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Stunning Custom Retreat in the Trees

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The downstairs relaxation area of our Julian retreat.

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy our spacious, beautifully-crafted open cabin with stunning views across our valley through two-story windows: an instant feeling of retreat! You can also feel good about your retreat knowing that 100% of the energy used during your stay will be powered by the sun using our solar water and solar electric systems.

The spacious kitchen, outfitted with new stainless steel appliances and plenty of cooking tools, lets you enjoy meal preparations without missing out on any of what's going on. The generously-sized island makes both a great work area and a good place to hang out. The kitchen includes a microwave, two full-size ovens and plenty of gadgets for your culinary adventures.

Curl up on the loft couch or downstairs in front of the fire for a restful getaway. Get a group together to play board games or put together puzzle from our collection. Gather in our front room to watch a favorite movie on our 47' flat screen t.v. with Blu-Ray/DVD player. Spend a morning reading in the teak swing hanging in the oak tree just outside the kitchen window.


The two similar bedrooms feature queen beds, with luxurious and cozy linens (and the same goes for the pull-out sofas downstairs). The cabin is perfect for a family get-away, and includes a pack-and-play crib for the little ones.

Modern rustic tile in the bathrooms and showers compliments reclaimed antique vanities. The downstairs bath includes a spacious shower; the upstairs bath has a shower/tub.

A generously-sized balcony/deck spans the back of the house, accessed through two french doors. Teak patio furniture lets you enjoy this extra outdoor living space--perfect for morning coffee, outdoor dining, and stargazing at night.

The house features stunning custom work, including a rustic and elegant railing made from oak trees that grew on our property; solar water heating continues our commitment to eco-friendly choices. Whether you enjoy being outside hiking and exploring Julian or just want to stay indoors for a weekend of rest and relaxation, this house offers an experience of mountain retreat as soon as you walk inside!

Our home is located about 2 miles south of Julian's town center, and about 5 miles north of Lake Cuyamaca. On a beautiful hillside, it is a gorgeous vantage point for watching the seasons in Julian, and has easy access to town and to outdoor adventures.



Keywords: cabin, family, retreat, rustic, elegant, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Our children/grandchildren visit this house frequently so it is no stranger to kids...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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  • Convertible bed: 1 double

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  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

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Other Amenities

  • Our house is 100% powered by the sun and your stay will not cause any greenhouse emissions. On the garage roof you will see our solar water heater which is an evacuated tube collector. On the house roof you will see our solar electric generating system. The solar electric system offsets 100% of our use on an annual basis. The solar electric system was installed by Sungevity and we have been very pleased with them and the system. If you like our system copy and paste this link and save $500 on solar! http://www.sungevity.com/get-your-iquote?referral-code=1060140&oursun=forall-tw...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Many DVD movies are kept in a binder....moreless

  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Play Station 4 Pro with 4 controllers and many games....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many DVD movies are kept in a binder....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The home is surrounded by mountains and the windows overlook a long valley....moreless

  • Rural:

    Friendly neighbors and scenic views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Pellet Stove...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Setting for 8+ people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We make our Thanksgiving diner here every year. The kitchen is well equipped. If you need something specialized ask ahead or bring it with you....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    2 ovens for your baking enjoyment...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive Back Deck for late afternoon dining...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 28 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$160 $199
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $3,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 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

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Photo ID required at the time of booking.

Check in time is 4:00 PM

Check out time is 12:00 PM


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bailey's BBQ

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We're a family of three generations. Grandpa and Grandma moved to San Diego with the Navy, and have enjoyed it ever since. Mom and Dad are retired now, too, and the kids try to fit weekends in Julian in between their other commitments!

Why the Owner Chose Julian, CA, USA:
This cabin is a beloved part of our family, since our grandparents built here in the 70s; after the original house burned in the Cedar Fire of 2003, we've rebuilt it ourselves as a place to enjoy the mountains and each other!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We love using the house as a place to relax and hang out, as a place to work on projects, and as a setting for family meals and cooking together. The back deck is a fabulous place to sit and stargaze at night or soak in sunlight during the day. Plus, it's a great base for exploring the fun things in the area. We like hiking, GeoCaching, and shopping in town, and love the pie at the Julian Pie Shop. (If you go there, tell Tim the Littlehales say hi.) :)


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • The downstairs relaxation area of our Julian retreat.

    The downstairs relaxation area of our Julian retreat.

  • The Kitchen is open to the rest of the home

    The Kitchen is open to the rest of the home

  • The loft is a great place to take a nap and watch the snow fall.

    The loft is a great place to take a nap and watch the snow fall.

  • A view from the stairs.

    A view from the stairs.

  • The front entrance to our home.

    The front entrance to our home.

  • A view to the desert from the nearby overlook.

    A view to the desert from the nearby overlook.

  • Enjoy a Get-Away in our Mountain Retreat!

    Enjoy a Get-Away in our Mountain Retreat!

  • Enjoy a quilting retreat in our cozy setting.

    Enjoy a quilting retreat in our cozy setting.

  • Quilt against a backdrop of the mountain views.

    Quilt against a backdrop of the mountain views.

  • Come spend christmas with us.  We'll have a tree and a fire waiting for you.

    Come spend christmas with us. We'll have a tree and a fire waiting for you.

  • Have an Intimate Breakfast on the back Deck

    Have an Intimate Breakfast on the back Deck

  • Our 102mm Telescope is ready for you to scan the night skies.

    Our 102mm Telescope is ready for you to scan the night skies.

  • The exterior of our home in Julian.  It is surrounded by Oak trees

    The exterior of our home in Julian. It is surrounded by Oak trees

  • One of the Bedrooms and the adjacent bathroom.

    One of the Bedrooms and the adjacent bathroom.

  • You will find the cozy couch to be a wonderful place to curl up with a book.

    You will find the cozy couch to be a wonderful place to curl up with a book.

  • The view southeast from our expansive back deck.

    The view southeast from our expansive back deck.

  • In the spring you will find Grandma's daffodils all around the property.

    In the spring you will find Grandma's daffodils all around the property.

  • Cuyamaca Lake on a cold winter day.

    Cuyamaca Lake on a cold winter day.

  • Enjoy a February Get-Away in our Mountain Retreat!

    Enjoy a February Get-Away in our Mountain Retreat!

  • A comfy, well lit living area to sit and do hand sewing.

    A comfy, well lit living area to sit and do hand sewing.

  • BBQ or Smoke your feast year round.  Just be sure to bring charcoal with you.

    BBQ or Smoke your feast year round. Just be sure to bring charcoal with you.

  • Have dinner with the whole family outside on the deck.

    Have dinner with the whole family outside on the deck.

  • Enjoy our Swing under the Trees

    Enjoy our Swing under the Trees

  • Our Play Station 4 and 4 controllers are ready for you to play one of many games

    Our Play Station 4 and 4 controllers are ready for you to play one of many games

VRBO #343984

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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