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Cedar Creek Falls Retreat- Sleeps 15!

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

VISIT 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.

Wi-Fi, USA Cable, and free phone service in US

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.


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, filtration system to filter out the well water, remote thermostat to pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin, additional sleeping in a bonus room (only available for extra fee), clearing the over grown trees for a better view to the city, laundry area, custom drapes, updated lighting fixtures, new paint downstairs to lighten the room up, new hardwood floors downstairs, and countless other things we have done since we have owned the property in 2003. In 2015 the upgrades we are working on include adding built in seating to the front balcony.

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 with flat-screen TV. 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:Cedar Creek Falls, sleeps 15, large groups, retreats


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Honestly--- I don't think any place in Julian that has more kid stuff than we do. Read our previous guest comments....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    fencing on 2 levels provides extra security for curious pets. Dog bowls and towels are provided. Please watch pets at all times....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    ONLY ON BALCONY DECK--cigarettes must be extinguished in dirt not thrown over balcony!...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    considered the Master Bedroom with a slider to the balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    The Kids' Bedroom--complete with toys and activities...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Downstairs Suite with bathroom, fireplace, and TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bonus room open only if booked!!! includes Kitchenette...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs bathroom for both rooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    downstairs bathroom for suite...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Rope swings installed on different trees on the property. Bring your own sleds and you can sled on hills on property....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) USA cable on both upstairs TV in living room and downstairs TV....moreless

  • Television:

    (2) TV upstairs and downstairs with cable channels...moreless

  • Toys:

    kids toys including train table, Farmers Market stand, toy food, etc...moreless

  • Video Library:

    VHS and some DVD's ---whatever is not stolen...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    See the mountain vista through the trees from living room or balcony deck. For unobstructed view, walk up main road for panoramic mountain/ocean view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating upstairs, radiator heaters downstairs...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    beds are made, clean towels in both bathrooms, kitchen supplies for your stay as well as washer/dryer...moreless

  • Living Room:

    upstairs living room with floor to ceiling fireplace...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    paved driveway allows for plenty of extra cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    unlimited outside calling within the US. All other calls are blocked and you will need a calling card or cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels and linens provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) must bring fire starter logs unless you are a Boyscout and can light a fire from scratch. We do not provide firewood. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    1 upstairs in kitchen, 1 downstairs in Suite, 1 in Kitchenette in Bonus Room...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    you can even bake and apple pie and cook a holiday dinner---all pans,pots, baking dishes, cookie sheets, turkey baster, etc are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plates, cups, mugs, forks, utensils all baking supplies, pots & pans and turkey roasting pan, kid-safe cups/plates and spoons & forks, measuring cups, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    upstairs in kitchen only...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen upstairs Kitchenette in Bonus Room...moreless

  • Microwave:

    upstairs in kitchen and in kitchenette in bonus room...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    savory and sweet spices, baking items, condiments in fridge, usually have sugar, flour, instant coffee. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    main fridge in upstairs kitchen. Small fridge in Studio downstairs and in kitchenette in bonus room...moreless

  • Stove:

    upstairs in kitchen only...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    off main living room and upstairs Master Bedroom. View of sunsets through oaks and mountains. View of city lights from downstairs porch....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    wrap-around deck leads from large front eating area to balcony/deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ- must bring AimNFlame to light...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 11 traveler reviews
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2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $95
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included




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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
American Legion
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Warner Hot Springs
4 Miles
Nearest Train
kids' train ride, Julian
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pine Hills Lodge and Downtown Julian

UPSTAIRS KIDS' ROOM: On-site games and toys for children 6 months and up. Historic Gold-Mining Tour in Julian

Hiking from the property as well as the newly opened Cedar Creek Falls.


Owner info

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!

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Speaks: spanish, russian, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • exterior of house and paved driveway

    exterior of house and paved driveway

  • Downstairs suite, daybed that is either a King or 2 Twins.

    Downstairs suite, daybed that is either a King or 2 Twins.

  • upstairs kitchen

    upstairs kitchen

  • Upstairs: large living room with optional sleeping in sofa-bed

    Upstairs: large living room with optional sleeping in sofa-bed

  • upstairs master bedroom

    upstairs master bedroom

  • upstairs kids' room with train table and farmers market stand

    upstairs kids' room with train table and farmers market stand

  • upstairs--balcony deck off living room and master bedroom

    upstairs--balcony deck off living room and master bedroom

  • view from yard off kitchen

    view from yard off kitchen

  • turkeys on property

    turkeys on property

  • view of cabin from road

    view of cabin from road

  • lilac tree in Spring

    lilac tree in Spring

  • bonus room

    bonus room

  • Downstairs Suite: Luxury Queen bed with Daybed Rt in photo

    Downstairs Suite: Luxury Queen bed with Daybed Rt in photo

  • upstairs--dining room with expandable table to seat 8

    upstairs--dining room with expandable table to seat 8

  • upstairs--kitchen


  • upstairs--living room

    upstairs--living room

  • upstair bathroom

    upstair bathroom

  • upstairs kids' room, tv is gone but baskets contain toys for kids to play with

    upstairs kids' room, tv is gone but baskets contain toys for kids to play with

  • upstairs--front deck off kitchen

    upstairs--front deck off kitchen

  • driveway


  • house from the road in snow

    house from the road in snow

  • tulip garden in Spring

    tulip garden in Spring

  • Bonus room, queen and full beds, sink, fridge

    Bonus room, queen and full beds, sink, fridge

  • microwave in bonus room

    microwave in bonus room

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Cedar Creek Falls Retreat- Sleeps 15!

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