Big Sur Cottage Rental Photos and Description
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)
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.
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.
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
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- not suitable for children
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
About Andrew & Brianne
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
Why Andrew & Brianne chose Big Sur
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.
What makes this cottage unique
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...
Guestbook comments from the owner
The Forrest Cottage was a dream to stay in! This spot was my husband and I's most looked forward to spot on our week long honeymoon road trip along the coast. We both hadn't been to Big Sur before and were blown away. This spot was a paltry perfect for us. Tucked away in the redwoods, it was romantic and made for quite a relaxing stay. We felt right at home and felt sad when it was time to leave. We hope to come back and stay a little while longer because 2 nights was simply not enough! Don't miss out on this spot!