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Carmel-by-the-Sea vacation rentals

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Flora Belle, Perfect Carmel-by-the-Sea Getaway

Flora Belle is your perfect Carmel- by- the- Sea get away. This ground floor condo is in a superb location just steps to Ocean Avenue with its world class restaurants, shopping, and white sand beaches. There is one off street designated parking spot ideal for a compact car. The living room has a sleeper sofa. The bedroom has a queen bed and petite walk in closet. The bathroom, accessed through the bedroom, boasts a roomy corner shower. Carmel Belle awaits your visit!

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Sea Otter Room

Lovely quiet private bedroom in a beautiful home in Carmel. Sliding door to shaded patio, view of mountains and Carmel Valley. Shared hallway bathroom with shower. Shared use of large kitchen, dining area, with fridge, toaster, bread, jam, butter. Coffee, teas also provided, & fruit! Great location and off-street parking. Quiet safe neighborhood. Only 5 minute drive/12 minute walk to Downtown Carmel-by-theSea and it's great beach and scenic drive.

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Private romantic 1 br in Carmel Woods- love dogs

Please read before booking! Dog friendly! Enjoy private entrance to two-room studio overlooking the forest with floor to ceiling windows. Queen-size memory-foam bed, bathroom w/shower and amenities, kitchenette with dishes, etc., ocean view, sunsets, deck, gas grill. Quiet. Wood-burning fireplace with complimentary wood, free internet, TV, DVDs, LPS, All amenities. Beach towels/mats, ottoman/cot, free Parking. Peaceful. Autonomous! Please note: ceilings are low in spots and there are some steps.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea179 locals recommend
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Carmel Mission Basilica Museum40 locals recommend
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Carmel Plaza18 locals recommend
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Dametra Cafe45 locals recommend
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Carmel Bakery5 locals recommend
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A.W. Shucks Cocktail & Oyster Bar10 locals recommend

Carmel-by-the-Sea home rentals

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Charming Carmel Home-Golfer's Paradise!
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Carmel Studio
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Charmer! Mid-Century Modrn Bungalow
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Close to Carmel-by-the-Seas Village Center
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Sunny Carmel Cottage
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Carmel-By-The-Seas's Casa De La Luz
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Sea Captain Room
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Private Mini Compound w/Panoramic Views!
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Feels Like Home In Carmel
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Walk to Carmel by the Sea Two Bedroom Two Bath
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Pebble beach private bed/bathroom 2
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HOME away from home in Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea beach vacation rentals

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Post Card Perfect
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Heaven-scape by-the-Sea
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Charming Studio in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Carmel at the Beach!
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Mini Me, By the Sea
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Pebble Beach garden views & sunsets
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Amazing & Cozy Carmel Getaway with an Ocean view
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On the Ocean with unbelievable views
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PRIME LOCATION - Elegant Carmel-By-Sea Cottage !!!
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Carmel Hideaway
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Carmel downtown flat near shops and restaurants
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~ Quintessential Carmel Cottage ~

Beach home rentals in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Stylish Carmel Cottage
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Carmel-by-the-Sea Lux Guesthouse Tiny House
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Solbakken-Scandinavian Retreat 3BR/2BA or 4BR/3BA
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Carmel Oceanview Charmer
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Carmel Cottage in Golfers Paradise
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Light and spacious Carmel cottage
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Charming Carmel House - Short walk to 2 Beaches
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Rivers End at Carmel Point
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DragonsFyre Private Guest Suite: Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Carmel Golden Rectangle single family home
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Carmel Meadows Gem w/ Private Patio & Grill - Walk to Beach, River & Park
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Tranquil Retreat with LOTS of Space

Your guide to Carmel-by-the-Sea

All About Carmel-by-the-Sea

Situated on California’s scenic Highway 1, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming town filled with art galleries, boutique shops, and cottages that look like they came straight out of a fairy tale. For more than 100 years, the town located just outside of Monterey has attracted creatives from all over, contributing to its distinctly bohemian, laid-back vibe. Besides its gorgeous beaches, Carmel boasts a lively downtown where you’ll find big-name stores alongside specialty, family-owned businesses. Stop by an independent cafe located in a European-style courtyard from the 1920s, or sample locally made wines in a Tudor-style home-turned-tasting room.

You can also take a stroll around the Comstock Historic Hill District, which features a collection of storybook cottages full of odd angles and quirky architecture, and each month there is an Art Walk when local artists showcase their work. Head to the late 18th-century Carmel Mission at the edge of town and admire its creamy exterior and richly decorated rooms. While the town of Carmel is certainly idyllic, the best way to explore the area is to get out of it through a scenic drive along the coastline.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

Fall is one of the best times to visit Carmel, thanks to the warm, sunny weather that is perfect for exploring the nearby nature reserves and beaches. The temperature doesn’t fluctuate too much throughout the year, but it does take a little bit of a dip in winter, and you will see more rain from December to March, but this is the perfect time to visit if you’d like to explore the area with fewer people around. In the spring, the skies clear and bougainvillea blooms throughout town. The summer is the busiest season, and, though it never gets too hot, you will see almost no rain during this time. No matter what time of year you book your Carmel vacation rental, it is important to bring plenty of layers of clothing, as the weather can change quickly here.


What are the top things to do in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

This beautiful coastal reserve lies along the headlands of the Monterey Peninsula, home to rocky cliffs, white sand coves, and an array of hiking trails. The park has an incredibly diverse range of flora and fauna, including more than 20 species of land mammals, such as pocket gophers, bobcats, and grey foxes, as well as sea lions, red-shouldered hawks, and alligator lizards.

Monarch Grove Sanctuary

Just over 15 minutes north of Carmel-by-the-Sea, this enthralling sanctuary is one of the main southbound migration spots for Monarch butterflies. As you walk along the sanctuary's pathways, you can catch a glimpse of these fluttering orange and black beauties resting in the trees. The migration season generally lasts from mid-October until mid-May, but the Monarch Grove Sanctuary is a wonderful, tranquil place to visit all year round.

17-Mile Drive

Connecting Carmel to Monterey, 17-Mile Drive is one of the most scenic drives in California that features rugged seaside cliffs against the dark blue backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Along the rocky coastline of the Monterey Peninsula, you’ll pass by the cities of Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, as well as luxurious seaside abodes and the 250-year-old Lone Cypress that stands all by itself on a rocky outcrop.