|Space||900 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
My wife and I had a wonderful time! This cabin was perfect for us! Everything works great! Nice and cozy place for two! The weather changed each day! We got there an a nice sunny day, next day was cool then rained, and then snow on the last day of our stay! Which as a beautiful surprise! Overall experience was excellent!
We immediately felt relaxed as we entered our home away from home with the smell of cedar and pine trees. The home was clean, well stocked and minutes from town. We loved the stove and did all of our own cooking. (might want to bring your own knife if you are picky) The front deck is fabulous! We sat out there as the sun set & as it is completely fenced in, were able to let our dog hang out with us with no leash. My absolute favorite was the fire place that got the house so warm we had to open windows. Very close to town & amazing hiking in the area. Ed was very prompt at responding to my emails.
This was our third time to this property and, once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bungalow is well maintained and the owners take care to continue to add loving touches here and there. If you are looking for a serene home, nestled among trees and clean mountain air, this is it!
We stayed for three days and enjoyed every moment. The bungalow is beautifully furnished in craftsman and Stickely style and obviously well cared for. This is one of the few rentals we've tried that had a truly comfortable bed with nice linens. The bathroom is an unexpected surprise and delight, with high ceilings and natural light, not to mention beautiful lighting and artwork. Loved the kitchen and the awesome period range. Most of all we loved the location and the views from every window and the decks. We spent most of our time reading and sipping wine on the huge Adirondack chairs there. Although we were here in Spring, I could imagine how awesome it might be to light a fire in the wood stove, then sit on the enclosed porch and watch it snow...This is a lovely place to bring dogs and ours met their little soul mates up the street at a neighbor's house who also had a corgi and a cocker spaniel. There are endless places to walk your dogs and friendly neighbors.The host, Ed, is very responsive and we really appreciated all of the detailed information provided on the bungalow itself as well as the local area. We would love to come back and stay longer.
We had a lovely stay in this cozy, arts and craft-inspired cabin. It's spacious, quiet, and comfortable.The kitchen has everything you'd need, and we loved the vintage Wedgewood stove. We also enjoyed the walk into town--not too far, but far enough to put in some good steps. We'll be back!
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).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 2017 - Jan 1 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
NOTE: Pricing will vary for major holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas for example) and during the Jazz Festival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.