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37739 Palo Colorado Rd Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
37739 Palo Colorado RoadUSCaliforniaCarmel-by-the-Sea93923
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Mountain Cabin
Thank you for looking at our Big Sur property! We have 2 separate & private retreats. Each retreat sleeps 2 adults.

Welcome to the sun on Heart Circle Mountain. Be embraced by the Silent Temples of old growth 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, creek with waterfalls, and is only 3 miles from gorgeous Garrapata Beach!

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Cozy cottages with kitchens & BBQs on 36 acres of redwoods with private hiking trails.- Google
"We also enjoyed the hot tub - very relaxing after a long day of hiking!"
"The redwood grove is phenomenal and the views are spectacular!"
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Mary McCulloch
3 months ago
My husband and I stayed at the Forest Cottage for our mini-honeymoon and had a wonderful time. The tiny cabin was beautiful inside & out and very private. The bed was super comfortable and we loved the skylights in the bedroom area. We also enjoyed the hot tub - very relaxing after a long day of hiking! I wish we had explored the heart circle mountain grounds more and I hope to stay here again so we can do just that!
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Kelsey Quigley
4 months ago
The Little Gem is a beautiful, immaculate setting for a get away. Andrew and Brianne are very welcoming hosts and are willing to offer suggestions for places to go/things to do/places to eat, but they also offer you plenty of privacy. The cottage has everything that you need for a relaxing stay, with a very functional kitchenette, breakfast nook, comfortable bed, beautiful sun-filled bathroom, wood stove, and lots of outdoor space (a private deck and succulent garden in addition to the shared terrace at the main house and walking trails with hammocks and tables). Just bring sunscreen and a book and you'll be very happy. (Quick, easy access to Big Sur beaches and hikes as well as the towns of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, etc. Absolutely stunning setting.)
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Joanna Sanderson
a year ago
My husband and I stayed here for three nights and loved it. It was as described in the listing, and the photos capture it well. I don't think I have slept that well in months- it was so quiet and peaceful. You could just hear frogs (in the fountain on the patio!) and crickets. It was a great location- tucked away but still close enough to drive to lots of beautiful areas. We spent one day hiking in the Big Sur area, one day at Point Lobos, and one day wandering around Carmel. We also enjoyed using the wood burning stove at night and hanging out in the various hammocks on the property. Each morning we had breakfast on the patio and watched/listened to the birds. The owners are friendly and live on site if you need anything but give you privacy. We will come again!
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Tanah Spencer
2 years ago
We've been gone for only a week and yet we are already plotting our return to this wonderful little cabin. Brianne has created such a peaceful space with wonderful views. We arrived late at night and the following morning we were so stunned to see the small canyon and beautiful trees as the soft light streamed through the window. The kitchen is fully equipped, though we really only took advantage of the tea kettle. The two trails on the property are short but well thought out. We found that the Little Gem was conveniently located, with easy access to Big Sur. The only disadvantage was a certain road block at night that prevented us from exploring the Esalen hot springs. It was a pleasure to meet Brianne and learn about her enthusiasm for the area. She has tremendous energy and spirit and offered the warm enthusiasm that we were seeking in our getaway from New York City. This spot should be on the top of your list!
