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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

Classical Concert

On Sunday, January 15th The Cottages of Carmel welcomed David Dally on the violin and Melinda Coffey Armstead on piano to kick off our “Sunday Matinee Series”. The concert was fantastic! All the residents enjoyed the performance. They performed Vivaldi’s “Fall” and “Winter” from the “Four Seasons” as well as J.S. Bach’s “Violin Concerto in […]

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Beth El Temple Sunday School Children

On Sunday, December 18th we had the pleasure of having the Beth El Temple Children here for their annual Hanukkah celebration. The children sang songs and told stories. Afterwards the children played dreidel with our residents. The residents enjoyed playing the game with the children. Then after that, we offered the children a wonderful treat to end their time […]

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Spring 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 Arts & Crafts to Eating Healthy to Designing Your Own Jewelry to Dessert Tasting and even Armchair Travels: The Grand Canyon, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While […]

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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

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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Out and About

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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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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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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