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For Rent: 'Relaxation, Beauty And Pine Trees'

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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 Idyllwild

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.


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).


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'
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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: Sep 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: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year staying here in a row and we will surely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, close to town but secluded and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Definitely a place to relax enjoy nature, hike and take some long needed naps

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cabin amongst the pines

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely lovely home with unexpected views from the backyard and front deck. We had one chilly night and lit a fire in the stove, which warmed the home immediately. The next morning my husband cooked us pancakes on the period stove in the kitchen, which we enjoyed as a pair of Stellar's jays flew about the yard! This was our first trip to Idyllwild and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cabin was better than expected! Very clean and decorated!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.