Carmel Highlands, Central Coast, California Vacation Rental4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home sleeps 6-10 

#3123 Expansive Ocean & Mountain Views, Lush Gardens And Privacy

Welcome to "The Last Resort"!

Escape to this extraordinary and secluded 2-level, 3,600 square-foot A-frame home
that is perfectly situated on a 2-acre bluff in Carmel Highlands to take full advantage of
the magnificent ocean and mountain views of the Pacific Coast. From the moment of
arrival one begins to sense that this is a special place. Approaching the full-length stained
glass front doors, you notice an uplifting sensation as your mind, body and spirit realize
they are about to be soothed and revitalized in a most peaceful and relaxing environment.
Excitement and a sense of wonder set in as you enter and take in the breathtaking beauty
of the views that greet you. The combination of all nature's elements creates an inviting
and warm welcome into your home-away-from-home where you can recharge and enjoy
the vacation you've worked so hard for.

This home is newly remodeled with beautifully grained teak hardwood and
Jerusalum stone floors, rustic solid wood and stained glass mahogany doors and many
other updates too numerous to mention but sure to please.

With a spacious, open floor plan, vaulted beam ceilings, walls of windows and
uninterrupted amazing views the outdoors is invited in creating a sense of harmony,
balance and well-being. Light filled rooms are tastefully furnished with your comfort and
enjoyment in mind. Embracing comfortable chairs and reclining sofas, pillows, soft cozy
lap throws, plush robes, slippers, luxury linens and an abundance of thoughtful amenities
are all meant to nurture and sooth. Exquisite stained glass, massive burled redwood
furniture, a glowing and warm gas log fireplace that turns on with the push of a button,
whimsical sculptures, antiques, fanciful and mystic artwork and magnificent stones are
just some of the luxuries sprinkled throughout this enchanting sanctuary that await your

There are a multitude of entertainment choices to delight in. Simply being
mesmerized gazing upon the vast and ever changing ocean, mountains and sky; curling
up in an inviting nook with a good book; working out in the exercise room; basking in
the sun and swimming in the pool; watching TV, movies or Playstation II gaming on big
screen HD TVs; playing pool and video arcade games; listening to music; playing board
games that have been provided; or delighting in nature's splendor while rejuvenating in
the hot tub are just a few activities this unique home offers. You just might be surprised
to discover there isn't a reason to leave the comforts of this well cared for resort home and

Our Welcome Book informs guests of everything one needs to know to enjoy your
stay in this magical refuge. We have also included information on the local area and
attractions on the Monterey Peninsula, maps, menus and tips about some of our favorite

On each level there are two spacious master bedroom suites, both with a king size
bed and private bathroom. Experience the quiet serenity and peacefulness found in the
garden views of the meditative lower level master bedroom suite. This suite's bathroom
is clad with rich old growth redwood on the walls and vanity. It has a tub/shower
combination and is finished off with a beautiful granite countertop and gold-tone genie-
like fixtures.

After a restful night's sleep, awaken to amazing ocean views in the upper level
master bedroom suite and indulge in its newly remodeled bathroom. Mother Nature's
spectacular talents are on full display with floor to ceiling granite slabs forming two
walls of the large glass enclosed walk-in shower. With a vaulted beam ceiling, numerous
skylights, windows, garden views, mirrors, and the spacious glass enclosure with a smooth
Onyx pebbled floor one has the sensory experience of showering in the great outdoors.

Yet another spacious and charming guest bedroom suite with a private bathroom
is located on the upper level. This heart-warming room has a queen size sleigh bed and
mirrored sliding closet doors that create a picture perfect portrait of the room's beauty and
tranquility. The in-suite bathroom displays beautiful marble in the tub/shower enclosure
as well as the floor. A shell shaped pedestal sink with gold-tone genie-like fixtures and
ocean themed artwork complement each other perfectly.

All bedroom suites are large enough to accommodate additional sleeping provisions,
such as extra long twin folding beds with memory foam mattresses or a queen-sized

On the lower level, an office offers additional comfortable accommodations with
a sofa unit that can be made into either a king size bed or into two extra long twin beds.

