We can only book one reservation per each 30 day period, but it can be for less than a 30 day booking. Ask us about available dates, or shorter visits.
Our Bella Vista is fully accessible from Carmel, and located between Carmel and Big Sur. Highway 1 is open up to 50 miles South from Carmel to Big Sur, not through all the way South at the moment.
In the heart of the rugged Big Sur Coast /Pacific Coast Highway 1, only 25 minutes south of Carmel, Bella Vista offers a peaceful Time Out. Easy access to world-class hiking trails.
This custom home is centrally located in Big Sur Country, sitting on five acres, high on a plateau at 1200 feet with dramatic ocean views. Located 20 minutes south of Carmel and 20 minutes north of Big Sur Valley.
Bella Vista is perfect for a relaxing getaway, writer/artist retreat, working vacation or a Base Camp to explore Big Sur Country.
MAIN HOUSE OPTION (sleeps 2-5 guests): 2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms (master bedroom has en suite bathroom plus fold out Euro lounge), queen beds in each bedroom, full kitchen, ocean view, deck, propane BBQ, wood burning stove, wifi, internet TV, DVD player with small DVD library, board games.
WHOLE HOUSE OPTION: Main House plus the 750 sq. ft. lower level suite with queen bed, full bathroom, fold out Euro lounge and ocean view. Total 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, accommodating up to 8 persons.
We don't have multiple groups at a time, so main house guests will be the only ones on the property.
No animals of any kind to maintain our allergen free environment, please don't ask.
There is no cell service on the property, we do have wifi and a land telephone line.
There is no central air in the house. We have a wood stove, a propane stove, floor heaters, radiant heat in the lower level for heating and standing fans for cooling.
Getaway, get together, retreat, working vacation, base camp.
THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS ~ Luxury and nature. Local artist, CW, designed and built Bella Vista for his retirement home. Designed and built with nature in mind and furnished with art, Bella Vista welcomes your stay. Come experience a well-deserved Time Out where sunset is an event.
ENTRANCE ~ Begin your stay following the moss-covered rock wall down the steps. Pass through the front entry enclosed by the 10-foot high redwood louvers. The natural stone floor guides you up the stairs and into the heart of the home. Note the built-in metal sculpture at the top landing. A hand-molded archway leads to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
MASTER BEDROOM EN SUITE ~ Another archway and door opens to a luxurious and romantic hideaway. The entire house was designed around the view from the bed. This comfy Queen bed faces the ocean that greets you upon waking to the amazing view. A full-size Leather Euro Lounge can be used as a sitting area or sleeps 2 additional persons. With enough space for sitting and reading, this room is spacious and functional. Natural elements continue with granite slab counters and bathtub surrounds, whirlpool tub, natural stone floor and alder cabinets.
SECOND BEDROOM ~ This cozy room has a comfortable Queen bed and the morning sun.
KITCHEN ~ Full kitchen features hand-selected granite slab counter tops and an ocean view. Dine out or bring groceries to stay in retreat mode. Pantry basics (list emailed prior to arrival), appliances, tools and utensils supplied.
DINING ROOM & DECK ~ Take your meals in the dining room or outside on the redwood deck for a more alfresco experience overlooking the Pacific. The deck is perfect for morning coffee, a little sunbathing in the afternoons, sunset and stargazing. Gas BBQ.
EXTRA PERSONS ~ Master en Suite includes a full-sized Euro Lounge to sleep one or two persons.
LOWER LEVEL SUITE- 750 sq ft Lower Level offers an ocean view, a Queen-size Tatami bed, kitchen and bath/shower. The Lower Level can be opened to the upstairs Main House to make 3 bedrooms/3 bathroom whole house sleeping up to 8 persons. Also has a full-sized Euro Lounge to sleep one or two persons.
HAMMOCK HALLOW ~ Become acquainted with the hammocks tucked away in the Cypress grove. Rock gently and enjoy the ocean view. Take a nap, read, meditate, daydream, unwind, listen, enJOY.
We send a Docusign contract for our rental agreement.