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Jasmyne Hah
3 months ago
BE AWARE!! STAY AWAY!! These people are shady. We booked their cabin through airbnb, they contacted us and told us to send a deposit of $301 through their personal website. We did and they sent us info. We got there later at night (930pm), he encouraged us to pay in cash to save a few dollars so we paid $1150 cash (for 2 nights) not through airbnb. It was pitch dark when we got to the cabin and he made us sign some contract in the dark in the middle of the forest with a flashlight when he could have taken us inside with adequate lighting. He never gave us a copy of the contract nor a receipt but we didn't think anything of it at the time. The next morning our friends joined us early to go hiking in the trails by our cabin. On returning, the hosts were at our cabin. They had entered and gone through our belongings with no notice or permission from us! We were shocked. They claimed we had let our friends stay the night and told us we had to leave. We argued they did not stay the night but they insisted we leave, we said we'll pay them for the night we stayed but that they must return our cash for the next night but they refused. They made us leave, in a threatening and shocking manner by blocking our car in with their cars and told us to leave immediately as if we had done something really wrong, we were so confused! They forced us to leave the rental property in an unjustified manner, intentionally kept our cash for the night we did not stay and we were even more shocked to discover they had cashed our $301 security deposit even though we left the property in the state we arrived with no damage. We go twice a year to Big Sur, usually love it there, and they completely ruined our vacation. We were so shocked and couldn't believe how they treated us. We are currently filing a lawsuit against them, and with BBB and the county of Monterey. They are greedy crooks and should not be allowed to conduct a business. I want to make sure they do not do this to anyone else, stealing and entering without permission/notice. We also saw the cabin relisted the same day they made us leave so they kept our cash, made us leave so they could get double profit and had the nerve to cash the security deposit. I wanted to write this review so this experience does not happen to someone else and warn people of their ways. Eventually the karma will get back to them. Thieves. STAY AWAY!!
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Adam Ashworth
10 months ago
Do you like hammocks? I do - I was really excited that I would have a hammock right outside my cozy little cabin. I was on a solo trip, a retreat to refresh my brain, and I was looking forward to some hammock meditation. And while it was nice to have one so close to my front door, the true magic of the Little Gem opened up when I decided that I'd take a chance on their on-property hiking trails. It either didn't say how close everything was, or I missed it, but I packed my bag with snacks and water to last me a good trek... only to find that I had three other mini-havens at my fingertips! Maybe five to ten minutes of casual walking, and I found myself up in the hills with the low fog rolling over the hill I was nearly atop of, or the burble of the little waterfall in a secluded nook, or the redwood glade with a stream running beside it. Each site has its own hammock, and its own table and chairs. OK, besides the hammocks - the place is awe inspiringly beautiful. It's a retreat - so don't expect cell coverage unless you have AT&T and decide to connect to the microcell there. The wireless doesn't reliably reach the cabin, but I have to say that was part of its charm. If I needed to pop off a quick email, I could walk maybe a dozen paces towards the caretakers property and I'd be covered, and there were plenty of benches to sit and browse the Internet on your phone. The cabin itself was cozy - I'd say that could be a bad thing in terms of having the potential of having your own space, but see again how there are four hammocks, all spaced out wonderfully, for when you need some alone time. The little fireplace warmed the place up, and even came with handy suggestions on how to get it going for less hardy folk like myself. An oven, stove-top, kettle, and all sorts of kitchen accoutrements make it an ideal place to bring food for a picnic - I made myself pasta, salad, and sandwiches to cover my four day weekend. Big Sur is nearby and beautiful, but I'd highly recommend just staying on property and allowing the majesty of the redwoods to overtake you. Lots of hot water, a big comfy bed, and so many places to take a picnic indoors or outdoors. I almost don't want to write this review because I don't want the place to get so popular I can't come back... but this is a place to treasure, and be shared with the world. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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Katrina Christine Eden
a year ago
Heart Circle Mountain was the perfect location for our small family gathering this summer! The Property Managers were easy to communicate with and were pleasantly responsive to our rental inquiry. The VRBO description was spot on. From the moment we stepped onto the property, we were in paradise. The houses are quaint, clean and very well kept. The redwood grove is phenomenal and the views are spectacular! My husband and I look forward to staying here again in the future. Great atmosphere to relax, enjoy life, hike, and catch a breath of fresh air.
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Cara Wiechnik
3 years ago
I didn't get to stay at heart circle mountain because the owners cancelled my reservation when I wrote an email complaining that the address is in Carmel not Big Sur. They then proceeded to try to convince me that I had somehow broken the contract even though it was a week before my planned stay. They wouldn't return my emails about getting my money back, then finally before the day we were scheduled to stay the owner wrote me a nasty email saying I was lucky they booked the property so they could give me back some of my money. They seemed like very nice people up until the point I pointed out that they mislead people by posting Big Sur on everything. They are also very good about hiding any bad reviews and pushing people to write good reviews they seem to try to remove anything that is negative. Hope this doesn't happen to anyone else.
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