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Darling, Spacious, Newly Remodeled Carmel Cottage!

(31 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-8 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms and studio with direct access to highway 1

This lovely cottage is situated in close proximity to everything you could possibly want. Whether you are planning a day of shopping in Carmel, a picnic at the beach, a day of golf in Pebble Beach, a visit to the aquarium in Monterey, horseback riding in Carmel Valley, or lunch along the coast of Big Sur, this home offers easy access to all. It has been professionally remodeled and decorated, so that every room is clean, functional and beautifully appointed. This 3-bedroom, 3-bath home is equipped with Italian travertine floors in the entryway, kitchen and studio. The master bedroom has a pillow top, California King bed, a seating area with a flat screen t.v., and large, walk-in closet. The newly remodeled master bath comes with a spacious, dual-headed, glass and travertine shower, along with stone vessel sinks and espresso finished vanities. The 2nd bedroom comes complete with a queen-sized bed, and 3rd bedroom comes with two twin beds, or a king-sized bed, upon request. These share a newly remodeled bathroom with shower and bathtub. The private studio has its own additional private entrance, and comes with a twin daybed, futon sofa, flat screen t.v., and full bathroom. For those who enjoy entertaining, this home has a spacious great-room living area, with large sectional, fireplace, and 52” flat screen t.v. There is a lovely dining area with a large table seating 8 guests, complete with its own wine refrigerator. The newly remodeled, spacious kitchen is equipped with brand new, stainless steel appliances, and all essentials necessary for cooking. There is even a breakfast bar area with bar stools. Don’t forget about the backyard! The back deck, festooned with strings of white lights, might be our favorite feature! Enjoy a glass of wine or some s’mores while seated around the fire bowl on this lovely deck, or relax in the brand new hot tub. There is a two-car garage, along with front parking area, for easy access to and from the home. Monterey Bay Aquarium passes and access to In Shape Health Clubs can be provided upon your request.

Come and see all of the wonderful features that this Carmel Cottage offers. You won’t be disappointed! We believe that you will fall in love with Joie de Vivre and Carmel-by-the-Sea!


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Our minimum age requirement is 35. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We live on a hill with stairs to the back yard. Toddlers would have to be closely supervised for safety. We also have a hot tub that should be limited to children especially under the age of 12. The home interior is very appropriate for children and families....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well trained and behaved pets are allowed but are never allowed on furniture or to sleep in beds. If Dog hair is a problem, we will use the security deposit to clean the house. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The home is wheel chair accessible but the back deck and yard is not. We live on a hill and steps and stairs access the back yard...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen, 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    twin beds can be prepared as a King upon request ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    pillow top...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    can be made into a king bed arrangement...moreless

  • studio: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    this room can be used as a bedroom with a private bath ...moreless

  • 1 master bedroom with a king sized bed, one queen bed in a guest room and 2 twin beds in bedroom 3.. the studio has a day bed and a futon bed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • there are 3 full bathrooms that are newly remodeled with natural stone and linen textured tile. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • If you are looking to make family gatherings magical, a couples getaway comfortable, or an amazing golf retreat joie de vivre is perfect for you.. It's hard to relay in a few pictures the experience of the open living plan with a cozy fireplace and spacious bedrooms. As a designer, I love that families can stay together in this home and still have their private spaces! We are very proud of our home and we know you will love your stay! ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    we are 3/4 if a mile from Carmel shopping , dining and ocean ave. We are 1 1/4 miles from ocean beach and beachfront sunsets...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    seats 8 it is a beautiful hard wood table for casual dining we have a breakfast bar that seats three...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people



  • Kitchen:

    brand new kitchen with granite counter tops and stone floors.. We have cooking and serving pieces for entertaining....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:



  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 14 - Aug 21, 2017
8 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$3,850 $15,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


We are so happy to have guests celebrate their special events and make memories. Carmel by the Sea awaits your sense of adventure; there is so much to explore. Enjoy and savor every moment!

