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Jay Killen

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Jay Killen

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Big Sur House Rental Photos and Description

Six or Two and Ocean View . . .

Backed into the hip of Clear Ridge like a stubborn Badger insisting on a southern exposure and an ocean view; stands the house at 'On a Clear Ridge'. The sod roof renders an undisturbed profile when viewed from the north. At the south elevation a series of glass fronted rooms and redwood decks stretches from east to west and gathers in the southern sun.

All rooms enjoy views and perspectives unique to this property. A Dining Room sits apart and a 270° view insures a sunrise to sunset and mountain to ocean panorama. The fully appointed kitchen is arranged around a central island and includes a breakfast bar. Cooking is with gas.

An open, spacious living room is still 'cozy' thanks to a fireplace flanked by generous fully upholstered built-in Bancos. A house built into a ridge where every room has a view necessitates a long hallway.

This connecting element and its sky lighting allows generous storage to one side and access to 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a lounge area and office with desk with internet access. Included with these is the Master Bedroom with a writing desk, built-in reading seat, and a skylight overhead for star gazing at night. The Master Bath allows indoor or outdoor showering.

A 2 car garage insures protected entry and provides access to the kitchen thru a double pantry. The washer and dryer and dry firewood are located here as well.

The southern exposed exterior is graced by redwood decks and stone terraces punctuated by a naturally fragrant herbal landscape. Sunbathing here is healing and private.

You are never out of view of the ocean and a 10 minute walk puts your toes in the sands of Pfeiffer Beach.

Check in time is 4 pm and check out is 11 am.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jay Killen (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you from the bottom of our rested hearts. <3 <3 <3 <3 love, A, S, E, & K OX
Oct 2013
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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based on 9 traveler reviews

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Big Sur | 'On a Clear Ridge you can see forever.'
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Presidents Day in Big Sur

  • of 5

Everything about this house was perfect. We were a group of 6 adults and 2 infants and would've stayed all month if we'd know what a treat we were in for. The location was incredible - as long as it wasn't foggy there were whales for us to spy on basically at any time - the views were incredible, the sound of the ocean killed us all to sleep each night. The house itself was big enough for one screaming baby to not disrupt the other but we never felt too far apart. Delicious meals were cooked, long walks taken, and great times had. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. No complaints across the board - we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Penngrove Ca

Painting a beautiful seascape

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house just above Pfieffer Beach. Great spot to paint. Wonderful kitchen and fireplaces everything first class. Walked up and down to the beach daily great exercise no gym necessary! Will definitely return and spend more time exploring Big Sur.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Milwaukee, WI

You really can see forever.....beautiful vistas.....tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a lengthy visit to CA. One of our stops was at this house atop the ridge. It is remote and perched high up with a gorgeous view down to the beach. You could hike down, but after hiking in Pfeiffer State Park, we were afraid we wouldn't make it back up, we were already exhausted. We thought next time..... Great hiking all around the area.

The house is well appointed and very comfortable. One lucky couple, my husband and I, got the master bedroom with unbelievable views. The skylight in the picture does not disturb your slumber. We slept well and late, comfy bed in the master.

Our friends took the other bedroom with two smaller beds (queen sized). While their room was larger and they had the TV, I think the bed seemed small. They didn't mind at all and in fact, slept well.

The house may be a tad dated, but overall very comfortable. We enjoyed the beautiful vistas. And, our contact person was great. Overall, a very nice experience here. We hope to return someday.

Tips: purchase your groceries in Carmel (WHOLE FOODS) if you are coming from the North. The nearest grocery store is about an hour away. We bought food for both nights (of course the days, too) we were at the house. We didn't want to venture down the driveway at night and go to dinner. Besides, when you are in such a lovely setting, why leave. We grilled steaks, the grill worked well.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Amazing view and location!

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful - especially the view. It's the kind of view you hike for miles to and with the home, you can enjoy this view without walking anywhere. It's also very close to Phieffer beach.

Jay was also very responsible and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

More amazing than we even imagined!!

  • 5 of 5

Jay and Vance were absolutely wonderful hosts and the home and views could not have been more beautiful. The hot tub with the stars and the sound of the ocean was perfect. The sunrise while you sit and have coffee was amazing. There were views everywhere- the ocean, the mountains, the beach. I could have stayed out on that deck forever!! The driveway/road is a bit steep/intimidating, but it's fine once you get used to it! ;) We couldn't believe how close it was to pfieffer beach- I don't think there is a closer house! It is a steep walk to get there, but worth it for the view from above!! I will definitely make a trip back. Thanks Jay and Vance!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

On a clear ridge you can stay forever

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Clear Ridge was spectacular. The setting is incomparable and the set-up of the house lends itself to privacy even with six guests. We cooked wonderful dinners with our adult children in the well equipped kitchen and sauntered over to Post Ranch Inn one evening for a Five Star meal. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the setting is the silence and the night sky. As inhabitants of the 21st century we seldom see the Milky Way and a full array of constellations set to the pure sounds of nature and ocean waves. Our hosts Jay and Vance were gracious and meticulous in preparing the house for our stay. We are planning a return trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport - MRY
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Post Ranch Inn
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Pebble Beach, various Monterey Peninsula courses
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Cabrillo Highway (Highway 1)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Bakery, Post Ranch Inn, Ventana Inn, Nepenthe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pfeiffer State Beach
Car: necessary

The entire Big Sur coast is considered 'must see'. If you never left the comfort of your car, you would be forever impressed by the extraordinary views. However, this stunning interface of land and sea is best experienced by the total immersion of walking, hiking, surfing, diving, or simply shelling along the wild beaches.

After sunset, as stars gather above, you may choose to dine on your own terrace or at the Post Ranch Inn, Ventana Inn, the Big Sur Bakery, Deetjen's or Nepenthe. As the moon settles on the sea and the quiet of the Big Sur night surrounds you, let your soul slip silently into a true, deep sleep.


Rates & Availability

From $1,200 Per night

Big Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $250 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.5%
If reservation is canceled landlord will make every effort to re-rent the property. Cancellations are only refundable to tenant if landlord is able to re-rent the house for the same period or portion thereof, landlord will refund the rent for those days which landlord is able to re-rent the house. Such refund will be paid to tenant within 14 days of scheduled check-out date.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Big Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Hall Bath - toilet
    MasterBath - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bedrooms Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , A cozy sleeping alcove with a double mattress and a daybed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Out on a bluff, nearest the sea is a singular bench and meditation area. Magic happens here.

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