Note: This is a home away from home - we offer three separate bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wifi, satellite t.v. and hot tub.
Relax on the deck and listen to the solitude, while the creek babbles below -or use the cabin as your home base as you enjoy easy access to all of the areas sites! Carmel is just 15 minutes away and Big Sur Proper is just 20 - 30 minutes away!
Please note: this home is not suitable for children under 5 years.
NO PARTIES OR EVENTS PERMITTED.
New furnishings, including all new beds. Very comfortable well appointed warm cabin in the redwoods.
Quiet, private grounds - nestled in the redwoods with a babbling creek. Easy access on paved road, and a house full of amenities offer convenience, while peace and tranquility really invite you to unplug from the world.
This cabin comes complete with full kitchen, including gas range, dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, Cuisinart coffeemaker/grinder combo, blender, dishes, cookware, utensils, etc. Home also comes with a washer/dryer for guest use. There is a propane barbecue outside.
We welcome guest inquiries and are happy to help with directions! We are just a minute away, if needed.
Palo Colorado Canyon is located halfway between Carmel and Big Sur village. It's a special place that draws artists, poets and writers with its beauty. One can't help but find inspiration here, while connecting with nature! We are only a few miles from gorgeous Garrapata beach and 5 miles from trail heads to the Ventana wilderness.
There is plenty of parking on our property - enough to accommodate several vehicles. We are located just 12 miles south of Carmel, on scenic coastal Highway 1 and just under 2 miles on paved county road, (Palo Colorado Rd.). It's a very private, but convenient location, offering easy access to the renowned galleries and restaurants of Carmel or Big Sur village.
One bedroom has queen bed and private balcony, another has queen bed and private deck. The third bedroom has 2 twin beds.
Television with DirectTV and HBO in living room, as well as several DVDs (for all ages) and board games.
This cabin comes complete with full kitchen, including gas range, dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, Cuisinart coffeemaker/grinder combo, blender, dishes, cookware, utensils, etc. Kitchen is stocked with olive oil/vinegar, large assortment of spices, coffee and tea. Home also comes with a washer/dryer for guest use. There is also an outdoor propane barbecue.
We greet all of our guests when they arrive. We live just a minute away from the cabin and are happy to answer all inquiries or help in any way we can!
Note: We require photo ID upon arrival during check in. (Passport or Drivers License)
One bedroom has queen bed and private balcony, another has queen bed and private deck. The third bedroom has 2 twin beds.
Television with DirectTV and HBO, is available. Lots of dvds and board games also available.
No one other than the guests listed on the contract are allowed on the property at any given time.
Our home is not suitable for children under 5 years old.
Note: We require a signed rental agreement upon booking. A picture ID is also required before check in. Check in is by appointment, between the hours of 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please see preview of rental agreement below , house rules in exhibit A, and waiver of liability in exhibit B:
SHORT TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT
Booking Confirmation and Rental Agreement
The property is located at:
37717 Palo Colorado Rd.
Carmel, CA (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
SHORT TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT
This Short Term Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between Coy Ware & Lorrie Kempf (“Homeowner”) and _______________ (“Guest”) as of the date last set forth on the signature page of this Agreement. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:
Property. The property is located at:
37717 Palo Colorado Rd. Carmel Ca. 93923
The property is fully furnished and includes kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, pots/pans, dishes & utensils, linens, towels, books, games, hot tub, and BBQ.
Rental Party: The rental party shall consist only of Guest and the following persons (please print names):
1. _________________ 2. _______________ 3. _________________
4. _________________ 5. ________________
Due to strict local regulation we only allow the above listed people on the property at ANY given time.
3. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to six persons. An additional charge or $60 per person per night for guests in addition to four will be assessed.
Term of the Lease. The lease begins at 4 p.m. on __________ (the “Check-in Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. on ____________ (the “Check-out Date”).
5. Minimum Stay: This property requires a two night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is needed for less than two days, the guest will be charged the two-night minimum rate.
6. Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by the Rental & House Rules and Waiver attached as Exhibit A, B, & C at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property.
7. Access: Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.
8. Rental Rate and Fees
Deposit: A deposit of $1000 is due upon booking prior to the Check-In Date.
The deposit is for security and shall be refunded within 7 days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:
damage to the property or furnishings;
dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.
If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Check-in, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately.
Rental Rate. Payment in full of fees at time of booking shall be due upon booking, per rental site ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Airbnb):
9. Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN): 100%, less (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) fees, if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date.
Airbnb: 50% refund, less Airbnb fees, up to one week prior to Check-in Date.
10. Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler’s insurance. Please refer to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or Airbnb websites for further information.
The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signatures set forth below.
Homeowner Signature: _____________________ Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Homeowner Name: __________________________
Guest Signature: ___________________
Guest Name (print): ____________________(URL HIDDEN)Date: ____________
Phone # (during stay):_____________________
Exhibit A RENTAL RULES
There is no smoking, campfires or candles allowed anywhere on the property.
