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Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) nestled within private estate & beautiful gardens

Popular with newly weds, artists and and couples seeking the perfect location to enjoy all that the Carmel area has to offer. Located within a gated private estate the stand-alone cottage offers a spacious open floor plan nestled within exceptional gardens , vegetable garden, fruit trees and grand views of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Walk to the Holly Farm. 1/2 mile drive to the Folktale Winery,vineyard and events. 3 miles to the Refuge.

Relax and enjoy all the attractions and landscape Monterey County has to offer in a valley setting with fresh air and great views.

The Cottage is minutes from Carmel-By-The Sea (10), Pebble Beach (15), Monterey (20), Monterey Bay Aquarium (25), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (15), Pacific Grove (25) and Big Sur (45). Numerous local winery tasting rooms can be found in the Carmel Valley area. Nearby Valley restaurants include The Cork Screw, Cafe Rustica, Jefferies Grill, Will's Fargo Steakhouse, Baja Cantina & Grill, and Lucia Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge. Carmel-By-The Sea restaurants abound.

Many of our guests remark about the great hiking opportunities nearby. Let us know your interests and we will do everything we can to make your stay exceptional. We live in the Big Ranch house nearby and spend virtually every spare moment thinking of ways to improve our 1 acre properties features.


In the early 1900's, when the main residence was constructed in an existing pear orchard, Carmel Valley was primarily agricultural. Today, Carmel Valley is dotted with homes, farms, ranches, vineyards shopping and restaurants. In the early 1900's, the property consisted of a Craftman-style main residence and at least four other structures, including the existing barn and a summer kitchen. From the time we acquired the property in 1993, we have worked to restore the property's elements to their original beauty while incorporating modern comforts. The Guest Cottage has been re-purposed from the former summer kitchen structure, retaining the history and charm of California history while offering cozy accommodations in a rural environment.

Keywords: Charming Cottage with open floor plan, Located just ten minutes inland from the ocean and Carmel Bay. Enjoy Carmel Valley's warmer micro-climate and Mountain views.

More Details

Linda Wheaton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Linda Wheaton

Owners Linda and Larry Wheaton have resided in Carmel Valley since Larry retired from a computer sales and marketing career. Larry grew up in the Monterey area and hiked over the hills separating Monterey and Carmel Valley as a kid. 'I quickly discovered that the best summer time micro-climate on the Peninsula was in Carmel Valley. So when I retired, Carmel Valley was the place we wanted to live'.

Linda Wheaton purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Linda Wheaton chose Central Coast California

We purchased our Farm House and out-buildings in Carmel Valley's in 1993 We were drawn to the location because of it's proximity to recreation, mountain views and weather. We have lovingly remodeled, replanted and rebuilt the gardens and updated the out-buildings much the way they were in the 1920's. Our children and grand-children now come here to ride the tractor, pick tomatoes, apples, apricots and otherwise enjoy the clear fresh air. Our guest cottage is the last out-building to be remodeled and is now our vacation rental.

What makes this cottage unique

Our location is close to Carmel-by-the-Sea but also is just minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Pacific Grove and Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. Jefferies, our favorite breakfast and lunch hang-out, is two minutes away while the Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company is just as close. But the larger Monterey County area is really what attracts people from all over the world. You can relax on our Guest Cottage Patio, resting from a busy day (eating an hors d'oeuvre you made with fresh tomatoes from the garden), and in 8 minutes be sitting at the piano bar at Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch wondering what to have for dinner.


Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Easy access to 120V and 240 V outlets for EV charging.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here to attend wedding events at the Holly Farm next door. It was absolutely perfect! Larry and Linda were excellent hosts and the cottage was everything we could have hoped for. I can't recommend this place enough---just hope we get the chance to go back at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage in Carmel Valley

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for 3 night while out daughter was getting married at Holly Farm. The location was perfect and he grounds were beautiful. The cabin itself was sparkling clean and very well equipped. We would definitely recommend to anyone 😀

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, charming, beautiful yard

  • 5 of 5

I love Rose Cottage. The owners are always available if needed but you also feel that you have your own little cottage away from everything. There is some street noise but you eventually don't notice it

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very sweet cottage with a beachy,nautical look.Comfortable bed with soft linens.Kitchen stocked just enough to cook for two,simple meals.Nice bathroom,beautiful copper sink! Quiet and private even with the owners right next store. Beautiful property and views.Love the outdoor living room and the fireplace. Grilled dinner one night while enjoying the fire. Perfect for food,wine and conversation. The owners gave us suggestions on restaurants,sightseeing etc.Lovely people! Hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage on beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and descriptions don't do it justice! The place was wonderful. The cottage was very comfortable and nicely appointed. Linda and Larry made us feel very welcome. Would highly recommend this property and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Slice of California Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, my family and I found a slice of California Paradise. Linda and Larry welcomed us onto their gorgeous property where we took up residence for two nights in the Rose cottage. The airy, bright space with white oversized furniture and eclectic decor was reminiscent of a spread in a Pottery Barn catalog yet void of any pretentiousness--just pure comfort and tranquility. The highlights included a sprawling garden bursting with vegetation and vibrant flowers, and an outdoor fireplace to curl up to and drink a glass of wine or roast marshmallows. Thank you to a lovely couple for the family memories we will cherish for a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey, CA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Baja Cantina and Resturant
Nearest Ferry
129 Miles
San Francisco, CA
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Rancho Canada Gold Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Salinas, CA
Nearest Motorway
5.4 Miles
Highway 1, Carmel Valley California
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Jeffery's Mid Carmel Valleyl
Nearest Ski
288 Miles
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Nearest Beach
6.2 Miles
Car: necessary

Many of our guests ask about the availability of location to hike and check out the areas World-class sights. Be sure to email or call us if there are questions you may have about added attractions or events that that may be "happening" during your stay. The (2) multi-entry guest passes we offer for you use at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are always available.


Rates & Availability

Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by owner
First nights rent of $300 USD required to confirm reservation
Stays longer 7 nights require 50% deposit 90 days before check-in... remainder at check-in

Rates are are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by owner
First nights rent of $300 USD required to confirm reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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