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Dramatic Ocean View Custom Home 2 - 3 bedrooms/ bathrooms

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed/ 2 bath or 3 bed/ 3 baths option, (Sleeps 1-8) Ocean Views

We can only book one reservation per each 30 day period, but it can be for less than a 30 day booking. Ask us about available dates, or shorter visits.

Our Bella Vista is fully accessible from Carmel, and located between Carmel and Big Sur. Highway 1 is open up to 50 miles South from Carmel to Big Sur, not through all the way South at the moment.

In the heart of the rugged Big Sur Coast /Pacific Coast Highway 1, only 25 minutes south of Carmel, Bella Vista offers a peaceful Time Out. Easy access to world-class hiking trails.

This custom home is centrally located in Big Sur Country, sitting on five acres, high on a plateau at 1200 feet with dramatic ocean views. Located 20 minutes south of Carmel and 20 minutes north of Big Sur Valley.

Bella Vista is perfect for a relaxing getaway, writer/artist retreat, working vacation or a Base Camp to explore Big Sur Country.

MAIN HOUSE OPTION (sleeps 2-5 guests): 2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms (master bedroom has en suite bathroom plus fold out Euro lounge), queen beds in each bedroom, full kitchen, ocean view, deck, propane BBQ, wood burning stove, wifi, internet TV, DVD player with small DVD library, board games.

WHOLE HOUSE OPTION: Main House plus the 750 sq. ft. lower level suite with queen bed, full bathroom, fold out Euro lounge and ocean view. Total 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, accommodating up to 8 persons.

We don't have multiple groups at a time, so main house guests will be the only ones on the property.

No animals of any kind to maintain our allergen free environment, please don't ask.

There is no cell service on the property, we do have wifi and a land telephone line.

There is no central air in the house. We have a wood stove, a propane stove, floor heaters, radiant heat in the lower level for heating and standing fans for cooling.

Getaway, get together, retreat, working vacation, base camp.

THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS ~ Luxury and nature. Local artist, CW, designed and built Bella Vista for his retirement home. Designed and built with nature in mind and furnished with art, Bella Vista welcomes your stay. Come experience a well-deserved Time Out where sunset is an event.

ENTRANCE ~ Begin your stay following the moss-covered rock wall down the steps. Pass through the front entry enclosed by the 10-foot high redwood louvers. The natural stone floor guides you up the stairs and into the heart of the home. Note the built-in metal sculpture at the top landing. A hand-molded archway leads to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

MASTER BEDROOM EN SUITE ~ Another archway and door opens to a luxurious and romantic hideaway. The entire house was designed around the view from the bed. This comfy Queen bed faces the ocean that greets you upon waking to the amazing view. A full-size Leather Euro Lounge can be used as a sitting area or sleeps 2 additional persons. With enough space for sitting and reading, this room is spacious and functional. Natural elements continue with granite slab counters and bathtub surrounds, whirlpool tub, natural stone floor and alder cabinets.

SECOND BEDROOM ~ This cozy room has a comfortable Queen bed and the morning sun.

KITCHEN ~ Full kitchen features hand-selected granite slab counter tops and an ocean view. Dine out or bring groceries to stay in retreat mode. Pantry basics (list emailed prior to arrival), appliances, tools and utensils supplied.

DINING ROOM & DECK ~ Take your meals in the dining room or outside on the redwood deck for a more alfresco experience overlooking the Pacific. The deck is perfect for morning coffee, a little sunbathing in the afternoons, sunset and stargazing. Gas BBQ.

EXTRA PERSONS ~ Master en Suite includes a full-sized Euro Lounge to sleep one or two persons.

LOWER LEVEL SUITE- 750 sq ft Lower Level offers an ocean view, a Queen-size Tatami bed, kitchen and bath/shower. The Lower Level can be opened to the upstairs Main House to make 3 bedrooms/3 bathroom whole house sleeping up to 8 persons. Also has a full-sized Euro Lounge to sleep one or two persons.

HAMMOCK HALLOW ~ Become acquainted with the hammocks tucked away in the Cypress grove. Rock gently and enjoy the ocean view. Take a nap, read, meditate, daydream, unwind, listen, enJOY.

We send a Docusign contract for our rental agreement.

