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November 5, 2013 / Linda Hartong


The House of Dreams


has caught my camera’s attention many times over the years. It is mentioned in Steve Shapiro’s book “Carmel A Timeless Place”. When Steve mentions it is a Comstock, I am off to City Hall to read about it. 

It is not a Comstock, but with all its whimsical details it could well be. 


The house sits on a quiet street several blocks from the beach. 


The window box is always planted with red geraniums.


I love the false timbering and dove cote.


Even the attic vent is cute.


This summer, I notice that some remodeling is going on . 

 The front gate is ajar so I follow the winding brick walk to the door.

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Bricks frame the weathered dutch door. The window glass is wavy and opaque.

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The door knob is a small work of art.


Several days ago I see that it is listed in VRBO as a rental. The owners will rent it out by the month ( per Carmel regulations) for $7000-$10,000. 

It is managed by Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. Now I have interior photos to show as I walk around the house. 

All interior photos are on the VRBO site: Carmel CA Rentals, Carmel by the Sea House Rentals, Carmel Beach Rental, Long Term Rentals Carmel-by-the-Sea, VRBO Carmel CA

If we were to open the door, this dining room would be to our left

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Leading into the kitchen. It has Gaya Dream Quartzite granite countertops and a gas Viking stove with a griddle. Do I smell pancakes?

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If we were to turn to the right, we would find the living room with it diamond paned windows

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And cozy fireplace flanked by octagon windows.

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There is a small deck built around this wonderful cypress.


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 I go around the house 


This bathroom lies behind the bay window

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And then to a small patio


With french doors opening to the Master Bedroom. 

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Wow, gorgeous linens. I saw them at Yves Delorme.

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The listing shows 3 more bedrooms and another bath.

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I leave my card in the door and retrace my steps out the front gate, my curiosity satisfied.


The house has been renamed “Nobody’s Perfect By-the-Sea”- hmmm!

Click on the link below to get all the information.


Carmel By the Sea Vacation Rental – VRBO 3559162ha – 4 BR Central Coast House in CA, Nobody’s Perfect by the Sea ~ Pet Friendly! Special Fall Savings! Fresh Remodel in ‘Golden Rectangle’ – Walk to Town and Beach

I can tell you this is a super-cute cottage with a great location.



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  1. Andrew arobertson / Nov 5 2013 1:49 am

    Hi Linda,

    Nice house. Are you in Carmel? We are at Cypress House which you did a nice blog on.

  2. Penny Heffner-Wiseman / Nov 5 2013 11:40 am

    Linda, I love your blog! I have followed for some time now. I live in Ohio, in a 1920’s English Tudor Revival that was built by local artists. I often wonder in they had visited Carmel or where their inspiration for our home came from.

    Keep up the good work, I’ll be anxiously awaiting your next post~Penny

  3. lynn momboisse / Nov 5 2013 7:16 pm

    Great Post Linda – I am always so amazed at the rental prices on these places.. At least they are renting by the month., We have neighbors who rent by the week. Lynn

  4. Inspired and pretty / Nov 17 2013 10:18 pm

    What a wonderful home and place ! It’s very beautiful 🙂

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