3478-Garrapata Ridge Retreat (3478)

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Big Sur Private Home 3 2 8 No
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Welcome to "Garrapata Ridge Retreat"! Paradise on top of the world. Private and quiet on acreage. Breathtaking ocean views! Hot tub with ocean view.
Welcome to \"Garrapata Ridge Retreat\"! Paradise on top of the world. Private and quiet on acreage. Breathtaking ocean views! Hot tub with ocean view. Stunning panoramic ocean views. Can you picture yourself here? Hot Tub with Panoramic Ocean Views. Appetizers and Wine Welcome You! Living Room with Walls of Windows to take in The Stunning Views. The Views of the Big Sur Coastline are Spectacular. Another View from Living Room Watching the Sunset. Plenty of Granite Counter Space and Chef\ Clean Lined Cabinetry and Modern Gas Range. Family Room with 2 Sets of Trundle Beds and 46\" HDTV & DVD. Family Room Also has a Game Table if You Are Feeling a Bit Competative! Master Bedroom with Coastal Sunset Views. Master Bedroom with Luxurious Linens. Spacious and Comfortable. The Mirrored Closet Doors Reflect the Stunning Views. New Master Bath with Pebble Floor Glass Shower. Guest Bedroom Daytime Views. Guest Bedroom at Twilight. Guest Bedroom with Luxurious Linens. Guest Bedroom #3 has a Trundle Bed that sleeps 2 singles. Guest Bath in the Hall between the 2 Guest Bedrooms. Can You Picture Yourself Here? Organic Garden with Greenhouse. Ventana wilderness in the Distance. Close-up of Organic Garden. Modern House on a Hilltop Setting.
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  • Distant Ocean View
  • Mountain/Valley Views
  • Bay/Ocean Views-Distant
  • Secluded
  • Mountain/Ocean View


Welcome to the best of both worlds. Just a 15-minute drive to Carmel and a 20-minute trip to the village of Big Sur, this newly renovated home has breathtaking coastline views from every window. You won't want to leave once you arrive, so stock up on groceries on your way out of town.

Cooking will be a joy in the newly remodeled chef's dream kitchen as you look through the passway window out to the Pacific Ocean. If you do feel like a drink or meal out, Rocky Point Restaurant, perched on a promontory over crashing waves, is only 2 miles away, and there are many 4-5 star restaurants in Big Sur or Carmel.

From your perch high on the hill in this 3-bedroom home, you will experience the peace and beauty of this majestic stretch of coastline where condors soar and the stars are so close you feel like you can pick them out of the sky.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider (upon request), passes from the renowned Spa on the Plaza in Monterey, Scheid Wine tasting room passes and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, oversized towels and beach gear.

This unique home will give you a taste for what it is to live in Big Sur, a lifestyle that combines a spirit of adventure and individualism with a passion for the unparalleled natural beauty all around. When you enter the living room, with its dramatic cathedral window on one side and wall of glass on the other, you'll be swept away by a feeling of expansiveness as you drink in the sweeping view the ocean and the undulating Santa Lucia Mountains, with Highway 1 cutting a ribbon-like swath far below. Take it all in on a chaise lounge in the corner and have your favorite book in hand, a soft throw and you will be in heaven. A convertible sofa that is almost the size of a queen bed can sleep 2.

Prepare gourmet meals from the updated kitchen with its warm terra cotta tiles and jade-green granite counter tops. The chef and a helper can prep while sitting at bar stools at a pass-through window and imbibe the views along with the living room conversation. Everything you can think of for preparing and presenting fabulous meals is provided, from modern appliances to cookware and beautiful dishes. Meals will be unforgettable served at a wooden table that seats up to 8.

Enjoy a rousing game of ping-pong or play a show tune at the upright piano in a spacious game room that has a cast-iron fireplace, a large flat-screen TV and trundle daybeds that can sleep up to 4 in twins. A washer and dryer are concealed behind shuttered doors.

The master bedroom has windows that look out to forever with closets with mirrored doors that amplify the effect. Take a relaxing soak and meditate under the night sky in the hot tub just outside the window then tuck yourself in for a peaceful sleep in the king bed with luxury linens and sea-foam green coverlet. The master bath has jade-green tiled flooring and shower and a free-standing seashell-shaped marble sink.

The other 2 bedrooms also have dramatic ocean views. A second bedroom has a queen bed. A third smaller bedroom has a trundle day bed with luxury linens that can be a single, two singles or convert to a king with a Memory Foam topper. A second bath with a tub/shower has an organic spa feel, with Italian porcelain mosaic tiling in gray and taupe.

Take your cocktails out to a pair of redwood chairs at land's edge and watch the colors change as the sun dips below the horizon. Follow a short path to a deck facing the mountains where you can practice your golf swing while balls sail into the great beyond. Meditate in a round carpeted room that looks out to the canyon and slopes beyond.

Don't be surprised if the magic of this place and the Big Sur Coastline seeps into your being and you find yourself wanting to return again and again.

