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Beach Front Cottages with Stunning Views

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Whalers Cottage

Guests will enjoy the rich history of whaling, dairy operations, abalone fishing, and canning which were among many thriving business that A.M. Allan operated on this historic property dating back to 1898. This two-level home is perfectly situated to maximize the views of Point Lobos and is just a few steps to Monastery Beach — famous for diving and pounding ocean swells. Take pleasure in the sweeping panoramic ocean views of Point Lobos and a white sand beach as your backyard. Scuba divers come from far and wide to enjoy the kelp forests, otters, seals, whales and other wildlife found in the waters off Monastery Beach. Hardwood floors, fireplace and large glass panels blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. 3 cottages on property. Two 2 bedroom one 3 bedroom.

Keywords: Beach Front Property, ON THE BEACH, Ocean Views of Point Lobos Monastery Beach. Cottages sleep 6 or 14 with all three.


Patrick & Sara Whisler

Member Since 2008
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Patrick & Sara Whisler

Family owned property since the 1800's.

Patrick & Sara Whisler purchased this Cottage in 1898

What makes this Cottage unique

Historic cottages located all alone on ocean bluff with wildlife and beach-front walking trail offer a one of a kind vacation! Cottages are only steps from Monastery Beach.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1 - Master Bdrm upstairs
        1 king, Master Bedroom with Ocean View- Has shower and sink in room
      • Bedroom 2- Two Twins Upstairs
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3- Two Twins Downstairs
        2 twin/ single, Can be made into King bed if requested
      • 1 King size bed, 4 twin beds. We can push and strap together with convert-a-king kit, ask for details(downstairs bedroom only) 2 bedrooms upstairs, 1 bedroom downstairs.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1 Downstairs
        toilet, tub, shower, Clawfoot tub- Laundry in this bathroom also
      • Bathroom 2- upstairs
        toilet, Shower and addtional sink in Master Bedroom

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beachfront
          • Oceanfront
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central Air
                      • Internet
                        Wifi. Satellite internet service is our only source. It is okay but not traditional high-speed internet. We have no streaming capability. Use your smart phones w/ data plan for streaming & downloads
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        2 cars plus 1 guest spot
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Fireplace


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Patio
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • restaurants
                                          • winery tours
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • shelling
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • boating
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • paddle boating
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • bird watching
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • whale watching
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • Babysitter
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • sound/bay fishing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        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.

                                                        26 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Perfectly Private Retreat

                                                        Laura P.

                                                        This lovely cottage is the perfect get away without losing convenience to nearby Carmel and Monterrey. The privacy and views are just amazing! It was exciting to see the scenery change from day to day according to the weather. The owners are great to work with and went above and beyond to help us out in any way we needed. Beautiful, homey cottage that felt so comfortable!

                                                        Perfect Family Getaway

                                                        Cheryl B.Lodi, CA

                                                        The Whaler Cottage was indeed right on the beach and just a lovely little cottage. We spent many hours just hanging out watching the whales and dolphins right in front of us on a daily basis. They came in the morning and again in the evening. Imagine walking into your dining room, sitting down, looking out the big windows and there is a whale tail going in for a dive!! Several whales even breached for us and we were very, very impressed! Also had adorable sea otters in the kelp all day (until the whales showed up) and they are wonderful little critters to watch. I highly recommend this location. Then again, maybe I shouldn't because we want to keep going back. Can't wait until next year!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank You so much ! Glad you experienced so much marine wildlife, it is a very special place.

                                                        Please come back soon,

                                                        Whisler-Riley Properties

                                                        A Perfect vacation spot for lasting family memories

                                                        Judy B.

                                                        Whaler's cottage was an outstanding choice for our family vacation.

                                                        Planning family trips is hard enough to coordinate, but this trip made all of our efforts more than worthwhile as Whaler's helped provide those lasting memories we were looking for.

                                                        The layout of the cottage was exactly a fit for myself and my son's family.

                                                        Rooms were the right size.

