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“Beautiful Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Edgemere Cottages
San Antonio Avenue, between Thirteenth Avenue and Santa Lucia Street, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #7 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Rosemont Cottage. It was so gorgeously decorated. All green and red and pink. Lovely lavender lotion (just saying!). Service was great and breakfast was scrumptious!
We were served Raison and Cinnamon French toast, fresh fruit, and sausage. Yum!

Stayed June 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Youngstown, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 3 days here, in Piccadilly Cottage. What an amazing place. Starting with Gretchen, the woman who runs the show, to the two friendly cats Riff Raff and Magenta. The room was wonderful, the grounds are magical and the breakfasts, cooked by Gretchen were beyond amazing. Only 1 block to the beach, the Edgemere Cottages are perfect, in every way. Here are some pictures that may show just how wonderful this place is.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Charming accommodations, excellent breakfast, magical location and reasonable rates. Our very first stop on our very first visit to California could not have been better. Eat at Grasings in town for a wonderful dining experience. Spend time at Point Lobos park and drive down CA1 to the Hearst Castle. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed in Picadilly but all cottage rooms looked quaint.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Charming....Charming place. We just returned from staying at Edgemere Cottages. We stayed in the Rosemont, but from what we saw the other cottages were just as charming. I however feel in love the Rosemont and next time I will request that cottage..2 rooms both with fireplaces. The living area has everything you need - real wood burning fireplace, fully ready for you to enjoy. We used it in the morning as well, nothing like getting out of the shower and stepping over to the fireplace. There is also a kitchen and dining table in the room, we found tea bags, hot chocolate and even microwave popcorn...they have thought of everything..We went to Cannery Row for a bit - short drive away and upon our return, there we four freshly baked cookies waiting for us in our room. The second room in the Rosemont has a large very comfortable bed, there is also a smaller bed if you have a third person with you. the fireplace in the bedroom is gas and has a remote control!! This was awesome...Many charming windows in the cottage...open them all to get the "full fairytale effect". The bathroom is a little small, but the shower was great and there is plenty of room to prepare for the day. They provide some wonderful Lavender soap and lotion that you should try, very nice. I opened the charming window in the morning and we greeted by distant "meows" from one of two cats, that live there. Breakfast was amazing fresh fruit, sausage and home made French toast that melted in your mouth. This place thinks of everything..a very short walk will take you to a fabulous beach, don't miss this...it is very peaceful and calming. We went there at night and saw people enjoying bonfires, as we walked down towards the ocean, there was a bonefire with no one there, so we enjoyed that as well.. Have nothing but positives to say about this lovely place. It is just lovely.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the Rosemont very much, but I would imagine all the rooms are just as charming. The two f...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 2 nights over Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We found Edgemere through tripadvisor and was not disappointed. We stayed in the Patio room and it was very cozy and welcoming. The house cats were a great addition and made us feel as if we were staying with family. The breakfasts were amazing and kept us full for our exploring in Carmel, Monterrey, and the 17-mile drive. It is walking distance to the beach as well as the town. Perfect in all aspects. We will definitely stay again and love the area.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My mom and I were not looking for an over-luxurious place to stay in Carmel -- we wanted something charming, approachable, and homey, and we found it! Gretchen's place feels lived-in and we felt instantly at peace with our surroundings. There are so many different nooks where you can settle down, enjoy some wine and cheese, and watch the wildlife buzzing around her gardened patios. Her breakfasts were also AMAZING.

Room Tip: We stayed in the patio room and our patio space was more private than that of the other rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My fiancé and I drove south from San Francisco and had a stop over in beautiful Edgemere Cottages. We loved it. Fantastic service from the owners, great breakfast and cool house cats. The location, only a minute's walk to the beach is also great - we bought some firewood, a bottle of wine, and had a barbecue down there. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Antonio Avenue, between Thirteenth Avenue and Santa Lucia Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edgemere Cottages is a small, romantic, pet-friendly, family-owned B&B located a half-block from Carmel Beach, on the grounds of a historic Carmel home built in the 1920s and now surrounded by lovely gardens. We provide a delicious, home-made breakfast cooked fresh every morning and served in our dining room. Our recently remodeled and updated cottages are private and secluded and feature kitchenettes, high-definition TVs and DVDs and some have real wood-burning fireplaces. ... more   less 
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Carmel Cottages

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