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

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
  • 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.



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Oct 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Pussy Willow Cottage.Designer's Home-European Ambiance-Walk to Downtown & Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 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

Delightful

  • 5 of 5
Pussy Willow is an excellent cottage. Tremendously comfortable with little or nothing left to want for.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 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

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Loved it--exactly as described! Would definitely like to rent again. So relaxing--easy to go to Bruno's or any restaurants downtown. Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: 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

Wonderful! Will stay here again.

  • 5 of 5
This was a beautiful property with every amenity and need provided. It was comfortable, clean and so very pleasing. It was easy to come back in the evening and just enjoy staying in, Amy was easy to work with and communicate with. I would definitely stay here again. Was priced very generously.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 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
Westfield, IN
5

Charming and comfortable with lovely gardens and privacy

  • 5 of 5
I sought out a cottage that was light, fresh and had beautiful details and furnishings that look and feel new. Pussy Willow is very cozy and there are many places inside and out to sit and enjoy your surroundings. The garden has shade and sun and there are flowers that bring beautiful fragrance and color to lounging outside on a chaise or dining al fresco. The small kitchen has many windows that look out to the garden and let in sunlight. Because of the hedges and fence, you are completely sheltered from the street and other houses; its very private and quiet.

The kitchen is adequate but with so many restaurant choices, we went out to dinner nightly and only stayed in for breakfast and lunch. We picnicked in Big Sur and there was a cooler at the house for us to use for this outing. The markets in Carmel are well stocked with great produce, artisan bread, excellent wine and cheeses. The joys of being in California!

Amy is a very helpful host and leaves information about her favorite Carmel restaurants - steering her guests to the best spots. Walking into the village is fine during the day, but you will need a car in the evening since the walk is mostly un-lit with street lights and there are steep hills on the trek. Our stay was during Spring Break and my 12 & 15 year old were traveling with me. They enjoyed the beach, the shops and galleries and nearby places to sight-see and hike. Monterey Bay Aquarium is close and a great place to visit along with Point Lobos and Pfeifer State Park.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this cottage to others who want a beautiful, well kept rental for vacation.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  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

A Perfect Cottage in Carmel

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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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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Availability & Rates

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Carmel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
$8,000
 
 
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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