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Sunshine Alley—Big Sur Home with Panoramic Ocean Views

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Sunsets are often spectacular from Sunshine Alley's wrap-around deck.

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Last updated: 11/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Big Sur house description

Get away from it all and ascend a road less traveled to the rustic charm of Sunshine Alley. This comfortable, serene home sits 800 feet above Jade Cove and Sand Dollar Beach, nestled in the heart of Big Sur’s spectacular South Coast in the Los Padres National Forest.

This 1500-square-foot cedar home is perched at the edge of a redwood forest, just a mile up Plaskett Ridge Road from Highway One. Breathtaking ocean views stretch from Cape San Martin in the south to Point Sur in the north. Spectacular vistas can be enjoyed from almost every room, including Sand Dollar Beach, Jade Cove, Pacific Valley and Cone Peak. After breathtaking sunsets, take in awesome, clear views of the star-studded heavens.

Hike from the property on a private trail to a spectacular viewing platform 300 vertical feet above the home. Explore nearby Forest Service trails, or travel four miles up the road through oak forest and open chaparral to experience a top-of-the-world feeling. Down at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, stroll along bluff trails above Jade Cove and Sand Dollar Beach. Or walk down easy paths to the beach to greet the surf and perhaps some sea lions. Guidebooks in our library can help you decide which paths you travel, from seashore to mountaintop.

Expand your vacation horizons south with trips to San Simeon and the fabled Hearst Castle, just 45 minutes south, or another 10 minutes to the quaint, artsy town of Cambria. To the north, it’s about 1-1/2 hours to the restaurants, galleries and shops of Carmel-by-the-Sea, with many interesting stops along the way, such as the vista and waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, the more developed but still-funky Big Sur Village, spectacular Bixby Creek Bridge, and Point Lobos State Reserve.

Back at Sunshine Alley, comfort awaits.

Upstairs, cathedral ceilings are complemented by a hardwood floor and lovely tile work. The living room features a wood stove, dining table, and expansive views through picture windows. Sliding doors from the living room and bedroom open to a deck that stretches the length of the house and wraps around the north side. The bedroom looks out to the sea, and restful sleep awaits you in the queen-size, Hotel Collection bed with plush, pillow-top mattress and down comforter. The adjacent full bath has an oversized tub and shower, premium toiletries, and linen closet with extra towels and bedding. The kitchen includes a gas stove, microwave oven, and refrigerator, as well as cooking and eating utensils, plus complementary coffee, tea, juice, spices and other kitchen supplies. Complimentary bottles of red and white wine await a corkscrew.

If you wish to stay connected, WiFi is available through a satellite system. A land-line phone upstairs can be used with your calling card. Cellphone service can be iffy, so don’t count on it.

Downstairs offers another queen-size, deluxe bed and adjacent bathroom, with sliding glass doors opening from the sleeping area to a lawn, fir and oak trees, and garden. A big, native-stone fireplace can be put to good use as you curl up in one of the oversized chairs to read, enjoy DVDs (yours or ours) on the flat-screen TV, or listen to your music CDs (bring your iPod), or read something from our collection of books about the local and natural history of Big Sur.

As a green property, Sunshine Alley strives to minimize its carbon footprint. Electricity is generated from a solar-power system, supplemented as necessary by a propane generator.

The romance, serenity and beauty of Sunshine Alley lies just 261 miles (4-1/2 hours drive) from LAX, and 163 miles (3-1/2 hours) from SFO. Four restaurants and two convenience stores are within a half-hour drive, but we recommend that you bring your own groceries for best selection and better price.

Sunshine Alley is open year-round. Check-in time is 3 p.m. Check-out is by 11 a.m.

Plaskett Ridge Road is at the south end of Pacific Valley, a sharp turn uphill right next to the campground. For driving the mile up this county-maintained dirt road, we recommend an SUV, pickup truck, or car with all-wheel drive and/or high clearance. During the rainy season, all-wheel or four-wheel drive is recommended.

As the Robert Earl Keen song notes, The Road Goes On Forever. But it's definitely worth a full stop at Sunshine Alley.




