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Cottages at Monestary Beach

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
  • Cottage700 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay5 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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.

Look at PointLobosRentals dot com site for more details.

Keywords: Beach Front Property, CLOSE TO BEACH, Ocean Views of Point Lobos Monastery Beach. Cottage sleeps 4


Patrick & Sara Whisler

Member Since 2008
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Patrick & Sara Whisler

Family Owned since 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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront
          • Water View
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • 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
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Covered Parking
                      • 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
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • churches
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • marina
                                          • restaurants
                                          • winery tours

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • shelling
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • boating
                                              • paddle boating
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • bird watching
                                              • 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

                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • surfing

                                                        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.

                                                        24 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Spectacular location on the ocean

                                                        This is a unique location for any home. This modest house sits just off of the northern edge of Monestary Beach. There are beautiful walks along the rocky shore towards the town of Carmel. Basic shopping is close by and the landlords are very helpful and responsive. House is small and modest but comfortable. A wonderful place to visit for a week at a time.

                                                        Well maintained in a location that soothes your soul.

                                                        GUY F.

                                                        This is the second time we have stayed there. The property is well maintained. It's as if it was our home and we lived there. So many wonderful sights nearby along with some of the most wonderful restaurants. I would write a bad review hoping less people would go there knowing it's being selfish but I can't. We will come back again and again.


                                                        robin f.

                                                        We had a wonderful time this past week at Otter cottage. Thank you so much to The Riley/Whistler Family for all of their attention to detail. The view was spectacular and the cottage comfortable. Can't wait to come back.

                                                        A Beautiful week at Sea Otter

                                                        Elaine J.

                                                        My husband & I celebrated our 10 year anniversary (we are not a young couple....we're in our 60's) at Sea Otter. The location is just gorgeous. Being right on the water was so beautiful....we saw whales and dolphins almost everyday and we loved listening to the waves!!!! We walked the beach and the trails and loved the cool weather......we left 113 degrees in Vegas!!!

                                                        The cottage is charming and had everything you could want.

                                                        The location is great because it is about 5 minutes to get to downtown Carmel....I forgot how lovely it is. And maybe 15 minutes to Monterey and Pacific Grove. There's plenty to do if you want, or just chill.

                                                        We would highly recommend a stay here.

                                                        Thank you for sharing your family cottage.

                                                        We loved our stay!

                                                        Cathy J.

                                                        The property was just as stated. It was beautiful and we loved it.

                                                        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!

                                                        Date of arrival

                                                        November 26, 2016

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank You so much for your lovely review! And, Thank You for taking such good care of our cottage, come back soon.

                                                        Whisler/Riley Family


                                                        Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Damage Deposit
                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        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. 4 guests only this includes infants and children no exceptions. Please contact owner for Holiday/Event rates not listed.

                                                        24 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                        For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                        Property # 396479