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Top 10 VRBO Vacation Rentals In Monterey, California

Top 10 VRBO Vacation Rentals In Monterey, California
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Monterey is a beautiful coastal town on the edge of Monterey Bay in Central California. Monterey is best known for its diverse marine life (think sea lions, otters, seals, dolphins, and the list goes on), the largest (and deepest) underwater canyon on the Pacific Coast of North America, the Big Sur Coastline, and it is a part of the famous 17 Mile Drive. While you’re busy planning your excursions swimming with dolphins and exploring the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, save yourself some time and check out these budget-friendly VRBO vacation rentals to make your visit to Monterey perfect!

1. Private oasis in Carmel Valley (from 80 USD [But they only accept monthly rentals])

This private oasis, located in Carmel Valley, boasts stunning views of the Santa Lucia Mountains - seriously they are incredible. The cottage is just a short distance away from the restaurants, wineries, and hiking trails of Carmel Valley and Carmel Valley Village. It features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a beautiful updated kitchen, and relaxing outdoor area that has a hammock space, chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs - and even an outdoor claw foot bath tub (so you can bathe with a view, if that’s your thing).

Carmel Valley Cottage

Price: from 80 USD [But they only accept monthly rentals]

Number of Guests: Sleeps 4

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2. Del Monte Beach condo (from 92 USD [minimum stay 30 nights])

This condo is the epitome of a beach getaway. It perfectly encapsulates everything I would imagine a beach condo to look like. The condo is right next to Monterey’s Del Monte Beach, walking distance from the Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail and a quick drive to the restaurants and shops, and just a glance out the window for ocean views (and the occasional whale). This vacation rental is also part of a condominium complex, and thus provides you access to the community’s two pools, two hot tubs, gym, and game room. With its elegant, coastal beach-themed decor and ah-mazing location, it is the perfect location to make your home base for your extended getaway to Monterey Bay.

Del Monte Beach condo

Price: from 92 USD [minimum stay 30 nights]

Number of Guests: Sleeps 2

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3. Oceanfront condo in Monterey Bay (from 115 USD [minimum stay 30 nights])

This condo is part of the Baylights by the Sea Condominiums. This adorable condo has breathtaking views of Monterey Bay from its private deck (and the living room)! Its high ceilings and numerous windows allow plenty of natural light - making this cozy condo seem open and airy. Downtown Monterey is only a five minute trip from the condo, and you can go shopping at Pacific Grove, Carmel by the Sea, and Carmel Valley in just ten minutes. This is as close to sleeping on the beach (in style) as you’re going to get, so book fast before it’s too late.

Monterey Bay condo

Price: from 115 USD [minimum stay 30 nights]

Number of Guests: Sleeps 4

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4. Sanctuary in the Dunes of Monterey Bay (from 120 USD [minimum stay 30 nights])

The owners call this vacation rental a “Sanctuary in the Dunes”, and that it definitely is. This one bedroom, one bathroom condo is nestled in the dunes of Del Monte Beach in Monterey. There are beautiful ocean views from the living room and wrap around deck; you might even see dolphins and whales swimming in the ocean. When you arrive at this retreat, you will be pleasantly surprised (or not so surprised, since I just told you) with complimentary wine and cheese, passes to the local spa, tickets to a wine tasting, and more!

Monterey Bay dune condo

Price: from 120 USD [minimum stay 30 nights]

Number of Guests: Sleeps 4

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5. Monterey Penthouse (from 125 USD [minimum stay 30 nights])

The Monterey Penthouse overlooks Cannery Row in Monterey. It is the ideal retreat for people looking to balance all of what downtown Monterey has to offer with the relaxing beach vibes of Monterey beaches. The views from the penthouse are exquisite, with panoramic views of the coast. My favorite part of this rental (and I’m sure will be yours too) is the outdoor deck equipped with a dining area and fire pit - perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores while listening to the ocean waves.

Monterey Penthouse

Price: from 125 USD [minimum stay 30 nights]

Number of Guests: Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children

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6. Cannery Row condo (from 129 USD [minimum stay 29 nights])

This townhouse is located in the heart of Cannery Row. It is right next to wonderful restaurants, shopping, and entertainment - and the Monterey Bay Aquarium is only a block away. The Fisherman’s Wharf and Monterey beaches are just a short walk away - so this townhouse has everything you could want (and all under 200 USD a night). This rental has one bedroom, one bathroom, a spacious living area, updated kitchen, and private deck with ocean views.

Cannery Row condo

Price: from 129 USD [minimum stay 29 nights]

Number of Guests: Sleeps 2

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7. House in Monterey Bay (from 150 USD [minimum stay 29 nights])

This charming two bedroom two bathroom house sits right in the center of all the action. It is within walking distance of all the top attractions in Monterey Bay including (but not limited to) the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf, Downtown Monterey, San Carlos and Del Monte beaches, and Downtown Pacific Grove. This house is perfect for larger parties visiting the area (it sleeps 6) and has all the amenities, like an outdoor eating area, to make your vacation fun and relaxing.

Monterey Bay house

Price: from 150 USD [minimum stay 29 nights]

Number of Guests: Sleeps 6

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8. Luxury Condo by Pebble Beach (from 161 USD (minimum stay 30 nights))

This luxury condo is surrounded by scenic Monterey pine trees but still gives you an ocean view. Standing out on the deck (or inside in the living room) you can see the glimmering city lights and expansive blue ocean. The condo itself has high-end finishes in all of its rooms and decor, and with its three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and amazing entertaining space it’s perfect for a large group to enjoy Monterey in a more private setting.

Pebble Beach condo

Price: from 161 USD (minimum stay 30 nights)

Number of Guests: Sleeps 6

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9. Victorian Cottage in Pacific Grove (from 180 USD [minimum stay 3 nights])

This charming victorian cottage is located in the historical neighborhood of Pacific Grove. It has three bedrooms, one bathroom, and is walking distance from the beach, shops, restaurants, and more. The space is great for larger groups, so make sure you book it before it’s no longer available.

Pacific Grove Cottage

Price: from 180 USD [minimum stay 3 nights]

Number of Guests: Sleeps 6

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10. Waterfront cottage in Moss Landing Harbor (from 181 USD)

This cozy studio cottage is located on the waterfront of Moss Landing Harbor. It’s in the heart of the historic downtown village and just minutes from the beach. But, you may not want to leave your porch since sea otters come right outside the front door for a good time. The cottage is perfect for those looking for a little adventure on their visit to Monterey. There is an amazing surf spot, kayaking, and hiking trails steps from the home - and the owner will even lend you the appropriate gear for a small fee.

Moss Landing cottage

Price: from 181 USD

Number of Guests: Sleeps 2

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What are you waiting for?

You’ve seen ten of the best budget friendly vacation rentals in Monterey Bay, so book your stay and get ready for a vacation filled with adventure and sun.

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Kavita is an avid traveler, enthusiastic foodie, and aspiring Instagrammer, whose life goal is to renew her passport because she’s maxed out her stamp pages. Kavita’s wanderlust started from a...Read more

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