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PUSSY WILLOW COTTAGE.DESIGNER'S HOME-EUROPEAN AMBIANCE-WALK TO DOWNTOWN & BEACH

Amy Ward

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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PUSSY WILLOW COTTAGE.DESIGNER'S HOME-EUROPEAN AMBIANCE-WALK TO DOWNTOWN & BEACH

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Carmel House Rental Photos and Description

Main House 3 bdr 2 baths Sleeps 5, Guest House 1 bdr 1 Bath Sleeps 2

The main house sleeps 5 with 2 bedrooms & a 3rd loft bedroom with high ceilings and plenty of space. There are 2 bathrooms in the main house.

The guest house has a queen bed and sleeps 2. It also offers a private bathroom.

The main house can be rented separately for one rate or you can also rent the guest house for an additional fee. The guest house is an optional extra if you want to sleep 7 instead of 4-5. To secure guest's privacy, I never rent the guest house to anyone who isn't also renting the main house. But if you only need the main house you don't have to pay for the guest house as well. This way the prices are fair for parties of all sizes, as guests only pay for the amount of space they need.

Places Of Interest In & Around Carmel: In addition to the quaint village atmosphere in Carmel-By-The-Sea, with impressive shops, restaurants, art galleries and beaches, you can enjoy scenic drives and choose from 12 golf courses in the area. Experience the spectacular coastline of Big Sur, take a tour of the local winery in Carmel Valley and visit Monterey, as they are all close by. Throughout the year Carmel hosts golf tournaments, jazz festivals, live theater and many other interesting events.

Luxury & Style : In the summer of 2010 I bought Dove Cottage in Carmel. As a designer my goal was to create a luxury accommodation using European antiques along with the highest quality, comfortable furnishings (leather club chair, linen sofa, beautiful bed linens, etc.) This was to be my second home and I wanted guests to feel like they were visiting a country house in Europe. In a very short time Dove Cottage was booked 6 months in advance and was never available for me to visit. So I decided to buy another property in Carmel and found this wonderful place that I named Pussy Willow Cottage. I have purchased some amazing pieces for Pussy Willow Cottage. The 11' wide and 8' high French doors in the living room and high beamed ceilings allow sunlight to fill the space. It is a happy house with great spirit.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Amy Ward (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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About Amy Ward

As a makeup artist and photographer I lived in England and traveled and worked throughout Europe. I then became an antique dealer and designer, specializing in European country interiors. After happening upon Carmel I fell in love with the area and wanted to create my idea of a luxurious but comfortable European country home and offer it to others. Hotels and many house rentals are generic and impersonal. Pussy Willow Cottage is my second home and when my guests say they feel they're staying in friend's private home, it makes me smile.

Why Amy Ward chose Carmel

After renting a house in Carmel last year I fell in love with the surroundings. When I drove away I wondered if the place was real or if it had been a dream. But I was not happy with either the service or the house I had rented. As a designer and someone who enjoys dealing with people, I felt I could do better on both counts. A month later, in July, I bought my first place and named it Dove Cottage. Two months later my calendar for the following summer and autumn was nearly full. That told me that the high quality service and style I was providing was what people wanted. But I never got to stay there myself as it was always booked up. So I just bought, remodeled and decorated this second place that I named Pussy Willow Cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are sadly at the end of our stay in Carmel and very sorry to be leaving Pussy Willow Cottage. It is absolutely beautiful and so relaxing. We just wish the cottage was closer to us in London for repeat visits!



Thank you very much for sharing your charming cottage with us and for the recommendations. We have enjoyed delicious meals and a lovely dinner at Demetra Cafe.



Best Wishes
Oct 2011
  • 1 of 10

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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Pussy Willow Cottage.Designer's Home-European Ambiance-Walk to Downtown & Beach
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 47 reviews
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Pussy Willow Cottage.Designer's Home-European Ambiance-Walk to Downtown & Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p394502
-(818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Charming cottage for girls trip

  • 5 of 5
I just got back from a three night stay at Pussy Willow cottage with five girlfriends. The location and ambience was perfect for us. The great room is warm and cozy with whitewashed, beamed ceilings and comfy furniture. We loved having the fireplace going on the chilly fall nights. We'd start out every morning with coffee in the garden and it was private and charming. We rented the guest house so we would have the extra bedroom and bathroom and I'm so glad we did. It is a long walk into town but we all were up for the exercise since we were eating and drinking more than usual. While you are there visit Georis winery in Carmel Valley. A really great find with very generous tastings and an eclectic garden restaurant. Take the drive to Big Sur and have lunch at Nepenthe. The food is delicious and the view is breathtaking. It is truly one one of the most beautiful views in the world.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Pussy Willow Cottage.Designer's Home-European Ambiance-Walk to Downtown & Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p394502
-(818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for the pleasure of making your adorable home available for a fun girls getaway. Amy, your attention to detail in making this cottage a magical place was superb. We all had a fabulous time and are looking forward to a return visit. Thanks again for helping make our trip a special one. Margie P.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Pussy Willow Cottage.Designer's Home-European Ambiance-Walk to Downtown & Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p394502
-(818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Ideal Family Gathering Place

  • 5 of 5
We loved this cottage. A rotating group of seven to eight family members visited throughout our three-week stay, and everyone was well accommodated, including two six-month-olds. Rooms impeccably clean, linens just as advertised. Thoughtful touches throughout (like a plentiful supply of cleaning supplies, cooking items, etc. and woolly throws and blankets) enhanced our stay.

