|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
THIS A VERY UNIQUE PROPERTY. 1 MILE ON A DIRT RURAL ROAD OFF PAVED ROAD. PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION BEFORE INQUIRING. WE WORK DILIGENTLY TO NOT DISTURB OUR NEIGHBORS.OWNER DOES NOT USE CALENDAR UNLESS FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY. THREE NIGHT MINIMUM IN SUMMER MONTHS.
This captivating one bedroom cottage is built of local materials and nestled in the oaks above our farm. Expect a retreat spot with spectacular views of Pacific sunsets, coastal oaks and redwoods, and the surrounding Santa Lucia mountain range. For those of you “ecologically minded” folk, our guests' stay is fully sustained by solar power and a spring-fed stream.The cottage sleeps two persons, has internet access and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. A queen futon couch is available for extra guests or children.
Beauty, peace, and serenity are the themes of your stay. Nature abounds not only in the special setting of the cottage and its views, but also on our fifty acres of property. Organic Meyer lemons, fruit trees, and berries in season delight the senses and tempt the palate. Most guests are drawn to our property as a place to renew.
For the Adventurous Traveler: Owner does not use calendar unless fully booked.Please email for availability.
This destination is for the adventurous traveler. Our farm and cottage (there are actually two cottages available) are located 12 miles south of Carmel, California off scenic Highway One, two and a half miles from the coast on a paved road and one mile on a good dirt, though bumpy road. Upon leaving the coastal highway the anticipation builds as you drive through a gorgeous old growth redwood canyon, then leave the pavement for the last short mile on a hard-packed dirt road, and suddenly arrive to experience the wonders of Country Flat Farm. We recommend an all wheel drive vehicle for your comfort. IF YOU HAVE ANY HESITATION ABOUT DRIVING 1 MILE ON A BUMPY COUNTRY ROAD, PLEASE DO NOT INQUIRE. All visitors are met by the owners on the paved road and guided to the cottage upon first arriving.
(This property is owned and operated by Rotarians.) Please visit us online at countryflatfarm.com..
What to Expect in the Cottage: Our cottage is furnished with 'country charm.' Lush towels and individual bathrobes are provided. The bed features a brand new queen mattress crafted by a local company. Allergy free comforters warm you as you snuggle under tastefully chosen sheets and quilts. We have the latest high-tech fireplace heater that looks like a wood-burning fireplace, without the hassle. We have recently added beautiful new bamboo floors which add to the charm and comfort of our guests.There is no tv, phone, or cell phone service so please plan accordingly . There is, however, internet access so that you may use your computer to communicate with the outside world if necessary.Some guests are finding they can use skype if they have that capability on their computers. If you want to watch movies we ask that you bring your own DVD's rather than download them from the internet. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, toaster, dishes, cutlery, glasses, dishtowels, pots and pans, coffee maker, and tea kettle. All you need to bring is your own food and drink. The owners are beekeepers, so fresh sage honey is available for our guests.
Things to Do in the Area: There are wonderful opportunities for outdoor activities near the property and to the north and south off of Highway One. Hiking trails abound in the Palo Colorado area where we are located. Access to the Ventana Wilderness is 7 miles away. The Monterey Peninsula is only 12 miles to the north and Big Sur 13 miles to the south. Both destinations offer amazing restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, golfing, biking, and surfing. Additionally, Monterey hosts the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.
For me, there is now question that Country Flat Farm was the highlight of our stay in the US this trip. We did most of the two and half weeks through private apartment booking agencies and were stunned by the beauty of Janie and Peter idyllic retreat up in the hills of Big Sur.
We were met by the lovely Janie and took the exciting drive up into the hills, but when we opened out onto Country Flat Farm and saw the incredible apartment we were to live for the next four nights, we were blown away. Views from every window. Silence fluttering around the tranquil landscape. The place was breathtaking.
Peter and the dog came out to greet us and show us around, then we were alone for four wonderful days. I even bathed in the lovely cast iron bath whilst watching the sun go down over the pacific ocean. Blimey!
So, in short, if you're after a quiet, relaxing break with lovely guests in one of the most tranquil areas of the US, Country Flat Farm is for you. I, for sure, will be back to write. I can't imagine a better place to energise my creative juices. Thank you so much, Janie and Peter. You have created an idyll.
Our cottage and organic family farm are located on 50 acres of gorgeous land 3 miles inland from spectacular coastal Highway One between Carmel and Big Sur. The magnificent Monterey Peninsula, 30 minutes north by auto, boasts beautiful beaches, world renowned wineries, top ranked golf courses, art galleries, music festivals (Monterey Blues in late June and Monterey Jazz in mid September) annually), hiking, biking, and surfing. The Big Sur community 30 minutes to the south offers hiking, restaurants, galleries, surfing, horseback riding, music and incredible vistas of the Pacific Ocean with mountains plunging right down to the coast. We are about 2 1/2 hours south of San Francisco by auto.
Other Activities: hiking
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Major holidays require 3 night minimum and rate is $205 / night during those times.
50% deposit upon booking, balance due within two weeks of arrival.
Payable by personal check , cash or credit card.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.