Quaint Carmel Cottage - Downtown - 'Marley Cottage' + Private Hot Tub

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Quaint and charming real cottage in the heart of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Marley Cottage boasts finished original wood plank floors throughout, beamed ceilings with sky lights in the living room and master, many windows allow for more than ample light to sit and read your favorite book. A gorgeous home, newly redecorated with new furniture and painting. A quiet, secluded stone patio surrounded by trees and flowers is a private respite from the world as you relax and enjoy your special time away. Soak in the hot tub under the stars.

The large classic wood burning fireplace will welcome you after a romantic stroll along Carmel's downtown sidewalks. The bay window dining niche looking out to the front English garden, towards Junipero and old growth oaks is a perfect location to drink coffee in the mornings while savoring your fresh Belgian waffles. Or sit as the evening sun sets, sip wine and sample the snacks from the Cheese Shop in Carmel Plaza just steps away, after a successful day shopping in the numerous stores Carmel is known for.......or maybe it was a long walk on the pristine white sands of Carmel's beach, just 6 short blocks away. Enjoy the two flat screen TVs, one in the living room, and one in the Master bedroom. Cable and music choice are included.

If you just want to sleep in or spend your time snuggling in bed, you have a new ultra pillow-top Simmons Beautyrest king in the master & a new ultra pillow-top Simmons queen in the 2nd bedroom. Upgraded appliances washer/dryer, waffle maker, coffee maker, and kitchen essentials make it just like your own home, in the midst of downtown Carmel by the Sea.

This quaint cottage is sure to meet all your needs, let you relax and rejuvenate, and allow you to create many memories to cherish after leaving...those memories will beckon you to return to Carmel's 'Marley Cottage'.

(Not set up for or appropriate for toddlers/young children)


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1315 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 TVs, one large screen in living room, one big one in master bedroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Chess, checkers, games, puzzles, beach umbrella lots more...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two- large screen one in living room, big one in master bedroom...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village:

    Perfect downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea location. The cottage is on the east side of Junipero, by 7th....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Perfect carport within fenced property for privacy...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Includes firewood...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ grill for your use (gas)...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 5
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2016
3 night min stay
Holiday time
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Concours week
Aug 14 - Aug 21, 2017
8 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $250
  • Taxes Not included


Special holidays, ATT Golf event, or Concourse event have higher rates. Call for details. Want to stay more than 1 week? Call for timing and rate.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport

Car: Not Necessary

Carmel by the Sea is an unbelievably quaint, yet up to date town, featuring charming cottages, wonderful restaurants and bakeries, art-lovers galleries, famous shopping (Coach, Tiffany's, J.Crew, Anthropologie, + lots of other unique shops), and the gorgeous Carmel beach with white sand and a beautiful coastline walk. No fast food, no traffic lights. A short 10-15 minute drive brings you to Pebble Beach, 17-Mile drive, butterfly grove in Pacific Grove, and Monterey (wharf, & restaurants, and historical features- i.e. John Steinbeck Museum). You will love it!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: This darling cottage was purchased by Marvin & Shirley as a quiet respite where one can walk 'everywhere' and has been maintained by their children since their passing. Sharon & Richard, owners, love the cottage, and have redecorated it, re-furnished it, and enhanced the gardens for your peaceful pleasure.

Why the Owner Chose Southeast Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
Marley Cottage is lovingly named after Marvin & Shirley, who loved Carmel and all it had to offer… peaceful walks, lovely trees, great restaurants, and the quaint downtown shops and galleries. It reminded them of Cambridge and was always very special. We hope you find Carmel as unique and charming as we always do, and Marley Cottage a haven of peace and relaxation.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This convenient location is literally steps to Carmel Plaza and all that Carmel has to offer. Make sure to check out the Theater in the Forest, a truly unique experience for watching shows, just a few blocks away. It was built as part of the old WPA……Wonderful acting in the open of Carmel’s woods, fire pits, benches, lovely experience….bring a dinner picnic! The Sunset Center, a couple blocks away, hosts concerts and symphonies.

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Speaks: english



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    You are here!

  • Dining area looking out at front garden

    Dining area looking out at front garden

  • Living room With fireplace

    Living room With fireplace

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Private Hot tub

    Private Hot tub

  • Carmel Beach

    Carmel Beach

  • Front garden

    Front garden

  • Kitchen/dining area

    Kitchen/dining area

  • Dining area looking into kitchen

    Dining area looking into kitchen

  • Living room With fireplace

    Living room With fireplace

  • master bedroom with adjoining bathroom

    master bedroom with adjoining bathroom

  • Side of cottage

    Side of cottage

  • Backyard Patio With Firepit

    Backyard Patio With Firepit

  • Carmel Shopping And downtown

    Carmel Shopping And downtown

VRBO #286840

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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