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Coast Ranch Adobe with Private Beach

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Last updated: 03/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Big Sur estate description

Coast Ranch is one of the most spectacular ocean front properties on the California coast. Ideally located in The Coastlands development of Big Sur, offering privacy and serenity overlooking the Big Sur Coastline it is just a short drive to the Big Sur Bakery, Nepenthe Restaurant, The Post Ranch and Ventana Inn. Coast Ranch is ideal for a small group or a couple and is situated on 130 acres, nestled on a ridge at an elevation of 900 feet with stunning ever changing views to the north and south. A nice green California lawn spreads from the west side of the main house to a bench with a spectacular ocean view. Numerous small native shrubs, flowers and trees grow here, their diversity reflecting the many microclimatic areas that Monterey County is known for. From the ridge whales are often visible frolicking in the deep waters below and Condors can be seen soaring above. The property drops away dramatically to the ocean below where your will find an amazing private beach and although the trail is mildly challenging it is worth the hike and a rest stop at Fern Springs is recommended where you can drink fresh water spouting out directly from the spring. The beach is teeming with sea birds and the smell of the waves and salt air is heady. Tidal action and the shoreline provide great interest. Standing there you look around and know this place hasn't changed for thousands of years! And it is completely private! Back up on the ridge there are cool swings to go to and fro while watching the horizon. Oh! and the sunsets are as good as any in the world-no kidding! One can sit and daydream or take in the sunsets with your favorite beverage. This place is the perfect retreat!
The house is vintage 1930's Big Sur. It is of post & beam construction and adobe brick handmade from clay on the property. It has historical significance as it was constructed during the era of the opening of the Carmel-San Simeon Highway (now known as Highway 1). The house has a full kitchen, a master bedroom with a king bed, a second bedroom with a queen bed, an inside shower & small tub as well as an outside shower and cool old claw-foot tub to soak in. The large living room has a wood burning stove with a carved mantel piece above and is graced by two large indoor Ficus trees on either end. A beautiful dining table is located in the 'Big Room' and looks out to the North. There is a more intimate breakfast table located next to the kitchen which faces out to the courtyard. The yard is fenced by a low hand split rail fence which opens to a great view of the Pacific. The feel of the place is laid-back and unassuming. It is quintessential Big Sur.
We are sorry we do not host events of any kind. We are catering to small groups of six or less who wish to have a quiet experience in nature. There are two prices, one for the entire ranch and one for the main house. VRBO does not allow us to post both rates on our home page.


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Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Parents of any children shall sign release forms and also are completely responsible for their own child's safety while on property....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We will consider one well behaved dog $50.00 per night ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • 2 Sleeping Pods: 2 queen

    1 queen size bed in each sleeping pod. For Entire Ranch Reso...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    In main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    In main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Sleeping Bedroom outside of main ranch house, no facilites....moreless

  • The main house has two bedrooms, a king size bed and a queen bed four persons limit. Additional sleeping is available in the red-room available for six persons combined with ranch house. $800. per night plus tax and cleaning. Rental of the entire ranch includes all the above and two sleeping pods that have 2 queen size futons, eight person max. The entire ranch can only be rented with prior approval. $1,200 per night plus tax and cleaning....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Bathhouse located by sleeping pods...moreless

  • 1 bath in main house+ bathhouse by sleeping pods only available if reserving the entire ranch....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Adobe Ranch House sleeps four. Redroom sleeps two. For parties up to eight the entire property is available, if you have prior approval. Please email manager for the charge to reserve the entire ranch. We have a three day minimum for holiday weekends. There is an amazing private beach on this property which you are welcome to use, although the trail is mildly challenging it is worth the hike. The beach is teeming with sea birds and the smell of the waves and salt air is heady. Tidal action and the shoreline provide great interest. Standing there you look around and know this place hasn't changed for thousands of years! And it is completely private! We are sorry, no events or ceremonies are allowed on this private property....moreless


  • Books:

    We have a few good books on Big Sur...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We provide playing cards, as well as three popular board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have wireless internet. No cable TV....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a DVD player if you wish to bring movies....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a few select DVDs...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic views of the Big Sur Coast ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Property is located 900 feet above our private beach...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Large table that seats six comfortably as well as a breakfast table seats up to four....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a wonderful wood burning stove with a glass front, complete with dry wood and kindling to make a great fire....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heaters are located in main house and pods...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have WiFi, through a satellite. We cannot guarantee that it will work perfectly. There is also WIFI located at cafes near by. The cell reception is strong for smart phones on the property. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The Great Room. Perfect for a family or an intimate gathering....moreless

  • Parking:

    Abundant off street parking three car limit...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available:

    We have many talented chefs in the Big Sur area if you wish to have your meals prepared for you....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    electric coffee maker 10 cups...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough plates, utensils and glassware for 8 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Above fridge ...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, tea, coffee, spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Roomy new refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    All new electric stove and oven ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    If entire ranch is reserved. Not for use if you only reserve the main house. Extra fees can be applied if you wish to reserve the hot tub....moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$7,700 $30,000
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • entire ranch $1,200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


Please email owner to get information on availability for this amazing property. We look forward to hosting you. Eight person max for the entire ranch $1,200 per night plus fees and a six person max for main house and red room, $800.00 per night plus fees. Tax of 10.5% is added for Monterey County TOT and $200/300. cleaning. There is also a refundable security deposit.

1/2 due within 24 hours of reserving remaining funds due one month before check-in

If the reservation is made with less than two weeks to check- in, all funds are due within 24 hrs We also have each party sign a rental agreement.

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Last updated: 03/23/2015
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36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Post Ranch or Ventana Restaurant
36 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway One
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Post Ranch or Ventana Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Many trail heads & State Parks are within a short distance of this property. Pfeiffer State Park is home to numerous old growth redwoods with the Big Sur River flowing through it. Julia Pfeiffer Burns and the notable McWay Falls are just south of here. For dining out the Post Ranch Inn & Sierra Mar Restaurant are within 1/2 mile of the property and also Ventana Inn and Spa which is directly across from Post Ranch Inn all within a short drive. Carmel, to the north, is a spectacular 35 minute drive that you will never forget! But, some of our guests never leave the Ranch. Holiday weekends have a three day minimum.


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  • Ocean front view

    Ocean front view

  • The Big Room

    The Big Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Outside bathtub and shower

    Outside bathtub and shower

  • Sleeping pod

    Sleeping pod

  • Bench with a view

    Bench with a view

  • South Coast view from property

    South Coast view from property

  • Private beach

    Private beach

  • Views from the Pods

    Views from the Pods

  • The end of the day

    The end of the day

  • The Ranch House

    The Ranch House

  • Big Room

    Big Room

  • Kitchen


  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Additional sleeping pods on property

    Additional sleeping pods on property

  • Sleeping Pod

    Sleeping Pod

  • Front yard

    Front yard

  • Ocean front view

    Ocean front view

  • Coming down the trail to the beach

    Coming down the trail to the beach

  • Ocean front view

    Ocean front view

  • Fabulous sunsets

    Fabulous sunsets

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