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Le Petite Papillon ~ Walk to the Village of Carmel


Property Details

Updated: Sep 24, 2016
Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps Maximum of 2)

Carmel and Le Petite Papillon - Offering A Wonderful Location and Setting. Privacy Abounds! For Your Relaxation and Enjoyment ... The Perfect Getaway! Offering Private Carmel Stone Patio, Gorgeous Garden Views, Your Own Private Driveway Parking (To The Left of The Tree With Swing), Loaded With Amenities, Le Petite Papillon Features A Spacious and Bright Living Room - Bedroom, Kitchenette, Spacious Bathroom (With Bathing Tub and Shower). Offering Privacy and Relaxation and Located. Offering An Inviting 425 Square Feet +/- of Comfortable (Formal, Yet Informal) Living, Just Minutes To 'The Village' (Down Town Carmel), Only 4/10ths of A Mile To Town ... You Are Invited To Enjoy Carmel-by-the-Sea and All Its Surroundings. This Wonderful Carmel Studio Offers Its Own Private Entrance, Separate and Private Carmel Stone Patio For Relaxing and or Dining, Plus Views of The Garden. Other Amenities Include: Bistro Table (Al Fresco Dining), Comfortable Chairs and Sofa, Even A 42' Flat Screen TV Discretely Hidden In The Armoire (Offering Comcast Basic Channels, Secure Wireless Internet Access - Provided By AT&T, Kitchenette With Refrigerator / Small Freezer, Plus Stainless Steel Microwave, Electric Kettle For Boiling Water and All The Plate ware and Utensils For Your Use. For Relaxing or A Wonderful Nights Sleep, Queen Size Pillow Top Bed With 400 Count Iron Pressed Linens and Down Comforter. Also Provided, Many Other Extras For Your Enjoyment. Other Extras Include: Walk-In Closet With Dresser, Flashlights, Jackets, Umbrellas ... All For Your Convenience, With Hopes of Making Your Experience Fantastic and Memorable.

Located Just Minutes To Downtown Carmel, The Shops, Art Galleries and Fine Dining, Minutes To Pebble Beach and The Carmel Gate (Enjoy Some of The Finest Golf Courses In The World), Only 2.5 Miles To Monterey Bay Aquarium, Just 2 Miles To Point Lobos and The Carmel Highlands ... Just Imagine Driving Down Highway One Enjoying The Big Sur Coastline. Dine For Breakfast At Detjens, Lunch At Nepenthe, Dinner At Post Ranch Inn (Sierra Mar) or Ventana. Enjoy The Coastal Views, Even Seasonal Whale Watching.

If You Enjoy The Carmel Valley Sun, Take A Short Drive To Some of The Fabulous Wineries, Including Bernardus, Cowgirl, Folktale, Gregoris, Morgan, Talbotts, and Others, Should You Prefer Not To Drive, There Is A Wine Bus, Just A Phone Call Away (For Tour and Tastings). We Welcome You To Our Studio ~ Le Petite Papillon and Carmel ... The Perfect Carmel Getaway.

* Holiday, Seasonal, Special Event and Weekend Rates May Apply. Please Inquire To Confirm Availability, Rate and Terms. Thank You.

** Off Season Winter Rates May Apply: November 1st Into December

*** International Guests: Foreign Exchange Fee Paid By Guests

** Special Event and Holiday Rates May Apply

*** 2017 Calendar and Rate Schedule In The Process of Being Set. Call or Email Regarding Specific Dates. Thank You.

Keywords: Carmel Getaway, Retreat, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel, Village, Getaway, Monterey, Monterey Bay, Carmel, Romantic, Hideaway, Ocean Retreat

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

'Dreams Do Come True' ... Calling Le Papillon 'Home' and Le Petite Papillon 'The Perfect Carmel Getaway' For Our Guests.

Brenda and David Were Married In Carmel Over 30 Years Ago. Brenda, Originally From Victoria, BC and David, From San Francisco, CA, Both Choosing Carmel As Their Dream Destination ~ Calling Carmel 'Home' and Enjoying All The Wonder and Beauty With Their Two Daughters.

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93 Reviews

based on 93 traveler reviews


Cute, Romantic, Friendly, and extremely convenient location for enjoying Carmel

  • 5 of 5

David and Brenda has truly created a a treasure of an experience with Le Petite Papillon! My new wife and I stayed here two nights on our honeymoon while heading up the coast from LA to SF. They welcomed us in person and gave the first of many perfect recommendations for a romantic dinner in Carmel. David even gave us his business card and a "story" to help us get a free drive down 17 mile drive! Great personal touch.

