3123 The Last Resort ~ Amazing Ocean/Mountain/Garden Views, Private Pool/Spa

Location Type Bedrooms Bathrooms Sleeps Pets
Carmel Highlands Private Home 4 4 10 No
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Welcome to "The Last Resort"! Huge Waterfront Home with Panoramic Ocean Views!
Welcome to "The Last Resort"! Huge Waterfront Home with Panoramic Ocean Views! Huge property with stunning gardens, swimming pool and ocean view hot tub. Swimming pool can be used almost year-round. Lovely swimming pool surrounded gardens. Huge property, very private with beautiful gardens. Views of the mountains and ocean. Ocean view hot tub and outdoor shower. Entrance to this fascinating home. Big Sur sensibilities with hand-carved wood art and furniture. Spacious great room with vaulted beamed ceilings and fireplace. Great room has a wall of windows with a panoramic ocean views. Sun room with ocean and garden views. Enjoy the sunshine in the ocean view sun room. Fabulous gym with sauna. Another view of the gym. Game room for loads of fun after dark. Game room is filled with games and a pool table. Spacious kitchen can accommodate more than one chef and helpers. Kitchen has an eating bar. Dining area in the great room has an ocean view. Master bedroom with sliding doors and an ocean view. Guest bedroom with a garden view. Guest bedroom. Visit Beautiful Point Lobos nearby!
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Welcome to “The Last Resort”!

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

This extraordinary home combines a love of nature and with luxury to create an environment that captures the essence of California coast living. Situated on an acre bluff in Carmel Highlands, this secluded 3,200 square-foot, 2-level A-frame house, with its sweeping ocean and mountain views, has an indoor-outdoor orientation designed to take full advantage of the breathtaking surroundings.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary 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 and spa robes.

Spacious living areas, with vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, skylights, a wood-burning stove insert (wood provided), a wall of windows, comfortable furnishings and ocean views, are conducive to warm social time. A hedge of Cypress trees guarantees seclusion, while numerous nooks, both indoors and out, provide opportunity for quiet contemplation. And when you want to play, there’s a swimming pool, a fitness room and a game room with pool table and video arcade.

Three generous bedroom suites offer sleeping for 6-10. The upstairs master suite features a pellet stove fireplace and private bathroom with walls of rich old-growth redwood, skylights and a separate tub and shower area.

The lower-level master suite has a queen bed, mirrored closet doors, skylights and a private bathroom with shower and tub.

A second guest suite on the upper level has a king bed, mirrored closet doors, skylights, a pellet fireplace and a marble bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and tub.

All bedrooms are large enough to allow for additional sleeping arrangements, such as an folding extra long twin beds with or an inflatable queen bed.

The fully-equipped kitchen has a central island, gas stove, convection/microwave oven, microwave, dishwasher, GE Monogram side-by-side refrigerator and indoor electric grill. An adjacent dining area seats 8.

A 600-sq-ft solarium adjacent to the pool houses a fitness room complete with universal gym, free weights, benches, elliptical machine, and an indoor sauna. (Sorry, operation of the indoor hot tub is complicated and therefore unavailable for guest use.) The extensive patio and deck includes all the furnishings necessary for lounging and dining poolside, including fire pit and patio heater. Other special features include an outdoor hot tub, an outdoor shower and a gas grill. The swimming pool is totally private, sheltered by a hedge on one side, the fitness room on the other and a glass windbreak, which creates a series of framed views of the gardens and ocean. Heating provided by solar panels and the cover make the pool swimmable during extended warm periods of the year, usually April through October.

This is a home where the personality and preferences of the owners shine through. Their love for nature is reflected in artwork depicting sea animals, plant life, landscapes and other natural motifs. Artisan touches can be found everywhere, from the master suite’s king bed with its undulating wood frame made of tree branches to stained-glass insets in cabinets.

The house is equipped with all the latest technology including HDTV Dish Network premium programming, Blue Ray DVD, CD player and library, Sirius Satellite music and a Play Station with several games. It also has wireless DSL connection and phones with unlimited national long distance privileges. There is a washer and dryer and plenty of onsite parking.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Amenities & Details

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fireplace-Gas
  • Master Bedroom T.V
  • DVD Library
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Luxury
  • Welcome Beverage and Horsd'oeuveres
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Off Street Parking
  • DVD players (2), VCR players (2)
  • Video arcade is located in the game room on the lower level
  • Private Hot Tub: The outdoor spa accommodates up to 6 adults
  • Pool Table located in game room on lower level
  • 2 compact refrigerator/freezer units are located on the lower level and 1 compact refrigerator is in the fitness room
  • Ice Maker/Dispenser in 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
  • There is a chimnea off the main patio near the outdoor tub
  • Balconies (4): Balconies off both master bedroom suites - living room - dining room - solarium - office/bedroom & game room
  • Expansive mountain views
  • Broadband Internet: AT&T high speed DSL service., WiFi (Wireless Internet)
  • Fenced in Yard
  • Fireplace-Wood
  • Second T.V
  • Long Distance Phone unlimited
  • 10 minute drive to Carmel by the Sea
  • Spa Passes
  • Spa Robes and Amenities
  • Beach Gear
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • DVD movies & CD music libraries
  • CD Players (5)
  • 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
  • Full Gourmet Kitchen with all cooking utensils provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available
  • Chairs & umbrellas for outdoor dining
  • Chairs, lounge chairs
  • Sun Room located off the dining room & kitchen which offer fabulous garden, mountain and ocean views
  • Telephone: Cordless phone messaging system with caller ID. Handsets are located throughout the home
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Child Friendly
  • Blue Ray DVD Player
  • Washer Dryer
  • Mountain/Ocean View
  • Wine Passes
  • Luxury Bedding
  • DVD
  • Linens Provided
  • Satellite TV with premium package ~ HBO, Showtime, sports channels, local channels and access to pay-per-view movies on all 3 TVs
  • Video Game Console: Play Station II with several games
  • Stereo Systems (5)
  • Sauna: located in the exercise room
  • Refrigerators: The GE Monogram has reverse osmosis purified water and ice dispenser
  • Microwave: Countertop full-size microwave in kitchen
  • Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: Propane BBQ grill on deck off the kitchen
  • Benches
  • Patio heater and umbrellas
  • Panoramic Ocean Views
  • Free long distance: AT&T services with unlimited free domestic US calls.
Standard Amenities in All Properties

