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Idyllwild Manor: Elegant, 5 Bedroom, Close to Downtown

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This 4200 sq. ft. estate sits on an acre of flowering gardens in the heart of the mandala of Idyllwild. It is the perfect retreat for families and groups to relax in comfort and luxury, surrounded by the magnificent beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains and National Forest. Enjoy the quiet seclusion of our seasonal stream surrounded by native flora. The private hot tub room is loaded with windows and a skylight for a wonderful view of our landscaped yard. We have a solar-heated swimming pool, open in the summer; a covered outdoor patio area, and creekside dining. Wide, paved walkways wrap around to the back of the house where there is an expansive patio and barbecue area that stretches along Strawberry Creek. You can play ping pong here on our Kettler outdoor ping pong table or challenge your friends to a bean bag toss game. The patio is level and suitable for gatherings and romantic dancing under the stars. Artistically placed Christmas lights illuminate the trees and bushes. A bridge crosses the creek. The wooden pavilion there provides a platform above the flora and a place to listen to nature. The large living room, grand piano, fireplace, library, sun room, extensive landscaping, and gardens all add to the Idyllwild Manor's charm. This is an elegant home with tall ceilings for Christmas trees and large, bright windows to view the natural beauty: a place to relax and unwind or celebrate special occasions and holidays. A fully appointed country kitchen has all the pots, pans, and utensils needed for preparing a Sunday morning waffle or a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Five bedrooms comfortably sleep 12-14 people in spacious rooms and seven cozy beds. The Manor has a Cal King, a King, two Queens, two doubles, and one single bed: seven beds in all. Two portable cribs and a pillow-top twin air mattress are also available. Particular attention is paid to all of our bedding, towels, and linens to be sure that they are clean and fresh. Sheets and pillowcases are pressed for your extreme comfort. Blankets and bedspreads are washed every time. All of our sheets are 100% cotton with quality 500 thread count. Rooms are generously sized and provide added privacy. The large, paved parking area on level ground, Wi-Fi, 48 inch Samsung HDTV, Cable TV, high speed internet, Netflix Streaming, Blue-ray DVD player, dishwasher, washer and dryer make your stay easier. There is a giant fenced-in area in the backyard for children and dogs. Firewood for is supplied for our fireplace during colder months. Toys, a library of books, board games, a Corn Hole Bean Bag Game Set, an outdoor Ping Pong table, portable cribs, comfortable floor plan, and extra rooms for the children to play all make this a wonderful family getaway, just a hop, skip, and jump from Idyllwild's famous community playground and the Idyllwild Community Center Park. Downtown Idyllwild, with its wonderful, locally-owned restaurants, bistros, galleries, shops, and antique stores, is a 5-minute walk away. Idyllwild Arts Academy is nearby! IAA performances happen all year, and they are free to the public. Come to the Idyllwild Manor and enjoy the change of the seasons, the butterfly gardens, and the nighttime splendor of the stars. We have cool nights in the summer, red and golden leaves in the autumn, falling snows in the winter, and the amazing outburst of the first flowers in spring. It is paradise. Guest comments: The Manor is right out of a movie! - Nothing short of incredible! - Beautiful, joyful! - A haven. - The perfect retreat with ample room for everyone. - A little castle in the woods! - The best VRBO we've ever stayed in! 5-star hotel quality!

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside on concrete walkways and patio....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please bring a well-trained, well-groomed dog that is clean and has its nails trimmed. There is a limit of two dogs per stay. The fee is $45 per dog per stay....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 double

    Incredibly spacious room: seems like two bedrooms...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 2 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    A twin pillow-top air mattress is available. Large bedroom....moreless

  • All of the bedrooms are spacious and roomy.

