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A block from the beach - Moon Gate Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 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

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)

More Details

Property Manager
Cheryl Assemi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Golden Rectangle

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.


Golden Rectangle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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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A block from the beach - Moon Gate Cottage
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA

This exquisite cottage is perfect for friends, families and special partners.

  • 5 of 5

Just a mere block from the ocean, surrounded by curving gardens of blooms sits a magical, secluded home. Anything you might need has been provided and everything is spotless. One of the most peaceful places on earth!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth , TX

Adorable and charming cottage! We loved our little garden and the working fireplace.

  • 5 of 5

We are planning on being back next year! Listening to the ocean from our living room was just magical and Cheryl and Connie are the perfect hosts! Will never go back to staying in a hotel. This cottage is so well appointed and so adorable, can't think of not being here next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Toni, Thank you for choosing our cottage! It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to having you back! Best regards, Cheryl
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Perfect Anniversary Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

Such thought was given to our stay. The cottage was picturesque as shown, but we arrived to a "Happy Anniversary" message and a few thoughtful gifts as well. Just one block from the beach - we could hear the waves crashing at night. It is removed enough from town to provide privacy, but also close enough to walk back and forth several times a day. We had an amazing stay and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi April, Thank you for the nice review. We are so glad you had a nice time. We love to acknowledge a special occasion! Best regards, Cheryl
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A charming and very conveniently located cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely and charming place. My only complaint was that I couldn't get the hot water hot enough for my shower. (Even though I used the bypass switch.) Perhaps there was some other trick I was missing. It never got warmer than warm. Otherwise, it was absolutely delightful for a quick stay of two nights.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Francine, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to post a review. We care about the experience our guests have in our cottages which is why we give all of our guests several contact numbers to call us in case there is a maintenance issue during your stay. We wish you had called us to let us know the shower was giving you trouble. If we weren't able to fix it ourselves, we would have called a plumber! Best regards, Cheryl
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend at the Moon Gate Cottage. The unit is very clean and private. My favorite part was the fireplace in the living room; it was so wonderful to read a book before the fireplace and listen to the sound of ocean waves. I recommend the Moon Gate to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stacia, We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the kind review. I have to agree, I love being able to hear the waves. Best regards, Cheryl
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Quaint private cottage close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Really cute, quiet cottage. Short walk to the beach. We could hear the waves crashing during the night. Private little yard and off street parking.

Bed was extremely firm as were the pillows, but it was clean and mostly well appointed. There was an ironing board, but no iron, which I thought a little odd. Disappointed that an email prior to my stay and one after were completely ignored. If you need to reach the owner you might want to phone instead.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christie, I'm glad you liked the cottage. We left the original built in ironing board in the cottage because it was cute, not expecting anyone to use it. We have a steamer in the closet which we feel is much easier on clothes than an iron. As to the email, I'm so sorry, I didn't receive it. I did a search, but only found one email from you in my spam folder. Also, we give our guests 3 phone contacts and a number to a service line to make sure our guests can contact us as needed. Best regards, Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.1 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.


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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