Charming guest cottage in a gated estate, nestled atop a magical forest of ancient redwoods. Gorgeous mountain views, sunshine and privacy. A Big Sur feel without the long commute. The perfect get-a-way retreat only six miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Endor is a very special place - it is a perfect retreat combining the tranquility of majestic redwood trees with the sounds of a bubbling seasonal creak, and the songs of birds from dawn till dusk. One guest called it "a real tree house". If you a Star Wars fan, you will find the resemblance.
Endor has windows that open to the forest around, and a little deck.
Outside is a spacious Carmel stone patio with a wide seating area, a built-in BBQ, wood burning pizza oven, gas fire-pit and a small pond with koi and goldfish. If we are home, we would love to make pizza for you.
Curious grey foxes visit us at night, and an occasional bobcat shows up too. Proud condors make their nests in the redwoods, and the California peregrine falcon is a frequent guest. At night you can hear the hooting owls from the forest. In the spring bunnies are everywhere, playing and hopping around the wild irises.
Around the 5 acres of nature you will see majestic redwoods, often in a fairy ring. There is magic in this place.
A walk along the canyon is beautiful any time of day, and only a short drive from downtown Carmel or sunny Carmel Valley. There is a Zen center within a short walk. Garland Park is nearby with great hikes for all ages. And for the more adventurous, a visit to Tassajara hot springs is an hour drive up the mountain. See our Guidebook for more ideas and recommendations.
Note: the kitchen is not set up for cooking. There is a microwave and refrigerator, and a BBQ on the stone patio outside.
Guests enjoy complete privacy and will only share the road with us, your hosts.
Your mobile phones will not work very well in the canyon: that is the price we pay for living in this enchanted setting.
Interaction with guests
We will let you enjoy the pristine feel of this magical place. If you wish to get to know us, we would love that, but mostly we hope you enjoy your stay and your time away and will honor your privacy.
We will be present during your stay and you are welcome to ask us anything. We love to share our community with you.
We hope you have fun and enjoy every minute of your stay.
Please avoid using disposable plastic, we believe in reusable alternatives. We have cloth shopping bags and plenty of glass bottles if you need them. The tap water is great and we encourage drinking it vs buying water in plastic bottles.
If you want a discussion on plastic pollution, just let me know.
Please, no pets.
We ask that you do not smoke anywhere on the property or indoors.