SunriseSpacious deck overlooks the canyon.
Moonglow: Forest retreat in Carmel

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Nestled into a beautiful forest setting overlooking the canyon, you will find our rustic guest cottage perfect for your Carmel getaway. Moonglow is a unique oasis to enjoy the tranquility of the forest, yet minutes away from downtown Carmel.

The space

A gorgeous deck surrounds the cottage with plenty of seating, a barbecue for outdoor enjoyment and a heater for cool evenings. The patio has a table and 4 chairs for outdoor dining.

For the active traveler Moonglow offers equipment for hiking, biking, kayaking, tennis, golf and the beach. Walk or bike out the door to the unspoiled canyon.

The beautiful bedroom has a double bed with a great mattress. The sleeper sofa is a queen. If you need a king, Moonglow may not be the best choice for you.

Moonglow has a newly remodeled bathroom with lovely tile shower, kitchenette and living room with a welcoming corner fireplace. There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room (converts to a queen bed) plus a bistro table with 2 chairs, a dresser with drawers, and a rocking chair.

Moonglow is smoke free. No pets, please.

Amenities: fireplace, spacious deck, canyon view, wireless high speed Internet, cable TV, DVD, Bluetooth mobile speaker, kitchenette, microwave, cooking utensils, linens, gas grill (BBQ), hot tub, 2 bicycles, golf clubs, tennis racquets, tandem kayak, backpacks, ice chest, beach gear

Guest access

Gorgeous deck, sports equipment, driveway

Interaction with guests

We are usually home and enjoy meeting our guests during their stay.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $76 CAD
Security Deposit $254 CAD
Weekend Price $281 CAD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We expect guests to treat Moonglow as they would their own home. No smoking or pets anywhere on the property.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

74 Reviews

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Emily User Profile
August 2017
Carmel is a beautiful city and Moonglow is the perfect spot to lay your head. Completely charming and Chuck and Diane are gracious hosts!

Moira User Profile
August 2017
Chuck and Diane's place is a lovely little apartment, but it was not at all clear from the listing that this is an apartment underneath they house that they live in full time. When we arrived, I was very surprised to see what the full set-up was, and a bit disappointed, as the listing and photos do not make any indiction of this -- it looks like a stand-alone cottage, which it is not. We didn't mind sharing the space, once we got settled in, but I don't think I would have booked this place if I had known what the set-up was as it did not feel as private as I would have liked (the driveway is shared, and we could hear them walking around upstairs, and I'm sure they could hear us as well). However, it is a lovely and well-appointed place, with everything we could have wanted including a kitchenette, porch, and passes to the aquarium. It was conveniently located right off of Highway 1 and about a 7 minute drive from town.

Oscar User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful landscape lots of charm. Chuck was gave us tips where to go . Fun time and relaxing .++++++

Adrian User Profile
August 2017
What a great location, you are secluded amongst the Oak and Pine trees and just 5 min from the center of Carmel’s shopping and dining. The space was very clean and ample room for the two of us. The private deck was great to catch the morning sun while having breakfast or enjoying the stars at night. Hosts Chuck and Diane home is beautiful and were very friendly offering any assistance we needed. We took advantage of the hosts free passes to the Monterey Bay aquarium, a $100 savings. It is a great combination of having a private and peaceful place to hang out while being close to town and all the beauty of the Carmel coast.

Douglas User Profile
July 2017
Loved all the details, Chuck and Diane definitely go out of their way to make it feel like a special home.

Rick User Profile
July 2017
What a wonderful find! Everything exceeded our expectations, and it was a perfect get-away location for a long weekend. Slow mornings of coffee on the deck gazing into the trees, Carmel downtown within a stone's throw, beautifully appointed decor, so very very peaceful. And Chuck and Diane were the perfect hosts, responding often within minutes to a message from us. Unqualified, full recommendation from this happy couple.

Jon User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful stay. The room was comfortable. I slept on the hide-a-bed with no problems. The bathroom was well stocked with linens and the kitchen had a good assortment of utensils and supplies. Chuck and Diane were gracious and left a nice welcome note along with a bottle of wine (there's also a hidden bottle of kahlua somewhere:-). Easy waking distance to restaurants and shopping.

Carmel, California, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Chuck And Diane User ProfileChuck And Diane is a superhost.

Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Our romance began in 1961 when Diane came to Carmel to be a 4th grade teacher at Carmel River School. She met Chuck who had just left the Navy's Blue Angels and was enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School. In 1964 we were married and began a life together. Through the years, as a Navy family, we lived many places, but always returned to Carmel to visit our old friends and to bask in the beauty of the area. Of course, we always wished we had bought a place when we first lived here, and never really thought we would ever live in Carmel

Why the Owner Chose Carmel By the Sea:
In 2004 we fell in love with Sundance, a rustic and secluded home on a half acre overlooking Hatton Canyon. We immediately bought it, sold our home in Del Mar, and became Carmelites. We love it here and have never looked back. Our family and friends enjoyed staying in the guest cottage, and after our son built a magnificent deck around it we christened it 'Moonglow' and decided to offer it as a vacation rental. As you can see from the guestbook, it has been very popular.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Moonglow is close to everything in Carmel, the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, yet secluded and quiet.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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