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The Big Surene with HOT TUB! Last minute 3 for 2 special!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/2 bath home nestled in redwood forest, with meandering stream

Temporary Notice: Please contact us for availability and last minute specials by the phone ( Also please look for us on the other more popular online vacation rental site searching for “Big Sur-ene”. We offer discounts for offline bookings that still include typical credit card guarantees and protections.

Keep in mind that there are less than 19 listings actually in Big Sur, even though most VRBO searches will show hundreds of rentals, many over 1 hr away.

Note: This is a home away from home - it's the only one in the area with three separate private bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wifi, satellite t.v. and a hot tub available at this price. Additionally, our cabin has off road parking lot but is only about 100ft from the paved county road.

Many other rentals in our area are located on narrow muddy dirt roads that are very difficult to navigate and drive. From our location you can wake up and take a nice walk down the county road amongst the amazing redwoods and creek.

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.

One bedroom has queen bed and private balcony, another has queen bed and private deck. The third bedroom has 2 twin beds.

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

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!


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:


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. 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. 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.

Exhibit B:



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.


NOT TO SUE owners 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.


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


WALK ON SPA COVER or it will collapse. Supervise children at all times to decrease risk of injury or

drowning. bathers should shower


INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE due to the negligence of the releasees or otherwise while in

or upon area

More Details

Lolo & Koi
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, italian, some Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Lolo & Koi

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.

Lolo & Koi purchased this house in 2010

Why Lolo & Koi chose Carmel-by-the-Sea

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks from Becky too! Your house was so warm and inviting. I immediately became relaxed when I got there.

:) Becky
Nov 2014
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Carmel-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ground floor - wall heater and fan
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second floor - wall heater and fan.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor - private deck with view of redwood forest
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor with private balcony - view of redwood forest
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor - two twins - pushed together upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing


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The Big Surene with HOT TUB! Last minute 3 for 2 special!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 38 reviews

Calm and serene

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here in Big Surene! Wife and I came to spend a quiet weekend to unwind and relax. The cabin has everything we needed and very comfortable. Lolo and Koi were a phone call away and were excellent hosts. Will surely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, peaceful, serene

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Redwoods Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this house. The house was incredibly cozy and the setting was just beautiful. Plus, our host couldn't have been more friendly or welcoming. We definitely plan on coming back here and staying for longer next time.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is amazing. The cabin itself is surrounded by redwood trees and a small stream that you can hear from the deck. The small deck outside the upstairs bedroom is nothing short of amazing and makes you feel like you're sitting in the trees whiles you have your morning coffee. It's less than 2 miles from breathtaking coastal views, but still feels like you're in the middle of the forest. Garrapata beach (approx. 3 miles from the cabin) was a personal favorite, with one of the prettiest sunsets I've ever seen. Staying here was the perfect combination of great hiking and relaxation, and we are already talking about when we will get to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the nicest place I have ever rented. The owner was there to meet us on our arrival and showed us around the house. This house has all the amenities, beautifully decorated, large windows, surrounded by redwoods, quiet and peaceful. I woke up feeling like I was in a tree house. The house is immaculately clean, and very comfortable in every way. The owner had supplied us with coffee, half and half in the refrigerator, and a nice bottle of wine, along with other kitchen essentials such as olive oil and spices. We felt so welcomed, so at home. I really hated to leave. This place is superb.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully appointed house hidden in redwood forest

  • 5 of 5

Cozy yet roomy luxury "cabin" in the woods. Great access to Big Sur and Carmel. Highly recommend to couples or families.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Train
35.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

housecleaning $165
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.5%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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