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Ocean View French Country Cottage, Charming & Tranquil, Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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




Welcome to your vacation dream in the Highlands of Carmel. We answer your inquiries immediately to tell you more about Point of View. This inspired cottage offers stunning ocean views and the rustic charm of a French Country cottage retreat with a designer's touch. Appreciate the serenity among Monterey Pine and take delight in the enchanting English gardens. Listen to the quiet, breathe in the mountain air, relax and renew. Whale watch, bird watch, and take in ocean views surrounded by the ambiance of this charming country cottage. Only minutes to Carmel and Point Lobos State Reserve; approximately 30 minutes to Big Sur.

Find comfort in the beautifully- appointed, cozy and spacious interior with hard wood floors, open beam ceilings and abundant natural light. French doors open to the dramatic ocean views and wrap around deck with BBQ and patio table for al fresco dining. This unique two-story guest cottage offers a memorable getaway for a couple, a solo traveler or the small family.

A fully equipped kitchen, with adjoining living and ocean-view dining area completes the open floor plan on the first level. A separate and private bath is off entry. Upstairs, our guests will find another open and spacious level with endless views of the Pacific from the king bed and daybed (converts to king) and from the comfortable seating areas perfect for taking in views, watching flat screen tv, lounging on comfortable couch and chairs, game table for entertainment.

Only minutes to Carmel, Point Lobos, or south to Big Sur’s wild coast, we invite you to enjoy again and again this beautiful Point of View.

Keywords: Ocean Views, Two-story cottage, European Alpine style, guesthouse, quiet, tranquil, private, trees, sunsets,whale watch, romantic getaway

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About The Owner

We moved to Carmel in 1964 and never turned back. We love our home in this special place we call Paradise. We brought up our four daughters here and moved to the Highlands twenty-five years ago to enjoy the magnificent ocean views and serenity. My husband is a writer and I'm a Coach for families of children with special educational needs. We enjoy the arts and fine dining found within minutes of our home. We walk daily in our neighborhood and are always inspired by the natural surroundings of the beautiful Carmel Highlands. Our daughters and some of our grandchildren live nearby. They stayed in this small, quaint, artistic community to enjoy the friendly ambiance and the many outdoor activities the Central Coast offers. One of our daughters and her husband have a sailboat, where they enjoy day sailing and whale watching on the Monterey Bay. From every visitor's perspective, our little corner of the world beckons vacationers to return again and again.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1985

Why The Owner chose Central Coast

We fell in love with the Highlands and the exquisite ocean views and quiet solitude that surround us here.

What makes this cottage unique

Ocean views forever, quiet, private and peaceful, and close to everything: hiking, beautiful nature walks with views of the ocean and wildlife, Point Lobos, Monastery Beach, exquisite sunsets and wonderful neighbors who add to this special community. Also 6 minutes to shopping and dining in Carmel;15 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 30 minutes to Big Sur. Easy access to everything you could want in a vacation getaway!


Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) One King bed upstairs; One convertible Trundle bed upstairs - makes into two Twin beds or a King bed, Queen size Beds (1) Convertible queen sofa bed downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle converts to two separate twins (or a King), Child Beds (2) Upstairs Trundle can be made into two Twin beds; Upstairs gate brought in for small children's safey. Baby Cribs (1) No crib or other special equipment for babies or toddlers provided; Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One Trundle with two Twins; also converts to King; One sofa converts to queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This guest house is part of a larger one-acre estate; it is within a coastal suburb of high-end homes 5 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea; minutes away from Point Lobos State Park; private and charming with designer touches; quiet within the natural environment of Monterey pines; wonderful area for nature walking, hiking, whale watching, ocean views.


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Our month-long stay in this home was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We left the Texas heat for one month to enjoy the beautiful Carmel weather. We were so fortunate to find this charming retreat in the Carmel Highlands with a great deck, barbecue pit, plenty of seating and a wonderful view! There is even a blue jay that will eat from your hand!

The house itself has beautiful windows which allowed us to enjoy the fresh, cool breezes every day - a luxury not able to be experienced during the Texas summer. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking, which we did a lot; and Judy left a wonderful basket of goodies on the table for our arrival, along with freshly cut flowers in the house from her amazing garden.

The bedroom was upstairs, and it was huge! The mattress, pillows and bedding were so very comfortable that we didn't miss our bed at home at all! We had visitors twice who slept on the pull-out sofa bed, and they all slept very well too.

