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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,315 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 29 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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'.

**The City of Camel by the Sea has enacted a short term rental ordinance, stating that VRBO rentals can not be less than 30 days, so we would need to block a 30 day period, even if you only want to use the property for 1 or 30 days. You can stay as long as you desire within the 30 day period. Thus the 29 night rate....**

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


More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Sharon

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.

Sharon purchased this house in 1991

Why Sharon chose Southeast Carmel

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Southeast Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1315 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms with showers, one large.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
2 TVs, one large screen in living room, one big one in master bedroom


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Quaint Carmel Cottage - Downtown - 'Marley Cottage' + private Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

Cozy cottage with beautiful garden and hot tub

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Marley Cottage. Cozy cottage in the heart of Carmel-By-The-Sea.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vaka !!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at Marley Cottage !! Beautiful private and location was perfect . Will definitely be back !!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! It was nice sharing my Carmel cottage with you. I'm glad you'll be back!
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Terrific location

  • 4 of 5

Very user friendly, had everything you need to have a great stay. Close to everything. Really enjoyed the experience!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway in Carmel

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Marley Cottage in Carmel. The house is in the perfect location very close to Ocean Ave so you can walk to shops, restaurants, galleries, and the beach. Very comfortable and it had everything that we needed. We did a lot of sightseeing all the way South to Big Sur and also up North to Monterey. Great weekend escape. We will be back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a wonderful month long stay at Marley Cottage in beautiful Carmel-By-The-Sea. The cottage, set right in downtown Carmel offered so many options for shopping, dining, gallery visits, walks to the beach and drives along the beautiful California coast. There are numerous restaurants, bakeries, coffee houses, wineries, delis, bars, galleries and shops just across the street. We really could not have chosen a better location during a month when the weather was absolutely superb. Sunsets and views were spectacular.

Now about the cottage. It's charming in the old Carmel style. The exterior is landscaped to perfection. Every Thursday the landscapers made their way onto the property to cut, trim and clean every inch of the gorgeous gardens. There's a great little patio with a fire pit, fountain, and a hot tub for those nights when relaxation is of utmost importance.

2 bedrooms and 2 baths offer plenty of room for 4 adults. The cottage is completely stocked with everything you need to feel completely at home. Nothing has been left out. There are plenty of pots, pans, utensils, blender, dishes, glasses in the kitchen to cook a gourmet meal. The dining area seats 4 comfortably. The living room has plenty of room for visitors and although we never needed to use it, a wonderful wood burning fireplace for those cool evenings.

The cottage offers wifi, a computer, printer, iron. . .there really is nothing left out.

The master bedroom is large, roomy and very comfortable. The master bathroom is a bit small but Sharon has mentioned a future remodel. We used the guest bathroom which is perfect. For additional guests, the guest bedroom is really charming.

We really miss waking up and taking our walks down to the beach and our favorite coffee house, Carmel Valley Roasting Company.

We plan on returning to this adorable cottage next year.

Thank you Sharon for providing this perfect little bit of heaven for us to enjoy!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, beautiful gardens, beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage in downtown but very private! Loved the beautiful furnishings, and comfy beds. Gardens and patio are gorgeous. Walk steps to great restaurants, shops and beach. Stayed a month and will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 1
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, the amazing butterfly grove in Pacific Grove, and Monterey (wharf, & restaurants, and historical features- i.e. John Steinbeck Museum). You will love it!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

Special holidays, ATT Golf event, or Concourse event have higher rates. Call for details. Carmel by the Sea has enacted a Short Term rental Ordinance, requiring us to block 30 day periods, despite your use of our property for less time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.