|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Welcome to the cozy, wonderful Cottage of River Winds, a unique and wonderful all-heart redwood cottage designed by early California architect Julia Morgan! This 103-year-old cottage is the heart of our family's memories for 3 generations--and soon to be yours, too. Step back in time in this wonderfully preserved, immaculate home, truly a historic gem of old Carmel. Open beams, all-heart redwood walls, many original features, a stone fireplace, large sunny patio, antique furniture and original oil paintings of the area.
We are happy to share this family treasure with you. Our cottage stands amid a large garden on Carmel Point, just two blocks from Carmel Beach and three from Carmel River Beach. It is close to everything--just one mile to Carmel Village, about 1/2 mile to the Carmel Mission, and easy access to Hwy 1.
We have 3 bedrooms: 2 with queen beds that share a full bath (tub/shower) down a small hallway. The third bedroom is quite small and has 1 full bed with private access to a tiny full bathroom (with shower) in the main part of the house.
Fully supplied kitchen; all linens provided; cable TV, DVD player, iPod player, secure wireless internet, and everything you need for a comfortable stay.
We mostly rent by week or month; shorter stays in wintertime. If the simple peacefulness of bygone times speaks to your heart, you will fall in love with the Cottage of River Winds.
Our great-aunt Etta (in the blue dress) settled here at the Cottage with her friend, Kelly, after World War I. They ran the Cottage of River Winds as a Bed & Breakfast for many years, through many days of hard work and grace. The Cottage has been in our family for 3 generations. Our parents loved and cared for this beautiful property until their deaths a few years ago, when my brothers and I took over. We try to take care of it in the way that Etta would do, providing peaceful simplicity in an atmosphere of beauty at 'the greatest meeting of land and sea.'
Krys Holmes purchased this house in 1919
The Cottage of River Winds is our family's treasure. We were blessed to enjoy many of our best family memories here while growing up, and we enjoy sharing this remarkable, unique place with others who seek a simple, peaceful experience like this.
The Cottage of River Winds lets you step back in time to a simpler day when the beauty of a garden, the whisper of rainfall on the roof, the peacefulness of a cup of tea in the morning sun, enrich your soul and feed your heart.
Our stay at Aunt Etta's cottage was just what we wanted. The cottage is comfortable, welcoming, neat as a pin and truly has all the comforts of home. It is an easy walk to the beach, to "downtown" Carmel or the mission. During our stay, the gardens were in bloom and they are beautiful. It is easy to understand why the family who owns it loves this home...it is a treasure.
Our family had a great time over Thanksgiving and plan on returning soon
We so enjoyed The Cottage! The location for us could not have been better. We walked everyday to the beach and had our after dinner walk around Scenic to end each evening. The house it's self is wonderfully historic, with such a feel of "Old Carmel" ! We have been coming to Carmel for 30 years and this trip was for the Centennial. The Cottage made us feel even more apart of the 100 years celebration!
When we saw the cottage was a Julia Morgan, we added San Simeon to our trip before we arrived. And you must go over to Pacific Grove and walk through the Asilomar Convention Center! Then you will really see Julia Morgan in the cottage.
After 30 years, this was one of the most memorable ! Thank you Aunt Etta!
We had a great time staying here. The property and house are nicer than the photos.
We had a great time at the cottage. It's a short walk to the beach and close to the center of Carmel. The kitchen was sufficiently stocked with the utensils to prepare nice dinners. A very charming place where you can see the hummingbirds and dragonflies visiting the garden.
We would love to come back some time!
We came here for our yearly family vacation and were happy to stay here. The cottage has a beautiful garden and was very peaceful and relaxing. It's only a couple blocks to the beach and we went for daily walks. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms are charming. We loved the cottage and would stay here again.
Really enjoyed the cottage. Excellent location and incredible lodging. Very historic building. Look forward to my next visit and stay! Thanks for opening up your home to us.
Quaint, beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea has often been called the world's most dramatic meeting of land and sea. Come to relax, take quiet walks, body surf, boogie board, go deep-sea fishing, play one of hundreds of area golf courses, take winery tours, eat at fabulous restaurants. Or just stay home by the fire in our 100-year-old Julia Morgan cottage and nourish your soul.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact us for rates and availability for the dates you would like.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.