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Last updated: 08/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The main house sleeps 5 with 2 bedrooms & a 3rd loft bedroom with high ceilings and plenty of space. There are 2 bathrooms in the main house.

The guest house has a queen bed and sleeps 2. It also offers a private bathroom.

The main house can be rented separately for one rate or you can also rent the guest house for an additional fee. The guest house is an optional extra if you want to sleep 7 instead of 4-5. To secure guest's privacy, I never rent the guest house to anyone who isn't also renting the main house. But if you only need the main house you don't have to pay for the guest house as well. This way the prices are fair for parties of all sizes, as guests only pay for the amount of space they need.


Places Of Interest In & Around Carmel: In addition to the quaint village atmosphere in Carmel-By-The-Sea, with impressive shops, restaurants, art galleries and beaches, you can enjoy scenic drives and choose from 12 golf courses in the area. Experience the spectacular coastline of Big Sur, take a tour of the local winery in Carmel Valley and visit Monterey, as they are all close by. Throughout the year Carmel hosts golf tournaments, jazz festivals, live theater and many other interesting events.

Luxury & Style : In the summer of 2010 I bought Dove Cottage in Carmel. As a designer my goal was to create a luxury accommodation using European antiques along with the highest quality, comfortable furnishings (leather club chair, linen sofa, beautiful bed linens, etc.) This was to be my second home and I wanted guests to feel like they were visiting a country house in Europe. In a very short time Dove Cottage was booked 6 months in advance and was never available for me to visit. So I decided to buy another property in Carmel and found this wonderful place that I named Pussy Willow Cottage. I have purchased some amazing pieces for Pussy Willow Cottage. The 11' wide and 8' high French doors in the living room and high beamed ceilings allow sunlight to fill the space. It is a happy house with great spirit.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Detached Guest House & Bathroom: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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  • Main House: 2 bedrooms and a loft with a single daybed. Sleeps 5. Guest House: Queen bed sleeps 2 and has private bathroom with shower. Whimsical garden room decor with high pitched ceilings. French doors open onto the reclaimed brick patio....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Main House: 2 bathrooms. Guest House: 1 bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • At Pussy Willow Cottage you will find a booklet to acquaint you with places to visit, restaurants, food markets, a local winery that offers free tours including complementary wine tasting, a local corner market on Junipero St., a local fish market, a walking tour of Carmel and much more. Or curl up by the fireplace with a book or sit outside of your bedroom in the sunshine with a cup of morning coffee. Wireless internet connection is provided as well as dvd, two televisions, speakers for your ipod, a cd player and radio. There is an outdoor table and chairs for al fresco dining, a grill and two chaise lounge chairs for you to relax. My goal is to provide you with exceptional comfort and style and hope you will return many times to this home away from home....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless internet and two cable televisions are provided. One in the living room and one in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless internet service is provided and has good reception anywhere in the main house, guest house and garden....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Extra large capacity. Located in laundry room....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    There is a gas fireplace with realistic logs and real flames, flanked by leather club chairs....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious bed linens and towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    The private parking pad is nestled out of sight and has room for three cars....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Extra large capacity. Located in laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    A complete range of cooking utensils are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Miele silent dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen faces a wall of windows and opens to the light filled dining area. It is fully equipped with high quality appliances (Sub-zero & Miele), a gas range, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender and everything else needed....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel microwave above cook top....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-zero, full size....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio:

    The main entertaining and sun bathing brick patio is off the living room at the back of the house providing a good indoor outdoor flow. It faces southwest and gets sun all day. There are 2 chaise lounges and a table & chairs, as well as extra seating. Off of the master bedroom there is a private flagstone patio with a small table & chairs to enjoy morning coffee....moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$395 $425
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,600
Autumn
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$375 $395
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,400 $8,000
Nov. & Dec.
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$375 $395
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,300 $7,000
Jan. & Feb.
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $375
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $6,000
Spring
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$375 $395
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,200 $6,500
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$375 $395
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,400
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

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Upon entering Pussy Willow Cottage you will be welcomed with a sophisticated but relaxed European ambiance. Being a designer I have furnished both the main house and guest house with fine furniture, French antiques, reclaimed architectural elements and quality design throughout. After many years of living abroad I decided to create the experience of residing in a friend's European country home. And what better place to do it than in Carmel-By-The-Sea.

