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Big Sur Retreat

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States

Listing #141961


House | Entire Home
Rates from USD $5000 | Monthly
Last Updated 5 days ago

About

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.

Bedrooms
4

Bathrooms
2

Offices
0

Size
1,600 ft2

Suited For
1

Property Type
House

Availability

From July 23, 2021 until August 12, 2021

Additional Dates

August 17, 2021 until September 15, 2021

November 1, 2021 until November 24, 2021

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We rent 1 month at a time with breaks in between for the family.. All dates are flexible and will be prorated according to actual contracted time but local zoning limits us to the longer visits.

Location

House in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States

Closest University

Monterey

Nearby Universities
Stanford is 2 hours north, San Francisco and Berkeley are just under 3 hours north.

Comments: Bixby Bridge, rural, Big Sur, Coast Road

Surroundings

  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $5000 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: My photography and the limit of 10 photos don't tell the full story!

Considerations

The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Exterior

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Fireplace

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Creative

Piano

Comments: Kids toys

Reviews

1
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