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INTO THE WOODS- LUXURIOUS TREE-HOUSE + PANORAMIC LAKE VIEWS + SPA + HOME THEATER

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious Treehouse Home- Sleeps 2- 6, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom + Spa + 4K Theater

TO MAKE A RESERVATION Simply Click... Book It !

INTO THE WOODS...

Welcome to our luxurious cozy treehouse cottage.

Journey into storybook treetops and embark on an amazing adventure...

Narnia or a fairy tale might be the best way to describe this place… Drive through everything familiar and with a ride down a mountain road be taken to another place completely. Be Comforted Wildlife and Nature… Birds singing, beautiful decor, perfectly placed lighting, cool breeze and fresh air all make for a wonderful relaxing environment to zone out and smile. Not every person may get to experience the beauty this place holds, but those who do understand the lasting impression it leaves.

Discover your own PRIVATE FOREST OVERLOOK. Surrounding area old growth trees are up to 300 years old. Overlook thousands of acres of National Forest.

• Experience being held up by the trunk and branches of a tree... Cross over an amazing floating bridge high above the Forest to a threshold of three (3) large Coulter Pines... Supporting a treehouse.

• Enjoy Panoramic views of Lake Cuyamaca, mountain peaks and the Forest.

• Submerse yourself in a hot bubbling private outdoor Caldera Spa.

• Feel the radiating warmth from this cabin's large 1927 wood burning fireplace.

• NEW SIX (6) FOOT 4K ULTRA-HDTV Home Theater with 5.1 Dolby/DTS Surround Sound!

Prepare meals in a BRAND NEW GOURMET KITCHEN.

This professional chef's kitchen is fully equipped with all dishes and utensils needed to cook. NEW ALL STAINLESS STEEL appliances are provided INCLUDES: A professional 5-burner gas range, forced-air circulation CONVECTION oven, built-in high-end microwave, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, Granite counter tops, deep double sink, smoothie/drink blender, coffee maker; and, of course, a bagel toaster.

• Savor the great outside aroma of cooking using our TWO (2) Outdoor gas BBQ's.

• OBSERVATORY:

Enjoy our beautiful new Observatory. "Hidden Trail" leads to the NEW OBSERVATORY with Lake View and surrounding Giant Trees. This structure provides soft lighting for night time social and game activities; and is surrounded by majestic trees. A 2nd Gas BBQ is provided with our stone chair seating. Seating uses natural large Boulders. In day time experience the wide variety of wildlife; including tree squirrels jumping high-above from tree-top to tree-top, or wild turkeys forraging down below.

ENJOY THE FLOWERS! ... Every March/April our OBSERVATORY area is surrounded by hundreds of colorful multi-colored DAFFODILS!

• FOREST OUTLOOK:

Discover "Secret Forest paths" and private Forest Outlook Observation Platforms for both big & small kids to explore. Enjoy Panoramic Lake, towering Mountain Peaks, and night-time Star-gazing from our Top-of-the-World Forest Outlook.

THE FOREST:

Our small treehouse Cabin opens to the outdoors for views and direct exposure to the forest. This exposure to nature provides a wonderful inspirational relaxing effect. The Japanese call it 'Shinrin-Yoku' which translates to 'forest bathing'. The idea is simple: If a person visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way, there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved. Studies have documented reduced stress, lower blood sugar, better concentration, diminished pain, and improved immunity...

Taking in the forest atmosphere has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Many trees give off organic compounds that support “NK” (natural killer) cells that are part of our immune system's way of fighting cancer.

JOHN MUIR wrote:

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home... Wilderness is a necessity.”

DETAILED PROPERTY FEATURES:

1. FORCED AIR HEATING and AIR CONDITIONING. Push of a button to set the perfect temperature.

2. NEW OUTDOOR SPA. Submerse yourself in our new hot bubbling 6-person Spa; relax, let any problems simply melt away.

3. PRIVATE HOME THEATER. Experience movies & sporting events like never before with our new SIX (6) FOOT 4K HDTV home theater. Has the same resolution as a movie theater and four (4) times the resolution of a high-definition television (HDTV). Enjoy new custom Leather Cinema Recliners plus an amazing Dolby/DTS 5.1 Surround Sound system.

