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Life is Good

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Please Do No Use GPS to locate property; it is inaccurate and will send you to the wrong location. The neighbors are not pleased when this happens:( Located just three minutes by car off of Carmel Valley Road, we are a brisk twenty minutes walk into Carmel Valley Village and a leisurely twenty minute drive into Carmel-by-the-Sea! This house is located on a sunny hillside near Hitchcock Canyon, home to many animals such as foxes, skunks, raccoon, ~ and hawks making lazy circles in the sky! Kahn Ranch Hiking Trails are just up the street; email Garland Park for the permit; it's free! Garland Park is just 7 minutes away by car and has trails ranging from easy to expert! The Master bedroom features a Queen bed with an unusual European rattan bed frame; fluffy comforters and linens envelope ...Please Do No Use GPS to locate property; it is inaccurate and will send you to the wrong location. The neighbors are not pleased when this happens:( Located just three minutes by car off of Carmel Valley Road, we are a brisk twenty minutes walk into Carmel Valley Village and a leisurely twenty minute drive into Carmel-by-the-Sea! This house is located on a sunny hillside near Hitchcock Canyon, home to many animals such as foxes, skunks, raccoon, ~ and hawks making lazy circles in the sky! Kahn Ranch Hiking Trails are just up the street; email Garland Park for the permit; it's free! Garland Park is just 7 minutes away by car and has trails ranging from easy to expert! The Master bedroom features a Queen bed with an unusual European rattan bed frame; fluffy comforters and linens envelope one in cozy comfort. As you prepare for sleep, the sky offers you views of the moon as it glides across the sky. With vaulted ceilings, it is very roomy and bright; it has fabulous views of Osborne Ridge to the south and west. A huge bureau and lots of closet space (DVD library in the closet!) this room has enough space for a crib and/or sleeping bags! Two steps from the Master bedroom is the upstairs bathroom, with a shower/tub and an amazing wall of opaque, glass blocks, allowing the sun to shine in while ensuring complete privacy. The second upstairs bedroom is roomy and bright with tall windows facing west and north. It has a Queen bed, high boy, Swedish style chair to relax and read in, extra futon cushions stored in the large closet and a very unusual piece of antique 'furniture'; the owner is brilliant at finding some of the most amazing objects and art to decorate the house with! Downstairs, an European queen bed awaits you! Private access to the bathroom downstairs and French doors lead outside to your own patio area. The renovated kitchen offers a gas stove/oven, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, blender and has a washer/dryer hidden in the pantry! Stoneware dinner service, utensils, pots and pans, cutlery ~ everything one might need to make their stay here as comfortable as possible are in the well-stocked kitchen. Sit inside or enjoy dining al fresco on the patio. Fire up the propane BBQ while feasting your senses on the views, the colors, the sounds and the smells of the canyon while enjoying homemade fare. Or order take-out from one of the restaurants in the village. Carmel Valley Village has hamburger joints, Mexican, Thai and French food, a steak house and pizza! Los Laureles Lodge, 1.4 mi. west on CV Road, is rich in history and tradition as is Wells Fargo, Several art galleries grace the village, exhibiting local art and also one guest artist per month; check out Valley Girls' and William Arthur's studio on Center Street! Laguna Seca-Mazda Raceway/Recreational area is 9.8 mi. away. Carmel Beach and River Mouth Beach are approximately 25 minutes by car. Asilomar Beach and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Pacific Grove is 40 minutes away. Garland Ranch, 10 minutes drive west on Carmel Valley Road, has excellent hiking terrain and well-marked trails. The Nature Center is fun for kids of all ages and the newly-renovated Information Center hangs several local artists' photography and paintings as well as textile art. The docents are welcoming, well-informed and share their love for this exquisite park which is only a portion of what the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District has to offer. Kahn Ranch, a new addition to the MPRPD, is only a two minute drive from this property; permits are required to hike the trails here. The email address to request a permit for any of the parks in the MPRPD site and fill out the form; it's easy and avoids being turned away by the very nice ranger who lives on site at Kahn Ranch and is just doing his job! And you Will be turned back without a permit! Drive-in only; you will be turned back if on foot. The living area, with a flat-screen tv for watching DVD's (only-no cable) has comfortable, leather sofas that invite one to sink down, put your feet up and snooze. Or choose one of the board or card games, perhaps Jenga?, gather the family have some good, old-fashioned fun! We are definitely child and pet friendly; however, the yard is not fully-fenced. Dogs must stay on lead or respond to voice command! No roaming off-property, please. Carmel Beach (16.5 mi.) is very dog-friendly; it's a great place to visit and let your canine friend romp in the waves. There are two houses on Sunny Hill Drive. The Property Manager and family live in the second house, a private residence. If you need me, please call! Parking is limited. There is no garage or carport. We can accommodate three cars. Speak with me about your parking needs. Enjoy your stay and please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have. Although we are just steps away from the rental property, to ensure our privacy and yours, we prefer an email or quick call. I respond to an email much more quickly than messages left on my cell! If you wish to book a date or inquire about this property, please email me via this site; I will respond promptly. I check several times a day. Thank you again for your interest in our property!More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful home. Kathy was a great hostess and so easy to work with. She made our first time renting a vacation home so easy. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished with everything one would need. It was...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Loved this place! Kathy was a great hostess and this home did not disappoint! It was semi-secluded but centrally located at the same time. There is a beautiful view of the surrounding hillsides from the patio. All of the bedrooms were clean and well furnished....More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank David L
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

this was a very cozy room. sliding door to back with 2 chairs and a table with a creek below. trail to walk your dog. staff is remarkable and couldn't have been better, great service, alarge pool and towels were never a issue as they...More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank kwhipple89
cvwomn, VR Owner at Life is Good, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

This review is Not for my property!

Reviewed 14 June 2015

We spend 3 days in this wonderful house and wanted to stay more. If are looking for a property with nice views and comfortable stay - this place if your best bet and value for money. The beds are comfortable, kitchen is well equipped. The...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Gaurav K
cvwomn, VR Owner at Life is Good, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2015

You were wonderful guests and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax:) You are welcome here anytime.

About the Owner
Kathy K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2014
Availability
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Please Do No Use GPS to locate property; it is inaccurate and will send you to the wrong location. This property is located just a few minutes out of Carmel Valley Village, Monterey Peninsula. Very peaceful and bright, the views from every angle are breathtaking. The three-bedroom, two-bath home is decorated exquisitely with hand-painted tiles gathered by the owners, on holiday, from various parts of the world. Comfortable, casual and inviting, this property has accommodated bridal showers, wedding planners, family celebrations and corporate business events. We welcome children, dogs and the opportunity to give you a wonderful home for your visit to the Monterey Peninsula.
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