LUXURY RETREAT IN THE HEART OF BIG SUR

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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 $275.00 per night. It has its own kitchen, bath, private deck, CaKing bed. We do not rent this unit on its own but its a good spot for a larger group. 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.

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 19 reviews
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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
+1 831 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
California
5

AHH Big Sur

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Very comfortable home. Serene atmosphere and killer views
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/5
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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
+1 831 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
Orange County, CA USA
5

Gorgeous and secluded

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
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!
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.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
+1 831 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

THIS IS THE BEST!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
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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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
+1 831 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
Colorado
4

Big Sur visit...

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We rented this house for a week in August and enjoyed our visit. The house was perfectly stocked and comfortable. There was plenty of room for two adults and two kids. It was fun grilling out on the deck, minus the pesky feral cat that never left. We appreciated that Andrew was onsite to faciliate the propane refill, firing up the generator nightly and relighting pilot lights.

The only downside - Monique, the owner, told us that Pfeiffer Beach was within walking distance. I had two very disappointed little boys when we pulled up to the house and the sliver of the ocean was on the horizon. Pfeiffer Beach isn't within walking distance. When we drove to the beach, we couldn't figure out how you'd even get started to walk back to the house, unless you walked the road we drove on or hiked 10 miles through a canyon. This aspect of the house was certainly misrepresented to us.

I'd also recommend installing locks on the doors in the house. The secondary bedroom is on the main floor and the master is downstairs. I didn't sleep well, knowing my kids were upstairs and none of the doors locked.
Owner's Response: I am so glad these clients enjoyed our beautiful home! I went back thru all our correspondence in regards to our conversations about the "walk" to Pfeiffer Beach as we are always concerned that we are giving our clients the appropriate information so their visit with us is a first class experience. What we told them is that the beach is in "hiking" distance and the road there is well traveled, but, it is a steep climb back and is only for those that are in shape to do it. All of which is true as many people who come to Big Sur do so just for that reason and are seasoned hikers. Many of our people come for our marathons and find running on our ridges an exilerating and very enjoyable experience. I am sorry that they chose this particular route, as there are many other trails and private roads that they could have chosen that are much less taxing.
I have lived in Big Sur for 35 years and we as well as most of the residents of the area do not concern ourselves with locking our doors. That may seem a bit naïveté to people who come from city environs but the truth is that we have no crime in Big Sur other than the occasional teenagers breaking into our small stores on the highway to steal beer and cigarettes. We are behind locked gates, unavailable to any but our guests and as there are no "escape routes" we are very secure. Part of the experience of Big Sur is our privacy which comes with security.
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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
+1 831 915-9361
Big Sur Central Coast California
4

Glamping!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Beautiful home! We rent homes often as it allows us to travel with our dogs and spread out, its our idea of camping. We have stayed in some lovely homes over the years. It should be said there is a small fenced area off the masterbed room downstairs great for letting dogs out a huge perk and lots of areas to take them for walk just outside the front door. The house is off the grid and ran by solar which I thought was pretty cool! With that comes the issue of the windows not having covering, which I understand to let in as much natural light as possible but made sleeping in.... obsolete, the neighbor who wasn't there when we were there is pretty close to the master and it made me sort of uncomfortable showering and changing with no window treatments course I am not as outgoing as most lol! Kitchen was great but we ended up eating out as Big Sur has many great places to dine. You will have zero cell signal in big sur.... so prepare for that its truly an away from it all destination
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. Just a couple of points. Cell reception is limited in Big Sur, but there is high speed Internet in the house and cell service in several locations. The "neighbor" is actually our guesthouse and is unoccupied. We only rent it out in conjunction with the main house. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return often.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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

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 Minimum Stay
 
All Year
Apr 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$595
$4,000
$15,000
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$595
$4,000
$14,000
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $0.00
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
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Toaster
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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • fishing
Notes:
Smoking allowed on decks.
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