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Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Carmel Highlands

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Carmel Highlands. Travellers to this scenic city praise the seaside, bird watching and beaches. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Carmel Highlands

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Carmel Highlands a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Blair Estate Tasting Room (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Galante Vineyards (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Carmel Highlands

Travellers love Carmel Highlands for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Carmel Highlands is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Point Lobos State Reserve (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Carmel Beach (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Gravity Garden (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Gibson Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • China Cove (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Carmel Highlands

The nearest airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 21.4 mi (34.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Carmel Highlands?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 643 holiday lettings around Carmel Highlands. From 435 houses to 66 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Carmel Highlands?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Carmel Highlands:

  • Carmel Point: 91 holiday homes
  • Downtown Monterey: 23 holiday homes
  • Golden Rectangle: 175 holiday homes
  • Northeast Carmel: 256 holiday homes
  • Southeast Carmel: 197 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Carmel Highlands?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Carmel Highlands. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Gravity Garden: 757 holiday lettings
  • Gibson Beach: 754 holiday lettings
  • China Cove: 750 holiday lettings
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park: 115 holiday lettings
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course: 922 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Carmel Highlands listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Carmel Highlands?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 435 Houses in Carmel Highlands. Our other popular types of Carmel Highlands holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 66 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 66 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 65 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Carmel Highlands?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 43 holiday homes with pool available in Carmel Highlands. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.