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Honey's Retreat - Charming Carmel Cottage

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 - 31 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleep 7

Honey's Retreat is a beautiful, light and bright, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Tudor-style home in the well known town of Carmel. It is truly a stunning and romantic setting. Honey's Retreat is a 5 minute walk to town and a short 12 block walk to the beach.

Call Lynette at (949) 338-5188

This charming, two-story home invites you into the warmth of French Country furnishings. The entry, large living room, and dining room have beautiful hardwood floors. There is a gas burning brick fireplace for cozy evenings on cool nights. The dining room is furnished with a French Antique table that extends and seats two to eight people comfortablely. French doors in the dining room lead to a deck that is great for lounging and in addition has an antique rocking chair for those who like to read. For art lovers, Honey's Retreat boasts a collection of beautiful works of art to enhance its charm and beauty.

WI-FI: IF YOU MUST STAY IN TOUCH THERE IS WI-FI ACCESS

TV'S: THERE ARE TELEVISIONS IN THE LIVING ROOM, MASTER BEDROOM AND UPSTAIRS FRONT BEDROOM

KITCHEN: When you're in the mood to use your culinary skills and cook, the kitchen is quite large and equipped with everything you could possibly need.

As you sit on the front deck you have a peek view of the ocean, a forest of trees as well as a view of a beautiful garden of colorful flowers. The back brick patio is private and a wonderful place to relax, grill and dine.

Unlike most houses in Carmel with tiny rooms, our home has a huge Master bedroom suite with a new, extremely comfortable, California king-size bed, covered in luxury French Toille bedding as well as feather pillows. Beautiful antique chests and mirrored wall closets add to the charm of this room. There is a TV and DVD allowing you to lounge all day watching your favorite movies without leaving the bedroom. The very large master bath has two sinks, a large shower and seperate tub.

As you walk up the unique staircase you will find two lovely bedrooms and a quaint, charming bathroom. The front bedroom has an extremely comfortable queen bed. It also has a peek view of Point Lobos and the ocean. The second bedroom has one twin and one double bed. Both upstairs bedrooms have luxury linens, blankets and comforters to keep you warm and cozy.

We would like you to know we have very satisfied guests who come time and time again. Note: Please read our guests' comments.

The best we saved for last. Remember, Honey's Retreat is only 4 blocks or a 6-minute walk to the heart of town where you will find unique shops, beautiful art galleries, and excellent restaurants. To go to the beach is only a short, 12 block walk. A great way to get exercise without ever getting in your car. In Carmel Valley nearby, there are many magnificent wineries open for tastings and fabulous restaurants. AND don't forget your golf clubs! There are more than 20 courses to enjoy, including famous Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay and Spyglass. There is also a wonderful, Farmer's Market on Alverado Street in Monterey every Tuesday afternoon. The market features international cuisine as well as all the delicious, local produce.

Come and experience the charm of Honey's Retreat in Carmel. A romantic getaway for two or a great family vacation. You will love it. There are numerous special events, such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Bach Festival, Concourse D'Elegance, AT&T Golf Tournament, to mention just a few.Besides the wonderful beaches, children will enjoy the famous Monterey Aquarium, the historical Carmel Mission, Fisherman's Wharf , the Steinbeck Center and many more activities. Your vacation will be one of your favorite memories.

When you're looking for a vacation rental consider these important factors:

1. IS THE HOUSE FRESHLY PAINTED?

2. IS THE GARDEN CHARMING WITH COLORFUL FLOWERS AND WELL MAINTAINED?

3. IS THE FURNITURE IN THE LIVING AREAS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE INVITING, COMFORTABLE AND LOVELY TO OBSERVE?

4. IS THE HOME WELL STOCKED WITH PAPER TOWELS, TOILET PAPER, SUGAR, SPICES, COFFEE FILTERS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES?

5. IS THE HOME ON A QUIET STREET WITH NO TRAFFIC SO YOU CAN HAVE RESTFUL SLEEP?

6. IS THERE GOOD OUTDOOR LIGHTING SO YOU CAN SEE AT NIGHT? (CARMEL STREETS ARE KNOWN FOR BEING DARK)

7. ARE THERE NEW, QUALITY MATRESSES FOR A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP? AND PLENTY OF GOOD QUALITY BLANKETS, LINENS, FEATHER PILLOWS, AND FEATHER COMFORTERS? NEW FLUFFY TOWELS (NOT OLD AND WORN) THAT FEEL GOOD ON YOUR SKIN?

8. IS THE KITCHEN FULLY EQUIPPED WITH PLENTY OF COOKING UTENSILS, LOVELY CHINA, SILVER, GLASSWARE, AND WINE GLASSES FOR YOUR FAVORITE WINES?

9. IS THERE A GARAGE AS WELL AS AN EXTRA PARKING SPACE?

HONEY'S RETREAT ANSWERS YES TO THE ABOVE AND SURPASSES MOST VACATION HOMES IN CARMEL. OUR GUESTS GIVE US A FIVE STAR RATING.

Keywords: Private Home

More Details

Owner
Sue Freeman
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2017

About Sue Freeman

We are Sue Freeman and John Hancock, owners of Honey's Retreat. We have been married 11 years ago after meeting in Big Sur, California.

