Ocean View French Country Cottage, Charming & Tranquil, Beach!
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Carmel Highlands cottage description
POINT OF VIEW
NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER ARE MILD AND BEAUTIFUL HERE IN THE HIGHLANDS
Welcome to your vacation dream in the Highlands of Carmel. This inspired cottage offers stunning ocean views and the rustic charm of a French Country cottage retreat with a designer's touch. Appreciate the serenity among Monterey Pine and take delight in the enchanting English gardens. Listen to the quiet, breathe in the mountain air, relax and renew. Whale watch, bird watch, and take in ocean views surrounded by the ambiance of this charming country cottage. Only minutes to Carmel and Point Lobos State Reserve; approximately 30 minutes to Big Sur.
Find comfort in the beautifully- appointed, cozy and spacious interior with hard wood floors, open beam ceilings and abundant natural light. French doors open to the dramatic ocean views and wrap around deck with BBQ and patio table for al fresco dining. This unique two-story guest cottage offers a memorable getaway for a couple, a solo traveler or the small family.
A fully equipped kitchen, with adjoining living and ocean-view dining area completes the open floor plan on the first level. A separate and private bath is off entry. Upstairs, our guests will find another open and spacious level with endless views of the Pacific from the king bed and daybed (converts to king) and from the comfortable seating areas perfect for taking in views, watching flat screen tv, lounging on comfortable couch and chairs, game table for entertainment.
Only minutes to Carmel, Point Lobos, or your own private beach, or south to Big Sur’s wild coast, we invite you to enjoy again and again this beautiful Point of View.
Keywords: Ocean Views, Two-story cottage, European Alpine style, guesthouse, private beach access, quiet, tranquil, private, trees, sunsets,whale watch, romantic getaway
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (2) One King bed upstairs; One convertible Trundle bed upstairs - makes into two Twin beds or a King bed, Queen size Beds (1) Convertible queen sofa bed downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle converts to two separate twins (or a King), Child Beds (2) Upstairs Trundle can be made into two Twin beds; property not ideal for children under 7 due to safety concerns at this time., Baby Cribs (1) No crib or other special equipment for babies or toddlers provided; Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One Trundle with two Twins; also converts to King;
One sofa converts to queen...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- This guest house is part of a larger one-acre estate; it is within a coastal suburb of high-end homes 5 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea; access to a private beach; minutes away from Point Lobos State Park; private and charming with designer touches; quiet within the natural environment of Monterey pines; wonderful area for nature walking, hiking, whale watching, ocean views....moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Private Beach access and San Jose Beach, each 3 minutes away; 5 minutes to spectacular Point Lobos State Reserve; minutes from Sobranes Point & many popular hiking areas; 30 minutes from Big Sur; 15 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Beaches; 15 minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Monterey Airport;15 minutes to Pacific Grove, 20 minutes to Pebble Beach & 17 Mile Drive & famous golf links....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
My husband and I had a great time in this beautiful house in Carmel. The owner, Judy welcomed us with a thoughtful basket of delicious goodies, 2 free passes to Monterey Bay aquarium (a must see) and a parking pass for the nearby national park. The house was immaculately clean and equipped with every amenity. The view from the windows and the terrace was to die for! Every evening beautiful sunsets! We loved the house and would go there again. We Highly recommended this place for its views, beauty and location.
- Guest Chris Yedreyeski
- Date of stay 09/14/13
- Review Submitted 11/03/13
Amazing attention to detail
Amazing attention to detail
I can't say enough about the wonderful experience at Point of View. The owner thought of absolutely everything a guest might need. It was what I might do for a beloved friend or dear family member who was staying with me. The property itself is lovely, spacious, beautiful sunset views of the Pacific. In addition there was a welcome basket with bottle of wine, chocolate, etc. Terry cloth bathrobes in the armoir, fresh grapes in the refrigerator, fresh flowers on the table, a free pass to Point Lobos Park (a must see) free pass to the local aquarium, local guide books, and then in the kitchen, all cooking utensils, plus all of the commonly used spices, olive oil, pancake mix, maple syrup, (so that you don't have to buy a large jar of a spice that you will only use once). Just amazing the considerateness of the gracious owner.. Thank you,
- Guest Diane R.
- Date of stay 09/22/13
- Review Submitted 10/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
location and charm...
location and charm...
