The Dome House...Jewel in the Forest(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description) + , 2 Baths (Sleeps 5)
This beautiful geodesic home is a real Big Sur bohemian rustic, yet glamorous experience.
You'll feel like you're living inside a giant tree in the redwood forest.
Enjoy lounging in the large living room or hanging out in Carabella's Theatre where you'll find comfortable areas to enjoy being in the middle of nature while relaxing.
The Dome House can accommodate up to 5 guests, has a great fully stocked kitchen, 2 bathrooms and art supplies. Our focus in Nature and Self Expression here at our "Oasis of Inspiration"!
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Member since: 2012
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
This is an open kitchen as the house is one large room other than the loft master bedroom. We have the basics in this rustic redwood home with a view and sounds of the forest from the kitchen are wonderful with windows all around. Everything you'll need to make some amazing meals!...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $50
- Cleaning fee $100
- Tax Rate 10.5%
*We recommend purchasing traveler's insurance so that if a situation occurs where you are unable to get here for your reserved dates, you are covered. One such company is CSA Travel and there are others.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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"An Oasis of Inspiration"....This unique rustic dome home is in the peaceful redwood forest with lovely gardens, plenty of sun, sounds of the stream and birds. A beautiful drive and easy to get to as you meander down a magical forest road to arrive at The Dome House. As you walk over the footbridge ('The Bridge Over Denial') you will leave all outside concerns behind to enjoy a peaceful stay here at 'The Jewel in the Forest'. You may even want to express yourself with paint or write as you'll find the house equipped with art supplies and journals. We are conveniently located halfway between Carmel & Big Sur and 2 miles into the forest from the Coast Hwy 1. You can find many wonderful sites and activities both in Carmel and Big Sur and in between! The Rocky Pt Restaurant is just down the road and has one of the most spectacular views on the planet! You'll find lots of hiking, shopping, art galleries, excursions for whale watching and so much more. Also while staying in 'The Jewel' you might want to visit Sofanya in her studio or gallery also located on the property. She is known for her 'Essence Portraits' which she's very happy to create for you. If you like you may inquire about private painting lessons with Sofanya or even a class with your group or family. She also holds occasional concerts, art workshops and special events at 'Carabella's Theatre'. You may also be interested in renting the space for wedding, an gathering, workshop or retreat of your own! The theatre is a small stage and circle area surrounded by redwoods. With the stage lights and magical ambiance it is truly a delightful place for performance and any creativity. The property has several dwellings to choose from, each with their own unique rustic charm. Also the Dome House has a garden level unit and the entire house can easily accommodate a group of 10 people.
Please feel free to call or email with any questions.
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: I am an artist so Blessed to live and work in this paradise forest in between Big Sur and Carmel. I'm inspired by the reality that each of us are nature and not separate from it. This is the basis of my work. People often ask me what kind of art I make and my response is that 'Life is the Art'! I work in many mediums including painting, redwood carvings, mixed media and of course the Essence Portraits I create for people have been a profound exploration into the hologram of time and space of a person's soul. I love the discovery of art as a medium for the universe of knowledge to come through the paintings and sculpture. I enjoy welcoming people from all over the world into my gallery & studio here on the 'Jewel in the Forest' property. We also have a small area I call 'Carabella's Theatre' where we hold seasonal gatherings, weddings, workshops etc. ?Feel free to check out my website or Sofanya on Facebook.
Why the Owner Chose Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
I remember the day I was drawn here....it was as if everyone I encountered had a message for me. Since the moment I got here I've felt it to be my true home. I used to drive thru Big Sur on my way to LA on art business and this time I visited a shop that was carrying my wearable art at the time and the clerk in there said 'Sofanya you should check this place out....it's perfect for you!' I called to make an appt to see the house the next morning. The moment I turned onto this road to my house I recognized it as the place I belonged on the planet. When I drove into the driveway to the dome house my gaze was filled with a beautiful large young woman with long golden hair nursing her baby who was proportionally as large and gorgeous as she....it was like a bigger than life vision of nurturing. She showed me upstairs to the dome house. When I entered I had a strong sense that I made it home! I rented for a year and a half knowing that someday I must buy this property so that I would never have to leave. Miracles took place so that I could manifest that dream and here I am almost 17 yrs later. In that time we've had a theatre in the round in the lower dome level, art shows, concerts, workshops, community gatherings. Over time I found out that long before the dome was built the property was called 'Hoffman's Camp' owned by Carabel & Lou Hoffman. They used to have Sunday dinners for the guests cooked by Carabel...people loved staying here and couldn't wait to come back. I have photos from that era and now I once again bring to life the long history of welcoming new friends to this beautiful magical place on earth.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace in beautiful nature while being less than 20 minutes to countless fun activities in Carmel, Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove and on and on!
- Primary: 831 626-2876 831-238-0543
- Secondary: 831-238-0543
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The Dome House.. 'Jewel'
Living room....forest views all around the house!
Main floor full bathroom
Master bedroom in loft...night view
View from front door and porch
Garapata Beach....one of the most gorgeous spots on the planet only 2.5 mi away
Carabella's Theatre Great for family gatherings, concerts, weddings!
Jewel in the Forest from road
Beautiful wedding at "The Jewel in the Forest" property.
View from Carabella's Theatre area
Sit near the fire and enjoy the views all around the house!
Sleeps a 5th person
Master bedroom in loft
Sunken tub in the master bedroom loft
Come on up and relax a while!
&quot;The Bridge Over Denial&quot;
"Hoffman's Hill" going up to "The Lotus" cabin
Carabella's Stage Great for weddings, plays, music concert, hanging out!
Loving wedding at the "Jewel in the Forest"
Fantuzzi and Friends played on Carabella's Theatre at the "Jewel in the Forest"
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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