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

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Separate view hot tubs for each house. This is for El Apartamento

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Last updated: 07/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

MONTEREY COUNTY HAS INFORMED ME THEY ARE REQUIRING A 30 NIGHT MINIMUM;
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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 maximum privacy.

We offer two choices: El Apartamento and La Casita

Rates range from $5000 for El Apartamento in January and February to $15000 for La Casita in the summer, higher for more than 2 guests, plus cleaning….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.

I designed La Casita for those seeking a totally 'cush yet private escape. When I decided to build it, the first thing i bought was the Wetstyle two person soaking tub...I actually designed the house around the tub! It sits in the bedroom, with a 5x8 window to the south east, looking down into an oak forest, and an 8’ sliding glass door with views to Rocky Creek Canyon and the Pacific Ocean to the south west. A pair of high powered binoculars is available to explore the canyon and ocean beyond

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.

If you do get past the bedroom, there is a full living room/kitchen with Miele washer/dryer, professional gas range, and and American Leather queen sleeper sofa. The living room also has a 60 inch internet/satellite tv, with wifi available, and a contemporary gas fireplace.

There are shoji screens between the two rooms offering a modicum of privacy, if you are more than two guests, but it is really special for a couple.

There are two decks, accessible from each room through twin 8 foot sliding doors...The ceilings are up to 16' high, with a clerestory design affording a feeling of light and openness.

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 60" 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:

Romance:

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years minimum...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 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

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • 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

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    private chefs...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All Clad...moreless

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

Outside

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

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
$295 $350
Fri, Sat

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

HOLIDAY WEEKENDS 3 NIGHT MINIMUM; $600 PER NIGHT


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Separate view hot tubs for each house. This is for El Apartamento

    Separate view hot tubs for each house. This is for El Apartamento

  • view from both Casita and El Apartamento

    view from both Casita and El Apartamento

  • La Casita luxury compact kitchen; professional gas stove, all clad Pots and pans

    La Casita luxury compact kitchen; professional gas stove, all clad Pots and pans

  • Casita kitchen area & living room features an AmericanLeather queen sleepe

    Casita kitchen area & living room features an AmericanLeather queen sleepe

  • I designed La Casita around the tub: the picture speaks for itself!

    I designed La Casita around the tub: the picture speaks for itself!

  • view from La Casita's bathroom

    view from La Casita's bathroom

  • La Casita's upper deck features a compact gas barbecue

    La Casita's upper deck features a compact gas barbecue

  • 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

  • view from El Apartamento's Stearns and Foster EuroPlush Cal King Bed

    view from El Apartamento's Stearns and Foster EuroPlush Cal King Bed

  • El Apartamento Bedroom views

    El Apartamento Bedroom views

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

    El Apartamento and its yard. Owner's residence above

  • Casita hot tub and, need i say more?

    Casita hot tub and, need i say more?

  • La Casita from its access path, hidden in the oaks

    La Casita from its access path, hidden in the oaks

  • Casita living room with 60" TV...if you can take your eyes off the view

    Casita living room with 60" TV...if you can take your eyes off the view

  • looking in from the deck of La Casita

    looking in from the deck of La Casita

  • Wet style two person soaking tub and adjoining stall shower.

    Wet style two person soaking tub and adjoining stall shower.

  • This photo shows a twin sleeper; now there is a queen sized sleeper in La Casita

    This photo shows a twin sleeper; now there is a queen sized sleeper in La Casita

  • La Casita's view from the shower

    La Casita's view from the shower

  • El Apartamento kitchenette and bath

    El Apartamento kitchenette and bath

  • El Apartamento optional 2nd bedroom

    El Apartamento optional 2nd bedroom

  • El Apartamento Cal KIng Bed

    El Apartamento Cal KIng Bed

  • El Apartamento sitting room

    El Apartamento sitting room

  • private access driveway to El Apartamento

    private access driveway to El Apartamento

VRBO #311396

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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