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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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.


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 4.894737 based on 57 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very happy with rental

  • 5 of 5

Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breautiful bungalow in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Suzanne thanks for all the kind words! You could be a travel writer. Glad the stove got used too, as that's what it is there for. Would love to have you folks back anytime. Best, Ed
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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).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Damage Deposit $200

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.