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3897 Driftwood

Nightly Rental


3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

7 Guests


Sanctuary Vacation Rentals is proud to present "Driftwood"! This home sleeps up to 7 guests.

Full of amenities and artful details to delight, this bright, beachy 1800 sf home is the perfect getaway when you want to visit Carmel.

Located in a Carmel Point neighborhood close to Carmel River Beach, this single-level home has everything you need to make your vacation special. Walk to the beach and happy hour at Mission Ranch. Just a short drive away are the natural wonders of Point Lobos State Reserve and Big Sur. All the restaurants, boutique shops and attractions of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the entire Monterey Peninsula are nearby. Enjoy world class golf, Car Week, Bach Festival and other events from this perfect home-away-from-home.

Living Spaces
Open concept living room with high vaulted ceiling and skylights faces the enclosed front courtyard, making a great indoor-outdoor flow. A large Smart TV with streaming options and a wood burning fireplace are part of a large wall of built-in shelves. A comfy sofa with chaise and nearby armchairs are a great place to settle in for a movie or conversation. Beautifully finished wood floors glow and area rugs further warm the space visually.
A detached bonus room is located in the backyard. It has a large wall-mounted Smart TV, a cushy sofa and ottoman as well as a desk space.
The home has several Smart features like Google TVs, remote controlled outdoor fountain, key-less entry, and solar power with 2 Tesla power walls providing consistent power for days if a winter storm blows through the area.

Kitchen and Dining
The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances including a large refrigerator, a 5 burner gas stove, a wall oven and a separate warming drawer. A large window over the sink looks out on the private, verdant back yard.

The Great Outdoors
An enclosed front yard space features multiple comfortable seating options, a fire pit and the trickling fountain will help melt away all stress.
The private back yard is completely fenced and boasts a hot tub, propane BBQ grill, a dining table and various patio seating options connected by a stone path.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom #1 is a suite with a king bed, a twin day bed and a Smart TV viewable from either bed. The room features high ceilings, skylights, a four-poster bed and direct access to the back yard and patio with a hot tub.
The en suite bathroom has a decadent deep soaking tub with a view of the garden, a separate standing shower with smooth stones and custom tile, and two vessel sinks at the large vanity.

Bedroom #2 has a queen bed and a desk and chair.

Bedroom #3 has a twin daybed with a pull out trundle which can be made up as one or two singles. An ingenious fold-down desk with driftwood legs and a bespoke driftwood light fixture add to the beachy vibe.

The hallway bath has a standing shower and vessel sink.

A large closet near the bedrooms holds the full size washer and dryer.

Sorry, Driftwood is not a pet friendly home.

Off-street parking for 2 cars is available in the driveway. Street parking in front of the home is often available.

This vacation home is professionally managed by Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. With over 15 years of property management experience, Sanctuary strives to provide environments that nurture and inspire with all the comforts of home. Each home has beach towels, shower and bath amenities and spa-style robes. Our team is available 7 days a week to assist you. We look forward to hosting you!


Featured Amenities
  • Bath and Shower Amenities
  • BBQ Grill - Gas
  • Beach Towels Provided
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Fenced Yard
  • Filtered Drinking Water
  • Fireplace - Wood Burning
  • Free Internet / Wifi
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Games
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Levels - All One Level Inside
  • Location - Carmel
  • Location - Quiet Residential
  • No Smoking Property
  • Quality Bed and Bath Linens
  • Sorry, No Pets
  • Street Parking
  • TV with Streaming Service
  • More Than One TV
  • View: Garden
  • View: Quiet Neighborhood
  • Walk to Beach
  • Desk / Workspace
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Hot Tub, Private

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Guest Reviews

4.9 of 5 average


by Shaker Heights OH

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Great spaces to gather AND to have some privacy, house very well equipped, really nicely organized and helpful guides for how everything operates, we love to walk and could get everywhere in town, would definitely recommend to friends headed to Carmel

Submitted on May 17, 2024

Lovely Stay for Girls Weekend

by San Maeto CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We had a really nice stay here with 7 people. The bedrooms and living spaces are as described, and the space was very clean. Next time, we would consider bringing an air mattress for the bonus room (if your group does not want to share beds). We had no trouble parking 3 large cars. The location was unbeatable. Thanks for a great stay!

Submitted on Feb 26, 2024

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit to the area.

perfect place to celebrate birthday

by Sacramento CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We had a fabulous visit to Carmel made perfect because of this property. Absolutely beautiful, clean and comfortable. Attention to every detail was evident from the moment we walked in The front door. It was an easy five minute walk to the ocean add five more minutes and we were in beautiful downtown Carmel. Once back at the property we enjoyed cocktails by the fire pit and later at night we enjoyed the hot tub.This was my fourth trip to the area in recent years and my first time at this location.. I will always choose this one in the future..

