Discover a selection of 263 vacation rentals in Big Sur, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $228 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Big Sur. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Beautiful Big Sur will entice you

The ocean views, forests and riverfront are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Big Sur. This scenic and romantic city entices travelers with its hiking and camping. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Big Sur vacation rentals

Big Sur’s rugged coastline offers ample photo opportunities, with its abundance of astounding natural attractions. One of the most popular destinations for visitors is McWay Falls. Hidden away in a beautiful cove, this awe-inspiring waterfall cascades from 70 feet onto the beach below. Bixby Bridge is another must-see: its iconic architecture and breathtaking setting make it one of the most photographed places in all of California. Literature and art lovers won't want to miss the Henry Miller Memorial Library, an art hub and book store hidden away in the woods.

Activities

What to do near Big Sur vacation homes

The magnificent coastline of Big Sur is an area that simply must be explored by car, and what a drive! Boasting one of the most scenic routes in the United States, the hardest thing about the drive is not parking up every few minutes to snap a photo. With so many Big Sur vacation rentals to choose from, you'll no doubt be able to see some of the most beautiful and majestic creatures on earth. During January and February, gray whales migrate along the coastline, with park rangers offering guided whale watching. In the summer, you may also spot blue and humpback whales breaching as you drive along the coast.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Big Sur vacation homes

Big Sur enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year, making it a popular destination all year round. Winter tends to be fairly cool and can be quite wet, so if you're looking for the best weather conditions for hiking and driving, you may wish to come during another season. Spring is a wonderful time to visit, and summer enjoys temperatures averaging around 60 F thanks to the cool ocean breeze. Fall is one of the best times to book Big Sur vacation rentals since you can still enjoy summer-like temperatures.

Natural features

Explore the natural beauty of Big Sur

The inspiring landscape of Big Sur has drawn visitors to this area for many years. With the Santa Lucia mountain range to one side and the vast Pacific Ocean to the other, there is beautiful and varied scenery to enjoy. Thunderous waterfalls, stunning beaches, jagged cliffs, enchanting forests, luscious meadows, and much more are waiting to be explored. There’s an abundance of wildlife, too. You can see whales on the ocean horizon, elephant seals basking on the beaches, and falcons and condors soaring across the sky.

Beaches

Best beaches near Big Sur vacation homes

The beaches of Big Sur are one of its biggest draws. Vacation homes are available near places like Andrew Molera State Park, a beach park with trails on the sand and through meadows, and Garrapata State Park, a waterfront park with sandy beaches and coastal hiking for spectacular coastal views. You'll also like Carmel Beach, a curving white-sand beach with cypress trees and excellent surf breaks.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Big Sur

The nearest airport is in Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), located 16 mi (25.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 24.9 mi (40.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Big Sur?

Whether you're after an intimate escape for you and your special someone or a sprawling house to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Big Sur. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • "Walk To 2 Beaches When You Stay At Beachwalk" is a hit with guests. Around 40 miles from Big Sur, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including children's games and lowered locks.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Five Acre Retreat, Great Location". Located around 40 miles from the heart of Big Sur, it has 5 bedrooms and comes with a garden and a washing machine.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Big Sur vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Big Sur?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Big Sur delivers big adventure. Unplug your gadgets and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these pint-sized escapes:

  • Unwind and get back to basics at "Cabin - Unplug, Relax And Rejeuvenate In Our Tiny House Featuring Off". Located in Carmel Valley, games and coffee and tea making facilities are just two of the amenities included here.
  • "Two Tiny Home Grain Silos" has many conveniences, including spa and beauty services and lowered locks. Located in San Miguel, you'll be able to live big in this small but cleverly designed hideaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Big Sur?

If you've been busier than a hamster on a treadwheel, you deserve to get away for a few days. Clock off early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Big Sur:

  • Put your feet up at "Oceanfront Romantic Big Sur Cottage With Stunning Coast Views". Located about 7 miles to the northwest of Big Sur, this cozy escape has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including off-street parking options and outdoor furniture.
  • Alternatively, make new memories with your crew at "Cabin - Per Monterey County Order", which is around 30 miles to the northwest of Big Sur. Take advantage of an ocean view, a hair dryer and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Big Sur?

If you're looking for a simple yet stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently positioned in the heart of town. We recommend the following options in or near Big Sur:

  • Escape on your own or take a few pals to "Littlehouse In The Redwoods". You'll have lots of amenities at your fingertips, including a kitchen and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Another cool property is "Oceanfront Romantic Big Sur Cottage With Stunning Coast Views". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfortable apartment is filled with handy amenities like outdoor furniture, spa and beauty services and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Big Sur?

Whether you're seeking a compact apartment for two or a house with space for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Big Sur. These retreats make the perfect base for a whirlwind visit:

  • Close to the center of Big Sur, "Steps To Ocean. Across The Street From The Municipal Golf Course. License 0020" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your comfortable digs, get out and explore everything that's around you.
  • "Carmel Modern Hacienda Walking Distance To Town W" is also well located. Put your feet up here and find out why lots of guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Big Sur?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Big Sur that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Put on some soft tunes and kick back together at "Littlehouse In The Redwoods". Around 30 miles from Big Sur, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including winery tours and a fireplace.
  • Alternatively, spend a few magical days drinking wine and canoodling at "South Coast Big Sur; Peaceful Retreat With Amazing Views", around 12 miles from Big Sur. A fireplace and a dining table will help set the scene for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Big Sur?

Share your trip and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with pals for a family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Big Sur:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Mesa Del Sol Estate And Vineyards". Up to 20 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 8 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a kitchen. You'll discover it around 14 miles to the northeast of Big Sur.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending time with the people you love, and "Ocean Front Luxury Home" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 7 miles to the northwest of Big Sur, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. A fireplace and mountain views are among the various amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Big Sur?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool promises the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Big Sur and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to bring your inflatable doughnut:

  • Get your vacation on at "Big Sur Beautiful Ocean View Private Stone House Estate", where your main priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities including pet-friendly facilities and a toaster help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing around or catching a few peaceful moments beside the water at "Cabin - Unplug, Relax And Rejeuvenate In Our Tiny House Featuring Off". This vacation rental is another top choice and offers nearby birdwatching activities, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

Unsure what to pack for your Big Sur getaway? This impressive destination has a mediterranean climate. During summer, expect average temperatures of between 60 ºF and 70 ºF. Scroll through our range of Big Sur vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Big Sur?

Whether you're traveling with the kiddos or you're taking your parents, cousins and in-laws along, family vacations mean fun. These large rentals in and around Big Sur have room for everybody — along with everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • About 30 miles north of Big Sur, "Family Home Close To Pebble Beach" has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests. Some amenities here include nearby birdwatching activities and a dining table.
  • Also check out "Mesa Del Sol Estate And Vineyards". It's around 14 miles northeast of Big Sur, has 8 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 20 guests. Useful amenities here include towels and a dining table.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, McWay Falls is a fun outing for all ages.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Big Sur?

Cozy up with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Big Sur and get set to create some wonderful memories together. Here are a couple of favorites:

  • "Cabin - Per Monterey County Order" - This popular place offers a TV and a separate dining area and is around 30 miles northwest of central Big Sur.
  • "A Cozy Rustic Cabin Retreat" - This cabin is another top pick with families and is around 30 miles north of Big Sur. Offering coffee and tea making facilities, a living room and more, it'll get your group's stamp of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Big Sur vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.