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Gillian Russell Gilhool, Trustee

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english

Stoneapple Farm Writers' Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of the Julian vacation farmhouse rental

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This unique, 29-inch thick stone country writer's house stands on six acres of sloping orchard and meadow with clusters of live oak, pear trees, and myriad daffodils every spring.

Built in the late 19th century of stone from the surrounding property as an apple storage and packing house, its thick walls and corrugated roof made it suitably cool for this use through sometime before World War II.

In the late 1940’s, an architect from San Marino recognized its unique character and bought the property to create a country house for himself and his wife. They broke through the walls for windows and doors on all sides which fill the house with light, and named it Stoneapple Farm. The stonemasons also crafted the large fireplace in the living room and a carpenter camped in the house for three months fashioning the country cupboards in the kitchen and pantry and original built-in bookshelves, which include 28 feet for cookbooks in the kitchen. The library throughout the house includes classic works of literature, southwest history, natural history and psychology.

Scott O’Dell, the novelist and Southwest historian, and his wife, Jane Dorsa O’Dell, bought Stoneapple Farm in 1956 and owned the house together until 1989. She lived at Stoneapple Farm for over fifty years until 2008. The house remains in the family. Ms. O'Dell wrote her advice column “Dear Jane Palmer” for the Los Angeles News Mirror while Scott was writing Island of the Blue Dolphins, Newbery Medal award winner in 1961, then King’s Fifth and The Black Pearl, also for young readers.

The most recent book finished at Stoneapple Farm is German author Dirk Rohrbach’s Americana: In 180 Tagen mit dem Rad einmal um die USA (Gebundene Ausgabe) (2009), an account of his 10,000-mile bicycle journey around the United States.

Keywords: Country house, historic, light-filled, gracious, quiet

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gillian Russell Gilhool, Trustee (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Julian, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$233
C$1,263
C$4,255
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$100
Refundable Damage Deposit C$266

Rates subject to change until reservations confirmed. Rates lower after third night to $125. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Holiday rates higher. New Year 2014-2015 remaining open dates December 27-January 5 rates are $250 a night, with 5 night minimum, or $1350 for week, both plus $75 cleaning fee and the $200 fully refundable security deposit.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment is by check with return of signed agreement which will be emailed to guest for approval, signature and return. Less than three or four days notice is difficult to accommodate. Sorry!

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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Julian, California

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin trundle bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle bed in second bedroom becomes two separate single beds if sleeping accomodation for four people is required., Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n' play is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Not available for multi-guest special events or celebrations.