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Idyllwild afficionados, please inquire about the history of this place. This is not a cabin in the woods but an elegant home. Some of our guests have called it "a little castle in the woods". The house has a craftsman art vibe and is very eclectic and charming. On the other side of the creek, there is a special pavilion where you can sit and be enchanted by the sounds of nature and the seasonal stream....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Taboo, Scrabble, Chess, Scattergories, Cornhole Bean Bag Game set...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV, High speed internet, Netflix Streaming...moreless

  • Television:

    48 inch flat-screen HDTV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys for young children: infant to 4 yrs., also Cornhole Beanbag Game set...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have some DVD's available....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Idyllwild's downtown area, with its restaurants, bistros, live music, shops, plays, art shows, and antique stores, is, literally, a 5 minute walk from here. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Hemet is less than 15 minutes away for fishing, boating, and birdwatching....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Tahquitz Rock can be seen above it all, watching over Idyllwild. Our mountains have majestic peaks....moreless

  • Resort:

    The Idyllwild Manor is a resort! ...moreless

  • Rural:

    The San Jacinto National Forest surrounds us. There are lots of hiking trails and incredible vistas....moreless

  • Village:

    Idyllwild is a very friendly place with lots of things to do. Idyllwild Arts offers free performances to the public. We have many talented artists, musicians, actors and writers here....moreless

  • Water View:

    Strawberry Creek, with all of its natural beauty, runs through our property!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Strawberry Creek, Idyllwild's main stream, runs through our property. Our creekside patio provides wide paved walkways, tables and chairs, and a bridge to view the stream. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Room for 6-8 people (extra chairs are available) plus there are additional chairs and a portable card table (in the hall closet) w/ matching tablecloth) that can also be used in the kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air cooling--we also have window air conditioners available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace in the living room ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central air heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Our bedding is luxurious, soft, 500 thread count sheets, quality comforters and coverlets, puffy pillows, comfortable mattresses....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Huge, spacious living room with 10 ft. ceilings, oak floor, giant picture window, and glowing knotty pine walls...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking!!!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of plush, quality bath towels and beach towels (for the pool and hot tub)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee and a French Press....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Matching dishes, cups, silverware, and glasses for 12, plus an extra set of dishes, if needed. All the utensils needed for preparing food, mixing bowls, pie plates, serving dishes, pots and pans, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, except the food! There is also a large walk-in pantry....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double wall oven, new model...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Huge walk-in pantry holds all of the necessities: garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, kleenex, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 large refrigerators: one in the kitchen and one on the back porch/pantry...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner electric stovetop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slice toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Extensive patio area begins in the front of the house and wraps around to the back of the property by the stream. The patio also connects with the pool area....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Spacious, covered, by creekside...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flowers, bushes, fruit trees, and extensive landscaping on one acre of land...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ, situated in the lanai by the creekside...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    The hot tub room is loaded with windows and a skylight. It overlooks the patio and pool area, is very private, and also connects with the living room and the stairs to the top floor bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    In-ground, solar-heated, 9 ft. deep, beautiful, outdoor swimming pool surrounded by pine trees and flowers, solely for our guests, available in the summer through the mid to the end of September...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$525

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Jan-Feb, 2017
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$375 $425
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

March-April 2017
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$375 $425
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$385 $435
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$400 $455
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Autumn 2017
Oct 1 - Nov 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$375 $425
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$525

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Nov 27 - Dec 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$375 $425
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

New Years 2017
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$525

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$375 $425
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $160
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Check-in: 3 PM; Check-out: 11 AM. The cleaning fee will increase on a sliding scale for more than 8 guests.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

47 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
IdyllAwhile Wine Bar
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 243
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Meadow Greens Cafe; Idyllwild Pizza Co.

