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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

Spring 2016 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 Fruit Carving Demonstrations to Voice Lessons to Fitness & Strengthening and even Square Dancing, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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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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Dining

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

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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Sleep Soundly Tonight – Fixes That May Head Off Sleep Problems

During the day seek out sunlight. Try to spend a few hours in a space that has natural light. In one study, people in offices with windows slept an average of 45 minutes more per night than people in windowless offices. Before bed, dim your devices or turn them off. That includes smart phones 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 – The staff truly cares and it shows!

While we take pride in the care and services provided to our residents, hearing from those we serve is our greatest testament. Testimonial – Warren “Pete” Poitras (Son) My mother broke her hip seven months ago, an injury once portending the direst consequences to someone of her age. But today’s modern medicine can perform miracles. […]

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Family Member Testimonial – Exceptionally flexible, accommodating and endlessly patient.

While we take pride in the care and services provided to our residents, hearing from those we serve is our greatest testament. Testimonial – Kit Armstrong (Daughter) Dear Cynthia, Meredith and Holly, This is just a quick note to say again, THANK YOU for all you have done to make it possible for mom Sallie […]

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Family Member Testimonial – Admiration of the Caregivers

While we take pride in the care and services provided to our residents, hearing from those we serve is our greatest testament. Testimonial – Jeanette Dippell (Family Member) Dear Meredith: Please extend my sincere thanks to your staff for the care you all gave to Cutler during the 11 months he was a resident at […]

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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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