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Magical Big Sur Retreat

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Entrance Lower Deck Living Room Stairway Bedroom Bathroom with Outdoor Shower Dining Area Upper Deck

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Sur cabin description

Drive right up your private driveway to this enchanting, secluded, and architecturally unique cabin. Enjoy ocean views from two separate decks, surrounded by redwoods and mountaintop ridges. The large upper deck is ideal for yoga practice; mats are provided.

Panoramic windows surround a cozy wrap-around custom-made couch, cushioned with down pillows. This is a perfect setting from which to enjoy the extensive library of books on the history of Big Sur, its hiking trails, and present culture.

Cabin includes a full bathroom with large closet, indoor toilet, and claw-foot bathtub, as well as a romantic outdoor shower. Relax in bed and gaze at the stars through the large skylight.

Heat is provided by an efficient Jotul propane stove. Comfortable bed includes quality linens and down comforter.

With plenty of light, this is the perfect setting to relax and rejuvenate. The centralized location offers the best of both worlds -- only a twenty-minute drive to the restaurants, shops, and white sand beaches of Carmel, or drive South, and experience the striking views, art galleries, and renown restaurants of Big Sur.

A perfect writer's retreat, or couple's sanctuary.



Keywords: Cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View
                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Complete Getaway

                        Complete Getaway

                        • Guest Em (Camarillo, CA)
                        • Date of stay 08/30/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/12/13
                        The cabin looked exactly as the pictures, seasoned with charm and a peaceful surrounding. What did surprise me is how to get to the cabin. The roads are quite narrow and more ideal for an SUV (which we thankfully rented during our trip there). Tucked away, it was indeed a great place to get away from it all. The only regret we have is not staying longer.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Mariel, so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cabin. Thanks for pointing out that an all-wheel-drive vehicle is really handy to have here in Big Sur, as all roads off of Rt. 1 (whether paved or unpaved) are narrow and winding.... definitely makes exploring this fascinating area easier. hope to see you again for a longer visit, Embree

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                      • Our favorite place to get away

                        Our favorite place to get away

                        • Guest Couple from San Francisco (SF)
                        • Date of stay 05/25/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/28/13
                        We've just returned from our 5th stay here, and as always it was lovely. We don't stay anywhere else when visiting Big Sur. The cabin is located at the north end of Big Sur and is the perfect place to come home to after a day of exploring. In fact, we are secretly happy when the weather is dreary because that means we can spend more time at the cabin. If the weather is nice we love to spend time on the deck or out on the large grassy area. The property is beautiful and the owner is very kind and accommodating. As our home away from home we always have everything we need from toiletries to a place to connect our iPod to olive oil, fresh fruit, flowers, and coffee. The owner has added amenities that set this cabin apart from a typical VRBO. We are already planning our next trip back!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Wonderful!

                        Wonderful!

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 05/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/13/13
                        This place is really special. A real retreat, away from it all. We were lucky to have incredible sunsets during our stay which really made it for us. A great place for a getaway.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

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                      • If you think a weekend stay sounds amazing . . .

                        If you think a weekend stay sounds amazing . . .

                        • Guest Jan & Steve (Minneapolis)
                        • Date of stay 02/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/08/13
                        We absolutely wallowed for a whole week in this forest sanctuary. We stayed in our pajamas till noon, ate lunch then headed out for an afternoon on the the Big Sur coastal trails for more awe. We noticed that our bio-rhythms got attuned to the earth. Long silent nights of sleep with stars and moon through the skylight deepened our inner quiet. This is the perfect nest for contemplatives. And the beauty, OMG. Big Sur is incomparable.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Up in the Trees

                        Up in the Trees

                        • Guest Mark (San Francisco, CA)
                        • Date of stay 12/30/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/07/13
                        Beautiful and peaceful retreat surrounded by tall trees, starry nights, and mountain air. A sweet cabin for two, with a skylight to watch the moon and stars under your bed, an outdoor shower with just the right pressure and heat to venture out on a cold night, and decks to watch the birds swoop from tree to tree. Tall windows feel like you're nestled inside a treehouse. The toaster oven even has a convection oven function to make cake baking possible. I'd move in if I could.. amazing place for a getaway retreat- we will be back.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Romantic getaway with an excellent hostess

