Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Monterey, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $139 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Monterey. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Monterey

The ocean views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Monterey. This scenic city is known for its aquarium, seafood restaurants and golfing. Take in top local attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Bay. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Monterey

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Monterey for its golfing and whale watching. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Monterey a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Waterfront (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Munras Avenue (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Del Monte Golf Course (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • North Fremont Street (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Monterey

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 60°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Monterey

Monterey is famous for its beautiful ocean views and pebble beaches. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Monterey is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Del Monte Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Lovers Point (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Asilomar State Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Monterey

The nearest airport is in Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), which is 53.1 mi (85.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Monterey Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Monterey?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it's longing for a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Monterey:

  • Make use of handy amenities like a fireplace and a desk at "Walk To 2 Beaches When You Stay At Beachwalk". Located around 4 miles from Monterey, this leading option has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location" also promises a memorable escape, offering 5 bedrooms, a DVD player, a blender and more. It's around 2 miles from Monterey.

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

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

We all need an escape from the daily grind occasionally. If you're longing for a couple of uninterrupted mornings in a cushy bed with a cappuccino and a good book, there's no shortage of amazing weekend getaways in and around Monterey. Check out a few of our favorites:

  • "Littlehouse In The Redwoods" is perfect for a long weekend of fun and relaxation. It features useful amenities, such as a fridge and off-street parking options, and is located 14 miles to the south of Monterey.
  • Otherwise, live it up with your favorite people at "Charming Coastal Cottage Comfortable Living Indoor And Out", which is around 7 miles to the southeast of Monterey. You'll have use of a kitchen, towels and more here.

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

You certainly can. If you'd love a simple yet stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently located in the heart of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Monterey:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Littlehouse In The Redwoods". Lock in a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to a barbecue grill and a stovetop.
  • Another excellent option is "Charming Coastal Cottage Comfortable Living Indoor And Out". Don't let its modest size fool you — this cozy apartment is loaded with handy amenities like a playground, a fridge and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Monterey?

Whether you need a small apartment for you and your other half or a vacation home that'll fit the entire family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Monterey. These properties are an ideal base for a short and sweet stay:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Steps To Ocean. Across The Street From The Municipal Golf Course. License 0020" has you covered. It's not far from the center of Monterey, so you'll have easy access to all the top sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Carmel Modern Hacienda Walking Distance To Town W". This centrally located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

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

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Monterey that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and chill together at "Walk To 2 Beaches When You Stay At Beachwalk". Around 4 miles from Monterey, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including beauty services and a fireplace.
  • "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location" is another terrific option that'll woo you. It's approximately 2 miles from Monterey and has beauty services and a fireplace.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Monterey?

Nothing screams "Best. Vacation. Ever." like staying in a mansion. Indulge your nearest and dearest with a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Monterey:

  • Style, charm and character — "Homerez - Big Mansion For 18 Ppl. With Swimming" has it all in abundance. Around 4 miles southwest of Monterey and offering golf and a swimming pool, this place is hard to top.
  • With a garden, a separate dining area and loads of other high-end amenities, "Mansion Pent House Near Monterey Carmel" will get your squad's stamp of approval. This opulent home is roughly 12 miles to the east of Monterey.

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

Take a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Monterey and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • A range of amenities including a firepit and a kitchen make "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location" a standout. This sizable retreat has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people. From central Monterey, it's around 2 miles away to the south.
  • Invite as many as 16 of your dearest friends to "B&B Domaine De Rasigous" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This top option has 5 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the northwest of Monterey. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, such as a nearby waterfront and a swimming pool.

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

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Monterey and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Treat your loved ones to a memorable stay at "Monterey Peninsula Area Seaside Guest House". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as towels and a living room.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days splashing about or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Beachouse - Pacific Grove Beach House". This property is also a firm favorite and features a microwave oven, a DVD player and more.

Don't know how to pack your suitcase for your Monterey getaway? This leading destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. Browse our range of Monterey vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

Cousin Reggie, Aunty Monique ... You can add them to your guest list when you stay in a large family vacation rental in or near Monterey. Get all your loved ones under the same roof at one of these spacious retreats:

  • Make your trip one to remember at "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location". This pad has 5 bedrooms, can fit up to 14 guests and comes with many handy amenities, including coffee and tea making facilities and a toaster. It's around 2 miles south of Monterey.
  • "B&B Domaine De Rasigous" is another vacation rental your crew will love. Invite up to 16 family and friends to this retreat which comes with 5 bedrooms, books, a TV and more. It's located 1 mile to the northwest of central Monterey.

We know it's tempting, but don't spend all your time relaxing indoors. Head out and explore the area's family-friendly attractions, beginning with McWay Falls.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Monterey?

Take a break with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Monterey and get set to create some amazing new memories together. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Cabin - Per Monterey County Order" - Enjoy fun and laughs with your gang at this getaway, which is around 14 miles south of the center of Monterey. A kitchen and a video library are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "A Cozy Rustic Cabin Retreat" - This vacation rental is another favorite with families and is around 13 miles southeast of Monterey. Offering a microwave oven, nearby whale-watching activities 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 Monterey vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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