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Sylvia Savage

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Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Studio (Sleeps 2 max)

Totally private - a cozy hideaway for two people in a separate building. No one above, below or next to you. However, your host is nearby - 'invisible but available'.

Calendar updated daily; all inquiries answered promptly. We welcome you personally and provide a quick overview of Carmel and the peninsula.

Book for six nights the rate is $125 + tax (only by booking directly with us).


An immaculate, compact and exceptionally well designed space - just 200 sf (basically a bedroom, kitchenette and bath) and very efficiently arranged. All brand new as of 11/1/2013.

There is a fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. No cooking but we do provide cutlery, glasses, mugs, etc. for take out or leftovers. Complimentary snacks, coffee, water, juices, wine, yogurt etc.

New marble bathroom with walk in shower. Plush linens. Stocked with toiletries in case you forget something plus an iron & hairdryer & lighted make up mirror. You could really just arrive with your clothes and a toothbrush (though we have that too).

Flat screen TV with Comcast cable with more channels than you'll have time for.

Excellent, High speed Wi-Fi.

Queen bed, memory foam mattress. Good reading lights.

Private gated/fenced patio with bistro set - surrounded by open space, trees, birds and various other critters.

This is an unusually large property for Carmel - enclosed by a tall stucco wall. So in addition to the privacy you have lots of open space around you.

Pet Policy: We welcome one dog. Two if small. Pet fee is $10/night per dog - not included in the rental charge but paid in cash on arrival. We even have a place to wash your pooch after visiting the beach.

Please check availability before inquiring. Please note that our usual minimum is two nights but holiday periods require a minimum of three nights at the weekend rate. Maximum stay: one week.

Payment Details:

NO cleaning fee.

Contact Sylvia directly for flexible payment options. Use a credit card to confirm the booking with just the amount of the first night's stay (if a week 50% is due at booking).

If you book online with vrbo you'll pay 50% at booking and the balance thirty days prior to arrival.

Ideal location - west of 'Highway' 1 in Carmel. Six tenths of a mile from village center (15-20 minute walk along a wooded path) with easy access to Highway 1 and all the local attractions. Just minutes from Monterey and Pacific Grove.

Cancellation Policy: At least thirty days full refund. If within thirty days 50%.


Parking right in front - no steps or stairs. Paved walkway with motion lights at night.

Easy access to highway 1 as well as to the village. Public transportation is a few steps away.

In a quiet, residential neighborhood about a half mile from downtown Carmel (10-15 minute walk on a path though a park). You can often hear the ocean at night.

Big Sur is only 26 miles south of us. Monterey's famous aquarium is about 10 minutes drive.

We are long time Carmel residents who can share a wealth of information with you - much of it that you won't find in the guide books.

Treat your dog to a romp on Carmel's famous beach. This town is very dog friendly.

If the cottage isn't booked immediately before or after your stay we will gladly invite you to arrive early or stay later on the days you check in and out. Officially it's 3PM check in and 11AM checkout but we call you as soon as it's ready.

Note that we don't charge a cleaning fee - that saves you a lot so we figure you can put your trash in the barrels. We'll handle the rest.

Keywords: Cabin, casita, studio, cottage, apartment, flat, suite

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Sylvia Savage

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Long time Carmel residents -more than fifty years between us. One retired art gallery owner and one retired custom home builder. We sometimes imagine living somewhere else but Carmel is great to come home to. So we travel...this picture was taken in January 2014 in Todos Santos, Mexico on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.

Sylvia Savage purchased this studio in 2009

We are lucky to live here full time. Can't beat the weather, immaculate beaches, clean air, minimal traffic, European village lifestyle.

It's very Car-mellow and so safe that many residents don't even lock their doors.

Total privacy. Easy access to everything. Excellent value. We can advise you as to the best spots for dining, hiking, shopping, etc. Feel like a local without breaking your budget.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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New, Private Detached Studio
average rating of 4.964706 based on 85 reviews
New, Private Detached Studio
+1 831 250 7490
Carmel Central Coast California

Dog-friendly, cozy cottage a gem in Carmel!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This charming, cozy cottage in Carmel was absolutely perfect for our weekend get-away. The location was wonderful; we had no problem finding the home, or finding parking. Sylvia greeted us upon our arrival and showed us around. It is a short walk to downtown Carmel, and about a 20 minute walk down to the beach. Phenomenally clean, and well stocked with snacks (trail mix, yogurt, water), amenities (shampoo, lotion, etc.), and even a chilled bottle of wine (nice touch, Sylvia!).

The hosts, Sylvia and Tim, were very friendly and informative. Although I have been to Carmel many times, Sylvia provided recommendations to new places that were wonderful. In fact, Sylvia pointed out a little-known walking trail that went all the way down to the ocean. As the pictures show, this is a cozy, charming, updated bungalow, that was perfect for my husband and I, along with our pooch. The patio was also a nice, calming place to relax while sipping coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine after a day of exploring. We will definitely return to this comfortable gem in Carmel, where we really felt like locals in our "home away from home"!

