About This Listing
The Sugar Shack is a true Big Sur Experience! Just 1/2 mile from Pfieffer Beach and 1.5 miles to the Big Sur Bakery and Center Deli store, makes its location the best in Big Sur. Enjoy seasonal fruits from our abundant orchard and relax and renew.
The Sugar Shack has several wonderful attributes but the one WE think is most significant is its location. Whether you are here to explore the interesting subtleties and delights Big Sur has to offer or you're in Big Sur to just take in the stunning beauty of the coastline this is a great perch from which to do it. Although private the Sugar Shack is not remote -it is a 5 minute drive to Highway 1. A 15 min walk west and your at one of the most dramatic beaches in California (Pfeiffer Beach). From the Sugar Shack one can choose to explore the natural beauty of this magical place or else indulge in some of the local food or entertainment scenes that are a part of your Big Sur experience. Nepenthe, Ventana, Post's and, OUR favorite, Big Sur Bakery, are only 5 minutes by car. Many popular trail-heads are also only minutes away.
The Sugar Shack, itself, is nestled at the end of a 50 yard pathway from where the car is parked. It has a rise of about 50 ft so it is only for those who are active (2 minute walk). The cabin itself is 300 square ft with a sunny deck of equal size enjoying nice canyon views. It is decorated a little bit in the 'Island' style (our daughter lives in Hawaii). There is a comfortable pillow-top queen bed with top quality linens, shower, toilet, sink, dresser, closet, DVD player. There is a refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker & electric tea pot. Also provided is a barbecue, out on the deck, a sink & a two burner stove in the newly remodeled kitchenette and dining area. On the property there is a wonderful garden and orchard which you are welcome to enjoy.
In conclusion: the Sugar Shack is an ideal location for those who wish to be in the center of Big Sur, namely, the Big Sur Valley and its surrounds. Although the Sugar Shack is peaceful and quiet it does not have the remote solitude some may desire. Most of our guests are active and enjoy using it as a base to explore the Big Sur Coast and Valley and return to a discreet retreat in which to relax. Some of our guests don't feel compelled to leave the Sugar Shack at all!
Fresh seasonal fruit, organic granola, fresh organic coffee beans. No internet or cell service, all available within one mile of our shack. Unplug and renew from the world.
Interaction with Guests
We love our guests! You are the reason we continue to share our property. We believe in absolute privacy if that is what you need. We are also available to answer any questions on our magnificent area, as we have 40 plus years of living in Big Sur. We can share our internet or land line if you need to make a quick email or call. We can accept three guests. Sorry, no small children. Infants that are non-crawlers or eight years old and up. Check rates for extra cost for three guests.
Sycamore Canyon is magical. It's history is rich with local lore and native plants thrive in the canyon where it's creek that runs to the mouth of Pfeiffer Beach.
You can walk to Pfeiffer Beach in fifteen minutes or drive in a few minutes. Trail heads are within 1.5 miles from our property. Stores, and some of the best restaurants on the West Coast are within a few minutes drive.
Other Things to Note
Come prepared to unwind and and have fun! The Sugar Shack is like a tree-house for grownups. Private deck, behind your own private gate up in the Sycamore trees with expansive canyon views. We have a two day minimum stay.
No smoking, fires, candles allowed. No pets. Check in after 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM We request that you please print out the directions we email to you and do not disturb our neighbors if you get lost. Arrive in the daylight please!Check out 11:00 AM. Guests must be 21 years & older.
The location of the cabin is awesome! Only a 15min walk to the beach as advertised and also very close to Big Sur Bakery, General Store and the Tap Room.
The hosts were great. Scott was friendly, laid back and provided good recommendations for hikes close to the cabin.
The cabin itself is awesome, very private and peaceful. The distant sound of the waves crashing paired with the wind through the trees was just what we needed to make use forget about the stresses of daily life. Gazing at the stars with a beer or glass of wine in hand was the perfect way to relax after a long day of hiking.
One thing to note the water heater is small so the hot water for the shower runs out in 10 minutes. This wasn't an issue for us and Scott gave fair warning, just wanted to make it clear anyone who depends on a long shower.
Sugar Shack was our very first AirBnB experience, and the accommodations, hosts, and location FAR surpassed our expectations!!! The actual space was even BETTER than the pictures (of course, pictures probably couldn't do justice to the 180+degree mountain view from our personal and completely private deck!)
Our hosts made us feel welcome from before we even arrived and throughout our two-night visit. The space is SUPER CLEAN and equipped with everything you could need to cook a romantic meal. Besides the serene mountain wind sounds and peaceful silence (and best view of stars I've ever seen in my life), the BEST part of the Sugar Shack is the LOCATION!
The drive down Sycamore Canyon Rd. sets the mystical and enchanting tone for what the area is like. The directions from Linda and Scott that we made sure to print out in advance were on-point. And Pfeiffer Beach....left us speechless. I am somewhat of a obsessional hunter of 'secluded beaches and coves' and have been to beaches around the world. Sugar Shack is about a 15 minute walk from one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE beaches in the WORLD!
My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our third anniversary and left with the magical minds of children and deepened love not only for each other but for the incredible nature around us. Even if relaxing is what you seek, you will leave Sugar Shack feeling renewed, refreshed, alive, and totally 'zenned out'. We are already planning out return and agree staying more than just two nights is what we want!
Pay attention to Linda and Scott's local spot faves: They are speakin' the truth! Big Sur Bakery's pastries are better than that I've had in France---try the Almond Croissant and the Bacon Twist, if they're not already sold out! Cappucinos are grand as well!!
Check out Partington Cove (about 8 miles south of Sugar Shack). We were lucky enough to experience whale sightings multiple times while staying at various places in Big Sur, but the beach trail at Partington gifted us with seeing a mother and baby whale only 150 feet from shore!!!! (Partington has three trails: mountain/waterfall, tunnel to cove (sea otters abundant there), and the trail to the rocky beach. Do them all!
Lastly, our hosts (Linda, Scott, and Natalie) were with us every step of the way...and beyond! Linda contacted me within hours of our departure to let me know I had left behind some very important and well-loved clothing. She generously offered to mail it back to me. We were blown away with the entire experience, space, location, but also it's very evident the enjoyment and pride the family takes in sharing their heaven-on-earth with those lucky AirBnB-ers. They made us feel like a local in a place where we wished we were. Stay here and you will be writing a similar review in a short time.
Thanks for everything Linda, Natalie, Scott, especially the homemade grandola! S A REAL TREE IN THE KITCHEN!!!!
We had such a wonderful stay at the Sugar Shack! It was the perfect place to get away, unwind, and celebrate our anniversary. We really felt like we had our own little slice of paradise! I already can't wait to go back!
Scott and Linda were great and the property was beautiful! The lovely Sugar Shack is the perfect starting point to explore Big Sur. We saw a condor sitting on the beautiful deck the first afternoon we arrived. What an awesome sight! We would definitely book this place again and will recommend this to our friends and family.
Our experience at the Sugar Shack was absolutely perfect. It's a charming and cozy cottage nestled between lush green trees and sweeping hills that lull you into a deep relaxation with every passing breeze...I still feel like I'm there and we left yesterday! Everything about this retreat will linger in the best way possible. We couldn't have been happier with our decision to stay there and look forward to another visit one day.
A hidden gem amongst the trees. The Sugar Shack is a tranquil hideaway with sweeping views and charm to spare. It is the perfect backdrop from which to experience the beauty of Big Sur.
Scott & Linda have made a great little sanctuary here. We had such a lovely time, so relaxing and beautiful. Waking up in the canyon was amazing, 2 nights wasn't enough.