Lovely Log Home Secluded Near a Mountain River, Family Retreat(97 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
7 bedrooms 3.5 baths, sleeps 17, avg $28 p.p. REFUNDABLE cleaning fee*.
A River Paradise - 300' of private property on the pristine Santa Ana River headwaters. Five acres with a beautiful year-round river. A relaxing private mountain sanctuary intended for guests that are looking for a unique retreat in the San Bernardino Mountains (rural Seven Oaks). A place for rest, rejuvenation and discovery. About 2 hours from Orange County or Los Angeles, yet worlds away. Though your surroundings are authentically rustic, there's no need to rough it: you'll find everything you need in the main house. A wonderful combination of furnishings, location, views and amenities.
Perched on a sunny mountainside, a pristine sanctuary to renew the spirit and refresh the senses. Wander and explore the lovely orchard and you’ll feel the splendor of simpler times. Meditate in the fresh mountain air and the beautiful ambiance of the river landscape. Relax in a comfortable handcrafted log home in the woods. You’ll find a wide selection of music, dozens of inviting books and a cozy, peaceful place just for you.
Handcrafted in 2007 this custom log home is comfortably appointed with antiques and modern amenities. The cabin is kept very clean. Upon entering the cabin, before you is the great room, which is surrounded by windows and decks that brighten the entire area and offer spectacular views. The dining area seats ten with additional seating at the breakfast bar for two. There is also a large picnic table on the deck for 10+. The kitchen island is centrally located in the house with vaulted ceilings and lots of handcrafted character. A great place to enjoy cooking in an open floor plan to the living room and loft.
The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and adjacent bathroom, the second bedroom has a full bed and 1/2 bath. The loft has a Queen bed, it is open to living room below. (Only the two upstairs bedrooms and loft are part of the log area.) Four downstairs bedrooms have 1 King, 1 CA King, and 1 Full bed-this room has no private access. One additional large bathroom downstairs. 7th bedroom 2 queen beds plus extra bathroom, 800 sq ft.
There are over 800 sq. ft. of deck wrapped with inspiring mountain views. There is a 25 foot tree swing for the kids. Bob crane and Hootie the owl fly by often.
Best Location on this River!
The Santa Ana River upper headwaters of the river in the San Bernardino Mountains still retain a free flowing character and outstanding natural values. The upper headwaters, including its sparkling waters, scenic verdant meadows, rich riparian habitat, and thick forests of pine, fir, and oak offer an outdoor recreation mecca for hikers, bicyclists and fishermen. Perfect place to reconnect with family and friends in a green and pristine mountain wilderness. Come and surround yourself with the natural beauty and privacy of a wooded landscape.
Give yourself time for writing and hiking, painting and reading and stargazing in this peaceful sanctuary. Sit back and take delight in the breath-taking view from the deck as the sun sets and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. Birdwatchers often spot owls, herons, ducks, woodpeckers, hawks and quail.
This is a quality rental for families, perfect for family reunions and quiet retreats.
RESTRICTIONS: We only rent to responsible people. No activities that would prevent our neighbors’ ability to enjoy their residences peacefully - sorry, no weddings or large events. It’s NOT a party house. No smoking, no fires, no firearms, no pets, no boomboxes. No music or loud noise outdoors.
River access is limited to 300' of river on our property only. Please do not trespass on the neighbors property. You may access the river by walking up the road. This goes along public forest land and is a lovely longer hike.
Winter - please carry chains. We are located at 4,600' elevation. (No high altitude headaches here).