The location of the home is perfect - just minutes from Point Lobos (for hiking), the Highlands Inn (for music and dancing, or if you want a great view for lunch or dinner), and the town of Carmel. There are so many great places to eat nearby. From Scratch in the Barnyard had great breakfasts, and Rio Grille was a favorite of ours for dinner - half-priced bottles of wine on Monday nights, and the best artichokes we had on our trip. We also loved going to the Cypress Inn for music. Don't miss the Farmer's Market at the Barnyard that is open during the summer on Tuesdays.

A month's stay just wasn't long enough for us! Thank you, Judy, for opening your home up for us to enjoy such a relaxing and fun summer vacation. It far exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Absolute Charm!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we chose this charming, beautiful and comfortable cottage to stay at! My husband and I and our son and daughter were so impressed with the place as soon as we approached the property. The gardens surrounding the property were beautiful. The ocean view was gorgeous, which included a whale sighting on our very first evening! The location of the cottage was so convenient to so many attractions like Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, state parks and Big Sur. Judy was a fantastic host in every way! She left us a generous gift basket with everything from a bottle of wine to, much appreciated passes to the Monterey Aquarium and Pt. Lobos State Park. Judy was also very helpful with recommending great places to eat. Our four day stay went by way too fast! We hope to revisit "Point of View" in the near future!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful start to a great California vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a 12 day trip to California that started with a stay at the Point of View Cottage. We were greeted by the owner, Judy, who gave us a tour and a binder full of many tips on local restaurants and places to visit. She was even so kind as to provide us with passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which the kids loved, and Point Lobos State Reserve, which was a beautiful place to hike and explore the coast very nearby. The gift basket was a very thoughtful touch as well.

Judy has thought of everything! The kitchen is well-equipped for all your cooking needs, the beds were comfortable, and the deck was a great place to relax and look out at the ocean. The property is beautifully landscaped and easily accessible from Highway 1.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Carmel area.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Romantic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed recently. It is quiet and romantic. One of the best views you could possibly have waking up in the morning. Nice location 10min from downtown Carmel and 20min from Monterey. Great place to watch a sunset.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage & Amazing Host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely Highlands cottage in May are still talking about our amazing visit. Judy's property is beautiful! The cottage is filled with high end furnishings and anything you might want/need! The view is breathtaking. Judy has thought of everything to make a vacation special!

If the cottage and view are not enough, Judy gives her guests use of free entry passes to the Monterey aquarium and Point Lobos. Point Lobos is a few minutes (3-5 minutes) drive from Judy's cottage, and is simply one of the most naturally beautiful places in the United States. Although we are not normally complete "outdoorsmen," we couldn't resist the natural beauty that these shores provided. So each day we hiked, walked, and relaxed while enjoyed watching animals (i.e. seals, manatee, fish, birds, etc) in their natural habitats at this amazing state park! Point Lobos is not to be missed! We felt so fortunate to stay at this cottage which is within a few miles of it so we were able to visit at our leisure.

Judy is a great host! She gave us tips on beautiful "off the beaten path" beaches, restaurants, hikes, etc. She was always available to answer questions if we needed her (which we didn't once we arrived), but gave us complete privacy also. We really appreciated the basket of wine, coffee, snacks, and fresh flowers (which are growing all over the property) that Judy left for us upon arrival. We highly recommend Judy's cottage and hope to return in the very near future!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Judy is a fantastic host. She is so kind and helpful, gives great suggestions and tips, and then leaves you alone - even though she's in the next house. The house is exactly as pictured. The upstairs is so roomy and has a fantastic view of the ocean. The downstairs has anything you could need. A beautiful blue bird visited the porch railing frequently. Judy left a lovely basket of goodies. What a treat! You will not be disappointed if you rent this house. Thank you Judy!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hyatt Highlands Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pacific Grove Links, Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pacific Edge
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Private access to special Beach, & San Jose Beach
Car: recommended

San Jose Beach, 3 minutes away; 5 minutes to spectacular Point Lobos State Reserve; minutes from Sobranes Point & many popular hiking areas; 30 minutes from Big Sur; 15 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Beaches; 15 minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Monterey Airport;15 minutes to Pacific Grove, 20 minutes to Pebble Beach & 17 Mile Drive & famous golf links.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Insurance $99

Damage deposit will be reflected in the Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.