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3095 Sanctuary by the Sea

Beds/Baths

3 BR
2 BA

Walk to Downtown! Beautifully Updated! Designer Decor!

~ Welcome to "Sanctuary-by-the-Sea"! The perfect Carmel beach cottage. ~ Living room with wood-burning fireplace and gas kindler. ~ Interior Designer and Award-Winning Architect's own home! ~ Dining area between the kitchen and the living room. ~ Dining area looking to the kitchen. ~ Truly a chef's gourmet kitchen. ~ Kitchen with farm house sink and Viking range. ~ You will love this kitchen! ~ Complimentary wine and cheese to welcome you! ~ Media room or fourth bedroom has a door to the deck. ~ Media room or fourth bedroom can sleep two guests on the queen sofabed. ~ Guest room with white picket queen bed with birdcage posts. ~ First floor bathroom with stacking washer and dryer. ~ Stairway landing with built-in shelving. ~ Master bedroom has a gas fireplace. ~ Master bedroom with high-end bed and luxury linens. ~ Large master walk-in closet. ~ Master closet and bathroom. ~ Master bath has a claw-foot soaking tub and a large frame-less glass enclosed shower with a view. ~ Master bath has a claw-foot soaking tub and a large frame-less glass enclosed shower with a view. ~ Velveteen Rabbit room trundle bed can become a king. ~ Deck with gourmet BBQ grill for entertaining and enjoying a cocktail at sunset. ~ Sanctuary by the Sea - a Quinessential Carmel beach cottage. ~ Beautiful Shingle Style Carmel Home. ~ ~ Downtown Carmel ~ Downtown Carmel ~ Downtown Carmel ~ Downtown Carmel ~ Carmel Beach ~ Carmel Beach ~ Carmel Beach ~ Visit famous Tor House in Carmel. ~ Carmel Valley ~ Carmel Highlands ~ Along the 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach ~ Pebble Beach ~ Pebble Beach ~ Pebble Beach ~ Sea Otters in the Giant Kelp beds along the Pacific Grove coastline. ~ Pacific Grove ~ Monterey Bay Aquarium ~ Pacific Grove ~ Monterey Bay Aquarium ~ Monterey Bay Aquarium ~ Monterey Bay Aquarium ~ Highway 1 on the way to Big Sur ~ Point Lobos ~ Highway 1 on the way to Big Sur ~ Highway 1 on the way to Big Sur ~ Big Sur
Age 12 and under.
Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea
Sleeps 8

Beds

  • King 1
  • Queen 1
  • Twin 2
  • Sofa Bed 1
  • Other 1

Description

Welcome to "Sanctuary-by-the-Sea"! Home sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 children age 12 or under.

Ask our Reservationists about two days for the price of one admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium when you book this home!

Also Available Long Term - 6-12 Months or More - Substantial Savings!

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.

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with complimentary wine and cheese, 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.

**There is an additional fee for pets**

***The video may refer to Spa Passes; we apologize but these aren't currently available***

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Please note, the garage is not available for guest use.

Amenities

GENERAL

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Quality Bedding & Towels
  • Catering or Chef Available
  • Designer Décor and Furnishings
  • Fireplace: Wood
  • Forced Air Heat
  • Local Information/Brochures
  • Pet Bowls & Furniture Covers
  • Recently Updated Interiors
  • Spa Robes and Amenities
  • Washer and Dryer (Private)
  • Wine and Cheese
  • Wine Tasting Passes for 2

Geographic

  • 10 Min Drive: Spanish Bay
  • 5 Min Drive: Beach
  • 5 Min Drive: Carmel by the Sea
  • 5 Min Drive: Pebble Beach Lodge
  • Area: Close to Town
  • Area: Quiet Residential
  • View: Distant Ocean Views
  • Walking Distance: Beach
  • Walking Distance: Carmel by Sea
  • Walking Distance: Downtown
  • Walking Distance: Restaurants
  • Walking Distance: Wharf/Marina
  • Walking Distance: Forest Theater
  • Walking Distance: Sunset Center

Entertainment Systems

  • BluRay Player
  • Books
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • HDTV
  • iPhone or iPod Music Dock
  • Master Bedroom TV
  • More than one TV
  • On Demand or Pay Per View Movies
  • Stereo System
  • VCR

Home Exterior/Outdoors

  • Beach Gear/Towels/Cooler/Chairs
  • Deck
  • Fenced in Yard
  • Grill: Gas BBQ
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio

Availability

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Rates

DatesMonthly
10/01/19 - 10/31/19$6,926
11/01/19 - 11/30/19$6,401
12/01/19 - 12/31/19$6,401
01/01/20 - 01/30/20$6,401
01/31/20 - 02/29/20$7,347
03/01/20 - 03/31/20$6,926
04/01/20 - 04/30/20$6,926
05/01/20 - 05/31/20$6,926
06/01/20 - 06/30/20$7,452
07/01/20 - 07/31/20$8,504
08/01/20 - 08/31/20$9,555
09/01/20 - 09/30/20$6,926
*Home is dog friendly with approval and additional fee*

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.

** 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.**
**This home is managed by Sanctuary Vacation Rentals.**

Location

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Reviews

Guests stayed in February 2016  ~ Reviewed on Homeaway ~ 5 out of 5 Stars!

"My wife and I found Sanctuary by the Sea to be absolutely delightful.  The home was charming.  The location could not have been more convenient to town and yet far enough away to be quiet, almost serene.  The cottage feel made us feel at home.  Sanctuary by the Sea was well kept, very clean, and stocked with all the necessary amenities.  We loved the lay out of the home, especially the master bathroom and the outdoor deck.  For those with pets (we have a golden retriever), the home works especially well.  To give you an example of the level of service provided by the owners, we found the existing vacuum cleaner was not working properly and after reporting it, were given a brand new one by the end of the day!  We will clearly consider renting this home again.  Sanctuary by the Sea, for us, is an easy 5 stars." 

~  G. Ward

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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.

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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.”

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Guest from Rocky Ridge, MD stayed in March 2012, Reviewed on Flipkey and Homeaway:

“Restful!  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!”

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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.”

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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…”

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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!”

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Bedding

Maximum occupancy - up to 6 adults and 2 children age 12 or under.

Upper level sleeping options:

Bedroom #1 - Master Bedroom
King Bed
Note: This room has an HDTV and a wood burning fireplace with gas kindler.
Master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower. It is the only bathroom on this level.

Bedroom #2 - Velveteen Rabbit Room
Single Daybed
Or
Two Twin Beds (daybed and pop-up trundle bed
Or
King Bed with foam topper
Note: Guests will either go through the master suite to access the bathroom on this level or they will go downstairs without disturbing the Master Bedroom occupants and use the bathroom downstairs.

Lower/Main level sleeping options:

Bedroom #3 - Birdcage Room
Queen Bed

Library/Media Room/Bedroom #4
Queen sleeper sofa for up to 2 children.

Note: There is one bathroom accessed via the hallway on this lower level that has a standing shower, sink, toilet, washer and dryer. The 50” HDTV is located in this room and there is no TV in the living room.