Submitted on Feb 18, 2024

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the home and great location to everything Carmel! We look forward to your next visit.

Beautiful Carmel Home

by Piedmont CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

Lovely home close to the beach and short drive to downtown Carmel. Lots of great amenities with comfortable beds and nice linens. The outside space was really nice. I have stayed at a lot of Carmel rentals and this one is one of the best.

Submitted on Jan 29, 2024

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit to Driftwood.

Amazing stay at Driftwood Dec 2023!

by San Francisco CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

The house was amazing. Just like photos. Such a great location, well stocked. very warm, cozy and home like. great outdoor space. could walk anywhere - downtown, the point, etc.

Submitted on Jan 2, 2024

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the home and the convenient location.

Perfect in a Pinch

by Dallas TX

4 of 5

Overall Comment

We were so grateful to find this home in Carmel for a last minute itinerary change. The home is so full of natural light, and an easy 5-7 minute walk to the beach and 20 minute walk to Carmel-by-the-Sea shopping and dining. The kitchen was well-appointed, the outdoor spaces were serene, and the beds were comfy. Only disappointment was the mildew around the hot tub and primary bath skylight.

Submitted on Jan 2, 2024

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the home overall, and we look forward to your next visit. We are having the maintenance team look after the mildew around the hot tub and the primary bath skylight.

Highly Recommend!

by South Jordan, UT

5 of 5

The property was wonderful, with two garden areas. Clean, bright, and lots of light. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the hot tub and eating area in the back yard and the garden patio with the fountain and gas fireplace up front. Walking distance to both the shops and beach areas, as well as the Carmel Mission and the Mission Ranch. Highly recommend.

Submitted on Sep 29, 2023 through VRBO

Beautiful Home

by West Hollywood, CA

5 of 5

Beautiful home, great location. Would definitely recommend.

Submitted on Sep 19, 2023 through AirBnB

We Will Be back!

by Edmond, OK

5 of 5

This house was so well appropriated from the kitchen to outdoors. We loved being there. We had a slow drain and someone was there very quickly to fix the problem. The manager was thoughtful, kind and considerate. This trip was fabulous. We will be back!

Submitted on Sep 18, 2023 through VRBO

Great Experience

by San Anselmo CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

This was a great rental - well stocked and beautiful outside space. We will definitely be back!

Submitted on Sep 8, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit.

Long Weekend in Carmel

by Denver CO

5 of 5

Overall Comment

We just spent a long weekend in this property celebrating a 60th birthday. The house was very cute and was spotless when we arrived. The house has several comfortable spots to hang out and relax both inside and out when you’re home. The location is perfect. It’s a short walk to a beautiful beach and a very easy walk into town. We walked to the Mission Ranch resort one night and had a great time having dinner on their patio. We loved our time at this property!

Submitted on Aug 30, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of being able to walk everywhere. We look forward to your next visit.

Great Carmel Getaway

by Menlo Park CA

5 of 5

Overall Comment

My daughter, and a few of her friends I had a wonderful stay there. Everything was well equipped, and furnished very nicely.

Submitted on Jul 24, 2023

Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that everyone enjoyed their stay and we look forward to your next visit.

It Exceeded Our Expectations!

by Las Vegas, NV

5 of 5

Our recent stay at this VRBO property was absolutely fantastic! From start to finish, everything about this rental exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail and the thoughtful gestures made our experience truly unforgettable. First and foremost, the communication with the host was exceptional. They were prompt, friendly, and incredibly helpful. Any questions or concerns we had were addressed promptly, making us feel valued and well taken care of even before our arrival. Upon entering the property, we were blown away by its immaculate cleanliness. It was evident that the hosts put a great deal of effort into maintaining a pristine environment. It felt as though we were the first guests to ever set foot in the house. The attention to cleanliness and hygiene provided us with peace of mind and allowed us to fully enjoy our stay. Furthermore, the thoughtful touches and amenities provided by the host truly made us feel welcome. From the bottle of wine left for us to enjoy to the abundance of towels and toiletries available, we felt like every detail had been carefully considered. It's these small gestures that go above and beyond that truly set this VRBO apart from others. The house itself was beautifully appointed, with a comfortable and stylish interior. The furnishings were of high quality, and the decor created a warm and inviting atmosphere. Every room had its own unique charm.

Submitted on Jul 12, 2023 through VRBO