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~Quintessential Carmel Cottage~

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4 to 5

This Cotswold-inspired Carmel stone cottage was built in 1925 and is in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. A tall ivy hedge surrounds the fully fenced property, offering complete privacy, with shops, restaurants and theaters just steps away. Guests are welcomed by the murmuring fountain and beautiful cottage garden. Stone and brick pathways wind to the front steps and the original door, handmade of weathered wood and wrought iron, which opens to a large light-filled room with soaring ceilings and original wood floors. Beside the old Carmel-stone fireplace, is one of many cozy sitting areas located within the cottage. Bedrooms and bathrooms are all newly decorated luxuriously with designer linens and towels. This home offers a fully appointed kitchen, a breakfast bar for two and dining area that seats four to six. In the garden, enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2018


Southeast Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We ACCEPT PAYMENT by CHECK with NO Additional Process Fees or by CREDIT CARD. Credit Card Process fees will be charged or deducted from your deposit.
  • Guests must sign a short term rental agreement at the time of reservation.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Master bath 2 - toilet , shower
    Den - toilet , Sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • The grand master bedroom with queen bed, flat screen TV and has a balcony with seating nestled amongst the oak branches. The large en-suite bath has two sinks, large stall shower and separate jet tub. The second master suite has a queen and twin bed, flat screen TV with a full en-suite bath. The den with half bath also has access to the balcony and a large flat screen TV. Climb the captain's ladder to the loft ~ perfect for nestling in and reading a book with windows offering natural light and views while overlooking the goings-on of the home from your tree top perch. The home comfortably sleeps five. You will be lulled to sleep with subtle sounds of the ocean.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two Free unlimited passes to the Monterey Aquarium are included in your stay. A tray will be waiting your arrival with snacks and beverages to start your holiday. Please let us know if this is a special occasion or if there's anything else we may arrange to make your stay a memorable one. We look forward to having you as our guest.


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~Quintessential Carmel Cottage~
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The Carmel Experience...

  • 5 of 5

We usually spend the month of June or July at Poet's Cottage, but this year we came back to spend the Holiday's and the month of January, to escape the snow, however, much to our delight, it was more like "June"uary. We spend a month every Summer enjoying this lovely home. It's beautifully decorated by a local designer with warmth and elegance in every room and has everything you could need!! It's open concept and bright and airy feeling gives you the modern openness desired, but inside of a quintessential Carmel cottage. The indoor and outdoor spaces are wonderful for spending time and visiting with loved ones. The cottage is just minutes walk from town and the beach! We couldn't ask for more from our Carmel Experience! We look forward to coming back and enjoying the cottage for years to come, if our lovely hosts will have us!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feels Like Our Own Second Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have had the privilege for a number of years to stay at the Poet's Cottage. Though a year typically passes by from one visit to the next, it feels like we've never left. Whether it is the fact that we feel just as much at home there as we do our own home or feel so comfortable with Tamara, our experience year over year never disappoints. We love the character, the beauty and the history of the cottage. Its proximity to the many fine dining, shopping and recreational venues of Carmel is without comparison. In today's world of make believe it brings warmth to one's soul to have such a place as the Poet's Cottage where you can be yourself and enjoy the authentic joy that comes from the replenishing nourishment of spending time with family and friends in such a distinctively unique home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This quaint cottage is AMAZING. Tamera is a gem to work with. Everything is provided in this place. We cooked dinner in and had plenty of pots and pans.. Dinnerware, dishes. Everything was beautiful...nice comfy beds.. The cottage is in a perfect location. We walked to the beach, to all the shops. It's even within walking distance to mission ranch. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area. Thank you for a wonderful stay, Tamera

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somewhere in Time

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had staying at Poet's Cottage. The moment we walked into the courtyard of the garden we were transformed back into time. The garden is so quaint with a magical charm. The brick path in the garden lead to lovely flowers in bloom and colorful butterflies. We walked into the cottage and felt right at home. It is so inviting with tasteful decorating, beautiful soothing colors and natural light throughout the home. The cottage is immaculate with comfortable beds and wonderful linens. We fell in love with the little French windows in the cottage and being able to open them and feel the Carmel breezes. A welcome tray with wine and sparkling water were on the dining table and a special treat was in the kitchen in a sweet glass dish. What a way to start our stay. It was amazing. The walk to town was easy and the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. The weather was gorgeous our entire stay and we can’t wait to return. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and may the magical charm of Poet’s Cottage continue to bless other guests that come to visit.

G & J Smith from El Dorado Hills

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like a fairy tale all week!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Poet’s Cottage for a 5 night getaway with my sister and her husband. This charming home is perfect for two couples. The location could not be better. We took a nice stroll into town several times a day to eat, meander, see the ocean and shop. We loved walking around and seeing all the different houses in the neighborhood. The home itself is very welcoming, with updated décor while maintaining many of the (what mist be) original 1920’s features, such as the charming original windows which I just loved and made me feel like I was in a fairy tale (random, I know.) The exterior is just awesome. We enjoyed breakfast on the little patio each morning. I have never stayed somewhere with so much character! We cooked dinner in the well-equipped kitchen and it was fine for the four of us. The beds are SO comfortable, with soft sheets and luscious duvets. Even the towels are luxurious. The sweet little single bed in the 2nd bedroom was perfect for my sister and hubby because she tends to kick at night and was more comfortable moving to a separate bed when needed. Tamara left a bottle of wine for us and the aquarium passes. She could not have been any more helpful. What a delight. I totally spaced on the unlock procedure and she was available to lead me in the right direction. We loved that she provided such great suggestions prior to the trip and when we got there. What a fantastic hostess!!

We will definitely be returning to Poet’s Cottage. What an incredible experience, and I would say quite reasonable for the price. Thank you so much Tamara!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This Carmel cottage truly does give you a quintessential Carmel experience! We visited Carmel to spend a mother-daughter birthday celebration week, and the cottage was the perfect home base for our vacation. The cottage is so charming from the outside, and clean and cozy on the inside. We enjoyed mornings drinking coffee in the light-filled living room, and afternoons having wine and cheese in the beautiful garden. The location was perfect and allowed us to walk the few blocks to town to shop and eat, without having to worry about finding a parking spot in town. The house has private parking in the back, for the times when we headed out farther to explore the area. The owner was very responsive, answering all of our questions and providing lots of helpful tips for our visit. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family, and hope to someday visit this charming cottage again!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Monterey/Carmel (MRY)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Ocean Ave. and Hwy 1
Car: not necessary

The Cottage is within easy walking distance to galleries, restaurants and shopping. California’s oldest outdoor live theater, the Forest Theater and the Sunset Theater are nearby. It’s a short walk to Carmel's many white sand beaches. Poet's Cottage is located within minute’s drive of the Monterey Airport, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Pacific Grove and Monterey with the many golf courses, beaches, parks, sports, activities and sights offered by the Peninsula.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $295
Refundable damage deposit $500

We ACCEPT PAYMENT by CHECK with (NO ADDITIONAL Service/Processing FEES) or pay by CREDIT CARD (Credit Card Processing Fee will be charged/deducted from your Deposit.)

Credit Card Processing Fee will be charged for credit card payments.

Cleaning Fee ranges from $200 - $400. Please inquire in advance for house cleaning during your stay.

$500 - $1000 Deposit.


Rates are higher for AT&T ProAm, Concours, U.S. Open, Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Spring or Easter Break, etc.) and other Special Events. Please inquire for specific rates for these periods.

Check In: 4:00pm, Check Out: 11:00am

This is a Non-Smoking home. There are No Pets Allowed.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.