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Carol Marshall

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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A CHARMING RETREAT

Monterey Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

This property is a small cottage retreat near the Monterey/PG area. It’s easily accessible to all locations on the Peninsula.

This is a private stand alone cottage in the back of the property. In the Living area there’s a queen bed, new couch, reading chair and TV. It all fits perfectly in the space. Also there’s a small kitchen with a stovetop, refrigerator and microwave. We encourage light cooking. Coffee pot and grinder are provided with decaf and reg. coffee beans from TJ’s.

The interior of the cottage is made of old redwood bat and board. It’s decorated and painted tastefully. It was built in the 1940’s. It has lots of windows and staying there is very inspiring and peaceful. We’ve been told the cottage has a history of John Steinbeck visiting the property so as you can tell it’s not new construction. Please note if you need new “Its not”. But we feel it’s charming and are always in the process of improving it. We have recently installed new carpeting in the main room along with a beautiful couch and a flat screen TV. We have recently added Netflix’s.

The bed is very comfortable, firm but with a soft topper. The sheets are 100% cotton as are the towels. Lots of cute dishes, pans, and a teapot with variety of new teas are provided.

In the cottage there’s an adorable fireplace with a Buck Stove insert so on cold nights you can have a fire. In case you don’t want to deal with a fireplace there’s a very efficient wall heater.

The bathroom was updated a few yrs ago with a new smaller Jacuzzi bath tub .

There’s also a heater in the bathroom. I also always provide Crabtree and Evelyn products for out guests..

We are located in the sun belt of Monterey/PG. We are high on the hilltop in a quiet residential neighborhood. We’re the last to get the fog if it comes in. We are located at a dead end street so there’s little traffic. The parking is right in front of our house. We love to garden so the yard is beautiful with lots of hydrangeas, camellia’s, lots of plants and trees. Plus many beautiful garden ornaments throughout. There’s also garden path lighting as well as sensor lighting to guide guests back to the cottage.

When staying at the cottage guests come and go as they please. We have had this house for a few years and just moved to the area a year ago. We have a dog and two cats. The dog has her own part of the yard so no one really sees her. The kitties are sometimes in the yard but we don’t let them come in the cottage.

The cottage is towards the back of the property and it has a separate entrance so we really never see guests except to wave and say “Hello”. There is also an enclosed private brick patio right out in front of the cottage door with two gates. It’s an easy walk to Safeway and Trader Joe’s and there are some nice restaurants within walking distance.

It’s a short drive to major destinations on the Monterey peninsula. We offer 2 Unlimited passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium which which is close by.

I have a binder of restaurants, some activites in the area and local attractions.

If you have a third party (small adult or child) there is a loft above the queen bed

which needs a ladder to get up and into. We recommend 2 people staying here but a 3rd can be added. 4 people is a little too many for this small space.

Pls contact us in advance to discuss arrangements re: loft so we can have bedding put up there. There will be an extra fee for use of the loft.

Rates can be slightly higher during major events and we prefer a two night minimum for stays. One night is possible if that’s all the time you have.

We do ask for a Reservation Form which asks for a few of your details. It helps us to double check and make sure that dates of upcoming stay are correct and that we both are in agreement on upcoming stay.

The calendar is up to date – and we always interested in bookings in advance or last minute bookings. Please feel free to contact us.

Please come, stay and enjoy the Monterey Peninsula!!

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Carol Marshall

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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A Charming Retreat
average rating of 4.818182 based on 120 reviews
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A Charming Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p900334
+1 707 315-4000
Monterey Central Coast California
Yuba City, CA, hotter than Hades
5

Gull Cottage - Oh So Charming!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My granddaughter and I had a wonderful time at Gull cottage. Everything was so lovely, clean, and furnished with all the comforts of home. I enjoyed sitting on the patio in the evenings and mornings. It was quiet, relaxing, and peaceful. The cottage is so tastefully decorated and everything was designed to make the visitor comfortable. The garden area is so cheerful with its variety of plants, flowers, garden icons and pathways. I was born in the ‘old’ Carmel hospital on Highway 1 eons ago and raised on the peninsula. Staying at Gull cottage was like coming home for me! Also, the location is perfect for zipping to just about anywhere in the area. An added bonus was the complimentary Monterey Bay Aquarium passes. What a treat! I very much enjoyed meeting Carol and Alan who are ‘salt of the earth’ folks and am so grateful for their warm hospitality. I cannot wait to return. Little Emma is already making plans!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments!
It was a pleasure meeting both you and Emma. So glad
you enjoyed staying at the cottage.
We'd love to have you both come again!!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
A Charming Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p900334
+1 707 315-4000
Monterey Central Coast California
Manteca, California
5

We Loved It!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
This is aqctually our second time statying at the cottage. The first time everything was perfect, the cottage, the weather and then I got very will and had to cut our trip short. I was so disappo0inted. We went for our 3rd anniversary hardly got to enjoy our trip. I emailed Carol to let her know we were leaving and she was very concerned. She actually offered our next trip to us for FREE!! She was amazing. We definately enjoyed ourselves this next time around. The fireplace and the tub were my favorites!! I felt comfortable and wouldn't change a thing!! Thanks Carol for a great place to stay:)
Owner's Response: When Erica called me after her stay at Gull Cottage, she informed me that they had spent their entire vacation at the emergency room. Previously She had been in touch with me for months carefully paying for this trip.
I felt so bad, when I found out i offered them redo....I haven't ever done this before......but just felt this was a special incident.
So glad the second time was perfect......!
Thanks for the nice comment Erica...
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
A Charming Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p900334
+1 707 315-4000
Monterey Central Coast California
London England
5

