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Big Sur Coast Cabin Offers Awesome Views

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

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 + Baths,

Located in some of California's most rugged and breathtaking scenery, the cabin is situated 650 feet above the Big Sur coastline overlooking Highway One. Guests can enjoy a fifty-mile panoramic view from Cape San Martin to Point Sur. The cabin overlooks Jade Cove where some of the worlds most exquisite jade has been found and is celebrated in the nearby annual Jade Festival each October.

While the cabin is ideal for a romantic getaway or spirit renewing retreat, it is also located close to multiple outdoor activities. If you choose an ACTIVE vacation, Sand Dollar Beach is 5 minutes away where beach combing, surfing and picnicking are available. Numerous hiking opportunities abound in the adjoining Los Padres National Forest. Within an hour's drive or less, one can visit The Hermitage, Nepenthe, Elephant Seal Beach, Esalen Institute, Big Sur Village, Julia Pfieffer, Andrew Molera and Limekiln State Parks to mention a few highlights.

Tour world famous Hearst Castle then spend the day shopping for that special art piece in charming Cambria. In less than an hour and a half drive you can visit Mission San Antonio or enjoy wine tasting in Paso Robles wine country.

If you prefer a more RELAXED vacation, enjoy the expansive view of the ever-changing Pacific from either of two decks. Catch a glimpse of Grey or Humpback whales, dolphins, flocks of wild pigeons, boats, or perhaps a hang-glider before he lands.

Catch some rays on the built-in sun bench or take a dip in the hot tub while watching awesome sunsets. While soaking in the hot tub, listen to the surf and sea lions below. Wildlife is as close as the gardens. Big Sur Coast Cabin is a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat site.

Relax on the sectional and bird watch through the windows for local favorites at the feeders. If you are very lucky, you might see a magnificent California Condor at eyeball-to-eyeball level. And when total darkness decends, sit on the deck and watch the Milky Way appear with no city lights to compete.

Chefs can try their skills on the outdoor kitchen/patio stainless steel grill and side burner. Enjoy the 6 person glider swing.

Still too active? Relax, do nothing but enjoy being here. Satellite TV ( flat screen High Definition) ensures that no one has to miss their favorite TV programs. You may wish to bring your favorite DVD's or use the cabin's library to enjoy with that favorite novel. Forget that novel? Find a new author from the small in-house library.

Our caretaker Gail is close by to ensure a smooth stay. She is well versed in the local flora, fauna, and the nearby area and should be able to help you with any questions you may have.

No pets, please.

Big Sur Coast Cabin is pleased to now offer high speed internet and Wifi connections.



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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Almost 50 years ago my father had the foresight and ambition to 'build himself a cabin'. Introduced to this area by his father before him, who searched for gold in the Los Burros mining area, he grew up with a love of the California coast and in particular, the Big Sur area. With virtually no services available and only a vision of the site he choose, he started his cabin. From building the road, clearing the site, hauling lumber and supplies, framing, etc., he brought his vision of a coast cabin to reality.

For many years, the house, simply known as 'the coast cabin' by family and friends, has been a favorite getaway and meeting place. Not only has it served as a place for fun and laughter but as a retreat for those who need time spent in quiet reflection.The cabin with its unique setting and stunning views offers a respite in todays hurried world. The memories made are as varied as the guests who have been there. We, as family, know we are truly blessed to have this treasure and we share the cabin with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin was a magical place to spend alone time with the one you love. It was so good to feel as though we were in our own home yet so far away that we could relax and enjoy each other in the beautiful surroundings.

We will be back again and again to enjoy your magnificent cabin.

