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Bedrooms 4
Space 269 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 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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More Details

Mary Ann
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 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:
  • 269 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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 5.0 based on 28 reviews

It was more than we expected, very accommodating and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

First time ever using home away website and we could not be more thankful for our recent find. This cabin is well equipped for large groups and small quaint families. Mary Ann was very accommodating and always available if needed. Kid friendly all ages, fireplace and whirlpool was nice touch and everything was set up prior to our arrival. All we had to do was arrive and enjoy. The master bedroom and bathroom was amazing with its own private view and balcony to creek and pond. I honestly cannot say enough about this hidden treasure. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I do hope you will return. I look forward to having your as our guests. In appreciation you will also receive a 5% discount on your next visit. mary Ann
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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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Los Angeles,Ca. 90066

Very clean , very home like , amazing views & private

  • 5 of 5

From day one I felt at home warm, comfortable ,cozy , relaxing getaway close to town in the perfect location and would highly recommend to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California

The week-end was so successful because of this beautiful, comfortable and organized cabin.!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We want to return, return and return!!!

Everything about our stay was perfect. Thank you for sharing your beautiful oasis !!!

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Krustyne, Thank you. We would be happy to have you return. with a 5% discount. It was so nice of you to take the time to write such a pleasing review. Thank you, Mary Ann
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property will rejunvenate you. The house is uniquely built and surrounded by enormous trees and a relaxing creek. If you are looking to feel like you are in Northern California but only want to drive a few hours from San Diego this is the place. Where many wood built homes feel dark, specific attention was given to allow a lot of natural light making it feel bright and yet cosy.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you so much or taking the time to write. I couldn't describe it better Mary Ann (Owner)
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Honolulu, Hawai'i

Beautiful Cabin - Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Idyllwild and the cabin was perfect! There were four families getting together and the house and grounds were perfect! The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of clean linens. The kitchen was well-appointed as well. The natural stream in back and the fallen trees and bolders were fun for the kids. We collected acorns for hours. The spa was a great treat for the adults at night and it was clean and hot!

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi katie, Thank you for your lovely review. I hope you will come again. 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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$18.84
Extra Rooms per night AU$62.81
Cleaning Fee AU$226.12
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$125.62
Property Damage Protection AU$99.24
Pet per night per dog AU$18.84
Firewood Fee winter only AU$31.41
Spa 10+ winter only AU$37.69
Tax Rate 10.0%

***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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