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Sweet, Historic Cottage on Carmel Point

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
20 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Carmel River State Beach
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Carmel Beach
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Carmel Mission Basilica
    12 min walk
  • Airport
    Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)
    10 min drive

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    About this area


    This vacation home is located in Carmel. Pebble Beach Golf Links and Fisherman's Wharf are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive. Dennis the Menace Park and Monterey Bay Aquarium are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the property's central and quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Carmel River State Beach - 7 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Carmel Beach - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Carmel Mission Basilica - 12 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Pebble Beach Golf Links - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Point Lobos State Reserve - 9 min drive

    Getting around

    • Salinas Station - 30 min drive
    • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 10 min drive

    About this property

    Sweet, Historic Cottage on Carmel Point

    Welcome to the cozy, wonderful Cottage of River Winds, a unique and wonderful all-heart redwood cottage designed by early California architect Julia Morgan! This 103-year-old cottage is the heart of our family's memories for 3 generations--and soon to be yours, too. Step back in time in this wonderfully preserved, immaculate home, truly a historic gem of old Carmel. Open beams, all-heart redwood walls, many original features, a stone fireplace, large sunny patio, antique furniture and original oil paintings of the area. We are happy to share this family treasure with you. Our cottage stands amid a large garden on Carmel Point, just two blocks from Carmel Beach and three from Carmel River Beach. It is close to everything--just one mile to Carmel Village, about 1/2 mile to the Carmel Mission, and easy access to Hwy 1. We have 3 bedrooms: 2 with queen beds that share a full bath (tub/shower) down a small hallway. The third bedroom is quite small and has 1 full bed with private access to a tiny full bathroom (with shower) in the main part of the house. Fully supplied kitchen; all linens provided; cable TV, DVD player, iPod player, secure wireless internet, and everything you need for a comfortable stay. We mostly rent by week or month; shorter stays in wintertime. If the simple peacefulness of bygone times speaks to your heart, you will fall in love with the Cottage of River Winds.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Krys Holmes



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • This property welcomes adults only.


    • Pets not allowed

    Payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Property is also known as

    • Sweet Historic Cottage Carmel Point House
    • Sweet Historic Cottage Point House
    • Sweet Historic Cottage Carmel Point
    • Sweet Historic Cottage Point
    • Sweet, Historic Cottage on Carmel Point Carmel
    • Sweet, Historic Cottage on Carmel Point Private vacation home

    Property amenities


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player

    Outdoor areas

    • Furnished balcony/patio
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Things to do

    • Sailing, ecotours, and snorkeling nearby


    • Sleeps 6

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Sailing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    Great historic Carmel cabin, a reminder of days gone by.

    Such a lovely property- deck in front with sunshine, beautiful Cypress trees, quick walk to the beach and sunsets at the Point!

    5/5 Excellent

    A beautiful cottage with amazing gardens in a great location!

    The Cottage of River Winds highly surpassed all of our expectations! It is a beautiful, historic cottage and is very warm and welcoming. We felt quite at home. The 3 bedrooms and 2 baths will easily accommodate 6 people. The kitchen is pretty tiny but has all that you need to cook nice meals! And having a Weber to cook outside was a real bonus. It is an easy walk to the beach, and a bit longer to downtown - but still very walkable. The gardens are breathtaking - the most beautiful that we saw in Carmel. Sitting out on the deck, relaxing or dining, in the garden is a special experience. We can’t wait to come back for another visit!! Thanks to the owners for sharing your beautiful cottage with us!

    5/5 Excellent

    Wonderful unique home our family loved it

    Great location between two beaches on a quiet road the house has real soul and is easy to live in

    5/5 Excellent

    Great location and cute cottage

    All good we will be back

    5/5 Excellent

    Historical gem in a little slice of paradise!

    My husband and I along with our 3yo son had a wonderful Spring Break week in Carmel staying at River Winds. What a lovely home in a fantastic location! I grew up on Cape Cod and this place brought back fond memories of my grandmother's house on the beach. All the amenities you need to be away with a toddler (wife, laundry, 2 bathrooms and a tub, linen closet with enough towels) and a well-stocked kitchen with everything necessary to prepare meals (although you may want to bring spices besides salt & pepper). The location can't be beat - close enough for a healthy stroll into town (for little ones definitely use the stroller) and the beaches, beaches, beaches! We spent equal time walking to the very nearby beaches or exploring further points like Point Lobos, Big Sur and the state parks, Monterey Aquarium etc. The highlight for my son was definitely Carmel River State Beach, exploring the shallow waters, hunting for bugs and frogs in the reeds and running in the sheltered dunes. It's all stunning and relaxing and just exactly where you want to be to spend your week de-stressing and chilling out. One night it poured rain and us Angelenos LOVED hearing the rain on the roof and the crash of the waves in the distance. Fantastic stay and so well-preserved. I love that this family is trusting enough to share this architecturally and historically significant cottage with the rest of us. We will definitely be back!

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