**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
Escape to the perfect beach cottage. Quaint and contemporary marry seamlessly in this updated 1,400-sq-ft Carmel home located within walking distance of the village and minutes by car to the beach. This sea-themed 2-bedroom, 2-bath, situated in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood, combines the coziness of a cottage with a modern upscale Pottery Barn sophistication.
Enter the property through a vine-covered arch into an enclosed front area with a brick path and driveway bordered with flowering plants. Two wrought-iron chairs with comfortable cushions provide a private place to relax on the front porch and enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee during Carmel’s wonderful cool mornings and evenings.
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 spa bathrobes, slippers, oversized towels and beach gear.
An open floor plan imparts a spacious feeling to the combined living-dining room, which feature a granite-faced gas fireplace with pitched beamed ceilings, Hubbardton Forge artisan light fixtures and hardwood floors. A 40-inch HD LCD TV mounted over the fireplace allows you to watch a movie with the Blue Ray DVD and enjoy a fire at the same time. An earthy palette of sage green, tan and sea-foam blue is offset by crisp white furnishings – sofa, arm chair and an ottoman serving as a coffee table. Chenille throw pillows with starfish designs, distressed side tables and sea-themed art all help create a beach cottage feel.
A renovated contemporary chef’s dream kitchen is a showpiece with its black Corian counter-tops, beautiful walnut cabinetry and top-quality appliances including a gas range and stainless steel side-by side refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. A generous selection of dishware and table linens allow you to entertain as if you were at home. Dine 48-inch round table with a mahogany top and sage scroll legs that seats four. A sunlit breakfast nook off the kitchen has a white bistro table and bench alongside a bay window, perfect for 2 people to sit and relax over morning tea or coffee and croissants. Two metal counter stools provide another eating spot at the kitchen counter.
A spotless remodeled bathroom with shower is just off the kitchen as is a stacking washer and dryer.
The living room and bedrooms are bathed in light from French doors that open to a wraparound deck with outdoor furnishings that include a teak table that can seat 8 and a gas grill. The deck overlooks an enclosed private pet-friendly back yard with roses and other flowering plants. You are beautifully set up to entertain or just lie back, relax and breathe in the fresh ocean air.
The master bedroom has a king with memory foam topper fitted with luxury linens and an ocean-themed duvet comforter in ivory and ocean-reef colors. The king can be converted to 2 twins.
A second bedroom has a white cottage day bed with an ivory, sage green and aqua blue accents. The daybed with trundle can stay a single or be made up as 2 twins or a king with memory foam topper. Total sleeping capacity is 5: 4 adults and 1 small child.
The sparkling remodeled full bathroom near both bedrooms has a shower-over-tub, old-fashioned beadboard wainscoting, brushed nickel fixtures and sand-colored limestone tile on the floor and around the tub. Plush white spa towels with sage-green accents complete the picture.
Parking for 1 car in a carport and a second in the driveway; additional on-street parking available for 2 more cars.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Additional amenities include: media library, movie/video library, playground, concierge service, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, monterey museum of art, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, groceries, fishing, fisherman's wharf-monterey, 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, coffee house nearby, scenic drives, monterey bay aquarium, photography, dishes & utensils, live theater, beachcombing, iron & ironing board, nearby internet cafe, spa robes and amenities, twin/ single, 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, atm/bank, cinemas, churches, cookie, cake & muffin tins, heating, beach nearby, quality bedding & towels, equestrian events, marina, tub, coffee maker, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, daily cleaning (additional cost), museums, walking distance downtown, deepsea fishing, quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, on demand or pay per view movies, swimming, paddle boating, pets considered, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, synagogues, movie theatres, medical services, festivals, movie theatre nearby, art galleries nearby, phone: free long dist - cont. us, cycling, hospital, winery tours, quiet residental neighborhood, 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, pet bowls & furniture covers, laundromat, shower, local information/brochures, pantry items, catering or chef available, bicycle rental info, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, recently updated interiors, sleep sofa /futon, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, carmel mission, restaurant walking distance, forests, bluray player, non smoking only, mazda laguna seca raceway, whale watching, walking dist to carmel by sea, sight seeing, fenced in yard, golf course info, decorative table settings, wind-surfing, eco tourism, my museum (for children), major shopping mall, close to town, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, water filter britta, close to point lobos, carmel sunset center (venue), combination tub/shower, bird watching, long-term renters welcome, kayaking rental info....Read more
I loved this peaceful, beautifully appointed home.
Left on 06/05/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | Mimi C
Love love love this home. Decorated like a Pottery Barn house. Fantastic kitchen. Has everything you need to live there. Quiet location, and so easy to get to the quaint town of Carmel. I would recommend this home to anyone !!!!
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
Recommended for: Travelers, Friends, Families w children
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Juliana
We've been renting vacation homes since the late 1980's, but this was, by far, the best rental. Easiest check-in, with wine and cheese, greeting us, as we walked in the door. The house was spotless and there were plenty of supplies(toilet paper, soap, pillows, blankets, etc.). Great children's drawer with games and books, and we really enjoyed the aquarium passes! Super fun and relaxing vacation! Thanks, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals!
Left on 10/05/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Sanctuary by the Sea in Carmel was a wonderful rental experience. The owners allow well behaved dogs on the property, the layout of the house is cozy and easy to move about through. It was clean inside and out with well equipped kitchen & bathrooms . Much more than I expected ... Whether you are looking for a quiet get away alone or with family, Sanctuary by the Sea in Carmel had all of the home details covered for an effortless stay.
Left on 08/19/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Our stay in this lovely home was one of the most enjoyable vacations that we have ever taken. The home itself was very well appointed, clean, and within walking distance to downtown Carmel.
We will recommend this home to our friends
wanting to stay in Carmel.
Once again, thank you for the wonderful
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