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Ocean View French Country Cottage, Charming & Tranquil, Beach!


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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Ocean View French Country Cottage, Charming & Tranquil, Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Carmel Highlands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)



Welcome to your vacation dream in the Highlands of Carmel. We answer your inquiries immediately to tell you more about Point of View. This inspired cottage offers stunning ocean views and the rustic charm of a French Country cottage retreat with a designer's touch. Appreciate the serenity among Monterey Pine and take delight in the enchanting English gardens. Listen to the quiet, breathe in the mountain air, relax and renew. Whale watch, bird watch, and take in ocean views surrounded by the ambiance of this charming country cottage. Only minutes to Carmel and Point Lobos State Reserve; approximately 30 minutes to Big Sur.

Find comfort in the beautifully- appointed, cozy and spacious interior with hard wood floors, open beam ceilings and abundant natural light. French doors open to the dramatic ocean views and wrap around deck with BBQ and patio table for al fresco dining. This unique two-story guest cottage offers a memorable getaway for a couple, a solo traveler or the small family.

A fully equipped kitchen, with adjoining living and ocean-view dining area completes the open floor plan on the first level. A separate and private bath is off entry. Upstairs, our guests will find another open and spacious level with endless views of the Pacific from the king bed and daybed (converts to king) and from the comfortable seating areas perfect for taking in views, watching flat screen tv, lounging on comfortable couch and chairs, game table for entertainment.

Only minutes to Carmel, Point Lobos, or your own private beach, or south to Big Sur’s wild coast, we invite you to enjoy again and again this beautiful Point of View.

Keywords: Ocean Views, Two-story cottage, European Alpine style, guesthouse, private beach access, quiet, tranquil, private, trees, sunsets,whale watch, romantic getaway

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

About The Owner

We moved to Carmel in 1964 and never turned back. We love our home in this special place we call Paradise. We brought up our four daughters here and moved to the Highlands twenty-five years ago to enjoy the magnificent ocean views and serenity. My husband is a writer and I'm a Coach for families of children with special educational needs. We enjoy the arts and fine dining found within minutes of our home. We walk daily in our neighborhood and are always inspired by the natural surroundings of the beautiful Carmel Highlands. Our daughters and some of our grandchildren live nearby. They stayed in this small, quaint, artistic community to enjoy the friendly ambiance and the many outdoor activities the Central Coast offers. One of our daughters and her husband have a sailboat, where they enjoy day sailing and whale watching on the Monterey Bay. From every visitor's perspective, our little corner of the world beckons vacationers to return again and again.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1985

Why The Owner chose Carmel Highlands

We fell in love with the Highlands and the exquisite ocean views and quiet solitude that surround us here.

What makes this cottage unique

Ocean views forever, quiet, private and peaceful, and close to everything: hiking, beautiful nature walks with views of the ocean and wildlife, Point Lobos, Monastery Beach. Access to a gorgeous private beach, exquisite sunsets and wonderful neighbors who add to this special community. Also 6 minutes to shopping and dining in Carmel;15 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 30 minutes to Big Sur. Easy access to everything you could want in a vacation getaway!

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Ocean View French Country Cottage, Charming & Tranquil, Beach!
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews

Charming luxurious retreat

  • 5 of 5

This two story cottage is more beautifullll than the pictures show. We said that as soon as we walked in. The atmosphere is so warm and the light all day is amazing.

It is charming and still the decor leaves space for YOU and is in the best way neutral. And ..the views! Pictures do not show how big the porch is that faces the ocean and the amazing sunsets. We had colder weather and so we usually lay on the bed upstairs and watched the sun setting from there or sat with a glass of wine on the cozy couch upstairs.

It actually feels like you have two houses in one. Perfect ...when one of us got up earlier or wanted some alone time.

Weather did permit some meals on the porch. You will find a table and grill.

The lounging chars are not the most comfy but we did enjoy sitting there of course.

We have to tell you about the birds. We had birds coming to visit us on the porch. A few seeds or granola and they ate out of your hand. We enjoyed that.

The garden surrounding the cottage is very well taken care of too and sooooo many flowers to enjoy. Many you will find in vases waiting for you in the home. That is a lovely touch!

Everything is of best quality. The towels are soooo soft. The bathrobes plush. The bed is wonderful. The kitchen supplies generous . Many informative books . You will find all you need.

The bathroom...yes it is small. Shower is powerful though. Here we would have needed a bit more space just for putting our things. We stayed here 10 days so you bring more with you then :) !...maybe an extra shelf or little shelves in the window?

The area is our favorite now. So close to everything and amazing vegetation and views.

The owners home is close by, that was a bit of a surprise at first but ....we quickly realized that all has been arranged for complete privacy.

Plants are placed for visual privacy and there are blinds where you would want them. Upstairs you are only facing nature and in the downstairs there was just one Window where we pulled down the blinds ( although the view to the garden is breathtaking)

Plus...we did not even see our gracious landlady except for the introduction tour and when we received a sweet send off in the end.