Other Activities: Vineyards & wine tasting.

 

Owner info

About the owner: As a makeup artist and photographer I lived in England and traveled and worked throughout Europe. I then became an antique dealer and designer, specializing in European country interiors. After happening upon Carmel I fell in love with the area and wanted to create my idea of a luxurious but comfortable European country home and offer it to others. Hotels and many house rentals are generic and impersonal. Pussy Willow Cottage is my second home and when my guests say they feel they're staying in friend's private home, it makes me smile.

Why the Owner Chose Northeast Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
After renting a house in Carmel last year I fell in love with the surroundings. When I drove away I wondered if the place was real or if it had been a dream. But I was not happy with either the service or the house I had rented. As a designer and someone who enjoys dealing with people, I felt I could do better on both counts. A month later, in July, I bought my first place and named it Dove Cottage. Two months later my calendar for the following summer and autumn was nearly full. That told me that the high quality service and style I was providing was what people wanted. But I never got to stay there myself as it was always booked up. So I bought, remodeled and decorated this second place that I named Pussy Willow Cottage.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Elegant Living Room

    Elegant Living Room

  • Eleven foot wide French doors open onto back courtyard and gardens.

    Eleven foot wide French doors open onto back courtyard and gardens.

  • Gustavian style dining area with antique table, plate rack and chandelier.

    Gustavian style dining area with antique table, plate rack and chandelier.

  • Luxurious master bedroom with queen bed and fine linens.

    Luxurious master bedroom with queen bed and fine linens.

  • Master Bathroom with additional closet space.

    Master Bathroom with additional closet space.

  • Patio off the master bedroom to enjoy morning coffee.

    Patio off the master bedroom to enjoy morning coffee.

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Private garden courtyard.

    Private garden courtyard.

  • Guest House with queen bed and bathroom.

    Guest House with queen bed and bathroom.

  • French doors of guest house open to this enchanting garden.

    French doors of guest house open to this enchanting garden.

  • Gardens and patio around the cottage.

    Gardens and patio around the cottage.

  • Design Perfect Pussy Willow Cottage - European Country Home

    Design Perfect Pussy Willow Cottage - European Country Home

  • Pussy Willow Cottage. The epitome of an historic Carmel storybook cottage.

    Pussy Willow Cottage. The epitome of an historic Carmel storybook cottage.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with Sub-zero and Miele appliances.

    Fully equipped kitchen with Sub-zero and Miele appliances.

  • Light filled dining area with views of the garden.

    Light filled dining area with views of the garden.

  • Luxurious Master Bathroom. Extra large European shower & bench.

    Luxurious Master Bathroom. Extra large European shower & bench.

  • Ground floor master bedroom opens to private flagstone patio.

    Ground floor master bedroom opens to private flagstone patio.

  • Luxury linens reflected in the windowpane mirrors of the sunny upstairs bedroom.

    Luxury linens reflected in the windowpane mirrors of the sunny upstairs bedroom.

  • Spacious loft with daybed and desk serves as 3rd bedroom.

    Spacious loft with daybed and desk serves as 3rd bedroom.

  • View as you enter Pussy Willow Cottage.

    View as you enter Pussy Willow Cottage.

  • Whimsical Woodland Guest House.

    Whimsical Woodland Guest House.

  • Curl up with a book in the cozy leather club chairs next to the fire.

    Curl up with a book in the cozy leather club chairs next to the fire.

  • Sun filters throughout this bright, airy cottage for indoor/outdoor living.

    Sun filters throughout this bright, airy cottage for indoor/outdoor living.

  • Walk along the silky white beach at Carmel-By-The-Sea.

    Walk along the silky white beach at Carmel-By-The-Sea.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Calendar last updated 08/19/2016

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