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Coast Ranch Adobe with Private Beach

Big Sur, CA, USA
  • Estate1350 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Ranch house overlooking private beach

This is quintessential rustic Big Sur. Coast Ranch is a spectacular ocean front property on the Big Sur Coast. Ideally located in The Coastlands development of Big Sur, offering privacy and serenity overlooking the Big Sur Coastline it is just a short drive to the Big Sur Bakery, Nepenthe Restaurant, the Post Ranch and Ventana Inn. Coast Ranch is ideal for a small group or a couple and is situated on 130 acres, nestled on a ridge at an elevation of 900 feet with stunning ever changing views to the north and south. A lawn spreads from the west side of the main house to a bench with a spectacular ocean view. Numerous small native shrubs, flowers and trees grow here, their diversity reflecting the many microclimatic areas that Monterey County is known for. From the ridge, whales are often visible frolicking in the deep waters below and condors can be seen soaring above. The property drops away dramatically to the ocean below where your will find an amazing private beach and although the trail is mildly challenging it is worth the hike. The beach is teeming with sea birds and the smell of the waves and salt air is heady. Tidal action and the shoreline provide great interest. Standing there you look around and know this place hasn't changed for thousands of years! And it is completely private! Back up on the ridge there are cool swings to go to and fro while watching the horizon. Oh! and the sunsets are as good as any in the world-no kidding! One can sit and daydream or take in the sunsets with your favorite beverage. This place is the perfect retreat!

The house is vintage 1930's Big Sur. It is of post & beam construction and adobe brick handmade from clay on the property. It has historical significance as it was constructed before the era of the opening of the Carmel-San Simeon Highway (now known as Highway 1). The house has a kitchen, a master bedroom with a king bed, a second bedroom with a queen bed, an inside shower & small tub as well as an outside shower and cool old claw-foot tub to soak in. The large living room has a wood burning stove with a carved mantel piece above. A beautiful dining table is located in the 'Big Room' and looks out to the North. There is a more intimate breakfast table located next to the kitchen which faces out to the courtyard. The yard is fenced by a low hand split rail fence which opens to a great view of the Pacific. The feel of the place is laid-back and unassuming.

We are sorry we do not host events of any kind. We are catering to small groups of four or less who wish to have a quiet experience in nature. One Month stay only

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    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, In main house
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, In main house
      • The main house has two bedrooms, a king size bed and a queen bed four persons limit. One month minimum stay. There is no air-conditioning, but we do provide electric fans for use on hot days.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • 1 bath in main house.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Private Beach 900 feet below
          • Ocean View
            Panoramic views of the Big Sur Coast
          • Oceanfront
            Property is located 900 feet above our private beach
          • Rural


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        The Great Room. Perfect for a family or an intimate gathering.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Electric heaters are located in main house
                      • Internet
                        We have WiFi, through a satellite. We cannot guarantee that it will work perfectly. There is also WIFI located at cafes near by. The cell reception is strong for smart phones on the property.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Fireplace
                        There is a wonderful wood burning stove with a glass front, complete with dry wood and kindling to make a great fire.
                      • Parking
                        Off street parking three car limit
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace


                          • Kitchen
                          • Catering Available
                            We have many talented chefs in the Big Sur area if you wish to have your meals prepared for you.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Fully stocked with everything you will need for your cooking experience.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Enough plates, utensils and glassware for 8 people
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                            Above fridge
                          • Coffee Maker
                            electric coffee maker 10 cups
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, tea, coffee, spices
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            New Gas Range
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Large table that seats six comfortably.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    We have a few good books on Big Sur
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    We provide playing cards, as well as three popular board games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    We have wireless internet. No cable TV.
                                  • Television
                                    There is a DVD player if you wish to bring movies.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                One hot tub that can accommodate four guests.


