Vagabond's House Inn

Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey and Carmel, California, United States of America

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  • Delightful boutique inn just a few blocks from Ocean Drive

  • Just 13 beautifully furnished guest rooms in a choice of styles

  • Tranquil massage studio for decadent spa treatments

  • Pretty courtyard garden for guests to enjoy

  • Friendly and homely feel

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Carmel is an all-year destination if you like fine dining and shopping. For nature lovers, the coast is wonderfully wild in winter and you can go whale-watching and birding; spring sees wonderful flower displays, and there are a host of watersports to be tried at the beach in the summer; autumn brings harvest bounty and temperatures are usually still balmy. The fog is present mostly in May and June, but usually burns off by lunchtime.

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Each of the newly renovated rooms has a toilet cubicle decorated entirely in pages from old novels.

Vagabond's House is named after a poem written by Don Blanding, a famous poet who fell in love with Carmel

The newly renovated rooms include a Moxie shower head for blue tooth pairing while you shower!

Be sure to make the most of wine and cheese hour

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Vagabond's House Inn is a romantic bed and breakfast in Carmel on California's Monterey Peninsula. Oozing charm and style, the 13 rooms surround a planted courtyard, and its location is great for the beach, art galleries and superb local restaurants.

Tucked away in a leafy street in the charming small town of Carmel, Vagabond's House Inn is in a superb location for strolling amongst the boutiques, fine restaurants and art galleries of Ocean Avenue. The white sands of Carmel's beach are only a little further down the street, the perfect spot for a beachcombing walk or evening bonfire toasting s'mores.

The Inn itself is set around a beautiful oak tree filled courtyard. Be greeted in the cosy reception, complete with Steinway piano and gas fireplace, perfect for a warm welcome. Breakfast can be taken each morning in the tranquillity of this little oasis or in the privacy of your guest room. All the rooms are beautifully furnished either in a more whimsical country style offering a cosy homely feel or a stunning contemporary style complete with magnificent free standing baths, heated floors and fireplaces offering a totally luxurious experience.

Carmel's main street of Ocean Avenue is just a short stroll away and perfect for exploring. Delight in the many boutique wine tasting shops, enjoy delightful baked goodies in one of the charming cafés or peruse the artwork in the sprinkling of galleries. The beach is only a short walk away and golf is within an easy drive as well.

After all the exploring, retire to this tranquil little inn and relax in the courtyard or in your homely room. Guests can even enjoy a little pampering in the inn's own massage studio with a tantalising menu of treatments to ease any traveling aches and pains.

Vagabond's Inn is a delightful find, romantic and homely making it the ideal Carmel escape.

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The inn offers just 13 guest rooms all set around a tranquil, flower filled courtyard. Guests can choose from the more traditional styled rooms or one of the newly renovated beautiful contemporary rooms.

Rooms 1,2,3, 6 and 7 all offer one King or Queen bed and have views out to the courtyard or over the rooftops. Each has whimsical furniture and a charming, cosy feel.

Room 4 is a large room and features a sitting area and private kitchen. This room can interconnect to room 4A to make a two-room suite.

Rooms 5 and 5A offer a King bed and an additional day bed so are ideal for parents sharing with one child.

Rooms 8, 9, 10 and 11 have been stunningly renovated to offer the ultimate luxury experience. Each has a contemporary feel, gas fireplace (room 10 has a wood burning fireplace) as well as huge bathrooms with beautiful freestanding tubs, separate showers and heated marble floors. Each room also has a SMART TV with live streaming movies and internet.


Vagabonds House Inn welcomes children with rooms 5 and 5A offering an additional bed for a child. Rooms 4 and 4A interconnect with a double bed in each room.


Delightful courtyard surrounding a beautiful oak tree complete with trickling waterfall, ideal for sitting and relaxing in. Guests can enjoy breakfast there in the morning or alternatively in their rooms. Each evening there is a wine and cheese reception where guests can mingle and sample wines from local vineyards.

There is a massage studio offering a selection of rejuvenating and indulgent spa treatments.



Holly Brightwell (Staff)

A beautiful boutique guests- house- feel hotel, set amongst a flowery courtyard with all rooms facing in. The hotel is set in a perfect location in Carmel Town to walk out and about to restaurants, cafes, galleries and boutique shops. As there are only a handful of rooms attention to details is spot on and the hotel has immaculate service. Enjoy a glass of wine by the fire pit!


  • Eco-Rafting Ocean Safari

    Speed through the deep blue waters of Monterey Bay in this exciting private half day eco-raft ocean safari!

  • Monterey Aquarium - The US #1

    Monterey's aquarium is located on the former site of a sardine cannery; much more than a collection of glass tanks, 200 gallons of seawater provide homes to sea life from kid-tolerant starfish to friendly penguins, sea turtles and hammerhead sharks.

  • Scenic 17-Mile Drive by Pedal-Power

    The Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail follows the shoreline above Cannery Row and around the marina. Cycle all the way to the Del Monte Forest and on the bike lane around the 17-mile drive, stop for a picnic or lunch in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea!

Location & directions

Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey and Carmel, California, United States of America

Located on 4th Avenue just a few blocks from the main center of the lovely leafy town of Carmel and less than a 10-minutes walk from the beach.

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