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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur

Monique Bourin

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

Monique Bourin

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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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)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

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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Reviews

4.6
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
average rating of 4.62069 based on 31 reviews
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
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
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.
New York, NY
5

Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

Breath-taking views, great kitchen, comfortable bedrooms! We had a wonderful weekend here.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How sweet it is! So glad you enjoyed your weekend. It's always a treat to hear.
5

Stunning and private getaway with exquisite taste.

  • 5 of 5

This home lives up to its description and more. The gorgeous views and the jacuzzi bath tub made for a truly relaxing and luxurious visit. The custom style of the home and the high end kitchen were two of my favorite things about this place. Quality furniture, fine linens and comfortable beds give this home a true designer feel with well appointed rustic charm. Overall it was very clean, the flowers around the property were beautiful( I couldn't stop taking pictures!) and the caretakers were very helpful when needed. It is close to Pffiefer beach and plenty of nice restaurants if your not up for cooking. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to get away and I certainly plan to visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to your next visit.
5

most beautiful get away in the world

  • 5 of 5

This property is unlike anything I have ever seen. I have never indulged in such a slice of heaven. The views and the accommodations are unparalleled. It being my first time in big sur, I don't know that I will ever enjoy such bliss anywhere else in the world. The anticipation that built on the drive down the road was magical. the care takers are so friendly and upon arrival my breath was taken my the vast views. When I walked through the doors, I knew I would never want to leave. Walking through the French doors out to the back deck, the landscaping and ambiance immediately drew me in. The kitchen is fabulous and the bedrooms are extravagant. I have never slept so deeply in my life. The most beautiful copper sink in the bathroom, the gorgeous tile work, and the amazing fire place in the living room was captivating. Having dinner under a candlelit chandelier was incredible. Located close to anything you could want to see in big sur. I would HIGHLY recommend everyone stay here. I felt like royalty and did not want to Leave. Worth every penny and more. Thank you for the wonderful, life changing stay. I am eternally grateful for getting to have even a moment at this magnificent palace.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! You are welcome anytime!
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.

Map

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
 
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
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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