Thank you Judy for letting us stay at the point of view. We couldn’t have chosen a better rental than this. First in terms of location, this was ideal for us. So close to Carmel and Monterey and really not far from Big sur. We had looked at hotel or resort options but we had so much more for our money…..no comparison. Second the neighborhood. So quiet with a fantastic sunset view on the pacific as a bonus. Third, the home itself. For us it was a wow. Just so perfect and so much better than the pictures. The house came fully loaded and extremely comfy. (2 flat screens, movie channels, High speed internet, BBQ, private porch with a view, quality bed…and the list goes on.) The interior design was impeccable and looked like a small model country home coming out of a Pottery barn magazine. Just so charming and so right for what we were looking for. Last but not least you Judy… all the little attention to details…the goodies basket, plums from your own plum tree…complete information guide of the area…free pass to Monterey aquarium and of course your friendly approach to make sure our stay memorable Un dernier commentaire pour tous les francophones de ce monde : nous avons fait un séjour fantastique et inoubliable dans ce petit coin de paradis. Nous vous recommandons sans hésitation ce petit havre de paix. Vous en apprécierez l’extrême beauté, la propreté et la tranquilité mais également la gentillesse et la générosité de son hôtesse. Gilles & Nathalie
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/07/13
- Review Submitted 08/31/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Our family of four just returned to Colorado following our vacation at this beautiful Carmel cottage. It is even more inviting in person and Judy is the ideal host. She greeted us like we were her favorite relatives-- providing fresh plums, a bottle of wine, some tasty snacks and fresh flower arrangements. Our family includes our two young adult daughters and we all had plenty of room for relaxing and sleeping. Two great tvs, restaurant tips, aquarium and park passes and more. It was the perfect getaway spot in a great location for visiting Big Sur, Monterrey, Carmel. We also enjoyed lots of great hikes in the area. .Views from deck where we grilled fresh fish from nearby market and produce from local farms a treat. Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur overlooking the ocean a must!! Casual with spectacular views! Terrific stay--we feel lucky to have enjoyed such a great spot.
- Guest Mary (Lakewood, CO)
- Date of stay 07/29/13
- Review Submitted 08/10/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
A Gem in the Hills
A Gem in the Hills
Our family had the most magnificent stay at the Point of View cottage a few weeks ago. We were overwhelmed by the lovely amenities of the cottage as well as the many thoughtful touches of the owners. From the welcome basket - with everything from fresh lavender sprigs to a big chocolate bar - to the Dream Apollo bed, which we are convinced we now must have, we appreciated every detail of our stay. It was true luxury tucked away in the hills of Carmel. We also took advantage of the special passes provided, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the private and very picturesque beach. Our only regret was that we did not have more time to explore. We have stayed at many VRBO rentals, but this one is now at the top of our list. Thank you, thank you Judy for everything.
- Guest Kate & Matt (Atlanta)
- Date of stay 07/23/13
- Review Submitted 08/07/13
My girlfriend and I just enjoyed a long weekend away at the Point of View cottage and it was everything we were hoping for! Our choice to stay here was definitely influenced by all of the glowing reviews below, and they're spot-on ... this is a bright, beautiful, peaceful, conveniently-located and clean/well-maintained little cottage that was just perfect for a weekend away. I arrived first to a warm welcome from the owner Judy, who immediately felt like family and made us feel right at home. We had one beautiful weather day to make use of the private beach, and one not-so-wonderful weather day to make use of the passes Judy provides to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which we'd been dying to visit and was really fun (there was also a pass to the Point Lobos State Reserve which, unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to use this time). The kitchen and outdoor grill were perfect for our 'at home' meals (including all the thoughtful treats that Judy left for us) and she provided plenty of recommendations for eating out in the area (we especially enjoyed the casual little Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurant). As others note, there are a few other houses in the area but it felt very private and quiet the entire time (minus the occasional visit from a woodpecker). Overall, we left happy and well-rested ... and wishing we could stay longer. Thanks again, Judy!!!
- Guest Dave (San Francisco, CA United States)
- Date of stay 06/21/13
- Review Submitted 06/30/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
My wife and I had such a restful, beautiful time in this cottage for our honeymoon. The upstairs windows are what sold the location for us, and we were not disappointed. We loved resting in the big, comfy bed while we watched the sun set out of those windows, listening to the birds and the waves. The kitchen was a great size to make good meals in, and, despite there being a few other houses nearby, it was very private. "Charming & Tranquil" is right!
- Guest Peter (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 06/09/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Dream vacation for 2
Dream vacation for 2
My wife and I booked this cottage for 3 nights to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. We stay at quite a few Cali VRBO rentals (2 or 3 times a year) and this was easily our best experience! The two story cabin was spacious, clean, and extremely comfortable. The small touches were what really blew us away. We drove up to a warm welcome by the owner/manager (she was great). Upon entering, we found a basket loaded with goodies for our stay (coffee, a bottle of wine, crackers, chocolate, fresh herbs for cooking, local newspapers wrapped just so with yarn..., as well as grapes, prosciutto and hummus in the fridge). She even left a couple of water bottles for us, which we used while hiking the next morning (how thoughtful is that?!). It seriously blew us away, and set a great tone for our relaxing stay. The bed was large and comfortable, and the view was absolutely amazing. We found it hard to muster the will to drive into Carmel proper (5 minutes) or Monterrey (15), since we had everything we needed. I appreciated the full cable selection both downstairs and up (both flatscreens), as well as the various books on local "ToDo's". The place also came with two free guest passes to the aquarium, which was a great little perk. Upon leaving, the owner sent us away with a little something extra to remember her by - just another little touch that will ensure we return as often as possible!
