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Nestled in a beautiful coast redwood canyon located centrally between Big Sur and Carmel- just two miles from the ocean. Escape into and under a canopy of trees that are forever humbling. A five acre lot with plenty of room to explore natures beauty. Close to the cabin there is a real homesteading feel with fruit- citrus- and nut trees and wild berries.
Keywords: Big Sur, Carmel, casita, luxury, cabin,home,house
We are a family of five- that were all born and raised in the canyon the listing is in. We want to share the unique environment and captivating views of the coast and redwood canyons we call home.
Aaron purchased this cabin in 2011
Stayed here for two night with my wife, though honestly this place would be perfect for 4-6 people. There's a double bed in the loft, another in the small bedroom downstairs, and a futon couch. It actually has a really nice kitchen for the size and location - though I will mention that while they had some basics stocked (salt, pepper, ketchup, etc) there was no vegetable oil! Just a little weird lol. We did have fun chopping our own firewood to use in the wood stove fireplace, which was also nice cause it got pretty cold at night and this was the only heat source. The place is beautiful though, wonderfully secluded and picturesque. You're basically out in the middle of the forest, and outside they have a patio and lawn area with enough seating for a little party and gas grill. I'd be happy to stay again, great place for just unplugging and relaxing in nature.
We had a wonderful stay. Property was well maintained and fun to explore on. Nice kitchen and outdoor grill and fire pit area. Great location for day trips south to Big Sur and north to Monterey. Would consider renting again if back in that area. THANKS
My friends and I had a great time staying at this vacation rental over the weekend. We cooked most of our meals and had an amazing sunset dinner at Rocky Point Restaurant just down the street. We enjoyed hanging out on the patio and in the yard - very relaxing. The cabin is in a great location, close to Carmel and Big Sur hiking trails. Highly recommended for a weekend get-away!
We returned from a two night stay at the cabin today. I have very mixed feelings about this property. I came with my husband and four kids, ages 4-13, as well as our two small dogs. Here are the pros and cons of our trip:
-beautiful setting; the outdoor area is fantastic! There is a grassy area surrounded by redwoods and other greenery. There are pretty wooden dining tables, ping pong, horse shoes, private trails, fire pit, and twinkling lights. Very nice!
-pet-friendly; the dogs loved the grassy yard
-inside decor--I liked the rustic wood doors and pretty stuccoed walls. Charming look
-kitchen is functional
-though we told the owner that 6 of us were coming, we only had two old towels, 1 wash cloth, and 1 hand towel. Sorry kids, no showers for you!
-the loft; though it looked pretty from below with its rough-hewn wood railing, once above it is impractical and unsafe. The railing only came up to just above my knees, so we had to keep the kids downstairs for fear of them falling over the railing. The roof is so low that I could only stand upright at certain areas and I'm only 5'2. To get in and out of bed, I had to bend over and feel my way along the bed. Sitting up in bed would cause your head to hit the ceiling. So even though the kids wanted to sleep and play up there, it had to be off limits to them.
-MOLD/MILDEW in lots of places! So gross. The mildest black spots were to be found in the kitchen where the granite counters met the back splash. Worse was the bathroom, where the once pretty wood vanity was black around the sink as the wood was not sealed and water had caused black mildew to grow inches around it. The shower had the most mildew. The bottom row of tiles had the most mildew, and the other tiles had black spots all around their edges and in the little divets in the tile. I did not want to touch the walls of the shower. So yucky!
-Now the worst thing about the cabin, though, was the SMELL! It was terrible, and no amount of leaving the windows or doors open would help. It smelled like a pail of dirty diapers left out in the sun. It really grossed me out. I don't know if the house is contaminated by water leakage or moisture or what, but I don't want to rent a place that has a smell that makes me gag. To be fair, my family could smell the stench but it didn't bother them as much as it bothered me. They would go back for the pretty outdoors, but I won't!!!!!!!
This cabin was just as we expected from it's description and reviews. It's charming and somewhat isolated, with neighbors along Palo Colorado road. The kitchen was nice for a mountain cabin (sharpen the knives please!), and the beds were comfortable. We couldn't get the cable TV to work, but put on some DVD's to have background noise while my kids went to sleep. The wifi is not good, as other reviews pointed out. The bathroom is nice and comfortable too.
Yes, there is a strange smell around the house. I'd describe it as pepper/curry/patchouli. We couldn't figure it out and just had to live with it. Not that big a deal, really. Other gripes: no shades on the windows - even in the bedroom. As a suburbanite, I like shades drawn at night, so that took some getting used to.
The location was great, I thought. The turnoff for the PC road is just 12 miles south of Carmel - so close that I actually went back to town to stock up on food at the Safeway on Rio Rd. The Rocky Ridge restaurant (and hike next to it) were fantastic. That's only 1/4 mile from the turn into PC road! We took a few day trips, including one to JPB state park, and that was only about 20 minutes down the PCH. Good general location! Also, this property has a small trail behind it that we enjoyed exploring - even found some interesting secrets...
A decent value? Sure. Luxury? Not quite. A good mountain/coast/Big Sur experience? It was for us!
Monterey Bay Aquarium .We are located in an area with excellent access to beaches,hiking trails and any activity to get close to nature, with having all the comforts of an inviting cabin to relax in.
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