- Stately Contemporary Pebble Beach 2 Bed + Bonus Room, 2 ½ Bath Home – $3350/mo.
- Newly Reconstructed Contemporary 1 Bed Plus Loft in Carmel Highlands – $2400/mo.
- Quintessential Carmel Highlands 3 Bed, 2 Bath Home – $3500/mo.
- Snow White’s Cottage! 2 Bed, 1 Bath Tudor-Style Pacific Grove Charmer – $2600/mo.
- Spacious Upper Level 2 Bed, 1 Bath Carmel Valley Apt. – $2200/mo.
- Contemporary 4 Bed, 2 Bath Carmel Valley Ranch-Style Home – $4000/mo.
- Ground Level Apartment including all basic utilities near Carmel High – $1500/mo.
- Nicely furnished 2 Bed, 1 Bath Monterey condo w/shared indoor pool & fitness room – $1,925/mo.
- Nicely maintained 3 Bed, 1Bath home in Marina – $1850/mo.
- Charming 2 Bed and 2 Bathroom in Carmel – $2400/mo.
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Ready for a Carmel Getaway?
We are proud to offer this beautiful
new 3-bedroom/3-bath beachouse just steps from the sand.
The literal definition of pura vida is “pure life,” but in many South of the border countries the real meaning is closer to, “This is living!” Guests lucky enough to stay at Pura Vida will no doubt agree.
The living room features wood plank floors, a rough-sawn peaked ceiling, a comfortable overstuffed sofa and chairs, and a large wood-burning fireplace (with gas starter) to keep you warm on chilly nights. There are two indoor dining areas – one in the living room and another in the gourmet kitchen.
The kitchen looks as if it came out of a magazine: ivory-painted cabinetry and a contrasting natural wood island, gleaming granite, tumbled stone, and alabaster lighting fixtures. When you’re not enjoying one of Carmel’s many fabulous restaurants you’ll prepare meals here with pleasure: the kitchen includes a SubZero side-by-side refrigerator, a professional Thermador gas cooktop with a grill, a Bosch dishwasher—even a Krups coffeemaker and bean grinder. >>> MORE
By George Cox
Some regions of the world are susceptible to tsunamis while others are more likely to see earthquakes. Still other areas might be subject to tornadoes or hurricanes. Knowing what types of natural disasters you are likely to encounter is the first step to being prepared. Your preparations may vary slightly depending upon whether you are more vulnerable to forest fires or floods. However, the basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and medical supplies will apply regardless of the type of emergency.
2. Learn CPR and Basic First Aid
Many local organizations provide free or low cost training for CPR and first aid. You’ll learn how to clean wounds and place bandages in addition to how to provide life saving CPR. Even when no natural disaster is imminent, these skills can save a life. These classes do not require a lot of time, but the dividends they may pay in the future are immeasurable.
3. Plan for Communication
When disaster strikes, your family members may be scattered in several different places. Designate a relative who lives outside of the local area to be the contact that every family member will attempt to reach in the event of an emergency. While local telephone lines may be affected by the disaster, long distance lines may not. It may also be beneficial to use pay telephones to communicate, as these are often repaired first in the aftermath of a disaster. Cell phones can be indispensable as long as local towers have not sustained too much damage. Keep a working cell phone and a charger with you at all times.
4. Designate a Meeting Place
Choose a place that is close to home, but not inside the structure. Make certain that every family member knows the address and can find the location from any direction. Also, establish a second meeting place that is outside of your neighborhood in case it isn’t possible to enter the area. Inform caregivers and babysitters of the details of your meeting spot.
5. Be Prepared to Evacuate
Families should have a plan for evacuating their home should this ever be necessary. Establish escape routes and then practice using them. Ensure that windows are not nailed or painted shut and know how to turn off electricity, water or gas from the main switches. Homes with multiple levels should be equipped with escape ladders.
6. Have an Emergency Kit
The kit should include at least one or two gallons of water for each person per day. Non-perishable food and a mechanical can opener are essential. Keep a simple barbecue unit on hand with appropriate fuel, matches and utensils. Emergency blankets, a tent and sleeping bags can provide warmth and shelter. A first aid kit, flashlights and a battery powered radio are necessities. Sanitation and hygiene items like toothbrushes and toilet paper and important personal documents can also be included.
7. Prepare Pets
Keep vaccination records handy and be sure to pack food and blankets to protect pets. An extra supply of pet medications can be kept with your family’s prescriptions.
8. Make Your Car Disaster Ready
Having a small emergency kit in your car makes it easy to evacuate quickly. If a disaster seems likely, make sure that the gas tank is full and keep it that way. A fuel can with extra gas can prevent an emergency in the wake of disaster.
9. Be Ready at Work
Familiarize yourself with evacuation routes from your office and keep a small emergency kit there as well. Also, be aware of where to find fire extinguishers and AEDs ( Heart Defibrillator) inside the building.
10. Create Emergency Contact Cards
The cards should easily fit in pockets, wallets and purses. They should contain phone numbers to call in emergencies, the address of meeting places and other helpful information. When disaster strikes, it can be difficult to clearly recall these details.
For more Preparedness Tips – Visit George’s Youtube channel.