4. HDTV SATELLITE TELEVISION:

Includes new Dish Hopper DVR (Digital Video Recorder) to record your favorite shows & Sporting Events while you are out exploring and hiking!

5. HIGH SPEED SATELLITE WIFI INTERNET is included.

6. COTTAGE SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS. Guests will find all new sleeping accommodations:

a. New Queen size bed in bedroom with MEMORY FOAM mattress (sleeps 1 or 2)

b. New Queen size convertible Sofa/bed in Living room with 4.5" MEMORY FOAM mattress (sleeps 1 or 2).

c. Two new (2) Roll-away twin size beds (31”x75”) located in Home Theater (Sleeps 2).

d. Automatic inflatable Twin size Aero bed is stored under bed in master bedroom (Sleeps 1).

e. Sheets, blankets and pillows are provided.

7. Cabin has one LARGE BATHROOM.

Bathroom includes a separate private water-closet with sliding pocket door (see photo). It is completely remodeled, including a luxurious shower, mosaic ceramic rock flooring, plus His and Hers under-mount sinks with granite counter tops. Towels are provided.

8. OUR CABIN IS COZY. It is ideal for 2 to 4 persons. However, if you don't mind tight quarters and your group consists of "close" family and friends we provide accommodations and beds for up to six (6) people.

9. ACCESS TO COTTAGE:

THIS CABIN NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HANDICAPPED or mobility impaired persons...

a. Our cabin is located on North Peak mountain in the Cuyamaca Lake Resort area. Getting to our cabin requires a two (2) minute walk from parking area to this Cottage.

b. There is a beautiful meandering staircase from parking area up to cabin. We recommend this retreat for guests who can walk 90 stair-steps to arrive at the front door of Cabin (see photos). You may also walk the "Hidden trail" as an alternative pathway up to the Cottage.

c. Cottage is approximately 42 feet elevation above parking area.

d. All walkways have handrails for those in need.

10. PARKING:

Parking area is limited to a MAXIMUM OF TWO (2) CARS. NO PARKING ON NEARBY STREET.

11. LAUNDRY ROOM:

There is a laundry room that provides storage and New full size Front load Samsung Washer and Dryer.

12. MOVIES:

Our guest travelers may choose Blu-Ray/DVD Movies (no additional charge). Movies will be given to guest on day of check-in.

13. FOREST OUTLOOK. (New!). Provides high elevation views of Cuyamaca Lake, North Peak, Middle Peak, Cuyamaca Peak & Stonewall Peak. To get to our private Forest Outlook, follow trail-head beginning near our Caldera Spa. Trail ends at the Forest Outlook. It is farther up the mountain on our property. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views plus you can also see our cottage down below.

14. OBSERVATORY AREA. Explore the heavens at night. We provide a TELESCOPE... Because our cottage is at an elevation above the San Diego marine layer, the result is an amazing level of darkness for INTO THE WOODS. On a clear night view the Milky Ways with it's thousands and thousands of stars and planets.

15. SECRET FOREST PATHS. There are "secret paths" on property for both big and small kids to explore.

16. HIDDEN TRAIL. Is another alternative pathway from parking area. Instead of walking up the meandering steps you can choose to walk this beautiful forest trail. It starts at the parking area and leads up to the Cottage.

INTO THE WOODS... Experience crisp mountain air and being surrounded by a forest environment that is teaming with wildlife. If you're into wildlife watching and/or photography, this is a great place for both! Enjoy the natural beauty, privacy, abundant hiking and biking trails. Winery’s are nearby. Gentle snowfall in winter months. Brilliant fall colors, cool spring temperatures, summer warmth, and cold mountain spring water! Only a 13 minute drive to the town of Julian. Close to everything in southern California. Crisp, clear night skies display millions of stars and shooting stars, a family get-away that's great for the kids; or a quiet, secluded romantic honeymoon hide-away... INTO THE WOODS.

