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Moonglow: Forest tranquility minutes from downtown Carmel. Private hot tub.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Nestled into a beautiful forest setting overlooking the canyon, you will find our rustic guest house perfect for your Carmel getaway. Moonglow is a unique oasis for those that enjoy the tranquility of the forest, yet want to be minutes away from Carmel’s beautiful white sand beach and many artistic shops and restaurants.

A gorgeous deck surrounds Moonglow with plenty of seating, a barbecue for outdoor enjoyment and a heater for cool evenings. The patio has a table and 4 chairs for outdoor dining. The hot tub under the stars awaits you.

For the active traveler Moonglow offers equipment for hiking, biking, tennis, golf and the beach. Walk or bike to the unspoiled canyon.

The beautiful bedroom has a double bed with a great mattress. The sleeper sofa is a queen. If you need a king, Moonglow may not be the best choice for you.

Moonglow has a newly remodeled bathroom with lovely tile shower, kitchenette and living room with a welcoming corner fireplace. There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room (converts to a queen bed) plus a bistro table with 2 chairs, a dresser with drawers, and a rocking chair.

The HDTV and Blu-ray player stream Netflix and other Apps seamlessly via the fast Comcast Wi-Fi.

Moonglow is smoke free. No pets, please.

More Details

Owner
Chuck and Diane
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Chuck and Diane

Our romance began in 1961 when Diane came to Carmel to be a 4th grade teacher at Carmel River School. She met Chuck who had just left the Navy's Blue Angels and was enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School. In 1964 we were married and began a life together. Through the years, as a Navy family, we lived many places, but always returned to Carmel to visit our old friends and to bask in the beauty of the area. Of course, we always wished we had bought a place when we first lived here, and never really thought we would ever live in Carmel

Chuck and Diane purchased this guest house in 2000

Why Chuck and Diane chose Carmel-by-the-Sea

In 2004 we fell in love with Sundance, a rustic and secluded home. We immediately bought it, sold our home in Del Mar, and became Carmelites. We love it here and have never looked back. Our family and friends enjoyed staying in the guest house, and after our son built a magnificent deck around it we christened it 'Moonglow' and decided to offer it as a vacation rental. As you can see from the guestbook, it has been very popular.

What makes this guest house unique

Moonglow is close to everything in Carmel, the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, yet secluded and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Chuck & Diane - what a sweet & serene place this is. We loved the artistic details of the architecture and the garden. The trees are very peaceful and beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay.
Apr 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Carmel-by-the-Sea in California

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Tile shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper sofa converts to a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fireplace, spacious deck, canyon view, private jacuzzi, wireless high speed Internet, HDTV, Blu-ray, Netflix, Bluetooth mobile speaker, bicycles, golf clubs, tennis racquets, tandem kayak, backpacks, ice chest, beach gear, kitchenette, microwave, cooking utensils, linens, gas grill (BBQ) Moonglow is perfect for 2 people. In exceptional cases, we will consider more than 2 for an additional charge. You should be aware that there is a double bed and a sleeper sofa, one bathroom to be shared, and limited storage space for suitcases.

Reviews

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Moonglow: Forest tranquility minutes from downtown Carmel. Private hot tub.
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 165 reviews
5

Perfect getaway for a couple!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose Moonglow for our honeymoon, because we wanted to stay somewhere private, picturesque, conveniently located, and affordable. Moonglow was absolutely the perfect choice for us! It's secluded enough to feel really woodsy and lovely, but still walking distance to town and the beach. We could store snacks and even prepare simple meals in the kitchenette, which was a great money saver. The bed and couch are comfortable, the Internet is speedy, the bathroom is well equipped -- and of course, the hot tub is a HUGE perk. Best of all, in our opinion: the house comes with free passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which saved us $100 and was an incredible experience. Chuck and Diane were gracious hosts and we really enjoyed meeting them. I hope we can return to Moonglow in the future and get to know them even better! Thank you, Chuck and Diane!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Surpassed Expectations, Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Walked in to find a welcome note and 2 Monterey Aquarium passes. We spent a week at Diane and Chuck's and thoroughly enjoyed a full day at Monterey and the OMG aquarium there. Shopped unique and quirky stores in Carmel, enjoyed some of the finest cuisine and the freshest seafood on the west coast. Drove the spectacular and iconic 17 Mile

Drive and strolled the beaches. Moonglow has everything you need and offers a beautiful, world class, private, and oh-so quiet accommodation all on one level, in a lush and flowering landscaped forest. Will be back to do it again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as guests, and would welcome you back any time. We are so happy you enjoyed our "little cottage in the forest." Diane and Chuck
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

The peacefulness could be felt inside and out. The flowers, trees, hot tub and deck were inviting and the cozy cottage was priceless.We will recommend this to our friends and we will return❤️

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

HILLTOP HEAVEN!!!

