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Explore Luxury Retreats’ vacation rentals on the Monterey Peninsula


Slip into the laid-back California lifestyle with a stay at one of Luxury Retreats’ incredible vacation rentals on the iconic Monterey Peninsula. Conveniently located just steps from Monterey’s world-renowned greens, our curated vacation homes offer a haven of privacy and tranquility, complete with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific coast and surrounding fairways. Start each day with a gourmet breakfast on your outdoor terrace, and enjoy the gentle morning sun as you indulge in fresh produce from the local farmers’ markets. Whether you plan to hike the rocky coastline, unwind on the beach or play countless rounds of golf,  you’ll love coming home to your luxurious villa, and perhaps settle in for a relaxing evening under the stars with a roaring fire pit and a glass of local California wine. Cheers to the perfect Monterey getaway!

Experience the perfect Monterey golf vacation

Looking for a golfing getaway to remember? It's time to head to Pebble Beach, California! Home to some of the most prestigious courses in the world, this tranquil coastal community makes a perfect destination to experience nature at its finest, while enjoying world-class golf. With a dramatic cliff-top setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach Links is on every golfer’s bucket list. So, whether you are an occasional player or a seasoned pro, get ready to embark on the round of a lifetime on the “World's Most Beautiful Course”! The 4th fairway is where it really all begins: superbly nestled above the Pacific shores, the following holes are amongst the most spectacular you will ever play! Along with the glorious vistas, you will likely not forget your tee shot on Pebble Beach’s iconic 7th hole, your approach over the cliff on no. 8. or your attempt to replicate Tom Watson’s “lucky chip” on no. 17. Thought the game couldn’t get any more exciting? Wait until you get to the closing hole for more heart-pounding action! Indeed, the 18th promises a truly memorable finish. After such an exhilarating round, you’ll be happy to sit back and revel in the luxurious comfort of your own private villa. Surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Monterey Peninsula, Luxury Retreats’ Pebble Beach rentals make the perfect home base for your golf getaway on California’s Central Coast! If you need to work up the courage to play Pebble Beach, try your hand first at Spyglass Hill or Spanish Bay, where the incredible scenery is sure to inspire your game. And if you play near sunset, you’ll even get a taste of Scotland as a bagpiper closes the course at Spanish Bay at dusk every evening.

A Monterey vacation non-golfers will also enjoy

Even if you're not planning on hitting the links, a getaway to the Monterey Peninsula has plenty to offer in the way of sightseeing, dining and adventuring off the course. Spend a day exploring Monterey’s historic downtown, including Cannery Row - the street that inspired John Steinbeck’s iconic novel - and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the seaside town. Make sure you allow some time to visit the world-famous Monterey Aquarium: you’ll be mesmerized by its impressive collection of jellyfish, sea otters, sharks and other fascinating sea life. From there, the quaint downtown of Pacific Grove, with its colorful Victorian homes and cottages, is just a short stroll away. From October to February, you can even catch sight of thousands of migrating butterflies on their annual visit to their favorite winter home!

Nature lovers will not want to miss Point Lobos. A hidden gem along the Pacific Ocean, this state park is the perfect spot to bask in the beauty of California's Central Coast. Enjoy a hike through a dense pine and cypress forest to hidden coves, beaches and overlooks that will take your breath away.

For a perfect romantic day out, take your sweetheart to the charming bayside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea where quaint boutiques, cozy restaurants and wine-tasting rooms line the downtown walks. Wind down your day with a sunset stroll along the pristine sands of Carmel Beach.

Those craving the open road are also in for a treat. From your Luxury Retreats villa, you’ll be just moments from the famous 17-Mile Drive—one of the most picturesque roads in the world! Running through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, from the dramatic Pacific coastline to the majestic Del Monte Forest, this stunning stretch of roadway offers one staggering vista after another. So, keep your camera handy and prepare for sensational vistas, enchanting beach strolls, and close-up views of birds and wildlife! Ready for more adventure? Be sure to include a classic California road trip to Big Sur in your itinerary. After all, it’s only an hour along the legendary Highway One from your Luxury Retreats villa on the Peninsula!

Stunning oceanfront vacation rentals on California’s Central Coast

A getaway with a view: welcome to Carmel Highlands!

Located just south of Carmel, along California's legendary Pacific Coast Highway, the peaceful seaside community of Carmel Highlands invites you to slow down and let the relaxing ocean breeze work its magic. Find your perfect oceanfront vacation rental on the cliffs of Carmel where you’ll be treated to epic views of the Big Sur coast and sunsets like no other. There, amid the cypress tree groves and rugged shorelines of the Monterey Peninsula, you’ll discover a wealth of attractions and scenery to explore, from pristine beaches and quiet coves to celebrated golf courses. Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to find excellent hiking trails, dive sites and wildlife-watching spots right on their doorstep. Indeed, from your luxurious Carmel Highlands villa, you’ll be just minutes from Point Lobos State National Reserve.

When it’s time to explore the local dining scene, make a beeline for one of Carmel's charming restaurants. Be sure to check out former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch for a gourmet dinner with majestic views of rolling hills and the glistening ocean in the distance. In the mood for more earthy delights? Venture inland to Carmel Valley’s vast open country where you’ll get to enjoy true farm-to-table cooking on beautiful farms, vineyards and ranches. Wine lovers will be in heaven as they sip their way through Carmel Valley Road’s numerous wineries and tasting rooms.

Experience a luxurious villa rental in Carmel

Would you rather stay closer to town? Take your pick from Luxury Retreats’ curated collection of villas in the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Whether you opt for a downtown location or prefer an oceanfront setting, you will find yourself perfectly placed to experience the town’s tranquil atmosphere and scenic beauty. Take a stroll through Carmel’s pedestrian streets, and discover its art galleries, quaint little boutiques, atmospheric passageways and fairy-tale cottages. For a glimpse of the city's Spanish-influenced history, be sure to visit the beautifully-preserved Carmel Mission, which is one of the oldest missions in California. And whenever you’re ready to feel the sand between your toes, take a walk to pristine Carmel Beach and linger among the pines and cypress trees to catch yet another magical sunset.  

No matter how you spend your days on the Peninsula, our hand-picked Carmel vacation rentals promise a vacation experience like no other!

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