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

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 by the workshop, 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 full-sized 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.

Also, Sylvan Cottage is next door to Sylvan House (VRBO # 643221 - formerly a long-term rental, now available as a vacation rental). For group / package rates visit www.lmcidyllwild.com or call 909-225-5127 for a custom quote for your next family gathering in the mountains! The two properties together sleep 8 adults and several children of varying ages.

Keywords: Small, nicely furnished, comfortable, separate unit, easily accessed, mountain getaway.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • 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

  • Pets Considered:

    We allow up to 2 well-behaved pets. Sorry - we do not allow birds. The yard is partially fenced but we strongly recommend you NEVER leave a pet unattended outside! We do have coyotes and occasionally bobcats who roam the neighborhood even during daylight....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The entry path requires climbing a short flight of steps from the parking area. Also, the bathroom is too small to accomodate a wheelchair....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 Bed (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 full-sized 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 such as soap or shampoo, we do have a small supply available if you forget something. Just give us a call....moreless

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

  • Books:

    A nice reading library is provided....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    While your Cottage is in a small, residential neighborhood within the National Forest, just a short drive away you'll find shops, restaurants, even a movie theatre. Activities abound! Enjoy Idyllwild!...moreless

  • 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

  • Resort:

    The entire San Jacinto Mountain area has the feel of a resort. With rocks to climb, trails to hike, forest roads to bike, even some fishing nearby - you can't be bored here!...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Idyllwild is an unincorporated village. It runs on volunteerism. Having no central municipal government, folks in Idyllwild are used to doing things for themselves. Enjoy a weekend, with plenty to do....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • 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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • 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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • 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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • 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

  • Microwave:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    New fridge with top freezer. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A large deck beside the Cottage is for your exclusive use. Relax and enjoy - have a party - - sip some wine while you grill your steaks - the choice is yours....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    You share a large yard with the guests in the main house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill shared with the main house guests, on the deck in front of the workshop....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$135
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$135
Memorial Day
May 27 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$135
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$135
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$90 $110
Fri, Sat, Sun
$485

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $75
  • Non-refundable Cleaning $35
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Rental fees are refundable is notice of cancellation is received 72 or more hours prior to check-in. Partial refunds may apply for shorter notification time. Damage deposit covers special cleaning and/or repairs or replacement of furnishings caused by you, your pets, your children, or your guests. We refund this deposit in whole or in part with detailed invoice showing any costs involved.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lumbermill, Idyllwild
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Riverside
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gastrognome, Idyllwild
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear

Car: Necessary

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!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: Sylvan Cottage is located on a 1/2 acre property I bought in 2011 to retire here in the not-too-distant future. My sister, Nancy Layton, has lived in Idyllwild for 18 years, is very active in community affairs and manages this property for me. Her husband, Rick Foster, is a local handyman and locksmith and provides repair and maintenance services for this property.

Why Idyllwild:
When I come to Idyllwild for my own vacation, I stay in either Sylvan Cottage or Sylvan House, depending on what's available. Eventually, I'll retire here and live in Sylvan House, which we recently remodeled and furnished to be a comfortable vacation rental for you.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
As guests of Sylvan Cottage and Sylvan House you will enjoy clean, comfortable ambiance and and easy access location. Since neither unit is currently occupied by anyone on a regular basis, you'll never feel as though you're intruding on someone else's space - it's all yours to relax and enjoy!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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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.

  • Sylvan Cottage on left & Sylvan house on right can be reserved as package deal.

    Sylvan Cottage on left & Sylvan house on right can be reserved as package deal.

  • 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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