145 Big Sur Getaway
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Big Sur cabin description
One bedroom cabin remotely located in the Big Sur Coast Redwood Forest, yet only 25 minutes from Carmel shopping and 30 minutes from the Monterey airport and 25 minutes to the village of Big Sur. Cabin is located approximately 100 yards from paved, Monterey County maintained road.
No dirt roads to travel. Luxury rustic is the theme; complete kitchen and bath, outdoor clawfoot bathtub on the deck for ultimate relaxing. No phone or TV, but wireless internet is included in the rental (cell phone service is available through SKYPE).
The main attraction: intimate contact with Mother Nature. Massages, if desired, can be scheduled in advance with a masseuse or masseur from Esalen Institute. Great escape for busy, career-oriented folks; a place where you can really 'unplug.'
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- Mountain View
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Wireless Internet
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
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A Love Story Fantasy Come True :)
A Love Story Fantasy Come True :)
My boyfriend and I had decided to take a trip to Central California for his birthday and do some nature exploring on the coast and skydiving in Monterey. I found Doug's listing and from the first email he was very welcoming and informational. When we got to the cabin we got there very late but he let us know how to get settled in and that we would meet him the next day. What a beautiful cabin, so simple and peaceful, exactly what we were looking for. Tucked away from the coast about 3 miles into the Redwood trees on a gravel road away from noise and people. The cabin inside had a fireplace with a futon in front of it, a full size bed, a small dining table and full functioning kitchen with a balcony overlooking the mountains and the trees below. My favorite was the outside bathroom on the balcony, it had a shower head, claw bathtub, and toilet- how invigorating to shower outside in the sun, looking out to the mountain range and the smell of the redwoods around you!! During the nights the fireplace kept us warm, and the sound of the creek below sang us to sleep. In the morning it was beautiful to see the sunshine through the trees into the windows of the cabin. We made our breakfast and ate it on the balcony in the tree tops listening to the birds and the flowing creek below. After breakfast we met Doug and his adorable Golden Retriever, Sammy, and we chatted for about an hour, Doug is a very nice, happy and friendly guy. Afterwards we hiked down to the ravine and found a small tranquil waterfall we had our lunch by and enjoyed the nature around us. During the day we explored the coast line and took pictures of the sunset. Later that night when we got back to the cabin we made dinner with red wine and a bubble bath outside under the stars- it was a love story fantasy come true- This will be a trip never to forget!! I've told all of my friends about the cabin and they are all jealous of the time we had. Thanks to Doug, Donna, and Sammy, we got just what we needed to get back to nature. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality! :)
- Guest Mary (Glendale, CA)
- Date of stay 08/09/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners.
just what the doctor ordered!
just what the doctor ordered!
When Doug emailed me that the place was available - even for just one night - I jumped at the chance to spend my birthday at this property. It did not disappoint. This cabin is one of the rare occasions where this posting does not even do the actual experience service. And Doug was god sent - recommending Nepenthe under a full moon for dinner. We only stayed one night but we certainly did take advantage of the outdoor tub and hammock and everything else the place has to offer. The temperature was perfect as well - not a hair stood up on my body nor did I break a sweat . . . this place was pretty much the womb. thank you Doug!
- Guest Jeffrey A. (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
My wife and I travelled from Chicago to stay in the Serenity Cabin for our honeymoon. What a mistake. When we arrived, there were cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, spider webs all over the walls and overall it seemed that nobody had even made an attempt at cleaning the cabin before our arrival. When we opened the front door, there were dead bugs on the door and the front screen door had holes in it (not ideal when you're in the woods). We walked in, and literally turned right around and went somewhere else. If you are hoping to have a clean and livable cabin to stay in, I strongly suggest you pay the extra bucks to go somewhere else. Also the other cabin was not far enough away. The website makes it seem like they are worlds apart but in reality it's very close and not as private as it seems. Considering we arrived to stay a week for our honeymoon, we were beyond disappointed - we couldn't even fathom spending a night in this place.
- Guest tom j.
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 09/23/13
My husband and I stayed 3 nights in the MorningLite cabin. Rustic yet very clean and comfortable with all windows. It is very private and has all of the provisions you would ever need. It is so quiet you could hear a pin drop...surrounded by nature and the sounds of the creek below from the deck, I have never been so relaxed in my entire life. Doug is such a nice guy and very helpful, but after check in your privacy is of the utmost concern here. The bed is the most comfortable bed we have ever stayed in through our many years of travel up and down the coast. The tub outside has plenty of hot water since both cabins are on separate water sources. Our favorite spot was on the futon, which was perfectly situated in front of the fireplace, where we sat, drank wine, read and talked. A must see is the waterfall, which is spectacular while hiking there and has a very spiritual feeling when there. Only people who live on Palo Colorado road know about this place and Doug has an excellent map, along with signs and yellow flags helping you find the way. He now has a beautiful plaque nailed to a tree next to the waterfall in honor of his Dad which signifies his forever love of nature and life. While hard to leave the cabin we ventured out to visit the Ripplewood Resort restaurant one morning for breakfast and the food and service was excellent! The next day we visited the Redwood Grill at the Fernwood Resort for the 49er game as my husband is a fanatic and couldn't miss that losing game, unfortunately, but we found the place to be a very friendly and fun place with great drinks. If you like smoked meats the food is for you. They prepare all of their meats on site. The cabins are pet friendly and it is so nice to be able to bring your entire family, but make sure your pet is well behaved, looked after, and responds well to voice commands, as the cabins are on a hill with a few areas that drop to the forrest, so if they aren't use to being off leash bring one. Doug and Donna's new addition is well trained and cute and friendly as ever! Of all of the accommodations in the Big Sur area, Rosehaven Cabins is by far the most remote and price friendly place to go. Please give them a try as you won't be disappointed. Thanks Doug, Donna, and Sammy for making this trip our most memorable! Cindy and Wayne Bollinger
- Guest Cindy (Concord, Ca)
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 09/30/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, pet owners.
