FOREST COTTAGE ON HEART CIRCLE MOUNTAIN: ON-SITE HIKING, WATERFALLS & HOT TUB

Andrew & Brianne

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FOREST COTTAGE ON HEART CIRCLE MOUNTAIN: ON-SITE HIKING, WATERFALLS & HOT TUB

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath with Mountain and Forest Views

'Wild Luxury on the Edge of the World'

Welcome to Heart Circle Mountain: 36 private acres of redwoods, mountains, and waterfalls. A unique balance of wilderness and luxury, sunny Heart Circle Mountain offers private, on-site hiking along romantic redwood forest trails, breathtaking sunset views, and 2 private retreats. Each retreat includes carefully selected creature comforts and is on its own area of the property. The shared courtyard at the main house offers free wifi and is a place for gathering to gaze at the stars, share in a bonfire, or just relax in the sun.

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~ 36 private acres = privacy for all + 360 views

~ On-site hiking, romantic lounging areas creekside or ocean view

~ 3 miles from breathtaking Garrapata Beach

~ In the Goldilocks Zone

~ Paved, private road

~ 2 unique retreats (please see our other listing and website for details)

Forest Cottage:

A unique, 2-story home nestled into a private redwood and oak glen, the Forest Cottage is your own piece of paradise. Established in the 1930’s as the original cottage on Heart Circle Mountain, the Forest Cottage has been lovingly remodeled and now boasts a full, gourmet kitchen, outfitted with all cooking implements, a full sized refrigerator, stove, and large dining area.

Upstairs, the romantic bedroom looks up into a skylight, ready for nights of star gazing, unobstructed by city lights. The queen bed is outfitted with a Tempur-Pedic mattress, a down duvet, and immaculately clean linens. The Forest Cottage is built out of the finest materials including Venetian plaster walls, tumbled marble, and art glass lighting. The retreat is meticulously cleaned with non-toxic, eco friendly cleansers and is pet dander free. The living room area upstairs has a large love seat and sofa, CD/iPod/Radio System and a Flat Screen TV with a wide selection of DVDs.

Outside, relax in the hydromassage hot tub under the dappled sun canopy of redwoods & oaks, while listening to the sounds of the forest and flowing creek. Your private yard includes a large, 2-person hammock, unique redwood-slab dining table and chairs, and a lounge area. Looking out into the redwood forest, The Forest Cottage is a unique piece of Big Sur to call your own.

The Property:

Heart Circle Mountain is in the Goldilocks Zone. Above the fog-line but below hotter and higher altitudes which can be buggy. Heart Circle has a unique and sunny microclimate.

Our two, private, hiking trails each promise a unique Big Sur experience.

The Waterfall Trail meanders through a redwood forest along a private section of Palo Colorado Creek and includes two lounge areas, each outfitted with 2-person hammocks, tables and chairs perfect for a picnic or glass of wine. First appears the Forest Glen: a magical area on the creek with old growth redwoods soaring overhead and surrounded by a lush forest floor of sorrel and ferns. Further into the redwoods the second lounging area at the waterfall: an intimate forest setting with a granite waterfall and pool, surrounded by ferns and redwoods.

The Zen Trail gently climbs up Garrapata Ridge and offers spectacular ocean, mountain, and valley views. This magical spot is perfect to watch the red-tailed hawks and peregrine falcons fly overhead while enjoying gorgeous sunsets. A lounge area with a 2-person hammock, table and chairs awaits you at the trails end, nestled under a natural oak arbor with a view of the ocean. Beyond our property is the Ventana wilderness, with countless hikes and world famous Garrapata Beach. Our two hikes, just outside your door, are your private piece of this magnificent country.

Location:

Our property is perfectly located on Big Sur's north coast, atop a small mountain overlooking Palo Colorado Canyon and Pacific Ocean beyond. Heart Circle Mountain is conveniently located just 2.2 miles from Highway 1. Enjoy all that Big Sur has to offer, yet remain only a 15-minute drive north to Carmel, and a 15-minute drive south to Big Sur valley. Enjoy the best of both worlds, on the most scenic roads anywhere. No need to worry about dirt roads, as our retreats are located along our private paved road, which is traffic, mud and dust free, even in the winter.