Heavenly Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
we travelled many miles along the beatiful coast road ,it got very late and dark,but thanfully the sat nav aka gps was really good,we arrived in a pretty little road ,the children were all returning to there homes after a halloween party ,i felt so tired but happy to be in a safe envirament,but the best was to come,we walked through the gate to a pretty garden all lit up with fairy lights,through an arch way to a pretty little cottage..
Iknow it sounds twee but we just said wow.what a welcome the cottage was quaint and warm.a big sofa lots of cushions the gas kettle whistles when its boiled the pretty ornaments,the box of differant teas,the lovely deep bath.big cosy bed ,then the little private garden ,and of course the owners who were so kind made america for me this is a big recommend ,as they say go do it..
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Babs and Steve....
We are so glad the cottage was here for you after your long ride up on Hwy 1. You must have stayed Halloween night and the kids were returning home...So glad the cottage felt comfy and cozy during your stay.
We love to hear that!!
Please come again when you're in the States!!
Carol and Alan
business
A Charming Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p900334
+1 707 315-4000
Monterey Central Coast California
5

Perfect hideaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We stayed here for three nights with our 2 year old. It was a great place! Read carefully the description and know this is really a studio apartment - tiny but cozy and adorable. It was well cared-for and had just about anything we'd need for a short stay. I have stayed in places with more kitchen supplies, but then again they were places with bigger kitchens. This is more of a place for simple meals - pastas, simple sauces, oatmeal, etc.
If it sounds like I'm being critical, I'm not - I'm just trying to make sure people approach this wonderful space with the right expectations.
The owner is sweet and knowledgeable, and shares tips on favorite eateries etc.
There is a tiny cat named Sprout who is THE FRIENDLIEST CAT ever. I am not a cat person, but I was ready to sneak her away :) My 2 year old was in heaven! He wanted her to sleep in his pack n play!
The bed is so comfortable!
The location is great - about a mile from the Aquarium in a nice neighborhood. Grocery store and shops are a 5 minute walk away. A playground is even closer.
Free passes to the Aquarium - AWESOME!

A great place and we hope to return. I hope this review is helpful to others.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. Well said about the details of the cottage and what we provide including a cute white calico cat who is just full of love and sweetness. Please come again when your out this way!!
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
A Charming Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p900334
+1 707 315-4000
Monterey Central Coast California
Sacramento
5

Lovely, affordable stay at Gull Cottage.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Gull Cottage in September. I did quite a bit of research on where my family of three (me, husband, and 2 year old) would stay and this, by far, is the best bet for the money. The pictures and description accurately describe the quaintness of the cottage. It gave us enough room that our daughter could sleep in the pack and play near the kitchen and we could have our own space near the bed. The cottage is located on the backside of the owner’s property, but felt fairly separate. The neighborhood is quiet.

We really enjoyed the two passes to the Aquarium (a savings of $70 per day). This allowed us to spend two hours at the Aquarium on Friday and again on Saturday, which didn’t overwhelm our little one. It’s an easy drive to Cannery Row. If it was just the two of us, we might have opted to walk down (and back up) the Hill to Cannery Row to get some exercise. It was super easy to get to Pacific Grove, which has an adorable downtown and terrific restaurants (we loved Pepper’s). We spent our last day in Carmel at the beach (eat breakfast/brunch at Katy’s). Staying in Gull Cottage was just what we needed for an affordable long weekend in Monterey. One last thing, Carol is very friendly and gives plenty of well-thought-out directions on how to enjoy your stay in the Cottage, which I found extremely helpful.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your generous and friendly comments regarding your stay at Gull Cottage.
It's great to read that you guys and your little one had a wonderful time.
We would love to have you come again!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Jose or San Francisco Airports
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Carmel Beach or Asilomar Beach
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pebble Beach/ Spy Glass
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many nice restaurants - close
Car: necessary

Close to many nice attractions of the Monterey Bay.....

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Carmel town - fun window shopping and the Beach

Carmel Valley - great restaurants/ golfing and more

Monterey - museums - great farmers market

Other Activities: Kayaking, Shopping, Boating, Whale watching

Golf: Monterey Bay has some of the best Golf Courses in world. Pebble Beach, Spy Glass and more......pricey to play but I have heard It is worth it!

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Monterey Cottage Rental Rates

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$1,155
$2,570
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Amenities

Monterey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Smaller bathtub with jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Studio with kitchen - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed in same room as Living Area, has spacious feel which is very comfortable. Loft above queen bed is full size. Access with a ladder. Must be able to climb up and into bed. Once up there it is very comfortable. It's nice as an extra sleeping space.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • forests
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
Notes:
Hanging loft located above queen bed. Loft if mostly for smaller adults or can be for children above the age of 5 or 7. Ladder provided which guests needs to climb up to sleep. It is very comfortable. Loft can be viewed in the photo of the room.
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