A Carmel Oceanview Cottage - 'Papalina'
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Carmel By the Sea house description
Once owned by a famous actor, director, and mayor, Papalina is a meticulously cared for Mediterranean home. Its ideal location is a prime asset - one block down a pedestrian pathway to the sands of Carmel Beach and 6 blocks to Carmel's wonderful shops, restaurants and art galleries!
A creamy exterior with flower boxes and tall arched windows is topped with a red tile roof. The interior is designed in casual elegance with colors of white, terracotta, soft lime and Tuscan yellow. Floors are hardwood and stone tile. With an ocean view, two fireplaces, many windows, a sunny and private brick patio, Papalina has comfort and style.
The bank of glass doors in the dining room open fully to bring the partially covered patio into the living area, providing even more room for entertaining or simply reading a great book!
As you enter Papalina’s carved front door, one enters an entry hall with guest closet. To the right is a three-room guest suite. The sitting room features two leather recliners, TV armoire, and a charming fireplace. The bedroom features a king bed, flanked by bedside reading lamps and a hand-painted chest. The three piece bath has toilet, sink and shower. Throughout there are many windows that let wonderful light into this guest suite. A door closes to the hallway and stairs to insure privacy.
Dark wood stairs lead to the upper, main level. One is greeted by the airiness of the 35 foot long living-dining room with skylight and walls of windows. The west wall is curved with tall arched windows for that spectacular sunset and ocean view. The east wall of glass doors, at the dining room area, opens up to the brick patio and garden. It is private, a rarity in Carmel by the Sea. The kitchen is on the south side while the hall to two bedrooms and full bath are on the north side.
The living room focus is an oceanview by day and a large gas fireplace for cool evenings by night. There is a TV-DVD armoire, leather sofa, seagrass chairs with ottomans and a beautiful marble-topped coffee table. Colorful originals and prints add to the beauty of the room. The dining table seats six. It is an especially nice area when the glass doors are open. The patio table with six chairs is a perfect spot for a quiet breakfast, lunch, dinner or reading hide-away.
Granite countertops and a stone floor in the functional kitchen add to the ambience of this Mediterranean home. White dishes are mixed with colorful extra dishes and serving pieces. Mexican pewter serving pieces are also included to make your table sparkle while dining! Equipped with a new gas cooktop and oven, cutlery, cookware, bakeware, utensils, vases, cloth place mats and napkins, you’ll just need to get to Bruno’s Market or Nielsen's, eight blocks away. They specialize in delicious prepared foods, great meats, deli and produce. Supermarkets are right off Highway One.
The back hall of the kitchen includes the laundry area with washer and dryer and a back door for easy service to the patio.
The master bedroom includes king bed, bedside reading lamps and table, large chest of drawers, TV, and French doors to the patio - a delightful place to welcome the morning!
The second bedroom features a queen bed facing the arched windows for oceanviews. A large desk enables this room to be used alternately as an office if your group is four people.
The bathroom has its own heating system, heat lamp, tub and shower, stone counter tops/floors and plenty of storage. This 2 bedrom/1 bath area can be closed off for privacy from the main living area.
'Papalina' means sunbonnet. We think it’s a happy name for a casual but lovely shelter. It is light and bright and easily maintained.
You will sleep well to the sound of the ocean, eat well with great restaurants, play and exercise with all the amenities Carmel offers... when you enjoy a special home here at Papalina!
Keywords: 3 bdrm/2 bath, fireplaces, ocean view, private patio, excellent location, 1 blk to beach
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Fireplace:
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Fine linens provided, San Antonio 3 NE of 4th Street, 1 block to beach, 5 blocks to Carmel shops, 1 block to Pebble Beach Gate, Hairdryers, Bedside reading lamps, Double closets in bedrooms, Simplicity in interior design - used for guests only, Original works of art and fine prints, Private brick patio and garden, Driveway accommodates 2 cars....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Massage Therapist
- Whale Watching
- Medical Services
- Equestrian Events
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Location location location! Carmel Beach is across the street and down a pedestrian path! Walk to Pebble Beach Golf Course 11th Hole for events at world-famous venue! Golfing? Of course. There are walks and miles of hiking trails in Mission Trail Park (Carmel), Point Lobos State Park (2 miles south of Carmel), several regional parks in Carmel Valley, Big Sur and Monterey areas. Visit Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Whale Watching, Bird Sanctuaries, Surfing, Kayaking,17 Mile Drive with walking and picnic areas, Carmel Mission Basilica and Museums, Art galleries, historical architecture...and more! Artists will find a treasury of vibrant and spectacular opportunities. The magical village of Carmel by the Sea awaits you....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautifully appointed home in a perfect Carmel location makes for a great vacation escape! Short walk to the beach and town. Owner was very considerate and a joy to work with. We highly recommend Papalina and look forward to staying there the next time we visit Carmel!
