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Two Floor to Ceiling Wood-Burning Fireplaces! Sleeps 14 Adults Plus Kids

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:22
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4BR/ 2BA house with tankless water heater for endless hot water!

Ask us about our Ad-Ons including Wine-Tasting, Gold Mine Tours, Star Gazing Tour, Wolf Preserve, Horse-back riding, and more.

4-NIGHT MIN FOR CHRISTMAS AND THANKSGIVING @ $400 for 14 adults, up to 4 kids under 12 included.

Star-Gaze from our decks, or take a hike from the back yard.

Wi-Fi, Apple TV with Netflix, forced heating and air conditioning, kitchen fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and spices. Linens provided at no extra charge.

Centrally located at the heart of Julians backcountry our cabin located on an acre of land and boasts a 2-unit mountain getaway. Hiking trails and nature await you as do the wildlife that dines nightly on our property.

This cabin is perfect for families who want a comfortable stay!

Traveling with kids, pets, or both? Our place is decorated with a mixture of antique and new furnishings but is not so pristine you have to worry every five seconds about damaging designer pieces. We certainly expect you to take good care of the place but we have two boys, so we get the fact that they need wide open spaces to play, lots of games and toys, and if they catapult over the couch playing ninja attack when you have your back turned we understand---I mean, you can't crate train them like the dogs. Just don't have the kids wipe their hands on our drapes or have your dogs use our good dining room chairs as chew toys.


If you want to "come home'" and relax without hearing 'there is nothing to do here' then you need to book with us. A dedicated kids room stocked with toys, games, as well as a train table, farmers market stand with play food, and kid-size table and chair. A toddler slide is located near our wildlife watering trough and there are rope swings for extra play fun. Bring snow discs for sledding fun--- plenty of hills mean you never have to leave the property! You can also walk the trails from our property.

This single family home was built in 1979 and was used as a primary residence until we converted it to a vacation rental in 2005. If you expect a resort type feel like you get at the new upscale condos and cabins, this is not it. This is a family-friendly, dog-friendly cabin. We have added many upgrades to the home including a tankless water heater, filtration system to filter out the well water, remote thermostat to pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin, additional sleeping in a bonus room (only available for extra fee), clearing the over grown trees for a better view to the city, laundry area,, updated lighting fixtures, new paint downstairs to lighten the room up, new hardwood floors downstairs, and countless other things we have done since we have owned the property in 2003.

If you complain about what it isn't, you fail to see the beauty of what it is and the magical spot it is where wildlife is attracted to our front door.

FOR TODDLERS AND INFANTS: kid-friendly cups and plates to diaper pails, 2 toddler booster high chair attachments, infant bouncy seat, and more

Cedar Creek Falls Retreat is a house with close to 2200 square feet total and is located near the Cedar Creek Falls and on an acre of land in the exclusive area of Pine Hills 4 miles from the historic town of Julian in Northern San Diego. Nestled in majestic oaks, our house sits just off the main road in a secluded hillside with views to the mountains. City lights can be seen from the downstairs porch. A wrap-around deck includes a roomy balcony deck with tables and chairs which is a great place to watch sunsets through the trees. A bird feeding plank is installed on the balcony and a wide array of birds can be viewed from inside the living room. There is an additional deck off the kitchen with another table and chairs. At night you have full view of the stars. We have made the balcony safe by installing fencing overlapping the railings. The property perimeter is fenced so that kids and dogs are prevented from wondering off. There is even a dog kennel area. Obviously this is no substitution for supervision and we do have mountain lions and possibly a wolf so please don't let kids or dogs wander beyond fence line alone. Home to the wild turkeys and deer, our water trough gives you front row seating to morning and afternoon migrations from our balcony or living room.

DOWNSTAIRS: The first floor bedroom & bathroom is the Master Bedroom Suite and perfect place for a couple with one child. It boasts a huge corner wood-burning fireplace with flat-screen TV. Beds include a Queen Size bed and a 2-twin daybed that can join together to make a King and a private bathroom. A small covered patio is located off this bedroom. The Bonus Room located behind this suite that sleeps an additional 5 guests, has a Queen, a Full, and kitchenette and shares a bathroom with the downstairs suite.

UPSTAIRS: The second floor is the main living area (has its own entrance) containing a large living room with sofa-bed and loveseat, another corner fireplace, dining room for 12, and a full kitchen. A special closet holds dog essentials.

Upstairs bedrooms include a Master with a Cal King Bed, and sliding door that leads to the balcony. The kids' room has trundle that pulls out to another King. As mentioned earlier---plenty of toys to keep them occupied from ages 6 months and up.

Walk up the main road and view a panoramic vista of the mountains and ocean from Mexico to the Catalina Islands.

Just minutes away are daytime adventures for you and your family including a Gold Mine tour, fishing, horseback riding, wine tasting, and a stroll through downtown Julian for shopping and a slice of world-famous apple pie.

SMOKING allowed on wrap-around decks and balcony.
NO SMOKING or CANDLE BURNING is allowed inside home.

