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Bedrooms 1
Space 70 m²
Property type cottage


About the property

One bed, one bath mountain charmer with hot tub, updated interior and cozy decor

Owner operated. For better and faster service please reach us at 760-613-6803. We respond to all inquiries within an hour.

This cabin is full of charm and outfitted with every amenity just like home. Cabin is even equipped with WIFI, newer flatscreen television, Bluetooth speakers and Chromecast if you care to watch your own media.

Enjoy the quiet evenings while listening to music from our great sound system and savoring a glass of wine on the extra large sundeck just outside your bedroom. Take a long, relaxing soak in the hot tub while you're grilling the perfect steak. The very cozy and inviting bedroom features a romantic canopy style bed with the softest flannel sheets, Ralph Lauren and down comforter. Simmons mattress guaranteed to help you sleep like a baby. Darling electric fireplace in bedroom that puts out a realistic glow and heats the room nicely. After dinner, chose a movie from our extensive DVD library along with great bluetooth speakers or sit back and relax with some music on our stereo system loaded with 200 CD's from classical to alternative. Cozy wood burning stove-style fireplace in Living Room keeps you warm throughout the night. Soft as butter Italian Leather sofas, large cocktail table stocked with fun card and board games and trestle style dining table. Completely outfitted and updated country kitchen makes cooking your favorite meal a pleasure. We are happy to consider your sweet and well mannered pet who will love the fully fenced large yard to play in. Maximum 2 dogs allowed.

Quiet neighborhood in great area. Enjoy Summertime concerts at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, only a half a mile walk down the same street. Close to hiking trails and downtown area is a quick 15 minute walk. Great restaurants within 1 mile. Weekends require a Friday and Saturday night stay. Saturday and Sunday stays will be billed at our weekend rate of $159 per night. ****Holiday weekends are a three to four night minimum and rates vary per night. Please call 760-613-6803 for pricing and availability.****

This property is suitable for two for adults only. Damage Deposit is automatically refunded10 days after stay. In order to protect our guest's privacy, property address is provided the morning of your scheduled arrival.***Please note that depending on your cellular carrier, you may experience poor reception in some areas of the cabin. Kitchen area is best for reception or the sun deck usually has perfect reception. Our Jacuzzi is serviced on Mondays and Thursdays usually after 11:00 AM. Please be dressed appropriately.***

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Brand new black and white honeycomb tile, new shower, toilet and pedestal sink. Darling black and white toile shower curtain and valance add to its country charm.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Romantic canopy bed with ultra soft flannel sheets and Simmons Beauty Rest mattress. Electric fireplace that gives off great heat and a realistic glow keeps you warm through a chilly night. Plenty of storage in the beautiful caved hutch and an ample closet. Fantastic view from bedroom with morning sun shining though the trees.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing


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Always relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay in one of Sandra’s homes, and as always, a great time was had! Her homes are clean, decorated so cute and she is very easy to work with. Can’t wait to stay in a third property she owns. Don’t hesitate to book with her, you won’t be sorry.

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sherry! You're always a pleasure to host. Hope to have you stay again soon. Happy New Year :)
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Wonderful Get Away

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cabin which Sandra has decorated adorably and has the comforts of home. We hope to return in the future...has been the perfect little retreat. Sandra was helpful with any questions we had. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect balance of quiet retreat and convenience - close enough to town to enjoy its offerings yet far enough away to provide peace and quiet, even on a holiday weekend! The cabin is well appointed inside and out, and the patio provides enough privacy to enjoy time in the hot tub without hindering the feeling of enjoying the outdoors. We love cooking, so appreciated having a fully equipped kitchen. Thank you for a lovely weekend!!!

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, nice hot tub with view of the stars!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in idyllwild at the Home. The home was clean and welcoming. The hot tub was great, especially at night you get a great view of the stars. Short drive to town, would recommend!

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Abe:) hope you can come back soon!
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Charming, cozy and romantic, highly recommend, new favorite!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our two dogs for just one night for our anniversary. We really wished we had booked more nights and absolutely hated to leave. The cabin is so charming and very clean. The decor and cozy ambiance make you feel like you're tucked away somewhere in the woods even though the cabin is within walking distance to town and very convenient to everything. Our dogs loved playing in the huge yard. The jacuzzi was wonderful and the back deck is so peaceful and perfect for star gazing and grilling dinner. The bed is like a cloud with such soft sheets and the room is decorated so cute. The view of the pine trees from the bedroom is really wonderful to wake up to. The couches in the living room were really comfy and we watched a couple of movies from their huge collection of dvds and enjoyed the wonderful fireplace. They also have a very nice selection of music if you want to listen. The host was eager to help in any way and always answered our texts immediately. This cabin is really reasonably priced for all the thought and time they have put into the decor and everything that is provided. They have not skimped on anything. The kitchen is better stocked than any cabin we've ever stayed in and they provide pretty dinnerware, instead of plastic or paper like a lot of places. We thought that was a really nice touch. We've stayed in many places in idyllwild but this is definitely the most charming we've found, especially on the inside. You won't be disappointed if you are looking for a quick romantic getaway. We will definitely be staying here from now on. Thanks for sharing your lovely little cottage with us!

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time! Please come back soon!
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Cozy, but very dark. Street Noise. Unsightly Views from backyard. Wouldn't stay again.

