3643 - Breathtaking Ocean, Rocky Coast & Lighthouse Views, Private!
From $350 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the manager
Welcome to “Point Sur Lighthouse Retreat”!
Dramatic views of the coastline near Big Sur and unparalleled privacy are the hallmarks of this light-filled home just off Highway 1, where friends or family can come together to enjoy the peaceful setting and the sound of the surf.
Located between historic Point Sur Lighthouse and iconic Bixby Bridge, and 15 minutes away from the village of Big Sur, the 2 plus-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath house sleeps 8 and is about half an hour south of Carmel. Set into the side of a hill, the home looks out onto the Pacific Ocean from the home's windows and decks, a spectacular vista that includes Point Sur...Read more
3643 - Breathtaking Ocean, Rocky Coast & Lighthouse Views, Private!
Big Sur, California
Additional Location Information
Wildflowers always seem to be blooming, California Condors are flying overhead throughout Big Sur. California Sea Otters are rafting in the kelp beds. These are just a few of the natural wonders that make Big Sur a great place to visit. Come on out and watch the natural magic unfold before your eyes, and create your own.
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sancturary is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. Stretching from Marin to Cambria the MBNMS encompasses a shoreline length of 276 miles and 6,094 square miles of ocean.
Highway 1 through Big Sur designated American National Scenic Byway & California Scenic Highway, an honor reserved for highways that are so distinctive they are destinations unto themselves.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Traveler's Choice 2011 Award Winner for Top 25 Destinations in the United States. Big Sur was voted #18.
In other awards, Big Sur was voted "Best Place to Play Hookie," and "Best Romantic Getaway." Big Sur is also home of the "Best Marathon in North America" and the "Best Hotel in North America." Adding to our 'best of' list, Big Sur is now home to the "Best Restaurant in California," per the Zagat Survey. National Geographic Traveler listed Big Sur as one of the "50 Places of a Lifetime/The World's Greatest Destinations." Playboy Magazine rates Post Ranch Inn as one of the "sexiest" places on earth. Consistently a 'top pick' for weekend getaways and fantasy vacations." Home to Traveler's Choice "Ten Greenest Accommodations in the World" award to Post Ranch Inn which ranked #3 in the world for greenest hotel, which gives them the #1 ranking for greenest lodging in Big Sur.
Things to do in Big Sur
State Parks sponsored activities run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities. Junior Ranger, and Ranger Cubs programs and family activities.
From beaches to mountains... Hike along the streams in the cool, tree lined valleys. Climb up on the high ridges for a spectacular view of the coastline on the western slope and gaze into three million acres of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest on the eastern slope.
Evenings offer the opportunity to dine in restaurants from fanciful to exquisite. Relax in lodging that ranges from rustic to luxurious. Camp out in the many well equipped campgrounds. Luxuriate at the local health spas. And of course one of the favorite past-times of Big Sur, Do Nothing!
That's right. Relax and take in the magnificent beauty of Big Sur. Once you are here there is no reason to do anything more. Replenish your spirit by simply absorbing the weepingly beautiful vistas of Big Sur. Do Nothing in Big Sur and leave refreshed and rejuvenated from head to toe. Big Sur has been here for millions of years. We don't have that luxury. Make your reservation today!
Local weather information for Big Sur including hourly forecast, averages and records, and detailed forecast. Evenings can offer spectacularly clear skies, which are perfect for star gazing. Bring layers of clothing because at this time of year it can be sunny in the afternoon and very cool in the evening.
Big Sur is a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The name "Big Sur" is derived from the original Spanish-language "el sur grande", meaning "the big south", or from "el país grande del sur", "the big country of the south", referring to its location south of the Monterey Peninsula. The terrain offers stunning views, making Big Sur a popular tourist destination. Big Sur's Cone Peak is the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48 states, ascending nearly a mile (5,155 feet/1571 m) above sea level, only three miles (4.8 km) from the ocean.
Three tribes of Native Americans—the Ohlone, Esselen, and Salinan—are speculated to have been the first people to inhabit the area now known as Big Sur. Archaeological evidence shows that they lived in Big Sur for thousands of years, leading a nomadic, hunter-gatherer existence.
Few traces of their material culture have survived. Their arrow heads were made of obsidian and flint, which indicates trading links with tribes hundreds of miles away, since the nearest sources of these rocks are in the Sierra Nevada mountains and the northern California Coast Ranges.
They followed local food sources seasonally, living near the coast in winter to harvest rich stocks of mussels, abalone and other sea life, and moving inland at other times to harvest oak acorns. The native people hollowed mortar holes into large exposed rocks or boulders which they used to grind the acorns into flour. These can be found throughout the Big Sur region. The tribes also used controlled burning techniques to increase tree growth and food production.
Big Sur remains sparsely populated, with about 1,000 year-round inhabitants, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. Big Sur residents include descendants of the original ranching families, artists and writers, along with wealthy home-owners. These wealthy homeowners, however, are usually only part-time residents of Big Sur. The mountainous terrain, environmental restrictions imposed by Monterey County, and lack of property available for development have kept Big Sur relatively unspoiled. As a result, real estate prices are high, with land and homes prices above $2 million. There are no urban areas, although three small clusters of gas stations, restaurants, and motels are often marked on maps as "towns": Posts in the Big Sur River valley, Lucia, near Limekiln State park, and Gorda, on the southern coast. The economy is almost completely based on tourism. Much of the land along the coast is privately owned or has been donated to the state park system, while the vast Los Padres National Forest, the Ventana Wilderness, and Fort Hunter Liggett Military Reservation encompass most of the inland areas.
More About This Location
Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Golf course within 30 minute drive
Car is not necessary
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Additional notes from the manager
** Rates do not include cleaning, taxes or appropriate fees
** Rates exclude holidays and special events which have a different rate schedule and minimum stay requirements. Please inquire for details.
** For full rate details and rental terms, please see our website or call our office. 831-373-7103 - www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Housekeeping Optional
- Central heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Hair dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking space
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask