Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Carmel Valley, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $175 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Carmel Valley. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Carmel Valley
Destination guide

Where the art's fine and the wine's finer

A quick jaunt inland from Monterey Bay, the quaint town of Carmel Valley sits in a tranquil river valley carved out of the towering peaks of the Saint Lucia range. Tucked among pastoral rolling fields and championship golf courses, the town was once a haven for millionaire sportsmen who built glittering mansions against the mountainous backdrop. Today it boasts a booming art scene and some of the best antiquing around. A Carmel Valley vacation rental also puts you on the doorstep of one California’s finest wine growing regions, so bring your designated driver.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Carmel Valley

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Carmel Valley a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Laguna Seca Golf Club Ranch (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • North Fremont Street (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Del Monte Golf Course (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)

It’s always sunny in Carmel Valley

For many, Carmel Valley has the perfect weather. High temperatures are in the 60s to 80s year round, making any time a good time to get out and explore. You'll see some rain from November to April, but almost none the other half of the year. Pack a sweater, because nighttime temps can dip into the 40s. The warmest months are September and October (that famous “Indian Summer” that the locals love so much). The valley has earned its sunny reputation thanks to the lack of San Francisco-like fogs that you see in most of the coastal towns.

Natural features

A verdant valley of vineyards

Thanks to a climate that’s particularly suited to growing grapes, the pastoral valleys surrounding the Carmel River are a picturesque patchwork of thriving vineyards and rolling hills. Oak forest dot the landscape as it rises into the Saint Lucia ranges in the distance. Garland Ranch Regional Park his home to redwoods and a waterfall, adding diversity to the landscape. At a Carmel Valley vacation rental, you're also not far from the rocky coasts and sandy beaches of Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean, where you'll find endless marine life, including whales, seals, dolphins and sharks.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Carmel Valley

The nearest airport is in Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), located 10.2 mi (16.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 14.4 mi (23.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Carmel Valley?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Carmel Valley that suits your style. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Walk To 2 Beaches When You Stay At Beachwalk" is a guest favorite. Around 19 miles from Carmel Valley, it has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including a coffee grinder and beach towels.
  • "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location" also promises a memorable escape, offering 5 bedrooms, a coffee grinder, WiFi and more. It's around 19 miles from Carmel Valley.

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

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

We all need some time out occasionally. If you're dreaming of a couple of long mornings in bed with a good book and a steaming coffee, you'll find some awesome weekend getaways in and near Carmel Valley. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Littlehouse In The Redwoods" is ideal for a few days of relaxation and fun. It offers a range of amenities, such as an oven and a microwave oven, and is located 13 miles to the west of Carmel Valley.
  • Alternatively, make new memories with your loved ones at "Charming Coastal Cottage Comfortable Living Indoor And Out", which is around 14 miles to the northwest of Carmel Valley. Take advantage of mountain views, a fireplace and more here.

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

If you're looking for a small but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently located in the middle of town. Check out the following options in or near Carmel Valley:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Littlehouse In The Redwoods". Lock in a few nights at this popular abode and you'll have access to a stovetop and free toiletries.
  • "Charming Coastal Cottage Comfortable Living Indoor And Out" is another wonderful stay, providing all you could need for a dream Carmel Valley getaway. Convenient amenities here include a barbecue grill and high-speed internet services.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Carmel Valley?

From chic apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick break sorted. Here are two of our most popular picks in and around Carmel Valley:

  • For a memorable vacation, settle in at "Steps To Ocean. Across The Street From The Municipal Golf Course. License 0020". It's nice and close to the center of Carmel Valley, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • "Carmel Modern Hacienda Walking Distance To Town W" is also well located. Bunk down here and discover why lots of guests rate this property highly.

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

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your other half away for a couple of days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Carmel Valley:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and kick back together at "Walk To 2 Beaches When You Stay At Beachwalk". Around 19 miles from Carmel Valley, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including beauty services and a fireplace.
  • Another option where you can spend a few idyllic days together is "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location". Located around 19 miles from Carmel Valley, a fireplace and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Carmel Valley?

Nothing says "Best. Vacation. Ever." like staying in a mansion. Indulge your nearest and dearest with a memorable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Carmel Valley:

  • Charm, character and style — "Homerez - Big Mansion For 18 Ppl. With Swimming" has it all in abundance. Approximately 20 miles northwest of Carmel Valley and offering a fireplace and golf, this place is hard to top.
  • Another quality option is "Mansion Pent House Near Monterey Carmel". Around 16 miles to the north of Carmel Valley, this sumptuous vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and comes with a nearby beach, a restaurant dining guide and more.

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

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Carmel Valley and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location". Up to 14 people can stay at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a firepit and a garden. It's around 19 miles to the northwest of Carmel Valley.
  • Nothing is more important than being together with loved ones, and "B&B Domaine De Rasigous" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 20 miles to the northwest of Carmel Valley, as many as 16 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A fireplace and a beach view are among the numerous amenities here.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is one of the most desired. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Carmel Valley and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to take your inflatable swan:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable stay at "Monterey Peninsula Area Seaside Guest House". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as books and nearby whale-watching activities.
  • "Beachouse - Pacific Grove Beach House" is the type of place you go to escape the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A dishwasher and a toaster are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your Carmel Valley break? This appealing destination has a mediterranean climate. During the summer months, expect average temperatures of between 50 ºF and 85 ºF. Check out our range of Carmel Valley vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

Whether you're escaping with the kids or you're bringing all your relatives along, family vacations equal fun. These large rentals in and around Carmel Valley have room for everybody — and everything you need to keep them happy:

  • Make your get-together one you won't forget at "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location". This escape has 5 bedrooms, caters to 14 guests and features a range of amenities, including a fridge and a stereo. It's around 19 miles northwest of Carmel Valley.
  • "B&B Domaine De Rasigous" is another rental the whole team will love. Invite up to 16 people to this retreat which offers 5 bedrooms, a living room, books and more. It's around 20 miles to the northwest of central Carmel Valley.

It may be tempting, but don't spend your entire vacay relaxing indoors. Get out and explore some nearby family-friendly attractions, beginning with McWay Falls.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Carmel Valley?

Nothing is more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Carmel Valley and create wonderful memories with the people you love:

  • "Cabin - Per Monterey County Order" - Enjoy quality time with your crew at this escape, which is around 15 miles west of central Carmel Valley. A fridge and a separate dining area are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "A Cozy Rustic Cabin Retreat" - This vacation rental is also ideal for families and is around 7 miles northwest of Carmel Valley. Offering nearby whale-watching activities, a fridge and more, it'll get your group's stamp of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Carmel Valley vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.