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One block from the beach - Log Haven Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,163 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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:
February 18, 2018

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 Golden Rectangle

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.


Golden Rectangle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2163 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • 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. Smoking and pets are not permitted.


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(33 traveler reviews)

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One block from the beach - Log Haven Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Fabulous! The property was welcoming& cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The location& cleanliness were perfect! We hope to stay here again sometime! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, You are so very welcome! We are glad you enjoyed your time here. Best regards, Cheryl
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Absolutely delightful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Log Haven. It was so charming, it was really hard to leave. Perfect distance from the beach, and very walkable to restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynn, Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed Log Haven. We agree, we love the location! Best regards, Cheryl
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Leesburg, VA

Beautiful house, lovely gardens, great location, hassle free

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our four kids for three nights in June. And, on our last day, nobody wanted to leave! Log Haven is a beautiful property -- it's even better than the pictures! It's in a great location -- we'd sightsee during the day, walk to downtown for dinner, and walk to the beach in the evenings. The property is very well maintained (still trying to figure out how the windows are so clear!), beautifully decorated, and nicely equipped (linens, kitchen, bathrooms, etc.). We also enjoyed the historic nature of the property, to include the description of its history on the bookcase. Cheryl was very prompt in all correspondence, and coordinating our visit was extremely easy and trouble free. I hope to stay here again on our next trip to the west coast, and I will definitely recommend Log Haven to others to enjoy. Thank you for our wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jon, Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and that you liked reading the history. Finding the true history of the property became a hunt for us. We spent days searching old county records and local papers. Best regards, Cheryl
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Four couples stayed for three nights, and we all loved it! Lots of windows and very nicely decorated. The furnishings are very comfortable and conducive to relaxing and watching TV/DVDs. The large bathrooms are spacious and great to use. We slept well in the bedrooms, although the sleeper sofa did sag a little. Terrific location -- just blocks from both the town and beach. Definitely would stay again!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joyce, Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Log Haven. Best regards, Cheryl
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  • 5 of 5

It is our annual girl's trip and we loved it as usual! Perfect place to relax and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, Thank you for the kind review. It's always a pleasure to have you and your group here. Best regards, Cheryl
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Houston, TX

Adorable Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in the Log Haven Cottage. It was so adorable and comfortable. We were a group of 7 women, and we especially enjoyed the patio area and the location (close to shops and restaurants, and close to the beach). The beds were comfortable. Everything was neat and clean. I couldn't have imagined a better place for our girls' trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We seem to get a lot of "girls" groups here. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
We do not accept reservations or guarantee pricing more than one year in advance.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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