Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Amazing Lodge, Walk to Town, Spa! 2nd (Geodesic Dome) Home Next Door Coming Soon

You sent a message to this owner.

The spa in the winter is a magical winter wonderland!

Calendar

Last updated: 12/15/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Idyllwild lodge description

Coming soon... We just acquired the Custom built Geodesic Dome house adjacent to the lodge! Yes, the house next door to Casa de Luz will be available for bookings in early November! We are currently doing some remodeling and upgrades to the dome to get it ready. Ask about our discounts for booking both properties at the same time. The dome is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, with amazing views, an open kitchen, large dome ceilings, and a baby grand piano. Hillside getaway with altitude now on over 3 acres! Come stay with us for your Idyllwild experience. Pungent pine trees, mountain views, cocktails on the deck. Walk to art galleries, enjoy creekside hikes, gaze at star filled skies while you enjoy our four bedroom, three bathroom home. The knotty pine interior offers a full kitchen, great room with cathedral ceilings and brand new custom draperies, master suite with private deck featuring a seasonal four poster outdoor bed, outdoor lounge area with views of Tahquitz, and six person jacuzzi. Just relax or choose from a menu of personalized services. We offer private chef service, rock climbing trips and hikes, yoga, spa treatments and executive retreats. We will customize your experience to ensure you get to enjoy all that is unique about our southern California mountain town.

Rustic, well loved home has a master suite with a king size bed , ceiling fan, sitting room, outdoor deck and full bathroom. Downstairs bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed, ceiling fan, and it's own bathroom with a custom slate shower. Upstairs has two bedrooms with a jack and jill shared bathroom (newly remodeled custom tile shower/floor). One bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed and the other room has a king size bed. Great room offers a large wood burning fireplace, full wet bar, TV, stereo with iPod dock, and WIFI. Dining area in full service kitchen seats eight to ten and provides everything you need for the ultimate dinner party with friends and family.

This was once the summer writer's retreat of well known author, Earle Stanley-Gardner. Come experience a bit of history.

Keywords:

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Massage
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Renters must be 21 years of age to sign the rental contract...moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        *the house was built in 1945 and is child friendly, but NOT childproof...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed:

        Although we love pets, the owner is severly allergic...moreless

      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        Queen Air Mattress can be set up in the Sitting Room area...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        2 Twins can be converted to an Eastern King...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 king

        Upstairs with a Jack and Jill bathroom...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        Upstairs; 2 Twins can be converted to an Eastern King...moreless

      • Other ;Seasonal Outdoor bed: 1 queen

        Outdoor bed under the stars on the Private Master deck...moreless

      • King size beds (1) Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) Seasonal outdoor four poster bed has a queen mattress (set up from the end of May through October 1st), Twin or Single Beds (1) All twin beds can easily be converted into Eastern King size beds upon request...moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

        Private Master Bathroom in Master Suite...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

        Newly remodeled Custom Slate/Tile bathroom...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

        Jack & Jill, newly remodeled with Custom Glass/Tile...moreless

      • Master bath is private and large. Other two bathrooms have been remodeled with custom glass, slate, and tile. New larger showers, new floors, and toilets. Large, comfy robes provided for your use....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Private Chef, Spa services, and Yoga instruction available. Retreats are held during the year such as Yoga, Detox and Spa weekends, wine tasting/dinner weekends, Women's retreats, Spiritual retreats, Photography retreats and many more. We can customize your weekend with food, wine and/or activities! The Great room offers 16 ft. cathedral ceilings and a built-in wet bar with sink for the ultimate in entertaining. Sleep under the stars in a custom four poster bed on a private deck off of the master suite. The spa provides the ultimate in relaxtion and privacy. We provide high thread count linens for your sleeping comfort as well as new mattresses....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Several shelves of best sellers, kids books and the classics for use during your stay! ...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games:

            Lots of board games for all ages! Including Chess/checkers, Scrabble, Mexican Train Dominos, Yahtzee, Candyland, Don't break the ice, Monopoly, etc......moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Direct TV with over 205 Channels; DVR and music channels...moreless

          • Stereo:

            I Pod docking station, CD player and AM/FM stereo...moreless

          • Television:

            HDTV in living room and a big screen TV in the Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Movies for all ages...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining table can seat 10. Please advise if you need additional seating...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer:

                New Dryer. A limited supply of dryer sheets ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Wood burning fireplace...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                New Central Heating system keeps every room warm. Thanks to Steve at Idyllwild Heating!...moreless

              • Internet:

                Highspeed Broadband DSL ...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                High thread count linens and extra pillows and blankets provided. All beds made as requested prior to your arrival....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Great room has cathedral ceilings, large fireplace, 3 sofas, chair, side tables, and a wet bar! ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Plenty of space for several vehicles....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Must have owner's approval...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath and hand towels, washcloths and Spa towels for outdoors are all provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                New Washer. A limited supply of laundry detergent ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                WIFI...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Large wood burning fireplace in great room. Firewood provided at an additional charge...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Private chef service and catering services available. Romantic wine dinners, picnic lunches and breakfast on the deck....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Espresso/coffee maker unit as well as an Electric tea kettle....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything the chef needs and more!...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Dishes for dozens! Including bakeware, casserole dishes, stock pots, Wok, pressure cooker, cookie sheets, muffin tins, etc......moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Dish soap and Dishwasher soap pods provided....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Think it up and it's probably here! Love to cook? This is kitchen is for you!...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                Various spices and essentials for baking. Juicer, food processor, crockpot, waffle maker, and blender....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Double door frig/freezer with ice maker and water dispenser on the door. Automatic ice maker....moreless

              • Stove:

                New Range includes convection option and 5 burners. A Power boil and simmer burner and center burner converts to a griddle....moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio:

                Wraps around the front of the house and provides incredible views!...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaking is available at Lake Hemet, just 15 mins away...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Large proane grill with side burner on the front deck just off of the kitchen...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Large Private hot tub seats 6 and provides an amazing view of the stars!...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 35 traveler reviews
                      Loading...
                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $295 $395
                      Fri, Sat

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • CLEANING FEE $125
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      3rd consecutive night booked will be at a discounted rate!

