Pro cleaned, upscale, very private, romantic, quiet, 1.5 miles to town.
About Melissa Wilson
WELCOME HOME! My homes are unlike most rentals. I make sure to meet all of your needs and then some. In addition to being an artist/designer I worked for the Hotel Del Coronado for years so I know 5 star hospitality well. Everything is there waiting for you and anything else you may want, just ask. I have been living in Idyllwild, working as an artist and teaching art at the local boarding high school, Idyllwild Arts Academy, for over 16 years. I started my renovation projects with my own 1955 total redesign and then wanted to share it with all of you. I love remodeling, designing and hospitality so much I decided to help others create their dream vacation rentals. I now have redesigned and manage three unique properties. I am stopping at three so I can guarantee each guest gets the personal 5 star treatment that you all deserve. I hope you feel the passion and love that went into all of these places and fall in love with their charismatic, cozy charm as much as I have. Relax, put your feet up, pour a glass of your favorite beverage and feel “home”.
Melissa Wilson purchased this Cabin in 2000
Why Melissa Wilson chose Idyllwild
***MY HOMES ARE ALL PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED by my amazing cleaning crew. I pay my crew a living wage and tip them often to save you extra fees. Fully remodeled, incredibly clean, fully stocked, quiet, private, very romantic, set back from the street in a quiet neighborhood. I am not a big vacation management company. I am very available to you by a text away if needed.
What makes this Cabin unique
Just far enough from town that it you are away from it all or take a nice walk or ride to town just 1.5 miles away.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Two week max booking preferred. If booking 2-4 weeks or more there will be an additional $65 fee per week for professionally cleaning.
People other than those on the guest list may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of guest
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
As soon as I walked in I actually said "wow, I love it". Kitchen was so much nicer than any other houses I've stayed at. Note: bring your own cooking needs like olive oil, spices etc., just in case. There are some spices in the cabinet though. I brought my own cooking spray which I'm glad i did. There are a bunch of coffees to choose from in the freezer but I used the instant one that I found in the cabinet. Melissa, one thing that needs to be replaced is the large frying pan. It sticks so my omelette turned into a scramble lol.
The fan on the fireplace helped warm up the house at night. One of my dogs loves warmth so she sat in the path of the warm air. The 2 dogs loved sitting on their pillow I put on the chair to look out the window. The squirrels were very entertaining. I'm hoping for snow the next time I'm in idyllwild.
Thanks so much for your details. I will get a new pan over there as soon as possible. Many vacations rentals don't offer much of anything in their kitchen so I am happy you felt good about the options I provided. Come on back anytime. You might want to try my Little House which is one block over. It has a 1/2 acre fully fenced yard.
A Good Choice for the Picky Vacation Renter
If you feel like you're picky about your lodging. If you worry that the rental won't look anything like the pictures or that it will be dirty, run down and in a poor location - worry no more! This rental is as advertised. Clean, comfortable, and decorated in a way that makes it feel like home and not like an Ikea nightmare. Melissa is very intentional in the way she sets up her place and as the renter you can feel it.
My favorite thing about the rental was having a nice warm fire in the wood stove in the early mornings while drinking a hot cup of English Breakfast Tea.
Our stay was everything we hoped it would be. A quick escape from chores, leaky pipes, meal prepping for some quiet time in the mountains.
I whole-heartedly recommend for the picky traveller.
Thank you for writing such a detailed review... so appreciated! This really helps me and future guests. I am thrilled you all loved your stay. Until next time :-)
5 mins into town. Great fireplace
Had such a wonderful experiene here! Kitchen had everything you needed. Fireplace was great to come home to after a long hike. Dog friendly! Melissa was great to work with!
Thanks Karen! So happy you all enjoyed yourselves. Come back again soon! :-)
Charming, charming, charming!
Such an adorable property, and Melissa is a dream to deal with. We had an incident with the air mattress deflating through the night and Melissa had a replacement in our hands within 15 minutes.
The kitchen is well stocked and the overall feel of the property is just so charming. We would return in a heartbeat. We had a wonderful time.
Thanks Elizabeth for you stay. So happy I was able to help out immediately with the air mattress. You ended up giving me 4 instead of 5 stars. I would love to know where I can improve since I haven't received anything less than 5 stars in a very long time. It is extremely important to me that I always give my guests a 5 star stay. Thanks and come again!
Great mountain getaway.
This cabin was perfect for me and my wife and her little dog. With the rustic charm and spacious backyard, it brought the outdoors inside. The smell of the pines and cooler temps really helped us to relax and appreciate a laid back atmosphere. Our host Mellisa, was always quick to response with any questions. We would we stay there again....ABSOLUTELY!!
Thanks for this great review Ken & Molly! So happy you all had a great time and got out of the city and into the fresh mountain air. Come on back anytime :-)
Adorable and cozy!
The cabin was everything we were looking for in a weekend getaway. We highly recommend it and cannot wait to return.
Thank you for your stay Adam! So happy you loved my home and will be returning!