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Ample off street parking for several vehicles

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Relax on the deck and listen to the solitude, while the creek babbles below - or sink into the private outdoor hot tub and look at the star filled sky - or use the cabin as your home base as you enjoy easy access to all of the area's sites! Carmel is just 15 minutes away and Big Sur Proper is just a scenic 20 - 30 minutes away!

Quiet, private grounds - nestled in the redwoods with a babbling creek. Easy access on paved road, and a house full of amenities offer convenience, while peace and tranquility really invite you to unplug from the world. .

This cabin comes complete with full kitchen, including gas range, dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, Cuisinart coffeemaker, blender, dishes, cookware, utensils, etc. Home also comes with a washer/dryer. There is also an outdoor propane barbecue, and spa! Indoor and outdoor dining for up to 6.

Palo Colorado Canyon is a special place, attracting artists, writers and poets, as well as anyone else who longs for inspiration, fresh air, beauty and solitude. It's truly a place to unplug and commune with nature, but close enough to engage in world-class sightseeing, hiking, art and fine dining!

One bedroom has queen bed and private balcony, another has queen bed and private deck. The third bedroom has 2 twin beds (can be made in to one king bed upon request).

Television with satellite service, lots of dvds, books and board games also available.

We have recently re-furnished this cabin with new cozy sectional and new quality beds for your comfort.

House Rules: Please see house rules below in exhibit A of rental agreement.

Note: Photo ID is required for check in. Signed rental agreement required. Check in is by appointment, between the hours of 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

See copy of agreement below with house rules in exhibit A and waiver of liability in exhibit B for preview:
Thanks, and have a great vacation!

SHORT TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT
This Short Term Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between (“Homeowner”) and _______________ (“Guest”) as of the date last set forth on the signature page of this Agreement. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1. Property. The property is located at:
Palo Colorado Rd. Carmel Ca. 93923

The property is fully furnished and includes kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, pots/pans, dishes & utensils, linens, towels, books, games, hot tub, and BBQ.

2. Rental Party: The rental party shall consist only of Guest and the following persons (please print names):

1. _________________ 2. _______________ 3. _________________

4. _________________ 5. ________________

3. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to six persons. An additional charge or $60 per person per night for guests in addition to four will be assessed.

4. Term of the Lease.
The lease begins at 4 p.m. on ___ (the “Check-in Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. on _____ (the “Check-out Date”). Check in is by appointment, between the hours of 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

5. Minimum Stay: This property requires a two night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is needed for less than two days, the guest will be charged the two-night minimum rate.

6. Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules attached as Exhibit A at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property.

7. Access: Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.

8. Rental Rate and Fees

a. Deposit: A deposit of $1000 is due upon booking prior to the Check-In Date.

The deposit is for security and shall be refunded within 7 days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:
i. damage to the property or furnishings;
ii. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
iii. any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.

If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Check-in, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately.

b. Rental Rate. Payment in full of fees at time of booking shall be due upon booking, per rental site (VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb):

9. Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

VRBO: 100%, less VRBO fees, if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date.
Airbnb: 50% refund, less Airbnb fees, up to one week prior to Check-in Date.

10. Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler’s insurance. Please refer to VRBO or Airbnb websites for further information.

The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement including exhibit A( house rules)and exhibit B(waiver of liability) when the parties request to book and make payment online or by check.

Homeowner: Guest:
Signature: _________ Signature:_______________________

Name (print) ______________ Name (print): ______________

Signature: Phone # (during stay):______________

Name (print) ____________ Date:

Phone # (during stay):

Exhibit A:
HOUSE RULES
1. There is no smoking, campfires or candles allowed anywhere on the property.
2. In consideration of all of our future guests with allergies, no pets are allowed.
3. Out of respect for our neighbors absolutely no drone devices are allowed on the property.
4. No trespassing on neighboring properties: Pubic hiking trails are located at the east end of Palo Colorado Rd., at Botchers gap, or several locations along hwy. 1. Please feel free to peruse the Big Sur hiking trail books located on the bookshelf below the television in the living room (please be sure to return them to their shelf before final departure).
5. We strive to honor our neighbors by maintaining the tranquility of this community and therefore we do not allow loud parties or amplified music outdoors. Please, only quiet voices outside.
6. No children under the age of 18 are permitted in the hot tub, or its enclosure, without adult supervision.
7. Please shower prior to entering the hot tub. Do not add anything to the hot tub water (oils, bubble baths, etc.) – please note that doing so will result in loss of $300 of deposit.

