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Location, Location, Perfection

With twenty-eight acres of gently sloping landscape above the valley floor, Carmel Valley Manor offers a warm welcome with timeless style and perhaps the most perfect climate imaginable. Here, the sun often shines when the nearby coast is shrouded in fog. Yet the cool sea breeze freshens the air on even the warmest days. Daily life is carefree; there’s no need to waste time worrying about mundane responsibilities. It’s easy to enjoy life and the beauty around you. Because in the heart of Carmel Valley, our lush, colorful gardens thrive, and so will you.

Features & Amenities

A Well Earned Life Of Leisure

Resort-style retirement — that may be the best way to describe the lifestyle at Carmel Valley Manor, a Continuing Care Retirement Community or Life Plan Community. All around you are glorious views and breathtaking gardens. There’s no cooking, cleaning, scrubbing or yard work required — at least, not for you. Your own tasteful apartment has a kitchen, oversized shower and private patio or balcony. Utilities, maintenance and fresh linens — they’re all included! As are three delicious meals a day in our airy, delightful dining room with its spectacular view of the valley. Select from our fresh seasonal menus filled with culinary classics and international favorites. And when you’re ready to visit Carmel-by-the-Sea or Monterey, our limousine can whisk you there. Add it all up and it’s not just retirement, it’s life with more style.

Dogs and cats are welcome! Contact us for more information on our pet policy.

Culinary Options

A taste of the Manor

Enjoy a panoramic view of Carmel Valley from The Pavilion Dining Room, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner six days a week. On Sundays and Holidays breakfast and a delicious gourmet brunch are provided. The salad bar is a favorite of residents. While the dessert bar is known for its scrumptious selection of ice cream.

The contemporary Valley Bistro offers a seasonal menu for a more casual experience. Here you will find selections like Organic Summer Berry Salad with Pt Reyes blue cheese, walnuts, mixed greens and herb vinaigrette, and there is a daily pizza special.

Chef Gregory Hiltunen offers a constantly changing menu from local farms, ranches, and fresh seafood from the nearby docks of Monterey Bay. The outdoor patio is available for lunch service most days. Plus, there is a private dining room, which may be reserved for those special occasions. Bon appetit.

Residential Contract Options

Life Care Contract

The Life Care Contract includes three levels of healthcare. Qualified residents move into a full-service independent living apartment. Skilled nursing and assisted living services are available as needed at no additional cost. Carmel Valley Manor is the only Life Care Community in Monterey County.

Monthly Fee Agreement

A limited number of independent living apartments are available for a simple monthly fee, with medical support services, as needed, at additional competitive fees. Unlike the Life Care Contract, this new, flexible option does not require an entrance fee.


Make Yourself At Home

We’ll help you take your new apartment or cottage from a house to a home. First, choose a floor plan. From studios all the way to generous 2 bedroom cottages, we’ve got the single-story living space you want. No more climbing stairs. If you wish to change colors and fixtures, we can arrange to have the interior made over to suit your taste. Settle in and display your treasures. It’s all about making yourself and your guests comfortable. Our staff will keep your residence sparkling clean, and even change the linens. Take advantage of indoor/outdoor living in Carmel Valley’s ideal climate. It’s easy with your own patio or balcony. Add a few flower pots and you’ll find you have a great place to entertain or quietly enjoy the magnificent views. And for an added convenience, Carmel Valley Manor has seven on-site guest cottages for your visiting family members.

Application Process

1. Schedule a tour of the campus and model homes 

2. Select a contract option 

3. Fill out the Preliminary Application for Admission 

4. Provide Financial and Medical Reports 

5. Interview with Director of Community Relations and Admissions Representatives


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An Introduction to Carmel Valley Manor

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A Perfect Place to Grow

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Marilynn’s Story

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Threads of Truth:  Laela Leavy and Kate Latimer

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The Match

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Compilation:  Living Your Dreams

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Compilation:  Community Activities

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A Mix of Acting and Humor:  The Manor Players

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Birds of a Feather:  The Adventures of Kay and John Enbom

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Tiny Trees:  Meet Harry Hanson, an Optimist

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Fresh Paint:  Michael Smith, A Love for Composition and Color

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Serious Fun:  The Half Fast Walkers



A Host Of Ongoing Weekly Activities Are Available Here At Carmel Valley Manor
  • Art & Photography
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Billiards
  • Book Clubs
  • Business & Computer


  • Day Trippers
  • Education
  • Fitness Center
  • Flower Arrangements
  • Half-Fast Walkers
  • Health Advisory Program
  • Hillcrest Music
  • Holiday Activities
  • Interior Decorating

    Advisory Program

  • Lawn Bowling
  • Library
  • Mah-Jong
  • Monday Morning Forum
  • Movies
  • Music in the Library
  • Ping Pong
  • Putting / Croquet
  • Residents’ Garden
  • Residents’ Shop
  • Sewing Class
  • Sherry in the Lounge
  • Sing for Fun
  • Strengthening / Balance
  • Symphony Preview
  • Tai Chi
  • Weaving
  • Worship Services


  • A Life Care Contract providing housing, services and health care for the
  • remainder of your life
  • Comfortable, award winning architecturally designed campus
  • Fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette
  • Oversized, fully appointed bathrooms
  • Private patios or lanai-balconies
  • Individually controlled heat
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Window treatments
  • Maximum sound-proof insulation
  • Lighted parking space
  • Use of all community facilities, including dining room, lounges, fitness
  • center, library, computer center, meeting house, swimming pool,
  • spa, games and recreation areas, lawns and gardens, craft rooms, self-service laundries
  • Extra storage space in the Pavilion lower level
  • Twenty-eight acre site completely landscaped
  • A parlor and Private Dining Room for hosting private parties
  • Three meals served daily in the dining room
  • A community garden in addition to gardening opportunities near your apartment
  • Dog park
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Flat linens furnished and laundered
  • Personal telephone and emergency call system
  • Limousine transportation to Carmel and Monterey
  • A full program of social and recreational events
  • A trained and courteous staff to provide all the services of the Manor
  • Complete maintenance of all buildings, grounds, recreation areas and equipment
  • Disposal pick-up service
  • Medical and nursing care
  • Assisted living

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