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A block from the beach - Home Port Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 755 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, living room, kitchen - sleeps up to 4

Home Port features a king bedroom, a living room with a sofa/sleeper and toasty gas fireplace, a kitchen, and a patio right off the rose garden.

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 occupancy 4)

Property Manager
Cheryl Assemi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Cheryl Assemi

My family and I have lived in the area since 2008. Purchasing, remodeling and restoring Home Port Cottage was a labor of love which took most of 2012 to complete and something we strive to maintain. We want 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. Home Port and our other 4 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 in the 1940's, Home Port Cottage is a charming little home away from home. With it's hand stenciled wood floors, the rose garden next to the patio, or sinking back into the couches at the end of an eventful day. We hope our guests will love Home Port Cottage as much as we do.


Golden Rectangle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 755 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , w/ Fireplace, Kitchen & Patio
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Home Port 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 days. Pets are not permitted.


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(36 traveler reviews)

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A block from the beach - Home Port Cottage
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Perfect location and spotless

  • 5 of 5

The Home Port property was spotless and perfectly maintained for a longer stay. The host provides local coffee, nuts, guides and a stocked kitchen. It was a warm and welcoming home, and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Cozy Space Near the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

We're already thinking about when we'll be able to visit again! The cottage is only a block from the ocean and a short walk to shops and restaurants, and the space was cozy and felt like home. The kitchen had everything we needed for simple meals, and we used the fireplace every evening when the fog rolled in. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage Near the Beach

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay in the Home Port. It was very well located just a block off the beach and the beginning of the scenic view drive for walking. The cottage was clean and well appointed for a long term stay with a kitchen well equipped. The grounds were very well maintained which made you feel that the owners, managers and staff wanted their quests to feel special and at home. The only suggestion I have is that screens somehow be included in the windows. I realize the 1940s cottage windows weren't built for screens. There must be some kind of solution. It was unfortunate that we had to close up the windows each night when we chose this location because it was so close to the beach in order to hear the surf throughout the night. I hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alisa, Thank you for the kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I don't know if you saw that one of the windows vented. It doesn't have a screen, but could have been slightly vented to allow the sound to come in. Best regards, Cheryl
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Super quaint place. Walking distance all things we needed. Super fun for all. Thank you.

  • 5 of 5

We love Home Port. What a gem!! Our girls 12& 11 want their homes just like it when they are old:). Thank you for memories. Great birthday getaway. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, You are so welcome! We are glad you all enjoyed your stay at Home Port. That is quite a compliment from your girls! Best regards, Cheryl
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Fantasyland in Carmel

  • 5 of 5

These cottages are nothing but charm.......the cozy and comfortable interior, the fireplace, the grounds, the winding cobblestone walkways, and the immaculate landscape deliver a small Fantasyland in Carmel.

Add in a two minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to the heart of Ocean Avenue Restaurants and shopping make this Carmel experience pure Magic - just how you hope things will be.

Mike and Julie Hinchcliff

P.S. Property Manager Calvin was so friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike and Julie, Thank you for the nice review. We are so glad you liked the cottage, the location and Calvin! Best regards, Cheryl
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What a fantastic little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

First- and most importantly- we would ABSOLUTELY rent this place again. Fantastic location, amazing gardens, impeccably maintained (in and out), well managed, well prepared for guests, incredibly comfortable bed and other furniture, etc. 1 block from beach, 6 (short) blocks to town, I really can't think of a thing to say about this place that is negative or in need of improvement.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best regards, Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Montery Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: necessary

Home Port 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!

The surrounding area is full of activities: 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.

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates and minimum stay may vary for weekends, holidays and special events.
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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