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Spectacular Ocean View Big Sur Vacation Rental

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Sur house description

Sadly, due to extreme drought conditions, we must limit all future rentals in 2014 to two guests at a time. Sorry, it is between this and stopping rentals altogether. Larger groups please contact us for 2015!!

Plasket Ridge House is a spectacular wood, steel and glass prow front home with soaring cathedral ceilings and ocean views. Built around an 85 year old mining cabin, which serves as the present day kitchen, this house has 'soul'. This unique, rustic property is located in a 33 acre parcel in the midst of the Los Padres National Forest. Surrounded by magnificent redwoods, with vast ocean views all around, Plasket Ridge House is perfect for those who enjoy nature, hiking, and quiet contemplation. But there is also easy access to the entire Big Sur Coast, with lots of vacation activity options. The house is two miles up the hill from Scenic Highway 1 and Sand Dollar State Beach, 1 Hour North of Cambria, 1.5 hours from the Paso Robles Wine country and 1.5 hours south of beautiful Carmel. Because the house is on the southern end of Big Sur, the drive from Los Angeles is only 4 1/2 hours. It is also only 25 minutes from Esalen, 45 minutes from the town of Big Sur and one hour south of Andrew Molera State Beach. The house is 5 miles from Gorda where there are shops, gas, groceries, and restaurants.

For those who want to stay at the house and enjoy the quiet, there is a hot tub overlooking the ocean and the redwoods. There are lovely sitting areas on the porch or garden where you can watch the sun rise and kiss the surrounding mountains or pass the evenings watching the sun set into the ocean. Deer may come around to visit in the garden, which has apple and plum trees and an array of local plants. You can wander the property and visit the waterfall next to the house. Up the path are two gold mine shafts that date to 1910, the same period as the original mining cabin. At night, you can watch the play of stars over the house--possibly the best star watching you will ever experience from land.

For those who like to stay indoors and enjoy the solitude, there is a nice kitchen, and pleasant rustic interior design with great photographic art throughout. There are plenty of books and and a TV with DVD player and a good DVD library for guests. We purposely do not have satellite or regular TV on site. Wi Fi with a good signal is available. There are no land phone lines at the house, and only Verizon or T Mobile work directly from the house (this is the reason we cannot accommodate children under 12 - it may be difficult to reach emergency services if something happens).

Detailed driving directions will be provided by email. Use of an SUV or truck is suggested as the as the forest road accessing the property can be rough. 4wd is needed during rainy season.

Guests will be greeted by Gary, the caretaker, who lives on the property in a separate cabin with no visual access to the house. Gary is connected to the main house by intercom so, though private, you won't feel alone.

Plasket Ridge House is powered by solar panels with a propane backup. We strive to operate the house with respect for the environment and the Big Sur Community.



Keywords: House, ocean view, Big Sur, vacation rental, hip, cool, interior

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We may consider a single dog or cat with an additional deposit, but all clean up after the pet will be the responsibility of the renter. Please note that, as this is a remote location there are wild ...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                There are only two low steps to the front door. Doors to the porch are wide, and the house is flat after the entrance. Access to bathrooms may be somewhat narrow....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                This is a hi risk fire area, as was made clear by the wildfires this year. There is no smoking inside the house and it is strongly discouraged outside. ...moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                This property is rustic and not 'child protected'. We cannot accommodate children under 12 at this time....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                12...moreless

              • Nude Beach

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Gas Stove, Half size fridge and full oven. Cooking utensils and a full range of spices are available. Guests must bring all their own food. There are small grocery stores in Gorda and Big Sur, but ...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Clean Linens provided upon arrival and washer and dryer available to change out linens for longer stays; however, no daily 'maid' service is available....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Due to fire risk, we ask that our guests work with the caretaker to build fires in the stove. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                There is ample outdoor parking on the property...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Video Library is available for guests on the premises or bring your own!...moreless

              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                There are no land lines and unfortunately most cell phones do not work on the property. Caretaker can be reached by intercom to make emergency calls....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wi fi is available on the property. Very high speed....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Spectacular oceans views surrounding the property, visible from the living room and two of three bedrooms. See website for a sense of these incredible views. You can also often hear seals barking in the waves right from the house, and with good binoculars, do some whale watching during whale season!...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    nestled in a redwood forest at about 1200 ft. over the ocean, with views of the mountains surrounding the property....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Winery Tours
                  • Hiking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Antiquing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $450 $450
                  Fri, Sat

                  Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  Base rate is for two persons. There is a surcharge of $50 per additional person per night, maximum is four persons.

                  50% of rental fee deposit to hold the dates, remainder is due 45 days before occupancy.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Hiking above the property for seven miles or more! Incredible!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  Why the Owner Chose Big Sur:
                  We bought Plasket Ridge House after looking at many, many houses in Big Sur because this house still has the spirit of the original miners who built the oldest part of the house. It is a soulful, healing place, far away from the 'developed' north of Big Sur. When I come here the place brings a calm over me within an hour that last for days after I return to the madness of the city. It is healing.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Quiet, astonshing, extraordinary location with mountains, redwoods, ocean, a garden and a beautiful interior. Healing and soulful.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Plasket Ridge House

                    Plasket Ridge House

                  • The hot tub looking out to the sea!

                    The hot tub looking out to the sea!

                  • Master bedroom - looks out to the ocean.

                    Master bedroom - looks out to the ocean.

                  • Guest bedroom.

                    Guest bedroom.

                  • Seating for sunsets!

                    Seating for sunsets!

                  • Outdoor shower overlooking the forest, the mountains and the ocean!

                    Outdoor shower overlooking the forest, the mountains and the ocean!

                  • Master bedroom - sleep with the doors open and hear the ocean roar!

                    Master bedroom - sleep with the doors open and hear the ocean roar!

                  • Starry nights!

                    Starry nights!

                  • Comfy deck chairs.

                    Comfy deck chairs.

                  • One of the barn cats, Mudd, hanging out.

                    One of the barn cats, Mudd, hanging out.

                  • Gary's beautiful garden.

                    Gary's beautiful garden.

                  • Plasket Ridge House has spectacular Ocean views

                    Plasket Ridge House has spectacular Ocean views

                  • The great room.

                    The great room.

                  • View from the porch next to the Master Bedroom.

                    View from the porch next to the Master Bedroom.

                  • Hang out here and read and watch the ocean!

                    Hang out here and read and watch the ocean!

                  • Dining area in the great room.

                    Dining area in the great room.

                  • Rustic kitchen - the old mining cabin.

                    Rustic kitchen - the old mining cabin.

                  • Sitting area in the great room

                    Sitting area in the great room

                  • Watch the sunset from the window seats.

                    Watch the sunset from the window seats.

                  • At the top of Plasket Ridge Road.

                    At the top of Plasket Ridge Road.

                  • Wolff the cat looking elegant. Wolff and Mudd live in the barn.

                    Wolff the cat looking elegant. Wolff and Mudd live in the barn.

                  • The sun setting over the ocean - a show every night.

                    The sun setting over the ocean - a show every night.

                  • Dreamy gardens

                    Dreamy gardens

                  VRBO #205062

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

                  $450 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 1 nights
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