The Big Sur is a must-see American attraction up there with the Golden Gate bridge and for good reason. It’s a long drive nestled in between mountainous forests and a sea view that stretches on forever. The route features many hiking and trekking spots and other natural wonders you need to see. There are also plenty of things to do, such as camping and capturing sunset views in tourist spots. Unsurprisingly, many people flock to this area for their vacations, and it has given rise to a booming vacation rental business in the towns along the Big Sur route. Here is a list of beautiful Airbnbs in Big Sur that we’ve picked out for you from across the price range.
This villa has a sweeping view of the Santa Lucia Mountain range and the ocean. Its high ceilings, spacious grounds and isolation provide for a rejuvenating experience for the family. Its location is far away from other rentals and listings, so it really makes for a private getaway holiday experience. Fall asleep to a full view of the stars and wake up to the sight of dawn with full length windows that open up to the patio in your bedroom. This well furnished option is located on the east side of Historic Highway. It boasts a fully furnished interior, a full kitchen, televisions and a barbecue grill. Three beds provide sleeping arrangements for 6 guests.
Address: San Simeon, CA, United States (see map)
Price: from 507 USD
Number of Guests: 6
This house amongst a sweet farming community is a peaceful getaway amongst mountains and dramatic ocean scenes. It’s complete with a kitchen, bath, laundry appliances and (unstable) Wi-Fi. Sleeping arrangements include a queen bed in bedroom 1, a double bed and single bed in bedroom 2, and one double bed in the common space. Take the time to talk to the hosts, maybe interact with the baby goats trotting about the area, and meet up with them in the morning to milk in the Milkshed. With such friendly assistance, this is the perfect base for relaxing amongst nature and animals or more adventurous pursuits, like hiking.
Big Sur, Goat Farm, Ocean Views!BIG SUR, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsstunning views cozy romantic lodging with all amenitiesthe cabin was charming and cozy with unparalleled views of magical big sur from the deck and bedroomsthis place is truly gorgeous with a cozy cottage offering spectacular viewswe used the cabin at its max capacity and were all very comfortablethe beds were very cozy and comfortable and we were greeted with fresh eggs plums and beautiful flowerseverything was clean and tidywe arrived to a clean cabin ready for our stayclean plenty of beds and space for us and our two teenage girlswe arrived to a beautiful clean house with amazing viewsthe cabin is charming and clean with a quintessential big sur aesthetic and vibe
Host:lygia was the perfect hostour hosts were so kindthank you for being such a wonderful hostour hosts made us feel very welcome and at home for the weekgreat hosts and great accommodationsRead more reviewsthe location is good (close to 'central' big sur)excellent location and very privatelocation was perfect: secluded but still close to various shops around big surlocation is perfect for seeing what big sur has to offerthe gardens were amazing and the location was perfect
Feel the comforting embrace of Mother Nature at this accommodation located between Carmel and Big Sur villages. Aside from having two beds, this place provides you with the essentials like WiFi, a fireplace, and heating. Revel in its amazing outdoor bath, separated by a bamboo partition, that looks out on the lush trees and forest. Or, doze under the shade on a hammock at the cabin’s deck.
The place provides a desirable refuge to all kinds of travelers: families, couples, solo travelers, or guests with pets. Although the cabin can board up to four people, there is an additional fee per person per night for a booking of more than two people.
$155 Big Sur Getaway -Rosehaven- MorningLite Cabin
Top guest reviewsstunning views and a shower and bath on the outdoor deck to bootcomfy bed great views hot water for the tubshowering on the deck in the middle of the forest was greatthe cabin is cozy and has great viewit was an amazing get-away and it was nice and warm with the fireplace heaterthe cabin was clean and cozy and everything we were looking forthe cabin was clean and nestled in a great location between camel & big surthe place is very clean and it’s location is incredible
Host:douglas is the perfect hostdoug was a very nice hostdoug was a wonderful hostdoug is a super hostthe owners are kind hospitable and organizedRead more reviewsclose enough to big sur to enjoy all of the scenery and hikes in the areadoug’s is a great cabin in a fantastic locationgreat place to find peace and quiet and amazing location which can melt your worriesit's a perfect quiet get awaycabin was so great super private and beautiful location
Ideal for couples or small families, this rental located in D'Jango Hill Farm is situated above a luxury horse barn. It sports a bedroom with a queen bed and a double bed in the common area. It also comes with a highly equipped kitchen with a four-seat counter, and a patio with outdoor furniture, a fire ring, and a grill. Laundry facilities, bathroom, and bedroom essentials are also provided by your host. Aside from the comfort, this rental also offers stunning views of the rolling hills and pastures of the 27-acre (11-hectare) farm that surrounds it.