Keywords: Big Sur, South Coast, Panoramic Ocean View, Secluded, Serene, House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Deck, Sleeps 2 to 4

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Upstairs only...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2

                ...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (2) Hotel Collection beds with plush, pillow-top mattress and down comforter., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upstairs sofa converts into full bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                Stereo system with iPod connection...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Flat-screen TV plays DVDs only...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Several dozen DVDs, wide variety of genres...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Twin Peaks to the south and Cone Peak to the north...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Breathtaking ocean views stretch from Cape San Martin in the south to Point Sur in the north....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Telephone:

                        Land line. Use your phone card to make calls....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Satellite installed and works fine for wireless....moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace
                      • Wood Stove:

                        Upstairs...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        Kitchen includes a gas stove, microwave oven, and refrigerator, as well as cooking and eating utensils, plus coffee, tea, spices and other kitchen supplies....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Deck stretches length of house and wraps around north side as well....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $300
                          High Season
                          May 1 - Oct 31
                          2 night min stay
                          $400

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          $500 security deposit, refunded within 3 days after walk-through with caretaker before departure. Cleaning fee minimum $100, depending on number of guests and length of stay. Monterey County transient occupancy tax 10.5% applied to rental cost.


                          Notes:

                          Rates above are for two people. $100 for each additional person, up to four people.

                          Once your rental date has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email. To finalize the agreement, you will need to reply to this email stating that you agree to our rental terms and conditions as stated on our VRBO listing.

                          Check-in time: 3 p.m. or later. Check-out: 11 a.m.

                          50% deposit required to hold dates. Full payment one month before arrival. Full refund up to 30 days before scheduled arrival; 50% up to two weeks before arrival; no refund after that.


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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: A life-long resident of California, I recently retired from 36 years as a business owner in Monterey. I enjoy the outdoors, hanging out with friends and family, and quiet time in nature.

                          Why the Owner Chose Big Sur:
                          With its rugged grandeur, spectacular views, magical ambience, and laid-back lifestyle, Big Sur has always been one of my favorite spots on Earth. So in 2006 I was thrilled to be able to purchase Sunshine Alley on Big Sur's South Coast. My family, friends and I have thoroughly enjoyed this property, and I'm pleased to offer it to others.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          From deck outside to picture windows inside, Sunshine Alley offers outstanding, top-of-the-world views of the South Coast, from redwood-studded mountains to the ocean and beaches. You can look forward to quiet and serenity, indoors and out. Enjoy the comfortable, quality interior and many activities from right outside the house to nearby beaches and other attractions a fairly short drive away.


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                          Photos

                          • Sunsets are often spectacular from Sunshine Alley's wrap-around deck.

                            Sunsets are often spectacular from Sunshine Alley's wrap-around deck.

                          • Deck offers relaxation and terrific views up and down the Big Sur coast.

                            Deck offers relaxation and terrific views up and down the Big Sur coast.

                          • Wood-burning stove provides plenty of heat in the living room and beyond.

                            Wood-burning stove provides plenty of heat in the living room and beyond.

                          • Downstairs offers fireplace, DVD/CD player, sleeping area and bathroom.

                            Downstairs offers fireplace, DVD/CD player, sleeping area and bathroom.

                          • Upstairs bathroom comes with full bath and shower. (So does the downstairs.)

                            Upstairs bathroom comes with full bath and shower. (So does the downstairs.)

                          • Cone Peak draws hikers as the most spectacular mountain on Big Sur coast.

                            Cone Peak draws hikers as the most spectacular mountain on Big Sur coast.

                          • Waves roll up on Sand Dollar Beach.

                            Waves roll up on Sand Dollar Beach.

                          • Denizens of the beach.

                            Denizens of the beach.

                          • Picnic table adjacent to house offers serene view out to sea and up the coast.

                            Picnic table adjacent to house offers serene view out to sea and up the coast.

                          • Panoramic view awaits at dining-area table just inside the wrap-around deck.

                            Panoramic view awaits at dining-area table just inside the wrap-around deck.

                          • Kitchen provides everything necessary for dining as you prefer.

                            Kitchen provides everything necessary for dining as you prefer.

                          • Cathedral ceiling and ocean views extend to upstairs bedroom.

                            Cathedral ceiling and ocean views extend to upstairs bedroom.

                          • Sunset offers a "time for reflection."

                            Sunset offers a "time for reflection."

                          • View of Sand Dollar Beach and Pacific Valley from the deck.

                            View of Sand Dollar Beach and Pacific Valley from the deck.

                          • A view from the beach.

                            A view from the beach.

                          • Sunset at Sunshine Alley brings the day to a stirring close.

                            Sunset at Sunshine Alley brings the day to a stirring close.

                          VRBO #326745

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, November 06, 2014

                          $300 - $400 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 11/03/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 70%
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/03/2014
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