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10 Breathtaking Vacation Rentals Along The Big Sur Route

10 Breathtaking Vacation Rentals Along The Big Sur Route
Kimberlyn
Kimberlyn
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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. 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 10 beautiful Airbnb vacation rentals that we’ve picked out for you from across the price range.

1. On the edge of wilderness, Carmel (168 USD)

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

Address: Carmel, CA, United States

Price: 168 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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2. A magical tower overlooking the mountains, Carmel Valley (175 USD)

Now doesn’t this place look like a fairytale? This unique listing 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

Address: Carmel Valley, CA, United States

Price: from 175 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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3. A haven made out of redwood, Carmel by the Sea (235 USD)

This cabin, 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 Sur

Address: Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States

Price: from 235 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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4. Living with the wildflowers, Carmel Highlands (from 250 USD)

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 loft

Address: Carmel Highlands, CA, United States

Price: from 250 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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5. Compact cabin for 2, Big Sur (276 USD)

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. The cabin itself has a queen sized bed for two and other little amenities like a small refrigerator, gas burners and a stove.

Big Sur Mountain Retreat

Address: Big Sur, CA, United States

Price: from 276 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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6. Bedside by seaside, Cambria (400 USD)

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

Price: 400 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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7. 3-Storey dome home, Carmel- near Notley’s Landing (from 400 USD)

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.

Dome House

Address: Carmel, CA, United States

Price: from 400 USD

Number of Guests: 5

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8. Tuscan Villa, San Simeon (504 USD) (from 507 USD)

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.

Tuscan Villa

Address: San Simeon, CA, United States

Price: from 507 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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9. Goats by the ocean, Big Sur (600 USD)

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!

Address: BIG SUR, CA, United States

Price: from 600 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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10. Rolling hills and mountains, Big Sur (850 USD)

Live the dream of luxurious amenities amongst hills and mountains. This home 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

Address: Big Sur, CA, United States

Price: from 850 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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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 Airbnb rentals, we hope that you get to experience the best of what Big Sur has to offer.

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My name is Kimberlyn, I'm a huge fan of interesting stories and places. I love memorizing wicked facts and quirky histories. I also draw a lot on the side.

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