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Cute & Cozy Forest Home 1-2 hours to San Diego, Los Angeles, Palm Spring, Joshua Tree

House • Idyllwild-Pine Cove CA United States

    4 Guests  
    2 Bedrooms  
    3 Beds  
    1.0 Bathroom  
    6 Car spaces 
    Secondary home  

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Listed  February 2020
Views  341
Response rate  N/A

General overview

Our house is 3.5 miles (7 minute drive) from the beautiful Artist town of Idyllwild. Fabulous galleries, restaurants and live music most nights. See some fabulous restaurants here: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/southern-california/discover-delicious-local-restaurants-in-a-small-mountain-town-in-so-cal/?fbclid=IwAR0OJnevhPcC1Jaqx2eFlUgKl0iR-N-tvvAOj1oULYi2DvCrlefAZfqJRWs Our place is on the national forest with amazing sunset views and hiking trails right outside our door. Idyllwild is touted as being a top art destination in America. You can explore many art gallery's, a local art/winery, hiking, rock climbing, the Idyllwild Nature Center, our Historical Museum and live music at one of the many fabulous restaurants in town. See this link: https://medium.californiasun.co/idyllwild-is-a-small-town-antidote-to-city-life-in-southern-california-3dffe9e3f0f8 If you love the outdoors and you’re craving a dose of fresh air and mountain scenery, then you’ll have to take some time to explore this paradise. FYI....Lots to see on youtube about idyllwild. The link below is not ours. It gives a nice review of what Idyllwild has to offer. Sorry to say, Ideology, one of the restaurant's featured is closed. ; - ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jil_zCKWRMQ

The space

One level, approx 1000 sq ft with an open floor plan. There are 2 bedrooms one with a queen bed the other has two singles. The house sits at the back of a long drive way and boarders the national forest. There is no street noise and it's is very quiet! Lot's of lovely outdoor spaces to enjoy nature in the forest. There is a seating area in the garden, a picnic table in under trees and a table on the back porch w/ umbrellas for shade. We have a bean bag toss, checker, backgammon, dice, cards, remote control car, hula-hoops. We spend as much time as possible in Idyllwild and are open to hosting both when we are there and when we are not. We enjoy hosting and meeting people from all over the world.

Guest access

A lock box, if we are not there to personally greet you. The house is a single level with easy access. A few stair to enter. We may to be there to show you around and answer any questions you may have. We will always be available by phone. Also, we have friends and neighbors near by that can help if you need something.


I have a masseuses who will come to the house if you want a massage. We are not into TV. Thus, we do not have cable. We do have internet so you can watch movies on netflix and there is a DVD player. You will need to log your phone on to the internet to get phone reception. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), a 2,600 mile hike from Mexico to Canada, goes though the town of Idyllwild at about mile 170. In 2019, we hosted 19 hikers, from all over the world and enjoy sharing meals, hearing their stories and energy they bring to our life.


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Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Travel styles

    Long term
    Sport and leisure
    Last minute

House rules

    Unsuitable for infants under 2
    Unsuitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking


Our neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. Hiking and biking trails right outside our door. You may see deer, coyotes, squirrels, rabbits, many beautiful birds. There are a few recent sighting of a mountain lion, snakes and bear. This is the forest and we are living in the animals house. Our friend/neighbor offers an airbnb hiking experience and tour of the forest trials right outside our door. I do recommend it! link is here: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/766849?location=Idyllwild-Pine%20Cove%2C%20CA%2C%20United%20States&adults=1&source=p2 We have a small mini market for emergency provisions (it is pricey), gas station, and laundromat you can walk to. 3.5 miles (7 minute drive) from the beautiful Artist town of Idyllwild. Fabulous galleries, restaurants and live music most nights. Idyllwild has everything you need library, post office, fabulous restaurants, gift stores, winery, movie theater, yoga, massage, pickle ball courts, skate board park, children playground, live music, many yearly festivals, every Thursday in summer music in the park, brewery, every Friday a women's writing group, full-moon drum circle, AA and Ala-non meetings, palliates, jazzersize.

Getting around

You will need a car. The center of Idyllwild village is 3.5 miles away and has everything you need. Two hours from San Diego or Downtown Los Angeles. One hour to Palm Springs Tram or Temecula Wine Country. Airports approx driving times without traffic: Los Angles LAX 2.5 hours San Diego 2.5 hours Ontario 1.5 hours Palm Springs 1 hour

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Laura and Matt

Idyllwild, California USA
Joined February 2020
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