A charming lovely little magical 1 bedroom cottage with a sweet and magical private garden setting surrounded by Redwood forest.
S sofa bed in the living room can accommodate two more. You'll enjoy the warmth and ambience with a wood burning stove. You may want to stay in or cook in our kitchen equipped with all the basics. The bright bathroom has two sinks so no waiting for teeth brushing!
Sofanya likes to supply art materials and journals for each guest in case you'd like to express yourself this way. This cozy cottage will sparkle in your memories after a stay in this special dwelling in the forest.
On the property and available to all guests you'll find an area Sofanya calls "Carabella's Theatre" where you can relax, bbq, read, chat with the birds or other guests or perform on the wood stage surrounded by redwoods.
There is internet access in the cottage but sometimes weak reception in there, however just a short walk to the art gallery/Dome House area you'll have access to wi-fi internet. This way you'll have the option to access but still choose to "unplug" if you like.
There is a restaurant called "Rocky Pt" about 2.5 mi from here where you'll find spectacular views...great for breakfast, lunch or dinner....or just a glass of wine at the bar.
Big Sur and Carmel are equidistant from here....one to the north about 20 min and one to the south about 20 min. You'll find amazing hiking, river swimming, art galleries, restaurants, whale watching and soooo much more. Check out (website hidden) for more info.
Call or email if you'd like to book a massage with a local massage healer or if you'd like a private (or group) art class with Sofanya!
Internet access in Sofanya's studio/gallery located on the garden level of the Dome House just a few feet away.
You'll have privacy in your enclosed yard with the cottage but if you like you may also enjoy the more public area in Carabella's Theatre in between the Dome and the Calla Lilly.
Magical forest drive to Jewel in the Forest....only 2 miles from Coast Hwy 1. While driving down our road please pull over if anyone is following closely behind you in order to respect our locals. This is very important...
We arrived at the Calla Lilly cottage in the middle of the night. It was easy to find, the stove was perfectly setup for us to start the fire for some heat, and we had a great night's rest. When we woke up in the morning, we were thrilled with the scenery, the forested property, the inspiring art pieces, the 5 minute drive to the ocean and the outstanding warmth with which Sofanya greeted us.
Perfect place to stay for a few nights in the woods! (Check out Sofanya's other properties too, which are either more and less luxurious than this one.)
We had a wonderful time at the Calla Lilly. It was the perfect, private getaway spot in the woods. The cottage gets incredible morning light when the sun breaks through the trees and streams into the glass wall where the front door is. Sofanya was a very friendly and informative host who shared her knowledge of the area and pointed us in the right direction for day excursions around Big Sur & Carmel. Would love to stay here again.
Cute, rustic cottage with easy access to both Carmel and Big Sur. We brought our dog and Sofanya was there to welcome us with wine and information on the place.
Sofanya's heart is so beautiful And authentically genuine and it was reflected in the space she rented to us for two nights last week. Words fall short in describing the magic however Every part of our stay there was warm, inviting, and inspiring. I had the most beautiful and symbolic dreams. The fire is toasty and the bathtub was a perfect depth to soak my bones! We can not wait to stay again and are so happy to have a new friend in sofanya!
Ps.Magic the black cat is truly magical!!!!
Tifani and her friends were all so incredibly friendly from the moment they got out of the car all smiles and so excited to be here. Tifani is delightful with her openness and loving heart.
They were a wonderful group and I'm so happy that they enjoyed being here. Tifani and her friends are definitely welcome here any time and I'm really hoping they'll grace this property with their light and loving spirits again.
This cosy cottage is situated in the redwoods, next to the dramatic Big Sur coastline. The drive up to the cottage is unforgettable and Sofanya's woodland cottage does not disappoint. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place - we had a great time and hope to be back soon!
Sofanya hosted myself and my girlfriend for two wonderful nights. The location is breathtaking, still, peaceful, beautiful. To wake up in the middle of a redwood forest is a magical experience.
I heartily recommend that you stay in any of Sofanya's properties. She is an outstanding host, and her little part of the world is worth seeing!
My family and I had a great time staying at this precious little cottage in the woods. It's a great place to relax in the gardens, fire up the grill, or even put on a play in the outdoor theatre.
Sofanya is a warm and welcoming host who is clearly a spirit of the forest. She was very accommodating – lent us towels for the beach and gave us the scoop on great places to go and visit in the area. She even had a wonderful little welcome package waiting for us on arrival.
The cottage is well-positioned in the area – about 20 minutes (give or take) from the sights in Big Sur and the same to the conveniences and sights of Carmel/Monterey.
You'll be hard-pressed to find similar digs in the area for the price and you certainly won't get the same magic and hospitality from a hotel.
Thank you, Sofanya. May the forest be with you!
Cortney....what a sweet and lovely review! Thank you so much for your stay here with your loving Family. It was a pleasure to host and I enjoyed our brief conversations as I came away with a feeling of joy and gratitude. YES....May the Forest be with You! Y'all come back now! (email hidden)fanya
We stayed At Sofanya's Calla Lilly Cottage for 2 nights in august, it was amazing. Sofanya's place is great, and it was a pleasure to meet her.
It was great to be able to make our own dinner at our charming home after having exploring Big Sur spots all day long.
I specially liked the very comfortable bathroom.
The cabin is a wonderfully peaceful, rustic and quirky spot. Very relaxing. Very lovely. The location is wonderful - close to many spots - Pfeiffer Beach, Monteray Aquarium, the town of Carmel. But is was just a fun and relaxing to sit in the gardens, read, drink a glass of wine. Sofanya is thoughtful and considerate hostess. Our daughters loved to paint outside with the supplies she provided. It was also delightful to walk along the road and see the whole community of rustic cabins, the funny dog Coco, etc.. Highly recommend.
Sofanya was a graceful host and a pleasure to meet. The cabin is rustic and the area beautiful and quiet - the AirBnB description and pictures are quite accurate. The location provides easy access to all the sights in Big Sur. Great to get away from the daily hustle and bustle and leave email, the internet and television behind!
Mike & his beautiful family were delightful. It was rewarding for me to get the feeling that the whole family really enjoyed and felt right at home both in the cottage and on the grounds. They also left the house clean and were all very respectful. I would absolutely love to host Mike & Family any time!