Family-friendly vacation rentals in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Top-rated family-friendly rentals in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Guest suite in Carmel-by-the-Sea
"Carmel Cabinesque" great winter rates!
Please read ENTIRELY before booking: 1bedroom, 1bath in Carmel Woods, centrally located off Highway 1 in Carmel Ca. This ATTACHED yet private suite feels like a cabin in the woods; featuring second level bedroom, living room, kitchenette (NO OVEN), free laundry access, SMALL bathroom w/shower, private deck. Perfect for two. Additional $25 per night for occupancy over 2 guests. 5 minute drive to downtown Carmel, Monterey-Pebble Beach; 10 to Monterey Airport, Cannery Row, Carmel Valley&Big Sur.
Oct 3 – 10
$141 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 657 reviews
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Apartment in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Private romantic 1 br in Carmel Woods- love dogs
Dog friendly! Private entrance to 2 room studio overlooking the forest w/ floor to ceiling windows. Queen memory-foam bed, bathroom w/shower & amenities, kitchenette w/ dishes, pans, microwave/convection oven, burner, toaster, coffee.Far ocean view, sunsets, deck, gas grill. Quiet.Wood fireplace with complimentary wood, free internet, TV, DVDs, LPS, All amenities. Beach towels/mats, ottoman/cot, free parking. Peaceful. Autonomous! Please note: ceilings are low in spots and there are some steps.
Jan 17 – 24
$117 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 815 reviews
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Home in Carmel
HawksNest Sanctuary DO NOT REQUEST, CONTACT US
READ THIS FIRST then contact us with the answer to our questions. In order to do that, read everything about this sanctuary, also go to bottom of page to House Rules, expand all windows to get to “Additional rules.” After reading all, select the “Contact host” link, NOT the red “Reserve” or “Check Availability” link. As soon as you contact us Airbnb will prompt you to Reserve. DON’T DO THAT! Please wait until we have replied and we will send you an invitation to book. DO NOT REQUEST TO BOOK.
May 10 – 17
$330 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 212 reviews

Popular amenities for Carmel-by-the-Sea family-friendly rentals

Family-friendly home rentals with a hot tub

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Cabin in Corralitos
Santa Cruz Mtns. Dragonfly Cottage
Sep 19 – 26
$165 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 717 reviews
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Cottage in Soquel
Cottage Nestled in the Redwoods
Aug 21 – 26
$199 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 536 reviews
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Place to stay in Aptos
AptosForestRetreat#231294 Hot Tub DYI Breakfast
Jan 27 – Feb 3
$175 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 478 reviews
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Guest suite in Felton
Redwood Retreat
Feb 9 – 16
$106 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 732 reviews
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Cabin in Felton
Tranquility Base Redwood Mountain Tree House
Sep 19 – 26
$149 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 469 reviews
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Guest suite in Santa Cruz
Beach Suite- HotTub+E-Bikes+Surfboards+Kayak
Nov 24 – Dec 1
$231 per night
4.78 out of 5 average rating, 1082 reviews
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Cottage in Santa Cruz
Sea Otter Cottage in Santa Cruz!
Sep 10 – 17
$311 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 372 reviews
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Home in La Selva Beach
Beautiful La Selva Beach
Oct 14 – 21
$236 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 363 reviews
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Guest suite in Santa Cruz
Birdsong Studio by Beach--Jasmine Gardens
Aug 13 – 20
$111 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 907 reviews
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Home in Aptos
Cozy Seaside Bungalow- Minutes from the Beach!
Dec 6 – 13
$246 per night
4.78 out of 5 average rating, 278 reviews
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Home in Seaside
Cozy Hot Tub Retreat
Oct 12 – 19
$314 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 102 reviews
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Home in Santa Cruz
Safe, Steps To Beach, Spa, Near Harbor, Pets Okay!
Oct 30 – Nov 6
$330 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 209 reviews

Family- and pet-friendly home rentals

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Guesthouse in Carmel
Carmel Rustic Cabin Like a Treehouse + Dog
Nov 28 – Dec 5
$196 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 1444 reviews
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Guest suite in Pacific Grove
CA Dreaming w/Ocean View, Fire pit and Gardens
Jun 9 – 16
$199 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 1194 reviews
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Cabin in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Serene Redwood Haven in Big Sur
Oct 26 – Nov 2
$285 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 417 reviews
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Guesthouse in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Carmel Special. Private Cottage in Carmel
Jun 8 – 15
$220 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 518 reviews
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Home in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Large-yet-cozy, lovely, sunny, clean Carmel home!
Oct 21 – 28
$484 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 177 reviews
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Home in Salinas
The Vineyard House in the Pastures of Heaven
Aug 3 – 10
$341 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 284 reviews
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Guest suite in Pacific Grove
No shared space! Guest suite! PGLic#0405
Jun 2 – 9
$162 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 948 reviews
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Guesthouse in La Selva Beach
cute cottage walking distance to beach
May 7 – 14
$157 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 553 reviews
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Guesthouse in Prunedale
The Lodge at Tangled Oaks
Jan 7 – 14
$180 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 660 reviews
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Dome in Aptos
Mushroom Dome Retreat & the LAND of Paradise Suite
Jun 23 – 30
$169 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 1872 reviews
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Bungalow in Seaside
Clean & Cozy 2br House
Nov 17 – 24
$235 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 666 reviews
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Guesthouse in Seaside
Sunny Seaside Bungalow with Ocean View & Two Decks
Aug 3 – 10
$186 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 648 reviews

Family-friendly home rentals with a pool

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Home in Castroville
Oceanfront Retreat w/Private HotTub
Oct 3 – 10
$864 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 163 reviews
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Home in Monterey
Monterey Bay Oasis on the Ocean!
Sep 30 – Oct 7
$607 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 118 reviews
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Townhouse in Castroville
28 Seconds Walk to Beach
Nov 20 – 27
$588 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 296 reviews
Superhost
Earthen home in Aptos
Adobe Casita in Aptos Mountain Retreat & Spa
Apr 25 – May 2
$93 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 247 reviews
Superhost
Guest suite in Los Altos Hills
A private hillside suite nestled among oaks
Mar 24 – 31
$122 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
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Condo in Aptos
Beach Front Villa at Seascape Resort
Jan 21 – 28
$368 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 170 reviews
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Home in Ben Lomond
Socially Distant yet Closein; Meadow, Hot Tub, Pet
Apr 18 – 25
$314 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Guest suite in Aptos
Seascape Escape! Now Featuring Private Pool/Spa
Apr 11 – 18
$204 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 140 reviews
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Guesthouse in Los Altos
Splendid - Resort Style
Mar 26 – Apr 2
$168 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 366 reviews
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Guesthouse in Monte Sereno
Greenwood Guest House, a Peaceful Oasis
Sep 13 – 20
$161 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 182 reviews
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Home in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Beach House with Pool & Spa
Aug 29 – Sep 5
$788 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 129 reviews
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Home in San Jose
Splash Pad
Sep 1 – 8
$950 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 154 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals that are family-friendly in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Total rentals

150 properties

Wifi availability

140 properties include access to wifi

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

70 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

80 properties allow pets

Total number of reviews

2.6K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$70 before taxes and fees

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