UPDATED LISTING! Charming, clean, quiet and private--a real sanctuary. Available for vacation rental. This charming guesthouse is located on a wooded hillside in Carmel Valley. The studio guesthouse is approximately 350 sf, one bedroom/room with queen bed, pillow-top mattress, chest of drawers, luxury linens, two robes, extra towels, remodeled bathroom with stall shower, and a walk-in closet. Table with dishes and utensils makes a morning breakfast easy. Unit also includes a small refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, flat-screen t.v., cable, dvd player, wi-fi, Bose iPod speaker, electric fireplace and toiletries upon request. There is a private entry and plenty of parking. There is private outdoor living space in the guesthouse courtyard. You can also use the additional outdoor living space, including the table and chairs (as available).
I provide 2 Keurig coffee pods per day and wholesome snacks to make your morning wake-up a little brighter.
For the outdoor enthusiast, I have provided folding chairs and beach towels for a day at the beach or a hiking adventure.
The wi-fi comes from my house. Although I have changed it's location, it can be a bit spotty--especially for those with older technology. This wi-fi is for casual use and not intended for serious work commitments due to it's weak(ish) signal. I cannot be responsible if it is not as strong as you would like. Out of 100+ guests, I have had 3 complain of the signal strength.
You will feel miles away, yet Carmel Valley Village is a 2 minute drive (or 15 minute walk) away!
In the village, it is warm and sunny--away from the coastal fog. The Carmel Valley Village boasts fabulous restaurants at a fraction of the price of it's coastal competitors.
Just 20-25 minutes to Carmel and Carmel Beach, Monterey, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Big Sur, Laguna Seca, Quail Lodge, horse back riding, world class wine tasting, world class golf, Monterey Jazz festival, Monterey Bay Aquarium are all minutes away - oh, so much to do and see, and for such a small price!
Guests have access to a semi-private courtyard in front of the guesthouse. It has lounge chairs and outdoor furniture to enjoy the natural setting. There is separate parking in our driveway for the guest.
I am an active AIRbnb traveller myself, so I cannot always be at home when my guests visit. With this said, I always have an emergency contact available in my absence and leave distinct instructions for check-in and check-out. I am always available by phone (unless on an airplane).
You must be 25 or older to rent this unit. We will not tolerate late-night parties or loud music. This unit is meant for mature adults who are looking for a relaxing retreat into Carmel Valley. We ask that you respect the quiet serenity of our property and that of our neighbors.
For your safety and that of your bike, please no motorcycles. Our driveway is gravel and inclined. It is not made to accommodate them.
Please no smoking or pets allowed in or around the unit.
Please wash all dishes after usage.
We had a peaceful, cozy and relaxing stay at Dolly's cottage. It had all the essentials and was exceptionally clean (one of the cleanest airbnb's I've stayed at). Carmel Village is a quaint, convenient retreat. Would love to return.
Looking for peace and quiet, we were delighted to find the accommodations just as it was described in the email information we received before arriving. Our hosts were professional, respectful, and friendly.
We could tell they really cared about their airbnb rental, and the rental experience of their guests. Both of them put a lot of work and effort into preparing their rental and it showed. They were just great, warm hosts.
While they never intruded in any way, they did respond to a question we had right away and were gracious and helpful in their response.
What a wonderful experience! Although I never met Dolly, she was so helpful in checking in with us and sharing her delightful private cottage. The area of carmel valley was amazing and Dolly left plenty of guide books in the room so we could explore at our leisure. We also loved the electric fireplace and the bathrobes in the closet. Can't wait to get back!
This cottage was great! Just enough space and Dolly had all the amenities one would want for a quick stay. This cottage is located right off Carmel Valley road where there are lots of wine and food options so that was another bonus. It was a bit chilly while I was out there, but I so wanted to take advantage of the chairs outside to drink coffee while looking at the mountains. Very convenient drive to both Monterey and Big Sur, and hey who doesn't love the feel of the air on your face as you drive on the winding roads? This cottage was just the exact place for relaxation, and it's private which is another bonus.
The place was absolutely perfect! The location and guesthouse was amazing. The drive up and views were amazing. Dolly had the heaters in the room on, so we had a cozy room to rest and relax in. Everything was clean, comfortable and cozy. The communication with dolly was simple, clear and very thorough. All the bases were covered, and i will definitely try to book with dolly again when we travel up north.
Great stay & it was very thoughtful of Dolly to leave hiking trail maps & guides of the area.
Dolly's cottage was everything that was promised and more. This was our first experience with AirBnB and it could not have gone better. The cottage is secluded yet so close to really good restaurants. It was the perfect weekend getaway.
My husband and I love life and enjoy sharing it with others. I love to cook (I've been known to make fresh croissants for our guests) and drink wine. Being a good host is all about making others feel comfortable. I'm a Southerner at my roots, so ya'll come and visit--I have a nice glass of iced tea waiting for you!