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Pristine Nature & Ocean Views Next To The Highlands Inn In Carmel Highlands

People10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Rustic Home On 1 Acre W/ Panoramic Ocean & Highland Views. Sleeps up to 8.

Relaxed & casual. Rustic with a quirky charm – Peace Cove is a great place to meet with friends and family in one of the most beautiful spots on the California Coast.

Peace Cove sits on a bluff in the Carmel Highlands perched above rocky seashores with stunning views of Point Lobos and ocean sunsets. 4 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and on your way to Big Sur, it is the perfect place to stay and explore Monterey Bay, Carmel Valley, & the Big Sur Coastline!

It is also the ideal solution for extended family & friends' accommodations when you plan your next celebration at the Highlands Inn.

Sleeps up to a party of 8.

Features:

* 3 Bedrooms (includes 1 low ceilinged mid-size loft). There is also a ultra low-ceilinged child sized loft not counted as bedroom.

* The Living Room & Great Room provide separate gathering spaces which visitors can relax in while enjoying the coastal views. The Living Room has stunning panoramic views; The Great Room opens to the Sunset Deck and also provides views towards the ocean.

* A cozy eat-in Kitchen with morning sunlit views of the forest and towards Point Lobos.

* Dining Room with Fireplace & ambiance.

* Morning and Sunset Decks. Panoramic views towards ocean, canyon, & hillsides.

* Expansive natural outdoor spaces on 1 acre of private & lush wild landscape.

* On-site private parking for up to 4 cars, & easy access to Hwy 1.

* A one minute stroll to dining at the Highlands Inn’s California Kitchen & 5-star Pacific Edge Restaurant. No need to drive!

* Visitors will enjoy Peace Cove's privacy and sense of freedom; one sees private stunning & expansive views of nature.

* The house is comfortable and the feeling is rustic, like a spacious cabin. Air conditioning is opening the windows and doors. The lifestyle is closer to nature with homespun comforts.

The beauty of its natural setting combined with easy convenience makes Peace Cove the perfect vacation retreat to enjoy in groups! Share happy moments together with family & friends, be it a reunion, vacation, wedding, or simply a memorable getaway. We hope that you love Peace Cove as much as we do.

Note:

This is a private residence, not wheelchair accessible to the main floor (shortest path is 5 wide steps accessible), and infants & toddlers should be supervised at all times. This home & its surroundings feel wild and natural, and it is full of wildlife. Attention & caution should be used on the premises for the benefit of its natural residents and Peace Cove visitors.

We also have wonderful and discreet long-term tenant living in a separate unit under the house and behind the garage.

More Details

Owner
Karen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

Why Karen chose Carmel-by-the-Sea

Having grown up on the French Riviera, and the California Coast, we both have a deep love for the ocean and nature. On a short vacation & exploration, while driving past Carmel on the way to Big Sur, we both fell in love with the Carmel Highlands. It was our dream place - plain & simple. Somehow the magic of this area - it is magical you will see.. is healing and simply deeply moving. The coast just south of Carmel is pristine and for us, the most beautiful place on earth! When we found Peace Cove, we could see that the house was in need of work, however we loved the site, its orientation, and with the background sound of waves and distant seals barking, we imagined the stone path and secret garden we would create. Hummingbirds came close and hovered near us, the Monarchs flew around us, the giant squirrel that lives in the canyon visited, the crows observed us from the giant pine tree & oak. We felt we had a welcoming party! For us, there is something deeply healing about the area in general and this place in particular. You can be stiller, you can think more clearly, you can feel deeply, and you can leave feeling filled with light and pure energy..

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful experience at Peace Cove. The house was very well suited for our large party, 7 folks with the need for 4 separate sleeping areas. The house was immaculate and everything we could want had been anticipated. It felt much like staying in a 5-star property as there was everything from welcome goodies to bath amenities, extra towels, blankets. Even things like binoculars to enjoy the ocean view, a docking station for our own music, current magazines. These special little touches made our stay so enjoyable. We did not want to leave when our check-out day came along....

The bedrooms were just perfect for our mixed party: grandparents, ourselves with kids and uncle. The kitchen and eat-in area was a perfect setting for some fun breakfasts. The dining room was extremely cozy and welcoming; we spent many evening hours there, just talking and enjoying family dinners. The 2 living rooms were more than enough space for all of us and were another perfect place to hang out, relax and enjoy the fabulous ocean view and sunsets.

