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Fabulous deck and views... can you believe this is in San Diego County?

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Are the dates you are interested in already booked? Please give me a call as we may have other options. We can't guarantee snow, but we can guarantee a charming cabin for your vacation on Palomar Mountain!

Like to get away from it all but have the luxuries of home? Come away to this delightful, newly remodeled, enchanting, cabin-in-the-woods. Slip back in time with the mountain-milled, cedar log siding and deck. This cabin makes your heart smile!
We have a stone fireplace waiting for you with a rustic mantel claimed from the forest floor. Cozy up in front of the fire on comfortable leather furniture with some vintage antiques woven in.

The modern amenities that we are sure you'll appreciate start with the newly remodeled, fully stocked, kitchen and bath with granite counters and a washer/dryer for your convenience. There is a 50 inch 'Smart TV' to turn on for your favorite music through Pandora, or watch a movie, and enjoy our high speed internet. That has now been enhanced with an Apple TV with so many options including using with your IPhone and IPad. A thermostat controlled propane wall heater warms the cabin up real quick too while you are building a fire in the stone fireplace.

You are welcome to browse from our library of books that take you back in time to days gone by, or some that inspire, intrigue or motivate. When was the last time you played Dominos? We have a collection of games to choose from, plus a few books and toys for the children.
Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a queen bed and reading nook. Close the black-out drapes, turn on the Sound Soother if you'd like, and settle in to sleep in... The loft above the living area has two, comfortable twin beds suitable for children, since an adult can not stand up in the loft. Nightlights, light the stairs. The comfortable futon in the living room is standard size so can now sleep 5. Plus we do have a Pack N Play for your little ones.

Palomar is a place to 'not do' too. Enjoy a barbecue while soaking up the sun on the deck and take in the chorus of birds.
A trip to Palomar is not complete without going to the world famous Observatory. Browse the General Store, have lunch at Mother's Kitchen, and visit the Boucher Lookout. You can take off on a hike on the many miles of trails in the State Park and National Forest or fish in Doane Pond.

There are several 'Field Trips' within walking distance to visit neighbors who raise chickens, turkeys, goats and sheep. One neighbor is a carver, roasts coffee, and has eggs every color of the rainbow.

There are also wonderful day trips from Cabin Fever. However, one couple planned lots of outings but a couple days later, when they were checking out, totally relaxed, said, 'Next time maybe we will venture out of the cabin. It has such a wonderful ambiance and we loved it so much that we just had to stay in the entire time'. We have lots of options waiting for you at our Fun Things to Do link provided on this page, right above those nice Reviews that have come our way. Keep scrolling...

You're invited to be our guest and come away to Cabin Fever!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Yes. This is not a cabin for student parties with loud music or parties with alcohol or drugs. It is a very quiet, respectable neighborhood. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Some toys, books, games, videos. Bring favorite art supplies and leave us a drawing we'll treasure for our art book. There is a portable Pack N Play for your toddler, kept under the stairs in the dining area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Master: 1 queen

    Private mstr with queen bed upstairs w/bathroom downstairs....moreless

  • Toddler Pack 'n Play: 2 child bed, 2 baby crib

    You have a Pack 'n Play for the little ones....moreless

  • Loft: 2 twin/ single

    Kids love it here! Not for folks with bad knees or backs....moreless

  • Futon in Living Room

    Standard size (smaller than a double) futon, w/all bedding...moreless

  • The private bedroom with a queen bed has black out drapes so you can sleep in. There is a sound machine if you like white noise. Circulating fan, when it is warm. A comfy leather chair and more books to choose from. A very inviting loft is waiting with two twin beds. Please note and see the photos, the loft has twin mattresses on the floor. No box spring, and adults can not stand up in the loft, so may not be comfortable sleeping there. The only bathroom is downstairs (NOT on the same level as the loft or bedroom. The loft is up the stairs and then up a ladder/ramp. Kids love it. We just added a new futon in the living room that is standard size, with fresh linins stored under the sofa for your convenience. There is also a Pack and Play for the toddlers. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    First Aid Kit under sink and some in medicine cabinet...moreless

