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Eco-Getaway in Spectacular Big Sur Coastal Mountains

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Last updated: 08/27/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Big Sur cottage description

THIS IS A UNIQUE PROPERTY,1 MILE ON A HARD PACKED DIRT ROAD, IN A SERENE, PRIVATE SETTING. PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE INQUIRING.
WE MAKE STRONG EFFORTS TO NOT DISTURB OUR NEIGHBORS. THANKS SO MUCH.
These captivating one bedroom cottages are built of local materials and nestled in the oaks above our farm. Expect a retreat spot with spectacular views of Pacific sunsets, coastal oaks and redwoods, and the surrounding Santa Lucia mountain range. For those of you “ecologically minded” folk, our guests' stay is fully sustained by solar power and a spring-fed stream. The cottages sleep two persons, have internet access and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. There is a queen futon which converts into a bed for extra guests. We have just installed beautiful NEW BAMBOO FLOORING in both cottages, adding charm and comfort to your stay!
Beauty, peace, and serenity are the themes of your stay. Nature abounds not only in the special setting of the cottages and their views, but also on our fifty acres of property. Organic Meyer lemons, fruit trees, and berries in season delight the senses and tempt the palate. Most guests are drawn to our property as a place to renew and refresh away from the fast pace of urban life. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY! In June, July and August we have a THREE NIGHT MINIMUM.

FOR THE ADVENTUROUS TRAVELER
This destination is for the adventurous traveler. Our farm and cottages are located 12 miles south of Carmel, California off scenic Highway One, two miles from the coast on a paved road and one mile on an all year round good, in some places bumpy, in some places steep dirt road. Upon leaving the coastal highway the anticipation builds as you drive through a gorgeous old growth redwood canyon, then leave the pavement for the last short mile on a hard-packed dirt road, and suddenly arrive to experience the wonders of Country Flat Farm. We STRONGLY recommend an all wheel drive vehicle for your comfort as the dirt road can be unnerving for folks who are used to driving on pavement and can chew up the road for our neighbors. In the winter months we REQUIRE all wheel drive. (November through March) Please consider this when requesting a booking. All visitors are met by the owners on the paved road and guided to the cottage upon first arriving. Please look us up online at countryflatfarm.
(This property is owned and operated by Rotarians.)

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE COTTAGES
Our cottages are furnished with 'country charm.' Lush towels and individual bathrobes are provided. The beds feature a brand new queen mattress crafted by a local company. Allergy free comforters warm you as you snuggle under tastefully chosen sheets and quilts. We have the latest high-tech fireplace heater that looks like a wood-burning fireplace, without the hassle. We have recently installed beautiful new bamboo floors that increase charm and comfort for our guests. There is no tv, phone, or cell phone service so please plan accordingly . There is, however, internet access so that you may use your computer to communicate with the outside world if necessary. If you want to watch movies we ask that you bring your own DVD's rather than download them from the internet. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, toaster, dishes, cutlery, glasses, dishtowels, pots and pans, coffee maker, and tea kettle. All you need to bring is your own food and drink. The owners are beekeepers, so fresh sage honey is available for our guests.

THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
There are wonderful opportunities for outdoor activities near the property and to the north and south off of Highway One. Hiking trails abound in the Palo Colorado area where we are located. Access to the Ventana Wilderness is 7 miles away. The Monterey Peninsula is only 12 miles to the north and Big Sur 13 miles to the south. Both destinations offer amazing restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, golfing, biking, and surfing. Additionally, Monterey hosts the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Convertible bed(s)

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                  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new locally crafted queen beds

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Other Amenities

                      • Our cottages provide privacy, walking, relaxing spaces on a beautiful organic farm. Depending on the time of year, guests could participate in activities that are going on at the farm...harvesting fruit, honey extraction, or just drinking in the beauty of the place. ...moreless

                      Entertainment

                          • CD Player

                          Attractions

                              • Live Theater

                              Leisure Activities

                                  • Sight Seeing

                                  Location Type

                                  • Mountain View:

                                    View out of the windows of cottage provide views of the Pacific Ocean, redwoods, oaks and theCoastal Santa Lucia Mountains...moreless

                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                  • Fishing
                                  • Hiking
                                  • Mountain Biking
                                  • Surfing

                                  Dining

                                      • Dining Area

                                      General

                                      • Gas Fireplace
                                      • Hair Dryer
                                      • Linens Provided
                                      • Mobile Phone:

                                        Cell Phone reception is spotty on the Big Sur Coast south of Carmel....moreless

                                      • Towels Provided
                                      • Wireless Internet:

