Big Sur Grand, 360 Degree Views, Looking Over Post Ranch Inn and Ventana Resorts
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Ten acres that feel like a thousand. We give you something you cannot get at even the finest and most exclusive resorts: COMPLETE PRIVACY! CLOTHING OPTIONAL 24/7. Electronic steel gate at the bottom of the hill.
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, three 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. Finished building in 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.
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- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children:
Dogs 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
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, plus a comfortable queen sleep sofa....moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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 are copper and faucets are completely original, one of a kind for both. Original African shower curtain. Original copper towel bars and bath tissue holder....moreless
- 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
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(3) 65 inch Samsung HD, LED, 1380p, HDDVR, in Master Bedroom; Same TV, but 50 inch in the Living Room, 40 inch Samsung HD, 1380p in loft, 12 inch Hd in kitchen. Directv Genie all home system....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Nude Beach
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Iron & Board
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- Parking Off Street
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Service for eight plus. Original flatware and knife storage. At least a zillion utensils and gadgets. Wine and champagne glasses, plus, of course, tumblers, beer, manhattan and veggie glasses...moreless
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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
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-step ladder....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Large front 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
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 courses....moreless
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Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Tax Rate 10.5%
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. We offer something which cannot be found in the finest resorts: Complete privacy; clothing optional 24/7. Ten acres. Locked gate. Built for the senses. Check out our reviews! In five years we have not had one complaint about anything.
Send $3,000.00 to reserve. Mail check to Moose Lodge, 1 Paso Hondo, Carmel Valley, Ca., 93924. Balance of $4.500 including 10.5% tax and $1,000 refundable damage deposit, due 30 days before arrival. These rates are less than the cost of a single room at Post Ranch Inn, one mile away. SEVEN NIGHT MINIMUM, SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. SUMMER RENTALS ONLY. Rent refundable if you or I find a replacement.
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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.
Year Purchased: 1973
About the owner: My wife and I are in our seventies, going on fifties. Bill is 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, CA, USA:
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 original home here burned in 2008; rebuilt in 2010)
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
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 world behind. Drop out. These are unique things in our normal, hectic busy lives. Life here is not normal. We have something preciouis here, something you can't find in the finiest, most exclusive and expensive resorts: TOTAL PRIVACY. Think about it.
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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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Horse facility 200 yards away. Rusty, the permanent stallion, in the foreground.
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.
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.
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!
Guest Bill Fisher, inspired by the ballerina, practices his arabesque.
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.
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.
'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!
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016
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