HISTORIC CHARM 2 BLOCKS FROM THE SEA

Krys Holmes

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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HISTORIC CHARM 2 BLOCKS FROM THE SEA

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Step back in time in this rare, beautiful, original Carmel redwood cottage full of timeless charm, nestled in an enchanting garden with fireplace, stone patio, antique furniture and original art. Designed by famous Early California architect Julia Morgan, this wonderfully preserved, immaculate home is a historic gem of old Carmel.

Our Great-Aunt Etta built this cottage in 1919 and operated her own bed and breakfast here, offering 'breakfast in bed, lunch on the patio, and dinner by the fire.' Our family has lovingly cared for this beautiful redwood gem for three generations--and now are are pleased to share it with you. Experience the authentic atmosphere of old-time Carmel Point--just two blocks to Carmel Beach, four to River Beach.

The Cottage sleeps 4-6 in three bedrooms. Amenities include wireless internet, cable TV, DVD, laundry, microwave. Our wonderful caretaker lives next door. Rental by week or month (3-4 day weekends OK in winter).

Romantic Getaway or Family Gathering: This is not a store-bought modern luxury rental--it is a beautifully maintained, enchanting little historic cottage tended with love through three generations. Perfect for a family gathering, a romantic honeymoon, or a special reunion with your best friends. Most of our guests return year after year.

Our grant-aunt Etta operated the Little Cottage of River Winds as a bed and breakfast from 1919 until the 1960s, living in the tiny front bedroom and fixing meals in the galley kitchen. She offered 'breakfast in bed, lunch on the patio, and dinner by the fire.' Etta believed in a cozy cottage and a wild garden--and her spirit lives on in the charm--and sometimes the quirks--of this soulful place.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our stay at Aunt Etta's cottage was just what we wanted. The cottage is comfortable, welcoming, neat as a pin and truly has all the comforts of home. It is an easy walk to the beach, to "downtown" Carmel or the mission. During our stay, the gardens were in bloom and they are beautiful. It is easy to understand why the family who owns it loves this home...it is a treasure.
Jun 2010
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Krys Holmes

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Historic charm 2 blocks from the sea
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
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Historic charm 2 blocks from the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153620
(406) 459-1089
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Perfect Place for Perfect Memories

  • 5 of 5
For years my family has taken an annual vacation to Carmel. We are so happy we found this wonderful property for this year's trip. The house is delightfully Carmel, the grounds are beautiful, and the location is perfect with the beach just a block away. The very cordial owner made the experience even better and the property's manager was helpful and a delight. Wonderful memories have were created for our entire family.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic charm 2 blocks from the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153620
(406) 459-1089
Carmel Central Coast California
Helena, Montana
5

Wonderful Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5
The Cottage of River Winds is a true haven. That it was one of the first three structures built on Carmel Point (along with poet Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House/Hawk Tower) & that it was almost certainly designed by master architect Julia Morgan make it historically resonant, but its grace & simplicity, its generous spaces & redwood timbers, its slumber-inducing beds & sparkling bathrooms, render it a present-day miracle.
For us, as beginning birdwatchers, the short walk to Carmel River Lagoon & Wetlands Natural Preserve brought us to an avian sanctuary featuring an endless array of water birds & shore dwellers. We saw Canada geese, brown pelicans, buffleheads, mallards & coots, cormorants, marbled godwits, elegant terns & long-billed curlews, sandpipers & sanderlings, wrentits, & spotted & California towhees. We were delirious with new species!
Although Carmel-by-the-Sea has grown increasingly touristic, the Cottage of River Winds transports you back to a time when this little village was host to novelists & poets, painters, sculptors, & stonemasons, & the atmosphere was serene & crackling with creative energies. You can still sense, as Robinson Jeffers has written:

How beautiful when we first beheld it,
Unbroken field of poppy and lupin walled with clean cliffs;
No intrusion but two or three horses pasturing,
Or a few milch cows rubbing their flanks on the outcrop rock-heads—
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic charm 2 blocks from the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153620
(406) 459-1089
Carmel Central Coast California
carefree az
5

carefree traveller

  • 5 of 5
beautiful rustic property on lovely landscaped yard.. excellent location- can walk to both Carmel beaches... charming historic house loaded with character.. after going to Monterey Aquarium, Point Lobos or down to Big Sur- would sit and have wine in garden.. lovely and would definitely return
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic charm 2 blocks from the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153620
(406) 459-1089
Carmel Central Coast California
Denver, CO, USA
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the River Winds Cottage. Krys is a delight to work with, and although she isn’t on site, she stayed in touch frequently to be certain we had everything we needed. We didn’t meet the on-site manager, but his presence was obvious as the cottage was well appointed and in great shape. We stayed with another couple and had plenty of room and privacy. The cottage itself has a rich history, and the neighborhood is wonderfully secluded and quiet. We had two beach choices just a short walk away. Carmel Beach State Park to the north is much busier than our preference, the Carmel River State Beach to the south, which was very quiet and provided our own private getaway. We visited in February, so this may have been a seasonal thing. For a great place to stay while enjoying Carmel and Monterey, we couldn’t have made a better choice than the River Winds Cottage.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic charm 2 blocks from the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153620
(406) 459-1089
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is a wonderful place...we stayed with our two children recently and were very pleased. It is really well maintained, super clean and all the updates that have been done make it so comfortable and functional. The kitchen is well stocked, linens, everything! The location is close and an ideal walk to beach and in a wonderful spot. Overall, we would highly recommend this cottate and hope we can go back! Krys is also great to work with!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic charm 2 blocks from the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p153620
(406) 459-1089
Carmel Central Coast California
Piedmont, California
5

Serene retreat

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed for a week, the layout of the bedrooms (2 wings) offered us both privacy and the opportunity to relax together around the large stone fireplace. The space was larger than the photos indicated and neat as a pin. I loved that I did not need to buy Salt and Pepper or cinnamon, plenty of paper towels and bath towels too, very thoughtful regarding supplies, much appreciated.

We enjoyed the cottage so much I forgot to go shopping! Instead we went down the southcoast to Nepenthe and the Julia Pfieffer Burns State Park to see the waterfall and enjoy a day of beauty in nature.
Be sure and go the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the otters are playful and the jellyfish dramatic. Our favorite dinner was at Carusso's, their Sunday brunch is fantastic.

Krys was (is) very accomodating and easy to work with, she responds quickly to every request and question you might have. We will certainly make this our go to Carmel retreat, we love to return to Carmel often having grown up on the Peninsula, so happy to have found this charmer.
KCL.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Salinas
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
beach
Car: recommended

Carmel Point, the most beautiful meeting of land and sea on God's green earth. Just a few miles from Point Lobos State Park and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Walking distance to old Carmel Mission, Robinson Jeffers' Tor House, and the beautiful beaches of Carmel Bay.

Other Activities: Tide pooling, Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Carmel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$6,000
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Your rates are determined by your length of stay. Please contact us and we'll give you the best deal we can.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Light, by the patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , East wing
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Smaller, private bath
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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