Failure to comply with any of the aforementioned rules may result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of rent and/or deposits.

Telephone:
Guest house #: See phone headset label
Please keep long distance calls short and to a minimum.

Exhibit B:
RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
AGREEMENT
IN CONSIDERATION for being permitted to enter premises and property for vacation rental or
any other purpose, the undersigned, for himself/herself, his/her personal representatives, guests, children,
heirs, and next of kin, acknowledges, agrees, and represents that he/she has or will immediately upon
entering, and will continuously thereafter, thoroughly inspect such areas and his/her continued presence
constitutes an acknowledgment that he/she has inspected house, deck and entire property and he/she finds
and accepts such areas as being safe and reasonably suited for the purposes of his/her use, and he/she
further agrees and warrants that if, at any time, he/she feels anything to be unsafe, he/she and all guests will
immediately leave the area and advise appropriate persons.
THE UNDERSIGNED hereby RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS
NOT TO SUE Coy Ware or Lorraine Kempf personally and as company or corporate representatives, their
members, managers, operators, officials, officers, directors, employees, owners and lessees of the premises,
all for the purposes herein referred to as “releasees”, from all liability to the undersigned, guests,
representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demand
thereof on account of INJURY to the person(s) or property or resulting in DEATH of the undersigned or
guests, whether caused by negligence of the releasees or otherwise while in or upon the area.
THE UNDERSIGNED hereby AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD
HARMLESS the releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they may occur due to
their presence in or upon the area and whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.
WARNING: Use hot tub, and/or fireplace carries risk that may result in serious injury or
death, and unsupervised use by children is prohibited. Elderly persons, pregnant ladies, infants and anyone subject to heart disease, diabetes, low or high
blood pressure, strokes, epilepsy or similar afflictions should not enter a spa alone and without consulting
their physician. Never use a spa while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are taking
medication of any kind, or being treated for any illness, consult your physician prior to use of spa. Spa
DO NOT
WALK ON SPA COVER or it will collapse. Supervise children at all times to decrease risk of injury or
drowning. bathers should shower
immediately before and after use. THE UNDERSIGNED hereby ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR RISK OF BODILY
INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE due to the negligence of the releasees or otherwise while in
or upon area.

Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement or the interpretation
of this Agreement shall be settled by arbitration in accordance to the rules of the American Arbitration
Association, except to the extent modified below. The place of arbitration shall be in Monterey County.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german, some Italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children must be supervised by an adult at all times, indoors and outdoors. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking anywhere on property - indoors or outdoors! Failure to comply may result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of fees and deposits....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We are BIG animal lovers, but because some guests suffer from allergies, we have chosen not to allow pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Ground floor - private deck with view of redwood forest...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Second floor with private balcony - view of redwood forest...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Second floor - two twins - pushed together upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ground floor - wall heater and fan...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Second floor - wall heater and fan....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    a variety of subjects to choose from...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Kicker speakers with smartphone docking so you can play your favorite music - no streaming of music, due to low data availability....moreless

  • Television:

    Satellite t.v....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several dvds available ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Just a few miles from Garrapata Beach!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located in a redwood forest, with running stream, this cabin is very private and tranquil, yet just 15 minutes to Carmel's renowned galleries and restaurants - just 20-30 minutes to Big Sur village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 4-6. Outdoor (on deck) dining table seats 6. There are 3 barstools at the kitchen bar. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer available for your convenience. Please no sandy clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, etc....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    propane wood stove - turns on with switch....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane wood stove heats living room/kitchen. Electric wall heaters are in all bedrooms and bathrooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    Satellite internet - no streaming movies or music, due to data cap, but email is no problem. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Each room is outfitted with pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforters. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cozy living room has sectional sofa, table, chairs, television with DirectTV, dvds, board games....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for 3 cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    land line with short long distance calls only. No cell phone reception in this location....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Beach towels are provided for all of our guests....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer available for your convenience. Please no sandy clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, etc....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart coffee maker, as well as french press coffee carafe. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Twelve place settings, plenty of flatware available. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    This cabin comes complete with full kitchen, including gas range, dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, Cuisinart coffeemaker/grinder combo, blender, dishes, cookware, utensils, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We keep a few items in the kitchen, for your convenience: coffee, non-dairy creamer, fresh 1/2 & 1/2, sugar, vinegar, olive oil, spices, salt and pepper, mayo, mustard and ketchup. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Four burner gas range with electric oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    one is private - off downstairs bedroom. One large deck in front, with outdoor dining for 6 - off main door of cabin...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas grill with barbeque utensils...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub is enclosed in private fenced area. No minors allowed without adult supervision....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$395 $495
Fri, Sat
$2,095 $5,995

