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Idyllwild Manor: Elegant, 5 Bedroom, Close to Downtown, Pool, Spa, Stream, Charm

Bedrooms 5
Space 390 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxurious, spacious, 5 minute walk to downtown, on Strawberry Creek, Ping Pong

This 4200 sq. ft. estate sits on an acre of flowering gardens and landscaping in the heart of the mandala of Idyllwild. It is the perfect retreat for families and groups to relax in comfort and luxury, surrounded by the magnificent beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains and National Forest. This is a place to decompress and rejuvenate. Enjoy the quiet seclusion of our babbling stream surrounded by native flora. Our private hot tub room is loaded with windows and a skylight for a wonderful view of our landscaped yard. We have a solar-heated swimming pool, open in the summer; a covered outdoor patio area, and creekside dining. Wide, paved walkways wrap around to the back of the house where there is an expansive patio and barbecue area that stretches along Strawberry Creek. You can play ping pong here on our Kettler outdoor ping pong table or challenge your friends to a bean bag toss game. The patio is level and suitable for gatherings and romantic dancing under the stars. (Sorry, we no longer offer weddings here.) Artistically placed Christmas lights illuminate the trees and bushes. A bridge crosses the creek. The wooden pavilion there provides a platform above the flora and a place to listen to nature. The large living room, grand piano, fireplace, library, sun room, extensive landscaping, and gardens all add to the Idyllwild Manor's charm. This is an elegant home with tall ceilings for Christmas trees and large, bright windows to view the natural beauty: a place to relax and unwind or celebrate special occasions and holidays. A fully appointed country kitchen has all the pots, pans, and utensils needed for preparing a Sunday morning waffle or a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Five bedrooms comfortably sleep 12-14 people in spacious rooms and seven cozy beds. The Manor has a Cal King, a King, two Queens, two doubles, and one single bed: seven beds in all. Two portable cribs and a pillow-top twin air mattress are also available. Particular attention is paid to all of our bedding, towels, and linens to be sure that they are clean and fresh. Sheets and pillowcases are pressed for your extreme comfort. Blankets and bedspreads are washed every time. All of our sheets are 100% cotton with quality 500 thread count. Rooms are generously sized and provide added privacy. The large, paved parking area on level ground, Wi-Fi, 48 inch Samsung HDTV, Cable TV, high speed internet, Netflix Streaming, Blue-ray DVD player, dishwasher, washer and dryer make your stay easier. There is a giant fenced-in area in the backyard for children and dogs. Firewood for is supplied for our fireplace during colder months. Toys, a library of books, board games, a Corn Hole Bean Bag Game Set, an outdoor Ping Pong table, portable cribs, comfortable floor plan, and extra rooms for the children to play all make this a wonderful family getaway, just a hop, skip, and jump from Idyllwild's famous community playground and the Idyllwild Community Center Park. Downtown Idyllwild, with its wonderful, locally-owned restaurants, bistros, galleries, shops, and antique stores, is a 5-minute walk away. Idyllwild Arts Academy is nearby! IAA performances happen all year, and they are free to the public. Come to the Idyllwild Manor and enjoy the change of the seasons, the butterfly gardens, and the nighttime splendor of the stars. We have cool nights in the summer, red and golden leaves in the autumn, falling snows in the winter, and the amazing outburst of the first flowers in spring. It is paradise. Guest comments: The Manor is right out of a movie! - Nothing short of incredible! - Beautiful, joyful! - A haven. - The perfect retreat with ample room for everyone. - A little castle in the woods! - The best VRBO we've ever stayed in! 5-star hotel quality!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Idyllwild, California

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 390 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Deep tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 double , Incredibly spacious room: seems like two bedrooms
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A twin pillow-top air mattress is available. Large bedroom.
  • All of the bedrooms are spacious and roomy. We also have a twin air bed and two portable cribs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Idyllwild afficionados, please inquire about the history of this place. This is not a cabin in the woods but an elegant home. Some of our guests have called it "a little castle in the woods". The house has a craftsman art vibe and is very eclectic and charming. On the other side of the creek, there is a special pavilion where you can sit and be enchanted by the sounds of nature and the seasonal stream.


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Idyllwild Manor: Elegant, 5 Bedroom, Close to Downtown, Pool, Spa, Stream, Charm
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Idyllic Idyllwild Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The hosts:

A large group of us from San Diego stayed at Myra and Roger’s cabin last weekend. They are wonderful hosts and even left us some homemade treats to enjoy over the weekend! They were extremely responsive to any questions we had, and were very easy to work with.

The home:

The cabin is clean, inviting, warm and quiet, close to town and has a ton of parking. The beautiful yard is fully fenced in and very welcoming and relaxing. There were enough rooms, beds and bathrooms for our group of 11 adults and one baby. There was plenty of space to gather to watch the Olympics, cook meals, or find a quiet corner to read in.

The town:

The cabin is situated a convenient .2 miles from town and just minutes (on foot) to restaurants and shops. Idyllwild is an adorable mountain town that looks like it hasn’t changed since the 1960s. The hikes are challenging, the vistas are beautiful, and the air is clean and fresh. It’s a quick 2.5 hour trip from San Diego. Our group had a wonderful time and we will be back!

  • Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 46 year reunion together at the Dutton’s Idyllwild Manor. It was a beautiful, clean, nicely appointed, well equipped and cozy home which we so enjoyed. There were 7 of us and we had more than adequate room to move around and enjoy being together. The house is as described in the overview and the entire home was more spacious than expected. It had everything we needed to have a fantastic time together.

  • Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with my stay. The house was very nice and clean. It is conveniently close to the center of town and the owners were very nice. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Comfortable and Welcoming, Close to Town

  • 5 of 5

Idyllwild Manor is a wonderful place to bring the family. It sleeps 10 or more comfortably, has an indoor hot tub and outdoor recreation area, and is a 5-minute or less walk to town. Roger and Myra are terrific hosts, and they take great care to ensure their guests' comfort. A great place to make lasting memories!

  • Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious, well appointed property close to town and walking trails.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row that our family spends a four-day weekend at the Idyllwild Manor and we love it! The property is beautiful, comfortable and spacious but what I most enjoy is the back yard with a swimming pool, plenty of space to barbecue, a beautiful view and games to enjoy quality family time together. The town is a short walk away with quaint shops and restaurants and there are great hiking trails nearby. The owners are very nice and have left wonderful home-made granola or organic date, nut treats for us. The whole family enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Pool and Natural Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Idyllwild Manor with a group of friends (12 adults) and two infants for my 44th birthday weekend. We had a lovely, memorable time. The home has ample room, with comfortable beds, and even portable cribs for the babies. The property is conveniently located within walking distance of town, and everything is beautifully appointed. The natural surroundings are tranquil and enjoyable, and the pool (seasonal during the summer) was perfect, surrounded by tall, beautiful trees. The grill next to the creek was also a big part of our fun, and we enjoyed playing some of the board games available in the home, as well as outdoor "Cornhole" next to the creek. We did a lot of gourmet cooking and the kitchen was amply stocked and well-suited to foodies looking to cook some nice meals on vacation. The owners, Roger and Myra were friendly and live on property in a separate building on the acre property, so were always available to answer any questions and lend a helping hand if need be.

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roger and Myra Dutton
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Roger and Myra Dutton

I am an author, poet, and columnist. My husband is a musician, songwriter, and contemporary artist, who has been featured in several art shows throughout the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and San Diego areas.

Roger and Myra Dutton purchased this estate in 1992

Why Roger and Myra Dutton chose Idyllwild

This is an ancestral home on my husband's side of the family. My husband was raised in Idyllwild and knows much of the history of the town, firsthand. We raised three wonderful children in the Idyllwild Manor. Four generations of this family have lived here now. I came to Idyllwild because of the amazing natural beauty found in these sacred mountains and was fortunate to find a wonderful husband and a place to live and raise a family.

What makes this estate unique

This estate is really one of the most wonderful homes in Idyllwild. It has been owned by only three families; all were very successful and influential in this town. Two of them virtually owned Idyllwild at the time. The quality and craftsmanship of this home is immediately apparent, as is the warmth and good energy that fills every room. There is so much here. I have taught little children to swim in the swimming pool for years. The garden is filled with butterflies in the summer and fall, and with flowers most of the year. The stream offers up natural wildlife from time to time: Great Blue Herons, trout, Kingfishers, hawks, deer, raccoons, etc. My little grandson points to the stream and says, 'Wow!', because he has seen these creatures here. It is magical and a wonderful place to bring children, or just to bring the child in you. There is so much land, so much home, and so much love.


Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Idyllwild BrewPub
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 243
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Idyllwild Pizza Co.
Car: recommended

Idyllwild is the gem of southern California. Located in the mountains above Palm Springs, the San Jacinto National Forest is one of the most majestic sites to be found anywhere. With tall mountains, giant landmarks, and a forest of oaks, pines, and cedars, our hiking trails and majestic overlooks will amaze you. My personal favorites are Deer Springs Trail, Devil's Slide Trail, and Southridge Trail. These will take you to mountaintops and nature spots that you will never forget. Mountain biking and rock climbing are popular pastimes. You can go fishing or boating at Lake Hemet, thirteen minutes away. Fish are stocked every two weeks, and there are boat rentals and a water park. Birders love the many migratory birds that pass over our mountains. We have Golden Eagles that live year-round at Lake Hemet. Idyllwild has yoga, pilates, dance, and exercise classes, massage therapists, and an acupuncture clinic. This is a place to decompress and rejuvenate. Musical entertainment is offered at Cafe Aroma, Ferro's, and IdyllAwhile Wine Bar. Idyllwild Arts, a private, boarding, international high school for music and the arts, offers free music, dance, and theatre performances, as well as, art shows. Check out the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program for classes available to the public! They are incredible! Plays are offered by our various theatre groups. The Idyllwild Art Alliance has major art shows throughout the year. Many professional musicians live here, away from the rush of big cities, and perform at our local bistros. The Idyllwild Jazz Festival happens in August every year and draws huge crowds. The Nature Center and the Idyllwild Community Playground are wonderful for children. We also have a new public library and a movie theater. Sky Island Natural Foods and Meadow Greens Cafe is only a block away. They have a Farmer's Market with local organic produce every Saturday.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Idyllwild, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
Nov 28 2018 - Dec 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$317.5
Property Damage Protection C$74.93
Pet Fee C$63.5
Cleaning Fee C$222.25
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check-in: 3 PM; Check-out: 11 AM. The cleaning fee will increase on a sliding scale for more than 8 guests.

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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