**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
From this delightful Carmel cottage some of the Monterey Peninsula's finest attractions are so close by that you won't even need to start up your car.
Within a few minutes by foot you can arrive at the historic and picturesque Carmel Mission or stop in at Clint Eastwood's famed Mission Ranch with its pastoral views, exuberant piano-bar sing-alongs and renowned brunches or you can take a picnic to Carmel River Beach, beloved by locals for its fresh-water lagoon on one side (a perfect place for bird-watching and for children to safely splash in the water) and the sparkling blue Pacific on the other. The shops, boutiques, restaurants and cultural life of Carmel-by-the Sea are just a short 5-minute drive away.
Sheltered behind a tall hedge in a quiet residential neighborhood, this delightful 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,500-square-foot property, has a beach-cottage feel with hardwood floors, freshly painted walls, a color scheme of sea-foam blues, tans and whites, comfy furniture, and a seashore theme that will help you quickly fall into the relaxing coastal rhythms of the Monterey Peninsula.
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.
As soon as you enter the private brick front courtyard filled with azaleas, camellias and roses you will let go of your cares and begin to deeply unwind.
You can smell the ocean just a few blocks away and feel the cool breezes. A blue door opens to the living room, with its vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, comfortable furnishings and wood floors accented with decorative rugs. Overstuffed chairs and a sleeper sofa with white Pottery-Barn-style slipcovers and colorful pillows create a relaxed setting for great conversation or watching a movie on the flat screen TV. A pair of sliding French doors off the living room lead to a fenced-in back patio colorfully landscaped with native plants and flowers and a small kitchen garden with herbs. A table with 6 chairs and a gas grill are provided for al fresco dining. Beautiful new dishes, placemats, tablecloths, napkins and serving pieces are provided allowing for easy yet elegant entertaining in either the indoor or outdoor dining areas.
The well-equipped kitchen, with its freshly painted white cabinetry and blue countertops, includes a gas range, a double-wide refrigerator, dishwasher and top-quality cookware.
The master bedroom, in colors of robin's-egg blue and sea-foam green, features a California king bed with memory foam topper that can be converted into two twins if desired. A second bedroom has a king that can also be converted into two twins. Additional sleeping for children is provided by a full-sized sleeper sofa with memory foam topper in the living room. A full bath with spa amenities and an ample supply of towels is located near both main bedrooms.
A separate bedroom/bathroom suite has its own entrance and features a double bed, a twin day bed/futon and a flat screen TV. It also has its own wood deck with a bistro table and chairs. All beds are appointed with luxury linens.
The property, which is completely enclosed by a grape-stake fence, includes a one-car garage and a paved driveway long enough for two extra cars. Plenty of additional street parking is available.
Washer and dryer are provided.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, games, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, monterey museum of art, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, babysitter, groceries, fishing, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, nearby grocery, nearby post office, hand mixer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, nearby fedex, scenic drives, monterey bay aquarium, dishes & utensils, beachcombing, iron & ironing board, nearby internet cafe, spa robes and amenities, twin/ single, point lobos state park nearby, washer & dryer (private), horseback riding, restaurants, living room, forest theater (outdoor), wine tasting passes for 2, massage therapist, cookware (pots/pans/baking), bicycle rental info, mazda laguna seca raceway, atm/bank, cinemas, churches, cookie, cake & muffin tins, heating, quality bedding & towels, equestrian events, coffee maker, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, daily cleaning (additional cost), quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, swimming, paddle boating, pets considered, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, movie theatres, medical services, festivals, art galleries nearby, hospital, tennis, winery tours, recreation center, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, iron & board, king, nearby bank, laundromat, local information/brochures, catering or chef available, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, mountain biking, sleep sofa /futon, lawn / garden, wheelchair accessible, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, whale watching info, non smoking only, whale watching, sight seeing, golf course info, bird watching, major shopping mall, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, carmel sunset center (venue), combination tub/shower, my museum (for children), long-term renters welcome, kayaking rental info....Read more
Left on 12/18/2014 for a stay in November 2014 | Jenny B
We travelled to carmel this past November and we were looking for a home where we could stay with our two small children (18 months, 3 year old) and also accomodate our extended family, and this house really exceeded our expectations. Not only was it very welcoming and charming, but the house manager was very thoughtful as she left special touches for the kids (some books, a pac and play with a brand new cover, and two highchairs at no extra charge). The home also had a guest house which was perfect for my family members who didn't want to be awakened early. The beds were really comfortable, and the house was exceptionally clean and orderly. We walked to the beach and it was only a 2 minute drive to the grocery store. We also walked downtown daily and enjoyed being in a neighborhood. The house was fully stocked (we had everything we needed for a full thanksgiving meal!) and we will definitely stay here again next time we come to carmel. Highly recommend!
