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For Rent: 'Relaxation, Beauty And Pine Trees'

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

The idyllwild bungalow is decorated in the style of the arts and crafts period. We like to call it 'the stickley cabin', after the famous maker of arts and craft style furniture.

It is in the fern valley section of idyllwild, which means that it is lovely, close to town while feeling miles away.

The large yard means you'll feel a real sense of privacy and serenity.

Appropriate for 1 or 2 couples. Warm, inviting, calm. One bedroom, one large bath, a fireplace, two large decks, and dog friendly. There is a bonus room with a fold out bed.

We have a CD/record/tape player, an ipod dock, board games and books.When we rent, we also provide a 'renter's handbook' with additional info about the cabin, the neighborhood, and local activities. We are always adding to this handbook to make it as informative and helpful as possible.

More Details

Edward Dunbar
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Edward Dunbar

We are a pair of psychologists who love to travel. One of us spent childhood summers in Idyllwild. I didn't return as an adult until 2013....I was concerned the village might not be as magical as I recalled, and was happy to find that it was still magical! We love that the town is very friendly. It has something for everyone: Art, film, and music festivals; hiking trails both easy and challenging; rock climbing; and close to the Pacific Coast Trail.

Edward Dunbar purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Edward Dunbar chose Fern Valley

We have an apartment in Buenos Aires (see VRBO 165043) we've happily been renting to travelers on VRBO since 2006, and have 5 star ratings. We thought it would be fun to have a property closer to home that we could share with travelers. After looking at several cabins, this one was an instantaneous 'yes!'. The cabin (vintage 1940s) was charming, the yard was large and flat, the neighborhood was lovely yet convenient to town, and the views of the mountains were amazing! We've done several upgrades - most importantly, forced air heating! - and plan more, including adding another deck.

What makes this cabin unique

We loved the vintage feel of the home, and have thoroughly enjoyed adding 'arts and crafts' period touches. These include stickley style furniture, period artwork, vintage jadeite; and period light fixtures. We have really enjoyed the idiosyncratic touches that make this one of a kind, such as a hard to describe ipod dock.


Fern Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , The large bathroom has fresh towels, & a washer & dryer.
  • The large bathroom is supplied with fresh towels. It also has a washer and dryer, with laundry soap supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 'Bonus Room' - 1 queen , futon fold out bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Lots of storage! Closet & bureau. 2 sets of linens, blankets
  • The Master Bedroom adjoins the bathroom; it is comfortable, with lots of storage. It has views of trees and sky! We provide 2 sets of linens, plus blankets & comforters. The very large 'Bonus Room' is in the lower level of the cabin. It has a queen size fold out futon couch. It is available to rent spring through fall. It is not insulated, so we do not rent this space in winter.
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


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For Rent: 'Relaxation, Beauty And Pine Trees'
average rating of 4.876923 based on 65 reviews

You'll feel you stepped back into time...

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely, little Craftsman cabin tucked back against the mountains, surrounded by glorious fir trees and manzanita. As we acquainted ourselves with the cabin... We took advantage of the old time records provided by Edward and Megan to transport us back to the old days. So fun! The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking necessities and such, but the cabin as a whole, is quirky and wonderful how it meanders up and down steps... left and right. Plus, the two decks and two picnic tables in various locations are something wonderful to take advantage of to watch the wild life. In fact, I saw my first chipmunk there... 3 to be exact! For this city was a kick! This little cabin is the perfect place for a quiet getaway, minus distractions, with lots wonderful nature behold. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Quiet, beautiful, perfect for relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing - very spacious, warm, very clean and perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Arts and Crafts Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent in this mountain retreat was magical. The details in the arts and crafts decor were fun to appreciate. It felt as though we went back in time, making it easy to slow our pace and just read, take walks and listen to 78s on the record player. The cabin was clean, cozy, and quiet. Thank you so much for sharing your home, and we hope you'd have us again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place, almost walking distance to the best hiking trails. The wifi worked fine for me and the wife. And our dog enjoyed the toys and extra leash and fun smells in the yard. We liked the above-average coffee machine as well.

I had some trouble getting the front door to lock, but I'm not very tech-savvy. Crime doesn't seem like an issue in this area anyway, so no big deal.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and rustic

  • 4 of 5

The location had everything we needed. It had 2 large decks that we took advantage of, walkable to the town, trails were a short drive, it was quiet at night as we slept with the windows open!

Would recommend this for a couple as the futon downstairs was not very comfy, but it came in handy.

Thank you for sharing your space!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin, well decorated, and beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is super cute and clean. Really quiet serene neighborhood. Pet friendly and close to town. We even met Mayor Max. Made our weekend! We loved this place and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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J C's Red Kettle
Cafe Aroma
Fairway Foods Inc
Idyllwild Soda Pop & Sweet Shp
Idyllwild Nature Center
Yokoji Zen Mountain Center
Fern Valley Emporium
Lake Hemet
The Mile High Cafe
Idyllwild Village Market: Deli & Pizzeria
Sky Island Organics
Higher Grounds
Idyllwild HIking
Rustic Theatre
Car: recommended

So many reasons to visit The Idyllwild Bungalow in Idyllwild!

1) Our yard shows all the changes of the seasons! Fall color (the oak trees on our property turn bright yellow and orange), Snow in the Winter, (we are on a well maintained road, so you can enjoy the snow without the hassle), flowers in the Spring, (the yard is carpeted with blue Lupine flower) the sun in Summer...(and everything so green)!

2. Nature: We've spotted cotton tailed rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, bluejays and woodpeckers on our property; we've seen deer wandering casually just blocks away.

3. Good Coffee! We've got a cappuccino maker in the cabin, and excellent coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks & dessert at restaurant within walking distance (Cafe Aroma) (A leisurely walk there - with dogs - takes about 15 minutes).

4. Idyllwild has a Jazz Festival, a Film Festival, and an active arts scene, as well as a movie theater showing newly released films. We're happy to help you with whatever you may be interested in.

5. Walking. We live in a great walking neighborhood. You can stay on fairly level ground (walking roughly north/south) OR you can get a nice mini workout walking the hilly areas (roughly east/west).

6. Hiking. Our cabin is very close to the trail head at Humber Park, and to the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail (an easier hike).




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

NOTE: Pricing will vary for major holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas for example) and during the Jazz Festival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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