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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 morning 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 Little Gem:
A cozy and romantic cabin with sweeping views. It features a queen tempur-pedic cast iron bed, Jotel wood-burning stove, full kitchen, and beautiful dining nook w/skylight gazing up into the towering redwood & madrone trees and a CD/IPod/Radio System. The kitchen is fully equipped for meal preparation with a four burner stove, oven and under-counter refrigerator. There is also an outdoor BBQ for all your grilling needs. Lace covered French doors separate the exquisite bathroom, with a claw foot steeping tub/shower and a stunning bowl sink on a redwood countertop. The Little Gem is built out of the finest materials including redwood, 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.
Outside the wrap-around balcony with bistro dining area offers a breathtaking view of the valley below, ridges, and the surrounding forest. You can also relax in the 2 person hammock or dine on your own little mountain top terrace, filled with flowers and embraced by redwoods, madrones, and oaks. Gaze at the stars, unobstructed by city lights.
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.
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
Lace-covered french doors open to an embossed bowl sink on an ancient heart-redwood slab vanity top. A beautiful and deep claw foot tub awaits you with over head and hand held shower heads. Big windows for light, air and views......moreless
Two-Night Minimum. Three-Four Night Minimum for certain Special Events & Holidays*
*Rates are $50/night higher than stated rate for these periods: MLKJ, President’s Day, Easter, Big Sur Marathon, Mothers/Fathers Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Concours d’Elegance, Labor Day, Monterey Jazz Festival, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years
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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) Also check out the newly added by permit hiking at Mill Creek Preserve.
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 Cabin: 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...