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
monterey peninsula air port
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pebble beach links/pasadera/monterey peninsula
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
ocean beach

Car: Recommended

Carmel is not only proclaimed 'the most romantic city on the U.S., it is said to be third in the world, after Paris and Venice, Italy! There is never a shortage of great food; fine restaurants such as Casanova's will have you wondering if you have entered the south of France! Looking for good music? Warm up your voice because Mission Ranch, owned by Clint Eastwood, has open mic night 7 days a week. You may get a peek of Clint himself. The Cypress Inn, co owned by Doris Day, has weekend entertainment featuring Debbie Davis and Gennady Loktionov on Friday and Saturday nights. The Sunset center has many wonderful performances as well. Like and indoor and out door exercise! In-shape health clubs is within 3 miles of our home, and Running trails are within 1 mile. Like the Beach? Carmel known also for its Dog friendly Ocean Beach. It is the place to be to take in a perfect sunset! Surrounding communities such as Big Sur and Carmel Valley have fabulous wine tasting, dining and breathtaking views. Do not miss Post Ranch, rocky pointe and Nepenthe in Big Sur, for dining and views.

Carmel Valley is rated in the top 1% in California for exquisite wine tasting.

Monterey Bay Aquarium may require a full day of sea life emersion. We have 2 guest passes to use; please reserve in advance when booking.

Pebble Beach has fabulous Golf.. but oh, the restaurants are amazing! Sit by the fire at the Bench at Pebble Beach Lodge and overlook Stillwater Bay! Spanish Bay has an authentic bagpipe player at sunset 7 days per week. Grab a chair around a roaring fire pit, sip your favorite beverage and make a memory.

If going to a world class spa is on your bucket list, try Casa Palmero in Pebble Beach. Every moment spent is sheer heaven!

There is simply not enough time in one weekend to take it all in; you will just have to come back!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: My Husband, Rob and I are new to residents to Carmel, but we have worked here for many years. We have opened businesses in the community and have children who attend both Stevenson and River Elementary schools. We fell in love with Carmel decades ago and only dreamed of one day building our life here. Its a funny thing about dreams. They stay a dream until they come true, and then its always such a 'surprise!' We love having a home in the valley that we rent through VRBO as well. We have met the nicest people from literally all over the world. We love that they choose our home to house the mother and father of the bride, to celebrate a birthday, a girls' weekend getaway, or a 50th wedding anniversary. No matter what the celebration, it is always there to make lasting memories. We think the world is a better place because love and happiness are extended far beyond the walls of our rental and memories are the forever lasting evidence . We are excited to have others share the same joy in our Carmel home. This is why we chose the name joie de vivre as it means 'joy of life' and is our favorite sculpture of our local sculptor Richard Mac Donald.

Why the Owner Chose Northeast Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
We loved this particular property because of its quiet neighborhood and lovely setting. The house at the time of our purchase needed some loving care and was in need up an update. We loved taking on the challenge and hand selecting all of the finishes and details that we feel helped to maximize its potential while sustaining the intrinsic charm of Carmel. We love its accessibility to major thoroughfares that can take you anywhere on the peninsula without having to navigate through town. We live just minutes from our little cottage so love sharing it with guests and family. We always want our guests to feel special and served and being close by helps to ensure we can make that happen.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We think you will love the front gardens, the special updated appointments in the house, the fire bowl and outdoor living and the cozy interior gas fireplace. This house is designed for entertaining. We think you will love venturing out and coming back to a cozy lovely place with every comfort of home.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Patio with Fire Bowl

    Patio with Fire Bowl

  • Two-car Garage

    Two-car Garage

  • Entryway


  • Fireplace


  • Kitchen


  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • 3rd Bedroom configured with king-sized Bed

    3rd Bedroom configured with king-sized Bed

  • Private Studio

    Private Studio

  • Evening view of patio and hot tub

    Evening view of patio and hot tub

  • Carmel Beach

    Carmel Beach

  • Whale watching is a must!

    Whale watching is a must!

  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Livingroom


  • Diningroom area

    Diningroom area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Shower

    Master Shower

  • Guest Full Bath with Shower and Tub

    Guest Full Bath with Shower and Tub

  • 3rd bedroom configured with twin beds

    3rd bedroom configured with twin beds

  • Private Studio's Full Bath

    Private Studio's Full Bath

  • Relaxing Hot Tub

    Relaxing Hot Tub

  • Fun is easy to find!  Make memories!

    Fun is easy to find! Make memories!

  • close jaunt to carmel beach

    close jaunt to carmel beach

VRBO #513417

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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