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Dramatic Ocean View Custom Home 2 - 3 BDRM

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Safe from storms! 2 bed/ 2 bath or 3 bed/ 3 baths, (Sleeps 1-8) Ocean Views

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Our Bella Vista is safe from recent storms, is fully accessible, and located between Carmel and Big Sur. Up to 26 miles South from Carmel to Big Sur is accessible on Highway 1.

THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS ~ Luxury and nature. Local artist, CW, designed and built Bella Vista for his retirement home. Designed and built with nature in mind and furnished with art, Bella Vista welcomes your stay. Come experience a well-deserved Time Out where sunset is an event.

This custom home is centrally located in Big Sur Country, sitting on five acres, high on a plateau at 1200 feet with dramatic ocean views. Located 20 minutes south of Carmel and 20 minutes north of Big Sur Valley.

Bella Vista is perfect for a relaxing getaway, writer/artist retreat, working vacation or a Base Camp to explore Big Sur Country.

THE COUNTY OF MONTEREY HAS INFORMED US THAT WE NOW CANNOT RENT FOR LESS THAN 30 DAYS. For more information, feel free to contact Maya via email or 831-238-2148.

ENTRANCE ~ Begin your stay following the moss-covered rock wall down the steps. Pass through the front entry enclosed by the 10-foot high redwood louvers. The natural stone floor guides you up the stairs and into the heart of the home. Note the built-in metal sculpture at the top landing. A hand-molded archway leads to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

WILDERNESS ~ Hawks glide below the deck on the coastal thermals through the canyons. Dusk and dawn can bring quail, bobcats and deer. It has been described as 'Yosemite with ocean views'. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved one while watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, canyons and mountains.

DESIGN ~ CW's goal was to create an enjoyable retreat that honors the spectacular view and nature. With the help of his Interior Designer daughter, Maya, they accomplished just this.

MASTER BEDROOM EN SUITE ~ Another archway and door opens to a luxurious and romantic hideaway. The entire house was designed around the view from the bed. This comfy Queen bed faces the ocean that greets you upon waking to the amazing view. A full-size Leather Euro Lounge can be used as a sitting area or sleeps 2 additional persons. With enough space for sitting and reading, this room is spacious and functional. Natural elements continue with granite slab counters and bathtub surrounds, whirlpool tub, natural stone floor and alder cabinets.

SECOND BEDROOM ~ This cozy room has a comfortable Queen bed and the morning sun.

KITCHEN ~ Full kitchen features hand-selected granite slab counter tops and an ocean view. Dine out or bring groceries to stay in retreat mode. Pantry basics, appliances, tools and utensils supplied.

DINING ROOM & DECK ~ Take your meals in the dining room or outside on the redwood deck for a more alfresco experience overlooking the Pacific. The deck is perfect for morning coffee, a little sunbathing in the afternoons, sunset and stargazing. Gas BBQ.

EXTRA PERSONS ~ Master en Suite includes a full-sized Euro Lounge to sleep one or two persons.A single Daybed in the living room doubles as a couch and can sleep a single.

750 sq ft Lower Level offers an ocean view, a Queen-size Tatami bed, full kitchen and bath/shower. The Lower Level can be opened to the upstairs Main House to make 3 bedrooms/3 bathroom whole house sleeping up to 8 persons. Also has a full-sized Euro Lounge to sleep one or two persons.

HAMMOCK HALLOW ~ Become acquainted with the hammocks tucked away in the Cypress grove. Rock gently and enjoy the ocean view. Take a nap, read, meditate, daydream, unwind, listen, enJOY.

BIG SUR ~ Come explore Big Sur Country, the Big South, stretching 70 miles along the Pacific Ocean coast from Yankee Point to Ragged Point. Bella Vista is centrally located 14 miles south of Carmel and 12 miles north of Point Sur Lighthouse. Year-round hiking.

Year-Round Base Camp ~ Ventana Wilderness and Los Padres National Park are at the end of Palo Colorado Road, 4.5 miles up the road from Bella Vista.

An all wheel drive vehicle is required during winter months or if there is any rain in the forecast for the last one-third-mile of the road. Refunds will not be issued for cancelled reservations due to lack of an all wheel drive vehicle.

There is, no cell service on the property, we do have wifi and a land line telephone.

