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Amazing, Cool & Eclectic~Spectacular Geodesic Dome, Walk to town, Great Views!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful, newly renovated with every amenity!!!!! Tons of open living area!

Custom built, Bunkminster Fuller inspired geodesic dome house on over three acres. Transport yourself back in time to bohemian style cool! The dome is a spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with amazing views, an open kitchen, large geodesic ceilings with triangular skylights, and a baby grand piano. Amazing custom three dimensional fireplace !! Master suite is rustic, shabby chic, has a large jacuzzi tub with new floors and fixtures and a walk-in closet and sitting area. The guest bathroom has been completely remodeled as well as a new interior paint job throughout the house. Open kitchen is stocked with all you need to cook a family meal. The kitchen island seats four, and dining room table accommodates eight guests. Upstairs are two comfortable rooms with newly renovated bathroom, new shower and a loft/library for relaxing. The downstairs living area has a 58” television and spacious wood burning fireplace. Relax or dine outdoors with your favorite somebody, or cocktail on the wraparound deck on brand new patio furniture. Afterwards take a short ¼ mile walk into town to visit the art galleries, restaurants, or listen to a concert by local musicians.

Ida will personalize your visit to ensure you get the Idyllwild experience that you deserve! Ask about our specials and last minute discounts.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Ida

I was lucky enough to grow up in Idyllwild in the house next door to this one! After visiting Idyllwild for several years we moved up the mountain in 1969. A severe snow storm scared my parents away, but not for long! We moved back to Idyllwild in 1976 have called it home ever since.

Why Ida chose Idyllwild

A wonderful couple bought the lot next to my childhood home and Ray built his dream... A Geodesic dome! Ray and Marge were the best neighbors anyone could ever have. Ray had a dream of building a dome home and this it! It is my pleasure to be able to share Ray's dream with you!


Idyllwild House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom with new floors, paint and fixtures
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Everything new! Double vanity, custom shower, & new floors!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , New custom guest bathroom with rustic decor
  • Master Bathroom has both a jacuzzi tub and a seperate shower, new custom wood look tile, new fixtures, and paint. Upstairs bathroom has new double vanities, a custom shower with a rustic rock floor, wood look tile, custom slate niche and satin nickel fixtures. Guest bathroom is also brand new with pedastool sink, new toilet, oil rubbed bronze fixtures, mirror and rustic decor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom, Queen bed with Jack and Jill bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with a Jack and Jill bathroom; Queen bed
  • Spacious Master Suite with a full bathroom including a jacuzzi tub and seperate shower, a large walk-in closet and new floors and fixtures, a sitting area and flat screen TV. Upstairs bedrooms are both spacious and share a new custom Jack and Jill bathroom in industrial, rustic barn decor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


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Amazing, Cool & Eclectic~Spectacular Geodesic Dome, Walk to town, Great Views!
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Wonderful Stay in the Dome House!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay in the Dome house. Ida was incredibly helpful. The house was super comfortable and clean and set in a beautiful convenient location. Thank you Ida! :-)

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of comfy space, we were 5 adults and 4 FYI old child, nice easy walk to townstorrs(7-8 min)

  • 5 of 5

Ida was friendly and welcoming, a geodesic dome is very interesting to experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

So if the killer views, close proximity to town but far enough that it​'​s quiet, clean and beautiful lay out of the land and home, homemade banana nut bread, fruit and fresh flowers awaiting our arrival or the Jacuzzi isn't enough​...​ the kind home owner Ida will top your stay with her lovely mountain momma love'n energy. What a sweet heart she is! This is a gem of a stay! We had so much fun in Idyllwild and at the Dome. A Grand Piano and games adorn this round palace. The nice big open kitchen layout made making eats fun too. We would definitely recommend this stay to anyone who's looking for a great get-a-away with ​convenience, comfort and a good Ol' mountain experience and we will be back! Thank you VRBO and Ida!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible stay in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

By the grace of the holiday angels, we were able to book Ida's fabulous home for a brief getaway over our Christmas break. The house is truly an architectural wonder, and all of the special touches - fresh flowers, handmade banana bread, and Ida's welcoming spirit - made our stay all that more enjoyable. Couldn't recommend this home and experience more!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience!

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time over the NYE weekend in this beautiful and quirky home. Also, it was a quick 15-20 min walk to town even with three toddlers thru snow. One thing to note is that the walls in the two bedroom upstairs do not go completely up into the ceiling. So if you have light sleepers in your group or toddlers who need to go to bed early, make sure they sleep in the master bedroom. Also, depending where you are, you can hear whispers from different parts of the house. Overall, our stay was great, and made better by the fact that our kids got to experience snow for the first time on New Years Day.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection for family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Ida never disappoints. The dome house is such a fabulous place, from the architecture, to the setting, to the details and how well thought out all the items are in the house. Kitchen is well stocked to make simple to complicated meals. Ida makes homemade banana bread that is fantastic, she has oranges in a basket ready to prepare orange juice. You like drip coffee - go for it. If french press is more your thing, the house is prepped for that too. Our family of 4 have gone 2 years in a row. Our kids are 8 and 10 and they call this house 'A dream come true'. Fireplace for cozy fires, tons of movies, and games and puzzles and books for both kids and adults. It is chilly this time of year, so bring layers, slippers. She does have blankets and robes in the house for extra cozy factor. Walking possible to town on quiet streets, or a 3 minute drive. We will be back. One piece to keep in mind is the architecture of the house has fabulous fun acoustics, so if you whisper from an upstairs bedroom you can hear it downstairs. We call it 'the house of truth' as no secrets can be kept there. I mention this as a recommendation to think of who you are traveling with. Downstairs has a very quiet secluded master bedroom with a king size bed, other than that the upstairs bedroom walls don't go all the way to the ceiling, so less auditory privacy in those two bedrooms. For our family of 4 it has been fabulous. Last year we had a grandma come with us and we had 3 generation fun. Ida is incredibly receptive and easy to communicate with if you have any questions before or during your stay. I love knowing her and her care and love for this home shows. No hesitation on returning again.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs, CA
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Idyology, Idyllwild Brew Pub, Gastrognome
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 243 (near Int. 10, Int. 15 and Hwy 74/79)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Idyology, Cafe Aroma, Ferro's, The Kettle, Tommy's
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
San Diego, Oceanside
Car: recommended

Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram up the mountain and hike down the trail into Idyllwild. Or there are some of the best golf course in California, just 45 minutes away. Southern California wine country (Temecula) is a short 45 min. drive and also provides lots of antique shopping in Old Town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Additional discounts for Multi-day, weekly and monthly bookings. Please inquire on Holiday rates, the website does not always reflect our Holiday pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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