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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Big Sur?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 277 holiday rentals around Big Sur. From 35 Cabins to 170 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Big Sur is on Stayz.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Big Sur:

  • Golden Rectangle: 188 holiday homes
  • Mescal Corridor NW: 25 holiday homes
  • Marine Terrace: 142 holiday homes
  • Jack's Peak: 45 holiday homes
  • High Meadows: 103 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Big Sur?

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

  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park: 149 holiday rentals
  • Big Sur Station: 96 holiday rentals
  • Point Sur Lighthouse: 478 holiday rentals
  • Point Sur State Historic Park: 484 holiday rentals
  • Big Sur Spirit Garden: 80 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Sur listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 35 Cabins in Big Sur. Our other popular types of Big Sur holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 170 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 35 holiday houses
  • Villas: 9 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows 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 54 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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