3469 Mi Amor ~ Secluded Retreat, Guest Cottage, Walk to Beach, Dog OK!
Description from the manager
Welcome to "Mi Amor"!**
Whether you're are looking for a romantic interlude or you just want to lose yourself in an extraordinary environment, you'll find all your desires fulfilled in this hideaway in a beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea neighborhood at Carmel Point.
From the moment you venture down the path to your own private courtyard and enter your sanctuary with walls of glass, towering ceilings and an immense fireplace, you'll feel that magic has arrived and so have you.
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.
This is a haven of tranquility. A subdued, meditative palette, rich patterned oak floors, washed-wood walls, a high beamed ceiling and an impressive over-sized fireplace faced with brass and black glass set the backdrop for a memorable stay. There is an over sized leather sofa, love seat and chair with ottoman and a 50" HDL TV with video library for you to enjoy as well as table for 6 to enjoy dinners near the fire .
The great room's wall of glass imparts the feeling that there is no separation between the interior and the courtyard, lush with plants, hedges and ferns. View the courtyard from a desk and be inspired. Sip your coffee in the morning or toast your happiness at sunset at an outdoor table and chairs. There is also a gas grill for outdoor entertaining. The lighting at night is magical.
The light-splashed soothing gray kitchen with its washed-wood floors and stainless steel appliances has a sleek, uncluttered styling that is contemporary and calming. Everything you need for preparing gourmet meals is provided, including an extensive collection of beautiful dishware, serving pieces and accoutrements to set a table that will make every meal special.
The glass wall in the spacious master bedroom allows you to lounge in the king-sized bed - appointed with luxury linens - and drink in the garden views, both during the day or at night, when dramatic outdoor lighting turns the courtyard into a fantasy land. Comfortable sofa seating allows for reading and conversation.
Soak in a Jacuzzi bath while gazing up at the stars through the massive bathroom skylight in the updated Master bathroom.
There is a second bedroom that has a King Bed or two twins with luxury bedding and its own updated bathroom with step in shower and large walk in closet. This bedroom is adjacent to the Master and is accessed thru the master for young children or the courtyard providing its own autonomy from the rest of the house.
There is also a separate guest cottage off the courtyard with 2 twin beds that can be converted into a King with memory foam topper decorated with luxury milk chocolate and cream colors and a large 46" flat screen HDL TV. A separate bathroom with step in shower is located in the guest cottage. This cottage has its own private courtyard with lounge chairs.
This secluded sanctuary is located in a premier neighborhood just a few blocks from the ocean, a half mile from the Carmel Mission, Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch Inn with its pastoral views, exuberant piano-bar sing-a-longs and renowned brunches. It is an easy 10 block walk to downtown Carmel with its many shops, galleries and restaurants. Everything is provided for you should you decide to have a day at the beach, just a 10 minute walk away.
There is a garage with washer and dryer and room for one small car parking as well as room for up to 2 more cars in front of house.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, games, playground, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), monterey museum of art, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, babysitter, groceries, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, nearby grocery, nearby post office, hand mixer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, nearby fedex, 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), restaurants, living room, forest theater (outdoor), wine tasting passes for 2, massage therapist, cookware (pots/pans/baking), point lobos reserve-close, mazda laguna seca raceway, atm/bank, cinemas, churches, 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), quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, paddle boating, pets considered, coffee and tea supplies, synagogues, movie theatres, bay/ocean views-close, festivals, art galleries nearby, 5 min drive to downtown carmel, garage for 1 car, hospital, winery tours, quiet residental neighborhood, carmel by the sea -5 min drive, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, out door furniture, iron & board, water filter-britta, coin laundry, king, nearby bank, pet bowls & furniture covers, guest unit- separate, local information/brochures, pantry items, catering or chef available, bicycle rental info, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, carmel mission, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, restaurant walking distance, forests, whale watching info, non smoking only, whale watching, sight seeing, fenced in yard, golf course info, more than one TV, bird watching, major shopping mall, duty free shops, surfing, close to point lobos, carmel sunset center (venue), combination tub/shower, my museum (for children), laundromat, kayaking rental info....Read more
Left on 05/17/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 17, 2013Stayed May 2013
We recently stayed at this rental property and what can I say but beautiful. The property was tranquil with every amenity I could ask for. The welcome cheese and wine and roaring fire upon arrival was a wonderul surprise and really appreciated at the beginning of a much overdue holiday. I will definately be back and really look forward to visiting other properties Sanctuary has to offer!
