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Calla Lilly Cottage in Big Sur Redwoods (cottage in front of the Dome House)

1 bed, 1 bath Big Sur cottage sleeps 4




"Wonderful and kind host, who was very communicative! The cabin was so nice, secluded, and cozy. Thanks for the wonderful stay!" - Lee, 7/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"Sofanya’s place is perfect for a family looking to disconnect for a few days. Amazing wooded location less than a mile from the coast. A great private courtyard that our young daughter really enjoyed. Was bright and warm during the day, and cozy during the night. We will definitely stay here again." - James, 7/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"Fantastic dream land!" - Heesook, 7/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"This treasure of a hideaway is in a magical redwood forest. It’s surreal! If you want a real nature experience, you can’t do better than Sofayna’s." - Rachel, 5/01/2018 (inquire/book)

Thank you Rachel...I love that you enjoyed! Yes it is surreal...Big Sur Real! It's a pleasure to host such a wonderful guest!

"My husband and I stayed for two nights in Sofanya's Calla Lily Cottage. The surrounding locations were breathtaking and just what we were looking for in our trip. The cottage itself was adorable, cozy, and perfect for the two of us, being pregnant and having the kitchen with all the utensils and cookware available made us feel right at home! We had privacy and were able to easily find Sofanya when we needed to discuss our wedding plans. Sofanya was the officiant for our private ceremony, held on her property among the trees at the beautiful alter. We are so happy we found this beautiful place and our new friend Sofanya and her sweet pooch Star Lily. We plan to return next summer with our children so they can experience the peace of being at home, nestled in nature. <3" - Sarah, 4/01/2018 (inquire/book)

Dear David & Sarah.... It was truly a joy and a blessing to host your stay especially for such a beautiful special occasion. I am honored to have officiate your Marriage Ceremony at the Sanctuary in the Redwoods! It was such a joy all around and thank you for that! Looking forward to your Family visit next year....we can continue to celebrate LIFE & LOVE! Sofanya

"We really enjoyed our stay at Cassa Lilly. The location is a really good spot being well positioned to either jump into Big Sur or pop over to Carmel or Monterey. It's really peaceful and a great place to get away from it all, we loved cosying up by the log fire of an evening. Sofayan was very welcoming, and Caretaker Kate did a really good job of the logistics!" - Louise, 4/01/2018 (inquire/book)

Thank you Louise! It's a pleasure to know that you were able to enjoy and appreciate this lovely place on earth! You were a wonderful guest and you are welcome to return! Sofanya

"An amazing, magical forest fairytale. Peaceful, quiet, serene. We LOVED our stay here. A true gem. A great retreat from our daily busyness that was so much needed and appreciated!" - Jessika, 4/01/2018 (inquire/book)

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"I stayed here with three friends for a birthday trip and is was amazing. The cabin was so cute and perfect! The location is unreal and I felt like I was truly in touch with nature. I really loved that I got no cellphone service because not being connected is needed. I will for sure be coming back here again!" - Jasmine, 3/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"The Calla Lilly cottage is the ideal place to connect with nature, fellow travelers, and yourself! The location in the forest is idyllic and the cottage is well equipped for a comfortable stay. Directions and local tips were thorough and appreciated. We loved the coziness of the space and the way it really integrated with the surroundings. Highly recommend to come here as a way to disconnect from the fray of everyday life and engage in a meaningful way with the natural beauty of the Carmel and Big Sur areas. Thank you for a memorable and rejuvenating stay!" - Benjamin, 3/01/2018 (inquire/book)

It is our pleasure to host your visit and thank you for being such a great guest! I appreciate what your wrote about the lovely cottage....I'm so happy to share this magical space. Please visit again! Sofanya

"Sofanya's cottage was beautiful, and the location was perfect for spending a couple days in Big Sur. She and Kate were incredibly responsive, and the place was everything we expected and more. Thanks so much!" - Geoff, 3/01/2018 (inquire/book)

Geoff....you're a wonderful guest and thank you for choosing to stay here! You're so welcome to visit again! Sofanya

