2BR/2BA Cottage. Three blocks from Ocean Ave. Steps to Town and Beach
I've been coming to Carmel for over 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 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've been 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 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 owners were a 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 is one of the earliest homes in Carmel, restored and updated with modern amenities. You'll be right in the heart of downtown Carmel, close to all the boutique shops and restaurants and a short stroll down to the beach but tucked away on a private street behind a grove of old, twisty oak trees.
Children allowed - Small children should be attended at all timesSmall children should be attended at all times
No parties/events - Quiet enjoyment of the property between 9p-9aQuiet enjoyment of the property between 9p-9a
No smoking - There is no smoking anywhere on the grounds pleaseThere is no smoking anywhere on the grounds please
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 26
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Paradise by the Sea
The Beach House is the perfect Cottage from which to enjoy not only Carmel but all of Monterey. It is a short walk to both the town with a myriad of charming shops and restaurants and also a short walk to the beach. The house is immaculate with great attention to providing everything you could possibly want in a vacation home. The host and the property manager checked in regularly and made sure we had everything we needed but also gave us wonderful suggestions for restaurants and day trips in the area. They were wonderful and we look forward to returning in the near future. No where else can compare to the experience we enjoyed here.
More than comfortable
Our stay was by far one of the best and most comfortable, from the comfort of the beds to the linens. My tastes are very similar in decor, light and airy with all the touches that make you feel special. I feel I'm particular but most of my friends and family call me picky, hence there isn't anything I would change in this home. Clean, comfortable and great location to all shops and restaurants.
Barry’s the Best
Barry’s cottage was perfect for our 2 week stay in Carmel. The cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated. And anything we could possibly need was close at hand - Barry thought of everything. The location was terrific with just a short walk into town and to the beach. And you can tell when someone genuinely cares that every aspect of your stay is as good as it can be....That’s Barry. We’ve already booked our next stay.
Wonderful Thanksgiving week!
Location is perfect and space is comfortable. House is well stocked with all essentials.
Wonderful Stay In Carmel!
This cottage is comfortable and cozy! Perfect location to walk to town or the beach. I loved staying here!
I want to live in this house!
This house is totally charming, romantic, comfortable, impeccably clean, and in the perfect location to enjoy Carmel. The beds and linens are better than expected, and that is really important to us.
I arrived with a cold and Barry found me medical care immediately.
I can't wait until we return and
I'm still remembering it fondly.
It was a perfect week.
Dear Doug and Melinda,
I'm so happy to know that you are feeling better and that you enjoyed your stay with us in Carmel! Of course, I appreciate all the kinds words in your review, too, but most important is knowing that you both had a wonderful time. It sounded as though you were able to get out and explore some of the best restaurants in the area, especially Anton and Michelle. It's one of my favorites. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us, and please think of us a your home away from home in Carmel. You are welcome back here anytime! All my best, Barry