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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

Recent Central Coast reviews

  • Exceeded expectations!

    "The house was better than expected--modern, clean, spacious, great view, quiet setting, private yet close to the events. Pedicures were only a 15 minute drive, downtown even closer. We stayed in one night to grill dinner on the second story deck and enjoy the beautiful sunset views. A wonderful home base for our girls weekend! Betty was amazingly welcoming and generous, Ron in the tasting room was such fun and informative, even the dogs greeted us warmly! I would stay again in a heartbeat. Beautiful home, great location, the best hosts."
    Guest: Laurie M Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
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  • Always a pleasure to stay here!

    "We have stayed several times at this complex and each time is wonderful! This past week we stayed in Condo C which was perfect for our family! We had three couples and a child and everyone slept very comfortable. Always super clean, with luxury everything! Being so close to downtown and beach area you don't need a car. Walking distance to most everything. The views from the master bedroom and deck are amazing. Thank you again, Marian for your hospitality. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Barbara Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 7, 2014
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  • 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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  • Great getaway and be in it at the same time!

    "I have just returned from an wonderful month in Carmel. The studio is very unique and gives you everything you need, but also provides a chance to step back in time and enjoy an amazing setting. The owner, Ann, went above and beyond to accommodate myself and my dog. The location is unbeatable, not only for Carmel but outlying areas. I did not miss or want TV and the wifi was never a problem. It was perfect and I want to rent it again!"
    Guest: Donna A. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014
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