Carmel by the Sea meets 'Tommy Bahama'. This newly remodeled cottage sits on the grounds of the private Aloha estate. It took 2 years and $5,000,000 to recreate this British empire property, that is shared by the Aloha Estate, VRBO #294760 and the Aloha cottage. Whether it is the flowering vines on the main residence or the giant ferns shading the cottage you will wonder if indeed the tropic splendor of 1880's Singapore has come to coastal elegance that is Carmel by the Sea.
Our long time business clients or new friends can stroll the quiet rose gardens or enjoy a private moment on the the over 2,000 sq. ft. of stone patios. Is it the tropical cabana or the slate roof lines that provide the perfect backdrop to a second honeymoon or long awaited get-a-way. Is it 'feet up' at the outdoor fireplace or a glass of 2006 Lockwood Chardonay that gives pause in the lush surroundings to contemplate the blessings of success?
A grove of day lilies escorts you as you walk down the path overlooking Aloha cottage. Sago palm and 'kangaroo flowers' lap the walk as the entry fountain whispers its greeting. As you enter the double french doors you are surrounded by the serenity that at once says 'Relax' and also 'welcome home'. Or enter through the silver-green quartz patio adjoining the entertainment area. Our lower drive preferred drop off allows all guests easy access.
Remodeled in a British Empire style the 600 sq ft. cottage is lined with cherry cabinetry with rattan accented furnishings. Whether it is a cup of Great Northern coffee (our favorite) or a light dinner of poached salmon with a Pinot Grigo reduction, the utility kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator is up to the task. But with the likes of Crab Benedict from Katy's Place or the Titanic Sushi platter courtesy of Sushi Heaven calling, you may opt for a stroll downtown instead. Enjoy a crackling fire upon your return as the firelight shimmers off the Asian inspired glass tiles or watch 'Memoirs of a Geisha' for the third time on one of two flat screen T.V.s. You drift off to sleep in the queen bed among overstuffed pillows, nested under a down comforter. Are the kids along? They can settle down in the queen sofa sleeper in the adjoining living room. Morning is greeted with a warming shower in the Bali decor bathroom.
Aloha Estate is located in a secluded off of Ocean Avenue. It often escapes the chilly afternoon fog, yet is only a 10 minute walk to downtown. In line with Carmel Valley, the Estate benefits from its warming breezes, allowing one to enjoy a BBQ on its stone patios or a lounge with a good book. Its expansive gardens back to the Carmel Mission trial leading to the Mission itself, a 15 minute walk away!
Aloha cottage too intimate? Check out our adjoining Aloha Estate, listing # 294760.
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Prior to purchasing the Aloha Estate, # 294760 and Aloha cottage, #294846 my wife and I had visited Carmel for almost 30 years. Being a real estate developer in N. California and Hawaii, I was 'picky' about property. We started seriously looking 5 years ago, when my wife found this property it had actually been taken off the market. Though it was in need of much updating I loved the location and my wife appreciated the interior 'bones'. With our background of developing in Hawaii we decided to do a rendition of a British empire 'fusion', our version of British estates found throughout Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines. 2 years and $5,000,000 later, we hope that we succeeded!
My husband and I, along with our four-legged family member, recently enjoyed our stay at Aloha Cottage. The property is located in a lovely, quiet area. It is conveniently located to the town of Carmel--and it's surroundings. The cottage is nicely furnished and well-equipped with lots of thoughtful attention to detail. The chocolates and wine were especially enjoyed! We also appreciated the dining recommendations--and opted to try several. The cottage is perfect for a discriminating couple (even with a dog) looking to enjoy all Carmel and the Monterey Bay area have to offer.
My wife and I were very excited to spend our anniversary weekend in Carmel. We normally stay at the Hilton, but decided to find a B&B or similar this time around. What a great find the Aloha Cottage was. Very peacefull surroundings ie. yard, neighborhood and house. The night was so quite you could hear a pin drop, and we had the 2 most restfull nights of sleep we have had in a long time. We walked to the ocean three days and relaxed on the beach, walked to Pebble Beach and watched the First Tee golf tournament, and drove 10 min. to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to spend one afternoon.
The house was terrific to come home to in the evening to relax. (And thanks for the 2 bowls of candy-my vice) We will return in the future and have already passed the word to many of our friends. Thanks again Martin and family.....
My husband and I just spent a week at the beautiful Aloha cottage. WOW.....what a week. We walked everyday to town and then would venture down to the beach for few hours. The cotttage was private and clean. The owners have not missed a beat. We enjoyed eating at Little Napoli, Vesuvio and Casanova. The best part was that we were able to bring our 12 year old golden retriever. Can't wait to go back.
My wife and I came to Carmel to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful stay in this cottage. It is very well kept and every room is well finished. The bed was luxurious, the bathroom very tasteful and gets bathed in warming light every morning. The living room and kitchen are extremely spacious and furnished with all of the amenities that you could possibly need. We walked into town both days so it is also very conveniently located. I would recommend this vacation home to anyone!
We just returned from our second stay at the Aloha Cottage and it just keeps getting better! We were married in Hawaii, so the "Aloha" feel of the cottage is romantically familiar and welcoming. I took my husband for his birthday to get a little time away from our three very young kids. We spent one day enjoying the very close downtown area and the beautiful Carmel Mission. It's not a far drive from the busy Monterey (which we also love), and was a cozy and convenient stay within 20 minutes driving distance from Laguna Seca Raceway where we spent our second day.
We are so appreciative of the amenities and how clean everything is! The kitchen is thoroughly stocked and we love the gardens and patio outside the cottage. If it weren't for the beach just down the street, we could easily spend the day just lounging at the cottage- it's THAT close to paradise.
Can't wait for our next visit!
My husband and I stayed at the Aloha Cottage to celebrate our 28th anniversary. It is a beautiful home on a very nicely landscaped property. The cottage is so warm and welcoming with everything you could need. The cottage is very close to town with all the great shops and restaurants - and of course - the amazing beaches. We hadn't been to Carmel in many years and had forgotten how beautiful and lush it is. We enjoyed walking through town enjoying the ambience. We had a great dinner at Porta Bella and yummy breakfasts at Katie's twice. One night we brought food back to the cottage from the deli in town. We did the 17-mile drive and enjoyed the beautiful coastline. We spent one day in Monterey - just a short drive from Carmel. Martin was very attentive to our needs; he and Susan are wonderful hosts! Our only regret is that we couldn't spend more time at the cottage!
Free concierge service: We can arrangement tour guides, restaurant suggestions/reservations, wine tours. Airport pickup and butler service at $35/hr.