Big Sur Craftsman Cabin W/Sauna

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Last updated: 07/01/2016

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

Property description

This is a secluded gem of a cabin with craftsman touches in a very lovely setting. It sits in a private corner of the property with magical filtered light through the oak and redwood forest. South facing with a beautiful mountain/canyon view it is very spacious (aprox 600sf) with the tinted plaster walls and arches giving it a very warm, old world feel. The quaint little bedroom is accessed by an outdoor covered staircase and has a spectacular view of the canyon. There is very nice deck space on three sides of the cabin, where one can sit in sun or shade while enjoying the abundant bird life and forest/mountain/canyon views.Or relax in our deep clawfoot tub that sits in our redwood gardenroom. Deer and quail are commonly seen, with the occasional glimpse of a bobcat or fox.
We now have a wood-fired sauna on the property,which is available to guests as well as ourselves. The sauna has a large,covered deck and sits in a quiet location shaded beneath a giant live oak,with a beautiful canyon view. The perfect place to calm your spirit and feel the bounty of nature.

The property is conveniently located halfway between Carmel/Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur Proper. Three miles inland and over 1,100 ft in elevation, we are usually above the fog , which creates unique views as it moves in and out of the canyon like slow tide. We are 4/10ths of a mile up a well maintained dirt rd.......access is rarely a problem and then only during heavy storms in the winter months at these times 4WD is recommended , though not often necessary.
This land is a place for quietude and solitude...a place to be replenished and calmed by the simple beauty of nature.We hope that our guests treat this as an opportunity to experience these wildlands with reverence and come away refreshed in a way that only nature can deliver.So please respect this quiet for your sake as well as those who live here.
Keywords: Cottage, small house

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen size futon couch/bed in livingroom
 Single size futon couch/bed in reading room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A good selection of dvds and VHS as well as a very eclectic book library...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Cabin has south facing canyon/mountain views...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    2nd unit has a beautiful ocean view...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Gas Fireplace:

    we have electric and propane heat as well as the woodstove...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet:

    We have free WiFi...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    Redwood garden room with Claw foot tub...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Antique claw foot tub in a very private garden room...moreless

  • Sauna


Write a review 4.9
from 89 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - Nov 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We have lived in the area for over 28 years, and on this property for 19 where we have raised a large family. All of our children still live in the area, and our 16 year old daughter, Sienna, is still with us. I am a carpenter/builder and have rarely had to leave this canyon for work while my wife, Monica, has worked for many years at a fine restaurant in Carmel though now she stays plenty busy running this business. We have been avid backpackers through the years, taking the entire family on many hikes. We are a storehouse of info regarding the best local restaurants, hiking trails, beaches, river spots, etc. so please feel free to ask.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
Since first passing through here as teenagers, we have felt that this is one of the most beautiful places in California, if not the entire country.There is a magic in the air here.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The peace one feels while living in the forest amongst the wildlife and beautiful always changing scenery. It is a spectacular area, and every year we feel its beauty more deeply.

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Speaks: english



  • view thru reading room to livingroom

    view thru reading room to livingroom

  • bedroom with writing desk

    bedroom with writing desk

  • Trail from cabin to sauna

    Trail from cabin to sauna

  • Dinette table with canyon view

    Dinette table with canyon view

  • view from kitchen thru reading room to livingroom in cabin

    view from kitchen thru reading room to livingroom in cabin

  • Sauna w/cabin in background

    Sauna w/cabin in background

  • Cabin


  • Otters are common along the coast

    Otters are common along the coast

  • Sauna on a misty morning

    Sauna on a misty morning

  • Redwood garden room with claw foot

    Redwood garden room with claw foot

  • Bed nook

    Bed nook

  • Redwood garden room

    Redwood garden room

  • The cabin at dusk

    The cabin at dusk

  • livingroom in cabin

    livingroom in cabin

  • Hwy 1 coastline nearby

    Hwy 1 coastline nearby

  • Sauna


  • catch a glimpse of a condor

    catch a glimpse of a condor

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Big Sur Craftsman Cabin w/Sauna

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA #302232

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