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.

Carmel Middle School String Orchestra

Carmel Middle School String Orchestra under the leadership of teacher Sarah Prusasky came to share their music on Friday, September 15th. The students range from 5th to 8th grade. The 2017-2018 school year started in mid August, so the 5th graders have only been with the orchestra for approximately 4 weeks. They performed a collection of three  musical pieces. They started […]

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Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Foot Health Tips to Retrospect Through Technology to Fall Mocktails to Cooking Demonstrations and even Quilting, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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Afternoon Tea With Director Analyn Dolor

With a full seating at the large round table we had a enjoyable afternoon tea. It’s always a pleasure to gather with our residents for a little social time.  July tea was lead by our Business/HR Director, Analyn Dolor. As an ice breaker topic, Analyn asked our residents, “If you could have tea for 1 hour […]

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Staff Appreciation BBQ

It was a gorgeous day in Carmel. You couldn’t ask for better weather for our Staff Appreciation BBQ. Managers set up the Bixby Patio with buffet tables and colorful balloons all in appreciation for our Associates who work hard and diligently to make The Cottages of Carmel a great place for our residents to live. Managers served […]

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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The Longest Day

June 21st might be the 1st day of summer on the calendar, and the longest day of the year. Here at The Cottages of Carmel we used this date to honor people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Heartland Hospice RN, Sonia Morrison lead our residents in a health lecture. They discussed the stages and changes you might see […]

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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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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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Facebook Review – Staff is Friendly and Professional

Great place, staff is friendly and professional, residents were all alert and cheerful. I was there July 27, 2017, presenting one of Classical Guitar Alive’s Music In Medicine performance with 3-time Grammy-winning film score composer Mark Mancina, and the staff was very friendly and professional, and the residents were cheerful and engaged. Highly recommended.

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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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