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Ann Hougham

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Garden Studio in the heart of downtown Carmel.

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights


Southeast Carmel Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, pullman kitchen ,1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3) on a large garden lot

Whimsical 1926 Studio apartment on a lovely, large, garden property. Located a stones throw from Carmel's main shopping district. Carmel City ordinance allows for one vistor per month and owner is fine with a 2 week rental at 1 guest/month. Quiet, but oh so close to everything that makes this hidewaya a wonderful vacation experience. Just one block finds you in the heart of the city. The Studio comes equipped with a queen tempurpedic bed and a comfy couch suitable for a restful night's sleep. Complementary WiFi and cable TV. Cozy pullman kitchen for light cooking. Outdoor garden patio.

Relax in the clawfoot bath tub (with shower) after a long day of exploring all that Carmel has to offer.

Off street parking for one car, two is possible if parked one behind each other.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Ann Hougham (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ann Hougham

Vineyard and winery owner. Two daughters both grown, married with babies. No animals as I travel :-)

Ann Hougham purchased this studio in 1994

Why Ann Hougham chose Carmel

It's a gem. It's small but on a large piece of land. Close to downtown but tranquil. It's what Carmel used to be in it's golden days. I'm so fortunate to be it's owner

What makes this studio unique

Large garden setting, you couldn't be closer to the city center, off street parking,

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your hospitality and the use of your studio. Our stay here was truly like a small preview of heaven. We can't wait to come back. Thank you again and best wishes to you!
Feb 2014
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Garden Studio in the heart of downtown Carmel.
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 30 reviews

Peaceful Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at this lovely spot. Everything was so clean and tidy and all the essentials were provided. The mattress was incredibly comfortable and the endless supply of hot water was impressive. The location was excellent as within one block of Carmel Plaza and the rest of the town. Our West Highland Terrier made himself right at home - aways a good sign! Ann was such a gracious hostess and was quick to supply candles when Carmel experienced a power failure. We also appreciated the windows which opened wide to allow in the sea breezes and hear the song birds in the early morning! We look forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a pleasure to have you here! Made me smile endlessly :-)
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Charm and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We found everything we needed in this perfectly located cottage. Clean, well accessorized and quiet! Sitting out on the patio was delightful in the mornings or for a glass of wine in the late afternoon. Just a crosswalk away from shopping and dining and an 8 minute walk to the beach. This is truly a California Beach Cottage and has been immaculately maintained. The shower was fantastic over the claw foot tub and plenty of hot water!!

The only bad thing is saying how great this is because we may have to fight to get a spot in the future!! THank you Ann for being so kind a hostess.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I was so happy with Ann's wonderful little cottage. It is clean, comfortable, cozy, cute and convenient to shopping and fine restaurants. My little dog and I enjoyed our walks to the beach as well as the beautiful and peaceful fenced yard. Having coffee on the patio was a nice beginning to my day. I truly felt at home and I look forward to my next stay. Thank you for everything, Ann.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel vacation paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I feel so lucky to have found Ann and her gem of a place to stay in the Carmel/Monterey Bay area. Perfect home base from which to visit Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, Garland Park in Carmel Valley, the Steinbeck Center in Salinas, the farmers market in Monterey, and of course all the pleasures of Carmel itself. We don't often return to the same spot twice, but the studio feels so homey, it's hard to resist. The previous guests hadn't told Ann about a shower plumbing problem and stovetop issue, but when we reported both, she was on it immediately. She's also generous with sharing tips that only the locals know about, like the best way to walk to the Carmel Mission & Carmel River State Beach from the cottage. We love having breakfast at the little table and chairs on the private patio. The Tempurpedic mattress and pillows and down comforter were luxurious. And we so appreciate being able to leave our car in the driveway and walk everywhere! Thank you, Ann, for creating just the right restorative experience for city-weary folks...!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My little Westie and I have spent a few months here and have enjoyed the peaceful ambience of this quintessential cottage. It is in a lovely peaceful garden setting which is kept very beautiful by Ann. She takes great pride in the lovely flowers, plants, trees of her special place. She is a warm and pleasant person. We have enjoyed the solitude, also the closeness to all of the shops as well as great walks to the ocean. I highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to simply enjoy the solitude of this incredibly special respite.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our Golden Retriever, enjoyed every magical moment in Ann's cottage. What a perfect place to soak in all the charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The location is simply perfect! It is close enough to town to walk to all the restaurants, shopping, wine tasting, etc. ...but once back to the private "nest" of a cottage, you're a world away! We loved being unplugged from our work a day lives and Beau was in HEAVEN! The yard is completely fenced in which allowed him to experience a real yard - something we don't have the luxury of in Manhattan Beach. That, and swimming at the beautiful beach, made for one happy pooch. Ann is beyond gracious and welcoming. We've already booked our return for later this year! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Course
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Flying Fish
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: not necessary

In the heart of downtown Carmel. Walk steps to town, a short walk to the beach. Park your car and leave it for your entire stay. The studio is on a large, tranquil garden lot but oh so close to everything.


Rates & Availability

Southeast Carmel Studio Rental Rates

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Year round
Apr 4 2015 - Sep 30 2016
14 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning deposit $200
Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $200

City ordinance forbids more than one rental per month with a 2 week minimum. The rate for a two week stay is $2,000. the rate for a month's stay is $2,700. Well trained small pets are welcome with an additional fee. Barking dogs will be reprimanded by the owner. Please bring their own beds.

Half at booking the rest on check in. Discount may be available for more than one months stay. Security and pet deposit check held and returned if no problem

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Southeast Carmel Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clawfoot bathtub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Studio - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , One large room and a seperate kitchen and a bath
  • Queen size Beds (1), And a Comfy sofa (not a sofa bed), vaulted ceiling, board and batt, cozy gas fireplace The Studio is fine for two adults and one child for a short amount of time however no pets with three people, please.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Studio Located One Block from Carmel Restaurants and Shops. Just park your car and walk to just about anything!

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