The Lomax Residence

carmel, monterey
3 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
$800 - $925 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
1 bunk bed
1 air bed
sleeps 1
1 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This modern home is warm and provides easy living in a gorgeous setting, and is well set up for a large family or 2 smaller families. Design touches throughout make it a special place to stay, from the marble Saarinen table seating 10 people to the extensive collection of art and architecture books artfully displayed by color in the living room. Parents will enjoy the works of art by Banksy, Edward Weston, KAWS and Mr. Brainwash as well as the large ensuite master bath with poured concrete soaking tub. Panoramic views from the Duxiana king-sized bed will make you feel like you are in a chic boutique hotel. There is a container garden offering up herbs and seasonal veggies inside the courtyard, while an 8-person hot tub is set among the oaks for great valley views by day and stargazing at night.

Why Kids Love it

The property is great for all ages. Set up with an open plan interior, the property has plenty of outdoor space for activities. The hosts have a large range of toys in the boys and girls bedrooms and large playroom, as well as a large DVD collection. Legos, Barbies, a huge Matchbox car collection, plus a wooden castle, barn and animals will entertain the kids happily. Outside, a basketball hoop and scooters are great fun for older children in the gated courtyard, and a swing set and sandbox round out the fun. Nearby day trips can take you to the world-renowned Big Sur, Carmel Beach, Point Lobos, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Asilomar Beach.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 6 days (rental); exchanges can be mutually agreed. The 2 1/2 acre parcel is behind a gate with a coded entry. There are concrete stairs in and around the property that small children should be accompanied on. The guesthouse, under a separate listing may or may not be available, and can sleep a further 4 guests plus a baby. Children must be supervised around the sunken bathtub, hot tub and on the 2-level swing set, which is used under your own risk. Extra housekeeping, grocery shopping can be arranged.

About the Location

The property is 10 miles inland from Monterey and Carmel-by-the-sea, a short drive from the best that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. It is 5 minutes from world-class Laguna Seca Raceway, and 20 minutes from attractions such a The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Golf and Resorts, Point Lobos State Park, downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Beach, The Carmel Mission, Carmel Valley Village Library and park. It is a 30-minute drive from the Big Sur. Bernardus Lodge & Spa is 4 minutes down the hill and is very kid friendly with a croquet lawn, outdoor seating and casual and fine dining. Monterey Airport is a 10-minute drive; SFO is a 1.5 hour drive away.

Accommodation Details

This single level 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home has a large open plan living room-kitchen and majestic views of the Carmel and Salinas Valleys. There is a master bedroom with a cosy window seat and 2 children’s room with queensize beds and their own bathrooms. Radiant heat poured concrete floors run through the modern home and sliding glass doors open on all sides to capture views and provide the ease of indoor-outdoor living. The safely enclosed yard with artificial grass has a garden, basketball hoop, sand box and covered concrete patios. The Bulthaup kitchen with stainless steel countertops is fully appointed and has a breakfast bar. The modern fireplace provides a focal point in the living room and divides the office/playroom from the main living space.

Style Notes

Contemporary chic. Designed by famed architect Jerrold Lomax and featured in Architectural Digest, this home is bright, modern and uncluttered. Contemporary furniture by Roche Bobois, Saarinen, and Eames make it a delight for the eyes. A bright pink Saarinen Womb Chair provides the perfect reading nook by the metal clad fireplace. Eames platform queen beds in both children's bedrooms offer plenty of room for several kids to share, while Contemporary silk and wool rugs cozy up the modern concrete floors. Modern art and photography throughout the home give wonderful contrast to the rural and valley views. The colorful collection of ceramic bowls by artist James Lovera are the pride and joy of the homeowners. We love the unique style and attention to detail for adults, and fantastic places to play for kids.

Kris B.
Member since May 23, 2014
We are a family of 4 who live in beautiful Carmel Valley, California. Staying in your kid-friendly home offers us the ability to really settle into a new adventure! Our children, a boy, 6 and a daughter, 11, love traveling as much as we do. It's our passion! We run a family estate jewelry and watch business in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. We love modern art, authentic architecture, city life, local food and wine and European beaches, really any adventure as a family! We are open to exchanging houses anywhere and will treat your home with the utmost respect, cleanliness and care! The home exchange program is really about being part of a global community and we treasure the chance and opportunity. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

1 review

Cooper B.
Visited in December 2018
We really enjoyed our stay at their house in Carmel Valley, CA. Beautiful home with lots of toys and books for our children to enjoy. Our favorite of the house was the amazing views! Kris was a fantastic host with many recommendations and suggestions. Hope to visit again in the future!

Carmel, Monterey

Sandcastles, sealife and sunshine

Carmel is a rightly popular and family-friendly area in the middle of the Californian coast with a white sand beach, cultural appeal and wineries by the sea. Make sandcastles on the beach, browse art galleries in pretty Carmel-by-the-Sea, explore dramatic national parks and meet the local wildlife at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.