3095 Sanctuary-by-the-Sea ~ Luxury Master, Designer Decor, Walk to Downtown

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Carmel by the Sea Private Home 3 2 8 Yes
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Welcome to "Sanctuary-by-the-Sea"! Living room with woodburning fireplace and gas kindler. A perfect Carmel cottage.
Welcome to "Sanctuary-by-the-Sea"!  Living room with woodburning fireplace and gas kindler. A perfect Carmel cottage. Quintessential Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage Style Home. Interior Designer\ Dining room Long view of dining and living room Appetizers welcome you! Kitchen with farm house sink and Viking range. Truly a Chef\ Master bedroom with fireplace and luxury linens. Master bedroom with high-end bed. Master Bathroom with large glass shower and claw-foot soaking tub. Large clawfoot soaking tub with a view. Velveteen Rabbit room trundle bed can become a king. Guest room with white picket queen bed with birdcage posts. First floor Bathroom. Rear Deck Rear Deck Front of Home Front of House Front of House Frank Lloyd Wright House on Carmel Beach! Be sure to visit the World Famous Monterey Bay Aquarium! Walk or Bike for miles along the Recreation Trail from Pacific Grove to Monterey.  Look for Sea Otters and Harbor Seals along the way! Be sure to take the breathtaking drive to Big Sur along Coast Highway One!
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      Welcome to "Sanctuary-by-the-Sea"! Home sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 children age 12 or under.

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

      Nourish body, mind and spirit in this special 1,800-square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bath Carmel-by-the-Sea cottage called “Sanctuary by the Sea” that has been remodeled in recent years with a new kitchen and guest bathroom.

      The owner once had an inn in Vermont and special care has been taken to provide many of the same amenities.
      Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of sparkling wine or cider, passes from 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 at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.

      The owners have created a wonderful refuge and invite you to take time out to experience the breathtaking beauty and exquisite charm of Carmel and the surrounding Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur coast.

      When you enter Sanctuary by the Sea you will find a lovely living room with vaulted white ceilings, white cottage walls, oak floors, a wood-burning fireplace with gas kindler and numerous windows. The dining room, which seats 6 - 8, opens to the newly remodeled kitchen, which is fully equipped with a professional Viking range and other first-class appliances, unique dinnerware and all the accoutrements for elegant entertaining. A new queen sofa sleeper in the family room/TV room is optional sleeping for 1 or 2 children.

      Also located on the first floor is a guest bedroom with a queen that has a charming white picket fence frame with two small birdhouses on the posts. Just seeing this whimsical bed will inspire you to nestle under the plush comforter with a cup of tea and a good novel.

      Enjoy cocktails or dinner on a private deck, equipped with a grill and comfortable outdoor furniture, with distant ocean views through the pines.

      The media room, which has two large picture windows overlooking the flower-covered deck and fenced backyard (dog- and child-friendly), has a 50-inch HDTV with full cable, a video/DVD library, high-speed wireless internet connection and numerous books.

      The first floor also has an updated bathroom with Subway tiled shower and a washer and dryer.

      The master bedroom on the upper level, with its vaulted ceilings, tall windows and distant ocean views, gives the feeling of being in a tree house. It has a king bed, HDTV, and a wood-burning fireplace with gas kindler.

      The newly remodeled master bathroom, in cottage white with buttercream accents, has an oak floor, a vintage cast-iron tub, separate shower with hand-crafted Subway tiles and frameless glass enclosure, two pedestal sinks and separate water closet. From the tub you can see distant oceans views out a large picture window, with privacy from tall pines.

      A small, whimsical bedroom/multi-purpose space called the Velveteen Rabbit Room has a daybed with trundle that sleeps 1 - 2 singles or can be made into a king-sized bed with foam topper. In addition to being used as a bedroom, it could be an office or artist's studio. There is a large walk-in closet. (Please note that if guests are sleeping in the Velveteen Rabbit Room they would have to walk through the master suite to access the upstairs bathroom or use the bathroom downstairs that is accessible off the hallway.

      A large second library filled with inspirational and entertaining books is located on the landing between the master suite and the Velveteen Rabbit room.

      Any guest who stays here falls in love with this special Cottage-by-the-Sea called Sanctuary.

      See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

      Amenities & Details

      • Pet Friendly
      • Fireplace-Wood
      • Master Bedroom T.V
      • Ipod dock
      • Washer Dryer
      • Walking Distance to Carmel by the Sea
      • Luxury
      • Wine Passes
      • Luxury Bedding
      • DVD
      • Garage
      • Queen Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Convertible Bed
      • Full Kitchen, Cooking Utensils Provided, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave
      • Smoking Not Allowed
      • Gourmet Kitchen
      • Garage
      • Second T.V
      • DVD Library
      • Outdoor Furniture
      • Distant Ocean View
      • King Bed
      • Welcome Beverage and Horsd'oeuveres
      • Wireless Internet
      • TV
      • Off-Street Parking
      • Cable/Satellite TV, VCR, Video Library
      • Ice Maker
      • Fireplace-Gas
      • Child Friendly
      • Blue Ray DVD Player
      • Long Distance Phone unlimited
      • Walking Distance to Town
      • Residential View
      • Spa Passes
      • Spa Robes and Amenities
      • Beach Gear
      • Linens Provided
      • Gas Fireplace & Wood Fireplace
      • CD Player, Stereo System, Music Library
      • Gas/Electric BBQ Grill, Deck/Patio
      Standard Amenities in All Properties

