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New, Private Detached Studio

Sylvia Savage

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Sylvia Savage

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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New, Private Detached Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Carmel Studio Rental Photos and Description

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.

Booking only on the vrbo site; if you want to reserve just make a booking request. Or, if you're not sure and have questions, just call.


An immaculate, compact and exceptionally well designed space - just 200 sf (basically a bedroom, mini 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).

One luggage rack at foot of bed; if you have large luggage we can store it for you. There is a hanging closet plus several empty shelves.

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.

Smoking allowed outside on the patio only.

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 really small. Pet fee is $10/night per dog - not included in the rental charge but paid in cash on arrival (keeps the option open and avoids tax). 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 (it's too small for a long stay unless it's a single person).

Payment Details:

NO cleaning fee. Our rental agreement asks only that when leaving that you put your trash in the outside barrels and leave any permanent cups/glasses you used on the counter.

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%. However, we will credit the retained deposit towards a future reservation (once).


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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sylvia Savage (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Sylvia Savage

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

Why Sylvia Savage chose Carmel

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.

What makes this studio unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 112 traveler reviews

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New, Private Detached Studio
average rating of 4.973214 based on 112 reviews
Palo Alto, Ca

Lovely Carmel Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit to Carmel and really enjoyed staying in Sylvia and Tim's lovely cottage. It is in a great location just far enough away from the tourist activity to be peaceful and near enough to walk to town and all the restaurants and shops. Sylvia and Tim provided us with treats, wine and all the comforts of home. Our dog Rosie also enjoyed staying there and was really happy to be able to go to the beach 3 days in a row! Thank you for making our trip so nice.


Karen and Paul

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosie, being a water dog, had to love the beach! You were such great guests and we're so glad you liked the location and goodies. Much appreciate the review. Thanks, Sylvia and Tim

Wonderful stay

  • of 5

My daughter and I came to Carmel to get away for a couple of days. Property Owners were friendly, welcoming, and very respectful of our privacy. Studio was clean and quiet, just what I was hoping it would be. Lovely neighborhood and walking path into town.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elena and Zoe, it was so lovely to see a mother/daughter getaway. More people should do what you did! It was a pleasure to help make your stay a good one. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. Sylvia and Tim

A Wonderful Getaway Spot!

  • of 5

Silvia and Tim's cottage is like a home away from home. It's incredibly peaceful, comfortable and private. Silvia and Tim a gracious hosts who are available for anything you need, but are also respectful of your privacy. The cottage is also very close to downtown Carmel, the beach, and many hikes. I would definitely recommend it over a hotel and for couples of all ages.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erica and Alex, and yes, it's stocked with amenities like home would be. More cozy and private than a hotel for sure. You were great guests; thanks!

Perfect little get away!

  • of 5

This place was perfect! Cozy for a couple with everything you need plus the privacy of not staying at a hotel and for almost the same price! Sylvia and Tim were amazing! They were very helpful but never intruded on our space. I would definitely recommend to friends and family

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, many advantages vs a hotel. Thanks for that comment. Many have told us that they much prefer the uniqueness, privacy etc. of a vacation rental. Glad you enjoyed it. Sylvia and Tim

Cozy and thoughtfully sweet

  • 5 of 5

The place: Our stay in Carmel was a gift from our kids who know that Carmel by the Sea is one of our favorite places to travel to. We really can't add much more to what has already been said about our accommodations. It is exactly as described and had many extra thoughtful amenities that were a pleasant surprise. What also made it extra special was being able to travel with our canine companion, Charlie.

We are both in our 60's and the pleasant walk to downtown through neighborhoods and parks was not a challenge. We were met by our gracious host, Syvlia, who was a wealth of information.

The area: Aside from all the galleries and restaurants that can be found in Carmel proper the surrounding area has lots to offer. Although, we stayed during 3 of the stormiest days of the year, we still had a great Carmel experience. You can't beat the "feel" that this area has to offer. Like Santa Fe and other special places throughout the world, there is a certain light that is unique to Carmel that is an inspiration for so many artists and persons that wish to soak it up. This can also be said of the designs of the homes. Holy cow. You have to see them to truly understand.

This rental is a great base from which to see so many of the sites that this area has to offer. It is a short drive north to 17 Mile Drive and Monterey with Cannery Row and the aquarium. Another short drive south offers Point Lobos State Reserve, an amazing place to hike through magical trees, watch whales breaching in the ocean, Sea Lions on the beach and awesome views where the ocean meets the rocky shoreline. We drove to Big Sur on the stormiest day and were able to experience seeing the waves crashing against the coastline. We were thrilled to have had this unique experience.

I would certainly recommend staying at this property and would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are champions for having a great attitude! Yes, three stormy days and lots of wind and rain. Very unusual. But it didn't stop you! So glad you found the studio cozy and Carmel charming. We enjoyed having you and Charlie here. This is such a dog friendly town! And you're right - there is such an abundance of natural beauty that even the weather can't diminish. Many thanks for the comprehensive review. Sylvia and Tim

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property! Sylvia and Tim were great. Sylvia gave us a lot of helpful information regarding Carmel! The unit was clean and had all the essentials. We will definitely recommend this property and stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tamara, thank you. Very sweet of you to take the time. Glad you were happy. That makes us happy too. Sylvia and Tim


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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Carmel Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 10 2015 - Aug 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year's
Dec 21 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.

If you cancel within 30 days we will credit the retained deposit to a future stay (one time only).

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.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All marble; newly redone in October 2013; lots of storage
  • Marble walk in shower, vanity and loads of storage. Stocked with lotions, soaps, toiletries, iron/board, hair dryer and lighted makeup mirror. Thick luxurious towels.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Memory Foam; very comfy. Luxury linens.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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