Idyllwild Mountain Retreat
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Idyllwild is located in the San Jacinto Mountains at 6000-feet elevation. Enjoy tall pines, the sweet smelling cedars, and awe-inspiring cliffs.
This chalet-style mountain retreat is in the village of Pine Cove just minutes away from the town of Idyllwild and is located on a private cul de sac. It has a large A-frame with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounded by knotty pine walls and ceilings. Features two bedrooms (one is loft style) and 1 & 1/2 baths with tumbled tiling. Wood burning fireplace. Sleeps seven; one California king, one queen, one full-size pull-out sofa, one twin mattress. 1000 sq ft. Ceiling fan.
Immaculate kitchen with granite counter tops and like-new appliances. Includes gas oven/range with grilling options, side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker, disposal, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, tea kettle, rice cooker, waffle maker, blender, pots, pans- including pizza pan,water and wine glasses, mugs, can opener, wine opener, serving platters and bowls and table service for eight.
VCR and DVD available with many movies. Video games as well as numerous board games, mini table Ping-Pong, and sleds. Relax and enjoy one of our favorite books. Stereo system with five-disc CD changer and dual tape player with many tape and CD selections to choose from. Large unfenced backyard with hammock, pine trees, and slight hill (perfect for sledding) and large gated deck attached to house with barbecue and deck seating in summer. No telephone, please bring cell phones. Wireless internet service available to the public in cozy cafe in town.
Local activities include endless hiking trails, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, gallery viewing, and shopping. Enjoy nearby Lake Hemet or Lake Furmor. Winter storms bring snow so sledding and cross-country skiing can be enjoyed. Nightlife includes Karaoke in town, restaurants. cafes, or cuddling by the fire at home.
Come and experience the peace and quiet of Idyllwild.
Nightly rates. $140.00 per night from April 1-August 31. $150.00 per night September 1-March 31. $160.00 per night for any booking during all holiday weekends or weeks. Additional charges include one $60 cleaning fee and 10% tax. Sheets and towels included. Pets to be approved for a non refundable fee. No smoking! Children are welcome! Refundable deposit/security fee required at booking. Full payment in addition to the down payment must be received and cleared four business days prior to check in. Two-week cancellation required for full refund of deposit. Non-refundable cleaning fee is for check out cleaning service. However, renters are requested to clean their dishes and remove all their trash for safety and health concerns. Deposit to be returned within 12 days from check out. Damages and out of the ordinary cleaning charges will be deducted from deposit. Payments to be made by PayPal. Credit cards accepted at no charge to renter. No Paypal account required for payment. Anybody with internet access can pay by Paypal.
Holiday weekends-3 night minimum. Thanksgiving and Chrismas-4 night minimum. 1 night offered on non-holiday weekends.
Please note: There are 35 steps along a gradual cobblestone pathway from the driveway to front door.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- 1.5 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Rock Climbing
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Love this cabin!
Love this cabin!
Love this cabin! We had such a great time. We stayed here with another family; 9 people total (5 kids, 4 adults). We felt like we had plenty of privacy which can often be tricky when renting a mountain house with friends. The cabin was spacious, clean, has a fully stocked kitchen, plenty of seating and lots of windows to enjoy the view. There are seriously a plethora of games and books, so many that you and your kids could not get through all of them. Kudos to the owner for stocking it so well. Regarding the stairs, we created an assembly line for bags (we had groceries, luggage, etc) and just took our sweet old time. Wasn't bad at all (adults are 40-50 yrs old). During the day we hiked and went into town for dinner. Even during a really busy weekend, Idyllwild still had a peaceful energy. Every night, we relaxed out on the deck under the stars, listening to music and catching up while the kids played games inside. It was perfect; we will definitely be back!
- Guest randi-cole
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
If I had to use one word to describe this house it would be "unkept". It's a nice cabin in the woods and was very quite an peaceful. But, when we arrived we found a dirty refridgerator which contained loose dog kibble in the fridge and an open bag of kibble in the freezer as well as multiple areas of crusty food on the fridge shelves. Secondly, the oven was quite dirty inside with burnt on black stains so much we decided not to use it. The electric grill outside on the deck was also quite greasy and dirty and there were many rat droppings around it, on the deck chairs, and on the deck window sills that covered about a 3' x3' area. Inside there were quite a few cob webs and 3 spiders which we killed. One other item that people should know about is the path that leads from the driveway to the front door. It is all up hill (about 40 vertical feet) that has about 50 steps made of mostly large rounded riverrock set in cement. Not and easy path to get up when carrying items from unloading the vehicle and after 4 trips of unloading when had to rest. Not recommended for anyone not in good shape. The owner would not correct the cleaning issues because she said "the cleaning person was unavailable". If I were the owner I would have driven out there asap and rectified all the issues. Or offered some partial refund. But, they did not offer any type of solutions except for us to leave and find another place and get refund. But on such short notice we didn't find anything in town comparable and available. So, we won't be back next year.
