Living Here

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.

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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.

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  • 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


  • 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


  • Disposal pick-up service
  • Medical and nursing care
  • Assisted living
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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.

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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
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An Introduction to Carmel Valley Manor

A Perfect Place to Grow

Marilynn’s Story

The Match

Compilation:  Living Your Dreams

Compilation:  Community Activities

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

Tiny Trees:  Meet Harry Hanson, an Optimist

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

Threads of Truth:  Laela Leavy and Kate Latimer

A Mix of Acting and Humor:  The Manor Players

Serious Fun:  The Half Fast Walkers