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Sylvan Cottage - Mountain Vacations Just Don't Get Better!

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Bring your favorite book or select one from our shelf, curl up and relax.

Bring your favorite book or select one from our shelf, curl up and relax. Catch your favorite TV show or football game. Your fully stocked kitchen provides a great place to cook while you're here. Microwave some popcorn to go with that movie you're watching. Nice artwork on the walls, good furnishings, space to stretch out. Your queen bed is provided with a memory foam topper and good quality linens Books to read and a heater to ensure your bedroom is extra cozy. A bench with bins to stash your gear next to yourlarge, organized closet. Small but elegant bathroom with space to stow your toiletries. Your dining deck is just steps from the front door.

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Last updated: 01/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

Property Type

  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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:

            The large fenced yard is yours to share with the tenants of the main house. No play equipment here but feel free to bring along some toys to keep the younguns happy....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We allow up to 2 well-behaved pets. Sorry - we do not allow birds. The yard is completely fenced so long as someone does not leave the front gate open!...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • 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

          • Bathroom 1

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          • 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

          • Kitchen:

            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

          • Dining:

            Inside, drop-leaf table accomodates 4. Outside patio table (on private deck) seats 4. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything you need to fry an egg, whip up some chili and cornbread, or bake a cake....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Full-sized coffee maker with timer you can set if you like....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Full-sized microwave, heats and cooks food quickly....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Cabin-themed dishes and glassware provided....moreless

          Amenities

          • 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

          • Heating:

            Gas wall furnace heats the main living areas. An electric heater is provided for the bedroom - especially if the door is closed at night during cold months....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Staying longer or someone had a roll in the mud? This unit does have a washing machine and dryer available at no extra charge....moreless

          • Living Room seats 4:

            The small living room is tastefully furnished and decorated for your relaxing comfort....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We provide bed & bath linens so you can just stock your fridge and enjoy the Cottage....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Nice bath towels and wash-cloths in the bathroom for your use....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            As noted, clothes washer and dryer provided....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Time-Warner cable for your TV viewing pleasure....moreless

              • Books:

                A nice reading library is provided....moreless

              • Television

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                The main house's router is available for you to log in and use your computer on the Internet at no charge....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Most guests report good cell reception at the Cottage....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • Lawn / Garden:

                You share a large, fenced yard with the tenants in the main house and their guests and two little dogs....moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Budget

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    A short walk back down to Hwy 243 and across the road will give you a breath-taking view across Strawberry Valley / Fern Valley to the massive granite outcroppings called Tahquitz Rock and Suicide Rock - WHAT A VIEW!...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Fitness Center
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fishing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding

                  Other Activities

                      • 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
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Very nice stay...

                        Very nice stay...

                        • Guest Angelo (Huntington Beach, CA)
                        • Date of stay 06/30/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/26/12
                        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.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Affordable and Charming

                        Affordable and Charming

                        • Guest RevGmoney (San Clemente, CA)
                        • Date of stay 06/29/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/01/12
                        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.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Sylvan Cottage

                        Sylvan Cottage

                        • Guest gp (United States)
                        • Date of stay 05/25/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/28/12
                        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.

                        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

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                      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
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 01/03/2014
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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.

                      Why Idyllwild:
                      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.

                        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.

                        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.

                        Nice artwork on the walls, good furnishings, space to stretch out.

                      • Books to read and a heater to ensure your bedroom is extra cozy.

                        Books to read and a heater to ensure your bedroom is extra cozy.

                      • Small but elegant bathroom with space to stow your toiletries.

                        Small but elegant bathroom with space to stow your toiletries.

                      • Catch your favorite TV show or football game.

                        Catch your favorite TV show or football game.

                      • Microwave some popcorn to go with that movie you're watching.

                        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

                        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.

                        A bench with bins to stash your gear next to yourlarge, organized closet.

                      • Your dining deck is just steps from the front door.

                        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

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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