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Charming Carmel Beach House! Updated Throughout! 1 Block to the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 5)

Our charming Carmel-by-the-Sea beach cottage is available for rent during the ATT Pro Am, Concourse D'Elegance week, Historic Car Races, and for other special events throughout the year.

The house, completely updated in 2010, has been restored to its original 1925 beach house charm. Best of the best locations in Carmel: only 1 short block to the pristine white sands of Carmel beach, and just 6 walkable blocks to Carmel's great shopping and dining on Ocean Avenue.

This authentic, Murphy-designed cottage on a prime corner lot boasts original redwood walls, a large and comfortable living room with Bay windows, river rock fireplace with natural gas, beamed ceilings, flat screen TV with cable, and Apple TV. Internet supplied by Wi-Fi, and data cable. The secluded patio is surrounded by flowers with table, chairs, natural gas BBQ and outdoor lighting for easy entertaining. The private outdoor shower will refresh you after an afternoon on the beach. The large front deck has peak-a-boo ocean views. The three bedrooms, with walls finished in a lovely driftwood grey, can sleep a total of five: bedroom #1 has a California king bed; bedroom #2 has two XL twins; and bedroom #3 has a single twin. Brand new luxury mattresses, high thread-count bed linens, feather beds, down pillows and comforters complete the pampered feeling. The detached single car garage also has a washer and dryer.

There is no 'rental' furniture in this lovely home, because we know our guests will treat our family heritage pieces as if these were their own. We ask that our guests refrain from smoking anywhere on the property, leave their pets at home, and remove their shoes before entering. Minimum one week rental; Monday changeover day

Please: serious inquiries only

Keywords: beach house, cottage

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2017

About The Owner

We have owned this home since 1972, and have treated it with love and care throughout the years, including the 2010 renovation. When you step through the door, we hope you will feel as we do each time: that your cares and stresses melt away, and that you relax to the fullest for the time you are here.

The Owner purchased this house in 1972

Why The Owner chose Golden Rectangle

One block from the Carmel beach.

What makes this house unique

Easy walk to the beach, Pebble Beach Golf Course, the town of Carmel, and Mission Ranch.


Golden Rectangle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    XL Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Daybed - twin size day bed
  • King size bed (1), XL Twin (2), Daybed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor shower; peekaboo ocean view; electronic starter for gas fireplace; WiFi and cable internet connections


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Charming Carmel Beach House! Updated Throughout! 1 Block to the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Boulder, CO

A dream beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Ocean's Breath over Christmas, while we celebrated with our family who live up the hill. A very charming Carmel cottage with all the amenities and supplies for cooking and eating, very well stocked. We loved having a fire and lounging in the living room, walking the 2 minute walk to the beach, and the beds were super comfortable. The furnishings and decor were very tasteful, and it really felt like a welcoming home. We've recommended the cottage to friends heading out there in a few weeks. The owners were readily available for any questions we had. Thanks M & A, for a lovely and relaxing abode near our favorite beach in CA.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portola Valley, CA

A lovely respite from busy lives

  • 5 of 5

Every visit to Ocean's Breath is a delightful escape. The perfect place to relax with friends over good meals and long conversations in front of the fire or on the front deck. The kitchen is hands down the best equipped one will find in a vacation rental. Foodies can prepare any meal desired with access to a great stove, oven, stand mixer and large capacity food processor, as well as all size pans and baking dishes. I have enjoyed cooking many a great meal together with friends here. The ocean is a short walk away - so close the waves can lull you to sleep at night. I rarely sleep well away from home, but Ocean's Breath is the exception. The beds are so inviting and cozy. I hate to leave at the end of each visit and always look forward to returning. M & A provide the perfect Carmel experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Carmel cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at this gorgeous, quaint, charming, and comfortable home four times, and are already counting the days until we return. Everything about it is perfect -- the location (steps to the beach, and a ten minute walk to the main street), the quality of the furnishings and amenities (cozy, stylish, well-appointed, upscale in every way), and the thoughtfulness of the owners (who have really covered off every possibility to ensure that there is nothing one could want). We feel so lucky that we found this home, and have relished every moment we have spent there. It is the perfect jewel box of a Carmel cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Ramon

Ocean's Breathe

  • 5 of 5

It was such a comfortable, well maintained home, we felt so at home within the first day of arriving. The outside is charming but the care that the owners Spent on the inside kept us quite comfortable: well stocked kitchen, new gas stove (we are foodie cooks), high quality linens, gas fireplace, and exceptionally clean. We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

"Ocean's Breath" was truely a home away from home in a charming seaside setting a short walk away from the quaint Main Street in Carmel. Everything is so well organized and the house is equipped with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. The renters have made everything so easy and even left a thorough list of things to do in the vicinity and restaurant recommendations. a great location close to eberything you need!My family and I loved it so much we were sad to leave. Thanks for a great stay

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palo Alto

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The beach is just a block away and we could walk to downtown Carmel in 10 minutes. The house has a nice deck for coffee in the morning and a fireplace in the main living area for relaxing in the evening. I particularly liked the cozy beds. Overall, this house is a very charming and relaxing place.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear FJE, We are so thrilled you had a wonderful time! It is truly a great spot, and were thrilled to be able to share it with you. Best, from A and M
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
La Playa Carmel, Hotel Bar & Lounge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Resort
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Carmel Amtrak via Bus Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Bicyclette
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: recommended

Lots of art galleries!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Out Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Please contact owner for more reservation details, and to check on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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