Luxury Apartment Over Barn in Carmel ValleyCarmel Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewspeaceful comfortable and spectacular viewsfor kids the murphy bed would be perfectbonnie’s apartment/barn/farm is absolutely stunning and was the perfect place for our family (with two kids) to staythis place is magical gorgeous surroundings and a wonderful apartmentwe had everything we needed and the murphy bed was surprisingly comfortablethe apartment was clean comfortable and had everything neededthe apartment was very comfortable clean and well-equippedthe apt is spacious clean warm and cozycomfortable clean and very cool to look down into the barn and see horsesspecial shout out to the whimsical wallpaper in the bathroom spotlessly clean we wanted for nothing during our stay
Host:mike and bonnie were wonderful hostsamazing hosts who share the joy from their kind animals with the gueststhe staff on the grounds were so helpful and kindsuper hosts who were very responsive and engagingthank you bonnie and family and staffRead more reviewsloved you location and meeting the animalspt lobos is a great place to hike nearbyunrivaled beauty and locationa perfect place to get away and unwindlocation very close to hiking beach charming downtown wineries and caramel by the sea
Nicknamed “The Nest”, this rustic hilltop guesthouse in Carmel Valley offers comfortable accommodations for couples or a small group of up to four guests. It has a great room which serves as both the bedroom and the living space, fitted with a luxurious queen bed and two single beds. Its kitchen has all the equipment and tools you need for cooking up a meal. During your stay, enjoy the house’s flat-screen TV or cozy up by the fireplace. You could also arrange for other amenities before your arrival including a fridge fill-up, spa schedule, and more.
The Nest in Carmel ValleyCarmel Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsvery nice views comfortable beds and sufficient amenitiesthere isn’t any ac but with the fan and some windows open it’s enough to cool downthe view from the room was breath taking the photos listed really don’t do it justiceamazing spot cozy with a beautiful viewbeautiful views to wake up to and feels quite cozyvery clean cozy spaceit was sparkling clean and really niceit was sparkling clean and the perfect weekend getawaythe space was very clean and had just about everything we needed to make dinner every nightgreat place super clean and exactly what was needed for a getaway
Host:the hosts are also very friendlythe owners were incredibly sweet and helpful with recommendations for the area as wellthe family was more then helpful with letting us know how to get around townbut with that said the company are available by text all the time and were helpfula beautiful spot and a nice home maryjane was attentive and the home was clean definitely a good stayRead more reviewsgreat location to get to carmel point lobos and montereythe location of this guest house is awesomethe location is great right by this cute little town and couple of beachesother than that great location and the place itself is very cuteif you want a place to get away without being too far this is a wonderful option
Surrounded by flowers of every colour, make your next vacation home in this magical little studio. Being the former abode to folk duet Mimi and Richard Farina and artists of all sorts, it’s hard not to find inspiration here. A sleeping loft for two with a large skylight allows for you to drift off to sleep with a scene of stars and towering oaks. Another pull out couch bed allows for another 2 to share in this lovely, quiet place. Comfort is assured with a fully equipped bathroom, consistent heat and an indoor fireplace. Wi-fi available.
Cathedral Redwood Studio with loftCarmel Highlands, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeautiful views and comfortable spaceall the kitchen amenities worked nicelysparkling cider and coffee were made available along with teas and kitchen staplesthe studio is comfortable and has a view to the oceanthe studio was warm the heaters were working shower had hot water which is really nicethe bathroom is very clean and neatly organizedthe house is beautiful very clean actually a bit bigger than on the photosit is a bit more rustic than the pictures show but very clean comfortable and restfulthe studio/cottage was very clean and organizedthe studio is spacious clean functional and has all the kitchen and bathroom necessities
Host:our hosts were helpful and made us feel very much at homewonderful and welcoming hosts with so much to share and discussthe spirituality and kindness of the hosts is uniquelotte was incredibly gracious host and provided us with great recommendationslotte was a great hostRead more reviewsideal location for visiting the areanice location centrally located for exploring the areathis is a wonderful location close to point lobos and carmelplace is beautiful and close to many attractionswonderful magical spot that’s very close to the point lobos entrance
Love looking out to the ocean and spotting whales and dolphins? This large listing with ocean views is just for you. Catch incredible sunsets from the patio or balcony. Its interior is equally pleasant on the eye, decorated with pastels and motifs of the sea. Three bedrooms with three beds sleep 6 guests, and allow privacy for couples or small families travelling with the group. A kitchen, laundry amenities and Wi-Fi are also available in this kid-friendly beach cottage.
