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STUNNING CUSTOM RETREAT IN THE TREES

Carre St Andre

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Carre St Andre

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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STUNNING CUSTOM RETREAT IN THE TREES

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Julian Cabin Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy our spacious, beautifully-crafted open cabin with stunning views across our valley through two-story windows: an instant feeling of retreat! You can also feel good about your retreat knowing that 100% of the energy used during your stay will be powered by the sun sing our solar water and solar electric systems.

The spacious kitchen, outfitted with new stainless steel appliances and plenty of cooking tools, lets you enjoy meal preparations without missing out on any of what's going on. The generously-sized island makes both a great work area and a good place to hang out. The kitchen includes a microwave, two full-size ovens and plenty of gadgets for your culinary adventures.

Curl up on the loft couch or downstairs in front of the fire for a restful getaway. Get a group together to play board games or put together puzzle from our collection. Gather in our front room to watch a favorite movie on our 47' flat screen t.v. with Blu-Ray/DVD player. Spend a morning reading in the teak swing hanging in the oak tree just outside the kitchen window.

The two similar bedrooms feature queen beds, with luxurious and cozy linens (and the same goes for the pull-out sofas downstairs). The cabin is perfect for a family get-away, and includes a pack-and-play crib for the little ones.

Modern rustic tile in the bathrooms and showers compliments reclaimed antique vanities. The downstairs bath includes a spacious shower; the upstairs bath has a shower/tub.

A generously-sized balcony/deck spans the back of the house, accessed through two french doors. Teak patio furniture lets you enjoy this extra outdoor living space--perfect for morning coffee, outdoor dining, and stargazing at night.

The house features stunning custom work, including a rustic and elegant railing made from oak trees that grew on our property; solar water heating continues our commitment to eco-friendly choices. Whether you enjoy being outside hiking and exploring Julian or just want to stay indoors for a weekend of rest and relaxation, this house offers an experience of mountain retreat as soon as you walk inside!

Our home is located about 2 miles south of Julian's town center, and about 5 miles north of Lake Cuyamaca. On a beautiful hillside, it is a gorgeous vantage point for watching the seasons in Julian, and has easy access to town and to outdoor adventures.

Keywords: cabin, family, retreat, rustic, elegant, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carre St Andre (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014

About Carre St Andre

We're a family of three generations. Grandpa and Grandma moved to San Diego with the Navy, and have enjoyed it ever since. Mom and Dad are retired now, too, and the kids try to fit weekends in Julian in between their other commitments!

Carre St Andre purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Carre St Andre chose Julian

This cabin is a beloved part of our family, since our grandparents built here in the 70s; after the original house burned in the Cedar Fire of 2003, we've rebuilt it ourselves as a place to enjoy the mountains and each other!

What makes this cabin unique

We love using the house as a place to relax and hang out, as a place to work on projects, and as a setting for family meals and cooking together. The back deck is a fabulous place to sit and stargaze at night or soak in sunlight during the day. Plus, it's a great base for exploring the fun things in the area. We like hiking, GeoCaching, and shopping in town, and love the pie at the Julian Pie Shop. (If you go there, tell Tim the Littlehales say hi.) :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I came up for a few days of relaxation and our daughter and her family joined us a few days later. What a beautiful home you have and what a blessing that you share it with lucky folks like us! We had a great time exploring Julian; downtown, geocaching, museum, Lake “C” a gold mine and train ride-but it brought us great joy to come back everyday to your beautiful home! My oldest grandson slept in the loft and I would find him every morning staring out the windows at the amazing view! The whole family enjoyed the deck every morning and evening! I loved reading your family/house story and the pics, so we could put a “face with the name.” It is evident, this is a “house that LOVE built!” Thank you again for sharing your your beautiful home. We have created many great family memories. May God richly bless your family for blessing ours!
Sep 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Stunning Custom Retreat in the Trees
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 27 reviews
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Stunning Custom Retreat in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343984vb
-760 765-0111
Julian San Diego County
San Diego, CA
5

