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.
A compact and exceptionally well designed space - just 200 sf (basically a bedroom, kitchenette and bath) 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.
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.
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 medium dog. Two OK if tiny as there is room for only one pet bed. Pet fee is $10/night per dog - not included in the rental charge but paid in cash on arrival.
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.
NO cleaning fee.
Security Deposit: $100 refundable security deposit if you book with vrbo. If you book directly with us we don't charge a security deposit but do retain your credit card information in case of damage.
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 you book online with vrbo you'll pay a % 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: If you cancel sixty days prior to arrival deposit is refunded in full. Fifty nine to thirty days prior: 50% refund. Within thirty days no refund. Any deposit kept is credited to a future stay.
COTTAGE LOCATION DETAILS:
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
Long time Carmel residents -more than fifty years between us. One retired art gallery owner and one retired custom home builder. We can't imagine living anywhere else. But, we love to travel...this picture was taken along the Tuscan coast when we hiked the five towns on the Cinqueterra. Having a cozy, private place to call home when you're away makes a trip even better. That's why we've made the studio so sweet. There are enough amenities to make it a great home base for a long stay.
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.