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Peaceful Julian Cottage: For a Romantic or Family Getaway

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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, as well as a jetted tub to relax in. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Julian Cottage: For a Romantic or Family Getaway
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews

Perfect Fall Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for a short fall get away from the desert. It was perfect. The cottage was stocked with hot chocolate, teas, coffee, coffee maker, toaster, pots and pans and dishes for serving and preparing a meal. So cozy. The owners had redecorated to portray the fall season. Everything was just wonderful. I loved sitting on the back patio and reading and the bay window seat was perfect for napping or just enjoying the view . Even though the cottage is close to the owners home you feel very private. Comfortable bed, Direct T.V. , adequate kitchen; although the refrigerator is small. It is a little bit of a steep walk from the parking area to the cottage and there are a few steps inside to the sleeping area. Very quick drive into Julian, but too far to walk. The owners are very welcoming and ready to help in any way.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Your review mentioned so much of what the cottage has to offer. We are always appreciative of our guests that take the time to post a review because we know they are read by potential guests.
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Rosarito Beach, Baja California

Great place to get away and relax!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage/cabin is super clean and nice and the owners pay attention to every detail. We loved the wooded setting and it is very quiet with a beautiful yard and comfy bed. I would recommend this lodging for couples wanting to spend time together. The location is great and it is close enough to town to enjoy the attractions but also far enough away to have the mountain cabin feel. Everything you need is provided and it is very organized. The cabin is very nicely decorated and we would love to stay there again. Thank you Diane & Bud!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to be able to share our cottage with our guests. Thank you, for taking the time to post a review and mentioning all the details our cottage has to offer. It makes the work we put into readying it for each of our guest worth it. Yes, we are located 1 mile from Julian's Main Street but you definitely get the serenity the mountains bring when you stay on our property. We are always happy to welcome our guests back for another stay.
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I most definitely recommend this lovely cottage. It has become my family's best get away place.

  • 4 of 5

Thus is our second time booking this cottage and we hope to return every year. Owners are very nice. Place is very close to Julian, which I was very happy with. I can wait to come back next year!!'

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to have guests that return for another stay in our cottage. Glad our cottage has worked for your family's stay and we will welcome you back each year you would like to return. Yes, our cottage is about one mile from Julian's Main Street. Review are always appreciated!! Thanks again.
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San Diego

Birthday Wish Come True

  • 5 of 5

All my fiancé David wanted for his birthday was to spend a few relaxing days away from the city in Julian and he got just that thanks to Diane and Bud. First of all, when I reserved the cottage I noticed it was a studio and I wasn't sure if it would be large enough to be comfortable for for my fiancé, our daughter, and myself. However, when we arrived it was a lot more spacious than I expected and so cozy. This cottage was very clean and wonderfully decorated. It had everything we needed and Diane always made sure to ask if everything is okay. I loved the attention to detail and making sure that this cottage had all the things that any high-rated hotel suite may have had. The sheets were so thick, the towels were extremely plush, there were games to play, movies to watch, the dishes and utencils all matched, the appliances were of good quality, and most of all, it was relaxing and peaceful. I appreciated how this cottage made us feel like it was a home away from home. We will definitely be staying at this peaceful Julian cottage again. Thank you Diane and Bud.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanking you Joanne for your nice review and apologizing for our late response. Yes, if you want to get away from the city, Julian is a great little town to visit. Our cottage is one mile from the main street in Julian so you are out of the towns congestion. We think our property is peaceful and are happy when our guest feel the same way. A lot of effort has gone into making our cottage what it is. Keeping it that way requires elbow grease that we don't mind doing. It is important to us that our guests appreciate what our cottage provides and can see that we try hard to keep it up. So happy David got his birthday wish and we always welcome back guests that want to return.
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Julian Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just enjoyed the most magical getaway at Bud and Diane's little cottage. It had ever amenity one could think of. We were able to hike, walk, shop, and just read and play cards. Having a kitchen was very helpful so that we could have snacks and meals at home. I highly recommend this warm blessed cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to post a review and we are so happy you enjoyed your birthday getaway.
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San Diego

Cozy Cottage with All the Trimmings

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I stayed 2 nights in this adorable, clean, quiet, and well-furnished cottage. Located behind hosts' home (don't worry, they're very respectful of privacy, yet helpful when needed), this studio seems larger than it is because of its clever layout, a few steps up to the bed area and a window seat with cushion separate it from other living space. The hosts have thought of everything here: large, fluffy towels, with extras on hand; a gas fireplace (thank you, Buddy, for lighting it for us on an unexpected chilly night); ample kitchen utensils for a short stay, including the always crucial wine opener; small, apt-size frig with extra full-size frig outside, if needed; games in the drawers; clock radio large enough to see from the bed; fresh soap and shampoo in shower/tub; cute outdoor patio for spying wildlife (we didn't see any). We hiked nearby Five Oaks Trail (short, but straight up hill!), then rewarded ourselves down the hill at family-run Menghini Winery for Sunday afternoon wine tasting with live music - relaxing and fun. Yummy dinner at The Julian Grille. Overall, we loved our get-away at this great cottage and felt like we were a million miles away from urban civilization.

Tip: The bed is super comfy and squishy, but may be a bit too soft for those in need of a firm mattress.

Tip: Very cool, plaster tree in relief on the ceiling over the bed. Be sure to look up!

Tip: There is a hairdryer; it's in the bottom drawer by the TV, not in the bathroom.

Tip: This cottage is not close enough to walk to town at night as the winding road would be pitch black in the dark with no sidewalks.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to welcome you and Michael as our guests for a weekend of celebrating your birthday. Hiking, dining (at great restaurants)and wine tasting are all part of what Julian has to offer. We appreciate all your comments and tips related to our cottage as we know reviews are read and used as a tool for selecting a rental property. We are always happy to meet the needs of our guest if needed and even happier to share our cottage because we know it provides them a peaceful place away from city life.
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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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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.

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Julian Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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