Monterey County Vacation Rental Alliance

Supporting Visitors, the Economy & our Neighborhoods


Life is best lived through joyful experiences shared with others

We believe in providing our visitors with joy, security, and an overwhelming sense of belonging in the personal comfort of our homes and our neighborhoods.

We establish sustainable practices that support the character of our communities. Our homes are managed, maintained and appropriately used in a manner that adds to the value, charm, and safety of our beautiful Monterey County.

We invite visitors to experience life as a local; we share our homes with people from all over the world who want to experience the heritage, beauty, and vibrant lifestyle of Monterey County from the comfort of a home.

Our Shared Experience

Monterey Bay is such a beautiful location which should be shared with the world in a reasonable manner. Staying at a house is a completely different experience than at a hotel room, which lacks the charm and character of a house. We also like interacting with the locals who can share so much more about the area.

John from California

We stayed in Monterey in a beautiful private home with our grandparents visiting from Europe. This is a much more beautiful and practical experience than staying at a hotel for a family vacation! And I am sure we were very respectful of neighbors.

Janica from California

As a native Californian I love to be able to take my entire family (four generations) on vacations where we can all be under the same roof and be comfortable. The Monterey area, is so rich in history and offers some of the best scenic views in the world. Feeling like you are part of the community really adds value to our vacations as opposed to staying in a hotel.

Jenifer from California

COVID-19 Pandemic

Status as of May 22, 2020

The Monterey County Health Officer has issued two orders: a Shelter in Place Order and a Short Term Lodging Order that clarifies specific restrictions for short term lodging facilities. See and also the Short-Term Lodging FAQs The Short Term Lodging Order reiterates that hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and short term rentals may remain open to support essential services but must not provide lodging for vacation or leisure activity. During the effective period of the Shelter in Place Order, STR owners cannot host a guest that travels for vacation purposes even if they follow shelter in place guidelines while there. The effective period currently has an end date of May 31, 2020 but that is expected to be extended. MCVRA is closely following any new orders, any extensions of current orders, and any restriction relaxations that may be issued. We will provide updates as these occur.

Our Organization

The Monterey County Vacation Rental Alliance (MCVRA) is a coalition of homeowners and property managers dedicated to offering this experience to visitors. MCVRA represents, supports, and protects residential vacation rentals by working with elected officials, government staff, and the media. It monitors legislation that could impact vacation rentals. Proposed laws and regulations are reviewed and a position is presented to government officials to get a win-win-win result – a win for the local economy, a win for neighborhoods, and a win for homeowners. Join MCVRA: Click here