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Cynthia and Daniel Bianchetta

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront Romantic Big Sur Cottage with Stunning Coast Views

26 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Big Sur Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Please do NOT EMAIL !!!

We are in a REMOTE area with intermittent email service

Please CALL our REQUEST PHONE at 1-831-667-2522

The house accommodates 2 ADULTS over age 21 ONLY

We are a pet & smoke free home, not suited for parties!

No 1 nights, discounts, events, filming or photo shoots

We are a very Private QUIET small cottage

WE DO NOT USE ON-LINE CALENDAR

WE DO NOT EMAIL for availability or requests

We prefer to screen our guests by phone first

Rates, Tax & Non-refundable Cleaning fee below

READ ENTIRE LISTING BELOW CAREFULLY!

THE GALLERY HOUSE - A Sanctuary by the Sea

Enjoy the beauty of Big Sur in this unique redwood, rock & glass oceanfront cliff-side home, that is embraced by tall cypress and Monterey pines, on a gently sloping rolling green lawn to the Pacific’s edge.

This home consists of a living/dining room, kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom with shower & dressing room attached. The bedroom is a perfect couples romantic getaway for 2, with its queen size bed and ocean view, or use the single size sofa bed in the living room and the queen bed in the bedroom for 2 friends.

Relax by the fire, enjoy the chaise lounges on the sun-drenched southwest facing stone patio with fantastic ocean views. We also are just over a mile away from the famed Esalen Institute for hot springs bathing, workshops, and their world renowned massage treatments. Enjoy the many galleries, shops & cafes nearby.

Unplug from the cell phone and the computer and simply relax, renew, reflect and retreat in this stunning location in Big Sur with nearby hiking trails, galleries and fine dining for your enjoyment. A perfect place for a personal retreat, meditating, practicing yoga, reading, creating art, writing poetry or allowing your next book to flow through you.

Or perhaps you will want to just unwind in nature enjoying the dolphins dancing off the coast or the seasonal passage of the whales. Sit on the bench at the cliff edge and delight in the sea otters playing below as the hawks and often condors soar high above.

Spend time with your sweetheart in a special place for just the two of you. Come renew your love in the perfect romantic anniversary spot. Reconnect with an old friend in our natural environment. Or perhaps you just need time alone, away from it all in a place of quiet peace and great beauty.

On your way here, enjoy the drive on beautiful Highway One with it's scenic turnouts, beaches and state parks along the way . We suggest you stop in the lovely 2 small towns in either direction, that's Carmel or Cambria, to shop for groceries and gas before driving down or up the coast, as Big Sur has only a few places for these, and you will want to stock up before your trip.

Owned by 2 artists & meditators, the energy here is very inspiring for artists, writers, poets, meditators, couples or friends, as mentioned above. Enjoy the owners artworks of photography, paintings, & collages. This land was considered a sacred site by the ancient Esselen Indian tribe, and we ask that you honor the feeling of this land as a wonderful sanctuary retreat, not suited for parties, only quiet ADULTS !

The house rents for $350 per night. Weekly rate is $2240 for 2 ADULTS only! Please no smoking anywhere on this property or in the cottage and no parties or pets. TOT Tax & a non-refundable cleaning fee apply. See more details in the rate section of this listing.

The owners also have another home in the Carmel/Carmel Valley wine country area if you care to combine your trip with a visit to our Country Cottage, please see our listing at http://www.vrbo.com/888420

WE DO NOT USE THE ON-LINE CALENDAR, so please call our request line at 1-831-667-2522 to inquire about your dates and to arrange your booking as we prefer to screen and connect with our guests and meet you first by phone, since we also live on the property.. At the time of booking we will ask for your personal registration information. Then after receiving your check we will give you directions, and confirm your reservation. Please note we do not accept credit cards.

And WE DO NOT EMAIL for availability or requests, please CALL the REQUEST PHONE line 1-831-667-2522, because we live in REMOTE Big Sur where we don't always get internet or cell phone service....

