Vacation rentals in Monterey

Vacation rentals in Monterey

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Highlights Monterey

  • Historical town
  • Animal watching
  • Exquisite Seafood
  • Charming beach town
  • Outdoor activities
  • Wine tasting

Best Vacation Rentals in Monterey

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Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Monterey, Monterey County
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Monterey, Monterey County
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(12 reviews)
In the heart of Steinbeck's Cannery Row, one block from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this 850 sq. ft. condo is waiting just for you! Great restaurants, shopping and entertainment are close at hand - and the coastal recreational trail is steps away. Walk, jog, or bike to Fisherman's Wharf or romantic Lover's Point cove. (Stop for views of sea otters and sea lions along the way!)Features include a light and airy bedroom with king bed, one bath, a fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV, stereo with CD player, fireplace, washer/dryer, and a private deck with ocean views over historic Cannery Row!The ho...
from $125 / night
Vacation Rental for 6 Guests in Monterey, Monterey County
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Monterey, Monterey County
Vacation Rental • 2174 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(25 reviews)
This spacious, ranch-style, single family home has been owned and cherished by one family since 1952, the year it was built. It was completely remodeled in 2012 and is bright, quiet, and peacefully private. It is conveniently located within five minutes to the Del Monte Shopping Center (movie theater, great shopping, and restaurants), and centrally located to many of the wonderful sites and activities on the Monterey Peninsula. The beach, wharf and Cannery Row (Monterey Bay Aquarium) are just ten minutes away. Also close by are Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, and Laguna Seca. This is a...
from $319 / night
Vacation Rental for 5 Guests in Monterey, Monterey County
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Monterey, Monterey County
Vacation Rental • 5 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(19 reviews)
This 2 bedroom 2 bath house is the perfect home away from home! This recently remodeled home is stocked with all the necessities of home. This tastefully decorated home includes stainless steel appliances, cookware, tableware, silverware, linens, washer & dryer, flat screen tv, dual side fireplace and hardwood & tile floors. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a full bathroom attached. The guest bedroom has a queen size bed and has a 3/4 bathroom attached. The home has a lovely living room with an over-sized couch, and the family room has a pullout couch bed that sleeps 2. E...
from $178 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Monterey

$441for 25 May - 1 Jun
$533 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Monterey

2%for 25 May - 1 Jun
2% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Monterey

Charming rental locations

Monterey, known for its exquisite seafood and diverse marine life, is a gorgeous bay and peninsula combining beautiful wildlife with rich history. Travelers searching for a serene destination where they can be close to nature yet still enjoy gorgeous beaches, historical buildings and nightlife, will not be disappointed in Monterey. Of course, you will also find plenty of fun activities to keep you busy during your trip. Our vacation properties are located right in the best areas of Monterey near the ocean, so you won’t miss anything.

Cozy independent rentals

Perfect for couples and families, most of these elegant, spacious rentals come fully equipped to ensure you have a comfortable stay in Monterey. A few of them provide breakfast and have unique amenities such as a jacuzzi, fireplace and garden. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a vacation with family. The stylish interior and photo-worthy exterior is just what you need to kick off your vacation. Have breakfast in the garden as you plan your itinerary for the day.

Vacations in Monterey

The area and getting around

A seaside bay full of nature

Monterey County is uniquely both a bay and peninsula. Visitors love coming here for its scenic walks, historical cathedrals, heritage villages and vivid marine life. Monterey Coast Guard Pier is a great place to observe Monterey’s diverse sea life. You will likely see coastal birds, sea lions, otters, and harbor seals. If you venture inland, you might see the hills dotted with wildflowers, hear the sound of birds, and spot other wild animals. Perfect for a relaxing stroll. San Francisco is just north of Monterey.

An area full of food and wine

Head down to downtown Monterey for unique shopping, wine tasting and restaurants. For a taste of some of the best local eats in the area, go to A Taste of Monterey Wine and Market Bistro. Monterey is chiefly known for its fresh seafood and clam chowder. The downtown is also a great place to sample California wines. Monterey is a great stepping stone to the many excellent wineries in nearby Carmel Valley. Some of the wineries in Carmel Valley are so close to each other that you can reach them by foot.

Travelers and activities

Monterey for Animal and Nature lovers

Outdoor lovers will find plenty to do in Monterey including kayaking, paddleboarding and golfing. Moss Landing, located on Monterey Bay, is a great place for viewing whales and marine life. Along with its many attractions, it also has a sandy beach. For a cruise tour of the largest wetlands in California, check out Elkhorn Slough Safari Nature Tours. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is perfect for hiking, scuba diving, and much more. Often referred to as the "the crown jewel of the State Park System", it rewards visitors with incredibly rich flora and fauna, archaeological sites, and precious geological formations.

Monterey for Art aficionados

The Monterey Museum of Art, featuring American and California works, has several unique programs and exhibitions every year, ensuring visitors always have something new and exciting to see. For a full Monterey Art Museum experience, be sure to visit both locations on Pacific Street and Via Miranda. Art fans will appreciate the Monterey History & Art Association’s permanent El Salvador Dali exhibition. Thanks to the Piterman family, who donated the art, the collection hosts 580 of Dali’s iconic works. Also, be sure to capture photos of Monterey’s street art scattered across the Peninsula.

Monterey’s huge aquarium helps preserve over 35,000 species of animals including many rare, threatened fish.

Top 5 travel tips in Monterey

1. Go Whale watching

Whale watching can be an inspiring, life-changing event as you watch these marine giants gracefully breach the surface. One of the best ways to experience this awe-inspiring event is to book a tour. However, whales can also be spotted from the shore, as well as dolphins and porpoises.

2. Marvel at the aquarium

While in Monterey, one of the things you must do is visit the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. You will learn about marine environments, see amazing sea animals as well as fascinating exhibits like the aviary and penguin exhibits. This incredible aquarium will amaze both adults and children alike.

3. Take a scenic stroll at Pacific Grove

Located on the Northernmost tip of Monterey’s Peninsula, visitors will want to check out the historical town of Pacific Grove. Here you will find monarch butterflies, historical homes, beautiful coastline and the iconic Point Pinos Lighthouse. Perfect for a quiet stroll away from city life. Beach lovers will enjoy spending time at Asilomar Beach.

4. Spend the day at Carmel by the Sea

Located on Monterey’s southern peninsula, Carmel By the Sea is a gorgeous, charming historical village. Here, visitors will find unique sights such as fairy tale cottages, the Carmel Mission, European-style village architecture and some of the most beautiful beaches in California.

5. Take a walk in Cannery Row

Before it became popular with tourists for its waterfront shops and restaurants, Cannery Row once served as the center of Monterey’s sardine canning industry. The area went through a revival in the 1960s and now is a must-see for visitors to the area. Come and check out the views of the bay, wine tasting rooms, boutiques, small gardens, art galleries and more.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Monterey

How much do the vacation rentals in Monterey cost on average?

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $333 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Monterey?

]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Monterey are February ($262 the average per night for accommodation), January ($282), and November ($292).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Monterey?

When booking a vacation rental in Monterey, the highest prices are usually found in the month of August (with an average of $430 per night), followed by September ($372), and then October ($359).

Should I plan a trip to Monterey well in advance?

It is better to book your stay well in advance when visiting Monterey, as only 26% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

When are more vacation rentals available?

Last year, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Monterey were June, July and August, with average availabilities of 79%, 60%, and 44%, respectively.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Monterey?

During this period, the availability is only 10%. It is therefore recommended to reserve far in advance.

How many rentals are there in Monterey?

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