Discover a selection of 36 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 WiFi and parking. Prices start at $80 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.

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 Intl. Airport (IND), located 20.6 mi (33.1 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Carmel?

Whether you're searching for an intimate escape for you and your sweetie or someplace spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Carmel. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • "Garden Cottage - Indy/carmel/dwntwn" is popular with guests. Around 4 miles from Carmel, it has 1 bedroom and lots of handy amenities, including lowered locks and nearby museums.
  • "Beautiful, 200 Year Old Log Home" is another winner, offering 2 bedrooms, a games room, towels and more. It's around 25 miles from Carmel.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Carmel?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character, a tiny house vacation rental in Carmel provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Disconnect your laptop and turn your focus to Mother Nature at one of these neat little escapes:

  • Unwind and experience a simpler way of life at "The Onyx Tiny House". Located in Indianapolis, internet services and an oven are a couple of amenities on offer here.
  • "Pet Friendly Tiny Home/cabin With Full Kitchen In Brown County Indiana" in Morgantown is another highly rated pick. A firepit and heating will make your getaway here extra comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Carmel?

Vrbo has some wonderful log cabins for rent in and around Carmel. Get the rustic cabin experience while spending time in nature at one of these impressive choices:

  • "Secluded Log Cabin" is the ideal blend of outdoor fun and comfort. Make use of handy amenities here such as a barbecue grill and a stovetop.
  • After a busy day of outdoor adventures, rest and relax at "Brown County Indiana Log Cabin Vacation Home". This cozy retreat offers a restaurant dining guide and an oven.

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

Nothing tops a brief break to reenergize your batteries. Pack your carry-on bag and enjoy a breather at one of these appealing weekend getaways in and near Carmel:

  • "Modern Farmhouse To Gather Your Family And Friends" is an outstanding option around 30 miles southeast of central Carmel. You'll never need to venture far to find a memorable experience around this escape. Get outdoors and explore Sarah Shank Golf Course and Climb Time Indy. Activities like cycling and golf will add an adventurous touch to your mini getaway.
  • "Perfect Comfy Bungalow" will also make you feel comfortable. Around 11 miles southeast of Carmel, use it as a base to try some golf or horse riding. Garfield Park Conservatory and Cyntheanne Park should also be on your to-do list while you're here.

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

Enjoy the energy and culture of Carmel from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you plan to unwind on your own or live it up with buddies, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Carmel:

  • Put your suitcase down and your feet up at "Garden Cottage - Indy/carmel/dwntwn". Amenities including WiFi and a garden will make you feel right at home here.
  • Alternatively, switch to vacation mode at "King Suite | Free Breakfast, Pool Access + Business Center On", which offers conveniences including an indoor pool and internet services.

There are lots of highlights around Carmel to add to your itinerary. Nourish your inner culture vulture by visiting Murat Center and Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Carmel?

Just because you only have a couple of days to spare doesn't mean you need to spend it in a dull hotel. Get away but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Carmel:

  • "Cabin - 3 Acre Lake, Farm Animals Petting Zoo" is close to the center of Carmel, which means there are tons of things to entertain you. Discover leading sights like Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Children's Museum of Indianapolis when you're not hanging out in your cozy property.
  • Eat, sleep and discover your surroundings from "Rivers Edge A Serene Escape 2 Units Duplex Rent", another great option. Lucas Oil Stadium and Gainbridge Fieldhouse should be on your to-do list when it's time to go sightseeing.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your honey off for a couple of relaxing days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Carmel:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "Garden Cottage - Indy/carmel/dwntwn". Located around 4 miles from Carmel, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, including beauty services and a dining table.
  • Another option where you can spend a few wonderful days together is "Beautiful, 200 Year Old Log Home". Located around 25 miles from Carmel, a fireplace and a firepit add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Carmel?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with the family this vacation, why not make it memorable? These mansions for rent in or around Carmel will fit your entire crew while doing it in style:

  • Around 9 miles to the south of Carmel is "Mansion On Butler University Campus". As well as its striking design, you'll also love its first-class amenities, such as a firepit and a porch.
  • Alternatively, step your vacation up a notch with a stay at "Private Mansion On Geist Lake". It's around 11 miles to the east of Carmel and offers amenities like a swimming pool, a fireplace and more.

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

Share your trip and have even more fun. Whether you're planning an active getaway with buddies or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Carmel:

  • A wealth of amenities including a lake view and a garden make "Cabin - 3 Acre Lake, Farm Animals Petting Zoo" a top pick for groups. This popular getaway has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 guests. From Carmel's center, it's around 18 miles away to the southwest.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with the people you love, and "Rivers Edge A Serene Escape 2 Units Duplex Rent" makes it easy to do that. Located around 6 miles to the south of Carmel, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A fireplace and a firepit are among the various amenities at hand here.

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

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Pump up your inflatable flamingo and check out these houses in or near Carmel that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable stay at "Newly Renovated Farm - House Within Mins From Grand Park. Sleeps Over 13". There's plenty to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a fridge and a TV.
  • Spend lazy days swimming or catching a few peaceful moments beside the water at "The Burton House In Herron - Morton Place". This vacation home is also a firm favorite and comes with a porch, a dishwasher and more.

Carmel has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Carmel vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.