"Sofanya was an amazing host, she was there for our every needs and is such a kind soul. An amazing energy to her and an incredible artist. The property was everything we had expected and some." - Christopher, 2/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"Amazing place if you are looking for a real getaway. It's close enough to all the major attractions but secluded enough to feel like you're really \" - Okairy, 2/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"The location was beautiful, as depicted in the photos. The cabin was homey, well kept, cozy. They stocked up the firewood which was great during our stay since it was so chilly outside. There were plenty of blankets, and Kate (caretaker) provided us with two space heaters in the bedroom and the bathroom. She even turned it on before our arrival to ensure we'd be comfortable upon arrival. The space is adorable with a perfect ambiance for a mini creative retreat. The skylight allowed gorgeous natural light in during the day, and the lamps around the cabin set a great evening tone. Kate stayed on the property while we were there, so she was reachable with any questions we had during our stay. She even was so kind to drive my make up bag up to Monterey when she realized I left it there. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay! Hope to check out the Dome House next time!" - Hannah, 2/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"Enjoyed the peace and quiet of the redwood forest." - Catherine, 1/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"Cozy, ideal Big Sur/Carmel get away. Very fantastical under the redwoods along the coolest residential area on the peninsula" - Loren, 1/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"Wir hatten 2 wunderschöne Tage in diesem kleinen Haus im Hinterland von Big Sur. Sehr zu empfehlen. Insbesondere die Staffelei und Malsachen waren bei den Kindern der Hit. :)" - Felix, 1/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"Awesome location! Perfect relaxing get away with friends. We adventured Big Sur, Carmel, and Monterey." - Amanda, 1/01/2018 (inquire/book)

"My friend from Korea and I, we loved our stay at this cute little cottage - the skylight in the living room, the cozy front with lilies and especially the art toolkit! I haven't use them since high school! Would love to visit again in summer which would be great for hike. It was the whole package." - Munjung, 12/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you Munjung! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and welcome a visit another time as well. Sofanya

"If you want to stay in a private, relaxing and magical cottage tucked away in the redwoods, come no further!" - Caitlin, 12/01/2017 (inquire/book)

"Totally inspirational location." - Jennifer, 12/01/2017 (inquire/book)

"This was our second stay at the magical Calla Lily and honestly it is heartbreakingly painful to leave! The magic of the house, the fire, the property, the land, how close it is to the natural perfection of Big Sur, how we force ourselves to take a break from technology and the news and just sit and read, paint, enjoy each others company---these are all lessons and reminders to take back with us into our daily lives! Thank you Calla Lily house for filling us with stillness and inspiration, and thank you to the amazing Sofanya for the AMAZING art session the morning of our departure. It made re-entry into the world a little more bearable :) Can't wait to be back at the Jewel in the Forest!!" - Emery, 12/01/2017 (inquire/book)

"This is a magical hideaway tucked away in the redwoods, but close enough to hikes, site-seeing, and all the treasures of Big Sur. Sofanya was a wonderful host, and the property manager made sure we had everything we needed. They even included an easel and canvas so we could paint! Charming! This is a great private getaway that offers connection to others on the property if you’re a more social breed. Something for everyone. I highly recommend it! ♥️" - Suzi, 12/01/2017 (inquire/book)

"Sofanya was a wonderful and warm host, and her property is just plain awesome. It's in a redwood forest off of the Coast Highway in Big Sur, surrounded by fresh air and a stream that comes through the property. We had a great weekend relaxing, resting by the fire, cooking, and exploring Big Sur. Coming back to Sofanya's was a really nice end to each day." - Brian, 11/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Brian it was truly a pleasure to host you and your lovely parents. I'm so happy that you enjoyed being here and look forward to your next visit! It just keeps gettin' better! Sofanya

"Sofanya's place was in a great location right in the heart of Big Sur. Communication was very clear and quick. Would definitely visit again when we come back to the area. Thank you!" - Jennifer, 11/01/2017 (inquire/book)

