The Cottages of Carmel

Luxury Senior Living in Carmel Valley

The Cottages of Carmel located in the heart of Carmel, California is a luxury boutique retirement community that offers Assisted Living and Memory Care on a newly built and intimate senior campus in a picturesque location. The Cottages of Carmel is conveniently located near Carmel shopping, dining, entertainment, art galleries, walking trails and healthcare.

Just imagine your favorite boutique hotel, then add extraordinary cuisine, fun events, interesting classes and unsurpassed customized care. Choose from spacious studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, wonderfully appointed with a kitchenette, large living room and bathrooms as well as gas fireplaces and terraces in most apartments. Whether you like quaint and cozy or spacious and airy, The Cottages of Carmel has an apartment suite designed just for you.

Residents of The Cottages of Carmel, the only retirement community located in Carmel, enjoy services and amenities catered specifically to each individual. We’ve got everything at your fingertips, including a well-stocked library, concierge, beauty salon, putting green and elegant dining room.

Orchids for Mother’s Day

In joint cooperation with The Alliance on Aging and our local Cal Fire from the Carmel Highlands Station, Captain Tim Jones and his men handed out beautiful orchids to all the mothers. All the mothers were surprised and very appreciative upon receiving a beautiful orchid.

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Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Pasta Tasting to Fishing to Skin Care As We Age to Hearing Loss Myths and even a Carmel Honey Company Presentation, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While […]

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The Cottages of Carmel Welcomes New Watermark Kids, Kamori and Kyra Rogers

Today was the day that The Cottages of Carmel and Watermark Retirement Communities had the honor of presenting Kamori Rogers and Kyra Rogers, who are sisters and also The Cottages of Carmel’s very first Watermark Kids with checks that will enable them to expand their educational and personal horizons. Watermark for Kids is a non-profit organization created by Watermark Retirement […]

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April in Paris Dinner

The anticipation of the “April in Paris” dinner finally arrived with the main dining room decorated with French décor. Dining staff were dressed with berets and songs from France were performed by Nick Williams. The dinner menu was exquisite. For starters, they had French Onion Soup, Salade Russe(Classic Potato and Beet Salad in a Lemon Dressing), Coq Au Vin […]

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Flourishing Garden

The vegetable garden at The Cottages of Carmel is ready for the picking. The Chef has used the leeks and celery for the soups. The herb garden has been used daily. The spinach and butter leaf lettuce is ready to be picked. We are still waiting on the carrots and the tomatoes. Great job to all the […]

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game Party

Our annual “Take Me Out to the Ball Game Party” was fantastic! Many residents were dressed in their favorite team attire. The season opener was accompanied by a barbeque lunch that consisted of hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, corn on the cob, salad and fruit. The fruit was a work of art, created by our one and […]

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Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

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We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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Alice’s Embrace

Alice’s Embrace is a non-profit organization founded by Diane and Mike Lewis in memory of Diane’s mother Alice who had Alzheimer’s. The organization gathers people all across the nation to knit or crochet blankets or prayer shawls. These handmade items are provided to those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. “It will be a hug or embrace from Mom,” says Diane Lewis. […]

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Teacher Appreciation Basket

Residents Jan Barker and Bea Moorman along with Community Life Director, Kathy Odom sat down to make a “Teacher Appreciation Basket” for a well deserving teacher from the local area. This basket is created as part of The Cottage of Carmel’s occupational well-being (community outreach program) one of the “Seven Dimensions of Well-Being”. The ladies filled […]

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Trip to Presidio of Monterey Museum

It was a beautiful autumn afternoon. The residents loaded the shuttle bus and off we went to the Presidio of Monterey Museum. We had a docent who was full of information about the Presidio Museum and the local area. The museum had wonderful pictures of early military operations in Monterey. There was a model of a ship and […]

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Extraordinary Trip/Palo Corona Expedition

We did it! Due to the Soberanes Fire we had to cancel the expedition, but on September 29th, the Regional Parks Department opened, after being closed since July. Our residents loaded into The Cottages van and headed south on Highway 1 to Palo Corona where we met Jackie & Debbie of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks […]

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Family Member Testimonial – They treated our family as if we were extended family members.

While we take pride in the care and services provided to our residents, hearing from those we serve is our greatest testament. Testimonial – Cheryl Trotter & Terry Trotter April 16th, 2016 Dear Holly (Executive Director), Our parents, Richard and Lee Trotter, moved into The Cottages of Carmel, in January 2015. We initially moved our […]

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Family Member Testimonial – The caregivers always treated my father with respect and compassion.

While we take pride in the care and services provided to our residents, hearing from those we serve is our greatest testament. Testimonial – Jeff Howarth (Son) July 8th, 2015 Dear Holly (Executive Director), My family and I would like to thank you and all the staff for how they treated my father over the […]

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Family Member Testimonial – Mom considered The Cottages her home.

While we take pride in the care and services provided to our residents, hearing from those we serve is our greatest testament. Testimonial – Bill Dorey (Son) November 18th, 2015 Dear Holly (Executive Director), It has been four months since the passing of my mother, Thelma Dorey, and I am writing to ensure that the […]

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Caring.com Review – Great staff, lots of activities and phenomenal food!

The Cottages of Carmel is still new. It has one level. Tony likes that he has a nice shower and bathroom, because that’s really important for him. It has nice and decent-sized closets. The light really comes through the windows, so it’s warm and inviting. The staff are great. They have great piano players that […]

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Caring.com Review – The best in the Carmel-Monterey area.

I was impressed with the person I spoke to because she was lovely, very knowledgeable, and very experienced. I would have nothing negative to say about The Cottages at all. The one unit that was available for me to see that day was small. I saw a one and a two-bedroom, and they provide a […]

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Caring.com Review – Close proximity to shopping, restaurants, doctors and other necessary amenities.

This is the newest assisted living facility in the Carmel area. The buildings and grounds are excellent, in close proximity to the Barnyard and The Crossroads of Carmel which has shopping, restaurants, doctors and other necessary amenities. The Cottages also has it’s own dining, and beauty shop facilities on site. The staff has experienced some […]

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