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The Bunkhouse at Star Route

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

We are located 20 minutes from shops and restaurants up in the mountains by the Carmel River and Los Padres Dam. There is a winding road through the mountains, so if you don't like curvy roads, this might not be your journey.

For those who'd like to nourish themselves in nature, you can kick back, relax, and get rejuvenated for the coming season. You will feel a sense of peacefulness the minute you step foot on this special piece of property.

The Bunkhouse Suite is 400 square feet, with a 200 square foot deck. The rock walls that were built in the 1940's have lichen growing on them because the air is so pure.

If you want a place to get away from it all, this is it. The property is unique with the old hitching posts still in place from the original owners, and the lucky horseshoes hanging. Start off your day sitting on the private back deck with cup in your hand, and let the weight fall off your shoulders. The stars are so clear and bright away from all the city lights, they really do put on a show at night. Or just sit by the pond and watch the ducks without a care in the world.

Take a hike to the Carmel River or further up to the Los Padres Dam.

So if you're ready to get away from the maddening crowds, and just chill,,,,this is your place,,,a sweet country retreat.

There is another cottage on the property (737204), Dove Cottage, if you have family or friends you'd like to spend some time with.

Keywords: Tranquil setting with a deck overlooking a creek (seasonal)

More Details

Owner
Rose Merrill
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Rose Merrill

Me and my favorite duck, he always wants a hug. I'm a singer/songwriter, and find this area to be the perfect place to do my writing. I wrote all the songs for my first CD up here by the stream. I love this property, and am working on a project now to have small, private concerts for local artists. Although I enjoy socializing, at the end of the day, there's no place like this place to forget the 'who's who, and the what's what'. Waking in the morning to the sound of the birds singing is my favorite alarm clock. I love spending time in the garden surrounded by my animals.

Jeff loves to golf and there are plenty of courses on the Pennisula. Another one of his passions is retstoring vintage cars. He has a 68 Camero always ready to be fired up.

Rose Merrill purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Rose Merrill chose Central Coast California

The weather is the main reason I love this place. The fog may linger in Carmel and Monterey, but not here. I can totally relax here, just something in the air. Warm sunshine, clean air, and healing sounds of nature, with some treasures of days gone by.

What makes this cottage unique

Spacious and adorable with a sense of calm. The deck is a great place to connect with nature, create, with mother nature. You can use the outdoor grill and sink with plenty of utensils. The Bunkhouse Suite is a sweet retreat decorated with pieces that have been collected from old farmhouses. An extra large shower, with windows in every room. Open up the windows, get some fresh air, and connect to the sounds of nature. There really are a billion stars in the sky,,,,you can see them from the deck at night. Some of the furnishings came out of an old bunkhouse on the farm where I grew up, and I've always treasured them, so when I was putting the old bureau in the bedroom, bunkhouse suite became the name.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carmel Valley in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa sleeper converts to double bed size
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

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The Bunkhouse at Star Route
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews
5

Lovely property with welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved this private charming property. Rose and Jeff are wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home. We enjoyed fresh greens and corn out of Jeff's garden, as well as fresh eggs. Ruby, their dog, will greet you with joy and a toy to play fetch with. Cooking in the outdoor kitchen was great fun.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Very peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maybe in the summer if you are looking for a very basic accomadation but still over priced

  • 1 of 5

We booked the bunkhouse in Dec on a family trip.

We were under the impression that when they advertised cooking facilities it meant a stove and/or an oven and a sink INSIDE the house. But what we got was a bar b que and cold water only sink on the back deck. Maybe in the summer it would of been ok????.

The bunkhouse was heated by a small portable heater that just couldn't keep up with the cold weather.

Second queen bed was actually a very uncomfortable old fold out couch.

But the final straw was that in the morning we woke to frozen pipes. No hot running water. And the cold water that did come out of the pipes later in the day was rusty brown.

We did contact the owner and she did get the hot water working eventually and she did offer to do our dishes as the outside sink didnt work.

The price we paid for our stay certainty didnt reflect the quality of the room or amenities.

Overall it was a very very disappointing experience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's too bad Jill didn't take the time to look at the photos and read the description of The Bunkhouse. The photos clearly show an outdoor sink and BBQ. Inside is the toaster oven, small fridge and microwave. It's also listed a sofa/sleeper for extra guests. The day of Jill's stay (which was our coldest day of the year, the water heater went out for the outside sink. My husband went to town, and replaced it with a brand new one). It was 18 degrees that morning, and yes, the pipes did freeze, and when they do, the water will look brownish from the frozen pipes immediately upon the water returning. It goes away, and isn't harmful, you just have to flush the toilet once or twice. It's the first time in 10 years that I've rented this place anyone has complained about not enough heat. I'd like to also address the price. I received $395.60 for 4 guests for 2 nights. That comes out to $49.45/person. With that money I had 4 loads of laundry, pay the cleaning lady, and although I love sharing this place with others, I still like to make some money at the end of the day. I don't think you can even stay at a motel 6 for that amount, and you wouldn't get a deck with a BBQ grill, and quaintness this place has to offer. But, maybe that's where you'd be more comfortable.
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5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Bunkhouse. The accommodations were just as advertised and their new grill was perfect for barbecuing the steaks we had bought on our way up from Harris Ranch. The bed was heavenly and we appreciated the organic bath products and homemade banana bread for our morning coffee. We arrived later than we had anticipated after dark, but, Rose greeted us with a welcoming smile and we enjoyed listening to her music on the cd player.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Had a wonderful stay in a funky cozy place.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a one night stay at the last minute and this property fit the bill! Easy access (happy we drove during the day as the road is windy, narrow and not lit) and provided the getaway feeling we were hoping for!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming ranch cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience at a charming cottage, gorgeous countryside and mountains. The most peaceful and quiet retreat we visited. Our hosts were really enjoyable and the dog was a blast! Thank you for opening your home to us!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Garland Ranch Regional Park
"Great hiking trails."
Cafe Rustica
"This place has the best salads ever! Great food and service."
Marinus or Wickets Restaurants at the Bernardus Lodge -- CLOSED
"Get a treatment at the spa and enjoy the rest of the day by the pool or spa area."
Will's Fargo Steakhouse and Bar
"This restaurant and saloon will take you back in time. This is an old fashioned type of atm..."
Corkscrew Cafe
Lokal Restaurant
Kathy's Little Kitchen
Chock Rock Winery
Carmel Valley Community Park
Rocky Ridge & Soberanes Canyon Trails
Quail & Olive
"A great shop for wonderful olive oils, vinegars, and other items that are good for you!"
Cachagua Community Park

Come up to the sacred land, where you can dream and create. By relaxing your mind, body and spirit, the magic begins.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Carmel Valley, 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
 
high season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
for 2 nights
From
£129
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£147
for 1 night
From
£108
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£298
for 2 nights
From
£129
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.99
Additional Guest Fee £7.8 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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