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Deck view with Permasteel Propane BBQ.
Winter Sunset in the Dining Room
Dining Ocean View.
entry
entry
Pacific sunset from deck Ocean View
Living Room
entry landing
Living Room
Dining with an Ocean View
Dining with an Ocean View
Dining Room sunset
Super Kitchen with Ocean View
Living Room view north
foggy winter sunset view from deck
Master en Suite propane heater that looks like a wood stove
Master en Suite Queen Bed and full-size Euro Lounge (optional)
Master en Suite
Second Bedroom
above the fog view from the deck
Lower Level
Lower Level
Lower Level
Hammock Hallow
Take a Hike
Studio
Studio
Studio Atrium
Studio Ocean View
Studio sunset from the deck
Studio Kitchen/Dining
Studio View from Dining
Studio Bedroom Area
Studio Bath and Shower
Studio
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Big Sur, California

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Anita C
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What an amazing place”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Bella Vista is a perfect vacation rental. The house is beautiful, has a well stocked pantry and the views are amazing. We traveled with 3 children under 5 and they had a wonderful time as did the adults. The beach about 20 minutes away is really nice with nice tidal pools. I was concerned about the drive up tot he house based on previous reviews but we had no problems at all. The only things I would love to have had were binoculars to look at the birds flying around and an umbrella on the deck to shade the hot sun so I could still sit outside and look at the beautiful view. Highly recommended. We would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: The views
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 13, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review and we're glad that you enjoyed your stay at Bella Vista Big Sur.

Until recently, Bella Vista had two pair of binoculars. One pair broke and the other pair disappeared. We haven't replaced them yet. Our apologies, Anita.

Regarding the sunny deck: Bella Vista has two decks, both available to all guests. Yes, the upstairs deck is usually in the sun, especially at sunset. The other deck is covered, usually in the shade, with an ocean view, a hammock and a bench. Hammock Hollow also offers three hammocks, in the shade with an ocean view.
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munster
Reviewed August 11, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Burlingame
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Ca
Reviewed April 17, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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Linda P
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Magic on the Mountain”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

To stay in this house, magic
To see the fog, the birds, the sunsets, magic

We actually cancelled some reservations we had made for dinner because we wanted to cook in this fabulous kitchen and watch the weather happen right in front of us.

This home was lovingly and artistically designed and we cannot wait to return!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: That we had to l eave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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lfmp48
New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Died and gone to Heaven”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Thank you to CW and Ellen for creating this amazing place and we are so grateful to have enjoyed the space for three days. this rental is unique and each element has been so carefully and artistically designed; plus it has just a spectacular view, beautiful plantings, wonderful birds and I cannot decide whether I preferred watching the fog roll in or watching the glorious sunset.

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Liked best: The setting and the way this home was designed
Liked least: The drive up the mountain can be daunting but well worth it
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Edinburgh
Reviewed November 5, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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