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Monterey County California United States of America

Listing # 141961

Rates From USD 4500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Friday, April 2, 2021

Big Sur Retreat

A charming geodesic dome on 2 acres.  A rustic exterior with a modern, lovely, cozy, interior,  a well-equipped, spacious kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a great room, a hot tub.

Walk out the door and turn left for a romantic 3/4 mile creekside walk to the dramatic Bixby Beach.

The dome and surroundings are quiet, distraction-free. Ideal for focusing on work or a lovely spot to COVID shelter-in-place. You will feel more like you are on a retreat than COVID isolated. There is plenty of hiking where you only infrequently run into a neighbor or a tourist who has wandered onto private property.  The beach is private by default. The 300' cliffs that surround it are too steep for 99.9% of the gazillion tourists who park at the scenic turn out off of Hiway 1 to peer down with their cameras. (Bixby Bridge is one of the most photographed spots in California, often said second only to the Golden Gate.) 

The pros and cons: This is a wild, lonely, and rugged part of the California Coast with few restaurants but the restaurants there are excellent to moderately good and a third of them have spectacular views. There are numerous trails but few hotels so the thousands of tourists generally pass on through, leaving the nighttime skies dark and perfect. Lose yourself star gazing while you sit in the hot tub. Major activities are hiking, biking, bird watching, beachcombing, meandering. 

The house is modern but is heated by wood. The wood stove also makes a lovely fireplace, is very efficient and its catalytic converter makes it relatively pollution-free.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1600 Sq. Feet

Property Type


Available from Friday, July 23, 2021 until Thursday, August 12, 2021
Available from Tuesday, August 17, 2021 until Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Available from Saturday, September 25, 2021 until Sunday, October 24, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We rent 1 month at a time with breaks in between for the family.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Monterey County
Postal Code - State or Province CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Bixby Bridge, rural, Big Sur, Coast Road
Closest University Monterey
University nearby Stanford is 2 hours north, San Francisco and Berkeley are just under 3 hours north.

Rental Price:

USD 4500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
My photography and the limit of 10 photos don't tell the story!
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Architectural Gem
  • Writing or Country Retreat


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Garden
  • Other: Kids toys


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Non-Academic Individual
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Member Since Sep 5 2020
This member has 1 review
About Me
COVID retired from 40 years of working in health care. I am not an academic. I have traveled extensively in much of Latin America, Asia, and Africa and hope to explore more of the world if this pandemic ever ends!

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This is the perfect retreat for academics, writers, artists or scientists. It is remote, but that is the appeal of this stretch of coast. You cannot beat the scenery. And the home is very comfortable, tucked into an amazing wilderness area, and surrounded by a native garden attracting birds and butterflies. The host has gone out of her way to make our stay comfortable. We are delighted with this listing. Excellent Sara Difiori 11/11/2020 2:16:00 PM