Sylvan Cottage - Mountain Vacations Just Don't Get Better!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Idyllwild cottage description
Sylvan Cottage - cozy, comfortable, welcoming! A short trek takes you to hiking and biking trails in the National Forest surrounding Pine Cove and Idyllwild. A 10-minute drive and you're at lovely Lake Fulmor that's great for an afternoon of fishing or picnicing. On the other hand, once you settle in, you may not want to leave the Cottage. Whether it's a cozy afternoon lying on the sofa with a good book or a workout on the mountain trails, Sylvan Cottage is your place.
Idyllwild, with its excellent cafes and restaurants, is just 3.5 miles down Hwy 243. Rather stay in? No problem! Your kitchen is fully stocked with the equipment and tools you'll need. We've provided a great set of dishes to set your table. Your BBQ is right outside on the deck, along with a dining table for you and your guests.
We've given you a queen bed with a memory foam topper for extra comfort. If there's more than two of you, the sofa in the living room pulls out to make another queen bed. We provide all your linens and some extra nice features in your bedroom & bathroom.
Your cottage awaits you with the furnace on in the cold months and lights to welcome you in. Make Sylvan Cottage your mountain place when you need peace and quiet or a convenient launching pad for your vacation activities.
Keywords: Small, nicely furnished, comfortable, separate unit, easily accessed, mountain getaway.
- 500 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Non Smoking Only:
ALL Little Mountain Cottage managed properties are non-smoking within the buildings. At Sylvan Cottage, we have provided a fire-safe butt can for your use on the deck or covered front porch. Please, don't smoke elsewhere on the property!...moreless
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1) With a good-quality mattress and 2' memory-foam topper, good quality linens and pillows, you're ensured a night of blissful sleep, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa makes into a comfortable queen bed, with linens, pillows, and blankets provided. If you let us know ahead that you'll need this, we'll be sure to have it made up and ready for you to just toss the pillows on and tuck the blanket in for a good sleep....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tub/shower with hand-held shower head and hotel-type curved shower curtain rod for roomier shower experience. We provide plenty of nice towels and wash-cloths. While we do not normally provide guest amenities, we do have a small supply available if you forget something. Just give us a call....moreless
Kitchen & Dining
We've stocked your kitchen with the equipment and tools most mountain guests require. If there's something special you need to prepare a gourmet meal, call our Guest Services Manager (909-225-5127) and she'll probably be able to provide it quickly....moreless
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- Coffee Maker:
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Parking Off Street:
Sylvan Cottage is on a paved, quickly plowed street so access is usually not a problem. After heavy snowfall, we may not get the actual parking area or berm cleared right away, however, and that may require on-street parking temporarily....moreless
- Washing Machine:
- Living Room seats 4:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Sylvan Cottage is located in Pine Cove, just a 5 minute drive from the center of Idyllwild. Close to the National Forest with its many hiking, biking, and 4-wheel-driving trails. Pine Cove has the only 24-hour gas station in the Idyllwild area with gas prices comparable to off-Hill rates....moreless
- Wireless Internet:
Deck / Patio:
A large deck beside the Cottage is for your exclusive use. Relax and enjoy - have a party - lie back on the chaise and read - sip some wine while you grill your steaks - the choice is yours....moreless
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- If you have something artistic or muscial in mind, check out the student performance listings for Idyllwild Arts - our highly acclaimed fine arts high school and summer program. You can find their information at www.idyllwildarts.com or in the local Town Crier. Also, Idyllwild is just an hour away from the famous Palm Springs Tramway. For the adventurous, you can even hike down into town from the top of the tramway. Idyllwild always has something interesting going on during the weekends, so check out the Town Crier listings and get involved!...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Very nice stay...
Very nice stay...
I want to echo everything the previous reviewers had to say although the bed was fine for my preferences. In addition, I had an emergency situation in which we could not make it to the cabin for a night for which I had already paid. Nancy didn't have to refund the cost of that night's stay but graciously did anyway without any negotiating or pressure on my end. She was very helpful with directions and any other questions we had.
- Guest Angelo (Huntington Beach, CA)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/26/12
Affordable and Charming
Affordable and Charming
We made last-minute reservations to head up to Idyllewild for an anniversary. We were thrilled with the availability of this cottage. The amenities were accurate the location was nice and secluded. The bedroom was delightful and romantic. We spent the warmth of the day lazily around the cottage and the cool of the evening walking town, getting dinner and drinks, taking in live music. Nancy was very helpful, always available by tele to answer the smallest of questions. She was a great remote host assuring that our time away was fruitful and relaxing, especially working with our arrival and departure needs. We would definitely recommend Sylvan Cottage and hope to return soon.
- Guest RevGmoney (San Clemente, CA)
- Date of stay 06/29/12
- Review Submitted 07/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
I love everything about it. It is really clean and new, warm and comfortable, there is out door patio and a little front yard for kids to run around. But the only thing really set me back is the bed, which is tooooooo soft. We can not really get a good rest on that sink in bed. I hope the owner will change it, so I can come back with the kids. We love Idyllwild so much, the hiking, the shopping and the restaurants. People are so nice and the bakery goods are out standing.
- Guest gp (United States)
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 05/28/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Manager response: Grace - I feel bad that you found the bed too soft, as you describe it. We actually put the 2" memory-foam topper on it specifically in response to both the owner and several other guests who said the mattress was too hard and "board-like". I guess each person has their own idea of the perfect bed - that's why the sleep-number beds are becoming so popular. But they're way too costly for our owner's budget, so that's not possible. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Sylvan Cottage, other than finding the bed too soft. (I'm hearing Goldilock's voice now!) If you care to come back again, remind me, please, of your bed preference and we'll remove that topper for your comfort before making up the bed for you. Our guests' complete satisfaction is always our goal! Nancy Layton, Guest Services Manager
Non-holiday weekends - $110 / night for up to 4 adults Holidays - $125 / night for up to 4 adults Non-holiday mid-week - $90 / night for up to 4 adults Weekly rates available - call for a quote Pet Deposit - $50/pet, 2 pets maximum Non-refundable cleaning fee - $35
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Year Purchased: 2011
About: Sylvan Cottage is located on a 1/2 acre property owned by a gentleman in Iowa who plans to retire here in the not-too-distant future.
Sylvan property main house is rented by the owner of Honey Bunns & Joe Bakery in Idyllwild. The property owner is her uncle and they find the arrangement eminently suitable, especially when he comes to Idyllwild for his own vacation.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sylvan Cottage offers exactly the right size vacation cabin for the owner until he's ready to retire to the mountains. Guests of Sylvan Cottage enjoy its clean, comfortable ambiance and easy access location.
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Bring your favorite book or select one from our shelf, curl up and relax.
Your fully stocked kitchen provides a great place to cook while you're here.
Nice artwork on the walls, good furnishings, space to stretch out.
Books to read and a heater to ensure your bedroom is extra cozy.
Small but elegant bathroom with space to stow your toiletries.
Catch your favorite TV show or football game.
Microwave some popcorn to go with that movie you're watching.
Your queen bed is provided with a memory foam topper and good quality linens
A bench with bins to stash your gear next to yourlarge, organized closet.
Your dining deck is just steps from the front door.
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This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 17, 2013
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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