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Aloha Cottage: Tropical Splendor in Carmel

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Carmel by the Sea meets 'Tommy Bahama'. This newly remodeled cottage sits on the grounds of the private Aloha estate. It took 2 years and $5,000,000 to recreate this British empire property, that is shared by the Aloha Estate, VRBO #294760 and the Aloha cottage. Whether it is the flowering vines on the main residence or the giant ferns shading the cottage you will wonder if indeed the tropic splendor of 1880's Singapore has come to coastal elegance that is Carmel by the Sea.

Our long time business clients or new friends can stroll the quiet rose gardens or enjoy a private moment on the the over 2,000 sq. ft. of stone patios. Is it the tropical cabana or the slate roof lines that provide the perfect backdrop to a second honeymoon or long awaited get-a-way. Is it 'feet up' at the outdoor fireplace or a glass of 2006 Lockwood Chardonay that gives pause in the lush surroundings to contemplate the blessings of success?

A grove of day lilies escorts you as you walk down the path overlooking Aloha cottage. Sago palm and 'kangaroo flowers' lap the walk as the entry fountain whispers its greeting. As you enter the double french doors you are surrounded by the serenity that at once says 'Relax' and also 'welcome home'. Or enter through the silver-green quartz patio adjoining the entertainment area. Our lower drive preferred drop off allows all guests easy access.

Remodeled in a British Empire style the 600 sq ft. cottage is lined with cherry cabinetry with rattan accented furnishings. Whether it is a cup of Great Northern coffee (our favorite) or a light dinner of poached salmon with a Pinot Grigo reduction, the utility kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator is up to the task. But with the likes of Crab Benedict from Katy's Place or the Titanic Sushi platter courtesy of Sushi Heaven calling, you may opt for a stroll downtown instead. Enjoy a crackling fire upon your return as the firelight shimmers off the Asian inspired glass tiles or watch 'Memoirs of a Geisha' for the third time on one of two flat screen T.V.s. You drift off to sleep in the queen bed among overstuffed pillows, nested under a down comforter. Are the kids along? They can settle down in the queen sofa sleeper in the adjoining living room. Morning is greeted with a warming shower in the Bali decor bathroom.

Aloha Estate is located in a secluded off of Ocean Avenue. It often escapes the chilly afternoon fog, yet is only a 10 minute walk to downtown. In line with Carmel Valley, the Estate benefits from its warming breezes, allowing one to enjoy a BBQ on its stone patios or a lounge with a good book. Its expansive gardens back to the Carmel Mission trial leading to the Mission itself, a 15 minute walk away!

Aloha cottage too intimate? Check out our adjoining Aloha Estate, listing # 294760.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Chinese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why The Owner chose Carmel By the Sea

Prior to purchasing the Aloha Estate, # 294760 and Aloha cottage, #294846 my wife and I had visited Carmel for almost 30 years. Being a real estate developer in N. California and Hawaii, I was 'picky' about property. We started seriously looking 5 years ago, when my wife found this property it had actually been taken off the market. Though it was in need of much updating I loved the location and my wife appreciated the interior 'bones'. With our background of developing in Hawaii we decided to do a rendition of a British empire 'fusion', our version of British estates found throughout Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines. 2 years and $5,000,000 later, we hope that we succeeded!


Southeast Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Top of the line Aero bed sofa sleeper
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large cottage on a private estate. Walking distance to downtown Carmel by the Sea, Carmel Mission and Carmel and Monastery Beaches


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Aloha Cottage: Tropical Splendor in Carmel
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Amazing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are two working professionals from LA who were looking for a quiet place to go and relax. We truly found this at the Aloha Cottage in Carmel!!! As we walked into the cottage that was tucked away in a peaceful neighborhood, there was a sense of heartfelt welcome not only because of the beautiful architecture/landscape, but also due to the amazing attention to details. They had unique snacks, a full selection of drinks for the Keurig coffee maker and nearly 300 movies to enjoy on iTunes! The owners really go above and beyond to ensure that their guests feel invited and very comfortable.

Our first morning there, we got to meet Martin. It was such a pleasure to meet him after exchanging emails, which were thorough. We especially appreciated his 5 day itinerary, with activities and dining options. There were so many places to choose from. We got lunch from 5th Ave Deli, ate dinner at Flying Fish, and had French pastries from Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant and Lafayette Bakery & Cafe. The Monterey Aquarium (they generously shared their 2 guest passes) and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (with amazing ocean views) were both an easy drive from the home.