"We’ve stayed at Jewel in the Forest many times now. This is where we got married and this last trip was extra special because we took our 7 month old daughter. Sofanya was very accommodating and even had a pack n play ready for us to use! There were also art supplies which made for a very relaxing and fun time- wine, painting and redwoods, what else can you ask for? The place is equipped with both bath towels and beach towels as well as anything you need to make a nice warm cooked meal! The bed and bedding was also very comfy. And last but not least, our favorite is the wood burning stove heater! Can’t wait to visit again!" - David, 11/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Dear Laura & David.... I hope you know how special you are to me and now with your adorable baby girl! I really look forward to your next visit and thank you for your loving and beautiful presence here. This is what makes this place shine with love and light. Wishing you many continued Blessings in the coming year....and beyond! Love, Sofanya

"As a repeat guest, Sofanya's place continues to delight. If anything, I thought the cottage was updated a little bit. Making the fire is so easy thanks to how Kate sets it up for you. It is so nice to sit in the silence of the crackling wood and feel the energy of the beautiful trees outside. Sofanya and Kate are wonderful hosts. Very good with instructions, and friendly and there when you need them. My only regret is that we had such a short period of time. I would like to spend a week someday! And the location is premium--close to everything!" - Andrew, 10/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you Andrew! Yes we are constantly changing and growing and I'm so pleased about that. I love that you have returned and I'm looking forward to your next visit. It's always a joy to chat with you and please know that this is one of your \

"Sofanya's place really deserves the name Jewel In The Forest. There's no cell phone signal, no WiFi, no noise whatsoever. If you're looking for pure relaxation, this is the place. At the same time, it's conveniently located between Carmel and Big Sur. I fell in love with the firewood stove right away. It lit up like no firewood stove I ever used before. We just stayed for three nights, but we left more relaxed that after a week-long vacation elsewhere." - Daniel, 10/01/2017 (inquire/book)

I'm so so pleased that you and your lovely family enjoyed and felt peaceful being here! This is what I love to know! I look forward to your next visit! Thank you for being wonderful guests...Sofanya

"Lovely, secluded cottage close to all the beauty of Big Sur and Carmel. Great place to relax, read a book, and get your creative juices flowing." - Annie, 9/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you Annie! It was an unusual summer with regards to heat and all that comes with it.....here in this very beautiful forest! I hope that you'll visit again....Sofanya

"Perfect and exactly as expected. Cool cottage in the woods great for unplugging. We had plenty of privacy and our host was there in person and via text when we needed her. Art supplies were provided and we painted one night. Star Lily, the resident dog, only came around a couple times and when she did she was warmly welcome--she's friendly and calm. Overall great experience. Highly recommended." - Amy, 9/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you Amy for being a wonderful guest! I so enjoyed hosting your visit and I hope to see you here again! Also happy to know that you got to paint while here....always puts a smile in my heart.... Warmly, Sofanya

"It was a really nice experience in Sofanya's cottage in the wood. I suggest you buy some food before heading to the house in Carmel and the kitchen is very nice. There is a beautiful art gallery there. It will be really nice to draw a painting on your own. Really close to Big Sur from the cottage for 15min to drive. Hope you enjoy it!" - 振宇, 8/01/2017 (inquire/book)

So happy your had a good experience here and that's a very good suggestion to stop for groceries on the way. Sometimes people get here and just don't want to leave the first night so bringing the food is helpful with that. See you next time....Sofanya

"This place was magical. The cabin was clean and cosy. Kate who manages the place was incredibly helpful. Great place for families as well as couples. Can't rate it highly enough. One tip- make sure you take proper walking boots or battered trainers as the walks in the wood are pretty dusty!" - Lourdes, 8/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Magical ...yes! Thank you for adding to that special feeling here and I hope you'll come back again and invited friends and family as well! Warmly, Sofanya

"If you are looking to lose yourself in the redwoods, this is a great retreat. Close to the coastline but nestled off the beaten path, it offers the beauty of a Big Sur forest without traveling too far south. GREAT host. Not the spot if you expect to stay connected on your phone (cell service stops around Point Lobos)." - Bernadette, 8/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you for being such appreciative and aware guests....and for enjoying the paints as well! Please come visit again....Sofanya