Please note Big Sur & our home does not promise cell phone or internet service. We do not provide laundry service for our guests or mid stay cleanings.

Please do NOT EMAIL !!!

We are in a REMOTE area with intermittent email service

Please CALL our REQUEST PHONE at 1-831-667-2522

The house accommodates 2 ADULTS over age 21 ONLY

We are a pet & smoke free home, not suited for parties!

No 1 nights, discounts, events, filming or photo shoots

We are a very Private QUIET small cottage

WE DO NOT USE ON-LINE CALENDAR

WE DO NOT EMAIL for availability or requests

We prefer to screen our guests by phone first

Rates, Tax & Non-refundable Cleaning fee below

READ ENTIRE LISTING ABOVE CAREFULLY!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cynthia and Daniel Bianchetta (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Cynthia and Daniel Bianchetta

We are 2 artists living and working in Big Sur for nearly 40 years. We teach workshops at nearby Esalen Institute in art, photography, dance, meditation and unfolding one's intuition. We both exhibit our art in local Big Sur & Carmel galleries, and are in museum and private collections worldwide.

Cynthia and Daniel Bianchetta purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Cynthia and Daniel Bianchetta chose Central Coast California

There is no other place like Big Sur in the world, with it's breathtaking beauty & it's natural environment. We have some of the worlds greatest & most inspiring teachers, thinkers, artists, writers, poets and illuminaries living here or who have lived here or passed through. The local people, like a tribe of creative individuals, really know how to live life as human 'beings', rather than human doings. The land calls to us in her quiet spiritual whispers, where One can slow down and appreciate the simplicity of just BEING. We feel blessed everyday and are so very grateful to own property here in God's most magnificent creation!

What makes this cottage unique

It's all been said above, just leave the world behind and find a sanctuary for the soul here in an environment of a beauty that is beyond words.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Romantic Big Sur Cottage with Stunning Coast Views
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
Los Angeles, CA
5

MAGICAL

  • 5 of 5

Magical and special! My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and loved every second of this gorgeous house. Big Sur is breathtaking and staying at the Gallery house was the perfect way to spend our anniversary. The views are stunning and the house is charming and very comfortable. The nearby hiking trails are a must! We will be back!!!

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

WOW

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to leave a review, for fear of other people discovering this place and booking it next time I want to stay here.

This house is PERFECT. My girlfriend and I stayed here for our engagement weekend, and we could not have picked a better place.

It's probably the fifth or so rental property I've stayed in in Big Sur, plus Ventana and Treebones, and no doubt hands down this is the most perfect, romantic, private experience among them.

Unreal views, perfectly spacious and extremely comfortable, well kept and well maintained, with so many delightful details that made our trip that much better.

You're about 10 PCH miles from all the city's restaurants, and a mile from Esalen. But it feels like you're miles and miles from the rest of the world.

Just...perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, so happy you found us the "most perfect, romantic, private experience" for your engagement. And yes our views are "unreal" right outside your door! That you appreciated all the details, we too surely appreciate hearing that from our guests. We know Big Sur is special and we strive to offer guests a home that is cared for, as we also live on the property, in our own home, details are very important to us. And we truly are " miles and miles from the rest of the world" without the fast pace and high tech distractions, just the simplicity, peace and beauty of nature! Please come back and spend your anniversaries with us for many years to come, in your very romantic, special place! Congratulations & Sweet Blessings, C & D
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5

A Dream Come True.

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with California, and more specifically Big Sur, when we visited two years ago. So our decision to return in this, the year of my husband Neil’s 60th birthday was an easy one to make. With that in mind, I began my search for a place we could enjoy this spectacular coastline in, a place that would live in our memory forever.

As soon as I found The Gallery House online I absolutely knew I had found that place. Communicating and paying for the rental transatlantically was challenging at times, but with determination and patience we got there, and I am so glad we did!

