11 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Monterey, CA - Updated 2024

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The City of Monterey in Monterey County is situated on the southern edge of Monterey Bay - in the northern portion of California’s central coast. Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. What is Monterey famous for? Cannery Row is a must-see for Steinbeck fans. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a popular attraction, especially for those who may remember it from Star Trek VI. Here are some of the best Airbnbs in Monterey for a comfortable stay.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 13, 2024.

1. Spacious Victorian suite

This is a very private and quiet guest quarters (private room) with its own entrance and deck. It is a large private suite in an estate home which overlooks the garden. The suite has an outside private entrance and includes a queen sized bed on a wooden antique frame, two comfortable reading chairs with a view of the garden, a large walk-in closet with luggage rack, private bath, and a TV with cable, along with other amenities.


Paul’s private room was in a wonderful location being only blocks away from Cannery Row and about a 10 minute drive to the scenic 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay and really appreciated Paul’s suggestions on great places to eat and enjoy delicious craft beer. Next time I’m in Monterrey I would definitely consider staying here again.

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Monterey, California, United States
737 meters (0.5 ft) from Monterey Bay Aquarium
295 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire place 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee marker toaster cute half frig and microwave - bright red ) lots of outlets for charging good wifi
the bed is super comfortable the closet is generous and the bathroom was very nice
the space is beautiful and comfortable and is described accurately
comfortable bed and lovely sheets
donovan’s place was great loved having a private entrance with a table outside where i could work
really clean and comfortable
absolutely clean and private
the place was clean and comfortable
the space was spacious and very clean and comfortable
the place was clean and we enjoyed our stay
donovan is a great host
the hosts were hospitable and easily accessible
the host was very friendly meeting me upon arrival
donovan was also very responsive at all times when we had questions
donovan was a great host a very spacious & comfortable room
the location is great
great location recommend it
great location walking distance to shops and restaurants
fantastic location close to many area of interest
great location and easy check in
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2. Historic house with town view (from USD 75)

For a minimum of two nights, this lovely historic house with a spectacular view of the town of Seaside is the place to book. A few miles from the beach, this Airbnb accommodation built in 1910 is located on a huge property. This property has private parking and is gated, just to ensure the safety of guests. As it is close to the beach, guests can lodge here and have a great vacation, with sun, sea, and sand.

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Seaside, California, United States
6.03 km (3.8 mi) from Monterey Bay Aquarium
1290 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very good connection with wifi
very beautiful home with great amenities and nice breakfast
a fan was provided but during my stay i found the temperature quite comfortable
it never felt forced and i could join in and leave as i felt comfortable
annemarie makes the best coffee and provides a great breakfast
everything was clean and comfortable
everything was clean and inviting
the house was clean and inviting
nice hosts clean room terrific communication
the place was clean and quiet
wonderful hosts would highly recommend
annemarie and staff were all lovely and welcoming
jesse & annemarie were so hospitable and helpful
the hosts are all extremely friendly welcoming and sociable
lovely place to stay and friendly and helpful hosts
the place is in an ideal location for exploring the monterey peninsula
secure off street parking
great place to stay for a trip to seaside
this place was immaculate and in a great location
friendly helpful great location
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3. Lovely room in Oak Grove (from 77 USD)

This room is located in a place that is close to great views, the beach, parks, art and culture, restaurants, and dining. You will surely love this room for the great location, the natural light, the high ceilings, the cleanliness, and the quiet - there is no TV. This place would be suitable for solo adventurers, couples, and business travelers. The bathroom has a bathtub and is private for guest use.

Great Location, Cozy Place

Address: Monterey, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 77 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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4. Romantic Victorian couples retreat (from 86 USD)

The entire upstairs of this beautiful Victorian home is all yours to enjoy when you come to stay at this place. It includes a marble tub and shower and a spectacular view of Monterey Bay from the balcony. From this place, it is just a very short walk to downtown and all the local ocean sights.


Wonderful value. The bathroom and bed are very clean and comfortable. The space heater in the room supplements heats well. There are Steep stairs to the bedroom so not for all. Lovely 15-minute walk to lots of restaurants. On the quiet residential street. Fully stocked kitchen a plus. Appreciated cereal, milk, fruit, and bread in the morning. We enjoyed our stay very much on our first visit to the Monterey area.

Romantic Place to Stay for Couples

Address: Monterey, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 86 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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5. Casanova Cove suite (from 118 USD)

This bright and cheery space is little funky but super comfortable! The positive factor about this place is its close proximity to so many wonderful things the Monterey area has to offer. Downtown Monterey is about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) away or about 10 minutes by car. Freeway access to Highway 1 north and south is very close to this place. The host mentions that Monterey Bay Aquarium guest passes for two are also included in the room rate. A continental breakfast is available before you set out to explore!


Traci’s place is awesome! It’s very conveniently located - it took us about 10 minutes to drive to Cannery Row, the aquarium, and downtown. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful, the little apartment was clean and had everything we needed, even a nice breakfast! Her dogs were also adorable! We had to change the date of our trip a couple of times and Traci was extremely accommodating. She is a wonderful host and I highly recommend her!

Cozy Place to Stay!

