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Carmel Dreams ... Fabulous Ocean Views ... Easy Walk To The village

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,675 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Carmel Dreams ... Fabulous Ocean Views ... Easy Walk To The village

This little gem of a house is named "Carmel Dreams". It is a classic Carmel cottage, but with modern amenities. Once inside this "Carmel Charmer" there is a feeling of tranquility and peacefulness. 1 master room with bathroom and deck, 1 guest room, 1 media room/3rd bedroom located upstairs with 2nd bath, 4 fireplaces. The back patio fireplace and wonderful little yard is so charming and serene. A gorgeous "To die for" Garden/fireplace enclosed patio room to relax and have a glass of wine or morning coffee with an ocean view!


Northeast Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jacuzzi tub
  • Upstairs bathroom includes steam room in shower. Master Bath has Jacuzzi tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is an airbed that can be used in the media room which can serve as a third bedroom. Master bedroom has down comforter. Window treatments for privacy. TV located in Master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Carmel Dreams ... Fabulous Ocean Views ... Easy Walk To The village
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Very beautiful and peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

Warm and inviting, comfortable and ocean and sunset views from the private second story covered porch, this Home is a Carmel Dream come true. A real gem.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is wonderful. Very warm and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The house is full of nooks and crannies. Very private and serene. Loved the ocean views from the master bedroom on the main level and from two rooms upstairs. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded all of our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Whenever we select a rental property based solely on its listing, we temper our expectations. Photos and descriptions are often deceiving, whether intentionally or not. In the case of Carmel Dreams, we could have allowed our expectations to go sky-high and not been disappointed.

The house is situated high above the street, in a mini-enclave with a similar house. The elevation is further enhanced by the fact that the main level of the house is actually the second level, and by the time you get to the little sitting room on the top level, with its opening shutters, you have the feeling you're among the treetops.

The house seems more spacious than it appears in the listing photos, and this feeling is enhanced by the large number of windows, French doors, and skylights that afford views of trees, flowers, sky, and/or ocean. Being in this house is almost like living in a climate-controlled outdoors. And there are two great outdoor areas to boot.

Decor throughout is tasteful, tranquil and peaceful---mostly muted yellows and reds, and the comfortable furniture invites you to just sit back and relax.

Amenities are top-notch: 2 flat-screen TVs with DirecTV DVRs; nicely appointed kitchen with gas range, large fridge, microwave and dishwasher; master bath with tub/shower that has instant hot water; guest bath with steam shower.

The location is only two streets (i.e., a short walk) from the shops/restaurants area. But be aware that this section of Carmel is very hilly. If you're challenged by such terrain, you might want to consider driving. We did so on several occasions and had no difficulty finding (with a little patience) street parking within a block or two of our destinations.

During our stay, we were joined at separate times by two other couples, and the house, with its two distinct living areas, was ideal for the four of us. We were able to come together for socializing but still have our private moments.

I could easily go on at length about the charms of Carmel Dreams, but I'll close by simply saying you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to spend a relaxing, enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

This house is in the style of a Carmel storybook cottage. The layout is quirky and very cool, and the backyard is a wonderful hangout. You can see the ocean from the upstairs rooms and downtown is an easy walk. The house is well cared for and well stocked, and we felt very much at home. I would highly recommend this home to anyone. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage in Carmel

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage very much. It was clean and beautifully decorated. The owner welcomed us and answered our questions. It is located two blocks from shopping and restaurants. Perfect location. The patio and yard area are charming filled with flowers. Upstairs is a guest room and very cozy sitting room. The house has a good deal of light. We had never stayed in a VBRO before and were pleasantly surprised.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely decorated, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end, our interaction with the owner and enjoyment of the property were top notch. Hopefully we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aaron and Christal Olbrich
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Aaron and Christal Olbrich

My wife and I are retired professionals. We dreamed about owning a house in Carmel, but never really thought that it would happen, but somehow it came true. We live an hour away in the bay area, but frequently stay in Carmel, which is a world away.

Aaron and Christal Olbrich purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Aaron and Christal Olbrich chose Northeast Carmel

We looked at many properties in Carmel before choosing Carmel Dreams. Most if not all homes in Carmel have names. Carmel Dreams is only two blocks from the scenic and charming downtown with all of its art galleries, shops, and excellent restaurants. It is also up the hill a little ways. This means that Carmel Dreams has an exquisite view of the town, ocean, and sunsets.

What makes this cottage unique

The enclosed deck is the most unique feature of Carmel Dreams. Even though you are sitting outside you are enclosed in a covered deck with fireplace, comfortable seating, and spectacular views. It must be seen to be truly appreciated.


Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Too Many to Count
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Too Many to Count
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Carmel Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.