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Edgemere Cottages
Ranked #11 of 25 Carmel B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

My wife found this charming inn and we booked it for two nights right after Christmas. Our room had a nice kitchenette, gas fireplace, Wi-Fi, etc. Owner is most gracious, cooked great breakfasts, and even loaned passes to Monterey Bay Aquarium (saved us $70), which is a nice amenity! Would definitely stay here again and recommend it.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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3  Thank Larry R
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Carmel is one of those towns that's a rare find. Edgemere is truly a hidden gem in this town, a treasure that only exists in a Tolkien novel. Fortunately for Audrey and I, we get to experience the shire in Carmel. Run by Gretchen and Doug, this wonderful home has enough warmth for all the hobbits, dwarfs and elves of this world. Even for one from Singapore like me. To me, it's the shire. You must be there to experience it. Worth the distance, worth the journey and worth every penny. Gretchen, thanks for everything.

Cheers

Wilfred and Audrey

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
4  Thank wilfyong
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Edgemere Cottages provided just what we wanted in a B&B in Carmel. We were on a quiet street but close enough to the beach to hear and smell the ocean with the windows open. Gretchen was a great host. Breakfast was relaxed and casual with good conversation and great food. We enjoyed wandering through the gardens and relaxing in the great weather. The cottage was very clean and very comfortable.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the Devon Cottage with a gas fireplace and a neat small kitchen.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Gardencook
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Edgemere Cottages is a charming little B&B in the heart of Carmel. Just one street over from the ocean, you can open the windows and hear it all night long. The home is owned by a charming woman that was raised in Carmel. Breakfast was delicious and the location was great.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank enjoyslife09
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Stayed here on our honeymoon last month for one night. Next time we will definitely be staying for a weekend at least.


Pros:

- Super friendly hosts while not overbearing.

- Cottage was awesome. We were upgraded to a wonderful room with more space than we could possibly use. It had everything we could ever need including a fireplace, full kitchen and separate sitting area.

- Great attention to details. This is something that is often overlooked by even many 5 stars establishments. Room contained a flashlight (no street lights in town), magazines and books, an array of toiletries (lotion, cotton balls, Q-tips, several types of soap, tissues etc), a bowl of mints and even a laptop pillow. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could need to cook a meal and the fridge contained milk upon arrival.

- Nice breakfast.

- Very reasonable prices when compared to the area.

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We did not have any complaints to speak of. The only thing that could possibly be an issue for some people might be the 15 min walk to the center of town. The cottages are very close to the ocean though. This did not bother us at all as we enjoyed touring the town streets.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank tgolin
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We were upgraded to Picadilly Cottage, a gorgeous and comfortable cottage.
Very short walk to Carmel beach.
Lovely streets to wander through and easy walking distance to local shops & restaurants.loved the walk home in the dark as Carmel has no street lights!
Gretchen cooked a delicious breakfast and joined in conversation with us and our fellow guests, she had lots of knowledge about the region.
Would definitely stay there again - lots of character.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Sarah N
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is a wonderful and memorable place to stay. Beautiful accommodation with so many character features in the room. Home cooked breakfasts are out of this world (strawberry french toast was the most delicious breakfast I have ever had) and owners could not have done more to help us plan our stay. I can not imagine a nicer place to stay. We stayed here with our two children and they loved it to. Great location, near beach and town. Make sure you stay here if you can!

Room Tip: All room looked amazing!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Snuffleuffaguss
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Additional Information about Edgemere Cottages

Address: San Antonio Avenue, between Thirteenth Avenue and Santa Lucia Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range: $216 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edgemere Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edgemere Cottages is a small, romantic, pet-friendly, family-owned Inn located one 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 lovely breakfast basket filled with a variety of fruit, oatmeal, homemade bread and yogurt. Our cottages are private and secluded and feature kitchenettes, high-definition TVs and DVDs and gas fireplaces. ... more   less 
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