Guest Reviews for Point Lobos Ridge
The Best of Big Sur and Carmel!
This house is truly an extraordinary home! It is not an exaggeration when I say that the actual home is even more amazing that the website photos. The house is the best of Big Sur and Carmel.
We had a magical time and can't wait to come back! Thanks Lou!
-Kate Maloney, PhD (Boulder, CO)
A Piece of Heaven!
It's hard to separate out the setting from the event because everything about the property and our very happy occasion harmonized so beautifully. Our daughter's wedding was held at this property at the end of a wonderful week of preparation and fun with a stream of friends and relatives. The vows were exchanged on a lovely stone platform situated on a grassy area overlooking an incredible view of the Monterrey Peninsula. The memories of our week in this piece of heaven will warm our hearts a lifetime, and we hope we'll be able to come back to relive them on vacation at this amazing spot again and again.
-JHC - Winchester, MA
It is rare to have your expectations met when renting homes around the world. This house & property was all that! From the care & responsiveness of the owner, the magic of the setting, the perfectly-appointed amenities of the home, and the details within ... we felt held in a cocoon of deliciousness that never ended. I would recommend this home to anyone who wanted to feel like they were truly "away", yet with the easy access of all necessities as well as beauty. I will return - for the embrace of the land and the passion of the ocean before us. Thank you for coming through for us! We are truly grateful.
-Samahria (The Berkshires, MA)
This home is truly spectacular with its breathtaking views and surreal sunsets. It is decorated with exquisite taste and should be featured in Elle Decor. The kitchen and grill are a gourmand's dream. It doesn’t get better than this!! As for Lily (Sena's black lab), she became part of my family. Lily is front and center in most of our photos. This was truly a memorable vacation and I recommend it highly. It has only been 4 days since I left but I would go back in a heartbeat. Thanks again Lou & Kristen!!!!
-Nancy Fong (New York NY)
Words cannot describe the peace and serenity we found at Point Lobos in Carmel Highlands. The views are exceptional and all you hear is the wind through the trees and birds chirping. The home is beautifully appointed with everything you need for a wonderful stay. Although we quickly decompressed from our busy schedules, we were not ready to leave. Another few weeks of sitting on the patio and watching the world go by would have suited us perfectly. Our hosts could not have made us feel more at home in their home and we will certainly return.
-Louise & Glenn (Carefree, AZ)
This is truly the estate that dreams are made of. 4 of us spent a 4-day, peaceful weekend away from the rambunctious kids in this absolutely pristine home. We were heartbroken when we had to leave. seriously... tears streamed down our faces as we waved goodbye. But we're already planning our next visit. The views are breathtaking. And such a peaceful setting, perched high above California's most beautiful coastline below. Everything you'd want is within reach-- Point Lobos natural reserve just down the driveway. Beautiful mellow hikes where you'll see seal pups, amazing coastline, and incredible sea life. 5 min to downtown Carmel- where you'll find incredible eateries (check out Basil Restaurant- a MUST!), visit the Tor House for an historical tour of the house of stone built by one of America's truly great poets! And so much more. 10 minutes drive to Pebble Beach Lodge (check out their spa for an incredible massage). Golfing galore. Check out the lodge for a cocktail or two while you view hole 18 of Pebble Beach course. Time it right and you'll likely see a famous golf pro. Watching the Big Sur marathoners run past was one of many highlights of the trip. It's a motivator to train and go back again next year. Lou is a welcoming guest and an all around great guy. Thanks for everything, Lou. The hospitality, the great wine (Aiena!!!), and most importantly for sharing your incredible home. Looking forward to coming back soon. P.S. Say hi to my favorite adopted dog, Lily!
What a Weekend!
This home is one of a kind. The owners pay attention to detail from an espresso maker fit for Starbucks to a standard coffee machine for those who just want to be simple. The house is fully stocked with top grade amenities. The house alone is worth the stay. The design is comfortable and elegant with some of the best views you will ever experience in the Carmel area. My east coast and local west coast friends enjoyed every moment at the home. Lou and Kristin are great hosts and I thank them for their kindness. A great birthday weekend! We will be back! Thanks
- Jason (Annapolis)
Memories for a Lifetime!
