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The best 7 Monterey Airbnb and amazing vacation rentals for a stylish stay in Monterey

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Check out the most amazing Monterey Airbnb I have especially researched and attentively selected for you for their amazing design, unique ambiance, and cozy feeling.


Whether you are visiting Monterey for a quick weekend escape or you are passing through during an epic road trip around California, I am sure you will appreciate a nice and comfortable place to stay after a long day exploring around and enjoying all the spectacular things to do in Monterey.

Check them out and tell me if they are not amazing places where you want to spend your vacation. The only risk is that you don’t want to leave “home”.

Also make sure you check the things to do in Carmel-by-the-sea, the nearby pretty town.

The finest Monterey Airbnb homes

Romantic Carmel Cottage with Country & Ocean Views

📍 Carmel-by-the-sea – CA- 2 guests · Studio · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

This spectacular cottage is my favorite among all and even if it’s not exactly in Monterey, but half way between Monterey and Carmel by the sea I wanted to included in my Monterey Airbnb selection. It’s just spectacular, stylish, elegant, cozy without being pretentious, and most of all it boasts the typical country, fairy tale feels that makes you just curl up in the sofa and stay put with a book and a cup of chocolate.

Besides its exquisite elegance, the Tank House Cottage also offer all the comfort and necessary accessories a home would have, including WIFI, heating, TV and hairdryer.

KITCHEN

Keep in mind that there is no kitchen, only a coffee maker, a refrigerator and a microwave. So if you planned to cook your own meals, this place is not for you. But I am sure it’s not your concern as you might want to discover all the great restaurants in Monterey.

“It’s located in a beautiful country setting nestled amongst large oak and pine trees. Perched up above a beautiful equestrian estate you will capture a view of the pacific ocean while being just minutes away from downtown Monterey and Carmel.” The owner

LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY
The beautiful cottage is only 5 minutes from Monterey airport and 10 minutes town. Guest can access only the cottage parking, walkway leading to the cottage and the cottage itself. It is not permitted to enter in any of the other areas of the estate.

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What some of the previous guests say:

Beautiful place in a wonderful location. Very romantic for a couple with stunning views. Would definitely love to go back.”

It’s just as it shows on the website, very nice & clean. You feel like you’re in the country yet it is very close to everything. I was pleased!

We couldn’t have picked a better spot for our holiday weekend in Carmel! My bf and I stayed here over Christmas and 10/10 would come again. The place was cute, intimate, and private, & just a short drive from the tiny but bustling town of Carmel. We woke up each morning and had coffee in bed with a perfect sunrise setting (you can even see the ocean from the bed!). Stop looking and book this place, you won’t regret it.


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Sally’s cottage (Airbnb Plus)

📍 Pacific Grove -Monterey – CA- 4 guests · 2 bedroom · 2 bed · 2 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

Located right in town, in the quaint neighborhood of Pacific Grove, full of historic buildings, shops, and restaurants.

It’s a colorful home with a colorful eclectic decor and elegant design featuring contrasting textures and patterns. It’s actually a historic residence with beamed cathedral ceilings, and stylish furnishings.

The house is at a walking distance to downtown and the beach.

Plenty of parking space around the house.

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What some of the previous guests say:

We absolutely love our stay. Couldn’t have had a better family time during these Covid times. We were able to stay in and just enjoy family time. All the perfect amenities to cook and enjoy without going out.”

Absolutely loved our stay! Host was so helpful & made sure we felt comfortable. So close to everything, which made it so easy to walk around for our different needs. Loved being steps away from Lovers Point. Felt very safe in this area as well!

If you have the opportunity to say here, you must! Elizabeth’s place is wonderful. Well-designed & decorated, it felt like a home away from our home. It had everything we needed and more – kitchen utensils, fruit, spices, cleaning supplies, baby wipes, etc. Amazing.


