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A block from the beach - Tradewinds Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,238 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, loft, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, sleeps up to 6

Tradewinds Cottage is located in the beautiful garden of the Carmel Cottage Inn. The main floor has a king bedroom, a full bath, an inviting living room with a sofa/sleeper and gas fireplace, and a modern/retro kitchen. The upstairs of this cottage has a queen bedroom, a full bath, a loft with two twin beds, a patio and a small balcony.

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 6)

More Details

Property Manager
Cheryl Assemi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Cheryl Assemi

My family and I have lived in the area since 2008. Purchasing, remodeling and restoring Tradewinds Cottage was a labor of love which took most of 2012 to complete. 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. Tradewinds and our other 4 listings (Log Haven 937413, 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, Tradewinds Cottage is a charming little home away from home. It's hard not to love the new 'retro' appliances in the kitchen, discovering all of the beautiful flowers in the gardens, or sinking back into the couches and chairs at the end of an eventful day. We hope our guests will love Tradewinds Cottage as much as we do.


Golden Rectangle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1238 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Loft Setting
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Tradewinds 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. Smoking and pets are not permitted.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Perfect Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was located walking distance to downtown Carmel and just a block from the beach. My husband and I hated to leave this idyllic and peaceful home. Well appointed and attention to detail throughout the house. We LOVED our visit and hope to be back soon. You won't be disappointed and will want to stay longer next time at this rejuvenating retreat in Carmel.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, Thank you so much for the nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed Tradewinds Cottage and it's location. Best regards, Cheryl
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  • 5 of 5

Tradewinds was perfect for us and our time in Carmel. The location could not be better - and it is absolutely beautiful!

The beds and pillows were very comfortable and the outdoor patio was great to have a glass of wine before dinner.

I hope to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thank you for choosing Tradewinds Cottage for your stay in Carmel. We are glad you enjoyed it. Best regards, Cheryl
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Charming cottage by the beautiful Carmel beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Tradewinds was perfect. We were there for my daughter's surprise engagement on the beach. The cottage is so charming and such tender loving care has been put into every aspect of it. Everything was so pleasant and comfortable. The location was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely spot with us! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Suzy, Thank you for the kind review. You are so welcome! We are so glad you liked Tradewinds, we spent hours deciding what we thought would make the house as functional and comfortable as possible for our guests. Congratulations to the newly engaged couple. Best regards, Cheryl
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful home. It was perfect in every way. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kimberly, You are so welcome! Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad you choose Tradewinds Cottage. Best regards, Cheryl
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Perfect Carmel get away

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is wonderful, so charming and beautiful. 1 block to the beach, so perfect.

We had a terrific time celebrating 2 friends birthdays. Everything was immaculate and cozy. Couldn't have been better, definitely returning for a longer stay next time. Loved it!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your birthdays in Carmel. Thank you for choosing Tradewinds Cottage. Best regards, Cheryl
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Prime location! Impeccably clean and so tastefully decorated with high quality linens throughout.

  • 5 of 5

Unique, spacious cottage in prime Carmel location. Need to go back and just check if it stated shower over tub...that was the 'only' issue for our handicapped guest who could not step over the tub into the shower...

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynn, Thank you for the review and all of the lovely compliments. I'm sorry that your companion had difficulties with the tub and hope that she was still able to enjoy her trip. We want our guests to feel as welcome and comfortable as possible, so we describe our cottages as accurately as we can. We do state that the bathrooms are shower/tub combos. Since both bathrooms are alike, we only provided photos of one of them clearly showing the configuration. When making a reservation, if you have concerns about a home for any of your traveler's needs, it is probably best to call the owner to discuss the home. Best regards, Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: necessary

Tradewinds 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 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates and/or minimum stay may vary for weekends, holidays and special events and may affect the quote.
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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