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Ocean view | Clear Ridge Redwood Retreat

John Saar

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house

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Calendar last updated:
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Ocean view | Clear Ridge Redwood Retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house

Overview

Big Sur House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located on Clear Ridge in the heart of Big Sur, this stunning Redwood and glass, 3,100 sq. ft. private solar residence is perfect for family get together or a romantic getaway. A peaceful retreat home, vaulted ceilings and walls of glass and 4 expansive decks overlooking its own 20-acres w/ a stream & pond, beautiful meadows against dramatic Redwoods and ocean views down my own valley. No visible neighbors but the deer and other wildlife, mature redwoods, oaks, sycamore and other native trees. Private walking trail, ancient redwood-lined stream, large octagonal deck and natural seating.

Due to the privacy the neighbors have sought out and deserve, even though events or weddings may not be in view ,we respect them by not hosting events or weddings.

The master bedroom spans the entire upper level, with a redwood-mantel fireplace and a very spacious private, ocean view, sun deck. It's large walk-in shower takes in the ocean and giant redwood views.On the lower level a private suite has its own entrance & deck, with queen-size bed, full bathroom, glass shower and same gorgeous views. The main level's entertainment room easily converts to a very comfortable additional bedroom with a queen-size bed and adjoining bathroom with large spa-tub. Two queen air mattresses, futons and linens are also available for additional sleeping for the kids.

Big-screen satellite tv and dvd, stereo w/ipod plug, full kitchen, and a wood-burning stove fireplace with plenty of firewood. Wifi is available.

From Hwy 1, you’ll enter through an electric gate and bridge over the Big Sur River, next to the famous Big Sur River Inn. You rise up from the river and the classic Big Sur Valley to the mountain ridgeline at 1,200 hundred feet with a view of the world, then descend toward the Pacific Ocean to a private valley. Clear Ridge Road also continues to a second gated entrance, opening to world-renowned Pfeiffer Beach. There is also great hiking in Andrew Molera State Park next door to Clear Ridge, with its wild, isolated beaches and mystical redwood and oak forests. As one of Big Sur's finest private wilderness environments, once you arrive, you won't want to leave. It's serenity defined. Stretch out and enjoy.

Keywords: Big Sur, Carmel, Private, Secluded, Highlands, Peak of Ocean View, Pfeiffer Beach,Hiking, Nature, Family Gathering, Rustic

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John Saar (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2015

What makes this house unique

From beaches to mountains... hike along the streams in the cool, tree lined valleys. Climb up on the high ridges for a spectacular view of the coastline on the western slope and gaze into three million acres of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest on the eastern slope.

Evenings can offer spectacularly clear skies, which are perfect for star gazing. Bring layers of clothing because it can be sunny in the afternoon and very cool in the evening.

Or you can choose to just relax and take in the magnificent beauty of Big Sur. Once you are here there is no reason to do anything more. Replenish your spirit by simply absorbing the weepingly beautiful vistas of Big Sur. Do Nothing in Big Sur and leave refreshed and rejuvenated from head to toe. Big Sur has been here for millions of years. We don't have that luxury. Make your reservation today!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
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Reviews

3.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Ocean view | Clear Ridge Redwood Retreat
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 6 reviews
1

Canceled Rental the Day We Were to Check-In

  • 1 of 5

Beware!!!! We rented this home months ago after a very exhaustive search to find just the right property for our family, signed a contract, paid a deposit and were excited to get out of the cold city we live in to be in a picturesque place where we could hike right outside our door and be in beautiful setting with room to breathe. We received a phone call the morning of the day we were to check-in that the rental had been double booked and was no longer available to us, let me repeat, the morning of the day we were to check-in. We had flown all the way from Chicago to spend our Spring Break in Big Sur at this rental with our three young boys. We were forced to wait the greater part of the day at the mercy of the people who had already screwed us over to find out where we would be sleeping that night and also spent most of that day calling properties and hotels ourselves trying to find an alternative plan (but it's not easy to do Spring Break week).

The property manager arranged for us to stay in a cottage in Carmel that is by no means anywhere near comparable to the property would originally had rented. They stuck us in a small house that is right on top of its neighbors with no view or outdoor space (ok it has a small deck) in the town. After seeing the house that night at 7pm we contacted the management company requesting another option and they simply did not respond. I guess they felt that since we were in the cottage they could wipe their hands clean of us.

I would not suggest renting this property and putting yourself at the whim of the owner/property manager and certainly do not agree to sign a contract that states if the property is suddenly unavailable that a comparable property will be provided because that certainly is not the case in our experience. We rent properties all the time to accommodate our family in many places and we have never had anywhere near the difficulties we had here.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Manhattan Beach, CA
5

UNFORGETABLE

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I took a last minute trip here to celebrate Valentine's Day together, and, well, it's was one of the most rememberable vacations of our lives. This place is so special you almost don't want to review it in hopes the next time you decide to escape the city and explore the paradise that is Big Sur, it'll be sitting open and ready for you to stay. However, with an owner nice enough to stop by and leave us a bottle of wine to celebrate with and a property manager in Linda that went above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome and comfortable, think it's only right that we share just how amazing this property is.

The house is located miles off the main road of Big Sur, taking you up a private mountain road, winding itself to the top to reveal a beyond epic panoramic view spanning from the Big Sur lighthouse to the right to Pfeiffer Beach on the left. Any concerns of being pestered by traveling tourists or screaming children are suddenly eliminated as you immediately realize this house is made for tranquility and utter isolation.