GUEST FEE:

Rates are based on two (2) guests; Add $12 PER PERSON per night exceeding two

* Per person charge includes normal extra cleaning costs. Prior to your arrival, we provide LINEN SERVICE. It is determined by the number of registered Guests in your party. Your registered guests determine the correct number of beds to be made-up with linens, sheets blankets and pillows. Additional towels are also provided based on the number of registered Guests in your party.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

a. NO SMOKING or PETS allowed in the house or anywhere on property.

b. NO OPEN FLAME candles allowed in house or anywhere in the property.

c. You must be at least 25 years of age in order to make a reservation. Otherwise, please contact us prior to making a reservation.

d. Prior to making a reservation please state in writing to us... If there is a special event or group gathering function planned and if any additional persons (other than registered guests) will be invited during your stay.

*Check-in time is 4PM.

*Check-out time is 11AM.

We’d love to have you stay at our Tree-house cottage. Take leisurely walks on gentle paths under a forest canopy to help open your senses, hone your intuition, & experience the forest as you never have before… INTO THE WOODS.

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More Details

Owner
Rick
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Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Rick

Rick Dyer is an inventor. Probably best known as the creator of the hit video game 'Dragon’s Lair'. Dyer is a licensed REALTOR® and Licensed Real Estate Agent. Rick is a twenty (25) year resident in Julian, California; and considers it a great privilege to live in such a beautiful place... I live in Julian to unwind, relieve stress and center myself. Our family fell in love with the peace and tranquility of the Mountains, the magnificent location and coziness of our house. For me, it is a magical place, and I love it as much as the first time I discovered Julian. When I travel up the mountain from San Diego, only a 60 minute drive or so, I can physically feel the layers of stress peel off. By the time I get there I am already in a renewed and relaxed state. Most noticeable is the lack of traffic and sirens, just the quiet sounds of nature. I love the four seasons, each for their own unique character. I originally thought this was a winter resort, but actually it is popular all seasons, and especially summer with Lake Cuyamaca only nine minutes away. I am located on a private lane, away from the highways, surrounded by trees and spectacular Mountain views. I enjoy relaxing on my deck taking in the Mountains, valley, the changing cloud formations in the distance and listening to birds and the wind blowing through the pine trees.

Rick purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Rick chose Julian

CHRISTMAS comes to Julian every year in an old-fashioned way-like a Norman Rockwell painting which reflects small-town American life and brings the spirit of the holidays to heart. Holiday time in Julian gets closer to that dream than most spots in Southern California where you'll feel a nip in the fresh mountain air, stroll through a quaint, festive town, and maybe catch a glimpse of snow capped mountains. The holiday season in Julian also offers an opportunity to shop at small boutiques and craft shows, without crowds or lines, for one-of-a-kind gifts. From antiques and collectibles to jewelry and home décor to old fashioned candy and treats, Julian offers a wide variety of unique treasures to discover. You can greet Santa a couple of times during the season, indulge in a Victorian Christmas tea, sing carols with costumed holiday carolers, sip a cup of hot chocolate or spiced cider. And you can watch the annual Living Nativity scene, cuddle under a blanket while riding down Main Street in a carriage, stay in a cozy bed & breakfast that's all decked out in holiday finery, or even stroll down a quiet country lane. You can enjoy Julian's holiday through early January.