Jeremy Dotson

  • 5 of 5
AWESOME! The cabin was clean, upgraded and perfect for entertaining my group for the weekend. It was well worth the trip up to Julian. We will definetly stay there again in the future. Also, great to know there are several accommodations for babies.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Custom Retreat in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343984vb
-760 765-0111
Julian San Diego County
Chandler, Az
5

Excellent and relaxing vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
In a word, this home is fantastic! The floor plan is absolutely spectacular and made for a very relaxing vacation with my family. We really appreciated the pictures of the owners and their family telling the story of how this home was built. The sense of pride and family tradition is very evident. The location of this house is perfect; about 2 miles from Julian for shopping, restaurants and a market. Still far enough removed in the hills so you can have your privacy and enjoy a quiet get-away!

The description was very accurate, the kitchen is well stocked with great appliances, pans, dishes, utensils, etc. We stayed a total of 8 nights and went out to eat only a few times. Making most of our meals in the great kitchen just like we were at home. We really loved the wall of windows facing the west. The deck, by the way, is amazing! We spent many hours sitting and having morning coffee, watching the kids play games on the hill side below, or just gazing at stars in the evening. I really can't imagine a much better design for a house in the hills. The great ceiling fans and abundance of windows provided great circulation of the cool evening breezes. We enjoyed the entertainment center very much. Making it a point to have family movie time in the evenings. The kids were happy and right at home with the XBOX 360, Rock Band and WII systems provided. They brought some of their own games too.

We would return!

In the spirit of constructive feedback, there are a couple things I want to bring to the attention of the owners.

1. Upon arrival, we found what looked like wash cloths and dish towels left in the dryer. From the wrinkles and stiffness, I assume that they were cleaned but the dryer had not been turned on.

2. Circuit breaker in one bedroom was tripped. No problem for me to find and reset. But maybe it needs replacement. No other problems with it during our stay.

3. As I mentioned before, we stayed 8 nights. When we departed, I was somewhat concerned about leaving our week+ worth of trash in the single plastic can on the side of the house out front. There was too much really to fit under the sink as instructed. I saw a large raccoon prowling the night before. So I hope it did not come back and tear in to the trash before it could be emptied by cleaning staff. Maybe a procedure allowing us to move plastic trash can to the back deck away from critters upon check out. Or a more secure containment system.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Custom Retreat in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343984vb
-760 765-0111
Julian San Diego County
New York
3

Positive with a few issues

  • 3 of 5
We rented the house for three nights for 4 adults.
We were pleased with the look and comfort of the house but there were a few issues.
I needed to do laundry when we arrived (one reason we rented a house) because we had been traveling for a week. I discovered the dryer was full of damp sheets.
In the upstairs bath the sink leaked. We discovered this after brushing our teeth the first night and then standing in a puddle of water. We found some old rags in the laundry room closet and used those to soak up the water. We tried to be careful about using the sink the next two days but this was an inconvenience. There was only one small towel per person and only three washcloths for the 4 people. There was a quarter roll of toilet paper on the holder when we arrived and only one very small extra roll in each bathroom. 4 people, 3 days. We had to go buy toilet paper and paper towels as there were none in the kitchen.
The kitchen culd use a good cleaning. The fridge was dirty and had some spoiled food as did some of the kitchen cabinets The kitchen sink was dirty and the dishwasher looked as if it had been loaded but not run and then the dirty dishes put away. The inside was filled with food /grease. I ran it empty before we used it.
There was no electricity in one of the bedrooms the first night, which we didn't discover until we went to bed after dark. We couldn't find the breaker box and there was no instructions on where it was. Other than the rental office phone number which was not open in the evening or on Saturday, there was no emergency phone number given. We did find the breaker box outside the next day.
The ceiling fans in the bedrooms had a thick layer of dust on them.

