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Beach Front Cottages with Stunning Views

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea - Whalers Cottage

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Whalers Cottage

Guests will enjoy the rich history of whaling, dairy operations, abalone fishing, and canning which were among many thriving business that A.M. Allan operated on this historic property dating back to 1898. This two-level home is perfectly situated to maximize the views of Point Lobos and is just a few steps to Monastery Beach — famous for diving and pounding ocean swells. Take pleasure in the sweeping panoramic ocean views of Point Lobos and a white sand beach as your backyard. Scuba divers come from far and wide to enjoy the kelp forests, otters, seals, whales and other wildlife found in the waters off Monastery Beach. Hardwood floors, fireplace and large glass panels blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. 3 cottages on property. Two 2 bedroom one 3 bedroom.

Look at PointLobosRentals dot com site for more details.

Keywords: Beach Front Property, ON THE BEACH, Ocean Views of Point Lobos Monastery Beach. Cottages sleep 6 or 14 with all three.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Patrick & Sara Whisler
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Patrick & Sara Whisler

Family owned property since the 1800's.

Patrick & Sara Whisler purchased this cottage in 1898

What makes this cottage unique

Historic cottages located all alone on ocean bluff with wildlife and beach-front walking trail offer a one of a kind vacation! Cottages are only steps from Monastery Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Frequent so-happy visitor

Carmel has always been a favorite place - and for about twenty years, every time I go to Carmel, I make an effort to stay only in this wonderful property. I have stayed just a week, and taken the house for a month at a time a number of times. Both are fantastic.

It is just outside town, feels extremely private, with a wonderful view of Point Lobos and of the water. There is a beach just off the private yard, and a very long trail along the beach or up on a trail that leads into Carmel.

Honestly, everyone I have ever gone there with spends most of the time cooking meals, sitting around on the decks outside or sitting around in front of the fire inside. Be sure to ask for two loads of wood, because you won't want to leave the house very often!

· By Texas visitor from Fort Worth, Texas on 2/11/2010 for a stay in 1/1/2010 Whalers Cottage #2
Dec 2009
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based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Beach Front Cottages with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 27 reviews

Fabulous Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Whaler's Cottage at the end of September this year...we absolutely loved it! The views from the home onto the beach and the rugged coast are stunning. The house had everything we needed and was in a great location. We also loved the history of the home; very interesting. We hope to come back to the area, and will definitely stay at the Whaler's Cottage if we are so lucky!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your kind words, and for taking such great care of our cottage. Please come back soon ! Whisler Riley Properties
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We want to make the Whalers cottage an annual visit.

  • 5 of 5

We first visited the Whaler's Cottage last year to celebrate a 70th birthday. We had family visit and what a wonderful time we had. We cooked most of our dinners and unlike other rentals the knives were sharp (very important) and if not, there was a knife sharpener.

This year we invited a couple from Indiana that are old friends of ours. They could not believe the location and views that we experienced. Every morning one of them said "oh, another day of ocean TV!". Lots to do in surrounding area if you are not golfers. We loved the trails from the cottage down to the river and back. Point Lobos state reserve is not to be missed. Also, we were able to see butterflies in Pacific Grove. Again we ate meals in the evening at the cottage and marveled at the well stocked kitchen.

We like three restaurants: The Red House, Fish Wives and not to be missed, The Roadhouse for shrimp and grits.

Great beds, great views, and very, very clean.

We will plan on a 2017 visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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State College, PA

Beautiful Cottages!!

  • 5 of 5

A great week at an unbelievable place. One of the most beautiful settings on earth.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worcester UK

Stunning Location

  • 3 of 5

This property could not be better located, away from the road and facing directly on to Monastery beach and the bay.

Superb views in a well appointed property. Our family were blown away with the stunning location.

Local to shops, Carmel, Point Lobos nature reserve, all very convenient within 5-10 minutes drive.

Would happily recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, USofA

Magic at Monastery Beach

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in all three cottages for more than a decade. Each visit is better than the prior year's. Our children were small when we started renting and they're now in their early twenties. Our family and our friends' families all look forward to these escapes. Highlights are night hikes along the coast, Point Lobos hikes, Big Sur hikes, Palo Corona hikes, Mill Creek hikes, Garland Ranch hikes, and Monterey Bay crab.....Recently we've spotted condors, dolphins, whales of several types, otters, sea lions, and seals. Mass across the street at the Monastery is special for those so inclined. A very special place that has been cared for lovingly. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversary Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wed on Monastery Beach in 2004 with this property overlooking our ceremony. I promised her one day I'd get her this house, and on our 10 year wedding anniversary I gave it to her... if only for a week. But what a beautiful week. What a beautiful property, what a beautiful view. The perfect setting for... well just about anything. You can have a romantic getaway, you can have your children run around and play, you can have your extended family come stay (and watch the kids for that romantic time you're looking for), you can just sit on the beach chairs and drink a hot cup of coffee or a couple glass as of wine if you prefer. If it gets too cold you can go inside and not miss a thing. You can light a fire in the fireplace long after dark and still make s'mores. You have instant beach access and access to trails that lead all the way north to Carmel State Beach, no need to drive. Private, even with two other houses on property, and hardly any beach traffic on the north side of Monastery Beach. This main house is a Historic property, built in 1875, and has aged like a fine wine. You will feel the charm and joy of this property, and you will never want to leave. It's quite telling when your 3yo daughter wants to leave the park because "I wanna go back to da beach house!" to see mermaids and whales.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Central Coast California

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2016
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Years 2018
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning £197
Linens £127
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Add $195 to bring up to two dogs, deduct $195 from rate listed if no pets.
$500 Security Deposit in addition to rental fees.
6 guests only this includes infants and children no exceptions.
60 day cancellation 90% deposit refund
59 day cancellation $500 deposit not refundable
Holiday/Event rates not listed, please contact owner for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea in California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 Downstairs - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Clawfoot tub- Laundry in this bathroom also
    Bathroom 2- upstairs - Toilet , Shower and addtional sink in Master Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bdrm upstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with Ocean View- Has shower and sink in room
    Bedroom 2- Two Twins Upstairs - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3- Two Twins Downstairs - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into King bed if requested
  • 1 King size bed, 4 twin beds. We can push and strap together with convert-a-king kit, ask for details(downstairs bedroom only) 2 bedrooms upstairs, 1 bedroom downstairs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing

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