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Idyllwild Manor: Elegant, 5 Bedroom, Close to Downtown

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Large living room with 10 ft. tall ceilings

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Idyllwild estate description

This 4200 sq. ft. estate sits on an acre of flowering gardens in the heart of the mandala of Idyllwild. It is the perfect retreat for families and groups to relax in the magnificent beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains and National Forest. Enjoy the quiet seclusion of a babbling brook; private hot tub room, loaded with windows and a skylight; solar-heated swimming pool in the summer; covered outdoor patio areas, and creekside dining. Wide, paved walkways wrap around to the back of the house where there is an expansive patio and barbecue area that stretches along Strawberry Creek. This is level and suitable for gatherings and romantic dancing under the stars. Artistically placed Christmas lights illuminate the area. A bridge to the 'other side' of our property allows entry into a stunning world of native plants: 6 ft. tall ferns, evening primrose, feverfew, and blackberry vines, to only mention a few! The large living room, fireplace, library, sunroom, extensive landscaping, and gardens make this a lovely place to get together. There is even a grand piano! This is a home for special occasions and holidays, with tall ceilings for Christmas trees and bright windows to view the natural beauty. A fully appointed country kitchen has everything needed for preparing a Sunday morning waffle or a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The manor could easily host a knitting or quilting circle, video crew, or a destination writer's retreat. Five bedrooms comfortably sleep 12-13 people. Extra attention has been given to the beds, mattresses, and bedding to ensure quality and a good night's sleep. All the rooms are extremely generous and provide added privacy. The large, paved parking area on level ground, Wi-Fi, 48 inch flat screen HDTV, Cable TV with all the fixings (including Netflix Streaming and Sports Channels), Blue-ray DVD player, washer, and dryer help make your stay easier. Toys, books, games, crib, comfortable floor plan, and extra rooms for the children to play make this a wonderful family getaway, just a hop, skip, and jump from Idyllwild's famous community playground. Downtown Idyllwild, with its wonderful, locally-owned restaurants, bistros, galleries, shops, and antique stores, is around the corner. Idyllwild Arts Academy is nearby! Many IAA performances happen all year, and they are free to the public. Check out their summer program of classes! You may find something you love. Come to the Idyllwild Manor and enjoy the change of the seasons, butterfly gardens, mallard ducks, the mountain creekside, and the nighttime splendor of the stars. Escape the summer heat! It is paradise here. You can hike in the surrounding mountains and national forest, or head downtown to enjoy our local musicians, theater groups, and art shows. Either way, your Idyllwild vacation will be memorable. Our wonderful guests have commented that the Manor is right out of a movie; nothing short of incredible; beautiful, joyful; a haven; the perfect retreat with ample room for everyone; and the best VRBO they've ever stayed in. (Our base price is for 6 guests; there is an additional $20/person per night charge for more than 6.)

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Please bring a well-trained, well-groomed dog that is clean and has its nails trimmed. There is a limit of two dogs per stay....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 double

            Incredibly spacious room: seems like two bedrooms...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 2 baby crib

            A full bed and a built-in twin; 2 portable cribs available...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Idyllwild afficionados, please inquire about the history of this place. This is not a cabin in the woods but an elegant home. The house has a craftsman art vibe and is very eclectic and charming. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Taboo, Scrabble...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite TV with all the fixings! Sports channels included....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Idyllwild's downtown area, with its restaurants, bistros, live music, shops, plays, art shows, and readings, is, literally, around the corner. ...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Lake Hemet is less than 15 minutes away for fishing, boating, and birdwatching....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Tahquitz Rock can be seen above it all, watching over downtown Idyllwild and our home. Our mountains are majestic!...moreless

              • Resort:

                The Idyllwild Manor is a resort! ...moreless

              • Rural:

                The San Jacinto National Forest surrounds us. There are lots of hiking trails and incredible vistas....moreless

              • Village:

                Idyllwild is a very friendly place with lots of things to do. Idyllwild Arts offers free performances. We have many talented artists, musicians, actors and writers who live here....moreless

              • Water View:

                Strawberry Creek, with all of its natural beauty, runs through our property!...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Strawberry Creek, Idyllwild's main stream, runs through our property. Our creekside patio provides wide paved walkways, tables and chairs, and a bridge to view the stream. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Room for 8 people plus there are additional chairs and a table....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air cooling, but we also have window air conditioners available....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Full-size...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Fireplace insert in fireplace in the living room; complimentary firewood for first fire. Large bundles of firewood available for additional fee....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central air heating...moreless

              • Internet:

                Wi-Fi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Our bedding is luxurious, soft, 600 thread count sheets on comfortable mattresses....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Huge, spacious living room with 10 ft. ceilings, oak floor, and glowing knotty pine walls...moreless

              • Parking:

                Ample parking!!!...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Plenty of plush, quality bath towels and beach towels (for the pool and hot tub)...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Full-size...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Fireplace insert in the living room....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Mr. Coffee and a French Press....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Matching dishes, cups, silverware, and glasses for 12, plus an extra set of dishes, if needed. All the utensils needed for preparing food, mixing bowls, pie plates, serving dishes, etc....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed! ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Double wall oven, new model...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Huge pantry holds all of the necessities: garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, kleenex, etc....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                2 large refrigerators: one in the kitchen and one on the back porch/pantry...moreless

              • Stove:

                4 burner electric stovetop...moreless

              • Toaster:

                4-slice toaster...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Extensive patio area begins in the front of the house and wraps around to the back of the property by the stream. The patio also connects with the pool area....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Spacious, covered, by creekside...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Flowers, bushes, fruit trees, and extensive landscaping on one acre of land...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Broil King BBQ, situated in the lanai by the creekside...moreless

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                The hot tub room is loaded with windows and a skylight. It overlooks the patio and pool area, is very private, and also connects with the living room and the stairs to the top floor bedrooms. ...moreless

              • Private Pool:

                In-ground, solar-heated, 9 ft. deep, beautiful, outdoor swimming pool surrounded by pine trees and flowers, solely for our guests...moreless

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $450

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              Christmas and New Years
              Dec 19 - Dec 30, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $450

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $325 $395
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Pet Fee $25
              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Cleaning Fee $150
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              Check-in: 3 PM; Check-out: 11 AM


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 10/20/2014
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              Location

              47 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Palm Springs Internation Airport
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              IdyllAwhile Wine Bar
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 243
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Idyllwild Pizza Company, also the Gastrognome

              Car: Necessary

              Idyllwild is the gem of southern California. Located in the mountains above Palm Springs, the San Jacinto National Forest is one of the most majestic sites to be found anywhere. With tall mountains, giant landmarks like Tahquitz Rock, and a forest of oaks, pines, firs, and cedars, our hiking trails and majestic overlooks will amaze you. Personal favorites are Deer Springs Trail, Devil's Slide Trail, and Southridge Trail. These will take you to the mountaintops and nature spots you will never forget. Mountain biking and rock climbing are popular pastimes. Shops in town, like Hub Cyclery and Nomad Ventures, can assist you with this. You can go fishing or boating at Lake Hemet, thirteen minutes away. Fish are stocked in this lake every two weeks, and boats can be rented. Many birds live in these mountains, and many more migrate through this area. We even have Golden Eagles who live year-round at Lake Hemet. Idyllwild has a very rare White-headed Woodpecker found in only a few places in the world. Idyllwild has yoga, pilates, dance, and exercise classes, plus many massage therapists, several specialists, and an acupuncture clinic. This truly is a place to decompress and rejuvenate. (A list of options will be provided when you arrive.) Idyllwild is unique in that we have a very high percentage of artists, musicians, writers, actors, dancers, and filmmakers. Musical entertainment is often offered at Cafe Aroma, the IdyllAwhile Wine Bar, the Lumber Mill, and Joann's Restaurant, to mention a few. There are occasional late night concerts at the Rustic Theater, home of the Idyllwild Film Festival. Filmmakers abound, not only at film festival time when they come here from around the world, but throughout the year. Movies are frequently filmed here. There are outdoor concerts, such as the Summer Concert Series, and other more spontaneous outdoor musical events. Idyllwild Arts, a private, boarding, international high school for music and the arts, offers free music, dance, and theatre performances, as well as, art shows. Check out the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program for classes available to the public! They are incredible! Plays are offered from our various theatre groups: LegUp Theatre, Isis Theatre, and the Stratford Players. The Idyllwild Art Alliance has major art shows throughout the year. Many professional musicians live here, away from the rush of big cities, and perform at our local bistros. Their music ranges from jazz, classical, rock and roll, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, and bebop. The Idyllwild Jazz Festival happens in August every year and draws huge crowds. It is a big event. I would recommend taking children to the Nature Center and the Idyllwild Community Playground. We also have a very good, brand-new public library and a movie theater.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1992