Thank you for the ease of the transaction as well.
May 2012
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Big Sur Coast Cabin Offers Awesome Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews

Beautiful view and wonderful bird life!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin itself is lovely, with all of the amenities, including a complete kitchen with professional quality stove. The house has two decks overlooking not only the ocean down below but also lovely flower gardens. There are too many birds to count--even bluebirds and California quail, visiting the birdbath. One recommendation: make sure your vehicle can handle a bumpy dirt road.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you were able to spot as many birds as you did and I hope the nature guide books helped. The Turkey Buzzards do masquerade as Condors and it is a thrill when a guest occasionally sees one on its way up or down the coast. Lately, flocks of pigeons have been seen. Many guests are not used to driving on dirt roads so I always advise the use of a small SUV or a sedan with high clearance on the local, county maintained roads. Our local road crews are often not able to better maintain the roads due to the continuing drought. As I advise guests on our notes, your vehicle will no doubt be dusty at the end of your trip.
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A piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us came here to celebrate turning 50 this year. The cabin is so spectacularly beautiful, we felt like we had won the lottery. Everything was perfect -- the view above the fog, the glorious sunsets, the view of the stars from the hot tub, the beautiful gardens, the many cozy and lovely places to hang out (the window-filled rooms, the decks, and the outdoor kitchen). We also loved our hikes down to the beach and to the cove. On top of all this, the cabin was wonderfully appointed and stocked with everything one could want (games, kitchen supplies, etc).

I have stayed at many wonderful VRBOs, and this one is my favorite of all.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks about your recent stay at the Big Sur Cabin to mark a special occasion. The magic of the cabin is in its remarkable location to nature for those whose enjoy the outdoors as you did. There is nothing quite like sitting in the hot tub at night locating the constellations, stars and planets in a truly dark sky. We are humbled that the Big Sur Cabin is one of your favorite VRBO homes. We look forward to a return visit!
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Best stay EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

I can barely find the words to describe our family's amazing stay at this Big Sur Cabin.

From the fabulous Pinot Noir and heated hot tub that welcomed us on Day One to the extraordinary Sand Dollar Beach and great workouts walking up, up, up the hill on which we were situated, our five nights in July were absolutely perfect. I LOVE to cook, so the professional quality stove and the outdoor kitchen compelled me to dine in almost all week. Yes, we chose to miss Nepenthe, which was probably a mistake.

The barking sea lions that served as my alarm clock each morning put a smile on my face and the glorious sunsets warmed my mood each night of our stay. My 13-year-old daughter had plenty of privacy and grounds to explore. The location was just secluded enough and yet Monterey and Carmel were an easy drive for a day at the aquarium and shopping. But frankly, I just wanted to stay at the cabin, read John Steinbeck and hunt for whales (we didn't see any--only disappointment.) The highest praise I can give is to say I typically never go back to the same place twice--because the world is so vast and there are so many awesome destinations I have yet to visit. But this place--I will return!! Again and again. Thanks to our hostesses Lois and on-site support Gail, it was an epic vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so grateful to guests who take the time and effort to give us feedback on their stay at the cabin. It is EPECIALLY joyful to know just how much you and your family enjoyed your time at the cabin. You used it as a base to explore this remarkable area of the world and yes, there is so much more to see and do. I am very happy to know you will return to the cabin for a future stay and perhaps even make time for a trip to Nepenthe. Happy travels.
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Essence of Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

