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Nestled on the outskirts of Monterrey County, Carmel Valley is a gorgeous, charming area near the coast. Full of vineyards, quaint towns and wine tasting opportunities this Big Sur destination is sure to please. It’s also delightfully sunny, not far from the coast and away from the crowds. Located in the heart of Carmel Valley near amazing vineyards, these rentals are perfect for taking a break from the city while being close to all the attractions in the area.Stunning California-style rentals
Have a real California experience in these spacious, laid out Carmel Valley rentals. Whether you’re planning a vacation for 20 people or looking for something more intimate for a romantic holiday, these accommodations were designed to enjoy the Big Sur coast with maximum comfort and style. You can expect a fully equipped kitchen, balcony, TV, pool and possibly unique amenities such as a baby grand piano, sauna, and luxury wine refrigerator. Have breakfast in the garden while planning your itinerary with gorgeous views to inspire you.
Vacations in Carmel Valley
The area and getting around
Carmel Valley is the place to go to relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Rustic scenery and serene mountains will greet you on the scenic drive in. Although there is a bounty of restaurants, live music, wineries and attractions to enjoy, Carmel Valley is a great steppingstone to other areas within Monterrey County. Only 20 minutes away from the photogenic cottages of Carmel by the Sea and the Monterrey Coast. However, there’s plenty of scenery here to keep your camera busy. Check out the countryside, vineyards, relaxing hiking trails and a stunning golf course.The perfect access point to Monterrey
Carmel Valley is a great place to relax away from the crowds in nearby cities. Only a 25-minute drive to the coast and Downtown Monterrey, this vineyard village gives you the best of both worlds. Scenic drives through this area are a popular fun activity. A scenic drive through the rolling green hills along Carmel Valley Road will melt your stress away. For a stunning landscape filled day, drive along the Monterrey Peninsula and stop at charming beaches along the way for hiking, swimming and photo ops.
Travelers and activities
Carmel Valley is especially known for its numerous, beautiful vineyards. Chardonnay fans should try the Joullian Vineyards’ 3 signature varieties. Further down the road, Robert Talbott Vineyards provides excellent fine wines as well as a picnic area. Apart from the dozens of other, amazing wineries, be sure to not leave out the Folktale Winery built in the French Chateau style and Bernardus Winery for their French Bordeaux style wines. Fine dining can be found in many charming venues, including Lucia. But, if you’re looking to combine a wine tasting experience with award winning cuisine, then Carmel Valley Ranch should be on your list.Carmel Valley for Nature lovers
Apart from vineyards, the surrounding area is full of quiet, peaceful mountains and meadows that will give visitors a sense of well-being. In between vineyards, take a break for a hike, jog or bike ride through Garland Ranch Regional Park. Walk along nature trails through trees leading to waterfalls, valleys and rock formations. This nature park includes sites like Mesa Pond, Lupine Loop and Via Las Encinas Trailhead. Weather Tech Raceway Lagoon has a recreation area that’s great for families. This is a great spot to hangout at after watching an exciting auto/motorcycle race. Have a picnic and BBQ or, hit the hiking and biking trails surrounding the tarmac.
Famous for its award-winning wineries, this area once hosted Hollywood legends like Charlie Chaplin and Clarke Gable.
Top 5 travel tips in Carmel Valley
This charming, quaint coastal village will melt your heart. There are plenty of activities to enjoy including walking along white sand beaches, rustic and fine dining, admiring (nearly) 100 different art galleries, boutique shopping and more. While you’re in this upscale beach village, fill up your picture taking capacity with photos of fairy tale cottages and European architecture.2. Be inspired by incredible marine life
Monterrey Bay Aquarium is one of California’s best places to admire sea life. It was also one of the first places to exhibit a live kelp forest. If traveling with kids, bring them to see diverse aquatic life including penguins, jellyfish, sea otters, sharks and more!3. Stroll through Holman Ranch
This gorgeous venue, complete with gardens and olive groves, provides both wine and olive oil tours and tasting. Here, visitors can sample wines in a historic Will’s Fargo building. Holman Ranch is also home to a Spanish hacienda built in the early 1900s where you can get a glimpse of Old California.4. Take a stroll through Carmel Valley Village
Browse unique boutique shops. Check out the art gallery and perhaps even meet one of the local artists. Catch a live jazz or classical performance at Hidden Valley Music Seminars. These are just a few of the activities you can enjoy in this quaint village.5. Tour the Moto Talbott Motorcycle Museum
This picturesque museum is great for photo-ops. The atmosphere is warm and there are over 170 iconic vintage motorcycles to admire, not to mention memorabilia. Rob Talbott, the owner and namesake of this non-profit museum, also was the founder of the world-renowned Talbott Vineyards.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Carmel Valley
How much do the vacation rentals in Carmel Valley cost on average?
We can see from last year that Carmel Valley had an average price of $477 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.
Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Carmel Valley in February, November, or December, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $339, $373, and $416 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.
When does the price of vacation rentals in Carmel Valley go up the most?
At the time of booking a vacation rental in Carmel Valley, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of January (with an average of $555 per night), followed by June ($554), and then August ($551).
Is Carmel Valley a good location for a last-minute getaway?
In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Carmel Valley, we recommend you to plan ahead as 81% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
When are more vacation rentals available?
December, November and January are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of accommodations free, with an average availability of 32%, 31%, and 29%. However, even during these periods of time, when the availability is the highest, the average is just 31%. So it is still important you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.
How many rentals are there in Carmel Valley?
Holidu collaborates with 2 different partners to give you a choice between 60 vacation rentals we have in Carmel Valley.