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Charming Coastal Cottage Comfortable Living Indoor and Out

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) nestled within private estate & beautiful gardens

Perfect for couples seeking the perfect location to enjoy all that the Carmel area has to offer. Located within a gated private estate the stand-alone cottage offers a spacious open floor plan nestled within exceptional gardens, vegetable garden, fruit trees and grand views of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Walk to the Holly Farm. 1/2 mile drive to the Folktale Winery, vineyard and events. 3 miles to the award-winning Refuge Spa.

Relax and enjoy all the attractions and landscape Monterey County has to offer in a valley setting with fresh air and great views.

The Cottage is minutes from Carmel-By-The Sea (10), Pebble Beach (15), Monterey (20), Monterey Bay Aquarium (25), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (15), Pacific Grove (25) and Big Sur (45). Numerous local winery tasting rooms can be found in the Carmel Valley area. Nearby Valley restaurants include The Cork Screw, Cafe Rustica, Jefferies Grill, Will's Fargo Steakhouse, Baja Cantina & Grill, and Lucia Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge. Carmel-By-The Sea restaurants abound.

Past guests remark about the great hiking opportunities nearby. Let us know your interests and we will do everything we can to make your stay exceptional. We live in the Big Ranch house nearby and spend virtually every spare moment thinking of ways to improve the property.


In the early 1900's, when the main residence was constructed in an existing pear orchard, Carmel Valley was primarily agricultural. Today, Carmel Valley is dotted with homes, farms, ranches, vineyards shopping and restaurants. In the early 1900's, the property consisted of a Craftman-style main residence and at least four other structures, including the existing barn and a summer kitchen. From the time we acquired the property in 1993, we have worked to restore the property's elements to their original beauty while incorporating modern comforts. The Guest Cottage has been re-purposed from the former summer kitchen structure, retaining the history and charm of California history while offering cozy accommodations in a rural environment.

Keywords: Charming Cottage with open floor plan, Located just ten minutes inland from the ocean and Carmel Bay. Enjoy Carmel Valley's warmer micro-climate and Mountain views.

More Details

Linda Wheaton
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Linda Wheaton

Owners Linda and Larry Wheaton have resided in Carmel Valley since Larry retired from a computer sales and marketing career. Larry grew up in the Monterey area and hiked over the hills separating Monterey and Carmel Valley as a kid. 'I quickly discovered that the best summer time micro-climate on the Peninsula was in Carmel Valley. So when I retired, Carmel Valley was the place we wanted to live'.

Linda Wheaton purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Linda Wheaton chose Carmel-by-the-Sea

We purchased our Farm House and out-buildings in Carmel Valley's in 1993 We were drawn to the location because of it's proximity to recreation, mountain views and weather. We have lovingly remodeled, replanted and rebuilt the gardens and updated the out-buildings much the way they were in the 1920's. Our children and grand-children now come here to ride the tractor, pick tomatoes, apples, apricots and otherwise enjoy the clear fresh air. Our guest cottage is the last out-building to be remodeled and is now our vacation rental.

What makes this cottage unique

Our location is close to Carmel-by-the-Sea but also is just minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Pacific Grove and Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. Jefferies, our favorite breakfast and lunch hang-out, is two minutes away while the Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company is just as close. But the larger Monterey County area is really what attracts people from all over the world. You can relax on our Guest Cottage Patio, resting from a busy day (eating an hors d'oeuvre you made with fresh tomatoes from the garden), and in 8 minutes be sitting at the piano bar at Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch wondering what to have for dinner.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed with premium mattress, linens and accessories
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Easy access to 120V and 240 V outlets for EV charging.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews
Two Harbors, Minnesota

Quaint and Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at Linda and Larry's cottage is exactly why we prefer to book our vacation stays through VRBO. Meeting extraordinarily lovely people like these folks adds so many layers of enjoyment to our vacations! Both of them went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable, and informed. They offered a trove of valuable suggestions about where to eat, what to see and little snippets of history of the area. They were generous with the offerings of lemons, limes and apples from the trees on their amazing property. Yum!

Now the cottage. It's just as picture perfect as you see on the photos. The setting near the mountains on their private estate couldn't be lovelier. The furniture and furnishings are comfortable and very cozy with the nautical theme. We slept like rocks on the amazing, comfy bed after long days of hiking and exploring in the area. It was always a treat to think about returning to this home base after long days of roaming the area. We would love to come back to stay here -for the cottage as well as for the comfortable company of Linda and Larrry!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Linda was an amazing host! She was so flexible, an amazing communicator and made the stay so enjoyable for my 80 year old dad and also the following nights my friends who checked in. We were getting married at a nearby property and she made checking in/out easy and I must say she and her husband are wonderful, lovely people. I highly recommend staying here. The property was so adorable and cozy while also having plenty of space. It doesn't get much better then this cute cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Wife and I loved our stay. Thanks for the hospitality!!! We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent - beautiful property & great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much at the Rose Cottage. Linda and Larry are excellent hosts with a ton of knowledge about the area. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. We hope to go back for a longer stay in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Larry made us very welcome and deserve their high star rating

The cottage was delightful and had everything that we needed. It was a great place to stay and although the timing over Labour Day meant it was busy downtown, this was a quiet oasis to return to each evening

We had a great time, thank you

Sue & Tim

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

You must book this place. It's clean, spacious, beautiful, private, and only a 15 min drive from town. The Wheaton's are great people and if you have any questions about the area or things to do they'll have your answer.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey, CA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Baja Cantina and Resturant
Nearest Ferry
129 Miles
San Francisco, CA
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Rancho Canada Gold Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Salinas, CA
Nearest Motorway
5.4 Miles
Highway 1, Carmel Valley California
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Jeffery's Mid Carmel Valleyl
Nearest Ski
288 Miles
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Nearest Beach
6.2 Miles
Car: necessary

Many of our guests ask about the availability of location to hike and check out the areas World-class sights. Be sure to email or call us if there are questions you may have about added attractions or events that that may be "happening" during your stay. The (2) multi-entry guest passes we offer for you use at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are always available.


Prices & Availability

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

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £44.96
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by owner
$250 deposit required to confirm reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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