Cedar Creek Falls Retreat- Sleeps 15!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Julian house description
4-NIGHT MIN FOR HOLIDAYS--Yes we are still available for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
VISIT THE NEWLY OPENED CEDAR CREEK FALLS with it's 80 foot waterfall, just minutes away from our cabin!
Star-Gaze from our decks, or take a hike from the back yard.
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Centrally located at the heart of Julians backcountry our cabin located on an acre of land and boasts a 2-unit mountain getaway. Hiking trails and nature await you as do the wildlife that dines nightly on our property.
This cabin is perfect for families who want a comfortable stay!
Our place is decorated with a mixture of antique and new furnishings but is not so pristine you have to worry every five seconds about damaging designer pieces. We certainly expect you to take good care of the place but we have two boys, so we get the fact that they need wide open spaces to play, lots of games and toys, and if they catapult over the couch playing ninja attack when you have your back turned we understand---I mean, you can't crate train them like the dogs. Just don't have the kids wipe their hands on our custom-made drapes or have your dogs use our good dining room chairs as chew toys.
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If you want to 'come home' and relax without hearing 'there is nothing to do here' then you need to book with us. A dedicated kids room stocked with toys, games, as well as a train table, farmers market stand with play food, and kid-size table and chair. A toddler slide is located near our wildlife watering trough and there are rope swings for extra play fun. Bring snow discs for sledding fun--- plenty of hills mean you never have to leave the property! You can also walk the trails from our property.
This single family home was built in 1979 and was used as a primary residence until we converted it to a vacation rental in 2005. If you expect a resort type feel like you get at the new upscale condos and cabins, this is not it. This is a family-friendly, dog-friendly cabin. We have added many upgrades to the home including a tankless water heater, adding a filtration system to filter out the well water, creating additional sleeping in a bonus room (only available for extra fee), clearing the over grown trees for a better view to the city, moving the laundry upstairs from the basement, adding custom drapes, changing all the light fixtures, painting the downstairs room to lighten it up, replacing the ugly pink carpet downstairs with hardwood floors, and countless other things we have done since we have owned the property in 2003. In 2013 the upgrades we are working on include adding built in seating to the front balcony. If we have money after that we would love to remodel the bathrooms.
If you complain about what it isn't you fail to see the beauty of what it is and the magical spot it is where wildlife is attracted to our front door.
FOR TODDLERS AND INFANTS: kid-friendly cups and plates to diaper pails, Graco PacNPlay crib, 2 toddler booster high chair attachments, infant items (bath seat, toys) bouncy seat, and more ON-SITE, mean extra space in your car.
Cedar Creek Falls Retreat is a house with close to 2200 square feet total and is located near the newly opened Cedar Creek Falls and on close to an acre of land in the exclusive area of Pine Hills 4 miles from the historic town of Julian in Northern San Diego. Nestled in majestic oaks, our house sits just off the main road in a secluded hillside with views to the mountains. City lights can be seen from the downstairs porch. A wrap-around deck includes a roomy balcony deck with tables and chairs which is a great place to watch sunsets through the trees. A bird feeding plank is installed on the balcony and a wide array of birds can be viewed from inside the living room. There is an additional deck off the kitchen with another table and chairs. At night you have full view of the stars. We have made the balcony safe by installing fencing overlapping the railings. The property perimeter is fenced so that kids and dogs are prevented from wondering off. There is even a dog kennel area. Obviously this is no substitution for supervision and we do have mountain lions and possibly a wolf so please don't let kids or dogs wander beyond fence line alone. Home to the wild turkeys and deer, our water trough gives you front row seating to morning and afternoon migrations from our balcony or living room.
Cedar ceilings and walls give our place a cozy cabin feel and the home has been decorated with new furnishings. We have two floor to ceiling fireplaces, one in the living room and one in the Master Suite downstairs. Both fireplaces are equipped with Heatilators which circulate the heat back into the room. Additional heating is provided by our central heating/air system.
DOWNSTAIRS: The first floor bedroom & bathroom is the Master Bedroom Suite and perfect place for a couple with one child. It boasts a huge corner wood-burning fireplace. Beds include a Queen Size bed and a 2-twin daybed that can join together to make a King and a private bathroom. A small covered patio is located off this bedroom. For additional costs, a Bonus Room located behind this suite that sleeps an additional 5 guests, has a Queen, a Full, and a Twin and shares a bathroom with the downstairs suite.
UPSTAIRS: The second floor is the main living area (has its own entrance) containing a large living room with sofa-bed and loveseat, another corner fireplace, dining room for 12, and a full kitchen. A special closet holds dog essentials.
