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Charming Beach Front Cottage

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4.7 / 5Exceptional
17 reviews


  • Pet Friendly
  • Fireplace


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Carmel River State Beach
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Carmel Mission Basilica
    3 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Rio Grill
    28 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Cafe Stravaganza
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)
    11 min drive

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    About this area


    This cottage is located in Carmel. Carmel Mission Basilica and 17-Mile Drive are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Fisherman's Wharf. Dennis the Menace Park and Monterey Bay Aquarium are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the property's location for the sightseeing.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Carmel River State Beach - 15 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Carmel Mission Basilica - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Carmel Beach - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Point Lobos State Reserve - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Pebble Beach Golf Links - 9 min drive

    Getting around

    • Salinas Station - 31 min drive
    • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 11 min drive


    • Rio Grill — 28 min walk
    • Cafe Stravaganza — 3 min drive
    • Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria — 3 min drive
    • Mission Ranch — 4 min drive
    • Vesuvio — 4 min drive

    About this property

    Charming Beach Front 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. Keywords: Beach Front Property, CLOSE TO BEACH, Ocean Views of Point Lobos Monastery Beach. Cottage sleeps 4 Pet Fee of $195 is required. Please notify VRBO if you plan on bringing a dog.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Patrick & Sara Whisler

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets allowed

    Payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Property is also known as

    • Charming Beach Front Cottage Carmel
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    • Charming Front Cottage Carmel
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    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 king bed

    Bedroom 2

    2 twin/single beds

    Property amenities


    • 2 bedrooms


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower only

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace


    • Smoke-free property


    • Sleeps 4
    • Unit size: 900 sq ft (84 sq m)


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor


    Lovely location but the cottage needs some work

    Overall our stay at the cottage was very nice. Lovely location with easy access to the beach. Our only complaint was that inside the cottage a little work is needed and some of the furniture and rugs should be replaced. In the hallway toward the living room and kitchen two floorboards need to be replaced. They are loose and every time you walk over them you can hear them give out a loud yelp. The rugs in the hallways are pretty cheap and dirty and should be replaced. The dishwasher door needs to be tightened and new curtains with sturdy hanging rods would also help. One nice feature is having a washing machine and dryer in one of the bathrooms but there was no soap, which we were happy to provide. But, again, overall we enjoyed our stay.

    5/5 Excellent

    A home to live in my memory

    Unforgettable! Stunningly beautiful and historic. All amenities thoughtfully provide. Wiid and enormous expanse of beach in front of us, and a lovely yard with wildflowers and gigantic trees. This is the stuff of dreams. Simply first rate!-Barb and Fred Volkmann

    5/5 Excellent

    What a great way to celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

    We wanted to spend a week at the beach, to celebrate our anniversary, and it was wonderful! The location, the beach, the sound of the waves, a fully appointed cottage, a nice patio to sit & enjoy sunsets, pet friendly, beautiful grounds that left us feeling like we were "away from it all" yet in truth, mere moments away from anything we might want (shopping, good restaurants, sightseeing, etc)...what more could we ask for but to come back again? :) Thanks for a smooth transaction & great memories! Mike & Joyce

    5/5 Excellent

    Wonderful cottage by the beach

    This place cost a little more than we usually pay for vacation rentals, but it was wonderful. Just steps from the beach, with easy access to walks along the shore right from the cottage. One of our favorite activities was to walk to the tide pools just north of the cottage and look at the interesting marine life (crabs, sea anemones, starfish, sea urchins, ...). And there's also easy access (5 minutes) to all the shops you need in Carmel. The cottage itself was in very good shape, and we LOVED having a dishwasher. We could see sea otters, seals, and dolphins not just from the beach, but from the windows of the cottage. Binoculars were helpfully provided. There was a very nice patio area too, unfortunately it was too cold/windy/rainy for us to get any use out of it. Great rental!

    4/5 Good

    Wonderful family time at Sea Otter cottage.

    Cozy, comfortable and relaxing! Great family getaway. We were impressed with our ocean views, close proximity to the beach and fantastic views of ocean life including otters and dolphins. The beds were comfortable, the cottage clean. Not a lot of space for food prep, but we made do. The bathroom by the entryway, a little funky, but the history of the cottage, enchanting. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sea Otter Cottage. Thank you Pat and Sara for opening your home to us.

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