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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!

Roger and Myra Dutton
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017


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.


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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$38 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
New Years 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest
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$317.68
Property Damage Protection C$74.97
Cleaning Fee C$222.37
Pet Fee C$63.54
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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