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Charming Carmel Cottage - Picture Perfect!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

3bd 3bth 2500sq. ft quaint Hansel and Gretel style cottage

'Songbird' is a Carmel English cottage that was completely rebuilt in 1989. Located in Carmel, the home is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, designed by Pebble Beach architect Stephen Wilmoth. The features include a large living room plus a dining room with vaulted wood beams, ceiling planks, large Carmel stone fireplace, arched windows, and small paned French doors that open to a tiled deck.

The cottage has hardwood floors throughout the main floor. Overlooking the living room and fireplace is a unique library loft. The 2500 sq. ft. home includes a gourmet equipped kitchen and dining nook. Both downstairs bedrooms have French doors opening to a second spacious redwood deck. Songbird is a 10 minute walk to the Carmel Village-Ocean Ave area of the ocean. The three bedrooms will comfortably sleep six (2 queen beds, plus 2 twin beds, and the living room sofa. The home is equipped with washer/dryer, two cable TV's, DVD, Weber BBQ, WIFI, and an AM/FM CD player.

More Details

Owner
Ruth Fortune
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Amenities

Northeast Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , master
    loft - built-in sofa (divan)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Charming Carmel Cottage - Picture Perfect!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
United States
5

Back to Carmel from the Midwest

  • 5 of 5

Cosy, comfortable, and bright.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Marcos, CA, USA
5

Quintessential Carmel Cottage; a delight!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough complimentary things about this beautifully decorated, deceivingly spacious and charming Carmel cottage. I chose this cottage for 6 adults to enjoy a vacation touring the Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur area. Located conveniently close to the center of Carmel and its beach and restaurants or a quick hop onto the 1 and 101, this rental is ideally located for a restful vacation enjoying Carmel or as a central point for seeing the area. The cottage is spotlessly clean, expensively decorated, beautifully maintained and has every possible amenity for enjoying restful days at the cottage or a full meal in the evening. With an abundant supply of fresh linens, towels and blankets, cushions for outdoor lounging, two decks, (one upstairs off the living and dining area and one off the two downstairs bedrooms) and a kitchen stocked with silverware, chinaware and cooking utensils, one is tempted not to venture out at all! However, charming Carmel calls and my husband and I would leave our friends sleeping while we slipped out in the morning for a walk into town along leafy, peaceful streets lined with the charming homes Carmel is known for and walking back with a coffee and croissant just in time for my son's girlfriend to serve up a full cooked breakfast for everyone in the dining area, where we enjoyed the view of trees through the patio doors. Above the living area is a peaceful loft reading area. The third bedroom is located on the entry level; the other two bedrooms are downstairs and share a lovely wood deck. Each bedroom is beautifully decorated and has its own bathroom; what a plus! The architecture inside and out is quintessentially Carmel, charming and delightful, and the front garden (I can't bring myself to call it a yard) is abundant with carefully tended flower beds flanking a winding path to the door and window boxes adorn the windows with charm and color. Both the street on which the cottage is located and the surrounding streets are quiet, tree lined and very pretty. I would not hesitate in checking first to see if this cottage is available before considering any others in Carmel. Ruth, the owner, is very helpful, kind and available by phone or email at any time to answer any questions you may have. I also forgot to mention vases of flowers in every room! We all felt very fortunate to have stayed in this delightful gem of a cottage and left there thoroughly relaxed and well rested. Thank you Ruth :)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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11 1
San Jose, CA
5

Wonderful and Perfect Carmel Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights and enjoyed everything. The home was spotless and well equipped. We loved the owners decorating style and were very comfortable. Each bedroom has a bath which worked well for four women. It is very quiet and we hope to stay here again. The owner is very nice and easy to work with. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA
5

Wonderful and Perfect Carmel Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights and enjoyed everything. The home was spotless and well equipped. We loved the owners decorating style and were very comfortable. Each bedroom has a bath which worked well for four women. It is very quiet and we hope to stay here again. The owner is very nice and easy to work with. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Sister's Songbird Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just experienced a lovely sister's getaway at Songbird in Carmel. The photos in the listing nicely represented the property. The location was great, a brief walk to downtown and located in a very quiet, peaceful neighborhood. The linens, appliances, tableware and finishing touches were very nice and made us feel quite pampered. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. The colorful, plentiful flowers framing the cottage were an unexpected extra. Communications with Ruth, the owner, were pleasant and timely. She even checked on us after our arrival to make sure everything was okay! We would certainly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

a place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with friends for a few days of relaxation. It was a perfect place to do that. The home and the yard are immaculately kept. Very quiet at night. You will only hear the sound of the ocean in the distance. It's about 3 - 5 minutes to anything you would need while here...food, shopping, baby supplies, etc. It was very easy to arrange a stay through the friendly and accommodating owner of the home. Easier to book than any hotel in recent memory. Why would you want to stay in a hotel when you could stay in a beautiful home like this? We had a great stay and will be back regularly.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5.6 Miles
Monterey
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.33 Miles
1
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: recommended

Picturesque Carmel By The Sea is situated along Carmel Bay and nestled in a pine forest above beautiful white sand beaches. The one square mile village is perfect for many vacation and tourist activities. Carmel is a perfect location for many activities and adventures. Rest, relaxation, and recreation are the perfect description for this lovely region.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Rates may change for special events. and certain holidays. Please contact owner 925-254-8579 directly for flexibility in above info.
Rentals available for 30 days.

50% payment to hold booking and remainder 30 days prior to check-in.

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