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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: on-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub

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View from the entrance to our canyon. Streams, redwoods, forest & sun await you!

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Last updated: 07/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Sur cottage description

'Wild Luxury on the Edge of the World'

Welcome to Heart Circle Mountain: 36 private acres of redwoods, mountains, and waterfalls. A unique balance of wilderness and luxury, sunny Heart Circle Mountain offers private, on-site hiking along romantic redwood forest trails, breathtaking sunset views, and 2 private retreats. Each retreat includes carefully selected creature comforts and is on its own area of the property. The shared courtyard at the main house offers free wifi and is a place for gathering to gaze at the stars, share in a bonfire, or just relax in the sun.

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~ 36 private acres = privacy for all + 360 views
~ On-site hiking, romantic lounging areas creekside or ocean view
~ 3 miles from breathtaking Garrapata Beach
~ In the Goldilocks Zone
~ Paved, private road
~ 2 unique retreats (please see our other listing and website for details)

Forest Cottage:
A unique, 2-story home nestled into a private redwood and oak glen, the Forest Cottage is your own piece of paradise. Established in the 1930’s as the original cottage on Heart Circle Mountain, the Forest Cottage has been lovingly remodeled and now boasts a full, gourmet kitchen, outfitted with all cooking implements, a full sized refrigerator, stove, and large dining area.

Upstairs, the romantic bedroom looks up into a skylight, ready for nights of star gazing, unobstructed by city lights. The queen bed is outfitted with a Tempur-Pedic mattress, a down duvet, and immaculately clean linens. The Forest Cottage is built out of the finest materials including Venetian plaster walls, tumbled marble, and art glass lighting. The retreat is meticulously cleaned with non-toxic, eco friendly cleansers and is pet dander free. The living room area upstairs has a large love seat and sofa, CD/iPod/Radio System and a Flat Screen TV with a wide selection of DVDs.

Outside, relax in the hydromassage hot tub under the dappled sun canopy of redwoods & oaks, while listening to the sounds of the forest and flowing creek. Your private yard includes a large, 2-person hammock, unique redwood-slab dining table and chairs, and a lounge area. Looking out into the redwood forest, The Forest Cottage is a unique piece of Big Sur to call your own.

The Property:

Heart Circle Mountain is in the Goldilocks Zone. Above the fog-line but below hotter and higher altitudes which can be buggy. Heart Circle has a unique and sunny microclimate.

Our two, private, hiking trails each promise a unique Big Sur experience.

The Waterfall Trail meanders through a redwood forest along a private section of Palo Colorado Creek and includes two lounge areas, each outfitted with 2-person hammocks, tables and chairs perfect for a picnic or glass of wine. First appears the Forest Glen: a magical area on the creek with old growth redwoods soaring overhead and surrounded by a lush forest floor of sorrel and ferns. Further into the redwoods the second lounging area at the waterfall: an intimate forest setting with a granite waterfall and pool, surrounded by ferns and redwoods.

The Zen Trail gently climbs up Garrapata Ridge and offers spectacular ocean, mountain, and valley views. This magical spot is perfect to watch the red-tailed hawks and peregrine falcons fly overhead while enjoying gorgeous sunsets. A lounge area with a 2-person hammock, table and chairs awaits you at the trails end, nestled under a natural oak arbor with a view of the ocean. Beyond our property is the Ventana wilderness, with countless hikes and world famous Garrapata Beach. Our two hikes, just outside your door, are your private piece of this magnificent country.

Location:
Our property is perfectly located on Big Sur's north coast, atop a small mountain overlooking Palo Colorado Canyon and Pacific Ocean beyond. Heart Circle Mountain is conveniently located just 2.2 miles from Highway 1. Enjoy all that Big Sur has to offer, yet remain only a 15-minute drive north to Carmel, and a 15-minute drive south to Big Sur valley. Enjoy the best of both worlds, on the most scenic roads anywhere. No need to worry about dirt roads, as our retreats are located along our private paved road, which is traffic, mud and dust free, even in the winter.

Without a doubt, you will leave Heart Circle Mountain with a unique piece of Big Sur in your heart.

To the North:
~ Rocky Point Restaurant- 2.5 mi
~ World-renowned Garrapata Beach/State Park- 3 mi
~ Soberanes Point and Canyon- 6 mi
~ Point Lobos State Reserve- 10 mi
~ Carmel-12 mi (20 minutes), w/ 80+ restaurants, art galleries and shops.

To the South:
~ Old Coast Road
~ Andrew Molera State Park- Trails, beaches and horses.
~ Big Sur Valley- 12 mi (20 minutes), w/restaurants, art galleries and shops.

To the East:
~ Scenic Palo Colorado Road, meanders inland and ends at Bottchers Gap Park with campground and hiking trails, offering breathtaking views of the Ventana wilderness and Mt. Pico Blanco.
~ Mill Creek Preserve is now open and is a few miles before Bottchers Gap!

