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Cheryl Assemi

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

A block from the beach - Moon Gate Cottage

16 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Carmel Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Moon Gate is the most secluded cottage set within the garden of the Carmel Cottage Inn. It has a king bedroom, a living room with a sofa/sleeper and gas fireplace, a kitchen and an outside brick patio just perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning.

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)

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheryl Assemi (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Cheryl Assemi

My family and I have lived in the area since 2008. Purchasing, remodeling and restoring Moon Gate 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. Moon Gate and our other 4 listings (Log Haven 937413, Tradewinds 938557, Home Port 938549 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, Moon Gate Cottage is a charming little home away from home. With it's hand stenciled wood floors, the marbled, lighted 'Moon Gate', or sinking back into the couches at the end of an eventful day. We hope our guests will love Moon Gate Cottage as much as we do.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

A block from the beach - Moon Gate Cottage
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

Better than Best and Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

We entered this private charming,spacious yet cozy cottage after walking past the manicured gorgeous landscaped gardens (think House and Garden magazine ) of abundant blooming hydrangeas and other fragrant flowers, and we were greeted by our charming hosts Cheryl Assemi and her helpful assistant Calvin .

We enjoyed 3 lovely nights at this darling quiet cottage a few minutes walk from the village with all the restaurants and shops,and just one short block from the beach. We enjoyed relaxing in the comfortably and beautifully furnished living room by the fireplace The nice size bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed and lovely bedding. No skimping here. The darling kitchen ,which has been updated, is reminiscent of how I remember my grandmother's ,and is neat clean and well equipped. Parking is easy in their designated parking a few steps to the cottage. You will love precious Moon Gate Cottage and like us, you will want to return .

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, Thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I have to admit, I was enchanted the first time I saw the gardens...I still am! Best regards, Cheryl
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5

Relaxing and Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Moon Gate was the perfect location to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The house is even better in person than the pictures on the website. Thank you for the wonderful welcoming gifts and our special Starbucks cards for our anniversary, they have already went to good use! The gardens surrounding all entire property are beautiful. We especially enjoyed leaving the door halfway open and listening to the ocean waves. Thank you for a relaxing and memorable 25th Anniversary. We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spotless!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Moon Gate Cottage for three nights and was beyond pleased with its location, appointments and cleanliness. The bed was very comfortable. It is an adorable cottage and fits into the Carmel-by-the-Sea vernacular beautifully. One thing to note if you do not like walking up a hill to get to town, there is a decent grade. One can always drive or use Uber. We liked the walk, and the beach is just a block away. I highly recommend Moon Gate Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thank you for the nice review, I'm so glad you enjoyed Moon Gate and your trip to Carmel. A way to make the walk up to the shopping area a little easier is to go up a block and then over a block, up again, and over. Walking east is uphill, north and south are fairly level. The best part...it's down hill coming back! Best regards, Cheryl
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5

Great Location, Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented the Moon Gate Cottage for a very overdue trip without kids. From the moment we arrived we were taken away by the beauty of the property. Our little cottage was the perfect size for the two of us. We had a wonderful welcome package when we arrived with snacks and sparkling cider. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals including some custom brew coffee! The fireplace in the living room was absolutely delightful in the evenings while chatting and sharing a bottle of wine. The cottage has a great location. We were able to walk to the plaza every day as well as the coast. We had a wonderful and relaxing time and will definitely be back if we ever get to sneak away again!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Valerie, Thank you for the kind review! I'm so glad you liked the cottage and the items we left for you. We would love to have you back again. Best regards, Cheryl
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charming, cozy & sweet

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the Moon Gate Cottage. The house is a perfect size for a couple and the grounds and the house are well kept. The location is great - really close to the beach and town. We can't wait to get back there!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brandy, Thank you for the kind review. I'm glad you liked Moon Gate, we would love to have you back. Best regards, Cheryl
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Beyond charming

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I completely enjoyed the Moon Gate Cottage. It was clean, very well appointed and quite. We loved that the only thing we could hear at night was the faint sound of the crashing waves.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gerard, Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I also love the sound of the waves at night. Best regards, Cheryl
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: necessary

Moon Gate is the most secluded cottage 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 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.

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

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Rates & Availability

Carmel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 5 2016 - Aug 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Concours
Aug 17 2016 - Aug 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Summer
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter
Dec 26 2016 - Dec 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
New Year 2017
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
ATT Golf Event
Feb 9 2017 - Feb 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter
Feb 13 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Concours
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
New Year 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

$350-$450
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.

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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Amenities

Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , w/ Fireplace & Kitchen
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Moon Gate 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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