'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
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.
Scott and Bonnie
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.
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...
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 20 2014 - Oct 12 2014
2 night minimum stay
Oct 13 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|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
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.