Airbnb Guide: Big Sur, California

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Airbnb Guide: Big Sur, California

California’s Big Sur region has some of the most stunning landscapes in the country. And though you’ll find a few upscale inns scattered around the area, there’s not a whole lot in the way of affordable accommodations. Luckily, it’s easy to find plenty of unique home rentals near Big Sur ranging from oceanfront cottages and yurts to a converted water tower and a studio once owned by John Steinbeck. Here are 10 of our favorite Airbnbs within a short drive of Big Sur.

1. Carmel River yurt retreat 2. Converted water tower 3. Darren and Monte’s Jamesmont Ranch 4. Cozy studio 5. Self-contained studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea 6. Cottage in Pacific Grove 7. Second cottage in Pacific Grove 8. Glamping experience in Big Sur 9. Erin’s cabin 10. Beach-front two-bedroom apartment

Paste’s Airbnb columnist Erica Jackson Curran is a former alt-weekly editor turned moonlight freelancer based in Richmond, Virginia.