- 2 BDR
- 2 BA
- Sleeps 6
avg $125 USD
SPECIAL NOTE FOR "CAR WEEK" August 15-21, 2016
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and many associated car events:
Carmel Concours on the Avenue, Pebble Beach Motoring Classic, Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum, Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, Automobilia Monterey Expo, etc.
I'm offering the cottage to Car Week participants for the first time (in past years I've never rented it during August). It will be available for up to four people--so, excellent for two couples to share--for $4,000 for the 8 nights of Car Week. If requested, it would be possible to negotiate adding an extra day or two on either end of the stay.
The cottage is situated three blocks from Carmel town beach and 3-4 blocks from Ocean Avenue, where many Car Week events will be held. There's a small driveway for off-street parking for one car. Since driving and parking in Carmel by the Sea is extremely congested during Car Week, the house is perfectly located for you to wander in and out of auto displays, make your restaurant reservations as you stroll, shop, and stop back in at the cottage whenever you want a break.
Carmel is a walkable village, one mile square. It’s the site of one of the original California missions (beautifully restored today). You don’t need a car—you can shop for groceries, go to the drugstore, post office, stop at a cafe or restaurant, all within a 5 to 10 minute walk. (There is also regular bus service into the town of Monterey, and also down the coast to the Point Lobos Wildlife Reserve.)
The house is a two-bedroom cottage, painted dark grey with white trim, across the street from the side of the La Playa Hotel. It has a gravel driveway big enough for one car. The La Playa Hotel was built in the 1920s and is on the National Register of Historic Hotels. I like to slip over there for a nightcap some evenings—it’s the “local” for many of its neighbors.
The house is two and half blocks from the town beach, which is over half a mile long. At one end is a famous Frank Lloyd Wright house, built on a cliff; on the other end is Pebble Beach golf course. There are two more public beaches within five miles.
The house is 900 square feet, with a deck that wraps around two sides. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus a new sofa bed in the living room. The house comfortably sleeps 6 adults. (Guests who have tried the sofa bed have given us good reviews.) We’ve restored the original oak floors from the 1920s in the house’s older section.