The 12 Best Airbnbs In Carmel-By-The-Sea, California

August 15, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Carmel-By-The-Sea, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Carmel-By-The-Sea and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Petite Maison

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,540 per night, airbnb.com

A spectacular luxury stay for a medium sized family or for three couples planning a joint trip to Carmel-By-The-Sea in style. Huge floor to ceiling windows allow all the natural light to flood every inch of a lavishly furnished space with high-end electronics and upscale amenities like a chef’s kitchen, a private hot tub, a wine cooler and big smart TVs in every room. If you have the budget, this is an Airbnb you won’t want to miss.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Feel the ocean breeze and warm Californian sun flowing throughout this airy and open smart home in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Make an afternoon snack in the chef’s kitchen, mix a cocktail at the wet bar, or just curl up by the fire, all while basking in the fresh air. Wake up early to golf at Spyglass Hill, then walk 5 minutes to Carmel Beach and cool off. Not done golfing?”

Amenities

Natural-gas barbecue | Firepit | Sun loungers | Terrace | Balcony | Gas fireplace | Smart TV | Sound system | Wine cooler | Breakfast bar | Apple TV | Wifi

#2 Spectacular Ultra Modern

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,650 per night, airbnb.com

Sleek and modern straight lines are evident from both the architecture and the interior design of this stunning 3-bedroom house for 6 guests. High vaulted ceilings with huge floor to ceiling windows provide a sense of grandeur and airiness in the bright interior. You and your guests will love both the comfy living room with a fireplace and the gorgeous gas fired fire pit with plenty of cushioned seating outside, making this one unforgettable stay.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Brand new contemporary build in an ideal quiet Carmel location, perfect for visiting the best spots in Carmel. Just steps from the Carmel Mission and Mission Ranch, and within walking distance or a quick drive to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.”

Amenities

Natural-gas barbecue | Fire pit | Sun loungers | TV | Gas fireplace | Wine storage | Smart TV | Kitchen | Indoor fireplace | Breakfast bar | Wifi | Garage parking

#3 Seven Coves Of Spindrift

16 Guests | 11 Bedrooms | 11 Bathrooms

Book Now: $16,640 per night, airbnb.com

If you want to host the most memorable company event ever, one which will live on in the memories of all your coworkers and their families, there’s no better way than to book this breathtaking luxury complex full of natural stone, wood, royalty-grade furnishings and absolutely amazing ocean views. Let the waves rock you to sleep after a long eventful day you and your guests will never forget.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“All California’s natural beauty—cypress forest and rocky coast, rough-hewn stones and polished woods—comes together at this handcrafted retreat on the Pacific. Its cottages and lodge expertly pair the modern and traditional, putting wall-to-wall glass next to hand-built stone fireplaces. Follow the granite cliffs for 6 miles along the coast for a gallery walk or wine tasting in Carmel-by-the-Sea.”

Amenities

Pool | Hot tub | Fire pit | BBQ grill | Sun loungers | Sauna | Wine cellar | Wet bar | Library | Satellite TV | Indoor fireplace | Wifi

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#4 Above It All

7 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,840 per night, airbnb.com

With just the right balance between extravagant luxury and functionality, this eclectic villa offers something for every taste. The big open-concept space with a unique see-through gas fireplace is one of this home’s best design features, while the traditional wood carvings and other works of art are a feast for the eyes wherever you look. Don’t miss the opportunity to be blown away by this impactful Airbnb in Carmel, perfectly suited for a group of older friends on a weekend getaway.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Take a California trip to a new level at Above It All. This newly rebuilt vacation rental is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture, and filled with an eclectic collection of traditional and modern furnishings. Its location puts you just a short walk from the restaurants,”

Amenities

Hot tub | Fire pit | BBQ grill | Dining area for 8 people | TV | Gas fireplace | Chef's kitchen | Sound system | Kitchen | Indoor fireplace | Wifi | Garage parking

#5 Watch Sunsets From An Oceanfront Villa Close To Pebble Beach

10 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $4,590 per night, airbnb.com

A wonderful Mediterranean style oceanfront villa on the west coast that is as convenient to Pebble Beach as it is to Carmel-By-The-Sea’s downtown area. Whether you want to hit the Pacific surf or visit Carmel’s Mission Basilica Museum, this light salmon coloured abode with French-country décor will make it easy, especially for big groups of friends who want to share stories all day long.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Essential Travel Only during this Shelter In Place Order, effective until May 3, 2020. We had a great time at Jacci's place for my birthday. The location is amazing, right by the ocean and with the sea lions in the distance. The villa itself is beautiful and very well arranged.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“We had a great time at Jacci's place for my birthday. The location is amazing, right by the ocean and with the sea lions in the distance. The villa itself is beautiful and very well arranged.” – David
“Stunning and well equipped for a few families” – Tyler
“Serene oceanfront estate. A quiet, private sanctuary. Pelicans at sunrise.” – Peter
“Stunning setting. Fell asleep every night to the sound of the waves crashing a few hundred yards away. Everything was spotless and check in couldn’t have been easier.” – James
“Jacci is an amazing host, very responsive and really trying to accommodate all of our needs (and we had many! ). The place is magical, both the property and the location.” – Merja

