SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW BIG SUR VACATION RENTAL

Kelley Nichols

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

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SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW BIG SUR VACATION RENTAL

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (MAXIMUM 2 GUESTS due to extreme drought condits.)

Sadly, due to extreme drought conditions, we must limit all future rentals in 2014 to two guests at a time. Sorry, it is between this and stopping rentals altogether. Larger groups please contact us for 2015!!

Plasket Ridge House is a spectacular wood, steel and glass prow front home with soaring cathedral ceilings and ocean views. Built around an 85 year old mining cabin, which serves as the present day kitchen, this house has 'soul'. This unique, rustic property is located in a 33 acre parcel in the midst of the Los Padres National Forest. Surrounded by magnificent redwoods, with vast ocean views all around, Plasket Ridge House is perfect for those who enjoy nature, hiking, and quiet contemplation. But there is also easy access to the entire Big Sur Coast, with lots of vacation activity options. The house is two miles up the hill from Scenic Highway 1 and Sand Dollar State Beach, 1 Hour North of Cambria, 1.5 hours from the Paso Robles Wine country and 1.5 hours south of beautiful Carmel. Because the house is on the southern end of Big Sur, the drive from Los Angeles is only 4 1/2 hours. It is also only 25 minutes from Esalen, 45 minutes from the town of Big Sur and one hour south of Andrew Molera State Beach. The house is 5 miles from Gorda where there are shops, gas, groceries, and restaurants.

For those who want to stay at the house and enjoy the quiet, there is a hot tub overlooking the ocean and the redwoods. There are lovely sitting areas on the porch or garden where you can watch the sun rise and kiss the surrounding mountains or pass the evenings watching the sun set into the ocean. Deer may come around to visit in the garden, which has apple and plum trees and an array of local plants. You can wander the property and visit the waterfall next to the house. Up the path are two gold mine shafts that date to 1910, the same period as the original mining cabin. At night, you can watch the play of stars over the house--possibly the best star watching you will ever experience from land.

For those who like to stay indoors and enjoy the solitude, there is a nice kitchen, and pleasant rustic interior design with great photographic art throughout. There are plenty of books and and a TV with DVD player and a good DVD library for guests. We purposely do not have satellite or regular TV on site. Wi Fi with a good signal is available. There are no land phone lines at the house, and only Verizon or T Mobile work directly from the house (this is the reason we cannot accommodate children under 12 - it may be difficult to reach emergency services if something happens).

Detailed driving directions will be provided by email. Use of an SUV or truck is suggested as the as the forest road accessing the property can be rough. 4wd is needed during rainy season.

Guests will be greeted by Gary, the caretaker, who lives on the property in a separate cabin with no visual access to the house. Gary is connected to the main house by intercom so, though private, you won't feel alone.

Plasket Ridge House is powered by solar panels with a propane backup. We strive to operate the house with respect for the environment and the Big Sur Community.

Keywords: House, ocean view, Big Sur, vacation rental, hip, cool, interior

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • limited accessibility
Kelley Nichols (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Why Kelley Nichols chose Big Sur

We bought Plasket Ridge House after looking at many, many houses in Big Sur because this house still has the spirit of the original miners who built the oldest part of the house. It is a soulful, healing place, far away from the 'developed' north of Big Sur. When I come here the place brings a calm over me within an hour that last for days after I return to the madness of the city. It is healing.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, astonshing, extraordinary location with mountains, redwoods, ocean, a garden and a beautiful interior. Healing and soulful.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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5
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Spectacular Ocean View Big Sur Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Spectacular Ocean View Big Sur Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205062vb
(323) 428-0406
Big Sur Central Coast California
Magnolia, TX
5

Secluded Serenity

  • 5 of 5
If you enjoy nature, the outdoors, peace, quiet, relaxation, or do you need to be rejuvenated from everyday stress...if so...this is the place for you. My wife and I highly recommend this house. We truly love the enchantment and all the beauty this house has to offer. It's absolutely the perfect rental. It's very impressive and provides every amenity you can imagine. The views from the wrap around porch to the views from the hot tub to the views from the many picture windows throughout the entire house are phenomenal. The house is so inviting that we decided to maximize our time there. Every evening we would be back in time to watch the sunset while relaxing in the hot tub with a cocktail. It doesn't get any better than that! Later in the night we would jump back into the hot tub to watch shooting stars dart across the dark skies. There are countless amount of stars out late at night...so bright..so vivid just amazing. One of the many things we love about this house is the fact that you can actually lay in your bed and see the ocean. Better yet you can open the double doors in your room and hear the waves crashing in the ocean. It's pure serenity! There is not one negative thing I could possibly say about our stay here. The house was very clean. Obviously well maintained. The house is stocked with everything you would need. The property manager Gary is always there for any assistance you might need and always willing to help. Upon arrival Gary was there to greet us with a warm welcome. He had the wood burning stove going and a beautiful fresh floral arrangement on the table. I am telling you... you can not go wrong with renting this house! We will be back in October for two weeks and my wife is counting down the weeks, the days, and the hours till we get there! We are so excited about coming back to Plaskett Ridge!! Everything is truly the best in Big Sur!!! Thank you for opening your home to us!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We look forward to having you both (our 5 star guests!) back in a few weeks!
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Spectacular Ocean View Big Sur Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205062vb
(323) 428-0406
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

