ROMANTIC OCEAN VIEW VINTAGE TRAILER ECO RETREAT

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ROMANTIC OCEAN VIEW VINTAGE TRAILER ECO RETREAT

Big Sur Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This Warm, Cozy Vintage Trailer - a 1962 Pathfinder - will take you back in time. If you are adventurous but still enjoy the amenities of city life - you'll be right at home here. French press & good coffee, high thread count sheets, a pantry stocked with all the essentials and superb bathtub with stunning view will smooth your transition from city distraction to country peaceful.

I live OFF GRID and only get messages a few times a day, especially if I have guests - roughly morning noon and afternoon/ evening, so I may seem hard to reach if you don't know that....your patience is greatly appreciated. Check this- it's not the Hyatt and no-one staffs the desk because there isn't one.

This 1962 Pathfinder Trailer was beautifully maintained and has been gently handled. If you are looking for a unique romantic getaway - this place is it. 54 acres of secluded Big Sur beauty. The site is completely private ( and boy howdy do I mean PRIVATE! ) - your view is of the ocean and canyon and ridges. Hike the ridges and canyons, or actually RELAX unmolested by the digital world, in incredible Natural beauty and quietude. Some folks appreciate staying here while doing workshops at Esalen, my place being removed from the hurly-burly while still allowing easy access to their property. I am finding that folks catch up on sleep here, sometimes clocking a good ten plus hours of deep and unmolested restful rejuvenating sleep. I've got Fuchsias planted just outside the window, so that from first light there are hummingbirds a few inches from your head; doesn't mean you need to wake up, just that beauty is happening....

• Secluded - Quiet - Private

• Ocean & Mountain Views

• Located Across from Esalen

• Cast iron tub+outdoor shower with ocean view.

• Cascading creek lulls you to sleep.

• Pet, Kid & Alternative Lifestyle Friendly

• Minutes to Beach, Post Office, HWY One / Carmel / Monterey

• Star Gazing. Zero light pollution

You can find more pics on FBook by looking for Big Sur Cabin Renal.

This Vintage Trailer has been lovingly maintained - the original tiny bathroom has been removed and a spacious and luxurious Private Bath House a few paces away has been erected and outfitted with a standard toilet, big cast iron clawfoot tub (fits two!), outdoor shower, and redwood deck. Ahhhhh. All with Ocean and Mountain Views.

This location is also home to Big Sur Old Growth - a custom sawmill operation specializing in salvage harvest Old Growth Redwood. Check out the website for more info. The trailer is used for lumber buyers and other guests. When the trailer is not in use it is available to rent.

This property is private and completely and deliberately OFF THE GRID.

'Big Sur Cabin Rental' is a GREEN vacation rental property. Although it is completely Off the Grid, you can still enjoy every amenity that makes traveling a pleasure. I clean with simple non-chemical products. I line dry the linens and they smell fresh and wonderful. All my end is powered by solar, my computer, cel phone, everything. 21 years now...it's not hard, really.

Solar and propane powers the systems that give you electricity for charging your Ipod and grinding your coffee - cooking a meal and taking a hot bath or shower and heating the Trailer. It's clean, warm, dry and lovingly cared for. The kitchen is well equipped with quality cooking equipment like good, sharp knives and cast iron.I like to cook and have set it up for someone who also likes to cook.The pantry is well stocked with all the essentials, olive oils, sea salt, Balsamic and other vinegars, teas, organic Basmati rice, extra dark French roast coffee and coffee press, wine glasses etc...everything you'll need for a romantic getaway. Enjoy the night stars while cozying up in the high thread count sheets then in the morning relax to fresh ground coffee and fresh laid eggs ( I keep chickens and will share the eggs with you) and take in the beautiful OCEAN VIEW! Head over to my website for more photos.

Your paypal deposit will secure your reservation.

Namaste.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Guestbook comments from the manager
I’d recommend this epic adventure for anyone who wants to have a fun experience like traveling abroad right here in the United States. We met Richard at the base of his expansive 54 acre property which overlooks the Eselan Institute and the mighty Pacific Ocean. He picked us, our dog, luggage, and cooler up in his Suzuki and we headed out for a short jeep ride stretching less than a mile. The view on the side of this jeep ride was more expansive than any view I have seen of Big Sur. It was more spacious and wonderous than the views from Nepenthe or Eselan. After a jeep ride which lasted only a couple of minutes we settled into a 1961 restored camping trailer parked near an amazing bath house. The view of the pristine canyon we were in and ocean view from there was breathtaking.
Jan 2011
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25 plus year resident of Big Sur, local born and raised. World traveler, surfer(ex) and ocean enthusiast, student of life, adventurer,Horticulturist, Stone Mason, Solar and Hydro-electric expert, Off the Grid Developer. Dog owner. Excellent cook! My friends call me Bongo.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

I like quiet, I worship in the Church of Nature, don't want to see, hear or smell my neighbors. It's Natures world, I just live in it.