Without a doubt, you will leave Heart Circle Mountain with a unique piece of Big Sur in your heart.

To the North:

~ Rocky Point Restaurant- 2.5 mi

~ World-renowned Garrapata Beach/State Park- 3 mi

~ Soberanes Point and Canyon- 6 mi

~ Point Lobos State Reserve- 10 mi

~ Carmel-12 mi (20 minutes), w/ 80+ restaurants, art galleries and shops.

To the South:

~ Old Coast Road

~ Andrew Molera State Park- Trails, beaches and horses.

~ Big Sur Valley- 12 mi (20 minutes), w/restaurants, art galleries and shops.

To the East:

~ Scenic Palo Colorado Road, meanders inland and ends at Bottchers Gap Park with campground and hiking trails, offering breathtaking views of the Ventana wilderness and Mt. Pico Blanco.

~ Mill Creek Preserve is now open and is a few miles before Bottchers Gap!

To the West:

~Rocky Point to Castle Rock with the aqua blue Pacific Ocean crashing onto the shore.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Keywords: Private, Stream, Waterfall, Romantic Retreat, Cabin, Cottage, Ocean, Mountains, Redwoods, Big Sur

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Guestbook comments from the owner
Andrew,



First, Bonnie and I want to Thank You and Brianne for a truly majestic stay!



We felt blessed to experience a little piece of God's beauty and want to Thank You for allowing us to enjoy the TLC, quaintness, warmth and complete amenities of the "Forrest Cottage."



Absolutely lovely stay@!!!



Some of our favorite takeaways of our stay at Heart Circle were;



The Forrest Cottage felt like the "Gingerbread House".. Warm, Friendly, TLC and a place you wanted to check into, but never leave... Fairy Tale.

All amenities included and brand new.

Incredible surrounding scenery

Friendly, helpful and prompt responsive support at Heart Circle.

Sky lights above the bed allowing us to feel like we were aboard the Discovery and a part of space.

Comfort of Bedding, couches and throw blankets.

DVD player and CD player.



We look forward to being able to come back and experience another piece of heaven at Heart Circle Mountain soonest....



Grateful and Thankful.



Sincerely,



Scott and Bonnie
May 2011
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Andrew & Brianne

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Hello! We are the owners of Heart Circle Mountain Retreat. We love Heart Circle, and have been able to continue our passion for design when creating each unique retreat. We put thought and care into designing and furnishing the retreats. We originally created them for our immediate family. We are now excited to open the retreats to more people who want to experience the healing tranquility and beauty of Heart Circle Mountain.

Andrew & Brianne purchased this cottage in 2000

We find the location of Heart Circle Mountain to be naturally healing. The climate, 360 views, and privacy all come together to create a place of peace and serenity. We consider living on this land to be the most precious gift, and have devoted ourselves to caring for it, from the green forest to the aqua blue ocean. The retreats have scenic roads in all directions and we are close to the Villages we love.

The circular driveway, ridges and mountains, all encircle the mountain on which the retreat sits, is unique to this property, and is the reason for the name, Heart Circle Mountain. The rich and abundant animal and plant life also provide us with extraordinary experiences on a daily basis. We are able to offer private hiking trails because of the large acreage, which is rarely available in Big Sur with diverse flora and fauna on one property. Enjoy idyllic Big Sur beauty, fresh & deep spring water, healing nature and rare ancient redwoods. Wild luxury on the edge of the world...

