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Big Sur Beautiful Ocean View Private Stone House Estate

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 3.5+ Baths (Sleeps 4)

Big Sur Stone House is a fully sustainable ocean view home in the center of a wide marine terrace with uninterrupted views of the Pacific coast to each far horizon.

One can hear the waves and watch the surf from seven rooms of the house.

The gardens and grounds of the forty acre property adjoining the protected lands of the Los Padres National Forest create a completely secure enclave above the Pacific Coast Highway. Guests at the house often say that this is the most beautiful spot they have ever found in round the world travels.

Sole access is by private gated road. The property has easy direct entry from Highway 1 by car, no need for a four wheel drive. You can bring your sports car or you can even arrive in a helicopter if you wish. We have a fine pad for that and one of our favorite guests arrives that way.

The off-grid, three-bedroom stone-built home was designed by an architect who specializes in sustainable architecture. The house is built in three closely connected but separate wings for the maximum amount of quiet and privacy, each with full direct views of the ocean. The Cottage Wing includes the kitchen, dining area, laundry, bedroom and full bath. The Studio Wing includes a large library and media room with a half bath; the adjacent Master Bedroom and Master Bath has single spa tub. A few feet away wholly separate stone walled Sunset Room has a magnificent view of the ocean waves and the moon and stars at night from the queen bed.

There are also ocean views from the Sunset room bath and shower.

The house complex has a fully stocked library, including a complete collection of music CDs, phonograph records of many genres, an extensive DVD film collection. The house has wireless WIFI and HDTV with full DirecTV premium satellite service.

The house has radiant floor heating throughout with tile and maple floors. The bathrooms and kitchen are served by both conventional and reverse osmosis water systems and have granite and onyx counter-tops.

Hiking trails for the Los Padres National Forest begin at the entrance to the private driveway.

The undeveloped beaches and coastal meadow of Pacific Valley below the house is an easy walk to the beach with a picnic lunch and a fine bottle of Pinot Noir. A popular public surfing beach, San Dollar State Beach, is 1.3 miles south of Big Sur Stone House and can be reached by biking or by car. Para-gliding the ocean thermals above the property is also a popular local sport.

Big Sur Stone House is 31 miles from the small shops and stores of Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn, the Ventana Inn and Spa, and Nepenthe Restaurant. The house is 40 miles north from Cambria, California. It is approximately one and one half hours from Paso Robles Wine country (29.6 miles); three and half hours north of Santa Barbara (179 miles), and approximately four and a half hours north of Los Angeles (273 miles).

In regard to recent questions we ourselves have not been directly affected by the noted landslides and the subsequent work on Highway 1. Also, work on the replacement of Pfeffier Canyon Bridge was completed last year restoring full direct access on Highway 1 from Carmel to the south coast of Big Sur. 

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Thai
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been visiting Big Sur for 6 years, 3 years at the Stone House. This is by far-THE BEST place-home-location around.

Thank you to our host for making it possible for us to come for inspiration and relation and fun! There is no other place like it. Can’t really say enough about it. It’s heavenly!

We will return next year! The weather was PERFECT and all accommodations were excellent!
Oct 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Big Sur in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • mountain
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Workshop
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Half 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with ocean view
  • In addition to the two full bathrooms and half bath in the main house there is a separate freestanding stone bathroom outside near the Thai Garden.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ocean view
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor tub in stone surround with full view of ocean.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

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Big Sur Beautiful Ocean View Private Stone House Estate
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 53 reviews
Venice, CA

Views, Elegance, Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

What a tranquil getaway in Big Sur. My (now) husband and I stayed here for the weekend of our wedding in Big Sur and couldn't have chosen a better spot. Secluded off the highway with nothing but expansive views, we also enjoyed the privacy of being apart from our wedding guests and having some time to ourselves before and after the wedding. Ana, the homeowner, is the most hospitable host, and made herself available for anything we needed during our stay. However, there wasn't a thing to be needed. The house was stocked with shampoo and soap in every bathroom, plenty of linens, and even the fridge and pantry were stocked with the necessities for cooking, and snacking if you didn't grocery shop before you came. A bowl of home-grown fruits sat on the counter for us when we arrived, picked right off of the property.

This was one of our greatest stays in Big Sur, we only wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back.

Thank you Ana.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, Florida

Wonderful home, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this wonderful home for my family to stay in during a trip to Big Sur. It was absolutely perfect for the three couples as they each had their own space and privacy. They all loved everything about it - from the rooms, the media room with tons of movies and books, the beautiful scenery, and all the flowers and trees outside. It was exactly (if not better) than the photos on VRBO. So relaxing and serene!

