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Speaks: english

Casa pequeño luxury cabin with rustic appeal close to ocean

94 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Casa pequeño is a small hand done cabin with reclaimed materials throughout.Redwood siding,benches and bathroom counter were milled from windfall trees on the property.Ceiling decking,window surrounds,flooring and baseboard was reclaimed from antiquated barns in the midwest.Floor tiles in bathroom are reclaimed from France.The cabin has a queen size bed that is elevated in a loft.There is a 1/2 bath toilet sink inside.The shower and tub are outside.The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need to cook,there is a two burner propane stove ,under counter fridge,all the cookware ,plates ,bowls,utensils,coffee,sugar,olive oil,and spices.The cabin is best suited for a couple but there is also a day bed that folds down for one person.There is a short trail from the parking lot up to the cabin with a slight elevation gain.There are fruit trees that surround the cabin with sunlight most of the day directly hitting it.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Aaron (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Aaron

We are a family of five that have lived in the canyon since 1973.We love to share the unique environment with visitors.

Aaron purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Aaron chose Central Coast California

This property is close to both Big Sur and Carmel it is truly best of both worlds.Many of the VRBO'S in Big Sur are off dirt roads and bonus of this cabin is it is on a paved road.The cabin is far enough off the road not to see any cars.


based on 94 traveler reviews

Casa pequeño luxury cabin with rustic appeal close to ocean
average rating of 4.56383 based on 94 reviews

Unique and quiet- but could use a few touches

  • 3 of 5

We arrived at Casa Pequeno about 2 weeks after the neighborhood was evacuated due to wildfires. The owner was responsive as I followed the news and we were happy to hear this part of the neighborhood was safe. Like other reviews mentioned there is no cell service, which was wonderful.

The location was perfect to explore Big Sur and Carmel and we loved the outdoor shower. Even though this is a bargain for Big Sur, I do wish there were a few updates/ touches to make the stay more comfortable (we still paid over $300 to book). Would have liked some nicer bedding- maybe a comforter. Bring your own game or puzzle- nothing supplied except a few old magazines and a book piled on a shelf. Most of the soap/toiletries seemed to be random stuff people left behind (half used hotel size shampoos awaited our arrival). The grill was old and dirty. The listing says there is wifi- it doesn't work, so make sure you have all the info you need when you arrive, because you can't look it up.

Helpful to arrive with some daylight- it would be tough to find and navigate up the small hill in the dark. But once you find it once, it's easy to get back to. The little wagon is definitely helpful to spot the parking spot, as well as get your bags/groceries up to the cabin.

It's not a bad spot, I just wish we would have had a more clear expectation. You will be out and about anyways!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodsy quaint romantic amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 4 night stay at the casa pequeno! It was the perfect space for the two of us. The outdoor shower was a highlight- very warm and beautiful in the morning! The stove and kitchen space helped us to save money on food because we could make our own. There's a lovely area in the back with a picnic table surrounded by trees where we ate lunch. It's very close to beaches and state parks on the main road- highway 1 so that is convenient! Perfect vacation spot for 2! We would absolutely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Humble yet blissful redwood retreat

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was one of the highlights of our California road trip. The cabin was tiny but had all of the comforts of home (except the wifi didn't work for us). After a fun-packed day on the beaches of Big Sur, it was so lovely to drive up the winding road to this sweet spot. The outdoor shower and deck tub made our time refreshing and memorable. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. Our family wants to return for years to come. This was a great value for the peaceful time we enjoyed here.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost Perfect - Highly Recommended for anyone looking to go off the grid

  • 4 of 5

Great place to visit, especially for the price.

A couple small teeny tiny issues that aren't necessarily deal breakers--

We couldn't get the heater to work and it was slightly colder inside than expected. The bed is about a foot too close to the ceiling and I bumped my noggin once. Haha. The knife they provided was so dull we could barely even cut up our vegetables to cook. And there are no instructions as to where to put the trash so if you're staying more than a day it could start to pile up on you. We just left it in tied bags upon leaving. Didn't know what else to do. And the cabin is fairly close to another cabin, so you can occasionally hear other people over there. The fridge also kept shutting off and on and by our last day there everything in the freezer had melted.

But let's face it, it is pretty isolated, absolutely beautiful, and a great price! The wifi did not work...but that was more a problem for my girlfriend than me. I was trying to get AWAY from wifi. The outdoor bathtub - amazing.

I will say, all the tiny little negatives - nothing is perfect - pale in comparison to what this place is. I love it and I will be back. I'm hoping to make it a regular spot to visit once or twice a year. It's way better than being in Big Sur proper where everything is so over crowded and busy - especially during a holiday. A quick drive to wherever you want to go.

Can't wait to return!

Oh...and try to find the wolf's den if you can. It's out back near the picnic tables - a large tree trunk with a living quarters inside - I want to know who used to live there! Some hippie in the 80s is what it looked like. There are even old dirty cassette tapes in there! Greatness!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special space

  • 5 of 5

We had a great two nights at this cabin. It was amazing to turn off of Highway one and the ocean straight into an amazing forest and to the cabin. Especially loved the outdoor patio and bathtub. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint rustic cabin in Big Sur

  • 5 of 5

The location is unbeatable for the price. If you can book this and dont mind no cell service, no wifi, and outdoor shower/tub then this is an amazing find. Its location is perfect if you want to have quick access to many of the most beautiful parts of Big Sur. Went on a tons of hikes, surfed, and had some incredible dinners in Carmel.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Big sur,Carmel and Monterey peninsula area is famous for its

wildlife and natural beauty.Some call Big sur the greatest meeting between land and sea.Carmel has beautiful white sand beaches and outstanding shopping.Monterey is known for the world famous Monterey bay aquarium,cannery row and storied past.


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cleaning fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.5%

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size brand new top of the line bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in living room folds down and sleeps one person.Blanket and sheets provided.
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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