I love this place. Doug and Donna are absolutely wonderful hosts, and very helpful on ideas of outings. I brought my dog, and there is lots of nature here to explore. The cabin is very comfortable and the view is amazing. I will be back again and again.
- Guest jojo (San Mateo)
- Date of stay 01/10/12
- Review Submitted 03/04/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
My wife and I spent four nights in Serenity recently and had an absolutely wonderful stay. The cabin was what we expected - charming, a rustic and relaxing and most importantly - off the beaten path. We woke up to morning light filtering through the translucent roof, had breakfast on the deck amongst coastal redwoods, found the creek and waterfall below the cabin, and set off on daily adventures up and down the coast. My wife loved ending each day with a soak in outdoor cast iron tub! The location couldn't be better suited for exploring Carmel and Big Sur. The property owners were fantastic, both through email and upon arrival, we would certainly recommend this location to family and friends. We will most definitely return for another visit.
- Guest Dean (Southbridge, MA)
- Date of stay 09/21/11
- Review Submitted 10/07/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.
The Perfect Getaway
The Perfect Getaway
My husband and I were looking for someplace private, romantic, off the beaten path, budget-friendly, and pet-friendly to celebrate our 1st anniversary together. No small feat in the Big Sur/Carmel area where average hotel rooms cost $300+ a night. However, we knew we found something special when we came across Rosehaven. The property sits 4 miles directly off Hwy 1 in Carmel- down a windy road (not far from the Bixby Bridge and Rocky Point restaurant) that takes you deep into the Redwood forest. There are 2 cabins nestled down a long driveway even further in the forest. The cabins are within eye sight of each other but far enough away to offer some privacy. The owners Doug and Donna were very friendly and welcoming. They gave my husband and I (and our pooch) a brief rundown on a few things, answered some questions about hiking, and after that, we didn't see them again. The cabins have similar personalities but with different details: the Serenity cabin is further down the driveway and therefore a bit more private, while the Morning Lite sits higher above the ground and is quite bright & airy (we stayed in the Morning Lite cabin). Everything was very clean and tidy when we arrived. I loved the personal details like all the candles (so pretty at night), tons of pillows, electric blanket, and local art. The sound of the bubbling brook outside was a nice touch too. The cabin came fully equipped with all the little things you might need- pots & pans, charcoal grill (bring your own briquettes!), coffee maker, towels, dog toys, and even bubble bath and bathrobes. We felt like this place was a magical little oasis just for us. It was so quiet and majestic. It was far enough from the ocean that we felt like we really got to experience the Redwood Forest, but not far enough where we felt too far away to really explore Big Sur and the coast. The outdoor bathroom was pure genius! What a fun and unique characteristic. Taking a bubble bath under the stars with a glass of wine was blissful. I can see how showering outside might be at bit chilly during winter months- but that just adds to the adventure. The cherry on top was that it was pet friendly (but didn't smell pet friendly). We love to bring our pooch with us when we travel so that really sealed the deal for us (there are several dog friendly beaches nearby). We can't wait to return and luckily, because Doug and Donna have chosen to keep the cost low, we will be able to do that soon.
- Guest Tami R. (Santa Monica, CA)
- Date of stay 04/23/11
- Review Submitted 05/04/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Perfect peaceful getaway!
Perfect peaceful getaway!
We stayed at this cabin last may and it was absolutely perfect. The cabin itself is very cozy and nestled in the woods. You truly feel like you are one with nature, especially when using the bathroom and shower on the deck (pretty awesome!). After one night here we were so relaxed and recharged we felt like we had been gone a week. Definitely not for everyone, but if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful and secluded getaway, it doesn't get any better. And it's still close enough to everything you might want to do that you won't get bored.
- Guest Kevin (SAN LEANDRO, CA)
- Date of stay 05/14/10
- Review Submitted 05/01/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners.
We absolutely loved our time at the serenity cabin! It's so relaxing and has everything you need. The 'skybed' will give you the best sleep of your life and the shower is unforgettable!!! We hope to send more Canadians your way!
- Guest Toni and Peter (Oakville, Ontario)
- Date of stay 08/26/10
- Review Submitted 09/07/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
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Nov 1 - Nov 28, 2015
2 night min stay
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