view of living room



bookcase with arched doorway; view of staircase in back

Named after the original proprietor of the property circa 1929, Jesena’s Bar serves a morning offering of breakfast pastries and quiches from local patisserie Sweet Elena’s and served with local roasting company ACME coffee, fresh fruits, freshly squeezed juices, mimosas and wellness juice shots from Organic Pharmer. 

In the evenings, it is home to a full bar featuring cocktails, wine and beer that have been curated in-house, with a focus on local and regional favorites and international finds.


Our staff pride themselves about knowing all the local hangs, the best restaurants, views, beaches, hikes and hidden secrets. We make it our mission to provide guests with a curated experience on and off the property. 

Amenities at Villa Mara Carmel

Guests of Villa Mara enjoy all the comforts of home with gracious amenities, comfortable yet attentive service, and locally sourced accoutrements that evoke the relaxed and refined essence of life in Carmel-By-The-Sea.

Villa Mara’s front and back yards consist of firepits, custom water features, seating vignettes, and over an array of 400 plants. The grounds are a perfect way to spend your day and nights.

You’ll find curated artwork throughout the property via our collaboration with Lost Art Salon.

Guests are also invited to enjoy use of our Linus Bikes for exploring the town.

outdoor fireplace