Calla Lilly Cottage in the Redwoods

United StatesCaliforniaCarmel
Entire home/apt
4 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

A lovely magical one bedroom forest cottage with sofa double bed in the living room makes this a cozy forest dwelling for up to 4 guests.
Full kitchen equipped with all you'll need to cook.

Cute little garden sitting area surrounded by Redwoods

Enter a magical little private garden surrounded by redwood forest.....still with plenty of light

Enter a magical little private garden surrounded by redwood forest.....still with plenty of light

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The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

A charming lovely little magical 1 bedroom cottage with a sweet and magical private garden setting surrounded by Redwood forest.
A 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 is 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 also a land line in there for U.S. calls only.

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 (URL HIDDEN) 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 www.b(URL 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!

Guest Access

Internet access in Sofanya's studio/gallery located on the garden level of the Dome House just a few feet away.

Interaction with Guests

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.

The Neighborhood

Magical forest drive to Jewel in the Forest....only 2 miles from Coast Hwy 1....a spectacular drive!
I LOVE the magical forest drive off Hwy 1 to my house....I love the beautiful trees....the stream....the smells and sounds. I have some great neighbors too though we don't see each other often. There is a very important document from the MCVRA (Monterey Cty Vacation Rentals Alliance) which I've been required to share with you and I thank you in advance for taking the time to read it carefully.

Good Neighbor Policy
for Guests of
The Jewel in the Forest
Vacation Rentals
Guest Code of Conduct:
Welcome to one of the most beautiful and peaceful places on the planet. It is an honor that you have chosen to stay with us and likewise it is a privilege that we have opened our homes to you. 
We have worked hard to make this possible. We appreciate your cooperation and support that allows us to continue to share our homes and community with you and future guests.
Vacation Rental properties are often located in mix-use neighborhoods that include short-term guests, second homeowners and year round residents. Please be sure to observe all rules and regulations, which are provided for each property. All guests, as well as owner, are required to conform to all rules and regulations of the properties. Violators are subject to immediate eviction. Please do respect the rights and space of nearby homeowners and other vacationers. Please be a good neighbor!
There is a 24/7 Hot Line (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) for neighbors to report disrespectful or inappropriate behavior possibly resulting in citations, fines and expulsion from the rented property for both you and your guests. These rules apply to every guests and we also encourage our neighbors to practice similar practices with each other.

The Jewel in the Forest requests that all our guests abide by the  
“Good Neighbor" policy outlined below.

We are dedicated to maintaining “good neighbor" policies and responsibly caring for our neighbors' rights.  We ask that guests recognize Jewel in the Forest Vacation Rentals' dedication to maintaining a peaceful family atmosphere for all residents and visitors of Big Sur and Monterey County.  We belong to an organization called Monterey County Vacation Rental Coalition  (URL HIDDEN) whose members pledge to inform all of our guests about local laws, subdivision rules, beach rules, safety and respect for the neighborhood.  We are a self-regulated group made up of individual homeowners, vacation rental managers representing homeowners, local business members, concerned citizens and neighbors(URL HIDDEN)Guests are asked to abide by the following Guest Code of Conduct:
Please respect the neighborhood and your neighbor's right to quiet enjoyment of their home.  Loud music and noise is prohibited. Quiet time is from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.  Please be a good neighbor!
Overnight guests shall not exceed the property's posted occupancy. Only registered guests shall occupy the rental property, unless written permission has been given.
All rental properties are designated for residential use consistent with the Monterey County Ordinance.  Large groups, receptions or other like events are not allowed without an agreement with Jewel in the Forest.
Cars parked on premises shall not exceed the property's published parking capacity.  Cars must be parked in the driveway or designated parking area of the rental property.  Parking in neighboring yards or driveways is prohibited.  Vehicles will not be driven or parked where not allowed.  Please do not turn around in neighbors' driveways.
Posted street signage (speed limits, parking, etc.) will be obeyed.
Motor homes, campers, and tents are prohibited and may not be parked or hooked up at rental property.
Charcoal grilling on a deck is strictly prohibited; it is a fire hazard.
Only registered pets are allowed in designated rental properties. Leash laws must be obeyed and pets are not allowed on the beach except where noted.  Please do not leave your dog home alone and always clean up after your pet.  Carmel is well-known for its pet-friendly restaurants.
Help keep Monterey County clean!  Garbage should be bagged securely and placed in the trash bins provided.  Recycle all your plastic, glass and paper products.  City Code requires that all trash bins be returned the house within 24 hours after it is picked up.
Cigarette butts shall be properly disposed of.
·Guests shall bring written directions with them.  Neighbors are not to be disturbed if guests are lost.

Please arrive & leave at the designated check in and out times on your check in documents. If you would like to arrive earlier or leave later please ask for permission in advance.

We wish you a wonderful vacation and please let us know if we can assist you in any way.

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House Rules

Make yourself at home. I'll provide art materials and journals to write in if you feel inspired to do so. I ask that you not smoke at all in the cottage or the garden. You may smoke outside the yard in the parking lot. Please leave your towels and sheets in the hamper in bathroom. Please make sure that the fire is out and door closed to the wood stove each time you leave.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
Calla Lilly Cottage in the Redwoods

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About the Host, Sofanya

Big Sur, California, United States
Member since May 2012


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