She is a wonderful woman who obviously really cares for the place and makes sure your experience is a 5 star one.

What made this place so special for us where the generosity, the personal touches, the beauty, the silence ....and that it immediately felt like home.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Total relaxation !

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot to enjoy all the California Coast has to offer ! Private and quiet, but close to everything. Our gracious host, Judy, was extremely thoughtful and responsive to our needs ! From our welcome basket of wine and goodies, to the fresh flowers throughout the cottage, and the free passes to the Monterrey Aquarium and Point Lobos Park, we were certainly made to feel special. We loved having a glass of wine on our deck and watching some magnificient sunsets ! Definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Interested in staying at Point of View?

  • 5 of 5

Just imagine: Waking in the morning looking at the Pacific Ocean. Living in a charming cottage equipped with even a dishwasher and washer and dryer. Spending your day taking short day trips to amazing places. Enjoying flowers and greenery everywhere and moderate temperatures, and if it should rain, it's cause for celebration. Eating out in first rate restaurants or staying at "home" and cooking on the grill. The best is Judy, your host, full of concern for your enjoyment and comfort. She is a very gracious lady and saying good-bye to her and Point of View was difficult after a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Peaceful, Relaxing and Very Comfortable...

  • 5 of 5

Point of View cottage was unforgettable. We were very relaxed and comfortable during our entire stay. We loved hearing the ocean as we fell asleep each night! The location is both peaceful and serene and close to Point Lobos State Park, Big Sur and Monterey for day trips. The welcome basket was perfect! Thank you Judy.

The passes for the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium and the California State Parks were a great surprise and we express our gratitude for them. Another added bonus was being able to enjoy the delicious pears from the pear trees on the property.

Everything was perfect. Would highly recommend Point of View.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A fabulous, peaceful & quaint French County Cottage in Highlands!

  • 5 of 5

We visited the cottage earlier this month not knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by not only the spectacular picturesque views and cozy ambiance along with very thoughtful touches and attention to detail the gracious owner Miss Judy provides. We were greeted with a lovely fresh lavender & rosemary bouquet and a welcome basked with many yummy treats inside along with passes to the Monterrey Aquarium, entrance to the beautiful Point Lobos Reserve and access to a wonderful private beach. We did do day trips to Big Sur and a couple of wineries and a little bit of hiking and dinners out but both felt we would be just as happy to stay in and spend more time just relaxing on the deck & cooking our meals in the cozy kitchen. We even experienced regular morning visits from a pretty little wood pecker, can't say enough of just how enjoyable it was to stay at "Point of View", we will definitely be back and hopefully for a longer period of time, 3 days was not enough! Thank you Judy for allowing us to stay in your beautiful little piece of heaven! Our best, Tony & Yolanda

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Auburn, CA

A Piece of Heaven on Earth!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Point Of View was one of the nicest experiences as a family to date!!! There was no stone left unturned!! From the amazing location that was perfect for any experience or adventure in the BigSur/Carmel/Monterey area, to the linens, beautiflul bouquets of flowers and gift baskets!!! The cottage was a reflection of the beautiful owners; so delightful, very comfortable, and beautiful from the inside out!!! The views were spectaculor and the windows and french doors, that opened out, brought that all right in to enjoy!!!! We were greeted by Ms Judy who was one of the kindest people we've met and her attention to details should be studied! Every review said it perfectly!! Our teen agers enjoyed the experience very much and we will be back....

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hyatt Highlands Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pacific Grove Links, Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pacific Edge
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Private access to special Beach, & San Jose Beach
Car: recommended

Private Beach access and San Jose Beach, each 3 minutes away; 5 minutes to spectacular Point Lobos State Reserve; minutes from Sobranes Point & many popular hiking areas; 30 minutes from Big Sur; 15 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Beaches; 15 minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Monterey Airport;15 minutes to Pacific Grove, 20 minutes to Pebble Beach & 17 Mile Drive & famous golf links.


Rates & Availability

From $310 Per night

Carmel Highlands Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99.00
cleaning fee $120.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Damage deposit will be reflected in the Rental Agreement.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carmel Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) One King bed upstairs; One convertible Trundle bed upstairs - makes into two Twin beds or a King bed, Queen size Beds (1) Convertible queen sofa bed downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle converts to two separate twins (or a King), Child Beds (2) Upstairs Trundle can be made into two Twin beds; Upstairs gate brought in for small children's safey. Baby Cribs (1) No crib or other special equipment for babies or toddlers provided; Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One Trundle with two Twins; also converts to King; One sofa converts to queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This guest house is part of a larger one-acre estate; it is within a coastal suburb of high-end homes 5 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea; access to a private beach; minutes away from Point Lobos State Park; private and charming with designer touches; quiet within the natural environment of Monterey pines; wonderful area for nature walking, hiking, whale watching, ocean views.

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