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

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Amy Ward

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

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

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
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Amy Ward

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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.

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.

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

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Property Reviews

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Pussy Willow Cottage.Designer's Home-European Ambiance-Walk to Downtown & Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 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

A Perfect Cottage in Carmel

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Four of us (moms) decided to explore Carmel this year for the girl's trip. The photos on the VRBO are not very accurate. In person, this charming cottage was even more beautifully decorated, well maintained, and comfortable. The location was great for shopping (less than 1 mile from Ocean Ave), incredible dining and close to Big Sur and some great wineries too. We had wonderful time exploring the area. However, we also enjoyed hanging out at the house, visiting each other. Amy, thank you for opening your beautiful cottage. We will definitely have to comeback for more memories.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, 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
Houston, TX
5

Getaway at its Best!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This house is a charming piece of paradise in the heart of Carmel. I spent a week during the AT&T Pebble Beach Tournament and had the greatest time. The location of the house is absolutely perfect and makes accessibility to town, the Valley, Monterey and the entire area so easy. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated and has all the comforts of home. There was more than ample space for everyone to be able to stretch out and relax after days of exploring and multiple patios to enjoy the evening sky. There's plenty of parking space and such an easy stroll to town. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with me and look forward to returning soon.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your kind words and I hope you will stay at the cottage again. You are always welcome.

Amy
Helpful votes: 1/1
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

Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Pussy Willow Cottage became the perfect gathering spot for our family last Thanksgiving. My husband and I flew to Carmel from the east coast for the week. Our children and grandchildren -- who all live in California -- joined us. They drove north from Los Angeles, south from San Francisco and also along Highway 1 from Big Sur. We rented the guest cottage as well as the main house, and there was room for everyone. Delightfully decorated, Pussy Willow was clean and well equipped. During our stay, we visited many of the usual tourist attractions, and enjoyed a festive birthday celebration at the local winery. While the younger members of our family walked to town a couple of days to enjoy the shops and eateries along Ocean Avenue, we preferred staying in the house just hanging out together. It proved to be an ideal family vacation. Thank you Amy.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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
Malibu, CA
5

Lovely, lovely, lovely...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This was our third visit to Pussy Willow Cottage, walking through the door of this peaceful and beautifully appointed home is always such a pleasure. Amy is a thoughtful and gracious hostess and this cottage is beautifully decorated, meticulously neat & clean, truly a peaceful haven. The location is fantastic, a quick zip into town in the car but I enjoy walking into town and down to the beach, there is so much to enjoy along the way. Thank you Amy, looking forward to returning in 2014
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/2
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

A fairy tale cottage...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We had a lovely stay at the Pussy Willow Cottage. It was a wonderful way to finish up our trip to the California Coast. What a magical place, lovingly designed and meticulously maintained. We loved it. Thank you Amy!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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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Availability & Rates

Carmel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$375
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
$6,500
3 nights
 
 
June
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$375
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
5 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$395
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
5 nights
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$375
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
$8,000
3 nights
 
 
Nov-Dec
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$375
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,300
$7,000
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$375
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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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:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
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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