"A wonderful and cozy cabin in a spectacular setting! Because of limited communications options in the canyon, best to arrange arrival and check-in details ahead of time. We'll definitely return!" - Jake, 7/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you for your stay Jake! I plan to add satellite soon so if that works out well we can possibly add internet. I've noticed that most guests are actually received that they'll be \

"Sofanya's place is an amazing gem and I couldn't have been happier with the kindness and attention she and her colleague Kate paid my group during the stay. We were looking for a calm place in the woods and this went so far above and beyond expectation! I highly recommend to all!" - Teresa, 7/01/2017 (inquire/book)

It was a joy and blessing to host your family! Warmly, Sofanya

"Sofanya's cottage was incredibly peaceful and secluded. We loved our stay here, and meeting Star Lilly!" - Christina, 7/01/2017 (inquire/book)

I thank you and so does Star Lilly! She loves all the (Website hidden by Airbnb) please come on back soon! Sofanya

"We had a fabulous stay in the cottage. It was exactly the sort of quite, secluded and relaxing stay we had in mind for our trip. Our hosts were very sweet and thoughtful people. Would love to come back another time." - Evonn, 7/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you Evonn! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and please know that you're welcome to come back....Sofanya

"Sofanya's place is a beautiful hidden gem in the middle of the forest. The property caretaker, Kate, is very friendly and great at communication. She personally showed us all the details about the place for us to feel at home. The space is clean and has an artistic vibe that is relaxing and unique." - Ariadne, 7/01/2017 (inquire/book)

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"Great spot to getaway for the weekend! Remote and quiet- just what I needed. Art supplies were an excellent therapeutic addition." - Sara, 6/01/2017 (inquire/book)

"We had a wonderful stay at Casa Lilly at Sofanya's beutiful Jewel in the Forest. A quiet, secluded cabin in the woods, we were provided with everything two nature loving souls could need. We kept to ourselves, as there were other guests at the other cabins, and found it extremely quiet and peaceful. The cabin is simple, but all essentials are provided. A lot of thought and care went into preparing the space. Grounds are kept beautifully, and the resident dog (Star Lilly) was a delightful companion for morning yoga on the terrace! We will be back." - Robbins, 6/01/2017 (inquire/book)

You were perfect guests and I loved hosting you....please do come back again! Warmly, Sofanya

"We loved our beautiful creative retreat at Sofanya's! She and Kate were both very accommodating and lovely hosts, and we really enjoyed being right amongst the trees. Absolutely recommend this for a romantic or creative getaway!" - Michael, 5/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you Michael.....I am so so lucky to have guests like you! Come back soon!!! Sofanya

"Wonderful cabin in the woods, natural beauty all around. House is cozy and well stocked. Kate + Sofanya took great care of us." - Jimmy, 5/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you for staying here and please visit again soon!

"Stayed in Calla Lilly for a couple of nights. Beautiful location and á cozy little retreat in the Forrest. Overall really happy with our stay" - Baldur, 5/01/2017 (inquire/book)

"We had such a nice time at Sofanya's place. It's truly a jewel in the forest. We'd love to stay again!" - Caitlin, 5/01/2017 (inquire/book)

"Me and a few friends stayed at JITF for one night, it was an experience like no other. Kate who gave us the tour of the property was very helpful and the nicest person i have ever met. The cabin was very easy ro navigate to and very well decorated. We are definitely coming back here." - Pranay, 5/01/2017 (inquire/book)