  • 5 of 5

This guest house is so beautiful. My husband and I stayed for 3 nights on way down the coast and we hated to leave. Absolutely a dream treehouse cottage at the top of a hill. Our hosts had made sure we had everything and more for a delightful, memorable stay. Thanks Chuck and Diane for sharing your fabulous space with us.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect for your two night stay!

  • 5 of 5

Chuck and Diane’s cottage by the sea was beautiful and very clean. We were also less than a five minute Uber ride into town, which we enjoyed for restaurants and shopping. The aquarium tickets were a great plus as well! We were so happy to meet Chuck and Diane, they were such nice and welcoming people. We truly hope to be back and visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our Girl’s Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Moonglow!! The hot tub was fantastic, the deck was serene and perfect for breakfast (we bought groceries at a Safeway that was very close) the beach chairs made watching the sunset at Carmel Beach perfect. Diane was an amazing host and we were greeted with a personalized card, Chocolates and wine. We visited the Refuge (amazing spa in Carmel Valley), Point Lobos, Monterey Bay Aquarium (thanks for the free passes!!), Rocky Point (perfect lunch spot - thanks for the recommendation Diane!) and had the time of our lives. Moonglow was clean, had comfortable beds (I slept on the pullout and thought it was fine), and felt like a home away from home. Totally worth staying here and would do it again!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
CA 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carmel
Car: recommended

Experience the world famous Carmel beach. Stroll through downtown Carmel- by-the-Sea. Enjoy the unparalleled art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Bike the beautiful 17 mile drive through the Del Monte Forest. Walk through Mission Trails Park to the historic Carmel Mission. Immerse yourself in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Drive the spectacular coast highway south to the redwoods of Big Sur. Experience the stunning view from Nepenthe Restaurant. Visit the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas. Hike the magnificent trails of Point Lobos State Park. Golf the many gorgeous courses of the Monterey Peninsula. Play tennis at the public courts 2 blocks away. Enjoy one of the special events held throughout the year.

Other Activities: Aquarium, shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, basketball

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
25 May 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£396
for 2 nights
From
£171
From
£188
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Concours
20 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,420
for 4 nights
From
£341
 
 
Late summer
28 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£396
for 2 nights
From
£171
From
£188
Fri,Sat
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£149
From
£171
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£566
for 3 nights
From
£171
 
 
December
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£327
for 2 nights
From
£137
From
£158
Fri,Sat
 
 
Holidays
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£566
for 3 nights
From
£171
From
£188
Fri,Sat
 
 
January
3 Jan 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
£327
for 2 nights
From
£137
From
£158
Fri,Sat
 
 
AT&T
4 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£566
for 3 nights
From
£171
From
£188
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Spring
19 Feb 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£149
From
£171
Fri,Sat
 
 
Big Sur Marathon
26 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£566
for 3 nights
From
£171
 
 
May
30 Apr 2019 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£149
From
£171
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early summer
24 May 2019 - 9 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
£396
for 2 nights
From
£171
From
£188
Fri,Sat
 
 
U.S. Open
10 Jun 2019 - 17 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,188
for 5 nights
From
£427
 
 
Summer
18 Jun 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
£396
for 2 nights
From
£171
From
£188
Fri,Sat
 
 
Concours
12 Aug 2019 - 19 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,420
for 4 nights
From
£341
 
 
Late summer
20 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£396
for 2 nights
From
£171
From
£188
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£149
From
£171
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.5
Cleaning £54.08

Moonglow is perfect for 2 people. In exceptional cases, we will consider more than 2 for an additional charge. You should be aware that there is a double bed and a sleeper sofa, one bathroom to be shared, and limited storage space for suitcases.
Rates may be higher for weekends, holidays and special events.
Moonglow is smoke free.
Sorry, we do not accept pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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