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Home with Ocean & Sunset Views, large Deck & Spa Area

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Home with Spa/Hot Tub, 1.5 Baths, sleeps 4 to 5

This beautiful modern home sits on one acre of land, facing the Pacific Ocean and has beautiful water and sunset views. The main floor has a high open beam ceiling, dining and living room, white oak wood floor, big gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and commerical gas cook top and double oven, half bath, open floor plan, large deck with ocean and sunset views and big table and new BBQ.

The master bedroom has a new king bed and an electric fireplace, the second bedroom had one queen and one single bed and there is a double bed in TV room.

There is a separate outdoor spa area with privacy, ocean and sunset view, large hot tub and enclosed outdoor shower with on demand hot water.

The house is in a quiet location where you can hear the waves and the sea lions. There is great walking and hiking in Big Sur and directly from the house; shopping and dining in Carmel,only 10 minutes away. Whale watching along the coast or take tour from Monterey Harbor.

The world famous Monterey Aquarium is 20 minutes, Monterey airport 15 minutes, San Jose airport 1 1/2 hours and San Francisco 2 hours.

Hearst Castle is 2 hours south; Highlands Inn Hotel with oceanview restaurant is 2 minutes away.

Great location, ideal for a romantic getaway, fun to share with another couple or for a small family, or family gathering or for local events.

Retreat setting with peace and quiet, ocean and sunset views and hot tub.

More Details

Karin Twohig
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Karin Twohig

I have been living on this property in the Carmel Highlands for over 30 years. I love the long views out to the ocean; the sunsets are amazing and even more so, I love watching the moon set and reflect on the ocean. It is a quiet and peaceful retreat to come back to.

Why Karin Twohig chose Central Coast California

This property is in a quiet and serene setting just minutes south of Carmel and on the coast. You can walk from the house to the ocean and do a 45 minute loop. Monastery beach is on the way to town with a level walking path to the Carmel River mouth. Walking on the white sand beach of Carmel is only a 15 minute drive away.

Whale watching during whale season from the house and the coast highway.

Owner/caretaker on the property living in a cottage with seperate entrance. House, Spa and deck are very private.

What makes this house unique

The spa area is totally private and seperate from the house. There is a large hot tub, chase lounges, sun umbrella and changing area. Ideal for rest and relaxation, a glass of wine, sun bathing, napping or watching the stars and the moon.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sunset view and gas fireplace
  • comfortable beds and high quality linens and down comforters; master bedroom has new organic cotton california king bed and gas fireplace;
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
comfortable home with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean from house, large deck and spa area. Quiet and away from it all yet only 10 to 15 minute drive to Carmel; Carmel Highlands Hotel with ocean view dining just minutes away; Point Lobos State Park with many hiking trails and beaches very close; massage therapist available


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Home with Ocean & Sunset Views, large Deck & Spa Area
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews

A peaceful, beautiful oasis close to services

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our daughter and her boyfriend, were lucky enough to spend a week at Karin's place. From the moment we pulled up at this home perched on a hill nestled in the trees, we know the photos did not do the home justice. The plantings frame a beautiful cedar-shingle home which while modest from the outside, opens to a space with soaring ceilings and generous, open spaces flooded with light from ample skylights. The kitchen was a dream...everything an avid cook needs, down to a well-cared for cast iron skillet awaiting me on top of the professional gas range. The view from the deck was stunning, and we were visited by a group of deer one day and a family of quail on another. We hiked at Point Lobos (stunning) and several other trails within a 20 minute drive -some of the most beautiful vistas I've ever seen. The town of Carmel is charming with more to see and places to shop than we had time for. Monterey aquarium, wine tasting, fabulous restaurants - so much to do! Beds very comfortable and everything was meticulously clean and pleasing. Best way to describe the attention to detail and comfort of Karin's home is to say the place is well-loved. The hot tub terrace with hot shower was just an added bonus. We've used VRBO in Europe, Central America and all over the US. This is one of my top two picks.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and it was a pleasure having you.
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Clean, spacious home with INCREDIBLE views!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning home in private area with views of the ocean. Owner was thoroughly communicative and quick to respond, ready with check-in info, activity recommendations, and our questions upon arrival. Clean and stocked with supplies and amenities. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three nights was too short!

  • 5 of 5

The home was all it was advertised plus more. Lovely touches, like fresh flowers made it so special. Well equipped with way much more than could be expected, clean and comfortable. Extras like spa robes, movies, games for rainy days made it just that bit better. Karin was a gracious hostess, letting us know she was available but not overbearing.

We had a great three nights, not nearly long enough - but a good break nevertheless! Hope to return for longer

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing details put into this home

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you pull into the drive you know you've landed in a piece of heaven. You feel all the love and care put into this beautiful property. I was highly impressed with even the slightest details that help make this home a perfect retreat. From the placement of each foot rug to the alignment of art on the walls, Karin thought of it all. Whether it’s FENG SHUI or OCD, everything had it’s perfect place! The home itself has amazing skylights and windows allowing in the perfect amount of light while providing fantastic views of the treetops. Although it is listed as a two bedroom, there is a third bed/open sleeping area perfectly placed downstairs beneath a large window overlooking the calla lilies in the yard. Utensils galore, you will need nothing more than your groceries to enjoy the fully stocked kitchen. Bring a pair of slippers or house socks to avoid cold feet as this is a no-shoe home. Thank you Karin! We hope to stay again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay in Carmel!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at Karin's place with my partner and another couple for the 2017 new year. The house is located on the hill as part of a very quiet neighborhood. Karin did a great job decorating the house. We especially like the patio with the outlook for the ocean, sunset and you can hear the bird singing everyday. Two things I would point out is that the bedrooms are right next to each other and share one bathroom. Another one is that the deposit refund happens 7 days after the stay. Otherwise, I would recommend anyone to stay here for a quiet get-away!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. The bathroom is separate from each of the bedrooms and there is also a half bath next to the kitchen. Many guests like using the hot outdoor shower in the spa area.
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Pristine house nestled on a quiet mountaintop overlooking the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

Karin has a beautiful home that is very well taken care of. From the top floor kitchen and living room, to the warm bedrooms below, the house is very comfy. The outside patio with a hot tub makes for a wonderful private scene to relax and watch the sunset. We spent 3 nights here at the start of the new year and loved every minute.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Highlands Inn Hotel
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
5 min
Car: necessary

World Famous Monterey Aquarium;

Hearst Castle 2 hours scenic drive south on coast highway

Big Sur Coast;


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Concours d' Elegance
16 Aug 2017 - 22 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £77.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £773.03
Tax Rate 10.5%

$1000 refundable security deposit; will be returned after departure if no damage or loss to property;
low season rates do not apply to holidays or events; $500 per night during Christmas, 4 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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