Start Date End Date Min Stay Monthly Rate
06/01/16 06/30/16 30
From $20,655.00/month
07/06/16 08/13/16 30
From $23,436.00/month
09/25/16 10/31/16 30
From $22,950.00/month
03/01/17 04/12/17 30
From $22,950.00/month
04/17/17 05/25/17 30
From $22,950.00/month

***The displayed rates shown for April, May and June have already been discounted.
There is a swimming pool on this property. Children should be supervised at all times. This offer includes a $500 refundable deposit ($300 hot tub deposit will be refunded if left in clean condition it was found, and $200 will be refunded if the rental rules are adhered to).

** 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.



MASTER BEDROOM SUITE - CALIFORNIA KING BED (Limited floor space available at the foot of the bed for a QUEEN AEROBED or 1 or 2 TWIN XL FOLDING BEDS or 1 or 2 TWIN FUTON CUSHIONS)

GUEST BEDROOM SUITE - QUEEN BED (Limited floor space available for TWIN XL FOLDING BED (at foot of bed) or 1 TWIN FUTON CUSHION (at foot of bed) or 1 or 2 TWIN FUTON CUSHIONS (placed on left or right side of queen bed for young children/infants)


MASTER BEDROOM SUITE - CALIFORNIA KING BED (Limited floor space available at foot of bed for a QUEEN AEROBED or 1 or 2 TWIN XL FOLDING BEDS or 1 or 2 TWIN FUTON CUSHIONS)

OFFICE - Convertible sofabed makes up into KING SIZE BED or 1 or 2 TWIN XL BEDS (Room has privacy shades, a sliding glass door to deck, full bathroom down the hall)

GAME ROOM - Room has pool table & video arcade games, with sliding glass door to deck, shares full bathroom in hall - Floor space available on 3 sides of pool table for 1 or 2 TWIN XL FOLDING BEDS and/or 1 or 2 TWIN FUTON CUSHIONS.

1 or 2 TWIN XL MEMORY FOAM FOLDING BEDS (good for adults and teenagers)
1 or 2 TWIN FOLDING FUTON CUSHIONS (best for children and infants or teenagers)

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Guest from Claremont, NH ~ Stayed in August 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway ~ 5 out of 5 Stars!
"Pure Heaven!  From the Swiss Alps to your beautiful home on the Pacific in 1 week. Does it get any better than that? Top that off with the exceptional weather - and you have the making of a beautiful memory. Thank you for all you did to make this possible!!"  ~  Harriet S
Guest from Newbury Park, CA stayed in April 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“Ocean View
Loved the neighborhood we were in.....beautiful, quiet, but close to everything. The home was charming, clean, with plenty of space and an ocean view.”
Guest from London stayed in December 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“Last Resort Carmel Highlands
A wonderful experience for the whole of our family of 7 adults and 2 toddlers over the whole of Christmas week”
Guest from Oakland, CA stayed in August 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“Carmel Highlands
Beautiful spot. Very very relaxing. Everything about the house was just great. We had fabulous weather so those that didn't golf just hung by the pool all day. We didn't feel the need to leave the property even for dinner! We stayed in every night. A bit more lighting on the patio would be nice, and better pillows would be great. Also,the downstairs office with the "king" bed really isn't great for older adults. It was really not described well. It'd be fine for either younger adults or kids. Other than that we just loved the place and would be happy to have the opportunity to return.”
Guest from Calgary, AB stayed in July 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“A Beautiful Sanctuary
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this home. The reason that I only gave it a four on five has nothing to do with the home but has to do with the fact that July gets really cloudy/foggy at this location and we only had sunshine for about 3 hours in an entire week and it was quite cool outside. Yet when we drove two miles up the hill it was sunny and hot. This would be a great location when the summer fog is not around.  Wayne, the owner was wonderful and very helpful. We even had a beautiful balloon waiting for us when we arrive to celebrate my in laws 65th wedding anniversary. Thank you!  The hot tub was enjoyed by most of us, but the pool was not used because the weather was too cold.  This home is very well maintained, clean and well stocked.  Thank you for a very memorable week in a beautiful, clean sanctuary.”
Guest from Modesto, CA stayed in June 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“A Perfect Family Vacation
The property manager ... was very helpful and professional. You are in good hands with this company.”
Guest from San Carlos, CA stayed in September 2010, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“Carmel Highland Retreat
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!”
Guest from Vienna, VA stayed in June 2010, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“Serenity Now!
Thank you for a wonderful family reunion ~ your house and garden are beautiful, comfortable, perfectly located and has every convenience. The views are gorgeous; we loved cooking outside in the colorful garden, watching the changing ocean and mist come in over the hills! Gorgeous, beautiful, peaceful as you well know!”