The Santa Lucia Preserve is a gated community. Our Main Gatehouse is three miles from the Town of Carmel, seven miles from Pebble Beach, and just over nine miles from Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY).
From California Highway 1 in Carmel, travel east on Carmel Valley Road approximately 2.2 miles to Rancho San Carlos Road. Follow Rancho San Carlos Road for about 1 mile to The Preserve’s Main Gate. The Ranch Center and Hacienda are eight miles further south along Rancho San Carlos Road.
- We are 79 miles south of the San Jose Airport (SJC), and 103 miles south of San Francisco Airport (SFO) via US Highway 101, State Route 156W, and California Highway 1. Via this route, approximate travel time from the San Jose Airport is 1 - 1-1/2 hours, from the San Francisco Airport, about 2 - 2-1/2 hours.
- San Francisco is 120 miles north via scenic coastal Highway 1. We are 333 road miles north of Los Angeles Airport (LAX) via Interstate 5, state Route 46, US 101, and State Route 68 from Salinas to Pacific Grove, a drive of six to seven hours. Highway 1’s famed scenic coastal route from Los Angeles to Carmel requires about ten hours of driving time.