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BEST LOCATION!•1 street from town•upscale•remodeled•private•stocked•love dogs!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (3 queens, 1 queen air mattress)

Just 1 block to the center of town with great restaurants, art galleries, fun bars with live music and charming little shops. We are on a culdesac so the house is completely quiet and private. Your children and dogs will LOVE the 1/2 acre yard (not fully fenced). For a fully fenced yard see my other property, 968530.

This is another Melissa Wilson artist designed and managed Idyllwild home so being pampered and spoiled and having a 5 star treatment is always part of your stay. Check out my other vacation home to see my Superhost 5 star ratings and reviews at & number 1106622. I have three vacation rentals to meet all of your vacation needs. I pay close attention to all the details like the plush bed and bedding, the selection of sleeping pillows, and the drawers and cabinets filled with “oops, I forgot or ran out” items.

This 1,500 square foot warm, relaxing home is remodeled and designed by me, Melissa, a long time Idyllwild resident/artist/teacher. It is upscale, remodeled, very clean and well stocked. The outside of the home is incredible for entertaining. The large 1/2 acre back yard has several comfortable seating areas to take in the beautifully natural, lush, private landscape complete with a seasonal stream, two foot bridges and a trickling water feature. The inside of the home is very warm and inviting with incredibly comfortable couches and loungers throughout. Put your feet up and enjoy the large wood burning fireplace in the livingroom made for families and friends to be together. The home works well for couples, friends and families (including the family dogs!).


IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: One dog is included in the rate (2 dogs max (dog rules are listed in the house rules). Six guests are included in the rate, additional guests are $25 per person, per night (8 people max, or just ask if more). 30% off for a 7 night booking. 50% off for a month.

There are three very comfortable beds with luxury sheets and a queen air mattress if needed.

Beautiful hikes and mountain biking from easy to difficult are close by.

I will work with you on earlier and late check in and out times if possible but normally check in is anytime after 3PM and check out is 11:00 AM.

The neighborhood:

Very peaceful, quiet and private. Just a 1 block from the center of town.

Getting around:

Shops, restaurants and bars are practically right outside the door. Just a short drive to beautiful hikes and parks throughout Idyllwild.

House Rules:

Please treat our home with respect as you would your own home. Our town is very fragile with the drought so due to that reason we do not allow smoking on the premises. We also love dogs and are happy to share the home with your well behaved “child” (two dogs max). If your dogs can jump on the bed or sleep with you please bring your own comforter/blankets to cover the beds and remove ours. If you forgot to bring it we have one there to use. Please do not let them on the furniture. They cannot be left alone in the house or yard. Most places in town are very dog friendly so they can join you or please bring a crate if you want to leave the dog in the home. Please clean up waste in the yard and if there are any accidents in the house please clean with the pet carpet cleaner provided. If you have children please make sure they understand to be respectful of the home and the landscape.

No parties please, but having some friends over to barbecue is fine. This neighborhood is very quiet and has some full time owners who would not appreciate the noise. Please observe extra quiet hours from 10 pm to 8 am.

More Details

Property Manager
Melissa Wilson
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Melissa Wilson

Please take a look at all three of my listings, they can meet your different vacation needs! #968530, #1106622 and #1134743. 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 house in 2017

Why Melissa Wilson chose Idyllwild

Super comfortable, quiet, large home for entertaining and creating great memories. The location is the best! The 1/2 acre yard is amazing and so lush and natural. Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled.

What makes this house unique

Sit in the backyard and enjoy the abundance of wild life living and playing in the natural landscape.


Idyllwild House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Both bathrooms are completely remodeled giving a fresh, clean, modern feel.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • All three bedrooms have comfortable queen beds with high end, luxury bedding. Two of the rooms have recliners and TV's. There is also a queen air mattress if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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BEST LOCATION!•1 street from town•upscale•remodeled•private•stocked•love dogs!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
West Hills, Ca

A beautiful cabin to relax and rejuvenate!

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to come back to this incredible cabin. All needs are anticipated complete with comfy accommodations, fire place, cozy blankets and a fully stocked kitchen to fulfill any culinary endeavor. The grounds are glorious. We made such beautiful memories sipping coffee out in the backyard, with the sounds of birds and crisp morning air to greet us. In the evening, we snuggled in to watch movies by the fire after a lovely day of shopping, wine tasting and dining at several of the lovely restaurants within walking distance. We are truly grateful to have found this gem. We will definitely return next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jenniffer for such a detailed wonderful review! It is so important to me that my guests love, love, love their vacation. So happy you are coming back next year and remember you will receive 10% off as a thank you for your return. Until then, take care!
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Nice & Cozy House! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was very stocked and clean. The owner was great, quick responses if we needed anything or had questions.

Perfect location to walk into town! Will definitely go back! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review Nina. You will receive 10% off as a thank you for your return. Until then!
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menlo park

Wonderful home, gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

This home is so lovely, well furnished, well maintained, and located right in the town of Idyllwild, but on a quiet street. The beds are comfortable, kitchen well equipped, lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy. One of the best vacation rentals I have ever had! No reservations. And, Melissa is a delight to deal with.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THank you so much Cynthia for the wonderful review! I am so happy you and your family had a great time. Come back again soon! :-)
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We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cedar St. Retreat 12/1 to 12/4. There were 5 adults, one toddler, and one dog. We had a great time. The house is as advertised. It was totally quiet yet steps from town. The renovations are awesome. The process working with Melissa was easy. Go ahead and book it.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Andy for taking the time to write a great review! I hope you and your family and friends can come visit again some time... maybe when we get snow :-) Take care!
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Best place in Idyllwild thus far.

  • 5 of 5

We were all very pleased with this home. It is equipped with everything needed and more. Very comfortable and close to downtown. Melissa was great. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda for writing a 5 star review. It is extremely important to me that my guests have a wonderful experience every time. Hope to have you all back some time in the future... maybe when it snows! Take care :-)
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Nice Property, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

What a nice place for a get away! It was clean, very comfortable and well maintained. They seem to have thought of everything we might need. The back patio is lovely and a great place to sit and enjoy the scenery. It was a short walk to restaurants for dinner and places to get coffee in the morning. We are already talking about a return visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying Susan. I am thrilled that you all enjoyed yourselves and that you are thinking of a return trip! It is beautiful here in the Winter also. Come play in the snow :-)
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BEST LOCATION! Just 1 block from the center of town yet totally private and quiet. Everything is very close to this house. You may not ever need to get in your car the entire stay!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning fee $110
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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