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Recent Big Sur reviews

  • Beautiful get away

    "The Little Gem is a beautiful, immaculate setting for a get away. Andrew and Brianne are very welcoming hosts and are willing to offer suggestions for places to go/things to do/places to eat, but they also offer you plenty of privacy. The cottage has everything that you need for a relaxing stay, with a very functional kitchenette, breakfast nook, comfortable bed, beautiful sun-filled bathroom, wood stove, and lots of outdoor space (a private deck and succulent garden in addition to the shared terrace at the main house and walking trails with hammocks and tables). Just bring sunscreen and a book and you'll be very happy. (Quick, easy access to Big Sur beaches and hikes as well as the towns of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, etc. Absolutely stunning setting.)"
    Guest: KMCQ Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
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  • Lovely, charming, high-end cabin in ideal location

    "I spent and inordinate amount of time searching through every hotel, rental property, and alternative accommodation in the Big Sur area before concluding that this cabin was an absolute standout and the ideal choice. I wanted to be very close hiking and not to have to do much driving once we arrived. And, coming down from the San Francisco peninsula, I did not want to go to the far end of BigSur but be in the middle of things and wanted to visit Nepenthe as a part of the trip. While we initially felt this cabin was out of our price range, once I compared it to every other option available, it was clear it was an excellent value. In addition, because we had a kitchen, we had the pleasure and savings of being able to prepare simple meals right there. It is set up so you can prepare more elaborate meals, but we didn't want to take the time to do this. It was such a pleasure to hang out in the high-end living room, bedroom, and take advantage of the lovely bathroom. It was cozy in front of the extremely easy to operate fireplace. And the views of the windows and to the skylights of the redwoods are outstanding. We walked down to the beautiful beach at the bottom of the road twice in our three nights there. We hiked trails very close by, had breakfast once at the Big Sur lodge and once at the Big Sur bakery. We had a special meal at Nepenthe which is absolutely not to be missed. What a setting! Heading to the pleasure, I had taken out a book from the library about the history of Nepenthe and it was fascinating to read while visiting. Well we did not meet Linda, she was a phone call away and I had to call her when I broke the key in the door. She was supportive and helpful and said she would take care of it all which she did. We had a lovely time and I think this is by far the best place to stay in Big Sur."
    Guest: curious123 Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 24, 2015
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  • 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 O Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 11, 2015
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  • We Didn't Want To Leave!

    "My girlfriend and I stayed for 2 night's in Embree's cozy and charming Big Sur cabin on her beautifully terraced/gardened property overlooking the lush hills of the northern part of Big Sur. The views of the hills and ocean were stunning. Hawks soared constantly overhead and the windows of the cabin were frequented by large butterflies of many varieties. The quiet of the canyon was so peaceful and fulfilling. The cabin itself is the ideal, classic, authentic, quintessential Big Sur cozy hideaway (add on epic views!). Charming, clean, fresh and amply stocked with almost all of your needs. Crackling automatic fireplace to boot! The bed was wonderfully comfortable with clean, fresh linen (... which triggered a couple of unintended, but welcomed, late wake-ups!) A favorite aspect of the cabin for me was taking a bath while watching the hawks out of the large picturesque windows of the bathroom ... and the hot showers off the back porch of the cabin while looking across the vast landscape of the hills and canyon. Embree was an excellent host; she made us feel welcome and well cared for. She made sure that we knew how to come and go from her home out to the central attractions of Big Sur, and how to get safely back to the cabin ... she even provides hand-drawn maps to keep in your car during your stay! She made herself available to us if we needed her, though she allowed to have 100% privacy during our stay, which is also made possible through the arrangement of her property. Embree's cabin was also the perfect distance to the central Big Sur Area: Pfeiffer Big Sur, Deetjen's, Nepenthe, Point Sur, Bixby Bridge, etc. ... everything within 20 minutes or less. A highlight of our stay was also a massage experience that was found at "Namaste Therapuetic Bodyworks" which boasts all 5 star reviews. This wonderful place was located in the town of Big Sur: 46840 Hwy 1 Ste 9, Big Sur, CA 93920 right next to the Big Sur River Inn Thank You to Embree for surprising us with a gem of an experience at her wonderful cabin. We recommend it highly and we can't wait to come again! Noah and Gretchen, Santa Cruz, CA."
    Guest: Noah Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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