Thank you Sylvia and Tim!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kris. Yes, that hidden walking path to the beach is a hit with everyone. On the way to the beach you bypass Ocean Avenue and walk through quaint neighborhoods. Then it's uphill coming back but there are lots of zig zag ways to make it easy. Then the eateries along Ocean Avenue offer tempting rewards for all that good exercise. There is so much to explore here besides the commercial area. Glad you had such a good time!
New, Private Detached Studio
+1 831 250 7490
Carmel Central Coast California

Charming Studio

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Look no further! This is the perfect place for two people who are looking to explore Carmel and the surrounding towns. It's in close proximity to beautiful beaches, great shopping/ restaurants and outdoor activities. The property is quiet, extremely clean, beautifully decorated, and is equipped with all the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay. The owners are VERY nice and helpful too. This is exactly what every VRBO property should emulate. P.S. Should you walk into town, or return at night, don't forget to take a flashlight which the owners supply.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, perfect for two and even a pet. Carmel is very safe but dark at night so the flashlights get used a lot. You were delightful guests. Thank you so much.
New, Private Detached Studio
+1 831 250 7490
Carmel Central Coast California

couples retreat paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
We had such a great time staying this studio, it was very clean and the bed was super comfortable! The owners were so friendly to us and our dog, they were very accommodating with tons of complementary snacks and beverages. The walk to town was not far at all and the neighborhood was very quite. The property is loved and it shows! We will DEFINITELY be returning to this oasis of relaxation.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sam and Carlie - and Congratulations on your engagement.
Glad you found everything to your liking and have a nice memory of Carmel for such a milestone. We certainly loved Lars; he's a great dog. We really do love our home and continue to improve things (we can't stop!). Sylvia and Tim
New, Private Detached Studio
+1 831 250 7490
Carmel Central Coast California

Great little get away!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Tim and Sylvia thought everything when it comes to this cute little bungalow in Carmel. We immediately felt comfortable and were surprised how private the unit was. The location is great as you can easily walk to town in a few minutes. We could also get to Monterey and PG in just minutes. We had perfect weather, wine and food. We only wish our stay could have been longer. Thank you for the wine and snacks you left for us! And thank you for mailing back to me my forgotten clothes. We hope to see you soon!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Michelle and Joe, Just FYI, I've mailed back clothes, cell phones, make up kits, etc. Not a problem. You were a pleasure to have here - and to talk to. Some of our guests remain invisible to us (as we are to all of our guests although we are available). Others like interaction and our recommendations about what to do, where to eat or just interesting tidbits about Carmel. Guests' privacy and comfort is the main priority. Thanks so much! Sylvia and Tim
P.S. Had you left ALL your clothes you'd have had a perfect excuse for some shopping in San Francisco afterwards. Oh well.
New, Private Detached Studio
+1 831 250 7490
Carmel Central Coast California
Brooklyn, NY

Wonderful Dog Friendly Casita with Luxury Touches

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We were completely thrilled with our stay at the lovely cozy casita. We stayed in the more populated Carmel, but spent our days hiking in Big Sur, and it was a nice combination. The casita was tiny, but had really beautiful, high quality touches like a very comfortable bed with high count sheets and gorgeous paintings, woodwork and floors. We are two women and have a 60 pound dog and found the size just perfect. There is a great private deck for hanging out and its a 10 minute walk to town. Sylvia was very welcoming and helpful and stocked the fridge with all sorts of goodies. Our visit there really helped make the vacation great!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tricia and Kerry (and sweet Ruby whose photo is now next to Scooter's). It's a perfect space for two people and even a fairly large dog as well. Glad you appreciated the luxury touches - tiny it is but it's luxurious, quiet and private. We appreciate your taking the time to post a review. Sylvia and Tim
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Availability & Rates

Carmel Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Aug 11 - Aug 17
2 nights
Christmas - New Year's
Dec 20 - Dec 31
2 nights
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Feb 2 - Feb 7
2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes One pet (or two if small). Pet fee paid in cash on arrival (not taxed) at $10/pet per night.

Our usual minimum stay is two nights but during events it's three nights. Maximum stay - one week.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Carmel Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All marble; newly redone in October 2013; lots of storage
  • Spacious with tub/shower, vanity and loads of storage. Stocked with lotions, soaps, toiletries, iron, hair dryer. Thick luxurious towels.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Memory Foam; very comfy. Luxury linens.
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
If there are any surprises they are likely to be pleasant ones. This is an exceptional value. A true petite retreat where you can feel pampered without having to spend a small fortune.
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