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Stunning Views of Big Sur Pfeiffer Beach -Long Term Special Pricing Upon Request

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Last updated: 09/04/2016

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Barn, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) price varies for 2 or 4 people.

Belinda’s Barn is located on the ridge overlooking Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur. The guest apartment is part of a converted barn. We welcome both 30 day and long-term rentals. Long term rentals are between 30 days and 6 months. Our fee for month to month renters is $4000 per month. Please call me for more information.
The Barn is our home in beautiful Big Sur. The white water views and the south coast views are awe-inspiring.
Our guest house is attached, but we prefer not to be there when guests are in residence. If you haven’t been to Big Sur now is the time to plan your visit. There are plenty of hiking trails for beginners and experienced hikers. Come and enjoy our magnificent scenery. Enjoy our beaches. Pfeiffer Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We can’t believe how lucky we are with nothing to impede our view. Photographers line up on the beach to capture the waves crashing through the natural bridge at sunset. The waterfall cascading into the ocean at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is mesmerizing. I love to sit at the peak of the Andrew Molera State Park Headlands Trail, and watch the cresting waves from behind them as they spray rainbow colors.

My husband and I purchased our barn home more than a decade ago. At that time the road to the barn was a mud and bumpy track up the mountain. It was scary. The road was dry and dusty in summer and a treacherous mudslide in winter. Recently the road up to our home has been paved. I never thought I could be so excited about asphalt.

We have put a lot of time and love into making our home a delightful place to share with friends and family. We hope you will enjoy your time there. We have had many guests enjoying romantic get-aways, even some engagements and a wedding! Sadly, we can no longer accommodate weddings.

Belinda’s Barn is wonderful place in which to read or write a book, meditate, or enjoy the simplicity of living like a Big Sur local. It is a fabulous romantic get-away. If you would like to stay here please check with me for availability. With the exception of holidays, the cost per night is $450– plus tax for 2 people, $600 plus tax for 4 people. Tax is 10.5% per Monterey County Transient Occupancy Tax. We do have a strictly enforced minimum 2 night stay. Smoking is prohibited. Sadly we cannot accommodate children or pets.
In addition to two bedrooms, the living area consists of an open kitchen – dining –living room. There is a cozy reading nook with views down along the south coast. The nook is often a favorite place to sleep. Some guests cannot tear themselves away from the nook at night. Star gazing is a must from the nook. There is nothing quite like the diamond-studded velvet Big Sur sky. Our spacious ground-floor second guest bedroom is blocked off when two guests only are staying.
Our reception are functions as an office/study with a desk for those who might like to work away from others.
I love to cook, so the kitchen is well equipped. We have lots of books and music for your enjoyment. We have a television. We have high-speed wireless internet service. Talk to me about food shopping before you come.

Staying at the barn will give you the authentic Big Sur experience. This includes the joy of power-outages in a storm! Be prepared. Bring flash-lights and bottles of water. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Keywords: Romantic retreat above Pfeiffer Beach with stunning Ocean and mountain Views.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/04/2016

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We are sorry but our home is not child-safe....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The area is too rugged for wheelchairs, and there are lots of steps....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Shower over tub in this small and compact bathroom. Plenty of cabinet space. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our property spans two sides of a private gated road. The barn is located in the east meadow with views down the south coast. Guests are welcome to explore the west side which is particularly beautiful for sunset watching over Pfeiffer Beach. The beach is a 20 minute walk down the paved road. We are on the closest ridge to Pfeiffer Beach. Pico Blanc is a majestic sight from the east meadow - particularly wonderful to see from our dramatic adult-size swings! We have the best of both worlds with mountain and ocean views. Despite their eating habits, we love the deer who share the joys of our meadows with us. You never have to leave the ridge. There is lots of hiking available. We are 2 miles off higway 1 and 1 mile up the mountain. Big Sur village is close by as are the superb restaurants at Ventana and Post Ranch, and many more. It is an easy drive south to the waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns, and 5 miles north of Andrew Molera State Park. We have 2 fabulous outdoor cats....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic. Don't expect extended sports channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Simple CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    In high winds the service can go out, so don't rely on it....moreless


  • Romantic


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Pfeiffer Beach can be seen from edge of west meadow...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    In driveway and off road. Limit to 2 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Limit to 2 cars on property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Guests are welcome to use our phone. Be careful to follow instructions as to which line to use so you won't be charged. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are lots of towels and bed linens stored in drawers in the house. Guests are welcome to use whatever they like. There are also beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is shared with owner's studio and is located in utility room off main barn entrance....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker and separate grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    lots of dishes, glasses etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Portable. You pull it out and attach it to the kitchen taps....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is well equipped with cooking utensils, dishes, cleaning products, and some basics e.g. Salt and Pepper...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas Oven - won't work in a power outage...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some basics....moreless


  • Deck / Patio


Write a review 4.5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $200 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


The living accommodation for two people is upstairs over the barn and enjoys spectacular views. If you have trouble with stairs this is not for you. Living accommodation for 4 people includes downstairs bedroom.

