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SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Carmel
HawksNest Sanctuary DO NOT REQUEST, CONTACT US

Proof of Covid vaccination required & observance of social distancing and masks on when interacting with hosts. Expand all the windows and read everything about this sanctuary before contacting us. We communicate to assure us you have before booking; if you prefer not to communicate, look elsewhere. Select the “Contact host” link below, NOT the red “Reserve” or “Check Availability” link to the right. If you are using the app, it is the the “Contact host” link at the bottom. Thank you kindly.

$332 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Great Room at a Great Price in Carmel! #2

Comfortable home in a quiet area of Carmel. Minutes from downtown Carmel, Monterey, aquarium, golf courses, etc. Rental: 1 bedroom with private bath, with shared kitchen, living room and patio. Bathroom has tub/shower. A/C not needed here. Pets are not hosted.

$98 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Carmel
Isolation Retreat - ocean view & hot tub

Open floor space home on one acre with views of ocean and private hot tub area with hot outdoor shower

$464 per night

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SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Carmel Valley
Coastal California Retreat at Star Route 120
$145 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Big Sur Lofted Studio Cabin in the Redwoods!
$279 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Carmel
★ One of Most Beautiful Spots on Earth ★ Views ★
$125 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Carmel Valley
Mountain Tree House
$345 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Carmel
HawksPerch Haven Studio DO NOT REQUEST, CONTACT US
$193 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
$ 155 Big Sur Getaway - Rosehaven -Serenity Cabin
$155 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Carmel Valley
Valley Eden Barn Rustic Retreat ❤️Views & Privacy
$240 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
$155 Big Sur Getaway -Rosehaven- MorningLite Cabin
$155 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Carmel Valley
Lovely private apartment with views, non-smoking
$150 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Carmel Valley
Charming 1-bedroom Hilltop Villa.
$327 per night
  1. Tent
  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Luxury Tent
$210 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
On the Ocean with unbelievable views
$466 per night

Beach house rentals in Big Sur

SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Pacific Grove
Modern Beach House
$215 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Watsonville
Sunset Cottage
$282 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Pacific Grove
Welcome to Sea-Glass House! (PG License #0478)
$233 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Rivers End at Carmel Point
$750 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Pacific Grove
Ocean View At Lovers Point Mermaid Cottage #02204128
$171 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Charming Carmel House - Short walk to 2 Beaches
$414 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Castroville
Oceanfront Retreat w/Private HotTub
$848 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Moss Landing
Oceanfront beach house with private hot tub
$629 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Carmel
Beautifully Remodeled Home Two Blocks from Carmel Beach
$806 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Watsonville
Ocean Views Forever 44
$591 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Monterey
Monterey Bay House on Miles of Secluded Beach!
$696 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Pacific Grove
Ocean Front on Ocean View Blvd
$275 per night

Your guide to Big Sur

Introduction

Big Sur is both a tiny town and a vast region located about two and a half hours south of San Francisco, stretching for 90 miles along California’s Central Coast. Here, you can treat yourself to a rejuvenating weekend getaway full of towering redwood trees, breathtaking 360-degree vistas, stunning cliffs at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and trails for all levels of hikers and cyclists. Take a dip in the Big Sur River at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park before a late lunch in town, or peer through the fog line to catch a glimpse of California condors, a critically endangered species of bird whose wingspan measures up to nine feet. Whether you’re looking for an active retreat or serenity in nature, Big Sur welcomes you.


How do I get around Big Sur?

The largest airport in the area is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), but the closest to Big Sur is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). SFO tends to accommodate more international arrivals, but if you see a less expensive fare for SJC, snatch it up — San Jose is at least 30 minutes closer to Big Sur, depending on traffic. Rent a car at the airport to avoid a hefty taxi or rideshare bill. Driving from either airport will take you to Highway 1, which winds through Monterey County, where sea otters frolic in the bay and exquisite wine grapes grow inland in Carmel Valley.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Big Sur?

Fans of dramatic fog and moody beaches will appreciate staying in one of Big Sur’s cabins from late fall through the end of winter, when the region is darker and cooler than the rest of the year. Drive with caution in January, when peak rainfall can result in slippery roads and even mudslides. Sun worshipers, fear not—you can experience Big Sur in golden light and comfort during the late spring and summer, when highs are in the upper 70s Fahrenheit. The signature fog will still make an appearance, but the rain and chilly temperatures, not so much.


What are the top things to do in Big Sur?

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

One visit isn’t enough to fully appreciate the diverse landscapes and activities afforded at this intersection of mountains, forests, river, and ocean. Channel your inner adventurer on the eight-mile Mount Manuel Trail to be rewarded with views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, or enjoy shorter trails that lead to and along the Big Sur River.

McWay Falls

An easy half-mile hike through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park will lead you to McWay Falls, an 80-foot waterfall that flows year-round. Time your trek right to witness the waterfall splashing directly into the Pacific Ocean at high tide.

Bixby Bridge

Built in 1932, this feat of engineering creates a path between staggering cliffs and allows cars to pass 230 feet above Bixby Creek. There are multiple opportunities to pull over for a clear view of the iconic structure that is often featured in car commercials.