I don't want the entire review to be negative as it is a lovely, comfortable home and sitting on the outside deck in the morning with a cup of tea was very enjoyable.
A good attention to detail cleaning, some maintenance and extra towels/toilet paper would have moved this into the excellent catagory. We were happy to have a home to stay in while in the area.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your substantive review of our property, detailed information like this is how we constantly improve. I have addressed these issues with our management company and our housekeeper so that we can ensure that they do not happen again.
As it happens I stayed in the house immediately after you and found the leaky sink as well. It has since been fixed and will not impact future guests.
With regard to the Circuit Breaker that was tripped we have found that there was a faulty breaker and are having it replaced.
If you'd like to stay with us agin in the future please contact us so that we can arrange a discount for you.
Thanks,
Matthew
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Stunning Custom Retreat in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343984vb
-760 765-0111
Julian San Diego County
5

Fantastic getaway for a few friends.

  • 5 of 5
So, what wasn't to like, just a cozy little place in a quiet little mountain community. The cabin itself looks great from the outside, but just enjoying the indoors all weekend with my best friends was amazing too. We aren't the party type, but more the hang out inside and play board games type, so this retreat was just perfect. There was a small little hiccup with sheets and blankets, but it was rectified by the owner so there are no complaints from us. We have been telling any one that is interested that they should come here, so if that's you, then please visit. We can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Custom Retreat in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343984vb
-760 765-0111
Julian San Diego County
5

Beautiful cabin!!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin exceeded our expectations.. We absolutely loved it.. It's spacious, beautiful, clean..Loved the big deck.. Has everything you might need.. So close to town.. I would definitely recommend it to everyone and would definitely stay there again..
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Custom Retreat in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343984vb
-760 765-0111
Julian San Diego County
5

Lovely Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
The location listed was spot on when we arrived. The photos did not do the home justice at all. The home was sparkling and shining when we entered, everything was operational and functioning. Emails were answered quickly when we had questions.
Upon driving in, be prepared for a very steep driveway and only 3 available parking spots in total. After entering through the doors, our first reaction was, "wow!" As you walk in, you're greeted with a fabulous kitchen to the left and a spacious living room to the right. Your walls contain windows up the side which allows in a plethora of natural lighting. As you venture up the stairs, there is a mini couch area before you enter your bedrooms. The bedrooms have ample outlets for our phones, laptops, and plenty of linen were found in the drawers. Towels were bountiful in both bathrooms, but we didn't quite like the "luxurious rainfall shower head" downstairs. It sprayed everywhere but the person showering. The heroes of this home were the living room and kitchen. The living room had two full couches, one on each side and the family room had a full assortment of games for the Wii and Xbox (great for keeping the kids busy!). The kitchen was amazing! We had two separate full ovens (with convection capabilities) and the sink was deep enough to hold everything. We were able to make bacon, eggs, sausage, spam and pancakes all at the same time! (With two people of course). The long dining table was able to hold all the food and 8 people sitting to eat comfortably. We were told the kitchen was fully stocked for us. We realized that was an understatement. There was a wide assortment of pots and pans, a spice rack enough to make chili, enough cups to satisfy 6 teens throughout the day (who dirtied dishes like there was no tomorrow), and we even found a large griddle in the cabinets. Cleanup was a breeze for us since the stove top was a smooth top surface and plenty of kitchen towels were found in the drawers.

This is a home we would definitely come back to! Next time we need a place to stay in the area, we are for sure booking this lovely retreat in the trees again!
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your review. I now have had several comments about the shower head and am having it replaced. I hope the new shower head is pleasing to more people. I hope you come and visit us again.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bailey's BBQ
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Julian Cabin Rental Rates

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Amenities

Julian Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Our house is 100% powered by the sun and your stay will not cause any greenhouse emissions. On the garage roof you will see our solar water heater which is an evacuated tube collector. On the house roof you will see our solar electric generating system. The solar electric system offsets 100% of our use on an annual basis. The solar electric system was installed by Sungevity and we have been very pleased with them and the system. If you like our system copy and paste this link and save $500 on solar! http://www.sungevity.com/get-your-iquote?referral-code=1060140&oursun=forall-tw

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