The Cottages of Carmel

26245 Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

4.9 / 5.0 20 Reviews

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About The Cottages of Carmel

At the The Cottages of Carmel residents get involved in a social setting that promotes their health and independence. We are right in Carmel-By-The-Sea, close to local attractions, and other events and activities. Residents also have choices when it comes to local medical centers, physicians, and pharmacies.

Our staff has developed a relaxing, fun-filled lifestyle that lets you decide what kind of retirement you want to live. We combined active, fun filled senior living atmosphere with available health care so you can enjoy social, yet secure lifestyle that fulfills you physically, spiritually, and financially.

The Cottages of Carmel Assisted Living and Memory Care

The Cottages of Carmel combines time-honored comfort and new technology to provide a friendly environment for both our assisted living and memory care residents.

Every unit has its own climate control, bathroom, as well as spacious closets that are great for storage. All residents have access to landscaped grounds and common areas. We are incredibly proud of our Carmel-By-The-Sea staff members. The employees here are 100% committed to the care and well-being of our residents. Our chef and cooking staff at The Cottages of Carmel are driven to constantly deliver quality meals that are great tasting and nutritious. We strive to create memorable meals from fresh produce that help our residents reach their best health and wellness.

The Cottages of Carmel Amenities & Services

We offer seniors the latest amenities in comfort that they would enjoy in the comfort of their own homes. Indoor Common Areas, Activities Onsite, Devotional Services Onsite, Outdoor Common Areas, Meals Provided, Beautician Onsite, Devotional Services Offsite, Vegetarian, Activities Offsite are available for all residents. The staff here are fully trained, friendly and accessible. They will help your residents enjoy their stay with us.

Our trained staff helps our residents enjoy benefits that our facility offers, like Multiple services and other perks. As seniors age, they still want to feel independent and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and we help them do that.

Residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. Our structured program helps all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many of our activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. We make sure the activities are fun and entertaining.

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The Cottages of Carmel – Reviews

4.9 / 5.0 20 Reviews

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January 2023

William G Dorey

My mother who lived to be 102 years old spent her last three years at The Cottages. She received wonderful loving care and grew to consider The Cottages home. In addition, my good friend Coach Ables lived at the Cottages until his passing just a few months ago. Having spent a great dl of time at The Cottages with both my mother and with Coach Ables I can attest that the facility is clean, well-managed, very professional and the residents are well cared for. The staff is first class, and the food and amenities are very nice. I highly recommend The Cottages of Carmel......Bill Dorey

October 2022


Laurie DeVera

My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting with Gina DiMaria, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Cottages of Carmel. The encounter hit all the right notes. We arrived with many questions and concerns, as well as the anxiety associated with choosing the right facility for our aging parent. Ms. DiMaria patiently listened to all of our questions and was so helpful in passing on the important information that helped ease our minds and really laid a solid foundation for moving forward in finding good, solid care for our loved one. Each of our concerns was thoughtfully addressed. We are so grateful for the kindness and humanity that she showed us. Thank you, Gina! You do good work!

October 2022


Jillane Chadwell

I didn’t realize how many individuals touch my mom’s daily life at The Cottages. So when I come to visit her, those same staff members welcome me as part of the extended Cottages family with their lovely hospitality. It starts with the friendly reception and greeting desk and continues to the dining, cleaning, maintenance, med techs, nurse, programming staff; on to the salon stylist, exercise teachers and friendly upper management…these people go out of their way to say hello, smile or give a wave.

