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A Romantic Riverfront Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Here, along the upper reaches of the Carmel Valley river, you can fall asleep and wake up to the soothing sound of the gentle river rapids gurgling by. This enchanting property offers such peace, tranquility and natural beauty; you may never want to leave.

From the rear view deck perched high above the river you will see Steelhead and crayfish swim. Wild Ducks and Canadian geese proudly parade their young by the riverbank and deer and wild turkey quietly come to quench their thirst. The neighborhood hills and meadows offer hiking and mountain bike trails. A short two-minute walk brings you to the local swim hole under ancient neighborhood oaks. Another mile or so takes you to Carmel Valley Village markets, gourmet restaurants, saloon, art and craft studios, boutiques and wine tasting rooms. From your rear deck, the clear nights show case moonlight reflections on the river and the occasional soulful sounds of night owls.

Located about 20 minutes away from the stunning Monterey Bay Penninsula, you will be able to enjoy Carmel's romantic atmosphere, Quail and Pebble Beach legendary golf courses, the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pacific Grove's butterfly sanctuary. The property is ideally located to take part in renowned events like Le Concours d'Elegance, the Monterey Jazz festival, the Sea Otter Classic, Laguna Seca automobile and motorcycle races and the Big Sur International Marathon.

Keywords: Carmel Valley, Vacation, Home, River, Monterey Peninsula, Golf, Wine Tasting, Horseback riding, Tennis, Hiking, Carmel Beach, Laguna Seca, Moto Grand Prix, Bernardus, Stone Pine, Holly Farm, Salinas Air Show, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Sea Otter Classic, Pt. Lobos, Big Sur, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, 17 Mile Drive, Garland Park, Mazda Raceway, Big Sur Marathon

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Carmel Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(47 traveler reviews)

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A Romantic Riverfront Retreat
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews
Pleasant Hill, California

Great location on Carmel River. Well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

Home is bright and cheery. Sound of the running water is peaceful. Quiet neighborhood and good privacy. The controls on the wall heaters are difficult to figure out- but they all worked well. Definitely would return to Carmel Valley and this home.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing by the river and very quiet

  • 5 of 5

Clean home and very accommodating owners. Definitely would go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway in the woods!

The house was perfect for two couples to have a cozy Thanksgiving getaway. It was was well stocked and clean, the beds and furniture were perfectly comfortable. We loved bundling up and having our coffee on the deck in the morning overlooking the river and watching the ducks and the deer. It's an easy drive to the ocean for beautiful walks on the beach. We definitely hope to go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose


  • 5 of 5

Great location in Carmel Valley. Two couples spend the weekend here very comfortably. We loved having breakfast at the nook with the window cracked to hear the river. We were attended an event so we didn't spend too much time in the cottage so we are already talking about coming back with our dogs. Erica is a pleasure to work with and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and great location. It was nice to have the river flowing right behind the back deck. The house was very clean and well stocked with all the comforts of home. The house is close to Carmel beach and also great hiking near by in Garland Park. If you enjoy exploring Garland Park has some beautiful trails , and is only about 10 min from the house. Erica was a pleasure to speak with. She was very helpful and answered my phone messages promptly. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage, great location and setting, perfect for two couples

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, plus her sister and our brother-in-law, stayed for a week at the CV Fun Cottage and had a comfortable stay, with all the previous reviews being right on the mark with their comments. We especially liked sitting at the breakfast room table looking out over the river and foliage and having several meals there, not even thinking about going out after a busy day in the Valley, Carmel, or at the race track.

The two bedrooms are actually two masters with baths, never even went up to the bed in the loft over the den/dining area to check it out, no need for us. Bedding, kitchen supplies/equip, furnishings, bathroom fixtures/etc., were all more than could be asked for, all new, stylish, and very fresh. Spotless!!!!

I was a bit concerned when reading the reviews that they allowed dogs to stay as I am very sensitive to any animal odors, but I never detected anything and I have the capabilities of a bloodhound in that regard. Everything was so fresh and clean, no cleaning or perfume smells, just fresh air in the Valley all day.

We would highly recommend the Cottage for anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful stay, with close proximity to the Valley Centers and to Carmel/Monterey, but there is no local nightlife for those younger or seeking this, guess the Baja Cantina is the closest place if interested which is down the Valley Road about 10 min.

The neighbors are close, but you never hear anyone and it seems like the area has a number of weekend places as we rarely saw anyone out and around, but you feel like this is a tight little community as you drive through. Those we did see were very friendly and welcoming, like we belonged there with a quick wave and a "hi".

Erica was great on communications, although everything is spelled out clearly in their little binder, with no great "demands" as with some owners, just a few subtle notes to help keep the place as you found it and to make things easier for the next guest.

We are coming back next year, or sooner, best stay for us in 38 years of coming to the Carmel/Monterey area annually in August. Surprisingly, there was plenty of water in the river with this drought we are in, with ducks and deer every morning and evening, not sure how Erica arranged that part of the stay, but thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $75

4 night minimum for Concurs Week in Aug.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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