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Charming and Immaculate!.OCTOBER SPECIAL

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Carmel Valley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)


In an exclusive area of sunny Carmel Valley sits our charming, light filled cottage. Newly remodeled with beautiful hickory floors and french doors opening to lawns and flower gardens. The Master bedroom has a queen bed with high quality linens and the guest bedroom has 4 single beds with down comforters. The beautiful kitchen is right out of a country magazine, boasting marble counter tops, Jerusalem stone floors a Wolf stove, Thermador ovens and a Miele dishwasher.

Sitting at our picnic table, overlooking our vineyard and the hills of Carmel Valley, you may even think you are in Tuscany. There is no better place to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Although fine restaurants, golf courses, hiking trails are just a stone's throw away, you may be compelled to stay home and enjoy the peace and serenity of our cottage.

Our property is only a 12 minute drive to Carmel-by-the-Sea with it's beautiful beaches, shopping and fine restaurants, yet far enough away to be out of the persistent summer fog that envelops Carmel.

This property is best suited for people who want to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing retreat.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2016
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About Naz

My husband and I are in the construction business. We remodeled the cottage after purchasing it in January of 2011. Everything in the home is new and reflects the care and quality that goes into our workmanship.

Naz purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Naz chose Central Coast California

After shopping for homes for 6 months and not finding anything we liked, we instantly fell in love with this property. There is just something magical about it. We have lived in and around Carmel for the last 40 years. We love the sunshine and the spaciousness of Carmel Valley.

What makes this cottage unique

We have stayed at VRBO listings all over the country and have yet to find one that matches the quality, cleanliness and beauty of our home. The expansive lawns, flower gardens,views of Garland Ranch State Park and the welcoming warmth of our cottage is unsurpassed.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Charming and Immaculate!.OCTOBER SPECIAL
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a most special month in Spring cottage. We loved the surroundings, beautiful garden and vineyard.

The house is very comfortable. We loved cooking with wolf range and Thermador oven. Master bathroom is cosy and has a claw foot tub.

We lay to the chaise of the garden at night, enjoyed a star-filled sky. We walked about ten minutes from Spring cottage to a famous Bernardus lodge for lunch several times. There are a lot of winery near by and we enjoyed tasting local wine a lot. There are a lot of things to do. Monterey, Carmel-by-the sea and Big Sur is about one hour drive. The owner Nazneen and Neil are so nice, respect our privacy, yet giving us a every help.

We are planning to go back to Spring Cottage next summer and I can't wait!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You were the BEST guests. Neil and I hope you will return soon. Thank you for being so concientious in keeping the cottage clean.
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  • 5 of 5

The property was nicer than the pictures showed. Everything about the house was excellent and would not hesitate to rent again in the future. The owner was very accommodating including letting us know the leaky shower part was on order which was not a problem when bathroom door was closed.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom! You were the perfect guest.
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Carmel Valley unique charm

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, retired, spent February and March 2016 in Spring Cottage on a beautiful 1 acre property surrounded by hedges and flowers, mountain views, adjacent vineyard, very private, 1/2 block from home of Nazneen and Neil Mac Dougall owners and our hosts. The immaculate cottage has good sized rooms, comfortably appointed, very bright with french doors and large windows in every room, all as represented. Equipped large kitchen, washer and dryer, well appointed bath rooms, 1 adjacent to each bedroom (comfortable beds). "Homey". Surrounding local is rural, upscale acreage properties, wooded along winding local roads, ideal for my morning walk; Garland Ranch Park close by for serious hiking. The Mac Douglas were gracious, helpful and available if needed, providing us a list of favorite restaurants--3 excellent in tiny quaint Carmel Valley Village 2 miles away, home to many wine tasting locations. 25 minutes to Carmel by the Sea and Monterey minutes beyond. The valley is very beautiful; and Spring Cottage is an ideal retreat to relax, pampering winter weather often warm enough for sun bathing. The cottage and location are both quite special. We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom and Helene, We loved having you as our guests and look forward to your return next year. Neil and Naz
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A beautiful, quiet retreat in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is surrounded by plants, flowers, trees and bushes, giving it natural privacy. Located on a beautiful country road (great for walks), it is also conveniently less than 10 minutes from Carmel Valley, 20 minutes from Carmel by the Sea, and 20 minutes from Monterey. The wonderful owners live next door, and are super responsive if you need anything, but are also very respectful of your privacy. They remodeled the house recently, and it has a brand-new, high-end feel. When we were there, the doors/windows did not have screens, but the owners are in the process of having screens made now. We’d definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy, We loved having you and your husband as our guests and we hope you will come again. Nazneen
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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

I am a little hesitant to write a review on this beautiful home--because I'm afraid the secret will get out! My husband and 2 girls spent a wonderful month in this gorgeous place. Inside and out, the house and the grounds are unbelievably well done. The owners are there if you need them--but never intrusive. We have stayed in Carmel the last 4 summers. It was our first time staying in Carmel Valley--and was by far our best trip to the Carmel area. Thanks Naz and Neil!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were GREAT guests. Thank you for choosing our cottage. Best, Naz and Neil
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A beautiful piece of Camelot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month in Spring Cottage. Everything was first class from the minute you walk through the gate in front of the house. Excellent taste was used in the decor, design and comfort of the house making it easy for us to have a home away from home for our holiday. Gardens are one of my favorite things and this garden was planned with loving care with flowers in bloom in every direction. English roses were at their peak upon our arrival so we an opportunity to have them in the house the entire month. The neighborhood was a beautiful place for daily walks as was a local Regional park nearby. My husband enjoyed many good golf courses nearby as well. This proved to be good location for a quiet, restful holiday and the owners couldn't have been more gracious, friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend this cottage and will stay here again the next time we're in Carmel Valley.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lee and Georgia, You guys were the BEST guests and we look forward to your return. Thank you so much for taking such good care of our cottage. Warmly, Neil and Nazneen
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Corkscrew Cafe
Cafe Rustica
Marinus or Wickets Restaurants at the Bernardus Lodge -- CLOSED
Carmel Valley Ranch
"Golf, just a hop, step and a jump away."
Garland Ranch Regional Park
"Hiking, just across the road."
"Shopping, restaurants , art galleries and a beautiful beach."
Earthbound Farm Organic Farm Stand
"Delicious organic food, gourmet groceries and unique gifts-only the 3rd certified organic ki..."
Heller Estate Organic Vineyards
Nearest Airport
11.8 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.1 Miles
Corkscrew Cafe
Nearest Beach
11.7 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: necessary

Carmel Valley Village which is a short 2 mile drive away, has 19 wineries and tasting rooms. 5 miles away is our charming local organic Farm stand- Earthbound Farms, with an organic cafe.


Rates & Availability

Carmel Valley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300
Property Damage Protection $99

Special events like holidays, the Pebble Beach Concours and AT&T Golf tournament are subject to higher rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Carmel Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable queen bed with top quality linens, Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 twin/single beds in guest bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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