Fresh eggs from the healthy chickens I keep, privacy like no other place, quietude and Natural beauty. I'm the only one in the whole watershed, almost 3000 acres. As lovely as any State or National Park and completely PRIVATE! Hike anywhere you want, hell, naked if you want, I don't care and won't see you and you won't see me. Catch up on your sleep! Meet and reacquaint with your partner again!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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5
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Romantic Ocean View Vintage Trailer Eco Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Romantic Ocean View Vintage Trailer Eco Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345346vb
+1 831-601-7974
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

SERENE AND UNPARALLELED VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We had an unbelievably relaxing time staying at Richard's property. The description of the trailer and ocean-view were incredibly accurate but there are some things that just can't translate into a listing. We were blown away by the dramatic surroundings. This is a truly special place, and one I hope we plan to return to at later points in our life. I have highly recommended this retreat to friends and colleagues and will continue to sing it's praises. Our only regret was not spending longer than a couple of nights. We cooked several wonderful meals in and also ventured out to nearby dining spots. The accessibility to Highway 1 after dusk was no problem at all. We loved having to hike out to our car, for a short drive to dinner at nearby Post Ranch Inn. The accommodations were spotless, and accurately described. Richard couldn't have been more helpful in giving us a tour of the property. Do yourself a favor and book this spot immediately for a guaranteed memorable and gorgeous escape. Just make sure to allow a lot of time on your drive to check in on time. Cell service in Big Sur is really non-existent and you don't want to miss a single minute of this vacation because of traffic on Highway 1 .
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Ocean View Vintage Trailer Eco Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345346vb
+1 831-601-7974
Big Sur Central Coast California
Hermosa Beach, Ca
5

I'M IN LOVE!

I'm in love!
  • 5 of 5
It has been 2 days since my boyfriend and I left Richard's beautiful retreat and we have already mentioned many times about planning our next visit. Our 4 night getaway was much needed. We both work from home and like many people have trouble finding time for real quality time. Richards property is gorgeous beyond words. Without writing a 2 page review here, I will just say that it was a very special place. It has so much to give to the heart and soul. We initially booked it for 3 nights and on the night before we were supposed to check out, we decided to stay an additional night and I am so glad we did. The more time you get to spend out there, the better. It's a real retreat and like I said, we will definitely be back!

Oh and by the way, our dog was in a little heaven of her own! She was totally in her element!

Richard & his dog Piha were wonderful as well. Couldn't have asked for anything more, maybe just a couple more nights : )

Thank you Richard for all that you are doing!

Sandra & Shawn
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Ocean View Vintage Trailer Eco Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345346vb
+1 831-601-7974
Big Sur Central Coast California
CA
5

MAGIC AND SERENITY IN BIG SUR

  • 5 of 5
Beauty quiet and reflection. No noise pollution or light pollution. Pure air and water. Everything you need and nothing you don't need. Held in the arms of Mother Nature. A true into the wild experience without having to completely disappear . Abundance of animal life. A place where you can finally just stop and breathe. Stars and galaxies right at your finger tips. Simply amazing. This is the true big sur experience.Come to this wonderland and find your spirit guide
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Ocean View Vintage Trailer Eco Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345346vb
+1 831-601-7974
Big Sur Central Coast California
United States
5

MAGICAL DREAM HONEYMOON

  • 5 of 5
I can't recommend this property enough!! Richard is such a gracious host. He had a bottle of champagne chilled and waiting for us as well as 12 delicious fresh eggs! The Trailer is in pristine condition and has all the luxuries you would ever need. It was a pleasure waking up the buzz of the hummingbirds and stepping outside to the spectacular view of Hot Springs Canyon and the Pacific Ocean. Richard has thought of everything from binoculars to a fully stocked kitchen and a bathtub with breathtaking views. The pool chairs are perfect for looking up at the stars at night and the trail through the canyon gives you the sense that you are following a deer trail, perfect for immersing yourself in nature. The canyon is beautiful and untrammeled by man. Wildlife is thriving and the ecosystem is vibrant. Stellar bird sightings from jays to hawks and did I mention we saw whales passing by! Richard provides a piece of paradise to unwind and reconnect with what really matters. Make sure to bring enough food to last your stay because once you arrive I promise you will not want to leave! A real gem that is incredible maintained. Perfect for a romantic weekend. Glamorous camping at it's best. Enjoy nature while living in the lap of luxury.