The back guest house worked beautifully for guests with a baby. The décor is so gorgeous that on some perfectly fine days we elected to stay in, doing puzzles or watching the Wimbledon tennis on TV! I can't stress how tastefully decorated the cottage is, especially now we are looking for another place to rent in Maine for next summer. Nothing compares!

The owner's list of restaurants was helpful, and we enjoyed many local eateries, but we also made good use of the outside grill and sat around the patio many a night (sometimes with blankets) just enjoying the peace and night sky. There were plenty of lovely local seafront and forest walks and hikes to enjoy, and of course, Big Sur always delights.

While small, the kitchen is well stocked with all cooking amenities, and we made some fabulous meals together.

The only downside was the gas supply for the grill ran out, and we didn't know to look for a replacement in the laundry. The washer-dryer in the back of the garden might pose a problem for those of us who aren't engineers. The trash pick-up schedule also gave us some difficulty, and the parking space is insufficient for more than two cars, but we were happy to work around these small inconveniences.

The owner seemed genuinely interested in our comfort and was accessible when needed.

Generally speaking, this was a wonderful vacation in a beautiful cottage that we will long remember.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Pussy Willow Cottage.Designer's Home-European Ambiance-Walk to Downtown & Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p394502
-(818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
4

Very happy!!!

  • 4 of 5
We had such a lovely stay at the Pussy Willow Cottage. Although on a busy street we NEVER heard anything as it is set back from the street. The interior was charming and very comfortable with every amenity. The restaurants were wonderful and Amy gives a list of recommendations, which we took and enjoyed everything we did.
Highly recommend!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Pussy Willow Cottage.Designer's Home-European Ambiance-Walk to Downtown & Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p394502
-(818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
Australia
4

Little disappointing

  • 4 of 5
Communication was a bit of a problem, no key left for the Guest House at the back, we waited several hours after our arrival before being advised about where we could find the key. We would also have liked to have been told the switch to the main light was on the back of the TV cabinet ( after looking for it for some time) Whilst the house was very comfortable, we found the kitchen to be very short of glasses and crockery and did mention this to the owner. "Walk to Downtown and Beach" a bit misleading...it's a long walk and not easy either. Apart from the fact the house needed a bit of maintenance, we still enjoyed our stay in beautiful Carmel.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
Pussy Willow Cottage.Designer's Home-European Ambiance-Walk to Downtown & Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p394502
-(818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Blissful

  • 5 of 5
Pussy Willow Cottage was even more pleasing than the pictures. The muted colors created a calming environment. The backyard, or as we dubbed it - "The Garden of Serenity" quickly became our favorite gathering place. Morning coffee time in the chaise loungers was quiet and we watched butterflies and hummingbirds bring in the day. We used the garden's table and chairs to enjoy the evening stars while partaking of some great wines from the area vineyards. We walked into town several days (plan on a workout but the walk is so worth it) to view the quaint town, walk the beach and explore the shops and eateries. At night you could open a window to catch a cool breeze and sleep soundly in the luxurious bedding. The birds calls make a pleasant alarm in the morning.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Car: recommended

Upon entering Pussy Willow Cottage you will be welcomed with a sophisticated but relaxed European ambiance. Being a designer I have furnished both the main house and guest house with fine furniture, French antiques, reclaimed architectural elements and quality design throughout. After many years of living abroad I decided to create the experience of residing in a friend's European country home. And what better place to do it than in Carmel-By-The-Sea.

Other Activities: Vineyards & wine tasting.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Carmel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nov-Dec
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,300
$7,000
 
 
Jan-Feb
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
$6,000
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
$6,500
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$395
From
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$375
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
$8,000
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,300
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
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Amenities

Amenities

Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Main House: 2 bathrooms. Guest House: 1 bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Detached Guest House & Bathroom - 1 queen
  • Main House: 2 bedrooms and a loft with a single daybed. Sleeps 5. Guest House: Queen bed sleeps 2 and has private bathroom with shower. Whimsical garden room decor with high pitched ceilings. French doors open onto the reclaimed brick patio.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
At Pussy Willow Cottage you will be welcomed with a bottle of wine to make you feel at home.You will find a booklet to aquaint you with places to visit, restaurants, food markets, a local winery that offers free tours including complementary wine tasting, a local corner market on Junipero St., a local fish market, a walking tour of Carmel and much more. Or curl up by the fireplace with a book or sit outside of your bedroom in the sunshine with a cup of morning coffee. Wireless internet connection is provided as well as dvd, two televisions, speakers for your ipod, a cd player and radio. There is an outdoor table and chairs for al fresco dining, a grill and two chaise lounge chairs for you to relax. My goal is to provide you with exceptional comfort and style and hope you will return many times to this home away from home.

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