 2011Stayed Jul 2009
We had a great time here in Big Sur and can't thank you enough for generously offering your beautiful house to us. The views are spectacular and the house is so comfortable. Anything we found ourselves needing we knew we could find once we opened the right drawer. Each appliance, including the luxurious hot tub, functioned seamlessly which made our stay that much more pleasant. Simply admiring your various collections of portholes, anchors and dolphin figurines was an enjoyable past time in and of itself. We would also like to thank you for your suggestion to hike the trails of Point Lobos ~ what views! We also had a wonderful hike through andrew Molera State Park. As well, the boys had a blast playing pool. You really have quite the place here and we were so lucky to spend a week here in the coastal hills of the Carmel/Big Sur area. Thanks so much!
Left on 11/30/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | The H FamilyReviewed Nov 30, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
Thank you for a wonderful family reunion ~ your house and garden are beautiful, comfortable, perfectly located and have every convenience. The views are gorgeous; we loved cooking outside in the colorful garden, watching the changing ocean and mist come in over the hills! Gorgeous, beautiful, peaceful as you well know!
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