Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday rentals in Carmel, CA, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including private pool and pool. Prices start at £ 226 per night, and flats & apartments and cottages are popular options for a stay in Carmel. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Carmel
Destination guide

The scenic area of Carmel awaits your stay

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Carmel. Well known for its seaside, beaches and shopping, this scenic city won't disappoint. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Carmel

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Carmel a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Poppy Hills Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Munras Avenue (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Waterfront (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Del Monte Golf Course (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Carmel

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 18°C.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Carmel

Carmel is famous for its beautiful ocean views, pebble beaches and sunsets. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Carmel is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Carmel Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Monterey Bay (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • 17-Mile Drive (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Asilomar State Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Carmel

The nearest airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 18.6 mi (29.9 km) away.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Carmel?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a holiday. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and take off to one of these top holiday rentals in or near Carmel:

  • Take advantage of amenities including a fireplace and a nearby marina at "Walk To 2 Beaches When You Stay At Beachwalk". Located around 1 mile from Carmel, this quality property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location" is another top-notch choice, offering 5 bedrooms, golf, a hair dryer and more. It's around 2 miles from Carmel.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Carmel holiday rental for you.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Carmel?

If you've been busier than a hamster on a treadwheel, you deserve to escape for a few days. Leave work early on Friday and make your way to one of these weekend getaways in or near Carmel:

  • "Littlehouse In The Redwoods" is ideal for a weekend of R&R. It features useful amenities, such as a free nearby fitness centre and internet services, and is located 11 miles to the south of Carmel.
  • "Charming Coastal Cottage Comfortable Living Indoor And Out" is another fantastic option. It's located 6 miles to the east of Carmel and features coffee and tea making facilities, a barbecue grill and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Carmel?

Absolutely. If you're tracking down a small but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often located in the heart of town. Check out the following options in or near Carmel:

  • One of our favourite picks is "Littlehouse In The Redwoods". Lock in a few nights or more at this popular apartment and you'll have access to coffee and tea making facilities and a balcony.
  • An equally good choice is "Charming Coastal Cottage Comfortable Living Indoor And Out". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfortable apartment is packed with convenient amenities like a nearby marina, golf and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Carmel?

From modern apartments to large holiday homes, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are just two of our favourite picks in and around Carmel:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, it's hard to go past "Steps To Ocean. Across The Street From The Municipal Golf Course. License 0020". It's nice and close to the centre of Carmel, in addition to plenty of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights at "Carmel Modern Hacienda Walking Distance To Town W". This centrally located property makes exploring the sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Carmel?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Carmel that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Located around 1 mile from Carmel, "Walk To 2 Beaches When You Stay At Beachwalk" is the ideal place for doting couples. Beauty services and a fireplace are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days sipping wine and canoodling at "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location", around 2 miles from Carmel. A fireplace and beauty services will help set the scene for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Carmel?

If you're looking for somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this holiday, why not a place with a little glitz and glamour? These mansions for rent in or around Carmel will easily accommodate the entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Situated about 2 miles to the northwest of Carmel, "Homerez - Big Mansion For 18 Ppl. With Swimming" is the place to go for a luxurious escape. Nice touches here include beauty services and a swimming pool.
  • Another top pick is "Mansion Pent House Near Monterey Carmel". Approximately 15 miles to the east of Carmel, this gorgeous holiday rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and offers a nearby beach, a separate dining area and more.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Carmel?

If you're yearning for some time out from the 9-to-5, check out our range of house rentals in the picturesque neighbourhood of Northwest Carmel. It's around 1 mile from the heart of Carmel and an ideal place to get away for a fun-filled few days. Golden Rectangle is another hot spot for a weekend getaway. You'll find this beachside neighbourhood around 1 mile from Carmel.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Carmel?

Take a look at these large group holiday rentals in or near Carmel where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • There's loads of space to spread out at "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location". Around 2 miles northeast of Carmel, this welcoming retreat has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. Top amenities include a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • "B&B Domaine De Rasigous" is another excellent option. It's around 4 miles to the north of Carmel, has 5 bedrooms and welcomes up to 16 guests. A swimming pool and a nearby waterfront are among the things that'll help make your stay even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Carmel?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to spend your holiday, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Carmel and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Pack your swimsuit and take a break at "Monterey Peninsula Area Seaside Guest House". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a video library and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Beachouse - Pacific Grove Beach House" is the sort of place you go to leave the everyday behind and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A microwave oven and a dishwasher are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Carmel has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 55null and 70null. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Carmel holiday rental and organise your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Carmel?

Whether you're travelling with the kiddos or you're bringing your cousins, aunts and uncles along, family holidays spell fun. These large rentals in and around Carmel have space for everybody — and everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • With 5 bedrooms that sleep as many as 14 guests, "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location" gives you space to connect with the fam. It's around 2 miles northeast of Carmel and comes with amenities designed to keep large groups comfortable, such as free toiletries and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "B&B Domaine De Rasigous", around 4 miles to the north of central Carmel, was made for family get-togethers. As many as 16 of your relatives or friends can fit into this spacious rental which features 5 bedrooms, a video library, a nearby coin laundry and more.

If you want to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, McWay Falls promises a great day out for young and old.

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