Top Ten ~ Things To Do After Buying “Crespi Cricket” in Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

Top Ten 

Things To Do After Buying “Crespi Cricket”

in Carmel-By-The-Sea, Crespi 6SE Mountain View

Offered for Sale at $2,350,000

Open House, October 8,  2017 1:00 – 3:00pm

  1. Enjoy evening conversation with friends and a glass of wine around the fire pit.  An experience that can’t be beat!
    Amazing fire pit invites conversation

    2. Put your chef’s hat on in your fabulous gourmet kitchen and cook up a feast for family and friends with your 6-burner gas Viking range.

    6-burner gas Viking range
    Gourmet kitchen with 6-burner gas Viking range.

    3. Take a short stroll to the Forest Outdoor theater to see a performance of “Big” The Musical”.

    4. Enjoy your morning coffee on the sunny rear deck and listen to the birds chirping and  all the sounds of nature.

    Rear patio facing Mission Trail Park.

    Beautiful view . . . with the sounds of nature.

    5. Cruise the nearby  local art galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea  ~ you have plenty of wall space to hang up all your favorite paintings.

    6. Hike the Mission Trail . . . the Trail Head is just 6 houses away!

  2. Overlooking Mission Trail

    7. Stroll to your favorite restaurants and you won’t have to drive home!



    8. Grab your favorite book and curl up in front of the fire . . .  and yes, you have three choices!

  3. Living room
    Cozy family room to curl up in front of the fire and read a good book.
    Master bedroom suite with a fireplace

    9. Have a party and invite all your friends and relatives . . . there’s plenty of room.

    Formal Dining room

    10. Ladies, soak in the tub for hours drinking champagne and reading Vogue Magazine . . . Because your husband has his OWN bathroom!  That’s right, two full bathrooms in the master suite.

    One of two master baths!

    Ok, have I enticed you enough to come and see this amazing home?  Call Susan to make an appointment for a showing of this quintessential Carmel residence. 831-320-6801

    Offered for sale for $2,350,000

  4. Visit the Virtual Tour

Feast of the Lanterns ~ Pacific Grove, CA

Feast of the Lanterns! July 26 -29th

Feast Court – From left to right: Bottom Row: Princess Ruby Juliana Aliotti, Princess Sapphire Jenna Hall, Princess Amethyst Serena Paci Top Row: Master Rooster Thor Birch, Princess Tourmaline Rachel Sands, Queen Topaz Caroline Evans, Princess Emerald Caroline Coen, and Master Horse Elias Yevdash                                                                                                                                       This is one of the  big festivals during the year held in Pacific Grove – that is SO Pacific Grove.  PG, as we locals call it affectionally,  is called “Americas Last Hometown”,  because it’s like the hometown that many of us grew up in across America in an earlier day.  And, yes, it’s still pretty much like that now.  
Pacific Grove coastline

My hometown was kind of like Pacific Grove – but lose the coastline.  Now I live 4 blocks away from the water and love it – matter of fact it’s my Xanadu!  In my estimation, Pacific Grove has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world – and I’ve seen a lot of them – but that’s really a different subject!

Feast of the Lanterns – Opening ceremony

Back to Feast of the Lanterns.  I’ll let you click the link to learn all about the story and the wonderful young women and men who are lucky enough to land on the court.  They will spend all year doing service for their community and receive academic scholarships.  I have to give a shout out to Juliana Aliotti who is the daughter of Dominic and Mary Aliotti who own the very popular Pacific Grove eatery known as “Victorian Corner”.  Not only great food (you will find my husband and I there most Saturday and Sunday mornings), but just a welcoming atmosphere that never fails to make you feel like you just walked into “Cheers’ and everyone yells your name.

Dinner at the Beach House

Another place we love is the “Beach House” and love to take advantage of their Sunset Special (read Early Bird special by 5:30PM).  As I looked out onto the beach this evening as we were being seated, I literally asked my husband to sit in the chair that faced the beach, so I wouldn’t have to look out at all the blankets that some people have put down 3-4-5 days before the event — so they can have a front row seat. It drives me crazy!  The event isn’t until Saturday night 2 days from now and the blankets have been on the beach for days!

Lover’s Point Beach covered with blankets by people saying Me First!

I know this may be a controversial subject, but it raises the hair on the back of my neck every year!  I usually try to stay away from controversial matters on my blog, but my Social Media Guru, Katie Lance, says one shouldn’t stay vanilla on your blog – express your opinion – so here goes.  Look at this photo above.  There are 20-25 people who have spread out blankets -as they do every year – 3-4 days – maybe more – before the big Saturday night event and fireworks. They have decided, Me First – doesn’t matter if someone might actually want to enjoy the beach this week like our locals and the many visitors that bring income to this lovely resort town.

I am really interested in how you feel about this.  Am I the Lone Ranger here?  I would love to hear your comments and what you think on the subject.

But don’t worry, I’ll get over the angst of the beach taker overs and enjoy Saturday night and the fireworks! I love this town!

Thinking of buying or selling in Pacific Grove?  I’m your gal. I love it here and know you will too!

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors 831-320-6801





Stunning & Sophisticated in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA


Carmel 4 SW Ocean Avenue ~ Carmel-by-the-Sea

Open House Sunday 7/23 1:00 -4:30 PM $3,895,000

Carmelo 4SW Ocean Avenue – Carmel-by-the-Sea

Can’t wait to hold this beautiful Braden Sterling design open today!  Just  a few blocks from our amazing white sand Carmel Beach,

Carmel Beach
Welcome! Come on in!!

Sometimes words are just not needed.

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors

Hope you can stop by today!  If not, call me for all your Carmel real estate needs!

So you want to live on an estate in Pebble Beach CA . . . On a budget?

Living in Pebble Beach can be a pricey proposition particularly if you are dreaming of a large estate on a large lot in the Estate area of Central Pebble Beach.

Guess what?  This category of property, just became more affordable!  Now listed at $2,350,000 –  3146 Fergusson Lane with 4,289 SF is now $547.91 per SF and is situated on a 1+ acre corner lot.  Amazing.  WALK, DON’T RUN to see this amazing property bathed in sunshine.

Open House Saturday 11/11   1:00 – 4:00pm 

Or Call Susan for an appointment, 831-320-6801

Spacious living room looking out to lovely views

This spacious five bedroom, three and a half bath residence is ideal for those who love the Pebble Beach lifestyle. The spacious living room with high ceilings and gas fireplace . . .

Spacious living room with large fireplace

flows onto a large wrap around deck where you can enjoy lovely views and sunshine.

On this main floor is also a huge master suite, formal dining room, den, eat-in kitchen, atrium, laundry room and two-car garage.

Lots more on the lower level . . .

Be close to all Pebble Beach has to offer and live the

Pebble Beach Lifestyle!

Susan Clark on the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course

Golf anyone?  Pebble Beach is known for its many beautiful golf courses – many with amazing ocean views.

Pebble Beach Golf Links Photo taken by Bob Borden

Or you may prefer just walking on the beach!

Pebble Beach coastline close to Spanish Bay

All we know is that there is only ONE

Pebble Beach.

Pebble Beach Golf Links
Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach

Contact Susan for more information or to arrange a private showing.  Or come by the Open House this weekend

Saturday 11/11   1:00 – 4:00pm