Local Area

At the intersection of

Privacy & Convenience

The 20,000 acres that are The Santa Lucia Preserve are at the heart of all that is the Monterey Peninsula. Sunny Carmel Valley and quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea are at our doorstep. Minutes away are Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove and Monterey. The San Francisco Bay Area is within a two-hour drive and the Monterey Regional Airport is just 15 minutes away from The Preserve’s main gate. Excellent health care, schools, and everyday conveniences are all close by.

The Village

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Life here is still lived walking, although meandering is likely more apt. Days are spent strolling, stopping to consider storybook cottages, gallery windows, curious boutiques. Carmel-by-the-Sea is perhaps the most picturesque and beloved village in America. It is one square mile falling gradually to the sea, and the long arc of its magical beach. 

From the Spanish missionaries to present day luminaries, Carmel has been a beacon. Jack London, George Sterling, Mary Austin and Robinson Jeffers all found inspiration here. As we do today. One hundred art galleries. Dozens of tasting rooms. World-class cuisine. All this set under a canopy of cypress, scented by pine and salt air and kissed by a California sun. 

Beach on a sunny day
a doorway and stairs at the Carmel Mission in Carmel, Ca.
Beach on a sunny day

“The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place. “

― Rachel Carson

Otter at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Family at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Time to Coast

Monterey & The Peninsula

Monterey is conveniently connected to both The Preserve and Carmel by Highway One, but also by a magical ribbon called 17-Mile Drive. Along the way are a celebration of golf’s most treasured courses – Cypress Point, Spyglass, Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula and Spanish Bay. And, of course, the Lone Cypress. In Monterey itself, residents of The Preserve will find themselves drawn to Cannery Row and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, with its exhibits teeming with exotic fish. Fine dining on the water, boutique shopping, and some of the finest beaches in the state are certain to delight visiting guests.

“It is the hour of pearl – the interval between day and night when time stops and examines itself.”

― John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

Let the sun shine

Carmel Valley

And at our doorstep, Carmel Valley, is an ever-sunny stretch of roadside attractions, from conveniences to boutiques, to golf and vineyards. Here is some of the finest wine tasting on the central coast, where warm days and cool nights create an ideal growing environment. Farm-to-table gourmet dining has flourished here as well, as this area is close to the richest farmland in America. Horseback riding, cycling, and hiking in this beautiful valley of rolling hills will ensure your appetite does the food justice.

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