Once you arrive at the house, as it sits on a beautiful valley view, you soon realize that the 20 some odd acres that surround the property and the three balconies that overlook the lush forrest are your own personal playground in which you will spend most of your time relaxing and exploring (we actually pulled two lounge chairs together the last night and slept on the balcony, under a full moon and a sky full of stars). The interior of the house is immaculately curated to have all the appeal of modern living, while always retaining the "homey" comfort that you would expect from a remote mountain get away. We even joked that if we were to design a house, it would have all the qualities that this property exudes....warm wooden structures, fire burning stoves, open glass views, and comforting rooms all around. Dishes / utensils are plentiful enough to cook for an entire family every night, and any other amenity you would need is provided.

The easy access to Pfeiffer was amazing, as are some pretty remote and epic views of the arches are you are descending down the back side of the mountain. The trails around the house are nice, but there is better hiking in Big Sur to be had. Only negative was that we couldn't utilize fire pit outside due to the severe drought, but we were more than understanding of that considering the huge burn that had just happened.

Overall, A+ experience. We will be back. Soon!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hood River Oregon
5

Magical place!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend with friends and family here and were so happy with our choice. The house is a bit tricky to get to and has no cell phone service but that added to the magic for us! Linda - prop manager was friendly, respectful, and very helpful. Never had the sense that I was dealing with the typical schmucky real estate type, a big plus for me. We had a catered dinner party one of the nights and she was integral in helping the caterer and event rentals get to the house safely. All

communications were responded to promptly and our deposit was refunded in a timely manner.

Highlights of property for us were the private trails for exploring, glass "shower with a view", and huge tastefully decorated living space for relaxing together. I highly recommend this property if you want to be surrounded by natural beauty and truly "get away from it all". Worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing place to be!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home and had a fabulous time. The house was not even cold at all!! It was cold and windy outside but that didn't affect us inside. There's plenty of blankets/ linen anyway and the bed upstairs is super comfortable. Everything was very clean, and well maintained. We loved the opened views of the mountains throughout the house, it really puts you at peace with so much natural beauty around you. We enjoyed walking through the trails in the property and hanging out in the deck. The drive up to the house is a bit long and a bit narrow in some parts but unless you just started driving (or have a really big car), it's not a big deal. We will definitely try to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your lovely review. We appreciate that you had such positive insights and have acknowledged the natural beauty of this fine property. We certainly hope you will return again sometime.
Valencia
5

WOW!!! NO I REALLY MEAN WOW!!!

  • 5 of 5

The only way to start this review is WOW!!! NO I REALLY MEAN WOW!!! Pictures do not do it justice! This past weekend we had a small family gathering at the Clear Ridge Redwood Retreat. On the way up to the house we could not believe its location. If you are looking to get away from it all this is definitely the place. The property is breath taking, from its views to the redwood deck with a fire pit down by the river. We really had a memorable visit that we will be talking about for years to come. I would definitely recommend this place for your next family vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, IL
1

No heat, a weak "view" of the ocean, a dangerous driveway AND Highway1 was closed

  • 1 of 5

My wife and I are in the house now, freezing. Better to use this house in August, if at all. Two fireplaces are not up to the task of heating the whole house. Teeth chatteringly cold here. What a mistake. Highway1 was closed, making the journey from the airport take over four hours! Beware and check highway closures before coming. The owner waited till we paid up to tell us. I feel like a fool. At the end of the drive came the driveway to the house. It's over 1 mile-and-a-half with room for no one to pass. We honked and prayed the whole way. Finally the "view" of the ocean is not what I had hoped or the description might lead you to believe. You are behind two mountains and can just see a bit of the ocean between them. Other than that, it's ok....

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry that this guest had a bad experience. It obviously was not a good fit for him. The highway does close occasionally here, and it is written in our agreement of this. We would have honored him at a future date, but he choose to arrive regardless. Most of our guests do not write reviews, so you cannot see their insights and feel their experiences, just know this is a world class property suited for those who wish to be away from the maddening crowds, yet close enough to civilization if you wish to be. Yes, the road can seem long, ten whole minutes! A mere 1.5 miles from the highway. It is paved, and we do not allow guests to travel it the first time in the dark or alone, we always meet and greet our guests on Highway One. We want our guests to feel like they have someone they can call 24-7 if there is a problem or simply have a question. So, do not let this one review block you from staying at one of the most amazing offerings on the Big Sur Coast.

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Our property is in a secluded area yet close to restaurants,shops, hiking trails and the beautiful Pfeiffer Beach. We encourage long term stays for a greatly reduced rate.

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Rates & Availability

From $800 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
1 night minimum stay
$800
From
$1,200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,250
$15,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Because of cancellations and changes, we do not keep and online We encourage a long term stay and will offer you a reduced rate. Please call or email the manager to make an inquiry or reservation. Holiday's that fall in mid week, the entire week is subject full price of $1,200 per night.

10.5% TOT to Monterey County not included
$200.00 House cleaning additional.

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Amenities

Big Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2),Queen Bed(3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hiking trails, Big Sur forests, Seasonal creek. A 15 minute drive to Pfeiffer State Park, Pfeiffer Beach and Molera.

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