|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
|Living space||1250 square feet|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Golf, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Village|
Description from the manager
Quaint and contemporary marry seamlessly in this updated Carmel cottage located within walking distance of the village. This sophisticated sea-themed bright two-bedroom, two-bath situated in a quiet tree-covered neighborhood combines the coziness of a cottage with a modern upscale Pottery Barn sensibility. This is your perfect Carmel Cottage Beach House.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complementary hors d'oeuvres and wine, passes from the Famous Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey that recently underwent a $2 million renovation, Scheid Wine passes, two free aquarium passes and a basket of local information. An assigned conci...Read more
Walk to Town, Dream Kitchen, Newly Remodeled, Pets
Additional Location Information
LOCATION Situated on the Carmel Bay in Central California on the southern bend of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel-by-the-Sea is 120 miles south of San Francisco, 350 miles north of Los Angeles and 26 miles north of Big Sur.
POPULATION 4,038 according to the 2006 census.
HISTORY OF FOUNDING Fifty years after Columbus discovered America, Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sighted the white sands and green pines of Carmel. Two centuries later, in 1771, Father Junipero Serra established Mission San Carlos de Borromeo on a knoll overlooking the Carmel Bayâ€”the jewel and the heartbreak of his ministry. In the early 1900s, the village of Carmel began its growth around an eclectic group of young artists, writers and intellectuals.
CLIMATE Carmel enjoys moderately warm temperatures year round, with an average high of 65Â° F and an average low of 48Â° F. September and October (Indian Summer) offer the best weather of the year, with an average high of 72Â° F. Average rainfall, primarily between November and April, is 15 inches. Coastal fog is prevalent during the summer.
TRANSPORTATION United, American, Delta, and America West offer direct flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City out of the Monterey Airport, which is 10 minutes from downtown Carmel. Rental cars are available. Amtrak and Greyhound bus stations are also nearby.
RESTAURANTS More than 60 coffee houses, bakeries, pubs, bistros and exceptional restaurants, highlight dining in Carmel. These establishments serve a bounty of international and regional cuisines â€” utilizing fresh produce grown locally in the fertile Salinas Valley, and fresh seafood from the azure waters of Monterey Bay. Monterey County is also home to more than 75 wineries, many of which offer daily tastings of wines produced with varietal grapes grown on 45,000 acres of vineyards.
GALLERIES Carmel has been a mecca for artists, writers and musicians since the turn of the last century. Today, more than 100 art studios, galleries and antique stores represent the works of master artists, both local and from around the world.
SHOPPING Carmel boasts four exceptional shopping venues: The neighborhood of quaint shops, antique stores, boutiques and galleries centered on Ocean Avenue in town; The Carmel Plaza, also on Ocean Avenue; as well as The Barnyard Shopping Village and the Crossroads Shopping Center, both located at the mouth of the Carmel Valley.
FESTIVALS Each year, thousands of visitors are drawn to the diversity of art, drama, music and literary events designed to promote Carmel's celebrated cultural contributions and traditions. Some of the most popular events include: the annual Carmel Art Festival, the annual Carmel Bach Festival, and the Carmel Shakespeare Festival featuring performances at the Outdoor Forest Theater and the Golden Bough Theater.
RECREATION Visitors can enjoy the charm of downtown Carmel's charm and the natural beauty of California's central coast while engaging in a variety of outdoor activities, including horseback riding; jogging, walking and bicycling along coastal bluffs; and fishing, kayaking, surfing or SCUBA diving off Monastery Beach. Several renowned golf courses and tennis clubs are also located nearby.
The Monterey Peninsula is unique in its combination of breathtaking natural resources and a multiplicity of cultural and entertainment possibilities. You can find something for every possible taste. For nature lovers, there is the diversity of mountain and sea, for picnicking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, beach-combing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tide-pooling, biking and more. If you want a man-made excitement, we have art galleries galore, excellent fine-art museums, local theater, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, a natural history and a childrens museum, a world-class aquarium, and that's just for starters. History buffs will have a field day exploring the adobes of Monterey. There's so much to do that you cannot possibly do it all in one visit, which means you will just have to come back again and again!
Nearby is the world famous 17 mile drive! A private toll road is located throughout the Pebble Beach and Del Monte Forest area of Carmel. It is one of the most beautiful sights to visit, with the landscapes of land and sea meeting each other in rocky magnificence.
Within this area are world class golf courses, such as the Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Also to be seen is one of California's most photographed trees, the Lone Cypress. Many vantage stops are on the 17 mile drive with vistas that make you just gasp in awe.
