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Home in Carmel
Beautifully Remodeled Home Two Blocks from Carmel Beach
Welcome to Carmel's Isabella by the Sea!! Seize this rare opportunity for your family or group to stay in a newly remodeled, spacious home on exclusive Carmel Point in Carmel, California. This home provides guests with easy access to Carmel's Scenic Drive, Carmel River State Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea's pet-friendly Carmel City Beach. Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea offers guest two (2) bedrooms, two+ (2.5) baths plus a separate sleeping bonus room with sofa sleeper, and a media/den that seats five (5) with a flat screen SMART TV'. The upper level deck affords Guest open views. The living room is newly furnished and features ample light through the floor to ceiling windows and vaulted ceilings. A 2020 remodel includes new hardwood French Oak floors, a new Chefs kitchen with silestone counter tops, top of the line Viking stainless steel appliances, new fixtures and new bathrooms. Even the laundry room has new cabinets and appliances!!! Isabella-by-the-Sea upper level offers a living room, dining area, full kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space, plus Master Suite, which comes with a newly remodeled en suite bath. The living room is furnished with a high quality sectional and arm chairs offering comfortable seating for seven (7) people to gather around the Carmel Stone Fireplace and large Flat Screen TV The Master suite features a new King bed with, luxury linens,  Flat Screen TV, and a spa-like Master bath complete with separate shower stall, towels and linens. The main level is rounded out with a half bath / powder room. Isabella-by-the-Sea's second bedroom suite provides a new King bed with luxury linens and bedding. This room also offers guests a Flat Screen TV. A newly remodeled bath is fully provisioned with Tub, Shower, linens and toiletries to meet guests needs. The bonus room is furnished with a new Queen Sofa sleeper bed and luxury linens. This room also has a Flat Screen TV. The lower level also has a media / den with a leather futon that pulls out to a full size sleeper. It has ample storage and closet space and an easily accessible, spacious laundry room equipped with a new high efficiency Washer and Dryer set. Please visit our Host profile for other Pet Friendly properties. Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 3.2 miles from Pebble Beach's Seventeen Mile Drive Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 1.0 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea's Village center  Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 0.3 miles from Carmel's pet-friendly City Beach. Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 0.8 miles from the Carmel Mission Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 6.5 miles from Monterey's Fishermans Wharf Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 3.3 miles from The Pebble Beach Golf Links Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 7.3 miles from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 7.3 miles from Asilomar State Beach Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 3.7 miles from Point Lobos State Nature Reserve Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 15.2 miles from the Weather Tech Raceway at Laguna Seca Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 13.3 miles from Carmel Valley Village Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 9.3 miles from Garrapata State Park Carmel's Isabella-by-the-Sea is located 25.4 miles from Big Sur Your hosts have provided the services of Carmel Coast Estate, Inc a locally owned and operated full service Real Estate and Property Management company. Your Property Managers are available by cellular phone, text messaging and email during your visit. Here at Carmel Coast Estate, we take every measure to ensure the cleanliness of our fully furnished homes. We clean our homes with hospital grade, environmentally friendly, pet & child safe cleaning solutions. Our primary cleaning agent kills 99.99% of all pathogens known to man. As a Sanitizer, it kills 99.99% of common bacteria, As a Virucide it kills 99.99% of viruses, ranging from Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, Influenza A2, CV1 through 19, Ebola, HBV and HIV-1, Hepatitis C. County of Monterey Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate # 001817 Monterey County Ordnance requires we collect Transient Occupancy Tax equal to 10.5% of rent. Some Vacation Rental websites do not support collection of T.O.T. In those cases, the Tax must be paid directly to Property Manager prior to or upon arrival for all Rentals shorter than 30 Days. In order to maintain proper security for owners, guests and contractors, the exterior of this property has electronic surveillance equipment and the property owners may conduct monitoring and surveillance activities. The deployment of electronic surveillance is limited to locations that do not violate the reasonable expectations of privacy. Electronic surveillance shall not be implemented in situations where confidential or sensitive information is likely to be recorded and distinguishable. Electronic surveillance shall not be installed inside the home; however, doors to the exterior may be covered by electronic surveillance. Monthly rental rates are discounted to reflect that guests booking reservations of more than 28 days are required to pay Gas, Electric and Water Utilities in addition to the quoted rental rate. Carmel Coast Estate specializes in Real Estate Sales, Luxury Vacation Rentals, Long Term Rental and Home Watch Services in Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Monterey and Seaside.
$542 per night
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Guesthouse in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Carmel-by-the-Sea/Monterey/Cottage Studio
This is a small studio with private bath, kitchenette and garden and patio area. Parking is available for one car and studio can accommodate up to 2 guests. Located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood and perfect for a relaxing getaway. Very close to all area activities and nature. Please note this listing is located in an older style home. If contemporary and modern are your preference, this might not be your jam. But if you like quiet, cozy, close to nature and comfy, this is for you!
$140 per night
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Condo in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Flora Belle, Perfect Carmel-by-the-Sea Getaway
Flora Belle is your perfect Carmel- by- the- Sea get away. This ground floor condo is in a superb location just steps to Ocean Avenue with its world class restaurants, shopping, and white sand beaches. There is one off street designated parking spot ideal for a compact car. The bedroom has a queen bed and petite walk in closet. The bathroom, accessed through the bedroom, boasts a roomy corner shower. Carmel Belle awaits your visit!
$284 per night
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Stay near Carmel-by-the-Sea's top sights

