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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Sunshine high above the Carmel fog

Located just three minutes by car off of Carmel Valley Road, the house is a brisk twenty minute walk into Carmel Valley Village and a leisurely twenty minute drive into Carmel-by-the-Sea! Our treetop property is located on a sunny hillside in Hitchcock Canyon full of wildlife and beautiful wildflowers.

Excellent hiking trails nearby include: Kahn Ranch, within walking distance of the property, however, drive-in only. Free permits must be displayed in your car; go to Garland Regional Park to download.

Garland Regional Park is approximately 10 minutes west on CVRoad and has trails for all levels of hiker. A book of day hikes is at the house.

The master bedroom features a queen-size bed with an European rattan bed frame. Fluffy comforters and linens envelope one in cozy comfort. As you prepare for sleep, the sky offers you views of the moon as it glides across the sky. With vaulted ceilings, it is very roomy and bright; it has fabulous views of Osborne Ridge to the south and west. Small deck and stairs to 'Lower Paradise' add an element of comfort.

The upstairs bathroom, shower/tub, has a glass-block wall allowing the sun to shine in while ensuring complete privacy.

The second upstairs bedroom is roomy and bright with tall windows facing west and north. It has a queen-size bed, high boy, Swedish-style chair to relax in, extra futon cushions stored in the large closet and a very unusual piece of antique furniture. My partners are brilliant at finding the most amazing objects and art to decorate the house with!

Walking down stairs, linger a moment on the landing to enjoy the exquisite tile work while looking out the window on the east for wildlife sightings! You might just see a pair of intelligent animal eyes peeking back at you!

The downstairs bedroom, with private access to the bathroom, has a queen bed and french doors leading to the patio.

The downstairs bathroom, accessible from the bedroom or the living area, is decorated with tiles hand-crafted by local artisans.

The kitchen offers a gas stove/oven, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, blender and has a washer/dryer in the pantry. Stoneware, utensils, pots and pans, cutlery ~ everything one might need to make their stay here as comfortable as possible are available.

Sit inside or enjoy dining al fresco on the patio. Fire up the propane BBQ while feasting your senses on the views, the colors, the sounds and the smells of the canyon while enjoying homemade fare. Or order take-out from one of the restaurants in the village. Kathy's Little Kitchen-Burgers/ Mexican, Thai Village, Roux-French, Running Iron-famous for their Lonesome Burger and several more restaurants to choose from.

There are numerous wine tasting rooms within walking distance, a dog-friendly community park and pool (pool open after Memorial Day) and several fun shops including "Casa del Sol".

Local art galleries including Valley Girls' and Patricia Qualls are gaining international attention. Carmel Valley Village has a motorcycle museum and Carmel Valley History Museum; check website(s) for hours. Laguna Seca-Mazda Raceway/Recreational area is 9.8 mi. away (15 minutes). Carmel Beach and River Mouth Beach are approximately 20 minutes by car. Asilomar Beach and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Pacific Grove are 40 minutes away.

Living room has a flat-screen, DVD's or Roku only-no local programming. Comfortable leather sofas invite a nap or perhaps a board game?

We are child and pet friendly. $50.00 fee for dogs/cats. The yard is not fully-fenced, pet gate available. Dogs must stay on lead or respond to voice command. No roaming off-property, please. CV Community Park and Carmel Beach (16.5 mi.) allow dogs off-leash.

Please let me know if you are intending to bring your pet (dog, cat, etc.) and what kind of pet you have.

There are two houses on Sunny Hill Drive; parking is limited to three (3) cars. Kathy and family live across the drive. Please call with any questions or concerns.

Enjoy your stay and please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have. If you wish to book a date or inquire about this property, please email me via this site; I will respond promptly. I check VRBO several times a day. Thank you again for your interest in our property!

More Details

Owner
Kathy - Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Kathy - Property Manager

Hi, my name is Kathy. I've lived on Sunny Hill for 28 years and on the Monterey Peninsula for decades. I love my community and hope to introduce you to 'my world' - beautiful Carmel Valley - and invite you back again!

Why Kathy - Property Manager chose Carmel Valley

Massage Therapist(s) on call for guests staying on property.It's best to make reservations Before you arrive!

Stunning interior, decorated colorfully with tiles from the owners' world travels, this property is perfect for romantic get-aways, family vacations and groups. Very private, situated on the hillside, away from rural traffic. Within walking distance of Kahn Ranch and five minutes driving distance to Garland Park. CVVillage currently has 15 wine tasting room, all within a brisk 20 minute walk from the house!

What makes this house unique

Only five minutes from the village of Carmel Valley, this property is very private and quiet. Gorgeous southern views from both patios, propane BBQ to roast those veggies you just bought at CV's Sunday Farmer's Market and perhaps local wine from any of the excellent vineyards here and voila! You've started your weekend just right!!

Tiles abound, lending a sense of fun, adventure and whimsy here. You're invited; please come and stay:)

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is so awesome ! I'm really glad my family and I came up here!