In nearby Monterey:
Few places on earth can live up to their own mythology, but Monterey is a notable exception. No matter what youâ€™ve heard or seen in feature films, nothing can prepare you for the jaw-dropping beauty along Monterey's fabled coast and village-like pedestrian thoroughfares. John Steinbeck was a frequent visitor, and drew considerable inspiration from area landmarks including Cannery Row, which he helped to immortalize in his novel of the same name. Today, restaurants, boutiques and attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium have helped make Monterey a favorite destination for visitors from around the world.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$150||$150||$0||$4,500 - $5,500||30 nights|
|May. 2 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Sep. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Nov. 1 2013 - Feb. 28 2014
|All Other Dates||$150||$150||-||$4,500||30 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
Additional notes from owner
Additional Rate Details and Rental Terms.....
**Rates are based on up to 4 guests (including infants & children). For 5-6 guests, add $200 per month.
*1 month minimum rental requirement per city of Carmel. May be rented for 14- 21 days or less with an exclusive 30 day prorated contract.
* PG&E; gas and electricity are paid by guest.
* Non-refundable cleaning fee $350.
* Stays of 30 days or more require mid-stay cleanings every two weeks that you will be responsible for scheduling with our Vacation House Manager assigned to the rental and paying cleaners for directly at the time each cleaning is performed at the rate of $25/hour. This is over and above the cleaning fee itemized in your contract.
* Accidental, Loss and Damage Waiver Fee $75 instead of security deposit (covers up to $2,000 unintentional damage to house or its contents but does not cover negligent abuse or neglect)
* Credit Card number must be on file for security against any damages should damage be due to abuse or neglect and are not accidental in nature. Guest would be responsible for any uncovered damages.
*Pet Fees: $100 each large dog (1 dog ); $150 two small dogs; if arranged after acceptance of contract, contract must be amended to adjust price.
* Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 60 days or less before your arrival date, you are eligible for a full refund only if we can re-rent the property for the same dates and rental rate less the $150 administration fee and any bank or PayPal fees incurred by the owner. If you cancel 60 days or more before your arrival date, you are eligible for a full refund of the rental amount less the $150 administration fee and any bank or PayPal fees incurred by owner. [Please read the full terms in the Rental Agreement before signing for any recent changes to this abbreviated policy statement - the Rental Agreement contains our current policy]
* Full payment is due at time of booking if booked less than 60 days prior to arrival date.
* If booked more than 60 days in advance of arrival date, 50% of total amount is due to secure reservation with balance of total due 60 days prior to arrival date.
* Access information and directions will be provided once payment is made in full.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Area was very nice
Rented this place for the week over Thanksgiving & found the location was ideal! It (like many places in the area) was very small but we did fine. A few improvements would have been greatly appreciated; towels were very old & thin, bathtub dripped & looked like it was beginning to erode the tub surface,shower curtain support mounted too high & tying some ribbon between curtain & hook would quickly solve this,blankets for twin bed would be great, no bucket or directions for recyling found, ovens needed a good scrubbing & couch was so broken down as to be uncomfortable to sit on. Located short walk to bay, longer walk to Monterey & very easy walk to good restaurant at top of 19th street.
Cozy and a real home for vacation
I stayed the cottage which has one bedroom, open kitchen and sitting area. The house was fully furnished with design and it is located in Carmel. You can quickly walk from the hustle and bustle of the the town to the tranquil countryside. It is very close to the famous Carmel town and the countryside is even more beautiful.
Rio Vista, CA
We've been renting vacation homes since the late 1980's, but this was, by far, the best rental. Easiest check-in, with wine and cheese, greeting us, as we walked in the door. The house was spotless and there were plenty of supplies(toilet paper, soap, pillows, blankets, etc.). Great children's drawer with games and books, and we really enjoyed the aquarium passes! Super fun and relaxing vacation! Thanks, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals!
Home away from Home ...
Sanctuary by the Sea in Carmel was a wonderful rental experience. The owners allow well behaved dogs on the property, the layout of the house is cozy and easy to move about through. It was clean inside and out with well equipped kitchen & bathrooms . Much more than I expected ... Whether you are looking for a quiet get away alone or with family, Sanctuary by the Sea in Carmel had all of the home details covered for an effortless stay.
Our stay in this lovely home was one of the most enjoyable vacations that we have ever taken. The home itself was very well appointed, clean, and within walking distance to downtown Carmel.
We will recommend this home to our friends
wanting to stay in Carmel.
Once again, thank you for the wonderful