I am originally from Atlanta, GA. and moved to CA. in 1987. John is originally from Bozeman, Montana. We have 7 adult children between us and just had our 8th grandchild We presently live in Laguna Beach where I have lived for 21 years. People ask why we named our cottage Honey's Retreat. Honey is my southern nickname given to me by my grandchildren.

I picked Carmel when my daughter LISA chose to live in Monterey after losing her home in the Malibu Fire. I thought it would be nice to own a vacation home that I could use as well as rent. We would be able to visit Lisa and my granddaughter Camille. A year later my daughter and her family moved to Paris, France. As much as I love France I am not buying a home there! MORAL OF STORY: don't follow your children.

Living in Laguna Beach we are very blessed to have properties in 2 beautiful places.

Sue Freeman purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Sue Freeman chose Carmel By the Sea

Carmel is a very special place to me. It is a place that is not only a beautiful environment. It has history, unusual architecture, an incredible beach and coastline, plus it attracts interesting people from all over the world who appreciate the arts, fine dining, the wine country, the shopping, the wharf and the famus Monterey aquarium, and all the wonderful things this charming town has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy walking the 12 short blocks to the beach and the 4 blocks to town for the restaurants, shopping, and all the beautiful galleries. We are only 10 minutes from Monterey, about the same to Carmel Valley, and a little longer to Big Sur and Point Lobos State Park which has hiking trails and wonderful vistas.

We enjoy our quiet time and peacefulness in the garden and back patio which is private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In your beautiful home. We loved the back garden especially for watching the humming birds. The fire place was cozy at night and a good place to enjoy the wines we bought from our Napa excursion. We truly hope to be back soon.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Southeast Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) upstairs bedroom, Double Beds (1) upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) upstairs bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wi-Fi, Phone, Answering machine, 3 TV's, Disposal, Well equipped kitchen, Linens, Non-Smoking House

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
5

Delightful..

  • 5 of 5

Five friends shared this bungalow for three nights and loved it. It is charming, extremely clean, cozy and comfortable. We loved our drinks at the little private outside table surrounded by flowers and hummingbirds. Everything we needed was provided in the kitchen and baths. It is an easy walk to town which in wonderful considering the parking situation in Carmel. An added plus is the outdoor theater around the street. Lynette was wonderful to work with and was always very responsive and helpful. I would certainly recommend Honey's Retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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MORE THAN PERFECT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Honey's Retreat was home to our family of 7, including 3 grandkids, for our family vacation and we all LOVED it! The cozy home is decorated beautifully (to perfection, I'd say), more than fully equipped (this being said by a semi-professional cook), and has THE comfiest furniture and beds that we have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. And, much to the delight of our family, the Forest outdoor theater across the street from the cottage was performing the Wizard of Oz during our stay. We were able to hear their delightful music, and we even walked across the street to "sneak a peek" at the performances. The grandkids were in heaven!

Thank you, Lynette and Sue for your thoughtfulness and hospitality. It was our favorite family vacation, ever - and we shall return, I promise.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such excellent guests ! We look forward to your return, The adorable birdhouse gift you sent will be placed in the perfect place at Honey's Retreat! Thank you.
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5

Fantastic Getaway Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our group to stay! We had 7 adults in our group, came into town for the Big Sur Marathon. Plenty of space for all! The kitchen setup is great and has everything you need. The house is a short walk into town, close enough that you can hear the ocean from the front of the house. If your looking to spend time outside of Carmel it's an easy access to Hwy 1. We highly recommend staying here and will seriously consider staying here again on any future trips!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A charming home

  • 5 of 5

Honey's Retreat's walkable location to the dowtown, comfortable furniture, quiet deck and patio, and large master bedroom and bathroom made this the perfect home-away-from-home for our six person group.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Two close friends needed a getaway near the ocean, we couldn't have asked for a better place! Honey's Retreat is lovely! It's everything you would expect and more. So clean, close to everything, easy to access, quiet and private. Thank you Sue for sharing this charming location, your dear friend, Lynette, was so wonderful too! We hope to return again in the near future, until then wishing you warm smiles! Sharon L.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

A group of our college girl friends rented this cozy and comfortable cottage for this year's Girl's Retreat. It slept 6 people comfortably and the living area was perfect for our "girl talk" sessions :) It was conveniently located near shopping and all of the sights that we wanted to see when we visited this truly beautiful part of California. We took day trips to the state and national parks along the coast, Pebble Beach and the whole Big Sur area. And Honey's retreat provided a comfortable home-base that was convenient to drive to all the places we wanted to see. I would highly recommend this property and hope to be able to visit it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Walk to the famous Carmel beaches or through the Mission Trails Park, Wine Tastings, Concerts, Golf in one of the famous clubs, Numerous Art Galleries, Fine and Casual Dining nearby, Drive the magnificant 17-mile Drive, Visit the Monterey Aquarium

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
$150.00 cancellation fee $150
Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

In compliance with Carmel By The Sea rental ordinance, one rental is permitted per 30 days. Please email for availability and details.
Rates vary per season and per length of stay.

Guests can contact owner for payment details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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