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Amazing Lodge, Walk to Town, a Bit of History! Big Group? Book Next Door #653847

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come experience a bit of history! This was once home to famous author, Earle Stanley Gardner, Author of the world renowned Perry Mason series!

Casa de Luz is a Hillside getaway with altitude now on over 3 acres! Come stay with us for your Idyllwild experience. Pungent pine trees, mountain views, cocktails on the deck. Walk to art galleries, enjoy creekside hikes, gaze at star filled skies while you enjoy our four bedroom, three bathroom home. The knotty pine interior offers a full kitchen, great room with cathedral ceilings and brand new custom draperies, master suite with private deck featuring a seasonal four poster outdoor bed, outdoor lounge area with views of Tahquitz, and six person jacuzzi. Just relax or choose from a menu of personalized services. We offer private chef service, rock climbing trips and hikes, yoga, spa treatments and executive retreats. We will customize your experience to ensure you get to enjoy all that is unique about our southern California mountain town.

Rustic, well loved home has a master suite with a king size bed , ceiling fan, sitting room, outdoor deck and full bathroom. Downstairs bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed, ceiling fan, and it's own bathroom with a custom slate shower. Upstairs has two bedrooms with a jack and jill shared bathroom (newly remodeled custom tile shower/floor). One bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed and the other room has a king size bed. Both rooms have newly installed custom entry doors which replaced the privacy curtains. Great room offers a large wood burning fireplace, full wet bar, TV, stereo with iPod dock, and WIFI. We have numerous board games and puzzles, some DVD's and a library of books to enjoy during your stay. Dining area in full service kitchen seats eight to ten and provides everything you need for the ultimate dinner party with friends and family.

Outside there is plenty of outdoor furniture for relaxing on the deck or dining al fresco on the outdoor dining table that seats 6.

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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 years of age to sign the rental contract. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    *the house was built in 1945 and is child friendly, but NOT childproof. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non-smoking house. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Although we love pets, the owner is severely allergic, therefore due to medical reasons no exceptions can be made. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are stairs to access the entry level of the house....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1- Master Suite: 1 king

    Main level: King bed: Sitting room area with privacy curtain...moreless

  • Bedroom 2-Downstairs Guest room: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Downstairs: 2 Twins can be converted to an Eastern King...moreless

  • Bedroom 3- Upstairs : 1 king

    Upstairs; King bed; Newly installed custom entry door...moreless

  • Bedroom 4- Upstairs: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs; 2 twins or king; Newly installed custom entry door...moreless

  • Other ;Seasonal Outdoor bed: 1 queen

    Outdoor bed under the stars on the master deck; Summer only....moreless

  • Master Suite has a King size bed and an additional sitting room which is divided by a heavy privacy curtain. An Air mattress or crib/pack-n-play can be set up in the sitting area for kids to be close to parents or additional guests can share the space with the privacy curtain divider. Seasonal outdoor four poster bed on the private Master Suite deck (set up from the end of May through September). Downstairs Guest room has (2) Twin beds which can be converted into an Eastern King. Upstairs bedrooms are connected by a full, newly remodeled Jack and Jill bathroom and both have newly installed entry DOORS. One room has (2) Twin or Single Beds, which can be converted into an Eastern King bed. The 2nd upstairs bedroom has a King bed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Private Master Bathroom in Master Suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Newly remodeled Custom Slate/Tile bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Jack & Jill, newly remodeled with Custom Glass/Tile...moreless

  • Master bath is private and large. Other two bathrooms have been remodeled with custom glass, slate, and tile. New larger showers, new floors, and toilets. Large, comfy robes provided for your use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private Chef, Spa services, and Yoga instruction available. Retreats are held during the year such as Yoga, Detox and Spa weekends, wine tasting/dinner weekends, Women's retreats, Spiritual retreats, Photography retreats and many more. We can customize your weekend with food, wine and/or activities! The Great room offers 16 ft. cathedral ceilings and a built-in wet bar with sink for the ultimate in entertaining. Sleep under the stars in a custom four poster bed on a private deck off of the master suite. The spa provides the ultimate in relaxtion and privacy. We provide high thread count linens for your sleeping comfort as well as new mattresses....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several shelves of best sellers, kids books and the classics for use during your stay! Please enjoy during your visit, but don't take them with you when you leave. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games for all ages! Including Chess/checkers, Scrabble, Mexican Train Dominos, Yahtzee, Candyland, Don't break the ice, Monopoly, etc......moreless

  • Music Library:

