BIG SUR | 'ON A CLEAR RIDGE YOU CAN SEE FOREVER.'

Vance Killen

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BIG SUR | 'ON A CLEAR RIDGE YOU CAN SEE FOREVER.'

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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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
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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Vance Killen

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Big Sur | 'On a Clear Ridge you can see forever.'
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Big Sur | 'On a Clear Ridge you can see forever.'
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Big Sur Central Coast California
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Big Sur | 'On a Clear Ridge you can see forever.'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444901vb
+1 (831) 293-4893 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Big Sur | 'On a Clear Ridge you can see forever.'
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Big Sur Central Coast California
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Big Sur | 'On a Clear Ridge you can see forever.'
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Big Sur Central Coast California
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5

AMAZING BIG SUR HOME

  • 5 of 5
Amazing vacation rental. I think this house has the best view in Big Sur!!! We went with two other couples and had an amazing experience. The hot in with views looking onto pfieffer beach is to die for. Vance and Jay (the caretakers) were instrumentatal in helping us plan some amazing experiences (wine tasting in a limo, chef, and masseuses). Can't wait to plan another trip here!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Big Sur Central Coast California
Los Angeles, Ca
5

INCREDIBLE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent three nights at this house for our honeymoon. It was like a dream. A 360 degree view of everything Big Sur offers. From the house one can see the beach, the coast, the mountains, the peaks ... On and on, The house itself is beautiful, with an open feeling one rarely gets to experience. It's completely private and isolated, but easy enough to find and well worth discovering. I can't imagine there's a more perfect located house anywhere in California. It's ideal.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Big Sur | 'On a Clear Ridge you can see forever.'
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Big Sur Central Coast California
San Francisco, CA
5

THE VIEW, THE PRIVACY .. BIG SUR AT ITS BEST

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I were fortunate to spend 5 nights here at the close of 2012. There were too many magical moments to note here, but I'll mention a few that stood out especially.

As the first VRBO renters, proprietors Vance and Jay were quick to correct some first-time glitches we found with the property (broken Wifi and such). Otherwise, the staggering views rendered such quibbles petty.

Coming from bustling, elbows-out SF, the isolation and privacy here are startling. From sunrise to 9am, on the bench outside the main door, there's a meditative, rejuvenating window of absolute quiet. I strained but failed to hear any sign of civilization for over an hour: no cars, people, music, planes ... nothing! The visual silence is equally startling: from the deck, you have 200 degrees of vertical span (beach to sky) and another 200 degrees of horizontal span with no one else in sight. A couple of houses dot a distant ridge, but that's about it.

Beyond that, exploring the property gives moments you'll discover yourself, but here were a few of our favorites:
- The Views, of course. I've never had unlimited access to such heady views before, and I found myself constantly wandering out to the deck and just gawping at Nature.
- The Birds: hummingbirds, various coastal thrushes and starlings, ridge-soaring hawks, ravens and gulls, its wonderful to watch all the airplay from the deck. One morning I watched a hummingbird show I'd never seen: repeated climbs to 150 feet, follow by a dramatic dive. Birds-eye view? Mating ritual to show off his rate of climb? I don't know, but it was pretty cool.
- Pfeiffer beach: definitely walk down to the beach, noting that you'll need to hitch a ride on someone's bumper to pass a river crossing. Past that, you'll hit one of the neatest beaches anywhere ... the sand is purple! Really ... manganese garnet deposits in the rocks erode to a rich purple sand along the cliff faces.
- The Fireplace: the main room is built for lounging and you'll probably want to spend the bulk of your time there, relaxing in front of the fire.

I've more anecdotes, but no more characters so I'll close there. This is a majestic, romantic property and we hope to return again soon.

- Mark and Linda, Dec 2012
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

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Availability & Rates

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Big Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
$8,050
$30,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $250 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Big Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

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