                                                  • library
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • swimming


                                                                  • The Adobe Ranch House sleeps four. There is an amazing private beach on this property which you are welcome to use, although the trail is challenging it is worth the hike. The beach is teeming with sea birds and the smell of the waves and salt air is heady. Tidal action and the shoreline provide great interest. Standing there you look around and know this place hasn't changed for thousands of years! And it is completely private! We are sorry, no events or ceremonies are allowed on this private property.

                                                                    6 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    amazing place!

                                                                    Susan D.Austin

                                                                    I arranged for use of this amazing property during the week of my daughter's wedding at Pfieffer Beach. Since family was coming from all points in USA and abroad, I wanted a "home" to use for family time during this busy week. Coast Ranch fit the bill. Lots of bedroom space and outdoors was amazing. Roaming deer greeted us at various times during the day. The roar of the surf was calming. My two sons and I braved the cliff trek down to the beach ( about 45 minutes each way) and were rewarded with amazing ocean. Work is being done on that trail..beware it is not for the faint of heart or fitness. Parts have rope drilled into the rock-face for support. Everyone totally enjoyed the time we spent here. Lots of pictures taken and this will be a lasting memory.

                                                                    Memorable 60th birthday filled with coastal views and magnificent stars

                                                                    Consumate RomanticSF Bay Area

                                                                    Just returned from several nights at this amazing property! The roar of the ocean coupled with the solitude and serenity of being in this rustic cabin made for a fabulous weekend retreat. Basking in the Big Sur sunshine, watching birds, boats and waves during the daytime and awed by the nighttime stargazing, nothing could have been more perfect for the two of us.

                                                                    Palo Alto

                                                                    The ranch was exceptional in every regard. I rented it for my husbands 60th birthday and we shared the property with 6 other friends. The view was beautiful, the hike to the beach was invigorating with a well maintained trail. The ranch house was charming and the sleeping pods were modern. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and pots and pans. As soon as you arrive you feel the serenity of the surroundings and it stays with you your entire stay.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Denise! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at the property in Big Sur. You are welcome to return anytime and we certainly hope you do!

                                                                    Exceeded Expectations

                                                                    AmySan Diego, CA

                                                                    Coast Ranch looked amazing from the website and it exceeded expectations! The house had everything our group of 6 needed. We especially enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit. The hike down to the beach was challenging but we were rewarded with seal and dolphin sightings. We can't wait to stay here again!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Amy! We appreciate your kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much, and we are looking forward to your next visit.

                                                                    Beautiful house in a spectacular setting!

                                                                    Mo SenGupta & Gavin HampsonVenice, CA

                                                                    This house was lovely, meticulously clean, comfortable, unpretentious and with a breathtaking view on par with the Post Ranch. Locat,ed in the heart of Big Sur, the house is minutes from restaurants and hikes. We walked out every morning to look at the ocean and couldn't believe our luck. The Coast Ranch Adobe is a true find and a place to be treasured. We can't wait to come back.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you very much for such a lovely review. You were the ideal guests, and we hope you come and visit us again soon.

                                                                    Pictures don't do justice!

                                                                    Lindsay C.Los Angeles, California

                                                                    Our stay surpassed any expectations that we had. The house was immaculately clean, and well decorated. We can not wait to come back again with more friends!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you very much for your positive review on the Coast Ranch. We are happy to have hosted your family and hope you can visit again soon!


                                                                    Big Sur, CA, USA

                                                                    Many trail heads & State Parks are within a short distance of this property. Pfeiffer State Park is home to numerous old growth redwoods with the Big Sur River flowing through it. Julia Pfeiffer Burns and the notable McWay Falls are just south of here. For dining out the Post Ranch Inn & Sierra Mar Restaurant are within 1/2 mile of the property and also Ventana Inn and Spa which is directly across from Post Ranch Inn all within a short drive. Carmel, to the north, is a spectacular 35 minute drive that you will never forget! But, some of our guests never leave the Ranch. We rent only by the month.


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Please email owner to get information on availability for this amazing property. We look forward to hosting you. Four person max for main house. $800.00 per night plus fees. $200 cleaning. There is also a refundable security deposit.

                                                                    6 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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                                                                    Property # 427411