In Big Sur, a Whimsical 1970s Gathering Place for Artists

Fort Sufi, Big Sur, California
Fort Sufi, Big Sur, CA | beach house rentals
  • House
  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 10
  • from $ 800 nt
Composed of Redwood and Musicality

Welcome to Big Sur, the famously rugged and cinematic coastal community in California. “It is a region where extremes meet, a region where one is always conscious of weather, of space, of grandeur, and of eloquent silence,” author Henry Miller once wrote.

Overlooking Pfeiffer Beach and the South Coast, this home epitomizes the area’s eccentric sense of place, and was constructed of reclaimed, first-growth redwood on a monumental scale. At the time it was built, environmental urgency was unprecedented, and bridgetimber was utterly finite. Only a few bridgetimber homes like it remain.

Fort Sufi was the home of a percussionist and concerts have been performed next to the massive stone and boulder pool akin to a small lake. It is a home that still stirs with the bohemian spirit, and is also a wonderful place to shoot film or photographs (photo shoot rates start at $3,000/day).

Description

This property in Big Sur has a main house and a separate guest house, and sits on arguably the country’s most beautiful stretch of coastline. The main structure’s double-height living room, framed by spectacular posts and beams, has two staircases on either side, leading up to a loft and an adjacent master suite with custom built-ins, a clawfoot soaking tub and south-facing deck.

This space’s entirety is gigantic and open, with floor-to-ceiling windows that give views of the whole coastline. And it’s filled with treasures; a womb chair, wood sculptures carved like twisted ropes, and a delightful lamp made from seashells.

One floor below is the integrated living area, another bedroom and a lounge space with a horseshoe bar, along with a communal serpentine-and-driftwood tub and an additional bath and shower. On the top floor, there is another bedroom with its own north-south deck and private entrance.

Also on the property is a separate guest house on stilts, with an additional bedroom and bathroom that was inspired by the area’s iconic hotel, Post Ranch Inn, with its famous wood and glass treehouse-style rooms.

Outside, mature gardens sprawl across its 17 acres, and on the raised yoga and mediation platform, we wish we could transport ourselves to one of the concerts that took place.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Hot tub, sauna, Wifi, Internet, heating, kitchen, please note this property is accessible via a dirt road.

AROUND

Big Sur is the perfect California pitstop, located along Highway 1 in a mountainous section of the Central Coast region. It is well-known for its exceptional natural beauty and pristine beaches, and is said to have the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in the contiguous United States. Novelist Herbert Gold called it “one of the grand American retreats for those who nourish themselves with wilderness”, and Henry Miller described it as “the face of the earth as the Creator intended it to look.”

LOCATION

Big Sur, California, US. Nearest airport: Monterey Regional (36 miles); San Francisco (139 miles).

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

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Bedrooms4 bedrooms
Bed Type3 king, 1 queen
KitchenKitchen
Bathrooms3 bathrooms
Accommodate10 people
InternetInternet
Kid Friendly
Pet friendlyNo pets
ViewPacific Ocean views
Rates
Check-In3 PM
Check-Out11 AM
CancellationGuest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 60 days before the time of check-in. If the guest cancels 30-60 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 30 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.
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