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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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Carmel Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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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A Romantic Riverfront Retreat
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews
Portola Valley

Love the river in the backyard

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights. We like the river access, the fenced yards for our dogs, the clean/well-maintained house, the nice master bathroom, and the quiet neighborhood. It was easy to work with the property manager. We will surely go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milpitas, CA

Back For a 2nd Amazing Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came back to stay for the second year in a row to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Staying here is now going to be a yearly tradition since we love it here so much. This place is perfect as it's in a quiet, tucked away neighborhood and is right on the river. You can hear the river passing by while inside the house and we get the most restful nights sleep here. Downtown Carmel Valley is just down the street and there are a bunch of great restaurants, bars, and wineries there. There's also a Village Market down the street for any groceries you might need. We highly recommend heading over to Garland Regional Park during the day for some amazing hikes. They allow dogs off leash there so our little boy had the best time ever. Carmel Beach is also just about a 20 minute drive so the beach is also an option. Thank you Erica & Jean-Francois for allowing us to rent your beautiful home! Until next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Wine tasting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $75

4 night minimum for Concurs Week in Aug.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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