#6 Monterey Bay Farmhouse On Artichoke Farm Near Pacific Coast

14 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $500 per night, airbnb.com

Located near the Monterey Bay and right next to the Cabrillo Highway, this bright and spacious farmhouse for 14 guests is convenient for a great many popular destinations on the west coast including Carmel. Brown leather couches, reclaimed wood and mid-century décor make this a quintessential luxury farmhouse ideal for a destination wedding or to host a big company event.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Watch a sunset over vast artichoke fields from the open air lounge of this beautiful property. The house features an outdoor fireplace, a grill, an organic garden, sliding barn doors, beamed wood ceilings, and a completely modernized interior.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Thanks to Sean and his family. This farm house is comfortable. We had a very unique experience that never been before.” – Chenzhi
“We really enjoyed the decor and the great outdoor living spaces. Sean was attentive and friendly. The kitchen was well stocked and being next to market was nice.” – Adriana
“The artichoke farm is a good place to stay. It is a family farm house and it is well equiped. We were 2 families in there and it was comfortable.” – Paule
“Loved the farmhouse, no complaints! Stylish and well stocked kitchen!” – Michael
“This place was amazing! We felt comfortable and the hosts were great as well. Inside is decorated beautifully, outside is spectacular and to die for!” – Tanya

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#7 Carmel Oasis By The Sea

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $830 per night, airbnb.com

Small families will delight in this charming house near downtown Carmel. Read a book while you bask in the sun on the terrace, take a short 5-minute drive to Carmel Beach or fill up your phone and social media with amazing scenic pictures of the Big Sur coastline. At the end of the day, come back to a warm, home-cooked meal to round off a perfect day that your family will always treasure.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The house is recently remodeled. The house is located close to Carmel by the Sea. The house is about 1/2 mile to the beach. The house has Beautiful Mountain View’s.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | TV | Iron | Essentials | Heating | Hot water | Beach essentials | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“great spaces indoors and out and a terrific location to access all there is to see and do in the area.” – Angela
“Really adorable home. Lovely decor. Spacious.” – Michele
“An absolutely beautiful house in a perfect location to explore everything that the area has to offer. Laura was an incredible host and so helpful both before and during our visit. We can’t wait to stay again.” – Hannah
“Super place, super location! Searched all over the Monterey area and Laura's place was our top choice and our stay lived up to our expectations 100 percent!” – Chris
“Great house, very close to CA 1 and Pointe Lobos.” – Vir

#8 Soak Up The Rustic Elegance At A Historic Luxury Penthouse

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $950 per night, airbnb.com

An enchanting abode with ornate furnishings that yell classic luxury from every corner. Updated with modern appliances while still maintaining its unique historical character, this 3-bedroom penthouse will deliver comfort and convenience for three older couples who want to relive the old glory days surrounded by luxury in a perfect location in downtown Carmel-By-The-Sea, close to beaches, restaurants and more.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Fire up the 42-inch gas barbecue on the sun-drenched terrace at an airy, upscale home with 2,000 square feet of living space. Built in 1930 and carefully renovated, original tiled mosaics and window casings blend seamlessly with cool, smooth marble.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“This penthouse is everything plus, clean, cozy, great location and the best pillows ever! We felt very at home celebrating our Christmas there. Thanks to Bob for sharing your spectacular place with us.” – Kellie
“Hi Robert, thank you so much for having us stay in your fantastic penthouse. It was up to my expectations and more. We could realize how much high quality of craftsmanship and love it was put in but also the lay out and geographic situation.” – Louise
“This house is amazing! The location is unbeatable and had everything we needed. We loved our time on the outdoor patio sitting areas and the house and decor were very tasteful. We will be coming back in a heartbeat!” – Danielle
“The location was absolutely fabulous. We had so much fun watching the world go by from the penthouse patio. The property was extremely spacious and it appeared to be recently updated with high end fixtures.” – Lisa
“Excellent location for staying in Carmel. Right in the heart of town.” – John

#9 New, Luxury, Gated Home In Carmel-By-The-Sea

9 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,550 per night, airbnb.com

A mesmerizing estate with a spacious living room that opens up to an outdoor fire pit offering more than enough sitting for all to relax and talk the night away. Perfect for a beach vacation with your extended family or for a big group of friends, this single-level home comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a family room to enjoy the best movies and an outdoor hot tub with insta-worthy views.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“New, Custom-Built, Sunny, Gated Home in Heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea (4BR+/3BA). Walk to the Carmel River beach, boutiques and restaurants at The Barnyard and Carmel Crossroads, grocery stores, historic Carmel Mission and Carmel Mission trail. Newly constructed in 2015, this 4,100 sq. ft.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Heating | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Hot tub

