3496 Seahorse Sanctuary ~ Spring Specials ~ Two Master Suites w/ Fireplaces
Description from the manager
Welcome to “Seahorse Sanctuary!”
**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
Envision upscale Ralph Lauren elegance blended with more casual Pottery Barn livability and you get a feel for this spacious 3-story Carmel home offering the perfect setting for multi-generational family gatherings or couples traveling together. With 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, this lovely dwelling - located in a beautiful residential neighborhood within walking distance of Carmel and just blocks from the ocean - can comfortably accommodate 10 adults and 2 small children.
A short flight of stairs through a shade garden, beneath an oak and a towering pine, leads to a Carmel stone walkway and a few more steps up to a porch that extends the length of the second story. Enter into a small foyer that opens immediately to a tastefully decorated great room.
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, over-sized towels and beach gear.
Sumptuous yet comfortable, the great room, with its hardwood floors, crown molding, plantation shutters and limestone gas fireplace, is the perfect setting for entertaining and gathering loved ones together for delicious meals and lively conversation. A rich palette of crimson, mustard and other fall colors are used in the handsome traditional furnishings that include a chocolate-colored sectional sofa.
Any professional chef would covet the gorgeous kitchen, with its large rectangular central island with 4 stools, amber-hued granite counter tops and Thomasville wooden cabinetry. Everything needed for preparing gourmet meals, including a stainless steel countertop gas range, double oven, side-by-side refrigerator and beautiful dishware and table linens, is provided. An expandable mahogany wooden dining table can seat 8. Get-togethers can also spill out to an enclosed flower-filled deck with table and chairs for 6, an umbrella and lounge chairs. A path from the deck leads to a small fenced back yard. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Just off the great room is a den stocked with books and a sleeper sofa that can sleep 2. French doors behind a Shoji screen lead to the deck.
The house has 2 spectacular master suites - one on the third and one on the main floor. Both have king beds with luxury linens including comforters with duvets, throws and decorative pillows, gas fireplaces, wall-to-wall carpeting, walk-in closets, Shoji screens on the windows, flat-screen TVs and views out over rooftops to pine and oak trees in a nearby undeveloped canyon.
The third-story master has a desk for a computer, a reading chair and a wall of cabinets. The third-story master bath, which features beautiful Thomasville cabinetry and sand-colored tiling, features a soaking tub with jets.
The main floor master, which has French doors that open to the deck, features a white four-poster bed with a chocolate and rust paisley duvet, white end tables and vanity and an upholstered bench. The second story master bathroom is similar to the one on the third story but with a large shower.
The ground level offers 2 bedrooms that would be great hide-a-ways for kids. One has a king with Memory Foam topper that can be converted to 2 twins, and the second has a cream-colored trundle bed perfect for 2 children or 1 adult. A bathroom includes a tub/shower, a separate water closet and a laundry room with washer/dryer.
Park 2 cars in a double-car garage, which has space for bicycles; 2 cars can park in the driveway.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, 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, twin/ single, 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), bicycle rental info, mazda laguna seca raceway, atm/bank, cinemas, churches, caves, cookie, cake & muffin tins, heating, quality bedding & towels, medical services, marina, tub, coffee maker, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, daily cleaning (additional cost), quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, paddle boating, pets considered, coffee and tea supplies, synagogues, movie theatres, festivals, art galleries nearby, hospital, winery tours, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, iron & board, coin laundry, king, nearby bank, local information/brochures, pantry items, catering or chef available, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, sleep sofa /futon, outlet shopping, baby crib, forests, whale watching info, non smoking only, whale watching, sight seeing, golf course info, bird watching, major shopping mall, child's highchair, duty free shops, child bed, spa day use passes for 2, carmel sunset center (venue), combination tub/shower, my museum (for children), laundromat, kayaking rental info....Read more
"Had a wonderful stay at this beautiful, well appointed, comfort"
Left on 03/12/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | SebastianReviewed Mar 12, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
From the moment we walked into the home we were greeted by a beautiful setting. There was a tray of wine, cheese, and crackers waiting for us which was a nice touch and appreciated after a long trip from the east coast. The family room is spacious and comfortable, perfect for entertaining friends and family and for just 'hanging out'. The dining area has room for good size group to sit and eat. The kitchen has high end appliances and was well appointed allowing for preparing food - our group are 'foodies' and enjoy cooking. The two spacious master suites are superior with very comfortable king beds, large closets, well appointed bathrooms, and fireplaces. There were plenty of bath towels in all the bathrooms. The other rooms where very comfortable also. The entire property was immaculate when we checked in. The mid-month cleaning also left the home in immaculate condition. Well worth the cost. The both the video on the website are accurate and in my opinion the home is even better in person.
It is obvious that owners wanted the renters to be comfortable and to have what was needed to enjoy their stay. The instructions book was well written, clear and complete. We thank them for that. We stayed the month of February and wished we could have stayed longer. We would rent this property again.
Lastly, our Santuary contact was outstanding who anticipated our needs. In fact the entire rental process was very professional and friendly.
Left on 08/07/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 7, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Looking for some space in Carmel by the Sea where the average home seems to be about 1,700 square feet? This place is not only on a very quiet street (with nice neighbors!) but has room for 8 comfortably with no hassle and is around 3,000 square feet. Sanctuary advertises sleeping for 10-12, but if you are staying a while, 8 is the good number. Plus, it is beautiful, extremely well stocked in the kitchen and baths (better than your home unless you are a gourmet cook), and all the amenities that are hard to find in Carmel...clean garage for two cars, big dining area, oversized closets. Il Fornaio restaurnt on Ocean ave. is a 6 minute walk, the dog beach with access at 4th is a 5 minute walk.
Add the Sanctuary service (no I am not employed by them) that includes same day resolution of any issues, and you have a great getaway!
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