Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Carmel, IN 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 kitchens. Prices start at $128 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Carmel. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Discover charming and characterful Carmel

An upscale and charming city that refuses to play 2nd fiddle to neighboring Indianapolis, Carmel has a range of attractions that will appeal to the whole family. Travelers love to explore the city's eclectic Arts & Design District, kick back and enjoy a spot of patio dining in Carmel City Center, and stretch their legs along the historic Monon Trail. Carmel vacation rentals are as varied as the city's hotspots, so whether you're looking for a cute condo, a dashing downtown home, or a historic hideaway, you can count on finding the perfect spot.

Things to do

Get your culture fix in Carmel

Whether you're a budding historian or prefer your culture fix with a modern flavor, Carmel has it all. Conner Prairie, an indoor/outdoor museum and the first Smithsonian Institute affiliate in Indiana, counts a recreated 19th-century village, a Lenape Indian camp, and a fabulous 4-storey tree-top outpost among its many family-friendly attractions. Traveling without kids? While Conner Prairie is certainly not just for little people, you might be more tempted by a night at the city's Center for the Performing Arts where venues such as the Palladium and the Studio Theater serve up song, dance, and almost everything in between.


Explore Carmel's Arts & Design District

No matter which Carmel vacation rental has taken your fancy, you'll find a range of activities on your doorstep. Kick things off by exploring the city's Arts & Design District, home to art galleries, antiques stores, and specialty shops for that perfect souvenir. Outside the brick building facades, you'll find that life-size castings of living people give the streetscape an appeal of its own. Time your stay to coincide with the district's Second Saturday Gallery Walk or visit in September to catch the annual International Art Festival, a lively event with pop-up stalls, live music, and meet-the-artist events.


Enjoy Carmel at its best in summer

Carmel is at its most animated over the summer when hot sunny days bring with them scores of travelers keen to experience the city's charming vibe. Temperatures in July and August, however, can easily reach 90 and beyond. Fall can be more comfortable, although if you don't mind a bit of snow, consider booking a Carmel vacation rental over the holiday season when events such as the Christkindlmarkt and Holiday on the Square provide plenty of reasons to throw on your cold weather garb. With transitional weather and the threat of thunderstorms, spring is considered the off season.

Natural features

Soak up the scenery in Carmel

Nature lovers can get their fix at a variety of scenic spots in the city. The Monon Trail, a former railroad connecting Indianapolis and Chicago, now serves as a glorious backdrop for hiking, biking, and rollerblading, while the 90-acre Cool Creek Park Nature Center offers a chance to take a look at local wildlife. The city's Central Park features a fishing lagoon and natural wetlands while the Kawachinagano Japanese Garden offers a tranquil setting for walks and picnics. Don't rule out a beach day, either! The small sandy beach at Eagle Creek Park lies within a 30-minute drive of many rentals.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Carmel

The nearest airport is in Indianapolis, IN (IND-Indianapolis Intl.), located 19.6 mi (31.5 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Carmel, IN?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 568 vacation rentals around Carmel. From 250 house rentals to 197 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Carmel?

If you love the thought of springing out of bed and finding yourself among trendy shops, bars and cafes within a few minutes, then you'll want to stay central. Vrbo has 109 city center rental homes available. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has oodles more options, including:

  • 25 town vacation rentals.
  • 10 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 6 lake-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Carmel?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love having lots of space to spread out, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 261 options currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $45 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other lodging options, like:

  • Apartment: 152 vacation homes. Prices start from $30 per night.
  • Hotel: 131 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Condo: 38 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.

Can I stay in Carmel in a large group?

It can be tricky finding time to catch up with close friends and family. A group getaway is a wonderful opportunity to be reunited. If you were hoping to stay together, Vrbo has options. Apartment vacation homes are the preferred choice here for big groups of guests. Our global database presently has 60 available. The vacation rentals that are on offer for large groups around here include:

  • Are you searching for vacation homes that can house 6 vacationers? We have 155 that will suit. Prices begin from just $50 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your party, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 52 vacation homes that are ideal. You can book one for as little as $85 per night.
  • Traveling with 8 guests? We've got 41 vacation homes that will suit. Prices start from $78 per night.

You and the squad will be well catered to when you book your Carmel travels through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Carmel?

Teeny tiny hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Discover our budget-friendly rentals now and make sure everybody in your group has room to move. Irvington is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 6 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $153 a night, you can see why. Another 16 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Meridian-Kessler. With an average price of $164 per night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth telling your friends about.

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