|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Three great private cabins in the renowned and majestic Big Sur Valley. Enjoy accommodations for one to six people in peaceful, scenic, and relaxing settings. Enjoy hiking (four state parks within 15 minutes drive), lounging at a swimming hole on the Big Sur River, relaxing at the beach... or just stay put and enjoy the peace and quiet.
You can also take the half hour scenic coastal drive to Carmel-by-the Sea and enjoy the many shops, galleries, and restaurants. Or continue five minutes more to Monterey and its many offerings. Driftwood/Sandpiper are two cabins connected by a large deck with a large hot tub (1-6 people) You can rent Driftwood solely, in which case Sandpiper will remain vacant. Charlie Cabin is a short distance away and unseen from the main cabins. It is a 1 bedroom cottage for 1 or 2 people, with its own amenities, including fireplace, deck, and hot tub and can be rented together with Driftwood/Sandpiper or separately.
Monterey County has an ordinance that rentals are to be 30 days or more. Contact owner for more information.
Retired high school teacher (25 years, multi-subjects) and spouse a retired medical assistant (20 years). We bought the 5 acre property in 1992 and built the cabins 1992 to 1994.
We love Big Sur and were lucky to be in the right place at the right time to purchase this beautiful property in a great Big Sur location.
Custom charm, quiet, peaceful, relaxing, amenities, great view, and close to everything in Big Sur. Also only a few minutes to beaches and 1/2 hour to Carmel and Monterey.
Tastefully decorated, beautiful aroma of lavender plants on the deck. Outside shower a nice touch. BBQ Grill would have come in handy but the nearest grocery store is 26 miles north in Carmel so buy some meat on the ride down. Hot tub is really a soaking tub but still quite relaxing. View of the stars at night simply breathtaking.
he cabin was lovely and remote, although extremely difficult to get to in the car. Very steep drive up a dirt road. On our first night the power went out and didn't come back on until lunchtime the next day. On our second we decided to try the hot tub but it wouldn't work. Chad and Kathy offered no compensation for either the power outage or the faulty hot tub. Furthermore, we left the place in near pristine condition, and yet Chad insisted on taking out half of the deposit for 'extra cleaning'. I argued that the deposit should only be taken from if there was something damaged, and surely they had to do moderate cleaning between guests anyway, but he wouldn't budge. Chad was stubborn to deal with. I certainly would not recommend staying here.
Spent a lovely weekend in Big Sur. Unfortunately had a poor experience with this property.
Hot Tub didn't work, which was #1 reason we chose this property. Then the owners charged us for damage to property we did not do without telling us or providing any documentation. Poor communication. When I called, Chad was hot headed, accusatory, and rude.<P><P>
The cabin its self was pleasant, needs work, but to be expected from a rustic cabin in the woods.
We are a very quiet and clean couple who followed all of the owners very detailed check-in and check-out instructions to a T. They still charged us. Made no apologies for hot tub. Instead accused me.<P><P>I would not recommend this place to family or friends.
Happily, we have been back to Chad & Kate's cabins now three times, beginning in the year 2000 as part of our Honeymoon. It's SUCH a lovely place. Each time we come we spend far too much time patting each others back, reminding ourselves what brilliant and lucky people we are to have found our way back here yet again. We were in the Driftwood Cabin this time as there were just the two of us, and besides the cabin being very cozy & charming, complete with all the creature comforts and a nicely equipped kitchen, we had unbelievably gorgeous weather for January! We spent many dreamy hours outside on the wide sunny deck enjoying the big hot tub, having gourmet meals, reading and lounging in deep R&R among the tree tops in the heart of the heart of the Big Sur River Canyon. All with a bird's eye view! Did I mention the wide sunny deck....? Needless to say, we'll be back and are (SERIOUSLY) counting the days - and hoping Chad & Kate will have us!
Charming cabin in private area surrounded by magestic views. Very well equipped with all kitchen needs. The location is perfect, in the heart of Big Sur. We loved our stay!
We've stayed in all three of Chad and Kati's cabins on several different occasions and have always had superb experiences! The cabins are charmingly and lovingly decorated. Our most recent visit was Aug, 2010. The owners are very accommodating; offering helpful advice on travel, sightseeing opportunities and local restaurants, timely security deposit refunds -- if you follow their check out instructions, and they offer details ab how to fully utilize the cabins including Big Sur books for hiking, etc. My only complaint would be that their photos aren't updated and don't show many of the improvements they have made to the properties -- like adding pavers around the two properties, a HUGH improvement to Charlie Cabin which had been hard to access but is now totally driveable. The two cabin sites, Driftwood and Sandpiper and then Charlie Cabin, are far enough apart and separated by dense trees and foliage to afford total privacy. In fact, one of the features my husband and I enjoy about the cabins is their outdoor totally private showers. We never use the indoor showers while staying at the property and we aren't exhibitionists -- they are just that private. Both properties have lovely potted flowers and greenery that provide a "homey" feel. The properties are at the end of a 1/2 mile long steep but accessible dirt road -- so you don't have any traffic driving by (the dirt road is accessible without 4-wheel drive and totally navigatable by night after dining in Big Sur.) You are right in the heart of Big Sur within easy driving distance to beaches, fine dining and local music. I would advise shopping for major grocery items before arriving in Big Sur (great Safeway in Carmel if you're driving S to Big Sur) but there are small local stores for items you've forgotten. Don't miss the Big Sur Bakery (our favorite), splurge on dinner at the Post Ranch Inn (they don't offer reservations at prime time for non-guests but you can go early and watch the sunset and drink at the bar until your table is ready), lunch at Ventana for the views, Deetjens has a great b'fast and dinner, check out what's going on at the Henry Miller Library, the Fernwood Bar for music and the Spirit Garden, and don't forget McWay Falls at Julia Pfeiffer Burns St Park. Pfeiffer Beach is NOT to be missed but you'll have to be careful not to miss the turn because there's NO SIGN even though it is a St. Park! Cell phone coverage is spotty and WiFI would be a GREAT addition to the cabins!
Big Sur is wonderfully rustic and woodsy, with a river running through the valley. Yet within minutes are several fine restaurants, great beaches, and hiking... and it is only 1/2 hour south of Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Carmel and all that they offer.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
$250 for 1 bedroom cottage cabin for two people.
Also available, 2 conjoined cabins, accommodates up to 6 people, 1 cabin at $300/night both at $450/night for up to 6 people.
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