Enchanting stay sandwiched in between the clouds

  • 5 of 5
Magical scenery with fog covering ocean, clouds above, blazing sun, cool breeze, starry nights. Plasket Ridge House is truly a beautiful house with history, friendly caretaker, extensive dvd collection, and just so much fun. There's just so much natural landscapes to explore in big sur. Kelley is very sweet and considerate as well. We can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Yee! Glad you could make it and look forward to seeing you back!
business
Spectacular Ocean View Big Sur Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205062vb
(323) 428-0406
Big Sur Central Coast California
Los Angeles, CA
5

beyond words or photos

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I spent three nights here and upon our return home ...we are at a bit of a loss for words-
This house is absolutely amazing. The architecture- the beams- all the small details. The cedar tub! The view of ocean was amazing we even spotted whales from the tub. The gardens are breathtaking. All the many different smells as you wander through. What a place. Gary was delightful and his hard work and love for the gardens shows. We walked to the top of the mountain the house is on and it was beautiful. The sun was out as we set off and slowly the fog moved in and out finally settling in. We were above the fog, stunning. We ate lunches and dinners out on the deck, the kitchen was perfect and had everything we needed. What a view while cooking and doing dishes! We had lots of small day trips planned, however we shelved those plans to spend the entire day up at the house just to enjoy it. It was a really memorable weekend. The house was also very very clean which we appreciated so much. We never picked up a dusty dish or saw a dirty shelf in the house. The house was very clean! I can guarantee you we will be back! We have started to plan already. Thank you and thank you to Gary also! We look at our photos and dream about our retun everyday!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Elizabeth, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest!
business
Spectacular Ocean View Big Sur Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205062vb
(323) 428-0406
Big Sur Central Coast California
United States
5

Breathtaking, Amazing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
It was here, on this spectacular property, that I proposed to my beautiful fianceé. We seriously could not have been any happier with our stay. The Plasket Ridge House is truly one of the most tranquil places we've ever stayed. From the moment we stepped out of our car, after driving up the dirt road (about 7 minutes), we knew that we were someplace special. It was so quiet and calm - everything else in our lives seemed to just melt away. Complete relaxation. You truly can hear the sound of the ocean - best enjoyed from the hot tub or from the comfort of the master bedroom, with the french doors open wide!

The house itself is stunning. The pictures honestly don't do it justice. With only two of us staying there, we felt like we were in a palace all to ourselves. There are so many different nooks in the house and the surrounding gardens to relax in. I love to cook and the kitchen was very well stocked with pots and pans and lots of spices/oils, etc. I brought a cooler with produce and meats from Los Angeles - I would recommend this as there isn't much of grocery store nearby. I also brought my own knives.

Gary greeted us very kindly and really left us to ourselves for our stay. He's there if you want him to be and completely invisible if you don't!

If you're looking for a relaxing, peaceful place to refresh your mind and soul (or get engaged!) look no further, this is the spot. Seriously, stop looking right now and book this place! It's rentals like this that make you wonder why anyone would stay at a hotel ever again (and we love to stay at hotels)... From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Kelley. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Michael - we enjoyed having you as our guests and hope you return soon!
business
Spectacular Ocean View Big Sur Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205062vb
(323) 428-0406
Big Sur Central Coast California
Cincinnati, OH
5

So lucky to have found you

  • 5 of 5
This house is a jewel.The gardens in the mist are stunning. We marveled at how we could be warm and cool at the same time, how it could be cloudy and sunny, how there could be low visibility yet you could see the ocean.

The house and garden are in great harmony with the environment, there is beauty everywhere.

This was the highlight of a 17 day tour of California.

The caretaker Gary is great resource for information and stories about the area.

I certainly hope to see Plasket Ridge again, but if I don't, it will remain in my heart.

We are so grateful that you share the experience, so lucky to have found you.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying Sharon, we enjoyed hosting you and your family!
business
Spectacular Ocean View Big Sur Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205062vb
(323) 428-0406
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

HEAVEN in the mountains

  • 5 of 5
Well this is a VERY late review although the memories of this magical trip lives on.

No words really describe the magic of this property, you have to see it to feel its incredible energy. My husband and I finished our honeymoon here and it was absolutely the perfect way to unwind from an adventure. We spent nights by the fire sipping red wine with all the lights off, watching the stars in the open sky and telling stories. We spent our days reading under the trees and in the hot tub. Waking up in a raised bed to the view of the ocean was breathtaking and my only regret for the whole trip is that we had to leave. Truly one of the best trips of my life. Thank you Kelley, we can't wait to come back! xx
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and I am so happy that your stay at the house helped make for a great honeymoon!!
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Car: necessary

Hiking above the property for seven miles or more! Incredible!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Base rate is for two persons. There is a surcharge of $50 per additional person per night, maximum is four persons.
50% of rental fee deposit to hold the dates, remainder is due 45 days before occupancy.
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Amenities

Amenities

Big Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) 3 Queens size beds in three separate bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
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