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Big Sur Coast Cabin Offers Awesome Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 + Baths,

Please Note-Due to unknown status of Highway One South, this property can still be reached from Nacimiento Ferguson Road to the east and Highway One from the north.

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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO LIMITED RESOURCES AND RESPECT TO OUR NEIGHBORS, BIG SUR COAST CABIN DOES NOT OFFER AN EVENT VENUE.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

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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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Gorda/Treebones
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lucia/Treebones
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.

Amenities

Big Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath with sink
  • 1.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 88 reviews
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There are no words...

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough words to describe how amazing this house is. The pictures don't do it justice. From the second we pulled in and were greeted by hummingbirds flying everywhere to the last minute I had to force myself to leave, it was amazing. This home was obviously built with love and is maintained the same way. The beds are comfortable, but I barely slept because I didn't want to miss a moment of that view! We heard sea lions barking and saw whales from the deck! Lois was an absolute dream to work with. So helpful and gave great advice. You can't go wrong staying here...my only regret was not staying longer. Thank you Lois for sharing such and amazing place with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our great pleasure to share this home and the Big Sur experience with you. Thank you for noticing the comfortable beds (new) and the wildlife which we encourage by feeding around the cabin. Humpback whales have been almost a daily occurrence off the decks and guests with sharp eyes can easily see them. We hope you will return soon and enjoy more of what Big Sur has to offer.
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5

Absolutely breathtaking - a must stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Big Sur Cabin provides for a magical getaway that entirely immerses you in the peace, beauty, and

grace that the region’s majestic nature has to offer. Having recently spent several days there during an

elopement trip, I am glad to share some comments about the cabin.

Every morning, we were greeted with inquisitive humming birds, jays, mocking birds, rabbits, and

whales (among many other friendly creatures) as we enjoyed breakfast in the garden, drinking coffee,

while being memorized by panoramic coastal views of the Pacific Ocean (which are also available from

every room of the cabin). The cabin’s close proximity to the parks helped us to explore much of the

area’s forests and beaches in a convenient amount of time, allowing us to return to the cabin to enjoy

gorgeous sunsets while grilling dinner outside, on the large well-manicured terrace. At night, the entire

property is gorgeously lit by subtle, non-intrusive lighting, helping us to be safe while also allowing us to

see every star in the sky while relaxing in the hot tub after dinner.

Practically speaking: the kitchen is outfitted with a wide variety of items for preparing, cooking, and

serving just about anything you want; between the solar power and the infrequently required generator,

there was sufficient electricity available for lights, hair driers, etc.; the beds were comfortable; we never

ran out of propane; the WIFI worked and provided internet access; everything was clean and prepared,

etc...

In the spirit of objectivity, we tried to come up with some cons and short-comings, but could not.

Overall, we sincerely recommend the Big Sur Cabin. If you are looking for a private, peaceful place to get

away and enjoy the timeless majesty of the coast, in a safe environment that has been meticulously

prepared for you to have no needs or worries… then this is the place. We can barely wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible view cabin on the Big Sur coast

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many vacation rentals (mostly VRBO) in California, the western US, and Europe. I would rate this cabin the highest and would be my favorite of all for a variety of reasons. The view is an obvious reason, and it is stunning from the living area and multiple decks and patios. However, there were other reasons. The gardens/landscaping, full of flowers and hummingbirds was wild and beautiful. The furniture for lounging, inside and out, was high quality and very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with mostly high end appliances and cooking equipment (but no dishwasher). And the house is nicely decorated with interesting art and collectables. The bedrooms are very comfortable. The only negative that should be mentioned is that there is only 1 shower and no bath tub. The very nice shower is in the upstairs bathroom where there are two connected bedrooms that would be good for a family of four or five. The other bedroom is downstairs from the living level and has only a small basin in the room, with a toilet in a small room off the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The Big Sur Cabin is a special place. Our family of four enjoyed a wonderful time --amazing hikes during the day, card games on the deck and barbecues at night. Everything as described and portrayed. The hosts provide special touches such as wonderful soaps in the bathroom and a lovely gift basket of snacks. The drive in is a little more difficult these days, but we are so glad we came!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very gratifying to know you enjoyed your time at the cabin and in Big Sur. We appreciated the light footprint your family left and in taking the time to write a review. We are looking for the scheduled re-opening of Highway One to make the journey to our area a bit easier. Happy travels.
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Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I am very appreciative to stay in such a special place. The cabin far exceeded expectations. It is clean, cozy, well-stocked and extremely comfortable. The bedrooms are ample and the beds are comfortable with plenty of bedding and towels for the bath and the beach. The kitchen is well-appointed with lots of dishes, pots and pans. The outdoor kitchen is a real treat and very high quality. The cabin abounds with personal touches that make this stay a very unique experience. I couldn't have asked for more. The views were spectacular. Above all, the solitude and quiet beauty of the cabin offered a complete escape. In the stillness, you can hear the sea lions barking below, the pound of the surf and the birdsong all around. There are other cabins around but very spread out - completely not noticeable. The property is well cared for and there are butterflies, honey bees and hummingbirds in abundance in the flower gardens all around the cabin. The memories and the beauty of this place will remain with me for years and years. We were very fortunate to have stayed here.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always gratifying to know our guests enjoyed their stay in the cabin. We are especially appreciative that you noticed our amenities as we try to make guests feel at home. Our efforts to increase the wildlife around the cabin have been rewarded with increased sightings of hummingbirds and wild bees. Thank you for noticing and enjoying the beauty as well as the sights and sounds of Big Sur!
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Incredible view

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 had a wonderful time at the Big Sur Coast Cabin. Lois was incredibly helpful throughout the planning process, as we had to take some twisty backroads to get into the area. That said, the drive was fine, and once we arrived we were greeted with the most charming cabin and an incredible view of the ocean and surrounding landscape. It's truly breathtaking.

The cabin has everything you'd need for a relaxing getaway in Big Sur. We spent most of our days relaxing around the house, cooking in the kitchen or the outside grill/bar (which was amazing), or relaxing in the hot tub with a glass of wine. The cabin is also situated in close proximity to some great hikes and beach views, so it's easy to get out and explore the terrain.

Big Sur is easily one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, and this cabin was the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review of the Big Sur Coast Cabin. While the natural disasters have limited access to Big Sur, the cabin can still be reached via the Nacimiento Ferguson Road which takes about 20 minutes longer than the normal Highway One access. We"re glad the longer way around didn't deter you and was part of your fun trip to Big Sur. We appreciate your sense of adventure!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.5%

Standard rates begin at $325 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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