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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: 07/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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, breathtaking 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 the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee, relax in the sun, share in a bonfire, or just gaze at the stars.

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

The Forest Cottage:

An exquisite two 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, 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 and allergy friendly cleaners, is pet dander free, and features sparkling white linens line dried in the Big Sur sun.

Upstairs, the romantic bedroom has two skylights for nights of star gazing, unobstructed by city lights. The queen sleigh bed is outfitted with a Tempur-Pedic mattress, a down duvet, and high thread count linens. The large sitting area has a love seat, sofa, CD/iPod/Radio System and a Flat Screen TV with a wide selection of DVDs and a HDMI hookup for your computer.

The cottage features a full gourmet kitchen, which includes completely stocked cupboards of cooking implements and condiments, a full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave and large dining area. There is also a Weber BBQ on the patio where you can enjoy the beautiful yard with a custom redwood dining table. Take a nap in the 2 person hammock, kick back and sunbath on the chaise lounge chairs, or rejuvenate in the hydro massage hot tub under the canopy of redwoods and oaks, while listening to the sounds of the forest and flowing creek.

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 that is filled with wildlife including deer, foxes, squirrels, quail, birds of prey and bobcats.

Our two private hiking trails lie just outside your door and promise a unique Big Sur experience with many lounge areas outfitted with 2-person hammocks, tables and chairs or benches, perfect for a picnic or a glass of wine.

The Waterfall Trail meanders through a redwood forest along a private section of Palo Colorado Creek and includes two lounge areas. The halfway point is the Forest Glen: a magical area on the creek with an old growth redwood fairy ring soaring overhead surrounded by a lush forest floor of sorrel and ferns. Continuing into the redwoods at the trails end you will find a second lounging area set in an intimate forest setting with a tranquil pool at the base of a 10 ft granite waterfall, surrounded by ferns, horsetails, redwoods and oaks.

The Zen Trail gently climbs up Garrapata Ridge and offers spectacular ocean, mountain, and valley views. The trail passes over our local fox’s den who might grace you with a sighting. At trails end you will find a magical lounging area nestled under a natural oak arbor with a view of the pacific ocean beyond and the dramatic ridge lines. A perfect spot to watch the red-tailed hawks and peregrine falcons fly overhead while enjoying gorgeous sunsets.

You won't have to drive anywhere to explore the beauty of Big Sur! Of course there are endless possibilities for many adventures along the coast or in the Ventana Wilderness a few miles away!

Interaction with Guests:

We are available on site if you should need anything extra or are interested in getting additional recommendations on hikes, restaurants, etc. You can also just do a self check in and enjoy this magnificent country.

Location:

Our property is perfectly located on Big Sur's North Coast, atop a small mountain overlooking Palo Colorado Canyon and the 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 15-20 minute drive North to Carmel, and a 15-20 minute drive South to the 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.

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
~ Garrapata Beach/State Park- 3 mi
~ Soberanes Point and Canyon- 6 mi
~ Point Lobos State Reserve- 10 mi
~ Carmel- 12 mi w/ 80+ restaurants, art galleries and shops.

To the South:
~ Bixby Bridge and the Old Coast Road
~ Andrew Molera State Park- Miles of trails and beach and guided horseback rides.
~ Big Sur Valley- 12 mi 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 Redwood Preserve is now open by permit only 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, Cabin, Romantic Retreat, Luxury, Ocean, Mountain, Redwoods, Big Sur

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • 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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 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

    ...moreless

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

  • Television:

    Bring a Laptop with HDMI connection. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Bring your DVD’s; there is also a good selection provided you can also rent at the local Safeway. ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Free Long Distance:

    Please no international calls!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane furnace to keep you cozy....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Telephone:

    Private landline....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart automatic coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Freezer:

    Full with ice cube trays....moreless

  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    Propane burners, oven and broiler....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    The Forest Cottage has a two chaise lounge chairs 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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    A natural small pool at the base of the water fall to soak your feet in and sit in if 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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 22 - Oct 12, 2015
2 night min stay
$400 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800
Fall
Oct 13 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
$375 $425
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,450
Winter
Jan 5 - Mar 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$350 $400
Fri, Sat
$2,275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

2 Adults 21 & Up, No Pets, No Children

Fees: Monterey Tax 10.5%; Cleaning $100

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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Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 07/03/2015
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Location

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

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!

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

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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Silent Temples towering above the Forest Cottage

    Silent Temples towering above the Forest Cottage

  • 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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