Find the perfect villa for your next vacation in Monterey
California coastal living doesn’t come any more relaxed than in Monterey. The seafront city boasts all the greatest hits of any California hotspot, including abundant marine life, watersports, cultural attractions, stunning Pacific Ocean views, and great food and drink.
Whether you’re drinking in stunning coastal vistas or the region’s famous wine, vacations in Monterey are sure to be filled with memories that will last long after you return home.
Enjoy a stay in a charming Monterey vacation rental, ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of California. Our Monterey villas are perfect for families and are within easy reach of all the best sights and attractions of the city. Many of our charming Monterey vacation rentals are pet-friendly so that the whole family, four-legged members included, can enjoy a trip to this beautiful part of California.
Monterey is in California, on the central coast of the state.
The deepest point of Monterey Bay lies within Monterey Canyon. it is 1500 (4900 feet) to the ocean floor from the surface.
Monterey Airport is the closest to Monterey. It is just under 3 miles away.
It is safe to drink tap water in Monterey.
Monterey is a historic place in California, and the site of many 'firsts' for the state, including the first theater and the first printing press which printed California's first newspaper. Monterey was also the site of a major battle during the Mexican-American War. It is where the American flag was raised claiming California as a US state.
Monterey is a seaside city full of fabulous attractions. One of the most famous and popular things to do is to go on a whale-watching excursion. Monterey is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, due to the vast Monterey Submarine Canyon that draws in many species of cetaceans. More water-based activities in Monterey include kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. If you prefer to stay on dry land, you can still enjoy breathtaking Pacific Ocean views along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, an 18-mile walk along the coastline. History buffs will love Monterey, with plenty of sites to explore including Old Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey State Historic Path.
From ocean-fresh seafood to Michelin Star eateries and all-American classics, Monterey's dining scene is varied and exciting. One of the top-rated restaurants in the area is Montrio Bistro, where you can enjoy award-winning local produce including Dungeness crabcakes and scallops. For mouthwatering deli food, head to Compagno's Market and Deli, or take your tastebuds on a Mediterranean adventure at Esteban Restaurant, which specializes in authentic tapas using local seafood.
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Need to get away for the weekend? The gorgeous views of Monterey County and Monterey Bay make the city an ideal short term vacation spot. Monterey is an attractive destination that can be enjoyed over a couple of days. Its streets and boutique gift shops extend beyond the famous Cannery Row and you can find beauty all over town.
If you’re looking for a weekend hike, Monterey has many scenic nature trails and coastal walks for you to embark on. Make the most of an overnight stay in Monterey and dine at one of the many fantastic restaurants, listen to live music and explore the shops. Some of our cozier rentals make a great weekend getaway for couples.
With over 100,000 happy guests every year and international media writing about our incredible homes and service, you can book your next stay with us with total confidence.