There is no central air in the house. We have a wood stove, a propane stove, floor heaters, radiant heat in the lower level for heating and standing fans for cooling.

No animals of any kind to maintain our allergen free environment, please don't ask.

For more information email or call Maya ~ USA 831-238-2148

or call CW~ USA 831-624-7086

We send a Docusign contract for our rental agreement.

VRBO now charges their own 'service fee' in addition to our fees.

More Details

Maya Freedman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2017


Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Bookings require signed Docusign agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , All tile and granite, double sink, walk in closet.
    Main House - toilet , combination tub/shower , All natural tile and granite.
    Lower Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , All natural tile.
  • Soaps, shampoos and conditioners provided, biodegradable/septic safe.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master en Suite, main level - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , en Suite Bath, jetted bathtub, gas fireplace, ocean view
    Second Bedroom, main level - 1 queen , Queen bed, closet
    Lower Level suite with full bath - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level remains locked unless whole house is rented.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Master with en Suite Bath, Whirlpool jetted bathtub, electric toe kick heating under each sink, propane fireplace. Second bedroom, queen bed, closet. Lower Level Suite, Queen bed, fold out Euro Lounge, radiant floor heat, full bathroom and kitchen. FULL-SIZED EuroLounge (2): Master en Suite and Lower Level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Relax in our Hammock Hallow with views of the Pacific Ocean.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(87 traveler reviews)

Dramatic Ocean View Custom Home 2 - 3 BDRM
average rating of 5.0 based on 87 reviews

Incredible View!

  • 5 of 5

The property is just fantastic - nestled on a hilltop with incredible views of the valley and ocean. Wonderful porch to enjoy the sunset. The house is lovely - bright and clean with a large open common area to hang out, cook, and enjoy the views. Maya is fantastic - very accessible, provided clear directions to the property as well as a list of pantry items we were welcome to use. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect 2 days

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean and organized property. We really enjoyed our stay.


  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Took a last minute family getaway for MLK weekend. What a treat! The drive through the enchanting forest and steep incline was an adventure. The house was fabulous. Stunning vast views that shifted constantly with the clouds and fog. Great kitchen. Super layout for our three generation family to enjoy games, movies, reading, fire gazing. The beds were heavenly. Nearby hikes were fabulous - coastal bluffs to strenuous climb at Garrapata State Park.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bella Vista

  • 5 of 5

The name is accurate; the views from the house are spectacular.

The kitchen is well-stocked and easy to work in. The WiFi worked fine.

The house is about 3 miles up a twisting, partially dirt road from

the Pacific Coast Highway, about 12 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

This is a great central location. We had good weather, and we were able

to do extensive hikes at Point Lobos State Park, Andrew Molera State

Park, Garrapatta State Park, and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park----all great!

This was a fantastic post-Christmas family vacation for my wife and me

and our three adult children.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Bella Vista. It was clean, cozy, and there was plenty of room. The view from the outdoor deck is absolutely stunning at sunset, definitely something that you shouldn't miss. Loved the wood burning fireplace. Loved little touches like the makeup remover wipes provided and nice soap/ shampoo in the bathrooms. The beds are really comfortable...wish they were a bit bigger but nothing that would deter me from staying here again. We found the utter quiet of the area really magical and rejuvenating. Our favorite thing to do was sitting outside and looking at the stars. If youre looking to party and be rowdy late at night, this is not the place for you. If i was forced to find one thing to critique it's that the location is a bit farther north than I'd prefer...about 20 minutes from the main parts. It makes getting to places like Esalen Hot Springs for a late night soak or going home to clean up before going back out to dinner unlikely. All in all, a lovely stay and I would go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great escape

  • 5 of 5

I agree with fellow guests; the home is spacious in a great location and in excellent condition. I especially appreciated the Spanish adobe home design and the design, materials and use of natural light in the bathrooms. The drive to property is a slightly winding road through a beautiful redwood forrest. Good facilities for cooking and meal preparation. However, as the stove light is "beyond repair" this should be mentioned in the orientation. The WiFi reception is erratic and don't expect to watch your network TV shows.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.75 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
2.5 miles, Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.75 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Garrapata Beach, State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Carmel-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee-Whole House $185
Tax Rate 10.5%

Bella Vista can accommodate up to 8 persons.

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Charge pp extra beyond 6 persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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