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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13-16) 2 bedrooms sep from house hous

French Chauteau Type. Relax in a hammock by Strawberry Creek or by a lovely pond. The stream also has trout for those who might like to fish. Other Fishing areas are also nearby, as well as horseback riding.

A beautiful spiral oak staircase leads to the romantic master bedroom with fireplace and balcony and beautiful remodeled MBA with high end whirlpool tub, shower and heated floor. Glass doors lead out to the balcony from both the loft and the master suite.There is a private entry or inside entry to a guest room with a private bath. Dining room,living room,master suite, and loft all overlook the stream. Lovely stained glass windows through out house,bay windows, skylights, and glass doors bring the outside inside. There is a total of 3 bedrooms and a loft in the main house and 2 separate sleeping rooms separate from the main house. Sleeps 14 in Beds

Three grand huge river rock fireplaces to curl up and read a book while warming your toes. One in the living room, one in the master suite and one in another bedroom.Built in bar in the living room. Decks surrounding one side of this grand 3 story house leads to a private spa. Spacious and secluded grounds behind closed electric gates add to the tranquil beauty of this home. Oh! There is also a pond with a water fall.

Also please check out my other VRBO property #105073

***5. Cancellations Policies: All Cancellations are subject to a Cancellation Fee of 50% Cancellations must be made 60 days in advance to receive a deposit/rent refund minus 50%. Holidays 90 days in advance minus 50% If a shorter notification is given the deposit and rent will not be refunded unless we are able to rent the house out for the same time period .

Please note if you are in the no cancellation time frame.

There are no refunds if a listed occupant cancels or a listed occupant does not show up after arrival date.

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Mary Ann
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gorgeous home, well-maintained in a perfect part of Idyllwild. If you are looking for serenity and an escape, this is the home for you!

Rating 5
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Fern Valley, California

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bedroom very opulent with spa, shower and heated floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 2 bedrooms separate from house. - Additional 2 bedrms seprate from house
  • Queen size Beds (4) Double Beds (1) 2 Bedrooms.separate from house Additional rent required, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 chaise lounges can be used as twins plus rollaway twin bed in loft and 4 airmattresses, Child Beds (1) Crib/ Playpen type, Baby Cribs (1) Portable. can do as a playpen also, can sleep on couches Chaise Lounge
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • video player
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
It is located on Strawberry Creek. Has a lovely pond. Very secluded and electric gated.A very unique serene setting.


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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 33 reviews

Gorgeous and antique!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 2 nights. The cabin is old school and has a way of bringing old memories back. WiFi is a bit weak but that’s not why you stay at a place this gorgeous secluded in the woods. The spa in the backyard out in nature was a favorite. Couldn’t ask for more!

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you so much for your kind remarks. Happy that you enjoyed your stay. Will check with Spectrum to see if the wifi can be enhanced Thank you, Mary Ann
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Fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

All of us loved the home, the location. Just a wonderfully relaxing weekend. Great place for parents to relax while the teens went to explore the stream

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write. Happy you had a nice time. Hope to see you return, N/Mary Ann
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Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful Cabin with perfect creek access

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 2 other families and a couple friends over spring break and it was just lovely! The terraced gentle slop down to the creek was the perfect place for our kids (ages 4-7) to play and explore, and being able to watch them from the deck was a wonderful bonus! The only thing is I wish I had paid closer attention to the listing of beds, I was thinking that "sleeps 14" meant that there was bed space for 14 and we invited the 3rd family at the last minute. But there is actually only bed space for 9 in the main house - though there are air mattresses and a crib and the couches are definitely comfy enough for a teenager to sleep on (or a snoring dad in our case!), so we ended up needing to rent the extra cabin as well to make sure we had enough beds for everyone. The listing is specific about the size, number, and location of beds - I just didn't read it closely when I booked, so it still gets 5 stars from me. The kitchen is well appointed and had everything we needed for cooking for a group, and Mary Ann was very helpful when we needed to find a key for the hot tub. Overall it was a wonderfully relaxing week.