Stay tuned for updates as the office is scheduled for transformation to a fourth bedroom in
early 2014. The bed(s) face a sliding glass door that opens to a deck with the lush garden
beyond. The guest bathroom is located just down the hall. It is a stunningly beautiful
and whimsical bathroom with a large, glass enclosed walk-in shower and double sea glass
sinks that rest on top of a one-of-a-kind burl wood vanity.

Also on the lower level is the game room which features a full size pool table, three
video arcade games, a stereo system and a full length underwater wall mural. Decorated
with whimsical and unique artifacts it's a game room filled with fun for all ages.

The fanciful kitchen, located on the upper level, can accommodate several chefs
simultaneously and is well-equipped to make gourmet cooking a breeze. There is a wealth
of countertop work space, a center island, Viking gas cook top, electric double ovens
(one of which is a confection oven), full size microwave oven, side-by-side Monogram
refrigerator (with thru door reverse osmosis water and ice dispensers), a Jenn-Air indoor
electric grill and dishwasher. Outdoors, adjacent to the house, a propane Weber barbeque
grill is convenient and ready for use. Small appliances such as a food processor, blender,
hand mixer, juicer, coffee maker, tea pot, crock pot, waffle maker, etc. are all at the ready
to assist you in preparing your favorite meals. A bountiful selection of utensils, cooking
and bake ware, dishes, glasses, as well as plastic dishes and glasses for poolside and
outdoor dining, serve ware and accessories are provided. Menu planning is easy since
the kitchen is stocked with a generous assortment of spices, herbs and seasonings, along
with coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, flour, and salt and pepper all for your use and

The spacious dining area is just steps away from the kitchen and offers sweeping
ocean, garden and mountain views. The generously sized dining table seats 8-10 guests.

Outdoor open air dining on warm summer days and evenings can be enjoyed at the tables
located in the pool area, the patio area next to the exercise room, or under the canopy of an
ancient pine on a deck adjacent to the house with spectacular views.

In the solarium, just off of the dining room and kitchen, experience first hand
the captivating views of nature in all its glory. A favored spot for morning coffee to
contemplate the day as your vision roams from the colorful gardens with artwork and
fountains, to the wondrous sky and mountain ridges, to the majesty of the Pacific Ocean
and back again. All the while becoming grounded and centered in a wakeful meditation
that nourishes the soul. The solarium is also a perfect meeting spot at day's end to
reconnect, share the day's events, enjoy a glass of wine and marvel the changing light and
glowing effects of the evening sunset. Prime and expansive views from the solarium make
nature watching another favorite activity. Three sets of binoculars have been provided
so everyone has an opportunity to view magnificent and awe-inspiring creatures such as
whales, dolphins, peregrine falcons, owls, quail, hummingbirds and Monarch butterflies to
name just a few.

The mirrored fitness room is equipped with free weights, benches, mats, a multi-
purpose weight machine, an elliptical machine, sauna and half bathroom. The exercise
room overlooks the pool, mountain ridge, ocean and gardens and has a very comfortable
hammock swing for just hanging out.

The swimming pool and deck area are completely private, sheltered by a Cypress
hedge on one side, the fitness room on the other and a glass windbreak, which creates
a series of picture perfect framed views of the gardens and ocean. The pool is heated
with solar energy and is swimmable during extended warm periods of the year, usually
April through late October. The large pool deck area has a dining table with chairs, patio
umbrellas and a sufficient number of chaise lounge chairs for relaxing while sunbathing or
star gazing.

This home has all the latest technology including two large screen HD televisions,
Dish Network premium satellite programming, Blue Ray DVD and CD players, a
movie library, Sirius Satellite music, I-pod docks, and a play station with several games.
Wireless DSL, an answering machine and AT&T phone service with free unlimited
domestic calls are all available for guest use.

Additional amenities this lovely home offers its guests are: a whole-house water
purification system, reverse osmosis drinking water system, central vacuum system, new
stacking washer and dryer, central heating and air filtration system, a monitored alarm, an
automatic start generator in the event of a power outage, interior and exterior programmed
accent lighting as well as plenty of onsite parking.

The Last Resort Sanctuary in Carmel Highlands is located at the gateway to Big Sur
(about 10 minutes to Carmel, 30 minutes to Big Sur) and is the perfect location for your
next vacation. The winning combination of the magic our home offers, coupled with our
attention to detail and Carmel being one of the most beautiful places on the planet, it is
destined to be one of the most enjoyable and memorable vacation experiences ever.

