Find the best place to stay — Big Sur

Where to stay around Big Sur?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 227 holiday lettings near Big Sur. From 136 houses to 28 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Big Sur for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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: 94 holiday homes
  • Pebble Beach: 221 holiday homes
  • Carmel Riviera: 15 holiday homes
  • Cannery Row: 58 holiday homes
  • Hatton Fields: 182 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?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Big Sur. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park: 116 holiday lettings
  • Big Sur Discovery Center: 292 holiday lettings
  • Partington Cove: 25 holiday lettings
  • Big Sur Spirit Garden: 58 holiday lettings
  • Point Sur Lighthouse: 387 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Big Sur listed on HomeAway 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 houses in Big Sur?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 136 houses in Big Sur. Our other popular types of Big Sur holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 28 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 6 self catering accommodations

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

    Make a vacation rental in Big Sur, USA your home away from home

    Big Sur is a coastal region that lies between Los Angeles and San Francisco in California’s Central Coast. On holiday at a Big Sur vacation rental you’ll have 90 miles of breathtaking coastline to explore, with unspoiled beaches and towering cliffs. Inland is a sparsely populated rural landscape, home to large protected areas.

    Things to do in Big Sur, USA

    Perhaps the main reason why most people head for vacation accommodation in Big Sur is to experience the vast untouched scenery, either along the coast or in the hinterland. Hiking is considered the best way to this, and the region features more than 80 different routes for day hikes, taking in beaches, mountains, redwood forests and canyons. The parks here are the best place to start – you’ll have Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, which boasts large expanses of redwood forest and the eponymous waterfalls. Point Lobos State Reserve also comes highly recommended and is noted for its coastal scenes, with picturesque coves and headlands. If you’re a keen diver you’ll be able to scuba dive in the waters if you have a permit. The largest sandy stretch to be found in the area is Sand Dollar Beach, which sits well sheltered from coastal winds.

    There are some fantastic sights to visit close to Big Sure self-catering accommodation. Bixby Bridge has reached iconic status. It was constructed in 1933 and straddles the creek of the same name, right next to the coast. Point Sur is another excellent sight – it’s a natural one; a rocky outcrop that serves as a very noticeable landmark for anyone making the drive along the coast here. It can be climbed and features the Point Sur lighthouse, which dates to the late-19th Century.

    Places to visit on holiday in Big Sur, USA

    The city of Santa Cruz is little more than an hour north of Big Sur self-catering vacation accommodation. It’s known for its immaculate city beaches, offering ideal spots for swimming as well as surfing. Other activities on offer in the area include kayaking, road biking and mountain biking.

    Weather in Big Sur, USA

    The region around Big Sur vacation rentals has a Mediterranean climate, which makes for mild winters, when temperatures tend to stay around the mid or early teens during the day. Summers are consistently warm, with temperatures hitting the mid-20s from as early as May through to October.

    Cheap flights to Big Sur, USA

    If you’re heading for Big Sur self-catering vacation accommodation from the UK then you’ll be able fly with British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to San Francisco (SFO) which sits just over two hours to the north of your holiday destination.

    Attractions in and around Big Sur

    Looking for things to do while you're in Big Sur? Don't miss landmarks such as New Camaldoli Hermitage, McWay Falls and Point Sur Lighthouse. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Limekiln State Park and Partington Cove. During your stay, you may want to visit Jade Cove, McWay Falls or Big Sur Spirit Garden. Other places to visit in town include Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Salmon Creek Falls Trail and Big Sur Discovery Center.