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Enjoy the pleasures of both land and sea from a centrally located, 2,500-square-foot home in a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Carmel. Sparkling clean and freshly painted, this spacious 3-bedroom, 3-bath house has new carpeting throughout and an open floor plan that lends itself to congenial socializing.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by 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. There is a basket brimming with local information about Carmel, Carmel Valley (wine tasting country) Pebble Beach (home of the AT&T; and the recent U.S. Open), Big Sur, golf (over 15 courses in the area), State Parks, area attractions, shopping, (Safeway, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, and Costco are all within 10 minutes), Monterey Aquarium, Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms and oversized towels.
A large living area -- with a wood-burning fireplace and baby grand piano -- opens up to a deck that looks out to rolling hills and a grassy meadow teeming with wildlife. A cheerful kitchen is equipped with everything needed to easily entertain 10 or more people in the adjacent dining area.
The light-filled lower level features glass doors opening up to a fenced back yard. A comfortable family room on this level, with a pull-out sofa bed, provides a separate area for the kids to play games or for TV watching. There is also room here for a queen size aerobed for optional sleeping.
Restful meadow views are also afforded from the first-floor master bedroom, which has a master bath with separate tub and shower. A third bedroom on the lower level has a king bed and its own bathroom. An additional bedroom and bathroom are on the first floor as well.
The house is equipped with wifi, high-speed internet, unlimited local and long-distance service, 40-inch plasma TV with DVD/VHS and a stereo system. Washer and dryer are on site as is all the equipment you will need for outdoor excursions: beach chairs, umbrellas, a picnic basket and coolers. You can cook out on a gas grill, and firewood is provided for the fireplace as well as for beach fires, which are permitted on nearby Ribera Beach. The garage is not available for cars, but there is off-street parking for two vehicles and plenty more parking on the street.
Ideal for one or more families or several couples, this is a welcoming place where you can relax and feel at home. For nature lovers, a 5-10-minute walk will take you to off-the-beaten-path places never discovered by most tourists, including Ribera Beach and Carmel River Beach, where the Carmel River empties into the ocean. Also within walking distance are the historic Carmel Mission and Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch. Point Lobos is minutes away by car.
Pack up the family….a Magical Getaway awaits you in Carmel.
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Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, games, playground, reefs, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, queen, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, groceries, fishing, fisherman's wharf-monterey, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, nearby grocery, nearby post office, sound/bay fishing, hand mixer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, nearby fedex, coffee house nearby, scenic drives, monterey bay aquarium, photography, dishes & utensils, live theater, beachcombing, iron & ironing board, nearby internet cafe, spa robes and amenities, point lobos state park nearby, washer & dryer (private), cannery row, horseback riding, restaurants, living room, forest theater (outdoor), wine tasting passes for 2, massage therapist, cookware (pots/pans/baking), point lobos reserve-close, snorkeling, carmel by the sea - 15 min drive, pier fishing, atm/bank, cinemas, electric range / oven, churches, ceiling or portable fans, cookie, cake & muffin tins, heating, beach nearby, wine tasting, quality bedding & towels, medical services, marina, tub, coffee maker, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, walking distance to beach, daily cleaning (additional cost), museums, deepsea fishing, quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, swimming, paddle boating, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, synagogues, movie theatres, equestrian events, festivals, basketball court, movie theatre nearby, art galleries nearby, cycling, hospital, winery tours, quiet residental neighborhood, recreation center, baby gate, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, out door furniture, cd player, surf fishing, iron & board, forced air heat, water filter-britta, coin laundry, king, nearby bank, sailing, laundromat, shower, bay/sound, local information/brochures, pantry items, catering or chef available, bicycle rental info, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, view of estuary, pond, sleep sofa /futon, outlet shopping, baby crib, 15 m inute drive carmel by sea, carmel mission, forests, whale watching info, non smoking only, mazda laguna seca raceway, whale watching, sight seeing, fenced in yard, golf course info, combination tub/shower, decorative table settings, wind-surfing, eco tourism, walking distance to beach trail,, my museum (for children), major shopping mall, child's highchair, close to town, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, close to point lobos, spa day use passes for 2, monterey museum of art, carmel sunset center (venue), village, bird watching, long-term renters welcome, kayaking rental info....Read more
Left on 02/17/2015 for a stay in February 2015 | NPittmom
What a wonderful time the 10 of us had celebrating my husband’s 70th Birthday! Two of our three children & their families joined us - What a surprise!
