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Large Mountain House-Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms - 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 8) 10 Max.

This lovely cabin sits on the edge of the world and overlooks the Cuyamaca mountains range.

It is conveniently located near Heise Park biking and walking trails. Only three miles from the historical gold mining town of Julian and 80 miles from downtown San Diego and its beaches and tourist attractions.

Only a one mile stroll to the Pine Hills Lodge where you can enjoy the live performances of local talent and the Lodge restaurant bar. . . . or a great Sunday brunch. There are many fine food eateries and wineries in town, just three miles away.

Enjoy golfing at Warner Hot Springs Country Club, wine tasting at several local wineries, touring Anza/Borrego Desert, Cuyamaca Park and Cuyamaca Lake, Observers Inn and Palomar Observatory. But don't forget to stop and enjoy the local apple pie at MOM's or at the Julian Apple Pie Company. Our favorite is Apple Alley's. Take a day to fish at nearby Cuyamaca Lake or tour a gold mine. There is a wonderful park for strolling, skateboarding or biking, just outside of the small town of Julian.

This comfortable cabin is completely finished with knotty-pine paneling, antiques and country decor. Spectacular views from the wrap-around decks, with gas BBQ. Bring your binoculars. There is lots of birdwatching.

Includes: Direct TV, DVD, VCR, CD player, wood burning stove (wood provided) and forced air and heat. Fully-equipped, large kitchen, one queen bedroom on main floor, one California-king bedroom upstairs and four bunk beds downstairs. Crib available upon request. A queen blowup mattress is also available.

A full bath on every floor. Perfect place for a family get-together, girls weekend or a couples retreat. Sleeps 8 comfortably.

Please email or phone for additional questions. or 619-442-2760.

Keywords: Large Mountain Cabin

More Details

Chuck or Beth Howell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About Chuck or Beth Howell

My husband and I have been married over 50 years and have built several homes; but this cabin, in Julian, is our favorite. We have shared it with our family and friends since 2001. We opened it to renters fifteen years ago and have been blessed with the opportunity of meeting many new friends. Several families have returned for second visits and plan to return again for reunions. It is the perfect, quick, get-away place for a family or for couples to share and enjoy the quiet and beauty of the outdoors. It is also a perfect mainstay while visiting the San Diego area. Only an hour away from tourist attractions, but far enough away, and quiet enough, to think you have your own place in paradise. Come share our 'little slice of heaven' in the mountains of San Diego, California. Contact us at: or 619-442- 2760 to get on our calendar.

Chuck or Beth Howell purchased this house in 2000

Why Chuck or Beth Howell chose Julian

The feel of a mountain cabin, but all of the up-to-date luxuries, needed to get away from the city. Close to San Diego, but yet away from it all.

What makes this house unique

You rent direct from the owner and you get personal care, when you stay our second home.


Nearest Airport
80 Miles
San Diego International Airport - Lindberg Field
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pine Hills Lodge
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrek - San Diego
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jeremy's On The Hill
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Mission Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Heise Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Gold Mining Town of Julian
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Ysabel Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Warner Hot Springs Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Cuyamaca Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Hills Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Jeremy's on the Hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Observers Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

In an old gold-mining town, located in the mountains of San Diego County. Rustic and friendly. Shopping, wineries and wonderful homemade apple pie.


Julian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 full bathrooms - one on each level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1), Bunk Beds (2) (two sets of bunk beds with twins on top and fulls on bottom.) Queen inflatable available upon request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
This house is suitable for NO MORE than 10 people. There is a two night minimum stay and final payment must be made and paid at least TWO WEEKS in advance of visit. Just email us at or call 619 442 2760.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great place for family get-together

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a relaxing weekend in this great house with well-equipped kitchen & comfortable, large living room two years ago playing games, hiking, etc. It was so much fun we just did the same in and around this same house. These weekends of fun are creating wonderful memories all of us will treasure. These times together are priceless.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Charlie and Carol, for such a great review. We love having your family come up to make your family memories. Hope to see you again. Beth Howell
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Beautiful home, inside out!

  • 5 of 5

Like other reviewers mentioned, the cabin is more beautiful than its photos! The view is stunning. There are couple swing chairs on the porch to sit and relax. The cabin is clean, warm and filled with beautiful decorations. We had an enjoyable time in the cabin. Highly recommended and we would like to come visit again! The owner made an extra effort to help us feel comfortable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Best Cabin in Julian, by a long shot!

  • 5 of 5

I find it hard to write a review for purely selfish reasons. I attempted on several occasions. I wish I had this place all to myself. Then again the real heart of this home is in how it has been shared and how you are made to feel as welcome guests.

Beth and Chuck have been so kind and generous over the years that I feel I have a moral obligation to share my families experience renting from them. My family of 5 have been here 4 times now and I really can't imagine a more ideal vacation retreat. Every time we go here we have plans to do this, go here, do that and expect to fill our days up with activities, which are plentiful and all very close. Without fail every time we set foot in this cabin we let all that fade away and simply……relax.

Such a comfortable home, what a warm and inviting place to unwind, kick your feet up and just enjoy the view. Thank you so much from our entire family for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5


Absolutely beautiful with such attention to every detail.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

The Perfect Place for a Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I visited this cabin with 7 friends for Labor Day weekend. It was perfect! The house has so much character and we felt at home the second we walked in the door. Whether it was taking in the sites of the valley below during the day or looking at the thousands of stars in the sky at night, the view from the back porch was incredible! We had everything we needed at the cabin, and the town of Julian was just a short drive away. Julian is quite a charming place as well! Trust me, you will be more than happy when you disappear from your usual daily grind and visit Julian and this cabin. It's the perfect place to go when you want to get away from it all for a while and just sit and relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego CA

Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

We have rented other cabins, however, nothing compared to this experience. Dealing with the owners was positively wonderful. The cabin was more beautiful than the photos, large, beautiful, and very comfortable. The views from the outside decks are awesome. You could actually sleep more than 8, if needed. We were very impressed by the cleanliness since many rentals can be somewhat disappointing. You will not be diappointed if lucky enough to stay in this Julian cabin.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $200

Rate is $300 a night, plus a $200 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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