In consideration of all of our future guests with allergies, no pets are allowed.
Out of respect for our neighbors absolutely no drone devices are allowed on the property.
No trespassing on neighboring properties: Pubic hiking trails are located at the east end of Palo Colorado Rd., at Bottchers gap, or several locations along hwy. 1. Please feel free to peruse the Big Sur hiking trail books located on the bookshelf below the television in the living room (please be sure to return them to their shelf before final departure).
We strive to honor our neighbors by maintaining the tranquility of this community and therefore we do not allow loud parties or amplified music outdoors. Please, only quiet voices outside after 10:00 p.m.
No children under the age of 18 are permitted in the hot tub, or its enclosure, without adult supervision.
Please shower prior to entering the hot tub. Do not add anything to the hot tub water (oils, bubble baths, etc.) – please note that doing so will result in loss of $300 of deposit.
No guests other than listed in above rental agreement are allowed on property at any time.
Failure to comply with any of the aforementioned rules may result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of rent and/or deposits.
Guest house #: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Please keep long distance calls short and to a minimum.
**EMAIL ONLY - No music or video streaming or updates – it will exceed the data cap and slow the internet down to a crawl. Please turn off all auto updates on mobile devices.
RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
IN CONSIDERATION for being permitted to enter premises and property for vacation rental or any other purpose, the undersigned, for himself/herself, his/her personal representatives, guests, children, heirs, and next of kin, acknowledges, agrees, and represents that he/she has or will immediately upon entering, and will continuously thereafter, thoroughly inspect such areas and his/her continued presence constitutes an acknowledgment that he/she has inspected house, deck and entire property and he/she finds and accepts such areas as being safe and reasonably suited for the purposes of his/her use, and he/she further agrees and warrants that if, at any time, he/she feels anything to be unsafe, he/she and all guests will immediately leave the area and advise appropriate persons.
THE UNDERSIGNED hereby RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE Coy Ware or Lorraine Kempf personally and as company or corporate representatives, their members, managers, operators, officials, officers, directors, employees, owners and lessees of the premises, all for the purposes herein referred to as “releasees”, from all liability to the undersigned, guests, representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demand thereof on account of INJURY to the person(s) or property or resulting in DEATH of the undersigned or guests, whether caused by negligence of the releasees or otherwise while in or upon the area. THE UNDERSIGNED hereby AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they may occur due to their presence in or upon the area and whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.
WARNING: Use hot tub, and/or fireplace carries risk that may result in serious injury or death, and unsupervised use by children is prohibited. Elderly persons, pregnant ladies, infants and anyone subject to heart disease, diabetes, low or high blood pressure, strokes, epilepsy or similar afflictions should not enter a spa alone and without consulting their physician. Never use a spa while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are taking medication of any kind, or being treated for any illness, consult your physician prior to use of spa. Spa DO NOT
WALK ON SPA COVER or it will collapse. Supervise children at all times to decrease risk of injury or drowning. bathers should shower
immediately before and after use. THE UNDERSIGNED hereby ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE due to the negligence of the releasees or otherwise while in or upon area. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement or the interpretation of this Agreement shall be settled by arbitration in accordance to the rules of the American Arbitration Association, except to the extent modified below. The place of arbitration shall be Monterey County, Ca.
At no time shale anyone other than guests (listed on the agreement)be allowed on the property.
GUEST HAS READ, UNDERSTANDS THE RISKS, AND
VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THE RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND
INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, and further agrees that no oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. Code of conduct rules must be followed by all guests:
In appropriate conduct /behavior includes and not limited to violence, verbal or physical abuse, violating all part of this said agreement, act or acts that threaten the safety to others, loud music, repetitive noise that disturbs others, annoying to others or unauthorized services, programs or gatherings. Guests will be asked
to leave with no refunds.
Your request for booking and agreement to payment online or by check is a an acceptance of this waiver and the terms and
conditions of this agreement as if you signed the agreement itself.
House Rules & Manual
Kitchen – under sink
Laundry/mud room – on wall, next to washer/dryer
Outside - on exterior house wall, opposite the barbecue.
Lanterns: In case of power outage, charged electric lanterns and flashlights are located in the laundry room, on the counter next to the washer/dryer.
Where to find everything
Propane Fireplace: To turn on the fireplace, simply flip the switch on the upper right side (toward back). Please make sure to turn off the fireplace whenever you leave the cabin.
Hiking and Area Books: Please use these to get to know the area, but please remember to put them back before you leave.
Television/DVD player: Remotes and manuals for both t.v. and dvd player are on the shelf, below the television.
LED Candles: The LED candles throughout the cabin can be turned on and off on the bottom of the candle. A 4 hour timer option is at the far left of the switch, “on” is the middle setting and “off” is far right.
