Discover the scenes that inspired Jack Kerouac's famous novel Big Sur with your own vacation home in Carmel. Your new abode might just overlook the Pacific Ocean, with gorgeous beaches like Carmel City Beach and China Cove. Hidden gems light up your stay in this mesmerizingly beautiful spot.
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Book the ideal rental from $221 per night by searching among the 1,285 options available in Carmel-by-the-Sea. With HomeToGo, you can instantly compare the prices of each available rental to discover the best price and save up to 81%.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Carmel
Filters are available to help you personalize your search to find a great rental in Carmel-by-the-Sea. You can easily compare and find a rental meeting your expectations in Carmel-by-the-Sea if you can't imagine a vacation without internet or you want to tune out with some TV time, as most accommodations offer "Internet" and "TV." Plan your vacation in advance if you enjoy soaking in the hot tub or you want a rental with a sauna. There are just 23 listed rentals providing "Hot tub" and 34 rentals including "Sauna."
Waterfront Vacation Rentals in Carmel
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Apply the 'distance to water' filter while searching and discover the perfect waterfront homes for your vacation. You can choose from a variety of accommodations in Carmel that are located only a short distance from the coast. From dog-friendly homes by the beach to waterfront rentals with pools, the dream accommodation in Carmel awaits - find it now with HomeToGo.
The Weather in Carmel
You can see our climate diagram above. On average, the warmest month is September. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 43° in January. The rainiest month is March while the driest month is August.
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Lively Ocean Avenue
Ocean Avenue is another must-see. The heart of Carmel-By-The-Sea is a charming avenue, boasting a small town atmosphere, speciality shops, restaurants and charming cafes. Unique buildings line the street, making strolls down its length one Carmel's most romantic attractions.
Admiring the sea
See more of Carmel with a road trip or a bike ride down Seventeen Mile Drive. Spectacular vistas of the ocean and craggy coast are exhilarating. The drive winds around past three luxury golf resorts in Pebble Beach, and there are hundreds of photo opportuities to pick from. One of the best includes an elm tree that is over 250 years old. From the pretty clubhouses on the rolling green golf courses to the mighty Pacific, there's no better place to be!
Carmel's premier attractions
Point Lobos State Reserve
This nature reserve is the crown jewel of California's state parks. Delicate flowers adorn its landscapes, which are home to herds of deer as well as seals. On the coast, you can see cormorants among the crashing waves. Download the free app for children, which teaches them all about the natural world.
Carmel City Beach
Popular with locals and international visitors alike, Carmel City Beach has its own unique atmosphere. Catch a wave, loll on a sun lounger or play with your pet on the dog-friendly stretches. One of the best times to see the beach is at sunset - stroll along its sands after stopping in at the artists village near Monterey.
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
This remarkable edifice from 1770 features a star-shaped rose window emblazoned on its elegant facade and a small dome. Come and experience its unique atmosphere, which is especially magical when the choir is singing.
Garrapata State Park
You've read Big Sur; now explore this State Park and walk in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac for the day. Hike up fifty feet from the two mile beachfront for incredible views of the Pacific. Grey whales, sea lions and seals can be spotted from this vantage point. Perhaps you too will be moved to poetry or song!
This cove is an absolute must-see. Considered by many to be the pinnacle of Point Lobos, China Cove is an emerald gem of a cove. You might just spot a peregrine falcon as you picnic at China Cove, and you're likely to see seals and their pups playing in the turquoise blue water.
Information about vacation rentals in Carmel
|🏡 Vacation rentals||1,285 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 62%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$221|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Internet, TV and Non-smoking|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||308 properties|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||254 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price per night for a vacation rental in Carmel?
The price of a night's stay in Carmel starts at $221. If you are looking for a house rental, the nightly price is $1,190 on average. A apartment rental Carmel-by-the-Sea will cost on average $580 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Carmel?
There are currently 1,285 rentals available for booking for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation rentals in Carmel?
Usually travelers search for Internet, TV, and Non-smoking when booking a vacation rental in Carmel.
How many vacation rentals with pools are there in Carmel?
Browse 254 vacation rentals available in Carmel.
Are pets allowed in vacation homes in Carmel?
Absolutely, currently there are 308 vacation rentals in Carmel that allow dogs , with an average nightly cost of $735.
What's the best time to travel to Carmel-by-the-Sea?
September and October are the warmest months in Carmel with temperatures around 70 °F. The coldest months in Carmel are January and December, with 43 °F on average.
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