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One block from the beach - Log Haven Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, dining, kitchen (max. occupancy 10)

Log Haven Cottage, built prior to 1910, is one of the oldest buildings in Carmel. You enter this charming log cabin from a large stone patio. The first floor has a king and a queen bedroom, a full bath and a powder room, a living room complete with a sofa/sleeper and an inviting gas fireplace, a formal dining room and a fun retro-modern kitchen with a nook. The upstairs has a bedroom with a king sized bed and a twin, a full bath, and a second living room that also has a sofa sleeper.

This picturesque property is just steps from Carmel Beach, the Pacific Ocean and downtown Carmel. With nearby shopping and boutiques, restaurants, golf, scenic drives and so much more, this is the perfect destination for your next getaway.

Just one block from Carmel Beach and a few blocks away from downtown Carmel.

(Maximum occupancy10)

More Details

Property Manager
Cheryl Assemi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Cheryl Assemi

My family and I have lived in the area since 2008. Purchasing, remodeling and restoring Log Haven Cottage was a labor of love which took most of 2012 to complete and something we strive to maintain. We wanted it to look the way, we felt, it always should have.

Cheryl Assemi purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Cheryl Assemi chose Carmel

For us, it was love at first sight. Log Haven and all 4 of our other listings (Tradewinds 938557, Home Port 938549, Moon Gate 938556 and Sky Way 938553) reside on one property, collectively called the Carmel Cottage Inn. The cottages are full time vacation rentals with hotel status, which allows us to rent by the night. The gardens and patios are designed to give each cottage a feeling of privacy. The proximity of our cottages, patios and gardens to each other, as well as to the beach and downtown Carmel, make them equally ideal for a single cottage rental or for larger groups, family reunions, etc. To keep the houses fresh for longer visits, we arrange for periodic light housekeeping for stays of 3 nights or longer.

What makes this cottage unique

Built prior to 1910, Log Haven Cottage has an elegantly quirky charm. Almost every door in the house is different, and the staircase leading upstairs was built at a time when staircases were quite narrow. It's loaded with closets and cubbies. We hope our guests will love Log Haven Cottage as much as we do.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

One block from the beach - Log Haven Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Log Haven Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Log Haven Cottage. When we arrived, we decided right away that the pictures online did not do the home justice. The cottage was spacious, very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated! The gardens were lush and well maintained. The customer service from the planning process to check out time was outstanding. The location was great....steps away from the beach and a walkable distance to downtown Carmel. We golfed at nearby Pebble Beach Golf Links, took the very beautiful 17 Mile Drive, visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium and enjoyed several restaurants and shopped in downtown Carmel every day. We would very much like to return to Log Haven or even one of the other Carmel Cottage homes and would strongly recommend this property to friends and family. Thank you for a lovely, relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Carmel

  • 5 of 5

My entire family (9 of us including 3 kids) spent 3 nights to celebrate my 60th birthday. The cottage is simply adorable; perfect condition and decor, without losing its historical flavor. The layout worked well for our group, though the stairs leading to the upper suite were narrow, but we had no problem negotiating them. The yard is gorgeous and the location superb. It's a very short walk to the beach, and just a little further to town, so we were able to walk to any restaurant we chose. We liked the proximity to the La Playa as we enjoyed cocktails and small plates there. Nice, quiet street. The owner was delightful, checking in with us to make sure all was well. The kitchen was stocked with coffee and tea which was a nice touch. We will definitely be back, everyone loved this house!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Log Haven is the perfect home away from home. Simply elegant and quite comfortable, Cheryl provides the most inviting environment that I can hardly wait for my next visit to Carmel and booking our stay with Carmel Cottage Inn.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gina, Thank you for the nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back. Best regards, Cheryl
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A true Carmel cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

I actually stayed in this property as a child, and delighted in seeing the beautiful interior created by the new owner. There was so much attention paid to detail that friends we entertained there delighted in the cottage almost as much as we did. The housekeeping staff is extraordinary-eager to please you on the smallest of requests. And the gardens with multiple sitting areas are as pretty as you could ever find in Carmel. They afford guests privacy and yet you are so convenient to Ocean Ave. I've already called family & friends telling them to experience it for themselves. This particular cottage is larger than most, but in my opinion, to truly experience Carmel, one should stay in a cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gayle, Thank you for the wonderful review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was fun and took some thought to create an atmosphere that we felt represented vintage Carmel. I'm so glad you liked it! Best regards, Cheryl
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This house is stunning, a beautiful log cottage nestled into winding path with amazing plantings

  • 5 of 5

Log Haven cottage was more than we could have ever wished for. We were in Carmel by the Sea for our sons wedding.

The groomsmen had there pictures taken at the cabin while they were getting ready. Photographers loved the place!! We all just loved the house. Cheryl was very helpful, house was spotless, the gardens beautiful, and you could hear the ocean waves from the house. Would have loved to spend more than 3 nights!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ellen, Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I know you spent countless hours preparing for your son's wedding and am happy to hear that all went so well. Best regards, Cheryl
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  • 5 of 5

It was a group of us girls that went a girls wine trip. We had so much fun and the house was perfect for us. It was adorable and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! I'm so glad you had a nice time and that you liked Log Haven! Best regards, Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: necessary

Log Haven is set in the beautiful garden of the Carmel Cottage Inn, located in Carmel-by-the-Sea. There are nearby restaurants of all cuisine, ideal shopping and boutiques, art galleries, beach, scenic walks and drives, golf and so much more!

...just one block away from Carmel Beach and a few blocks away from downtown Carmel.

Other Activities: The surrounding area is so much fun: restaurants, horseback riding and wineries in Carmel Valley, the wharf and the Monterey Aquarium in Monterey, the light house and scenery in Pacific Grove, the coast drive to Big Sur.

Golf: Pebble Beach Golf Course is a world renowned facility located within 3 miles of the Carmel Cottages.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Asse $1/night (see note) $2
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates and/or minimum stay may vary for weekends, holidays and special events and may affect the quote.
There is a $100 charge per person over 8 people.
Starting Mar 1, 2016 A 1% assessment fee will be calculated in with the 10% tax. Also the city requires a $1/night TID assessment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Golden Rectangle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2163 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loghaven Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Day Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Hide-A-Bed
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Log Haven Cottage will be cleaned prior to and after guest stay. Periodic light housekeeping to change towels, etc will be scheduled for guests that stay 3 or more nights. Pets are not permitted.

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