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bonnie, Thank you for taking the time to write. You were such lovely guests and very welcome for a return visit. Mary Ann
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

The home is a beautiful mountain (large) cottage with plenty of kitchen, dining, and living space. The bedrooms were large with nice decor. Everything was clean and well maintained. The grounds are spectacular with areas to sit and relax or hike and play in the creek. We were treated with a snowy day to the delight of the grandkids! The town is quaint and welcoming - fun to poke about in the shops and local eateries. A very nice getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, It is a big help. So happy to hear you had a great time and even had snow. Thank you, Mary Ann
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Manhattan Beach, CA


  • 1 of 5

Through the years we have rented houses all over from Yosemite, Sequoia, all around Mexico, Costa Rica...and never had a bad luck. This one was a first! On the good side: 1) the location is ideal 2) the little creek in the back is nice 3) it is very quiet. On the bad side: the house is horrendous. The pictures are 100% better than the reality. This house is in need of a mega face lift and make over. It is completely run down, dusty and depressing. It smells like death. There are fake flowers faded and sad all over the place. The rugs and furniture are stained. The kitchen is a disaster. I actually had to clean and reorganize the cupboards. There are so many broken things form the oven handle, the toilet paper roll holders, etc... After having signed our life away on all "the rules" (tons of paperwork, signature and initials), we could not even get the garage door open to access the ping pong table. There are a bunch of rules for the Jacuzzi too...we never got to use it because it is away from the house and difficult to access. The house doesn't have central heat. If you go in the winter be prepared to burn a lot of wood and have to plug a bunch of smelly space heaters all over the place. Also, I suggest you bring your own bedding and pillows. This was our once a year "woodsy" vacation and this house ruined our trip. We will not be returning. Sorry!

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I must say I am surprised and saddened to hear about your experience and very critical assessment of our lovely mountain home. As small business owners we work very hard to maintain the property. We just had the entire house painted inside a this fall 2017. In addition, we installed a brand new heating system this winter. The Jacuzzi, which overlooks the stream, did not come with the house when we purchased the property. It was installed as an amenity for our guests and we installed a second stair case as well as an overhead shelter to ensure our guests could use it easily in all types of weather. I am sorry to hear you chose not to enjoy it. We understand that not everyone appreciates the aesthetics of silk flowers. It is a decorating choice we made as live plants did not survive when there were vacancies. We really did try to make live plants work. We leave space heaters all of which are recently purchased available as another amenity to our guests as not everyone likes the rooms at the same temperature. If there was an odor that was untenable or even just unpleasant when you entered the property, we would have appreciated immediate notification so that we could investigate the issue immediately and rectify the situation. In addition, not being able to turn on the heater nor access the garage door would have also been things that should have been brought to our attention immediately. It is confusing that we were not notified of an issue of smell or no heat in the middle of winter until after your stay. We have staff who live in Idyllwild who would have been available to address these types of issues had we been given a chance in the moment rather than after you had checked out of the property. In addition, we have staff that professionally cleans the house every time our guests check out and prepares the property for new guests who will be staying with us. Their services include laundering the linens and making up the beds, which includes putting sheets on the bed as well as pillows on the pillow cases to ensure our guests can relax when they arrive. We will discuss your concerns about the kitchen, any unaddressed stains or broken items with the house keeping staff. We appreciate you bringing these concerns to our attention as we are always looking for ways to improve. Thank you again for your feedback. Sincerely, Elite Mountain Homes.
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  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend in this lovely cabin. Had 11 people, and all fit easily. We cooked and cooked and cooked - plenty of space in the kitchen (although the oven is narrow and doesn't fit most cookie or baking sheets). Sound of wind in the trees and babble in the brook. We'd be happy to return.

  • Review Submitted: 18/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI, Thank you so much for your kind comments. Always happy to hear you had a wonderful time. mary Ann
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs 25 mi. and Onterio Airports 71 mi
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
palm Springs
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Gpurmet andalso Fast foods and Pizza

Idyllwild is a unique quiet mountain town. It is known for its jazz festivals and arts and literary achievments. World famous Idyllwild Arts and Music and Drama High School. The town has many antique shops,craft shops, resturants and other entertainment is available. Of course it is a rock climbers dream. Hiking, Fishing, Horseback riding is also available. Then there is the wonderful relaxing and peaceful feeling you can only get in the forest and mountains.This home offers seclusion and tranquility plus all the luxury amentities you could ask for.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Fern Valley, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
New Year's
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Firewood Fee winter only AU$33.6
Spa 10+ winter only AU$40.32
Extra Rooms per night AU$67.19
Cleaning Fee AU$241.9
Property Damage Protection AU$106.17
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$134.39
Pet Fee AU$20.16
Pet per night per dog AU$20.16

***5. Cancellations Policies: All Cancellations are subject to a Cancellation Fee of 50% Cancellations must be made 40 days in advance to receive a deposit/rent refund minus 50%. Holidays 70 days in advance minus 50% If a shorter notification is given the deposit and rent will not be refunded unless we are able to rent the house out for the same time period.
Over 10 Occupants. $40.00 per person per night

Damage Protection Insurance and Cancellation Protection Insurance is available and advisable particularly when advanced reservations are made. Refundable if property is not used with advanced notice. Non refundable if property is used
Mandatory Property Damage Ins. with 10 occupants and/or dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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