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Description from owner

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Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 4  Type: Apartment
Big Sur Apartment w/Sauna - Still accessible!
TripAdvisor property ID 4448724

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in Big Sur today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a hot tub, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 44 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1100 to as high as $1450, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 12, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Joel/monica S.
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12 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Big-sur Attractions




  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Sea view


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (44)

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“Cozy, secluded ocean-view apartment”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2016

Lovely apartment with a view of the ocean. Just a few minutes from Big Sur coastline. Tucked away from traffic and noise in a unique Bohemian enclave nestled in the trees. The apartment itself appeared to be recently updated, and had everything we needed, including a fully stocked kitchen. Monica was lovely, and available to answer questions and give directions.

“Peaceful & Cozy Vacation Home!”

Reviewed 31 May 2015

Our family enjoyed our stay in this quiet and relaxing environment. It was a home away from home while exploring Big Sur & Carmel. The house was well equipped with everything that we needed in the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Our kiddos were happy to discover a wide selection of DVD's and videos. It was great that we could still enjoy home cooked meals while on vacation. We all enjoyed just relaxing outside and appreciated the view that the mountains provided. We saw birds, quail, and even deer. Everything was very clean and organized. Monica and Joel were very friendly & helpful. We had such a wonderful time and are looking forward to returning.

“Amazing first trip to Big Sur”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2015

This was my first trip, took a friend who was our guide and my two teenage daughters. This location provided a wonderful base for our discovery. The weather was amazing, so we were not inside very much, but when we were it provided all, if not more, than we needed. Monica (owner) had been concerned we would be on top of each other as we had hoped to rent her other property - but this was perfect, plenty of room for all of us. Monica and Joel were gracious unobtrusive guests who left us alone, but made sure we knew they were available to assist us in any way that they could. We definitely hope to be able to return to this property for our next visit


Reviewed 28 Jan 2015

What a wonderful stay I had! I go to Big Sur on a regular basis and have stayed at various places. This was my favorite! It was so quiet, spacious, pretty and accommodating. I eat a very conscious diet, and therefore, don't like to have to rely on restaurants for too many of my meals. The full kitchen made that possible. I sat out at night looking at the stars with a glass of wine and nothing but the sweet sounds of nature. Heaven! The wood stove sauna was such a plus for me. I spent a good deal of time in it. Will try to stay here from now on.

“Perfect Getaway”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2014

This property is so magical. This was my first trip to Big Sur and it certainly lived up to my expectations and beyond. The road up to the property itself is unbelievably beautiful. You take a turn off of the main highway along the ocean and turn up into the canyon where the trees tower above. I was a bit concerned about the apartment being attached to the main house as we like to listen to music most of the time we are indoors but it didn't feel like you were a part of the main house once you are inside. There is a separate entrance and full kitchen/bathroom with everything you would ever need. We loved the woodburning sauna guests have access to on the property. We had such a wonderful time here and I am definitely recommending it to all of my friends/family.

“Just What We Were Looking For!”

Reviewed 9 Dec 2014

My husband and I stayed at Monica & Joel's apartment for our anniversary and my birthday getaway weekend. We wanted something away from the crowds and close to Big Sur and that's exactly what we got here. The apartment is about 14 miles south of Carmel. It is a beautiful drive along the coast getting to their street. Once you get to their street you are suddenly in the middle of a forest. The 2.5 miles up to their home was a gorgeous drive. You are literally driving through a forest. People have talked about the driveway being a bit tough to maneuver but we had no issues with it. We drove a Honda Civic up there and it had just rained and we made it up fine. The apartment itself is a great size and is fully stocked, all you really need to bring is clothes and food. Even though we were staying under their house we had total privacy. They have some pamphlets on the surrounding areas and Big Sur hike information in a folder on the coffee table which we found helpful. We explored Big Sur and found it easy to get to from the apartment and didn't take too long. The only thing I would advise people to be aware of, and its a tiny thing, keep your food off the counters. We had ants get into some of our food that we stored on the counter but that was the only issue we had all weekend. I highly recommend staying here for anyone looking for a Big Sur getaway.

“Lovely & Welcoming”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2014

This apartment was completely adorable and just what we wanted! This is the first time my boyfriend and I stayed in Big Sur and little did we know we were in for a treat! Aside from the place having everything we needed, Monica was a gracious host and informed us that it was whale watching season. We had the pleasure of cooking dinner in the fully stocked kitchen and enjoyed the company of a family of deer right outside our door. The location was private and really gave you the experience of a cozy getaway, while being in a prime location for hikes along the coast. Would definitely come back! Miss it already.

“Beautiful Escape from Reality”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2014

Aside from this place being absolutely adorable, the owners are extremely thoughtful and generously accommodating. We arrived to a spacious and clean apartment. The place was packed with everything we needed from the kitchen, to games in the cupboard and a nice library of books and movies to keep ourselves entertained. The location is perfect and the environment is breathtaking. Right off the PCH you take a windy and scenic road up to the place. Sounded by redwoods, we could see the ocean in the distance, and even had some deer visit us in the morning. The wood-burning outdoor sauna was a great perk! It was so relaxing to sweat out all my stress from the city and walk out into a woodsy wonderland. Monica was even sweet enough to let us know that we could sleep in and take our time checking out since no other guests were expected that day. I definitely plan on going back and staying with them in the future!

“Perfect Place for a Peaceful Mountain Retreat”

Reviewed 4 May 2014

We so enjoyed our 3 night stay at Monica and Joel's place! We were well received and the place was had every comfort we needed. It was a great location and very close to Carmel, but we liked being up and away in the mountains and seeing the very 'Big Thunder Mountain'-like cabins on the way up Canyon Road. The air smelled lovely and we even had some fun with some wildlife in the yard - quails and lizards. :) We had a party of 5 and we fit nicely. The kids had the pullout couch and the pull out single futon. We had mostly what we needed in the kitchen, but if we didn't have something, we just walked upstairs and asked Monica and she had it (like cinnamon and cumin) :) Monica also was a great reference for suggesting activities for us with the three young kids. (She even saved us an hour or so on the drive home! Score! )


Reviewed 20 Feb 2014

It's even nicer than it looks in the photos! We stayed here with our 3 small children in Feb 2014 and had a lovely time. The apartment was roomy enough to fit our family, there was space outside for the kids to run a little bit, and the apartment was clean and comfortable. Thank you to Joel & Monica!

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