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.

Fall 2018 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 Pen to Printing Press to How to Bling a Western Shirt & Denim Jacket to World Series Appetizers to Thanksgiving Centerpieces and even Planning for an Overseas Vacation, we are sure you will […]

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September 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club, or event to inspire, delight or amaze you?  Look no further.  We've got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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Summer Luau

On Saturday August 11, 2018 we celebrated summer here at The Cottages of Carmel with our annual Luau. The Bixby and Stillwater dining room were decorated in a village Hawaiian theme. Our residents wore their Hawaiian shirts and island colors. The Ukulele Songbirds performed for us while we dined on Kahlua Pork Sliders and Luau Pineapple Cole […]

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Summer Luau

On Saturday August 11, 2018 we celebrated summer here at The Cottages of Carmel with our annual Luau. The Bixby and Stillwater dining room were decorated in a village Hawaiian theme. Our residents wore their Hawaiian shirts and island colors. The Ukulele Songbirds performed for us while we dined on Kahlua Pork Sliders and Luau Pineapple Cole […]

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Mad Hatter Tea

On June 14th, residents of The Cottages of Carmel had their monthly themed tea. This month was the "Mad Hatter Tea". Tables were decorated with Alice In Wonderland flare. Large playing cards were used for place mats and decoration on the walls. Vintage tea pots, cups and saucers decorated each table with a touch of elegance. Ladies wore crazy different […]

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Mother’s Day Tea

Mother's Day Tea was held on May 10th. The tables were decorated with balloons, vintage Victorian tea cups, tea pots and fans to set the mood. There was a variety of teas to choose from. There were blueberry scones, jam-filled shortbread cookies and Chef Abel's to die for lemon bars! The Cottages have decided to make the lemon bar […]

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Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

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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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Valentine’s Cottage Style

Here at The Cottages of Carmel we started Valentine's celebrations early. Our residents helped make heart candy grams which were then sold to benefit our Watermark for Kids fund. On February 8th, Stillwater residents toured Lula's chocolate factory in Ryan Ranch. We also sampled the candies and did some shopping. Our Inn residents went shopping at Lula's store in […]

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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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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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