About the property
- House6000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths (Sleeps 9). Guest House also available (Sleeps 2)
This beautiful 6000 sq. ft. house is located on multiple, private, oversized Carmel-by-the-Sea lots with ocean views. Steps from Carmel River Beach , the 'Love' house has been in the same family for generations, making guests feel immediately at home. Breathtaking redwood cathedral ceilings crown this refreshingly authentic 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Carmel home built in the late 1920’s. Guest House also available and not included on the price listed. Our very large l
The expansive backyard is perfect for family gatherings, reunions, wedding parties, special events, outdoor recreation and entertaining. It features a very large lawn and patio area, BBQ and pool (heated upon request). There is also ample off-street parking and a large 2-car garage.
Features include a large living room with old growth natural redwood, vaulted ceilings, and stone fireplace. Bay windows overlook the beautiful gardens, patio, and outdoor pool. The formal dining room has views of the gardens. The large kitchen includes a breakfast table. The house also includes wireless internet access for use with laptop computers.
On the main level, the large, all redwood master suite offers vaulted ceilings, a large flat screen TV, stone fireplace, dressing room and large master bath with Jacuzzi tub. Also located on the main level is a bedroom with queen bed, a bedroom with two twin beds, and an office with one twin bed.
Upstairs there is a stunning den with a balcony that overlooks the main level living room. The den also contains a comfortable couch and overstuffed chairs for relaxing in while watching the large flat screen TV. There is a DVD player and movies on demand are also available.
Also located upstairs is a large billiards room that contains a pool table and a twin convertible daybed. There is also a lovely bedroom with queen bed and bathroom.
In addition to the main house, there is a charming studio guest house with full accommodations (sleeps 3), which is available upon request.
We have a very large level astroturf lawn in the back yard perfect for soccer, bocce ball, corn hole, badminton etc. From the back lawn there is a view out to the Carmel River Beach. We have seen whales spouting from our back lawn!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
About Barbara Love
This beautiful home has been in the family since 1970. Four generations of our extended family have called this unique property "home".
Barbara Love purchased this House in 1970
What makes this House unique
Space!! Charming old Carmel homes are almost all "cottage" size. Our house is an original Murphy Built home that can accommodate a large extended family. The large beamed ceiling living room is ideal for gathering family and friends together. The huge back yard is ideal for family games and outdoor eating.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The property is very clean and well maintained.
Our stay in Carmel was sensational. This lovely home was the best part. Its location is perfect. Sounds of the waves, fantastic walks along Scenic Dr., the Mission, the bench at the bottom of the stairs on the beach with the mailbox full of journals carefully tucked underneath created many happy memories for the seven of us. The warm weather on our last day made it a perfect time to enjoy the pool and was a fabulous way to end our best yet "Ladies Get-Away". It is a special place to make memories. We celebrated a special 65th birthday and an upcoming retirement.
Lovely stay at the Love Cottage!
Our stay at the Love Cottage was the ultimate family retreat, steps away from the ocean and a quick ride into downtown Carmel! The home is full of character and amenities- our family enjoyed the pool, the BBQ, the library, pool table, the piano and all of the charming architectural details! We all hope to come back very soon. Thank you Barby!
A Perfect Home for a Family Vacation
Our family enjoyed every minute in your lovely home in Carmel. I believe we used every square inch of it, in and out, for one activity or another. We appreciated the feeling that this was a family home, the beauty of the woodwork and the spectacular ceilings in the living room and master bedroom, the gorgeous flowers, the magnificent tree overlooking the pool, the pool itself, the piano. the pool table, the numerous books (especially the children's books) and the wonderful doll house and toys. The new "grass" was great for soccer, frisbee and general running around for the little ones. The stunning beach with the tide pools was a source of great fun. We had a wonderful family vacation and made so many sweet memories. If dreams come true, we would love to return again!! Thank you!
Wonderful Carmel House
This charming home was the perfect base for our extended family members who had come for my son's wedding in Camel Valley, a short drive away. With the guest house, we were able to accommodate a large group, but it never felt crowded. The home is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Everyone was very impressed and very happy with the accommodations. I recommend it highly to anyone who needs space for 8 or more guests. (As we were busy with wedding activities, we didn't take advantage of the full range of books and games available, nor did we do much cooking in the very well equipped kitchen.)
Perfect in every way!
We stayed here with our 2 young children as a break in our tour of the West Coast. We visited so many incredible places and saw some unforgettable sights....but we all agreed that our favourite part of the trip was relaxing in this beautiful house. We were made to feel really welcome and It immediately felt like home to us.
It is a stone's throw to a stunning, quiet beach, and within easy walking distance of Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch Restaurant. For day trips its a great central location with so many places to visit within a half hours drive. We still miss this place - so much so we are hoping to visit again in the near future. It is well worth the long trek from Scotland!
We would recommend this place to anyone - i'm just sorry I don't have the words to do it justice!
Thanks so much for the lovely review! I am so happy that your family enjoyed your stay at our home and hope to welcome you back some day!
Best Family Vacation House
We had a great time with our extended family. It was very special to have all the old books, toys, and complete kitchen and dishes. We cooked some great meals and just had lots of quiet time reading and making puzzles. It was not like a rental, it felt like our family home (we wish). We may be back to do this again.
One half block to Carmel River Beach, a short stroll to Carmel Beach. There are many activities nearby including: The Monterrey Bay Aquarium, Golf, Sightseeing, Sailing, Snorkeling & Diving, Hiking, Antiquing, Tennis, Restaurants, Shelling, Surfing, Fitness Center, Museums, Shopping, Kayaking, Swimming, Biking, Spa, Wine Tasting & Horseback Riding Other Activities: Aquarium, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Shelling, Racquetball
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The guest house is not included in this price. It can be added to the rental for an additional fee. Feel free to contact us for additional rate information.