September 2022


Robin Nelsen

I can't say enough positive things about The Cottages of Carmel. My mother has been a resident there since January 2021. She has a lovely two bedroom apartment with a fireplace and French doors leading out to her own private patio. The staff there is absolutely wonderful and take the very best care of her. My mother is not the easiest person to deal with at times, but the staff there always treats her with kindness and the utmost respect. Her apartment is kept clean and tidy which my mom definitely appreciates. I feel very secure in knowing that she is receiving the very best care. Julie May Estrellado is a fantastic director and I always know that she will respond quickly to any and all issues that we may encounter. I have also shared some meals there with my mom and the food is quite good. My mom has some special dietary needs as she has IBS and they always do their very best to accommodate her with what she feels she is able to eat. The facility itself is lovely. The grounds are beautiful and the inside common areas are as well. From the moment you first walk in, there is always a smiling face to greet you and help you check in. Two of the people I'd like to personally mention are Pamela and Ariana. They could not be nicer and more efficient. Since COVID, they have implemented an electronic check in, asking you all of the necessary questions to keep everyone safe. They have many activities that they plan for the residents if they wish to participate. Sometimes they even have a guitarist that comes to play music for them in the lobby area. Speaking of the lobby, it's very nice. They have a lovely large fireplace where residents can gather and socialize or even just come to sit by and read a book, with a nice beverage area off to the side where you can get coffee, tea or other beverages and snacks. My husband and I toured several places before moving my mom here and although they were all nice, we just got a special feeling when we toured The Cottages. My mother lost her home to the GlassFire in September 2020in Santa Rosa. She lost everything she had in the world so it's been extremely difficult for her as you can probably imagine. The Cottages has helped ease the pain of loss for her. In closing, I can't emphasize enough how happy we are to be able to have moved my mom there. We feel very lucky and blessed to have found her this new home. If you're on the fence about wether or not to move a loved one there, you should highly consider it. You and they will not be sorry.

May 2022


Ronald Bustos

I cared for a resident who lived at the Cottages until his untimely death and I'm glad he was at this facility. It felt like home to him, the staff was absolutely caring, they did an amazing job of making sure he was taken care of when I was not there. A BIG THANK YOU to Elisa, David, Paulo, Sheryl, Yvonne and the rest of the amazing staff in Stillwater memory care.

January 2022


Audrey V

CASH ONLY. This was by far our favorite breakfast place in CbtS. The staff was very friendly, the food was very good, well priced, the drinks were good (mimosas with fresh OJ, w/fresh grapefruit juice, coffee, fresh OJ). I would hightly recommend.If you are comparing this place vs. Katy’s, go to the cottage. Overall, the food and service was better at the Cottages. And best Bart, this place was better priced too.

December 2021


January 2021


Lisa Mcgill

My mom recently moved into the Cottages of Carmel in the midst of a major COVID-19 pandemic. It couldnt have gone more smoothly. The entire team there is so authentic, kind, patient and caring. They really are like having a second family. They are looking after her every need and are so responsive. Its a lovely community as well, with great food, activities, and welcoming neighbors. She absolutely loves having her own gas fireplace and private patio. She is happier than Ive seen her in months, after having to cope with the loss of her darling husband, my dad, last year. Were so thankful for The Cottages!

November 2020


Raphaela Choi

September 2020


Alton Mendleson

Dear Mr. Mendleson, We recently moved my mother-in-law in to The Cottages of Carmel. I can not tell you how amazing and seamless the transition went. Largely in part due to Gina Dimaria, who was so kind and helpful with what would have been a difficult transition. Gina fielded calls and emails from three of us with compassion, professionalism and patience that is testimony to how fabulous Watermark Communities are. I want to thank the entire staff for making Mom feel so at home in such difficult times. We have spoken to Mom several times and she is very comfortable and at ease with her new living arrangement. Sincerely, Wendi H.

November 2019


Lotee Monu

Very upscale place for loved ones. Very small compared to most facilities within the peninsula. Activities team & kitchen team could improve or upgrade more interactions and choices for residents. Its 5 stars to me because my boss and the few admin that make this place worth coming to every shift!

August 2019


Amy Truong

We were worried service was slow but it was quite fast! Food was good and it was a good start to our day

July 2019


Ramona Flores

May 2019



Best care for my Mom. Very personal and good attention to details.

May 2018


Julie May Suruiz

December 2017


Dorothy Macdonald

5 stars

October 2017


Analyn Dolor

August 2017


Tony Morris

Great place, staff is friendly and professional, residents were all alert and cheerful. I was there July 27, 2017, presenting one of Classical Guitar Alives Music In Medicine performance with 3-time Grammy-winning film score composer Mark Mancina, and the staff was very friendly and professional, and the residents were cheerful and engaged. Highly recommended.

March 2016


Renate Moore

February 2016


William Bryan

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Community Details

The Cottages of Carmel Amenities and Services


  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Onsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Beautician Onsite
  • Devotional Services Offsite
  • Vegetarian
  • Activities Offsite


  • Multiple services

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The Cottages of Carmel Housing and Staff

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  • Trained Staff

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