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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Time-Warner cable for your TV viewing pleasure....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
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
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
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
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
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
We provide bed & bath linens so you can just stock your fridge and enjoy the Cottage....moreless
The small living room is tastefully furnished and decorated for your relaxing comfort....moreless
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
Nice bath towels and wash-cloths in the bathroom for your use....moreless
The main house's router is available for you to log in and use your computer on the Internet at no charge....moreless
Full-sized coffee maker with timer you can set if you like....moreless
Everything you need to fry an egg, whip up some chili and cornbread, or bake a cake....moreless
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
Full-sized microwave, heats and cooks food quickly....moreless
4th of July Parade Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015 3 night min stay
$240 flat fee
Jazz In The Pines Aug 21 - Aug 24, 2015 4 night min stay
$350 flat fee
Labor Day Sep 4 - Sep 8, 2015 2 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015 3 night min stay
Memorial Day May 27 - May 31, 2016 3 night min stay
Christmas/New Years Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$110 Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$75
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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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!
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!