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub
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Big Sur Central Coast California
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PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The house is centrally located between Los Padres National Forest and Carmel-by-the-Sea. It feels very remote but conveniences such as groceries gas and restaurants are just a 20 min drive north and Bixby Bridge is a 10 minute drive south. The house and grounds are meticulously maintained and it's apparent that a lot of thought went into the details. The Forest Cottage was well stocked, immaculate, and in perfect working order. Brianne couldn't have been a better host and we would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub
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5

PEACEFUL

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time. My wife and I are very particular and I was completely impressed.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub
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Big Sur Central Coast California
Denver, CO
5

GORGEOUS RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Heart Circle Mountain blew us away. It is such a cozy and beautiful retreat in the redwoods. The grill and hot tub made it one of te best Big Sur vacations we've ever had. Really can't recommend HCM enough!
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub
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Big Sur Central Coast California
5

INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL LOCATION! AND A HOT TUB!!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved this cottage. You never know what kind of weather you will get at Big Sur in the winter. We decided not to stay on the oceanfront and were so glad we chose here instead. It was foggy and misty out, but in the Redwood forest on the property, it was just spectacular! The hike within the property was just ours - not a soul to share this living museum with but my wife and I! We went hiking every day, sometimes twice, and then back to the hot tub to soak and get warm. We never left the property! I've been many many places in the world and rank Big Sur, and the hike within this property, as one of the best for sheer beauty and peacefulness. Completely magical. We saw deer, a coyote, plenty of birds and a few banana slugs for good measure. Cottage was clean, there was a well-stocked kitchen, and two bath robes for the hot tub. A big thumbs up from us!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub
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Big Sur Central Coast California
New York, NY
5

A HEAVENLY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Forest Cottage is in Palo Colorado canyon, located in the gorgeous country between Carmel Highlands and Big Sur. We had the most wonderful stay at Forest Cottage. It is such a beautiful cottage in such a glorious setting. Everything about the place is just right - there is obviously a lot of loving care in putting together all the furnishings and comfortable amenities. We both just loved it and would be very happy to return. The weather was also charmed during our entire stay and we had a magical time doing everything from exploring the state parks to whale watching.

This is a heavenly retreat in an enchanted place - the beauty and the quiet of the canyon, the lovely cottage in the redwoods, the spectacular coast nearby.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub
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Big Sur Central Coast California
Sacramento
5

PERFECT NORTHERN BIG SUR LODGING

  • 5 of 5
The Forest Cottage is a wonderful lodging for two a couple miles above Hwy 1 on the northern edge of Big Sur. Perfectly maintained, comfortable, cozy and comfortable. Very private - hot tub, outdoor seating, BBQ and hammock. 10 min to beaches. Will return.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Garrapata Beach
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Garrapata Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Pebble Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bixby Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Sur
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Lobos
Nearest Point of Interest
Bottcher's Gap
Nearest Point of Interest
Soberanes
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Sur Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Mill Creek Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Pico Blanco
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Sur Dining
Car: necessary

10min to Garrapata Beach, Private Hiking on 36 Acres of Redwood Forests with Private Waterfalls, 15 minutes (6 miles) to Botchers Gap (The Northern entrance to the Ventana Wilderness aka Los Padres National Forest), 20 minutes to Carmel or Big Sur Valley Commercial Zone

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Availability & Rates

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Big Sur Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2014 - Oct 12 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$425
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 
 
Fall
Oct 13 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes 2 Adults 21 & Up, No Pets, No Children
Two-Night Minimum. Three-Four Night Min for certain Special Events & Holidays*
*Rates are $50/night higher than stated rate for these periods: MLKJ, President’s Day, Easter, Big Sur Marathon, Memorial Day, Mothers & Fathers Day, 4th of July, Concours d’Elegance, Labor Day, Monterey Jazz Festival, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Big Sur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Art glass lighting, granite, tumbled marble, and large windows for forest light and views!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • A romantic bedroom with a queen Mahogany Sleigh bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, a down duvet with a sky light above...Large windows with a forest view and fresh mountain air...Light and spacious!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
We have beautiful hiking trails on site that are only available to guests on Heart Circle Mountain. The Waterfall trail follows Palo Colorado Creek to a forest glen and then to a small waterfall area. The Zen trail leads a mountainside outlook w/valley, mountain & ocean view. All areas have seating and tables for picnics, as well as 2 person hammocks.
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