Next time, we hope to visit with a few other couples and rent out the Main Residence at Aloha Estate to rest again in peacefulness and share new memories. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing getaway (and not have to worry about noisy hotel/B&B “neighbors”), check this place out; you will not be disappointed! The best way to describe our time was that we did not feel like renters but rather guests of Martin's home. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Cottage and the Main House. We felt so grateful that the owner, who is so great and accommodating, shared his amazing, gorgeous property so that we could experience an amazing getaway. The grounds are so beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The outdoor BBQ with a prep area is incredible. Everything about this property from the Tommy Bahama theme to the big,cozy beds is perfect! You can experience an awesome time for two or with a few friends. Perfect place for a reunion of special friends. Please treat yourself. You won't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful and beautiful! A very special cottage and grounds. The bed was so comfortable, and we loved the rose garden out the back window. Thanks so much to the owner for being available to answer our questions, he made everything go smoothly. We highly recommend this property, it exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlingame, CA

A Golden Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent the weekend at the Aloha Cottage and loved it! We were able to bring our Golden Retriever with us which was an added plus. There is not much I can say that hasn't been said by others, but please know that it is all true! It is a wonderful cottage that has everything you could want. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and look forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati Ohio

Exceeds (my very high )expectations

  • 5 of 5

Recently, my large family enjoyed an escape and reunion to Carmel. I have "vrbo-ed" literally all over the world. Often the reality of what you get is close to or meets what you see in the listing (and sometimes falls short!). BUT, absolutely NOT the case here. Honestly, the photos do not do this place justice. Truly a luxurious stay with great attention to detail throughout! We rented both the house and cottage and loved the entire place - especially the exterior patio space where we grilled, entertained one another under the pergola. Details such as all 3 fireplaces ready with kindling and fresh wood, syrups for the espresso machine even aluminum grill grate covers illustrates how the owner ensures that everything is considered for a carefree stay. The owner is easy to work with as we transacted everything in a few quick emails within days of renting the place. The home is a great base from which to explore with the village a short walk away. The sleeping rooms are all very comfortable and the master a great escape with an in room fireplace, full A/V system, huge MBR bath retreat. The media room was our gathering spot for board games and a great movie space. There is a gym room where the girls worked out each day and a separate family room with fireplace where I lounged, managed some email and calls with my clients and caught up on my novel (and a great afternoon snooze!) WHile we prefer an ocean view typically and that was what we were actually seeking; I am fully delighted that I stumbled upon this magnificent gem. To prove my point, we are actually seeking dates to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hegins, PA

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for somewhere special to celebrate our 25th anniversary. And, we found it! We knew we wanted to visit Carmel, but were unsure about where to stay. We booked a room at an inn, but the room seemed very small. When we ventured across the Aloha Cottage, we thought it was too good to be true. We thought there had to be a catch. How could a cottage be the same cost as one room at an inn? After speaking with the owner, we realized it truly was as good as it sounded. We were not disappointed when we arrived either!

The owner has thought of everything. The kitchen was very well equipped. We enjoyed fresh fruit, coffee and teas, wine and bottled water. There were shampoo, conditioner and shower gel dispensers in the shower. The mattress on the bed at the Aloha Cottage was heavenly! The grounds were well kept. We followed many of the recommendations made by the owner and were very pleased. We had wonderful meals at Café Rustica and Flying Fish Grill. We really enjoyed spending an evening at the communal fire pit at The Bench. It is on the 18th hole of Pebble Beach. Spending the evening sipping wine, while watching the golfers and the grazing deer, was very relaxing. As was the evening spent at Starlight 65 Rooftop Lounge.

We did rent a car and chose to drive to downtown Carmel. Although, it certainly was within walking distance of the cottage. Parking was not a problem. We explored Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Big Sur, Pfeiffer Beach, enjoyed the complimentary Monterey Bay Aquarium passes, went for an unforgettable walk along Scenic Dr. in Carmel and of course, visited a few wineries. All in all, a vacation we will never forget! We would love to return to the Aloha Cottage or perhaps bring some friends and rent the main residence.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Walk to Carmel Mission
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Rd
Nearest Point of Interest
Dntown: Shopping/Restaur

Free concierge service: We can arrangement tour guides, restaurant suggestions/reservations, wine tours. Airport pickup and butler service at $35/hr.


Rates & Availability

Southeast Carmel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May - July, 2017
Apr 25 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $175 per night, per additional guest
Aug. - Labor day, 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $200 per night, per additional guest
Sept. - Early Nov. 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $80

Length of stay in accordance with current Monterey County regulations, whether weekly, monthly etc

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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