Entrance to apartment from deck. One step down from main deck to this area.
(Door now says "studio"Wider view of sitting area and breakfast table looking toward kitchen.
Private, romantic, quiet 1-br + in Carmel Woods
Private, romantic, quiet 1-br + in Carmel Woods
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Please read before booking! Enjoy private entrance to two room studio overlooking the forest with floor to ceiling windows. Queen-size memory-foam bed, bathroom w/shower and amenities, kitchenette with dishes, etc., ocean view, sunsets, deck, gas grill. Quiet. Wood-burning fireplace with complimentary wood, free internet, TV, DVDs, LPS, All amenities. Beach towels/mats, ottoman/cot, Dog friendly! Free Parking. Peaceful. Autonomous! Please note: ceilings are low in spots and there are some steps.

The space

Cozy, and romantic, private two rooms, with kitchenette and private bathroom. Forest view on lower level of our home in a beautiful area on hill above Carmel and Pebble Beach. Wood-burning fireplace, wood provided (Although it sometimes is damp so you might prefer to bring some) Two rooms: outer sitting room and inner bedroom: queen size bed with memory foam mattress, and ottoman that becomes a small cot. Floor to ceiling windows looking at totally private forest area and wildlife. Deck is for your use as well. There is an outdoor grill. Great sunsets.Kitchen does not have an oven, but does have microwave, toaster, hotpot, coffee press pot, 1 burner, refrigerator and freezer, all utensils and dishware. I leave coffee and tea, snacks and oatmeal for guests. Bathroom has walk-in shower, (no bathtub), hair-dryer, shampoo, lotion, razors, etc. All linens provided. Outdoor table and chairs on deck, chaise, beach chairs, towels and mats for use. Games, books, Comcast TV, DVDs., LPs, turntable. Free wireless internet. Free parking and private entrance. Free use of washer, dryer and iron. There is central heat shared with the upper level. Portable heater, extra blankets provided.
There is also a portable fan if it is too , however, windows do NOTE: there are a few steps in the unit indicated on the photos.
There are sometimes spiders and flies due to location near forest. We try to find them but sometimes miss one or two.
PLEASE NOTE: There are a few low ceilings (if you are above 6'2" or so you may want to think about it) and a few single steps up in the unit. The access is down a hill and the exit is back up the hill (not particularly steep) so if your footing is unsure, you might not want to stay here. Luggage needs to be carried and not rolled. Price includes County Occupancy Tax.

Guest access

PLEASE READ : you will be able to view address and arrival instructions only after booking. Be sure to print it out or copy and save before arrival!
Exterior lights are motion activated. Suite is totally private. Do not enter through main blue gate, please.

Use right side of driveway next to bushes. Walk down right side of house by where you parked along the path by firewood with blue tarp. (There is motion sensor lighting). Follow path around to rear of building and up steps to deck entrance. (There is a blue "dog in yard" sign on this gate). Give gate a good push. Do a quasi U-turn and you will see your door. "Studio". The key will be under the doormat. Make yourself at home. Instructions are in the unit. Please keep deck gate closed. My dog Charlie is friendly and may come to say hello but he cannot get into the studio from inside the house.
Be sure to message me upon first arrival and departure at end of stay. If you plan to arrive at night, please let me know so I can leave a light on for you.

Interaction with guests

This is a rental for people who like their privacy and who do not necessarily need to interact with host. Someone may or may not be present in upper level- happy, though, to appear if you need something, otherwise we communicate via messages.
Key will be left for arrival along with info about the unit. Guests need to message us to let me know they have arrived and then departed at end of stay.

Other things to note

Our dog named Charlie is on premises is very friendly and rarely barks.
Owner lives upstairs and is in and out.
!The unit has a few steps up and steps down.!
! The access is down a hill and exit back up hill (not particularly steep) so if your footing is unsure, this may not be the place for you. Not handicap accessible.
It tends to be chilly in evening, particularly. There is central heat shared with the upper level. Portable heater, extra blankets provided.
There is also a portable fan if it is too warm. Windows do open.
Beach chairs/towels/mats available for use.
Umbrella for rain provided.
Also, when visiting this area, never turn your back to the ocean while on the beach because this area has what are called "rogue waves". If you walk the beaches with a dog, be sure to keep an eye out.
Please use gloves provided when getting firewood. Because of proximity to the woods, there are sometimes there are spiders...