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With captivating views of the Monterey Bay and Lover’s Point, these oceanfront residences are a recipe for a great vacation. Swim, dive or kayak at Lover’s Point cove across the stree (with a white sand beach for sunning, a kiddie pool, beach volleyball court, snack bar, and grassy areas for picnics, this park is a favorite of visitors and locals alike).
And once you’re completely relaxed, Pacific Grove is convenient to an amazing range of activities on the Peninsula. Within minutes you can be touring scenic 17-Mile Drive, hiking to secluded Big Sur beaches, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing or whale watching. Play golf at the oceanside Pacific Grove Golf Course, affectionately known as a “budget-minded alternative” to Pebble Beach. Or stroll down the coastal recreation trail just outside your front door and commune with seals and sea otters. The shops and restaurants of downtown Pacific Grove are just three-blocks away.
For an even more varied dining experience, a longer walk or a short drive will take you to Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, downtown Monterey or Carmel.
Check a few of our Lover’s Point Condos.
- Lover’s Point#1 -2 Bedroom Ocean View Townhome
- Lover’s Point#5 -2 Bedroom Ocean View Townhome
- Lover’s Point#6 -2 Bedroom Ocean View Townhome
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Things to do in #Monterey in July!
July 17, 2014 – July 20, 2014
A premier event in Monterey County, the largest Rodeo in California and one of the top 20 in the US.
MORE INFO: Salinas Sports Complex
Carmel Bach Festival
July 19, 2014 – August 2, 2014
The 2014 Festival throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach and Monterey. There are many free or low cost activities throughout the festival.
Feast of Lanterns
July 23, 2014 – July 27, 2014
This Festival has evolved over its 100-plus year history from the ceremonial end to the Chautauqua Assembly with a lantern parade to the beach and fireworks over the bay to a multi-cultural community event filled with entertainment.
More Info: Feast of Lanterns
Available starting mid July is this extensively reconstructed, “from the studs out”, elegant, refined, contemporary, and nicely appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, townhome/duplex in the quaint and highly desirable High Meadow Lane Community in Carmel. Situated among sleepy pines, in a serene and forested setting, this ideally convenient home is available for $3,500 per month on a one-to-two year lease to start. The owners kindly request no pets. This home will be offered unfurnished (contrary to photos) and is a non-smoking property.
Private parking is available in the attached two car garage on automatic opener with keypad. The tall glass and tiled foyer entrance opens to a vaulted ceiling. On the first level there is an extensive basement, storage, and workshop area of approximately 500 square feet. A dedicated laundry area has a storage closet and set of full size Kenmore washer and dryer and laundry cabinets. The first floor bedroom offers a large dual door clothes closet, window/door drapery, and private outside stone patio for relaxing. The full bathroom on this level has a floor-to-ceiling tiled walk-in shower with water fall shower head and glass door. There are tiled Terrazzo floors, an extra wide porcelain sink vanity, elegant toilet, and designer lighting and water fixtures.
Upstairs the spacious living room floor plan opens to the dining room and offers a wet bar area and counter cabinets. For your audio/visual pleasure there is a Rotel AM/FM digital receiver, surround sound, DVD player, and built-in Fujitsu widescreen TV on a retractable arm. The tile framed gas log fireplace is remote control. A private balcony with forested views of the complex runs the width of the entire unit. There are remote controlled, light filtering, retractable drapes, along the floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, picture glass windows. A second private outdoor patio is ideal for barbequing and is easily accessible through the dining area.
At the heart of every home is the kitchen, and meal preparation is a true joy in this one. Terrazzo tiled, designer cabinets, and style abound. There is a stool high corner bar/island. The four burner stainless steel Wolf range has a built-in ventilation hood above. The stainless steel dual sink is extra wide with in-sink aerator and retractable faucet hose. The other stainless steel appliances include a GE Profile Microwave, Jenn Air dishwasher, and dual door Jenn Air refrigerator with freezer drawer. The master bedroom suite offers a private and dedicated patio. There are spacious wall-to-wall closets with built-in clothes organizers and a bathroom linen closet. The private master bedroom bathroom features two sink vanities with designer fixtures. The bathing area has radiant floor heating, jetted deep soaking tub, and floor-to-ceiling tiled walk-in shower with glass door. There is a private toilet commode. The second bedroom ceiling has built-in stereo speakers, two large clothes closets, and retractable window blinds. The third bathroom offers a separate vanity area with decorative countertop sink, lighting, and a skylight bathes this area in natural light from above. A floor-to-ceiling, tiled shower stall, with glass door features a waterfall showerhead.
Throughout this home one finds thin wall plaster, recessed lighting, and nicely appointed fixtures. Residents living at High Meadow Lane will enjoy using the community swimming pool and ongoing exterior maintenance of the grounds and trash collection is included in the monthly rent. Rentals in this boutique community of 24 homes rarely become available. Now is your opportunity! From this location the downtowns of Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach/Del Monte Forest, The Naval Post Graduate School, and the Defense Language Institute, are a few minutes drive. There are lovely walking trails surrounding this forested complex.
This property is available to view by contacting Coast & Valley Rentals