dogs are OK - wooof furnished house w/d in unit no smoking off-street parking
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Welcome to Serenbe! Sleeps 6
**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
An enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea cottage with terraced patios and garden areas, renovated and enhanced in Old World style but with all the modern conveniences, offers a sense of peace and privacy and yet is close to everything that is best about this area.
Located just a few minutes' walk from the renowned outdoor Forest Theater, home of the annual Carmel Shakespeare Festival, the 3-bedroom, 2-bath home offers singular style as well as a beautiful setting.
It's just a 5-minute walk to shopping and dining in downtown Carmel, and 10 minutes by car to golf and sightseeing in Pebble Beach, vintage Victorian homes and monarch butterflies in Pacific Grove, or to historic Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
A sophisticated rustic ambiance greets visitors entering the 2,100-square-foot residence, with hand-scraped hardwood floors, plaster walls and open-beam ceilings in addition to vintage furnishings and original paintings, photography and sculptures throughout. Renovated by acclaimed master builder Al Saroyan, the home retains the cottage style that is characteristic of Carmel while adding space and functionality.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary cheese and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the renowned Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, 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, spa robes and beach gear with everything you need for a day at the beach including chairs, blankets, towels, umbrella and cooler.
Ferns and rhododendron frame the flagstone walkway to the front door, opening to the living room, which features comfortable sectional seating around a gas fireplace with Carmel stone surround. It's the perfect place to gather for conversation, board games, or reading a good book. A nearby 42-inch HDTV gives the option of watching TV or movies.
An adjacent dining area with seating for four around a round wooden table looks out on the garden and patio area outside. French doors from the family room open onto a brick patio with comfortable seating, a Weber charcoal barbecue, and an outdoor fireplace, an ideal spot for afternoon barbecues or enjoying a cocktail in the evening.
The kitchen features tumbled tile countertops and alder wood cabinetry, and includes a four-burner Viking gas range with hood, a deep sink with pull-out faucet, and counter seating for two. A whole-house sound system is controlled from the pantry. The kitchen area is next to the family room, which also has a unique Carmel stone gas fireplace, 42-inch HDTV, comfortable seating, and access to a back stairway leading to the fenced yard. The landscaped back yard, with a magnolia tree and live oaks, also has patio seating.
A small sitting room with a bay window at the front of the house offers can be used as a reading room or sleeping alternative, with a daybed and armoire available. Next to it is a bedroom with queen bed, featuring luxury bedding in tones of brown, cream and gray. A hallway bathroom offers a tub/shower combination and custom tile.
The master bedroom suite features a king bed with a fabric headboard and bedding in tones of amethyst, dark gray and cream. The en suite bath has a shower with a built-in seat and steam option, a separate jetted tub, and two stylish basin sinks.
An additional bedroom downstairs features an antique four-poster king bed and 42-inch HDTV with windows looking out onto the back yard garden. A laundry room with washer and dryer and storage space are also found on this level.
Parking for one small vehicle is available in the driveway, with additional parking on the street.
Small non-barking dogs will be considered. *There is an additional fee for pets**