Villa Mara Carmel

Carmel Point, Carmel-By-The-Sea

Carmel Point, Carmel-By-The-Sea

Villa Mara Carmel

Price
From $444/night
Nearest airport
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Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)

San Jose International (SJC)

Owner
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Dev Patel
Designer
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Interiors by Lisa Koch Design 

Rooms
16 rooms
Best for
Fans of Nancy Meyers movies will adore Villa Mara, a sanctuary of sophistication and tranquility, offering discerning guests an elevated coastal escape.
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Location

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a quaint coastal village that manages to exude both sophistication and charm in equal measure. The idyllic location on California's Monterey Peninsula boasts a wealth of cultural offerings, including galleries, museums, and an annual Carmel Bach Festival. Its winding streets are lined with cottages, Villa Mara being one of them, and cozy cafes, making it the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.


Situated in Carmel Point, Villa Mara is near to Mara Beach and the Carmel Mission, with views to Pebble Beach Golf Links from the nearest stretch of Carmel Beach.


We might suggest heading to the beach in the evening, where you can watch the sun sink over the Pacific, a glass of local wine in hand. Just be sure to watch out for the town's notorious leash laws—even in paradise, rules are rules.

Villa Mara, Carmel Point, Carmel-By-The-Sea by Stephanie Russo
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Design

The property's exterior is a stunning example of classic California style, with its pristine white walls and stone-covered staircase leading up to the wonderland of native and regional landscaping. Expect to find lavender, jasmine, hydrangeas, and rosebush-lined pathways. The outdoor fire pits and water features provide an apt setting for all-day lounging or convivial gatherings.


Thanks to Lisa Koch Design, the home is all about coziness. There's a central foyer with a roaring fireplace, natural light galore, and a chic living room that doubles as the check-in area. The bespoke lighting and Lisa Koch-designed furniture are the epitome of coastal cool. And with a library stocked with California-influenced books and an art collection curated by San Francisco's Lost Art Salon, you'll feel like a cultured jetsetter without ever leaving the comfort of this home away from home.

Villa Mara in Carmel Point, Carmel-by-the-Sea by Stephanie Russo
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Rooms

Villa Mara's fifteen guest rooms are spread across two floors and are thoughtfully named after local historical figures, landmarks, and geographical treasures.


Each room offers a luxurious king-size bed, a mix of vintage and custom-designed furnishings, and a refined color palette inspired by the coastal surroundings. Guests are treated to breathtaking ocean views from private balconies and oversized windows that flood the room with sunlight.


The elegant bathrooms are equipped with heated floors, Waterworks fixtures, Le Labo bath amenities, and refreshing rain showers.


For a late-night snack, the in-room mini-bar is stocked with complimentary sweet and savory treats and locally sourced beverages.


Our favorite part of the property is the Jeffers Cottage—a 500-square-foot standalone suite named in honor of the celebrated poet Robinson Jeffers. This lavish retreat comes with a separate bedroom, a cozy seating area, and a private outdoor fire pit and soaking tub, all tucked away behind a gate at the rear of the property.

Villa Mara in Carmel Point, Carmel-by-the-Sea by Stephanie Russo
Villa Mara in Carmel Point, Carmel-by-the-Sea by Stephanie Russo
Villa Mara in Carmel Point, Carmel-by-the-Sea by Stephanie Russo
Villa Mara in Carmel Point, Carmel-by-the-Sea by Stephanie Russo
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Food & Drink

Jesena's Bar was named in homage to the original proprietor from 1929. Rise and shine to the aroma of ACME coffee paired with Sweet Elena's mouth-watering breakfast pastries and quiches. Fresh fruits, freshly squeezed juices, mimosas, and Organic Pharmer's wellness shots are also on the menu for a healthy start to the day.


Come nightfall, Jesena's Bar transforms into a spot of indulgence with an impressive selection of cocktails, wine, and beer. You'll find local and regional favorites along with a few international gems.


The staff at Villa Mara take great pride in their knowledge of the area, so you're better off asking their advice on the finest eateries, the most captivating views, hiking trails, and other secrets hidden in plain sight.

Villa Mara in Carmel Point, Carmel-by-the-Sea by Stephanie Russo
Villa Mara in Carmel Point, Carmel-by-the-Sea by Stephanie Russo
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Photos by Stephanie Russo

Carmel Point, Carmel-By-The-Sea

Villa Mara Carmel

Price
From $444/night
Nearest airport
s
Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)

San Jose International (SJC)

Owner(s)
Dev Patel
Designer(s)

Interiors by Lisa Koch Design 

Rooms
16 rooms
Best for
Fans of Nancy Meyers movies will adore Villa Mara, a sanctuary of sophistication and tranquility, offering discerning guests an elevated coastal escape.

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