About the property
- Cottage500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) nestled within private estate & beautiful gardens
Perfect for couples seeking the perfect location to enjoy all that the Carmel area has to offer. Located within a gated private estate the stand-alone cottage offers a spacious open floor plan nestled within exceptional gardens, vegetable garden, fruit trees and grand views of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Walk to the Holly Farm. 1/2 mile drive to the Folktale Winery, vineyard and events. 3 miles to the award-winning Refuge Spa.
Relax and enjoy all the attractions and landscape Monterey County has to offer in a valley setting with fresh air and great views.
The Cottage is minutes from Carmel-By-The Sea (10), Pebble Beach (15), Monterey (20), Monterey Bay Aquarium (25), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (15), Pacific Grove (25) and Big Sur (45). Numerous local winery tasting rooms can be found in the Carmel Valley area. Nearby Valley restaurants include The Cork Screw, Cafe Rustica, Jefferies Grill, Will's Fargo Steakhouse, Baja Cantina & Grill, and Lucia Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge. Carmel-By-The Sea restaurants abound.
Past guests remark about the great hiking opportunities nearby. Let us know your interests and we will do everything we can to make your stay exceptional. We live in the Big Ranch house nearby and spend virtually every spare moment thinking of ways to improve the property.
In the early 1900's, when the main residence was constructed in an existing pear orchard, Carmel Valley was primarily agricultural. Today, Carmel Valley is dotted with homes, farms, ranches, vineyards shopping and restaurants. In the early 1900's, the property consisted of a Craftman-style main residence and at least four other structures, including the existing barn and a summer kitchen. From the time we acquired the property in 1993, we have worked to restore the property's elements to their original beauty while incorporating modern comforts. The Guest Cottage has been re-purposed from the former summer kitchen structure, retaining the history and charm of California history while offering cozy accommodations in a rural environment.
Keywords: Charming Cottage with open floor plan, Located just ten minutes inland from the ocean and Carmel Bay. Enjoy Carmel Valley's warmer micro-climate and Mountain views.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Linda Wheaton
Owners Linda and Larry Wheaton have resided in Carmel Valley since Larry retired from a computer sales and marketing career. Larry grew up in the Monterey area and hiked over the hills separating Monterey and Carmel Valley as a kid. 'I quickly discovered that the best summer time micro-climate on the Peninsula was in Carmel Valley. So when I retired, Carmel Valley was the place we wanted to live'.
Linda Wheaton purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Linda Wheaton chose Carmel-by-the-Sea
We purchased our Farm House and out-buildings in Carmel Valley's in 1993 We were drawn to the location because of it's proximity to recreation, mountain views and weather. We have lovingly remodeled, replanted and rebuilt the gardens and updated the out-buildings much the way they were in the 1920's. Our children and grand-children now come here to ride the tractor, pick tomatoes, apples, apricots and otherwise enjoy the clear fresh air. Our guest cottage is the last out-building to be remodeled and is now our vacation rental.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our location is close to Carmel-by-the-Sea but also is just minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Pacific Grove and Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. Jefferies, our favorite breakfast and lunch hang-out, is two minutes away while the Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company is just as close. But the larger Monterey County area is really what attracts people from all over the world. You can relax on our Guest Cottage Patio, resting from a busy day (eating an hors d'oeuvre you made with fresh tomatoes from the garden), and in 8 minutes be sitting at the piano bar at Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch wondering what to have for dinner.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Comfortable cottage and guest passes to the aquarium. Couldn’t have asked for more.
Great location - amazing relaxation
We had a fabulous stay at the Rose cottage.
Linda and Larry were wonderful hosts.
The grounds are beautiful and provide a lot of privacy.
We also really enjoyed sitting by the fire one evening and drinking wine and having great conversation.
Linda & Larry were so warm and welcoming when we arrived. The property was exactly what I was looking for. We had the view of the mountains , beautiful gardens, all types of birds to watch .
The cottage was perfect for my husband and I , very cozy and clean, perfect for a couples getaway . The property reminded me of our trip to the country side of France. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to getaway for some R & R .
From the view of the mountains from the porch to the wonderful Hosts, this was an absolute treasure. Me and my wife had the most wonderful time getting to know the owners, and we will most certainly be back!
Story book setting
Charming, immaculate cottage set in a beautiful garden of camellias, roses,lavender, rosemary, lemon trees, a magnificent ancient oak. The St Lucia mountains in the distance....our hosts Larry and Linda Wheaton were so welcoming and helpful in every way possible. The cottage was very comfortable and private and was equipped with everything one could possibly need for our ten day stay. We are a retired couple from CONNECTICUT who enjoyed being away from a snowy New England winter. Thank you, Larry and Linda for your company and thoughtfulness.!
Didn't Want to Leave!
This is a beautiful cottage, very clean and well appointed. Linda and Larry were wonderful hosts. We will definitely be back.
Many of our guests ask about the availability of location to hike and check out the areas World-class sights. Be sure to email or call us if there are questions you may have about added attractions or events that that may be "happening" during your stay. The (2) multi-entry guest passes we offer for you use at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are always available.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by owner $250 deposit required to confirm reservation