As for the accommodations, they were spacious and clean. Lots of historic paintings lined the walls. The cable worked well too. The neighborhood is quaint and just a short 5 minute walk to downtown Carmel.

We will definitely return and highly recommend this place for any couple looking for a romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ari and Lauren, we so enjoyed having you as our guests and are so happy to hear you had a wonderful honeymoon stay, enjoying Carmel and the surrounding area. Both Brenda and I wish you both the very best and welcome you back. Regards, David and Brenda
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property! It's very spacious and well appointed. They thought of everything! We'll definitely stay there again if and when we are able to return to Carmel.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, we so appreciate your kind comments, are so glad you enjoyed Carmel, the surrounding area and our studio. We hope we met or exceeded your expectations. Sharon, we thank you again and welcome you both back.
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming studio located in a very nice neighborhood close to Carmel downtown. My husband and I had a fantastic time during our stay here. The place is very well equipped and it is very private. The hosts are wonderful if you even want to ask suggestions about things to do or places to grab a bite. There's so many good things to say about this place that its hard to put them all down. I definitely recommend this place if you're considering a Carmel getaway. I'm sure we will return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anca, thank you for your nice comments. We are so happy that you and Nicolas had a wonderful visit. Welcoming you back to Carmel and our studio - Le Petite Papillon.
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Perfect Carmel Cottage Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our abbreviated 2-day honeymoon in this rental and we absolutely loved our stay at this small cottage in Carmel. David met us when we arrived to orient us to the house and also gave us some excellent recommendations on where to eat dinner in Carmel. We strongly disagree with the most recent review as we found the studio to be extremely clean and very well kept. Charming is the absolute best word to describe this place as it gives you a “home like” feeling, provides plenty of privacy, and is a perfect distance from downtown Carmel. We were excited to find a chilled bottle of wine waiting for us upon arrival and we french pressed our coffee in the morning which was outstanding. The bathroom was filled with high quality soap/shampoo/conditioner and all of the towels/linens/comforters were freshly laundered.This place was a great value and we would absolutely recommend this to friends/family staying in the area and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a wonderful honeymoon. Wishing you both the very best and welcoming you both back.
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Conveniently located, quiet, well-stocked, but needs updating and cleaning

  • 2 of 5

The studio is conveniently located in beautiful Carmel, easy to find, and the owners have really thought of everything a guest could need or want. Just a small example: when we wanted an insulated bag for our picnic lunch, there were two options, large and small! Bathroom amenities well-stocked in case you forgot a toothbrush, etc. Nice EO products for shower/hand soap. Coffee/water/sodas and other nice touches were provided; more than expected and very generous. Our biggest problem was that the couch was really musty smelling. The couch & upholstered chair were covered up with blankets, hiding stains on the chair (we didn't look under the blanket on the couch, the smell was enough). The outdoor furniture & patio was really dirty with bird droppings and could not be used comfortably. The grout in tub has some mold. There are carpets on top of carpet adding to the overall mustiness; the wall-to-wall carpet is a woven burlap-type material that is nearly too rough to walk on, however the large area rug in the living room helped with comfort. The studio is cluttered with knick-knacks, adding to some overall staleness. With some attention and updating these are problems that could be fixed. Until some reinvestment is done on updating/cleaning we would not recommend staying in this studio. Sorry.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn, we appreciate your feedback, as with over 80 positive reviews, this would be the first time receiving comments such as yours We certainly do our best, but in your case, cannot please everyone. We do hope your visit to Carmel was enjoyable, with our apologies that our studio did not meet your needs. Perhaps on your next visit you will find a property that meets your needs.
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

A charming cottage located in a lovely neighborhood perfect for relaxing walks!

The Petit Papillon is very quiet and peaceful, extremely well stocked and it provides driveway parking for convenience. Owners Brenda and David are very responsive and easy to communicate with. They truly have their guests' best interest at heart and go the extra mile to make you feel welcome! We plan on going back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you both enjoyed your visit to Carmel. We so enjoyed having you as our guests and welcome you back. Thank you Silvia and Jim for your kind comments and feedback.
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From the Owner

Wonderful Carmel Location and Setting ~ With Guests and Family Frequently Walking To Town. Close To The Village (Down Town Carmel). Offering A Private Comfortable Setting, Yet Close Enough To Town, The Sandy Beaches, Gorgeous Sunsets, Fine Dining, The Theatres, and Perhaps The Best Public Schools In California (Carmel River, Carmel Middle and Carmel High), Pebble Beach and The Finest Golf Courses In The World. Just Minutes To The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Down Town Pacific Grove. ** Please Inquire Regarding Evening Rates and Terms. ** Special Event and Holiday Rates May Apply. ** 2017 Calendar and Rate Schedule In Process of Being Set