Upstairs bedrooms include a Master with a Cal King Bed, and sliding door that leads to the balcony. The kids' room has trundle that pulls out to another King. As mentioned earlier---plenty of toys to keep them occupied from ages 6 months and up.
...and make sure to visit our blog for kid-friendly places and attractions in Julian. Scroll to bottom for web site links.
Walk up the main road and view a panoramic vista of the mountains and ocean from Mexico to the Catalina Islands.
Just minutes away are daytime adventures for you and your family including a Gold Mine tour, fishing, horseback riding, wine tasting, and a stroll through downtown Julian for shopping and a slice of world-famous apple pie.
SMOKING allowed on wrap-around decks and balcony.
NO SMOKING or CANDLE BURNING is allowed inside home.
Keywords: 2 units in 1 Single Family Residential home, Cedar Creek Falls, sleeps 15, large groups, retreats
- 2200 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome:
- Smoking Allowed:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15
- UPSTAIRS: (1) Cal King in Master bedroom; Daybed in Kids Room is either (1) Twin or (1) King (twin beds do not separate) DOWNSTAIRS SUITE: Fireplace, TV, bathroom, (1) Queen bed, Daybed in downstairs is either (2) Twins or (1) King., DOWNSTAIRS BONUS ROOM: Kitchenette, (1) Queen, (1) Full, (1) Twin...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Iron & Board
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- Washing Machine
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- Wireless Internet
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Horseback Riding
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Freshwater Fishing
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
good place for family reunion!
good place for family reunion!
There were 8 of us at Cedar Creek for the weekend and we were all very comfortable. The family ate together on the back deck, enjoyed the peace and quiet, and talked for hours! The kitchen was a behive of activity and everyone loved the setting. Small groups went in and out of Julian, for a hike and others just sat and enjoyed the birds, deer and turkeys! Thanks Cedar Creek, you gave us the perfect quiet spot for all the ages of our family time!
- Guest Nancy (Bensimon)
- Date of stay 05/31/13
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: thank you Nancy! Glad your family was able to enjoy the many different aspects of our cabin!
Kid Friendly and Beautiful Setting
Kid Friendly and Beautiful Setting
We loved staying at the Oak Grove Family Cabin. The location was beautiful and perfect for our family. The kids room was a huge hit and it was wonderful to see how excited my boys got to see wild turkey and deer right out the window. I also loved how many windows are in the cabin because we could watch the turkeys all around the house. It snowed just enough for my kids to play and have adventures outside. The Julian Pie company was close enough to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. This cabin is not fancy but I don't mean that in a bad way at all. It's exactly as advertised...family and pet friendly. We don't have pets, but I could see why a family with dogs would love this house. The kitchen is a little dated, but honestly I'm not someone who cares. I'm looking for a family fun not granite counter tops. I can also say we were impressed with how clean it was. They have motion sensor night lights that came in very handy with little kids in the middle of the night. I highly recommend bringing your own fire wood or fire logs. We enjoyed a fire every night but we purchased our logs in Julian and paid double. I would also recommend bringing your own table cloth. There is a lovely table that seats 12 (I think) but wished we had more table clothes to cover it since we have kids with messy fingers.
- Guest RGD (San Diego)
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Great for kids and dogs
Great for kids and dogs
Just as advertised, great for kids and pets. The kids room has plenty of toys and the yard is secure. The owner was responsive and helpful. We had a great relaxing stay. There are plenty of hiking trails nearby and you are minutes from Julian.
- Guest User (Carlsbad)
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 06/03/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners.
Surrounded by nature & stunning views at Oak Grove Family Cabin!
Surrounded by nature & stunning views at Oak Grove Family Cabin!
The views from this property are incredible, and our childen enjoyed seeing a variety of wildlife throughout our stay (including many deer, wild turkey, squirrels, and more different types of birds than they could ever imagine!). The interior and exterior of the property is very well-maintained, very neat and clean, and offers many ammenties families with younger children will appreciate, as noted in the owner's description of the cabin (note: the outdoor swings and generous room to run and play outdoors were also a big hit with our 2 children, age 7 and 10!). The owner is extremely personable, responsive, and makes every effort to ensure you and your family's stay is an enjoyable one - she was wonderful to work with! We would highly recommend renting this beautiful, relaxing (quiet and private!) property, which is very reasonably priced given the interior and exterior square footage and many extras the property affords!
- Guest beaglelovers (San Diego, CA)
- Date of stay 11/22/09
- Review Submitted 07/28/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
we enjoyed the cabin. my family was happy and relaxed with the beutiful scenery and wild animals going thru the property. wish could have stay for a longer time!
