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SPECTACULAR OCEANVIEW BTWN CARMEL/BIGSUR; 2 MSTRS;COUPLE'S SPECIAL

Owner/Property Manager

Advertiser since: 1998
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Owner/Property Manager

Advertiser since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2014
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SPECTACULAR OCEANVIEW BTWN CARMEL/BIGSUR; 2 MSTRS;COUPLE'S SPECIAL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Carmel House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 Bath

MONTEREY COUNTY HAS INFORMED ME I CANNOT RENT FOR LESS THAN 30 DAYS. IF YOUR PLANS CALL FOR A SHORTER VISIT, I'M HAPPY TO HELP YOU FIND SOMETHING..PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL.

Sobre Sur Grande lies on a flat parcel of land, 1200 ft above sea level with spectacular views of the Pacific as well as sunsets sunrises and in the fall, the moon setting over the sea. It is a luxury property in the wilderness yet only 25 minutes from Carmel or Big Sur State Park. The home is a sweet spot for families and groups to gather. A King Size Airloome organic cotton bed in the upstairs master suite, and a Stearns and Foster Cal King bed in the downstairs Master. Each suite is complimented with Yves de Lorme and Macy's Hotel Collection linens and other special touches. The third bedroom features a Simmons Black Queen bed, and all bedrooms have ocean views.

Located 1/2 way between Big Sur State Park and Carmel-by-the-Sea, La Casa Principal @ Sobre Sur Grande (above Big Sur) was lovingly restored from 2007 to 2010 initially by two yoga teachers, one of whom is a designer, the other an art collector. My goal was to create a unique combination of elegance, tranquility and simplicity in a most peaceful locale.

I wanted my home to be luxurious yet comfortable and in tune with the rugged privacy of Big Sur. La Casa Principal offers the Vermont Wood Castings stove complemented by on demand air conditioning/heating. There is top of the line LG washer/dryer, a compact yet complete chef's kitchen featuring All Clad cookware as well as everything you need for preparing a fine meal. A firm believer in indulgence and comfort, i've added Waterworks Satin Nickel bathroom fixtures and deep soaking tub, Yves deLorme and Bellora European linens and thick bath towels. The result is the best of both worlds, total comfort and rustic charm. La Casa Principal boasts a new dining room with an elegant Italian glass top table seating 10 or more. Downstairs, two bedrooms , one of which is a second two room master suite, provide for complete privacy even for a large group. Each bedroom features an incredibly comfortable bed: The upstairs master has an Airloome Eastern King, The downstairs master offers a Stearns and Foster Cal King, the third bedroom features a Simmons Black Queen. There are also two American Leather queen and a twin sleeper sofas.

La Casita's one bedroom is appointed with a Cal King Airloome organic cotton mattress, plus a twin American Leather sleeper sofa

In addition paintings from my collection (many of which are for sale) add a special touch.

Located on a promontory, 1200 feet above the Pacific, Sobre Sur Grande offers unobstructed views of the ocean, Rocky Creek Watershed and the Ventana Wilderness. Yet it is only 30 minutes from Carmel and a few more to the center of Big Sur, along one of most beautiful 'commutes' in the world. Choose to stay home watching the raptors glide on the thermals rising up from the canyon below, then call our private chef, yoga teachers and body workers to come to you. Plus you can walk out the door to wonderful hiking up to the ridge line or down to the ocean.. Or jump in your car for a lovely drive to Carmel for golf, wineries, shopping and an indulgent dinner.

Sobre Sur Grande is 2.5 miles up Palo Colorado Road, with it's majestic redwoods and year round creek, then an additional 3/10 miles up a private road. Mill Creek Redwood Preserve is close by and the Botcher's Gap access to Ventana Wilderness provides the most amazing hiking opportunities. Down at the coast, Rocky Creek Restaurant offers incredible ocean front views and a great place to walk (or drive) for breakfast. You're close to the best beach in Big Sur where Garrapata Creek empties into the Pacific. It's spectacular, yet completely accessible to families.

La Casa Principal is built into the hillside, so its two stories offer minimal environmental impact and maximum privacy.

Catering, Massage, and a variety of body work therapies can be arranged as can private yoga sessions. If I am in town, I offer my guests complimentary private yoga For a service charge plus food costs, we're happy to stock the refrigerator with adequate notice.

But if all these indulgences are too hard to choose between, select from these INDULGENCE PACKAGES, priced based upon number of guests:

Romance:

For the two of you, begin with a special dinner, Champagne and dessert, wake to breakfast prepared for you, then after a few hours a private yoga session for you whether you've never practiced or are very experienced. You'll end with a 3 hour pampering/massage treatment for each of you (male or female).

Guilt-Free Combo:

Includes 1/2 day hike with a knowledgeable Big Sur guide, two 60 minute massages from Christina, and dinner from a private chef.

Stay Home and Spa:

If leaving the house seems just too tough, you'll begin with a gentle private yoga session, then a 90 minute massage/pampering treatment, and a spa menu dinner:

Let Me Eat Cake.

Begins with a special sweet treat from Jamie on your arrival, a wonderful dinner, a special dessert, then pastries and treats for breakfast. There's definitely chocolate in here!

Most of all, I want you to come, relax and enjoy the special feelings that come from being Above Big Sur.

My motto is 'Start Slow....then Taper Off'

Keywords: Tranquility, Luxury, Privacy, Elegance

More Details
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 1998
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2014

About Owner/Property Manager

I built La Casa Principal originally with my son, trying to honor the spectacular location. I've enjoyed converting homes into vacation rental and try to give guests the feeling of coming home rather than to a rental. I hope you'll feel familiar and welcome as that is my goal. I teach yoga in the Bay Area, and spend time here in Big Sur writing when my homes aren't rented. I offer complimentary yoga to guests when i am here

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 1980

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Carmel

La Casa Principal was not created as a vacation rental, and La Casita remains my primary residence when i'm here. When i decided to turn the property into vacation rentals, it was important to make you feel at home.

