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Monique Bourin

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

Large 2BR, 2Ba main house sleeps 4. Separate guesthouse available

Beautiful hand built home offers a perfect blend of luxury, privacy and the spirit of the Big Sur Coast. Features include stunning ocean and mountain views from every room, fully stocked gourmet kitchen, whirlpool tub for two, 1500 sqft of redwood deck, huge fireplace and all the peace and quiet one could want. Stand alone guesthouse may be rented for an additional $295.00 per night (see listing #3783826). It has its own kitchen, bath, private deck, CaKing bed. Great west of Hwy One location, just minutes from Post Ranch, Ventana and Pfieffer Beach. Private, gated paved road provides easy access for any vehicle. If you are looking for a romantic experience for two, or a small gathering for family and friends this is the perfect spot.

With respect to our neighborhood we are unable to have any events on this property. Please no weddings, parties or large family gatherings. Check in time is flexible but is after 4 p.m. and prior to 9 p.m. Or by other arrangement.

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Monique Bourin (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Monique Bourin

I am a thirty year resident of Big Sur. I came here as a young woman and found my home in the magic and spectacular scenery of the Big Sur coast. It is my pleasure to share this unique experience.

Monique Bourin purchased this house in 2008

Why Monique Bourin chose Central Coast California

I love Big Sur and have lived here for over thirty years. It is a unique and sometimes challenging place, offering a lifestyle that few experiance. I was presented with the opportunity to purchase this land and build a dream.

What makes this house unique

This property offers a romantic getaway for 2, a cozy place for 4 or can be combined with the stand alone guest house for a family gathering (see listing #3783826).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello, just a few lines to say thank you for letting John and I spend time at your beautiful home. John calls it "Heaven on Earth" and he also tells me it was his best birthday ever, thank you many times and we hope to stay there again.
Jun 2010
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based on 47 traveler reviews

Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Big Sur
average rating of 4.6595745 based on 49 reviews

AHH Big Sur

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home. Serene atmosphere and killer views

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 2
Orange County, CA USA

Gorgeous and secluded

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this wonderful home for a much needed weekend getaway. Even though it rained (actually poured!) the entire time we were there, our weekend was heavenly. You couldn't ask for a nicer place to "cocoon" and relax -- we kept a roaring fire going all day and evening. The owner provides everything you need except for fresh food -- all spices and condiments were there, lots of "dry" food on hand as well. All firewood, kindling, etc. was provided. We were there for 3 days and never once left the property. My only regret is that because of the rain, we weren't able to fully take advantage of the fabulous deck and view. I could have spent hours on that deck with a good book and a glass (or two!) of wine. Instead, I made due in front of the roaring fire, snuggled under a blanket!

The road up to the house is pretty challenging. I wouldn't show up in a low riding sports car during inclimate weather and expect to make it up that road. We were in a small SUV and didn't have any trouble. Since we didn't leave the property, I don't know first hand how navigating it would be in the dark but I imagine it would not be too fun.

The caretaker, Andi, met us down below, showed us up the road and made us feel more than welcome. She was great! She can also fix anything and everything.

This property is especially wonderful if you are a dog/cat lover -- between Andi and the owner, you'll have lots of dogs to play with and love on if you wish. If you don't, they will keep the dogs confined and away from you. There are also several great cats who live on the property and love attention.

Even with the gloomy weather, we had a marvelous time and can't wait until we can get away again and return!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that this couple had a wonderful time, and I hope they return soon and often! Even in rainy weather Big Sur has its own magic.
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Los Angeles area

Most Beautiful Place I've Ever Stayed...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time relaxing on the deck, cooking in the beautiful kitchen, playing games at the dining table, listening to the wind in the trees, and soaking up the view.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Secluded Getaway, loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best getaway we've had in awhile! Virginia met us at the gate and guided us up to the house - too kind! She made sure we were settled then left us to enjoy a weekend of beauty, woods and seclusion. We loved the fireplace, deck and kitchen. Loved the woodsy drive to Pfeiffer Beach. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend, would love to get back there soon. Thanks Virginia & Dave!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Danville CA

Magical and worth it!

  • 5 of 5

This place was magical and a true retreat in the heart of the mountains. We spent each morning and evening on the deck admiring the incredible view. Monique was so kind and accommodating, quick to assist at every point. David the caretaker was equally helpful. We are very happy we stayed here.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely gorgeous property in a stunning location. Highly recommended if you want to experience the natural and majestic beauty of Big Sur with luxury accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
River Inn
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Hwy One
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
River Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pfeiffer Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Big Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Minimum rental is 2 nights. Cleaning fee of $175.00 applies. Pets are welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two large bathrooms in the main house, one with 2 person whirlpool tub. There is a third bathroom in the guesthouse
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Two master suites, one with fireplace and two person whirlpool. Both have Calif. King beds and top of the line linens. Third bedroom is in stand alone guest house. Also has separate kitchen and private deck
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Smoking allowed on decks.

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