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Designer Two-story Sunbelt Cabin With Gorgeous Mountain & Valley Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quiet Two-bedroom, Two Kitchen, Two-bath Cabin With Amazing Mountain Views

Ultra relaxing, comfortable, quiet cabin with large entertainment deck located in southwest Idyllwild. Only three minutes from town. Located across from the national forest with awesome views of the surrounding mountains and valley. Studio apartment on first level has new flooring (June 2017) and contains a queen bed, chair with ottoman, couch, kitchenette (full-sized refrigerator, microwave, stove & oven), bathroom (w/tub-shower), tv, washer-dryer, and separate entrance. The main unit upstairs is carpeted, and contains one bedroom (w/queen), full kitchen, dining room (seats four), bathroom (w/tub-shower), vaulted ceiling family room with wood-burning fireplace and high-speed ceiling fan, sleeper sectional couch (queen), two la-z-boy recliners, 55-inch flat screen tv & surround-sound stereo.

Relax and watch the sunset or read a book on the wrap-around deck. The outdoor furniture consists of a table w/umbrella and two chairs, two lounge chairs, and a wooden bench. There is also a built-in wooden bench. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the mountain air and views!

The weekends and holidays are popular in Idyllwild, so plan ahead and reserve now.

More Details

Alice Kerckhoff
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Alice Kerckhoff

Purchased in October 2007, we have enjoyed many relaxing weekends in our special get-away place in Idyllwild. The quiet road we are located on provides a true get-away to get in touch with yourself.

Alice Kerckhoff purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Alice Kerckhoff chose Idyllwild

Custom designed by the previous owners, the cabin offers many custom amenities, including a stone-lined wood-burning fireplace upstairs, and wood paneled walls throughout. Nestled on a hillside in the trees, enjoy sunny mornings and afternoons on the deck, feeding peanuts to the birds and squirrels.


Idyllwild Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Basic essentials are provided - such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, cotton balls, and Q-tips.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Quiet, quiet, quiet! Restful sleep is possible in this cabin :) One bedroom is upstairs, and one is downstairs. Please note that the two levels of the cabin are self-contained, with two separate front doors. (There is no internal stairwell linking the two bedrooms.) For those with small children, this may not be the ideal situation for you. Please call to discuss further.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
There is a set of free weights ranging from eight pounds to twenty-five pounds available for your use.


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Designer Two-story Sunbelt Cabin With Gorgeous Mountain & Valley Views
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The property is cozy. We relaxed on the deck and fed the local critters. It was nice to dine overlooking the trees. Both units are furnished comfortably. It felt like home! Only thing to note is not to run both showers at the same time otherwise you won't get hot water but no biggie: )

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a great time, Moran! As for the plumbing, sorry you had that issue. I'll look into it. Hope you can make it back to Idyllwild soon! Cheers, Alice
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*Very cozy and unique cabin with a comfortable layout and suprise studio style unit downstairs*

  • 4 of 5

We've made it a tradition to stay in a random cabin in Idyllwild over Thanksgiving every year and look forward to a new setting.

The most unique part of this cabin is the separate, completely furnished studio style unit downstairs.

My 21 year old daughter and friend loved staying down there after spending the day with us upstairs, cooking, watching movies and burning a fire in the fireplace. The down stairs unit has a full bathroom, small kitchen with all the amenities, a t.v. and large bed and sofa that's comfortable enough to sleep on.

The main cabin upstairs had everything we needed to cook a full turkey dinner in a full, complete kitchen.

This cabin is very comfortable with a big L-shape couch and two very comfortable reclining chairs.

Everything was very user friendly and they provided easy to read instructions for everything from how to use the heater to directions to a gorgeous hike near by.

Alice was very accessible either by email or text and genuinely concerned that you had a good time in her cabin with everything you needed.

Her caretaker Johnny was friendly and helpful too.

We'd come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed the cabin and all of its amenities. Hope to have you and your family back again sometime soon! Cheers, Alice
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Perfect setting in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean, everything I needed and more ! Close to town and hiking trails perfect for my vacation with family and friends ! Comfortable furniture and beds. One call to Alice and she had our one slight issue taken care of within 15 minutes. Alice is easy to get along with, friendly and prompt with anything that is needed including a follow up text to make sure all was ok

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Alexis! Glad to have you back anytime. Cheers, Alice
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"Cabena Serena", Idyllwild, Ca.

  • 5 of 5

Cabena Serena was a great experience for my family and I for the month of August. The owner of the property was gracious and provided

everything and more to make our stay as enjoyable and relaxing as any place I've rented in Idyllwild. Will definitely consider renting the cabin again. Thank you, Alice for being so gracious.

Dee Cooper and family

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks, Dee. I hope to have you back again soon! Cheers, Alice
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Wonderful time and wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The place is great, it is well taken care of and the location is perfect. Close to everything, yet far enough away to make you feel somewhat secluded. Watching the bluejays, wood peckers grey squirrels and finches was lots of fun. Highly recommend you getting some peanuts from the hardware store then just sit back and enjoy nature on their wonderful deck.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your stay :)
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Charming and Comfortable Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our weekend at the cabin. It was exactly as described, providing everything we could possibly need. We spent most of the time out on the deck. The squirrels would come right up to us and literally smack their paws on the railings, asking for peanuts! The couch and chairs were very comfortable and the living room was spacious enough for the four of us to stretch out and relax. We had lunch down the street at Mile High Café, and it was wonderful. We would definitely like to return. Thank you Alice!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay! Come back any time :) Cheers, ~ Alice
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Mile High Cafe
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $105
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Inquire about pets. No smoking inside. Wireless internet included. Internet TV included (w/Netflix). Washer & dryer downstairs. Check-in is 3:00 p.m. Check-out is 12 noon. When using GPS for directions, put in Westridge as one word so that you are given accurate directions. Cancellation charge: none if more than seven days prior to reservation. $50 cancellation charge if within seven days prior to reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.