Car: Necessary

Idyllwild is the gem of southern California. Located in the mountains above Palm Springs, the San Jacinto National Forest is one of the most majestic sites to be found anywhere. With tall mountains, giant landmarks, and a forest of oaks, pines, and cedars, our hiking trails and majestic overlooks will amaze you. My personal favorites are Deer Springs Trail, Devil's Slide Trail, and Southridge Trail. These will take you to mountaintops and nature spots that you will never forget. Mountain biking and rock climbing are popular pastimes. You can go fishing or boating at Lake Hemet, thirteen minutes away. Fish are stocked every two weeks, and there are boat rentals and a water park. Birders love the many migratory birds that pass over our mountains. We have Golden Eagles that live year-round at Lake Hemet. Idyllwild has yoga, pilates, dance, and exercise classes, massage therapists, and an acupuncture clinic. This is a place to decompress and rejuvenate. Musical entertainment is offered at Cafe Aroma, Ferro's, and IdyllAwhile Wine Bar. Idyllwild Arts, a private, boarding, international high school for music and the arts, offers free music, dance, and theatre performances, as well as, art shows. Check out the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program for classes available to the public! They are incredible! Plays are offered by our various theatre groups. The Idyllwild Art Alliance has major art shows throughout the year. Many professional musicians live here, away from the rush of big cities, and perform at our local bistros. The Idyllwild Jazz Festival happens in August every year and draws huge crowds. The Nature Center and the Idyllwild Community Playground are wonderful for children. We also have a new public library and a movie theater. Sky Island Natural Foods and Meadow Greens Cafe is only a block away. They have a Farmer's Market with local organic produce every Saturday.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: I am an author, poet, and columnist. My husband is a musician, songwriter, and contemporary artist, who has been featured in several art shows throughout the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and San Diego areas.

Why the Owner Chose Idyllwild, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA, USA:
This is an ancestral home on my husband's side of the family. My husband was raised in Idyllwild and knows much of the history of the town, firsthand. We raised three wonderful children in the Idyllwild Manor. Four generations of this family have lived here now. I came to Idyllwild because of the amazing natural beauty found in these sacred mountains and was fortunate to find a wonderful husband and a place to live and raise a family.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
This estate is really one of the most wonderful homes in Idyllwild. It has been owned by only three families; all were very successful and influential in this town. Two of them virtually owned Idyllwild at the time. The quality and craftsmanship of this home is immediately apparent, as is the warmth and good energy that fills every room. There is so much here. I have taught little children to swim in the swimming pool for years. The garden is filled with butterflies in the summer and fall, and with flowers most of the year. The stream offers up natural wildlife from time to time: Great Blue Herons, trout, Kingfishers, hawks, deer, raccoons, etc. My little grandson points to the stream and says, 'Wow!', because he has seen these creatures here. It is magical and a wonderful place to bring children, or just to bring the child in you. There is so much land, so much home, and so much love.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • Large living room with 10 ft. ceilings

    Large living room with 10 ft. ceilings

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Downstairs: Queen bed

    Downstairs: Queen bed

  • Upstairs master bedroom: Cal King bed

    Upstairs master bedroom: Cal King bed

  • Part of huge upstairs master bedroom with full bed

    Part of huge upstairs master bedroom with full bed

  • Dining table can seat 8-9 people, plus card table can seat 4 more.

    Dining table can seat 8-9 people, plus card table can seat 4 more.

  • Hot tub easily seats 6 adults.

    Hot tub easily seats 6 adults.

  • Living room with fireplace insert

    Living room with fireplace insert

  • Fall color of pistachio tree in our garden

    Fall color of pistachio tree in our garden

  • There are lots of butterflies in our garden.

    There are lots of butterflies in our garden.

  • Large acreage with gardens

    Large acreage with gardens

  • Front sun room with bay window and planter box

    Front sun room with bay window and planter box

  • 9 ft. deep, solar-heated swimming pool from May through Sept., maybe longer...

    9 ft. deep, solar-heated swimming pool from May through Sept., maybe longer...

  • Master bedroom downstairs: Eastern King bed

    Master bedroom downstairs: Eastern King bed

  • Downstairs: Full bed

    Downstairs: Full bed

  • Upstairs Queen bed

    Upstairs Queen bed

  • Day bed in Library Bedroom - Downstairs

    Day bed in Library Bedroom - Downstairs

  • Living room with Christmas tree

    Living room with Christmas tree

  • This snowfall ensures a beautiful spring with a running stream on our property.

    This snowfall ensures a beautiful spring with a running stream on our property.

  • Strawberry Creek runs through our property.

    Strawberry Creek runs through our property.

  • Walkway to creekside patio and barbecue area

    Walkway to creekside patio and barbecue area

  • Large parking lot with ample parking

    Large parking lot with ample parking

  • Walkway from the patio toward the front of the house

    Walkway from the patio toward the front of the house

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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