#0217: USA, California

Property #0217
Property #0217
International home exchange in USA, California - Carmel-by-the-sea historical preservation home
Vacation rentals in USA, California - Carmel
Home exchange in USA, California - Carmel
Vacation home exchange in USA, California - Carmel
Holiday home exchange in USA, California - house


    Hob Nob is nestled under the oldest and largest remaining Japanese elm in the village of Carmel. It features front and back porticoed balconies and stonework that begin at the street and lead to an entrance terrace. Inside, the living room is a large central space with fireplace central to the room. There are two bedrooms and two baths within the home, a modern kitchen and a spacious loft, study area above the main floor area. There is also a converted garage with a main floor and loft in the back of the property which sleeps four. Hob Nob is within two blocks of the beach and is located within the 'golden triange' of properties within Carmel.


    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available Toyota RAV 1998
    Extra credits for car none

    Hob Nob is located two blocks off of Ocean Avenue, within two blocks of the main beach area. From the home can be heard the ocean waves and from the upstairs can be seen peek-a-boo views of the Pacific Ocean. It is located within the prime area of real estate, so named the "golden triangle."



    bedroom 1: 1 x double

    bedroom 2: 2 x single

    bedroom 3: 1 x queen double

    studio 4: 2 x single


    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: shower

    wc 3: shower


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 65
    Cleaning included no
    Yes, it can be arranged for aprox $120 per week.

    No Smoking inside

    No Children

    No Pets




    Swimming (10 minutes drive)

    Horse riding (15 minutes drive)

    Fishing (5 minutes walk)

    Golf (10 minutes drive)

    Scuba diving (5 minutes walk)

    Tennis (10 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (5 minutes walk)

    Bicycling (5 minutes walk)

    Surfing (5 minutes walk)


    Shops (5 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (5 minutes walk)

    Culture (5 minutes walk)

    Gym / Health Club (15 minutes drive)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    Beach (3 minutes walk)

    Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Big Sur

    Getting there

    Carmel is a two hour drive south of San Francisco. It is adjacent to the most picturesque scenic drive along the Pacific Coast, the Big Sur area. It is a six hour driving distance from Los Angeles. The home is located within easy walking distance of not only the beach but also the town proper. A car is available for guests' use.


    We are two retired gentlemen who lived in various parts of California over the years.  We love fine living and excellent architecture.  This home has both. 

    This is one of the great historic cottages of Carmel.  It has been lovingly restored, furnished, updated and cared for so that every original detail is intact, yet it meets today's need for easy living.

    Convenient to everything that this delightful town as to offer...from beach to restaurants to shopping...it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy California living at its very best.

    Mr. Lester Barnett and Mr. Leland Ball (06 Oct 2016)

    My brother got married during our stay so it felt very magical. we still talk about how much we loved this stay and it is a favorite. the house is on the historical register and is very special and in a very special part of California. we would love to return.

    I talked with the owners before the trade so I think we both had a good understanding of each other's expectations. I talked with them during and at the end of our stay so I felt we had good communication. I thought the property was as described on ivhe website. it is right in Carmel close to the ocean and town. it was great as everyone could go their separate ways and get around on foot. there are of course great areas close by to explore as well.

    The staff of ivhe as always try to get back to every request for a trade as soon as possible. They aid in the communication if needed otherwise do not interfere.

    Shirley M (09 Jul 2014)

    We had a wonderful stay with our family at Hob Nob , a comfortable and obviously much loved second home, ideally located in a quiet neighborhood in Carmel by the Sea. 

    We found we were within walking distance of everything - the beach , the little town , and several fine restaurants. All the arrangements were made with no problems whatever , the landlords were very accommodating, and the support from the IVHE team superb. 

    Our only disappointments were that we didn't get to meet Clint Eastwood (!) , and that our stay was much too short ...

    Out experience was exactly how I think all IVHE trades could be - simple and hassle-free : almost as if we had been lent the property by an old friend.

    Gary and Wendy V (23 Apr 2014)

    Carmel-by-the-sea historical preservation home

    Featured in Cottages by the Sea: The Handmade Homes of Carmel, America's First Artist Community. Home named Hob Nob

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home)
    Exchanges Direct Swaps
    Credits 65 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 8
    Min stay none
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