3276 Restful Refuge ~ Huge Ocean View Deck ~ Plush Beds and Luxury Linens

Location Type Bedrooms Bathrooms Sleeps Pets
Carmel Private Home 2 2 4 No
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Welcome to "Restful Refuge"! Ocean view Carmel home. Huge outdoor deck with gas grill for entertaining. Fenced yard with rose garden.
Welcome to "Restful Refuge"! Ocean view Carmel home. Huge outdoor deck with gas grill for entertaining. Fenced yard with rose garden. Sweet and Beautifully Decorated Carmel Cottage. Quiet neighborhood, covered parking. Luxurious beds and bedding. Fully equipped kitchen. Huge outdoor deck with dining for 6 and a gas BBQ. Outdoor dining with a distant ocean view. Beautiful Garden with Many Large Trees. Very comfortable teak loungers Wood burning fireplace in the comfortable living room. Since this photo was taken, the sofa has been pushed back to the back wall for much more room and open space in the living room. The light-filled living room has a wood-burning fireplace, HDTV, DVD player and a distant ocean view. Cozy Dining By The Fireplace. Sunny and Fully Equipped Kitchen. Wine and appetizers welcome you! Roomy kitchen with everything you need to prepare great meals. Immaculate, spacious kitchen. Breakfast In Bed? Plush queen bed with luxurious linens. Private access to the huge ocean view deck. Master bedroom has it\ Lots of special touches throughout. Master bath has spa touches. Cozy Vintage Bedroom Can Be Single, 2 Twins or King Bed! Guest room set up as king.  comfortable beds and luxurious linens. Guest bathroom also has a shower over tub. Take a driving tour of the many Fairy Tale Cottages for which Carmel is famous. Be sure to visit the World Famous Monterey Bay Aquarium!
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Please call 831.373.7103 to reserve this unit or email us at reservations@sanctuaryvacationrentals.com.

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Welcome to "Restful Refuge"! 2 bedroom, 2 bath main house sleeps up to 4 guests. (Studio guest unit - rented separately - sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child.)

**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.

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

Bright and cheerful with a wood burning fireplace and hardwood floors throughout, this secluded 2-bedroom 2-bath indoor/outdoor house is surrounded by lush gardens on a large enclosed property. A delightful guest studio cottage that sleeps 2-3 can be rented together with the main house or separately (obtain further information at #3292 on the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website).

The ocean and Point Lobos are visible from the living room, deck and master bedroom. The upbeat Pottery Barn beach décor, 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 local 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 near 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 with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.

The outdoors is as much a draw as the indoors in this special home. A large deck off the living room and master bedroom is equipped with 3 teak loungers and an outdoor table with green shade umbrella for enjoying evening cocktails or al fresco meals overlooking the private, fenced garden.

As you enter the front door and walk into the cozy combined living and dining room, you will see the lovely 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 flat-screen TV with Blue-Ray DVD or socialize in the cheery space, which includes a plush sofa facing a whitewashed wood-burning fireplace, an overstuffed chair and a round glass table with upholstered chairs that seat 4.

A fully equipped kitchen with oak cabinetry has a gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Grab a light breakfast before heading out on your day's adventures.

Wake in the morning after a tranquil night's sleep to ocean views from the master bedroom, which features a queen bed with top-quality mattress and luxurious linens and built-in shelving. The master bedroom includes a spotless en suite full bath with combination tub/shower completely tiled in white.

A second cheerful bedroom that overlooks a rose garden can be made up as 2 twins or a king with a memory foam topper, also fitted with luxury linens. A full bathroom down a short hall off the living room has a tub/shower and counter top that are tiled in cloudy blue.

A laundry room with outside access has a washer/dryer and is shared with the guest house on the property. Parking is available for one car in a carport. Two more cars can fit in the driveway.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Amenities & Details

  • Guest Unit Option
  • Blue Ray DVD Player
  • Long Distance Phone unlimited
  • 5 minute drive to Town
  • Spa Passes
  • Spa Robes and Amenities
  • Beach Gear
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • King or two twins or single
  • Full Kitchen, Cooking Utensils Provided, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fireplace-Wood
  • Ipod dock
  • Washer Dryer
  • Bay/Ocean Views-Distant
  • Wine Passes
  • Luxury Bedding
  • DVD
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cable/Satellite TV, DVD, VCR, Video Library
  • Catering Available
  • Broadband Internet, WiFi (Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • DVD Library
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • King Bed
  • Welcome Beverage and Horsd'oeuveres
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Off Street Parking
  • Queen Bed (master)
  • CD Player, Stereo System
  • Gas/Electric BBQ Gril
  • Smoking Not Allowed
Standard Amenities in All Properties

Start Date End Date Min Stay Monthly Rate
11/01/15 02/29/16 30
From $4,200.00/month
03/01/16 05/31/16 30
From $4,500.00/month
06/01/16 06/30/16 30
From $5,500.00/month
07/01/16 07/31/16 30
From $5,500.00/month
08/01/16 08/31/16 30
From $6,000.00/month
09/01/16 10/31/16 30
From $4,500.00/month
11/01/16 02/28/17 30
From $4,200.00/month

Specials cannot be combined. Specials usually exclude Holidays and Special Events and summer season. Other exclusions may apply, please call for details.

