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Garden Studio in the heart of downtown Carmel.

Bedrooms 1
Space 340 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Ann Hougham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

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 Southeast 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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Southeast Carmel Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • $200 security deposit at check in. will be returned if no problems. Well behaved pet welcome with $100 pet deposit. Bring beds for pet!
  • Cancellation Policy....50% deposit required at booking. 25% of deposit is nonrefundable. the rest of the deposit refundable min. 60 days from check in
  • Please do not auto book! Conversation is helpful with length of stay than can be done in 24 hour autobook turn around. Owner checks email once a day
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
  • 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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(33 traveler reviews)

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Garden Studio in the heart of downtown Carmel.
average rating of 4.878788 based on 34 reviews

Just what the doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about my month long stay here. The garden setting was beautiful. Woke up to the sounds of birds every morning and steps from the nearest coffee house. The studio was a warm, comfortable and inviting space to come home to after days of hiking, and beach time and wandering the streets and alleyways of Carmel. Town was a block away for bite.

Ann was great. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfy, & Clean...Absolutely Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes you just need a "soft place to fall" and this special little studio fit that bill perfectly for me! From the moment I stepped through the door, I felt the warmth and love that Ann has devoted to making both her rental and its occupants feel right at home. She is one of the BEST hosts that I've had the pleasure of dealing with during my many years of using VRBO and would stay in her lovely place again in a heartbeat! Thank you Ann for making my stay a truly wonderful experience that I will treasure forever. I highly recommend this storybook studio for rest, relaxation, and reflection, as well as enjoying all the shops, restaurants, and surrounding beauty that Carmel has to offer. Rain or shine, you are guaranteed to have a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corte Madera, California

Charming, Peaceful and Perfectly Located

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at this lovely studio for a couple of months now, and this is my second return trip. There will be more for sure. The studio is charming, comfortable, clean and well appointed, and has everything my pups and I need, including a fully fenced in garden for them to go and play Indiana Jones and be safe. Although attached to the main house, it has its own separate entrance, and enjoys quiet and privacy.

It is perfectly located in a quiet residential area just one block from the main shopping & dining area of Carmel. I have loved being able to just leave the car parked and walk everywhere in Carmel.

Ann is a genuinely friendly host, and she has done everything possible to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. I am truly glad and grateful to have met her, and to have found this hidden gem of a studio, which I wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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scottsdale arizona usa

AZ Getaway

  • 4 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Ann's Studio. Was there for the month of September and

loved exploring Carmel, and walking and walking, and walking! Tho the place is small

for a month, I was usually gone from dawn to dusk! I loved taking the local bus all over,

and did not need a car. Got to P Grove, Big Sur, Carmel Mission, Mission Ranch,

Crossroads Center, and took in a wonderful concert at Sunset Center. So great to be a block from town and the bus. Would go again, but maybe for a shorter time.

Cottage had everything you need, WiFi, TV, etc. Loved the beach also!

Thanks for a great stay, Ann!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 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: October 2015
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 4.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund