3264 Sea Shell Guest Cottage ~ ***Save Up T0 $1000! ~ Walk to Town, Charming!

Location Type Bedrooms Bathrooms Sleeps Pets
Carmel by the Sea Guest House- Detached 1 1 3 Yes
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Welcome to "Seashell Guest Cottage"! Newly remodeled quintessential Carmel Cottage. Beautifully furnished by professional designer.
Welcome to "Seashell Guest Cottage"! Newly remodeled quintessential Carmel Cottage. Beautifully furnished by professional designer. Easy walk to gourmet restaurants and unique high-end shops. Pet friendly too! Charming and Cozy! Everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Cheery Well Equipped Kitchen. Cozy Great Room includes Living, Dining & Kitchen Areas. Newly remodeled kitchen and bath. Fully equipped litchen. Luxurious bed and bedding. Romantic and private. You may not want to leave this bed. Bath with Spa touches. Seashore themed bath as well. Beautifully remodeled. Spacious and new. Charming Patio Area for Dining Al-Fresco with Gas BBQ. Charming and Private. Frank Lloyd Wright House on Carmel Beach! Take a driving tour of the many Fairy Tale Cottages for which Carmel is famous. Play a round at the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. Take a drive on the famous 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach and see the Lone Cypress. Be sure to visit the World Famous Monterey Bay Aquarium! Walk or Bike for miles along the Recreation Trail from Pacific Grove to Monterey.  Look for Sea Otters and Harbor Seals along the way! Be sure to take the breathtaking drive to Big Sur along Coast Highway One!
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***Book Now and Stay in April, May and/or June 2016 and Save Up To $1000!

Welcome to "Sea Shell Guest Cottage"! Cottage sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 small child age 4 or under.

**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.

Escape into a mini-fantasy world in this delightful 650-square-foot guest cottage situated in a quiet residential neighborhood just a one block stroll to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Sparkling clean and refurbished in recent years, this fanciful one-bedroom, with its accoutrements of mermaids, seashells, starfish and other undersea imagery, offers a perfect vacation respite for up to two adults or two adults and one small child. This is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, with its sunny, sand-sea-and-sky color scheme, whimsical objets d'art and sumptuous bath and bed linens that will make you feel like you are at a luxury spa.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary wine and cheese, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.

One open, airy room with a vaulted ceiling and skylights comprises the living, dining and kitchen areas. A beach-like feel is achieved with sand-colored tile flooring, a rattan throw rug, and white furnishings that impart a bright, sun-splashed look to the living room, which includes a Plasma TV with Blue Ray DVD player. The plush sofa, that can be made comfortable for sleeping with a memory foam pad, is deep enough to sleep a child.

The kitchen, with its brand-new granite counter tops and glossy white cabinetry, has a small gas range, oven and full refrigerator (no dishwasher). A round white table with four chairs is provided for intimate dining.

The handsome new bathroom, which is tiled throughout, features a granite counter top and shower over tub.

You will sleep like a baby on the queen-sized bed with its new Sealy Posturepedic extra-plush mattress and ultra soft, luxury linens.

A Dutch door in the bedroom leads to a private patio and lush garden filled with colorful flowering plants that flourish all year round in Carmel's temperate Mediterranean climate. You can dine al fresco at a bistro tables and chairs; a gas grill is provided for outdoor cooking. You can access a stacking washer/dryer from the patio.

The cottage is within walking distance of the remarkable selection of shops, boutiques galleries and restaurants in the village of Carmel. Bruno's Market, a gourmet grocery store that is a Carmel trademark, is just a few blocks away. Breathtaking white sand beaches skirted by the Monterey Peninsula's trademark Cypress trees are an ambitious but doable walk. In the car, you can be at Carmel Beach in a matter of a few minutes.

A pathway along the fence-line just outside the guest house door leads to a charming vest-pocket park. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

The cottage is situated in a completely enclosed and private area behind a main house - also available for rental -- that can accommodate 4 adults and 1 child age 12 or under.. You can book our 2 bedroom, 1 bath main house (see #3274 on the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website for more information) separately or together with this guest cottage.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Amenities & Details

  • Pet Friendly
  • Blue Ray DVD Player
  • Washer Dryer
  • Walking Distance to Town
  • Wine Passes
  • Luxury Bedding
  • DVD
  • Gas BBQ
  • High thread count linens and luxury bath towels
  • CD iPod dock
  • Guest Unit Option
  • Ipod dock
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Walking Distance to Carmel by the Sea
  • Welcome Beverage and Horsd'oeuveres
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Complimentary spa passes
  • Spa robes
  • Beach blankets, chairs, umbrella
  • Child Friendly
  • DVD Library
  • Walking Distance to Ocean
  • Spa Passes
  • Spa Robes and Amenities
  • Beach Gear
  • 36" Flat Screen TV
  • Spa amenities in bath
  • Local reading material and map
  • WIFI
Standard Amenities in All Properties

Start Date End Date Min Stay Additional Nightly Rate Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
03/01/16 05/31/16 30
From $3,300.00/month
06/01/16 06/30/16 30
From $2,800.00/month
07/01/16 07/31/16 30
From $4,000.00/month
08/01/16 08/31/16 30
From $4,000.00/month
09/01/16 10/31/16 30
From $3,300.00/month
11/01/16 02/28/17 30
From $3,000.00/month
03/01/17 05/31/17 30
From $3,300.00/month

***The displayed rates shown for April, May and June have already been discounted.
Specials cannot be combined. Specials usually exclude Holidays and Special Events and summer season. Other exclusions may apply, please call for details.

Note: You are renting the guest house of a property that has a larger main quarters separated by a fence and has a separate entrance on another street. If you are not renting both the main and guest house we reserve the right to rent the main house to another party. The garbage service is shared between the two units.

** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
** Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates.
** Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit.
** Rates are subject to change and Owner approval.
** Total occupancy may affect rates: Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.


Maximum occupancy - up to 2 adults and 1 child age 4 or under.





(Bathroom door opens into great room, not directly into the bedroom)

***Book Now and Stay in April, May and/or June 2016 and Save Up To $1000

If you are booking for a last minute stay, ask our Reservationist if there is a Last Minute Special available.**

**Last Minute Specials typically exclude holidays, special events and the summer season; specials cannot be combined; other exclusions may apply.

Please call for details.

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Guest from Georgetown, TX stayed in July 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:
"Cute, Cozy And Comfortable
 This is a small cottage which would be perfect for a couple. It was extremely clean, decorated wonderful, fully equipped kitchen and very comfortable bed. I stayed for a month and enjoyed the cottage and Carmel. Kathleen was always available if I had a question or problem; which really there was only one time I could not get internet to work, but unplugged it for a minute and it was up and running. The pictures are accurate. It is a bit of a walk to get to the cottage from where you park so be prepared to do that when you load and unload your vehicle. They provided a cleaning during the month and that was nice to have a fresh and clean cottage half way thru; They also provided some Christmas decorations, and would have provided a tree if I requested. It is very quiet, there is a small park directly across the street you can take your dog to and you can see the ocean sitting on a bench while your dog sniffs around, which we did, and at night you can hear the ocean. The cottage is located in a great location, you can walk to a deli/grocery store and many restaurants, Katys being my favorite early morning breakfast spot. I also enjoyed wine tasting in Carmel Valley, and there is a little restaurant there with the best pumpkin pancakes called the Wagonwheel. Some places do not take credit cards, so carry some cash. There is so many things to enjoy in Carmel and the cottage is a perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing, shopping or wine tasting. I would recommend this cottage for singles, or couples."
Guest from Georgetown, TX stayed in July 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“Wonderful Place To Stay!
We loved our little cottage. It was home for a month and we could not have been more comfortable. We loved Carmel and we knew if we needed anything, Tracy was there to help. I would highly recommend staying here and we look forward to going back!!!”
Guest from Rio Rancho, NM stayed in May 2014, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“A Great Escape
Our stay in Carmel at this sweet cottage was just incredible. The place was delightfully decorated and so well stocked. It was so close to town and the beach but in a private and secluded location..We enjoyed it tremendously and will return!”
Guest from Westwood Hills, KS stayed in January 2013, Reviewed on Homeaway:
“Perfect Little Guest Cottage
Quiet, perfect location. Everything I needed was provided including bowls for the dogs! It was wonderful and I would recommend it to any and everyone. Definitely want to return.”
Guest stayed in November 2011, Reviewed on Homeaway and Flipkey:
“Perfect In Every Way
This is a fantastic place to stay. The house is spotless, furnished thoughtfully, and extremely well equipped. The location is so peaceful. I could tell that the owners really took time to make sure this was a great experience for any one staying in the home. The office staff are available, helpful, and very nice to deal with. I recommend this rental home and company highly and with out reservation. I will definitely be retuning to this location. Perfect.”
Guest from Visalia stayed in October 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:
Great place, little but perfect. my husband our dog and I had a great time, the cottage is in a residential area away from traffic so is very quiet at night. Very romantic and cosy.”
Guest from Adelaide, South Australia stayed in August 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:
A lovely little place in a wonderful position; quiet, super-comfortable and close enough to walk to Carmel-by-the-Sea village with its many restaurants and shops. The extra 'luxuries' supplied like bathrobes were well appreciated. The only problem I encountered was handled quickly and efficiently.  All in all, our stay in Torres Cottage was just superb. We would absolutely stay in this property again and would definitely recommend it to our friends - but not when we want it!”
Guest from Poway, CA stayed in August 2011, Reviewed on Flipkey:
“Cozy And Comfy
Everything went super smooth, the instructions were very clear. Everything we possibly needed was at the little cottage, and it was great to have a bbq too! Having internet access was a huge plus, as we took our computer to look up good places to eat or pretty hikes to go on. I would definitely recommend this place to any couple looking for a romantic getaway. It's a very private place with fencing all the way around, and we really liked that. We had considered taking our dog, and they do allow dogs at this cottage. They even provide supplies if you do decide to take your dog, as Carmel is super dog-friendly from what I hear. It was also really nice to have the aquarium passes, because that saved us $60! Overall, a great place to stay :)”