|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Beautiful hand built home offers a perfect blend of luxury, privacy and the spirit of the Big Sur Coast. Features include stunning ocean and mountain views from every room, fully stocked gourmet kitchen, whirlpool tub for two, 1500 sqft of redwood deck, huge fireplace and all the peace and quiet one could want. Stand alone guesthouse may be rented for an additional $295.00 per night (see listing #3783826). It has its own kitchen, bath, private deck, CaKing bed. Great west of Hwy One location, just minutes from Post Ranch, Ventana and Pfieffer Beach. Private, gated paved road provides easy access for any vehicle. If you are looking for a romantic experience for two, or a small gathering for family and friends this is the perfect spot.
With respect to our neighborhood we are unable to have any events on this property. Please no weddings, parties or large family gatherings. Check in time is flexible but is after 4 p.m. and prior to 9 p.m. Or by other arrangement.
I am a thirty year resident of Big Sur. I came here as a young woman and found my home in the magic and spectacular scenery of the Big Sur coast. It is my pleasure to share this unique experience.
Monique Bourin purchased this house in 2008
I love Big Sur and have lived here for over thirty years. It is a unique and sometimes challenging place, offering a lifestyle that few experiance. I was presented with the opportunity to purchase this land and build a dream.
This property offers a romantic getaway for 2, a cozy place for 4 or can be combined with the stand alone guest house for a family gathering (see listing #3783826).
Hello, just a few lines to say thank you for letting John and I spend time at your beautiful home. John calls it "Heaven on Earth" and he also tells me it was his best birthday ever, thank you many times and we hope to stay there again.
My husband and I rented this wonderful home for a much needed weekend getaway. Even though it rained (actually poured!) the entire time we were there, our weekend was heavenly. You couldn't ask for a nicer place to "cocoon" and relax -- we kept a roaring fire going all day and evening. The owner provides everything you need except for fresh food -- all spices and condiments were there, lots of "dry" food on hand as well. All firewood, kindling, etc. was provided. We were there for 3 days and never once left the property. My only regret is that because of the rain, we weren't able to fully take advantage of the fabulous deck and view. I could have spent hours on that deck with a good book and a glass (or two!) of wine. Instead, I made due in front of the roaring fire, snuggled under a blanket!
The road up to the house is pretty challenging. I wouldn't show up in a low riding sports car during inclimate weather and expect to make it up that road. We were in a small SUV and didn't have any trouble. Since we didn't leave the property, I don't know first hand how navigating it would be in the dark but I imagine it would not be too fun.
The caretaker, Andi, met us down below, showed us up the road and made us feel more than welcome. She was great! She can also fix anything and everything.
This property is especially wonderful if you are a dog/cat lover -- between Andi and the owner, you'll have lots of dogs to play with and love on if you wish. If you don't, they will keep the dogs confined and away from you. There are also several great cats who live on the property and love attention.
Even with the gloomy weather, we had a marvelous time and can't wait until we can get away again and return!
Unfortunately, we cannot give this property a good rating. It was a huge disappointment in many ways. The very steep, treacherous road 2 ½ miles from the main road was not disclosed in the ad, and only referred to in reviews buried far down the list of reviews, which we missed seeing. But the worst part was the first 24 hours we had no electricity. And, it was a record-breaking heat wave of near 100 degree temperatures, so no power for fans (one in the bedroom did not work properly anyway), refrigeration, etc. Visiting for a very special wedding, we had no power for hair dryers, curling irons, irons for wrinkled clothing, morning coffee, etc. Many of the windows would not open, so no chance for cross breezes which made for a very uncomfortable 24 hours. The worst part, however came in haggling with the owner, who refused to grant our request of one day’s stay refund, claiming she was out nearly $2000 in getting the outage fixed, which was certainly not our fault. Although she refunded us $300, she argued that we were lucky to get anything. Better pass on this property; it is not worth the expense.
Four of us were camping at the Big Sur Campgrounds and Cabins, and thankfully chose this wonderful home to stay in our last 2 nights. Only minutes away, the location was bright and excellent. The paved road up to the home was very well maintained and easy to access, we drove up and down in a Prius! The caretaker was very helpful and insightful on the area. We took full advantage of the beautiful kitchen with commercial grade appliances, a huge plus! Guestrooms are large, with king size comfy beds and the bathrooms were also very clean and well appointed with large showers and even a jetted tub in the master bath. The deck steals the show, view is truly spectacular, this home is a gem with wonderful owners and management, we hope to return next year. Thanks again for a magical stay, we highly recommend!
Off the grid, in paradise, this is the place to go to unplug the brain. Deck overlooking a magic valley and the ocean. Woke with the sun rising out the bay windows. Deer grazing, hawks soaring...only problem was we weren't there for longer!
We decided to stay at this cabin during our wedding weekend in Big Sur. Best idea we ever had. It provided us a solace away from all our guests in town and was so much more than we could have ever asked for. We have been to Big Sur 4-5 times prior to this stay and by far this was the best place we have rented.
It is on the north side of Big Sur near the Big Sur River Inn in the most perfect canyon. The house's caretakers Andrew and Denise were so knowledgeable about the property and wanted to make sure that we had everything we needed.
The house is bigger than the pictures can accurately show. It's great to be able to pick up a bunch of food and cook in the kitchen. It has so much light. The porch is also a great place to catch the sunset. There is also plenty of wood to make fires and cozy up at night.
The one thing to remember is that Big Sur is a magical untouched place. This isn't tourism central or a luxury hotel. You are staying at someone's special house in the wilderness. Respect it. That said, if you are looking for amazing cell phone service this isn't the spot for you.
One thing to note is that the car ride getting to the cabin is up a road with plenty of switchbacks - not for people prone to motion sickness and you need to allow yourself 15 minutes to get up and/or down the mountain to the main road for timing.
**Also to note - you can order food To Go from the Big Sur River Inn in case you don't want to cook but eat at the house.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$175 + Tax|
|Notes||Minimum rental is 2 nights. Cleaning fee of $175.00 applies. Pets are welcome.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.