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Property Details

Updated: Jan 30, 2015
This Beautiful Custom Cottage Is Perfectly Situated And Appointed Throughout

Incredibly charming home only three short blocks from downtown and the beach. Spacious floor plan offering over 1,600 square feet. Living room offers vaulted ceilings, skylights and cozy gas fireplace. Light filled rooms and inviting yard with mature landscaping and stone patio and walkways. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, gourmet kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Attached 1 car garage with laundry.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I grew up in the bay area and frequently visited Carmel with my family as a child. In the summers, I would enjoy tennis camp and long walks on the beach.

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Relaxing Cottage In Carmel-By-The-Sea
Carmel Central Coast California
Davis Ca

Photo trip

  • 5 of 5
Our time with Little Sea Horse as our base was spent hiking and photographing at Pt Lobos and the length of Big Sur. Perfect weather helped make the stay unforgettable. The home, situated within easy walking distance of all that Carmel offers, was a delight. Very comfortable sleeping, easing back in the family room and sitting on the patio with fine wine and cheese made it the perfect location for we three adults. Without hesitation I recommend it for a stay for any purpose in Carmel.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Relaxing Cottage In Carmel-By-The-Sea
Carmel Central Coast California

Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5
We spent MLK Jr. weekend at the Seahorse house with six adults and one infant. It was the perfect place for our family to reunite and relax over the long weekend! The house was very comfortable, clean and fully functional. We appreciated all of the amenities we were provided with: great location, lovely patio/landscaping, cozy living room with large couch, spacious and fully equipped kitchen, generous sized bedrooms, wifi and cable. It was also wonderful to be able to walk into Carmel for coffee at Carmel Coffee House, breakfast at Katy's, lunch, the beach...truly wonderful spot! It was the perfect getaway for our family to get together from Seattle and San Francisco. Thank you for providing such a special home for our family to enjoy!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Relaxing Cottage In Carmel-By-The-Sea
Carmel Central Coast California

Christmas in Carmel

  • 4 of 5
Seahorse Cottage was a perfect venue for our family Christmas.
The lovely terrace in the front welcomed friends and family from afar. The fenced property was ideal
for toddlers...allowing parents and grandparents to relax and enjoy.
It was such a treat to be able to walk to restaurants, shops, and (especially) the beach. The walk up the hill was a challenge, but it offset all the holiday cheer on the terrace!
Inside - the open plan, convenient kitchen, and comfortable beds were just what we needed to complete an active day.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Relaxing Cottage In Carmel-By-The-Sea
Carmel Central Coast California
Wisconsin and Alaska

Family Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We were in Carmel for our niece's wedding and stayed in the Seahorse cottage for 3 nights. It was wonderful. One of our party was on the red-eye from Alaska. They graciously opened the cottage for his early arrival and he was able to get in a nap before all the festivities began. After the first walk up-hill on our way from town, we were seasoned and continued to walk everywhere. What a great weekend. Thanks so much.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Relaxing Cottage In Carmel-By-The-Sea
Carmel Central Coast California
Sacramento, CA

Great house

  • 5 of 5
We booked this home 7-8 weeks in advance and got terrific weather in early November. I liked the fact that the home was 8 - 10 minutes (walking) from downtown. It is a little steep, but a nice brisk walk and close enough to some restaurants like Katy's and Vesuvio's and Bruno's Market, for things you may have forgot to bring.

We were able to get to the Aquarium in less than 15 minutes, the Mission in 5 minutes and Point Lobos in 10 minutes. The location is terrific.

The house was really clean, updated and charming. Our 6 year old daughter was disappointed, when we had to leave. A couple of the reviews have some excellent recommendations, Trip Advisor does as well. You cannot fit everything into a 3 day weekend. We've been going there for years and simply ran out of time. That means we'll go back and do it again later. Hopefully this house is available.

I gave this house 5 stars, but have a couple of suggestions: The cable choices are limited. If you're interested in watching ESPN, HGTV or A&E, you're out of luck. More options for TV would be nice. As someone else mentioned, the WiFi was a little spotty. I had limited access on an IPad, but my wife did better with a her lap top.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Relaxing Cottage In Carmel-By-The-Sea
Carmel Central Coast California

Pretty good location

  • 3 of 5
The house is nicely laid out is right on the edge of town. It is a little bit of hike down/up the hill to get to the shops and restaurants - it isn't a far walk, just a steep one...

Only a couple small complaints. 1) The wifi wasn't great in all parts of the house 2) The house wasn't super clean. Not terrible, but not great.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments we'll try harder.


From the Owner

I like this property because its very authentic vintage cottage. The original interior craftsmanship has been preserved. Many of the houses in the Carmel only have two bedrooms and I wanted at least three to accommodate friends and visitors. All the rooms are very spacious, especially the living room with it's vaulted ceilings. One of the bathrooms was preserved and the other tastefully updated. All the bedrooms are private and quiet. The kitchen is spacious and was recently updated and offers views of the garden through the bay window.


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Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

"Property Damage Protection Plan: In lieu of a traditional security deposit, the Property Damage Protection plan included on this reservation covers unintentional damages to the home's interior that occur during your stay, provided they are disclosed to the homeowner or management company prior to check-out. Any damages that exceed policy limit will be charged to you. Certain terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund


From the Owner

Very charming with mature landscaping, meandering pathways and stone patio. Beautiful mature oak tree graces the front of the house. Walking distance to town and the beach. Bus stop at the corner for those who arrived without a car.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Village


  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1630 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Master Bathroom offers double sinks, tub/shower. Second Bathroom was recently remodeled and offers a large shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Suite offers king sized bed, vaulted ceilings, two closets, built-in bookcases and French doors to outside balcony. Second Bedroom offers queen bed, desk, walk in closet and French doors to the backyard. Third Bedroom offers to twin beds, bench, walk in closet and French doors to the backyard. Very comfortable Stearns and Foster Luxury Mattresses.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


  • Guests provide their own meals

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