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3643 Point Sur Lighthouse Retreat ~ Stunning Ocean Views, Stargazing, Private

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to “Point Sur Lighthouse Retreat”! Home sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children age 12 or under.

Dramatic views of the coastline and unparalleled privacy are the hallmarks of this light-filled home just off Highway 1, where friends or family can come together to enjoy the peaceful setting and the sound of the surf.

Located between historic Point Sur Lighthouse and iconic Bixby Bridge, and 15 minutes away from the village of Big Sur, the 1800 square feet, 2 plus-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath house is about half an hour south of Carmel. Set into the side of a hill, the home looks out onto the Pacific Ocean from the home’s windows and decks, a spectacular vista that includes Point Sur and River Beach.

The two-story wooden frame house, surrounded by Monterey Pine, Cypress and wildflowers, has both modern conveniences and a rustic coastal theme. The entryway on the ground floor is flanked by a teak dining table that seats six overlooking Point Sur Lighthouse.

The adjacent living room, highlighted by a wood-burning fireplace made from rounded gray beach stone, includes a comfortable sofa and two rattan chairs providing space for evenings in front of the fire. An open-beam vaulted ceiling and cedar walls add to the ambiance of the 1,800-square-foot home.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complementary wine and cheese, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.

In the updated kitchen, conveniences include a stainless steel stove, counter seating and an iPod player, set off by granite counter tops and a stone floor. There is no automatic dishwasher in the kitchen, but guests may enjoy some together time by doing the washing up together. Near the kitchen is a round game table where two or three can enjoy a games. Outside the kitchen and running along one side of the house is a large wooden deck with patio seating and a gas grill.

A den on the other side of the fireplace with large windows and views has a bonus seating area with a tall table and bar stools, a queen sofa bed, an electric fireplace, and a extensive library of books on travel and local history.

The hallway on the ground floor leads to a TV room with a half bath across the hall. At the end of the hall is a bedroom with a queen bed and private bath, which includes a tiled shower and a large round soaking tub. Both the TV room and bedroom have doors leading out onto the first floor deck with amazing ocean views.

A stairway leads to the second floor, which features a master suite with a lounge area with flat-screen HDTV, Blu-Ray player and DVD collection, where both a sofa and a European-style sofa provide plenty of room for watching movies.

Completing the picture is the second-floor master bedroom suite, with views of both the mountains and the ocean from numerous windows; pleated shades offer privacy when needed. The master bedroom includes a king bed with memory foam topper, which can be converted to two twins, a flat-screen HDTV and Blu-Ray player. The adjoining bath includes a large tiled shower. A patio with outdoor seating and a hammock is located off the master suite.

Guests should be aware that due to the location of this home being so near the ocean and the ruggedness of the terrain along the Big Sur coastline electricity is provided by a generator. Internet connectivity and cell phone reception can be spotty and unreliable, a land line is provided for guest use. The driveway approaching the home is steep and uneven. Please plan to arrive during daylight hours. There is no dishwasher in the kitchen.

See also Rates Notes for details and additional information about this property.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals represents properties throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel Highlands, and the Big Sur coastline. We combine fine resort accommodations and relaxed elegance with all the comforts of home.

Our properties are places that nurture and inspire and are located in one of the most beautiful, energizing places in the world, featuring the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast of California. From historic old Monterey, to the Victorian charm of Pacific Grove, and the artists colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking scenery of Big Sur, generations of people have been rejuvenated by the breaking waves and sandy beaches here.

Our properties are designer furnished with relaxed elegance. Many homes feature the colors of the sea and take inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.

Throughout Sanctuary’s vacation rentals, you’ll find comfortable beds with luxury linens, welcome beverages and hors d’oeurvres, spa robes and amenities, local wine tasting and spa passes, and a personal concierge to assist you in every way. Our homes feature chef’s dream kitchens and everything you’ll need to entertain in style.

If you’re looking for a refreshing, relaxed stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the world– offering all the comforts of home, let Sanctuary Vacation Rentals help you discover your own sanctuary by the sea. Make your reservation today.


based on 3 traveler reviews

3643 Point Sur Lighthouse Retreat ~ Stunning Ocean Views, Stargazing, Private
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

incredibly beautiful and well located!

  • 5 of 5

the property is GORGEOUS, the house is amazing. we had a small girls weekend getaway and could not have been happier with the property or the location. we never wanted to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Best View in Big Sur from a Great Home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this house that has many big windows and a large deck downstairs (and patio upstairs) to enjoy the amazing view south of Point Sur and the lighthouse. I don't believe any other properties have this type of view. We enjoyed using the wood fireplace, the kitchen was wonderful and had everything, and the rooms and bathrooms were very nice. We'll definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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San Francisco, CA

Peace & Quiet - Excellent Location!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had the most wonderful stay here. The location was remote and quiet - but also a close drive to Carmel/Monterey and the main part of Big Sur. We loved the deck space and all of the living areas, also the wide selection of books to peruse! The light from the lighthouse was spectacular and the service outstanding. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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The nearby Monterey Peninsula is unique in its combination of breathtaking natural resources and a multiplicity of cultural and entertainment possibilities. You can find something for every possible taste. For nature lovers, there is the diversity of mountain and sea, for picnicking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, beachcombing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tidepooling, biking and more. If you want a man-made excitement, we have art galleries galore, excellent fine-art museums, local theater, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, a natural history and a children's museum, a world-class aquarium, and that's just for starters. History buffs will have a field day exploring the adobes of Monterey. There's so much to do that you cannot possibly do it all in one visit, which means you will have to come back!


Rates & Availability


  • Guests should be aware that due to the location of this home being so near the ocean and the ruggedness of the terrain along the Big Sur coastline, THIS HOME IS ON ITS OWN GENERATOR (if power goes out there will be no water either as the pump will not operate). INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AND CELL PHONE RECEPTION CAN BE SPOTTY AND UNRELIABLE. There is a land line provided at the home. Also, the driveway approaching the home is steep and uneven in some places and care should be exercised when driving on this driveway and the highway near the home.

    Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.

    Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates.

    Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit.

    Rates are subject to change and Owner approval.

    Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.
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Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 Twin bed, 1 Sofa Bed bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • surfing

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