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Big Sur Grand, 360 Degree Views, Looking Over Post Ranch Inn and Ventana Resorts

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Splendid isolation in Big Sur, Ca., with ocean views and an elegant, fun home.

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Big Sur lodge description

Ten acres that feel like a thousand. Designed for the senses - all of them. Give yourself a treat and spend a week in luxury on the ragged edge of the Western World.

SUMMER RENTALS ONLY. SEVEN NIGHT MINIMUM, SAT. TO SAT.; FOUR ADULTS OR ONE FAMILY MAX; NO EVENTS SUCH AS WEDDINGS. (But if you honeymoon here we promise your marriage will last forever!)

One of the finest views in America. At an elevation of 1,500 feet you are generally above the coastal fog. One mile from Highway One. Sunrise over your meadow, sunsets over the ocean. Wildlife, in addition to your own: deer, bobcats, coyotes, wild turkeys, fox and condors! Very private: Electronic locked steel gate, clothing optional 24/7. I Pod dock, XM satellite radio, two LED HDDVR's, two speakers in every room. WiFi and internet service. Best for one or two couples - you'll flip a coin to see who gets the upstairs bedroom, with views to Japan and pop-up LED HDDVR TV. Clear glass skylights over every bed, for the stars. Air bed on the deck. Very green: double paned, tinted Pella windows and doors, radiant in- floor heating, seven layers of insulation.

WE LOVE DOGS AND HORSES, so if you have either and want to bring them, they would love it here. (Extra charge for horses.) No cats, please.
Soporific deep cushion deck furniture: 12 chairs and 2 chaise's, plus a large coffee table, and a tile- topped dining seating six. Large lower deck and another deck in back that seats four and sleeps one. All cushions are 4' deep Sunbrella, web bottoms. Large bottom cushion for slouching and napping. In silence. Or with music.

We have a great sound system, but sometimes it is better to just sit on the deck and listen: the wind in the trees, the zoom of humming birds, the distant gobble of wild turkeys, the occasional screech of a hawk or falcom, the flutter of the wings of a startled owl ...
We meet most of Forbe's Standards for a 5 Star Resort. Sorry, no room service.

If creativity is your thing, if you thrive on originality and the unusual, this is your place. Just finished building April, 2010. We have lots of whimsy mixed in with fine art and sculpture; a kind of a whacky elegance. 'Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife....' (Thomas Gray)
We call it Moose Lodge as a play on words, for our lovable hound, Moose. But this is deinitely not a men's fraternal organization.

Please note that the words 'stunning', 'breathtaking' 'awesome' and 'spectacular' were never used in the narrative above. Those words have been co-opted by the realtors.

'On this majestic set of battlements - watched over by eagles, suspended so far above the ocean that even the barks of sea lions are muted- who wouldn't feel safe? At this height, almost the only sound is the wind in the redwoods and Big Sur looks rugged and unscalable. I have never seen another place in the world like it. Its ridges and promontories inspire mingled feelings of peace and power and health... simply to exist here is to feel purified.' Paul Theroux, Bon Appetit, March, 1994

LIFE IS GOOD.


Keywords: New, Custom Home on 10 Acres, private, unique, fun, and colorful.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets welcome. We can provide beds and bowls if requested. Must be well behaved. Can run free. Keep inside at night. Available for horses with an additional charge. We provide two 'corrals with a view', electric fencing, lockable gates, salt licks, sink, barn, grass hay, water, large parking area, and mucking. You provide your own tack and vet bills, if any, and pay for any damage by your horses. Great roads and trails- just open the gate. Cost is $300 week per horse, plus tax. No cats, please....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            The first floor is the same level as the parking area. It includes the master bedroom and bath, kitchen, living room, dining room, office and washer/dryer. The loft has one bedroom and bath....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            There are many valuable fragile items, such as crystal, ceramics, electronics, sculptures and art, plus steep hill dangers for toddlers....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            10 without prior approval...moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Includes a comfortable queen sofa bed in loft....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            California King ...moreless

