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Cathleen's Country Cottage Welcomes Children and Pets!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Enjoy this charming cottage located in a quiet, wooded neighborhood two miles east of Julian's historic township. Our vacation home sits on a spacious, corner lot that has a circular driveway and many mature oak, pine, and cedar trees.

The interior of Cathleen's Country Cottage includes newer hardwood flooring throughout the bedroom, kitchen, dining and living room areas. Our cottage-style windows overlook our surrounding trees. Our cottage is attractively furnished with newer, comfortable pieces that include a queen-size bed in the bedroom, two full-size sleeping futons in the living room, and a single-size sofa sleeper. Our farmhouse-style dining room furniture seats up to six people. We provide firewood for the living room's wood-burning stove. Our cheerful kitchen is equipped with dishes, flatware, and cooking ware. This cottage has air-conditioning, electric heating in each living area and ceiling fans. We provide wireless Internet service and satellite television.

Pet dogs may stay inside the cottage with their owners. Pet dogs may stay with prior approval of the property owner. This vacation home has large, fenced areas to exercise pet dogs on our large, wooded property.

There is plenty of private parking on the property that includes space for recreational vehicles.

You can use the roomy front deck for outside dining, barbecuing, star-gazing, bird-watching, and waving to friendly neighbors who are taking their daily strolls or riding their bicycles. Our trees house many birds, and capture the sounds of beautiful, mountain breezes. You may be visited by our animal neighbors that include turkeys, raccoons, deer, bobcats, and foxes.

This is a great getaway cottage where you can relax and feel that you are really on vacation!

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing me and my friends to stay at your Julian cottage. We were overwhelmed when we saw the place. It was so perfect and enchanting. You have a beautiful home, and we are so thankful we found you. I will be recommending you anytime someone is planning another Julian trip.
Nov 2008
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cathleen's Country Cottage Welcomes Children and Pets!
average rating of 4.8448277 based on 59 reviews

Quiet picturesque location in Julian

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very nice. The bed was comfortable. We loved the heating system. We were hoping for snow, but alas, the snow had melted already. Loved the hardwood floors. It was nice to have the landline phone as cell service was spotty. Loved hiking through the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both! You have been great guests. Nada Cathleen
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  • 5 of 5

Loved everything, except toilet seat too low!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fine review, and for your input! I appreciate your good suggestion, and am arranging an accommodation. Best Wishes, Nada Cathleen Grigsby, owner
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The property was clean and picture perfect.

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just return from our weekend get away at Cathleen's Cottage and the cottage was exactly how we expected it would be. After reading all the nice reviews and seeing the pictures we couldn't wait to start our get away. When we arrived it was absolutely charming. The cottage came with just about everything you needed from all the kitchen and cooking utensils to grilling on the deck and then some. The place was so calm and quite. The decor was welcoming and comfortable and the surrounding outside was beautiful. On our first night we went to a beautiful look out spot where one of the neighbors had recommended and we were in awww. The second night we went back at sunset and my boyfriend proposed to me. We will definitely be coming back. If you're looking to get away, but not too far away, Cathleen's Cottage is the place to go. Nada's direction were easy to follow and she was quick to respond to our questions. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful review! I am so happy for you, and look forward to your repeat stay in the future. You have been wonderful guests. Nada Cathleen
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Perfect for families with pets.

  • 4 of 5

Truly pet friendly. Our dog wasn't just tolerated, she was welcomed. The fenced yard, the cottage layout, the back door for late night dog visits made the stay effortless. The entire property is fenced and gated, so we could enjoy sitting on the deck and night time stargazing without worrying about our dog roaming. She LOVED the trip even more than we did. Thanks, Nada! 😊

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautifully written review. Our cottage is indeed a great place to stay for families with pets! Nada Cathleen Grigsby, owner
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Long Beach, CA

Great place for the dogs!

  • 3 of 5

Overall, a nice place to stay if you have dogs. The yard is completely fenced and very large! The bed in the bedroom

was comfy, and the house was clean. The two futons in the living room, however, are very uncomfortable, both for sleeping and

for just sitting. The TV is very small and old but it works. To watch it, however, you need to be on the futon which was unpleasant.

There were plenty of towels and bed linens. The kitchen could use a few more utensils and mixing bowls. The owner was available

and considerate of our needs. Great location, and proximity to town. I would stay here again but I would bring a chair!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate constructive suggestions for our lovely cottage, and am considering your input as part of upgrading the interior for guests' comfort and enjoyment. I am also happy that you are considering a repeat stay. I look forward to your return in the future. Best Wishes, Nada Cathleen Grigsby, owner
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  • 5 of 5

It was just what I wanted. Cute, simple and in Julian. Just relaxed, ate and spent time with the dogs.

Nada was very nice and quick to answer text or emails.

Can't wait for a winter stay.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michele, Thank you for your guest review. Our cottage is a very comfortable, convenient place to stay in beautiful Julian. Our wooded, residential neighborhood is within two miles of Julian's historic gold-mining town. I look forward to your return! Nada Cathleen Grigsby, owner
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Cathleen's Country Cottage is located in a beautifully-wooded Julian residential neighborhood, two miles east of the historic Julian Township. Julian is well known as a historic goldmining town. Visitors enjoy Julian's wine-tasting, good restaurants, apple pies, carriage rides, gold-mine tours, and fishing at near-by Lake Cuyamaca. Julian is situated in the Cuyamaca Mountains 62 miles east of the City of Diego. It is close to state, national, and county parks, with plentiful hiking and riding trails. Borrego Springs lies just to the east of Julian.

Other Activities: View wild life. Carriage rides. Goldmine Tours. Wine-Tasting


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Standard Cleaning Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are valid through February 28, 2015.

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Julian Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two,Comfortable Futons with 8* deep mattresses.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snowboarding
Located in a beautiful, wooded area.

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