Left on 02/08/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | prkReviewed Feb 8, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
My wife and I go off for a weekend or so every few of months, just to relax. Our goal is always to find a comfortable, pleasant house to rent, and one that's in a nice area. No lie, this was the best place, and best weekend, we've had in years. Everything - the house, the furniture, the kitchen, the secluded courtyard - was perfect. But the folks that manage this property are also clearly top-notch. We arrived to find a roaring fire, an array of nuts, cheese, and berries along with a bottle of wine set out for us, and the whole house in perfect order. And the two minute talk to the ocean - fantastic. We will return for sure!
Left on 12/14/2012 for a stay in December 2012 | Jorge M.Reviewed Dec 14, 2012Stayed Dec 2012
It's been a week and a half since we left Carmel and the house on Santa Lucia, and it still has not settled in our daily chores and habits whether the week at the house with the grand piano and the great fireplace which is the heart of the dwelling was all fact, or in some peculiar way a detour through a portal, not quite in time, but certainly one that landed us in a kind of suspended state -- suspended, that is, between time and ordinary space.
Firmly standing now, 2696 Santa Lucia, is the house belonging to an artist, a one-bedroom ell-shaped house recessed beyond a courtyard which is at once a sculpture garden. You look, from anywhere in the house excepting the bathroom, through giant ceiling-length glass paned doors into the courtyard. Yes, even from the doorway to the kitchen, this statement is true. And where do you begin, once you're inside, to describe this place? You've just stepped inside and are still near the curtain dividing the bedroom from the rest of the house, and you look upon the living room area with the grand paino in the background, rather like an altar surrounded by precious objects and the green of highlighted vegetation. Let your eyes roam along the wall above the fireplace, and you will breathe a little slower, taking in the Javanese figures deployed above the fireplace -- and let this view reach you at night, when the rest is submerged in shadows and the figures come alive! Do this -- standing still and letting your eyes feast on the place -- and you will get your money's worth out of this house, I promise you.
Never mind that during the week you're there the weather is lousy and that for a stretch exceeding 24 hours the power is mostly out. You have the gas fireplace and the gas stove and matches. So you've got hot tea and books to read and you made it through the rain that seemed like it would never end, thanks to friends in town, and to the folks at Sanctuary who were just as cordial as cordial can be.
Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 5, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
The making of arrangements was very easy and most accommodating.
The home was very well located and physically well maintained. It is very quiet and private, and still a short distance from the beach. It was our 41st anniversary and wanted somewhere to relax and just enjoy being together. This house was very good for that with the fire place, kitchen, and nice bathroom. The weather wasn't real great and my wife wasn't feeling like being out, so we stayed in for quiet times. The one thing that could definitely be improved was the Entertainment area.
The TV was very old, small, and couldn't be used for movies or much of anything. The home could use updating for music & TV!
Left on 10/22/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Jon & JennyReviewed Oct 22, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
My wife and I were researching accommodations for a romantic getaway for our 1-year anniversary. Carmel California offered the quiet sanctitude of a small and charming town set in a beautiful and serene coastal forest haven. We read many reviews from B&B;'s to the various Inn's that dot the coastal community and then stumbled upon Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. When we searched the directory and found our 1 bedroom retreat we knew we had found the perfect place to spend our peaceful getaway in a home away from home. The management team made reserving our home very easy and we were welcomed with open arms when we arrived. The 1 bedroom retreat was very clean and romantically tucked away from the hustle and bustle of our normal city life. We arrived to a cheese and wine spread, which we immediately enjoyed as the fireplace lit the main room and warmed our hearts. This was truly a memorable vacation and we look forward to bringing our business back to Sanctuary Vacation Rentals very soon in the near future. Thank you again for a pleasant time spent in the cute coastal town of Carmel!
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