View Photo Seaside Escape
Address: Big Sur, CA, United States (see map)
Price: 400 USD
Number of Guests: 6
This enchanting 3-storey dome structure looks like a vision out of a fantasy novel. It was built by a civil rights attorney and his friends back in the 70s, and is now available for you to bask in its beautiful surroundings and interior. It has an expansive open floor plan finished entirely in wood. Multiple skylights allow for dreamy nights of stargazing. It’s only heated with a wood stove (firewood provided), so it’s advised that you bring lots of fluffy clothing to warm up. This rustic setting however, has Wi-Fi. It’s also kid-friendly, so you can bring the young ones to experience the magic. A king bed, a double bed and a single bed allow sleeping area for five guests.
Address: Carmel, CA, United States (see map)
Price: from 400 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Consider this treehouse-like cabin made perfect for two as your next vacation haven. Although the area is in the woods, its deck opens to a stunning panorama of Carmel’s white-sand beach.
This 250-square foot (23.2-square meter) space possesses necessities like a kitchenette, cable and streaming TV, and WiFi. It offers access to a lot of places like the beach, local wineries, and restaurants. For a fee, you bring your fur buddies to stay with you in this pet-friendly cabin.
Carmel Rustic Cabin Like a Treehouse + DogCarmel, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit’s a comfortable room with a very nice bathroom and a minimal coffee and refrigerator kitchenettewe were grateful for the heater and the snacks providedit was quiet cozy and loved the view of the treesfun private and quiet spot in carmel love the view of the forest from the roomit’s a great place to chill out at and the bed is comfyquiet clean and peacefulit was very clean and it was peacefulthis is a clean neat cabinthank you for having everything clean and set upit was private simple clean and a great place to set up camp for the night
Host:the host was friendly and helpfultom is a great hostthe host was very helpful and friendlytom is the most kind genuine host i have ever hadtom the host is extremely kind and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location close to townthe location was absolutely perfect very close to towngreat stay so cute and close to everythingit is in a great location - walking distance to town/beach but far enough away to feel remotegreat stay perfect location close to everything in carmel / hop skip drive to big sur
If you’re looking for an affordable Airbnb vacation rental, then you’ll love this private bedroom in a fully furnished house. The bedroom comes with one queen bed that can accommodate up to two persons. Another thing you’ll find here is a flat-screen television to keep you entertained during your stay. Apart from your rental space, you can also use other parts of the house, including the kitchen, living area, dining set-up, and the spacious deck with hammock and outdoor seating.
Monthly Town & Forest RoomMonterey, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsjason’s place is very well equipped and had all the amenities you need to have a comfortable staythe room was small and neatthe bed was super comfy and we really had everything we neededspace was clean quiet and relaxingthe place was clean welcoming and quietand the house was always clean because jason is tidy personour dog also enjoyed the spacious fenced-in yardso clean you wouldn’t understand that a dog lives there if you didn’t see him
Host:host was kind and thoughtfulboth jason & jenny are kind welcoming & generous hostsjason is a great hostsexcellent hospitality kind host beautiful spacethe hosts were very welcoming and provided a really nice breakfastRead more reviewsthe location is perfect and close to grocery stores the beach and morevery close to downtown and very cleanjason’s house is set in a secluded and gorgeous spot right outside of central montereyi totally would recommend this place because it's central but nevertheless a very calm spotcentral for any shopping or sightseeing but secluded enough to get a good dose of relaxing nature
This little nook in nature, otherwise known as the HawksPerch Haven studio, is a beautiful place for you to unplug and unwind. It is located on the edge of a canyon, and is surrounded by the wilderness. From your private outdoor space, grab a drink and enjoy views of the ocean that stretch for miles ahead. This place’s remote location means that cell phone reception is poor here, but there are landlines for your use. There’s also Wi-Fi but it’s only strong enough to check an email or two. Facilities available are a private entrance, full kitchen, full sized bed (for 2), cable TV and an electric fireplace.
