#3496 Stunning Carmel-by-the-Sea five bedroom, 3 and a half bath home. Pets OK
Envision upscale Ralph Lauren elegance blended with more casual Pottery Barn flair and you get a feeling for this spacious three-story Carmel home, which offers the perfect environment for multi-generational family gatherings or couples traveling together. With five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, this lovely dwelling -- located in a beautiful residential neighborhood adjacent to an undeveloped canyon, within walking distance of Carmel and just blocks from the ocean -- can comfortably accommodate from 10-12 adults.
A short flight of stairs through a shade garden, beneath an oak and a towering pine, leads to a Carmel stone walkway and a few more steps up to a porch that extends the length of the second story. Enter through a black double-door ornamented with gold whales' tails into a small foyer with a table and mirror that opens immediately to an expansive great room that comprises the living room, dining room and kitchen.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complementary hors d'oeuvres and wine, passes to the famous Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey that recently underwent a $2 million renovation, tickets for a tasting at Scheid Winery in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush bathrobes, slippers and over-sized towels, and beach gear.
Sumptuous yet comfortable, the great room, with its hardwood floors, crown molding, plantation shutters and limestone gas fireplace, is the perfect setting for entertaining at cocktails or dinner parties or just gathering loved ones together for delicious meals and lively conversation. A rich palette of crimson, burnt sienna, orange and mustard are used in the handsome traditional furnishings that include a chocolate-colored sectional sofa. Any professional chef would covet the gorgeous kitchen, with its large rectangular central island with four stools, amber-hued granite countertops and Thomasville wooden cabinetry. Everything needed for preparing wonderful gourmet meals, including a stainless steel countertop gas range and double oven, side-by-side refrigerator and beautiful dishware and linens, is provided. An expandable mahogany-colored wooden dining table with chairs with black leather cushion covers can seat eight. Get-togethers can also spill out to an enclosed flower-filled deck with table and chairs for six, a bright orange umbrella and lounge chairs. A path from the deck leads to a fenced back yard with shade plants such as azaleas, ferns and rhododendrons. Pets are welcome.
Just off the living/dining area is a den stocked with books and a couch that can be converted to a bed for sleeping an additional two people. French doors behind a Shoji screen lead to the deck.
The house has two spacious master suites -- one on the third and one on the second floor -- that in many ways are similar, although the décor in each is distinctive. Both have king beds with luxury linens including comforters with duvets, coverlets, throws and decorative pillows, gas fireplaces, wall-to-wall carpeting, walk-in closets, Japanese Shoji screens on the windows, flat-screen TVs and views out over rooftops to pine and oak trees in the nearby canyon.
The third-story master, which has a color scheme of burnt sienna and mustard, has a desk for a computer, a reading chair and a wall of built-in cabinets. The third-story master bath, which features beautiful Thomasville cabinetry, subtle sand-colored tiling, features a soaking tub with jets. The second-story master, which has French doors that open to the deck, features a white four-poster bed with a chocolate and rust paisley duvet, white end tables and vanity and an upholstered bench. The second story master bath is similar to the third story bathroom but with a large shower.
The ground level offers two bedrooms that would be great hideaways for kids. One, in tans and taupes, has a king with Memory Foam topper that can be converted to two twins, and the second has a cream-colored wooden trundle bed with white cotton bed coverings that is perfect for two children or one adult. A bathroom with a shower and a laundry room with washer and dryer.
Parking for two cars is available in the double car garage, which has extra storage space for bicycles; two cars can park in the driveway.
Memories are just waiting to be made in this special Sanctuary Vacation Rental home.