Sharing some gorgeous Big Sur Airbnbs today! Big Sur is a beautiful stretch of the California coast that you should definitely visit at least once. A short drive from Pacific Grove and Monterey Bay, a road trip to Big Sur means gallivanting along Highway 1, with all its redwoods, hiking, and beaches.
This amazing coastline is best experienced staying at an Airbnb. Staying in one of these properties means getting away from the tourist crowds, staying in small communities, and chilling in gorgeous, unique spaces.
To get you started with some travel inspo, I’m sharing my top picks for the best Big Sur Airbnbs!
This beautiful 1930s bungalow is perfect when it comes to aesthetics. The old-school vibes of this Airbnb are on-point, as are the bright white walls and the way the pastel colors pop. It's all about the vintage at this lovely getaway.
This is one of my favorite vacation rentals in Big Sur, this place is super clean and well-furnished, from its fully equipped kitchen to its living room and bedroom.
Situated in Monterey Bay, from here, it's easy to get to the shops and restaurants or simply take a drive along the coastal highway.
Officially called the "Hygge House," this place is all about the cozy feels that come with the Danish word "hygge." This Airbnb is tucked away in the Carmel Valley and has stunning mountain views everywhere you look. The tranquility continues inside with warm wood floors, cozy couches, and Scandinavian style minimalist furnishings.
I love how this place has a private room just for watching movies—almost as much as I like the queen bed in the gorgeous bedrooms. This Airbnb location is and an easy minut drive to Big Sur.
This cozy cabin is one of the coolest Airbnbs in Big Sur. A combo of classic cabin feels and modern minimalism, there's as much comfort going on here as there is style. All the original features have been renovated from the 1930s that'll make this place extra charming.
Situated in a serene redwood grove in Palo Colorado Canyon (the path here is a magical trail through the trees), the setting is beautiful. But it's also just a calming scenic drive from this vacation home to Big Sur.
If you're looking for a treehouse to stay at—try this deep in wine country—private home that is set on the side of a valley secluded by oak branches. It comes with an amazing deck that has incredible views. It also has a hot tub on that deck!
From here, it's easy to see what the surrounding area has in store, with its activities like hiking and surfing. Check-in and you won't want to leave.
Up to 2 guests // 1 bedrooms // 1 beds // 1 baths. Prices from $268 per night. Check pricing and dates here
This Airbnb has ocean views for days and chic design interiors. This vacation rental has a spacious deck to spend time reading or relaxing on, or you could head down to the amazing amphitheater-style fire pit area for some stargazing. You could also hit up the twin copper soaking tubs out on the cliff for some supreme relaxation. This Airbnb really has it all!
With eye-catching design details and roomy natural interiors, you won't want to go anywhere else. There's even a sauna!
In the heart of Big Sur and set on a charming family ranch, this Airbnb is blessed with an amazing location. It's a simple 15-minute drive to Pfeiffer Beach, among other Big Sur attractions.
But once you're here, you may not want to leave the Airbnb since you'll be staying on a lot of land on the ranch. Walk among the organic vegetable gardens and oak trees and enjoy a soak in the roll-top bathtub with mountain views.
A little bit of countryside Old World charm in the middle of Big Sur, this Airbnb is unforgettable. The building itself is a historic cottage that has been lovingly renovated. It has fine art on all the walls, Dutch doors, a full kitchen with a butcher's block table, two fireplaces, and antique furniture.
Situated in Carmel-by-the-Sea and featuring huge grounds, including a courtyard, two outdoor dining areas, gardens, and lawns to stroll around, it's as good outdoors as it is inside.
The views from this Big Sur Airbnb are truly stunning. It's on the cliff edge itself, meaning you'll have a totally unobstructed view out over the Pacific Ocean. The sunsets from here are incredible.
As for the property itself, it's stylish, super clean, and has everything you need for your vacay, with a queen-sized bed and room enough for families or a group of friends. Big Sur is also only a 15-minute drive away, making it pretty convenient too.
With all those awesome Airbnbs, Big Sur is a definite must-visit place. Who can resist a break in one of these tranquil places? Go ahead and tag me (@wtfab) in your Instagram pics and stories and let me know which of these Big Sur Airbnbs you picked!
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.