Ana is a wonderful homeowner and made everything so easy! She answered any question I had and provided all the information you could need to make the process and check-in as easy as possible. By far one of the best owners I've had the pleasure of renting from.

Thank you, Ana, for providing such a wonderful home and experience for our family. We'll definitely be in touch for future trips! =)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Talk about a perfect getaway! This house has been designed and built sustainably, and One can see the attention to detail in every square inch of the property. Don't expect to be connected (via electronic devices). You won't need them. Thank you both for allowing us the privelage of the experience, and enabling us to truly relax.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy to know you appreciated our efforts here and found so many things to enjoy here. I can see how it can be comforting at times to be immune to cell phone reception. I trust the wireless internet and the HDTV satellite reception here (as well the sunsets and ocean waves) were sufficient. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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A gem of a proprety

  • 5 of 5

We did a lot of research before we settled on the stone house for our stay in the Big Sur area. Even before we signed the contract Ana was superb in answering questions, providing details and generally making us feel comfortable with our decision. Upon arriving at the property we immediately knew we had made the correct decision. The photos on the vrbo website are a true and accurate representation of the actual property. My family throughly enjoyed the uniqueness of the house, the spectacular views and all the amenities on the property. The pride Ana takes in her house was evident in the attention to detail, cleanliness and hospitality she showed us. I would definitely rent this property again in a future visit.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Literally - Edge of Earth

  • 5 of 5

Wow, all I could say was Wow the whole time I was there! If I was a religious person I would say is last stop before heaven, I felt like you have to spend some days here so when you move onto heven you've had an opportunity to transition from regular life on earth.

Even the woman who made the preparations and introductions was like an angel that eliminated any apprehension or confusion of being in a new place, or in this case dimension/element... I don't know if she actually owns the place or was casted for the role, but the entire experience was like a dream or fairy tail. Endulge yourself, escape reality for a few days, stay here, be enlightened, expand your sense of tranquility and beauty....

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Meet me where the sky touches the sea!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were married at this breathtaking property on April 29th, 2016. We stumbled upon Big Sur and we were sold immediately. We had never been there and would not visit prior to our wedding. We originally chose another property but it didn't work out because our guest count had grown (we're sooooo happy it didn't work out). We researched a few properties in the area and saw some outrageous prices. Ana's pricing structure is straight forward and in my opinion, a great value. From the moment I contacted Ana her hospitality was out of this world. She responded promptly to every email I had. I even asked her to take photos from different angles on the property and she happily obliged. I had an endless barrage of questions and she was always there with a quick answer. We arrived in California a week prior to our wedding because we were doing some exploring up and down the coast. Ana allowed us to stop by the property prior to our wedding to tour the property with my family. She gave us a tour of the whole house, showed us where to find everything, showed us the garden and gave us permission to pick from it if we wanted. She has a TON of vases on the property and she allowed us to use them. Not only that but on the day of the wedding she came to help my Mom, Aunt and Grandmother clean them up and ready the arrangements. My Mother & Father in-law offered to pay for us to stay on the property the night prior to our wedding and the night of. We are so so so happy that we did this. Our rentals were arriving the day prior to our wedding but we were in Pebble Beach for our rehearsal dinner. Ana offered to sign for and accept our rentals on our behalf. She even called to ask me where I wanted them to place the tables because they were heavy and she didn't want us to have to move them. The property is broken up in three parts. We opted to stay in the bedroom furthest from the driveway because you can lay in the bed and see the ocean below your feet. There honestly is no better sight or sound to wake up to than the ocean. Our wedding day was purely magical. All of our guest told us it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. My husband and I still can't believe we were lucky to be one of the few to say they were married at this property. If you are on the fence about this property, I promise you will not regret it. You don't find properties like this every day and more importantly, you do not find hosts like Ana.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
31 Miles
Nepenthe Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
4.3 Miles
Treebones resort
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Sand Dollar Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Windsurfing,Wildlife Viewing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Big Sur, 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
30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £87 per night, per additional guest
Independence Day
4 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £87 per night, per additional guest
Labor day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £87 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Day
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £87 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £87 per night, per additional guest
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £87 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £87 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05

RATES: The automated rates shown based on two guests may not be accurate for your particular booking.The rates are based on the number of guests and length of stay. We have two nights minimum stay. Rates are subject to change; major holidays may have higher rates. Online calendar may not accurate; please check with us on availability.
Maximum number of guests is six individuals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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