                                        Guests may bring their computers to access the internet. We ask you bring your own DVD's rather than download from the internet....moreless

                                      Kitchen

                                      • Cooking Utensils
                                      • Kitchen:

                                        Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and under counter refrigerator. Guests only need to bring food and drink....moreless

                                      • Refrigerator

                                      Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden:

                                        Guests are invited to stroll around the grounds of our property....moreless

                                      Payment Type

                                      • Mastercard
                                      • Visa
                                       

                                      Reviews

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Labor Day Weekend
                                      Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2015
                                      3 night min stay
                                      $205
                                      My Standard Rate
                                      2 night min stay
                                      $185
                                      $1,295 $5,550
                                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                      Fees:

                                      • Taxes Not included

                                      Notes:

                                      June, July and August, 2014 we have a THREE NIGHT MINIMUM.

                                      50% deposit to hold reservation, balance due no later than 2 weeks prior to arrival. Both are payable by personal check, cash or credit card.


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                                      Location

                                      The Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur communities offer myriad artistic, musical, recreational activities for the traveler.

                                       

                                      Owner info

                                      Year Purchased: 1983

                                      About the owner: Janie Rommel-Eichorn and Peter Eichorn have lived on and stewarded this property since 1983. We have two grown children who are closely tied to the land and help out with activities as their schedules allow. We are both Rotarians, care deeply about the environment, and contributing to peace and world understanding. We are organically certified and grow meyer lemons that are sold to local stores and restaurants. We model a sustainable lifestyle, living in a rammed earth home, and have lived off the grid since 1983. We love to share the wonder of this magical place with others.

                                      Why the Owner Chose Big Sur:
                                      We want to share the bounty and inspiration of this area of the world with travelers seeking such experiences for themselves. .


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                                      Speaks: english

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                                      Photos

                                      • Views from nearby Country Flat Farm

                                        Views from nearby Country Flat Farm

                                      • View of cottages from forest above

                                        View of cottages from forest above

                                      • Cottage kitchen

                                        Cottage kitchen

                                      • Futon couch and dining area with kitchen in "East of Eden"

                                        Futon couch and dining area with kitchen in "East of Eden"

                                      • Cottage bedroom alcove

                                        Cottage bedroom alcove

                                      • VIew of Pacific Ocean from bubble bath in purple claw foot tub

                                        VIew of Pacific Ocean from bubble bath in purple claw foot tub

                                      • Living area, fireplace, futon couch in "Pacific Sunset"

                                        Living area, fireplace, futon couch in "Pacific Sunset"

                                      • Kitchen, dining area and futon couch in "Pacific Sunset"

                                        Kitchen, dining area and futon couch in "Pacific Sunset"

                                      • View of 'Pacific Sunset' cottage and farm below

                                        View of 'Pacific Sunset' cottage and farm below

                                      • View from cottage of Pacific Ocean with a fog bank at sunset

                                        View from cottage of Pacific Ocean with a fog bank at sunset

                                      • Santa Lucia mountain view from the cottages

                                        Santa Lucia mountain view from the cottages

                                      • View of Pacific Ocean from a vista near the cottages

                                        View of Pacific Ocean from a vista near the cottages

                                      • Artistic masonry walkway approach to the cottage through the magnificent  oaks

                                        Artistic masonry walkway approach to the cottage through the magnificent oaks

                                      • Living Room in " East of Eden" with view of farm and the Pacific Ocean

                                        Living Room in " East of Eden" with view of farm and the Pacific Ocean

                                      • Another view of "East of Eden" cottage kitchen

                                        Another view of "East of Eden" cottage kitchen

                                      • View of futon couch and picture window in "East of Eden"

                                        View of futon couch and picture window in "East of Eden"

                                      • View of purple claw foot bathtub in bathroom

                                        View of purple claw foot bathtub in bathroom

                                      • View of kitchen and artistically designed redwood beamed ceiling and windows

                                        View of kitchen and artistically designed redwood beamed ceiling and windows

                                      • "Pacific Sunset"

                                        "Pacific Sunset"

                                      • Kitchen area in "Pacific Sunset"

                                        Kitchen area in "Pacific Sunset"

                                      • View of Country Flat Farm orchard from cottages

                                        View of Country Flat Farm orchard from cottages

                                      • Farm and Santa Lucia mountains with fog

                                        Farm and Santa Lucia mountains with fog

                                      • Pacific Sunset View f

                                        Pacific Sunset View f

                                      VRBO #367822

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                                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                                      Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                                      $185 - $205 per night (USD)
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                                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 2

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                                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                                      Speaks: english
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                                      • Calendar last updated: 08/27/2014
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