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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Julian

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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


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Peaceful Julian Cottage: For a Romantic or Family Getaway
average rating of 4.9638553 based on 83 reviews
Chula Vista, California

The exact getaway we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Dianne does an amazing job of taking care of all potential needs. She is very friendly and attentive to her guests. The cottage is well equipped and arranged for a nice getaway. The location is a perfect distance from downtown and their is access to different trails and breweries, depending on your likes. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try very hard to make each of our guests feel welcomed. It is nice to hear that it is appreciated. We too think our cottage is in a perfect location!! It always makes us happy to hear that a guest has plans to return and it is our pleasure to welcome you back.
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Loved our stay! Everything was perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is perfect. Warm and cozy and so welcoming! Stocked with everything you might need including snacks. Diane and Bud are awesome hosts. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to post it. Perfection is what we strive for!! So happy to hear you loved your stay. We know we have said this before that the snacks are a newer addition to the cottage. We got the idea after we stayed in a VRBO property in Anaheim that provided them.
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Coziest Cottage Ever Been To!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is lovely. The owners Diane and Bud Put a lot of effort and care to this beautiful cottage. In summary our 2 kids wanted to live there “forever”. The cottage was super clean and well equipt with everything you need, including a firepit that really keeps the home warm in the winter time! You will feel like home, rent it, you wont regret it. Thank you Diane and Bud; you are our family in Julian. We will come back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for taking the time to write a review and it makes us happy when our guests say, "they will be back." To us that means we have done our job as property owners. Clean is always strived for when welcoming a guest. We are also happy to hear that you found everything you needed in our cottage. Yes, the fireplace is a nice feature for cold winter nights. We think it is so cute that your children said, "they wamt to live here forever."
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Laguna Niguel, Ca.

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place, Wonderful place to stay at in Julian and wonderful people to rent from thank you Diane.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is appreciated and thank you for taking the time to post it.
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San Diego, Ca

Such a beautiful and clean cottage we stayed in, definitely will come back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Diane and Buds cottage with our kids, it was such a great experience. The cottage was very kept clean and they even had snacks and games for us. Our boys loved the cottage, they literally didnt want to leave, we plan on returning again! Thank you again Diane and Bud!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that all of you had a great experience at our cottage. We always appreciate each and every review that we receive. We put a lot of time into cleaning our cottage and property for each of our guest's stay and we are happy that this is noticed. The snacks are a new addition and it's good to hear the positive feedback. If you do get back to Julian we will be happy to welcome your family back to our cottage.
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San Diego

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable, clean cottage - a great spot to stay in Julian. The owners are so friendly, and accommodating to make sure you have what you need. Quiet, simple, nice. Grill is great for grilling out - small fridge with access to larger fridge if needed. A super spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to be as accommodating as we can to our guests. We appreciate the fact that they chose our cottage for their stay in Julian and want them to feel welcomed to our property. It always makes us happy when we have returning guests and we want to thank you for taking the time to post a review.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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