BIG SUR GRAND MOUNTAIN RETREAT 'TOLKIEN'S REST'

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BIG SUR GRAND MOUNTAIN RETREAT 'TOLKIEN'S REST'

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

In the heart of the Big Sur Coast at 1800 feet above sea level overlooking the mighty Pacific, you will find a nest of luxury in the wild..A magical place combining luxury, privacy and peace in the Heaven that is Big Sur.

The house is a new, custom, hand built 'green' house with breathtaking views of the sea and mountains. See the ever changing light, sun and moon sets you will never forget and, on occasion, a carpet of fog you could step out upon! Watch the whales spout and breach below and the Condors,Hawks and Eagles circling at eye level. Gaze at the stars reaching down to the horizon at your feet. All this from the comfort of a chair on the porch, on yoga deck or soaking in a 6' clawfoot tub.

Step inside to a spacious living room featuring a Wood burning stove.Full gourmet kitchen and gracious dining area. Beautiful huge Master Bedroom (cal King) with en suite bathroom replete with bidet. Two guest bedrooms (Queens) all with high ceilings and spectacular ocean views.Radiant heat and ceiling fans throughout.

Situated between Esalen (8 miles) to the South and Nepenthe, Post Ranch and Ventana (8 miles) to the North. We are up a 2.5 mile rugged, steep and magical road and highly recommend a four wheel drive vehicle.

Keywords: custom built luxurious house ultimate views

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
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About The Owner

I am a 34 year resident of Big Sur.

I have birthed and raised all of my four wonderful children on this extraordinary land . Big Sur is a place I have never been able to take for granted. It is beloved in my life

Gardening, painting, training horses and traveling are some of my passions.

The Owner purchased this house in 1987

Why The Owner chose Big Sur

The moment I set eyes on this place 34 years ago I knew I had 'arrived' This is my home

What makes this house unique

Big Sur is an fantastic experience of land and sea and sky. Our home showcases that experience to feed the soul.

We have traveled to many exotic and wonderful places in the world but nothing has yet compared to the sheer beauty and reverence of this place for us.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 40 traveler reviews

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Big Sur Grand Mountain Retreat 'Tolkien's Rest'
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
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Big Sur Grand Mountain Retreat 'Tolkien's Rest'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p342963vb
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Big Sur Central Coast California
5

How high can you get?

  • 5 of 5
Sula's place (our name...hers is Tolkien's Rest) is a different world. You wind up the mountain to 1800 feet and emerge overlooking a majestic, ever changing view of the ocean or an ocean of fog cover below you. Breathtaking sunsets and starry nights made us feel at one with nature, while the house, rebuilt only a few years ago, was fully equipped with all high end kitchen appliances, sattelite tv, internet - all the while not sacrificing its true rustic charm. A note of caution: the 15 minute ride up is not for the feint of heart. The coastal highway is tame in comparison.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Big Sur Grand Mountain Retreat 'Tolkien's Rest'
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8319980344
Big Sur Central Coast California
Los Gatos, CA
5

FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5
The views, the house, the bathtub outside. Everything was terrific. The kitchen was really terrific. The stove was amazing and everything in the house is very high end. We had a really fun and relaxing weekend here. Just amazing.

The owner's son met us at the property and he was terrific. Super friendly and helpful.

I would stay here for a month if my husband would let us! Just fantastic!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Big Sur Grand Mountain Retreat 'Tolkien's Rest'
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Big Sur Central Coast California
NYC
5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here in January. What a comfortable, beautiful and well-equipped house! There are incredible views, orange and lemon trees just outside the door, and jasmine. Friendly neighborhood dogs and cats come to visit, and it's a great spot for bird watching. We had a wonderful and peaceful stay. Our hosts couldn't have been nicer.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such dear guests!
Re: "the friendly dogs and cat" They are not normally welcome, but love people who want to pet them.
Please note...We absolutely do NOT allow animals in the house.
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Big Sur Grand Mountain Retreat 'Tolkien's Rest'
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Big Sur Central Coast California
5

Big Sur High

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Tolkien's rest.

We’ve been to Big Sur before but I think this was the time that we really fell in love. Our friends were visiting from Paris and we told them we were inviting them to a special place, but I don’t think any of us were prepared for the beauty of the view and the terrace with the cute little bath. We gave all the kids a bath outside whilst the sun set and I think it’ll be an enduring memory for us for the rest of our lives. The next morning the fog slowly rolled in and we felt like we were on top of the world in some kind of celestial retreat.

Torre was really lovely and the perfect host too, helpful and there but not imposing.

I think we’d definitely love to come back some time, the only problem is how to share this beautiful place whilst also keeping it a secret!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Big Sur Grand Mountain Retreat 'Tolkien's Rest'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p342963vb
8319980344
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

Truly beautiful house and location. Rent it if you can afford it.

  • 5 of 5
So this house has one of the best views you will ever see in your life. Just amazing! While not equal to the view (nothing is), the interior is great too. Spacious 3 bedrooms, nice two showers, great kitchen. We were there for Thanksgiving and the house is truly the best appointed rental we have ever seen. Stove is amazing. Culinary tools and equipment are exceptional.

Personally, I liked the drive up the mountain. It also makes a very nice run. But it is a bit hairy. And some folks won't enjoy it. The difficulty is not the problem, as much as the time -- its 15 minutes down, which does discourage leaving the house more than a few times a day. But then the house is gorgeous, so . . .

The only negative I would note is the dogs. The neighbors have a dog that stopped by at 3 in the morning and barked for about 30 minutes. Also, another dog peed on our cooler the first day we were there.

But these are very minor issues. The house is great. The view is unreal. If you can afford it (it is pricey), rent it!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 1098
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for lovely review.
So sorry about the wretched dogs. Our neighbors had gone away and the dog (a lovely Akbed Shepherd) was being very naughty coming over.
She needed to be sent away and not petted!
Actually, our price is very reasonable for what you can find ( of the same caliber ) in Big Sur.
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Big Sur Grand Mountain Retreat 'Tolkien's Rest'
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8319980344
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5
The house is fantastic -- beautiful location and views, very well maintained house, lots of supplies, wonderful warmth, nicely furnished, great setting. And the owner and her family are friendly and responsive. Would definitely rent it again,
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Monterey
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Salinas
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Pfeiffer beach
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Variety of bars and one Pub
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nepenthe, ventana, post ranch inn

tide pooling, jade hunting, back packing,bird watching

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Big Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season and all holidays
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$650
$3,500
$9,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,500
$9,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes RATES:
HIGH:: $1300 TWO NIGHTS (MINIMUM)/ $550 ADDITIONAL NIGHT(S)
LOW SEASON:: $1100 / $450
HIGH:: WEEKLY $3500 MONTHLY::$9995
LOW SEASON:: $3000/ $9000
High season rates: May 1st through oct 31st
Low season rates: Nov 1st through April 31st..... Excepting holidays.
$100 per person per night over 4 persons
$150 cleaning fee to rentals of less than a week
All prices include TAXES

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Big Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Stove
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Long Distance
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountain biking
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