Quiet oasis in the middle of town. Short walk to beach. Ideal location.
I've been coming to Carmel for 15 years and find something new to explore each time. Originally from the midwest, I left the harsh winters behind and moved to California to pursue a career in product design. Carmel is my refuge from the buzz of daily life and I hope it will be yours, too. I've been renovating and renting fully furnished homes for almost 20 years and this original style beach cottage in downtown Carmel is definitely my favorite so far.
Barry purchased this House in 2013
Why Barry chose Golden Rectangle
I was looking for a home in Carmel for years, and I bought this one the day it came on the market. It's one of the original and authentic homes of historic Carmel, made entirely of old growth redwood - you just can't find homes like this one anymore. Plus, the double sized lot with some of the oldest oak trees in Carmel make this property serene and calming. The previous owners were a charming couple in their early 90's who got married when they were twenty and lived in this house their entire lives, raising their children and hosting their grand kids for decades. Inside one of the cabinets in the laundry room you can still find an original fruit drying rack which I left intact for the sake of history. That rack is what inspired some of the farmhouse touches I used throughout the renovation such as the barn style light fixtures, vintage Edison filament bulbs, and antique rim latch hardware on the doors.
What makes this House unique
This studio is surrounded by large windows with screens on three out of four sides filling the room with incredible sunlight and fresh ocean breezes. There are blackout shades on the windows if you'd like to sleep in, though. The large king bed has 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets with Belgian linen duvet cover and pillow shams. You'll feel like you're tucked away in your own private and quiet retreat during your stay, but you'll be just steps away from everything that this magical town has to offer.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A very sweet place and wonderful host!
A charming little place perfectly situated in Carmel. And Barry couldn’t be a better host! We loved it!
Everything was perfect - the cottage, the location, the decorating, the amenities, the comfortable bed and even the weather!
Great location. Easy to park anytime.
Everything you need is there. And then there's CARMEL!!
Barry is definitely a super host!!
Dear Gail and Frank, thank you so much for your wonderful comments! After coming to Carmel for 30 years, I'm so glad I finally got a chance to host you! I'm sorry I couldn't meet you this time, but I do hope I get a chance when you return. Please know that you are welcome back here anytime. Whenever you need a break from SLC, this little Carmel cottage will be waiting for you! All my best to you both, Barry
Fabulous location and privacy
Thoroughly enjoyed Barry's quiet and well-appointed cottage. It is located in a great spot to access all that is Carmel - and to easily get to Pebble Beach and Monterey attractions. We could quickly walk to restaurants and shops, or to the beach. Barry was such a thoughtful host - we had wine and cheese and chocolate waiting for us upon arrival, and he checked on us via text to ensure we had everything we needed. When we return to Carmel, we will definitely want to stay here again!
Dear Jan and Mike,
It was so nice to meet you both, and thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! You are wonderful guests and I was so happy to host you at our little cottage in Carmel. I'm glad you got a chance to see many of the surrounding sights and experience all that Carmel has to offer. If you're ever in Carmel again, I'd love to have you back, and of course it would be nice to see you both again. Be well! All my best, Barry
The photos on the website are the perfect representation of what you will find as you enter the front door. Staying in the Guest House in Carmel was the perfect way to spend the New Year and my birthday. From the time that I sent in the request to rent this cottage, Barry went out of his way to make sure that we knew we could call him with any questions we might have regarding our upcoming visit to the Carmel area. On the day of check in, he let us know that the cottage was ready even before the designated check in time should we want to come in early. From the fresh grapes, wine, cheese and crackers - oh yes, and the chocolate that he went out to pick up and bring back to us, everything was done to perfection. Very clean and comfortable, right down to the light and bright laundry room. The cottage is located on a quiet street and walking distance to the quaint shops and restaurants. My husband commented just tonight that he missed that little cottage! Thanks, Barry, for all your effort. It certainly shows! Hope to see you again.
Dear Mary Beth and Brian, thank you so much for your wonderful note! Your words are way too kind! It was my privelege to be your host for such a special occasion, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that my guests had a positive experience at the cottage. Please think about this cottage as your home away from home in Carmel and know that you are welcome back here anytime. All my best, Barry
There are certain criteria we VRBOers search for in a stay, location, getting a taste of a neighborhood that can never be had from a hotel and yet the cleanliness and amenities that a many starred hotel would provide. A lot to ask, but this cottage delivers them all and then some in aces.
The hoped for was all here, but Barry’s personal touches far exceed the ordinary, his pricing is more than fair for the little slice of heaven he Is offering.
We only hope that we we come back to Carmel this well dressed charmer will be available.
Dear Gary and Carol,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Your words are much too kind, really. It was so nice to meet you both, and it makes me happy just to know that you enjoyed yourselves in Carmel. It's guests like you that make this cozy cottage so special. Thank you for bringing your warmth and kindness to our home, making it an even more inviting place for future guests. Of course, you are welcome back here anytime. All my best wishes, Barry
My husband and I loved this cottage. We felt at home in this comfortable and casual setting. Barry was a gracious host and always made sure we had everything we needed. After a lovely week in beautiful Carmel, we felt rested and refreshed. We would definitely stay here again.
Dear Gay and Suzanne, thank you for such a wonderful note! And I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was my honor to host you both for your special anniversary celebration. Carmel is truly such a peaceful and beautiful place. Please think of us as your home away from home and know that you are welcome back here anytime. If the heat in Houston ever gets to be too much, you can always cool down a bit in Carmel. All my best to both of you! Barry