To the West:
~Rocky Point to Castle Rock with the aqua blue Pacific Ocean crashing onto the shore.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Keywords: Private, Stream, Waterfall, Romantic Retreat, Cabin, Cottage, Ocean, Mountains, Redwoods, Big Sur

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, but we cannot be allergy friendly if we allow pets, but we love them all! You can meet Tiggy the cat, or Honey the dog in the courtyard......moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            You can smoke on the porch if you are careful to properly dispose of buds. We have Extreme fire danger in our area....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Our retreats are not child safe. We do allow non-crawling babies....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 21 years or older to sign rental agreement...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1

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          • A romantic bedroom with a queen Mahogany Sleigh bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, a down duvet with a sky light above...Large windows with a forest view and fresh mountain air...Light and spacious!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Art glass lighting, granite, tumbled marble, and large windows for forest light and views!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The full, beautiful kitchen is a perfect place to cook a special meal. Maple cabinets w/granite counter tops /tumbled marble back splash and everything you will need for the chef at heart!...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Paper towels, foil, some spices, oil/vinegar, some condiments, plus fresh ground organic coffee, teas and cookies provided....moreless

          • Dining:

            Large antique pine table with large comfortable ladder back chairs and an art glass chandelier....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The kitchen is fully stocked with quality cooking implements....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Private chef available by appointment ahead of arrival time....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All dishes and utensils provided and are of high quality....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full sized refrigerator with some condiments provided....moreless

          • Stove:

            Propane burners, oven and broiler....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Cuisinart automatic coffee maker....moreless

          • Freezer:

            Full with ice cube trays....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 4:

            Sofa, love seat, large leather ottoman/table and flat screen TV w/DVD's and music. Sky light above......moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Silky white sheets, down duvet, pillows and cozy throws. Linen change for weekly renters....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Easy access, pull up in front of your retreat. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Snow white towels. Ask for extras as needed....moreless

          • Heating:

            Propane furnace to keep you cozy....moreless

          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • We have beautiful hiking trails on site that are only available to guests on Heart Circle Mountain. The Waterfall trail follows Palo Colorado Creek to a forest glen and then to a small waterfall area. The Zen trail leads a mountainside outlook w/valley, mountain & ocean view. All areas have seating and tables for picnics, as well as 2 person hammocks. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Stereo system with Ipod adapter/CD and Radio. Please bring your own selection of CD's or Iphone/Ipods if you wish to enjoy music. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Bring your DVD’s; there is also a good selection provided....moreless

              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Internet is available in the courtyard at the main house...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Please no international calls!...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                A natural small pool at the base of the water fall to soak your feet in and sit of you dare...A little chilly ;) Just a 15 minute walk in the forest....moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Outside in the forest, hydromassage hot tub, carefully cleaned and just for you!...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                The Forest Cottage has a two chaises w/table next to the hot tub for relaxation. It also has a yard in the forest with a two-person hammock and redwood dining table w/umbrella....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Down lights over the planter box the length of the cottage. Large yard with forest views. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane Weber BBQ grill on the patio. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

                The sweeping views of ocean and mountains are available at the end of the Zen Trail, under the shade of the oaks in a private sitting area. Great For a Picnic or an Evening Bottle of Wine....moreless

              • Water View:

                The Property has a meandering stream through the redwoods and forest floor with several waterfalls, and sitting areas to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Heart Circle Forest....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Garrapata ridge and Green ridge surround Heart Circle Mountain. The property overlooks Palo Colorado Canyon and to the west the Pacific Ocean....moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Equestrian Events
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hiking
              • Horseshoes
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shelling
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Whale Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Waterfalls
              • Forests
              • Winery Tours
              • Museums
              • Antiquing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jun 20 - Oct 12, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $400 $425
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,800
              Fall
              Oct 13 - Jan 4, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $375 $400
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,450
              Winter
              Jan 5 - Mar 26, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $350 $375
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,275

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Tax Rate 10.5%

              Notes:

              2 Adults 21 & Up, No Pets, No Children

              Two-Night Minimum. Three-Four Night Min for certain Special Events & Holidays*

              *Rates are $50/night higher than stated rate for these periods: MLKJ, President’s Day, Easter, Big Sur Marathon, Memorial Day, Mothers & Fathers Day, 4th of July, Concours d’Elegance, Labor Day, Monterey Jazz Festival, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years


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              Last updated: 07/16/2014
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              Location

              21 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
              2.2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 1
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Garrapata Beach
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Rocky Point Restaurant
              15 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Pebble Beach
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Rocky Point Restaurant

              Car: Necessary

              10min to Garrapata Beach, Private Hiking on 36 Acres of Redwood Forests with Private Waterfalls, 15 minutes (6 miles) to Botchers Gap (The Northern entrance to the Ventana Wilderness aka Los Padres National Forest), 20 minutes to Carmel or Big Sur Valley Commercial Zone

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About the owner: Hello! We are the owners of Heart Circle Mountain Retreat. We love Heart Circle, and have been able to continue our passion for design when creating each unique retreat. We put thought and care into designing and furnishing the retreats. We originally created them for our immediate family. We are now excited to open the retreats to more people who want to experience the healing tranquility and beauty of Heart Circle Mountain.

