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For Rent: 'Relaxation, Beauty And Pine Trees'

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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.

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Edward Dunbar
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

For Rent: 'Relaxation, Beauty And Pine Trees'
average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 reviews

Lovely cabin, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a very quiet, cozy stay in this cabin! Everything was beautifully furnished in craftsman style and comfortable. Nice and warm, with lovely views and still within walking distance of town. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful little cabin in excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

I really loved my stay which happened to be my first time in Idyllwild. I could not believe how well-maintained the cabin was. It was very close to the nature trails in Humber Park. I was so impressed that I know I will definitely return to Idyllwild some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful cabin in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay. The title of the home "relaxation, beauty and pine trees" says it all! The kitchen had all we needed to cook when we chose to, the bathroom is huge and has aits own separate heater so the room is nice and toasty upon finishing your shower. The skylights in the shower area engulf the room in sunlight as you look up into the trees. The decor ....if you are a fan of the arts and crafts period as I am, you will love all the touches. We spent everyday hiking on one of the many trails in the Idylwild area and exploring the small town. At night we either enjoyed cooking our dinner using the stove (that brought back many memories for my husband, he had a similar one as a child) or eating our at one of the restaurants that were less than 5 minutes drive from the cabin. After we would come back, relax by the wonderful wood stove in the living area and have a glass of wine while playing scrabble. This home was perfect for our get away from it all escape.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice comments. I am glad you like what is the work in progress with the arts and crafts interior. Glad it met your needs! Ed
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Perfect Little Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to get away from everyday city/work life. The bungalow was very clean and welcoming, with lots of space to sit and rest, lots of throw blanket to wrap yourself while sitting out on the patio. Kitchen was well equipped with dishes, towels and appliances. Love the old records and wood work around the house.

Perfect place for a couple. We had our kids (3 year old and a 6 year old.) they also had a great time playing with the board games, card games and puzzles.

We would recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from everyday chaos and enjoy some true nature.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alicia! I am glad the board games got some use! Best, Ed
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after dark and were greeted by welcoming craftsman lights just outside the driveway. We entered the sun porch and walked into the living room and we knew right away we had found the exact place to relax, unwind, and find peace for the weekend. We very much enjoyed the deck where we watched the sunrise with a cup of coffee and relaxed with a glass of wine as the sunset. The only noise came from the local birds and squirrels as they rustled through the trees. We look forward to returning to the Bungalow. ~ Shannon & Chris

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naturally Charming and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Had a beautiful, peaceful stay in this cabin. Wonderful details in the décor make it more than just another VRBO. Easy walk to town (though tougher uphill back!) . Hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Danielle, So glad you liked staying at our place. Would be happy to have you back any time. 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

Fern Valley Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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.

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Fern Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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