Dramatic Ocean View Custom Home 1 - 3 Bdrm, $Lmd* $255

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, accommodating up to 8 persons. Full kitchen, Ocean View, deck, propane BBQ. Queen bed in each bedroom. Convertible beds available.
$485 WKDY, $535 WKEND, up to 6 persons
$50/pp over 6

2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, accommodating up to 5 persons.
1 - 2 persons $345 WKDY and $385 WKEND
3 - 4 persons $385 WKDY, $435 WKEND
extra person over 4 - $50

Last Minute Deal (LMD for bookings make within one week of dates) STUDIO $255 Weekdays, 1 - 2 persons, Studio cabin is on another property.

Getaway, get together, retreat, working vacation, base camp. Year-round hiking. Minimum two-night stay.

THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS ~ Luxury and nature. Local artist CW, author/hiking guide Ellen, designed and built Bella Vista for their retirement home. CW is not ready to retire and they have opened their home as a vacation rental. Designed and built with nature in mind and furnished with art, Bella Vista welcomes your stay. Come experience a well-deserved Time Out where sunset is an event.

This custom home is centrally located in Big Sur Country, sitting on five acres high on a plateau at 1200 feet with dramatic ocean views, centrally located 20 minutes south of Carmel and 20 minutes north of Big Sur Valley.

Bella Vista is perfect for a relaxing getaway, family reunion, writer/artist retreat or a Base Camp to explore Big Sur Country. Bella Vista is a convenient in-between meeting spot for friends from SoCAL & NorCAL.

ENTRANCE ~ Begin your stay following the moss-covered rock wall down the steps. Pass through the front entry enclosed by the 10-foot high redwood louvers. The natural stone floor guides you up the stairs and into the heart of the home. Note the built-in metal sculpture at the top landing. A hand-molded archway leads to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

WILDERNESS ~ Hawks glide below the deck on the coastal thermals through the canyons. Dusk and dawn can bring quail, bobcats and deer. It has been described as 'Yosemite with ocean views'. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved one while watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, canyons and mountains.

DESIGN ~ CW's goal was to create an enjoyable retreat that honors the spectacular view and nature. With the help of his Interior Designer daughter, Maya, they accomplished just this.

MASTER BEDROOM EN SUITE ~ Another archway and door opens to a luxurious and romantic hideaway. The entire house was designed around the view from the bed. This comfy Queen bed faces the ocean that greets you upon waking to the amazing view. A full-size Leather Euro Lounge can be used as a sitting area or sleeps 2 additional persons. With enough space for sitting and reading, this room is spacious and functional. Natural elements continue with granite slab counters and bathtub surrounds, whirlpool tub, natural stone floor and alder cabinets.

SECOND BEDROOM ~ This cozy room has a comfortable Queen bed and the morning sun.

KITCHEN ~ Full kitchen features hand-selected granite slab counter tops and an ocean view. Dine out or bring groceries to stay in retreat mode. Pantry basics, appliances, tools and utensils supplied.

DINING ROOM & DECK ~ Take your meals in the dining room or outside on the redwood deck for a more alfresco experience overlooking the Pacific. The deck is perfect for morning coffee, a little sunbathing in the afternoons, sunset and stargazing. Gas BBQ.

EXTRA PERSONS ~ Master en Suite includes a full-sized Euro Lounge to sleep one or two persons.A single Daybed in the living room doubles as a couch and can sleep a single. AirBeds w/toppers available for additional persons.

750 sq ft Lower Level offers an ocean view, a Queen-size Tatami bed, full kitchen and bath/shower. The Lower Level can be opened to the upstairs Main House to make 3 bedrooms/3 bathroom whole house sleeping up to 8 persons. Also has a full-sized Euro Lounge to sleep one or two persons.

HAMMOCK HALLOW ~ Become acquainted with the hammocks tucked away in the Cypress grove. Rock gently and enjoy the ocean view. Take a nap, read, meditate, daydream, unwind, listen, enJOY.

BIG SUR ~ Come explore Big Sur Country, the Big South, stretching 70 miles along the Pacific Ocean coast from Yankee Point to Ragged Point. Bella Vista is centrally located 14 miles south of Carmel and 12 miles north of Point Sur Lighthouse.
An all wheel drive is required during winter months and if any rain is in the weather forecast.