  • Fresh and clean and newly remodeled, granite counter, tiled tub and shower with a bench seat. Convenient washer and dryer in the same room. The bathroom is on the same level as the living room and kitchen. You take stairs up to the bedroom and loft. There is no bathroom upstairs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • You'll love the ambiance of this cozy cabin in the woods! One of our guests had hikes and outings planned for their family but said after a few wonderful days at the cabin, 'next time they might go outside'. It is such a special place, they just decided to stay inside play games, read and do some 'comfort food' cooking! Come away from it all and cook, baking or use the grill. We also provide a list of local and back-country restaurants. Visit the world famous Observatory, hike the miles of trails on Palomar, or build a snowman when we have a winter wonderland. Palomar is a very special place to relax and rejuvenate. We are looking forward to having you as our guest at Cabin Fever....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    You'll find some interesting reading with historical books on Palomar, books of the wild west, to intrigue, inspire, or motivate. Charts you can take outside for bird watchers and star gazers. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player and a supply of children and a few family DVD's. You can also use your Netflicks account to watch movies on the Smart TV....moreless

  • Games:

    Dominos, Risk, Scrabble and lots more....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Turn on the Smart TV and click on Pandora for your favorite music. Or listen to playlists off YouTube on the Apple TV. USB and power charging stations in living room and kitchen....moreless

  • Television:

    Smart TV plus Apple TV, remote and a wireless keyboard and mouse. There is an antenna for some TV channels. Works through your IPhone or IPad too. Amazing with a 50 inch screen....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are children's books and a few toys tucked away for the little ones. Might want to bring your favorites. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Family DVD's and lots of options for children, but no VHS video player. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Peaceful, beautiful forest views. One guest said that sitting out on the deck, they felt they were in the middle of 40 acres. Fabulous sunsets. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Vintage table seats four plus two folding chairs. Highchair by request - often stored under stairs in dining area. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have a lovely breeze and don't have a need for air on Palomar as it is cooler than the cities up here on the Mountain top. However, we do provide electric fans in living room and master bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Because we are so rural we have few options for housekeeping w/limited time between same-day turn-arounds. We ask you please get the laundry started and have at least the towels in the dryer. Thanks! ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Please bring your own firewood. Additional firewood available at the General Store or State Park. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane heater. Plus, wood burning fireplace. Pease bring your own firewood. It is available at the General Store or State Park....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet ....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Nice sheets, pillows and bedspreads. Mattresses are good quality with mattress pads, and nice pillows, replaced often. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Stone fireplace with instructions to make it easy to build a fire. Be sure your wood is DRY and build fire at BACK of fireplace. Propane heater with a thermostat makes the cabin toasty warm....moreless

  • Parking:

    Excellent year-round parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Most cell phones work fine....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap provided for 1 or 2 loads. Septic system can not accommodate multiple loads of laundry. We often have same day turn-arounds & ask you to put your sheets and towels the wash. Thank you....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    An electric coffee maker with filters and a French press. Be sure to bring your favorite coffee, tea, creamers and sugar....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Cabin dishes, full set of Kitchen Aid cookware, steamer, mixing bowls, mixer, blender, toaster oven, cooking utensils, stainless silverware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Yes, a dishwasher. Some guests bring paper plates to make it real easy....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Nice pans, dishes, utensils, cookie sheets (of course), crockpot, toaster oven, coffee pot, French press, blender, pop corn popper, toaster oven, toaster. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Propane oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some of the basics are waiting for you - some spices, salt and pepper, cooking spray, pancake syrup, coffee creamer, sugar packets ... a few things you might forget and are welcome to use....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The gas stove was new in 2016 and a pleasure to cook on....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven and toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    You are welcome to bring your bike, or rent bikes in Escondido or Temecula, an hour away....moreless

  • Boat:

    You can rent a boat down at the Lake Henshaw Resort....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Enjoy the cedar deck made from mountain-milled logs. Wonderful view watching the weather roll in over your private forest looking out to a shimmer of ocean over the trees....moreless

  • Golf:

    Warner Springs is open for golf - connect with them for schedule. Golf in Borrego Springs or Pala Mesa....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ Grill with propane provided. Please turn off propane when not in use. THANKS!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    No tennis on Palomar but we have horseshoes! Rule book is in the welcome book or make your own rules! Horseshoes live outside, under the stairs. Please replace where you found them....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Couple sleds outside, under the stairs. Not enough snow for skiing. Snow shovels if needed to shovel the berm after the plow goes by. Also plowing available if needed. 4W Drive recommended....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 7 - Oct 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$175
Christmas and New Year 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100 $150
Fri, Sat
$700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning $65
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are $175 with a 4 night minimum, or as dates are available between guests. All three day weekends are three night minimums at $150 per night. REFUNDABLE damage deposit of $150.00, and a cleaning fee of $60.00 applies to all rentals up to 5 days. Please ask about cleaning rates for longer stays. Rates apply for 4 people, $25.00 per additional person. Mid-week rate $100 per night with two night minimum. The weekly rate does not apply to 3 day weekends or holiday weeks.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lazy H
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Diego
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lawrence Welk, Pala Mesa
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Escondido
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 15
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mother's Kitchen, Palomar Mountain
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oceanside

Car: Necessary

Looking for Things to Do from Cabin Fever?

