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Chuck and Diane Elliott

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

Out of the Blue: Nautical theme of authentic Carmel. Walk to downtown and beach.

20 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

Carmel Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Please call 831-625-5345 or Email cbigd@sbcglobal.net for other times and rates.

Out of the Blue' is a charming two bedroom/two bath cottage at the gateway to beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. The unique nautical theme throughout Out of the Blue introduces you to authentic Carmel. You will enjoy the benefits of the Carmel lifestyle including walking to the town and white sand beaches, the Forest Theatre and wonderful restaurants.

Graced with beautiful large windows and abundant flowers cascading from window boxes, this home is a true Carmel beauty. Diane has put her unique decorator touch on the whole house beginning with the front entry. A handmade Dutch door created with stained glass greets each guest. Sea life mosaic stepping stones are embedded in the beautiful blue entry tile. A large mosaic on the wall welcomes you.Blue carpet leads to the upper level where you will be delighted with the many windows, bright sunshine, and distant ocean view through the Monterey pines.

The spacious upper level, decorated with whitewashed wicker, is warm and inviting in wonderful colors of blue, turquoise, jade and white. The hardwood floors throughout add to the beauty and warmth There is a gas-burning stone fireplace to keep you cozy on cool nights. The entertainment center features a flat screen HDTV with streaming Internet, including Netflix. The dining table seats six and has a filtered view of lacy redwoods with the Pacific and Point Lobos in the distance. The newly remodeled kitchen features two more of Diane's beautiful mosaics that complement the handmade blue tile counter tops in the kitchen.

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The window seat forms an inviting nook for reading and relaxing.

There is a large deck overflowing with flowers on the top level with seating and a small table for beverages or snacks.

The upper bedroom is unique with a turquoise wrought iron bed frame in the form of a seashell. All of the furniture was custom made for the room and is adorned with turquoise seashell handles and legs. Beautiful bedding and nautical stained-glass lamps as well as original water colors and an HDTV complete the room.

The lower bedroom is decorated in blue and white with white wicker furniture and a king-size bed. A cozy corner fireplace with unique mosaic design by local artists adds warmth and charm to this beautiful master suite. There is an HDTV for your enjoyment. The large, tiled bathroom is airy and bright.

'Out of the Blue' has a lovely enclosed backyard with used brick patio and lush plants. There are tables, chairs and a chiminea on the patio for relaxing and outdoor entertaining, along with a gas barbecue.

Five short blocks finds you in the heart of town with Carmel's quaint shops, beautiful art galleries, and excellent restaurants. Carmel beach is only a ten-minute walk from the house. It is a great way to get exercise and have fun too! Forest Theatre is just around the corner, and Mission Trails Park (great hiking) is five minutes away.

Come and experience the charm of 'Out of the Blue!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chuck and Diane Elliott (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

About Chuck and Diane Elliott

Our romance began in 1961 when Diane came to Carmel at age 22 to be a 4th grade teacher at Carmel River School. Out of the Blue, she met Chuck who had just left the Navy's Blue Angels and was enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School. In 1964 we were married and began a life together. Through the years, as a Navy family, we lived many places, but always returned to Carmel to visit our old friends and to bask in the beauty of the area.

Chuck and Diane Elliott purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Chuck and Diane Elliott chose Carmel

Of course, we always wished we had bought a place when we first lived here, and never really thought we would ever own a home in Carmel. But finally Out of the Blue we made the big step and bought our special spot in May 2000

What makes this cottage unique

We hope you enjoy our home and this beautiful area, and will return many times. Chuck and Diane Elliott

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a perfect Carmel hideaway this home is!



Out of the Blue is a lovely, cozy & convenient place to stay. We’d love to come back some time!



Chris & Dick



Dover, MA
Feb 2012
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Out of the Blue: Nautical theme of authentic Carmel. Walk to downtown and beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 124 reviews
5

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming house well equipped with all things necessary for a relaxing stay in Carmel.

It is located on one of the main streets but it was not noisy at all. If you choose to walk downtown there is a sidewalk- walking back up may be a bit steep but not too bad. Easy access to Route 1 and the 17 Mile Drive with its golf courses.

The owners made us feel most welcome and we highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Louisville,Ky
5

Charm galore

  • 5 of 5

Out of The Blue is a true reflection of the town in which it is located...charming! Attention to detail abounds thought the home, and there is comfort too...nice beds with fine linens, plush chairs etc. Every nook in the house is cozy and inviting. The town of Carmel is a short walk away which is an added bonus; and the beach is not too far provided you are physically fit and can walk up hills. Kudos to the owners who have made this home available to those of us that can only dream what it is like to live in this heavenly place !

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Derrick and Mona, Thank you for the glowing review of "Out of the Blue." We are so happy you had a wonderful time in the house and enjoyed discovering the charm of this enchanting town. We hope you are able to return in the near future, and we will certainly welcome you with open arms. With much appreciation, Diane and Chuck
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5

Out of this world

  • 5 of 5

Out of the blue is out of the world. Great place to stay in carmel. Close to route 1 and a close drive to the beach. Just wish it was walking distance to the beach. You may be able to walk to the beach, but due to the large hill, getting back up would be challenging for most.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA USA
5

Beautiful place, great location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Out of the Blue! The cottage was charming and well stocked with linens, kitchen supplies, even spices. The location was just a short walk into town and a shorter drive to Highway One. And the neighbors were extremely friendly and helpful. We felt like we were at home. This was our second visit to Carmel and hope it won't be the last.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Out of the Blue and would highly recommend the property to anyone visiting Carmel.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to start! This was our second stay in Carmel. The first time, it was just me and my husband and we stayed at a quaint little place a little up the road from this house. This time, we had my five-year old with me, who exclaimed: "I don't think I'd be able to go back home, mom." He is already asking us everyday when we'll go back to Out of the Blue. The house is perfect! We were pleasantly surprised with the books and games and blocks stocked for the little ones. I can't imagine staying anywhere else next year when we visit again. My son has already declared he is foregoing Disney to say in Carmel at Out of the Bule. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Farin. We look forward to your return! Chuck and Diane
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Monterey
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Many
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
CA 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Carmel
Car: recommended

Hike the magnificent trails of Point Lobos State Park. Drive the Spectacular coast highway south to the redwoods of Big Sur. Experience the stunning view from Nepenthe Restaurant. Enjoy the sunset from the incomparable Highlands Inn. Walk the world famous Carmel beach. Stroll through downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Enjoy the unparalleled art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Cruise the beautiful 17-mile drive through the Del Monte Forest. Immerse yourself in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Visit the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas. Golf the many gorgeous courses of the Monterey Peninsula. Enjoy one of the special events held throughout the year.

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Rates & Availability

Carmel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
$7,100
 
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
30 night minimum stay
$10,000
 
 
September-October
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
November
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
December, January
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
February-March
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
April, May
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
30 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
June
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$7,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130
Refundable damage deposit $400

Please call Chuck or Diane at 831-625-5345 or Email cbigd@sbcglobal.net for shorter times and rates. Rates and cleaning fee are higher for more than 4 people..

Sorry, no pets. Out of the Blue is smoke free.

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Amenities

Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen sleeper sofa in the living room. Gas fireplace in lower bedroom. HDTV with DVR in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wireless high speed Internet, streaming Netflix, two fireplaces, deck with filtered ocean view, patio, beach gear, DVDs for adults and kids.

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