LUXURY RETREAT IN THE HEART OF BIG SUR

Monique Bourin

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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LUXURY RETREAT IN THE HEART OF BIG SUR

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Large 2BR, 2Ba main house sleeps 4. Separate guesthouse available

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 must be prior to 9 p.m.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.
Jun 2010
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Monique Bourin

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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).

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews
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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
(831) 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
California
5

AHH BIG SUR

  • 5 of 5
Very comfortable home. Serene atmosphere and killer views
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
(831) 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
Orange County, CA USA
5

GORGEOUS AND SECLUDED

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that this couple had a wonderful time, and I hope they return soon and often! Even in rainy weather Big Sur has its own magic.
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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
(831) 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
Santa Barbara, Ca
5

BIG SUR HONEYMOON GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
After our amazing wedding in Santa Barbara my wife and I decided we wanted to disconnect and unwind in one of our favorite spots in California. Big Sur. I surprised my wife by renting this retreat, and while I thought it looked amazing in pictures I can tell you they do not do this house justice. Andrew was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. He gave us the rundown of the house as it is hand-built and has a soul of it's own. He also gave us some of the history of the house and Big Sur in general then left us to enjoy the peace and solitude. The house made for the perfect relaxation spot with gorgeous trees surrounding the property and a breathtaking view from the deck. The kitchen was professional grade and we cooked nearly every meal at the house and sipped wine on the deck. The master bedroom is hard to leave in the morning with the open floor-plan and shower and tasteful decorations. This is a house that my wife and I agreed we would aspire to live in one day if that says anything. Just go there, you won't regret it.

We will most certainly be back to this one of a kind property. Perhaps on our anniversary...if we can wait that long.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
(831) 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
Los Angeles
4

GREAT PLACE TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

  • 4 of 5
We've just returned from a lovely stay at this home. The place is very comfortable and cozy, with a great kitchen, spacious deck and an expansive master suite with an awesome shower that's almost like showering outside. The home is situated a good 10 minute drive up a long, windy road, so if you're looking to get away from the hustle and noise, it's a nice spot. Our experience overall was really enjoyable, but I'd note just a couple of things that, while not huge issues, are worth calling out:

I'd spoken with the owner over the phone about distance to the beach, and she mentioned it is about 2 miles and hikable if you're in good shape (check, not an issue). But when we arrived and I asked the caretaker about the way to hike down to the beach he said there's no such hike. It may be due to a difference of opinion between the owner and the caretaker as to how realistic that hike is, but they should get aligned on that response so guests get consistent guidance.

It's common for folks in this area to not lock their doors. Being the city slickers that we are, that required a bit of a mind shift for us, but we rolled with it. At 8am one morning we were all still sound asleep but there was knocking at the door that woke me and one other person up. By the time I got my groggy self upstairs to investigate there was no one there. Then, on the last morning of our stay at around 9:30am I heard something upstairs - one of the caretakers had let herself in and asked if she could work on the router. We were downstairs in the master getting cleaned up/showered, so it's a little disconcerting to have someone just walk into your place unannounced when you're in the shower
aked and toweling off and you're expecting total privacy. I would've preferred a phone call first or a knock at the door and waiting until the door was answered before just walking in. It's also still early. People come up from the city to relax and some people like to sleep in, so if the caretakers need access to the property to tend to something, I'd suggest they wait until a little later so as not to disturb people that may still be sleeping or getting ready.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the house. I spoke with the caretakers about the misunderstanding about the hike to the beach and while I apologize for the lack of communication I have to say that it was an honest mistake. When people ask about the hike to the beach, I am very careful to explain that while it is entirely possible, it is not for anyone not in top shape. Just recently we had a client say that she (not these clients) could easily do it, she forgot to mention that her 11 year old wanted to go. Needless to say, he found it very difficult and in the end wrote a review stating that they had been mislead. So, Andrew took that into account.
I have instructed the caretakers to never enter the house when occupied unless it is an absolute emergency, but just to clarify, they did knock several times before entering as there was no response, they assumed the clients were on a hike. It will not happen again.
As to the ability to lock the house, we live in a very secure area, behind locked gates and on a private road. In all the years of residency(over 60) in our area, there has never been an instance of breach of security. That being said, we understand that this may be a difficult concept for people who live in urban areas so we have now made the house totally lockable.
business
Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
(831) 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time staying in the heart of Big Sur. What a wonderful and peaceful place this is! Thanks..
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It is a pleasure to share this wonderful place.
business
Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
(831) 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

THIS IS THE BEST!

  • 5 of 5
We only had two nights in this great house but we are already planning to come back for a longer stay. Renting something over the internet is always just a bit scary but this place was everything they said and more. if you are looking for a quiet, luxury place in one of the world most beautiful spots, we highly recommend you check this place out. We loved that we could bring our dog and let him run around.
The kitchen is first class and well stocked with the basics but bring your own food and drink as the shopping in Big Sur is limited.
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Big Sur is an amazing place and it is always a pleasure to share it.
Thanks so much!
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Map

Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Hwy One
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pfeiffer Beach
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
River Inn
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
River Inn
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Big Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
All Year
Apr 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$595
$4,000
$15,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$595
$4,000
$14,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Minimum rental is 2 nights. Cleaning fee of $175.00 applies. Pets are welcome.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Big Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two large bathrooms in the main house, one with 2 person whirlpool tub. There is a third bathroom in the guesthouse
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Two master suites, one with fireplace and two person whirlpool. Both have Calif. King beds and top of the line linens. Third bedroom is in stand alone guest house. Also has separate kitchen and private deck
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
Notes:
Smoking allowed on decks.
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