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Villa in Carmel
La Ballena
From the sweep of the California coast out to Point Lobos to the Arts and Crafts architecture and bright modern interiors, everything at La Bellena seems crafted to fulfill your beach vacation dreams. It starts with the location in Carmel, close enough to the ocean that you can hear the waves crash and just a short drive from the area’s best beaches and golf. It continues with sophisticated, nautical inspired details in the chic interiors. Invite up to eight friends or family to this three-bedroom luxury property—and help their holiday dreams come true, too. Set just above the water, this next-to-oceanfront vacation rental invites you to enjoy the spectacular setting. The terraces beckon with loungers, a barbecue and a firepit, so you can comfortably bask in the sun or gaze at the stars. Lighten the mood for a special occasion or an evening of entertaining by flipping on the sound system and gas fireplace. La Bellena pairs classic beach-house style with considered practical details. Laid out parallel to the coast so there are views from nearly every room, the villa sits above a convenient pull-through garage. The focal point is a gorgeous great room with a beamed ceiling, windows lining two sides and fresh white paneling. Claim a seat on the sectional at one end, one of the cognac-hued Wassily chairs, or in the beautiful leather dining chairs at the central table. Open shelving and a butcherblock breakfast bar add warmth and texture to the on-trend, fully equipped white kitchen. Each of the villa’s three bedrooms is its own private retreat. With a queen bed, en-suite bathroom, gas fireplace, terrace access and ocean views, the master bedroom is as luxe as any honeymoon suite. The other two bedrooms also have queen beds, ocean views and access to the terrace; one has an en-suite bath and the other shares a bathroom. For larger parties, La Bellena also has a space with a daybed, bunk bed and shared bathroom. If you can tear yourself away from the views and terrace, the California coast near Carmel is wonderful for exploring. There are three beaches within a 10-mile drive, or you can wind your way up the coast to the famous cliffs at Big Sur. Long home to writers, artists and other creative types drawn in by the landscape, the picturesque village of Carmel-by-the-Sea is a great place to stop for local fare and charming scenery. Golfers won’t want to miss the world-class courses at Pebble Beach, and even non-golfers can visit the courses to admire the views from the fairways. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Primary: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Gas fireplace, Terrace, View of ocean • Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, Shared access to hall bathroom, Stand-alone shower, Terrace, View of ocean • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Terrace, View of ocean Additional Bedding • Additional Bedding: Day bed and bunk bed, Shared access to hall bathroom
Villa in Del Monte Forest
Ocean breezes caress the quiet woodlands of this hidden mansion, set near the heart of the Del Monte Forest. Ringed by towering Californian pines, the home features cathedral-like interiors, an airy outdoor terrace, top-tier kitchen, and a sumptuous living room / bar. Pebble Beach’s legendary golf courses, spas, beaches, and artisan food markets are nearby. Guests can pull into Wonderland’s broad driveway after a picturesque trip via ocean highway and tree-shrouded roads. Flourishing flower beds and natural ambience welcomes new arrivals, as they step into the warm glow of the central room, where chic decor, plush sofas, and relaxed social evenings await. Step out onto the grand, stone-tiled terrace for a refreshing afternoon drink, with a wealth of refined seating options across the upper floor and ground level. The home’s comfortable media room offers entertainment on-demand, while the fully-outfitted games room allows guests to shoot pool and play poker in playfully-decorated surrounds. As a rich sunset crowns the property, sip an organic wine or fresh pilsner among the shifting golden shadows of the chess piece terrace, with a spacious hot tub and flickering fire pit waiting nearby. From Wonderland, guests are just moments from the dramatic coastal landscapes of Pebble Beach and Cypress Point, complete with renowned golf courses, and quiet beaches promising sun and sand. After seaside trail walking, experience crisp-fresh seafood, before visiting a nearby taphouse, or the arts scene of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The delights of the region are yours to savor, ranging from winery visits to exciting fishing expeditions. Floor plan available upon inquiry. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1- Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower and jetted bathtub, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Fireplace, Televisions, Access to terrace • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with steam shower, Television, Access to terrace • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Jack & Jill bathroom shared with Spare room, Shower/jetted bathtub combo, Dual vanity, Television • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Jack & Jill bathroom shared with Bedroom 3, Shower/jetted bathtub combo, Dual vanity, Television • Bedroom 5: Single over double size bunk beds Additional Bedding • Game room: Double size day bed FEATURES & AMENITIES • More under “What this place offers” below OUTDOOR FEATURES • Bocci ball • Zip line • Heat lamps Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • More under “Add-on services” below
Villa in Pebble Beach
18 on Cypress
Live like PGA royalty at this classic French country home on the 18th-hole of Pebble Beach. Experience the very same views, feel the fresh ocean breeze, and hear the crashing waves that have created one of the most legendary atmospheres in professional golf history. After an alfresco breakfast, a morning swim, and rejuvenating soak in the hot tub, head out to play your own legendary round. Like your own private clubhouse, Cypress is one of only 5 homes located on the 18th-hole of Pebble Beach. Originally constructed in 1937, Cypress has enjoyed front row seating at numerous PGA tournaments and all 6 US Opens. Recently renovated, Cypress maintains its historic French architectural charm, with the addition of top of the line 21-Century luxuries. If you’re thinking of hosting, Cypress has ample parking, formal and alfresco dining, and plenty of space on the terrace to enjoy the ocean and course view. At night, fix yourself a drink at the wet bar, grab a seat around the fire pit, and swap stories from the golf course with friends and family. If you’re thinking barbecue, pick up some fresh seafood a few minutes away at Old Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’d rather go out for dinner, check out the restaurants in Carmel-By-The-Sea. After dinner, have a classic cocktail, and an oyster or two, in one of the bars on Ocean Ave. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1- Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower and bathtub, Dual vanity, His and hers closets, Fireplace, Television, Access to the terrace • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower and bathtub, Fireplace, His and hers closets, Television, Ocean view • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Twin size daybed, Shared access to hallway bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Television, Fireplace, Desk, Access to the front yard • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Television, Desk, Access to the solarium and terrace Guest House • Bedroom 5: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Television, Fireplace, Kitchen, Dining area, Lounge area FEATURES & AMENITIES • More under “What this place offers” below Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • More under “Add-on services” below