Keywords:Cedar Creek Falls, sleeps 15, large groups, retreats
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: spanish, russian, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 22
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Honestly--- I don't think any place in Julian that has more kid stuff than we do. Read our previous guest comments....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    fencing on 2 levels provides extra security for curious pets. Dog bowls and towels are provided. Please watch pets at all times....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    ONLY ON BALCONY DECK--cigarettes must be extinguished in dirt not thrown over balcony!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 15-22

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    considered the Master Bedroom with a slider to the balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    The Kids' Bedroom--complete with toys and activities...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Downstairs Suite with bathroom, fireplace, and TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 double


  • UPSTAIRS: (1) Cal King in Master bedroom; Daybed in Kids Room is either (1) Twin or (1) King (twin beds do not separate) DOWNSTAIRS SUITE: Fireplace, TV, bathroom, (1) Queen bed, Daybed in downstairs is either (2) Twins or (1) King., DOWNSTAIRS BONUS ROOM: Kitchenette, (1) Queen, (1) Full...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs bathroom for both rooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    downstairs bathroom for suite...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Rope swings installed on different trees on the property. Bring your own sleds and you can sled on hills on property....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    (2) TV upstairs and (1) downstairs with Netflix and AppleTV ...moreless

  • Toys:

    kids toys including train table, Farmers Market stand, toy food, etc...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    See the mountain vista through the trees from living room or balcony deck. For unobstructed view, walk up main road for panoramic mountain/ocean view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 floor to ceiling wood burning fireplaces ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating upstairs, radiator heaters downstairs...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    beds are made, clean towels in both bathrooms, kitchen supplies for your stay as well as washer/dryer...moreless

  • Living Room:

    upstairs living room with floor to ceiling fireplace...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    paved driveway allows for plenty of extra cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels and linens provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) must bring fire starter logs unless you are a Boyscout and can light a fire from scratch. We do not provide firewood. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    1 upstairs in kitchen, 1 downstairs in Suite, 1 in Kitchenette in Bonus Room...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    you can even bake and apple pie and cook a holiday dinner---all pans,pots, baking dishes, cookie sheets, turkey baster, etc are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plates, cups, mugs, forks, utensils all baking supplies, pots & pans and turkey roasting pan, kid-safe cups/plates and spoons & forks, measuring cups, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    upstairs in kitchen only...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen upstairs Kitchenette in Bonus Room...moreless

  • Microwave:

    upstairs in kitchen and in kitchenette in bonus room...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    savory and sweet spices, baking items, condiments in fridge, usually have sugar, flour, instant coffee. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    main fridge in upstairs kitchen. Small fridge in Studio downstairs and in kitchenette in bonus room...moreless

  • Stove:

    upstairs in kitchen only...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    off main living room and upstairs Master Bedroom. View of sunsets through oaks and mountains. View of city lights from downstairs porch....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    wrap-around deck leads from large front eating area to balcony/deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ- must bring AimNFlame to light...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.7
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


RATES ARE FOR WHOLE HOUSE AND UP TO 4 OCCUPANTS, kids under 10 are free for the first 4 kids.


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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
American Legion
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Warner Hot Springs
4 Miles
Nearest Train
kids' train ride, Julian
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pine Hills Lodge and Downtown Julian

UPSTAIRS KIDS' ROOM: On-site games and toys for children 6 months and up. Historic Gold-Mining Tour in Julian

Hiking from the property as well as the newly opened Cedar Creek Falls.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We purchased this home in 2003 and a month later the Cedar Fires came roaring through our woods. Most of those trees have been cut down which now creates a view to the mountain vista. That experience combined with the San Diego fires in 2007 gave me enough motivation to leave 24 years in the film/tv industry and become an Insurance Broker.

Why the Owner Chose Julian, CA, USA:
I grew up in San Diego and we would take day-trips to Julian as kids. I remember getting fresh baked bread from Dudley's and placing it between my brother and I. We'd make a hole in one side of the bread like mice and eat the inside leaving the crust. We had family living in Julian so when this property became available we seized it. We find the experience being there like no other.....

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love this property! My boys have a great time swinging on the rope swings for hours, chasing turkeys, or spotting deer. Even though most of the toys at the cabin were theirs, they seem to have a new-found interest in them when we are there. They have all sorts of adventures on the property within the fence. We even rented a small Quad and rode on the trails Thanksgiving. We have many upgrades in the works but as always our focus will be kid/pet friendly with long-term wear and tear in mind. We hope your family enjoys our second home as much as we do!

Contact us

Speaks: spanish, russian, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • EXT from trail by tire swing

    EXT from trail by tire swing

  • view from house of private driveway

    view from house of private driveway

  • downstairs bathroom

    downstairs bathroom

  • Downstairs Room
Queen and Full Beds

    Downstairs Room Queen and Full Beds

  • sunset no filters---shot from a crappy iPhone 5

    sunset no filters---shot from a crappy iPhone 5

  • Living room reserve shots

    Living room reserve shots

  • view from upper balcony

    view from upper balcony

  • Kitchen: Bosch dishwasher, coffee maker & filters, pots/pans/baking stuff

    Kitchen: Bosch dishwasher, coffee maker & filters, pots/pans/baking stuff

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom with slider to balcony

    Upstairs Master Bedroom with slider to balcony

  • tulip garden in Spring

    tulip garden in Spring

  • EXT WIDE SHOT with cafe lights on balcony

    EXT WIDE SHOT with cafe lights on balcony

  • Front room when you walk in. Queen bed left. 2 twins in trundle on right.

    Front room when you walk in. Queen bed left. 2 twins in trundle on right.

  • Downstairs room, behind front room 
Queen and Full beds

    Downstairs room, behind front room Queen and Full beds

  • turkeys on property

    turkeys on property

  • upstairs--balcony deck off living room and master bedroom

    upstairs--balcony deck off living room and master bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • New electric stove/oven, microwave hood, spices, utensils, etc

    New electric stove/oven, microwave hood, spices, utensils, etc

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Upstairs kids' room. Twin bed pulls out to a King, train table, market stand

    Upstairs kids' room. Twin bed pulls out to a King, train table, market stand

  • Kids room: TV with Apple TV, Farmers Market stand, toys

    Kids room: TV with Apple TV, Farmers Market stand, toys

  • we have a herd of deer who drink from our water trough you can fill

    we have a herd of deer who drink from our water trough you can fill

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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