What makes this chalet unique

Julian was founded following the Civil War, when displaced Confederate Veterans from Georgia headed West to seek their fortunes in a new, mostly unsettled land. Among these were cousins Drue Bailey and Mike Julian, who found a lush meadow between Volcan Mountain and the Cuyamacas to their liking. They were there in 1869 when cattleman Fred Coleman found the first flecks of gold in a creek. It was San Diego County's first and only gold rush. The town was named Julian, in honor of Mike, who later was elected San Diego County Assessor. The town was never big, at the most boasting a population of about 600---more than reside within the historic district today. Rumor has it that Julian almost became San Diego's county seat. The gold rush was short-lived, nearly over within a decade. But the pioneers stayed and began farming the rich land. While many crops were planted and animals pastured, Julian proved to be a fine place to grow apples. Apples continue to be produced in Julian. Their sweet, fresh flavor lures thousands to the mountains each fall, when visitors will find fruit stands overflowing with crisp fruit, homemade cider and other delicacies.

Map

Julian is a small mountain community in Southern California located at the intersection of California highways 78 and 79, about 50 miles northeast of San Diego. This historic gold-mining town is nestled among oak and pine forests between the north end of the Cuyamaca Range and the south slope of Volcan Mountain.

The entire township of Julian is a Designated Historical District. Its image as an early California frontier town with pioneer store fronts, historic sites and guided tours of Eagle and High Peak Mines accounts for much of its modern appeal. Tourism is Julian's largest industry, followed by cattle raising.

Julian is also unique among Southern California communities for its cold-winter climate, ideal for growing apples. All Julian apples are sold locally as apple pies, apple cider or whole fruit. In October, 10,000 apple pies a week are baked in Julian, when Southern California tourists flock here for the fall colors, cool breezes, frontier atmosphere and its famous Apple Festival.

Julian began as a California mining camp when A.E. (Fred) Coleman discovered placer gold at Coleman Creek in 1869. Drue Bailey founded Julian City in 1870, naming it after his cousin Mike Julian. Bailey and Julian were cousins and ex-confederate soldiers who had left Georgia after the Civil War for the California gold fields.

By the summer of 1872, there were 50 houses, 3 hotels, 4 stores, 2 restaurants, 1 schoolhouse and the "usual number of saloons" to service an an estimated 300 miners working in the area. Numerous hard rock mines were established in 1879 in the Julian and Banner area yielded an estimated $4 to $5 million dollars in gold ore.

Unlike other such camps, Julian survived after the mines played out because of its climate, rich soil and proximity to San Diego. Julian's first newspaper, The Julian Sentinel, began publishing in 1887. Since James Madison first brought the first apple trees to Julian in the early 1870s, Julian apples have won many blue ribbons at places like the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, the St. Louis Fair and the San Francisco World's Fair of 1915. The first Julian apple celebration was held in 1909 , but wasn't followed by another until 1949.

WEATHER / CLIMATE

Julian has four moderate but distinct seasons with average annual precipitation of 30 inches. Cool springs and falls contrast with hot days and cool nights during summer and occasional winter snowfall from December to March. Various climates, from desert to high mountains, exist within 25 miles of Julian. This historic gold-mining town is nestled among oak and pine forests between the north end of the Cuyamaca Range and the south slope of Volcan Mountain.

The entire township of Julian is a Designated Historical District. Its image as an early California frontier town with pioneer store fronts, historic sites and guided tours of Eagle and High Peak Mines accounts for much of its modern appeal. Tourism is Julian's largest industry, followed by cattle raising.

Julian is also unique among Southern California communities for its cold-winter climate, ideal for growing apples. All Julian apples are sold locally as apple pies, apple cider or whole fruit. In October, 10,000 apple pies a week are baked in Julian, when Southern California tourists flock here for the fall colors, cool breezes, frontier atmosphere and its famous Apple Festival.

Julian began as a California mining camp when A.E. (Fred) Coleman discovered placer gold at Coleman Creek in 1869. Drue Bailey founded Julian City in 1870, naming it after his cousin Mike Julian. Bailey and Julian were cousins and ex-confederate soldiers who had left Georgia after the Civil War for the California gold fields.