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $43 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

IMPORTANT: Please read arrival instructions to find the entrance and get key!
Path leading to unit does not have an even pavement for roller bags. You need to carry them

SMOKING AND FIRES: No smoking anywhere in or near home.
No outdoor fires. We are in a drought.
Please feel free to use fireplace and access firewood with gloves provided. No unattended fire in the fireplace.

AT END OF STAY: Message host. Strip bed and place sheets and used towels by front door. Please remove trash. (cans by driveway.)

PETS: Carmel is the most dog friendly place in the country. We welcome well-behaved dogs only. No dogs left unattended for more than 2 hours.
Please pick up and discard poop. The yard is completely fenced so we love doggie visitors. There is a dog door in the unit that can be opened if you wish.

Books, DVDs, games and LPs are for use by guests but should not be removed at end of stay.

Please keep noise to a minimum. It is a peaceful neighborhood. No large parties.

Be careful driving at night because there are few lights.

Park in right side spot in driveway by bushes and walk down that side of house to rear entrance. Once on the deck, make a u turn. Key under mat. Should you be arriving late let us know so we can leave lights on. Exterior lights are motion detected.
Please message when you have arrived and got in ok again at end of stay.
Strip bed and put used linens by door to avoid unnecessary water use.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

249 Reviews

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Russell User Profile
August 2016
Everything worked out fine and we enjoyed our stay in Suzanne's studio. The location in the pine forest is great and we were impressed to be visited by a stag and doe and a third deer which we were able to observe, just a few metres away, through the large front windows. A full functioning stove would have been a plus for us as the microwave, hot plate and electric kettle provided were ok for most things but not cooking the frozen pizza we had with us when we arrived.
Susanne User ProfileSusanne is a superhost.
Response from Susanne:
Thanks for the feedback! We have zoning restrictions which unfortunately prevent two full kitchens in one building. But it is good for guests to know about it being a "kitchenette". Hopefully the description was clear!
August 2016

Edward User Profile
October 2017
Nice, secluded place in a beautiful area.

Anusha User Profile
October 2017
Susanne's place was great for our weekend getaway. Great location and extremely comfortable. She was very friendly, communicated well with us and we had everything we needed. The property is pet friendly which was great for us! Minutes away from Spyglass golf course. Beautiful views from the property. Overall we had a great time and would definitely visit again!

Lil Hughes User Profile
October 2017
Susanne's place is a lovely, relaxing retreat in close proximity to Carmel. Warm and cozy, the studio is bright and well appointed, providing everything you need for your stay including coffee (which we really appreciate). We walked down to the town for exercise and Ubered back following cocktails and dinner. The perfect little hideaway. Can’t wait to come back!

Sophie User Profile
October 2017
A beautiful studio in a great location! A great stay. Thanks.

Lici User Profile
October 2017
A charming, cozy, quiet place to stay. We enjoyed the amenities in the kitchen (especially the electric tea kettle) as well as the books and opera memorabilia. Almost like being home! Our dog enjoyed the pet door to the outside and was happy to meet the owner’s dog. Another lovely stay. We will return.

Shandy User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful place, great views and comfortable accommodation.

Carmel, California, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Susanne User ProfileSusanne is a superhost.

Both a host and a tenant!
I am a 59 yr old non-smoker, non-drinking professional music teacher/opera singer, writer and mom. Reg (age 63), my college sweetheart, lives with me. I taught 12 years in academia. Have traveled for most of my 34-year career to four continents. I do not practice where I stay so that is not a problem. I own my own home. I have also sublet many apartments when I travel so I understand the needs of a renter. I adore dogs and cats. My dog is named Charlie, but only can travel with me if I am doing a road trip so I rarely take him. Lastly, I am very quiet and very responsible and like my privacy.
As a host I tend to leave people alone although I request communication regarding departure and arrival and another other needs. Happy to help if needed.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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