11 Big Sur Pet-Friendly Airbnbs & Cabins

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Big Sur, California has one of the most incredible coastlines in the country. Even the coasts and valleys and Hawaii are no match with the beauty the Big Sur has to offer.

But the coastline is just the tip of the iceberg – there are more to Big Sur’s eclectic vibe and unmatched scenery. Taking a trip to Big Sur offers an escape from reality and an opportunity to unplug from the chaotic world we currently live in and allows us to just connect with nature.

And fortunately for pet owners who need this escape, they don’t have to worry about having to find boarding for their pets because Big Sur is generally very pet-friendly. There are many dog-friendly trails, restaurants, and other establishments here to enjoy. However, even though that is the case, finding pet-friendly accommodations in this part of Monterey County, California can be hard-pressed.

Below is a list of cabins that are perfect for those who are looking to experience Big Sur in the most relaxing way possible without worrying about who’s going to look after your pet while they’re gone.

1. Bright, Contemporary Airbnb with Oceanviews

Big Sur Bright Contemporary Airbnb with Oceanviews
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: Pets considered on a case by case basis.
Fenced: Yes

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Beautiful property with an open concept, this place will surely make all your stress go away with all the comfort, amenities, convenience, and views it offers. It has three beautifully furnished bedrooms where you can directly do watch whaling from.

This place is ideally located near many different activities in the area. Point Lobos, Pebble Beach, and Garrapata Beach and trails to the south, and down to Big Sur.

2. Charming Stone Cabin in Carmel

Charming Stone Airbnb Cabin in Carmel
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fenced: Yes

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Only a few minutes of walk to downtown and 15 minutes to the beach, this beautiful cabin getaway is a very convenient place to be to make the most of what Carmel and Big Sur have to offer.

While its location offers great access to some amazing outdoor activities, the properties themselves can give you a great staycation experience. It features two flatscreen TVs, complete kitchen appliances, and a beautiful living room with a rustic fireplace. It also has a pebbled fenced yard with a fire pit, if you’d rather warm yourself outside.

3. “Rivers End” Cabin on Scenic Carmel Point

Pet Friendly Cabin on Scenic Carmel Point
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fenced: Yes

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A home away from home, this cabin is located in a residential area in Carmel-by-the-Sea if you’re planning to explore the Big Sur with a group of up to 8 people. This 3-bedroom guesthouse features three fireplaces, a fully equipped kitchen, a family room, and a dining nook that leads to the backyard deck and gardens.

Its proximity to the beach is unbeatable. It’s also close to Crossroads Shopping Center, downtown art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and wine tasting rooms. You’ll also get to enjoy gorgeous sunsets, picturesque drives, and trails.

4. Off-the-Grid Living in Rustic Tiny Cabin

Big Sur Dog Friendly Tiny Cabin
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Fee: $40/stay per dog.
Policies: Maximum of 2 dogs are allowed. No cats.
Fenced: No

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This 400 sq. ft. mobile cabin can surprisingly give you a very comfortable stay. It’s a perfect place to stay if you want to unplug and unwind. This cabin offers no TV, Wi-Fi, and reception for certain mobile networks.

So, if you’ve been longing to just reconnect with your old hobbies or simply enjoy the absence of city chaos and stress, this is the place for you. You’ll be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the valley, birds waking you up in the morning, with peace and quiet throughout your stay.

5. Seaside Cabin with 180° Ocean Views (Long Term)

Pet Friendly Airbnb Monterey
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fenced: No

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Located just south of Carmel-By-the-Sea, this cabin offers a spectacular setting along the cliffs that give off 180° views of the Pacific Ocean. This means that no matter where you are in the house, you’ll get beautiful views of the ocean.

If you’re lucky during your stay, you’ll even have sightings of wildlife – whales, dolphins, seals, sea otters, pelicans, and others are commonly seen in the area. This cabin, however, is only applicable for long-term stay as there’s a minimum of 30 days of stay. But who doesn’t want to stay here long term, anyway? Keep is mind that while they do allow your furry babies, they don’t allow human children.

6. Spectacular Stone Cabin with Ocean Views

Private Big Sur Airbnb Pet Friendly
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fenced: No

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A 3-bedroom, off-the-grid stone cabin, this property is a fully sustainable ocean view guesthouse in the middle of an expansive marine terrace with uninterrupted views of the Pacific coast from all directions.

This cabin is located in a very private location and isolated from everything with spectacular views of the ocean. You can start your day sipping on your coffee as you watch humpback whales or other marine life while your dog is running in the large yard. Sand Dollar Beach is only a mile away and there are a lot of hiking trails and paths to explore.

7. Luxurious, Large Cozy Cabin on a Cliff

Large Big Sur Airbnb pet friendly
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: Pets accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Fenced: No

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Perched on a cliff off of the Big Sur coast, this property can accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably. While this property accepts pooch in your stay, keep in mind that this cliff cabin is located on a very steep cliff with a sheer drop of several hundred feet to the ocean without a secure fence. So, make sure that you don’t let them run outside the property without a leash.

But then again, this cabin is located on iconic Highway 1 and only 15 minutes away from the Big Sur and 25 minutes away from Carmel. This means that you’ll still have a lot of places to bring your dog during your stay.

8. Large Cottage in the Heart of the Golden Triangle

Large Golden Triangle pet friendly airbnb
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fenced: Yes

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This spacious property is perfect for families looking to experience the best of both worlds in Big Sur. Recently renovated, this property features four spacious bedrooms, a well-furnished living room, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

This place also has a beautiful patio where you can bask in the morning sun while enjoying your cup of tea or coffee. As the day goes on, you can prepare some barbecue for you to enjoy an al fresco dinner.

9. Quaint Yet Modern Airbnb by the Sea

Modern Family Airbnb Big Sur
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: Must notify owner that you’re bringing your pet to avoid additional charges.
Fenced: Yes

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A modern rustic guesthouse with luxurious and designer accents throughout, this is an ideal getaway for those looking for luxury and comfort while visiting the Big Sur.

The property is located in a quiet neighborhood near Forest Hill Park and only a few minutes’ walk to the beach and other amenities downtown. One of the best features of this property is the provided spa amenities in the bathroom. You’ll also have beach gears and amenities that will make your stay extra convenient – you’ll get beach chairs, towels, a blanket, an umbrella, and even a cooler!

10. Beach Access Dog-Friendly Cabin

Beach Access Dog-Friendly Cabin Big Sur
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fenced: Yes

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A 3-bedroom guesthouse in Carmel, this property offers great amenities that will make your stay more fun and memorable. Staying here will provide you with a private hot tub, a large great room with vaulted ceilings, and a master suite that offers 180° ocean views and majestic sunsets.

This coastal cabin is located at the foot of Ocean Avenue, which offers direct access to Carmel Beach. It’s also very near downtown where you’ll have a selection of fine dining restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and many stores.

11. Charming Storybook Airbnb in Carmel

Charming Pet Friendly Cabin in Carmel
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Fee: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fenced: Yes

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Enchanting looking from the outside, modern living on the inside, this offers a long-term rental for those who want to enjoy some spectacular ocean views and a comfortable vacation.

There’s an outdoor shower where you can rinse your feet and dog’s paws off after the beach. It also offers spectacular lighting that truly sets up the mood. At night, the sound of soothing waves will be your lullaby.


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Liz is a Arizona native and mom two young children and one not so young Boston Terrier, Leroy. Leroy has been the center of her families beautiful life, which includes tons of travel and road trips. She is also a loving doggy aunt to Winston, Bullseye and Maple, a Boston Terrier, English Bully and Wheaten Terrier.

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