Capture the full charm of the Carmel-by-the-Sea experience in this tidy two bedroom, two-bath cottage called La Casa Fina that is within walking distance of the heart of the village, with its many shops, boutiques, art galleries and award-winning restaurants. Located in a sunny, quiet neighborhood, this friendly one-story dwelling, which has been freshly painted inside, can accommodate up to six.
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. Everything you could think to want, from down comforters to hair dryers to food processors, is provided.
A seashore motif, replete with shells, driftwood and soft sun-washed colors of sea-foam blue, sand and white, melds with Pottery Barn flair to produce an environment that is sophisticated yet offers total relaxation and escape. The spacious living room features a coved ceiling with spot lighting, three large paned windows with white shutters that allow in lots of light, hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. Comfortable yet stylish furnishings are accessorized with plenty of pillows and soft, textured throws.
Enjoy gourmet meals in a separate dining room - with built-in cabinetry and a view out through hydrangeas and an orange tree to the street - that can seat six people at the sturdy wooden farmhouse table. Place settings and table linens are provided. Adjacent is the fully-equipped kitchen with its cabinetry painted in a deep ocean blue, tile floor, a self-cleaning gas stove, refrigerator and various small appliances (there is no dishwasher in this kitchen - catch up with loved ones while doing the washing up after shared meals). A separate laundry room with stacking washer-dryer is just off the kitchen.
The sunny master bedroom, decorated in sea-foam green and earth tones, has a king-sized bed with luxury linens, plenty of built-in cabinets and closets and views out through bougainvillea blossoms to a spacious back deck. The master bathroom with tumbled-marble tile has a large step in shower with bench seat and is equipped with sturdy hand-rails.
A second bedroom, which has two twin beds with luxury linens that can be put together to form a king with Memory Foam topper, looks out to a smaller back deck and a bistro table and chairs where you can enjoy the fresh ocean air while you sip your morning coffee.
Adjacent to the second bedroom is a sunroom where you can cozy up to read a book from the library provided. Or, the day bed in this cheerful space can be made into to two additional twin beds or a king to convert the room into a third sleeping area. Both of these rooms likewise are decorated in sea-foam green and earthen colors. A second pristine white bathroom in the hallway between the two bedrooms has a tub and separate shower, also equipped with hand rails.
Two decks in back surrounded by a hedge of pampas grass and furnished with wrought iron chairs, tables, a chaise lounge and a gas grill, provide plenty of sunny space for relaxation, recreation or dining.
Two cars can be parked in the driveway; additional street parking is available. The garage at this property is not available to guests. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, subject to owner’s approval.
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Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, games, playground, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, monterey museum of art, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, groceries, fishing, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, roller blading, nearby grocery, nearby post office, sound/bay fishing, 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), horseback riding, restaurants, living room, forest theater (outdoor), wine tasting passes for 2, massage therapist, cookware (pots/pans/baking), bicycle rental info, snorkeling, pier fishing, downtown, cinemas, churches, cookie, cake & muffin tins, heating, quality bedding & towels, equestrian events, marina, tub, coffee maker, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, daily cleaning (additional cost), museums, deepsea fishing, quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, swimming, paddle boating, pets considered, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, synagogues, movie theatres, medical services, festivals, art galleries nearby, cycling, hospital, tennis, winery tours, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, surf fishing, iron & board, coin laundry, king, nearby bank, sailing, laundromat, shower, bay/sound, 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, mazda laguna seca raceway, whale watching, golf course info, wind-surfing, eco tourism, my museum (for children), major shopping mall, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, carmel sunset center (venue), village, bird watching, long-term renters welcome, kayaking rental info....Read more
Left on 09/05/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | 32Janice
We had a wonderful stay in this very comfortable home. It's a great location for walking to town and is in a peaceful and quiet setting. The home was in lovely condition when we arrived and the management was attentive and helpful throughout our stay. We were able to walk to many enjoyable restaurants and shops. We would highly recommend this lovely home.
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Joann and Nick
Quiet, sun-filled,relaxing stay at "Casa Fina" in Carmel, Ca
Left on 11/03/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Joann and Nick
La Casa Fina is located in a very quiet residential neighborhood that is a short drive to the great shops and ocean beach in downtown Carmel. Sunlight fills all the rooms, and the house has everything you need for a relaxing vacation, to either stay in or entertain friends. The beds were very comfortable, and the linens and kitchen appointments were designed for comfort and functionality. We had a great stay in this charming cottage, and anyone who stays here will also appreciate the privacy, quiet surroundings, and well tended garden. I highly recommend La Casa Fina for your next trip to Carmel.
Left on 06/24/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Can't remember when we have enjoyed a vacation more! Casa Fina is so welcoming and comfortable and it was such a treat to call it our home for five fabulous days! My morning walks to the village and ocean with my 11 year old daughter was a perfect way to start each day!
From the moment we walked in (the wine and cheese, so special) we wanted for nothing, there attention to every detail is amazing. The towels, linens and robes were very luxurious. Normally we do not like to cook on vacations, however, we found it hard to leave Casa Fina in the evenings. Our evening fire, music and wine tastings made cooking even seem fun (the kitchen has everything you would ever need and a grill on the patio).
Thank you for making our stay in Carmel unforgettable!
Dave and Vikki Rugg
P.S. Our six year old Grandson Connor, really summed it up "Nana and Papa, I don't ever want to leave"!
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