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CARMEL~Enchanted Oaks~Lovely Retreat in the Treetops~Gorgeous, Peaceful, Private

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)



Enchanted Oaks is a beautiful, custom cottage perfectly located with easy access to Highway 1 and all that the beautiful Monterey Peninsula has to offer. Five minutes from downtown Carmel, world class restaurants & stunning beaches but a world away from the crowds is this perfectly appointed, detached guest house surrounded by peaceful wooded views, privacy and nature.

Recently built Enchanted Oaks is appointed with dark hardwood floors, stone tile bathroom with walk in shower, cozy gas fireplace, walk-in closet & gorgeous forest views from every room. The state of the art kitchen is stocked with everything you need to prepare a simple breakfast or an elegant meal. Huge windows overlook a small wooded canyon with total privacy, you’ll share your visit with the multitude of birds & wildlife that frequent our property and enjoy the unique feeling of staying in the forest canopy.

There is one bedroom with a custom made queen size mattress with high quality linens. The second bed is a queen size air mattress suitable for children or teens. We also have a pac-n-play for our guests with young children.

A 300 square foot wrap around deck, to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine. Pets are welcome with owner approval, no extra fees. Off leash beaches,

wooded trails and parks abound offering peace and exercise for both two and four legged vacationers.

A very short drive from attractions like 17 Mile Drive , Point Lobos State Reserve, Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, Cannery Row & the Aquarium, Lover’s Point in Pacific Grove, Monarch Butterfly Trees, vineyards of Carmel Valley & Stunning Big Sur.

Enchanted Oaks is the perfect place to take advantage of all that this exciting area has to offer. Stay with us for a unique and relaxing vacation experience.

Keywords: Cottage, Guest House, Bungalow, House, One Bedroom, House, Flat, 1-Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), Sleeps (2-4), 1-Bathroom

More Details

Member since: 2011
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About The Owner

This Property has been in our family for over 40 years. You'll enjoy the same amazing property as our family home with complete privacy in our lovely detached guest house. We feel so blessed to be able to raise our two daughters in this incredible place and look forward to sharing it with you.

The Owner purchased this house in 1972

What makes this house unique

The peace and tranquility of this special place are hard to describe. Looking over the canyon and at level with the tree tops offers a very unique perspective and is the perfect place to take in nature. The birds are abundant and their songs fill the air. Nature thrives in our little canyon we enjoy sharing it with Great Horned Owls deer, quail, bobcat, coyote and even the occasional sighting of a mountain lion. On warm days we open the doors and let the sounds, sights and sweet smell of nature in. Our Cocker Spaniel Zeke spends his days playing ball and running in the woods, a dog's paradise.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carmel-by-the-Sea in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) pac-n-play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen air mattress suitable for children or teens
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tranquil, private forested views from everyroom in the house. French doors access the wrap around deck.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(61 traveller reviews)

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CARMEL~Enchanted Oaks~Lovely Retreat in the Treetops~Gorgeous, Peaceful, Private
average rating of 4.7868853 based on 61 reviews

Dreamy Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

Wow! My mom, dog, and I loved our amazing stay at Enchanted Oaks!! Thank you Kari and Dan for sharing this dream house! This was our first experience with VRBO, and it was so lovely. This guest house is centrally located. Minutes away from downtown Carmel, Highway 1, fuel and Starbucks, and Carmel Valley. Everything seemed new, and was so comfortable. We loved the wraparound patio, French doors, huge windows, and especially the fireplace. It is a little tricky to work, but really cool. I was able to adjust the settings throughout the weekend, but for some reason couldn’t turn it off when we left. We were on a relaxing ladies weekend, and while we got out and saw plenty, we really wanted a homey place to relax, read, do yoga, and rest. As apartment dwellers, we thought the kitchen was amazing - and love the dining table. The only thing missing was champagne glasses - but that gave us an excuse to pick up some souvenirs from Pebble Beach! Pink champagne + yoga + treehouse = peaced out

My dog loved curling up in front of the fireplace, and watching the squirrels in the trees. The patio does have a half gate that enters the open garage, so if your dog is a jumper, ask Dan to add the extra boards up. The driveway is steep, and if your car is low to the ground, I don’t know that I would go for it, but I had no issues in low gear in my suv. During our stay, we found it convenient to park on the street and use the stairs, and just used the driveway for loading/unloading. My mom had no issues with the stairs. They are also lit, so late night potty breaks for my dog were not a big deal. We saw deer and bunnies walking around the street in the neighborhood. If you bring your dog, I recommend driving 10-15 minutes up Carmel Valley Road to Garland Ranch Park. Tons of parking, and several well-marked trails. Not the sweeping ocean views in Big Sur, but lush and green, and prettier than any hiking trails in my neighborhood. I definitely plan to create more opportunities to go back to Carmel, and can’t imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice quiet place with privacy

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very nice and helpful. Place is located away from the main strip by just a 2 minute driving making it quiet and relaxing. Very dog friendly. We look forward to staying again soon someday.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needs TLC

  • 2 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in the Enchanted Oaks, and although it could be a nice cottage, it lacks some basic things to make it worth the kind of money we spent. The pots and pans are not usable, there are only 2 wine glasses and other basics of the kitchen are not there, or lacking in quality and quantity. The BBQ is broken as is the refridgerator and the deck was too moldy and dirty to use. We think the owners need to take better care of their cottage before renting it

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry these guests were unhappy and wish that they had let us know at some point during their stay. All but one of the pots and pans are new, they are clean and very usable. We did replace two cookie sheets as well as the single pan that had a couple scratches in the bottom. In addition to the three wine glasses there is a plethora of drinking glasses, beer steins and mugs. We have since added three more wine glasses. The stainless refrigerator, like all the appliances, is very clean, fully functional and looks great. We remedied that issue with a squirt of WD40. The gas grill starter is broken. We provided a long handled lighter for their use, the rest of the grill is fully functional. We just ordered a new gas grill for the summer season so that all future guests will not have to light the grill by hand. There were many days of heavy rain and wind during their stay. The deck was cleaned on the day they arrived and once in the middle of their stay. Perhaps they mistook yellow, Spring pollen as mold. There is no mold anywhere on the deck as we clean and maintain it regularly. Enchanted Oaks is not only a lovely, well appointed, one bedroom home with fully stocked kitchen, surrounded by a peaceful forest but it’s also an excellent value. You would be hard pressed to find a vacation rental or hotel in our price range that’s as nice in this area. Please refer to our 57 positive reviews for a balanced description of Enchanted Oaks.
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

One of my best stays. Property was clean and super quiet. Loved the fire place. I would stay at this property if available

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was so quiet and relaxing. We loved the property.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend the property. We loved our time there. We hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved everything except the steep driveway and walkway down to property

  • 4 of 5

We loved everything except the steep driveway and walk way down to the property. Difficult to maneuver for elderly, so unless more mobile It could be a problem.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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