Note: You are renting a 2 bedroom, 2 bath one-story main house. There is a detached guest studio on the property behind the carport that can be rented separately if available. If you are not renting the guest studio we reserve the right to rent the guest studio to another family. Guest limits in this contract refer to the number of overnight guests allowed in the main house only and include children.

** There is no longer a hot tub, even though it may still appear in our video advertising the property.

** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
** Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates.
** Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit.
** Rates are subject to change and Owner approval.
** Total occupancy may affect rates: Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.


Maximum occupancy - up to 4 guests.

QUEEN BED (This room has an en suite bathroom)


(Bathrooms are located inside Bedroom #1 (Master) and a second bath is located off the living room; there are no TVs in the bedrooms)

If you are booking for a last minute stay, ask our Reservationist if there is a Last Minute Special available.**

**Last Minute Specials typically exclude holidays, special events and the summer season; specials cannot be combined; other exclusions may apply.

Please call for details.

Submit a Guest Review

Guest stayed in June 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway: 5 out of 5 Stars!
“Home away from home in Carmel.  We had a delightful time. This cozy cottage was just what we needed! The kitchen was well-stocked, the bedding was extremely comfortable, a lovely place for our Carmel vacation! I would recommend it highly!"  ~  Robin W and Family
Guest stayed in January 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway:
"Warm And Welcoming!  We had a delightful stay. The cottage was clean and comfortable with a breathtaking view of sunsets over the Pacfic. The garden was a private oasis, although we did not spend much time there. Most of our waking hours were in town or on the beach. Carmel will always be one of my favorite places to be and hopefully we will return."
Guest stayed in September 2014, Reviewed on Escapia:
“Lovely Space In Carmel.  Had a relaxing time in a lovely house  with all mod cons. Would highly redo omen this place to anyone.”
Guest stayed in March 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:
"Wish We Could Own It!  Our family fell in love with this home and can't wait to return. The backyard and the view are gorgeous. The house is very cozy and well stocked, we stayed for a week and had everything we needed..even the sand toys for our 6 and 2 year old. The team at Sanctuary rentals are so easy to work with. Overall we were very pleased and can't wait to return."
Guest stayed in September 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:
"Great Place! This was a getaway trip for a some R&R and some fun too. 
I rented this place sight unseen based on what I saw on the website. The house turned out to be more than I expected. Very comfy and has a great energy. It is clean and very well maintained with a fantastic yard and deck with an ocean view. The neighborhood is so peaceful, I was happy just hanging at the house. 
I felt so comfortable here I was ready to move in! I will definitely return."
Guest stayed in July 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:
"Great Stay And Great Service!  My new bride and I very much enjoyed our recent stay for our wedding with Sanctuary at this very cosy and beautiful home and attached guest studio (we took both for our stay). We had a very pleasant stay and felt that the studio and house were well-equipped, nicely decorated, clean and convenient to the main strip of Carmel-by-the-Sea (5 minutes away) and with easy access to Big Sur. The terrace was beautiful as well, with a view to the coast. We wanted to specifically highlight the exceptional service that Marietta, the property manager, provided us during and particularly after our stay. After the pleasant stay, we had checked out of the house and driven halfway to another appointment in San Francisco by the time we realized we had left the top of our wedding cake in the freezer back in the house. This distressed us very much as we couldn't turn back around due to our appointment. We managed to reach Marietta, and, to put it succinctly, within a few hours, she went above and beyond any expectations to help us out. She helped us carry the cake top up with her the next day to San Francisco, infringing on her planned day with her daughter, and made sure it got to a friend of ours in the city. This was an outcome we couldn't have even wished for and we can't say how much we appreciated her effort and service. This level of service is rare nowadays and makes our decision to recommend the property even easier to make. We will never forget what Marietta did!"
Guest from Menlo Park, CA stayed in July 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:
"Fantastic Cottage W View From The Deck!  We had a great stay here and truly enjoyed the beautiful deck. The walk down to the beach was on the long side but so beautiful you hardly notice. We will definitely be back!"
Guest stayed in November 2011, Reviewed on Homeaway:
"Lovely, Warm Accommodations.  As anyone who has ever rented a vacation home in Carmel knows, rentals are very expensive , often poorly maintained, dated and lacking in many amenities. This was absolutely not the case at the lovely cottages we rented from Sanctuary Vacation rentals in early November. The main house and guest house were both charming and very well appointed. In addition, I found the staff and owner to be very gracious, accommodating and responsive to our needs. I would recommend them unequivocably. Thank you again, Lisa"