                      ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR EXTENDED STAYS AND LAST MINUTE BOOKING DISCOUNTS!

                      NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR USE OF THE SPA!

                      NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR LINENS!


                      Please wait... Pay with confidence

                      Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                      Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                      Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                       

                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/15/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates
                       

                      Location

                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Palm Springs and Ontario Airports
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Gastrognome
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Numerous courses in the Palm Desert, Palm Springs,
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Interstate 10
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Cafe Aroma
                      75 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead
                      75 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      San Diego or Orange County Beaches

                      Car: Recommended

                      Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram up the mountain and hike down the trail into Idyllwild. Southern California Wine Country (Temecula) is a short 45-60 min. drive and also provides lots of antique shopping in Old Town.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1976

                      About the owner: Lucky for me, my parents moved our family to Idyllwild and into this house when I was a child. I was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to grow up in this amazing town. I grew up writing poetry on the deck with only moonlight to illuminate the page, climbing rocks, building snowmen and having many snowball fights with my brother and sister. There were many 'White Chirstimas' mornings and Thanksgiving day hikes. My family still gathers at the house to share laughter, love and tales of life's experiences. It is a place we will always call home and I am excited to share it with you.

                      Why the Owner Chose Idyllwild:
                      This home was built in 1945, by Lou Britton and has since been owned by the Famous Mystery Author, Earle Stanley Gardner, whose ownership created a local nickname of 'The Mystery Cabin.' I try to create that same sense of awe upon your arrival that I felt as a child walking through the giant wood door and looking up onto the sky high knotty pine ceilings! Wow!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                      Five minute walk to the centre of Idyllwild's restaurants, shopping, music, and art galleries. The homeowner's family has vacationed and lived in Idyllwild for over 46 years and is committed to providing you and your family with personal service to optimmize your stay with us.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • The spa in the winter is a magical winter wonderland!

                        The spa in the winter is a magical winter wonderland!

                      • Plenty of seating in the Great room surrounded by picture windows

                        Plenty of seating in the Great room surrounded by picture windows

                      • The Great room has cathedral ceilings and a large rock wood burning fireplace.

                        The Great room has cathedral ceilings and a large rock wood burning fireplace.

                      • Stairs in the Great room leading to upstairs bedrooms and Jack & Jill bathroom

                        Stairs in the Great room leading to upstairs bedrooms and Jack & Jill bathroom

                      • Wander up to meditation rock and get lost in the moment

                        Wander up to meditation rock and get lost in the moment

                      • Elegant dining for intimate dinner parties or family gatherings

                        Elegant dining for intimate dinner parties or family gatherings

                      • Upstairs King bed with a jack and jill bathroom

                        Upstairs King bed with a jack and jill bathroom

                      • Master Suite has a large, private bathroom with a tub and seperate shower.

                        Master Suite has a large, private bathroom with a tub and seperate shower.

                      • Downstairs guest room; twin beds convert into a king bed

                        Downstairs guest room; twin beds convert into a king bed

                      • Fresh flowers throughout the house

                        Fresh flowers throughout the house

                      • Relax with a cocktail on a large  deck that surrounds the front of the house

                        Relax with a cocktail on a large deck that surrounds the front of the house

                      • Sleep under the stars in our seasonal outdoor bed, secluded on the master deck.

                        Sleep under the stars in our seasonal outdoor bed, secluded on the master deck.

                      • Exterior view of our Brand New Roof!

                        Exterior view of our Brand New Roof!

                      • Picture windows throughout the Great room provide perfect light and views!

                        Picture windows throughout the Great room provide perfect light and views!

                      • Full Wet Bar opens up to the Great Room. Perfect for Entertaining!

                        Full Wet Bar opens up to the Great Room. Perfect for Entertaining!

                      • A view of Tahquitz from the front deck; one of many amazing views!

                        A view of Tahquitz from the front deck; one of many amazing views!

                      • The kitchen and wet bar that opens to the living room

                        The kitchen and wet bar that opens to the living room

                      • Upstairs guest room with 2 twins that can be converted into a King bed

                        Upstairs guest room with 2 twins that can be converted into a King bed

                      • The Master suite has a private deck, bathroom and sitting room

                        The Master suite has a private deck, bathroom and sitting room

                      • New/remodeled bathroom with new slate shower and floor

                        New/remodeled bathroom with new slate shower and floor

                      • Downstairs room shown with the King bed instead of 2 twins

                        Downstairs room shown with the King bed instead of 2 twins

                      • Relax under one of the large oak trees

                        Relax under one of the large oak trees

                      • The spa in the spring surrounded by daffodils

                        The spa in the spring surrounded by daffodils

                      VRBO #376844

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $295 - $395 per night (USD)
                      35

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
                      Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                      This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                      Get an instant quote
                      Owner
                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within an hour
                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
                      Email owner

                      9097311732

                      Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                      Add vacation protection services to your booking

                      Three services to protect your trip:

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                      Get it now

                      Share this property via Email

                      AMAZING Lodge, walk to town, spa! 2nd (Geodesic Dome) home next door coming soon

                      Idyllwild #376844

                      4 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 10

                      You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                      Share this property via Email

                        Please correct the following errors and resend:
                      • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                      • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                      • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.