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Spectacular Oceanview Retreat Between Carmel/Big Sur-Couple's Discount

(53 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

luxury home; sleeps 4


First of all, welcome to SOBRE SUR GRANDE. Hopefully your visit will be as wonderful for you as owning this place has been for me. Sobre Sur Grande is a 2 1/2 acre site. Please enjoy it as your own. I’ve designed the home to give guests

Rates range from $195 weeknights for El Apartamento in January and February ….So call, text, or email me for specific details.

My primary goal is to have guests feel the pictures don’t do our places justice. I hate it when I go to a place only to be disappointed. That said, hopefully the photos will give you a taste. Take a look at the reviews and I hope you’ll get a sense of visitors’ appreciation.

El Apartamento is the ground floor of the main house in a one or two bedroom option. It has a private entrance, its own hot tub, a two room suite with Stearns and Foster King Bed, a kitchenette for light cooking including a Breville compact over, microwave and Gaggia espresso machine, gas barbeque, bath with deep soaking tub, and most of all, killer views

The bedroom has a king Airloome bed, with the tub and a river rock lined shower, complemented with thick terry cloth robes for lounging. The bedroom is heated by a 220v electic heater, as well as NuHeat radiant heat in the floor surrounding the bed. The bathroom features a Toto toilet, and a commode with glass vessel sink looking out into the oak forest.

I am a yoga teacher who still manages to enjoy the pleasures of good food, wine and company.

And while peace and tranquility were my main goals , a bit of indulgence was also in the cards..So whether it's the hot tub under the stars (for your exclusive use), the 55" flat screen tv, or simply lounging around in the SobreSurGrande terry cloth robes, i've tried to anticipate your needs...If anything is missing, let me know....I get to exercise my inner travel agent!!!

Located on a promontory, 1200 feet above the Pacific, Sobre Sur Grande offers unobstructed views of the ocean, Rocky Creek Watershed and the Ventana Wilderness. Yet it is only 30 minutes from Carmel and a few more to the center of Big Sur, along one of most beautiful 'commutes' in the world. You might just choose to stay home watching the raptors glide on the thermals rising up from the canyon below, then call our private chef, yoga teachers and body workers to come to you. If you're seeking adventure, jump in your car for a lovely drive to Carmel for golf, wineries, shopping and an indulgent dinner, or simply drive a couple of miles to any number of amazing hiking trails

Sobre Sur Grande is 2.5 miles up Palo Colorado Road, with it's majestic redwoods and year round creek, then an additional 3/10 miles up a private road. Mill Creek Redwood Preserve is close by and the Botcher's Gap access to Ventana Wilderness provides the most amazing hiking opportunities. Down at the coast, Rocky Creek Restaurant offers incredible ocean front views and a great place to walk (or drive) . You're close to the best beach in Big Sur where Garrapata Creek empties into the Pacific. It's spectacular, yet completely accessible to families.

But if all these options are too hard to choose between, select from these INDULGENCE PACKAGES, priced based upon number of guests:


For the two of you, begin with a special dinner, Champagne and dessert, wake to breakfast prepared for you, then after a few hours a private yoga session for you whether you've never practiced or are very experienced. You'll end with a 3 hour pampering/massage treatment for each of you (male or female).

Guilt-Free Combo:

Includes 1/2 day hike with a knowledgable Big Sur guide, two 60 minute massages from Christina, and dinner from a private chef.
Stay Home and Spa:

If leaving the house seems just too tough, you'll begin with a gentle private yoga session, then a 90 minute massage/pampering treatment, and a spa menu dinner:

Let Me Eat Cake.

Begins with a special sweet treat from Jamie on your arrival, a wonderful dinner, a special dessert, then pastries and treats for breakfast. There's definitely chocolate in here!

Most of all, I want you to come, relax and enjoy the special feelings that come from being Above Big Sur.

My motto is 'Start Slow....then Taper Off'
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Member since: 1998

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years minimum...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Heirloom Eastern King Bed plus American Leather queen sleeper sofa

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • I am happy to provide you with complimentary private yoga during the week. If I am not available or if you come on weekends, two wonderful teachers, Ana or Katie will come to you for a 90 minute session. $200 Christina, one of my neighbors is said by many to offer the best massage treatments in our area. 60-90 minute massages are $80-$125, and her special three hour dry body scrub, massage and facial is $250. Jamie Jarrard and Gail Goodenow are wonderful private chefs who live nearby. Let them plan a menu for a meal or indulge you throughout your stay. While the self guided hiking opportunities are endless, another neighbor, Avril, works with Big Sur Guides and offers private half day hikes. $75 per person...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    extra large LG...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yves de Lorme; Bellora; Macy's Hotel Collection...All luxury linens...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    extra large LG...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available:

    private chefs...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All Clad...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



Write a review 5
from 53 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $150
  • Taxes Not included


base rate is for El Apartamento, weeknights during Fall and winter months; weekends holidays higher; La Casita has separate pricing: contact owner

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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Easy access to Ventana Wilderness and hiking throughout Big Sur.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: I originally built the main with my son, trying to honor the spectacular location; I enjoyed converting homes into vacation rentals and try to give my guests the feeling of coming home rather than to a rental. I hope you'll feel familiar and welcome as that is my goal. I teach yoga, and spend time here in Big Sur writing.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
It offers a truly unique view of the sea, in an unparalleled private and secluded setting

The Unique Benefits at this House:
While practicing yoga downstairs, a wide variety of local 'residents' visit: Rabbits, Quail, Deer make the surroundings their playground. Hawks and other predator birds sail on the thermals right off the deck, and the sunsets and full moon-sets are unforgettable. Two remarkable private chefs live close by, as well as a fabulous massage therapist. I offer private yoga lessons,and can arrange a private yoga retreat for couples that includes yoga in morning and evening, day hikes throughout the area, and wonderful meals.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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  • . This is for El Apartamento

    . This is for El Apartamento

  • El Apartamento kitchenette and bath

    El Apartamento kitchenette and bath

  • El Apartamento sitting room

    El Apartamento sitting room

  • El Apartamento Bedroom views

    El Apartamento Bedroom views

  • private access driveway to El Apartamento

    private access driveway to El Apartamento

  • view from both Casita and El Apartamento

    view from both Casita and El Apartamento

  • El Apartamento optional 2nd bedroom

    El Apartamento optional 2nd bedroom

  • El Apartamento Cal KIng Bed

    El Apartamento Cal KIng Bed

  • El Apartamento Bath, there is also a shower door and a fixed shower head

    El Apartamento Bath, there is also a shower door and a fixed shower head

  • El Apartamento and its yard.
Owner's residence above

    El Apartamento and its yard. Owner's residence above

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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