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Beach Front Cottages with Stunning Views Abalone Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3 adults, or 2 adults 2 small children)

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 2 bedroom, one-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.

Look at PointLobosRentals dot com site for more details.

Keywords: Beach Front Property, CLOSE TO BEACH, Ocean Views of Point Lobos Monastery Beach. Cottages sleep 4 or 14 with all three.

More Details

Pat & Sara Whisler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Pat & Sara Whisler

Family owned property since the 1800's.

Pat & Sara Whisler purchased this cottage in 1898

Why Pat & Sara Whisler chose Carmel-by-the-Sea

Unique one of a kind beach cottage, no other location like this in Carmel.

What makes this cottage unique

Incredible views and right on the beach. Lots of marine wildlife to be seen. Walking, tidepooling, outside the front door!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick hello to tell you that your vacation house convinced my husband that we could live in Carmel. We stayed for two weeks in January of 2013 and just loved it. We were tying to decide whether to live in Healdsburg or Carmel. I wanted Carmel. So now we are at Quail and visit the beaches next to your rentals quite a bit. I just love that cottage. In fact our friends from Arizona are staying there this month, and the best part is that we get to go there and have a BBQ while they are there. I keep telling my husband that we should have a “staycation” and rent the cottage again. We have lovely mountain and golf course views but it is not the ocean. Your place is the best. I tell anyone who wants to rent here.

Take care,
Jan 2013
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Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Small room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
Small cottage bedroom #2 best for 1 adult or 2 small children.


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Beach Front Cottages with Stunning Views Abalone Cottage
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
Arlington, TX

Coolest Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay here. We love this place and hope to come again. The cottages are cute and comfortable, the property is awesome, the beach and the views are amazing, the state park next door is fabulous.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Happy Travelers

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite place to vacation and we travel a lot. It's like returning to historic California circa 1900. Awesome views of Point Lobos and Monestary Beach and adjacent to a secluded trail which meanders along what has to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Newly renovated kitchen, new sofa & chair and queen bed. Very cozy. Always sad to leave but will always come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your nice comments. We certainly appreciate your wonderful and respectful care of our Abalone Cottage. We look forward to many happy returns. Whisler Riley Properties
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The Gold Country, California


  • 5 of 5

Even for a person who has lived most of my life on the coast, staying at the Abalone Cottage was an incredibly experience. To have the Pacific Ocean as part of the front yard is so seldom experienced that it was all we could do to tear ourselves away from the view to do anything else. The cottage is immaculately maintained both inside and out, no small task for a home on the water. The furniture is extremely comfortable, the kitchen had everything I could possibly need, the linens were wonderful, more hidden in plain sight storage space was discovered every day, lanterns and flashlights were conveniently placed should we lose power (we didn't) and wood available should we want to make a fire. The showers were great, the bathroom spotless, plenty of extra towels for shower or the beach and even an apartment size washer/dryer was provided. There is nothing more we could have asked for. We were in love and truly hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Folsom, CA

Everything and More....

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect. Beautiful view, peace and quiet, accessible to numerous hiking trails and historical to boot. Definitely a one of a kind location. The owners of the property are so nice. I arrived in a complete state of stress burn out and left with a smile on my face; relaxed and ready to take on the world again. It's close to all the tourist action but tucked away from it. I will definitely be returning to this very special place.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

Retirement Celebration

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly unique cottage to have a vacation. Its location is very special. We awoke to the sounds of the ocean and bay every morning. We enjoyed our coffee outside viewing the sea life. Grey Whales, otters, seals, dolphins, pelicans, gulls, and ducks frequented the bay on a continual basis. The light conditions played on the rock cliffs of Point Lobos State Reserve. Sunsets were always looked forward to sipping regional wine. The accessibility of the cottage to the town of Carmel-by-the-sea was fantastic. We would gladly stay here in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brandon, Vermont

Extraordinary cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

Simply a remarkable property setting in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Having visited here for over 25 years, each stay is a reminder of why we always expectantly await our next. All who have visited us here are envious.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Walk along the beach. Have a fire on the beach at night and fire up the s'mores .




Additional information about rental rates

Laundry $120
Cleaning $220
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Add $195 to bring up to two dogs, subtract $195 from rental fee if no pets.
$500 Security Deposit in addition to rental fees.
Cottage fits 2 adults and 2 small children or 3 adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.