About the Homestay
Enjoy John Steinbeck's fabled Pastures of Heaven with sweeping views of Calera Canyon! You will only be 20 minutes from the ocean and close to all the attractions Carmel Valley Village, the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel-by-the-sea, and Big Sur. Your hosts are longtime residents of Monterey County who have traveled the world and speak three languages.
You will be sharing the home with us and up to two other guests in our other guest room during your stay. If you would like more privacy, you can book both rooms in the lower unit. This would provide you with your own bath.
There is no stove or stovetop in the unit, but we do have a microwave and large fridge with filtered water and an ice machine. There is a self-serve coffee/tea maker.
We love to cook, travel, and run the beautiful trails of Monterey County. Dutch ran a sailing company for 18 years and Carolyn taught global politics classes at Monterey Peninsula College. She also manages international experiential learning programs for a local graduate school.
You will be sharing the home with us and up to two other guests in our other guest room during your stay.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are located in the sunny Corral de Tierra neighborhood off the old Monterey Road (highway 68). The canyon where our home is located was the inspiration for John Steinbeck's "Pastures of Heaven." Carmel Valley Village and the beach are only a 20 minute drive. You can go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, grab dinner in Carmel, watch the sunset at Rocky Point in Big Sur all in one day before coming back to our place to relax for the evening. We are 10 minutes from the free and dog-friendly Fort Ord National Monument.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
We are a non-smoking property. Only guests included in the reservation permitted on the property.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.