By the summer of 1872, there were 50 houses, 3 hotels, 4 stores, 2 restaurants, 1 schoolhouse and the "usual number of saloons" to service an an estimated 300 miners working in the area. Numerous hard rock mines were established in 1879 in the Julian and Banner area yielded an estimated $4 to $5 million dollars in gold ore.

Amenities

Julian Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Granite counters. Vanities have Dual under mount sinks.
  • THERE IS ONLY ONE (1) BATHROOM. Bathroom is totally newly remodeled. 1. Private separate room with door for water closet (toilet). 2. New Ceramic stone Shower. 3. Vanity has double sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen convertible sofa bed. Located Lining room.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin size (31" x 75") roll-away beds located in Theater.
  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed. Beds are new. Sheets are new and blankets are new... Mattresses are wonderful and also new. Living Room has a convertible Sofa bed. Theater has (2) Twin-size Roll-Away beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
Notes:
IMPORTANT: All food and condiments are the sole responsibility of the Guest Traveler.

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INTO THE WOODS- LUXURIOUS TREE-HOUSE + PANORAMIC LAKE VIEWS + SPA + HOME THEATER
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5

Very beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful. Peter and Maria were outstanding!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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San Diego
5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

3rd stay. Always a great getaway from San Diego. Clean, quiet, relaxing with great views and amenities. Will be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Dana Point, CA
5

Unique, beautiful & relaxing cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! The house was delightful with everything and more you would need for your stay. Our experience began with a thorough and caring welcome and orientation by Maria from their property management company.

The outdoor treehouse veranda with views of the lake was so tranquil. Listening to the birds chirping over morning coffee or watching the sunset with a glass of wine, it was our favorite place to be.

We rented kayaks on Lake Cucumaka, walked around the lake and hiked the trails out of Pico Picacho campgrounds.

Julian is about a 10 minute lovely drive during the day. At night it is dark and windy so take concideration for evening dining and drinking plans (DD). We made the most of our time in the cabin by eating in most meals. Stop at the farmers market before entering town and shop for groceries. In town we also enjoyed lunch at Soups and Such, dinner at Jeremy’s On the Hill and wine tasting at Orfila and Blue Door. On our way out of town we stopped at Julian station for some outdoor live music.

We have already recommended this jem to friends and family. We will definitely be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Gorgeous Cabin Surrounded By Nature

  • 5 of 5

The stay at Rick & Maria's Tree house Cabin was everything we dreamed of and more. Having had my eye on the house for quite some time I am thrilled to say it surpassed my expectations and was such a treat to enjoy the luxuries both inside and outside the house. We loved seeing deer all around our cozy home away from home, the modern utilities and features including a jacuzzi and home theater, and most of all the new family memories we have made and will be sure to repeat at this site again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

This property has the most amazing views! We also enjoyed watching movies on the big screen TV.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house, so worth climbing the 90 steps to reach the house. It was very quiet and we enjoyed listening to and watching the birds. We even had an eagle do a fly by. The hot tub was great too. Our only wish would be a little more space. The bedroom was too small for our luggage so it wound up in the living room. If our party had been larger, I'm not sure where we would have put things.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Long Beach, CA
5

Beautiful Location With Tons of Outdoors Space

  • 5 of 5

Had a really amazing stay with a few good friends! We wanted to celebrate Labor Day Weekend with a nice, peaceful, scenic space, where we could relax and enjoy nature. Even with a rainy day, we were able to get in outdoors activities and spend some time in Julian where we enjoyed delicious pie and beer. Highly recommend this location for groups of 5 and less.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $115
Tax Rate 8.0%

* TO MAKE A RESERVATION Simply Click... "Book It" !

* LINEN SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED ONLY FOR REGISTERED GUESTS.

* 50% Payment by credit card required at time of booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

* For Holidays there is a 3 - 4 night minimum stay, higher rates apply. All rates subject to change until Agreement accepted...

* We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover.


* Must state immediately if there is a special event or group gathering function planned and if any any additional persons (other than registered guests) will be invited during your stay.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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