A few weeks ago I spent my honeymoon at the Big Sur Cabin. The only negative about the trip was leaving the cabin to come home and go back to work. The Cabin has pretty much everything you could ask for. It was clean, fully stocked, and bigger than I thought. The one aspect though that makes this place special is the view. From the living room, top room, on the deck or at the grill, one can easily find moments of peace and serenity. Inside the cabin there are little touches to make the place very welcoming. I found myself looking at all the art work throughout the Cabin and browsing the books that were available to guests. It was all the little touches that made this place very special. Everyday my wife and I took afternoon naps only to wake up to Elephant Sea calls way down below or see falcons buzz by the deck. The afternoon and evening views where so impressive, especially from the hot tub that I will be booking the cabin in the future. Being from San Diego I have seen a lot of sunsets and been around the ocean, but the views and quite peacefulness of the cabins location makes it stand above many places I have visited. All the pictures we took of us in the cabin and on the deck had our friends and family ask us more about the cabin then our trips outside the cabin. Many of my relatives are now looking to vacation at Big Sur and rent this cabin due to our experiences. That is my recommendation for all that wish to vacation at Big Sur. Stay at the Big Sur Cabin and your trip will be more relaxing then you could imagine. Just make sure you have a truck or SUV. The dirt road going to the Cabin off the main road is steep in areas and the soft dirt can make for an interesting of off roading experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive remarks on your recent stay at the Big Sur Cabin and for recognizing the small touches which can make a visit more enjoyable. It is our pleasure to share artworks, books and of course, the views with our guests. Since the county road up to the cabin is dirt, we always recommend guests drive a high centered vehicle to make the drive easier and to drive the road slowly. However, many people drive it in sedans but as always with an unfamiliar road, one must be careful and watch for other drivers. We are so glad you had a memorable stay and perhaps will consider a return visit to celebrate an anniversary?
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Pure bliss

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Lois' amazing cabin for our honeymoon. It was an ideal location to get away from all the city noise for some peace and quiet. Lois was a wonderful host - tons of little touches throughout the house to make her guests feel welcome and comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with spices and nice cookware, and the stove is absolutely fabulous.

The real star of the the show is the view. There is an ocean view from almost every room of the house. We spent the majority of our waking hours lounging by the hot tub reading and enjoying ourselves.

Though Lois did warn us before we arrived, I was still scared of the drive up the hill. 4 wheel drive is a great idea if possible and I am glad that we took our SUV. My Prius would not have cleared the bumps and dips on the road.

Overall, we had the best time at this location and would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you Lois and Gail!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Big Sur Coast Cabin. Hanging out by the hot tub, enjoying the view can be a pretty amazing experience. Hopefully, you were able to watch the sunset while enjoying the tub. For the last mile up the hill to the cabin, I always recommend an SUV if guests have a choice. Many guests have limited experience on dirt roads and an SUV makes for a more comfortable ride. Actually, we have several family members and friends who drive their Priuses! Due to the drought, maintenance issues, increased usage, etc., we can't guarantee the condition of the road but know guests driving a higher centered vehicle have an easy drive. Thank you for choosing the cabin and we hope you will consider a future stay to celebrate your anniversary.
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A brilliant experience

  • 5 of 5

From the daring hill climb; meeting Gail; seeing a beached hump-back whale (sad but fascinating); collecting sand dollars; chilling in the hot-tub; to waking up to incredible Pacific views... everything about our stay at the Big Sur Coast Cabin was outstanding. We cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Picnicking, Birding, Tide-pooling, Hang-gliding, Photography Opportunities. One restaurant nearby, second one is 9 miles north and third one is 14 miles south. Inquire the owner for recommendations. Wonderful opportunity to hunt for jade at Jade Cove and Sand Dollar Beach.


Rates & Availability

Big Sur House Rental Rates

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winter season
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.5%

Standard rates begin at $375 nightly for 2 guests. Each additional person up to four guests is an additional $50 per person per night. Holiday rates are higher. The cabin is not child friendly and not advised for children under 8 years of age. Refunds or rescheduling if Highway One closed less taxes and credit card fees paid. 4 wheel drive vehicle may be necessary for winter travel. No pets, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Big Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath with sink
  • 1.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Front bedroom facing ocean, 2 Amish made mattresses, single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs king with single brass daybed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom, 1 queen, 1/2 bath, own deck w/hot tub
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Twin beds are Amish handmade, organic, chemical free mattresses and box springs. New single brass day bed by Charles Rodgers.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Garden furniture, games and beach chairs. Local handcrafted games- marble solitaire, Chinese checkers-are here to challenge you. Big Sur Coast Cabin is solar-powered and supports eco-friendly, safe, and environmentally sustainable products.New 6 person outdoor glider swing and table. Glass tables and chairs for outdoor dining.

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