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Find Tranquility at Your Carmel Vacation Home

Carmel is a true gem that you will want to explore when you spend time in the San Francisco area. It is located only a short drive south of the downtown area, and it has gorgeous architecture, a unique culture and plenty of great beach spots for you to explore. Staying in a spacious Carmel vacation house is a preferred option over staying in a small hotel room. A Carmel vacation house may provide you with all of the modern conveniences of home as well as amenities like a full kitchen, a beautiful master bathroom, additional private bedrooms, a fenced yard, great views and other amenities.

Outdoor Recreation

When you visit Carmel and other spots in the Central California area, you will want to spend ample time exploring the coastline and taking in the natural beauty of the area. There are some truly amazing sightseeing opportunities in the area that you can enjoy, such as Point Lobos State Reserve, the Carmel City Beach/ River Beach, Carmel by the Sea beach, the Scenic Road Walkway and the Seventeen Mile Drive self-guided tour.

Historical Attractions

The history of Carmel is on display throughout this small town, and you may love taking a fascinating look back in time when you are in the Santa Barbara or San Francisco metropolitan area. Close to your Carmel vacation home, you may be able to tour such historical attractions as the San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, the Carmel Mission, the Tor House and Chateau Julien. Guided tours are available at some of these locations, so check the hours of operation before you visit to learn more about the visitation options.

Other Attractions

Carmel may be a small town along the Pacific coast, but there is much to see and do. In fact, you may want to spend several days or more of your trip enjoying sightseeing throughout the area. There are numerous spas in the area that you can schedule a pampering treatment with. The Golden Bough Playhouse is a local theater that has great productions from time to time. Scheid Vineyards is open for tours and wine tastings throughout the week. You can also visit the Sunset Cultural Center for more insight into the culture of the area. Shopping at the specialty shops in the downtown Carmel area is also a popular way to spend time when visiting the community.

Weather

When you visit Carmel, there is a good chance that you will be blessed with great weather for your trip, and this is because the area has a mild climate almost year-round with more than 300 precipitation-free days per year. There is minimal temperature differential between the summer and winter months because of the unique Mediterranean climate in the area, and you can generally expect high temperatures to range from the upper 50s to lower 70s throughout the year. Likewise, the low temperatures throughout the year range from the upper 40s to the 50s. This gives you fabulous weather conditions to enjoy regardless of the time of year you visit Carmel.

How to Get There

Carmel is an easy town to reach because of its proximity to the San Francisco metropolitan area. Many people will choose to drive into the San Francisco area in their own vehicle before venturing south to Carmel. Others will fly or take a bus into San Francisco, and they will rent a car to make the final leg of the trip. When you are in San Francisco, you simply drive south on Highway 101 for a short distance until you reach the Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea area.

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Recent Carmel-by-the-Sea Reviews

Great house! We really enjoyed the bike, kayaks, and aquarium passes.

5 of 5
It was a quick ride to the Aquarium and into Monterey. We loved being able to split the aquarium over two days. Home was clean and had everything we needed
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: Jul 2018

Tranquility

5 of 5
I find myself in a quandary on how to write this review. I certainly want to give the property the credit deserved. However, I am even more certain that I would like to return for a future stay. I would hate jeopardize my chances of reserving a date by making too many people interested in renting. That being said, I can honestly say that the location, charm, and tranquility of the sea foam cottage lived up to everything we had hoped and expected. Jill thought of every need and comfort we could possibly want. She graciously,quickly, and patiently answered all of my questions concerning the property. The craftsmanship of the cottage is amazing. (It would be great to see the original plans). Many times, property of vacation sites are not as depicted ; but are disappointing, at best. This little cottage more than fulfilled my expectations. I felt very comfortable walking around the neighborhood, taking in the architecture of a forgotten time.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: Jun 2018