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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.
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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.
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 children....do 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.
Dove Cottage was beautifully decorated, very clean, extremely comfortable in terms of bedding and furniture, and well located in the adorable town of Carmel. It made the perfect base for exploring Big Sur, the Monterey Aquarium, and Point Lobos. The owner was easy to work with and very professional. We really fell in love with this place and I would highly recommend it for families and for couples.
Dove Cottage is a charmer! Amy has done a wonderful job of creating a serene and lovely spot. No detail has been left to chance ... quality linens, high end appliances, fully and carefully equipped kitchen and good books. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very inviting. The location is great -- walking distance to beach, shops and restaurants. We loved it!
I rented this cottage for myself, my mother and daughter. It was superb! The location is wonderful and convenient, the cottage is ADORABLE and fully stocked. Great closet space, extra bedding. The instructions for rental were clear and easy to follow.
We had such a wonderful time in Carmel, Big Sur and Monterey and the cottage was perfectly located to enjoy all of it. I would definitely recommend Dove Cottage and would love to visit there myself again!!
We loved this property. It was even better than photographed and that's saying a lot since it is so beautiful in the pictures. It was a great location for lots of activities and a relaxing place to come back to. The property was VERY well stocked, even better than we could have hoped. Would definitely stay here again.
My fiancé and I chose Dove Cottage for a short break form our cold Minnesota winter, and were not disappointed. Just as lovely as pictured, the cottage has all the amenties you need, plus a great location--walking distance to town and the beach without all the hustle and bustle. We hope to return to Carmel and Dove Cottage in the near future!
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.