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The main house sleeps 5 with 2 bedrooms & a 3rd loft bedroom with high ceilings and plenty of space. There are 2 bathrooms in the main house.
The guest house has a queen bed and sleeps 2. It also offers a private bathroom.
The main house can be rented separately for one rate or you can also rent the guest house for an additional fee. The guest house is an optional extra if you want to sleep 7 instead of 4-5. To secure guest's privacy, I never rent the guest house to anyone who isn't also renting the main house. But if you only need the main house you don't have to pay for the guest house as well. This way the prices are fair for parties of all sizes, as guests only pay for the amount of space they need.
Places Of Interest In & Around Carmel: In addition to the quaint village atmosphere in Carmel-By-The-Sea, with impressive shops, restaurants, art galleries and beaches, you can enjoy scenic drives and choose from 12 golf courses in the area. Experience the spectacular coastline of Big Sur, take a tour of the local winery in Carmel Valley and visit Monterey, as they are all close by. Throughout the year Carmel hosts golf tournaments, jazz festivals, live theater and many other interesting events.
Luxury & Style : In the summer of 2010 I bought Dove Cottage in Carmel. As a designer my goal was to create a luxury accommodation using European antiques along with the highest quality, comfortable furnishings (leather club chair, linen sofa, beautiful bed linens, etc.) This was to be my second home and I wanted guests to feel like they were visiting a country house in Europe. In a very short time Dove Cottage was booked 6 months in advance and was never available for me to visit. So I decided to buy another property in Carmel and found this wonderful place that I named Pussy Willow Cottage. I have purchased some amazing pieces for Pussy Willow Cottage. The 11' wide and 8' high French doors in the living room and high beamed ceilings allow sunlight to fill the space. It is a happy house with great spirit.
Main House: 2 bedrooms and a loft with a single daybed. Sleeps 5.
Guest House: Queen bed sleeps 2 and has private bathroom with shower. Whimsical garden room decor with high pitched ceilings. French doors open onto the reclaimed brick patio....moreless
At Pussy Willow Cottage you will be welcomed with a bottle of wine to make you feel at home.You will find a booklet to aquaint you with places to visit, restaurants, food markets, a local winery that offers free tours including complementary wine tasting, a local corner market on Junipero St., a local fish market, a walking tour of Carmel and much more. Or curl up by the fireplace with a book or sit outside of your bedroom in the sunshine with a cup of morning coffee. Wireless internet connection is provided as well as dvd, two televisions, speakers for your ipod, a cd player and radio. There is an outdoor table and chairs for al fresco dining, a grill and two chaise lounge chairs for you to relax.
My goal is to provide you with exceptional comfort and style and hope you will return many times to this home away from home....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Wireless internet and two cable televisions are provided. One in the living room and one in the master bedroom....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Seating for 6 people
Wireless internet service is provided and has good reception anywhere in the main house, guest house and garden....moreless
Extra large capacity. Located in laundry room....moreless
There is a gas fireplace with realistic logs and real flames, flanked by leather club chairs....moreless
The kitchen faces a wall of windows and opens to the light filled dining area. It is fully equipped with high quality appliances (Sub-zero & Miele), a gas range, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender and everything else needed....moreless
The main entertaining and sun bathing brick patio is off the living room at the back of the house providing a good indoor outdoor flow. It faces southwest and gets sun all day. There are 2 chaise lounges and a table & chairs, as well as extra seating. Off of the master bedroom there is a private flagstone patio with a small table & chairs to enjoy morning coffee....moreless
Early Winter Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015 3 night min stay
$395 Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
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Upon entering Pussy Willow Cottage you will be welcomed with a sophisticated but relaxed European ambiance. Being a designer I have furnished both the main house and guest house with fine furniture, French antiques, reclaimed architectural elements and quality design throughout. After many years of living abroad I decided to create the experience of residing in a friend's European country home. And what better place to do it than in Carmel-By-The-Sea.
Other Activities: Vineyards & wine tasting.
About the owner: As a makeup artist and photographer I lived in England and traveled and worked throughout Europe. I then became an antique dealer and designer, specializing in European country interiors. After happening upon Carmel I fell in love with the area and wanted to create my idea of a luxurious but comfortable European country home and offer it to others. Hotels and many house rentals are generic and impersonal. Pussy Willow Cottage is my second home and when my guests say they feel they're staying in friend's private home, it makes me smile.
Why the Owner Chose Carmel By the Sea: After renting a house in Carmel last year I fell in love with the surroundings. When I drove away I wondered if the place was real or if it had been a dream. But I was not happy with either the service or the house I had rented. As a designer and someone who enjoys dealing with people, I felt I could do better on both counts. A month later, in July, I bought my first place and named it Dove Cottage. Two months later my calendar for the following summer and autumn was nearly full. That told me that the high quality service and style I was providing was what people wanted. But I never got to stay there myself as it was always booked up. So I just bought, remodeled and decorated this second place that I named Pussy Willow Cottage.