LITTLE GEM CABIN ON HEART CIRCLE MOUNTAIN: ON-SITE HIKING, WATERFALLS & VIEWS

Andrew & Brianne

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LITTLE GEM CABIN ON HEART CIRCLE MOUNTAIN: ON-SITE HIKING, WATERFALLS & VIEWS

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

'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)

The Little Gem:

With a wrap-around deck gazing out over the valley and forest, the Little Gem Cabin is a romantic retreat. The Little Gem offers a full kitchen and a beautiful dining nook with a skylight gazing up into the rare redwood & madrone trees. Lace covered French doors separate the exquisite bathroom that boasts a deep, claw-foot, steeping tub and shower. The Jotul wood-burning stove is as picturesque as it is toasty. The queen bed is outfitted with a Tempur-Pedic mattress, a down duvet, and immaculately clean linens. The Little Gem is built out of the finest materials including redwood, tumbled marble, and art glass lighting. The retreat is meticulously cleaned with non-toxic, eco friendly cleansers and is pet dander free.

Outside of The Little Gem is your large, private yard. In addition to the wrap-around deck with its bistro table and chairs, the yard includes a 2-person hammock, a dining area with comfortable lounge chairs and BBQ. Relax and dine on your own little mountain top terrace, filled with flowers and embraced by redwoods, madrones, and oaks. Gaze at the stars, unobstructed by city lights.

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 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

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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 cabin 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 cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Little Gem Cabin on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Views
average rating of 4.903226 based on 62 reviews
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Little Gem Cabin on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369464vb
+1 (831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

A real gem

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I loved the comfort and attention to detail in The Little Gem. Our hosts made everything very smooth, and went out of their way to be helpful. We had as much privacy as one could want in the little cabin on the ridge, yet anything we needed was a shout away.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Little Gem Cabin on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369464vb
+1 (831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
Riverdale, NewJersey, USA
5

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5
We had driven through Big Sur a couple of times, and had stayed in Monterey. This time we decided to actually stay in Big Sur. We found this cabin on the web, read the reviews and made the decision. An excellent decision. There were just the two of us, so the Little Gem cabin was the perfect size. The cabin itself is great. One room, with closed off bathroom (full tub and shower), kitchen and dining nook, deck on one side overlooking the mountains, and patio on the other side overlooking the canyon. Great views, wonderfully quiet and the weather is, of course, superb. Lots of time just sitting and reading, enjoying the quiet, the views, the birds, and simply relaxing. And then it is but a short trip into Carmel or Monterey for lunch or dinner or just sightseeing. We also did whale watching (lots of sightings) and hiked through Point Lobos and beach areas. There is also hiking at the cabin site. Overall, this was just an excellent trip, and I would recommend this cabin and location to all couples. Too small for families, but there is a larger cabin located on the same property.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 0016
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Little Gem Cabin on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369464vb
+1 (831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

This place is AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
First of all, I have to say that our whole experience started here because my husband had a hankering to go to the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. I checked it out, and it was totally booked FOREVER (no surprise) and the far out dates that were available were exorbitantly priced (again, no surprise). We just wanted a getaway in the near future, with a few requirements thrown in. In searching through VRBO, I was fortunate to land upon the Little Gem Cabin. Big Sur has been a long time favorite of ours - so close to a lot of amenities, but in a world of it's own. The location, privacy & beauty intrigued us, but the hiking trails complete with hammocks, tables & waterfalls had my husband's name written all over it! We would recommend this for anyone (especially a couple) who just wants to step outside their 'normal world' and spend a few low-stress days. (Side note: if you need to be attached to the outside world 24/7 this might not be for you...
cell service is not available at the cabin, although there is WiFi at the main house not too far away) Andrew & Brianne were wonderful to communicate with, and offer much information above and beyond. We hope we are able to come and visit again someday soon............
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Little Gem Cabin on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369464vb
+1 (831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
Huntington Beach, CA
5

Little Gem aptly named

  • 5 of 5
We had a very relaxing stay at Little Gem. Andrew and Brianne were great hosts and we had everything we needed in our little house. The house has some very nice touches and reflects a well thought out experience for guests. The trails on the property are a nice treat and we enjoyed the hammocks at each trail destination and at the house. Very private, spacious bathroom, with shower/tub. Close to all Big Sur destinations and lots of hikes available in area. The house had a book of local hikes which was cool. Very clean and well maintained, comfortable bed and lots of kitchen accessories and gas stove to cook meals. We didn't use the wood stove but there was plenty of wood available. Outside BBQ grill also available. We even caught sight of a deer early one evening!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Little Gem Cabin on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369464vb
+1 (831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
London, England
5

Perfect little hideaway

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful little home from home. My girlfriend and I stayed here during our road trip of California and having spent time in hotels, tents and motels, this was by far the best place we stayed. Perched on top of a hill along an incredible coast line, with everything you could possibly need squeezed into a perfect little hideaway. Our only wish was to have been able to stay for longer... Until next time at least.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Little Gem Cabin on Heart Circle Mountain: On-Site Hiking, Waterfalls & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369464vb
+1 (831) 624-1005 (California, USA)
Big Sur Central Coast California
5

Perfect getaway for 50th anniversary

  • 5 of 5
Little Gem lived up to its name. It was like living in a play house for a short time. Everything well thought out and equipped. Even the gravel grounds were raked for our arrival. Brianna and Andrew gave excellent directions and service, including advice about last opportunity for getting supplies. We have already suggested it to a friend. Well situated for exploration of Big Sur area.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Pacific Coast HWY 1
Nearest Beach
3.8 Miles
Garrapata State Beach
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Nearest Golf
14.5 Miles
Rancho Canada
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Rocky Point Restaurant
Car: recommended

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) Also check out the newly added by permit hiking at Mill Creek Preserve.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Big Sur Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2014 - Oct 12 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,100
 
 
Fall
Oct 13 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

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, Mothers/Fathers Day, Memorial 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

Amenities

Big Sur Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bath - combination tub/shower , toilet
  • Lace-covered french doors open to an embossed bowl sink on an ancient heart-redwood slab vanity top. A beautiful and deep claw foot tub awaits you with over head and hand held shower heads. Big windows for light, air and views...
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Little Gem has a romantic queen bed with a Tempur-pedic memory foam mattress, sparkling white Egyptian cotton sheets, pillows, throws and a fluffy down duvet (comforter).
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hiking
Notes:
We have beautiful hiking trails on site. The Water Fall Trail follows Palo Colorado Creek to a 12 ft.granite waterfall, with a little pool and a mini beach for lounging... There is also the Forest Glen off the waterfall trail, with ferns and a stream under the redwood Silent Temples, with a soft forest floor...The Zen trail zig zags up to an ocean view with ridges, sky and oaks to lounge under... All three private sites have two person hammocks, tables w/benches or chairs making them a perfect place for naps, meditation or a picnic!
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