Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel-by-the-Sea is known for its stunning natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, writers and poets at Carmel-by-the-Sea",and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts. This early basis set by the founders of Carmel translates straight into its architecture of fairy-tale cottages. Nowadays, home style ranges from quintessential cottages to contemporary homes, a little something for everyone, yet everyone comes for the coastal climate, stunning beach lifestyle and quaint downtown that is full of art galleries, bistros and wine tasting rooms. And, for your four-legged furry friends, Carmel-by-the-Sea has been voted best “small town” for dogs!