Cozy suite for a quiet country getaway

📍 Carmel by the sea – Monterey CA- 2 guests · studio · 1 bed · 2 bath ⭐⭐⭐- 💲💲💲

Do you remember when we were a kid (for us girls) and played with dolls? This cute studio looks exactly like a dollhouse. The cottage with the immaculate garden and doorway, the cute romantic interior decorations, the pastel colors. It feels like entering a fairytale.

Although it’s in a two-story house, this studio guest suite has a private entrance and private parking.

The kind welcoming owners live upstairs in the main residence. There is no accessibility between the main house and the suite so that your privacy is guaranteed.

It’s located in the countryside a few minutes’ drive either from Carmel-by-the-sea or Monterey.

The home is in a very quiet, peaceful, rural setting where you can enjoy the fresh air and the shady oaks and chill before and after a day out exploring the surroundings.

There is no TV in the suite, but you will have access to WiFi.

Everything is tiny in its 270 sq. ft. space, a small kitchenette, a small refrigerator, and a small bathroom. But you will have the essential to enjoy your stay and everything perfectly tidy and perfectly organized to optimize the space.

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What some of the previous guests say:

Incredibly cozy and private. Angela does an amazing job of creating a place that feels like a home away from home for anyone!

This is a cute and clean guest room. The house is in the wood on a mountain, so the environment is pretty quiet and relaxing. Meanwhile, it’s still very close to the town and 17 miles (just 10+ mins drive). Angela was very responsive during our stay. The instructions were clear and considerate. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to explore around or go to Big Sur

My stay here at this location was excellent! It was nice to get away for a weekend. Angela was very helpful and would highly recommend staying here.


Pacific Grove Mid Century Near Beach

📍 Pacific Grove- Monterey CA- 5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 bed · 2 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

This beautiful home and hosts have such spectacular reviews that I had to share both their homes. The other one is what comes next.

A Mid Century Pacific Grove house located on the iconic 17 Mile Drive and at a walking distance from the Pebble Beach gate, and to downtown restaurants and shops,.

Asilomar State Beach and other sites of interest are also within minutes.

The house is elegantly decorated in every single detail but my favorite part is the private outdoor patio also furnished for your utmost enjoyment.

Private yard with a deck and outdoor furniture for entertaining.

Also owners say: “Our City STR Permit restricts us to a maximum of 2 adults per reservation. No restrictions for children under 18. Any additional guests must be under 18 years old.For this reason, is very important that you mention the age of the kids because the Airbnb system considers kids above 13 adults.

Owners also will be in the same complex but with a separate entrance.

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What some of the previous guests say:

This is the best location. We stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed working remote from here. Once we settled in, we rarely used the car. We walked 15 min to town, where there’s a weekly Farmer’s Market on Mondays and a very nice laundromat. We also walked 15 min in the other direction to Asilomar State Beach, and from there about another 15 min along the beach to Spanish Bay Inn, where a bagpiper plays at sunset every day, rain or shine. 

Dave and Lee’s place is wonderful – a short walk to the ocean and forested park. We loved staying here and look forward to returning.

Dave and Lee are outstanding hosts. Their home is precisely as advertised. It was evident they took extra steps to make sure the house was very clean. Very comfortable.


Pacific Grove’s Charming Compass Rose Cottage

📍 Pacific Grove- Monterey CA- 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 bed · 2 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐- 💲💲💲💲

This spectacular home has no faults and is situated right on Pacific Grove Beach and at a walking distance from shops and restaurants.

Unfortunately they have a 30 days minimum stay policy which is not negotiable. So whether you are working remotely or have a long vacation this is your perfect spot!