On the Saturday we were due to arrive, we picked up our rental car at San Francisco airport and headed out of the city for the coast stopping at the grocery store, suggested by Cynthia, in Carmel, for supplies. I was very excited but a little anxious too because I had booked this as a surprise for Neil and hoped that it was everything I had been led to believe it was. As the busyness of the towns fell away and the beauty of the Big Sur coastline welcomed us, we revelled in the drive south to our secret destination. The directions provided by Daniel and Cynthia were totally accurate and it wasn’t long before we were pulling into the drive of our home for the next week.

Any anxiety I had previously entertained dissolved into the warm coastal breeze as we walked down the path to the Gallery House and caught our first glimpse of the ocean. Absolutely breathtaking! The cabin is delightful, cosy and comfortable with magnificent views from every window. We went to bed gazing out at the myriad of stars in the night sky and watching the moon sink into the ocean, lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves below.

It took us a few days to really tune into the rhythm of The Gallery House and to realise the benefits of this unique place. We discovered great joy and peace in just sitting in the shade of the trees watching the wildlife. We drove up and down the coast, swam at Sand Dollar Beach, strolled around Carmel, went whale watching in Monterey Bay, hiked in Limekiln Park and ate in many of the restaurants in Big Sur but the most memorable part for me was watching Neil sitting outside the Gallery House, early in the morning, looking for whales. I’m so happy he saw them!

Our heartfelt thanks to Daniel and Cynthia for opening their home to us and allowing us to share this piece of heaven on earth for a brief moment in time. We had a truly amazing week and hope one day to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, So happy you found your dreams coming true at The Gallery House! Your poetic description of our home touches our heart and soul and truly captures the essence of our place. We are so happy you pulled off your secret surprise for Neil. Big Sur is a very unique place in the world, a rare spot where one can get away from it all and unplug! So we very much appreciate your patience, (in this high tech, face passed world & given you were communicating from Europe), in how we slow down in Big Sur and handle bookings. As we do not use all of the features this website offers, like no on-line calendar dates & no credit cards, hence we do not email for requests & availability and do book our guests by a live phone interview. I know it is a slower process and we love it that way and feel that as we live on the property we want to make sure our guests are a good fit, and that they realize the remoteness of Big Sur. We knew you would be that kind of fit and are pleased to know you will join us & the whales again and come back to a slower pace in Big Sur, we look forward to having you! C & D
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The Views

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. It is a destination unto itself. We were celebrating our anniversary and we could not have picked a better place. The cabin is gorgeous and very comfortable. Ocean views abound. We spent most of our 3 days at the cabin relaxing in the chaise lounges. On our second day we saw a whale. That was a big deal for us!! We hope to return to this magical place.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, We are so happy to hear you found our sweet place in Big Sur "magical"! The whales are passing by in great abundance, my husband is a wildlife photographer, specializing in whales & dolphins, so we understand your joy over seeing them on the ocean, right off our cliff edge. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We'd love to have you visit us again on your next anniversary & congratulations on this one! C & D
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Most ROMANTIC place to stay in BIG SUR

  • 5 of 5

Our options were to stay either at postranch inn or The Gallery house. And we were so glad to have chosen the gallery house. Words cannot convey how spectacular this place is. My bf and I had the most romantic getaway celebrating our anniversary at the Gallery house in April. The house overlooks the pacific with amazing sunrises and sunsets. We could not have picked a better place to stay while in big sur. Made breakfast every morning and watched sunset with a glass of wine every night on the lawn. It was the perfect sanctuary to get away from our busy city life. Cynthia and her husband have done a fantastic job with the gallery house. We also loved the fireplace and amenity basket during our stay. Pop in Miles Davis cd and relax. This place is amazing and we cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing us for your romantic stay in Big Sur to celebrate your anniversary. And yes aren't the sunrises over the mountains and the sunsets over the ocean spectacular, not to mention waking up in the night to see the moon's reflection and the twinkling of stars reflecting on the water. Please come back again, enjoy your wine on the patio to relax and don't forget your favorite CD's! Congratulations! C & D
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Birthday Reflections