Guest Reviews

“Clean, well laid out and great location! Would recommend!” – Alana
“The host canceled this reservation 27 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.” – Adrian
“Very nice house that is conveniently located to Safeway, a small brewery, downtown Carmel and of course the beach. Would love to visit and stay there again.” – Jeff
“Very nice place, well maintained and excellent communication with the host. Overall we were very pleased and would recommend!” – Jessica
“Divya's rental is impeccable. I followed the check-in instructions to the “t and everything went smoothly. When you enter the rental you are immediately impressed with the natural light that comes in and the cleanliness of the entire house.” – Lily”

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#10 Carmel Retreat

16 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,230 per night, airbnb.com

This mid-century charmer with hotel-like amenities will make you want to stay as soon as you walk through the door. It may be the way the vintage furniture was seamlessly blended with smart electronics; or the way in which the wireless speakers complement the house’s décor while playing your favourite tunes. Whatever it is, this is a place that should be on everyone’s list when travelling to Carmel.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy the privacy, comfort, & luxury that this recently remodeled spacious home is offering. This one of kind property features 4 private master suites, each equipped with a digital Lock, smart TV, wireless speakers & more. Every part of the house offers brand new top quality furniture & appliances with top of the line amenities, gadgets & technology. Whether it's the SONOS bar, Alexa, or smart LED light, everything was designed to give you a better & fun experience.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Heating | Hot water | Fireplace guards

Guest Reviews

“The house is as described, bright, very clean, very nice decoration throughout the house. The kitchen and bathrooms have everything you need. There is a lot of cool lightings, TVs, technology.” – Fanny And Olivier
“We went on a weekend vacation with 4 adults and 4 kids and this was a great place to stay for all of us!” – Nick
“Wassim was a great host, and was super responsive to all our needs. The property is beautiful and is a very short walk to Carmel-by-the-Sea. The home was very clean, comfortable, and has plenty of amenities.” – Kiet
“Wassim’s place is incredible and he is a lovely host. The house is in a great location close to the town and is gorgeous. We were able to use the outdoor patio and grill, and also really enjoyed the many electronics equipped throughout the house.” – Vivian
“It is a wonderful house, it's so clean and tidy.and the host offer so various appliance to use .we all family doesn't want to (Website hid by Airbnb) is a good feeling.” – Lixin

#11 Welcome To Carmel By The Sea

6 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,170 per night, airbnb.com

Enchanting heavenly vibes welcome you not only to Carmel, but to your very own bit of paradise on earth if you decide to book this Airbnb. With neutral wood panelled walls, hardwood floors and vintage furniture, this place has a style of its own and it works. This one-of-a-kind abode is the perfect home base for a bachelorette party trip to one of California´s best coastal destinations.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The home is furnished with traditional classic and eclectic pieces. French windows in every room and cozy spaces create a warm inviting feeling. Located in the heart of Carmel by the Sea**ATTENTION** There is construction going on next door and in downtown Carmel, this will affect noise levels during construction hours due to the fact that we are located in downtown Carmel.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Dryer | Washer | TV | Iron | Essentials | Heating | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware

Guest Reviews

“Great place!!! Clean and nice… quick response!” – Homayoun
“Loved the space – clean and cute, so central and thoughtful. There was construction nearby but we couldn't actually hear it from the house so it wasn't a problem at all.” – Madalina
“Excellent place and fantastic hosts!” – Braden
“This is a find! Right near town and the beach.” – Cheryl
“I highly recommend Glen's place. It was a wonderful place to stay. There were many amenities including fruit, bread, water, robes.” – Myriam

#12 Explore Monterey Bay From A House On An Artichoke Farm

10 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $590 per night, airbnb.com

Walk in through big barn doors and enter a bright and wide-open layout, ideal for families to share while cooking in the fully equipped kitchen, eating in the dining room table for 10, or slacking in the living room couches. You and your family will love both the experience of living on a farm, the great views, and the convenient location central to many of the west coast’s best destinations.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Create family meals in a stunning chef's kitchen with soaring ceilings and fresh white tiles. Feed the gang around a custom table for eight or outdoors on a sunny terrace. This newly built house is positioned like an oasis on a family artichoke farm.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful, fantastic place to stay! House was spotlessly clean, and has great style. Beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen and bathrooms were fully equipped with everything you might need.” – Richard
“Sean's house is perfectly cozy! Very beautiful place and Sean is very accomodating and fast to answer any questions.” – Olivier
“Sean's place is a great little escape on a working farm, tended with super care, cleanliness, and a great eye for design. Wish we had more time to stay and explore what we could make in the glorious kitchen. Enjoyed a glass of wine on the deck and the fireplace though!” – Elizabeth
“This “farm house is the best “farm” house I've ever seen! What a gorgeous place that is professionally designed and executed flawlessly. We loved it!” – Rich”
“Sean’s place is very stylish and clean. Definitely the best place I’ve ever stayed!” – Veronica

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