3643 Point Sur Lighthouse Retreat ~ Stunning Ocean Views, Stargazing, Private
Welcome to “Point Sur Lighthouse Retreat”! Home sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children age 12 or under.
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 1800 square feet, 2 plus-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath house 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 and River Beach.
The two-story wooden frame house, surrounded by Monterey pine, cypress and wildflowers, has both modern conveniences and a rustic coastal theme. The entryway on the ground floor is flanked by a teak dining table that seats six overlooking Point Sur Lighthouse.
The adjacent living room, highlighted by a unique wood-burning fireplace made from rounded gray beach stone, includes a comfortable sofa and two rattan chairs providing space for evenings in front of the fire. An open-beam vaulted ceiling and cedar walls add to the ambiance of the 1,800-square-foot home.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.
In the updated kitchen, conveniences include new stainless steel stove, counter seating and an iPod player, set off by blue pearl granite counter tops and a buffalo stone floor. There is no automatic dishwasher in the kitchen, but guests may enjoy some together time by doing the washing up together. Near the kitchen is a round game table where two or three can enjoy a games. Outside the kitchen and running along one side of the house is a large wooden deck with patio seating and a gas grill.
A den on the other side of the fireplace with large windows and views has a bonus seating area with a tall table and bar stools, a queen sofa bed, an electric fireplace, and a extensive library of books on travel and local history.
The hallway on the ground floor leads to a TV room with a half bath across the hall. At the end of the hall is a bedroom with a queen bed and private bath, which includes a tiled shower and a large round soaking tub. Both the TV room and bedroom have doors leading out onto the first floor deck with amazing ocean views.
A stairway leads to the second floor, which features a master suite with a lounge area with flat-screen HDTV, Blu-Ray player and DVD collection, where both a sofa and a European-style sofa provide plenty of room for watching movies.
Completing the picture is the second-floor master bedroom suite, with views of both the mountains and the ocean from numerous windows; pleated shades offer privacy when needed. The master bedroom includes a king bed with memory foam topper, which can be converted to two twins, a flat-screen HDTV and Blu-Ray player. The adjoining bath includes a large tiled shower. A patio with outdoor seating and a hammock is located off the master suite.
Guests should be aware that due to the location of this home being so near the ocean and the ruggedness of the terrain along the Big Sur coastline electricity is provided by a generator. Internet connectivity and cell phone reception can be spotty and unreliable, a land line is provided for guest use. The driveway approaching the home is steep and uneven. Please plan to arrive during daylight hours. There is no dishwasher in the kitchen.
See also Rates Notes for details and additional information about this property.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, games, walking, living room, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, hiking nearby, queen, symphony orchestra, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, pets considered, wine tasting passes for 2, carmel sunset center (venue), fisherman's wharf-monterey, bicycle rental info, cookware (pots/pans/baking), sleep sofa /futon, beachcombing, mazda laguna seca raceway, minimum age limit for renters, my museum (for children), beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, decorative serving pieces, spa day use passes for 2, carmel mission, monterey bay aquarium, forests, gas range, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), whale watching info, horseback riding trails nearby, non smoking only, quiet residental neighborhood, art galleries nearby, whale watching, hand mixer, more than one TV, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, monterey museum of art, master bedroom TV, sight seeing, scenic drives, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, cookie, cake & muffin tins, golf course info, photography, secluded, decorative table settings, heating, dishes & utensils, forest theater (outdoor), live theater, wine tasting, quality bedding & towels, white water ocean views, bay/ocean views-close, catering or chef available, iron & board, rural, tub, outdoor furniture, coffee maker, king, iron & ironing board, surfing, mini food processor, nearby medical services, pet bowls & furniture covers, spa robes and amenities, twin/ single, shower, bay/sound, washer & dryer (private), cannery row, horseback riding, local information/brochures, waterfalls, pantry items, bird watching, quality cutlery, long-term renters welcome, kayaking rental info, restaurants.TripAdvisor property ID 2528040...Read more
Left on 06/14/2015 for a stay in June 2015 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 14, 2015Stayed Jun 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this house that has many big windows and a large deck downstairs (and patio upstairs) to enjoy the amazing view south of Point Sur and the lighthouse. I don't believe any other properties have this type of view. We enjoyed using the wood fireplace, the kitchen was wonderful and had everything, and the rooms and bathrooms were very nice. We'll definitely return!
3643 Point Sur Lighthouse Retreat ~ Stunning Ocean Views, Stargazing, Private
30 night minimum stay
Guests should be aware that due to the location of this home being so near the ocean and the ruggedness of the terrain along the Big Sur coastline, THIS HOME IS ON ITS OWN GENERATOR (if power goes out there will be no water either as the pump will not operate). INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AND CELL PHONE RECEPTION CAN BE SPOTTY AND UNRELIABLE. There is a land line provided at the home. Also, the driveway approaching the home is steep and uneven in some places and care should be exercised when driving on this driveway and the highway near the home.
Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates.
Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit.
Rates are subject to change and Owner approval.
Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.
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