There are different areas thru-out the property where you can pitch your tent. Most campsites require a short walk. Arrive Before Dark. There are also other listings for rustic accommodations
A place in the center of the California coast
Where the mountains meet the sea
Beside the flowing creek
A refuge in nature
A home with familiy, friends, and animals
Energy An escape from electricity, the internet and telephone service. Using a minimalistic approach with only small solar lighting, propane stoves and fire. Practicing simple eco-sustainable and environmentally friendly living techniques
Food There is an outdoor open kitchen available for the local community as well as visitors with a stove, sink, dishes etc... There is an organic vegetable garden, goats chickens, bees and fruit trees
Water Water is spring fed and also available filtered
Fire There are 2 communal fire-pits with grills for cooking
Facilities Structures on the land are generally lightweight and built to blend in with the natural character of the land. There are outdoor composting poopers set up with sawdust and barrels, and there is a flushing toilet with an old septic tank that is mainly used for peeing
Kids Kids are welcome with an accompanying adult
Dogs Dogs are welcome off leash. If they attack chickens, goats, cats or other dogs it may be necessary to have them on leash or under strong verbal command. Bury dog poop with a stick or shovel or cover it with dirt and grass. Do not put a plastic bag of dog poop in the garbage
Environment Striving to create a minimal impact with a respect and awareness of this wild and natural area. There is wildlife, critters, insects and plants
Music Acoustic instruments and encouraged. No stereos or electronic music devices
Please be mindful of the amount of waste products you bring into this natural area. Taking garbage away is helpful. Recyclables can be separated into appropriate containers
Alcohol Alcohol is discouraged. Not intended as a place to party or get drunk. A casual drink is okay
Experiences Enjoy the scenic Pacific Coast highway Retreat into nature by yourself or with friends and family Have a romantic getaway Practice art, music and photography Spend time to read & write and sit in meditation Adventure along the creek, to the beach or up the mountains
After booking be sure to have Manual and Written Directions. Arrive Before Dark
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at A Place to Stay
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This was better than we could have ever guessed. I don;t want to spoil the surprise but it has inspired me to see that places like this are out there for us to discover. Perfect camping and community. I hope to be able to share a homestead this generous and enchanting with the world one day. Until then, I'll just keep going back to visit.
This is a very special place! Definitely a unique, unconventional camping experience, in the best sense. The hosts are super chill and extremely generous. Just expect to come, help yourself, find a place to pitch your tent and enjoy the tranquility of the land and the lull of the ocean. My wife and I spent our wedding anniversary camping here and had a wonderful experience! (The five-minute private walking trail to the beach is definitely a highlight!)
Amazing spot. The tent sites, tipis, and outdoor bedrooms are just the tip of the iceberg - our visit also featured goats, chickens, puppies, the soothing sound of the creek, an easy walk to the beach, and of course a full view of the stars undiluted by ambient artificial light. The shared kitchen is well-stocked, the composting toilets are much more pleasant than the typical campground toilet, and the hosts were present, helpful, and interesting to talk to. Fellow campers were also a nice bunch. We're looking forward to our next visit.
We really enjoyed our time at A Place to Camp. It was a perfect location to have a weekend of digital detox off grid. Our hosts were friendly and open, the other guests were also friendly and kind. My boyfriend and I enjoyed our little corner of the camp site, walk to the beach and short drive to Sand Dollar Beach. We will definitely go back for another visit.
We had a wonderful weekend camping here. The property is beautifully situated in a valley with a rushing stream down the middle. There were a few aspects of the site that needed some attention to make the experience a bit less sloppy. The toilets needed attention and a proper seat, and there are hoses and wood construction piles in many places. The delightful dogs and cat that roam the property are perfectly friendly, but are also allowed to dedicate anywhere.
I bring up these criticisms because this camp could really be top notch. We were still comfortable, had a lovely time, and you can't beat the location! Big Sur is a magical place.
This was an awesome location in Big Sur! Great place to camp if you have a dog - everyone seemed laid back and comfortable with the several dogs roaming around off leash. Make sure you check the bottom of the site's map when you get there for directions to the trail that leads to the ocean. We're used to backpacking, so we didn't actually need anything from the hosts, but they've got a great outdoor kitchen set up with everything you might need (byofood, of course).