This little gem of a house is named "Carmel Dreams". It is a classic Carmel cottage, but with modern amenities. Once inside this "Carmel Charmer" there is a feeling of tranquility and peacefulness. 1 master room with bathroom and deck, 1 guest room, 1 media room/3rd bedroom located upstairs with 2nd bath, 4 fireplaces. The back patio fireplace and wonderful little yard is so charming and serene. A gorgeous "To die for" Garden/fireplace enclosed patio room to relax and have a glass of wine or morning coffee with an ocean view!
- Cottage1675 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay30 nights
Carmel Dreams ... Fabulous Ocean Views ... Easy Walk To The village
Aaron and Christal Olbrich
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
About Aaron and Christal Olbrich
My wife and I are retired professionals. We dreamed about owning a house in Carmel, but never really thought that it would happen, but somehow it came true. We live an hour away in the bay area, but frequently stay in Carmel, which is a world away.
Aaron and Christal Olbrich purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Aaron and Christal Olbrich chose Northeast Carmel
We looked at many properties in Carmel before choosing Carmel Dreams. Most if not all homes in Carmel have names. Carmel Dreams is only two blocks from the scenic and charming downtown with all of its art galleries, shops, and excellent restaurants. It is also up the hill a little ways. This means that Carmel Dreams has an exquisite view of the town, ocean, and sunsets.
What makes this Cottage unique
The enclosed deck is the most unique feature of Carmel Dreams. Even though you are sitting outside you are enclosed in a covered deck with fireplace, comfortable seating, and spectacular views. It must be seen to be truly appreciated.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Aaron met us for checking and was very helpful. The home was exactly as described online.
Easily the most comfortable lodging we have ever experienced. That combined with the scenery made for a world class trip!
Very beautiful and peaceful home
Warm and inviting, comfortable and ocean and sunset views from the private second story covered porch, this Home is a Carmel Dream come true. A real gem.
This home is wonderful. Very warm and inviting.
We loved staying here. The house is full of nooks and crannies. Very private and serene. Loved the ocean views from the master bedroom on the main level and from two rooms upstairs. We will definitely stay here again.
Exceeded all of our expectations
Whenever we select a rental property based solely on its listing, we temper our expectations. Photos and descriptions are often deceiving, whether intentionally or not. In the case of Carmel Dreams, we could have allowed our expectations to go sky-high and not been disappointed.
The house is situated high above the street, in a mini-enclave with a similar house. The elevation is further enhanced by the fact that the main level of the house is actually the second level, and by the time you get to the little sitting room on the top level, with its opening shutters, you have the feeling you're among the treetops.
The house seems more spacious than it appears in the listing photos, and this feeling is enhanced by the large number of windows, French doors, and skylights that afford views of trees, flowers, sky, and/or ocean. Being in this house is almost like living in a climate-controlled outdoors. And there are two great outdoor areas to boot.
Decor throughout is tasteful, tranquil and peaceful---mostly muted yellows and reds, and the comfortable furniture invites you to just sit back and relax.
Amenities are top-notch: 2 flat-screen TVs with DirecTV DVRs; nicely appointed kitchen with gas range, large fridge, microwave and dishwasher; master bath with tub/shower that has instant hot water; guest bath with steam shower.
The location is only two streets (i.e., a short walk) from the shops/restaurants area. But be aware that this section of Carmel is very hilly. If you're challenged by such terrain, you might want to consider driving. We did so on several occasions and had no difficulty finding (with a little patience) street parking within a block or two of our destinations.
During our stay, we were joined at separate times by two other couples, and the house, with its two distinct living areas, was ideal for the four of us. We were able to come together for socializing but still have our private moments.
I could easily go on at length about the charms of Carmel Dreams, but I'll close by simply saying you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to spend a relaxing, enjoyable vacation.
This house is in the style of a Carmel storybook cottage. The layout is quirky and very cool, and the backyard is a wonderful hangout. You can see the ocean from the upstairs rooms and downtown is an easy walk. The house is well cared for and well stocked, and we felt very much at home. I would highly recommend this home to anyone. We will definitely be coming back.
Great cottage in Carmel
We enjoyed the cottage very much. It was clean and beautifully decorated. The owner welcomed us and answered our questions. It is located two blocks from shopping and restaurants. Perfect location. The patio and yard area are charming filled with flowers. Upstairs is a guest room and very cozy sitting room. The house has a good deal of light. We had never stayed in a VBRO before and were pleasantly surprised.