Five-Star California Getaway Along The 17-Mile Drive

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Along the Pacific Ocean, within the Del Monte Forest and accessible via 17-Mile Drive, Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach is an intimate Mediterranean-style estate with 24 private rooms and is part of the Pebble Beach Resorts portfolio which also includes The Lodge at Pebble Beach and The Inn at Spanish Bay. Reminiscent of a luxurious villa, through the private horseshoe-shaped driveway, guests walk along trellised walkways and tiled patios then pass by the small outdoor fountain alongside a lush green garden. Just past the fountain, the main building houses a living room, library, billiard room and daily in the afternoon, guests are welcomed to complimentary wine, cocktails or beer at the spacious bar and lounge alongside the fireplace.

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Just steps from the main house, the outside patio invites guests for a morning read or for afternoon relaxation alongside the heated outdoor pool. The accommodations are located surrounding the Mediterranean-style estate, each offering wood-burning fireplaces and oversized soaking tubs. Ranging from 585 square feet to the 1,268 square-foot Palmero Suite – which also provides a private outdoor courtyard with whirlpool spa and lounge seating off master bedroom – guests can relax on comfortable furnishings or a day-bed alongside its windows, or luxury amenities including fresh flowers delivered daily, in-room complimentary breakfast and more. Guests of Casa Palmero also are welcomed to grab the ear of a personal coordinator to customize everything from golf or tennis tournaments, spa services and other activities.

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As the No. 1 public course in America and continually ranked as the No. 1 Golf Resort in America, make use of one of three top-50 courses that wrap around the resort and spectacular coastline. Pebble Beach is a six-time host of the U.S. Open Championship, more than any course in the last 50 years, and presents Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course.

For those wanting to fine-tune their game, the Pebble Beach Golf Academy and practice facility includes: three instruction studios, innovative robotic swing trainer as well as individual and group lessons. Put your swing through its swing analysis technology which analyzes any minute details to be corrected and even suggests club fitting systems and aim for that hole in one at one of these highly rated and challenging three courses. Coming soon to the resort in Fall 2020, the New Short Course designed in partnership with Tiger Woods and TGR Design will be on the former site of Peter Hay Golf Course.

Marvel at treasures found along 17-Mile Drive including The Lone Cypress, Spanish Bay, Cypress Point Lookout and Carmel Bay, for one of the most scenic drives in the world. Book an appointment at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center with more than 30 miles of beach, dune and forest trails offering both private instruction and escorted trail rides. Other activities that can be booked include Adventures by the Sea kayak, stand-up paddle board or bike rentals as well as access to The Beach & Tennis Club and The Spanish Bay Club.

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Alongside the café and outdoor pool of Casa Palmero, The Spa at Pebble Beach offers a fully encompassing experience from its men’s and women’s locker rooms, water experience room, Conservatory and Sanctuary (which invites guests to sit outside under a large canopy with a fireplace in the middle) rooms and a full list of services. Each locker room includes a steam room, sauna, ionization room, whirlpool spa and quiet room inviting users to lay back in their anti-gravity chairs and let time melt away.

The spa offers 15 massage rooms, three wet rooms (two Vichy shower rooms and one flotation wrap suite), five facial rooms, one make-up room and a full-service salon. The Spa also offers state-of-the-art medical and cosmetic dermatology services and technologies at its California Skin Institute facility. From 24-karat gold facials to golf-specific massages to flotation wraps, the five-star spa makes it easy for guests to ease their tension away on the southern coast of the Monterey Peninsula.

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