About this listing
Relax and rejuvinate in our 24 foot diameter yurt, overlooking the Carmel River and Big Sur Land Trust Songbird Sanctuary. The sounds of the river and the rustling trees will lull you to sleep after a soak under the stars in your private hot tub.
NOTE: We welcome children 7 years and older. Please thoroughly read the description and the house rules before booking. It's advisable to arrive before dark since our house can be difficult to find. Please have a printout of all the directions.
"To the nomad soul in all of us."
The yurt brings another dimension to the adventure of traveling. The experience of living in the round is hard to define, but we think you will be pleasantly surprised at the happy and peaceful effect that this circular living space will have on you!
This unique getaway is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast and for active folks who won't mind a 100 FOOT STROLL TO THE MAIN HOUSE TO USE THE SHOWER AND RESTROOM.
As a bonus, if you are staying in the yurt for 2 or more nights we offer 2 free passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium- an $80 value.
The yurt is also equipped with a home theater which includes a large projection screen. The guests are welcomed to access our local video store which has a very diverse library of over 15,000 DVD titles free of charge.
We are conveniently located less than 5 miles East of Hwy 1 and close to just about everything on the Monterey Peninsula: 10 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea, 20 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 10 minutes to Carmel Valley Village, 20 minutes to Laguna Seca and Fort Ord National Monument, and 35 minutes to Big Sur village- a logistical dream.
Carmel Refuge Co-ed Relaxation Spa (2 mi)
Esalen (45.5 mi)
Tassajara Zen Center (43.5 mi)
World Class Cycling
World Class Mountain Biking
Hiking (Point Lobos, Garland Park, & Big Sur)
We have lived in the area for 40 years and love sharing our local knowledge with our guests.
Pick-up at the San Francisco Airport, San Jose Airport, or Monterey Airport can be arranged at an additional cost.
Uber and taxi service is available.
There is also a public bus stop at the top of our driveway.
NO ANIMALS- (only members of the species Homo sapiens- human beings- may stay on the property)
Children 7 and older are welcomed.
No Smoking on the property.
Quiet hours are from 11pm to 8am.
Check in at 3pm- Check out at 10am.
Each additional guest over 2 will be charged an additional $40 fee per guest.
A shower is REQUIRED before each use of the hot tub.
To insure that you have read this in it's entirety, please begin your written request with the magic words "I have read it all, yes all of it." (If you do not then we will ask you to read the text, since we do wish for you to be fully aware of everything).
My wife, Peggy, and I have lived on this property since 1984 and have never fallen out of love with it. It is the perfect combination of a rural setting yet only 10 minutes away from town. We are outdoor enthusiasts and have many wonderful family memories of not only camping by the river but of backcountry excursions as well. It was on one of these adventures, in Oregon to be exact, that Peg and our two daughters discovered yurts. They rented one at an Oregon State campground and truly loved the experience. Having a yurt on our property has added even more of a sense of serenity and peace to our home. It is with this in mind that we want to share it with others. There's something uniquely appealing and comforting, a feeling of being embraced by the round space and the abundance of natural light that
lends itself to living close to nature. We welcome you to give it a try.