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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:
September 20, 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 4.891892 based on 74 reviews

Perfection in Idyllwild

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here twice now and this cabin is the best of Idyllwild. The location is so private and serene, you hardly see another person go by and the large yard gives you plenty of space from surrounding homes unlike the other bulk cabin rentals in town. The cabin itself is wonderful. All the rooms feel large and spacious, and the bathroom is beautiful and full of light. The decks are so nice for having coffee or meals outdoors and the massive yard is always full of squirrels and beautiful birds to see. If you are looking for nature with all the conveniences you’ve found it. I’ve cooked many meals on the stove and in the oven, and it works perfectly and is very easy to use. The owner is also very quick to respond and kind.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amber, it is great to know the place works for you! I like the sense of quiet too. You are most welcome back whenever is good for you and I hope next time to have made an up-grade or two as well! Ed
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A great, welcoming cabin in the heart of Idyllwild; would happily stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We showed up late on a Friday night and the house was glowing warmly to welcome us. It was easy to get in, and thus began a weekend that we loved. The cabin is charming and appointed with really fantastic craftsman-style antiques and furnishing. It's super spacious, and we felt right at home. Loved the deck, the fireplace... all of it! And being close enough to walk to Idyology for a Saturday night drink was a perk, too! All in all, a cozy place to stay which we'd highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Idyllic Cabin in Idyllwild

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and it was just as lovely as the first time. Our first night was incredibly chilly and we had the opportunity to play board games in front of the roaring fire. Make sure to add a stay here on your next visit to Idyllwild!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very good value and a nice place to weekend in Idylwild

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was charming. Ed was great and answered any questions we had very quickly. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tasteful and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay the cottage has so much space but is still very cozy. The surrounding area is very woodsy and private, but a short drive from anything you might need.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the kind words and glad it was what you were looking for
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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
Refundable 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.

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