- Guest myrpaine (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 05/20/13
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Great place to stay!
Great place to stay!
Loved our stay in this adorable cottage! Judy, the owner, couldn't be nicer, making sure everything was ready. A nice welcome basket and fresh flowers throughout the cottage were there when we arrived. With amazing ocean views and a completely tranquil setting, it's the perfect place to relax. Close to Carmel and Point Lobos and a short drive down the coast to Big Sur. We will certainly recommend Point of View to anyone coming to Carmel.
- Guest debra b.
- Date of stay 05/30/13
- Review Submitted 06/03/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Best vacation rental ever!
Best vacation rental ever!
We just got back from a 3 day stay at this lovely cottage and didn't want to leave! This place is better than words and pictures. Everything was perfect, so clean, beautifully decorated, awesome view, super comfy bed, fully equipped kitchen..I could go on and on. It's everything plus more than you would expect. There was a basket filled with so many goodies including wine, passes to the aquarium and Point Lobos. We weren't even planning on going there but we did and really enjoyed it! What also makes this place so special is the owner Judy - she is the best hostess and just the nicest person you'll ever meet. She really goes out of her way to make sure the guests are comfortable and the cottage is beautifully maintained. We came back relaxed and refreshed. It was such a great mini-vacation, thanks to Judy and Point of View! You will not be disappointed.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/23/13
- Review Submitted 05/29/13
January-March $275/nt U.S. April-December $310/nt U.S. 2 night minimum; Rates do not include 10.5% county tax & cleaning fee of $120. Holiday & local special events pricing, please inquire. Rates subject to change. Deposit: 50% at booking; Balance due 60 days before arrival. A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation for a full refund, less $150 administration fee & any merchant fees incurred. Refundable damage deposit required with credit card. Credit Card, E-checks, personal checks accepted.
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- Nearest Airport: Monterey Peninsula Airport at 12 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 1 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Private access to special Beach, & San Jose Beach at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Hyatt Highlands Inn at 2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Pacific Grove Links, Pebble Beach at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Pacific Edge at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: We moved to Carmel in 1964 and never turned back. We love our home in this special place we call Paradise. We brought up our four daughters here and moved to the Highlands twenty-five years ago to enjoy the magnificent ocean views and serenity. My husband is a writer and I'm a Coach for families of children with special educational needs. We enjoy the arts and fine dining found within minutes of our home. We walk daily in our neighborhood and are always inspired by the natural surroundings of the beautiful Carmel Highlands. Our daughters and some of our grandchildren live nearby. They stayed in this small, quaint, artistic community to enjoy the friendly ambiance and the many outdoor activities the Central Coast offers. One of our daughters and her husband have a sailboat, where they enjoy day sailing and whale watching on the Monterey Bay. From every visitor's perspective, our little corner of the world beckons vacationers to return again and again.
Why the Owner Chose Carmel Highlands:
We fell in love with the Highlands and the exquisite ocean views and quiet solitude that surround us here.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Ocean views forever, quiet, private and peaceful, and close to everything: hiking, beautiful nature walks with views of the ocean and wildlife, Point Lobos, Monastery Beach. Access to a gorgeous private beach, exquisite sunsets and wonderful neighbors who add to this special community. Also 6 minutes to shopping and dining in Carmel;15 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 30 minutes to Big Sur. Easy access to everything you could want in a vacation getaway!
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View from Kitchen Window Looking West over the Pacific Ocean
Kitchen and Ocean View Dining, First Level
Spacious Downstairs Living, Kitchen, Dining, Flat Screen, Laundry
Charming Bathroom with Shower
Upstairs Ocean View, Sitting Area, Game Table, Flat Screen.
Amazing Sunset View through Upstairs Windows
Point Lobos State Park - Four minutes from Cottage.
Welcome to the Charming Point of View!
View from Open French Doors Downstairs
Living Room with Comfortable Convertible Sofa Bed off Kitchen.
Comfort Awaits with California King Bed, Ocean Views, Flat Screen, Trundle
Spectacular Views from King Bed and Trundle towards Sitting Area / Game Table
Enjoy the Mountains through the Bedroom Windows Facing East
Carmel Beach with Views to Pebble Beach - Ten Minutes from Cottage.
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