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Artist's Treehouse Studio Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 440 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

The Treehouse on one acre in Carmel Valley overlooks Carmel Valley Village and the Carmel River. It is nestled in an old oak forest with lots of light, sun and views– beyond the fog belt of the coast yet under 20 minutes from Carmel.

My Artist's Treehouse and Artist's Library couple-size apartments are at the top of the most popular in the Carmel/Monterey Peninsula area. Experience them.

A wide staircase winds up to the deck with table and seating (smoking allowed outside, only) and the double doors to the apartment. The all redwood building has a peaked, open beam, tongue and groove ceiling with cathedral-shaped stained glass windows on each end and Pella, screened windows throughout.

Carpeted with oak parquet in the full kitchen and tile in the full bath (shower)– the effect is light and lovely! Extremely well insulated, the Treehouse has a gas wall heater; in summer the ocean breezes come in early afternoon to cool and the days are FOG FREE.

Parking is off street in a covered carport behind full fencing and an electric gate. Addit covered parking for a second car by request.

Keywords: Treehouse, studio, private, detached house, covered parking, valley views, artist residence.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Desiree

I'm a full time artist and have the best art studio, here, for creating and selling my ShellShades across the United States. But I also love to garden and especially love to water– a disappointing pleasure in CA :-( Nonetheless, this home and property have allowed me to work, play and create the perfect refuge. I think you'll enjoy it, too. Desiree

Desiree purchased this studio in 1982

Why Desiree chose Central Coast California

I love the outdoors and wildlife. Between here and the 3 minutes to the 'Village' watch out for deer and turkeys on the road. At the 'Treehouse' we also have turkeys and quail, gray fox, raccoons, squirrels, opossum and birdsong. At night you can hear the river running in the canyon below and the little birds singing in the morning. Night skies are exceptionally starry and we are fortunate with our clean air to view the Milky Way most nights.

What makes this studio unique

–MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM is the most popular attraction in Monterey County.

–WINE TASTING is big here because we have such an excellent wine growing appelation– ask me about the 20+ Tasting Rooms within 1 mile of the Treehouse.

–WILD TURKEYS and deer heavily populate the area and hiking trails thread throughout Carmel, Carmel Valley and Big Sur.

–FIND A MYSTERY book in the collection and read it while you're here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Desiree, thank you so very much for sharing your lovely space. The Treehouse is beautifully designed: the low ceilings over the bed and kitchen make it feel cozy while tall windows (the wisteria stained glass is amazing) make the space light filled and open.

Your shell lamps combine nature and light so well and I love, love, love that little chair in the corner.

We have stayed in many vacation rentals– yours by far is the most comfortable and well designed.

We had a very relaxing stay- watched the marine layer roll in just south of Point Lobos (the park was packed and we had been before so skipped it) then went for a sunny hike in Garland. Wine tasting in town was fun. Thanks for the Aquarium passes. We visited Pacific Grove- first time back there since we first came to California 33 years ago so a little walk down memory lane.

Again, thanks so much–
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Carmel Valley in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower, exhaust, heater and well lighted and adjustable mirrors above entire counter at sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , twin is a very comfortable rollaway
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tour of Artist's Studio and Gallery by appointment (allow 30 minutes)


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Artist's Treehouse Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.925 based on 45 reviews

The perfect combination of convenience and serenity.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the Artist's Treehouse. It is in a convenient location, minutes to the charming Carmel Valley shops, tasting rooms, restaurants and Folktale Vineyard. It's a short drive to Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey Bay, and even Big Sur. The drives through the hills were so scenic, and a quite frankly fun, that we didn't mind them at all.

The gated property is in a very nice neighborhood in the hills, out of the hustle and bustle. The view from the back patio is amazing. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The free passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium came to good use. The unit had all conveniences except for an A/C, which we weren't used to being from The South. But with the mild CA weather and the breeze up in the hills assisted by a small fan, we were not uncomfortable at all and enjoyed the fresh air.

Desiree was a very nice, accommodating host who was easy to communicate with and fast to respond. She was able to give us many recommendations about the area. We would definitely look to stay here again in the future and would recommend it to all of our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Perfect get away in the Carmel Valley

  • 5 of 5

Desiree was the perfect host! Her beautiful treehouse was charming and comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with all the necessary items, beds were comfortable with high quality linens. Desiree also gave us a personal tour of her shell lamp gallery! We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautifully designed, bright, comfortable and well maintained studio

  • 5 of 5

Desiree is a very welcoming and informative host.

The Treehouse is a very comfortable home, that has been designed and fitted out with great attention to detail. The location in Carmel Valley is quiet and at the same time very convenient to Carmel Valley Village, and an easy drive to Monterey and Carmel by the Sea.

Desiree has compiled a folder that provides a wealth of local information, which we found very useful.

We very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canton, CT

Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Property was beautiful and extremely clean. Desiree is a great host. We checked in and she left us alone but was available if we needed anything. Comfy bed, plenty of towels, kitchen with all you needed and a beautiful view.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and hospitality!!

  • 5 of 5

The Treehouse was absolutely gorgeous! The garden outside was stunning! The hospitality provided by Desiree was amazing. My boyfriend and I came up north from la for my birthday and boy are we glad we came across the gem. Everything was perfect!! I would highly recommend this place to anyone! The place was clean, which is the most important thing when lodging. The owner really made us feel like we were at home. We had a great time and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

We loved every second of our time at the Treehouse. Desiree is the most wonderful hostess, she really pays attention to every detail, you will not be disappointed! What a deal!!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Monterey Airport
Car: necessary

20 wine tasting rooms in Carmel Valley Village, 5 minutes away.

Hiking trails from 'Treehouse' and more trails 5 minutes and 10 minutes driving from house.

Monterey Aquarium on Cannery Row in Monterey within 30 minutes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Carmel Valley, California

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £31.02 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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