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Monterey vacation rentals

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Monterey - On the Beach

This 3 story condo is located in a gated community next to Del Monte Beach in Monterey. A world class bike path is next to the complex. Please no pets. We require at least a 27 day rental but will accept longer stays.

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Seaside Bungalow - Off-street Parking

One bedroom Bungalow approx 600 sq. ft. with off-street parking and private yard. Everything you need for a comfortable stay in the Monterey area. It has a full size kitchen and all cooking supplies. There is a queen bed and a futon bed. Monthly and longer stays only. Centrally located just a few minutes away from everything including the Aquarium, Downtown Monterey, Carmel, Laguna Seca, Pebble Beach, and easily accessible by public transportation.

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Beachfront condo in Monterey

Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. Watch the ocean waves from the living room. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Walk to the beach. Watch glorious sunsets. Close to everything.

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Stay near Monterey's top sights

Photo of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium326 locals recommend
Photo of Cannery Row
Cannery Row5 locals recommend
Photo of Lovers Point Park
Lovers Point Park57 locals recommend
Photo of Dennis The Menace Playground
Dennis The Menace Playground32 locals recommend
Photo of Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Monterey Bay Whale Watch11 locals recommend
Photo of San Carlos Cathedral
San Carlos Cathedral5 locals recommend

Monterey beach vacation rentals

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Pet-Friendly* Cottage Near Beach for 30+ day stays
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1 Bed/1Bath house/Dining area/living room/kitchen
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Cottage Retreat Steps from the Sea
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Beautiful Ocean view Town home
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John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio 30-Night Minimum
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The Little Blue House
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2Bd/2Ba, Full Ocean/Bay View! Private Beach Access
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Chic Cottage, Voted Best, 12 Blocks to Ocean
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Pebble Beach Guest House
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Flora Belle, Perfect Carmel-by-the-Sea Getaway
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Half Block from Beach, 5-Star Luxury Vacation Home
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Third Floor Queen Bed - Breakfast Included

Monterey house rentals

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Monthly Town & Forest Room
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Artist's Cottage on the Hill
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Sea Otter Room
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Welcome to Sea-Glass House! 1BR (PG License #0478)
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Monthly Quiet Master Suite in the Forest
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Charming Entire House With Free Parking on Premise
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Queen in Garden Room Monterey Hills - 40 day min
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Private and Cozy Room w/Private Bathroom
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Carmel-by-the-Sea Lux Guesthouse Tiny House
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Historic Landmark House - room #3
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Dolphin House *30 day minimum stay* great location
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Charmer! Mid-Century Modrn Bungalow

Beach house rentals in Monterey

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Modern Beach House
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Ocean View - 4 min. walk to Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Stylish Carmel Cottage
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The Monarch Home - Cozy & Relaxing
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Little Lighthouse — Ocean views & close to town!
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Carmel Oceanview Charmer
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Historic Landmark House - room #4
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Evans Place-4 Minute Walk to Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Quaint Pacific Grove/Pebble Beach
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Sunny spacious cozy place you can call home!
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Sallie’s Cottage
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Beach Cottage - walk to ocean and restaurants

Your guide to Monterey

All About Monterey

Follow the scenic coastal Highway 1 two hours south of San Francisco and you’ll land in Monterey, a beach town on California’s Central Coast teeming with sea life and rolling sand dunes that hosts a number of historic sites. Visit Cannery Row, named for its focus as a sardine-canning hub, which houses colorful repurposed warehouses filled with art galleries and boutique shops. Pop over to Fisherman’s Wharf, a wooden pier with delicious seafood and chowder restaurants, where local outfitters can take you out on whale-watching, fishing and sailing trips, and cruises along the Monterey Bay. Follow Alvarado Street, and you’ll reach the central historic downtown district of Old Monterey with wide pedestrian walkways that connect to hundreds of shops and restaurants like Japanese tea shops, maritime pubs, and historic coffee houses.

More than just a maritime town, Monterey has drawn music lovers to its shores since the ‘60s when it hosted a historic international music festival, and golf lovers flock to its world-renowned courses.

On the city’s protected beaches, you can watch sea otters, sea lions, dolphins, and seals in their natural habitat. Just down the highway, the stunning Point Lobos State Natural Reserve offers incredible views of kelp forests, unusual rock formations, and forest and marine life.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Monterey?

Monterey has a temperate coastal climate with warm, but not hot, weather and a steady amount of sun almost year-round, save for the rainy winter. Spring heralds the return of the “Magic Carpet,” a sea of purple ice flowers that coat the seaside hills for miles between April and May. In the summer, the city is lively during August as car enthusiasts spend time cruising down the coast for a well-known car show, and world-class golfers flock to the area for an annual tournament. The area’s annual jazz festival brings fans of famous jazz, blues, and folk artists to the area each September. Winter brings holiday lights to downtown buildings, and seasonal stalls sell Mexican-spiced hot chocolate.


What are the top things to do in Monterey?

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Where the tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad once ran now lies an 18-mile paved pedestrian trail with unobstructed views of the ocean. There are a number of rental shops along the trail that offer bikes, in-line skates, and kayaks. Along the path, you’ll find restaurants and cafes where you can stop to catch your breath and grab some food. If you’d rather bring your own snacks, you can picnic in the designated green areas and watch the sea otters — the city’s unofficial mascot — play in the waters below.

Old Monterey

In the center of town, you’ll find Old Monterey. Restored brick and adobe buildings from the city’s Spanish and Mexican periods line a two-mile stretch known as the Path of HIstory. The small Monterey State Historic Park serves as the anchor for this district with adobe buildings and cactus gardens, and its Pacific House Museum exhibits artifacts from Indigenous, Mexican, and Spanish communities who have impacted the city. You’ll find houses of important literary and artistic figures in Old Monterey, as well as breweries, cafes tucked inside historical buildings with inviting back gardens, upscale boutiques, and candle lit fine-dining restaurants serving sustainably-caught seafood.

Monterey State Beach

This protected beach lies inside the boundaries of a state park shared with the neighboring town of Seaside, and its sand dunes topped with native scrub grasses, succulents, and wildflowers make it a stand-out in the peninsula. Beachcombers arrive early to lay their claim to a wealth of shells, and swimming, surfing, kayaking, and kite-flying are popular throughout the day. Rocky outcrops on the beach’s far side shelter a small series of tide pools teeming with wildlife like sea stars and sea cucumbers. Dogs are welcome, but only on the south side of the beach.

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