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"We loved our stay here and found it to be very relaxing and rejuvenating! You are reminded that there is more to life than the everyday, hussle and bussle. We had very spotty internet service (which turned out to be a blessing). We loved everything about the property, particularly the Yurt. It was a majical adventurous experience! If you want to unplug, this is the perfect spot to do so. If you want to venture out, there are plenty of state parks, restaurants, cafe's, etc, within a reasonable driving distance. We stayed for (3) nights and it was perfect! We also stopped at the farmer's market in Monterey on our way to "the dream home" so that we could enjoy meals there, as well as everything the property had to offer. We can't wait to go back!!"
Guest: Karen S.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 18, 2015
"We really enjoyed our stay here for 4 days in May. The house is comfortable, spacious, and warm on those cool nights thanks to an excellent wood-burning stove. It was nicer than the pictures showed, with an updated main bath, new washer and dryer, and enhanced safety of the parking area. The location is really good - quiet and secluded but still fairly close to everything. There is a shopping center at Rio Road in Carmel with Safeway, CVS, Chevron, etc. so we got groceries and cooked breakfast and dinner here as they have everything you need. One evening thick fog rolled in and we were above it, which was just beautiful. We were fascinated by the old photo albums and the history of this house and the family that owns it. Palo Colorado Road gets very steep a few miles in, and the property's driveway is pretty tricky, but we were fine in a regular rental car. The narrow but paved road also leads to many other properties plus a campground and several trailheads, so you will encounter other vehicles.
FYI: There is poison oak everywhere in Big Sur, including on this property, but it can be avoided and we enjoyed walking around the property using the trails the owners mapped out."
Guest: Diane S.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 2, 2015
The Best Cottages in Big Sur! Plus wonderful hosts.
"My girlfriend and I stayed in one of the two cottages on Janie's and Peter's Country Flat Farm for two nights in early January -- and in hindsight, we should have stayed a LOT longer!! The cottage was absolutely stunning with views of the wilderness and ocean along with it's privacy and cozy feel. We celebrated our one year anniversary and my girlfriend's birthday here -- sharing a bottle of wine while watching the beautiful sunset from our room. Even the bathtub had views that urged you to extend your trip and soak in the beauty of Big Sur on such a tranquil and wholesome farm. We couldn't have been more fortunate and delighted to have stayed here. A word about the hosts (Janie and Peter) -- terrific. Janie was so very accommodating and even met us at the driveway to show us in, and shared her thoughts on the best restaurants in the area that could possibly cater to us as vegetarians. They really left us to enjoy our time after showing us in, but invited us to wonder around the farm and pick fresh lemons and apples anytime, which we certainly did (they were so fresh and delicious!).
Out of all our previous experiences on VRBO and AirBnB (more than I can count) plus our 12 nights along the California Coast as part of this trip, our stay at the cottage on Country Flat Farm really topped it all. It was the most serene, wonderful place we have stayed together.
Looking forward to staying here again!!
Thanks Janie & Peter!"
Guest: Scott ODate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 11, 2015
"This precarious paradise was the tangible rendering of a vision in my head. You will find, by the end of this, that it is indeed yours too. Start by visualizing the most covert dirt road leading off into the mountains from the rush and speediness of US1. 100 yards later you find your cars final resting place, a flat open area enough for three parking spots. From there the journey that I made on foot many of times starts on the first day with Richard and one of the few enduring early 90's pickups he manages to get up what you will soon see is a true off-roading feat. Crawling at a snails pace around a few switchbacks and gaining nearly 1500 feet in elevation you will look out over the cliff outside your door to the view that will cost you 10 times as much at Post Ranch Inn or Ventana to witness. Over the last vertical hump the old dirt road heads just as quickly down into a ravine of giant redwoods and bay trees. Here you will arrive at the small slice of level ground overlooking the main ravine which will be your home for as long as you can have it. A wooden screen is your vale to the remainder of Richards endlessly interesting manor making the elegant trailer and bath house yours completely. You will never long for another bathroom again after a few uses in this glass palace above the world. For those who realized you left your reading glasses in the car when you were desperately looking up if "GI" was a word during scrabble then expect a 13 minute walk down and 20 min walk back...depending on age and physical fitness. The amenities are nothing short of normal creature comforts. Contrary to the stigma attached to "off the grid", here, you'd never notice. The environment you are in is privately owned and therefore completely baron of other hikers and sightseers. If you can, and I think you must, take time away from sunbathing and napping to traverse the hill side and ravine you will be rewarded with untouched wilderness and silence so great my ears struggled to find activity. If you are lucky enough to meet and spend time with Zooey you will be endlessly amused with this pups character and personality. When the fateful day comes you must leave this place you will load your wheelbarrow with luggage, roll it to the vessel you rode in on, hop on and hang out with Richard for one last time. Me and my wife will never forget our time there and could not have ended up with a better spot to enjoy our little honeymoon. A thanks to Richard for that."
Guest: Aaron L.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 17, 2015