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Just a 15-minute drive to Carmel and a 20-minute drive to the village of Big Sur, this newly renovated home has breathtaking coastline views from every window. You won't want to leave once you arrive, so stop at Whole Foods Market in Monterey or Safeway on the outskirts of Carmel and stock up on your way out of town.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complementary hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider (upon request), passes from the renowned Spa on the Plaza i...n downtown Monterey, Scheid Wine tasting room passes and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, over-sized towels and beach gear.
Cooking will be a joy in the newly remodeled chef's dream kitchen as you look through the pass-thru window out to the Pacific Ocean. If you do feel like a drink or meal out, Rocky Point Restaurant, perched on a promontory over crashing waves, is only 2 miles away, and there are many four-to-five-star restaurants to choose from in Big Sur or Carmel.
This unique home will give you a real taste for what it is to live in Big Sur, a lifestyle that combines a spirit of adventure and individualism with a passion for the unparalleled natural beauty all around. When you enter the living room, with its dramatic cathedral window on one side and wall of glass on the other you'll be swept away by a feeling of expansiveness as you drink in the sweeping view of the sparkling blue Pacific and the undulating contours of the Santa Lucia Mountains, with Highway 1 cutting a ribbon-like swath far below. Relax and take it all in on a chaise lounge located in the corner and have your favorite book in hand, a soft throw and you will be transported to heaven. A fireplace with an insert and a blower can quickly heat the space, if necessary; there is also forced-air heating. Get a feel for the unique creative flavor of the Central Coast from the selection of paintings by local artists.
Cooking will just be part of the fun from the updated kitchen with its warm terracotta tiles and jade-green granite counter tops. The chef and a helper can do meal prep while sitting at bar stools at the pass-through window enjoying the views along with conversation from the living room. Everything you can think of for preparing and presenting fabulous meals is provided, from modern appliances, including a stainless steel refrigerator, a double oven and a counter-top range, to cookware and beautiful dishes. Meals can be served at a wooden table that seats up to eight.
A figurative metal sculpture made by the owner presides over it all from her place atop a built-in buffet in the dining area. Enjoy a game of ping-pong or play a Broadway show tune at the upright piano in a spacious game room that has a cast-iron fireplace. A large flat-screen TV is provided in the family room. A washer and dryer are concealed behind white shuttered doors. This room is large enough to accommodate additional sleeping for 4 with 2 twin trundle beds.
The master, at the far end of the house, has windows that look out to forever and a wall of closets with mirrored doors that amplifies the effect. Take a relaxing soak under the night sky in the hot tub just outside the window, then tuck yourself in for a peaceful sleep in the king bed with its luxurious linens. The master bathroom will make you feel like you are at a resort with its gleaming jade-green tiled shower and flooring, free-standing seashell-shaped marble sink and plush towels.
The other two bedrooms also have dramatic ocean views. A second bedroom, with a dresser, bench, end table and a closet with built-in shelving, has a queen bed. A third smaller bedroom, also with built-in cabinets and shelving, has a trundle day bed that can be a single, two singles or convert to a king with a memory foam topper. Both have luxury linens.
A second bath with a tub/shower has an organic spa feel, with Italian porcelain mosaic tiling in tones of gray and taupe.
Take your cocktails out to a pair of low-slung redwood chairs positioned at land's edge and watch the sky change colors as the sun dips below the horizon. A beautiful organic vegetable garden with raised beds and a greenhouse lie off to the side of the house. Follow a short path with gravel steps to a deck facing the mountains or sit for meditation in a small round carpeted room that looks out to the deep canyon and steep mountain slopes beyond.Read more
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Left on 01/18/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Carla
We stayed at the Garrapata Ridge Retreat for 4 days in Jan 2014 (during the holiday season). The house is amazing. It was very comfortable for our family (which included 3 generations). It is very clean and tastefully decorated, has everything we needed including a very well-equipped kitchen. The views are fantastic (even much better than the pictures); they are the best views of the ocean and mountains that I've ever seen. It is truly a sanctuary. The drive up the mountain was a little scary to some of my family members at the beginning, but we got used to it.
Sanctuary vacation rentals were easy to work with throughout the process of renting, check-in and checkout. We had no issues whatsoever.
great setting/ nicely apponted house high above the pacific
Left on 09/14/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | nitegale1
would recommend for the not faint of heart as the 1 mile ascent to access the property is hairraising with steep drop offs and no guard rails. Time your arrival to daylight hours and enjoy by lingering at the house with not so many trips off property.
Left on 07/20/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Nate
Great experience and a great property. Pictures speak for themselves
Felt at Home and awed by Nature
Left on 11/13/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Michelle
We were attending a wedding in the area and needed a house that could accommodate my personal family, children and grandchildren. We rented for 13 but were 12. Views were beautiful! Wine and Bree cheese was waiting for us when we arrived. Family room with piano, Big screen TV is away from bedrooms. Very nice for us to visit and not disturb others sleeping. Kitchen is small but has everything you might need. The house is very homey with WiFi. I would not recommend as many as we had but we were very comfortable. The drive is not that far from town but we did have a deer hit the car driving home from the wedding reception. So be careful driving at night. I have stayed in a few vacation rentals and this was home was very clean! I would recommend this home as a great vacation rental. It was like being on a scavenger hunt to find the home. Just follow instructions and remember there is no cell phone service. We did not have any problems.
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