IDYLLWILD VACATION RENTAL, LOG CABIN IN THE SKY, WITH ~A~/C! AMAZING VIEW!

Irma Niskala

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
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IDYLLWILD VACATION RENTAL, LOG CABIN IN THE SKY, WITH ~A~/C! AMAZING VIEW!

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

“The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth.”

-- Sierra Club Founder John Muir (1838-1914)

Finnish design. Finnish logs. Finnish built. Live the Log Home dream...

Old world tradition meets modern-day comforts at Casa Finlandia, a custom-designed four-bedroom, two and a half-bathroom log home in the San Jacinto mountains that is rustic yet elegant, quaint yet grand, sturdy yet charming.

Two full-length balconies provide the perfect setting for entertaining while enjoying the beautiful sunsets overlooking the dense oak and pine forest and the rugged San Jacinto mountain range. The quiet home is perfectly situated between two cul-de-sacs a short walk away from downtown Idyllwild and the Idyllwild Arts school.

The two-story, nearly 2400-square-foot Honka log home contains numerous amenities, including a two-car attached garage, a bright and roomy kitchen, spectacular views from both floors, a towering wood-burning fireplace and cathedral ceilings.

Casa Finlandia’s dining room abuts both the great room and the kitchen, creating an open and airy floor plan. The great room has three tall, nearly floor-to-ceiling windows. On a clear day, the Pacific Ocean sparkles in the distant view. A view of Lake Diamond is much closer. The kitchen includes KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, slab granite countertops and custom-made Alder wood cabinetry.

The main level features the great room, dining room and kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom, a second bedroom that may be converted into a small office or den. This level also has a half-bathroom off the foyer, the attached 515-square-foot garage, a balcony and a wide front porch.

The lower level features two bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet, a full bathroom, laundry facilities, space for a wine cellar or extra storage, a family room and the second balcony that, like the upper balcony, runs the length of the home.

Maple hardwood floors cover the main floor, while Berber carpet on the lower level will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The home has custom paint and many design details, such as copper capping on logs and balcony posts.

Each room on the main level has exposed log work featuring Honka logs direct from Finland. The Finnish builder took great care in building Casa Finlandia, evidenced in the many extras, such as wood detail and tiled bathrooms.

Six windows in the great room allow for plenty of sunlight. Enjoy perfect temperatures all year round with forced air and heat.

Keywords: Log Home, log cabin, vacation rental, log house, rental house, house, private house, cabin

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
These homes are one of a kind, Thank you Monica. My family and I will cherish the memories forever. What an amazing way to spend the holidays. We can't wait to come back.

Bev H.
Jan 2010
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Irma Niskala

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Owners are all from Scandinavia, which is why the cabin is built from imported Finish logs from Honka. We have lived in California for most of our life's and wanted a getaway in the mountains to remind us of home.

Irma Niskala purchased this house in 2008

Total relaxation, crackling fireplace, majestic views... We go here to unwind and relax, and for lovely romantic getaways. Idyllwild is such a romantic little mountain town, with a surprising number of yearly events. Restaurants are good, and eating amidst the pines watching the squirrels of unusual size (SOUS) is just lovely.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208411vb
(858)633-3114
Idyllwild Inland Empire California
Santa Monica
5

Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5
My sisters and I loved our time at this fabulous cabin. It is beautifully appointed with lovely linens. All the appliances and heating/AC worked simply and perfectly. The views are terrific and the house is amazingly quiet. Cooking is a delight. My contact for booking and questions with Irma (owner's mom) was extremely friendly and easy. Top recommendations from the four of us.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208411vb
(858)633-3114
Idyllwild Inland Empire California
Tustin, CA
5

The Best Sunset View from Idyllwild

  • 5 of 5
The sunset view is amazing.

When I go to Idyllwild, I look for vacation properties with one of the two most sought-after views: 1) the sunset, or 2) the rock. Of all the cabins I've rented over the years, the cabin we stayed in this week had, hands down, the BEST sunset view I've ever seen from Idyllwild. It was so magical I stopped what I was doing every single evening, just to take it in. If you're a sunset person like I am, please stay here. The cabin is near the top of a hill. Views are unobstructed.