Your beautiful home was a perfect fit and a perfect location. We enjoyed the Mission, hiked around Point Lobos - all just minutes away - and we enjoyed your two generous Aquarium passes - Thank You!
And our daughter-in-law treated us to beautiful piano music - another plus!
Wonderful memories were made here - Bless You
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
Recommended for: Travelers, Friends, Groups, Families w children
Amazing house with great valley views!
Left on 06/30/2014 for a stay in June 2014 | puffter
"Dear Richard and Janet - We had an absolutely wonderful time staying here! Everything was so perfectly provided that we felt at home right away. The views from the deck are great and we loved playing the piano and going through the truly vast book collection. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home. We would love to visit again
Pavi and Raghav Raman and Family, June 20 - 24,2014" Read more
Many thanks to you for your kind comments and for taking the time to post a review for "Carmel Magical Getaway"!
This warm home hosts so many nice family groups and we were particularly happy to host you folks. We do hope to see you again soon!
With well wishes,
The Sanctuary Vacation Rentals Team
Family with baby
Great house for multigenerational family gathering
Left on 11/14/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Family with baby
We rented this home to celebrate my birthday with two adult sons, their wives, and a baby grandchild. The Myers were wonderful hosts. We loved the large living room where we could all hang out together. Janet even installed a baby gate for us. The bedrooms were large and comfortable. The kitchen was great! All pans, dishes, serving utensils, even spices were provided. The beach was nearby and stunning in its beauty! It was easily walkable with many trails, clean, white sand, and even benches to sit on! We can't wait to visit again!
Left on 09/19/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | GardenHat
Walk to the beaches. Cruise town. Sit on the deck and savor the view across Carmel. Share a meal we make together in our kitchen. Zip off to hike in Garland or Garrapata park. How to choose? I returned here with 2 women from our visit 2 years ago and several new-to-this-house friends. The returnees claim it to be just as fine as in 2010. The newbies can't wait to return - with their families or friends. Open the front door and you are hooked. Listing is accurate, home is clean and well-furnished, and everything functions. Good for families, couples, and groups (such as book or hiking). Casanova Restaurant (5th & Mission) in Carmel is quite nice for lunch. Trees growing out the roof are icing on the experience.
The great meadow view off the balcony and master bedroom, gives you an immediate peaceful feeling when you walk through the doors. We saw rabbits, all types of birds, and even a bobcat. The only thing that would have made it better from a location perspective, is if it had an ocean view...but we were close enough! We walked the beach trail and watched the sunset almost daily (just a short walk to get to the path). It's a large, comfortable home in a quiet setting ... five minutes drive to Point Lobos for hiking or biking, or to Carmel by the Sea for shopping or dining. Grocery store and $1 movie rentals close by too. We were greeted with a personalized welcome note from the owners, who also left us a wonderful bottle of wine and sparkling cider in the fridge. By the time we left, my son had figured out how to play "Don't Stop Believing" on the piano! We really enjoyed the home and would definitely go back again.
Left on 05/05/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
9 adults and 3 babies (2 and under) came for a wedding at the Carmel Mission and spent a fantastic three night weekend in this beautiful home. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable in their home. They ensured everyone had a bed (air mattresses for the few extra bodies in our party were already prepared for sleeping when we arrived), and there were stuffed animals on every bed which amused the kids to no end. We also had a small hiccup of being "stuck" in the house our last day due to Hwy 1 being closed for the Big Sur Marathon. The owners took extra time to find out the options we had for getting out of the house, and were quick to assure us our check out time would be extended because of the road closure. I would come back here in a heartbeat, and will recommend this home to anyone who needs accomodations in Carmel!
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