|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
It's here... We just completed renovations on the the Custom built Geodesic Dome house adjacent to the lodge, VRBO listing #653847. Yes, the house next door to Casa de Luz is available. Ask about our discounts for booking both properties at the same time. Perfect for large groups of up to 18 people. The dome is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, with amazing views, an open kitchen, large dome ceilings, and a baby grand piano.
Casa de Luz is a Hillside getaway with altitude now on over 3 acres! Come stay with us for your Idyllwild experience. Pungent pine trees, mountain views, cocktails on the deck. Walk to art galleries, enjoy creekside hikes, gaze at star filled skies while you enjoy our four bedroom, three bathroom home. The knotty pine interior offers a full kitchen, great room with cathedral ceilings and brand new custom draperies, master suite with private deck featuring a seasonal four poster outdoor bed, outdoor lounge area with views of Tahquitz, and six person jacuzzi. Just relax or choose from a menu of personalized services. We offer private chef service, rock climbing trips and hikes, yoga, spa treatments and executive retreats. We will customize your experience to ensure you get to enjoy all that is unique about our southern California mountain town.
Rustic, well loved home has a master suite with a king size bed , ceiling fan, sitting room, outdoor deck and full bathroom. Downstairs bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed, ceiling fan, and it's own bathroom with a custom slate shower. Upstairs has two bedrooms with a jack and jill shared bathroom (newly remodeled custom tile shower/floor). One bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed and the other room has a king size bed. Great room offers a large wood burning fireplace, full wet bar, TV, stereo with iPod dock, and WIFI. Dining area in full service kitchen seats eight to ten and provides everything you need for the ultimate dinner party with friends and family.
This was once the summer writer's retreat of well known author, Earle Stanley-Gardner. Come experience a bit of history.
Lucky for me, my parents moved our family to Idyllwild and into this house when I was a child. I was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to grow up in this amazing town. I grew up writing poetry on the deck with only moonlight to illuminate the page, climbing rocks, building snowmen and having many snowball fights with my brother and sister. There were many 'White Chirstimas' mornings and Thanksgiving day hikes. My family still gathers at the house to share laughter, love and tales of life's experiences. It is a place we will always call home and I am excited to share it with you.
Ida purchased this lodge in 1976
This home was built in 1945, by Lou Britton and has since been owned by the Famous Mystery Author, Earle Stanley Gardner, whose ownership created a local nickname of 'The Mystery Cabin.' I try to create that same sense of awe upon your arrival that I felt as a child walking through the giant wood door and looking up onto the sky high knotty pine ceilings! Wow!
Five minute walk to the centre of Idyllwild's restaurants, shopping, music, and art galleries. The homeowner's family has vacationed and lived in Idyllwild for over 46 years and is committed to providing you and your family with personal service to optimmize your stay with us.
This was a really nice property, close to town just off the main road. Great access also to the nearby nature center. The owner really pays attention to detail, and left a small gift for each child in our family, and for the birthday girl. She also left fresh flowers in about every room, which was a nice touch. My mother-in-law enjoyed her potted flower birthday present too! We all enjoyed the fresh oranges and banana bread, baked by the owner...
We had such a memorable experience staying at Casa de Luz! Upon arrival, we found fresh baked bread, fresh flowers on the table and kitchen counter, and little gifts for each of our children (talk about "above and beyond"). We spent most of our daytime hiking, sometimes in the back yard and sometimes at the nature center nearby. We spent most of our nighttime in the hot tub, which has a pretty stellar view of the mountainside. The amenities are endless! Full kitchen with everything you could possibly need including coffee maker and juicer, a barbecue, two patios, wet bar, games/toys for kids, hot tub, etc. Honestly, we can't wait to go back, and we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else. Highly recommend.
This was a wonderful rental. Enough room for a large family or group of friends. The hot tub was the best I've ever experienced...very private and under the stars. The house backs up to a private hillside. Ida was a gracious host. The homemade banana bread and fresh flowers were a lovely touch. Wonderful views, lots of dishes, fresh squeezed o.j., and bathrobes for all. Idyllwild is a quaint little town with nice shops & friendly people. An easy drive from Los Angeles. I highly recommend!
This is our 2nd time staying at this comfortable cabin full of all the amenities you could possibly need. The kitchen is equipped with everything imaginable, including a juicer and fresh oranges for a refreshing morning treat. And gazing at the stars while relaxing in the jacuzzi is a perfect end to the day. It is also a short 10/15 minute walk into town. We also enjoy the fresh banana bread and fresh flowers that are awaiting your arrival. Ida is awesome to work with and makes the whole trip easy and enjoyable from beginning to end.
We were pleasantly surprised with flowers in each room, a banana bread filled basket, fresh oranges to juice and robes for us to use. The house itself was perfect for our weekend but Ida has the touch. She cares about who is using the home she grew up in. We were 5 adults and 2 children. The house is spacious and well equipped! The hot tub is perfectly situated for evening star gazing. All was clean and working properly. The location was ideal for going to town . We wil definetly be back. Thank you again, Ida.
What a fun trip. Owner was easy to contact and responded to all inquires in a timely fashion. The reservation process was easy and straight forward. Owner had excellent communication prior to arrival. Upon arrival we were welcomed with fresh oranges to squeeze for OJ, home-baked banana bread, a special gift for our toddler, and a clean, well stocked home. All from our group were thrilled with the house and the location. The kitchen had absolutely everything you could need for cooking. The spa was incredible to sit in at night under the stars. We had absolutely no complaints and would highly recommend.
The only thing I would mention that we may have missed in the house description but that did not matter to us anyway is that the two upstairs bedrooms have no doors, but do have thick privacy drapes to close across the entryway. Our party of 6 adults and 4 kids absolutely loved the whole experience.
Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram up the mountain and hike down the trail into Idyllwild. Southern California Wine Country (Temecula) is a short 45-60 min. drive and also provides lots of antique shopping in Old Town.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
3rd consecutive night booked will be at a discounted rate!
ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR EXTENDED STAYS AND LAST MINUTE BOOKING DISCOUNTS!
NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR USE OF THE SPA!
NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR LINENS!
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.