Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Dove Cottage in Heart of Carmel. Stroll to village and beach. Peaceful retreat.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, Sleeping Nook, 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 5. In heart of Carmel-By-The-Sea

Nestled in a canopy of Monterey oaks and pines, Dove Cottage provides a tranquil environment ideally located in the heart of Carmel-By-The-Sea. The craftsman cottage was built in 1931 as Carmel was becoming a popular destination for artists and writers from San Francisco, who spent their summers here. Upon entering you will be welcomed with a sophisticated but relaxed European ambiance. This is my second home, which is reflected in the fine furniture, French antiques and quality design throughout. Located within the desirable 'golden rectangle', it's only a short walk to shops, restaurants, art galleries and Carmel's silky white, sandy beaches.

Book now to get the standard rental rate for these upcoming events:

AT&T Pro Am at Pebble Beach

Carmel Bach Festival

Concours d' Elegance

As a designer I renovated Dove Cottage to offer all the modern amenities, while retaining the integrity of this historic artist's cottage which was built in 1931. At that time Carmel-By-The-Sea was frequented by writers and painters from San Francisco who spent their summers here. Dove Cottage is my second home and it retains a wonderful 'spirit of place'. I welcome you to my home and hope that your stay in Carmel is memorable.

More Details

Amy Ward
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We fell in love with Dove Cottage, Carmel & The Big Sur and hope to return.
Oct 2011
  • 1 of 20


Northeast Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • 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
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Huge tumbled travertine stall shower. Multiple shower heads.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Vintage claw foot soaking tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Luxury bath room/Pillow top mattress/Walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Luxury pillow top mattress & writing desk.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Daybed in separate sleeping nook.
  • The bedrooms and bathrooms have exceptionally high quality pillows, bed linens and towels by Ralph Lauren and Martha Stewart, in keeping with the fine furniture and antiques through. Your stay at Dove Cottage promises to be tasteful and luxurious.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
At Dove Cottage you will find a booklet to acquaint you with places to visit, restaurants, food markets, a local winery that offers free tours including complementary wine tasting, a local corner market in Carmel- By-The-Sea, a nearby fresh fish market, a walking tour of Carmel and so much more. Or curl up by the fireplace with one of the many books. Wireless internet connection is provided as well as speakers for your ipod, a cd player and radio and two televisions. You can soak your cares away in the vintage, claw foot bathtub or head for the huge travertine marble shower. My goal is to provide you with exceptional comfort and style and hope you will return many times to this home away from home.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

93% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Dove Cottage in Heart of Carmel. Stroll to village and beach. Peaceful retreat.
average rating of 4.935484 based on 82 reviews
Wilmington, North Carolina

Dove Cottage is just the BEST!!!

  • 5 of 5

How many great things can I say about Dove Cottage? I saw many lovely homes but the interiors were dated. As an interior designer I found Amy's home to be beautifully decorated and wonderfully equipped.

The location was extremely convenient to everything. It was as much of a pleasure to come "home" in the afternoon as it was to do the many wonderful things that we found to do. Amy was great to work with and we found all of her recommendations to be excellent.

We enjoyed Demetra restaurant, Porta Bella restaurant. and the brunch at Mission Ranch was awesome.

Monterey Bay Aquarium was well worth the 1/2 day spent there and if you have not miss it.

Big Sur was very much my favorite and a great lunch at a small Lucia Lodge restaurant where you felt you were hanging on the cliff over the ocean! Amy's recommendation of Chateau Julien was a beautiful spot and we took the private tour and tasting. The Carmel Walking Tour was a last minute idea and we would have missed a lot of the local lore and meeting some of the local people where we were welcomed into their galleries, restaurants and shops. It was a well spent $25.00 per person.

I hope to be able to visit again and would definitely stay at Dove Cottage. Just wish I lived closer so I could come more often.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0
La Jolla, CA USA

VERY quaint cottage, great location

  • 4 of 5

Our adult family stayed here for a wedding in Carmel and it was very quaint and easy to walk into town as well as get on 101/PCH. I can't imagine a better hotel offering, The master and bath are particularly nice, bright, clean, comfortable and spacious. The living room has the ambiance of a cottage with a nice fireplace. It's a tad dark, owing to the treed lot but the convenience, quaint setting and value make this far superior to any hotel alternative for a small group or even a couple.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely...Dove Cottage was exactly as it was pictures and described.

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed and were very comfortable. The cottage was very nicely decorated and the beds were very comfortable. Having the laundry on site was a real plus for us!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

LOVE this house and owner is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and fun stay here. Quiet and beautifully laid out. Beds are super comfy too. Close to town and easy stroll to town. Highly recommended. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

France in Carmel

  • 5 of 5

Dove Cottage is a lovely two bedroom house situated in the hills above Carmel, in a very quiet neighborhood, stayed for 4 nights and never once heard any of the neighbors (did have several visits from a bluejay but he was very quiet.) The house is designer decorated in the French Provencal fashion with top of the line appliances, furniture and beddings. Very comfortable - easy to find, walking distance to town unless you don't want the steep uphill climb, 5 minutes by car and Carmel has free 2 hour parking everywhere. OR walk downhill and use Uber back. Happy Hour between 4PM and 6PM in Pine Hill hotel's italian restaurant ($6.- each drink and dish) and rooftop area for same at Il Vesuvious restarant seemed to be local's preferred hangout and with very good reasons. L'Escagot is no. 1 restaurant in Carmel, having been there since the 1950 - worth every penny. 17 mile drive from base of Carmel @$10.50 is spectacular, Pacific Grove or Monterey visit on the north end, then back again the same way (no extra cost) is highly recommended.

Dove Cottage was a lovely home for one person for 4 nights in the early spring, live like a local and come home refreshed. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Wonderful escape from New England snow storms!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our two weeks at Dove Cottage. Dove Cottage is a perfect, charming and easy place to relax and hide from the rest of the world. Coming back to "our" cozy cottage after being out on the golf courses (in the rain) and being able to light the fireplace, have dinner and spend time with friends made our stay memorable. Would we come back? Absolutely!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
9 blocks
Car: not necessary

In addition to the quaint village charm of the shops, restaurants, art galleries and beaches, which are only a short walk from Dove Cottage, you can enjoy scenic drives and choose from the 12 golf courses in the area. Experience the spectacular coastline of Big Sur, take a winery tour in Carmel Valley and visit Monterey, as they are all close by. Throughout the year Carmel hosts golf tournaments, jazz and other festivals, live theater and many interesting events.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175

Call for rate quote.

$500 Security Deposit holds reservation and is refundable 14 days after the end of stay.
Reservations can be made with Visa or MasterCard.
Full amount due 60 days prior to arrival, including $175 cleaning fee sent in the form of a bank cashier's check.

For cancellations 90 days prior to scheduled arrival date or less, the deposit will be forfeited unless the property is re-booked for the same dates and rate. All other cancellations will be subject to a $100 fee.

Note: Until confirmed with a deposit, rates are subject to change without notice.

Maximum guests: 5
Sorry, no pets without permission.
Dove Cottage is non-smoking only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties