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LUXURY RETREAT IN THE HEART OF BIG SUR

Monique Bourin

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Monique Bourin

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2014
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LUXURY RETREAT IN THE HEART OF BIG SUR

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Monique Bourin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2014

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
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.6
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
average rating of 4.576923 based on 28 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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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245761
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Big Sur Central Coast California
Pleasanton CA
2

Big Surprise in Big Sur

  • 2 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am going to let this review stand and take this opportunity to voice a frustration we as Big Sur vacation home owners are facing. In the last couple of years, Big Sur has been inundated with large over the top celebrity type weddings. Unfortunately, it brings with it a lot of people who are coming to Big Sur for reasons other than what Big Sur is about.
What we offer is peace, serenity and privacy. Private roads, locked gates, no street signs. There is a cost to that and it's accessibility. Other than Hwy 1, all the roads in Big Sur are mountainous, most unpaved, many accessible by 4x4s only. Our road is one of only two that are paved and very well maintained. Yes, it is narrow, winding and unlit, but it is perfectly safe, and drivable by any type of vehicle. We have never lost anyone. If that is too much for you then please, by all means, stay in one of the several motels along the highway, enjoy the noise of thousands of cars driving by, people everywhere and the convienance of having a bar next door. That is exactly where these folks should have stayed, we would all have been happier.
I regret that they couldn't use their curling irons, but power outages happen everywhere. We did everything we could to make them comfortable including spending a small fortune calling in an electrician on the weekend to get a generator going for them. They acted as if we had turned off the power just to inconvienance them. I did give them a partial refund but they wanted it all and when I refused (the power was only out for a few hours) they wrote this review. Lesson learned for all.
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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
5

Big Sur Magical Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  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
San Francisco
5

Palace in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This was a delightful couple! He rented the house so he could propose and she said yes! Hope they come back for all their anniversaries.
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.

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

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Rates & Availability

From $595 Per night

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

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