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Highlights Big Sur

  • Carmel River State Beach
  • Hike and Fish in Big Sur State Park
  • Travel along 17-mile drive
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Take photos at Bixby Creek Bridge
  • Henry Miller Memorial Library

Best Vacation Rentals in Big Sur

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Pacific Grove, Monterey County
Vacation Rental • 1496 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(29 reviews)
This spacious and sun kissed penthouse is the perfect home away from home. Our building is one the most historic Victorians right in the heart of downtown. It is also the most photographed building in downtown Pacific Grove which we also call 'America's Last Home Town.' This charming penthouse has great views of downtown and the Monterey Bay. This is a completely furnished unit decorated in victorian charm and comforts of home with two (2) bedrooms and one (1) bath. This unit is perfect for up to four (4) guests. There is 24 hour off site parking. There is also a brand new custom kitchen be...
from $412 / night
Monterey County
Vacation Rental • 549 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(19 reviews)
Our newly remodeled 1 bedroom executive suite has stunning ocean and mountain views . A large living room with dining and efficiency kitchen provide ocean views from every angle in the suite . There is a queen mattress in the bedroom and a fold out queen temper pedic sofa in the living room that allows the suite to accommodate 4 with ease. There is a private deck with chairs and table to enjoy the best sunsets on the peninsula. The suite is located in a quiet secure neighborhood with plenty of on-street parking. It has it's own private entrance and is a quiet insulated suite from the main h...
from $310 / night
San Luis Obispo County
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(96 reviews)
Amazing location and breathtaking views! Nestled in the coastal foothills just off California Scenic Hwy 46 West - exactly halfway between the quaint artist village of Cambria (10 min) and gateway to the spectacular Paso Robles/Templeton wine region (just outside your door).Newly remodeled cottage from the ground up. Enjoy top of the line furnishings, amenities and touches that one would expect from an artist. The large master bedroom is a Southeast Asian retreat with unique pieces from Nepal and Thailand. The queen bedroom takes you back to early California. The kitchen is fully stocked an...
from $249 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Big Sur

$515for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$459 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Big Sur

12%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
38% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation Rentals in Big Sur

Rent a Fully-equipped Vacation House in Big Sur

Big Sur is one of America's prime vacation spots and cabins, cottages, condos, apartments and B&B holiday rentals are plentiful. Visitors can choose wooden homes at the sea or modern lock-up-and-go apartments. Homes and resorts are usually close to beaches and view sites.

Conveniently Located Seaside Cabins and Apartments

Many cabins, cottages and apartments in Big Sur are located close to mountain view sites, ocean view sites and beaches that you can walk to. There are numerous vacation rentals available within the Big Sur state park, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, at the Big Sur Inn, San Simeon and along the Big Sur River.

Holiday In Big Sur


One of California's most beautiful destinations

Big Sur is a maritime region in California. It is located between the iconic cities of San Francisco and San Jose. To the south, you will find {{Los Angeles}{ID}} and Long Beach. Most of the Big Sur State Park hugs the coastline and features beautiful ocean views, beaches and mountain slopes.

Getting to Know Big Sur

Most of the Big Sur coastline lies in Central California. Highway 1 runs all along the coast. The park's boundaries follow the rugged Californian coast along the Pacific Ocean. It is situated near the Santa Lucia Mountains. Cone Peak is a notable Big Sur landmark and one of the tallest in the USA.

How to Reach Big Sur

The Big Sur Valley is located in Monterey County, approximately twenty-six miles south of Carmel. The valley is encircled by the Los Padres National Forest and Ventana Wilderness Area. Visitors can reach Big Sur via Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland Airports.


A great destination for Ocean Enthusiasts

Big Sur is a prime spot for maritime activities. It is ideal for those that want to SCUBA dive, jet-ski, rent a boat, take cruises, surf or sailboard. You can go whale and dolphin watching, snorkelling and kayaking. Avid surfers will find excellent waves for all levels.

A Pristine Hiking Area

You will be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful hikes and walks in this pristine wilderness area. The McWay Waterfall Trail, Ewoldson Trail and Pfeiffer Falls Trail are great ways to see the forest and wilderness up close and learn more about the trees, flowers and animals that live in the area.

Heaven for Stressed-Out Travellers

Big Sur is a great place to relax on the beach and do nothing, visit a spa, sit on a mountain top and think or laze in a hammock for the day. The wildness of the area is a very healing aspect of Big Sur.

The name "Big Sur" is derived from the area's original name, as listed on old maps and records. The area was once an unexplored wilderness, known as El Sur Grande or "The Big South' which was adapted to "Big Sur" once more formal maps were created.

Top 5 Things to Do in Big Sur

1.Hiking in Big Sur State Park

There are numerous trails to enjoy in the area, offering beautiful views of the coastline and ocean. Trails offer walks and hikes for all levels, from gentle strolls to more advanced hikes.

2. Travel Along 17 Mile Drive

This scenic drive winds along the Pebble Beach area and then continues through Pacific Grove along the peninsula. It provides breath taking views of the Pacific coastline. From this road you can view Bird Rock, Lone Cypress and the Del Monte Forest as well as local golfing spots, towering mansions and forests.

3.Walk Through Los Padres National Forest

This beautiful area stretches over 1.7 million acres along the Monterey coastline. You can drive through the area and experience excellent views with photo opportunities, view sites and stops for picnics or walk and hike some of the trails in the forest.

4.Visit the Henry Miller Memorial Library

Famous author Henry Miller made his home in Big Sur and the memorial library features his important works. It also hosts events from May to October including the Big Sur International Short Film Screening and live performances from bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

5.Take Photos of Bixby Creek Bridge

The graceful architecture of the bridge and beauty of the surrounding landscape makes it a popular place to take photos. Opened in 1932, the Bixby Bridge is 218 meters long and built over a steep canyon.

Useful Information

Music Concerts and Events

The area is host to several music concerts and events all year round, so not only can you enjoy relaxing days, you can also sit back and enjoy some wine while you listen to your favorite music artists as the sun sets over the mountains.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Big Sur

How much did it cost for a vacation rental in Big Sur last year?

Based on last year, Big Sur had an average price of $484 per night, a relatively high one for a destination in the USA.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in Big Sur?

According to last year, the months that allow you to save the most in Big Sur are February, March and January, with average prices of $370, $438, and $452, respectively.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Big Sur go up the most?

When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Big Sur, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of September (with an average of $542 per night), followed by May ($521), and then August ($520).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Big Sur?

If you decide to put Big Sur on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your vacation long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 83% of rentals booked the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, June (with an availability of 48%), July (20%), and January (19%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Big Sur?

Vacation rentals in Big Sur reach their peak in demand in April, with an availability rate of 5%. The second most requested month is May, with 10%, and the third is March with 10%. During these three months, the availability is very low (8%). It is therefore preferable to reserve early.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Big Sur?

Our inventory features around 1,300 vacation rentals from 4 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!

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