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'Casa de los Cedros' Private Studio in Beautiful Idyllwild

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Available for 1-3 night stays on Fridays thru Monday and some weeklong stays

Escape to the beauty, adventure and serenity of Idyllwild. Our newly decorated studio accommodates two with a complete kitchen, Cable TV, wi-fi, a romantic fireplace heater and its own private entry. We have a pack and play crib in the studio if you have an infant. You also have access to a washer and dryer.

Enjoy meals or a drink your private patio, our expansive view deck or our new forest deck.

The view deck and forest deck both have a barbecue for your use. The 'back 40', our backyard, is also available for use and has an infant tree swing.

Idyllwild has been designated as one of America's 100 Best Art Towns. Our cabin is in a quiet beautiful residential area, close to hiking, biking, restaurants, shops, and the many cultural and art events. You are also less than an hour's drive from the desert and Palm Springs.

We will be there when you arrive, ready to help plan your stay and assist you as needed. We'd like to invite you up on the deck in the evening to enjoy a glass of wine, beautiful sunsets and conversation.

When we're in Idyllwild, we feel at home. People are friendly and the pace is easy-going. Our neighborhood, in the Upper Fern Valley area, is just over a mile to the village with its outstanding restaurants, antique shops and many unique art galleries. Music abounds 'on the hill', at restaurants, our local wine bar and numerous special events like Jazz in the Pines in August. The Idyllwild School of the Arts provides multiple artistic performances throughout the year. Then there's the Rustic Theater if you want to take in a movie.

Natural beauty surrounds you in Idyllwild. Hiking, biking, climbing and winter sports (when there's snow!) are all popular activities. Mt. San Jacinto, Lily Rock, Devil's Slide, Suicide Rock, Dark Canyon, Marion Peak, Lake Fulmor, Lake Hemet and much more await your exploration! We can recommend some of our favorites if you like.

Our cabin has lots of level, easy access parking and is on a regularly plowed road, so snow is not a major problem.

To get to Casa de los Cedros:

From the South - Take I-15 North to Highway 79 South in Temecula. Travel through Temecula and about 15 miles to a stop sign. Turn left onto Highway 371 to Anza. Travel about 15 miles, passing through Anza to a 'T' stop sign and turn left toward Idyllwild. travel about 15 miles to Mountain Center and and turn right onto Highway 243 to Idyllwild. In 5 miles you reach Idyllwild. Just past the school on the right, you will see a sign to South Circle Drive. Take South Circle Drive for about 1.5 miles until you see a sign to Humber Park. Bear right, away from Humber Park up Darryl Street. take Darryl to a 'T' stop. Turn right on Scenic Drive. Our cabin is the second cabin on the right side.

From the North - Take I-15 south to the turnoff to Hemet. Travel about 17 miles and many stop signs through Hemet and go up the Hill to Mountain Center. Turn left onto Highway 243 toward Idyllwild. Then follow the directions listed above to get to our cabin.

More Details

Bob Greenamyer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2017

About Bob Greenamyer

We are avid travelers and hikers. I am retired and Corinne is a holistic health practitioner, specialing in massage, energy work and homeopathy. Our most recent adventure was a two week trip to Turkey. Our biggest recent adventure was completing the 500 mile Camino de Santiago in Spain. We live in San Diego but spend every possible moment we can in Idyllwild.

Bob Greenamyer purchased this studio in 2014

Why Bob Greenamyer chose Idyllwild

We looked at several properties, but when I saw this one, I knew it was 'it'. It was the right size for our family and the studio was an added bonus. When I called Corinne from the view deck, I said, ' I think I found our future home!' And we had. We have had great fun fixing it up adding dual pane windows, a forced air heating unit, repainted deck, refurbished fireplace and much more. I have a lot of future projects in mind, but for now we are very happy on 'the hill'.

What makes this studio unique

We are only two hours away from 'Idy' so it's easy to jump in the car and take the beautiful drive up the hill. When I make the big turn after the Idyllwild town sign and I see Lily Rock, I let out a big sigh and feel like I'm home. The people in Idyllwild are very friendly. We've found each has a unique story to share. We're surrounded by artists, musicians and talented people of all kinds. We look forward to the day when we can become full time 'hill folk'.


Idyllwild Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Towels are provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • The crib is a portable Pack and Play crib. Linens are provided.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Our property is currently available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from one to three nights unless otherwise noted on the calendar.


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'Casa de los Cedros' Private Studio in Beautiful Idyllwild
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews

Quiet, clean, and pleasant place in nice neighborhood above the town.

