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Luxury Homes for Sale in Otter Cove, Yankee Point, Carmel Highlands, CA

Yankee Point and Otter Cove are neighborhoods at the southern end of the Carmel Highlands that offer natural beauty, exclusivity, and architectural excellence.

The two are bisected by Malpaso Creek. To the north is Yankee Point, a mix of oceanfront estates and single-family homes along the U-shaped Yankee Point Drive. Just south of the Malpaso Creek Bridge is Otter Cove. It is one of the most exclusive luxury developments and the only gated enclave in the Highlands. It only has 18 oceanside residences along the serene cul-de-sac of Auror del Mar. Both communities offer a lifestyle of privacy, elegance, and the finest coastal living with expansive views of the dramatic seascape and the endless Pacific.

OCEANFRONT ESTATES: Living along the coast is like having your own paradise. You wake up to the sound of waves and the smell of the sea. At Otter Cove and Yankee Point, this promise reaches new heights. Witness the majesty of Grey Whales and Humpback Whales during their annual migrations. You might also see dolphins playing in the waves or sea otters floating lazily on their backs. As the day ends, the sky turns all kinds of pretty colors—orange, pink, even purple. You will have countless moments to experience the beauty and wonder of the coast.

SPACIOUS LIVING: Otter Cove and Yankee Point homes redefine upscale living with oversized lots and expansive interior spaces. There is ample room for creating indulgent amenities such as a state-of-the-art home theater, a private spa retreat with a sauna and steam room, or a dedicated wine cellar showcasing an impressive collection. You can also transform a portion of the grounds into a private oasis, complete with a custom-designed swimming pool, a charming outdoor kitchen perfect for al fresco dining, an oceanside deck, and multiple car parks. With such a generous space, you can create a retreat that perfectly showcases your style and taste.

EXCLUSIVE SETTING: Apart from its remote beauty, the gated entry ensures a secure, private environment, elevating the exclusivity and appeal of living in Otter Cove, Carmel, CA. This not only provides a prestigious lifestyle but also preserves the tranquility and pristine condition of the natural surroundings. Residents also have two stunningly secluded coves within walking distance. They can be accessed by a public trail at the southern end of Yankee Point. It’s the perfect escape for those searching for peace away from the bustling crowds.

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Homes in Otter Cove, Yankee Point, CA

5 Real Estate Facts about Otter Cove, Yankee Point, Carmel Highlands, CA

  • Each Otter Cove and Yankee Point home boasts spectacular vistas from every angle. Enjoy year-round views of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Big Sur mountains.
  • The custom designs of homes in Otter Cove Carmel, CA, reflect various architectural styles. Some feature Santa Barbara-inspired designs to classic Mediterranean and Mid-Century influences.
  • Properties in Otter Cove and Yankee Point range from $3M to $9.8M, offering luxury living at its finest.
  • The elegant living spaces of Yankee Point and Otter Cove homes for sale range from 2,400 to 4,200 square feet.
  • The generous lot sizes in these sought-after communities vary from 0.39 to 1.1 acres.
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The community is on the ocean side of Highway 1. It starts from Yankee Point and extends south to Aurora Del Mar Street. It is directly north of Garrapata State Park and 2 miles south of Hyatt Inn.

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Things to do in Otter Cove, Yankee Point, CA

Garrapata State Park

Venture into the diverse landscapes and hike the trails leading to the Big Sur coastline and the Santa Lucia Mountains.

Malpaso Creek Beach

A secluded spot adorned with cobbles in the creek and just enough sand to relax upon.

Sunset Lounge

Panoramic views and handcrafted cocktails create the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening.

The Crossroads Carmel

Exploreupscale shops, dine at exceptional restaurants and indulge in wine-tasting experiences at this iconic shopping center.


Schools in Otter Cove, Yankee Point, CA

School NameGradesAdmission
Carmel River Elementary SchoolK - 5Public
Carmel Middle School6 - 8Public
Carmel High School9 - 12Public
All Saints Day SchoolK - 8Private
San Carlos SchoolK - 8Private
Stevenson SchoolK - 12Private
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