Destination guide

Why people love visiting scenic Big Sur

The ocean views, forests and riverfront are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Big Sur. This scenic and romantic city entices travellers with its hiking and camping. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Big Sur

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Big Sur a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sycamore Cellars (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Ventana Vineyard (23.3 mi / 37.6 km)
  • Hahn Winery Tasting Room (23.4 mi / 37.7 km)
  • Galante Vineyards (23.6 mi / 38 km)
  • Bernardus Winery Tasting Room (29.2 mi / 47.1 km)
  • Boekenoogen Winery Tasting Room (29.3 mi / 47.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Big Sur

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Big Sur is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Limekiln State Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • McWay Falls (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • McWay Cove (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Partington Cove (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Sand Dollar Beach (11.8 mi / 19 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Big Sur

The nearest airport is in King City, CA (KIC-Mesa Del Rey), located 25.6 mi (41.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), which is 39.1 mi (63 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Big Sur?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 232 holiday lettings around Big Sur. From 33 cabins to 154 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Big Sur?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Big Sur:

  • Carmel Point: 92 holiday homes
  • Downtown Monterey: 20 holiday homes
  • Park Hill: 73 holiday homes
  • Golden Rectangle: 174 holiday homes
  • Northeast Carmel: 254 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Big Sur? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Big Sur. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park: 119 holiday lettings
  • Andrew Molera State Park: 334 holiday lettings
  • Partington Cove: 26 holiday lettings
  • Point Sur State Historic Park: 414 holiday lettings
  • McWay Falls: 21 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Big Sur listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Big Sur?

Yes, of course. offers 33 Cabins in Big Sur. Our other popular types of Big Sur holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 154 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 33 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Big Sur?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 47 holiday homes with pool available in Big Sur. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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