We have lots of options waiting for you to fill your days. We provide a 'Tips for your Trip' when you book your stay. This includes an "Adventure Map" for easy directions to all to see and do on Palomar.

When you scroll through our reviews, you will see several guests planned busy outings, decided instead to stay right at the cabin. They do some bird watching, stargazing, reading, resting and re-energizing to return home totally refreshed and renewed.

However, there is lots of old-fashioned fun available for you from the cabin.

Two farms are walk-able from Cabin Fever. Save your table scraps for chickens, goats and sheep. Like fresh ground, organic coffee? You'll find that waiting for you along with eggs, goat cheese, milk and yarn.

Our only 'town' is Mother's Kitchen, a General Store, and one of the smallest Post Offices in the United States (no lines and friendly service). Mother's has been serving up smiles and very delicious vegetarian food since the mid 1970's. They have delicious fresh baked desserts and ice cream, too. They do have limited hours so be sure to check their website provided in our 'Tips'.

You'll find T-shirts, souvenirs, wonderful books written about our favorite mountain, and gifts from around the world at our General Store.

You might decide to soar high above the trees on a zipline, recently opened at the La Jolla Reservation. Lots of rave reviews on Yelp.

A stay on Palomar would not be complete without a trip to the World Famous Observatory. If you can go on a Saturday, they occasionally have a behind the scenes tour that takes you out on the catwalk 50 feet about the ground, as the dome turns. Take your camera!

Bring your fishing license and gear with you and fish at Lake Henshaw, or get what you need there and fish at Doane Pond in the State Park. 20 miles of hiking trails, see fabulous views, Indian grinding holes in the big rocks and so much more.

The State Park has a day use fee of $8.00 per car at the time of this post. Be sure to see their little 'museum' and you might pick up their map of the many trails. Take a picnic lunch and settle in at one of the picnic tables at Silver Crest or around the pond.

The State Park also has public access to see Boucher Lookout, one of the re-furbished and often-staffed fire lookouts in the county. Enjoy the amazing views across the county to the islands dotting the Pacific. When the lookout is open, you can climb the stairs and see the volunteers in action keeping an eye out for smokes.

In addition to the mountain activities, your 'Tips' provide links to several local casinos and their many restaurants, shows, and even a 'Lazy River' and swim-up bar at Harrah's Rincon. There are also links to other great restaurants the locals patronize as often as we can.

You might take a day trip to the old Gold Town of Julian for shopping. In the Fall they have Apple Days and often special events.

There are many wineries to choose from. The closest being in Valley Center or Warner Springs. Many in Temecula where you have lots of antiquing available throughout a fun ‘Old Town’. Temecula is the place to go for Balloon rides, too.

Valley Center is just 30 minutes away and home to Bates Brothers Nut Farm. Dried nuts and fruit, petting farm, delightful gift shops.

Borrego Springs is another fun day trip to see the free-standing art throughout the town by Galleta Meadows. Be sure and pop in at the Fudge and Ice Cream store! Oh, and the largest State Park in the Country is in Borrego Springs. Very nice museum, book store and great place to cool off and learn more about the desert. (Borrego is HOT in the summer!)

From our sunset lookouts along the public roads, you have beautiful views over San Diego County and see the ribbon of ocean on clear days. Look carefully and you will see Catalina, San Clemente and the Coronado Islands.

Like to go to the beach? It is about an hour and 15 minutes.

On the mountain for a wedding? Cabin Fever is walking distance to the Palomar Lodge. Bailey’s Resort or Upper Meadow Lodge are both only about 2 minutes driving time from the cabin.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: Longtime friends Nathan, and Jason and Julie, have partnered in several 'fix and flips' in San Diego area. As Investors and Realtors, they have enjoyed the challenge of rehabbing, remodeling, breathing new life into very tired properties, and selling them to very happy, new owners. When they came across this fixer on Palomar, they had to have it, but not to 'fix and flip'. This one is a keeper! Do you know of tired, neglected properties? Any tips are appreciated as they are constantly looking for their next 'deal'.