50% deposit is due at time of reservation. Balance is due 30 days prior to your stay. Payments can be made by check or PayPal. If you would like to use PayPal please let me know. $100 damage deposit. No refunds 30 days prior to occupancy.

Fee for extra guests is $150 per night.

Ask owner for special monthly rates. Long term guests welcomed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey: 1 hour, San Jose: 2.5 hours
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1 PCH
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ventana, Big Sur Bakery, Sierra Mar at Post Ranch

Car: Necessary

Location Location Location! 'No one can build between me and Hawaii.' That's certainly what it feels like as we enjoy uninterrupted white water views on the west side of our property. Watching the sun set from our sunset bench is a must. Equally, watching the sun rise over the mountains and the south coast is inspirational from the east side of our property. Watch whales as they migrate in the winter and summer months. Enjoy the occasional fly-past of condors, and the ever soaring Hawks, red-tails included. Savor the rush of Quail, and the stories of Frogs. Search the tide-pools for anemones, crabs, star fish and much more. Be in awe of the monarchs during their twice yearly gathering, and feel the rush of the sometimes seen Bobcats parading the mountain. All of this with barely a step. Our home is located on the west side of highway 1 up a paved, private electronic gated road right overlooking Pfeiffer Beach. Walk to the beach in 15 minutes. Award winning restaurants are just 3 miles away, as are the casual dining and drinking haunts of Big Sur. Fifteen minutes north and south of the highway will take you to extraordinary view-spots like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and the Mcway Falls, or the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, or Bixby Bridge and so much more. Our home is available for long term or short term rental. Speak to me directly about long-term possibilities.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I am a writer. I love animals. I enjoy the peace and calm of Big Sur. It is fun to do Yoga out on my deck while cherishing the beauty of the south coast views.

Why the Owner Chose Big Sur, CA, USA:
We chose to purchase this home because of the superb views, and the wonderful location within walking distance of Pfeiffer Beach. When we bought the barn it was run down and barely habitable. Today it is a delightful, simple and calm retreat.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
The white-water ocean, iconic south coast and mountain views are unique. We have a pair of swings in the garden from which you can soar over the valley and take in the south coast and mountain views. Being just 3 miles from highway one on paved roads makes this an unusually accessible property in Big Sur where most of the roads are dirt tracks. We are centrally located along the Big Sur coastal stretch. It is easy to get to all the hiking trails and beaches as well as the restaurants and tourist attractions. We looked at many properties for sale in Big Sur before buying this one. We were blessed that we could just about afford to buy a slice of 'heaven' and become guardians of this treasured space.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/04/2016

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  • Pfeiffer Beach from road up to barn

    Pfeiffer Beach from road up to barn

  • Living room and reading nook

    Living room and reading nook

  • Welcome to Belinda's Barn

    Welcome to Belinda's Barn

  • Upstairs guest bedroom

    Upstairs guest bedroom

  • East meadow evening

    East meadow evening

  • The garden in Spring.

    The garden in Spring.

  • Pfeiffer Beach below the barn. Ariel photo courtesy of California

    Pfeiffer Beach below the barn. Ariel photo courtesy of California

  • Downstairs guest bedroom

    Downstairs guest bedroom

  • Looking down the coast from east meadow

    Looking down the coast from east meadow

  • Gilbert and Sullivan - not to come into the house!

    Gilbert and Sullivan - not to come into the house!

  • Condor in the east meadow

    Condor in the east meadow

  • Bixby Bridge driving south.

    Bixby Bridge driving south.

  • Living area overview

    Living area overview

  • Gazing down the coast from the reading nook

    Gazing down the coast from the reading nook

  • Kitchen - dining area

    Kitchen - dining area

  • Upstairs guest bedroom

    Upstairs guest bedroom

  • Winter sunset from west meadow

    Winter sunset from west meadow

  • Early morning light from kitchen window

    Early morning light from kitchen window

  • Swings in the garden at sunrise.

    Swings in the garden at sunrise.

  • Rear view of barn

    Rear view of barn

  • Otter on Pfeiffer Beach

    Otter on Pfeiffer Beach

  • Butterfly in the garden

    Butterfly in the garden

  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - north on Waterfall Trail

    Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - north on Waterfall Trail

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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