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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Carmel Highlands reviews

  • A Taste Of Heaven

    "Absolutely amazing home! Cottage by the Sea exudes a feeling of warmth and comfort from the moment you arrive. Nestled in the pines overlooking the ocean, this cottage is not only well maintained and spotless, but impeccably decorated. No detail is left for the traveler; the hostess literally thought of every possible amenity one may need, including no-slip socks for the hardwood floors; magnifying mirror for us women who like to put on make - up; plush regular and over-sized pillows for maximum comfort; upscale, luxurious, bedding and sheets; fresh coffee; roses and birthday cake with card waiting for me upon arrival; picnic basket with beach towels; fully stocked kitchen with new, clean utensils and dishes; and, large walk-in closet with matching robes. The Cottage has a deck on the front side that overlooks the beautiful succulent gardens with umbrella, table and chairs, and also a fire pit and bbq on the back side with another higher sitting area where you can catch glimpses of the ocean. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. We took long walks and ocean views were breathtaking. Having the Highlands Inn 1/4 mile away was so great because on Friday and Saturday evenings, it offers live music with a large lounge and dance floor overlooking the ocean. Point Lobos is a 2 minute drive and is definitely a must see-so many magnificent trails to explore and views to capture with sea lions, sea otters, whales, birds etc. We also went to Rocky Point Restaurant, about an 8 mile drive south from the cottage, and well worth it for the food and the view of the ocean. Monastery beach is a 5 minute drive and was beautiful. I have been renting vacation homes from VRBO for over 15 years, and I have never experienced a hostess like Jann before. Jann truly cares about her guests - she is genuinely invested in the outcome of their stay. Jann spends energy and time making sure her guests are completely comfortable by personalizing the Cottage to fit the guests particular needs. I cannot wait to return to Cottage by the Sea; I highly, without reservation, recommend it to all travelers."
    Guest: Julie Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
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  • Peaceful, Relaxing and Very Comfortable...

    "Point of View cottage was unforgettable. We were very relaxed and comfortable during our entire stay. We loved hearing the ocean as we fell asleep each night! The location is both peaceful and serene and close to Point Lobos State Park, Big Sur and Monterey for day trips. The welcome basket was perfect! Thank you Judy. The passes for the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium and the California State Parks were a great surprise and we express our gratitude for them. Another added bonus was being able to enjoy the delicious pears from the pear trees on the property. Everything was perfect. Would highly recommend Point of View."
    Guest: Denise B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 3, 2014
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  • Pleasant Retreat

    "What a destination! We spent a little extra on accommodations to experience Carmel from above. A great experience to live among the clouds. Peaceful, exciting and breathtaking views. Every morning we could not believe our eyes. We made a video and watch it often. Can't wait to go back. The house is modest, great kitchen with everything you need to cook in. The bedrooms and bathroom are well kept and stocked with everything you need for the stay. We were met at the door by the property manager. He made it clear that if we needed anything to just call or text and it would be taken care of. If you are looking for a house that is ultra special then stay next store. But the view is actually better right here. Truly a special destination!"
    Guest: Joe Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: May 31, 2014
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  • A wonderful place for family and friends

    "If you want to spend time with your friends and /or family this is the place! The view is awesome and the design of the home lends itself to enjoying an amazing shared experience. You can be all together to cook and enjoy the view. We loved our experience and will return again. The owner of the property was very helpful and offered to assist with any questions we might have to make our stay memorable. This is one fabulous spot."
    Guest: Susan and Michael Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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Carmel Highlands Travel Tips

Experience Luxury with Carmel Highlands Vacation Rentals

Book a private estate on a Pacific Ocean facing cliff where you can gaze out any number of large windows onto the blue sea beyond. Fall asleep to the sounds of crashing waves on the rocks, swim in your private indoor heated pool, watch a movie in your entertainment room, and lounge by your stone fireplace overlooking the water. These are just some of the features available with Carmel Highlands vacation rentals. Some of these luxurious California Central Coast vacation homes even come with a private chef, or private beach access. Imagine having a picnic packed for you to take down to your personal stretch of sandy paradise.

Carmel Highlands Vacation Rentals Serve as a Gateway to Nature

Point Lobos State reserve is close to all Carmel Highlands lodging, so if you want to experience the wildlife and foliage of the California Coast, your chance has arrived. Point Lobos is gorgeous, with ocean views from expansive coastal vistas to smaller protected bays; you'll be smelling and hearing the sea during your whole visit. You'll also see and hear various bird species, especially on Bird Rock, and may catch glimpses of foxes, whales during migration season, or sea otters. Visit Sea Lion Cove for the barking and waddling spectacle of these sea mammals. Hike the many trails of Point Lobos State Reserve, kayak in Whalers Cove, or watch the artists who come to paint the breathtaking scenery.

Get Exactly What You Want with Carmel Highlands Vacation Rentals

Why waste your money on expensive hotel rooms when your hard earned dollars can do more? With Carmel Highlands vacation rentals, you can get full sized living rooms, multiple bathrooms, and a choice of numerous bonus features. Get more space with a Carmel Highlands vacation rental and have a less stressful, more affordable vacation.

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