Why Palomar Mountain, CA, USA:
This is the first property that they have taken on with no intention of ever selling. They love the idea of owning a Vacation Rental and being able to use it when it is not rented. A huge bonus is that there is another fixer cabin on the same property. Already named 'Shady Oaks', it is presently used for storage, patiently waiting for them to wave their magic wand again. Please stay tuned! Eventually the goal is to have two very unique cabins available for larger groups. Be assured that no construction will happen during your visit. That's a promise!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Another reason they could not resist owning these two little diamonds-in-the-rough, was the access. It is great to have such good parking when we are treated to a Winter Wonderland. The property also has some wonderful oaks, firs and cedars with a couple big boulders peppered around the land. There is an amazing chorus of birds to enjoy from the deck. Their initial goal of creating a 'Vintage, Modern Cabin' has paid off and is appreciated by all. You have the comforts of home, with the vintage touches that remind many of fond visits to Grandparent's homes in days gone by. Folks also have fun seeing the 'Before and After' photos at the cabin, of the progress creating this charming cabin for you to enjoy with new additions all the time. Ah, Cabin Fever is very special! We hope to have you as guests, and invite you to share this link with your friends! Thank you so much!


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Photos

  • Fabulous deck and views...  can you believe this is in San Diego County?

    Fabulous deck and views... can you believe this is in San Diego County?

  • Cabin Fever - the perfect recipe for 'Stress Release'!

    Cabin Fever - the perfect recipe for 'Stress Release'!

  • The absolute BEST year-round access of all the cabins on Palomar.  Great extra parking right off the County plowed road! So close, in San Diego North County but so far away from the stress of the city! Book now for the Holidays!

    The absolute BEST year-round access of all the cabins on Palomar. Great extra parking right off the County plowed road! So close, in San Diego North County but so far away from the stress of the city! Book now for the Holidays!

  • Several guests have shared that they ate all their meals outside...

    Several guests have shared that they ate all their meals outside...

  • The Smart TV is also an Apple TV. Wirelessly connect to your iPhone or iPad, listen to music and rent movies or just watch TV or our family collection of DVD's.  Cabin Fever is 'dialed in' for your convenience.

    The Smart TV is also an Apple TV. Wirelessly connect to your iPhone or iPad, listen to music and rent movies or just watch TV or our family collection of DVD's. Cabin Fever is 'dialed in' for your convenience.

  • Clean, comfortable and very cozy furnishings.

    Clean, comfortable and very cozy furnishings.

  • The loft is so intriguing for kids of all ages. They don't want to leave!

    The loft is so intriguing for kids of all ages. They don't want to leave!

  • Beautiful sunsets from the living room and deck... doesn't get much better than this!  Don't you wish you were here right now?

    Beautiful sunsets from the living room and deck... doesn't get much better than this! Don't you wish you were here right now?

  • Sit a spell under a canopy of incense cedars, oaks and firs.

    Sit a spell under a canopy of incense cedars, oaks and firs.

  • A few steps off the deck becomes an Adventure in the Forest.

    A few steps off the deck becomes an Adventure in the Forest.

  • Come away to Cabin Fever!

    Come away to Cabin Fever!

  • Relax in the sun, or enjoy the shade of the deck.

    Relax in the sun, or enjoy the shade of the deck.

  • There is nothing quite like warming up in front of a big stone fireplace to take the chill off.  Come away...

    There is nothing quite like warming up in front of a big stone fireplace to take the chill off. Come away...

  • Fun cabin-for-all seasons! Great level parking next to County plowed road!

    Fun cabin-for-all seasons! Great level parking next to County plowed road!

  • Ever-changing sky looking over your very private forest to the ribbon of ocean.

    Ever-changing sky looking over your very private forest to the ribbon of ocean.

  • A propane grill is waiting for your favorites.

    A propane grill is waiting for your favorites.

  • Furnished kitchen with granite counters, propane stove, and dishwasher.

    Furnished kitchen with granite counters, propane stove, and dishwasher.

  • Master bedroom with a reading nook, and black-out drapes for sleeping in.

    Master bedroom with a reading nook, and black-out drapes for sleeping in.

  • Full bath, with a tub, shower, and a washer and dryer, too.  Towels provided.

    Full bath, with a tub, shower, and a washer and dryer, too. Towels provided.

  • Fall is so beautiful on the Mountain!  Slip away to Cabin Fever for all Seasons!

    Fall is so beautiful on the Mountain! Slip away to Cabin Fever for all Seasons!

  • Misty rain, sunny days, or snow... we've got you covered with a beautiful view.

    Misty rain, sunny days, or snow... we've got you covered with a beautiful view.

  • The pear tree has beautiful blooms in the  spring!

    The pear tree has beautiful blooms in the spring!

  • Fun cabin accessories everywhere you look including Bird and Star charts.

    Fun cabin accessories everywhere you look including Bird and Star charts.

  • The perfect getaway... click 'Book It' and it's yours!

    The perfect getaway... click 'Book It' and it's yours!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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