Nestled between the Santa Lucia Mountains and coastal Carmel-by-the-Sea,
Carmel Valley is our gorgeous wine country, known for its Mediterranean climate, lush landscape and picturesque mountain and valley views. Though a quaint, pastoral setting, Carmel Valley plays host to twenty-something tasting rooms and counting, several hugely popular restaurants, world-class golf resorts and hiking, and has evolved into the preeminent destination for those looking to get away from it all.
Four benchmarks divide the valley into different areas as you head East on Carmel Valley Road. Closest in proximity to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, The Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club offers single-level, golf course fronted homes of various styles. A few miles down the road is Mid Valley, marked by the Mid Valley Shopping Center, which offers mostly hillside rancher-style homes with valley, canyon and greenbelt views. Next, at the base of the Los Laureles Grade and Bernardus Lodge, is one of the Valley’s more prestigious settings, the Miramonte area, which features quintessential Carmel Valley ranch-styles and larger estate options.
Furthest out of the main areas is the Carmel Valley Village, home to some of the best shopping, restaurants and wine tasting rooms in the area. The Village plays host to the popular “Village Views” area, whose charming vistas overlook the action in the village below.
For the finest Carmel Valley has to offer, there are 3 gated communities, home to the most beautiful homes and settings in Carmel Valley. The Quail Meadows community, up the hill from the Quail Lodge resort, offers 5,000 to 10,000+ sq ft estates. The Santa Lucia Preserve offers provincial estates on 30+ acre parcels, with well-guarded access, equestrian facilities and riding club, golf course and clubhouse. Located on the opposite side of the valley is Clint Eastwood’s Tehama. Heavily-guarded and frequently patrolled, Tehama is the premier community in the Valley, complete with a member and resident only golf course, well-appointed clubhouse and dining. In addition to its privacy and amenities, Tehama is also convenient, accessible via Carmel Valley Road, as well as through its sister development, Monterra, in Monterey, with quick access to Monterey Regional Airport. •