      Start Date End Date Min Stay Additional Nightly Rate Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
      09/01/15 10/31/15 30
      From $7,500.00/month
      11/01/15 02/29/16 30
      From $7,000.00/month
      03/01/16 05/31/16 30
      From $7,500.00/month
      06/01/16 06/30/16 30
      From $7,500.00/month
      07/01/16 07/31/16 30
      From $8,000.00/month
      08/01/16 08/31/16 30
      From $9,000.00/month
      09/01/16 10/31/16 30
      From $7,500.00/month

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

      ** 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 6 adults and 2 children age 12 or under.




      There is a shared master bathroom with shower and tub located on second floor. You need to go through the master suite to access this bathroom. Alternatively, you can go downstairs without disturbing the Master Bedroom occupants and use the bathroom downstairs.



      LIBRARY / MEDIA ROOM - QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA for up to 2 children.

      There is one bathroom in the hallway with a shower, sink, toilet, washer and dryer

      If you're 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.

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      Guests stayed in July 2015, Reviewed on Homeaway ~ 5 out of 5 Stars!
      “Warm and charming.  The home was classic Carmel with beautiful furnishings, updated kitchen and beautiful bathroom. The deck was lovely and we even fed blue jays peanuts from our hands! The bathroom is exquisite and the master bed was SUPER comfortable. Quiet, perfect location, yet super close to town. Whenever we had an issue, Annee was open and receptive to helping. Her company, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, really helped us out so much for those few months we were looking for a home. They enabled us to stay on the peninsula in style while we looked for a home. Thank you, Annee and Sanctuary Vacation Rentals!  ~  Denise C.
      Guest from Barnstable, MA stayed in March 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:
      “Great Cottage Style Rental!  We spent three months at this rental and we really enjoyed our stay. It was close to Carmel's shopping area and also just a few minutes from Carmel Beach one of most beautiful dog friendly beaches in the world.  The cottage amenities were good and the second floor master suite was very large and comfortable. The property management was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive to all our suggestions. The outside deck and furniture were in need of upgrading but that can be easily remedied.”
      Guest from Rocky Ridge, MD stayed in March 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey and Homeaway:
      We had the most relaxing visit at Sanctuary by the Sea during our March trip. The home was extremely clean and I love clean. Every detail was thought of throughout the home from the kitchen to the wonderful throw blankets. Our yorkie, Sasha, enjoyed her daily walks and the secret garden below the deck. I enjoyed my daily walks through town and along the beach. The instant hot water was perfect as we have tea every night. We have one at our home and I thought I would have to do without for the week, Annie was thoughtful enough to have one in this home. We have stayed at 10-12 different vacation rentals and this was by far the best on the list. We will be coming back again. Don't look at another home rent this one!”
      Guest stayed in 2012, Reviewed on Homeaway:
      “Perfect, Beyond Compare
      We are leaving day after next, how sad for us. We found the home to be perfect for us. We have rented 10-12 VRBO's and this was by far the best. Annie thought of everything, the home was presented as a 5 Star resort would be. You will find that the home is a close drive to downtown to many wonderful restaurants and shops. Make sure to go to the Lush store downtown Carmel and get a bath bomb or something else for the bath, you can see the ocean as you relax in the claw foot tub, heaven. Our yorkie, Sasha, loved laying on the pillow at the corner of the sofa as well as the hidden garden beyond the gated deck. The neighborhood is very quiet, the ocean is just blocks away. It is a wonderfully long walk/run to downtown and out Scenic Ave to Mission Inn and back, about 6 or so miles, however the hills on the way back are killers. We didn't use the kitchen much, I was on strike, it's my vacation too. We went to Il Fornaio and had wonderful service, Nico's was great from lunch, but the best was driving to Big Sur and eating at one of our favorites, Ventana Inn. It's about 45 minutes but the scenic views and the food are out of this world. So sad to go but we look forward to yet another trip to Carmel.”
      Guest from Walnut Creek, CA stayed in December 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:
      “The Best Christmas!
      Our family has enjoyed vacations in Carmel since Christmas 1957 when we rented Log Haven, one of Carmel's oldest cottages.  Since then we've had many happy Carmel experiences, but none better than this year's enjoyment of our Sanctuary by the Sea cottage.  The Sanctuary retains the ambiance of old Carmel while affording the comfort of top line, modern features.  We look forward to returning…”
      Guest from Santa Ynez, CA stayed in November 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:
      “It Felt Like Our Home Away From Home, And Maybe Even Better
      Everything that we wanted for the home was there. The arrangements and assistance were excellent. The house was beautiful and relaxing for all of us and our dog. The location was nice, very close to town, the beach, dining and shopping. It was perfect to relax, cook in the beautiful kitchen, which had everything needed for gourmet meals to snacks. The home and all things in it were exceptionally clean and comfortable. We will definitely stay again. We honeymooned in Carmel and came back for our 40th anniversary & it couldn't have been better!”