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Edgemere Cottages
Ranked #13 of 25 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 March 2012

If you are looking for a rich but relaxing experience in Carmel, look no further.
Our experience at Edgemere could not have been better. The Inn was a family compound, originally built in the 20's. The cottages are original but tastefully updated and decorated. Each room had a cathedral beamed ceiling with wonderful casement windows on all exposures facing into gardens, nooks and crannies.
Our cottage had every creature comfort: fireplace in the living area, gas fireplace in the bedroom, full kitchenette, our own private garden patio!The location, one block from the beach walk and about a five minute walk from downtown, was ideal and allowed us to get a great feel for being a "native".
Gretchen is the perfect innkeeper, offering plenty of privacy but engaging if you prefer chatting about the Inn, the town and her experiences growing up in Carmel.
Her breakfast; homemade quiche, muffins, and fresh fruit, was delicious.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Staying at Edgemere Cottages is just like taking a step back in time - the time when Carmel was intimate and moved at a quiet pace. My stay in the Patio Room was like visiting with Aunt Chlotilde in the 40's. The room is pleasant, unpretentious, sunny with lovely french doors overlooking a walled garden patio. I could hear the sound of the waves, smell the ocean and eucalyptus and could sleep most comfortably. Gretchen, the inn owner, makes sure you are well taken care and because she has lived in Carmel, in this same home as a child when her parents ran the Inn, she knows all things Carmel! She is also an expert at preparing delicious well balanced breakfasts and makes a fabulous cup of strong coffee. The Inn is a small distance to downtown, but definately not a small distance to the beach. A proximity which instills that slower less crowded more thoughtful pace.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank GretaGarboSeattle
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We chose this wonderful spot based on Tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. Doug and Gretchen are great hosts, the breakfasts were different, healthy and delicious and the dining recommendations and "where to go" in the area were excellent.

Carmel is a super, but expensive place, and Edgemere Cottages provided the ideal alternative. A short walk to the beach, good TV and internet and lots of friendly advice - what more could one want.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

We have stayed at the Edgemer cottages several times. They are pet friendly ( our dog peaches is our baby) We wanted to get married without the traditional wedding extravagenza, as we have both been married once. We approached Gretchen and Doug about having the wedding reception in their gardens, which are beautiful. We had our immediate family stay at the cottages, and booked other rooms for the rest of our wedding guests. We were married on the beach, close to sunset, and it was perfect! the reception was beautiful, the gardens lovely, and our guests were casually dressed, shorts and sundresses! We had the food partly catered, and we prepared the rest. Gretchen and Doug set up and served...........WHAT A TREAT!!!! And as always, Gretchens breakfast was superb! The edgemere cottages are our "go to " special overnite trip. they are the Best!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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8  Thank marylovethompson
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Reviewed 4 June 2011

We just returned from 4 nights in the Piccadilly cottage and, honestly, we were in no hurry to leave. I loved our cottage for its charm, comfort and location. It's a 10-minute walk into town but just one block off the beach. Perfect for us, especially since the "downtown" crowd can be a little over the top. The breakfast served was fantastic every morning.

My only criticism is regarding the comfort of the bed — I was a little nervous after reading a previous review, particularly since I am 7 months pregnant. And I have to say that while it didn't give us backaches or anything, it wasn't the most comfortable. (I also think the bath towels could have been bigger.) These are minor faults, though, and easy to correct.

Carmel is beautiful, and if we are lucky enough to go back, we definitely want to stay here!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank tdog17
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Additional Information about Edgemere Cottages

Address: San Antonio Avenue, between Thirteenth Avenue and Santa Lucia Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: 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 #13 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range: ₹ 13,927 - ₹ 17,603 (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, WiFi, and gas fireplaces. ... more   less 
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