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

Andrew & Brianne

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Advertiser since: 2009
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FOREST COTTAGE ON HEART CIRCLE MOUNTAIN: ON-SITE HIKING, WATERFALLS & HOT TUB

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Big Sur Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath with Mountain and Forest Views, Close to the Beach

'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, breathtaking 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 perfect place for a morning cup of coffee, relax in the sun, share in a bonfire, or just gaze at the stars.

Please E-mail and or call for availability. The calendar may not reflect the most current reservations.

~ 36 private acres = privacy for all + 360 views

~ On site hiking with romantic lounging areas creekside or ocean view

~ 3 miles from breathtaking Garrapata Beach

~ In the Goldilocks Zone

~ Paved, private road

~ Free Aquarium Tickets

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

The Forest Cottage:

An exquisite two 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, 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 and allergy friendly cleaners, is pet dander free, and features sparkling white linens line dried in the Big Sur sun.

Upstairs, the romantic bedroom has two skylights for nights of star gazing, unobstructed by city lights. The queen sleigh bed is outfitted with a Tempur-Pedic mattress, a down duvet, and high thread count linens. The large sitting area has a love seat, sofa, CD/iPod/Radio System and a Flat Screen TV with a wide selection of DVDs and a HDMI hookup for your computer.

The cottage features a full gourmet kitchen, which includes completely stocked cupboards of cooking implements and condiments, a full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave and large dining area. There is also a Weber BBQ on the patio where you can enjoy the beautiful yard with a custom redwood dining table. Take a nap in the 2 person hammock, kick back and sunbath on the chaise lounge chairs, or rejuvenate in the hydro massage hot tub under the canopy of redwoods and oaks, while listening to the sounds of the forest and flowing creek.

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 that is filled with wildlife including deer, foxes, squirrels, quail, birds of prey and bobcats.

Our two private hiking trails lie just outside your door and promise a unique Big Sur experience with many lounge areas outfitted with 2-person hammocks, tables and chairs or benches, perfect for a picnic or a glass of wine.

The Waterfall Trail meanders through a redwood forest along a private section of Palo Colorado Creek and includes two lounge areas. The halfway point is the Forest Glen: a magical area on the creek with an old growth redwood fairy ring soaring overhead surrounded by a lush forest floor of sorrel and ferns. Continuing into the redwoods at the trails end you will find a second lounging area set in an intimate forest setting with a tranquil pool at the base of a 10 ft granite waterfall, surrounded by ferns, horsetails, redwoods and oaks.

The Zen Trail gently climbs up Garrapata Ridge and offers spectacular ocean, mountain, and valley views. The trail passes over our local fox’s den who might grace you with a sighting. At trails end you will find a magical lounging area nestled under a natural oak arbor with a view of the pacific ocean beyond and the dramatic ridge lines. A perfect spot to watch the red-tailed hawks and peregrine falcons fly overhead while enjoying gorgeous sunsets.

You won't have to drive anywhere to explore the beauty of Big Sur! Of course there are endless possibilities for many adventures along the coast or in the Ventana Wilderness a few miles away!

Interaction with Guests:

We are available on site if you should need anything extra or are interested in getting additional recommendations on hikes, restaurants, etc. You can also just do a self check in and enjoy this magnificent country.

Location:

Our property is perfectly located on Big Sur's North Coast, atop a small mountain overlooking Palo Colorado Canyon and the 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 15-20 minute drive North to Carmel, and a 15-20 minute drive South to the 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.

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

~ Garrapata Beach/State Park- 3 mi

~ Soberanes Point and Canyon- 6 mi

~ Point Lobos State Reserve- 10 mi

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

To the South:

~ Bixby Bridge and the Old Coast Road

~ Andrew Molera State Park- Miles of trails and beach and guided horseback rides.

~ Big Sur Valley- 12 mi 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 Redwood Preserve is now open by permit only 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, Cabin, Romantic Retreat, Luxury, Ocean, Mountain, Redwoods, Big Sur

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew & Brianne (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

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

It was such a gift to turn 35 here in this sanctuary! The quiet was so reflective, the hot tub rejuvenating!

We cooked and listened to the sounds of the wood, hiked and explored the beaches and the trees!

What a wonderful respite from everyday life!! We hope to visit again soon!

Thank you again!
Nov 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 51 traveler reviews

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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
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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
Park City, UT
5

Nice stay at the Forest Cottage

  • 5 of 5
My wife and celebrated our anniversary here and it was a wonderful time. We took an evening hike behind the cottage and fell asleep in the hammock at the top of the trail. This area is full of Hobbits and Gnomes so walk softly.

Michael and Regina
Park City, UT
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245192vb
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Big Sur Central Coast California
Southern California
5

Awesome getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect birthday getaway. My fiancé surprised me with a trip to Forest Cottage. The property was well kept and the cottage itself was clean and equipped with everything you could need (from kitchen supplies to toiletries that you might have forgotten). The jacuzzi was nice and clean. The trials were good and not challenging. The only thing it lacked was an iron and ironing board which they addressed saying they would make one available for the next client. Could not have asked for a better experience we would love to go back.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245192vb
+1 -(831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
Pennsylvania
5

Our stay at Forsest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for "serenity now", (and we were) I would highly recommend Forest Cottage. It is nestled in the heart of Big Sur with easy access to the beach, Carmel, and Monterey via the beautiful coastline highway. We brought our motorcycle in back of our pickup truck and the area is truly paradise for motorcyclists.

The cottage and property are fastidiously maintained. Clean and inviting. Relaxation in the hot tub was fantastic and the hiking trails (while not challenging) were ideal for a morning walk. We spent 3 days and our only regret is that we didn't spend more!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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+1 -(831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
Long Beach, CA
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I visited here for a couple days of our week long road trip for our honeymoon. It was by far our favorite stop of the trip. Andrew and Brianne provide a beautiful cottage for you to relax in. We felt right at home in this cute cottage. The spa was quite the plus, too! And made for our evenings after hiking even more relaxing. We plan to return here, no doubt!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Forest Cottage on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245192vb
+1 -(831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245192vb
+1 -(831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Pebble Beach
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Garrapata Beach
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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Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Big Sur Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 13 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,275
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
 
Spring
Mar 27 2015 - Jun 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,275
 
 
Summer
Jun 19 2015 - Oct 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
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

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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 View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Art glass lighting, granite, tumbled marble, and large windows for forest 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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