                        Romantic getaway with an excellent hostess

                        • Guest Jim (Salt lake city, UT)
                        • Date of stay 07/09/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/17/12
                        Our experience was absolutely wonderful in renting this property. I have to admit that the cabin was smaller than I assumed from the photos, though that was not a bad thing. It was a perfect, cozy little area for two people. Our hostess, Embree, was excellent! She was very good at communicating and showing us the place. She gave us lots of local knowledge about the area and included books and other information in the cabin about what there was to do in the surrounding area. She even lent us some extra sweaters as we came unprepared for the unusually cool weather we experienced while we were there. If you're looking for a romantic little getaway for two people with a great location and great price, look no further. We enjoyed every moment in the big sur area and at our little cabin in the woods (yet minutes from the ocean).

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Wonderful!

                        Wonderful!

                        • Guest Alex (New York, NY)
                        • Date of stay 05/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/01/12
                        My boyfriend and I rented this cabin for a weekend while driving up the coast, and had a wonderful time. While he was originally more excited about hiking in the area, the cabin and its view are so beautiful that we spent more of our time indoors enjoying it. My absolute favorite part was the bathtub, which is a shabby chic porcelain affair in a bathroom with wrap around windows, so that you can take a relaxing soak and enjoy the view. Importantly, the house was very clean and stocked with health and food basics like, shampoo, soap, moisturizer, olive oil, salt, tea, etc. (I was even more impressed that the health and food products were all organic.) We also loved the beautiful fresh flowers set out around the cabin.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Perfection

                        Perfection

                        • Guest Kristin (Santa Monica)
                        • Date of stay 05/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/08/12
                        I spent the weekend here to celebrate my 30th birthday, decompress, and enjoy all the Big Sur has to offer. Embree is a fabulous host and the cottage is amazing. It was nice to be able to cook meals, eat on the upper deck, watch the sunrise and sunset, take extra long baths and relax in all the surrounding beauty. There are several beautiful beaches within close driving proximity up and down the coast. I definitely look forward to returning in the future and miss it already. I highly recommend spending time here!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • MAGICAL AND SO MUCH MORE!

                        MAGICAL AND SO MUCH MORE!

                        • Guest MARK (HOLLISTER)
                        • Date of stay 04/20/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/24/12
                        THIS WAS A SUPRISE GET AWAY,MY WIFE HAD NO IDEA.WE COULD NOT BELIEVE OUR EYES WHEN WE SET FOOT INSIDE, THE MAGIC WAS EVERYWHERE,THE WRAP AROUND WINDOWS VIEWS OF THE REDWOODS THE SPIRAL CEMENT STAIRWAY TO THE LOFT WITH VIEWS TO THE HEAVENS,THE BED AND PILLOWS THAT YOUR BODY MELTS INTO,THEN THE CAST TUB WOW ALSO A NEVER ENDING SUPPLY OF HOT WATER .AND SHOWERING OUTSIDE IN THE REDWOODS WAS AN EXPERIENCE MY WIFE AND I WILL NEVER FORGET.THE UPPER DECK WAS AMAZING FOR SUN BATHING,DINNER,STAR GAZING,AND BREATHTAKING SUNSETS,WE WILL BE GOING BACK....

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Perfect Place for a Romantic Weekend Away

                        Perfect Place for a Romantic Weekend Away

                        • Guest awhinston (San Francisco, CA)
                        • Date of stay 02/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/25/12
                        We had a wonderful two night stay at the cabin. The location is quiet and private and within easy driving distance of Carmel and all the Big Sur sites. Inside, the cabin itself is cozy and tastefully done with views out through the redwoods to the ocean beyond. And the outdoor shower...that alone was worth the drive from San Francisco! I definitely recommend this place and would stay there again without hesitation.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                      2 night min stay
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                      1 Night Pre-Paid Deposit to Reserve Reservation.

                      Seven-Day Cancellation Policy for Full Refund, Unless Rented.

                      Available year round.

                      Monterey Co. Room Tax %10.5 Per Night


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                      • Entrance

                        Entrance

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Bedroom

                        Bedroom

                      • Dining Area

                        Dining Area

                      • Lower Deck

                        Lower Deck

                      • Stairway

                        Stairway

                      • Bathroom with Outdoor Shower

                        Bathroom with Outdoor Shower

                      • Upper Deck

                        Upper Deck

                      VRBO #263165

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, September 21, 2013

                      $250 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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