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Beach Front Cottages with Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Whalers Cottage

Guests will enjoy the rich history of whaling, dairy operations, abalone fishing, and canning which were among many thriving business that A.M. Allan operated on this historic property dating back to 1898. This two-level home is perfectly situated to maximize the views of Point Lobos and is just a few steps to Monastery Beach — famous for diving and pounding ocean swells. Take pleasure in the sweeping panoramic ocean views of Point Lobos and a white sand beach as your backyard. Scuba divers come from far and wide to enjoy the kelp forests, otters, seals, whales and other wildlife found in the waters off Monastery Beach. Hardwood floors, fireplace and large glass panels blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. 3 cottages on property. Two 2 bedroom one 3 bedroom.

Keywords: Beach Front Property, ON THE BEACH, Ocean Views of Point Lobos Monastery Beach. Cottages sleep 6 or 14 with all three.

More Details

Patrick & Sara Whisler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Patrick & Sara Whisler

Family owned property since the 1800's.

Patrick & Sara Whisler purchased this cottage in 1898

What makes this cottage unique

Historic cottages located all alone on ocean bluff with wildlife and beach-front walking trail offer a one of a kind vacation! Cottages are only steps from Monastery Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Frequent so-happy visitor

Carmel has always been a favorite place - and for about twenty years, every time I go to Carmel, I make an effort to stay only in this wonderful property. I have stayed just a week, and taken the house for a month at a time a number of times. Both are fantastic.

It is just outside town, feels extremely private, with a wonderful view of Point Lobos and of the water. There is a beach just off the private yard, and a very long trail along the beach or up on a trail that leads into Carmel.

Honestly, everyone I have ever gone there with spends most of the time cooking meals, sitting around on the decks outside or sitting around in front of the fire inside. Be sure to ask for two loads of wood, because you won't want to leave the house very often!

· By Texas visitor from Fort Worth, Texas on 2/11/2010 for a stay in 1/1/2010 Whalers Cottage #2
Dec 2009
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Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 Downstairs - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub- Laundry in this bathroom also
    Bathroom 2- upstairs - toilet , Shower and addtional sink in Master Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bdrm upstairs - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Ocean View- Has shower and sink in room
    Bedroom 2- Two Twins Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3- Two Twins Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into King bed if requested
  • 1 King size bed, 4 twin beds. We can push and strap together with convert-a-king kit, ask for details(downstairs bedroom only) 2 bedrooms upstairs, 1 bedroom downstairs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing


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Beach Front Cottages with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 33 reviews

A Perfect vacation spot for lasting family memories

  • 5 of 5

Whaler's cottage was an outstanding choice for our family vacation.

Planning family trips is hard enough to coordinate, but this trip made all of our efforts more than worthwhile as Whaler's helped provide those lasting memories we were looking for.

The layout of the cottage was exactly a fit for myself and my son's family.

Rooms were the right size.

Kitchen and bath facilities were great.

Bed and bedding were very nice.

Kitchen wares, tv's, internet....all in place.

The deck was so incredibly nice.

But there are really two things that make this cottage an incredible stay:

That long dining room table with its incredible view of the ocean

The 2 minute walk to the beach

There was no boredom for the grandkids with the view out to the ocean with its constant "otter watch" to the easy trips down the path to the beach.

And, of course, we adults enjoyed each relaxing moment.

The location of the cottage makes trips to Point Lobos, Big Sur and Carmel a snap.

It was simply a perfect family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind words , please come back soon! Whisler Riley Properties
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Perfectly Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is the perfect get away without losing convenience to nearby Carmel and Monterrey. The privacy and views are just amazing! It was exciting to see the scenery change from day to day according to the weather. The owners are great to work with and went above and beyond to help us out in any way we needed. Beautiful, homey cottage that felt so comfortable!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lodi, CA

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Whaler Cottage was indeed right on the beach and just a lovely little cottage. We spent many hours just hanging out watching the whales and dolphins right in front of us on a daily basis. They came in the morning and again in the evening. Imagine walking into your dining room, sitting down, looking out the big windows and there is a whale tail going in for a dive!! Several whales even breached for us and we were very, very impressed! Also had adorable sea otters in the kelp all day (until the whales showed up) and they are wonderful little critters to watch. I highly recommend this location. Then again, maybe I shouldn't because we want to keep going back. Can't wait until next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much ! Glad you experienced so much marine wildlife, it is a very special place. Please come back soon, Whisler-Riley Properties
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Amazingly Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at the Whaler's Cottage late at night. Exhausted from our travels we just wanted to relax. We opened the door to our cottage and there was a full moon over the glittering ocean... panoramic view because the back of the house is all windows. We started a fire in the fireplace, plopped on the comfy couch and watched the full moon reflect on the waves. It was perfect!! The next morning we saw two whales right in our backyard. This cottage was clean and convenient to all places. Big Sur was closed, and will be for another 2 years, so that was disappointing. However, just hanging out in the backyard, collecting shells on the beach was perfect for us. We could have filled our days for weeks upon end there. Between Point Lobos State Park being within walking distance, Carmel only a few miles away, and just he drive down California 1, we had a blast! I couldn't say enough about how special this place was. The only drawback is that Monastary Beach is not a swimmable beach. It has a very dangerous undertow and we were advised to not even step foot in it. Otherwise, a perfect place to call home!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are always apprehensive when booking a vacation rental online from photos however the Whaler's Cottage was everything we could have asked for.

The night before our arrival we stayed at Post Ranch which has always been one of our favorite getaways however as much as we loved Post the Cottage was so enchanting from the time we drove down the private road. The house is immaculate. I must say I am a cootie freak and I was perfectly at ease and comfortable in the home. The beds and linens were super comfortable..the kitchen and baths well equipped. We were even able to order fire wood waiting for us so we had the fireplace going every day.

What is really amazing however is the location. Extremely private in a large fenced property with two other houses right on the beach. The views out every window and the sound of the waves were mesmerizing. To be able to step out your door and take a stroll on the beach is well worth the rental cost. There is also a public walkway that starts next to the property that leads along the beach right to the center of Carmel which we absolutely loved.

Obviously we can't say enough about what this family has preserved generation to generation and we felt privileged to be allowed to share it even for a few days.

We will definitely be returning as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Independence, Missouri

.....And then there was the Whaler's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Although we have vacationed in Carmel many, many times over the past 30+ years, this is the first time we have stayed at The Whaler's Cottage. And from now on, whenever we return, we will never stay anywhere else if given the chance. The beauty of it is, you usually have to get out the tour brochures and drive to scenic outlooks. When staying at this cottage, you're actually living in them! It is heaven on earth. It is comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, laundry and nice bed linens. This historic old property is just lovely and the owners have made it feel like home. We were there in November and every day brought new sea life which was a lot of fun. Dolphins, seals, pelicans, beautiful sunsets......truly wonderful. Do not hesitate to book this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your generous and kind review. Please come back to stay with us soon, always welcome! The Whisler/Riley Family
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Linens $160
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $245
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Add $195 to bring up to two dogs.
$500 Security Deposit in addition to rental fees.
6 guests only this includes infants and children no exceptions.
60 day cancellation 90% deposit refund
59 day cancellation $500 deposit not refundable
Holiday/Event rates not listed, please contact owner for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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