Discover a selection of 416 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 $154 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Carmel Valley. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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

Wineries, wilderness, and winding roads

A Carmel Valley vacation rental puts you in wine tasting central. You'll find an impressive number of tasting rooms right in town, and the Grapevine Express Route 24 public bus will even handle the driving for you. Take a fresh air break and explore the historic buildings, waterfall, and redwood canyon of Garland Ranch Regional Park. Join the search for extraterrestrial life at Jamesburg Earth Station, one of the world’s largest satellite dishes and part of an active SETI project. For the road trippers, you'll have a hard time choosing between iconic Highway 1 and epic 17-Mile Drive.

Activities

Carmel Valley gets an A+ for art, antiquing, and activities

The town’s cozy size belies the depth of its arts scene, with an impressive number of galleries and studios popping up in recent years. Combine that with the countless antique shops and wine tasting rooms, and you might never want to leave town. You should, though, because the outdoor activities are second to none. Rub elbows with the well-heeled at the championship golf courses and manicured tennis courts, or head to Garland Ranch Regional Park for some rugged hiking and horseback riding against the stunning backdrop of the Carmel River and Saint Lucia mountains.

Weather

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

Traveling to and around Carmel Valley

The nearest airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 18.5 mi (29.8 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Carmel Valley, CA?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 416 vacation rentals around Carmel Valley. From 342 house rentals to 46 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Carmel Valley?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Carmel Valley. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bernardus Winery Tasting Room: 697 vacation rentals
  • Chock Rock Vineyard Tasting Room: 698 vacation rentals
  • Joullian Vineyards: 699 vacation rentals
  • Boekenoogen Winery Tasting Room: 698 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Valley Community Park: 698 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carmel Valley listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Carmel Valley?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 342 Houses in Carmel Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carmel Valley include:

  • Cottages: 46 rentals available
  • Cabins: 46 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 46 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Carmel Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 37 vacation rentals with pool available in Carmel Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.