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The Bunkhouse ...Secluded Mountain Getaway!

Ronda

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Ronda

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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The Bunkhouse ...Secluded Mountain Getaway!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Julian Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Located on 5 acres, the Bunkhouse sits by itself among the pine and oak trees. Two bedrooms with queen beds and private bathrooms (one with a tub) are decorated with antiques and local art. A rather large and open, fully suited kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, gas stove and oven has extended access to the bar area and dining room table. Totally restored in 2008, this is a combined camping and luxury experience with privacy and Mother Nature at it's best.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Ronda (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Ronda

Wanting to make our family move from Colorado to Southern California as smooth as possible, my father elected to settle in the mountains east of San Diego in the Gold Mine town of Julian. I had the privilege of growing up, going to school and working in this small, family orientated town. Following college I tipped my toe in the fountain of travel and never turned back. Keeping the world at my finger tips and my small town in my heart, I moved back up to Julian and have combined my talents with the love of nature and the mountains.

Ronda purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Ronda chose Julian

The Bunkhouse is unique in the fact that it has a great calming effect on those that visit it. Once you drive up you see how secluded and peaceful the location is with the wind blowing through the pines, a faint melody of wind chimes and the flutter of the birds on their feeders, you will understand why this makes a great vacation for those needing a one-on-one with nature.

What makes this bungalow unique

Without a doubt the front porch is one of our favorite spots. Facing North Peak (south), the easterly breeze keeps the temperatures down and viewing optimal. The living room - especially in the winter with the wood burning stove fired up - is very comfortable and has several large windows that bring in the morning sunlight and evening stars. If you are looking for secluded but still rustic, with a touch of class vacation, then the Bunkhouse is for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a truly wonderful time at the Bunkhouse and were glad you and Mike joined us our first evening. The Bunkhouse is the most comfortable and inviting place to stay. The turkeys and their routine, the deer eating the birdseed from the feeder and of course the hummers and all of the other birds. The reunion was great Seeing so many of my friends and remembering those great school years together. We will look forward to coming back and spening more time on the that wonderful porch. Gail
Sep 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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The Bunkhouse ...Secluded Mountain Getaway!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Lovely Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to get away from the city! The bunkhouse is quite secluded and totally quiet and peaceful in the evening, with lots of birds and wildlife during the day. The only minor downside is that it can get kind of chilly on a cold and rainy night, but there is heating and plenty of blankets. Also, not all cell phones get reception up there, so keep that in mind when you plan your trip. In any case, the home was lovely, clean, and well decorated, with everything needed for cooking, plus some games, and electric blankets. It really felt like "home." Ronda was great, very accommodating, but she also left us to our privacy. We had a wonderful time on our first trip to Julian and this Bunkhouse was the perfect place to relax during our vacation.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda, thank you for your informative and kind review. You were a trooper -last weekend was VERY cold and rainy and you made the best of it! Verizon gets the best service up in Julian and I will make note of that to future guests. Thanks again for staying with us and I do hope you return during warmer weather. Ronda
5

Awesome experience, we'll be back

  • 5 of 5

Ronda - we had a great time. As promised on your previous renters' reviews, we enjoyed watching the deer and turkeys and hummingbirds from the front porch. The Bunkhouse was perfect ... cozy, clean, comfortable and most importantly, relaxing. We didn't catch any fish at Lake Cuyamaca, but it didn't look like anyone else did that day either ... still was a good time on the lake with my boys and the staff was very nice. We hiked to Eagle Rock on Saturday and I highly recommend that as an activity ... it was great. The Julian Grille was a big hit on our first night for dinner. I will be back with my wife, I know she will love it as well. Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Truly Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at the Bunkhouse two years in a row now and can easily say it is my favorite place in Southern California. I plan on staying here every year for the rest of my life!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I am so pleased it as special to you as it is to us. Let us keep this a tradition, call if blocked...merry Christmas, Ronda
Whittier,ca
5

Bonding Besties

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! Each year my husband and I do a weekend get away with our best friends. This year we decided to visit Julian. Julian is a quaint, quiet and serene little town and the Bunkhouse was no different. Rhonda was an amazing host who welcomed us into her cozy home. The porch seemed to be where we spent most of our time- bird,deer, bunny and wild turkey watching. When we did retire into the house we had more than enough room to lounge and play games. Comfy beds, the convenience of two bathrooms and full kitchen and bar were great additions. We all recommend the stay and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amber, you must come back....you brought the RAIN! So glad you all are into games - it was the perfect setting and weather. Thank you for your kind comments, Ronda
Santa Ana, CA
5

Peaceful and Charming Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Searching HomeAway high and low for a reasonably priced weekend escape, I wanted to find a place that was private, nicely decorated, and away from the crowds. The Bunkhouse delivered on all counts. Set on a roomy lot, it was so relaxing to sit on the porch and look up from my book from time to time to see who was ambling by. I couldn't believe the number of deer and wild turkeys! Woodpeckers flocked to the large trees in front of the cabin; nuthatches, chickadees, jays, hummingbirds, doves, all sorts of beautiful birds came and went all day long. Ronda has set out several feeders and various containers of water. The deer like the tubs, the birds like the stylish birdbath, and the hummingbirds go at each other all day trying to claim the hummingbird feeder as their territory. What a show!

