Sharing an Airbnb Monterey guide! Monterey, once the capital city of Spanish (then Mexican) Alta California, is one of my favorite places for a long weekend vacation in CA.
It’s the host of art and music festivals, former industrial buildings turned coastal attractions, and a great base from which to explore the rest of the Monterey Peninsula at large, including its numerous beaches.
If you’re thinking about traveling to this California destination, there are a lot of cute, cozy, and beachy Airbnbs to choose from. If you need some inspiration, no need to worry—here’s a list of my favorites!
Airbnb Monterey: The Best Monterey Vacation Rentals
This 1930s Monterey Bay bungalow is full of charm and contemporary cool, a place where modern fixtures and fittings mingle with vintage pieces (even the retro fridge).
It's easily one of the prettiest vacation rentals out there right now. From its bright yet cozy spaces to the mid-century modern furniture and pastel color tones that decorate them, it's all super cute.
A super cute beach house, it's located near the coast, Carmel and Pebble Beach.
Up to 2 guests // 1 bedrooms // 1 beds // 1 baths. Prices from $171 per night. Check pricing and dates here
"Chic" is definitely the right word to use here. If you want style when you're away on your Monterey vacation, you should definitely consider this place.
It's set slightly inland, but that just means you're pretty much equal distance from Monterey sights like Cannery Row and shoreline favorites like Pebble Beach. It's the best of both worlds.
The style in this super comfortable apartment is light, airy, and minimalist. Think white walls brought to life with pops of color.
Up to 6 guests // 3 bedrooms // 4 beds // 3 baths. Prices from $434 per night. Check pricing and dates here
Equal parts stylish and homey, this place features minimalist furnishings and bright rooms for a refreshing stay in Monterey.
But it's not just the decor that makes this one of my favs here: it's the kitchen with its wine cooler, the fireplace in one of the bedrooms, the spacious outdoor patio, and all the other perks.
It's also within easy walking distance of downtown Monterey, the beach, and Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Up to 6 guests // 3 bedrooms // 3 beds // 2 baths. Prices from $525 per night. Check pricing and dates here
This property has an absolutely beautiful and charming view from the outside.
And inside, it gets better—with its wood-beamed ceilings and polished, upscale furnishings, there's a beach boho feel to this very cool Monterey Airbnb. As you might expect, there's a lot of space; there's even a bath for relaxing evening soaks.
Add in the spectacular sunset view that can be enjoyed here, and you're in for a dreamy vacation.
Up to 10 guests // 2 bedrooms // 7 beds // 2.5 baths. Prices from $2606 per night. Check pricing and dates here
This private Airbnb rental in Monterey is all kinds of cute. The pastel color palette of the exterior, the warm, homey feeling of the interior decor, the combination of relaxed whites and natural wood, the cozy patio.
There's even a second-story roof terrace for cocktails and coffee, which is total house goals for just about everyone.
Up to 5 guests // 2 bedrooms // 3 beds // 2 baths. Prices from $406 per night. Check pricing and dates here
This Airbnb in Monterey is effortlessly chic with minimalist and stylish decor.
As soon as you walk in, this place welcomes you with relaxing tones, comfy furnishings, and open space. This loft will make you feel like you escaped to a little beach bungalow.
Up to 4 guests // 2 bedrooms // 2 beds // 1 baths. Prices from $236 per night. Check pricing and dates here
Situated in the Pacific Grove area of Monterey, this historic property has been updated to look contemporary and colorful inside.
The outside area of the home is decorated to look warm and cozy with some green areas to enjoy.
It's spacious with enough room to sleep four guests comfortably—just think of evening dinner 'n' drinks out on the deck.
Up to 4 guests // 2 bedrooms // 2 beds // 2 baths. Prices from $368 per night. Check pricing and dates here
This luxurious mini-mansion is definitely one of the most unforgettable Airbnb rentals! It looks more like a large house but is decorated so upscale it feels like you're living in luxury, but with that being said this place is not pet-friendly.
This gorgeous home in Monterey County has everything from an outdoor spiral staircase leading from a stunning deck down to the pool so you can lounge out with a good book.
This home has stunning views of Monterey Beach throughout and is only about a mile drive to the ocean. You'll never want to leave this ocean getaway!
Up to 6 guests // 3 bedrooms // 3 beds // 3 baths. Prices from $1167 per night. Check pricing and dates here
So there you have it—my Airbnb Monterey guide. Whether you want modern or historic, sprawling or cozy, you’ll find it in these Airbnbs in Monterey.
And whatever you go for, tell me about it! Tag me (@wtfab) in your Insta pics and stories and let me know what you get up to. Travel is totally something I always want to see!
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It is recommended to spend at least 3 days in Monterey to really explore what this little city has offer.
Yes, Monterey is definitely worth visiting to explore the beaches and coastal terrains!