About the property
- Guest House600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay30 nights
MONTEREY COUNTY HAS INFORMED ME THAT THEY REQUIRE A 30 DAY MINIMUM RENTAL. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO
First of all, welcome to SOBRE SUR GRANDE. Hopefully your visit will be as wonderful for you as owning this place has been for me. Sobre Sur Grande is a 2 1/2 acre site. Please enjoy it as your own. I’ve designed the home to give guests maximum privacy.
We offer La Casita at Sobre Sur Grande to guests when we are not in California. It shares the property with La Casa Principal, the main house. The structures have been sited to assure maximum privacy from each other. You will not see anything but the forest, the Pacific, and perhaps far in the distance several homes across the canyon
Rates range throughout the seasons….So call, text, or email me for specific details.
Our primary goal is to have guests feel the pictures don’t do our place justice. We both hate it when I go to a place only to be disappointed. That said, hopefully the photos will give you a taste. Take a look at the reviews and we hope you’ll get a sense of visitors’ appreciation.
Tony designed La Casita for those seeking a totally 'cush yet private escape. When I decided to build it, the first thing i bought was the Wetstyle two person soaking tub...I actually designed the house around the tub! It sits in the bedroom, with a 5x8 window to the south east, looking down into an oak forest, and an 8’ sliding glass door with views to Rocky Creek Canyon and the Pacific Ocean to the south west. A pair of high powered binoculars is available to explore the canyon and ocean beyond
The bedroom has a Simmons Black queen bed, with the tub and a river rock lined shower, complemented with thick terry cloth robes for lounging. The bedroom is heated by a 220v electic heater, as well as NuHeat radiant heat in the floor surrounding the bed. There is 40" flatscreen tv. The bathroom features a Toto toilet, and a commode with glass vessel sink looking out into the oak forest.
If you do get past the bedroom, there is a full living room/kitchen with Miele washer/dryer, professional gas range, and and American Leather queen sleeper sofa. The living room also has a 60 inch internet/satellite tv, with wifi available, and a contemporary gas fireplace.
There are shoji screens between the two rooms offering a modicum of privacy, if you are more than two guests.
There are two decks, accessible from each room through twin 8 foot sliding doors...The hot tub is located below the decks with a one-of-a kind view of the PacificThe ceilings are up to 16' high, with a clerestory design affording a feeling of light and openness.
I am a yoga teacher who still manages to enjoy the pleasures of good food, wine and company.
And while peace and tranquility were our main goals , a bit of indulgence was also in the cards..So whether it's the hot tub under the stars (for your exclusive use), the 60" and 40" flat screen tv's, or simply lounging around in the SobreSurGrande terry cloth robes, we've tried to anticipate your needs...If anything is missing, let me know....I get to exercise my inner travel agent!!!
Located on a promontory, 1200 feet above the Pacific, Sobre Sur Grande offers unobstructed views of the ocean, Rocky Creek Watershed and the Ventana Wilderness. Yet it is only 30 minutes from Carmel and a few more to the center of Big Sur, along one of most beautiful 'commutes' in the world. You might just choose to stay home watching the raptors glide on the thermals rising up from the canyon below, then call our private chef, yoga teachers and body workers to come to you. If you're seeking adventure, jump in your car for a lovely drive to Carmel for golf, wineries, shopping and an indulgent dinner, or simply drive a couple of miles to any number of amazing hiking trails
Sobre Sur Grande is 2.5 miles up Palo Colorado Road, with it's majestic redwoods and year round creek, then an additional 3/10 miles up a private road. Mill Creek Redwood Preserve is close by and the Botcher's Gap access to Ventana Wilderness provides the most amazing hiking opportunities. Down at the coast, Rocky Creek Restaurant offers incredible ocean front views and a great place to walk (or drive) . You're close to the best beach in Big Sur where Garrapata Creek empties into the Pacific. It's spectacular, yet completely accessible to families.
But if all these options are too hard to choose between, select from these INDULGENCE PACKAGES, priced based upon number of guests:
For the two of you, begin with a special dinner, Champagne and dessert, wake to breakfast prepared for you, then after a few hours a private yoga session for you whether you've never practiced or are very experienced. You'll end with a 3 hour pampering/massage treatment for each of you (male or female).
Includes 1/2 day hike with a knowledgable Big Sur guide, two 60 minute massages from Christina, and dinner from a private chef.