  • 5 of 5

The Gallery House cradled us in its arms the moment we entered. A place of serenity and beauty surrounded us all week as we breathed in the fragrance of flowers and ocean. The duality of stillness and ocean waves crashing the rocks allowed us to enjoy reading and music, while quiet reflection was broken only by the gentle barking of otters. Glorious sunsets paved the way for moonglow reflected on the water as the night sky twinkled with stars. Laying in bed and viewing this nightly show was breathtaking. The sacredness of Big Sur at the Gallery House was magical and mystical. Our memories will have to suffice until we return once again! Our deepest thanks to Cynthia and Daniel, who are the stewards of this "heaven on earth".....for allowing others to share in this wondrous place.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, We love that you felt "cradled" by the serenity & beauty of our spot in Big Sur, which is a "magical & mystical" place for sure. We feel so blessed to be able to share it with guests like yourself who come for the sacredness of our sanctuary on the cliff edge. Please come back again to enjoy the moon glow over the water and hear the otters sing to you below at our "Heaven on Earth" Happy Birthday Again! C & D
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Monterey
Car: necessary

Located 1.6 miles north of Esalen Institute with their famed Hot Springs, massages & workshops, Picnic areas & hiking trails nearby in the many State Parks, Close by Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park with an 80 ft waterfall dropping into the Pacific Ocean, Hearst Castle an hour away, A short drive on beautiful Hwy One to galleries, shops & cafes, Sunsets from our patio, Moonsets into the ocean from your bedroom window, Exceptional star gazing, Photographers paradise, Unobstructed direct ocean view with additional views up the north & south coastline, Great place for meditation & yoga, writing, reading, creating poetry & art, just being, contemplating & replenishing your Spirit, Watch whales & dolphins go by, See the sea otters playing in the ocean from the bench off our own point, condors & hawks sailing in the sky above, hummingbirds often drinking nectar from our Buddha Garden, Ultimately the best romantic getaway in quintessential Big Sur.

The owners also have another home in the Carmel/Carmel Valley wine

country area if you care to combine your trip with a visit to our Country Cottage, please see our listing at http://www.vrbo.com/888420

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Rates & Availability

Big Sur Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

No-refund Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 10.5%

Nightly Rate Mon-Sun $350+Monterey County Tax.
Weekly Rate for 7 nights discount+Monterey County Tax.
Cleaning Fee of $50 per visit Extra Guest $100 a night.
Holiday Rates apply at $400 per night, with no cancellations.
US Checks with ID, No Credit Cards.
Full amount due at time of booking.
Cancellation policy is 60 days in advance of visit for refund.
Fees apply for cancellation in rental agreement

We only take REQUESTS BY PHONE (NO EMAILS), once we create the booking guests send their check for the full amount (no credit cards), we only then email out a confirmation packet once their booking is complete. We do not use the on-line calendar, we need to speak to you first by phone to screen our guests. Please call request line above, IF your dates are available we will return your call within 72 hours. If you do not hear form us your dates are taken.

The owners also have another home in the Carmel/Carmel Valley wine country area if you care to combine your trip with a visit to our Country Cottage, please see our listing at http://www.vrbo.com/888420

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Big Sur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) in ocean view bedroom, & Single Sleep Sofa or Futon (1) in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Local Rock Redwood & Glass House, Oceanfront with rolling green lawn to the cliff edge, Picnic table on the lawn, Stone patio has lounge chairs & patio umbrella, Robes & slippers, Hair dryer, Binoculars, Umbrellas, Sunhat, Hiking stick, Hiking books, Local restaurant menus with phone numbers, Picnic basket, Firewood, Off road private parking area, Electric baseboard heat, Backup generator, Beautiful poured concrete counter with inlaid fossils, New stainless steel appliances, House is lovingly created by 2 artists & meditators. The owners also have another home in the Carmel/Carmel Valley wine country area if you care to combine your trip with a visit to our Country Cottage, please see our listing at http://www.vrbo.com/888420

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