More Details

Maya Freedman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Maya Freedman

CW and daughter, Maya, designed this house from the ground up together in 2003. Every aspect is thoughtful and custom, incorporating Big Sur style and local craftsmen and artists. Using natural materials, granite counters and shower walls, stone tiles on the floors, custom tinted poured concrete with radiant heat on the lower level, artistic additions like stair railings, local art and sculptures.

CW built the neighbor house that Maya grew up in as well.

Maya Freedman purchased this house in 2003

What makes this house unique

Rare ocean views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carmel-by-the-Sea in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Bookings require signed Docusign agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , All tile and granite, double sink, walk in closet.
    Main House - Toilet , Bath with Shower , All natural tile and granite.
    Lower Level - Toilet , Bath with Shower , All natural tile.
  • Soaps, shampoos and conditioners provided, biodegradable/septic safe.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master en Suite, main level - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , en Suite Bath, jetted bathtub, gas fireplace, ocean view
    Second Bedroom, main level - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed, closet
    Lower Level suite with full bath - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lower level remains locked unless whole house is rented.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Master with en Suite Bath, Whirlpool jetted bathtub, electric toe kick heating under each sink, propane fireplace. Second bedroom, queen bed, closet. Lower Level Suite, Queen bed, fold out Euro Lounge, radiant floor heat, full bathroom and kitchen. FULL-SIZED EuroLounge (2): Master en Suite and Lower Level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Relax in our Hammock Hallow with views of the Pacific Ocean.


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Dramatic Ocean View Custom Home 2 - 3 bedrooms/ bathrooms
average rating of 4.9886365 based on 88 reviews
Cleveland, GA

Bella Vista No Disappointment

  • 4 of 5

Wow! What a great stay we had at Bella Vista. The accommodations were excellent. The road up was a little tight, but what a great view of the Redwoods we had. Although the tv reception was unavailable, the quality time spent in the tranquil atmosphere out weighed it. Would recommend this property to others. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible View!

  • 5 of 5

The property is just fantastic - nestled on a hilltop with incredible views of the valley and ocean. Wonderful porch to enjoy the sunset. The house is lovely - bright and clean with a large open common area to hang out, cook, and enjoy the views. Maya is fantastic - very accessible, provided clear directions to the property as well as a list of pantry items we were welcome to use. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect 2 days

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean and organized property. We really enjoyed our stay.


  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Took a last minute family getaway for MLK weekend. What a treat! The drive through the enchanting forest and steep incline was an adventure. The house was fabulous. Stunning vast views that shifted constantly with the clouds and fog. Great kitchen. Super layout for our three generation family to enjoy games, movies, reading, fire gazing. The beds were heavenly. Nearby hikes were fabulous - coastal bluffs to strenuous climb at Garrapata State Park.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bella Vista

  • 5 of 5

The name is accurate; the views from the house are spectacular.

The kitchen is well-stocked and easy to work in. The WiFi worked fine.

The house is about 3 miles up a twisting, partially dirt road from

the Pacific Coast Highway, about 12 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

This is a great central location. We had good weather, and we were able

to do extensive hikes at Point Lobos State Park, Andrew Molera State

Park, Garrapatta State Park, and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park----all great!

This was a fantastic post-Christmas family vacation for my wife and me

and our three adult children.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Bella Vista. It was clean, cozy, and there was plenty of room. The view from the outdoor deck is absolutely stunning at sunset, definitely something that you shouldn't miss. Loved the wood burning fireplace. Loved little touches like the makeup remover wipes provided and nice soap/ shampoo in the bathrooms. The beds are really comfortable...wish they were a bit bigger but nothing that would deter me from staying here again. We found the utter quiet of the area really magical and rejuvenating. Our favorite thing to do was sitting outside and looking at the stars. If youre looking to party and be rowdy late at night, this is not the place for you. If i was forced to find one thing to critique it's that the location is a bit farther north than I'd prefer...about 20 minutes from the main parts. It makes getting to places like Esalen Hot Springs for a late night soak or going home to clean up before going back out to dinner unlikely. All in all, a lovely stay and I would go back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.75 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
2.5 miles, Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.75 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Garrapata Beach, State Park
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee-Whole House £140.86
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

Bella Vista can accommodate up to 8 persons.

Charge pp extra beyond 2 persons.

Charge pp extra beyond 6 persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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