Year-Round Backpacking Base Camp ~ Ventana Wilderness and Los Padres National Park are at the end of Palo Colorado Road, 4.5 miles up the road from Bella Vista. Begin or end your trip at Bella Vista. Meet & pack up and/or recover and relax. Bella Vista offers a gentle re-entry to and from 'out there'.
HikeBigSur website and book by Ellen Pendleton, 'Read&Run'
HIKING ~ Big Sur Country is Hiking Heaven, all year-round, weather dependent. 831.238.3242

We will be requiring guests to sign our renter agreement via Docusign.
To reserve your stay, email or call Maya Freedman~ USA 831.238.2148
or call CW Freedman USA 831.624.7086


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking or open flame of any kind permitted on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No exceptions to maintain an allergen free environment....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master en Suite: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Bed and Full-sized EuroLounge...moreless

  • Second Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Lower Level: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    plus Full-size convertible EuroLounge...moreless

  • Other

    AirBeds with comfy toppers...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) Master with en Suite Bath, Whirlpool jetted bathtub, electric toe kick heating under each sink, propane fireplace. Second bedroom, queen bed, closet. Lower Level Suite, Queen bed, fold out Euro Lounge, radiant floor heat, full bathroom and kitchen. FULL-SIZED EuroLounge (2): Master en Suite and Lower Level........... SINGLE CONVERTIBLE DAYBED (1): Living Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master en Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Main House: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Lower Level: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Soaps, shampoos and conditioners provided, biodegradable/septic safe.

Other Amenities

  • Relax in our Hammock Hallow with views of the Pacific Ocean.


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some board/ card games provided....moreless

  • Stereo:

    MP3, iPod, smart phone, computer plug in speakers in living room and all bedrooms. CDs can play on DVD player....moreless

  • Television:

    Internet TV only. This is country living. ...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Small DVD library provided....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean views from Living Room, deck, dining room, kitchen, Master en Suite, Artist Studio See slideshow link...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Covered Parking:

    Carport for one vehicle...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Propane heater in master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heat in lower level bedroom....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Landline, no cell service...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-Fi for email. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    The efficient QuadraFire 1900 will heat the entire Main House and burn all night. Small electric wall heater in Second Bedroom. Bella Vista is well insulated. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen equipped, with basic pantry items included in Main House/Whole House Gas range & oven...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry list is emailed upon booking....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Ocean view, dining table seats 6, lounge chairs....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Whirlpool in Master en Suite bathroom....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Base Rate for 6
Jun 2 - Nov 29, 2015
2 night min stay
$485 $535
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$485 $535
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee-Whole House $185
  • Tax Rate 10.5%



Bella Vista accommodates up to 8 persons.

$50 pp extra beyond 6.

1-2 persons $345wkday, $385wkend

2-4 ppl $385wkday, $425wkend.

5-6 ppl. $485wkday, $535wkend

$50/pp/night over 6 people

Holiday Rates may be higher

Rates are subject to change. For smaller groups call for customized quote 831.238-2148

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
2.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rocky Point Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pebble Beach
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 miles, Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway
2.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rocky Point Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Garrapata Beach, State Park

Car: Necessary


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  • Bella Vista View through Dining Room

    Bella Vista View through Dining Room

  • Bella Vista Living Room

    Bella Vista Living Room

  • Bella Vista Dining Room

    Bella Vista Dining Room

  • Bella Vista Full Kitchen with Ocean View

    Bella Vista Full Kitchen with Ocean View

  • Bella Vista Second Bedroom

    Bella Vista Second Bedroom

  • Bella Vista deck view

    Bella Vista deck view

  • Bella Vista Lower Floor

    Bella Vista Lower Floor

  • Bella Vista

    Bella Vista

  • Studio


  • Studio


  • Studio


  • Studio bath and shower

    Studio bath and shower

  • Bella Vista Entry Landing

    Bella Vista Entry Landing

  • Bella Vista Dining Room

    Bella Vista Dining Room

  • Bella Vista Master en Suite

    Bella Vista Master en Suite

  • Bella Vista Master Bath en Suite

    Bella Vista Master Bath en Suite

  • Bella Vista above the summer fog

    Bella Vista above the summer fog

  • Bella Vista Lower Floor

    Bella Vista Lower Floor

  • Bella Vista summer sunset

    Bella Vista summer sunset

  • Studio


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  • Studio deck Ocean View

    Studio deck Ocean View

VRBO #365651

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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