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Big Sur Ocean View Sanctuary near Post Ranch

Entire cabin hosted by Mark
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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Just ½ mile up a paved and gated drive is Vista al Mar. Perched 1,200 ft. above the
Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, this cabin boasts the most spectacular views of the California Coastline. Surrounded by lawns and gardens, it's the perfect vacation spot for two.
There are ocean views from every room. 30 day minimum, contact owner for rates or apply to calendar. This is a non-smoking property. Currently, longer term rental.

The space
Arrive and relax on your private, quiet and secluded deck and melt your cares away in the Japanese wooden soaking tub. Lounge by the private pool with 270 degree views of mountains plunging into the sea--the panoramic views that have made Big Sur famous. The Cabin is in an exclusive area of Big Sur where peace, privacy, quiet and tranquility are the primary commodities. This is a perfect getaway for the artist, writer or couple looking to experience the magic of Big Sur.

A recent update has made Vista al Mar fresh and inviting for a vacation. The main bedroom looks down the dramatic coastline from the new California King bed with a sliding patio door leading onto the deck with the Japanese soaking tub. Upstairs there is a 200 sq. ft. two sided sleeping loft. One side has two twin beds arranged as a king. The other side has an xl twin bed and a desk. The sleeping loft ceiling is 51" high. The loft is comfortable for sleeping and sitting and has ocean views from both areas. This space can be used for occasional pre-approved guests visiting overnight during your stay, such as friends or adult children. There will be an additional $50 per person per night fee. The Cabin has one bathroom with a tub, shower combination.

Sit back on the deck and watch the whales spouting and sometimes even breaching. See schools of dolphins and abundant wildlife such as deer, turkeys, condors, hawks and numerous other creatures. Take photos of sunrises and sunsets.

You can prepare your meals in the well-equipped kitchen or use the gas grill on the deck. If cooking isn’t on your agenda, world-class dining at Post Ranch Inn’s Sierra Mar is within walking distance. Ventana, The Big Sur Bakery , Big Sur Taphouse, Nepenthe and The Cafe Kevah are all also within walking distance, or a very short drive. The nearby Taphouse and Deli are popular with locals and have great takeout menus. BigSur Roadhouse, Ripplewood, Big Sur River Inn, Fernwood, The Big Sur Lodge and Deetjens and are all within a short driving distance.

Relax in the evenings watching a cheery fire burning in the stove and listen to your favorite music through the bluetooth sound system. Sit outside and see the stars like you have never seen them before. A smart tv is provided in the living room with Directv hookup. Internet is provided and cell phone service is excellent. Playing cards and an assortment of board games are availabe, along with an assortment of books about Big Sur and it’s history.

Vista al Mar is located right in the heart of Big Sur, just south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Pfeiffer Beach. The property has sweeping ocean views of Pfeiffer Point and Wreck Beach to the northwest. Looking southeast down the coast you can see Piedras Blancas Lighthouse 60 miles away on a clear day.

Come and enjoy Big Sur from a location that is unlike anywhere else in the world, private and yet within easy access from Highway 1, making your vacation more relaxing.

Schedule a massage from a local masseuse.
Enjoy a hike. Go to the beach.
Relax by the private pool and soak up the views.
Sunrise over the Santa Lucia Mountains and sunsets over the Pacific all included.
Explore the nearby attractions. The Post Gallery, Post Ranch Mercantile, Hawthorne Gallery, The Phoenix Shop, Henry Miller Library, The Coast Gallery and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park are all nearby. Andrew Molera State Park is 7 miles to the North, McWay Falls and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park are 9 miles to the South. Pfeiffer Beach is only 3.5 miles away.

Reviews from another site:
Kathy says:
My husband and I have always wanted to spend more time in Big Sur but had never really found the right place to stay. When we found Mark and Karen’s listing online we thought that it was too good to be true. It turns out it wasn’t. We spent a magical month in December on this incredible property. The cottage is perfect for two people and has everything you need to feel right at home. I can’t say enough about the stunning views. The cottage is right on the cliff overlooking the ocean with sunrises, sunsets and views of both the south and north coast. The property is inside of the Post Ranch Gate so you have the quiet of the area but just a short walk to the stunning Sierra Mar restaurant. What a joy to just walk to lunch or dinner and enjoy this incredible restaurant. Mark and Karen were the ultimate hosts. Mark gave us a guided walking tour of the area, fresh squeezed orange juice from the numerous fruit trees and fresh fish that he just caught in the cove below the property. We had fresh vegetables from the garden (even in December!). The private deck off of the cottage has a wonderful tub that you can soak in while enjoying the view. We also ate outside on the deck most nights and enjoyed the spectacular view.
It was a very difficult place to leave. If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience I would book this cottage right away. For us it will be more than once in a lifetime. We can’t wait to go back!
Kathy and Sal

Peter says;
Karen & Mark
It's hard putting into words the - wonder-full - experience of my wife's and my stay on your Big Sur - spectacular - property the whole month of October. What a treat! What a vacation romance! We loved it so much, your property has it all: quaint chalet cabin; vegetable garden; lawn surrounded by all kinds of colorful flowers; and spectacular views of the Big Sur south and north coasts...probably the best coastal and mountain views by far in Big Sur! Can't thank you and Karen enough. Christina and I will be back in a heartbeat next year any time the property may come available...if you will have us again!
Peter Reynolds
Berkeley, California

Guest access
The entire Cabin, decks, yard and pool are for your enjoyment and relaxation.
A complimentary 2-3 mile private guided hike through redwood forests, meadows and
Chaparral is included with your stay.

Other things to note
No parties or loud activities are allowed as per property CC&Rs. This is a place to relax
and unwind surrounded by peace and quiet. It is a retreat from the world.

There will be housekeeping services once per week during your stay @ $100 per week.
Detailed directions to this incredible vacation spot will be given at booking.
Just ½ mile up a paved and gated drive is Vista al Mar. Perched 1,200 ft. above the
Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, this cabin boasts the most spectacular views of the California Coastline. Surrounded by lawns and gardens, it's the perfect vacation spot for two.
There are ocean views from every room. 30 day minimum, contact owner for rates or apply to calendar. This is a non-smoking property. Currently, longe…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

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Free parking on premises
Wifi
Pool
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Washing machine
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV

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Getting around
15
Walk Score®
Almost all errands require a car.
13
Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Mark

Joined in June 2018
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During your stay
We live on the property and are available whenever needed.
Fresh organic veggies in season from the garden are shared with guests.
I am a fisherman and often have fresh fish to share also.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹74953