- Guest Bo (Fairfax Station, VA)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 07/31/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Written noteGuest comment entered by owner
"Our stay at your charming Mediterranean guest home was absolutely wonderful, and we really appreciate the opportunity to acation there. Over the years, we have stayed at many different places in Carmel-by-the-Sea. However, John and I both agree that Papalina is by far our most favorite. The location is ideal for golfing, shopping, beaching, walking, and everything else. In addition, your home is very well appointed, with all the amenities necessary for a comfortable and relaxing visit. The decor is lovely. We couldn't have asked for a more memorable trip. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful Papalina with us!"
- Guest John and Cheryl
- Date of stay 08/15/11
- Review Submitted 10/18/11
We really enjoyed our stay at Papalina! The easy access to the beach made it easy for morning runs and wine and sunsets every evening. The decor was beautiful and we frequently used the gas fireplace. We will definitely stay at Papalina again!
- Guest Jessica87 (Lansing, MI)
- Date of stay 02/04/07
- Review Submitted 02/04/07
We stayed at Papalina for a week in fall of 2006. The house was excellent. PROS: - Nice kitchen with garnite, high-end appliances, excellent pots & pans, utensils, etc. - Wonderful views of the ocean thru the trees. - Very easy walking access to the main beach. - Backyard is small (like most in Carmel), but beautiful and very private and tranquil. - Furnishings and decor were excellent. - Bedrooms nicely furnished, and the bed I slept in was excellent. - Finally, the home was very very clean when we arrived. - Pictures on web site accurately depict the home. - The owner is professional and easy to work with. CONS: There is only one minor negative that I can think of, which is that the home is near one of the entrances to Pebble Beach (for some this may be a positive). This causes quite a bit of traffic at times, and you just have to keep an eye on your children, so they do not wander dangerously. This is a minor issue, it will not prevent us from renting here again.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 12/18/06
- Review Submitted 12/18/06
Jan-Dec,2014 - $7800/mo $2000 to hold monthly reservation Full payment due one month prior to arrival Security deposit of $500 required...$250 cleaning fee included NO PETS/NO SMOKING Maximum of 6 people
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We love being in Carmel and are involved in this unique village. It is easy for us to make recommendations for your particular interests, or for restaurants and activities for you to enjoy!
Why the Owner Chose Carmel By the Sea:
The owners of Papalina live close by. It is a guest house for their families and friends who visit them during the year. However, it is also available for rental.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We chose this house as our 'Guest House' because of its great location and Mediterranean charm. As some guests say, 'It has great bones.' Indeed, our children and their families love staying here - and what is there not to love about such a beautiful and unique town with ocean views and activities for every member of the family. Our 8 grandchildren 8-16 can learn, golf, hike, search the tide pools and play on the beach for hours at a time!
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Front entrance of Papalina
The Living Room
Papalina - Dining Room Doors fold to Full Opening Position
Master Bedroom has French Doors to Patio
Queen Bedroom has a Large Desk
Kitchen to Laundry Area and Patio Door
Entry Level Suite, King Bedroom
Walkway at Carmel Mission
Starfish and Sea Anenome in tidepools on Carmel Beach
Hiking trails in Garland Park, Carmel Valley
Carmel Sunset 2012
Entry Level Stairway to Main Floor
Papalina - Ocean View from Living Room
Papalina - Private Patio
Sitting Room in Entry Level Suite The Suite includes Shower/Bathroom
Rainbow over The Carmel Mission - History, Art, Architecture and 3 Museums.
Point Lobos, just south of Carmel on Highway 1
Hiking path on Carmel River Beach
Vineyards in Carmel Valley
Carmel Sunset 2012
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