I would totally come back here. I LOVED IT!!! I had lots of fun here! I will miss it So Much! This has been one of the best weekends of my life. I had a blast! Thanks so Much!

FIVE STAR RATING!!!!
Jan 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Exquisite tile work throughout.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Roomy, large closets, deck and stairs private entrance.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedroom downstairs features a Queen bed, french doors onto the patio and a connecting door to the bathroom. A truly unique decorative piece from the '50's will explain our naming this the 'Rose Room'.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 20 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have two Massage Therapists on call who travel to the property. Appointment required. 24 hours in advance, (at least) please. We also have a professional chef available. One week prior notice required. Wine pairings extra.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.909091 based on 51 reviews
5

Wonderful stay in the Carmel Valley

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this home (guests were two adults and 1 todder). Comfortable home, well-equipped kitchen, fun decor, loads of space (indoor and outdoor) and a spectacular view. There was an issue with the hot water our first night, but Kathy (the manager) was very responsive and resolved the problem as quickly as possible. We'd highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a lovely young family! I would be happy to have them return:)
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Modesto
5

A quiet oasis equally suitable for a romantic getaway or a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Perched on the side of a hill looking through the trees across to the other side of Hitchcock Canyon you feel as if you’re in a tree house. Very quiet, very dark at night with great star gazing, yet only minutes away from Carmel Valley Village. The house is a gem with art work, decorative tiles, and lots of windows throughout the house. Small enough to be cozy but large enough to accommodate six adults (we had six adults and two 2 year olds and never felt like we were tripping over each other or didn’t have privacy). The entire house is well appointed. All three bedrooms are large, well furnished and encourage you to relax, gaze out the windows, and stay a little while longer. The fully stocked kitchen is ready for you to prepare anything from a cup to coffee to a five course meal which you can then consume while seated at the dining room table soaking in the view of Hitchcock Canyon through the French doors. The property manager, Kathy, was very easy to work with and always there for us. She answered all our emails within a couple of hours, or sooner, and she was more than willing to do that little extra to make our stay perfect. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again or recommend the house to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great home

  • 5 of 5

House is bigger than the pictures. perfect for 2-3 families. The house has a unique charm.

Get a permit to Kahn Ranch ahead of time and take advantage of a beautiful hike about a half mile from the home.

Kathy is very sweet and lives next door. Always there to help!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The living area of the house was left in unbelievably bad condition: pans with old, baked-on food left on a filthy stove, dirty tissues scattered all over flooring, diapers over-flowing the trash cans, three large mixing bowls left shattered outside, sticky food on chairs, sofas, floors, furniture left in disarray, broken bbq. I felt nauseated.
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Redmond, WA
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and beautiful setting. And Kathy was very accessible and helpful with any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise not far from the maddening crowd

  • 5 of 5

This is what getting away from it all means- staying at Sunny Hills 1. Kathy was the kind of host you sometimes hear about but now I can say I have experienced it. Truly a loving and kind person who makes you feel at home right away. Well equipped home with uniqueness as soon as you arrive. Don't want to spoil it for the next visitors to embrace.

Will definitely come back and stay again. Next time I will bring another sibling along to

understand serenity!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We started our vacation in busy San Francisco and then ended it in this lovely home in the Carmel Valley. What a wonderful retreat this was! It was the perfect size for our family of 4 and offered privacy and places for all of us to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The patio and table off the kitchen was our favorite spot to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, wrapped in a blanket, or for a glass of wine in the evening while we grilled something for a quiet dinner together as a family. It was easy to get to the places we wanted to visit--Carmel Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve--but removed enough from the busy tourist areas that we felt like we had a private retreat all to ourselves. We would definitely go back, maybe without kids next time, in order to spend more time visiting the wineries and cute places in Carmel Valley. We loved our stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Will's Fargo, Running Iron, Plaza Linda
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Rancho Canada
Nearest Train
14.4 Miles
AMTRAK~Salinas, ca
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Running Iron, Rous Corkscrew Cafe, Rustica
Nearest Beach
13.6 Miles
Carmel River Beach
Car: necessary

Laguna Seca Raceway is a quick 15 minute drive over Laureles Grade from Carmel Valley Village! Can't get much closer than that! The Vintage Car Parade usually travels through the village on the way back to Pebble Beach:) Amazing eye candy for vintage car lovers! Refuge

'Imperative for the human spirit. The sound of the waterfalls and music in the zero gravity chair room is delightful. I truly feel like we all need a place like Refuge.' Guests must be clothed.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.72
Pet Fee £56.04
Damage Insurance £44.08

Massage Therapy is available if arranged at least one week in advance.
Private Chef is available is booked two weeks in advance.
Daily Housekeeping may be arranged.
Want you pantry stocked before you arrive? Email me a list of your needs; I'll leave the receipt on the table, food in the 'fridge and perhaps a surprise or two!
If you need an early check-in, it may be doable. There is an additional $50.00 fee for early check-ins!!!
If you bring your pet and do not let us know, we will charge you double. Pet Fee=$75.00 X 2 = $150.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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