Where to stay around Monterey, CA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 769 vacation rentals near Monterey. From 485 Houses to 92 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Monterey for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Monterey?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Monterey:

  • Cannery Row: 57 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Carmel: 193 vacation rentals
  • Golden Rectangle: 197 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 108 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Carmel: 263 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: 540 vacation rentals
  • Del Monte Beach: 898 vacation rentals
  • Naval Postgraduate School: 864 vacation rentals
  • Monterey Peninsula College: 821 vacation rentals
  • Presidio of Monterey Museum: 899 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Monterey 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 Monterey?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 485 Houses in Monterey. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Monterey include:

  • Bungalows: 92 rentals available
  • Cabins: 92 rentals available
  • Cottages: 92 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Monterey?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 93 vacation rentals with pool available in Monterey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Bay-sically, you should go ahead and book a Monterey holiday

    A historic quarter filled with adobe buildings from the Spanish and Mexican periods, an enormous aquarium with interactive exhibits the kids will be buzzing about for days, and a national park where California condors soar over volcanic rock formations—those are just some of the attractions within easy reach of Monterey vacation rentals. A coastal city just south of San Francisco, Monterey was sardine-canning central in the early 20th century, but its Cannery Row, popularized in author John Steinbeck's eponymous novel, has since turned into a touristy row of seafood restaurants and souvenir shops.

    Monterey—waterside activities keep boredom at bay

    From your Monterey vacation rental, head out for a self-guided walking tour of Monterey State Historic Park, a collection of adobe and brick buildings that date from the 19th century. You can peek into some of these buildings and catch your breath in their lovely little gardens. Or you can start your day by busying yourself at the beach. Go scuba diving in San Carlos Beach, inspect the tide pools with the young'uns at McAbee Beach, or stroll along the boardwalk at Del Monte Beach after enjoying a picnic lunch.

    Don't leave without sea-ing the Monterey Bay Aquarium

    An entire day should be set aside for the gargantuan Monterey Bay Aquarium, which stands where Monterey's largest sardine cannery used to operate. The intriguing giant octopus, mesmerizing jellyfish, and playful sea otters are surefire crowd-pleasers, while touch pools let you interact with bat rays, kelp crabs, and sea urchins. No detail is spared in the three-story living kelp forest, where it's easy to forget you're actually on land. Art enthusiasts should squeeze in a visit to the Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street, where the exhibits are dominated by early California paintings and photography.

    You'll hardly ever lose your cool in Monterey

    Having the Pacific Ocean for a neighbor affects Monterey's climate—the cold waters pull down the temperature on land, and strong winds call for some layering even on the warmest or sunniest days. Summers are cool and often foggy, and it's coldest from August to October, when temps peak around 70 degrees. Monterey vacation rentals are likely to sport lower price tags in the winter, but you'll have to contend with the cold; temps in December and January range from 44 to 58 degrees, and there will be some rainy days.

    Condor sightings may be the pinnacle of your Monterey stay

    Pinnacles National Park is one huge lesson in geology—an ancient volcano created its stunning cliffs and caves, and the crags that tantalize avid rock-climbers of all levels. You can hike among wildflowers and keep your eyes peeled for salamanders, kangaroo rats, and katydids, but the essential thing to do in the park is turn your attention skyward and hope to spy a California condor in flight. Download an official bird checklist online to see what other birds call Pinnacles their home; owls, raptors, and woodpeckers are just a few of the park's avian residents.

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