Little Gem on Heart Circle Mountain in Big Sur
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Wilderness, Beach, Mountain, Ocean|
Description from the owner
Welcome to the sun on Heart Circle Mountain. Be embraced by the Silent Temples of redwoods, mountains and waterfalls. Enjoy the magnificence of Big Sur while experiencing a wilderness setting with undisturbed tranquility surrounding each retreat. This expansive and private 36-acre property offers on-site hiking trails from your door ~ one with an ocean view (The Zen Trail) and another (The Waterfall Trail) along a uniquely private section of Palo Colorado Creek. This trail includes intimate forest settings and a waterfall at trails end. Plus we are only 3 miles from gorgeous Garrapata Beach!
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Little Gem on Heart Circle Mountain in Big Sur
Big Sur, California
Additional Location Information
Our property is perfectly located on Big Sur's north coast, atop a small mountain overlooking Palo Colorado Canyon and beyond. Heart Circle is conveniently located just 2.2 miles from Highway 1 providing more sun and less wind than the coast. Enjoy all that Big Sur has to offer, yet remain only a 15-minute drive north to Carmel, and a 15-minute drive south to Big Sur valley. Enjoy the best of both worlds on the most scenic roads anywhere. No need to worry about dirt roads, as our retreats are located along our Private Paved Road, which is Traffic, Mud and Dust Free.
Without a doubt, you will leave Heart Circle Mountain with a unique piece of Big Sur in your heart...
To the North:
Rocky Point Restaurant- 2.5 mi
World-renowned Garrapata Beach/State Park- 3 mi
Soberanes Point and Canyon- 6 mi
Point Lobos State Reserve- 10 mi
Carmel-12 mi (15 minutes), w/ 80+ restaurants, art galleries and shops.
To the South:
Big Sur Valley- 12 mi (15 minutes), w/restaurants, art galleries and shops.
To the East:
Scenic Palo Colorado Road, meanders inland and ends at Bottchers Gap Park with campground and hiking trails, offering breathtaking views of the Ventana wilderness and Mt. Pico Blanco. Mill Creek Preserve is now open and is a few miles before Bottchers Gap!
Location Type Beach, Mountain, Ocean
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$275||$275||$1,925||$0||2 nights|
|All Dates||$275||$275||$1,925||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $300 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
The Little Gem: $275/night $1925/week
Pay by Cash, Check, or Credit Card. ID's and Phone#'s required.
50% of rent due to reserve dates; second 50% & $300 Refundable Security Deposit due two weeks before stay to confirm.
Monterey Tax: 10.5% No other fees!
2 Adults, No Pets or Smoking.
Two night minimum. Three/four-night minimum for some major holidays.
Holiday rates may apply.
Would be happy to answer any questions!
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 14, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Secluded Forrest Cottage
We really enjoyed our stay in the Forest Cottage. The views are spectacular if you are willing to hike a little. The cottage itself is very secluded amid the tall trees. We liked looking out the skylights and seeing the stars peeking through the tree branches. The cottage was clean and we were well taken care of. The owner was very helpful in making sure we had what we needed. The pictures on the website do not really do justice to the beauty of it all. You have to see it to really appreciate it. We are thankful we were able to stay there.
I loved everything about Little Gem! Its a beautiful and private cabin. We used the kitchen and grill to cook dinner most nights which was a big plus for us.
Its off Palo Colorado Road which in itself is a pretty amazing - Huge redwoods on a narrow winding road with small houses and cabins built along the steep hillside. Our last day there the road was being use to shoot a Land Rover commercial, so I know I am not alone in thinking this is a neat place!
Great spot if you are visiting Los Lobos State Park, Big Sur State Park, Garrapata State Park, Pfieffer State Park, and many other nearby parks. Also, groceries and restaurants are still only a short drive away (as little as 15 minutes).
We saw the seals at Los Lobos, hiked the Rocky Ridge trail at Garrapata, walked Pfeiffer Beach, and tooks photos by the waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. We drove as far south as Hearst Castle and saw beautiful coastline and a beach full of elephant seals on the way. We traveled a bit north and drove the scenic "17 mile drive" which includes Pebble Beach.
Staying at Little Gem put us nicely in the middle of everything. Great place, great time!
Very special spot
This is such a special place! My wife and I needed a beautiful, quiet, calming place to restore ourselves (we have demanding jobs in NYC). Little Gem did just the trick. You can't tell from the pictures just how lovely the Valley View off the side of the cottage really is here. Brianne and andrew are wonderfully accommodating hosts, and expertly managed the balance between giving us total privacy and also attending to things we needed along the way. The cottage has a simply elegance and everything an individual or a couple needs to unwind in a cozy, homey locale. It is an easy drive to the heart of Big Sur or Carmel too. If you want to relax and restore when you're not taking advantage of local attractions, then this is the place. Book before we do again!
Little Gem - it's a jewel!
We had a wonderful time at Little Gem. The cabin was lovely. It had obviously been designed with care and attention from the wonderful tin (?) tiles in the kitchen to the beautiful blue mosaic on the dining table. The cabin itself was bigger than I'd imagined from the photos and the outside space was beautiful. We took one of the trails - a short 10 min walk up to lovely views. A highlight was having coffee out on the deck and watching blue jays and butterflies as the sun moved across the land. Brianna and andrew were lovely and really helpful. I would definitely recommend visiting Heart Circle Mountain and would love to return for another visit!