"Our stay at the JITF was lovely. It's warm, cozy, quiet, secluded, and close to all of the sites we wanted to visit. It had all the amenities anyone could want or need (with the exception of wifi/service, but we didn't miss it). We initially were supposed to stay at the Calla Lilly, but she upgraded us to the dome, since the cottage wasn't ready yet. Kate was very helpful and the communication went smoothly. We really appreciated her letting us know that most of Big Sur was inaccessible from the north due to the winter storms and double checked with us to see if we still wanted to stay at the JITF. Even though we didn't get to explore Big Sur, we still had a great time visiting nearby beaches, Point Lobos, and Carmel. It's Harbor Seal pupping season - a real treat! Also, the wild flowers were in full bloom. Sofanya and Star Lilly were very sweet and hospitable. The property elicited a feeling of warmth, welcome and trust. The wood stove is the best! It's a great place for families. I'm sure the summers at the JITF are divine !" - Sebastien, 4/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Dear Cajsa and Family.... What a wonderful treat for me to host you and your lovely parents from Sweden for a visit in our magical part of the world! You were all great guests and I so appreciate your enthusiasm. I know your parents will be heading back home soon but hoping you can visit again soon too. You were lovely guests. I hope that you'll visit again soon! Sofanya

"What a magical little retreat! Sofanya's cottage was the perfect getaway for the weekend. Very friendly property manager showed us the ropes upon arrival, which we were so fortunate for since we arrived after dark. Note: there was a recent flood that caused damage to the road leading up to and around the cottage, so if you've got a 4WD, definitely recommend bringing it. I was unaware when I booked (maybe I overlooked it?) that there would be other guests on the property. There are a few cottages that can be rented. While this initially caused pause for me, we never ran into or even saw anyone else, so you could call it private. There is also no wifi, but that was totally fine for us as they have an extensive DVD and book collection to choose from. All in all, a wonderful stay and would highly recommend!" - Felicia, 2/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Thank you Felicia for your stay during winter stormy time! I know it can be both magical and challenging at times...a true experience of forest nature living. I love winter (Website hidden by Airbnb) sometimes extremely peaceful, other times dynamic, or just lovely with rain bringing more life and freshness. You're welcome to visit again during any season....they're all wonderful! Sofanya

"Cozy and quiet cabin, tucked away in the redwood forest, short drive from a beach and many Big Sur lookouts. The wood fire stove was fun, and worked very well to keep the room warm in the evenings while we painted (using the supplies Sofanya provided). We cooked a few meals in the kitchen, which was well stocked with pans and utensils. What a nice way to relax!" - Serena, 2/01/2017 (inquire/book)

It's such a pleasure to host your visit! Thank you for being great guests and of course I so appreciate seeing that you made some time to express yourself through painting....and what a gorgeous painting it is! Kate showed me a photo.....really amazing! Looking forward to more visits.....

"Thank you Sofanya & Kate, for your accommodations, hospitality and warm welcome! Our stay was pleasant, relaxing and extremely enjoyable. You were so kind in everything that you did- starting the fire for us to ensuring we had enough lighting when the electricity went out! We hope to revisit your wonderful, cozy place soon." - Quan, 2/01/2017 (inquire/book)

I'm thrilled to know that you got to relax and enjoy this magical place on earth! You are so very welcome to visit again Quan.... Warmly, Sofanya

"This property was fabulous. Was a lovely, secluded cottage in a great location as described. Kate (running the property) was great in greeting us, showing us around and being available for anything we needed (in addition to setting up our fires). Would definitely recommend staying here." - Deven, 1/01/2017 (inquire/book)

I'm so happy that you had a good stay even though the weather was pretty intense. Sometimes it is part of the experience of living in nature and can be very amazing. I hope that you'll come back again sometime! Sofanya

"Sofanya and Kate are very welcoming and the setting is quite magical. The cabin is very quaint and comfortable set up for a cozy stay in the winter time. The property is on a beautiful road buried in a redwood forest. The location is convenient to both Carmel and Big Sur I didn't get a chance to really enjoy the grounds, but lots of enticing spots to hang out. Highly recommended if you want a peaceful setting with positive energy in a perfect location." - Andrew, 1/01/2017 (inquire/book)

Andrew I'm so pleased you stayed and enjoyed! I know you were able to explore the area a bit and it's nice to come home to a cozy cottage in the forest. I enjoyed our chat and getting to know you a bit.....a very interesting and kind man! I hope that you'll visit again... Sofanya


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