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Member since: 2009
- 3600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
25' tree swing, slide rock, tree house, hiking. Taking children into the wilderness is a great opportunity for parents to teach children to love and protect our natural resources. Our property is designed with the safety and well being of our guests as the first priority. The benefits of connecting children and adults alike with nature are far-reaching. We would not want you to miss the magical moments that will unfold as you and your child as you open your hearts to the natural world. This is within the San Bernardino National Forest, wildlife is migrating thru. Please supervise your children....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17
- Linen are supplied for the beds. King beds have down comforters.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Riverfront deck, apple orchard, private road, property is on 5 acres, home has unique handcrafted log details, art, antiques, huge deck with incredible mountain views. Taking children into the wilderness is a great opportunity for parents to teach children to love and protect our natural resources. Our property is designed with the safety and well being of our guests as the first priority. The benefits of connecting children and adults alike with nature are far-reaching. We would not want you to miss the magical moments that will unfold as you and your child as you open your hearts to the natural world. Children have a 25' tree swing, hammock, slide rock, tree house and lots of room to run around. Owners have 3 outdoor dogs on this 5 acre property. 2 border collies and a wannabe. They are not allowed in the log house. No pets, no exceptions. No large events. No activities that would prevent our neighbors from enjoying their residences peacefully....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
Indoor table for 12. Breakfast bar for 4. BBQ deck has a picnic table for ten. Deck next to the river has chairs and table for for 10. Park your car next to the orchard for a picnic by the river....moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Toilet Paper
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
Fully stocked with dishes, silverware, cups, pots & pans, coffeepot. Buy food and gas for your car before you drive up the mountain. No need to bring bottled water - mountain spring out of the tap!...moreless
- Deck Furniture
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 14 - Apr 23, 2017
3 night min stay
May 24 - Sep 6, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Christmas - New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Additional guests $20 + tax
- REFUNDABLE cleaning fee* $400
- Tax Rate 7%
Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day: ($550) 3 night minimum.
Summer: May 31 - Sep 8 ($550) 3 night minimum for up to 17 guests, children included.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Holidays: 4 Holiday nights @ $750 night +tax+refundable* cleaning deposit.
Deposit holds dates and is non-refundable or transferable. Trip insurance is recommended.
Owner operated, so we offer guests a 100% cleaning fee refund option to clean before they leave.
(Short list is provided and needs to be completed to get the refund - read pdf.)
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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25 Miles to Big Bear & Redlands. Hwy 38 turn on Glass Rd.
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: Originally from the lake country of northern Minnesota. Robert hand-scribed this fabulous home and all the amazing details. Robert likes to tinker and invent. Anna enjoys landscaping this five acre canvas. Their hospitality experience included owning a bed and breakfast in New Zealand. The log house shares this five acre property with the owner’s cabin - 300' away from the house. We respect your privacy, but if you need anything we can assist immediately. We are very interested in making sure your stay is comfortable.
Why the Owner Chose Angelus Oaks, CA, USA:
We handcrafted this unique log home ourselves, with much attention to detail. Located in a beautiful green wilderness, the Santa Ana River is unique for So. California - green and pristine. Love the apple blossoms and yucca in the Spring. Bird watching includes herons, owls, quail and hawks. Stars are a lot brighter out here. We encourage our guests to learn about our region's rich history, encouraging stewardship of this rich and unique riparian environment.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Private gate, 1/2 mile to the cabin. Only ten neighbors, all homes are on 5 acres surrounded by 30+ miles of beautiful national forest. Private gate, cabin is 1/4 mile away from the paved road on a private road. Fabulous views. This is not crowded like Big Bear, even on holidays.
- Primary: (909) 794-2042
Links to more information:
Custom log home 7 bdrm, 3.5 baths on 5 acres
Deck of custom log home
25' tree swing for kids
Kitchen is stocked and well organized.
Loft with queen bed and sofa.
Dining room seats 10-12 additional seating on the deck for 12
Downstairs king bed with down comforter.
Property boundry - the Santa Ana River.
300' of Santa Ana River on this five acre property.
San Bernardino Mountain
View of the Santa Ana River from river deck.
BBQ deck with dramatic mountain views
Entry toward kitchen
Bedroom with .5 bath, full bed
Log stairs to the loft
Santa Ana River in Seven Oaks
Cabin seen from the apple orchard.
Aerial view of property
Milky Way seen from cabin
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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