Amenities & Details

  • Fireplace-Wood
  • Second T.V
  • Washer Dryer
  • Distant Ocean View
  • Mountain/Valley Views
  • Spa Passes
  • Spa Robes and Amenities
  • Beach Gear
  • Gated community
  • Luxury Spa Robes and amenities
  • All the houses have baskets of local information, maps, books and the staff and house managers are happy to recommend their favorite or locals favorite places to eat or visit
  • wine tasting tickets for Scheid Winery downtown Carmel
  • Gas Grill, Meditation Hut
  • Child Friendly
  • Blue Ray DVD Player
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Bay/Ocean Views-Distant
  • Secluded
  • Wine Passes
  • Luxury Bedding
  • DVD
  • Hot Tub with Dramatic Big Sur Coastline Views and Stars
  • Basket of local information
  • Daily or weekly room service (upon request-additional cost)
  • 2 complimentary tickets to Spa on the Plaza, Downtown Monterey
  • Master Bedroom T.V
  • DVD Library
  • White Water Ocean Views-Distant
  • Mountain/Ocean View
  • Gas Grill
  • Welcome Beverage and Horsd'oeuveres
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Wine or Sparking Cider (upon request) and hors d'oeuvres upon arrival
  • House manager-concierge to answer questions
  • Beach chairs, towels and everything you need for a day at the beach
  • Video Library, Games and inspirational books and fun reading
Standard Amenities in All Properties

Start Date End Date Monthly Rate
09/01/14 10/31/14
From $7,500.00/month
11/01/14 02/28/15
From $6,500.00/month
03/01/15 05/31/15
From $7,500.00/month
06/01/15 07/31/15
From $9,000.00/month
08/01/15 08/31/15
From $9,999.90/month




(There is a bath with a glass shower (no tub) located off of the Master Bedroom)

GUEST BEDROOM #2 (Medium sized room) - QUEEN SIZE BED

GUEST BEDROOM #3 (Small room) - DAYBED TRUNDLE (Pop-up style) - MADE UP AS SINGLE TWIN OR MADE UP AS KING WITH MEMORY FOAM TOPPER OR MADE UP AS SECOND TWIN (Slides out from under bed but may fill floor space if used this way; best for small children)

There is a bathroom in the hallway adjacent to the guest bedrooms that is shared by both Guest Bedrooms #2 and #3.



FAMILY ROOM – TWO DAYBED TRUNDLES: (Sleeps 2-4 singles in this room)

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It truly is a retreat

David M. from Pavenham recommends this property
Stayed 6 days in Aug, 2014
My family of 6 (including 4 children aged 12-19) stayed in the property for 6 nights.

Arriving at night we were unprepared for the views that we would face the next morning as the photos on the webiste cannot do full justice to the awe-inspiring views of coastline, mountains and canyon from this property. Much thought has been given to the positioning of windows, garden seating, hot tub, and even the meditation deck to take full advantage.

The property was immaculately presented and equipped with every detail considered for making the stay as relaxing as possible. The absence of a dishwasher was a minor detraction and understandable given the preciousness of the water supply.

We had no reason to use the manager during the stay as everything had been taken care of. In any case, having the owner close by and his willingness to help out meant that we were very well looked after. The owner was wonderful and an absolute delight to talk to and we found much to talk about on topics ranging from art to architecture, sculpture to spirituality, and he had fascinating stories to tell about the Big Sur area.

I will not cover sights, restaurants or attractions as these are covered by numerous guidebooks and everyone has their own tastes and preferences. I would have been happy not to move from the house for 6 days and it is telling that 4 essentially teenaged children were equally able to occupy themselves with art, reading and adventure.

An observation - the drive up to the property is not for the faint-hearted but does become less intimidating with experience!

Overall we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property and would happily have stayed for ever.

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Great Vacation!!

Matt K. from Clovis, CA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2014
It was easy to rent.

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Perfect Retreat!

Hal S. from Paducah, KY recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2014
Truly wonderful remote location with spectacular view of the coast line, but just minutes from Carmel/Monterey shopping and dinning. The house was perfect for our family of six. Clean and well equipped. The manager and the owner were very helpful with suggestions on things to see and do. We loved it!

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Deserving of the word - Sanctuary!

A Guest from Venice, CA recommends this property
Stayed 4 days in Apr, 2014
What a wonderful place! It is really special and one does not want to leave...
We will be back!

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Perfect views in a peaceful and comfortable setting

A Guest from Graham, NC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Mar, 2014
The views from the house were breathtaking with the pacific coast on one side and the mountains on the other. The house allows you to enjoy the views from all the rooms which was fantastic. The house was spacious and allowed 6 adults to be very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, the bathrooms modern and the linens super soft. The house and the grounds were a peaceful retreat with everything you need to be comfortable. If you do leave the grounds, the house is in a great location to nearby state parks and the town of Carmel. We couldn't have been more pleased.

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