love the outdoors
This is absolutely the best place to stay.
Beautiful landscape and peaceful environment.
The kitchen has everything, and everything to see in big sur is so close to here. Loved it!
No problems! Linda was very helpful.
This was a wonderful place! We loved cooking on the open patio. It was the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy the view. We would definitely recommend this place and would love to come back!
What a magical place! We had a wonderful time and wished we were staying at the Sugar Shack for more then three nights. We will definitely be coming back, and I can't recommend this place enough.
Our stay at the Sugar Shack was like living a dream. From the spectacular views and abundant gardens, to the endless entertainment from our avian visitors, our temporary home was intoxicating. Scott and Linda greeted us with fresh strawberries and coffee beans and immediately directed us to the infamous Pfeiffer Beach. They were readily available to answer questions and their kindness greatly influenced the perfection of our trip. I will hold this escape dear in my heart and hope to return to the Sugar Shack for another restorative experience.
My friend & I stayed here for a couple of nights and didn't want to leave! It's the perfect little escape to nature. We were welcomed with a fresh bowl of berries from Linda & Scott's garden and felt so relaxed and at home.
My fiancée and I stayed here for 2 nights in May 2014.
- Scott and Linda were excellent hosts. Linda was quick to reply to my inquiries leading up to the stay and Scott was great while we were there--giving us a tour of the place, picking us fresh berries from his garden, and offering lots of recommendations.
- The Sugar Shack was super clean.
- The apartment is very private and offers a true respite from the chaos of everyday life.
- Julia Pfeiffer Beach is a 10 minute walk down the road.
- The apartment has no cable or wifi and we did not have cell reception. While this likely doesn't matter for most people who are looking to unplug from the world in Big Sur, we had some lousy weather and quickly ran out of things to do while sitting inside waiting for the sun to come out.
Overall we had a great stay and would recommend the Sugar Shack to anyone traveling through the area. This definitely beats the overpriced inns in the area and Scott and Linda will be sure to make your stay enjoyable!
I absolutely LOVED staying at the Sugar Shack! I feel so lucky to have found this gem on air b&b. Linda was helpful and accommodating and the place was adorable and cozy. You really get the full Big Sur experience as the Sugar Shack is pretty secluded, and being half a mile from Pfeiffer beach is perfect. Each morning we could walk to the beach (which is the most beautiful beach I've ever seen) and then enjoy the delicious coffee, granola, and fresh strawberries provided by Linda. I would recommend this place to anyone and hope to visit again someday!
I highly recommend the Sugar Shack for anyone visiting Big Sur. It is conveniently located just down the street from Pfeiffer beach. The spot itself is incredible with a huge porch and incredible views. The check in and check out process was hassle free and our hosts were incredibly pleasant the couple of times we saw them. Definitely the go to spot for Big Sur!
Great and unique place to stay to explore Big Sur. Scott and Linda were very welcoming, but also left us to enjoy our privacy. We loved staying here. Pfeiffer Beach at sunset is beautiful. Top tip: pick up something you'd like to barbecue on the way there.
Scott is my brother-in-law of almost 40 years and for 2/3 of that time he has been under the spell of Big Sur--working to preserve and/or improve the natural beauty of what is surely one of the most incredible pieces of coastline on earth. Fortunately for the rest of us, now that he and his wife Linda have a home in Sycamore Canyon they've made available a meticulously maintained guest rental that offers complete privacy but easy access to the canyon and the beach. Its like staying in a fabulous tree house for grown ups. Thanks for sharing, Scott and Linda.
The Parkers are the most wonderful people you can meet. Linda is very knowledgeable about the area and meticulous about every detail and Scott transformed the property into the piece of heaven that it is. They have carved themselves a piece of heaven on earth! I feel privileged to know them and highly recommend this property.
Hello! I know Scott as my awesome brother-in-law, who is very easy going. We enjoyed our privacy and one of the most comfy beds I've slept in. You can walk down to Pfeiffer Beach and visit the horses on the way. Take in the fresh air and cool ocean breeze. Scott & Linda are the best concierge's in Big Sur as they know the area well and can suggest places to go and the best restaurants around. Great place to get away to!