**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
As its name suggests, “Carmelot” is a touch of paradise here on earth. The owners have taken an historic Carmel cottage and expertly renovated it, respecting the feel of the old while giving it a sophisticated updated styling that combines contemporary with Craftsman.
In addition to the many charms of this 3-bedroom, 2-bath house, there is the attraction of the location - just minutes by foot to downtown Carmel and a bit further to the beach.
The entrance is warmed by the glow of Carmel stone pavers beneath your feet and framing a raised bed with flowering shrubs that fronts the house. Craftsman touches abound - in the earthen palette, quarter-paned windows, wrought-iron fixtures and an impressive wooden front door with two rows of small windows at the top.
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.
Great care has been lavished on details in this lovely house. The living room, with its high coved beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, pale lime-green walls and modern art, gives a foretaste of what to expect throughout. A sofa with chaise and slipper chairs allow you to ease back and bask in the glow from a Carmel stone fireplace watching movies on a large flat-screen TV. Play your favorite sonata on the baby grand.
Preparing gourmet meals will be a joy in the drop-dead gorgeous kitchen with its well-thought-out design, marble countertops, farmhouse sink and top-of-the-line appliances. A large island work station has a second sink, a built-in microwave, and two bar stools for sitting and chatting with the chef. Other appliances include an oversized refrigerator, a dishwasher and a stainless-steel gas stove. Special lighting shows the kitchen off to dramatic effect day or night.
The dining room, which looks out to an enclosed patio, has a rectangular wooden farmhouse table that seats 6. A strip of cylindrical opaque glass light fixtures over the table adds contemporary flair. A corner built-in cabinet houses a smaller flat-screen TV.
Across the hall from the dining room is a built-in office nook with a marble countertop, cabinets and computer hookups.
A hallway to the bedrooms has a bank of floor-to-ceiling paned windows and French doors that open out to the sunny enclosed patio where you can relax with your cocktails or coffee in two chaise lounge chairs while watching the flames dance in the massive Carmel stone fireplace.
Halfway down the hallway is a library alcove with a long built-in window seat, antiqued cabinetry and shelves lined with books for your reading enjoyment.
You'll feel like you are in the lap of luxury in the large master bedroom with its high beamed ceiling, wall-to-wall beige carpeting, built-in storage and Carmel stone fireplace flanked by windows that look out to the patio. Two gray lacquer end tables flank the king size bed, which is fitted with luxury linens. The master bath features marble countertops, his-and-her sinks, taupe tiling, a marble-edged soaking tub and a large shower.
A second bedroom, also with beige wall-to-wall carpeting, has a queen bed and a television. A third bedroom has a queen bed. A queen sofa bed in the living room offers another sleeping option.
A guest bathroom, with marble counter tops and taupe tiling, has a tub/shower, spa amenities and plush towels.
Washer/dryer available. Parking for up to 3 cars in the driveway.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, games, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, queen, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, babysitter, groceries, fishing, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, nearby grocery, nearby post office, hand mixer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, nearby fedex, scenic drives, monterey bay aquarium, dishes & utensils, live theater, iron & ironing board, nearby internet cafe, spa robes and amenities, point lobos state park nearby, washer & dryer (private), horseback riding, restaurants, living room, kayak / canoe, wine tasting passes for 2, massage therapist, cookware (pots/pans/baking), bicycle rental info, mazda laguna seca raceway, downtown, atm/bank, cinemas, churches, cookie, cake & muffin tins, heating, quality bedding & towels, medical services, tub, coffee maker, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, daily cleaning (additional cost), monterey museum of art, deepsea fishing, quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, swimming, paddle boating, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, movie theatres, equestrian events, festivals, basketball court, art galleries nearby, cycling, hospital, winery tours, recreation center, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, forest theater (outdoor), iron & board, king, nearby bank, shower, local information/brochures, pantry items, catering or chef available, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, mountain biking, lawn / garden, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, forests, whale watching info, non smoking only, whale watching, sight seeing, golf course info, my museum (for children), major shopping mall, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, carmel sunset center (venue), combination tub/shower, bird watching, laundromat, kayaking rental info....Read more
Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Mary Jane at Sanctuary Homes was extremely helpful and responsive to our requests. The home was very spacious and perfect for our small group. It was terrific to be able to walk into town for supplies as needed and also to be able to host a Thanksgiving dinner for our family. We loved the outside fireplace and Sanctuary's bathrobes! Don't miss The Cheese Shop at the plaza & The Cottage of Sweets on Ocean. Also, for cost effective groceries, go to the Safeway at the mouth of the valley.
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