          • King size beds (1) Master BR, Queen size Beds (1) 2d BR, Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size. Macy'Hotel Line. Surprisingly comfortable sofa bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • Master bath is in two sections, one with sink and toilet, the other sink and shower, which allows the people in the master BR to go to bed with guests in the living room. The tile work is beautiful and the sinks and faucets are completely original, one of a kind for both....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Six Granite counters. Two microwaves, convection counter-top oven, thermos carafe coffee pot with filters; supply of coffee, spices, sugar, crock pot, compactor, disposal.toaster, blender, TV, gadgets...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Lots of storage. Custom cabinets, including corner lazy susan. Washer/Drier. Liquor cabinet. Laundry. supplies, plastic bags, hand and floor vacumn cleaners, cleaning supplies, three stip ladder....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Service for eight plus. Original flatware and knife storage. At least a zillion utensils. Wine and champagne glasses, ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Small alcove seats four. Table upens up to 4'X8'; extra chairs in storage area. Placemats, table cloths....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            So many utensils we don't know what some of them do. Lots of almost new non-stick pots and pans....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            In-door ice and ice water dispensers. Side by side, 25 cu.ft. Very quiet....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Local restaurants and professional caterers are available. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Kitchen sink faucet handle pulls out to fill pot reservoir....moreless

          • Stove:

            Four burner, ceramic top, self-cleaning oven....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Double, counter top toaster...moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 5:

            Couch plus two swivel, glider easy chairs. Seats five. Three lamps for reading. 50 in. HDDVR TV, Directv, Blue Ray DVD/CD, i Pod dock....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            See-through between living room and master bedroom; fireplace screen available for privacy. Original iron objects for fire logs....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            See-through gas fireplace, between the living room and master BR. Privacy screen available....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Ductless A/C in loft; portable A/C in master bedroom. Both will also provide quick heat...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Universal weight machine in barn. Top-of-the-line massage table....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Numerous large cotton terry towels, hand towels and face towels....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Lots of room at the bottom of our 10 acres....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Original African artwork duvet in loft....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            in the unit. Front loading. HD quality....moreless

          • Heating:

            Fireplace and radiant in-floor heating....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking is never a problem....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            in the unit...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Library, Office with internet connection, printer, fax and office supplies, Outdoor speakers by hot tub, outdoor shower, hiking trails, garden, games, five phones, three LED TV's, gated, wheelchair accessible, telescope, binoculars, XM satellite radio, Direct TV with HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, etc., original photos, art, sculpture, huge deck, message table, elegant restaurants within a mile. Modest and funky restaurants and bars within five miles. Locked electronic gate, privacy and silence....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Complete custom top-of-the-line entertainment system. Great sounds. Two Boston speakers in every room and by hot tub. Universal Remote....moreless

              • Books:

                Eclectic library with abouit 400 books, including all available Big Sur Guides and Trail books, and Big Sur history....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) Direct TV, with all home DVR, with HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, etc..plus two Blue Ray CD/DVD players....moreless

              • Television:

                (3) 50 inch Samsung HD, 1380p in LR; 40 inch Samsung HD, 1380p in loft, 12 inch Hd in kitchen....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Direct TV satellite radio, plus XM/Serius satellite radio, plus I Pod dock, with numerous CD's....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Mostly for grown-ups; no children's movies. Includes a movie filmed near Moose Lodge....moreless

              • Games:

                Many board games, including dominoes, Fact or Crap, Chess, etc....moreless

              • Video Games:

                WII system, with Super Mario Bros and Lets Dance 2 and 3....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Two, Blue Ray...moreless

              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Internet:

                Powerful WIFI; satellite high speed enternet. Also, your cell phone will work here with Verizon or AT&T....moreless

              • Telephone:

                (5) Cordless, with answering machine. Back-up corded phone. A phone in all major areas of the home....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Your own will work here on Verizon and AT&T....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Xcede satellite internet. Powerful WIFI...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    State of the art Hot Springs Jetsetter, 2010 model. Elevated to give views forever. New cover 2014....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck with 4 11ft Sunbrella umbrellas, table with six chairs, coffee table with 4 chairs, two chaise lounges, air bed, flower planters, hummingbird feeders, two wind sculptures. Back deck....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Pebble Beach 30 miles away, plus 15 more public and private, including Cypress Point, Poppy Hills, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Tahama, Carmel Valley Ranch, Quail, and Del Monte....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Big maintenance free garden with grasses, lavender, ceonothus, daisies, altameria, etc., all on drip system....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Six burners, plus warming grill. Has small refrigerator....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Numerous courts in Carmel and Carmel Valley....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Spa

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Santa Lucia Mountains wtih the best hiking and running trails in the State, out of our back door....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Massive views, wtih animated hills and meadows. We look over Ventana and Post Ranch Inns....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Small community on the West Coast of Central California....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Kayaking
                  • Groceries
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Photography
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Surfing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Tax Rate 10.5%

                  Notes:

                  Our use permit prohibits events, such as weddings. Honeymooners welcome, however. Four adults maximum, or one family. Children under 10 need prior approval. This home is best for one couple in love. Dogs and horses welcome; sorry, no cats. Ten acres, so very private; clothing optional 24/7. Locked gate. Views are 360 degrees. Our calendar is accurate. Luxury defined. Compare in Big Sur.

                  Send $3,000.00 to reserve. Mail check to Moose Lodge, 1 Paso Hondo, Carmel Valley, Ca., 93924. Balance of $4,070, including tax, due 30 days before arrival. These rates are less than the cost of a single room at Post Ranch Inn, one mile away, and about the same as a single room at Ventana Inn, a half mile away. SEVEN NIGHT MINIMUM, SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. SUMMER RENTALS ONLY. Email owner with ?'s


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Monterey, Ca.
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway One
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Pfeiffer Beach
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ventana Inn
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Ventana Inn
                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Pebble Beach
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Ventana Inn

                  Car: Necessary

                  Count the dewdrops on a blade of grass. Or, watch the breeze blow your list of things-to-do away. (Thanks, Greg Brown) This is where you leave the craziness behind. You can get lost in a book, music, TV or each other, with no distractions or demands. If you have to get out, there are elegant, modest and funky restaurants within a few miles. Or you can drive to Pebble Beach for golf, or Carmel for shopping. But, really, why did you come here? Isn't this your escape? This can be your sanctuary; safe, quiet and sensual. And often fun. You are not likely to ever forget your visit here. Many guests never drive their car while they are visiting. Read our reviews.

                  SEVEN NIGHT MINIMUM, SAT. TO SAT., FOUR ADULTS OR ONE FAMILY MAXIMUM. Best for a single couple. No events permitted by zoning regulations.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: My wife and I are in our seventies, going on fifties. I'm a retired judge, and Anne still teaches people how to sing. We live here eight months a year, then rent it during the summer. We enjoy sharing this remarkable place. We have two dogs, two horses, and eight chickens - the latter at Anne's home in Carmel Valley. I guess we just like all living things, including people.

                  Why the Owner Chose Big Sur:
                  It seems unlikely that one could fall in love with an inanimate object, but 40 years ago I fell in love with one that is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide: Big Sur, California. Unlike most love affairs, this one has never dimmed or disappointed me. Big Sur is my passion. It might be yours. (The 10 acres up the road is for sale.)

                  The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                  Love. Sensuality. Music. Laughter. Reading. Privacy. Whimsy. Art and sculpture. Freedom to sing loud, dance 'til you drop. Bang the big gongs at the entrance. Get naked. Just plain let loose. Leave frantic behind. Drop out. These are unique things in our normal, hectic busy lives. Life here is not normal. Life is good.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, but very good English. I think. Well, maybe.

                   

                  Photos

                  • Splendid isolation in Big Sur, Ca., with ocean views and an elegant, fun home.

                    Splendid isolation in Big Sur, Ca., with ocean views and an elegant, fun home.

                  • Steps to lower deck; opens view of ocean without railings or cables. Seating!

                    Steps to lower deck; opens view of ocean without railings or cables. Seating!

