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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.
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
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.
A very pretty location with everything as shown in the pictures. We enjoyed cooking on the grill and just relaxing. Took a hike up the hill and saw deer.
Even though the sleeping loft was cute, my husband and I couldn't get comfortable in it because whoever was against the wall felt cramped and the other one was afraid of falling off. So we used the futon which would be better suited for a teen-ager or someone younger. I loved the outdoor tub and shower but the shower could use a couple pavers to step out onto instead of the gravel.
Overall a peaceful, relaxing experience in a wonderful setting.
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and LOVED Casa Pequeno. It was even better than expected. We stopped at the Safeway on the way in (Carmel, Rio Rd.) and bought food for our entire stay and we ate every meal there using the propane grill on the deck. The outdoor tub/shower was very private and lovely. I've never been so relaxed in my life soaking in a bubble bath surrounded by jasmine in the woods. The bed is a loft bed and does not have a railing but we had no problems not falling off. The only issue we experienced with the bed is that it gets quite warm at night in that little space and a fan or some sort of way to circulate the air would have been nice, but we kept the little window open and managed. The cabin kitchen has everything you need- coffee maker, toaster, cookware, a few basic seasonings, and olive oil. We have stayed in many cabins so we knew to bring our own towels, knives, and a few of our own seasonings. (Towels are provided, but you may need more if you are a bath enthusiast like I am 😉) The location couldn’t be better. The cabin is directly between Carmel and Big Sur (you drive out of the community and hit the ocean and Hwy 1) so you have a lot to choose from in any direction. It was very convenient to be so close to a grocery store and gas station. We took a stroll around downtown Carmel, but it’s not really our cup of tea. We love this area for the unspoiled nature, not the lavish wealth. (if you haven’t been there think “quaint seaside town meets 5th avenue”) Pfeiffer Big Sur, Andrew Molera, and Garrapata are mostly closed right now because of the Sobranes wildfire, but Point Lobos is open. It’s a gorgeous park, (and only 20 mins away!) easy to navigate, and you get some of the best wildlife viewing around. We saw sea lions, sea otters, deer, a hawk’s nest, and several kinds of birds. We hiked the whole thing, about 6-7 miles, in around 3 hours taking our time to stop to have a snack and photo ops. The only other suggestion I’d have to make this better would be a screen for the sliding doors into the cabin. As having them open was the only way to get fresh air into the cabin, we had no choice but to let some flies/bugs in so we could keep cool. The cabin is very small and cozy so heat (even body heat) builds up in there and it gets stuffy quickly. This wasn’t a huge issue for us, it just would have been nice to have a screen door to keep the cabin cool. We had an amazing time and can’t wait to rent this cabin again!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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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