In the picturesque coastal hills of central California, Carmel is among the most beautiful natural settings in the world, teaming with beach front cottages and countless natural wonders. It’s prime location leaves you with no idle days, with plenty of things to do in the city and the surrounding area. With scenic Big Sur to the south, a number of beautiful beaches along the coast and tons of quaint, unique shops, Carmel is essentially the ideal vacation spot. There are many vacation rentals available in Carmel throughout the year, as many of the homes in the area are second and third homes of people who live elsewhere. Carmel cottages are also a lodging option, as they are scattered across the region’s hillsides and beaches. If you really want to kick it up a notch, consider renting a beach front cottage to take in the beautiful sunsets during your stay.
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.