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Classic Carmel Cottage Prime Downtown Location, Walk to Beach, Shops

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Last updated: 06/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is a wonderfully charming, classic Carmel cottage, with a 'wavy' wood-shingled roof, beautiful landscaping, and an outstanding location. We've taken great care to preserve the vintage feel of our home but have totally renovated the interior to create a comfortable and elegant retreat from a full day of sightseeing, shopping, beachgoing, or whatever you choose to do in and around this uniquely beautiful part of the world.

The interior is creamy and silvery to reflect the quality of Carmel's light; although we've given great attention to design and detail, there is a graciousness and comfort that are truly welcoming. With all the excellent restaurants around, there is the temptation to eat out at every opportunity; but, we have the unbeatable advantage of being diagonally across the street from well-known Bruno's Market, which allows for a quick run for anything from caviar and pate to steaks and barbecue.

There's a well-stocked wine/liquor shop across the street as well. The point is, you can walk to everything in Carmel-by-the-Sea from this home without having to drive to the supermarket for supplies.

It's also a short walk to our beach, which is unparalleled in its beauty: magnificent cypress trees give way to the clean, white sand of the exquisitely intricate shoreline. There are paths for long oceanside walks dotted with many vantage points for just sitting serenely and planning the rest of your stay in beautiful Carmel.

We have created a private sanctuary in our patio/garden, fenced-in, quiet and kept just the right temperature and ambience in the evenings with a heat lamp and comfortable, classic, cushioned furniture for dining and relaxing.

Our furnishings are those we have chosen with care for ourselves. This is not a rental with plastic furniture and overdone beach motifs; rather, this home is a tasteful reflection of the way we think our very particular guests want to live when they are on holiday and the way we wish to live when we are back in Carmel.

Keywords: Classic Carmel Cottage, Charming, Elegant Style, Character


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18; fabrics delicate on some items, not at all child-proofed...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1, Master: 1 queen

    flat screen tv, bathroom attached...moreless

  • Bedroom 2, Guest: 1 queen

    flat screen tv, bathroom attached...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1, Master: toilet, shower

    marble, with heated floors, full closet, large vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 2, Guest: toilet, shower

    Marble and tile throughout, large vanity...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have walk-in showers, no bathtubs.

Other Amenities

  • Very Private, Well-Furnished Patio with Heat Lamp; Brand New Marble Master Bath W/Glass-Enclosed Shower; Well-Appointed Closets; Furnished as a High-End Residence; Off-Street Parking for 2 Cars; Large Flat-Screen TV'S in Bedrooms and Den, Four-Poster Bed in Master...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    large flat screen HD TV in family room; flat screen TV in each bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    flat screen tv's in both bedrooms and family room (den)...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    We are 1 block off Ocean Ave., at the edge of town, from which guests can walk everywhere in the village: shops, restaurants, galleries, flower-filled alleyways, everything for which Carmel is known....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Instructions will be provided...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    We ask that guests pay careful attention to instructions for gas fireplace to avoid tragic accidents....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is heat for cold days...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens freshly laundered and pressed...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is off-street parking on a double driveway on Torres; the house fronts onto Sixth, where there is a single, gravel driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for three cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline for local use only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Indoor towels, not to be taken to beach...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Specific instructions will be given and must be followed so as not to oversuds or otherwise misuse the machines....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wireless internet, password-free, throughout cottage...moreless


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Dishes, Service for 8; Abundance of Stemware and Glasses; Serving Pieces...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Deck / Patio:

    With heater, fully furnished, including dining area...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 30 - Sep 10, 2015
5 night min stay
Concours D'Elegance
Aug 10 - Aug 17, 2015
8 night min stay

flat fee
Sep 11 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
Dec 1 - Feb 29, 2016
4 night min stay
Pebble Beach AT&T
Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2016
4 night min stay

flat fee

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Cleaning $275
  • Taxes Not included


No pets and not suitable for children under the age of 18.

Special events are priced individually upon request.

Extra cleaning required for stays beyond one week.

Security deposit may be raised with longer stays.

Initial deposit with signed contract; second payment, 60 days prior to occupancy, final payment 30 days before occupancy, non-refundable at that point unless owner can find a renter.

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Last updated: 06/25/2015
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0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pebble Beach
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CA 1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Too many to mention
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carmel Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Fly Into Sfa, Monterey or San Jose; 5-Minute Drive to Golf Courses at Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay; Close to Attractions of Monterey Peninsula, Monterey Bay and Big Sur; Near Central Coast Wineries; Many Truly Great Restaurants; Upscale Shops and Art Galleries.

Laguna Seca Raceway is the scene of many an exciting motorcycle or sports car event; Bernardus Lodge for a brilliant dinner after a day of exploring sunny, mountain-flanked Carmel Valley; drinks at Spanish Bay, when the bagpiper walks across the golf course at sundown; the piano bar at the Mission Ranch, or Sunday brunch at the ranch, overlook a meadow filled with sheep, the ocean beyond....simply breathtaking.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

Why Carmel By the Sea:
This property combines all that is unique about Carmel: the style is that of the old Carmel Cottages, though it's been completely updated; although we have off-street parking spaces for several cars, guests don't have to drive into town to hassle with parking because of our fabulous location. We are just at the top edge of town, diagonally across from well-known Bruno's deli and a wine/sundries shop; guests love to pick up some tri-tip at Bruno's, stoke up the heat lamp, get the barbecue going and enjoy the privacy of a rose-laden back patio and garden. There are also restaurants galore, more galleries than one can imagine in a small town, and flower-filled alleyways that hold surprising art, jewelry and antique studios. Carmel Beach is a 10-minute walk down Ocean Ave., or a 5-minute drive. If Carmel is where you want to be, this cottage is the embodiment of all we've loved about the village and its surroundings.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our wavy, wood-shingled roof brings us back to a time when Carmel was just beginning to attract artists, both literary and painterly; it looks like a fairy tale cottage, and we've kept the gardens flowering all year round. It's charm and warmth, as well as an unexpected elegance of furnishings, make it desirable among more ordinary rental homes.

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  • The approach to the cottage on Sixth

    The approach to the cottage on Sixth

  • Living Room w/gas fireplace

    Living Room w/gas fireplace

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master BR w/flat screen tv

    Master BR w/flat screen tv

  • Master Bath, marble with marble shower stall

    Master Bath, marble with marble shower stall

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • Dining counter for two

    Dining counter for two

  • Patio, one seating area

    Patio, one seating area

  • Living Room/Dining Room

    Living Room/Dining Room

  • Dining Room with French doors leading to patio

    Dining Room with French doors leading to patio

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath, all marble, with closet at one end

    Master Bath, all marble, with closet at one end

  • Guest BR w/flat screen tv

    Guest BR w/flat screen tv

  • Kitchen--microwave, gas stove stainless steel appliances

    Kitchen--microwave, gas stove stainless steel appliances

  • Den, with flat screen tv, dvd player

    Den, with flat screen tv, dvd player

  • Dining Table, bbq and heat lamp

    Dining Table, bbq and heat lamp

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