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Ocean View French Country Cottage, Charming & Tranquil, Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)




Welcome to your vacation dream in the Highlands of Carmel. We answer your inquiries immediately to tell you more about Point of View. This inspired cottage offers stunning ocean views and the rustic charm of a French Country cottage retreat with a designer's touch. Appreciate the serenity among Monterey Pine and take delight in the enchanting English gardens. Listen to the quiet, breathe in the mountain air, relax and renew. Whale watch, bird watch, and take in ocean views surrounded by the ambiance of this charming country cottage. Only minutes to Carmel and Point Lobos State Reserve; approximately 30 minutes to Big Sur.

Find comfort in the beautifully- appointed, cozy and spacious interior with hard wood floors, open beam ceilings and abundant natural light. French doors open to the dramatic ocean views and wrap around deck with BBQ and patio table for al fresco dining. This unique two-story guest cottage offers a memorable getaway for a couple, a solo traveler or the small family.

A fully equipped kitchen, with adjoining living and ocean-view dining area completes the open floor plan on the first level. A separate and private bath is off entry. Upstairs, our guests will find another open and spacious level with endless views of the Pacific from the king bed and daybed (converts to king) and from the comfortable seating areas perfect for taking in views, watching flat screen tv, lounging on comfortable couch and chairs, game table for entertainment.

Only minutes to Carmel, Point Lobos, or south to Big Sur’s wild coast, we invite you to enjoy again and again this beautiful Point of View.

Keywords: Ocean Views, Two-story cottage, European Alpine style, guesthouse, quiet, tranquil, private, trees, sunsets,whale watch, romantic getaway

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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About The Owner

We moved to Carmel in 1964 and never turned back. We love our home in this special place we call Paradise. We brought up our four daughters here and moved to the Highlands twenty-five years ago to enjoy the magnificent ocean views and serenity. My husband is a writer and I'm a Coach for families of children with special educational needs. We enjoy the arts and fine dining found within minutes of our home. We walk daily in our neighborhood and are always inspired by the natural surroundings of the beautiful Carmel Highlands. Our daughters and some of our grandchildren live nearby. They stayed in this small, quaint, artistic community to enjoy the friendly ambiance and the many outdoor activities the Central Coast offers. One of our daughters and her husband have a sailboat, where they enjoy day sailing and whale watching on the Monterey Bay. From every visitor's perspective, our little corner of the world beckons vacationers to return again and again.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1985

Why The Owner chose Carmel-by-the-Sea

We fell in love with the Highlands and the exquisite ocean views and quiet solitude that surround us here.

What makes this cottage unique

Ocean views forever, quiet, private and peaceful, and close to everything: hiking, beautiful nature walks with views of the ocean and wildlife, Point Lobos, Monastery Beach, exquisite sunsets and wonderful neighbors who add to this special community. Also 6 minutes to shopping and dining in Carmel;15 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 30 minutes to Big Sur. Easy access to everything you could want in a vacation getaway!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) One King bed upstairs; One convertible Trundle bed upstairs - makes into two Twin beds or a King bed, Queen size Beds (1) Convertible queen sofa bed downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle converts to two separate twins (or a King), Child Beds (2) Upstairs Trundle can be made into two Twin beds; Upstairs gate brought in for small children's safety. Baby Cribs (1) No crib or other special equipment for babies or toddlers provided; Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One Trundle with two Twins; also converts to King; One sofa converts to queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This guest house is part of a larger one-acre estate; it is within a coastal suburb of high-end homes 5 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea; minutes away from Point Lobos State Park; private and charming with designer touches; quiet within the natural environment of Monterey pines; wonderful area for nature walking, hiking, whale watching, ocean views.


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Ocean View French Country Cottage, Charming & Tranquil, Beach!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 112 reviews
Nashville, Tennessee

Perfect Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked Point of View for our 20th Anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. The size of the house is just right. There's so much natural light and such breathtaking views that you can't help but just feel good here. The location is was wonderful and convenient to everywhere we wanted to go: Big Sur, Downtown Carmel, Pebble Beach. Point Lobos, Cannery Row, etc. Judy was so helpful before our stay and once we arrived. Her communication was prompt and just right. The house was stocked with items we needed in case we wanted to dine in, but we chose to eat out every day. They hydrangeas she left for us in a vase were beautiful, and one of my favortit flowers. We hope to come back one day. It truly was hard to leave this place.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as advertised. Very clean and comfortable private accommodation. Perfect location to sit on the deck and listen to the silence and drink a glass of wine.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful and relaxing residence, with the Village of Carmel and Point Lobos State Park minutes away -- simply delightful!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kensington, MD

Wonderful cottage in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The Point of View Cottage is everything you see in the photos and more. We had a great stay here. Judy goes above and beyond to make her guests feel comfortable and welcome. The cottage is clean and well-appointed. Fresh flowers and herbs left in the cottage were a really nice touch. The well-stocked kitchen, including lemons! and garlic, allowed us to make a couple of nice meals on the grill. But we mostly used the cottage as a base to explore Carmel (and its very nice restaurants, shopping, and beach), as well as to hike at Point Lobos which is just minutes from the cottage, a few trails in Big Sur and to explore the amazing natural offerings in Monterey - a sea otter safari at Moss Landing, whale watching in Monterey and a visit to the aquarium. Thanks, Judy, for helping to make our family vacation so comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Point of View. The house is perfect and Judy had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. The location is ideal for adventures into Carmel by the Sea, Carmel Valley, and Big Sur, and the views from the house were incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Pretty Much Heaven for us!

  • 5 of 5

My wife Sheila and I have stayed at a lot of VRBO spots over the past 25 plus years and have to say that this is one rental experience that exceeded our expectations in every way we could imagine. It was our little slice of French Country living that we have always imagined but never got to experience yet in France but this place took care of the experience for us. It was beautifully situated in a very peaceful setting with more varieties of flowers, herbs and birds than we have ever seen before. The views of the cyprus trees and pacific every morning from our bedroom and back deck are unforgettable and actually caused us to spend more time preparing our own food and drinking fine wine there almost than out in the Carmel and Monterey towns! The morning walks we took everyday were incredibly beautiful and breathtaking but also great exercise mentally and physically that we needed. The house was not your typical fancy schmancy house with marble and cherrywood and fountains which was NOT what we wanted but exactly the French Country rustic charm and then some that we expected and that was outstanding for us to come to. Judy was fantastically cordial in greeting us and showing us around as well as preparing the house meticulously with a very beautiful welcome basket to make us feel like we really mattered to her. She was not a faceless host like so many of our other VRBO owners but someone who took the time to know us and assure us that she would make sure our stay was enjoyable and oh was it. We knew we were dealing with special host especially when we woke up one morning and were greeted with some fresh cut flowers and fresh picked lemons from her garden right outside our door! We were sad to leave but will be coming back here to HER place as soon as we can get back to Carmel... God Bless You Judy! Sincerely, Chafic & Sheila Zenni - Two VERY satisfied renters!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hyatt Highlands Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pacific Grove Links, Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pacific Edge
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
San Jose Beach
Car: recommended

San Jose Beach, 3 minutes away; 5 minutes to spectacular Point Lobos State Reserve; minutes from Sobranes Point & many popular hiking areas; 30 minutes from Big Sur; 15 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Beaches; 15 minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Monterey Airport;15 minutes to Pacific Grove, 20 minutes to Pebble Beach & 17 Mile Drive & famous golf links.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £91.49
Property Damage Insurance £75.48

Damage deposit will be reflected in the Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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