Renting Carmel cottages, and specifically a beach front cottage, has become an annual tradition for some families who would rather feel at home and cook their own meals, rather than stay at an overpriced resort or hotel. It is a fantastic way to establish a home base for whatever activities you have planned during your stay. Make a picnic and head to one of the many beach access points, or use the cottage Carmel vacation rentals as a staging ground for preparing for a day of hiking the area. Due to the area’s natural beauty, there are many including the near by Point Lobos State reserve . There are spectacular golf courses including the Spyglass Country Club and the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course, as well as others. Other activities near our Carmel cottages include wine tasting, beach combing, tide pooling, kayaking, scuba diving, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a drive down to Big Sur south on the famed highway one along the California coast.