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California Dreamin’ at its best in Carmel California

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 1 bedroom/studio apartment that is an ideal romantic getaway for two.

Large, spacious studio apartment that is an ideal romantic getaway for two. Even though it includes a small bedroom with single bed we only allow 2 people in this apartment and sadly no dogs or children. It is perfect for the spouse who might snore or just a place to relax in. Incorporated within the owners' primary residence. This 1 bedroom apartment has it's own entrance and lovely private deck with views of Pescadero Canyon. While you may want to get away, you'll still be able to enjoy all the creature comforts: flat screen TV with cable, apple tv with free access to Netflix and Hulu, wireless internet and a full kitchen. Milk, orange juice, butter, coffee, fruit, and cookies will be waiting for you in the apartment to get you started with your visit.

Situated within walking distance of the beach, tennis courts and the charming town of Carmel, you will find fine and casual dining spots and you can shop ‘til your heart’s content. Located a short drive away is the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. This incredible rental apartment will provide you with all you need to have the perfect vacation.

Essentials: private entrance, kitchen, wireless internet access, flat screen TV with cable and DVD player, Additionally: tennis courts, downtown Carmel, beach, restaurants, scenic views and much more.


More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Michele

Welcome to Toujours Maison. We are Bob & Michele, between the two of us we have lived in over 30 different cities, apartments, and houses but we have finally found the home we plan to stay in forever so we called our home Forever House or in French, Toujours Maison and this is the jewel (le Bijou) of our house.

Michele purchased this apartment in 2013

What makes this apartment unique

What we especially love about our house is that even though it is close to town we have a large property with a forest view, wonderful sunlight and a man made waterfall in the back yard. apple tv with access to free Netflix & Hulu as well as 20 premium movie channels.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Northwest Carmel in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom with walk in shower and jacuzzi tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Large Studio apartment with queen size bed and bonus room with single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Passes available to the world famous Monterey Aquarium


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(19 traveller reviews)

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California Dreamin’ at its best in Carmel California
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Great and Cosy location in the Carmel woods.

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I just returned from a 10 day stay in Carmel and were lucky to find Michele's "special place" in the Carmel Woods. Accommodation were great! Cosy, clean and very comfortable. Homemade bread, cookies, fruit and wine were waiting for us and greatly enjoyed. (Thanks again Michele).

The setting is so beautiful with lovely gardens. We loved listening to the many wind chimes dancing to the wind's breeze as we relaxed and had a glass of wine (or two) on the deck.

Carmel is such a special place to visit and Michele & Bob's place is part of the special charm!!!!

Wish I was still there. Can't wait for my next visit!

W. Robertson


  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review we look forward to having you back again sometime next year.
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Paradise in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Hesitant to let everyone know how good this place is.

Really want to keep it our little secret.

Accommodations were spotless.

Unit is stocked with anything you may need.

From toiletries to pots and pans. Coffee, OJ, cookies and wine.

Location was excellent, just a short walk into the town of Carmel.

Hostess (Michele) was lovely, welcoming, and a good source of info for the area.

Already California Dreamin' about returning someday........

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Oregon, Ohio

If we could give ten (or 20) stars we would!

  • 5 of 5

All the five star reviews on here are absolute truth! This place has it all and Michele goes out of her way to ensure that every need or want is met before you even think of it (she even made sure our cookies got restocked when we mentioned we had scarfed them all) Location is awesome, apartment adorable, amenities abundant, hosts superb... We loved every moment and, since we have fallen in love with the area, I know we will be back as soon as we can! Thank you so much for sharing your space with us - Big Sur Marathon 2019 is looking more attractive all the time :-)

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karla Thank you so much for your absolutely fantastic review. I really enjoyed having the two of you here! I look forward to having you again in the future if not for a marathon just for vacation Michele
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Fantastic studio close to town. Charming in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This was a very cozy and attractive studio apartment, with everything you need to have a very pleasant stay. Michele and Bob are wonderful hosts, and they go out of their way in terms of paying attention to all the details. We would highly recommend Bijou if you are lucky enough to visit the incredibly charming Carmel-by-the-Sea.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fullerton, California

Peace and a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this delightful studio in Carmel. Michelle has thought of everything and it is super clean, well stocked and beautifully decorated. The balcony was wonderful and the thoughtful placement of juice, coffee, fruit and cookies was much appreciated. Michelle is a wonderful host. We have stayed in a number of places and this is one of the best. Quiet, beautiful, serene, a close walk to town and charming hosts. We will definitely go back. It was exactly what we needed and we are so grateful to Michelle for all that she has done to make Toujours Maison an oasis.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was great! Very well kept with a great location. Lots of extras.

  • 5 of 5

Michele and Bob were wonderful hosts. We spent eight nights with them and didn't want to leave! The upstairs apartment has a full kitchen, heated floors, a balcony with barbecue, full shower and bath with jets! It's about a 20 minute walk to downtown Carmel with lots of very good restaurants. The beaches are great for walking and the sunsets from the balcony are wonderful. We will certainly stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Passes are available to the world famous Monterey Aquarium.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.37
Damage Insurance £44.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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