- Guest marc (yuma, arizona)
- Date of stay 10/15/10
- Review Submitted 10/18/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
I stayed at this lovely cabin with some friends and absolutely enjoyed it. It was perfect. We got to escape the hustle of everyday life and relaxed in the beautiful setting that Julian provides. This place is the perfect weekend retreat.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/13/08
- Review Submitted 05/13/08
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Hi, and happy new year! Just wanted to let you know that we loved, loved, loved our stay! The cabin is terrific - great amenities, decor, supplies, etc. And a great set-up for the little ones! Also thoroughly enjoyed the constant visits to the water trough by the numerous deer and turkeys! Thought Friday night's rain might turn to snow, but no luck! Other than that one night, the weather was cold, but super. A very relaxing, wonderful time was had by all. And yes we did have some really awesome sunsets!
- Guest Sandie
- Date of stay 01/03/08
- Review Submitted 01/03/08
What a great visit for us at this cabin! The setting is beautiful and we were instantly relaxed just sitting on the porch watching the birds. Also, it was such a delight to stay someplace where everything we needed was already there - toys, books, kid-friendly cups/dishes, even dog bowls. Not to mention all of the comforts and conveniences for the adults, too. All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing visit!
- Guest Winter Family1 (San Diego, CA)
- Date of stay 08/10/07
- Review Submitted 08/10/07
We had a wonderful weekend at your home and totally enjoyed all the amenities--especially the kids' room as we had a 4 month old and 20 month old. The peace and quiet and the stars at night were the best. Thanks for having a kitchen ready for people who love to cook!
- Guest Gale C. Ortega (Alta Loma, CA)
- Date of stay 08/05/07
- Review Submitted 08/05/07
Guest comment entered by owner
I wanted to thank Melisa for renting the Oak Grove family cabin to my family for a week. My wife and I had a very relaxing time, and the kids truly enjoyed all of the toys! This is a perfect rental for a family with young children.
- Guest David W.
- Date of stay 07/05/07
- Review Submitted 07/05/07
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Discounts: 6 nights or more: $250 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
RATES ARE FOR WHOLE HOUSE (excluding bonus room) AND UP TO 4 PEOPLE 12 AND OLDER and 2 CHILDREN UNDER 12.
EXTRA GUESTS CHARGES APPLY $10/guest per night FOR MORE THAN 4 ADULTS OR KIDS 12 AND OLDER. If more than 6 adults, Bonus Room is automatically included.
BONUS ROOM can be booked even if you don't have the extra guests--rate is for $50/night and includes an additional cleaning fee of $35.
- Cleaning Fee with Bonus Room: $95
- CLEANING FEE (excludes Bonus Room): $65
- Bonus Room w/out Extra Guest Fee: $50
- Pet Fee: $10
- EXTRA GUEST: $10
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Palomar at 15 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 79 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: American Legion at 4 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Warner Hot Springs at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Pine Hills Lodge and Downtown Julian at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We purchased this home in 2003 and a month later the Cedar Fires came roaring through our woods. Most of those trees have been cut down which now creates a view to the mountain vista. That experience combined with the San Diego fires in 2007 gave me enough motivation to leave 24 years in the film/tv industry and become an Insurance Broker.
Why the Owner Chose Julian:
I grew up in San Diego and we would take day-trips to Julian as kids. I remember getting fresh baked bread from Dudley's and placing it between my brother and I. We'd make a hole in one side of the bread like mice and eat the inside leaving the crust. We had family living in Julian so when this property became available we seized it. We find the experience being there like no other.....
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love this property! My boys have a great time swinging on the rope swings for hours, chasing turkeys, or spotting deer. Even though most of the toys at the cabin were theirs, they seem to have a new-found interest in them when we are there. They have all sorts of adventures on the property within the fence. We even rented a small Quad and rode on the trails Thanksgiving. We have many upgrades in the works but as always our focus will be kid/pet friendly with long-term wear and tear in mind. We hope your family enjoys our second home as much as we do!
- Secondary: 7603152808 Property Manager's cell phone. Please call 9-9pm
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exterior of house and paved driveway
Downstairs suite, daybed that is either a King or 2 Twins.
upstairs--dining room with expandable table to seat 8
upstairs kids' room, tv is gone but baskets contain toys for kids to play with
upstairs--front deck off kitchen
house from the road in snow
tulip garden in Spring
Downstairs Suite: Luxury Queen bed with Daybed Rt in photo
Bonus Room--Sleeps an additional 5 people. Beds shown are Queen and Twin.
Upstairs: large living room with optional sleeping in sofa-bed
upstairs master bedroom
upstairs kids' room with train table and farmers market stand
upstairs--balcony deck off living room and master bedroom
view from yard off kitchen
turkeys on property
view of cabin from road
lilac tree in Spring
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