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice studio beneath the main house with a separate entrance, a suitable kitchenette, plenty of parking, and a covered patio. For guests there's also a pleasant deck surrounded by pines, and a grill we could have used, but did not. The owners, a retired elementary school principal and wholistic health practitioner, are friendly and well-organized. Walking sticks and umbrellas are provided for guests if needed. Walk-in closet. Cable. Shower, no bathtub, which was fine. Good Wi-Fi reception. The location was great for us. This place is about five or ten minutes uphill from the town by car, convenient, but just far enough away to not hear the hub-bub. The owners can make good recommendations about restaurants, events, and local hiking trails. This is about a fifteen minute drive from the Idyllwild Arts Center, which was what brought us here this summer. In the future, we'll be back here just to enjoy this peaceful little place to stay, and the whole Idyllwild vibe.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Greg and Nancy, Thank you so much for your very kind review. You were perfect guests. Your communication was always timely and clear. Your friendly, engaging personalities made for nice conversations. Thanks for following our clean-up/checkout guidelines to a T. That allows us to not charge cleaning fees and keeps our guests costs down. We do hope you'll join us again in the near future. Idyllwild is beautiful year-round and there's always something to do, even if it's just relaxing and enjoying time away from life's daily stresses. We wish you safe travels and hope you'll tell your friends and family about Casa de Los Cedros as well.
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VERY Clean, comfortable, and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely awesome! My husband and I booked the "Casa" for two nights in April as a getaway weekend and a quiet place to work on our taxes in the evenings after hiking during the day. If it were warmer outside, we would have thoroughly enjoyed being on the beautiful deck. The studio was sizable, equipped with a full kitchen, full bathroom, and a nice living space. Though there were plenty of great cafes and restaurants just a few minutes drive from the "Casa", we enjoyed preparing our meals in the kitchen. Bob and Corinne were wonderful hosts providing us with maps, restaurant venues, and permits (needed for hiking.) Their instructions were clear and specific as to the preparation of checking out. They were easy to reach via mobile phone if we had questions. We've traveled and stayed at many Home Away; VRBO; and airBnB homes but this little "Casa de los Cedros" along with it's friendly hosts is now one of our favorites and we definitely intend to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Delphine and Alfonso, thank you for the wonderful review! We may want to hire you as our promoters! You were perfect guests and we loved hosting you and look forward to your return anytime. We love our "Casa" as well as Idyllwild, and try to share that with our guests. Thanks again for your review and happy travels!
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Neat and clean and welcoming

  • 4 of 5

Neat and clean and welcoming

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thank you for your review. We try to offer a five star experience. I'm sorry we did not meet that standard for you. Please let us know where we can improve. Best regards, Bob
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First stay for me, but a wonderful one. The owners were kind and hospitable.

  • 5 of 5

It's a cozy, comfortable studio with all the amenities I expected.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carmen, Thanks for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll join us again. We hope Paul will be able to come as well next time. Best regards, Bob and Corinne
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A very good value for a quiet getaway in Idyllwild

  • 4 of 5

Bob and Corrine were very welcoming, and their studio is well-equipped. The "back 40" was perfect for our small dogs, the forest deck is fantastic, and the full kitchen is a great touch, particularly for this price point! This is definitely a good place for a single or a couple (with or without a small child) who are going to get out and about, hiking, browsing and dining in town. Even on hot days (mid-80s) the studio never warmed up too much given that the evening temperatures were in the 50s and the room is under the main house. We left the windows open at night and enjoyed the cool, quiet air.

Great value here, and a good location with a very short drive to town, also (long) walkable if you're willing to negotiate the hills on the way back. About a 20-minute easy pace walk or couple-minute drive to the south trailhead for the Ernie Maxwell trail, which was a great easy hike for us with our two small dogs as well.

Our only complaint would be the seating arrangement in the studio - the smallish TV is tough to see from bed if that's your thing, and the chair and loveseat arrangement isn't the most comfortable. These are very minor, nitpicky comments, because if you're looking for a pet-friendly place to rest your head, and get out and about, you're going to be hard-pressed to find a better value.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So much more than we could have asked for!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. Our stay with you truly made our weekend away wonderful.

Thank you for being great hosts. We loved your mountain getaway and the property was so beautiful and peaceful.

We felt like we were at home and so comfortable. We were able to relax and enjoy the town we fell in love with years ago.

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and you were so wonderful and accomodating.

You will definitely see us again soon and can't wait to refer you to others who want a fantastic place to stay where you are felt so welcomed and taken care of.

Can't wait to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dena and Mike, Thank you for your kind review. We truly enjoyed hosting you and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll join us again soon and thanks for recommending us to your friends. All the best to you. Happy travels, Bob
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 243
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Laguna Beach
Car: necessary

If you like your mountain hiking, biking and climbing adventures coupled with a thriving arts community, you will love Idyllwild. Music, theatre and visual arts abound in 'One of America's top 100 arts towns'!

In August, Jazz lovers from across the country come for Jazz In The Pines, located at Idyllwild Arts School. Throughout the year local organizations host events ranging from pancake breakfasts at Town Hall, American Legion barbecues, December's Tree Lighting Ceremony and Rotary Club Harvest Festival. the Idyllwild Film Festival in January, the Arts Alliance's Annual Art Festival & Wine Walk , the American Legion's horseshoe tournament and the free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series at the Idyllwild Community Center.

The Idyllwild History Museum has a myriad of artifacts, photos, and documents that tell the story of Idyllwild and the surrounding San Jacinto Mountain area. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and other stars spent time in Idyllwild! We hope you will too!


Rates & Availability

Idyllwild Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Special event weekends like Jazz in the Pines, Wine and Art Walk and the Lemon Lily Festival require a two night minimum stay. Check in time is after 3:00PM. Checkout time is before noon. We love our home and try to keep it clean and functioning smoothly. Our expectation is that you will treat Casa de los Cedros Private Studio with that same care. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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