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  2. Carmel Valley
Mountain Tree House

Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway and off-grid space. Prepare to enjoy a scenic drive through the Carmel-Valley vineyards as you escape up to the mountain. You will be surrounded by mountains and trees in the heart of Los Padres National Forrest. This space is great for a quiet weekend away from the city, from which you can explore Carmel Valley, Monterey and other local spots, or a peaceful artist retreat.

$367 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
On the Ocean with unbelievable views

Every room has close-up ocean views. Walk out the door and through the back gate and you find yourself on a walking trail by the ocean. The guest suite is brand new and very spacious

$486 per night
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Luxury Apartment Over Barn in Carmel Valley

Visit D'Jango Hill Farm! Stay in a tastefully decorated large apartment over a luxury 6 stall horse barn. The apartment has a complete kitchen, a separate bedroom, as well as a queen size Murphy bed in the large livingroom. Some windows look down into the horse stalls below, while others look over pastures full of horses, goats and alpacas. In addition to sunshine, you may wake up to the sound of our donkey" hehawing" for breakfast! (Due to the nature of our farm, we have a "No Pets" policy).

$262 per night

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Big Sur house rentals

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HawksNest Sanctuary DO NOT REQUEST, CONTACT US
$332 per night
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  2. Carmel Valley
Carmel Valley Modern Escape w/ Private River Beach
$418 per night
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  2. Carmel
Big Sur Dream Home
$565 per night
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Cabin Nestled in Forested Canyon
$657 per night
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Carmel-by-the-Sea Lux Guesthouse Tiny House
$155 per night
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Carmel Studio
$241 per night
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Sea Captain Room
$98 per night
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Gorgeous Carmel Valley Vineyard Hideaway with Pool
$645 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Stylish Carmel Cottage
$256 per night
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  2. Carmel Valley
Hidden Waters
$438 per night
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  2. Carmel Valley
Mountain Paradise
$816 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Private room in locals neighborhood- own entrance
$121 per night

Big Sur cottage rentals

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Carmel luxury, private 5-STAR for 2 with a View!
$224 per night
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Quaint Countryside Cottage with Private Yard
$200 per night
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Perfect Hideaway in Carmel Valley Hills
$236 per night
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Calla Lilly Cottage
$275 per night
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Carmel Valley's Little Cottage by the Creek
$211 per night
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Carmel Valley Village Cottage
$264 per night
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  2. Carmel Highlands
Cathedral Redwood Studio with loft
$257 per night
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PRIME LOCATION - Elegant Carmel-By-Sea Cottage !!!
$549 per night
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Fully renovated cottage on Carmel Point!
$600 per night
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  2. Salinas
Private Picturesque Cottage in Carmel Valley
$329 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
~ Quintessential Carmel Cottage ~
$299 per night
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Studio Cottage with Kitchen (NEW) Carmel River Inn
$338 per night

Big Sur cabin rentals

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The Arts Barn
$145 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Big Sur Lofted Studio Cabin in the Redwoods!
$276 per night
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Studio One
$146 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
$ 185 Big Sur Getaway - Rosehaven -Serenity Cabin
$188 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
$185 Big Sur Getaway -Rosehaven- MorningLite Cabin
$188 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Serene Redwood Retreat w/Modern Comfort
$362 per night
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Cozy Cabin 3 "Point Lobos"
$330 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Cozy Cabin 5 is called "Jack's Peak"
$330 per night
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Tent Top Cabin in the Oaks
$132 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Private, Garden country get away
$304 per night
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  2. Carmel-by-the-Sea
Cozy Cabin 1 called " Big Sur"
$412 per night
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  2. Carmel Valley
Cozy Cabin Retreat
$250 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.