3264 Sea Shell Guest Cottage ~ Designer's Own Cottage! Walk to Town!
Description from the manager
Welcome to "Sea Shell Guest Cottage"!
**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
Escape into a mini-fantasy world in this delightful 650-square-foot guest cottage situated in a quiet residential neighborhood just a one block stroll to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Sparkling clean and refurbished in recent years, this fanciful one-bedroom, with its accoutrements of mermaids, seashells, starfish and other undersea imagery, offers a perfect vacation respite for up to three adults or two adults and two children. This is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, with its sunny, sand-sea-and-sky color scheme, whimsical objets d'art and sumptuous bath and bed linens that will make you feel like you are at a luxury spa.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, slippers, oversized towels and beach gear.
One open, airy room with a vaulted ceiling and skylights comprises the living, dining and kitchen areas. A beach-like feel is achieved with sand-colored tile flooring, a rattan throw rug, and white furnishings that impart a bright, sun-splashed look to the living room, which includes a Plasma TV with Blue Ray DVD player. The plush sofa, that can be made really comfortable for sleeping with a memory foam pad, is deep enough to sleep a child or teenager.
The kitchen, with its brand-new granite counter tops and glossy white cabinetry, has a small gas range, oven and full refrigerator (no dishwasher). A round white table with four chairs is provided for intimate dining.
The handsome new bathroom, which is tiled throughout, features a granite countertop and shower over tub.
You will sleep like a baby on the queen-sized bed with its new Sealy Posturepedic extra-plush mattress and ultra soft, luxury linens.
A Dutch door in the bedroom leads to a private patio and lush garden filled with colorful flowering plants that flourish all year round in Carmel's temperate Mediterranean climate. You can dine al fresco at a bistro tables and chairs; a gas grill is provided for outdoor cooking. You can access a stacking washer/dryer from the patio.
The cottage is within walking distance of the remarkable selection of shops, boutiques galleries and restaurants in the village of Carmel. Bruno's Market, a gourmet grocery store that is a Carmel trademark, is just a few blocks away. Breathtaking white sand beaches skirted by the Monterey Peninsula's trademark Cypress trees are an ambitious but doable walk. In the car, you can be at Carmel Beach in a matter of a few minutes.
A pathway along the fence-line just outside the guest house door leads to a charming vest-pocket park. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
The cottage is situated in a completely enclosed and private area behind a main house - also available for rental -- that can accommodate five adults or four adults and two children. You can book our 2 bedroom, 1 bath main house (see #3274 on the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website for more information) separately or together with this guest cottage.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, games, playground, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, queen, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, groceries, fishing, fisherman's wharf-monterey, gas range, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, whale watching info, roller blading, nearby grocery, nearby post office, sound/bay fishing, hand mixer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, nearby fedex, coffee house nearby, scenic drives, monterey bay aquarium, photography, dishes & utensils, live theater, beachcombing, iron & ironing board, nearby internet cafe, spa robes and amenities, point lobos state park nearby, washer & dryer (private), cannery row, horseback riding, paragliding, restaurants, living room, forest theater (outdoor), botanical garden, massage therapist, cookware (pots/pans/baking), point lobos reserve-close, snorkeling, pier fishing, atm/bank, cinemas, churches, cookie, cake & muffin tins, heating, beach nearby, quality bedding & towels, medical services, marina, tub, coffee maker, combination tub/shower, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, walking distance to beach, daily cleaning (additional cost), museums, catering or chef available, deepsea fishing, quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, on demand or pay per view movies, swimming, paddle boating, pets considered, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, synagogues, movie theatres, equestrian events, festivals, basketball court, movie theatre nearby, art galleries nearby, phone: free long dist - cont. us, cycling, hospital, tennis, winery tours, quiet residental neighborhood, recreation center, close to town, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, out door furniture, surf fishing, walking distance downtown, iron & board, forced air heat, water filter-britta, coin laundry, nearby bank, sailing, pet bowls & furniture covers, laundromat, shower, bay/sound, local information/brochures, pantry items, wine tasting passes for 2, bicycle rental info, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, recently updated interiors, mountain biking, ipod music dock, carmel mission, lawn / garden, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, restaurant walking distance, forests, bluray player, non smoking only, mazda laguna seca raceway, whale watching, walking dist to carmel by sea, sight seeing, fenced in yard, golf course info, horseshoes, decorative table settings, eco tourism, my museum (for children), major shopping mall, duty free shops, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, water filter britta, close to point lobos, monterey museum of art, carmel sunset center (venue), village, bird watching, long-term renters welcome, kayaking rental info....Read more
Left on 12/07/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Elizabeth KellyReviewed Dec 7, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
This is a fantastic place to stay. The house is spotless, furnished thoughtfully, and extremely well equipped. The location is so peaceful. I could tell that the owners really took time to make sure this was a great experience for any one staying in the home. The office staff are available, helpful, and very nice to deal with. I recommend this rental home and company highly and with out reservation. I will definitely be retuning to this location. Perfect.
Left on 09/14/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | jasmvReviewed Sep 14, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
A lovely little place in a wonderful position; quiet, super-comfortable and close enough to walk to Carmel-by-the-Sea village with its many restaurants and shops.
The extra 'luxuries' supplied like bathrobes were well appreciated.
The only problem I encountered was handled quickly and efficiently.
All in all, our stay in Torres Cottage was
We would absolutely stay in this property again and would definitely recommend it to ouy friends - but not when we want it!
Left on 08/22/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | DesiraeReviewed Aug 22, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Everything went super smooth, the instructions were very clear. Everything we possibly needed was at the little cottage, and it was great to have a bbq too! Having internet access was a huge plus, as we took our computer to look up good places to eat or pretty hikes to go on. I would definitely recommend this place to any couple looking for a romantic getaway. It's a very private place with fencing all the way around, and we really liked that. We had considered taking our dog, and they do allow dogs at this cottage. They even provide supplies if you do decide to take your dog, as Carmel is super dog-friendly from what I hear. It was also really nice to have the aquarium passes, because that saved us $60! Overall, a great place to stay :)
"This rental was the sweetest get away experience!"
Left on 05/27/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | LiviaReviewed May 27, 2011Stayed May 2011
I spent a weekend in this lovely cottage with my husband and my mother who was visiting us from Europe. We had a wonderful time here feeling as if we were at home. The interior of the cottage is beutiful and very comfortable. It's a small little place with everything in it one needs for a relaxing weekend. We loved the location also, as the house is in the herat of Carmel. Me and my husband are looking forward to returning for an other lovely weekend.
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