Note: please be comfortable with being isolated and traveling on a winding, rocky dirt road (you will not be driving the road, Richard will take you in his Suzuki, he is a very experience and skilled driver)
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Ocean View Vintage Trailer Eco Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345346vb
+1 831-601-7974
Big Sur Central Coast California
United States
5

THE FIRST ANNUAL BEST-WEEKEND-TRIP-EVER

  • 5 of 5
This not just "a place to stay" in big sur. It is exactly as advertised, a fabulous retreat! Richard and his dog Peeha made the experience delightful. He was easy to get in touch with, thoughtfully planned ahead, oriented us to his amazing canyon, and more than made us feel at home. He provided more fresh eggs than we could eat, as well as some other fresh treats from his garden. The photos and description of his property only fault in that they under represent the beauty.
Not only do I hope to return, but I would return for at least three days, and plan to recommend this trip to all my friends.
Tips: if you go hiking (you should!) wear pants because the underbrush is scratchy. The beautiful weather lured us into shorts against our better judgement. And do a Tick-check at the end of the weekend- it never hurts to look!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Ocean View Vintage Trailer Eco Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345346vb
+1 831-601-7974
Big Sur Central Coast California
Seattle, WA
5

LUXURY RELAXATION IN UNPARALLELED REMOTE BEAUTY!

  • 5 of 5
Where to start? First off, this property lives up to its potential in every way imaginable. My husband and I spent three+ AMAZING days here, partaking in the stunning scenery {mountains, ocean, creek}, hiking {amidst the redwoods}, sunbathing, reading, writing, playing games {provided}, eating delicious meals {plan accordingly}, soaking in the two-person tub, bird and whale-watching {from the porch!}, getting off-grid, and straight up relaxing!

The trailer was clean and cozy, well-stocked and with all the amenities needed for meal preparation. I couldn't praise the bath house enough; the mineral salt {provided} soaks while staring at the mountains, the outdoor shower with views of the ocean, and the hot water at a moment's notice turned what I was afraid might be a red-neck set-up into a luxury experience. There was so much and nothing to do all at once, the perfect combination of stimulation and downtime. The landlord provides fresh eggs every morning, is around if you need him, and doesn't disturb you if you don't.

It feels as if you have the entire property to yourself; acres of wilderness, beautiful hiking trails, it's just you and the birds. There was not a thing I would have changed about our stay, and if you are into disconnecting from the rest of the world, having all the benefits of remote camping with the luxuries of home, and generally inspired by breathtaking scenery, this is the place!
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Crazy gorgeous here, peaceful and quiet and Natural in a way the world doesn't have much any more. Try just relaxing, catch up on your sleep and let your voice settle back into your chest. Be creative, focus on your partner if you've got one; no distractions here... peaceful peaceful peaceful Natural peaceful...

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Cleaning Fee $50.00
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes PLEASE NOTE: You MUST Arrive between 2 & 6 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS. In WINTER, NO LATER than ONE HOUR BEFORE SUNSET!!! This is a SAFTEY ISSUE. NO EXCEPTIONS. FAILURE TO ARRIVE AT LEAST ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SUNSET WILL RESULT IN FORFEIT OF THAT NIGHTS STAY. It's dark here at night, really dark. You don't want to be finding the edges by Braille; as well it's better if you're in the tub at sunset, no?

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Big Sur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Ocean & Mountain View from the bath house. Beautiful claw foot tub for the ladies inside bath house. Showering in total privacy al fresco is a wonderful experience. Watch hawks soar and hear the creek thundering down the canyon.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed. You can hear the creek from here. It rushes day and night down the canyon. Very relaxing. Hah, those plug-in water features are a pale imitation of this, the Real Thing!
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Across the street from Esalen, this property offers the best Ocean views from a Mountain setting. It's a quick 10-15 minute walk down the hill to the baths at Esalen. This is the real wilderness down here - but if you can mentally muscle through it - I promise you will be rewarded with unparalleled beauty. Visit my website for more pics.
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