Stay Home and Spa:
If leaving the house seems just too tough, you'll begin with a gentle private yoga session, then a 90 minute massage/pampering treatment, and a spa menu dinner:
Let Me Eat Cake.
Begins with a special sweet treat from Jamie on your arrival, a wonderful dinner, a special dessert, then pastries and treats for breakfast. There's definitely chocolate in here!
Most of all, I want you to come, relax and enjoy the special feelings that come from being Above Big Sur.
My motto is 'Start Slow, then Taper Off'"
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 1, 2018
About Owner/Property Manager
I built La Casa Principal originally with my son, trying to honor the spectacular location. Then in 2012 La Casita was born and in 2016 Johanne and I were married. La Casita is our home when we are not in Asheville, NC. We welcome guests who will treat it with the same care and attention as we do.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this Guest House in 1980
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Carmel-by-the-Sea
Absolutely unique setting and ocean view. Total Privacy
What makes this Guest House unique
Close to both Big Sur Valley and the Monterey Peninsula, La Casita is for those wanting to wander both north and south
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The place is amazing as I'm sure everyone will agree, and the privacy is worth so much. Access to Big Sur is a fantastic drive, and definitely visit Deetjin, Rocky Point. Avoid Carmel, it's very crowded. The beach just north of rocky point has some easy bluff hikes and beachcombing can be a lot fun with all the wildlife.
The interior is impeccable and since the cabin was built within the last year, stylishly modern with breathtaking views out each window. We didn't see anyone really at all, which was perfect! The porch was probably our favorite part, besides every detail of the craftmanship and thought put into the overall experience.
Be sure to apply for your Mill Creek pass two days in advance to allow access to the premier hiking near the end of Palo Colorado road. We made the mistake of waiting the last minute and it's difficult to get a hold of the ranger on duty with no cell service, although hikes exist at the very end of the road. Mill Creek Preserve and Tony's place will be what we're coming back for next summer!
Definitely the place to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Great Views from a Beautiful Home
The house was just what we expected from reading the description and seeing the photos of the house and surroundings. It is a beautiful home with many great features that made us feel pampered and comfortable. The Kitchen was well-stocked in terms of cooking pans, etc as well as serving dishes and mixing bowls. It was perfect for us who really loved to enjoy home-cooked meals together. The property was very clean and well-maintained. Tony was very quick and helpful in his responses to my questions by emails before and during our trip. We took a day trip to Monterey on Saturday to enjoy the aquarium using the 4 passes that were available. The views of the ocean both from the deck and at stops along the coast were breath-taking. I would highly recommend this vacation home!
My only concern (lol) with this review is i hope folks find my home better than they expected! Nothing worse than renting a place online then showing up to something else! I love that they weren't disappointed. Doesn't get much better.
Be sure and stop in Carmel and get groceries, because YOU WILL NOT WANT TO LEAVE THIS MAGICAL PLACE! The view, the deck, the perfectly appointed kitchen and bedroom...if you are looking to get away and get to a place that will transform your thinking almost instantaneously, this would be a very good place to do it. It's like a Four Seasons suite in a treehouse overlooking a redwood canyon and the ocean. And Tony is a great host as well. Highly recommended.
OMG!...this is what i always hope my guests find: luxury in the wilderness...It's amazing how many foks come with great plans and end up just hanging out...Start Slow...Then Taper Off!
What a lovely, exceedingly comfortable home, with amazing views of the forest, hills, and Pacific Ocean from the deck, large windows, and porches! The pictures don't do it justice. We had everything we needed in this beautifully decorated, inviting home. Had actually planned to do some day trips, but were so relaxed and satisfied with the views and the comfort that we didn't leave until we absolutely had to, 3 days later. Would love to go back next time I'm on the West Coast.
I try to make you excited to come, but am always glad when guests say it's better than the pictures suggest. I don't want to overpromise, so it's great when guests are pleasantly surprised
Perfect base camp get away spot
Tony's place was a great base camp while in Big Sur for a wedding. It was perfect and relaxing for the bit of time we had when not at wedding festivities, with well stocked kitchen, and super comfy beds. And the deck and view were incredible.
I've had quite a few guests who stayed while attending weddings. What a wonderful compiment to me that the special feelings carry on to my home
This is a perfect spot if you want to explore the Monterey Peninsula as well as Big Sur and the South Coast...It's a wonderful spot for hiking and really being in nature
Additional information about rental rates
Base rate is for El Apartamento Fall and Winter months; weekends and holidays higher. La Casita has separate pricing....contact owner