LUXURY RETREAT IN THE HEART OF BIG SUR

Monique Bourin

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

LUXURY RETREAT IN THE HEART OF BIG SUR

Big Sur House Rental Photos and Description

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 is after 4 p.m. and prior to 9 p.m. Or by other arrangement.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Monique Bourin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Show Phone Number
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english

About Monique Bourin

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

Why Monique Bourin chose Big Sur

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.

What makes this house unique

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).

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
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 23 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
business
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
business
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.
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

Perfect City Escape - Big Sur Gem

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad we could be a part of this special time for this couple.
I want to take this opportunity to talk a bit about our road. Big Sur is a rural mountainous community. The cost of all those dramatic views and most of all, the privacy and serenity that we offer is access. If access was easy we would be Miami Beach. Other than Hwy 1, and Sycamore Canyon which leads to Pfeiffer Beach, both heavily traveled, all our roads are private, most gated, none lit at night. Aside from our ridge road and one other all are unpaved,
winding and narrow. That is part of the Big Sur lifestyle.
All that being said, our road is one of, if not the best. Yes, it can be a bit uncomfortable the first time or two that it is traveled, but we haven't lost anyone yet. It is paved all the way to the property, no special vehicle required.
There is a price to everything. If you are looking for the beauty, serenity and the sheer awe that Big Sur offers to those who venture off the main drag and away from the motel on the side of the road experience this is the place. If you are looking for easy access and room service you should probably consider another area.
business
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

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful experience at this home. It was everything we wanted and more. We have been to Big Sur many time but this is the first time we rented a private home and we will never go back to a hotel. This is so much better. We had all the connivence of a high end home and got to experience Big Sur like locals. We especially enjoyed hanging out on the huge deck! If you are Big Sur kind of people and are looking for something a cut above you must check this out. Highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
business
Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
+ (831) 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
Seattle, Washington, USA
3

Beautiful! Fairly Luxurious, very secluded, but NOT Private!

  • 3 of 5
Be advised, the rental policy for this property has recently changed.
We booked this place in February for an August stay. At that time, the owner had a policy only to rent the guest house in conjunction with the main house for privacy. Please see Glamping's review below and the owners response to same, which helped us decide to stay here.
The house is beautiful, aging gracefully and definitely in the heart of Big Sur. However, there are a few things to consider.
Privacy: The exterior stair to the Guest house is in general alignment with the interior stair of the main house, with ample windows and no window treatments. You can find yourself face to face, (or cheek to cheek) with your temporary neighbors. Both mornings we encountered someone parked on the stair or just at the front of the house trying to get a Wifi connection to the Wifi router in the main house.
Let me interject here that I firmly believe in a property owner's right to change their mind and policy regarding renting their property. It is unfortunate that this owner did not see fit to advise us of this changed condition, and give us an opportunity to decide if we wanted to keep the rental under the changed conditions. We only became aware as our host explained that we needed to park our car in such a way to allow the other renters access to the guesthouse and parking in front of the main house, which was very disappointing.
For privacy, rent the Guesthouse and look the other way as you pass your neighbors bedroom and interior stair.
We received a call the second evening we were at the house from the caretaker, which I answered expecting some emergency. I was informed that he needed to run the gas weed eater for 10 minutes. I did not mind at all hearing the weed eater, but a call at dinnertime while watching the evening sun retire was not particularly pleasant.
Access: While the road is paved all except the last 200 feet of driveway, it is steep and narrow with little protection. I found this slightly unnerving yet beautiful, my wife had trouble relaxing to enjoy the views on the way up and hated the way down.

If you plan on enjoying a soak, bring your own standard tub plug for the jaccuzzi, the pop up plug didn't hold well enough. We could not enjoy the prospect of wasting the water and were also concerned that the water heater would not keep up based on the description by the caretaker of how to fill and use the tub. We did not call for help with this item.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Although we always do our best to accommodate everyone, these guests were a challenge. As anyone can see by the great majority of reviews most of our clients are extremely happy. We did tell everyone that we would begin rental of the guesthouse early in the summer and we went to great lengths to insure everyone's privacy, including building privacy walls. There are only two windows in the mainhouse that are impacted and both of them are in a stairway. We have now put screening on even those.
There is plenty of parking for everyone and it is just common curtesy to park in the allotted space.This is a very popular property and it can be very difficult to carve out time to do ordinary maintenance during the summer months. The caretaker was concerned for the clients privacy and wanted to let them know that he would be running the leaf blower for a few minutes. I'm sorry that it was a problem for them but he did the right thing.
The person sitting on the exterior stairs was the caretaker who was installing a new router and needed to be in that spot to configure it. She was there for less than 5 minutes.
As to the issue of our road, except for Highway 1, there are only two paved roads in all of Big Sur and ours is one of them. We are a rural mountain/ocean community and our roads are typical of the area. Big Sur is not for everyone. If you are looking for easy roads, lots of activity and pizza delivery, this is not for you. We have replaced the tub drain.
All in all, this is very petty.
business
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!
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

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
Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Big Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
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.
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

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:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Catering Available
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:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Smoking allowed on decks.
Email Owner Contact Me