Office supplies: If you need scissors, tape, pens, etc., they are located in a drawer to the right of the bar stools (on the living room side of the bar).
Board Games/Cards: A variety of board games and 4 decks of cards are located in the cabinet (on the living room side of the kitchen island/bar) just below the bar, to the right of the barstools.
Extension Leaf for Table: You will find this in the lower bedroom closet - just rotate the 2 locks underneath the table and spread the two halves open. Drop the leaf in and push the table closed.
Extra Chairs: You will find the 6th dining room chair in the lower bedroom.
Drinking Water: There is a reverse osmosis water system for drinking water and the refrigerator’s ice maker. The small water faucet on the right dispenses the drinking water.
Disposable plastic wine glasses for spa area: Located on top shelf of right cabinet.
Microwave: The microwave manual is located on top of the microwave.
Dishwasher: Dishwasher soap pods are in the lower cupboard, just left of the dishwasher.
Picnic Basket: Located above the refrigerator, the picnic basket has paper plates, napkins, etc.
*Please let us know if you need something for the kitchen that we have not provided and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.
Stove: In the case of a power outage, you can still use the gas cook top by lighting the burners manually. A lighter is located in the drawer to the left of the stove.
When showering, please turn on the fan and heater in cold months or fan and crack a window in warm months, to help control interior moisture.
Drinking Water: Water bottles are located in both bathrooms- in basket below the vanity.
Blow Dryer: Both the upper and lower bathroom are equipped with a blow dryer, located in a basket below the vanity.
Towels: Each guest is provided 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 washcloths – 4 sets (enough for 2 guests) are in the lower bathroom and 8 sets (enough for 4 guests) are in the upper bathroom. Towels are intended for bathing only – Please do not use towels outside or for the beach.
Toilet: The cabin has a septic system, so please do not flush anything other than modest amounts of toilet paper – no feminine products or facial tissue, please.
First Aid kit: A little first aid kit and extra bandages are located in a basket in the lower bathroom.
Trash Collection: Due to wild animals in the area, we ask that you place full kitchen trash bags in the large, airtight, trash container in the laundry room closet. We’ll collect the garbage and recyclables from the closet the day before trash collection.
Beach Towels: beach towels are located on the laundry shelf. Please hang wet towels in spa area or on hooks at back of bedroom or bathroom doors.
Please feel free to use the laundry facilities. There is laundry soap located to the left of the washer/dryer, on a shelf. Please only fill ½ of lid, max, as washer tub is compact in size.
There are beach towels for your use. They’re located on the laundry room counter. Please just shake them outside, before bringing them back into the house – no need to wash them before you leave. Do not wash extremely dirty, sandy or oversized items, such as sleeping bags. This will break the washing machine.
Electric Wall Heaters: All three bedrooms come equipped with a wall heater.
Extra Blankets: All bedrooms have extra blankets located on the shelf in the closet.
Books: Both upper bedrooms have a selection of books for your use, however, please replace them on the shelf before final departure.
Book lights: Each bedroom has one reading book light on or in the nightstand.
Deck & Patio Area:
Barbecue: Please do not move BBQ. Please clean up barbecue grates with provided wire brush after use. Please see extra tank behind storage door across from BBQ.
Please review spa rules, posted on wall within hot tub area enclosure
No children under the age of 18 permitted within the hot tub enclosure without adult supervision.
Please shower before entering the hot tub.
Do not add anything to hot tub water (bubble bath, bath salts, etc.)
No glass allowed in the hot tub area enclosure - please use plastic or paper cups only.
No standing or sitting on the hot tub cover
When finished using the hot tub, please replace cover and lock gate behind you.
Please hang damp beach towels on hooks in spa enclosure, bathroom or behind bedroom doors.
Check in time is by appointment between 4pm and 8pm
Please call 30 min before arrival from Carmel or Big Sur Village/River inn so we can meet you at the cabin to let you in. Note that there is no cell service near the cabin so we need to make this contact before you arrive!
Check out time is by 11 a.m. (please call 15 min before)
Please leave guesthouse in relatively same condition it was received:
Please put all items back in their original place
Please wipe up spills and splatters
Please load dirty dishes in dishwasher
Please do not strip bedding
Please hang all used/damp towels on bathroom towel rack or on hooks behind bedroom doors
Please make sure that all heaters in cabin are turned off
Please leave the 2 sets of keys on hook next to back door
Please lock all doors, including slider doors in bedrooms and make sure that all windows are shut.
Thank you for selecting our cabin for your vacation! We hope to see you again!
My husband and I are the owners of this property. We were married at McWay falls, in Big Sur, in 2007 and moved to our Big Sur dream home in 2010. We continue to work on our property, manage our special rental cabin, and develop organic/biodynamic/permiculture based gardens and grounds.