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Carmel by the sea355 locals recommend
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Carmel Mission76 locals recommend
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Dametra Cafe67 locals recommend
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Carmel Plaza24 locals recommend
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Carmel Bakery9 locals recommend
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A.W. Shucks Cocktail & Oyster Bar18 locals recommend

Carmel-by-the-Sea beach vacation rentals

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Fairytale Cottage on Ocean Avenue, Downtown Carmel
$548 per night
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Carmel at the Beach!
$304 per night
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Charming Carmel House - Short walk to 2 Beaches
$457 per night
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Carmel Studio
$190 per night
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Stylish Carmel Cottage
$256 per night
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Private room in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Sea Captain Room
$95 per night
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Gorgeous 3-bdrm cottage, walk to town and beach
$821 per night
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3796 Exceptional Large Historic Carmel Flat, Newly
$643 per night
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Carmel Treetop Living. Short walk to town & beach
$236 per night
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Carmel Cottage in Golfers Paradise
$350 per night
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Cottage in Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach Cottage-by-the-Sea
$207 per night
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Tranquil Retreat with LOTS of Space
$426 per night
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Carmel-by-the-Sea home rentals

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Walk to Carmel by the Sea Two Bedroom Two Bath
$423 per night
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Stoney Cottage
$930 per night
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The Carmel Hideaway - A Luxury Pied-à-terre
$638 per night
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Private ridgetop four bedroom retreat.
$475 per night
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Private room in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Del Monte Room
$95 per night
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Rivers End at Carmel Point
$790 per night
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Pacific Serenade Brand New Remodel
$454 per night
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Private room in Pebble Beach
Pebble beach private bed/bathroom 1
$110 per night
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Chateau by the Sea
$531 per night
Private room in Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach Forest room & private garden
$133 per night
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Home in Seaside
*Pet Friendly!* with Jacuzzi-Rustic *Glam* House
$284 per night
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Carmel Woodland Living. Short walk to town & beach
$236 per night
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Beach home rentals in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Newly renovated Carmel 3 bed 3 and a half bath
$613 per night
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Carmel Oceanview Charmer
$513 per night
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Make this your Carmel-by-the-Sea Hideaway
$908 per night
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Carmel 4 Bedroom 4 bath with Panoramic Pacific Views
$633 per night
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Home in Pacific Grove
Cottage Retreat Steps from the Sea
$307 per night
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Private room in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Steinbeck Room
$89 per night
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Stunning Ocean Views Close to Golf Wine Tasting Shops Beach
$475 per night
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Carmel-by-the-Sea Tiny-Lux Guesthouse
$155 per night
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Private room in Pacific Grove
Modern Beach House
$242 per night
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Private room in Monterey
Cozy Clementine Cottage
$55 per night
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Home in Pacific Grove
Endless Summer Home Steps To Lovers Point Beach
$398 per night
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Solbakken-Scandinavian Retreat
$270 per night
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Stays in Carmel Point

Cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Fully renovated cottage on Carmel Point!
$636 per night
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Guest suite in Carmel-by-the-Sea
On the Ocean with unbelievable views
$486 per night
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Beach house, one block from the beach
$529 per night
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Guest suite in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Charming Carmel Studio in Carmel, CA TOT # 001407
$185 per night
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Stays in Hatton Fields

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Carmel Cottage - Walk to the Beach
$340 per night
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The Nestle Inn Carmel
$240 per night
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Private room in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Private room in locals neighborhood- own entrance
$105 per night
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Cozy Carmel Cottage
$479 per night
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Your guide to Carmel-by-the-Sea

All About Carmel-by-the-Sea

Situated on California’s scenic Highway 1, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming town filled with art galleries, boutique shops, and cottages that look like they came straight out of a fairy tale. For more than 100 years, the town located just outside of Monterey has attracted creatives from all over, contributing to its distinctly bohemian, laid-back vibe. Besides its gorgeous beaches, Carmel boasts a lively downtown where you’ll find big-name stores alongside specialty, family-owned businesses. Stop by an independent cafe located in a European-style courtyard from the 1920s, or sample locally made wines in a Tudor-style home-turned-tasting room.

You can also take a stroll around the Comstock Historic Hill District, which features a collection of storybook cottages full of odd angles and quirky architecture, and each month there is an Art Walk when local artists showcase their work. Head to the late 18th-century Carmel Mission at the edge of town and admire its creamy exterior and richly decorated rooms. While the town of Carmel is certainly idyllic, the best way to explore the area is to get out of it through a scenic drive along the coastline.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

Fall is one of the best times to visit Carmel, thanks to the warm, sunny weather that is perfect for exploring the nearby nature reserves and beaches. The temperature doesn’t fluctuate too much throughout the year, but it does take a little bit of a dip in winter, and you will see more rain from December to March, but this is the perfect time to visit if you’d like to explore the area with fewer people around. In the spring, the skies clear and bougainvillea blooms throughout town. The summer is the busiest season, and, though it never gets too hot, you will see almost no rain during this time. No matter what time of year you book your Carmel vacation rental, it is important to bring plenty of layers of clothing, as the weather can change quickly here.


What are the top things to do in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

This beautiful coastal reserve lies along the headlands of the Monterey Peninsula, home to rocky cliffs, white sand coves, and an array of hiking trails. The park has an incredibly diverse range of flora and fauna, including more than 20 species of land mammals, such as pocket gophers, bobcats, and grey foxes, as well as sea lions, red-shouldered hawks, and alligator lizards.

Monarch Grove Sanctuary

Just over 15 minutes north of Carmel-by-the-Sea, this enthralling sanctuary is one of the main southbound migration spots for Monarch butterflies. As you walk along the sanctuary's pathways, you can catch a glimpse of these fluttering orange and black beauties resting in the trees. The migration season generally lasts from mid-October until mid-May, but the Monarch Grove Sanctuary is a wonderful, tranquil place to visit all year round.

17-Mile Drive

Connecting Carmel to Monterey, 17-Mile Drive is one of the most scenic drives in California that features rugged seaside cliffs against the dark blue backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Along the rocky coastline of the Monterey Peninsula, you’ll pass by the cities of Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, as well as luxurious seaside abodes and the 250-year-old Lone Cypress that stands all by itself on a rocky outcrop.