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Quintessential, Sunny Cottage---great location, easy walk to Beach and Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Kitchen, Deck, Gas Fireplace

Gorgeous, sunny, open floor plan Carmel-by-the-Sea cottage. It's newly-remodeled, with glistening new hardwood floors, new bathrooms, fantastic, luxurious soaking tub, compact but ample kitchen, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, new deck in back with smoker and barbecue appliances, new HDTV with streaming (NEFLIX, etc)and Internet access, all enclosed in a cottage that's warm and inviting and quiet. Being on a cul-de-sac, it's on a quiet street with practically zero traffic.

But it's just a ten minute stroll to the famous golf links at Pebble Beach Carmel Gate, or the white sands of Carmel Beach. Same for downtown with access to countless art galleries and gourmet restaurants---or relax and unwind at the nearby Harrison Memorial Library....a seldom-used retreat and architecturally delightful experience.

Other nearby activities, all a ten-minute car ride away:

- Visit Carmel Valley Refuge for a well-earned spa

- Lunch at Pebble Beach at the Lodge, and many other outdoor dinning areas under the

sun while enjoying the ocean front scenery

- Monterey Bay aquarium, FREE AQUARIUM PASSES

-Downtown Monterey and Cannery Row

- Visit Lover's Point in Pacific Grove

- Point Lobos for a coastal hike

- Carmel mission

- Big Sur: just a half-hour drive to see where land meets the sea

- And many more other places waiting for you to explore

More Details

Li Lim
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Li Lim

I would like to live forever, in Carmel beside the Sea,

I would like to live forever, it's the perfect home for me,

I would like to live forever, where the time is always spring,

'Neath the trees beside the ocean, where the bluebirds nest and sing,

Where the breeze is always blowing, and the people seem so gay,

I would like to live forever, forever and a day.

I would like to live forever, on the wharf at Monterey

To watch the boats unloading, and the sealions at their play,

To watch the happy children, and the sea birds on the shore,

On that wharf of matchless magic, I could live forevermore.

I would like to live forever, in that quiet little cove,

Where the pleasure boats are drifting, at old Pacific Grove,

Where the light tower on Point Lobos, sheds it's bright and beaming ray,

I would like to live forever, forever and a day.

I would like to live forever, on the highlands scenic drive,

Where the mists hangs down in streamers, it is good to be alive,

And where along the coastline, that my feet have taken me,

I would like to live forever, in Carmel beside the Sea.

Li Lim purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Li Lim chose Northwest Carmel

Our cottage is located on a quiet street, but very close to town and beach. I love the walks to the beach and then back to town to visit the shops or getting a cup of coffee before heading back to the cottage. It's sunny, a perfect place to relax with your love ones or enjoy a good book while listening to the ocean waves and birds sing.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Northwest Carmel

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Brand-new remodel with ample soaking tub and lovely shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower, toilet, and tub, a remodel in a former closet (!)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms, with queen beds. These are both fairly compact, cottage-style bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing


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Quintessential, Sunny Cottage---great location, easy walk to Beach and Village
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 69 reviews

fantastic house and great location

  • 5 of 5

We (me, my wife and teenage daughter) had a fantastic three night stay. The house is a short walk to the beach & downtown Carmel yet on this very small and quiet street. It is a remodeled lovely home which is clean & welcoming. The large TV and access to Netflix and Amazon movies (we have a prime account) was a nice touch. Kitchen is large enough to use for cooking whatever you want. Bedrooms are separated across the house for privacy, each with private bath. Caretaker, Rick was super-friendly and helpful. It even comes with passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (don't miss that!). We highly recommend hiking in Point Lobos reserve, especially the Monterey cypress grove. Sunset on Carmel beach is spectacular.

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place For Renewal Retreat Restoration Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

A little gem hidden away in a charming, peaceful neighborhood ... just what we were looking for to renew a long-time friendship. The cottage is so adorable, we were reluctant to leave it & go see the sights --- lovely furnishings, amazing bathrooms, lots of light, abundant amenities, & beautiful landscaping with complete privacy! Loved everything!!

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charming cottage with classical charm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Medicine Cottage for four nights. While the cottage was small, it was thoroughly charming and perfect for two to four people. The backyard deck is sunny, quiet and private. The bathrooms are modern and well appointed. The kitchen was well equipped (which is not always the case for rentals). The cottage is within easy walking distance to the beach and town but it removed from the hustle and bustle of Ocean Avenue. The owner clearly cares about Medicine Cottage, seems to have anticipated occupant needs, and the posted photos accurately reflect its charm. The free passes to the Monterey Aquarium were an added bonus. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage, perfect for couple or small family

  • 4 of 5

Cottage offers everything you need for a comfortable stay. Easy walking distance into town, close to restaurants, and walking distance to the beach. We used the fireplace every morning, since we hit a streak of chilly weather. Loved having washing machine/dryer...full kitchen. Wood floors, cute decorations made it very comfortable and cozy. Very clean. ( I read the previous reviews about squirrels...they do run across the roof during the daytime, but it didn't bother us at all.) The deck was really nice, but due to weather we weren't able to use it as much as we would have liked. This would be VERY tight for 2 couples!! We slept in the room with the queen bed, but used the larger bath in the other bedroom. The passes to the Monterey Aquarium were an added bonus! Previous visits to Carmel, we stayed at hotels. This was really nice for our longer stay this time. Tip: use your cell phone for a flashlight at night walking back from restaurants. It gets very dark; no streetlights.

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, clean, great location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this house! The location is ideal - off the beaten path, but close to ocean and downtown. The bedrooms and kitchen were small and one of the bathrooms is tiny, but if your crew doesn’t mind close quarters, this one checks the boxes. Cable, fireplace, WiFi, and basic kitchen tools were all helpful.

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carseland Alberta Canada

Great vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Medicine Cottage. The cottage is beautiful, cozy and in a great location with easy access to downtown and the beach. Really appreciated the basic supplies and amenities that were included (spices, coffee maker, BBQ, etc). Carmel itself is a lovely town with endless galleries, shops and fantastic food. There are also many places to explore on day trips like Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Santa Cruz, and numerous State parks.

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Northwest Carmel

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
concourse week
Aug 19 2018 - Aug 26 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$513.04
Cleaning C$224.45
Tax Rate 10.5%

Sorry. Carmel cottage is pet free and smoke free.

Owner'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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