              About the owner: I am an author, poet, and columnist. My husband is a musician, songwriter, and contemporary artist, who has been featured in several art shows throughout the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and San Diego areas.

              Why the Owner Chose Idyllwild:
              This is an ancestral home on my husband's side of the family. My husband was raised in Idyllwild and knows much of the history of the town, firsthand. We raised three wonderful children in the Idyllwild Manor. Four generations of this family have lived here now. I came to Idyllwild because of the amazing natural beauty found in these sacred mountains and was fortunate to be find a wonderful husband and a place to live and raise a family.

              The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
              This estate is really one of the most wonderful homes in Idyllwild. It has been owned by only three families; all three were very successful and influential in this town. Two of them practically owned Idyllwild at the time. The quality and craftsmanship of this home is immediately apparent, as is the warmth and good energy that fills the place. There is so much here. I have taught little children to swim in the swimming pool for years. The garden is filled with butterflies in the summer and fall, and with flowers most of the year. The stream offers up natural wildlife from time to time--Great Blue Heron, trout, Kingfishers, hawks, deer, raccoons, etc. My little grandson points to the stream and says, 'Wow!', because he has seen these creatures here. It is magical and a wonderful place to bring children, or just to bring the child in you. There is so much land, so much home, and so much love.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Large living room with 10 ft. tall ceilings

                Large living room with 10 ft. tall ceilings

              • Living room with fireplace insert

                Living room with fireplace insert

              • Side walkway in front of house

                Side walkway in front of house

              • Oak bedroom with queen bed

                Oak bedroom with queen bed

              • Upstairs 'overlook' bedroom with queen bed

                Upstairs 'overlook' bedroom with queen bed

              • Full bed in Library Bedroom

                Full bed in Library Bedroom

              • Front view of house

                Front view of house

              • Hot tub easily seats 6 and is enlosed with wrap-around windows and skylight

                Hot tub easily seats 6 and is enlosed with wrap-around windows and skylight

              • Strawberry Creek runs through our property when there isn't a drought.

                Strawberry Creek runs through our property when there isn't a drought.

              • Creekside patio is suitable for events at an additional cost.

                Creekside patio is suitable for events at an additional cost.

              • Walkway to creekside patio and barbecue area

                Walkway to creekside patio and barbecue area

              • Large parking lot with ample parking

                Large parking lot with ample parking

              • Front sun room with bay window and planter box

                Front sun room with bay window and planter box

              • 9 ft. deep, solar-heated swimming pool from May through Sept., maybe longer...

                9 ft. deep, solar-heated swimming pool from May through Sept., maybe longer...

              • Downstairs master bedroom with Eastern King bed

                Downstairs master bedroom with Eastern King bed

              • Part of upstairs master bedroom with CalKing bed

                Part of upstairs master bedroom with CalKing bed

              • Part of upstairs master bedroom with full bed

                Part of upstairs master bedroom with full bed

              • Day bed in Library Bedroom

                Day bed in Library Bedroom

              • Large country kitchen

                Large country kitchen

              • Winter stream on property shows the definite change of seasons

                Winter stream on property shows the definite change of seasons

              • Wedding venue is available at an additional cost. Please inquire for details.

                Wedding venue is available at an additional cost. Please inquire for details.

              • Fall color of pistachio tree in our garden

                Fall color of pistachio tree in our garden

              • There are lots of butterflies in our garden.

                There are lots of butterflies in our garden.

              • Large acreage with gardens

                Large acreage with gardens

              VRBO #574462

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

              $325 - $450 per night (USD)
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              5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 10/20/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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              Speaks: english
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