Gorgeous large house, reveling in the pictured view, nearby wonderful hiking, dining
Submitted: July 9, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
We had a great weekend at this property. The place is spacious, much larger than the "2 beds +" would lead you to believe. A wonderful "great room" was an excellent gathering place for our assembled family. I far prefer that to a dedicated dining room (although there is a small table/nook, no lg dining room table). The kids had "an awesome time" with lots of good hiding places for hide and seek in the house. The entire house is spectacularly laid out around window after window that frame memorable views of the Point Sur lighthouse, rock, and isthmus. The deck was similarly oriented. The GPS location given in another review makes finding the house a snap (otherwise, it would be a challenge, to be sure; do look at the "street level view" of that location to see some useful markers). Also, as noted elsewhere, the driveway is steep. But the house is handicap accessible after the driveway has been navigated (our nonagenarian did fine; loved the view). The location is not in the center of the Big Sur canyon/valley. But the price is appropriately reasonable, and you are a short drive (toward the south) from the heart of Big Sur canyon; we dined at Nepenthe one morning and considered Big Sur Bakery another. (Short, gorgeous drives). Furthermore, the kitchen worked well, so we took most meals there, spread out over the great room. The location also allows easy access to Garrapata park to the north. There is no hiking in the immediate vicinity of the house (i.e., you have to drive somewhere), but you are 10-15 min from the aforementioned two spots, and less than five minute from Bixby Bridge, where "the old coast road" is a pleasant walk that we've taken several times, including once this trip. We'll be going back for moderate sized extended family weekend getaways, without a doubt.
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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