Recommended for: Travelers, Disabilities, Families w children
Left on 02/15/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Phillips Family
What a wonderful house!!! Everything was exactly as described if not better, the pictures don't do it justice!! It was cozy, comfortable and lots of space. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, the living room is great and the back patio was such a treat. The best part was our terrific house manager who saved the day by providing a pack & play for our son to sleep in (at no additional charge!!) just a couple of days before we arrived. We will absolutely come back. I highly recommend this house and any others that Sanctuary Rentals is offering, they were very easy and accommodating. Thank you for everything, it made a great trip even that much better!!!
Left on 11/02/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This is such an ideal house for our family! Location! Location! Location! I could walk into the beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea for luncheon or shopping or wine tasting. The kids could walk to the beach. I had my special little bedroom and bath separate from the main house and could snuggle in at night in front of my own, little flat screen TV. Fabulous outside living areas! I want to rent this house over and over again!
Left on 10/26/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Utterly delightful! Perfectly lovely! Close enough to walk into town and beaches. House was best equipped vacation rental I've ever stayed in! House manager couldn't have been better. Very accommodating and had the house in perfect condition for our arrival!
Will definitely be back!
Left on 04/24/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had a magical time in your Carmel Cottage by the beach. We fell in love 37 years ago in Carmel and went back to enjoy our favorite place on earth. Your cottage enabled us to have the best of times. The location was perfect, the house immaculate, and made us feel right at home. Thanks so much for such a wonderful time. All the best,Bill
Left on 12/10/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Beach Cottage is a beautiful place. The home is very comfortable--a great kitchen, nice furnishings, and wonderful beds. We were able to walk everywhere, through lovely neighborhoods. The homes and gardens are spectacular and of course the ocean is magnificent. The only negative for us is Beach Cottage no longer has a wood-burning fireplace.
Left on 10/14/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Monty's Mom
Very nice home and well stocked. The fully fenced in yard was perfect for our two canine kids. We were a short walk to a dog-friendly beach and a short drive to the downtown area of Carmel. This was a great home, and we would definitely recommend it to others.
Left on 09/19/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Colleen & Alex
We just got back from our 5 day stay in this beautiful beach cottage. It felt as if we were staying in a house that was featured in Coastal Living magazine!! So much attention to detail in the design and decoration. Every need was met from organic bath soaps, designer beach towels & supplies, embroidered bath robes, to pet bowls, you really thought of everything a house guest could need. We felt right at home. In fact, we wished we could have moved in and truly made it our home! The cottage is just a short walk from two separate beaches- each unique and absolutely gorgeous. It is also just a quick five minute drive up to the grocery store and many great restaurants. Both of our young girls (ages 3 and 5) loved every minute and had tears when we had to leave asking if we could come back again to this house next year. I sure hope so! Thanks for an amazing vacation!
Left on 07/30/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | SSAILORS
We loved the house! Great access to the beach, nicely furnished, very comfy and spacious. We will be back!!
Nice, private entry and very nicely furnished...good for several people, as it's roomy, and has the extra room and bath in the back.
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