                                                        Kitchen and bath facilities were great.

                                                        Bed and bedding were very nice.

                                                        Kitchen wares, tv's, internet....all in place.

                                                        The deck was so incredibly nice.

                                                        But there are really two things that make this cottage an incredible stay:

                                                        That long dining room table with its incredible view of the ocean

                                                        The 2 minute walk to the beach

                                                        There was no boredom for the grandkids with the view out to the ocean with its constant "otter watch" to the easy trips down the path to the beach.

                                                        And, of course, we adults enjoyed each relaxing moment.

                                                        The location of the cottage makes trips to Point Lobos, Big Sur and Carmel a snap.

                                                        It was simply a perfect family vacation.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank You for your kind words , please come back soon!

                                                        Whisler Riley Properties

                                                        Amazingly Beautiful and Relaxing

                                                        Heather M.

                                                        We arrived at the Whaler's Cottage late at night. Exhausted from our travels we just wanted to relax. We opened the door to our cottage and there was a full moon over the glittering ocean... panoramic view because the back of the house is all windows. We started a fire in the fireplace, plopped on the comfy couch and watched the full moon reflect on the waves. It was perfect!! The next morning we saw two whales right in our backyard. This cottage was clean and convenient to all places. Big Sur was closed, and will be for another 2 years, so that was disappointing. However, just hanging out in the backyard, collecting shells on the beach was perfect for us. We could have filled our days for weeks upon end there. Between Point Lobos State Park being within walking distance, Carmel only a few miles away, and just he drive down California 1, we had a blast! I couldn't say enough about how special this place was. The only drawback is that Monastary Beach is not a swimmable beach. It has a very dangerous undertow and we were advised to not even step foot in it. Otherwise, a perfect place to call home!

                                                        OUR NEW FAVORITE VACATION SPOT!

                                                        Patrice B.

                                                        We are always apprehensive when booking a vacation rental online from photos however the Whaler's Cottage was everything we could have asked for.

                                                        The night before our arrival we stayed at Post Ranch which has always been one of our favorite getaways however as much as we loved Post the Cottage was so enchanting from the time we drove down the private road. The house is immaculate. I must say I am a cootie freak and I was perfectly at ease and comfortable in the home. The beds and linens were super comfortable..the kitchen and baths well equipped. We were even able to order fire wood waiting for us so we had the fireplace going every day.

                                                        What is really amazing however is the location. Extremely private in a large fenced property with two other houses right on the beach. The views out every window and the sound of the waves were mesmerizing. To be able to step out your door and take a stroll on the beach is well worth the rental cost. There is also a public walkway that starts next to the property that leads along the beach right to the center of Carmel which we absolutely loved.

                                                        Obviously we can't say enough about what this family has preserved generation to generation and we felt privileged to be allowed to share it even for a few days.

                                                        We will definitely be returning as soon as we can!

                                                        .....And then there was the Whaler's Cottage

                                                        Although we have vacationed in Carmel many, many times over the past 30+ years, this is the first time we have stayed at The Whaler's Cottage. And from now on, whenever we return, we will never stay anywhere else if given the chance. The beauty of it is, you usually have to get out the tour brochures and drive to scenic outlooks. When staying at this cottage, you're actually living in them! It is heaven on earth. It is comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, laundry and nice bed linens. This historic old property is just lovely and the owners have made it feel like home. We were there in November and every day brought new sea life which was a lot of fun. Dolphins, seals, pelicans, beautiful sunsets......truly wonderful. Do not hesitate to book this property.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank You so much for your generous and kind review. Please come back to stay with us soon, always welcome!

                                                        The Whisler/Riley Family


                                                        Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA

                                                        Rates & Availability

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                                                        Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Add $195 to bring up to two dogs. $500 Security Deposit in addition to rental fees. 6 guests only this includes infants and children no exceptions. 60 day cancellation 90% deposit refund 59 day cancellation $500 deposit not refundable Holiday/Event rates not listed, please contact owner for rates.

                                                        26 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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