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Peaceful Julian Cottage: For a Romantic or Family Getaway

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Surrounded by black oak and pine trees and located in the private, peaceful neighborhood of Whispering Pines this homey cottage rests a mere 1.5 miles to the east of town, off Route 78. The cottage features a queen-sized bed, a sofa sleeper and a flat-screen TV, easily visible from both bed and sofa.

The restroom has all the usual amenities. There is a big bay window, perfect for standing by and taking in the scenery, and the kitchenette boasts of a microwave, a small stove and a refrigerator. Another nice feature is the gas fireplace, to sit beside during the cold winters.

The back patio makes a great site for enjoying your morning coffee, outside dining, or simply lounging. It is also an ideal spot for bird-watching and, from there, you stand a good chance of catching a glimpse of some of the local wildlife. Mule deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, foxes and bobcats frequent the hillsides.

Stake your own claim here. You won't regret it.

More Details

Diane and Bud
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Diane and Bud

Bud and Diane purchased this property as a weekend getaway in late 2010. They enjoy the site's overall peacefulness and beauty and the quaintness of Julian itself.

Diane and Bud purchased this studio in 2010

Why Diane and Bud chose San Diego County

Our Julian property was purchased to escape the heat of our desert home. It is close enough for us to commute to our jobs and while we will eventually make it our permanent residence after we retire, we wanted to share Julian with others and are able to do this, with a 550 square-foot studio cottage that sits behind the main residence.

What makes this studio unique

Julian, California, once the location of a booming gold rush, is now a picturesque alpine resort about an hour northeast of San Diego. It is an official California Historical Landmark, No. 412, and history buffs will find much to take an interest in, as will anyone with a taste for apple pie, which Julian is famous for. The relative nearness of various state, national and county parks is sure to please avid outdoorspeople, as is the scenic, fish-rich reservoir of Lake Cuyamacha (only about 8 miles to the southeast). Additionally, the area's high elevation treats residents to all four seasons, so there's never really a dull moment.


Julian Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jetted Tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Julian Cottage: For a Romantic or Family Getaway
average rating of 4.9850745 based on 67 reviews

Comfortable stay with very nice hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. The place was small, but cozy. The hosts were very nice and were easy to communicate with. If we needed anything they were there to accommodate. We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We returned for another stay at this sweet little cottage - this time for two weeks. It is a perfect fit for our hiking and natural history explorations in the desert and the mountains. Great place to return to each night. Cozy, clean, and comfortable. Diane and Bud could not have been more accommodating- we had plenty of privacy, and they were always there and helpful if we needed anything. Wonderful thoughtful people.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented the cottage for the weekend and had a wonderful time. Diane and Bud were great hosts and made sure the cottage was in perfect condition. The cottage is super relaxing and even has a cute little back patio that we were able to enjoy a bottle of vino one night. The bedroom area has a fireplace, which has a nice ambience. All the simple amenities are included, which is a nice touch. The cottage is VERY clean and everything has it's own perfect little place. We even saw local wildlife (deer and wild turkeys) around the property. I enjoy taking landscape and wildlife photos, so this place was a perfect setting for a perfect weekend in nature. I look forward to returning soon! Thank you Diane and Bud!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to welcome you to our cottage and we always look forward to returning guests. When we have guests that want to return it makes us very happy and we feel we have done our job. Many hours go into preparing the cottage for each of our guest's stay and that is why many of our reviews mention the cleanliness of it. It makes the time we spend on it worth it!! We're glad to hear that our cottage provided you the perfect place to stay during your visit to Julian and we hope you got many good nature and wildlife pictures. We always appreciate our guests that take the time out of their busy schedule to post a review. PS. Thank you so much for already recommending our cottage to a relative.
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Last minute trip to California

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had such a great stay at the cottage. We were in the area to help my other son in Ramona while his wife recovered from surgery. The location was perfect for us. Diane and Bud are wonderful hosts who took great care of us. We were able to do our own thing but knew that if we needed anything Diane and Bud were there for us. The kitchen has everything we needed and after a long day working on my son's ranch the deep bath tub came in very handy. The cottage was clean and well stocked and met our every need. The wifi was appreciated as getting service in the area is not easy. I can't say enough about the hosts or the property. I highly recommend this property for people going to the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy our cottage was available for your unexpected/last minute trip to help your son's family. We feel privileged to help make our guests feel welcome and to be there to meet any needs they may have. A lot of TLC goes into the cottage before our guests arrive and we appreciate that they can see that. We wanted you to know, although you did not mention it to us, we could see that you may have had some trouble with electrical breakers popping and we have had those corrected by an electrician. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. They are always appreciated!!
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Excellent Julian get-a-away

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was super tidy and cozy. It is located just out of the hubbub of downtown Julian but close enough that it is only minutes away. Diane and Bud are kind and very accommodating, great hosts. They gave us the opportunity to discover that Julian has more than apple pie ... fine wine tasting at Vulcan Mountain and fine dining at Jeremy's. Thanks D&B!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so much appreciate that you took the time to post your review. We know they are read by many thinking about renting our cottage. We are glad that some of our suggestions met your needs during your visit to Julian. Although we have not been residents for long we are happy to help our guests when we can.
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Wedding getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented Bud and Diane's cottage for our wedding. We got married outside on their property. It was just the two of us. The cottage was clean, cozy and well kept. Bud and Diane were very nice and gave us our privacy.

I recommend their property and would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting your review. We are happy our property met the needs for your wedding. Since our home is located in front of the cottage we are happy you mentioned the privacy we gave you. We know this answers the question some of our potential guests have. We welcome you back if you get the opportunity to return.
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Julian, a quaint town known for their apple pie and cider, attracts many visitors year round. Many come not only for the pie but to walk the Main Street stopping at each of the shops along the way. Others come for a range of activities from hiking and biking to fishing and horseback riding. Special activities or events happen almost every weekend.


Rates & Availability

Julian Studio Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We allow 1 night stays at a rate of:
$150.00 - Monday - Thursday
$200.00 - Friday - Sunday
$250.00 - Friday - Sunday on a three day weekend

Check-in: 3:00PM Check-out: 11:00AM
We can and will be flexible with our check-in and check-out times if our calendar allows.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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