What makes this house unique

While practicing yoga downstairs, a wide variety of local 'residents' visit: Rabbits, Quail, Deer make the front yard their playground. Hawks and other predator birds sail on the thermals right off the deck, and the sunsets and full moon sets are unforgettable. Two remarkable private chefs live close by, as well as a fabulous massage therapist. I offer private yoga lessons,and can arrange a private yoga retreat for couples that includes yoga in morning and evening, day hikes throughout the area, and wonderful meals

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Oceanview btwn Carmel/BigSur; 2 Mstrs;Couple's Special
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Spectacular Oceanview btwn Carmel/BigSur; 2 Mstrs;Couple's Special
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436133vb
-(831) 5967170
Carmel Central Coast California
Chicago
5

Redwood Wilderness

  • 5 of 5
The place is amazing as I'm sure everyone will agree, and the privacy is worth so much. Access to Big Sur is a fantastic drive, and definitely visit Deetjin, Rocky Point. Avoid Carmel, it's very crowded. The beach just north of rocky point has some easy bluff hikes and beachcombing can be a lot fun with all the wildlife.

The interior is impeccable and since the cabin was built within the last year, stylishly modern with breathtaking views out each window. We didn't see anyone really at all, which was perfect! The porch was probably our favorite part, besides every detail of the craftmanship and thought put into the overall experience.

Be sure to apply for your Mill Creek pass two days in advance to allow access to the premier hiking near the end of Palo Colorado road. We made the mistake of waiting the last minute and it's difficult to get a hold of the ranger on duty with no cell service, although hikes exist at the very end of the road. Mill Creek Preserve and Tony's place will be what we're coming back for next summer!

Definitely the place to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Oceanview btwn Carmel/BigSur; 2 Mstrs;Couple's Special
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436133vb
-(831) 5967170
Carmel Central Coast California
5

Great Views from a Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5
The house was just what we expected from reading the description and seeing the photos of the house and surroundings. It is a beautiful home with many great features that made us feel pampered and comfortable. The Kitchen was well-stocked in terms of cooking pans, etc as well as serving dishes and mixing bowls. It was perfect for us who really loved to enjoy home-cooked meals together. The property was very clean and well-maintained. Tony was very quick and helpful in his responses to my questions by emails before and during our trip. We took a day trip to Monterey on Saturday to enjoy the aquarium using the 4 passes that were available. The views of the ocean both from the deck and at stops along the coast were breath-taking. I would highly recommend this vacation home!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: My only concern (lol) with this review is i hope folks find my home better than they expected! Nothing worse than renting a place online then showing up to something else! I love that they weren't disappointed. Doesn't get much better.
business
Spectacular Oceanview btwn Carmel/BigSur; 2 Mstrs;Couple's Special
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436133vb
-(831) 5967170
Carmel Central Coast California
-
5

JUST AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
Be sure and stop in Carmel and get groceries, because YOU WILL NOT WANT TO LEAVE THIS MAGICAL PLACE! The view, the deck, the perfectly appointed kitchen and bedroom...if you are looking to get away and get to a place that will transform your thinking almost instantaneously, this would be a very good place to do it. It's like a Four Seasons suite in a treehouse overlooking a redwood canyon and the ocean. And Tony is a great host as well. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG!...this is what i always hope my guests find: luxury in the wilderness...It's amazing how many foks come with great plans and end up just hanging out...Start Slow...Then Taper Off!
business
Spectacular Oceanview btwn Carmel/BigSur; 2 Mstrs;Couple's Special
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436133vb
-(831) 5967170
Carmel Central Coast California
Durham, North Carolina
5

stunning! wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely, exceedingly comfortable home, with amazing views of the forest, hills, and Pacific Ocean from the deck, large windows, and porches! The pictures don't do it justice. We had everything we needed in this beautifully decorated, inviting home. Had actually planned to do some day trips, but were so relaxed and satisfied with the views and the comfort that we didn't leave until we absolutely had to, 3 days later. Would love to go back next time I'm on the West Coast.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I try to make you excited to come, but am always glad when guests say it's better than the pictures suggest. I don't want to overpromise, so it's great when guests are pleasantly surprised
business
Spectacular Oceanview btwn Carmel/BigSur; 2 Mstrs;Couple's Special
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436133vb
-(831) 5967170
Carmel Central Coast California
United States
5

Perfect base camp get away spot

  • 5 of 5
Tony's place was a great base camp while in Big Sur for a wedding. It was perfect and relaxing for the bit of time we had when not at wedding festivities, with well stocked kitchen, and super comfy beds. And the deck and view were incredible.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I've had quite a few guests who stayed while attending weddings. What a wonderful compiment to me that the special feelings carry on to my home

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
MRY
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
HIghway 1
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Garrapata
Car: necessary

This is a perfect spot if you want to explore the Monterey Peninsula as well as Big Sur and the South Coast...It's a wonderful spot for hiking and really being in nature

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Carmel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LOW
Jan 5 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
SHOULDER
Apr 1 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$475
Fri,Sat
 
 
HIGH
Jun 1 - Jul 30
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$550
Fri,Sat
 
 
HIGH
Sep 1 - Oct 30
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$550
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

fall shoulder $750 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation Policy

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

Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) One Airloome Eastern King; one Stearns and Foster CAl King, Queen size Beds (1) Simmons Black

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