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Planning unforgettable Monterey vacations

Explore Luxury Retreats’ vacation rentals on the Monterey Peninsula

Slip into the laid-back California lifestyle with a stay at one of Luxury Retreats’ incredible vacation rentals on the iconic Monterey Peninsula. Conveniently located just steps from Monterey’s world-renowned greens, our curated vacation homes offer a haven of privacy and tranquility, complete with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific coast and surrounding fairways. Start each day with a gourmet breakfast on your outdoor terrace, and enjoy the gentle morning sun as you indulge in fresh produce from the local farmers’ markets. Whether you plan to hike the rocky coastline, unwind on the beach or play countless rounds of golf,  you’ll love coming home to your luxurious villa, and perhaps settle in for a relaxing evening under the stars with a roaring fire pit and a glass of local California wine. Cheers to the perfect Monterey getaway!

Experience the perfect Monterey golf vacation

A Monterey vacation non-golfers will also enjoy

Even if you're not planning on hitting the links, a getaway to the Monterey Peninsula has plenty to offer in the way of sightseeing, dining and adventuring off the course. Spend a day exploring Monterey’s historic downtown, including Cannery Row - the street that inspired John Steinbeck’s iconic novel - and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the seaside town. Make sure you allow some time to visit the world-famous Monterey Aquarium: you’ll be mesmerized by its impressive collection of jellyfish, sea otters, sharks and other fascinating sea life. From there, the quaint downtown of Pacific Grove, with its colorful Victorian homes and cottages, is just a short stroll away. From October to February, you can even catch sight of thousands of migrating butterflies on their annual visit to their favorite winter home!

Nature lovers will not want to miss Point Lobos. A hidden gem along the Pacific Ocean, this state park is the perfect spot to bask in the beauty of California's Central Coast. Enjoy a hike through a dense pine and cypress forest to hidden coves, beaches and overlooks that will take your breath away.

For a perfect romantic day out, take your sweetheart to the charming bayside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea where quaint boutiques, cozy restaurants and wine-tasting rooms line the downtown walks. Wind down your day with a sunset stroll along the pristine sands of Carmel Beach.

Those craving the open road are also in for a treat. From your Luxury Retreats villa, you’ll be just moments from the famous 17-Mile Drive—one of the most picturesque roads in the world! Running through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, from the dramatic Pacific coastline to the majestic Del Monte Forest, this stunning stretch of roadway offers one staggering vista after another. So, keep your camera handy and prepare for sensational vistas, enchanting beach strolls, and close-up views of birds and wildlife! Ready for more adventure? Be sure to include a classic California road trip to Big Sur in your itinerary. After all, it’s only an hour along the legendary Highway One from your Luxury Retreats villa on the Peninsula!

Stunning oceanfront vacation rentals on California’s Central Coast

A getaway with a view: welcome to Carmel Highlands!

Located just south of Carmel, along California's legendary Pacific Coast Highway, the peaceful seaside community of Carmel Highlands invites you to slow down and let the relaxing ocean breeze work its magic. Find your perfect oceanfront vacation rental on the cliffs of Carmel where you’ll be treated to epic views of the Big Sur coast and sunsets like no other. There, amid the cypress tree groves and rugged shorelines of the Monterey Peninsula, you’ll discover a wealth of attractions and scenery to explore, from pristine beaches and quiet coves to celebrated golf courses. Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to find excellent hiking trails, dive sites and wildlife-watching spots right on their doorstep. Indeed, from your luxurious Carmel Highlands villa, you’ll be just minutes from Point Lobos State National Reserve.

When it’s time to explore the local dining scene, make a beeline for one of Carmel's charming restaurants. Be sure to check out former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch for a gourmet dinner with majestic views of rolling hills and the glistening ocean in the distance. In the mood for more earthy delights? Venture inland to Carmel Valley’s vast open country where you’ll get to enjoy true farm-to-table cooking on beautiful farms, vineyards and ranches. Wine lovers will be in heaven as they sip their way through Carmel Valley Road’s numerous wineries and tasting rooms.

Experience a luxurious villa rental in Carmel

Would you rather stay closer to town? Take your pick from Luxury Retreats’ curated collection of villas in the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Whether you opt for a downtown location or prefer an oceanfront setting, you will find yourself perfectly placed to experience the town’s tranquil atmosphere and scenic beauty. Take a stroll through Carmel’s pedestrian streets, and discover its art galleries, quaint little boutiques, atmospheric passageways and fairy-tale cottages. For a glimpse of the city's Spanish-influenced history, be sure to visit the beautifully-preserved Carmel Mission, which is one of the oldest missions in California. And whenever you’re ready to feel the sand between your toes, take a walk to pristine Carmel Beach and linger among the pines and cypress trees to catch yet another magical sunset.  

No matter how you spend your days on the Peninsula, our hand-picked Carmel vacation rentals promise a vacation experience like no other!

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