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The Real Estate Bargain of the Year!! Awesome Ocean Views for Under a Million!

View from 40 Skyline Crest, Monterey CA

40 Skyline Crest, offered at $965,000

Open House 11/10 Friday 2:00-4:00pm

Open House 11/11-12  Saturday & Sunday 1:00-4:00pm

It is always a joy as a realtor to have a truly wonderful property to represent to the real estate market place.  I’m grateful to currently have many such listings – each unique and amazing in their own way – each seeking a different type of buyer.

But what would be MY dream house as a buyer?  I love a water view, and not just standing on a chair peeking out my window view, but a knock- down full-out ocean view.  I want to sit down at my dining room table in the morning and look at the ocean so I remember what an incredible place I live in.

Dining with a view, 40 Skyline Crest

I want to sit in the same dining room in the early evening and watch as dusk sets in and the sky turns into reds, oranges, and pinks as only Mother Nature can create.

Sunset View from 40 Skyline Crest, photo by Chester Ng

I even want to prepare dinner looking at this same view!

A kitchen with a view, 40 Skyline Crest
Beautifully remodeled kitchen

And, yes, I want to curl up in my living room with a good book and revel in my ocean view . . .

40 Skyline Crest

. . .  and enjoy a roaring fire at the same time.  I don’t want much do I!

40 Skyline Crest

I know all of this seems impossible on the Monterey Peninsula unless one spends millions, but you’re wrong. For a short time only (at least that’s how I would book it) a striking residence is available that would answer all of my dreams – perhaps even yours!!

Private entry – with a view, of course.

In addition,  it is spacious with 2720 SF including 5 bedrooms, three baths with a huge 5th bedroom boasting built-in bookcases which would be a great family room.  Two-car garage with additional off-street parking.  Great location.  Quiet, private, but easy to get anywhere on the Monterey Peninsula in a short drive.  If you share some of my visions of what your Dream House looks like, come by the Open House or view the Virtual Tour and call me with any questions.  Remember, run, don’t walk.

See you at 40 Skyline Crest, Monterey CA

Friday 11/10 2:00-4:00pm

Sat/Sun 11/11-12      1:00-4:00pm

If your dream house is of another vision, perhaps one of my other listings will work for you.  Call me with questions.

3146 Fergusson Lane, Pebble Beach $2,350,000

Crespi 6SE Mountain View, Carmel-by-the-Sea, $2,275,000 (Price          newly reduced)!

90 Hacienda, Carmel, Hacienda Carmel 55+community $494,000






Panoramic Ocean Views for under a million ~ Are you kidding me?

Ocean view from 40 Skyline Crest

Living on the Monterey Peninsula is a life long dream of mine come true.  And to be a realtor here in this beautiful place is pretty darn special.  In my 18 years here on the Peninsula you can imagine how many times I’ve heard from a buyer, “I want a home with an ocean view”.  Yes, everyone wants an ocean view and I’m afraid that usually comes with quite a pretty price tag – as in the view at the very top of the page.  This is a view of the Pebble Beach coastline from a home that sold a year or so ago for millions of dollars.

View from 40 Skyline Crest

Oh, you’d like the one with an ocean view under a million?  Ok, I can help you with that.  40 Skyline Crest is a very special residence and won’t last on the market long.  From the living room, dining room, and kitchen plus other rooms, you can view this engaging vista and even enjoy true sunset dinners in your very own dining room gazing at this!

Sunset from 40 Skyline Crest, Monterey

Want to see more?  View the Virtual Tour and then call Susan Clark for a special showing to see this incredible property.

Offered at $965,000

Open House Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:00 -4:00pm

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors, 831-320-6801







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