- Guest R
- Date of stay 07/30/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
Owner response: Dear Ron, I am so sorry that we were unable to make your vacation stay a happy one. We take such great care of the cabin and have only received positive feedback. I want to reply so some of your comments. We keep our fridge clean of all food except for condiments. It is cleaned after each stay. I keep one very small bag of kibble in the owners shelf in the bottom shelf of freezer. I am unclear how a few pieces of that kibble was scattered to other shelves. Also, our oven is scheduled for cleaning one time per month. I was unable to get someone to clean it the day you arrived and offered to have it cleaned the next morning, but you called me back and said you did not want it clean. I received a picture of it after you departure and although it did have some burn marks at the bottom, it was completely usable. Regarding cobwebs and animal droppings, we are high in the mountains. Cobwebs appear within a day of cleaning and animals spend the evenings hanging out. It is part of the beautify of the mountains and yet sometimes a surprise for those that dont spend too much time there. I hope other readers that may view your comments, will take time to read all the other positive comments and contact me to discuss concerns. You point out the stairs which is very important for people to know and it is mentioned in my advertisement. But yes, especially in the mountains, sometimes the air is thinner and the stairs can be a challenge for those out of shape. Thank you for your time to let us know your feelings.
Very nice and well-stocked cabin. We enjoyed it so much, we decided to stay in and cook on our second night too (were planning to have dinner out). We especially loved the fireplace and games that were provided. Also, we really appreciated that it was dog-friendly and that we were able to bring our dogs for a small additional fee. We'll definitely stay there again!
- Guest SD Nature Girl
- Date of stay 01/14/12
- Review Submitted 01/16/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for processing my refund and our stay at the cabin was fabulous! We love the cabin and all the amenities, we had a blast , and there was plenty of snow for sledding around the property, thanks again, I’m sure we’ll be renting again soon.
- Guest N/A
- Date of stay 02/04/10
- Review Submitted 02/04/10
We have just returned from a 3-night stay at this cabin in Idyllwild. It really is a great house - very comfortable, the kitchen is really well equipped, and gave our stay a 'home from home' feel. There's also a great selection of books, movies and boardgames, which gave us some great family time in the evenings after long hikes by day! Many thanks Rosanna. The Ryan Family
- Guest Brambledown
- Date of stay 12/01/09
- Review Submitted 12/01/09
Guest comment entered by owner
Rosanna, Thank you for a lovely weekend at the cabin and for allowing us a late checkout on Sunday. We had a wonderful time, and the cabin was excellently appointed. The view was splendid, the fire was warm, and there was a healthy variety of movies and music. I will be back again soon! Sincerely, John
- Guest N/A
- Date of stay 04/27/09
- Review Submitted 04/27/09
Rosanna, thanks again for letting us stay at your cabin over Christmas. It was perfect and my family was so impressed. I can't wait to go back. -Amy
- Guest Amy70
- Date of stay 12/29/08
- Review Submitted 12/29/08
My husband and I stayed here last April and we just loved it. This time my girlfriend and I had a girls weekend just to relax. The weather was perfect. We sat outside on Saturday and did some scrapbooking and watched the birds and squirrels. The best place to just relax. Thanks Rosanna, we plan on comming back again. Kathy and Kelly
- Guest Kathy55
- Date of stay 10/26/08
- Review Submitted 10/26/08
What a wonderful getaway! The cabin had everything we needed, was immaculate and so relaxing. The Idyllwild area is beautiful - and such a relief from the heat of Los Angeles! The kids, the dogs and the adults all had a fabulous, relaxing time. We will definitely return.
- Guest Holly12
- Date of stay 08/03/08
- Review Submitted 08/03/08
Guest comment entered by owner
"Thank you so much for the prompt refund of my deposit. We would love to stay there again and I am happy to tell my friends about it as well. Thanks"
- Guest Lisa T.
- Date of stay 02/20/08
- Review Submitted 02/20/08
$140.00 per night from April 1-August 31. $150.00 per night from September 1-March 31. $160.00 per night during holiday weekends and weeks. Minimum nights required. 1 night available on non-holiday bookings. Additional Charges include: $60 Cleaning Fee. Pet fee if applicable. Additional fee for over 4 people. 10% Bed Tax Required By Law. Refundable reservation/security deposit additional.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Rosanna Caira purchased the Idyllwild Mountain Retreat in 2004. Using the home as a vacation rental has been a great way to share our little bit of peace in the mountains with others!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I love staying in Idyllwild. It is so peaceful at our cabin where everything slows down and there is so much time for reflection. We love to go for local hikes, enjoy relaxing meals or just stay at home and be in the peace and quiet and read a great book. We are on a quiet street where there is no foot or auto traffic.
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photo of home
View from living room
Dining Room--4 extra chairs available
Living room with full couch and chaise attached
sitting area in loft bedroom
Large A Frame wall of wondows looking out to deck
Kitchen loaded with all your cooking needs for 8 people
Bedroom number 2 with queen bed
View of large loft bedroom with high a frame ceilings
king bed in loft-style bedroom
open space living area
View from Deck
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