The cabin is amply provisioned with cutlery, dishes, pots and pans, glassware, kitchen towels, anything you need. I brought all my own food and Ronda graciously supplied a platter of fresh fruit and some bread. She is a lovely hostess and personally came down to show me around. The decor of the cabin was charming. Lots of large picture books to enjoy, books on the Southwest, Julian, Pioneer Women, Life magazine covers, quite a myriad of subjects! A couple of things; no reason any of this would put you off….there is no phone, and my cell phone didn’t work. Didn’t really matter to me (and your cell will probably do just fine) it was probably just my carrier. No WiFi. The TV is small and you can only play VHS tapes, not DVD's. No worries, she has a lot of movies on tape, and I enjoyed watching Jagged Edge (oooo scary) and In the Line of Fire (a good thriller with Clint Eastwood). There is also no A/C in the cabin, but there are very good fans in each bedroom and the living room. However, one day was over 90 degrees and even with the fan on, it was a hot night!

The master bed and bathroom were lovely. Being a solo traveler, that is where I camped out. Probably the best provisioned bathroom I have ever seen. Towels galore, lots of closet space, good lighting, sundries for you in abundance. . There are parks nearby and walking trails (do be aware, the neighborhood is hilly), but I spent most of my time on the porch reading, breathing the sweet, clean air and enjoying the constant chatter of birds. A lovely escape and I hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Santa Monica, CA
5

Far exceeded expectations! This BUNKHOUSE is a little piece of heaven on earth! Good for the soul!

  • 5 of 5

It is rare at VRBO that, when staying at a property, you enjoy not only the place you're renting but you are also privileged enough to actually get a taste of an alternate lifestyle. At The Bunkhouse, you get that AND SO MUCH MORE. Most of the reviewers have mentioned the porch that is attached to the bunkhouse but we were not aware of its impact - its power - and that it would be SO CALMING, SO RESTFUL. Ronda has set up one of the most secluded little islands of tranquility that I have ever encountered ON THIS EARTH. There are two bird feeders there - one hanging, one on the porch - certain birds preferred one, other birds preferred the other, as well as a hummingbird feeder and three bird baths - one, a lovely pottery bath, the other, a larger trough that attracted wild turkeys and deer as well as other birds and a third - a clear pitcher - that several birds use for drinking. There was so much nature to see and be fascinated by that we were astounded and although it was in the upper 80s in Julian while we were there - the temperature on the porch was never above the mid-70s as there was a constant light and cooling breeze that kept us comfortable without a moments respite. The passing parade of animals unexpected - a mom and dad wild turkey with 7 chicken sized little turkeys in tow, deer - some with antlers, some not - a tiny, sweet little faun that we startled one morning taking out some trash, we didn't expect it and it didn't expect us so we were both pleasantly (perhaps not for the little deer) startled. MANY different species of birds were watched (Ronda provides some GREAT field glasses as well for the task) and several hummingbirds that may be the most fascinating creatures this planet has to offer. I cannot tell you enough how that porch worked on our souls - its three wind chimes create a rare atmosphere. It was therapeutic and rejuvenating and nothing short of balm for two weary city dwellers. Ronda has attended to EVERY detail in the Bunkhouse. And I mean every one. There is nothing that you might have forgotten that you will not find there. Kitchen is fully stocked with everything but food and we chose the fruit basket as our welcome gift and made great use of it. Beds were so comfortable, movies (on VHS, which I love) were varied and welcome - we watched ROMAN HOLIDAY and GONE WITH THE WIND - two fine choices! To say the place was idyllic is nothing short of understatement! GO! You'll love it. It is a very special place - not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, I am just so touched by your kind words and fabulous description of the Bunkhouse. I have never really thought of it as an "island" but you are right....surrounded by mother nature! No greater compliment than that of pure joy. Thank you. Ronda

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Julian
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Borrego
Nearest Train
65 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Julain
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
San Diego area
Car: necessary

Julian Apple Days (fall), Historical district, Local Wineries, Music Festivals (Blues Bash, Jazz Festival), Apple Picking (seasonal), Gold Panning, Gold Mine Tours, Horseback Riding, Star Gazing (seasonal), Borrego Springs Desert 40 minutes away, golf at Borrego Springs and Warrner Springs, Agaua Caliente Hot Springs about 45 minutes, fishing at Lake Cuyamaca (15 minutes away and boat rentals), and Sutherland Dam (open weekends seasonally, no boat rentals). Beaches are just over an hour away and San Diego is just over an hours drive including the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Lego Land, Balboa Park, Old Town, Horton Plaza, Seaport Village, San Diego Harbor, Coronado, Petco Park, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park is just 45 minutes away. Lastly, San Diego Lindberg Field Airport is 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Bunkhouse.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Julian Bungalow Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
cleaning fee-1 bedrm $50.00 + Tax
cleaning fee-2 bedrms $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Amenities

Julian Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks, fresh towels, seperate makeup area.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1 sink, fresh towels, accessible from bedroom and kitchen
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
A welcome amenity such as fresh fruit (local apples when in season), or Dudleys bread. Please state your preference at time of booking. The Bunkhouse is walking distance to Heise Park.

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