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Coast Ranch Adobe with Private Beach

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Last updated: 04/12/2013

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Property Type

      • Estate

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • 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

              • Pets Considered:

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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years old...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

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

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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

              • 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 queen

                In main house...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. $950 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. $1,350 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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

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

              • Dining:

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

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Stove:

                All new electric stove and oven ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Fireplace:

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

              • Living Room seats 6:

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

              • Heating:

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

              • Parking:

                Abundant off street parking three car limit...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Wood Stove
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Fireplace

              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. 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!...moreless


                  • Games:

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

                  • Television:

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

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Books:

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

                  • Video Library:

                    We have a few select DVDs...moreless

                  • DVD Player


                  • 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

                  • Wireless Internet

                  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

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio


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

                      Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

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

                      • Ocean View:

                        Panoramic views of the Big Sur Coast ...moreless


                      • Library
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Swimming


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                      from 4 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $7,700 $30,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


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


                      We do not update our calendar online. 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 and a 6 person max for main house and red room. I can work with you in regards of pricing if you wish to reserve just main house and redroom. Tax of 10.5% is added for Monterey County TOT and $175/300. cleaning

                      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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                      The property's calendar has not been updated in over 16 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



                      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.


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                      Speaks: english


                      • 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

                      VRBO #427411

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                      $800 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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