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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

Carmel Middle School String Orchestra Performance

On September 16th we had the pleasure of having bright-talented students from Carmel Middle School perform for our residents. It was their String Orchestra which consisted of violins, viola, and cello’s. The students played variations of classical combined with a modern flair. Our residents loved the performance.

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The Cutest Pet

Rooney is a long haired Chihuahua that is 12 years old. The owner of Rooney is Ms. Joan De Regt. Joan has had Rooney since he was 3 months old.  Rooney was given to her by her son Jim. “He thinks he is a big guard dog,” replies Joan.

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Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 20 different classes with everything from Starting a Holiday Cooking to The Beauty of Scarves to Leaf Art to Blackjack 101 and even Voice Lessons, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]

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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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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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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

Stillwater Hacienda & Feed Outing

On a beautiful summer day, Stillwater residents enjoyed a field trip. We visited with the farm animals that live at Hacienda Hay & Feed on Carmel Valley Road. They saw a donkey, pot belly pig, goats, rabbits, tortoise, chickens and Sidney the Emu. There was also a pond filled with Koi fish. Residents Diane, Ruby and Anne […]

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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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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 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 […]

Read more 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 […]

Read more 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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