Welcome to Avrio by the Sea! Home sleeps 8 adults and 2 small children.
Ask our Reservationists about two days for the price of one admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium when you book this home!
Enjoy the Carmel lifestyle indoors or out at this hidden gem in one of the world’s premiere vacation destinations, where guests can enjoy the ambiance from the homes’s two beautifully landscaped patios and from inside a one-of-a-kind home that blends contemporary and vintage elements. The upper patio has a clay chiminea wood stove and outdoor seating to watch sunsets or stars.
The home, designed by John Thodos, an award-winning architect known for mixing minimalism with Mediterranean openness and light, is at the end of a very private cul de sac just a 10-minute walk from downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Two of the bedroom suites and the family room have private entrances, adding convenience for couples who want to enjoy nightlife and fine dining in Carmel.
Distant ocean views through the treetops can be seen from the upper floor through large picture windows. The comfortable décor mixes contemporary furnishings with vintage nautical items, such as an antique diver’s helmet and a coffee table made from a ship’s wheel, with a sophisticated color scheme in tones of blue, cream, and brown.
The home is walking distance to downtown Carmel and a 5 minute walk to the beach as well as just 10 minutes by car from golf and dining in Pebble Beach, or from Pacific Grove’s famed butterfly trees. It’s also just 10 minutes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row, or a half-hour from the natural wonders of Big Sur.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.
A vine-covered arch is the entry to a curved walkway that leads to a flagstone patio that surrounds the front door. The sheltered patio, which has a built-in bar with sink, generous seating and a gourmet gas grill, features heaters so that the space can be enjoyed year-round. A special sliding door can be opened so that it’s easy to move between the kitchen and the patio, bringing the outdoors inside.
The front door opens into the upper level, which includes an open floor plan with kitchen, dining area and living room, ideal for entertaining. The fully equipped kitchen includes a four-burner gas stove with built-in griddle, built-in water spigot above the stove, stainless steel appliances, and marble countertops and backsplash. Seating for three is available at the kitchen counter.
The adjacent living room with an open beam ceiling offers comfortable upholstered furniture around a gas fireplace with marble surround, a perfect spot for conversation, playing games or watching the 40-inch HDTV. A bar area is available next to the dining room table, which seats six.
Also on this floor is the master bedroom, with a queen bed, a built-in writing desk, 32-inch HDTV and large west-facing windows. The master bathroom features marble countertops and floors, dual sinks, a deep tub, and separate shower with dual showerheads and pebbled floor. A second bedroom includes a queen bed, built-in writing desk and 28-inch HDTV, with adjacent bath with marble countertops and flooring and a shower. This room has a private patio with bistro seating.
A spiral staircase leads to the lower level, where a bonus room offers a 28-inch HDTV, DVD player and DVD library, a writing area and queen sleeper sofa. Next to this is a bunk room with 4 twin beds that can sleep four, a bathroom that includes a shower and heated floors, and a bedroom with queen bed and 28-inch HDTV.
A gated outdoor corridor leads to a convenient outdoor shower. Three designated parking spaces are available.Get the full listing »