One night we barbequed on the front deck and then enjoyed s'mores by the outdoor fireplace. There were plenty of blankets to curl up in fireside.



Karen was very responsive to a couple questions we had and immediately got back to us with specific answers. An extremely attentive host, Karen masters the art of hospitality. We are planning to make Peace Cove our yearly family reunion spot!
Apr 2014
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , within Master Bedroom Suite
  • Accomodation summary: 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • BR1 - Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cal-King Bed w/ private bath & TV. Opens to the East Deck
    BR2 - Pt Lobos Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Off of Living Rm., w/ views of canyon & Point Lobos beyond.
    Sleeper Sofa & Daybed+Trundle in Great Room (2nd Living Rm) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa & Day Bed w/Trundle in Great Room
    The Nest - 1 Double Bed , Small Loft, w/ very low clg. Great for young visitors!
    The Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , Sleeping Loft w/ Queen Bed, LOW gable clg for short people.
  • Additional Notes: * The layout of this house allows for a group to occupy it without feeling crowded. The sleeping areas are dispersed (rather than along one corridor), and the house can easily be zoned for 2 small families sharing it (when having kids use the sleeper sofas and daybed). Sleeps 8 in Beds (including the Day Bed in Great Room).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We DO NOT Allow Events & Parties at our home. Only the official guests are allowed on site and this is enforced in the rental agreement. We have to state this because of past experiences. Thanks for understanding!

Reviews

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Pristine Nature & Ocean Views Next To The Highlands Inn In Carmel Highlands
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5

Beautiful place with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Karen's! The home was perfect for a mixed group of couple and singles. The beds were comfortable and every room had wonderful charm. All the bathrooms were expertly appointed. The sitting room with the view of the ocean was one of our favorite places to hang out. The porch with the fire pit was also cozy and delightful. We can't wait for our next Carmel/Big Sur trip and a chance to stay at Karen's again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great location

  • 5 of 5

lovely and helpful owner, great location with a fabulous view!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

Amazing House - Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic and charming home located in an ideal spot. Very warm and unique. Great place to relax for a few days.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin with great ocean views

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at the Peace Cove this weekend. Everyone was comfortable, there are so many spots in and around the house to just relax and hang out. Very clean & great for a big group that included a toddler & baby.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belmont, California
5

Fabulous house, super clean, amazing location, great hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the absolute pleasure to stay at Peace Cove, which is a well chosen name. The house is super quaint and has loads of character. We enjoyed the outside fire and just watched the stars on a nice February night. The kitchen is very well stocked, with all sorts of foods and oil/salt&pepper and other things you need if you want to cook.

We were 3 families, total 9, and the kids loved the house as well. Loads of space, and they slept in the Nest which they totally loved.

The views are amazing, both from the many seating areas around the house as well as from the inside viewing windows on the corner of the house. Sat there enjoying my morning coffee when a fox strolled by casually.

The owners are very nice and accommodating and a nice welcome basket and a bottle of wine greeted us on arrival. We did enjoy that!

In case you were wondering, it is very clean!! If you are looking to stay around Carmel, stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home on a beautiful property with true million dollar views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Peace Cove. The home is gorgeous and well-cared-for, and the neighborhood is incredible. The owners of the home clearly put a great deal of time and effort into every little detail, and we especially appreciated the helpful notes and instructions, cozy blankets, binoculars for wildlife watching, and the fact that the home was VERY clean. It was a nice bonus when coffee, tea, and a well-equipped kitchen were provided for us. They even provided firewood, and the whole family was able to gather around the outdoor fire pit at night. It was so quiet here that we heard sea lions at night, and I can't say that I've ever seen more stars at night. We are in love with the Carmel Highlands! Overall a very relaxing and peaceful getaway, and we hope to return someday. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Highlands Inn
Nearest Golf
7.7 Miles
Quail Lodge Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pacific Edge & California Kitchen
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Monastery Beach, Carmel Beach & Point Lobos
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £190.35
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,142.1

Holiday Rates are +$50/day & 3-Night Minimum.
** 5 Night Minimums are required on these dates.

Holidays & Special Events: AT&T Golf, Easter, Big Sur Marathon, Memorial Day, PGA Golf**, 4th of July**, Moto GP Laguna Seca, Concours d'Elegance**, Labor Day, Monterey Jazz Fest., Big Sur Marathon, Thanksgiving**, Christmas**, New Years**.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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