Your home away from home with everything you need to be relaxed and comfortable.
About Melissa Wilson
WELCOME HOME! My homes are unlike most rentals. I make sure to meet all of your needs and then some. In addition to being an artist/designer I worked for the Hotel Del Coronado for years so I know 5 star hospitality well. Everything is at my homes waiting for you and anything else you may want, just ask. Please take a look at all three of my listings, they can meet your different vacation needs! #968530, #1106622 and #1134743. I have been living in Idyllwild, working as an artist and teaching art at the local boarding high school, Idyllwild Arts Academy, for over 17 years. I started my renovation projects with my own 1955 total redesign and then wanted to share it with all of you. I love remodeling, designing and hospitality so much I decided to help others create their dream vacation rentals. I now have redesigned and manage three unique properties. I am stopping at three so I can guarantee each guest gets the personal 5 star treatment that you all deserve. My homes are just that... homes, your home away from home experience. I hope you feel the passion and love that went into all of these places and fall in love with their charismatic, cozy charm as much as I have. Relax, put your feet up, pour a glass of your favorite beverage and feel “home”.
Melissa Wilson purchased this House in 2016
Why Melissa Wilson chose Idyllwild
***MY HOMES ARE ALL PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED by my amazing cleaning crew. I pay my crew a living wage and tip them often to save you extra fees. I have lived in Idyllwild since 2001 and it is a completely magical place that gives everyone that much needed relaxing experience. The people, the restaurants, the sights, the activities are all incredible. I was born and raised in San Diego and would come here to get away. After several amazing experiences I decided to move up here full time and what a great decision it was!
What makes this House unique
This charming, totally unique, bright and sunny 1955 cabin is fully refurbished and designed by me, Melissa, the owner and long time Idyllwild resident/artist/teacher. It is very upscale, clean and well stocked. This cozy little 550 square foot “Little House” is filled with my art and has a post modern-industrial-chic feel. The nearly 1/2 acre backyard is completely fenced and private in a very quiet neighborhood. The space works well for one to two people, couples or a small family (including the family dog!). It is also the perfect place for entertaining on the two decks (as long as the noise level stays respectful to the neighbors). Important to note: You will feel cozy and warm in the winter and cool in the summer due to our brand new state of the art HVAC unit. In addition, the warmth from the wood burning stove and ceiling fans will help too.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Idyllwild in a drought. No smoking, thanks.
Please read the pet rules and follow.
Art throughout, please no touching.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Two week max booking preferred. If booking 2-4 weeks or more there will be an additional $65 fee per week for professionally cleaning.
People other than those on the guest list may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of guest
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The Little House
Always love my stay at this special home. Melissa is a wonderful host and the property is always spotless, welcoming and full of character which I love. Perfect location for enjoying all of Idyllwild. Wonderful artwork by the owner too!
Thanks so much Hilary for coming back again! I love it when my guests feel they have a home away from home... and thanks for taking good care of my home.
Our family had a great time at the cabin. Melissa texted everything we needed to know!
Thanks for choosing my home and come back anytime :-)
Artsy Little House
Wow, Melissa is the “hostess with the mostest”. Her artsy Little cabin had everything we needed and more to make our Idyllwild stay with our pups Idyllic!
Thank you Gary and Cindy! Love that you love the Little House as I do :-) ...and thanks for the great compliment, I aim to please. Come on back anytime!
Absolutely fantastic stay and host
Melissa went above and beyond in her communication and even joined in on our snow wish request! She must be magic because as soon as we hit the top of the mountain the most beautiful snow began to fall and my 2 year old got to see his first snow fall ever! We took this little trip to the little house for my rescue dog who just got over fighting cancer and Melissa’s home was a haven for her. Having moved from the Midwest To California 4 years ago, our pup hasn’t seen snow since then and the yard was huge for her to run around in and play in! The cozy loft was cute to explore and the skylight above bed (although for our stay was covered with snow) was neat as well. She has all the amenities of a cozy stay and the games were a great touch! Her written instructions were through and to the point. We were excited to try the snow sleds in the yard (carefully) too!Highly recommend if your a small family with a pup or two!
Thank you Reyna for taking the time to write some great details. This information sure helps me stay on track as a great host for my guests and I sure love that the Little House keeps sharing the love with all who stay there... including the pups! Come again!
This is the perfect getaway for anyone, but especially for dog owners who want to get out of the city and have their own private huge yard where you can play with your dogs to your heart's content. This little house is charming, not far from restaurants and a little grocery, but is still a cabin in the woods. As a treat, the artwork in the cabin is so wonderful! The host was very gracious and instructions were very clear. I look forward to booking again in the future.
Thanks for you kind words Michelle. I love when you feel taken care of and that you all enjoyed your stay. Happy to hear you will be returning! :-)
Safe Haven for family and puppies!!
The perfect place for a family of 2 and pup. Coozie fire place with a back yard, kitchen, living room, and great bedroom. Owner was more than accommodating with any situation. We got 1.5 ft of snow and she was more than willing to offer us a free night to make sure we don’t travel on an unsafe day. Even offered free fire wood and drinks on the house. 5 out of 5 for Mellisa. She did not lie about her hospitality at all!!! My family had a great time!!! Also a great location in town!!! Don’t hesitate in getting this place!!!
Thanks so much William for the great, detailed review! I love hospitality and I'm glad you felt that :-) Come on back anytime... maybe next time try a different season, they are all wonderful!