Address: Monterey, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 118 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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6. Lovely place to stay close to downtown! (from 129 USD)

The bright, retro, and cheerful apartment is located just a few minute’s walk from the beach and historic downtown Monterey!


Great location in a quiet neighborhood. A couple of blocks from Dennis the Menace Park and a 5-10 minute walk to downtown and Fisherman’s Wharf areas. The local garage band was good and didn’t go into the night too long. Nicole stocks the apartment with plenty of snacks and coffee/tea. The place is small but a good space for 2 people, any more and could be a bit cramped. Highly recommend the Richard living option. He is a sweet and quiet cat and super cuddly. Loves to snuggle, play, look out the window, and enjoys watching Parks and Rec via Netflix on the Laptop. His only downfall….he does not realize he isn’t kitten size Would rent again our next time down if the place were available. Thanks Nicole Drew and Lena

Cozy Place to stay in Downtown Monterey

Address: Monterey, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 129 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Private and comfortable place to stay by the beach (from 129 USD)

This private entrance bedroom suite is your personal retreat with comforts such as a double-headed shower and extra-large stall, superbly comfortable bed, guest wifi, and wonderfully easy access to scenic and fun Monterey Bay. This room is below the main house with ½ below ground and windows. The host is giving away guest passes for two to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on advance request.


Attractive, comfortable space. The bathroom is roomy and lovely; plenty of hot water. Mel was responsive and helpful. Enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and the walk to the beach and into town. Aquarium passes were an excellent benefit!

Elegant and Cozy Place by the Beach

Address: Monterey, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 129 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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8. Newly renovated bedroom in Monterey! (from 142 USD)

This is a very beautifully decorated home that has little extras, reminiscent of a fine hotel in Monterey. You will find yourself very comfortable in this fully renovated home with a queen-size feather bed, high thread count sheets, and a down comforter to keep you cozy at night. There is also a warm stone floor in your private bathroom to make your feet happy. This room gives you a warm feel and has inviting touches to make you feel relaxed and comfortable and is yours to share during your stay.


Alan was an amazing host - he was not present during our stay, yet was very communicative and really went out of his way to make sure we felt comfortable and had everything we needed. His home is beautiful and luxurious - it looks like something out of an interior design magazine! Would definitely stay here again.

Renovated Room For You!

Address: Monterey, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 142 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. Forest getaway in Monterey! (from 176 USD)

This is a comfortable, one bedroom apartment with a cozy couch and an electric fireplace to keep you warm, in the privacy of Skyline Forest. Enjoy the natural beauty of Big Sur and experience world class golf courses. Shopping can be done in Carmel by the Sea. There is an MST bus that goes down Skyline Drive, but it travels to this neighborhood infrequently. The best way to get to the apartment from the Monterey Airport would be with a cab.


Steven was taking care of us during the two days stay. He is a conversationalist and very nice to everyone. We talked a lot and he also invited us to join the live music show in the downtown with his friends. That is the major reason to stay in AirBnB, not in hotel. The house is located in the wood. It is quiet, peace, also very dark during the night. We met four deers passing the road 50 meters away from the house when we drove back at night. That was amazing experience!

Cozy Forest Getaway

Address: Monterey, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 176 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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10. Cozy cottage with Zen spa! (from 247 USD)

This house is located in a safe industrial and residential area of Monterey. It is eclectic and the property is clean, well kept, charming and private. The cabin in Monterey is cozy and measures approximately 800sq. feet (74sq. meters). You have a front porch bordered with a grapevine covered arbor. There is outdoor furniture and a barbecue surrounded by a nice garden which is great for bird watching, sipping wine or tea, reading or barbecuing, making this cottage in Monterey a great place to stay. The neighborhood is a mixture of industrial and homes or apartments. It is located right off Highway 1 and conveniently close to all the Monterey peninsula has to offer. It is within walking distance to the beach.


My family had a wonderful time at Dana’s. Plenty of space for everyone and the hot tub was amazing to soak and relax in after a day of sightseeing. We really appreciate Dana’s prompt and open communication throughout the process. We could tell that there was a lot of thought put into the all the amenities that were provided. Would definitely book again!

Cozy Retreat with Zen Spa

Address: Monterey, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 247 USD

Number of Guests: 5

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11. Cozy place in a quiet neighbourhood

This Monterey vacation rental is located close to 17-Mile Drive, Cannery Row, and Asilomar Beach. You will love this place because of the high ceilings, fireplace, and open kitchen. This room is good for couples and solo adventurers.


So my dad and I checked in here and we were suppose to arrive around 7pm, but we got done working at point reyes and arrived close to 11pm and Lee was so patient and so kind the whole entire time. We really couldn’t of asked for a better host. He greeted us with a warm smile, gave us recommendations, walked through the place with us. The photos made the place look a little small in my opinion, but when we got there, the area was pretty big! 10/10 would recommend to all my friends. Thank you, Lee, for being so kind! We appreciate you.

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1.98 km (1.3 mi) from Monterey Bay Aquarium
210 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Guests

Enjoy your stay in Monterey, California!

From the list above, we are hopeful you will be able to plan and enjoy a wonderful vacation in Monterey, CA.

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