Property Amenities
  • Washer, Dryer, Linens Provided, Off Street Parking, Wood Fireplace: Wood burning stove in living room for a cozy evening in., Wood Stove (2) : Pellet stoves in both master bedroom suites, King Beds (2), Queen Bed (1), Convertible Beds: Convertible Sofa makes up into 1 King or 2 Extra Long Twin Beds, 1 Queen size Aerobed, 2 Extra Long Twin Folding Beds with 3" foam mattresses, 1 tri-fold futon cushion, Cable/Satellite TV: Satellite TV with premium package ~ HBO, Showtime, sports channels, local channels and access to pay-per-view movies on all 3 TVs, DVD players (2), VCR players (2), DVD movies & CD music libraries, Video Game Console: Play Station II with several games, Video arcade is located in the game room on the lower level, CD Players (5), Stereo Systems (5), Private Hot Tub: The outdoor spa accommodates up to 6 adults, Private Pool: Adult supervision of children under the age of 18 is required at ALL times during your stay. Adult use of the pool requires the buddy system. The pool is solar heated and swimable during the warmer seasons. 3-4' deep in shallow ends and 6' deep in middle, Sauna: located in the exercise room, Pool Table located in game room on lower level, Full Gourmet Kitchen with all cooking utensils provided, Refrigerators: The GE Monogram has reverse osmosis purified water and ice dispenser, 2 compact refrigerator/freezer units are located on the lower level and 1 compact refrigerator is in the fitness room, Dishwasher, Microwave: Countertop full-size microwave in kitchen, Ice Maker/Dispenser in kitchen GE Monogram refrigerator, Catering Available: The Monterey Peninsula is blessed with world class restaurants with an abundance of catering and chef services available to meet the smallest to largest need., Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: Propane BBQ grill on deck off the kitchen, Deck/Patio: Decks and balconies are all fully accessible and wrap around both levels of the home. There is a large patio/ deck area off the kitchen & sunroom as well as pool area with dining table & chairs, Chairs & umbrellas for outdoor dining, Benches, There is a chimnea off the main patio near the outdoor tub, Chairs, lounge chairs, patio heater and umbrellas, Balconies (4): Balconies off both master bedroom suites - living room - dining room - solarium - office/bedroom & game room, Sun Room located off the dining room & kitchen which offer fabulous garden - mountain and ocean views, Panoramic Ocean Views, Expansive mountain views, Telephone: Cordless phone messaging system with caller ID. Handsets are located throughout the home, Free long distance: AT&T services with unlimited free domestic US calls., Broadband Internet: AT&T high speed DSL service., WiFi (Wireless Internet)
  • The 6-disc CD players are located in: The exercise room, the living room, the upstairs master bedroom, the downstairs master bedroom & the game room. 
  • We also have 2 ipod doc & play units.  One is located in the upstairs guest bedroom & the other is in the downstairs master bedroom.
  • In addition, we have:  Sirius satellite music (only in the living room) and Dish Network music channels on the TVs located in the exercise room, the living room & the upstairs master bedroom
Community Amenities
  • Golf within 5-10 miles includes Pebble Beach - Carmel - Carmel Valley - Monterey - Pacific Grove - Seaside & Marina
  • White sand beaches of Carmel
  • Scenic 17-mile Drive
  • Fantastic shopping
  • Art Gallery
  • Adobes
  • Historic & Wine Tasting Tours
  • Hike and picnic at nearby Point Lobos State Park
  • Cannery Row
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Fishing in Monterey Bay
  • Laguna Seca Raceway
  • Movie & 3D theaters
  • Gateway to Big Sur Parks
  • Restaurants & shops
  • An abundance of bike & walking paths
  • Great local restaurants in all price ranges
  • This area is rich and abundant with arts featuring cultural - theater - music - and lecture events year-round

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Guest Comment
"owner met our party of 9 at the house and went over all the useful info for our stay. the home is a beautiful, artistic, eclectic sanctuary with incredible views of the ocean. we mostly staid in the home as we gathered from all over the country to see each other. we loved Nepenthe in big sur , a long time favorite place of mine. i would recommend this to friends and plan to book an april time with a dif group of friends as we speak!"

- jenny, san carlos, CA 01/05/2011

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