The home itself is beautiful.

Sometimes, when you rent vacation properties, it feels like you're staying in someone else's garage sale leftovers. Nothing matches. Everything's cheap. Not the case here. Irma and her family have done a marvelous job at making this a beautiful, warm, inviting and cozy second home for themselves. The rooms are thoughtfully decorated, the furniture is comfortable, and most importantly for me, since I'm an avid home cook, the kitchen is fully stocked. Example: there are THREE coffee makers in the house.

The owners are wonderful.

Part of what makes a comfortable stay is the peace of mind in knowing there are friendly, helpful owners on the other end. Irma is a pleasure to deal with, and only a phone call or email away. Bonus: the neighbors are wonderful people, too. I know this because our two dogs inadvertently got out of the house (they pulled on the lever door handles to open them and ran out the backyard) and were missing for 25 hours. With the help of Katie (neighbor), the folks over at ARF Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild, and Dave, a good Samaritan and Idyllwild resident, we were able to get the dogs back. In summary, the community of Idyllwild is full of good, caring people. For anyone interested in reading the full story, you can find it on ARF's facebook page. Posted by Kim Burnell on September 26th.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208411vb
(858)633-3114
Idyllwild Inland Empire California
Los Angeles, CA
5

Gorgeous and Wonderful Stay - Best Views in Idyllwild!

  • 5 of 5
We just had the most wonderful snowy weekend here with another family. Having two levels, our two young toddlers with different schedules still got great sleep while they were here. It was so amazingly beautiful here with the views of the mountains from high above. This cabin was very nicely appointed with all the things you need for a comfortable stay, kitchen amenities and a warm, inviting fireplace. I don't think you can find a nicer, more luxurious place to stay in Idyllwild (and I looked around a lot!) nor will you find friendlier, more helpful owners. I would definitely go back to this beautiful slice of heaven again!
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208411vb
(858)633-3114
Idyllwild Inland Empire California
San Diego
5

Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
When we first walked in we felt instantly at home (if we owned a luxury log cabin that is). Irma's home is perfect in every way! The setting is fantastic, probably one of the best views in Idyllwild, the house itself looks like it's brand new, it is beautifully done. Irma was very responsive and accommodating. We will definitely return!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208411vb
(858)633-3114
Idyllwild Inland Empire California
Beaumont, CA
5

Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely 3 days at the "Log Cabin in the Sky!" The view was outrageous. You can truly see the ocean glistening from the backyard deck. We had a group of 8 and were perfectly comfortable. Fantastic craftsmanship throughout the house, lovely fireplace. Just perfect. We'll definitely return! Thanks again!! B
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208411vb
(858)633-3114
Idyllwild Inland Empire California
5

Happy New Year at Casa Finlandia

  • 5 of 5
Our family and our friend's family wanted to do something different for New Years this year. After searching the many homes available we came across Casa Finlandia and it's wonderful owner, Irma. The home is everything the description says it is. Beautiful wood floors, tile and granite throughout, stainless steel appliances, and oh yeah, a view to die for. It had snowed in Idyllwild a couple of days before our arrival. The town, as well as the home, looked like a winter wonderland. The home was warm and inviting, with everything we needed to begin relaxing. We started a fire which kept the great room cozy the whole time we were there. Within an hour of Palm Springs, we took a day to travel on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and dine atop the mountain. Sledding, shopping, and dining at several fantastic local restaurants kept everyone as busy as they wanted to be. The people in Idyllwild are very nice and take pride in their town. We are already talking about when we'll be back! Thank your Irma for opening your home to us and allowing us to start off 2013 in style!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's always great to hear, our quests are happy and want to come back!
Thank you!

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Notes

  • Starting at $275.00 p/night.
  • US Dollars
  • Weekend rate Friday/Saturday starts $375.00 p/night.
  • Weekday rate Sunday thru Thursday only starts $275.00 p/night.
  • Holiday rate is $600.00 per night with 4 night min.(Thanksgiving, Christmas and
  • New Year's)
  • Other holiday rates start at $500.00 per night with 3 night minimum.
  • Small pets are welcome with an additional fee.

Amenities

Amenities

Idyllwild House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2395 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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