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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.

Life at The Cottages of Carmel

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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Meet Richard Cushman – Sales Director

Richard joined The Cottages of Carmel in November of 2015 as Sales Director. He has lived in Carmel for the past 38 years and has many years of experience working with seniors. He was the Community Relations and Marketing Director for another retirement community in the area before joining “The Cottages” and was also a […]

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Cultural African-American Poetry Dance

In honor of Black History Month, Community Life Assistant Yolanda Thompson and her niece Tatiana Lee presented African-American Poetry Dance. Both were dressed in African attire. Yolanda recited poetry, expressing the struggles and hardships of African-Americans. Tatiana used flowing movements to physically express the words of the poetry, to bring life not only the hardships, […]

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Dining

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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Giddy Up Party

On July 18th, The Cottages of Carmel had a Giddy Up Party! Residents and staff enjoyed dressing in their western wear. Kudos to Dining Services for such great food and service!

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Cranberry Nut Bread

Ingredients: 1 egg well beaten 1 cup milk 2 Tbsp butter melted 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 4 tsp baking powder 2 cups cranberries 1/2 cup pecans 1 tsp vanilla Cooking Directions: Mix the egg with milk and butter. Sift together the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, salt, and […]

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On Aging

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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Tips to Avoid the Flu

Here are some ways to prevent getting sick during the cold & flu season: * Wash your hands often with regular soap and water. * Keep alcohol based hand sanitizer for when soap and water aren’t available. * Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. * Eat a healthy diet to keep your body and […]

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Out and About

Our First Extraordinary Trip: The Steinbeck Tour

What a historical, exciting and fun tour! We learned that John Steinbeck lived and traveled all over Monterey County. It was here that he wrote some of his best novels based on his own life experiences in the area. Our tour started on our drive to Salinas. We passed Corral de Tierra which was the setting […]

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Point Lobos Hike

Fun on a winters day! Hiked the beautiful shores of Point Lobos!

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Testimonials

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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Reviews

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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