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What some of the previous guests say:

We loved everything about this cottage; made a priceless memory by choosing to stay here! THE VIEW: Far better than the pictures depict. I enjoyed the sunrise from the living room window until I got distracted by waves, seals, and birds in the distance. After a few days, I started noticing hummingbirds right outside the window. In the 30+ days of stay, I saw clear blue skies, foggy skyline across the bay, pink clouds, and the most beautiful moon-rise I have ever seen. Not only does the living room window bring all these sights in, so does the window in coffee room and the two in the kitchen. This is THE “view” house. THE LOCATION: Quiet, scenic, close to the shoreline. It is in a very nice neighborhood of Pacific Grove. We had a great time walking, running, and biking without getting into a car. Scenic drives to many gorgeous spots along the coastline. Everything is a short drive away from the cottage. THE YARD: More ways to enjoy the view and sunshine. The November sun first lit up the front porch, then the side patio. I was able to soak it all in on the patio furniture. That side is sunlit and feels very private.…”


The Mermaid Bungalow (Airbnb Plus)

📍 Seaside- Monterey CA- 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐- 💲💲💲💲

An authentic cottage built in the 30s with its vintage charm and cozy feel.

Equipped with all the modern amenities, including drier, washer, TV, dishwasher, coffeemaker, hairdryer and much more, for the maximum confort of the guests.

Also the owners want to highlight that they are implementing a one-night gap between all bookings, and enhanced cleaning procedures to include sanitizing all commonly-touched surfaces. The housekeepers conduct a health screening and temperature check before each cleaning. Additionally, they have switched to individually-wrapped toiletries and amenities wherever possible.

You are invited to reach out to your hosts if you have any concerns.

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What some of the previous guests say:

Wonderful stay, the Airbnb is in a great location, no reserved parking but wasn’t a problem for us. The bungalow was super clean upon arrival which was nice piece of mind in this pandemic.

Such a cute & cozy one-bedroom home! It had everything we needed and was exceptionally clean. I can confidently say it was one of the cleanest Airbnb I’ve been to. The hosts are super communicative as well. When we needed help troubleshooting the wall heater, Brendan reached out quickly to help. Overall, it was a great stay, and would definitely visit again when we plan our next trip to Carmel..

A great weekend getaway! The location is perfect, the rest of Monterey was easily accessible from this airbnb. Brendan and Greta made checking in and out very easy, and was easy to get contact when we had any questions.


Cozy studio with Ocean views and attached garage

📍 Monterey CA- 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Located at a few steps away from the Aquarium, Cannery Raw and all the restaurants and cafes, where life happens in Monterey, this cute little studio is the perfect base for your Monterey trip.

Equipped with full-size washer and dryer, full kitchen and bathroom with a spiral staircase leading to large open studio with king-sized bed and living room.

Enjoy stunning ocean views from the large open patio on 2nd floor.

You can bring your pet for an extra charge.

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What some of the previous guests say:

This place exceeded our expectations. It is a stylish place, perfect for 2 to get away and relax. The place is so private and we enjoyed coffee on the deck every morning and looked out on the ocean. However, it is just steps away from everything. We walked to the Warf, Cannary Row, Lover’s Point and around town. There is fantastic food to get take out close by. We even tried the vegan Mexican place, which was so so good! The place was very clean and check in was a breeze. There was parking on site as well. This place is really perfect for a weekend getaway. Can’t wait to come back!

This place exceeded our expectations. It is a stylish place, perfect for 2 to get away and relax. The place is so private and we enjoyed coffee on the deck every morning and looked out on the ocean. However, it is just stepping away from everything. We walked to the Warf, Cannery Row, Lover’s Point, and around town. There is a fantastic food to get take out close by. We even tried the vegan Mexican place, which was so so good! The place was very clean and check-in was a breeze. There was parking on site as well. This place is really perfect for a weekend getaway. Can’t wait to come back!.

Great location and great apartment. Cute, quaint, and right in the middle of it all. Morning walks + coffee was the relaxing change up that I needed.


Fun activities in Monterey and surrounding

Choose among interesting activities in Monterey area, from surfing to painting, walking tours and much more.

Beginner surfing experience with Dan
Make friends with honeybee with Marc
Join a Scavenger hunt with Kat and Alan
Take an e-bike tour on the 17mile drive with Joaquin
Santa Cruz Redwood forest therapy with Alexander
Old Monterey Walking Food tour with Casey
Cooking Class in Monterey with Goi


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