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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                                                              A perfect getawy spot!

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                                                              My husband and I were lucky to find this beautiful home on VRBO. It is within close walking distance to town and the beach. The home is beautiful, cozy and has everything you could want. During our stay we were able to go to the beach, shopping, restaurants and even found several great places in town for wine tasting. We decided to stay in on our last night and cook because we wanted to enjoy this home. I cannot recommend it enough!
                                                              • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
                                                              • Stayed: Jan 2016

                                                              Great Location, Peaceful and Relaxing!

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                                                              My sister and I rented the Moon Gate Cottage for a very overdue trip without kids. From the moment we arrived we were taken away by the beauty of the property. Our little cottage was the perfect size for the two of us. We had a wonderful welcome package when we arrived with snacks and sparkling cider. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals including some custom brew coffee! The fireplace in the living room was absolutely delightful in the evenings while chatting and sharing a bottle of wine. The cottage has a great location. We were able to walk to the plaza every day as well as the coast. We had a wonderful and relaxing time and will definitely be back if we ever get to sneak away again!
                                                              • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
                                                              • Stayed: Apr 2016

                                                              What a nice place and so relaxing.

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                                                              My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at Acorn and we are considering going back for our 31st. This is a great place for quiet time with a loved one or with family or friends. The view, location, and comfort are off the charts at Acorn Ranch.
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                                                              • Stayed: Mar 2016