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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 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'.

if you have stayed here before and want to return, call me for a special rate and gift/

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


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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

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 Carmel By the Sea

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.


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(32 traveler reviews)

Quaint Carmel Cottage - Downtown - 'Marley Cottage' + private Hot Tub
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Danville, CA

Great Place in Carmel-By-The-Sea with an unbeatable location

  • 5 of 5

The Marley Cottage is clean and well appointed. It had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The location cannot be beat and I would call it the perfect spot for two couples to spend some quality time together. We'll be returning for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel Charmer, comfort and location all in one

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Marley Cottage was above our expectations. It is a true Carmel cottage with a lot of character. Much better than a hotel room as the extra space of a clean, well appointed home made the stay all the more enjoyable. We usually stay in Carmel or Carmel Valley hotels and found this to be more enjoyable. We much prefer the option of eating breakfast in and, at our own pace. Healthier too. There is a nicely stocked kitchen and a cute eating area with a huge bay window overlooking a nice garden (even in winter). This afforded us the option to have meals at the home at our leisure vs. eating out for all three meals (although nice dinners out were part of the experience we wanted while on our quick get-a-way).

The home was clean (a huge point for me) and while we didn't use some featured amenities (fire pit, Jacuzzi) due to the weather we could definitely see ourselves making great use of the patio/fire pit area another time. Location, location, location is all true. The Marley Cottage is in a great location right near the downtown shopping and not too far to the ocean (but it is a trek back). All without any tourist noise. We didn't drive our car for 3 lovely days. There is covered, private driveway parking with a picket gate you close behind you. Lastly, the owners are very easy to work with! We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend get away. Wonderful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is just wonderful. The kitchen is well equipped, the house is warm, and beautifully decorated. Sharon was great to work with and was very responsive. We really enjoyed the location of the cottage, just across the street from the mall in downtown Carmel. We look forward to our next vacation to Carmel and will definitely return to Marley Cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Cottage in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Marley Cottage. It was very convenient to downtown Carmel. The hot tub is wonderful after a day at the beach. The beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked. What more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring

Charming cottage in the heart of Carmel By the Sea

  • 5 of 5

Our three night stay in Marley Cottage (8/24-8/27) was fantastic. This charming cottage is cozy and welcoming, just steps from downtown Carmel. This tastefully furnished and well laid out cottage is complemented by lovely art work and a really gorgeous garden filled with colorful flowers and plants galore as well as fascinating old trees. Nestled in this wonderful oasis, we enjoyed a cup of tea at dusk as we relaxed after a busy day. Aside from the comfort and beauty of the cottage and its surroundings, the kitchen was well stocked and nicely laid out which we appreciated as we usually had our breakfast and dinner at the cottage. The linens and towels provided were high quality complemented by other small details - like having kleenex in all the rooms - that created a comfortable environment. Sharon, the owner, was delightful to work with and always accessible and immediately responsive. Her book on the functioning of the cottage (where to find things, how the TV works, when the trash is picked up and her final checklist for departure) was one of the best and most user friendly I have seen of all the VRBO rentals I have stayed in. We highly recommend a stay at Marley Cottage and hope to return someday.

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  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, Kansas

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My 2 adult children and I spent a wonderful 4th of July Holiday at Marley Cottage. Immaculate and close to shops and restaurants. We could walk to the Beach and to the shops easily. Loved the nearby Safeway but the owner has a well stocked kitchen as well.

The Hot Tube, fire pit, fountain and beautiful garden created the perfect spot to end each day. The living room has an easy to light gas fireplace for cozy inside gathering also. Beds were very comfortable too.

My daughter kept telling me how perfect the cottage and the location was for our trip. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Southeast Carmel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Spring 2017
Mar 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Concours week
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 12 2017
30 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 13 2017 - Oct 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 30 2017
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Deposit $500

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.

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Southeast Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1315 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
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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