                  • Very comfortable living room. Lots of light, day or night. Seats 5. Views, plus.

                    Very comfortable living room. Lots of light, day or night. Seats 5. Views, plus.

                  • Six large granite counters. We provide everything. Except a sewing machine.

                    Six large granite counters. We provide everything. Except a sewing machine.

                  • Quail.  Plus deer, bobcats, fox, wild turkeys, coyote, eagles, condors & YOU!

                    Quail. Plus deer, bobcats, fox, wild turkeys, coyote, eagles, condors & YOU!

                  • Guest Mallory Blake, on the hill above the Lodge. Photo by Vicky Blake, mother.

                    Guest Mallory Blake, on the hill above the Lodge. Photo by Vicky Blake, mother.

                  • The top of our driveway, framed by giant redwoods, and guarded by Don Quixote.

                    The top of our driveway, framed by giant redwoods, and guarded by Don Quixote.

                  • Our gong doorbell, with a storm approaching. Get it on! Bang the gong! Get it on

                    Our gong doorbell, with a storm approaching. Get it on! Bang the gong! Get it on

                  • Moose sniffing the rear end of Moose Too, one of 5 Official Greeters, all fun!

                    Moose sniffing the rear end of Moose Too, one of 5 Official Greeters, all fun!

                  • Sunrise behind the Lodge, in a light fog, through the redwoods. A fine garden.

                    Sunrise behind the Lodge, in a light fog, through the redwoods. A fine garden.

                  • Horse facility 200 yards away. Rusty, the permanent horse, in the foreground.

                    Horse facility 200 yards away. Rusty, the permanent horse, in the foreground.

                  • Honeymoon guest in the hot tub, at the beginning of night. Hot Springs' finest .

                    Honeymoon guest in the hot tub, at the beginning of night. Hot Springs' finest .

                  • Front deck, with drop down to improve view; 22 New deep seat sunbrella cushions.

                    Front deck, with drop down to improve view; 22 New deep seat sunbrella cushions.

                  • The Back Stoop; 4 deep seat sunbrella chairs and loveseat. Afternoon cool shade.

                    The Back Stoop; 4 deep seat sunbrella chairs and loveseat. Afternoon cool shade.

                  • Bleached redwood walls from our 35 year old, now deceased, water ank. So comfy.

                    Bleached redwood walls from our 35 year old, now deceased, water ank. So comfy.

                  • Guest Merel Jacobs, photo by father Ron. She's on the roof, of course.

                    Guest Merel Jacobs, photo by father Ron. She's on the roof, of course.

                  • Master bedroom. Cal King bed. Note the easy access to the elevated hot tub. You!

                    Master bedroom. Cal King bed. Note the easy access to the elevated hot tub. You!

                  • Guest Bill Fisher, inspired by the ballerina, practices his arabesque.

                    Guest Bill Fisher, inspired by the ballerina, practices his arabesque.

                  • Lotus, a new wind sculpture by sculpter Lyman Whitaker. Post Ranch below.

                    Lotus, a new wind sculpture by sculpter Lyman Whitaker. Post Ranch below.

                  • A condor, with a 10 ft. wingspan, in the fog above the Lodge. Fog is rare here.

                    A condor, with a 10 ft. wingspan, in the fog above the Lodge. Fog is rare here.

                  • Moose III watching football on Sunday: 40' pop-up TV! queen bed, skylight.

                    Moose III watching football on Sunday: 40' pop-up TV! queen bed, skylight.

                  • Kitehen and pantry.  Washer/dryer behind the yellow curtain. Lots of storage.

                    Kitehen and pantry. Washer/dryer behind the yellow curtain. Lots of storage.

                  • 'A well-lighted place to read books'  Thanks, Lawrence Ferlingetti. Ocean views.

                    'A well-lighted place to read books' Thanks, Lawrence Ferlingetti. Ocean views.

                  • Our 100 pound, pound hound, Moose. A great source of joy. We love dogs!

                    Our 100 pound, pound hound, Moose. A great source of joy. We love dogs!

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                  2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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