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If you are looking for a quiet place to rest your bones & recharge your batteries...this is the place. It is a 700 sq ft cottage on 13,000 square feet of land with beautiful views of the surrounding Monterey Pines and Oaks.
The cottage has all the ''creature comforts'' of your own home including a complete fully equipped kitchen....but if cooking is not on the agenda for the day, no need to start the car just enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the 5 star restaurants of the Highlands Inn. It is just a quick 2 minute walk away.
If staying in is your style, you can BBQ & watch your favorite TV/sports program on the 42' HD flat screen TV or sit on the front patio w/ your beverage of choice & enjoy a partial view of the ocean & the south side of famous Point Lobos State Park...or you can take a short peaceful walk to catch the beauty of the crashing waves on the coast at sunset....whatever you choose to do...you will be glad you stayed at the Cottage by the Sea to relax & enjoy.
What Is Great About Us!: What is is that they say that makes something great???? Location, Location, Location....and we have just that! Our home offers the quiet and the serenity with the views, the vistas, the crashing waves and the majesty of the pines and oaks. Our little cottage's location is seemingly so far away for the peace and relaxation we all seek...yet so close at hand for excellent dining and shopping in Carmel by the Sea, hiking at Point Lobos State Park, driving 17 mile at Pebble Beach, listening and watching the 'lone bagpiper' come down the fairway at Spanish Bay at sunset, visiting Monterey's Ocean Aquarium and wharf, dining at the Highlands Inn (HI) 5-star restaurants and/or listening to jazz/light entertainment in the HI Great Room while enjoying the beauty of the Monterey Coastline...a little piece of paradise located perfectly to suit all your needs.
We bought this place in April of 2009 and completely remodeled the property with the idea of reselling it...but the more time we spent on the property working the more we fell in love with the beauty and peacefulness it provided. We changed our minds (thank goodness!) and realized that this was a 'little jewel' that we could not let go...so we share it with you and hope you find the same feeling of joy and tranquility that we have come to know and enjoy during our (and your) stays here.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009
We have visited the Carmel area and the Highlands Inn for years and always wanted to be able to live in the area...we were fortunate to come across this home in 2009 and turn it into a great getaway for us (and now or you) and a permanent place for us to land in the future. We loved the idea of being so close at hand for all the 'cultural things' we enjoy and yet felt when we turned into our driveway we were definitely away from it all.
What is is that they say that makes something great???? Location, Location, Location....and we have just that! Our home offers the quiet and the serenity with the views, the vistas, the crashing waves and the majesty of the pines and oaks. Our little cottage's location is seemingly so far away for the peace and relaxation we all seek...yet so close at hand for excellent dining and shopping in Carmel by the Sea, hiking at Point Lobos State Park, touring 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, or visiting Spanish Bay at sunset for a special treat??!??, visiting Monterey's Ocean Aquarium and Wharf, dining at the Highlands Inn (HI) 5-star restaurants and/or listening to jazz/light entertainment in the HI Great Room while enjoying the beauty of the Monterey Coastline...a little piece of paradise located perfectly to suit all your needs.
I have returned to the cottage for 7 years. I travel a great distance to do so. The reason is mainly because Jann is such an incredible hostess and is very attentive to each guest. The home is wonderful, and the bed is amazing. You truly will not want for anything there. The area is probably one of the most beautiful spots in the US. Point Lobos and the town of Carmel and the wonderful beach are within 5-15 minutes. I am so thankful that my well behaved dogs are welcome. It makes the drive from Colorado well worth it!
We have had a great time staying at the Cottage two years in a row now. There was even a tasty 'welcome back' surprise waiting for us this year! What wonderful hosts! And what a scenic and spectacular coastal location!
The cottage was so beautiful! Great location, tucked away in the most amazing little village! We will definitely be staying here again! Also, Jann was wonderful!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the cottage-by-the sea. Jann made our anniversary extra special for us and was a most gracious and generous host! The cottage was better than advertised, comfortable, quiet and serene all with a perfect location. Our trip was memorable, relaxing and filled with fun and beauty. When we next visit this beautiful part of California, we will definitely plan to stay at the Cottage-by-the-Sea!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bed is so comfortable! The kitchen was well appointed and had everything we needed. We very much enjoyed our stay. Jann was wonderful, easily reachable and a great owner who did everything to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The neighborhood is quiet and a short drive to Carmel-By-the-Sea. I would certainly return to the cottage to enjoy Carmel, Big Sur and all the state parks that are close by.
Great vacation home if your traveling to Carmel. We have stayed at the cottage several times before and will be staying again upon our return to Carmel. The owner, Jann, is great and the cottage itself is cozy and comfy with all amenities. It is a pet friendly home which is a plus +. You will definitely enjoy your time at the Cottage.
Close to Point Lobos State Park, the Monterey Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium, TOR house tours on Fri/Sat only, wine room tastings available in the Carmel and Carmel Valley area and many special events in the area (ie: Mazda Raceway & Laguna Seca/Motocross/ MotoGP, Concours d'Elegance, Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Film Festival, AT&T Pro Am Golf) scheduled throughout the year. Visit and/or tour the Carmel Mission and the Carmelite Monastery just off Highway 1....and don't forget about Big Sur being so close...Lots to do and see.