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Idyllwild Manor: Elegant, 5 Bedroom, Close to Downtown

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 with waterfalls; private hot tub room, loaded with windows and skylight; solar-heated swimming pool in the summer; covered outdoor patio area, 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. Our Kettler Outdoor Ping Pong Table offers hours of entertainment. Artistically placed Christmas lights illuminate the entire property. A bridge to the 'other side' - across the creek - allows entry into a stunning world of native plants: 6 ft. tall ferns, evening primrose, feverfew, and blackberry vines, to only mention a few. A wooden pavilion provides a platform above the native flora and a place to listen to the waterfall. The large living room, fireplace, library, sun room, extensive landscaping, and gardens make this a lovely place to get together. There is even a grand piano! This is a home to relax and unwind or celebrate special occasions and holidays, with tall ceilings for Christmas trees and large, 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. Five bedrooms comfortably sleep 12-14 people in spacious rooms and cozy beds. The Manor has a Cal King, a King, two Queens, two doubles, and one single bed: seven beds in all. We pay particular attention to all of our bedding and linens to be sure that they are clean and fresh! All the rooms are extremely generous and provide added privacy. The large, paved parking area on level ground, Wi-Fi, 48 inch Samsung HDTV, DIRECTV with all the fixings (including Netflix Streaming and Sports Channels), Blue-ray DVD player, plus a washer and dryer, all help make your stay easier. There is a giant fenced-in area in the backyard. Toys, a library of books, games, a Corn Hole Bean Bag Game Set, a Ping Pong table, portable cribs, comfortable floor plan, and extra rooms for the children to play all make this a wonderful family getaway, just a hop, skip, and jump from Idyllwild's famous community playground and the Idyllwild Community Center Park. Downtown Idyllwild, with its wonderful, locally-owned restaurants, bistros, galleries, shops, and antique stores, is a 5-minute walk away. Idyllwild Arts Academy is nearby! IAA performances happen all year, and they are free to the public. Check out their offering of summer programs; you may find something you love. Come to the Idyllwild Manor and enjoy the change of the seasons, the butterfly gardens, and the nighttime splendor of the stars. We have cool nights in the summer, mountains of color in the autumn, falling snows in the winter, and the amazing outburst of the first flowers in spring. It really is paradise here. You can hike in the surrounding mountains and national forest, mountain bike on our many biking trails, or check out the live music, theater groups, and art shows downtown. Either way, your Idyllwild vacation will be memorable. Guest comments: The Manor is right out of a movie! - Nothing short of incredible! - Beautiful, joyful! - A haven. - The perfect retreat with ample room for everyone. - A little castle in the woods! - The best VRBO we've ever stayed in!

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside on concrete walkways and patio....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please bring a well-trained, well-groomed dog that is clean and has its nails trimmed. There is a limit of three dogs per stay. The fee is $30 per dog per stay....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

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. Some of our guests have called it "a little castle in the woods". The house has a craftsman art vibe and is very eclectic and charming. On the other side of the creek, there is a special pavilion where you can sit and be enchanted by the sounds of the stream....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Taboo, Scrabble, Chess, Scattergories...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DIRECTV with all the fixings! Sports channels included....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • 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 antique stores, is, literally, a 5 minute walk from here. ...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 to the public. We have many talented artists, musicians, actors and writers 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
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Room for 8 people plus there are additional chairs and a portable card table (w/ tablecloth) that can be used in the kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air cooling--we also have window air conditioners available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace in the living room; complimentary firewood to use during cool to cold weather at the Idyllwild Manor....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central air heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Our bedding is luxurious, soft, 500 thread count sheets, quality comforters and coverlets, puffy pillows, comfortable mattresses....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Huge, spacious living room with 10 ft. ceilings, oak floor, giant picture window, 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

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, pots and pans, 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

  • Heated Pool
  • 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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 19, 2015
2 night min stay
$310 $375
Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$450

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

Christmas
Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$450

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

New Year's Eve
Jan 1 - Jan 4, 2016
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:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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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 and 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 Herons, 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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Photos

  • Large living room with 10 ft. ceilings

    Large living room with 10 ft. ceilings

  • Living room with fireplace insert

    Living room with fireplace insert

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Downstairs oak bedroom with queen bed

    Downstairs oak bedroom with queen bed

  • Upstairs 'overlook' bedroom with queen bed

    Upstairs 'overlook' bedroom with queen bed

  • Full bed in Library Bedroom - downstairs

    Full bed in Library Bedroom - downstairs

  • Dining table can seat 8-9 people, plus card table can seat 4 more.

    Dining table can seat 8-9 people, plus card table can seat 4 more.

  • Winter stream on property shows the definite change of seasons

    Winter stream on property shows the definite change of seasons

  • 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

  • Walkway from the patio toward the front of the house

    Walkway from the patio toward the front of the house

  • 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 huge upstairs master bedroom with full bed

    Part of huge upstairs master bedroom with full bed

  • Day bed in Library Bedroom - Downstairs

    Day bed in Library Bedroom - Downstairs

  • Hot tub easily seats 6 adults.

    Hot tub easily seats 6 adults.

  • Strawberry Creek runs through our property; however, the drought has affected it

    Strawberry Creek runs through our property; however, the drought has affected it

  • 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

  • 9 ft. Christmas tree in living room

    9 ft. Christmas tree in living room

  • Side walkway in front of house

    Side walkway in front of house

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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