HawksPerch Haven Studio DO NOT REQUEST, CONTACT USCarmel, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe space is adorable clean and cozy with an amazing ocean view from the private rooftop perchthe kitchen and bathroom are very well stocked with necessities and the space is very beautifully finishedthe place: clean organized & beautifulthe studio is very clean and well-stockedthe space is clean & tidy and really is the perfect getaway for twothe apartment was sparkly clean with everything in it i could have neededthe space it’s self was clean and well maintained
Host:the hosts were amazingkevin and jill are fantastic hostskevin and jill are amazing hostskevin & jill are gracious hosts with a peaceful lovely special homejill & kevin thank you you truly are "super hosts"Read more reviewsthe location and value is unbeatablethe location is great in that it is between monterey and big surbeautiful canyon walk right on your doorsteplocation is also great between carmel town and big surgreat location of the mountains and ocean
Live the dream of luxurious amenities amongst hills and mountains. This Big Sur cabin for rent has views of rolling slopes and greenery all around. Its seclusion gives you the clearest views of the stars and trees. A minimum stay of 7 days makes sure you really get to soak in the atmosphere- and at the end of it all, you won’t want to leave. A king bed and a queen bed provide sleeping space for four. Other things you can enjoy are Wi-Fi connectivity, a hot tub, and a small space to do some of your work. Pets are allowed!
10 Acres That Feel Like A 1,000
Now doesn’t this place look like a fairytale? This unique Big Sur vacation rental is a converted water tower that offers panoramic views of Garland Park from its fantastic location. Here, you can enjoy romantic, serene mornings with nothing but the sound of singing birds and the hosts’ horses munching hay. The listing is stocked with a variety of breakfast food- cold drinks, fruit, milk, snacks and a selection of cereals. One bed sleeps two guests and a separate cabin for the bathroom is available near the house.
serene peaceful tower retreat
This isolated little slice of nature grants you all the privacy you need, but is only minutes from the highway. It’s accessible by the dirt road so coupled with directions provided, you won’t have too much trouble finding it. Along with a quaint little hide-away is a separate bath house where you can get stunning views of the ocean from the hot tub. This cabin in Big Sur has a queen-sized bed for two and other little amenities like a small refrigerator, gas burners and a stove.
Big Sur Mountain Retreat
This Big Sur cabin rental, sitting along a creek is a great place for those who’ve loved the outdoors for years. It’s situated in a unique neighbourhood of nature-loving people from all over the world who’ve chosen to make the wilderness their home. Here, you will not find any television or Wi-Fi, but you will find alot to do within nature and some pretty great memories with your friends. Feel free to ask the friendly owners for hiking trail recommendations and local activities. A bedroom with a queen bed and a queen murphy wall bed provide sleeping space for 4.
Serene Redwood Haven in Big SurCarmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable with all of the details and amenities thought ofbe aware that hot water is finicky and taking a shower a bit of an adventurethe place is beautifully decorated and the furniture is comfortableand we even liked no internet/wifi a welcome break from the hustle and bustlewe spent two nights in this comfortable cabin and loved the privacy and lack of cell servicevery clean and well organizedrustic but clean and quietit's very clean and decorated wellgreat spot clean lovely quietthe place was spotless and felt warm and welcoming
Host:erin was a great hostthe owners were very courteous and helpful when it came to directionserin was a great host and the cabin had everything we needederin was very helpful in providing detailed directions on how to find the placehost was amazingly helpful and the place was everything you could ask for and moreRead more reviewsgreat location would recommendthe location is very quiet and peacefulfantastic cabin in a wonderful locationthe location was excellent in terms of being within driving distance of big sur as well as carmelgarrapata beach is a super close location to watch a pacific sunset
Surrounded by beauty in Big Sur
Seclusion, sweeping sea views and mountain ranges, these make for the perfect getaway for a lifetime. Even though it is a popular area, much of it is unspoiled and well taken care of. With these Airbnbs in Big Sur, we hope that you get to experience the best of what the area has to offer. Be sure to check out yurts and other nearby hotels as well for more accommodation options.
Frequently asked questions about best Airbnbs in Big Sur
1. Which are the best Airbnbs in Bug Sur with nice views?
2. Which are the best Airbnbs for families in Big Sur?
If you’re traveling with your family, then you need to book a bigger accommodation. In that case, you should check out these two family-friendly holiday homes: the bedside by seaside and the Tuscan villa.
3. Which are the most budget-friendly Airbnbs in Big Sur?
Traveling within a budget? You don’t have to worry for Big Sur boasts many affordable accommodations, like this cozy private room that is located in a secluded forest-like area.
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