Destination guide

Explore the oceanfront setting in Carmel

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Carmel. Well known for its seaside, beaches and shopping, this scenic city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like Carmel Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Carmel

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Carmel a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Blair Estate Tasting Room (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Galante Vineyards (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Wrath Winery (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Carmel

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Carmel

Beautiful ocean views, pebble beaches and breathtaking sunsets are a few of the stunning natural features that Carmel boasts. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Carmel is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carmel Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Point Lobos State Reserve (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Carmel River State Beach (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Monastery Beach (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • 17-Mile Drive (2.5 mi / 4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Carmel

Fly into Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), the closest airport, located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 18.6 mi (29.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Southeast Carmel?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 388 vacation rentals near Southeast Carmel. From 261 Houses to 23 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southeast Carmel for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Southeast Carmel?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southeast Carmel:

  • Pebble Beach: 727 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 118 vacation rentals
  • Cannery Row: 46 vacation rentals
  • Rancho Rio Vista: 52 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Carmel: 300 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Southeast Carmel?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Southeast Carmel. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Carmel Beach: 649 vacation rentals
  • Bixby Bridge: 821 vacation rentals
  • Garrapata Beach: 844 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course: 886 vacation rentals
  • Point Lobos State Reserve: 870 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southeast Carmel listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southeast Carmel?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 261 Houses in Southeast Carmel. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southeast Carmel include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 23 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 51 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Southeast Carmel?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 28 vacation rentals with pool available in Southeast Carmel. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.