10 Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Big Sur, CA
Stretching from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest, California’s coast is vast, diverse and beautiful. Amid thousands of miles of California coastline, Big Sur stands out as one of the most beautiful and enchanting places in the Golden State. Technically speaking, Big Sur is part of the central California coastline. Any photograph of Big Spur can explain its enduring appeal.
To reduce the magic to words, Big Sur is a spectacular place where mountains rise sharply and dramatically from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The dizzying nature of the terrain along with state and federal regulations have kept this area relatively undeveloped, preserving the integrity of its natural majesty.
The 72-mile stretch of Highway 1 (aka the Pacific Coast Highway) that runs through Big Sur is one of the most scenic in the country. It is by this oceanic and mountainous route that most people discover Big Sur. Many simply drive to nearby destinations such as Pebble Beach.
But Big Sur has plenty to offer those who want to leave their car (or at least get off the main thoroughfare to explore the many scenic side trails). The area is packed with hiking trails and awe-inspiring sights, from the rugged coastal arches of Pfeiffer Beach to the river wonders of Andrew Molera State Park. There are lots of amazing things to do and see, and plenty of vacation rentals. Whether you’re an avid hiker looking to break new ground or just want to relax, Big Sur offers unforgettable sights loved by people and their furry kids alike.
Here are 10 spectacular pet-friendly rentals in Big Sur to take in the jaw-dropping beauty of California’s greatest natural treasure.
Redwood Forest Retreat
$875.00/avg per night
This tranquil home is well located for a group adventure in Big Sur, close enough to the shops and amenities of Carmel but even closer to the natural sights the area is famous for. The area’s greatest architectural marvel, the Bixby Bridge, is just 2 miles away.
A stream runs through the property, enjoying the shelter of magnificent redwoods before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Two bedrooms (one king bed and one queen bed) can accommodate four people and there is room for four more on each of the futons in the two common areas. Nature’s woodwork on the trees outside rivals the masterful craftsmanship inside.
Bathrooms : 3
Gite Au Carmel
$499.00/avg per night
Just half a mile from the beach, this dog-friendly cottage is a tranquil launch pad for your Big Sur coastal expedition. It’s in Carmel Valley, the town that marks the northern limits of the Big Sur region. Take advantage of all the city’s amenities and beaches or head out along the coast to discover what makes Big Sur so beloved.
The quaint cottage has two double bedrooms, an updated kitchen, WiFi and an inviting living room. Its décor, design and character are lessons in relaxed elegance.
Bathrooms : 2
Adobe Home with Stunning Ocean Views
$500.00/avg per night
Although over a mile from shore, guests of this enviable adobe home can practically breathe the ocean from their front door. With incredible views in all four directions, this home proves that Big Sur’s appeal is so much more than the ocean.
Admire incredible views of the surrounding hills and valleys from this comfortable modern home. The Coastal Highway and thousands of acres of state parks are accessible from the front door. Come home to a fully equipped kitchen and incredible views in this mountaintop home.
Bathrooms : 1
Beachfront home in the middle of Big Sur
$295.00/avg per night
The outdoor space of this house is less a patio and more a panoramic view of the ocean. If this weren’t on private property, it’s easy to imagine cars would pull away and people would take pictures.
With giant windows on both sides, guests enjoy excellent views of the mountains as well as the ocean. Each of the three bedrooms has a queen-size bed. In addition to the gorgeous views, this one level home is well positioned to enjoy Big Sur as it is on the main road, close to Carmel-By-The-Sea and roadside sights.
Bathrooms : 3
Bungalow On The Bay
$290.00/avg per night
This bungalow at Seaside is a cute and cozy home perfectly located to explore and enjoy Big Sur. Seaside is a few miles northeast of Carmel, a small town on Monterey Bay generally considered the northern edge of Big Sur. It has more amenities (such as pharmacies, grocery stores, and restaurants) than any of the smaller communities further up the coast.
This house has two bedrooms, plus a sofa bed in the living room. It is an ideal space for a family, a couple or a small group of travelers. The fenced outdoor patio makes a great BBQ location, complemented by the fully equipped kitchen inside. As an added perk, the owners offer guests two tickets to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the best in the country.
Bathrooms : 2
Rustic Indoor Cabin
$150.00/avg per night
Big Sur is a rural area, accessible only through modern infrastructure. This pet-friendly cabin is a throwback to the way things used to be. Secluded and idyllic, it’s a perfect getaway for a couple wanting to explore the natural majesty of Big Sur. Few frills and big adventure, the cabin is a 40 minute drive from Carmel, the northern end of Big Sur.
Enjoy splendid seclusion in the comfortable cabin as you prepare for a day of driving or hiking through the valleys and beaches of Big Sur. With no TV or internet, this getaway is a great way for a couple to get away from it all! Don’t forget to look up at night and admire the stars.
Private Ranch in South Big Sur
$1,475.00/avg per night
Just 3 minutes from the Coastal Highway, this private ranch allows guests to experience luxury while taking in the captivating views of Big Sur without even leaving home. The highway is so close you’ll probably want to take a scenic drive, but you’ll do so knowing that when you return you can relax in a mountainside infinity pool hundreds of meters above the sea. ‘Pacific Ocean.
This ranch cabin has beautiful exposed beams and sleeps six in two bedrooms. There are beds for four additional people to sleep comfortably in the pool house, which has its own full kitchen and its own bathtub.
Bathrooms : 3
Forty Acres Oceanside Estate
$836.00/avg per night
There’s plenty of room to put your feet up and let your dogs roam this sprawling 40-acre property. It sits on a beautiful flat hill above the coastal road overlooking the ocean. The sound of the waves permeates the property and creates an excellent contemplative atmosphere, complemented by the gardens of the property.
Designed by an architect dedicated to sustainability, the house is beautifully constructed with rough stone walls. Each of the three bedrooms is in a separate wing of the house, providing guests with enviable privacy. A secluded, undeveloped beach rich in rocky alcoves sits below the property, accessible via a short path.
Bathrooms : 4
The Acorn – Ranch Home At Point Lobos
$755.00/avg per night
Perched on a hill overlooking the sea, The Acorn is a ranch next to Point Lobos State Natural Reservea protected area considered one of the most beautiful parts of the vast California coastline.
It is actually two houses, the main building and a two room cottage with its own main bed and kitchenette. The largest building is a modern build with lovely rustic wooden fittings and great rugs. It has a queen master suite and two bedrooms, each with a pair of twin beds. There is no shortage of outdoor spaces, from the large patio to the nearby beach. Start and end your Big Sur days in the comfort of this beautiful home.
Bathrooms : 4
Palatial House on Pelican Cove
$1,892.00/avg per night
Overlooking a piece of ocean famous for its biological diversity, wildlife is a common sight in this magnificent home. Host a hide for whales, cormorants and more from your own private cove.
This five bedroom home offers a large group or family an unforgettable opportunity to explore Big Sur in luxury. The beauty of the region’s wildlife is matched by the elegant and tasteful interiors. Relax in the traditional hot tub or sit by the fireplace after a home-cooked meal. Stock up on supplies in Carmel (located a few miles north) before heading south to experience the stunning beauty of Big Sur.
Bathrooms : 3
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