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Little Gem Cabin on Heart Circle Mountain: on-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Views

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View from the entrance of our canyon. Stream, ancient redwoods & ferns await...

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Last updated: 12/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Sur cabin 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 a perfect place for 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.

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

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Massage
              • Private Chef
              • Staff

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Non Smoking Only:

                You can smoke in the gravel areas 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!...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom : 1 queen

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              • The Little Gem has a romantic queen bed with a Tempur-pedic memory foam mattress, sparkling white Egyptian cotton sheets, pillows, throws and a fluffy down duvet (comforter)....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Full Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Stereo:

                Ipod/CD player for your music. Aux hookup. ...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                The Little Gem Cabin has a terrace overlooking a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. 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, hammocks and sitting areas to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Heart Circle's Forest....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining:

                The dining nook has ambient art glass lighting with a skylight and window for views......moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 2 people

              General

              • Free Long Distance:

                Please no international calls!...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Linens Provided:

                Silky white sheets, down duvet, pillows and cozy throws....moreless

              • Parking:

                Paved parking is available in front of the cottage....moreless

              • Telephone:

                The Little Gem has use of the main house phone in the main courtyard. Anytime 24/7....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

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

              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi is available in the courtyard at the main house, just a short stroll away. Your welcome inside during inclement weather. Just knock...:) Works in the Gem sometimes......moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                The Little Gem has a romantic Jotul wood stove. Wood is provided for your use. Provided instructions help you build your totally safe, warm and romantic fire easily. ...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Cuisinart drip coffee maker. A cute little red one!...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                The Little Gem is fully outfitted for dining in, or out on the deck or yard terrace....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                All dishes and utensils are provided....moreless

              • Freezer:

                The freezer is in the refrigerator and it works well! Buy quart sized items....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                The Little Gem has a full kitchen with cooking implements. An adorable Little Gem of a kitchen! Propane BBQ outside on the terrace....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Refrigerator:

                An under counter refrigerator....moreless

              • Stove:

                Propane cooktop, oven & broiler....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Wrap around balcony with Bistro table & chairs overlooking Heart Circle's private valley below and towering ridges and blue sky above. A raptors paradise...!...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The Little Gem has a large yard on the mountaintop with rocking/swiveling chairs & table next to a birdbath and flower garden. A comfy two person hammock!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane BBQ grill outside on the terrace....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    There is a deep claw-foot steeping tub and bath salts provided. Quiet relaxation......moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall
                  Oct 13 - Jan 4, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250 $275
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,575
                  Winter
                  Jan 5 - Mar 26, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $225 $250
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,400
                  Spring
                  Mar 27 - Jun 18, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250 $275
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,575
                  Summer
                  Jun 19 - Oct 11, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $300
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,100

                  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.

                  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, Mothers/Fathers Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Concours d’Elegance, Labor Day, Monterey Jazz Festival, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 12/12/2014
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                  Location

                  21 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Monterey Airport
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Rocky Point Restaurant
                  14.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Rancho Canada
                  2.2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Pacific Coast HWY 1
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Rocky Point Restaurant
                  3.8 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Garrapata State Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  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.

                   

                  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 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...


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                  Speaks: english, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • View from the entrance of our canyon. Stream, ancient redwoods & ferns await...

                    View from the entrance of our canyon. Stream, ancient redwoods & ferns await...

                  • Little Gem Cabin: Private glen terrace and wrap around deck, 360 views!

                    Little Gem Cabin: Private glen terrace and wrap around deck, 360 views!

                  • Wake up to birds playing in the bird bath and the clean fresh air of Big Sur.

                    Wake up to birds playing in the bird bath and the clean fresh air of Big Sur.

                  • Balcony view of Garrapata Ridge, redwoods and the valley below.

                    Balcony view of Garrapata Ridge, redwoods and the valley below.

                  • A charming window nook: watch the birds play and the trees sway overhead.

                    A charming window nook: watch the birds play and the trees sway overhead.

                  • Soak in the heat and beauty of the dancing flames aside the Jotul wood stove

                    Soak in the heat and beauty of the dancing flames aside the Jotul wood stove

                  • Expansive views of the mountains and valley from the gorgeous bathroom!

                    Expansive views of the mountains and valley from the gorgeous bathroom!

                  • Step outside and hike on our private trails & see beautiful wildflowers.

                    Step outside and hike on our private trails & see beautiful wildflowers.

                  • Valleys, ridges, ocean and sky from the Zen Trail.

                    Valleys, ridges, ocean and sky from the Zen Trail.

                  • 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.

                    Wildflowers seen along the Waterfall Trail in Heart Circle's Forest.

                  • Welcome to Heart Circle Mountain's shared courtyard ~ phone/WiFi. Views & Birds!

                    Welcome to Heart Circle Mountain's shared courtyard ~ phone/WiFi. Views & Birds!

                  • BBQ, dine and relax, surrounded by redwoods, oaks & madrones!

                    BBQ, dine and relax, surrounded by redwoods, oaks & madrones!

                  • Balcony dining overlooking a secluded valley and expansive ridges.

                    Balcony dining overlooking a secluded valley and expansive ridges.

                  • A quaint kitchen ready to meet all your cooking needs: BBQ outside!

                    A quaint kitchen ready to meet all your cooking needs: BBQ outside!

                  • Cozy bed w/queen Tempur-Pedic mattress and fluffy down duvet.

                    Cozy bed w/queen Tempur-Pedic mattress and fluffy down duvet.

                  • Exquisite & Quintessential Claw-Foot Tub~ A divine way to soak your cares away!

                    Exquisite & Quintessential Claw-Foot Tub~ A divine way to soak your cares away!

                  • Expansive yard w/2 person hammock~ perfect for a nap, stargazing or relaxing!

                    Expansive yard w/2 person hammock~ perfect for a nap, stargazing or relaxing!

                  • Zen Trail Lounging Area w/ hammock~ great for picnics, sunsets and views!

                    Zen Trail Lounging Area w/ hammock~ great for picnics, sunsets and views!

                  • 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.

                  • Breathtaking sunsets!

                    Breathtaking sunsets!

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