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Beautiful Mountain Home In The Pines, Within Walking Distance To Town

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Cozy 5 bedroom , 2600 square foot home nestled in the pines. 5 minute walk to town. Level 1/2 acre lot . Sleeps 8-10. There is an optional detached guest house available with a queen bed and 3/4 bath. The main house has a large kitchen, with all cooking equipment needed for easy cooking . There is a large music room with an 9 foot Baldwin grand, and a family room with a regulation size pool table. The bedrooms have two with twins, and three with queens. Enjoy the cozy fireplaces in both the living room and music room.Outside is a large deck with a gas BBQ.Sleds are available for snow fun.A circular drive affords ample parking. Wi-Fi, streaming ,and cable DVR. Unlimited firewood for comfy evenings.

David Speltz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017


Idyllwild House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 next to the master bedroom(2nd floor) has a crib available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible


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(54 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Mountain Home In The Pines, Within Walking Distance To Town
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews

Marion View Lodge is glorious!

  • 5 of 5

Marion View Lodge is now our favorite stay in Idyllwild. It afforded everything we needed including the fact it is an easy walk to town, but still quiet. The pool table/entertainment room was perfect for the grandchildren. My musician son did some work on the 9 foot grand piano in the music room.The access to the front door is easy, which allowed the "old geezers" to join in on the fun. The kitchen was very well equipped, with lots of extra perks, including a Soda Stream and espresso maker. We're planning on having our grand daughter's

wedding here next summer.

We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Half Moon Bay, California

Spacious, warm & clean

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised, and more. I was impressed with the truly fully equipped kitchen, tablecloths, candles, glass ware, even choices of dishes. We loved our afternoons/evenings on the large deck under the trees. A special appointment, in my opinion, were the very nice sheets on all the beds. The decor was so welcoming. There were 8 of us, all adults, and we all had plenty of room and privacy. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

David was a great host. He made arriving and getting into the cabin super easy. The cabin itself was larger than I expected. The outdoor deck was very inviting, and we spent much of our time out there. The cabin also has a pool table, and a large table in the family room for playing cards, games, etc. It is obvious that this cabin holds a lot of memories. The door frame in the kitchen has pencil marks for the heights of kids that have obviously spent a lot of time there. A very good vibe, and a great backdrop for family and friends to spend quality time together. We will be back again. Thanks David!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Four Night Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had been to this house seven years ago to celebrate our wedding anniversary, so we had fond memories. I lost track of the listing in following years so was glad to recognize it when I saw it in the list this year. We came with a family group of nine, which was multi-generational including two eleven year olds. There was more than enough to entertain all. The large tv, sound system, pool table, games, puzzles, features of the "music room" were much appreciated. The large deck and the surrounding area provided ample opportunity to be outdoors in a safe and pleasant setting. The kitchen plus grills on the deck enabled us to fix our meals there without having to go to restaurants, although we did go to Tommies one evening. Being July, the weather was quite hot . (In our visit seven years ago, it was June. I imagine visiting in the winter and snowy months would be a very different type of experience and activity.) David Speltz and his wife are attentive hosts and kept in touch. We arrived the day after the 4th of July, and there was a time glitch regarding existing trash pickup, but that was not anything that would keep us from wanting to come back. We definitely enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Los Angeles, California

Cozy home within walking distance of town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Idyllwild for four days and three nights. We were two families, four adults and 3 kids (8, 8, and 4). There was more than enough room for us. In fact, we easily could have had another family join us and have space. The house is spacious with several rooms. We were able to play pool and listen to records at night without waking the kids, as they slept in another room on the opposite side of the house.

The house is approximately 10 minute walk from the center of town. This was great for a morning stroll for coffee.

David was a helpful host. He made sure we checked-in and checked-out with no issues, and was available throughout our four day stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An A-MA-ZING house and a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our children, as well as my parents, and my sister and her family spent last weekend at David's house.

We rented homes all over the States as well as in Europe and that was from far the very best house we stayed in. What a gem !

It is located in a quiet street, in the middle of a beautiful forest, but 10mns walking distance from Idyllwild stores, restaurants, market.

The house is very welcoming, very spacious, very comfortable. It has a living-room with a fireplace, a large dining-room, a beautiful family room with a billiard AND an amazing music room with an extraordinary grand piano and organ. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a gourmet dinner. From each room you have a marvelous view of the majestic pines through large windows and skylights.

Internet is fast. You have TV, dozens of games to play with, hundreds of records to listen to, books available. This is a real dream house and I didn't mention yet the garden, the deck with groups of tables, chairs to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

David is a first class host. From the day of booking to our arrival ( he called to be sure we had all we needed , recommended hikes ...).

Thank you, David, for opening your wonderful home.

All of us ( 3 generations) had a wonderful time. We didn't want to leave, and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $15
Damage Insurance $59

Optional guest house is available for 85.00/night.
Additional 25.00 per night,per person over 8.
Check in time is 2:00PM
Check out time is 11:00AM

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.