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Monterey County California United States of America

Listing # 141961

Rates From USD 4000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Big Sur Retreat

A charming geodesic dome on 2 acres.  A rustic exterior with a 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 an untrimmed, romantic 3/4 mile creekside walk to the dramatic Bixby Beach.

The dome and surroundings are a quiet, distraction-free place to focus on work or a lovely spot to COVID shelter-in-place with your bubble where you feel more like you are on a retreat rather than 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 because 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.  

The pros and cons: This is a wild, lonely, and rugged part of the California Coast with few restaurants - but a third of them with spectacular views - imperfectly trimmed trails, tourists who generally pass on through, and dark skies to lose yourself star gazing while you sit in the hot tub. Major activities are hiking, biking, bird watching, beachcombing, meandering. 


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

Property Type


Available from Sunday, November 1, 2020 until Monday, November 30, 2020
Available from Monday, January 4, 2021 until Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Available from Wednesday, February 17, 2021 until Tuesday, March 16, 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 4000 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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(2) Paid Made-a-Match Fee(s)
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