  • 2 of 5

My wife and I booked this cabin for our anniversary after reading all the positive reviews. We’ve been to Idyllwild on numerous occasions and have stayed in nice places and then not so nice places. We stayed three days and left a day early. First, I would agree with most reviews that the cabin is cozy. As for cleanliness, it appeared clean, but the cabin is very dark, and we did notice a lot of cob webs in the kitchen on the wall above the sink and fridge. Also, the wall heater had paint that was peeling off, which I don’t think is too healthy considering forced air is coming out. We’ve been to all the Idyllwild restaurants and decided to bring up food for our stay that we could cook or grill. The first night, I was looking for a pan to cook a couple of pieces of fish and the first skillet I pulled out from the cabinet had Teflon that was literally peeling off. It put us off wanting to cook, but we persevered and found a cast iron skillet that worked. The next night, we planned on grilling a few steaks, but I couldn’t get the grill to light. It has a broken ignition switch with a note saying to use the lighter to light. After numerous attempts to light, I gave up. The third night we tried the grill again, and I nearly seared my eyebrows off when the flame finally lit. Very unsafe and not sure why the owner doesn’t just get an ignition switch from Amazon along with a cover. It’s so dirty being left outside without a cover that I didn’t feel like cooking on it. We were also looking forward to relaxing on the outdoor deck, but the properties on either side are terrible eyesores and didn’t enjoy the view of the brown tarp covered woodpile in the middle of the yard. As for peace and quiet, we’re used to being able to hear the wind as it blows through the pines. Unfortunately, the cabin is located on a fairly busy street where cars go by at 35 miles an hour. Our last night there, the neighbor’s dog next door had just been run over and killed. Quite upsetting to say the least. As for TV, only basic cable is offered and as other reviewers have mentioned, the TV is placed so that it’s not comfortable watching. Also, we were under the impression that the Christmas decorations were seasonal décor. I wasn’t prepared for Christmas in September. I know that this review seems like an anomaly considering all the positive reviews. Maybe our standards are unreasonably high, but this cozy cabin does not give a home away from home feel.

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry to say for the first time in four years hosting that these guests would not be welcome back. He and his wife were having loud arguments which unfortunately were heard by neighbors either side of them during their entire stay so I would guess that it was the company and not the accommodations that was the problem. Their review is largely based on fiction and plain nonsense. We have many pots and pans as well as a crock pot, elec skillet etc, which we purchased brand new a couple of years ago so if one of the pans was damaged then they could have simply discarded it. I don't usually respond like this but when someone leaves a review that they "perservered" because of a damaged pan...really? This cabin has over 150 reviews from guests on here and elsewhere that rave about the decor, how clean it is and tell what a great little retreat it is. If a remote location and upgraded cable were so important we wish this guest would have specified this or at least read the listing more carefully before booking. They even declined our offer to show this cabin and our others to them before they booked. And to complain about what we don't claim to offer?The cabin is pinpointed on a map showing exactly where it is and if they had been to Idyllwild many times before, its location and proximity to town should have been obvious. The cabin, which has double glazed windows and is set back and below street level, is quiet inside and the traffic is only during travel times for the art academy so, for a short period in the morning and also in the afternoon when classes let out. The rest of the day and night are very quiet and the backyard is peaceful. We fully explained this to this guest before he booked. We do not advertise that we provide upgraded cable but we do have chromecast and over 150 movies to chose from. The TV is mounted above the fireplace because there are two large windows to either side of it, which incidentally let in a lot of light if you open the draperies and it is exactly the same as it appears in the photos. The rest of the review is complete fiction except for the tragic death of our neighbor's dog. It sounds that this traveler was perhaps not having the best anniversary and a more remote location would have been more suitable for their marital spats. Seems they were disappointed by Idyllwild in general, including the restaurants, neighbor's yards etc...but we find it a bit unfair to punish us for a bad time by leaving such an unflattering review.
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sandra flood
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About sandra flood

My husband and I purchased this great little cabin last summer right after we visited Idyllwild and fell in love with it. This little mountain getaway has so much to offer with its change of seasons and charming mountain atmosphere. Only a short distance from our home in Carlsbad, this feels like we are worlds away from our busy lives. We have tried to think of every convenience to make your stay extraordinary. We use the cabin often ourselves and are always busy adding new touches to the décor. As a former Interior Designer, I am always looking for ways to improve the space, so chances are, the next time you visit there will be even more touches to make our cabin your favorite destination in Idyllwild. We hope that you enjoy and come back very often.

sandra flood purchased this cottage in 2014

Why sandra flood chose Idyllwild

This little cabin has so much charm. We purchased it from a couple who spent many happy years there together. We got such a great feeling just walking in to the property the first time we looked at it. We love its rustic touches but it is so solid and warm that even in super cold weather, its toasty and warm inside. We spend a lot of time up here and enjoy the large deck right outside the bedroom to have our morning coffee and a glass of wine at night. Its so peaceful and quiet back there. The place is just the right size for two. Makes a wonderful romantic getaway. Several couples have gotten engaged here and many have come back to celebrate anniversaries or honeymoons.

What makes this cottage unique

We love that the cabin is within walking distance to the Idyllwild Arts Campus. The concerts are fantastic and a great evening activity in the Summer.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Car: necessary

This cozy cabin is located in a quiet neighborhood, close to the renowned Idyllwild Arts Academy. A quick walk to town or beautiful trail heads. Fantastic restaurants within 1 mile and great art and music festivals throughout the year just one mile down the same street at the Idyllwild Arts Academy campus.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Idyllwild, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$75.35
Pet Fee C$31.4
Damage Deposit C$251.16

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. If you should need to cancel your stay, your payment may be applied to a future visit only in the event that we are able to rebook the property for the same date(s). Holiday rates will apply if rebooked during a holiday week. Access code to keys will be provided on the day of your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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