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Vacation apartment for 4 people in Cambria, with garden
4.6
34 reviews
$125per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in Lake Nacimiento, with jacuzzi and garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
20 reviews
$190per night
Large vacation apartment for 6 people in Monterey County, with balcony/terrace, with pets
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1mi to the beach
$287per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in Monterey County, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
5 reviews
$123per night
Large vacation apartment for 4 people in Pacific Grove, with balcony/terrace
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1mi to the beach
4.7
20 reviews
$317per night
Large vacation apartment for 5 people in Monterey County, with balcony/terrace
4.3
8 reviews
$217per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in Monterey, with balcony
4 pers., 1 bedrooms, 500yd to the beach
4.5
2 reviews
$196per night
Vacation apartment for 6 people in Pacific Grove, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.7mi to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
$250per night
Cottage for 3 people in Pacific Grove, with balcony/terrace
3 pers., 1 bedrooms, 1.4mi to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
$204per night
Resort for 3 people in Monterey County, with garden
4.1
7 reviews
$274per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people in Monterey County, with balcony/terrace
2 pers.
5.0
20 reviews
$183per night
Apartment for 6 people in Pacific Grove
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.4mi to the beach
4.4
20 reviews
$186per night
Large vacation apartment for 6 people in Cambria, with balcony/terrace and terrace as well as balcony
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.9
20 reviews
$191per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in San Luis Obispo County, with balcony/terrace and terrace
$149per night
Large vacation apartment for 4 people in Pacific Grove, with balcony/terrace
4.8
20 reviews
$500per night
Studio for 4 people in San Luis Obispo County
4 pers., 1 bedrooms
$208per night
Large vacation apartment for 4 people in San Luis Obispo County, with balcony/terrace
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.7
18 reviews
$187per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in Cambria, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.9
20 reviews
$252per night
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Highlights in 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

Most popular in Big Sur

Internet 1,150
Pet allowed 400
Balcony/Terrace 956
TV 1,028
Air conditioning 453
Garden 442
Parking 1,092
Washing machine 873
Heating 903

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

Orientation

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.

Activities

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.