We're still trying to come down from our week long 'high' at Point Lobos Ridge. It was absolutely the perfect place for friends and family to gather before and after the wedding events. We canceled our restaurant reservations twice because no one wanted to leave the breathtaking scenery and comfort of your home. We will treasure the memories for a lifetime and thank you for providing the perfect retreat.
- The Wallace Clan
Fabulous house and setting
The house is architecturally designed and feels like you are living in the outdoors. The western exposure looks out over Carmel Bay and the Pacific. The eastern exposure has a protected patio. It was a perfect house for coming together at the end of the day to cook, talk and enjoy the California wines, but we all had our own space and privacy. The Owners, who live next door, are very kind and hospitable with good advice on places of local interest. This property made our vacation really special. We highly recommend.
- Rosie & Vic (Toronto, Canada)
An Amazing Experience!
What an amazing birthday celebration I enjoyed at the Point Lobos Ridge home. From the moment I arrived until I left, everything not only met, but exceeded my expectations. As a local, finding someplace special that gave me the feeling of being away on vacation could be challenging. But not when you have a venue like this to go to. Seeing the beautiful Carmel Bay from a different vantage point gave me just that experience. My guests were taken back by the beauty of the home and the surroundings. Lou and Kristin are the perfect home hosts and made me feel so welcomed. Definitely will consider this home for future events as well as recommending it to others looking for that special piece of paradise.
- Susan (Carmel Valley, CA)
A Great Thrill!
Wow! What an impressive home! The detail in design is really remarkable. The views match the quality of the home.. Lou and Kristin and perfect hosts, they are very down to earth and as nice and as accommodating as you could ever wish for. Treat yourself and then just relax and enjoy.
- Alan & Terri (Sonoma, CA)
A Lifetime of Memories!
The home was just perfect for our wedding – from accommodations for us and our helper elves (friends) , to the natural and architectural environment for the wedding and reception. Your home provided the very special location while still being comfortable for everyone. The day, the place, the whole package was far more than we could have ever asked for! We’ve actually received many votes from our guests for “The Best Wedding Ever”. We’re basking in the afterglow. A lifetime of memories to enjoy. And now, since you asked for pictures…I’m sending you a link to a gallery our photographer friends made. You may want to scroll across the bottom to get the pictures that interest you most. If there are pictures you are interested in using for Red Wolf rental promotion materials,
let us know and we’ll get the files to you.
-Sarah and Grailling
A Perfect Vacation Home!
As a Carmel by-the-Sea native, I know the in's and out's of where to stay in Carmel and its worth. This home was the choice I made for our vacation stay. The accommodations were clean and the view- stunning! My daughter's wedding party all stayed at the vacation home. They were married at the beach, with a reception in Carmel. Then we got to return to this fantastic home. I would not have changed a thing. A “perfect” vacation home with an extra bonus - Lily.
-Gael Fischer-Johnsen (Black Hills, South Dakota)
Stunning! Private and Peaceful!
Our stay at Point Lobos Ridge was simply amazing. The views are stunning, it was so relaxing watching the fog come in on the coast every evening, but the house always stayed so sunny and warm. It was remote and private... very peaceful! Lou was so nice and made us feel very welcome. We will be back!
-Nick and Laura Allen(San Rafael, Ca.)
The Most Beautiful Home!
Our family stayed in this wonderful home during mid-January 2009 for the week; we were very fortunate as the weather all week was sunny and in the 70’s. Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful homes you could choose for a vacation stay. The views of Carmel and the ocean are spectacular. The custom-built home mixes rustic wood with decorative concrete to create a warm, comfortable environment. You feel like you are at one with nature while in the house as well as while sitting or walking on the expansive porches. I think a great thing about this Point Lobos Ridge home is that you could use it for an executive retreat or it fully accommodates the family with young children. We had two kids under one year old, a three and five year old as well as six adults staying there during our vacation. Parking was ample for the four cars we had and Carmel was only a short drive away for the restaurants, sightseeing, beaches, and golfing. Lou and Kristin, the owners who live nearby, were gracious hosts and if you are lucky, their dog Lillie will come over and play ball with you. If you want a truly unique place to stay while vacationing or visiting the Monterey Peninsula, I would highly recommend that you stay at this exceptional home;
it will help create some great memories for you.
-Jeff and Starr (Woodland, CA)