    Music channels available on Direct TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with over 205 Channels; DVR and music channels. Pay per view movies available at an additional charge. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    I Pod docking station, CD player and AM/FM stereo...moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV in living room and a big screen TV in the Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    Puzzles, blocks and games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Movies for all ages...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous views in all directions. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table can seat 10. Please advise if you need additional seating...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Dryer. A limited supply of dryer sheets ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Central Heating system keeps every room warm. Thanks to Steve at Idyllwild Heating!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Highspeed Broadband DSL ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count linens and extra pillows and blankets provided. All beds made as requested prior to your arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room has cathedral ceilings, large fireplace, 3 sofas, chairs, side tables, and a wet bar! ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of space for several vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Must have owner's approval...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line has local calling only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hand towels, washcloths and Spa towels for outdoors are all provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Washer. A limited supply of laundry detergent ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large wood burning fireplace in great room. Firewood provided at an additional charge (cost) of $5 per bundle. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Private chef service and catering services available. Romantic wine dinners, picnic lunches and breakfast on the deck....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso/coffee maker unit as well as an Electric tea kettle....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything the chef needs and more!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for dozens! Including bakeware, casserole dishes, stock pots, Wok, pressure cooker, cookie sheets, muffin tins, etc......moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dish soap and Dishwasher soap pods provided....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Think it up and it's probably here! Love to cook? This is kitchen is for you!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Main oven and convection broiler...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Various spices and essentials for baking. Juicer, food processor, crockpot, waffle maker, and blender....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Double door Refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and water dispenser on the door. Automatic ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    New Range includes convection option and 5 burners. A Power boil and simmer burner and center burner converts to a griddle....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There is an outdoor dining room table on the outdoor patio area that seats six with an umbrella. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boating and boat rentals are available at Lake Hemet. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraps around the front of the house and provides incredible views!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking is available at Lake Hemet, just 15 mins away...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large propane grill with side burner on the front deck just off of the kitchen...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large Private hot tub seats 6 and provides an amazing view of the stars! Adults only. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Break
Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$425
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$495
Winter Break
Dec 27 - Jan 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$395
Martin Luther King Day
Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$395
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$395
Presidents Week
Feb 21 - Feb 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$395
Spring Break
Mar 24 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$395
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$295 $395
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • CLEANING FEE $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR EXTENDED STAYS!

NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR USE OF THE SPA!

NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR LINENS!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs and Ontario Airports
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Idyology
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Numerous courses in the Palm Desert & Palm Springs
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Idyology, Cafe Aroma, Ferro's, The Kettle, Tommy's
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
San Diego or Orange County Beaches

Car: Recommended

Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram up the mountain and hike down the trail into Idyllwild. Southern California Wine Country (Temecula) is a short 45-60 min. drive and also provides lots of antique shopping in Old Town.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1976

About the owner: Lucky for me, my parents moved our family to Idyllwild and into this house when I was a child. I was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to grow up in this amazing town. I grew up writing poetry on the deck with only moonlight to illuminate the page, climbing rocks, building snowmen and having many snowball fights with my brother and sister. There were many 'White Chirstimas' mornings and Thanksgiving day hikes. My family still gathers at the house to share laughter, love and tales of life's experiences. It is a place we will always call home and I am excited to share it with you.

Why the Owner Chose Idyllwild, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA, USA:
This home was built in 1945, by Lou Britton and has since been owned by the Famous Mystery Author, Earle Stanley Gardner, whose ownership created a local nickname of 'The Mystery Cabin.' I try to create that same sense of awe upon your arrival that I felt as a child walking through the giant wood door and looking up onto the sky high knotty pine ceilings! Wow!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Five minute walk to the centre of Idyllwild's restaurants, shopping, music, and art galleries. The homeowner's family has vacationed and lived in Idyllwild for over 46 years and is committed to providing you and your family with personal service to optimmize your stay with us.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Picture windows throughout the Great room provide perfect light and views!

    Picture windows throughout the Great room provide perfect light and views!

  • Stairs in the Great room leading to upstairs bedrooms and Jack & Jill bathroom

    Stairs in the Great room leading to upstairs bedrooms and Jack & Jill bathroom

  • The kitchen and wet bar that opens to the living room

    The kitchen and wet bar that opens to the living room

  • Exterior view of our Brand New Roof!

    Exterior view of our Brand New Roof!

  • Upstairs guest room with 2 twins that can be converted into a King bed

    Upstairs guest room with 2 twins that can be converted into a King bed

  • The Master suite has a private deck, bathroom and sitting room

    The Master suite has a private deck, bathroom and sitting room

  • The Great room has cathedral ceilings and a large rock wood burning fireplace.

    The Great room has cathedral ceilings and a large rock wood burning fireplace.

  • Downstairs guest room; twin beds convert into a king bed

    Downstairs guest room; twin beds convert into a king bed

  • Fresh flowers throughout the house

    Fresh flowers throughout the house

  • The spa in the winter is a magical winter wonderland!

    The spa in the winter is a magical winter wonderland!

  • The spa in the spring surrounded by daffodils

    The spa in the spring surrounded by daffodils

  • Full Wet Bar opens up to the Great Room. Perfect for Entertaining!

    Full Wet Bar opens up to the Great Room. Perfect for Entertaining!

  • Wander up to meditation rock and get lost in the moment

    Wander up to meditation rock and get lost in the moment

  • Elegant dining for intimate dinner parties or family gatherings

    Elegant dining for intimate dinner parties or family gatherings

  • Plenty of seating in the Great room surrounded by picture windows

    Plenty of seating in the Great room surrounded by picture windows

  • Upstairs King bed with a jack and jill bathroom

    Upstairs King bed with a jack and jill bathroom

  • Master Suite has a large, private bathroom with a tub and seperate shower.

    Master Suite has a large, private bathroom with a tub and seperate shower.

  • New/remodeled bathroom with new slate shower and floor

    New/remodeled bathroom with new slate shower and floor

  • Downstairs room shown with the King bed instead of 2 twins

    Downstairs room shown with the King bed instead of 2 twins

  • Relax under one of the large oak trees

    Relax under one of the large oak trees

  • Relax with a cocktail on a large  deck that surrounds the front of the house

    Relax with a cocktail on a large deck that surrounds the front of the house

  • Sleep under the stars in our seasonal outdoor bed, secluded on the master deck.

    Sleep under the stars in our seasonal outdoor bed, secluded on the master deck.

  • Beautiful view of Tahquitz from the kitchen

    Beautiful view of Tahquitz from the kitchen

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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