We are planning our trip to CA for next summer. We will be coming from Yosemite and plan to stay a few days either in the Pacific Grove/Monterey/Carmel area or in Big Sur if we can get reservations..boy they book up fast! We are still considering a VRBO as well.
I did run across a couple of lodging options in Pacific Grove and wondered if any locals would mind chiming in on these. I am not big on chains: