3123-The Last Resort (3123)

Location Type Bedrooms Bathrooms Sleeps Pets
Carmel Highlands Private Home 4 4 10 No
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Welcome to "The Last Resort"! Private, luxurious home and gardens. Stunning panoramic ocean views! Pool, sauna, hot tub, gym, game room.
Welcome to "The Last Resort"! Private, luxurious home and gardens. Stunning panoramic ocean views! Pool, sauna, hot tub, gym, game room. Step into a magical world that nourishes the spirit. entrance to this lovely home. Original artwork is both throughout the home and in the gardens. The living room has walls of windows to let in lots of light. The entrance of the home looks right through to the panoramic ocean view. Living room. Living room with fireplace. Another view of the living room. Expansive views and spacious dining for 10 guests. dining area. Appetizers to welcome you! Fully equipped kitchen. A gourmet chef's delight with everything you need and more. Revel in renewing energy of mountain, ocean and garden views in the solarium. Solarium seating area has ocean views. Outdoor gourmet gas grill. Lots of outdoor lounging and dining areas. Under the canopy of an ancient pine are spacious decks for outdoor enjoyment. Looking at the swimming pool. Unwind and relax in comfort in the private mountain-lake pool. Relax and stay fit in the beautiful pool. This is the perfect property for families who want to have lots of fun and space. Private hot tub with panoramic ocean views. Several outdoor dining spaces to enjoy with panoramic ocean views. Stunning landscaping and garden art with total privacy. More of the artwork in the gardens. Awaken to amazing ocean views in the upstairs master suite. The upstairs master suite. Upstairs Master Bath. Upstairs Master Bath. Upstairs guest suite revitalizes the weary in the most wonderful way. Guest Bathroom. Downstairs master suite with balcony and garden views. Downstairs master suite with balcony and garden views. Guest Bathroom. Guest Bathroom. The fun game room is complete with pool table and video arcade machines. The game room. The game room. Exercise and sauna while enjoying spectacular views in the gym. The gym. Sauna in the gym.
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This extraordinary home combines a love of nature and with luxury living 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 by complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the famous Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, 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 available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush bathrobes and oversized towels.

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.

Amenities & Details

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fireplace-Gas
  • Master Bedroom T.V
  • DVD Library
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Luxury
  • Wine Passes
  • Luxury Bedding
  • DVD
  • Fenced in Yard
  • Fireplace-Wood
  • Second T.V
  • Long Distance Phone unlimited
  • 10 minute drive to Carmel by the Sea
  • Gas Grill
  • Welcome Beverage and Horsd'oeuveres
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Child Friendly
  • Blue Ray DVD Player
  • Washer Dryer
  • Mountain/Ocean View
  • Spa Passes
  • Spa Robes and Amenities
  • Beach Gear
  • Washer, Dryer, Linens Provided, Off Street Parking, Wood Fireplace: 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, 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)
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Start Date End Date Monthly Rate
09/01/14 10/31/14
From $12,000.00/month
11/01/14 02/28/15
From $9,677.40/month
03/01/15 05/31/15
From $12,000.00/month
06/01/15 06/30/15
From $14,000.00/month
07/01/15 07/31/15
From $15,000.00/month
08/01/15 08/31/15
From $15,999.90/month
09/01/15 10/31/15
From $12,000.00/month



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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Bob M. from Salt Lake City, UT recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2014
Unlike in the photographs and discription of te3h rooms, the sleeping spaces were a little sparse. The people downstairs in the small office claimed they could hear every time anyone sat in the coaster chairs and that it was loud--I checked it out, and it was a little noisy in the bath and pool room . The small room seemed to have better insulation- Acoustics are such that you can hear talking upstairs from downstairs and downstairs from up. Again, the complaints came from downstairs. The owners were wonderful and thoughtful.because there was no space at all for him . (The kids in the pool room joked that they could not sleep with all of the scarry stuff and momentos in the pool room.)
If I were you, I think you would want to warn people about the water situation beforehand. I think my husband mentioned the microwave placement took up a lot of space on the freuently used counter, he could not find teh hot tub instrucions or test kit, and says we could nt lock up the door to the exercise room---using the key--which I took inside so it would not get lost. I was glad that we checked it over previously, because we then discovered that we could not invite our other son to join us. That is everything we could to point out. None of it prevented us from having a lovely time at your property. It was obvious a labor of love and we respected that. We love many of the same things--Bonnie

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Ocean View

Melinda C. from Newbury Park, CA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Apr, 2014
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.

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The Last Resort Carmel Highlands

A Guest from London, CA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Dec, 2013
A wonderful experience for the whole of our family of 7 adults and 2 toddlers over the whole of Christmas week

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Carmel highlands

Cheryl S. from Oakland, CA recommends this property
Stayed 4 days in Aug, 2013
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.

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A Beautiful Sanctuary

Delores M. from Calgary, AB recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2013
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.


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