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Beautiful Hiking Retreat With Soaring Views!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,632 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Mountain View Chalet is a charming hiking retreat nestled in the heart of the Santa Rosa Mountains on a private acre of land with soaring spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, national forest and the Desert floor. Located just minutes from the Pacific Crest hiking trail, Lake Hemet, Idyllwild and Palm Desert, there’s easy access to beautiful hiking trails, 30 minutes to Idyllwild and 20 minutes to elegant shopping on El Paseo, gourmet restaurants, cafes, quaint shops, art galleries and movie theatres.

This beautiful two story mountain home has open beam cedar cathedral ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. It’s decorated in a vintage mountain décor that will take you a step back in time with antique accents. This 1600 square foot chalet sleeps 6 comfortably and has 2 inviting bedrooms with Queen beds and a full bath on the first floor. The second floor master bedroom retreat features a California King bed, a full bath with Jacuzzi tub, a private outside deck and a quaint reading loft for enjoying a good book while taking in breathtaking mountain and desert views from the cathedral windows. A fully stocked gourmet kitchen and charming dining area feature an eating bar, gorgeous granite counters, custom pine cabinets and new stainless steel appliances.

The chalet offers central air conditioning and heat, along with a cozy wood burning stove for warming up on chilly mountain days. On warmer days, you can take in spectacular views while barbecuing on the expansive wrap around deck and enjoying the birds and wildlife that swing by daily for a visit.

This property features natural landscaping filled with ribbonwood and manzanita trees along with beautiful rock landscaping and a stone stairway that leads to a lower property level with access to canyon and hiking trails.

This private oasis is filled with serenity and offers a magical getaway which is perfect for hiking retreats with family and friends. Please keep in mind young children are welcome at Mountain View Chalet, however it's not a child proof home due to antique furnishings and artwork. Please consider this when booking with young children. Our maximum occupancy is 6 guests.

Permit number: RVC-279

More Details

Michael Young
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Michael Young

Originally from Southwest Idaho, grew up on a farm, moved to California to attend college, married in CA and also have a home in San Diego.

Michael Young purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Michael Young chose Mountain Center

Fell in love with the view and wide open spaces. House has an open, airy floor plan with lots of local trails. Property is located in the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto National Monument.

What makes this chalet unique

The views are spectacular and the home is very private. The only house on the street. Located on a 1 acre parcel.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Mountain Center, California

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1632 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Fresh cotton linens and quilts.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Private hikes can be arranged if requested in advance.


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Hiking Retreat With Soaring Views!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great location with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I decided to get away this year for Thanksgiving. As soon as we drove up to the property we noticed the great view of the desert. The house was very cute and quaint. The house had every amenity that you could possibly need. With two bedrooms on the bottom floor and a master on the top floor. The house is newly refurbished so very well decorated. The only downside is that if you have small children you will have to be careful as there are alot of nicknacks throughout the house. We had the pleasure of being able to bring our dog with us which was wonderful to be able to find somewhere not to far from home and having him with us. We all enjoyed the property. There is plenty of hiking around the area and your not to far from Idyllwild or the desert. It was wonderful to be able to sit out on the large deck and enjoy coffee in the morning and wine at night while looking out at the amazing view. When we arrived at the property, Michael, the owner was there to greet us and show us around and make sure that we understood how everything in the house worked. He was very nice and pleasant and assured us if there was anything we needed help with or had any questions that he was just a phone call away. Overall we were very happy with the property and the house and would highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Closer to God

  • 5 of 5

Awesome trip! The place is just as peaceful and quite, it was just what we needed. You really do feel just a little bit closer to God being up here.

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect. Allows easy access from Palm Desert to Idyllwild. Secluded and quiet. Owners were wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norwalk, Ca.

105 Stars!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your home. It was very well kept, nice decor, comfortable. In a beautiful spot. Awesome

For star gazing, and meteor showers, we saw 105 in 3hrs... Michael was a gracious host....would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with awesome views

  • 5 of 5

Michael is a gracious host and the property is wonderful with beautiful views. It's about 20 min outside of idyllwild which was perfect for us. The house was stocked with everything you need to make it a great time. Would definitely come back

  • Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You have to be there

  • 5 of 5

You have to journey into the Santa Anna Mountains to truly appreciate the location. There are great views and spacious areas between properties for romantic privacy.

The cabin has a very spacious living room and the bed rooms have good maneuvering around space with plenty of room for bags and hanging clothing.

The decor is very nice with a mixture of antique and rustic furnishings.

I loved watching the variety of birds coming to the feeders.

You are about 20 minutes from Palm Desert. We recommend going to the Living Desert it is a nice walk and zoo.

If you are an outdoor person who loves nature we strongly recommend.

Deanna and Vernon Tyson

Windsor, Connecticut

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Paradise Cafe
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Palm Desert
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Palm Desert
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 74
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Paradise Cafe
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Oceanside, CA
Car: necessary

Cahuilla Indian area, Overlook. Pacific Crest Trail, maps and books describing numerous local hikes. Palm Springs Tram is a 45 minute drive away, from sea level to 8500' in 15 minutes. World class restaurants a 30 minute drive to the Desert floor, theaters, world class shopping on El Paseo Drive known at the Rodeo Drive of the Desert.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Mountain Center, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$46.14
Refundable Damage Deposit C$329.6
Linen Change Out C$164.8

Additional charges may apply based on additional guests.

Pets are welcome based on breed and size.

Note: Property is located in a wildlife habitat area. Please supervise pets and children while outdoors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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