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Monterey Airport at 5.25 Miles Nearest Barpub : Brodies at 0.75 Miles Nearest Ferry : San Francisco at 113 Miles Nearest Golf : Pebble Beach at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Morgan Hill (Amtrak) / Salinas 26 Miles at 39 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway One at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Casanova's, da Giovani, Grasings, Little Napoli at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Lake Tahoe at 291 Miles Nearest Beach : Carmel Beach at 0.9 Miles Car: not necessary

Located Off Ocean Avenue, Just 4/10ths of A Mile To The Village (Down Town Carmel). Enjoy The Majestic Ocean Water and Stunning Sunsets As You Drive or Stroll Down Scenic - Carmels Premier Ocean Front Location, Offering Some of The Most Magnifiecent Homes and Views In The World. Enjoy Some of The Finest Restaurants and Dining. We Glad Provide Local Dining Suggestions and Information. In Addition, We Have Some Fabulous Wineries In Carmel Valley and Tasting Tours In Town. At Your Finger Tips: The Sunset Center, The Forest Theatre and Golden Bough, Pebble Beach With Its Many Golf Courses and Unbelievable Homes and Ocean Views ... Take A Ride Along 17 Mile Drive, 2 Miles To Carmel Highlands, Point Lobos and The Big Sur Coastline.

Virtual Tour and Additional Photos Available,

Carmel and Le Petite Papillon ... The Perfect Getaway!


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
Aug 22 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
December Rates
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall and Summer Rates
Jan 1 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Concours Week
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

* 50% of Total Rate Requested To Formally Reserve (Minimum 14 Days Prior To Stay)
* Deposit Non Refundable After Reservation Deposit Received
* No Cleaning Fee ~ Inclusive In Stay
* Two Guest Maximum - Not Suitable For Pets
* Check-In Time As of 3:00pm, Check-Out By 11:00am
* Weekend, Holiday, Seasonal and Special Event Rates May Apply, Evening Rates Range Between $175-$225

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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From the Owner

The Formal, Yet Informal Setting Offers Privacy, Comfort and Elegance. Your Stay Is An Invitation To Enjoy All Carmel and Our Studio Le Petite Papillon Offers, Both, The Perfect Carmel Getaway. Welcoming You To Visit and Come Back Again and Again. Wonderful Location, Close To Town, Privacy Abounds, Private Parking, Park Like Setting ... The Perfect Carmel Getaway!

Property Type

  • studio


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 425 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Spacious Bathroom With Shower / Tub. Vanity, Counter Top With Mood Controlled Lighting. Complimented With Bathing and Hand Towels, Hand Cloths, Hair Dryer, Shampoo, Conditioner and Items To Accentuate Your Stay.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen Size Pillow Top Comfort ~ Offering 400 Thread Count Iron Pressed Linens With Down Comforter and Wonderful Pillows ~ Electric Blanket Available For Your Enjoyment and Extra Warmth. In Addition, Portable Heaters Also Available For Extra Warmth. Sofa Allows For Your Comfort and Relaxation, So Sorry ~ Sofa Is Not A Hideaway Bed. Studio Accommodates A Maximum of Two.


  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Private Entrance, Private Carmel Stone Patio ~ The Perfect Nights Sleep ... Queen Size Comfort ~ 400 Thread Count Ironed Pressed Linens With Down Comforter. Providing Additional Studio Heating With DuraFlame Programmable Heater Next To Bistro Table ( Resembling A Coffee Table), Portable Heater In Bathroom and Heating Blanket (Located In The Hall Closet) For That Extra Warmth. Enjoy Approximately 425 Square Feet of Relaxation, Tranquility and Enjoyment, Including Full Size Sofa, Reading Chair With Wrap Blanket, Bistro Table With Dining Chairs and More. Featuring A Spacious Walk In Closet With Separate Dresser. Relax and Enjoy ~ Shower and Tub ... We Hope You Enjoy Your Stay. For Additional Photos, Including A Virtual Tour, Go To: Weekend, Seasonal, Holiday and Special Event Rates May Apply. Guest Room Rates May From $175-$350 Per Evening. * Check-In As of 3:00pm (Studio Being Prepared For Visit). * Check-Out By 11:00am To Accommodate For Arriving House Cleaners

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