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Mary Breen

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Big Sur Dream Home

28 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, 1 Yurt (Sleeps 2)

Drive up to your own privately paved and gated driveway to a home with a full 365 degree view of redwood and oak ridges. Full sun all day long. Perfect for one or two people. Arrive, relax and take a dip in the hot tub viewing the beautiful mountain ridge as birds sing and red tailed hawks circle above.

Listen to the river flow as you sun bathe all day long without a soul to bother you. The deep ultimate luxury about my property is solitude and the stars at night.

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Queen size antique bed in adjoining yurt or queen bed in loft of home.

* Wood Stove

* 4 Gas Burner Stove and Refrigerator

* Satellite, WIFI, DVD, CD Player, Telephone.

* Queen Size bed In Home Loft, and In My Spacious Yurt.

* Outdoor Hot Tub.

* Outdoor Guest Bath.

* Barbeque Grill.

* Outdoor Adobe Fireplace.

* Activities: 10 min. drive to Garapata Beach.

* Hiking books, maps, and activity guides provided.

Make the most of your stay by booking in advance; Guided Hikes, Spa Services, and Catered Meals.

Call Mary at the phone numbers listed below.

Keywords: Single Country Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Mary Breen (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

Big Sur Dream Home
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
5

AMAZING, magical house in the trees

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just came back from spending 3 days and 2 nights at Mary's amazing house. I can't say enough about how special this place is. It is truly heaven on Earth!! Every detail about this property is pure love. We were spending our 25th anniversary there and I couldn't have asked for a more magical place to relax and connect. If I could give more stars I would, it was that great. We arrived to a sweet card and a bottle of wine from Mary. (side note for Mary: I would love to know the history about how the house was made because you can tell it was built with love and attention to every single part of the house, from doors to window frames, and all the eclectic pieces of art. WONDERFUL. We never tired of noticing another cool and unusual personal touch. Maybe a book with pics?) We brought food to cook and never got in our car the whole time. Not another soul or house around so you feel very private. We slept in the yurt one night, and the reading loft (that feels like you are in a tree house) the next. We loved the hot tub surrounded by the beautiful oak and pine trees. The bathroom that has floor to ceiling windows was beautiful. The kitchen was stocked with everything you need to cook wonderful meals. Our favorite spot was sitting outside under the full moon by the fireplace. There is even an outdoor shower overlooking the trees. There are birds and even deer that come and visit. Mary has a TV and videos but we didn't turn on electronics once while there. Just brought great music and danced under the moonlight. Feeling very blessed to have had the opportunity to experience this wonderful property. "Thank you Mary" is not enough. I will recommend to friends and family in the hopes that they too can experience this place. We will defiantly be returning in the near future. Jen and Craig

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Private Retreat in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at Mary's beautiful mountaintop property and would recommend it to anyone visiting the Big Sur/Carmel area. Located on Palo Colorado road, the property is nestled in a remote and private area. The property consists of three structures (main house, bathroom, & yurt), all connected by a wooden deck. Not only are the structures beautifully designed, but the property itself is amazing. Set on the side of a mountain, there are panoramic views in every direction. Plus, flowers adorn the property adding to the beauty. And there’s a private hot tub! Mary supplied everything we needed to make a perfect romantic getaway.

Just a heads up, the yurt has no heating, so it can get cold at night, but the down comforters ensured we could sleep in warm comfort. Likewise, the main house has a gas heater if needed. There is no cell reception and the internet can be used for only email and web browsing (no Netflix or video downloads), however, Mary has all the movie channels and a DVR to record any shows. We had such a wonderful visit and highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven in Big Sur

  • 5 of 5

Where do I even begin....Thank you Mary for literally making our dreams come true!

A California coast trip has been on the top of my husband and I bucket list since the day we met. The culmination of the trip stemming from spending long days hiking in Big Sur and evenings enjoying the beautiful stars.

From our first conversations with Mary to our last, Mary treated us like family. During the coordination of arrival/departure times, payments, special accommodations, and recommendations, my husband and I couldn't of asked for a better host. Mary is understanding, kind, caring, and welcoming.

Mary's home is absolutely stunning. Situated at the beginning of Big Sur, the home is in a remote location in an almost secluded community. The living room, kitchen, loft, bathroom, deck, and all of the other amenities were above and beyond our expectations. As for the yurt, it was so comfortable and beautiful I only wish I could sleep there every night!

The trip was a once in a lifetime experience for us and it was made possible because of Mary and her beautiful home. I wish there was a higher rating system for hosts such as Mary. I would 100% recommend to any family or friend I know to schedule a vacation at the dream home. We'll be back!!

Katherine & Conor

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home in Big Sur

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed for two nights in this wonderful home over Thanksgiving weekend. However, this stay became more than just a getaway for a peaceful weekend among the trees of Big Sur...it became a beautiful setting to our engagement. From the moment I started planning my surprise to the moment of our arrival, Mary, the owner, was so accommodating and truly interested in making our stay as comfortable, pleasant and worry-free as possible. Mary went above and beyond to help coordinate all the small details and her home was absolutely perfect. We can't thank Mary enough!

You will truly love the location of this home; perched high above a hill surrounded by trees that present a tranquil and relaxing environment. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces to keep you warm, a charming kitchen to keep you fed, an outdoor jacuzzi to enjoy the stars above and an enchanting yurt to put you sound to sleep...this home (and property to explore) is perfect for any stay. As others have quite eloquently said in prior reviews...you will fall in love with this place. We certainly did!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Get back to nature

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay here and found it to be very relaxing and rejuvenating! You are reminded that there is more to life than the everyday, hussle and bussle. We had very spotty internet service (which turned out to be a blessing). We loved everything about the property, particularly the Yurt. It was a majical adventurous experience! If you want to unplug, this is the perfect spot to do so. If you want to venture out, there are plenty of state parks, restaurants, cafe's, etc, within a reasonable driving distance. We stayed for (3) nights and it was perfect! We also stopped at the farmer's market in Monterey on our way to "the dream home" so that we could enjoy meals there, as well as everything the property had to offer. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I love my property for the peace, tranquility and privacy it has to offer and yet, not far from parks or restaurants and more. I apologize about the spotty internet; I have since updated my internet and have added more data. Thank you for letting me know.
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5

You will not be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for three nights to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We have stayed in a number of VRBO properties and it's always a little nerve-wracking to book at place based only on the photos and reviews. However, I can honestly say that you will fall in love with this place the moment you see it--and you won't want to leave. It's incredibly peaceful, the place itself is an architectural gem, and the road up to the home is magical, and the owner Mary is warm and welcoming. The yurt was fabulous and the outside fireplace under the stars was incredible. I cannot imagine a better place to stay in Big Sur.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.2 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Beach
8 Miles

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Rates & Availability

Big Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June - October
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$385
 
 
Winter Rate
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$385
 
 
Winter Rate
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$385
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Services $90 for the entire stay

Payment made within 7 days of conversation. You have 30 days within to cancel and be fully refunded; less than 30 days you will loose both your deposits. Only if the property for dates that were cancelled are resold, you will be fully refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing

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