The Vagabond's House

Dolores St and 4th Ave , Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921 USA (Show map)


Where artists, writers and travelers come together under the ancient oak, amongst treasures from the past, to relax in the peaceful and inspiring luxuries of today. In the heart of the village, this charming brick and half-timbered English tudor boutique inn and spa is one of a kind. From the magical courtyard and the fireside wine and cheese reception to the detailed service of the staff, The Vagabond's House always feels like home. Delivered to your room each morning, breakfast includes organic locally grown fruits, French pastries and local organic cage free eggs.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5


4.8 on March 29, 2017

When we stayed here in 2015 we stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms and it did not disappoint. In fact I wish we could have stayed longer. The room was beautifully appointed. Everything about the room was thoughtfully done. The bed was wonderfully comfortable. The walk in shower was nice, the bathtub was relaxing and I loved the heated tiles on the floor. I don't think I would consider the breakfast to be hot/full...more on the continental side of things but it was delicious none-the-less and I loved that it was brought to our door and the exact time we specified (they were right on time). The courtyard was so beautiful and we happened to be there when the weather was outstanding! I took the opportunity to take a look at the other rooms that were unoccupied and though the style was completely different they were equally as charming. This is the place the stay while visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea!

Most comfortable place in Carmel.

5 on October 01, 2011

The service always exceeds my expectations at the Vagabond House. I have stayed here many times over the years and like how they have maintained the quaint charm while still updating things like bathrooms and kitchens and TV/internet service to keep up with the times. The new management has put an emphasis on service and it shows.

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Location Type

Downtown, Oceanview, Village


Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 6 miles

Directions to property:

Highway 1 south past Monterey to right on Ocean Ave. exit, to right on Dolores St, to corner of Dolores and 4th Ave, on right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cannery Row, Tor House, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities , after dinner cookies, in room sherry

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Scuba diving, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Off property / on sidewalk
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pet fee applies (includes pet amenities)
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night
  • Cancellations: First nights stay as deposit is fully refundable if canceled prior to 7 days of arrival. In the event of cancellation within 7 days of arrival, the deposit is not refundable but is redeemable for reservations made within 6 months of original arrival date.
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Thomas Rogers

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Owner collects items of interest, many of which are on display at the inn. Innkeeper has a background as chef and Innkeeper.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:30
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Guest room

Signature Dish

Jams and fruit spreads
Made in house and served with breakfast and/or wine and cheese: organic mixed berry jam tart cranberry and tangerine spread other seasonal jams

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