Carmel vacation rentals

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Select from 276 houses, 34 apartments, and other vacation rentals to find the perfect place for your stay in Carmel. Whether you're traveling with a group or just with your pet, vacation rentals have the amenities you need and want for your stay, including air conditioning and cable TV. No matter what you're looking for, you'll be able to choose a rental for everyone's needs, including accessible or non-smoking choices.

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The beautiful 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 Monterey Bay are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home. Many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Sightseeing in and around Carmel

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Carmel a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)

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 exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Carmel is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Carmel Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • 17-Mile Drive (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Asilomar State Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 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 65°F.

Transportation to and around Carmel

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

Frequently asked questions

What is the best area to stay in Carmel when booking a vacation rental?

Golden Rectangle is among the more popular neighborhoods where you can book a vacation home in Carmel. While you're in the area, check out famous attractions such as Carmel Beach and Carmel Plaza.

How many vacation rentals are in Carmel?

Whether you want a country cabin, beach house or something else, booking a Vrbo vacation rental means you'll always have the entire place to yourself — no sharing with strangers. Our current selection of vacation rentals in Carmel is ${propertiesCount}.

What is the most popular type of vacation rental accommodation in Carmel?

Houses are the most popular kind of vacation rental in Carmel, according to our data. Even if you've got something bigger or smaller in mind, Vrbo has vacation homes in loads of sizes and shapes. Compare our options to find your perfect Carmel pad.

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Carmel?

Season, property type and length of stay are some of the things that can determine the price of a vacation home. Simply click on your dates of travel to find your dream escape. From quaint country cottages to expansive villas, all Vrbo vacation rentals provide amazing value.

How much does it cost to rent a beach house in Carmel?

Prices for beach houses in Carmel can differ depending on the type and size of the property and time of year you're traveling. Simply enter your travel dates into Vrbo and the number of guests to view vacation rental options and prices. From there you can use the filters to refine your search results by ratings, nearby activities, amenities and more.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Carmel?

There certainly are. You can pick from 287 vacation homes that roll out the welcome mat in Carmel on Vrbo. Our furry kids deserve a break too, so simply use our search function for pet-friendly vacation rentals to book a place where Spot can get in on the family fun.

Can I rent a house with a pool in Carmel?

Check the 'pool' box in our filter tool and select from 39 houses with private pools in Carmel on Vrbo. Morning soak, afternoon splash or midnight swim? Free time is up to you when your vacation home has its own swimming pool.

What are popular rental amenities in Carmel?

The most popular rental amenities people search for in Carmel are a garden, beach sun loungers and a fireplace. Whether you're vacationing with family, friends or even pets, Vrbo vacation properties include the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most.

Are there large group vacation rentals in Carmel?

Carmel has 21 vacation rentals that can host 10 or more people. These stays come with the space and privacy you need to enjoy good times with your nearest and dearest.

Are there vacation rentals in Carmel that welcome kids?

Carmel has 284 family-friendly vacation rentals to choose from. And finding a stay that welcomes youngsters is a cinch with our "Properties good for families" filter. On top of having the whole place to yourselves, you'll also get amenities and perks like dining rooms, kitchens and yards.

What are the top attractions for families in Carmel?

There's a ton of wonderful things to see and do with the family in Carmel, including:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Fishermans Wharf
  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Carmel?

You'll find 61 one-bedroom properties in Carmel to select from. A one-bedroom vacation property is a wonderful option if it's just two of you or if you're vacationing alone. Throw in more privacy, convenience and space compared to a hotel, and you're sure to have a break to remember.