The Mermaid Cottage is located one short block away from the walkway that runs along the coast and we took full advantage of this: walking over at sunrise, lunchtime, and even before bed to stargaze. The location makes a perfect jumping off spot to explore Carmel and Monterey as well as the charming village of Pacific Grove which hosts some great restaurants.
The cottage itself is equipped with plenty of towels and bedding, lots of pillows, and a complete kitchen. There is a large screen TV with Netflix access in the living room, which was a hit in the evenings with my teens.
Additionally there is a chair on the front step to watch the neighbors go by and a cute small fenced in area in back to sit and read. The whole property was beautifully landscaped with lots of flowering plants.
I would recommend this property wholeheartedly!
We loved this sweet little cottage on Mermaid Lane, just across from Lover's Point and the beach, and steps away from miles of gorgeous coastal trails. Walk the coast in one direction and you will come to Asilomar State Beach, a perfect location to watch the sunset and there are many little beaches to stop and explore tide pools all along the way. Heading in the other direction, you come to Monterey and the sea lions. Mermaid Lane is two blocks from the charming center of Pacific Grove, where we enjoyed great cafes & restaurants (Red House Cafe!). Also makes a great base for a trip to spectacular Pt. Lobos and the white sand beach in neighboring Carmel.
The photos really don't do justice to this little place by the sea. It has been cleverly restored and was a great base for exploring both Monterey and Carmel and the central California coast.
We just returned and spent 6 days at this charming little cottage house. Walking distance to lovers beach and Aquarium.
Neat place to stay and visit Monterey if you've never been.
Perfect location! Small but great for a home base as you visit all the local sights. Well equiped. The passes were a nice gift and were enjoyed.