              Why the Owner Chose Big Sur:
              We find the location of Heart Circle Mountain to be naturally healing. The climate, 360 views, and privacy all come together to create a place of peace and serenity. We consider living on this land to be the most precious gift, and have devoted ourselves to caring for it, from the green forest to the aqua blue ocean. The retreats have scenic roads in all directions and we are close to the Villages we love.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              The circular driveway, ridges and mountains, all encircle the mountain on which the retreat sits, is unique to this property, and is the reason for the name, Heart Circle Mountain. The rich and abundant animal and plant life also provide us with extraordinary experiences on a daily basis. We are able to offer private hiking trails because of the large acreage, which is rarely available in Big Sur with diverse flora and fauna on one property. Enjoy idyllic Big Sur beauty, fresh & deep spring water, healing nature and rare ancient redwoods. Wild luxury on the edge of the world...


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              Photos

              • View from the entrance to our canyon. Streams, redwoods, forest & sun await you!

                View from the entrance to our canyon. Streams, redwoods, forest & sun await you!

              • Sunny lounging & WiFi in the shared courtyard~Enjoy the views and humming birds!

                Sunny lounging & WiFi in the shared courtyard~Enjoy the views and humming birds!

              • Expansive yard with surrounding forest for dining and relaxing.

                Expansive yard with surrounding forest for dining and relaxing.

              • A romantic evening or cheerful morning dining!

                A romantic evening or cheerful morning dining!

              • A beautiful kitchen with all your cooking implements! Weber BBQ outside!

                A beautiful kitchen with all your cooking implements! Weber BBQ outside!

              • Pristine bathroom with granite and art glass lighting~ Private forest views.

                Pristine bathroom with granite and art glass lighting~ Private forest views.

              • The romantic 2nd floor is ideal for lazy mornings or romantic starry nights.

                The romantic 2nd floor is ideal for lazy mornings or romantic starry nights.

              • Gaze up into the redwoods & sleep under the stars on a tempurpedic queen bed.

                Gaze up into the redwoods & sleep under the stars on a tempurpedic queen bed.

              • Ancient Silent Temples seen from Heart Circle's Preserve ~ Waterfall Trail.

                Ancient Silent Temples seen from Heart Circle's Preserve ~ Waterfall Trail.

              • Towering redwood fairy rings w/song birds. Views from the 2 person hammock.

                Towering redwood fairy rings w/song birds. Views from the 2 person hammock.

              • Hike to a secluded & serene 12ft waterfall w/pool, hammock & picnic area.

                Hike to a secluded & serene 12ft waterfall w/pool, hammock & picnic area.

              • Expansive valley, mountain & ocean views w/hawks soaring overhead. ~Zen Trail

                Expansive valley, mountain & ocean views w/hawks soaring overhead. ~Zen Trail

              • Welcome to Heart Circle Mountain Preserve~We look forward to meeting our guests.

                Welcome to Heart Circle Mountain Preserve~We look forward to meeting our guests.

              • The Forest Cottage: Nestled into a lush wonderland of majestic redwoods & oaks.

                The Forest Cottage: Nestled into a lush wonderland of majestic redwoods & oaks.

              • Utterly Sublime: rejuvenate in our new hydromassage hot tub w/views & stargazing

                Utterly Sublime: rejuvenate in our new hydromassage hot tub w/views & stargazing

              • Large 1st floor kitchen and dining room-perfect for the chef at heart.

                Large 1st floor kitchen and dining room-perfect for the chef at heart.

              • Dappled sunny days or candle lit nights under the forest canopy~ Kitchen View

                Dappled sunny days or candle lit nights under the forest canopy~ Kitchen View

              • Leading to the elegant & cozy upstairs!

                Leading to the elegant & cozy upstairs!

              • Reading, writing & dreaming in the sunny forest.

                Reading, writing & dreaming in the sunny forest.

              • Relaxing with music, movies or just peace and quiet...

                Relaxing with music, movies or just peace and quiet...

              • Relax, nap, or read stream-side under the towering redwoods in the Forest Glen.

                Relax, nap, or read stream-side under the towering redwoods in the Forest Glen.

              • Explore our private 36 acre stream & redwood preserve. For YOUR Enjoyment ONLY!

                Explore our private 36 acre stream & redwood preserve. For YOUR Enjoyment ONLY!

              • Wildflowers seen along the Waterfall Trail in Heart Circle's Forest Preserve.

                Wildflowers seen along the Waterfall Trail in Heart Circle's Forest Preserve.

              • Heart Circle is a tranquil getaway with breathtaking views! Zen Trail Sunsets...

                Heart Circle is a tranquil getaway with breathtaking views! Zen Trail Sunsets...

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