Carmel, Central Coast, California Vacation Rental0 bedroom, 1 bath guest house sleeps 2Adults 2 small kids 

#3292 Stylish Carmel Guest Studio - Fully Equipped Kitchen - Pets ok!

Welcome to "Restful Refuge Guest House"!

Escape to your own little island of tranquility in this 600-square-foot studio guest cottage that perfectly encapsulates Carmel's unique style of casual comfort and urbane sophistication. Situated in a lovely quiet residential area, it is just minutes from stunning white beaches and the many exciting shops and restaurants of downtown Carmel and environs. A two-bedroom, two-bath main house is also available for rent together with the guest studio or separately.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and sparkling cider, spa passes from the famous Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey that has recently undergone a $2 million renovation, Scheid Wine passes 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, embroidered spa bathrobes, slippers and over sized towels and beach gear.

Natural sisal and jute rugs over a wide-plank wood floor contribute to the upscale beach motif, with its white, chocolate brown, tan and sea-foam color scheme and bright, upbeat tone. Warm yourself by a cheery wood stove while you play games, read or watch a 46-inch LCD HD TV with dish network service from a cushy white couch and chaise with an ottoman coffee table.

If you choose, you can shop for fresh meats and seafood, fruits and veggies, gourmet cheeses, wines and pastries at nearby purveyors of local delicacies and prepare your own meals in the full-sized fully equipped white-tiled kitchen that has a flower-filled window box above the sink that overlooks a lush wooded area. The kitchen is equipped with a gas range, microwave, dishwasher and side-by-side refrigerator. A dark wood drop-leaf dining table behind the couch is set up to seat two but can be expanded to accommodate six.

A king bed, which can be converted to two twins, is topped with Memory Foam and appointed with luxury linens and a generous supply of throw pillows. A closet and two Bombay bedside bureaus provide ample storage. The studio can sleep two adults and one adult/child on a roll-away bed with Memory Foam mattress, and another small child on the couch (which is not a sleeper sofa but deep enough). The spotless white-tiled bathroom has a tub/shower combination.

Enjoy cocktails, morning coffee or take your meals at a teak bistro table and chairs for two on a small private wooden deck, accessible through sliding glass doors, that is filled with colorful potted plants. A gas grill is also provided. A shared washer and dryer are located in a nearby laundry room.

Parking for one car in available on the street at the end of the driveway. If the main house is not rented than use of the carport is available with permission at time of arrival. If the main house is rented than you may use the driveway to unload and pack up or drop off and then return car to the street.

This guest studio is adjacent to a larger two-bedroom two-bath cottage on a spacious, beautifully landscaped property with Point Lobos, ocean views and deck that is also available for rent. The Guest Studio is very private and separated from the main house. (see description below).

Main House:
Imagine yourself lounging on a spacious wooden deck watching a luminous sunset on the horizon over the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific and you get a foretaste of what to expect from this utterly charming 1,200-square-foot home and 600-square-foot-guest cottage in a lovely Carmel neighborhood.

Bright and cheerful with a wood fireplace and hardwood floors throughout, this two-bedroom two-bath main house, which sleeps 6, is surrounded by lush gardens on a large enclosed property. A delightful studio cottage that sleeps 2-3 can be rented together with the main house or separately

The ocean and Point Lobos are visible from the living room and master bedroom of the main house. The upbeat Pottery Barn beach d├ęcor, with its white, chocolate and robin's-egg-blue color scheme and seashore-themed accents, will lift your spirits, making you eager to return to your home base after exploring the surrounding sights.

Everything you will want to see and do is nearby. It is a short walk to Carmel River Beach (a locals' favorite) and the Carmel Mission and minutes by car to the shops and galleries of downtown Carmel and the chic Crossroads and Barnyard shopping areas at the mouth of Carmel Valley. Monterey and Pacific Grove are a 10-minute drive, and Big Sur is half an hour away.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complementary hors d'oeuvres and sparkling cider, spa passes from the famous Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey that recently underwent a $2 million renovation, Scheid Wine passes 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 spa bathrobes, slippers and over-sized towels, and beach gear.

The outdoors is as much a draw as the indoors at this unique old-style Carmel home. Beauty abounds everywhere you look on the grounds with its stately Cypresses and sturdy oaks bordering the perimeter, a gorgeous plot of rose bushes at the entrance, and lush native plants throughout the interior garden with its graveled paths. A spectacular expansive private deck off the living room and master bedroom is equipped with three teak lounge chairs and a teak outdoor table that expands to seat eight with tan shade umbrella for enjoying evening cocktails or al fresco meals. A grape-stake fence surrounding the property provides privacy.

As you enter the front door and walk into the cozy combined living/dining room with its garden and ocean views. French doors open out to the deck. When you're not mesmerized by the vista, you can play cards, watch the 46-inch flat-screen LCD - HDTV with Blue-Ray DVD or socialize in the cheery space, which includes a plush sleeper-sofa facing a whitewashed-brick wood-burning fireplace, an overstuffed chair, a library table and a round oak table with upholstered chairs that seat four.

An fully equipped kitchen with oak cabinetry has a gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and a movable island. You can grab a light breakfast before heading out on your day's adventures at a small breakfast bar with two stools.

Wake in the morning after a tranquil night's sleep to ocean views from the master bedroom, which features a queen bed with a top-quality mattress fitted with luxurious linens and built-in shelving. Complete privacy allows you to throw open the French doors, step out onto the deck and breathe in the fresh sea air even before you dress. Adjacent is a full bath with combination tub/shower completely tiled in white.

A second cheerful bedroom that overlooks a rose garden has a trundle bed, also fitted with luxury linens, that can sleep one, become two twins, or convert to a king with Memory Foam topper. A full bathroom down a short hall off the living room has a tub/shower and counter top tiled in cloudy blue.

A laundry room with outside access has a washer and dryer. Parking is available in a carport with additional parking on the street.

Property Amenities
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Off Street Parking
  • Wood Burning Stove/Fireplace
  • King/Twin Combo bed (can be made into a king with a memory foam topper
  • Or split into two twins)
  • Plus a chaise sofa that will sleep 1 adult or up to 2 children
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Stereo System
  • Full Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Gas/Electric BBQ Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Telephone
  • Free Long Distance (within United States)
  • Broadband Internet
  • WiFi (Wireless Internet)
  • Smoking Not Allowed.
Community Amenities
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Restaurants
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Racquetball
  • Basketball Court
  • Antiquing
  • Cinemas/Movie Theaters
  • Live Theatre
  • Museums
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Horseback Riding

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Guest Comment
"We had a fabulous getaway during Spring Break. With 2 adults, 2 children and a small dog, the Mesa Guest House was a perfect place for us to spend time relaxing and unwinding after all the fun activities of our days. The place is beautifully decorated, very clean and has everything you could need to cook a gourmet meal if you so desire. We will definitely look forward to staying there again in the future!"

- Ally, Valencia, Ca. 08/12/2012

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