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • housecleaning $165
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Property is located in area that includes other short-term guests and year round residents. Because we care about our community WE DO NOT ALLOW PARTIES OR OUTDOOR AMPLIFIED MUSIC. Failure to comply with this house rule may result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of fees and deposits. Please also see house rules and agreements.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • McWay Falls

    "This is a beautiful 1/4 mile "walk" from Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. At the end of the..."

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  • Andrew Molera State Park

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rocky Point Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pebble Beach
35.5 Miles
Nearest Train
AmTrack
1.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rocky Point Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Garrapata beach

Car: Necessary

We're just under 2 miles east of the world renowned scenic highway 1, amid redwoods, near world class hiking trails, and yet just a short drive away from wine tasting, art galleries, restaurants, and historical sites.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My husband, Koi, and I are the owners of this property. We were married at McWay falls, in Big Sur, in 2007 and moved to our Big Sur dream home in 2010. I grew up about an hour from here, so visited frequently throughout my life, vowing someday to make it my home. We continue to work on our property, while managing our special cabin and developing our large organic garden.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA:
When we saw this property, it was love at first site for both of us! We love this area - the peace and tranquility of the redwood forest, the aroma of wild sage, and the air! The air here is like no other place I've ever been!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The cabin has all of the luxuries of home. Every window looks out at the redwoods and from the deck one can relax to the sounds of the babbling creek below. The private hot tub is a new addition, as of August, 2015, and just another way we invite our guest to really unplug and unwind. It's a magical place.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, some Italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

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Photos

  • Ample off street parking for several vehicles

    Ample off street parking for several vehicles

  • Large deck with table that can accommodate six

    Large deck with table that can accommodate six

  • Walking in to living room from front deck. Propane fireplace keeps you cozy!

    Walking in to living room from front deck. Propane fireplace keeps you cozy!

  • Living room includes large couch, DirectTV, blu-ray player, books on area hiking

    Living room includes large couch, DirectTV, blu-ray player, books on area hiking

  • View of kitchen from second floor.

    View of kitchen from second floor.

  • Lower bathroom includes shower, toilet and sink.

    Lower bathroom includes shower, toilet and sink.

  • Easterly bedroom with balcony and skylight- feels like a tree house!

    Easterly bedroom with balcony and skylight- feels like a tree house!

  • Upper bathroom includes shower, toilet and sink.

    Upper bathroom includes shower, toilet and sink.

  • Lower bedroom with queen bed

    Lower bedroom with queen bed

  • Washer/Dryer, laundry soap and beach towels available in mudroom at back door.

    Washer/Dryer, laundry soap and beach towels available in mudroom at back door.

  • Front door, off of deck

    Front door, off of deck

  • Easy access with short paved driveway right off of main county road

    Easy access with short paved driveway right off of main county road

  • Refrigerator, dishwasher, gas range, microwave, toaster and 
coffee maker

    Refrigerator, dishwasher, gas range, microwave, toaster and coffee maker

  • Sofa and dining table each accommodate up to 6 guests.  Table has extension.

    Sofa and dining table each accommodate up to 6 guests. Table has extension.

  • Burlwood bar joins living room to kitchen.

    Burlwood bar joins living room to kitchen.

  • View of great room from second floor balcony.

    View of great room from second floor balcony.

  • Easterly upper bedroom with queen bed and balcony looking over redwood grove.

    Easterly upper bedroom with queen bed and balcony looking over redwood grove.

  • Balcony off of Easterly bedroom.

    Balcony off of Easterly bedroom.

  • Lower bedroom with Queen bed and private deck looking out to redwood grove.

    Lower bedroom with Queen bed and private deck looking out to redwood grove.

  • Westerly upper bedroom with two twin beds.

    Westerly upper bedroom with two twin beds.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA #642368

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