This coastal home with guest house is located in a quiet, private, and prestigious community with quick, easy access to the beaches and golf courses of Pebble Beach, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside, and Carmel. Visit Cannery Row, the Aquarium, Big Sur, Point Lobos, Steinbeck Museum, Santa Lucia Highlands vineyards, Salinas Valley farms.
The beautiful & contemporary 2-story main house has a separate 2-story guest house. Property has 2 hot tubs, a fully equipped exercise room, 2 outdoor gas firepits, many private patio areas, a seasonal creek, & sunshine galore (no coastal fog).
Located at the end of a private lane, the property is completely fenced and gated with graceful oak trees everywhere. The houses back Toro Regional Park with over 5,000 acres of protected hills and trails for hiking and mountain biking (bring your own bike) with spectacular bay views at the top. There are amazing wildflowers that cover the hillsides in the springtime, and the lupine following the winter rains are an amazing natural wonder. Wildlife abounds! Families of quail love to scamper across the landscaped grounds; deer and wild turkeys are often visible along the entry lane; sometimes there is an occasional skunk or fox. In fact, two baby fox were born under the back deck of the main house last summer.
The main house can sleep 7 with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds and a sofa in the M bedroom that makes into a twin bed. There are 2 full baths.
The completely private and separate guest cottage just across the front courtyard from the main house can sleep 5 with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, and 1 fold-out twin bed in the exercise room. There is 1 full bath and an additional half-bath upstairs.
Rates are based on 10 guests; additional $25 per night, per additional guest.
Tucked away in the Monterey Sunbelt area, these two spectacularly designed and furnished homes with their great hiking and biking trails just steps outside, provide a great way to integrate the best of both indoor and outdoor pleasures. Enjoy inside casual elegance, combined with outside sunshine and activities, for way more than just an ordinary vacation getaway. The property sits on a generous acre of gated & landscaped grounds.
Both the main house and the guest house have European furnishings, contemporary state-of-the-art lighting, designer bedding, numerous tasteful art pieces, & DSL wireless for staying in touch.
The main house has a truly gourmet kitchen with concrete countertops and a commercial Viking gas cooktop that is guaranteed to knock your socks off! You'll find cooking to be pleasurable and easy. The kitchen is fully stocked with all you need to create a gourmet meal. There are spices galore, the latest coffee maker, and even a 4 slice toaster! The best part? The kitchen opens into the entertainment room and the dining room, so that everyone can be together and participate without feeling the least bit crowded. The B&B Italia table in the dining room seats 8-10 easily, and there are 4 barstools nestled around the kitchen island counter for additional seating. There is a cozy library filled with books, and there is a secret loft area for children to enjoy. Outdoors is a large hot tub that seats 4-6. The firepit on the back deck will extend your day well into the evening hours.
The guest house has a work-out room with a treadmill, a bench press, a full set of weights, and a barbell. There is also an inversion table by request. There is a kitchen that can seat up to 4 with everything you need to cook quick meals. There is a fantastic bar height counter made from Idaho Ponderosa pine, and a propane BBQ on the back deck for grilling vegetables and meats. The small hot tub on the back deck seats 2-3 and overlooks a beautiful canyon area where you can often spot deer and other wildlife as they cross the valley.
Bedrooms in both houses are furnished with wonderful designer sheets, down comforters, and towels. Large towels provided for the hot tubs.
There are comfortable seating areas all over the property in park-like gardens with numerous tables, umbrellas, & adirondack rockers. The gardens invite you to stay home, relax, read and enjoy a wonderful BBQ. Enjoy all the excellent patios and decks and sit on the upper stone patio in the late afternoon sun with views of the valley below. Enjoy the garden table in the front courtyard. Take a hike up the hill to the waiting bench for spectacular views.
A short drive puts you at any of several beaches and other attractions (wine tasting rooms, the Aquarium, Point Lobos, Big Sur, Carmel, Steinbeck House, Cannery Row, agricultural fields and vineyards, old California missions, the Laguna Seca Raceway, a plethora of restaurants, and numerous other activities). Return to the house for dining on the deck, getting into the hot tub, and enjoying the sunset. A TRULY UNIQUE HOUSE IN A VERY UNIQUE SETTING.
Houses can be rented separately for smaller groups (main house 2-7 people, guest house 2-5 people), or rent both for up to 12 people. Maximum number of cars is 4. Maximum number of guests is 12. No pets, no smoking, no events or parties of any size without permission from owner.
See VRBO #432531 for renting just the guest house (sleeps 2-5). See VRBO #454561 for renting just the main house (sleeps 2-7).
2015 Major Events:
Sea Otter Classic, Big Sur Marathon, Jazz Festival, AT&T ProAm Golf Tournament
Keywords: House, Sunshine, Relaxation, Retreat, Hiking, Biking, Family, Gardens.