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One of the Loveliest Log Homes Secluded Near a Mountain River, Family Retreats

R.J. Hendrickson

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Speaks: english
Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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One of the Loveliest Log Homes Secluded Near a Mountain River, Family Retreats

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Angelus Oaks House Rental Photos and Description

6 BRs 2.5 BAs. Optional 7th BR & 1BA (2 queens, 800sf add $100) sleeps 10-17

(2014 Highest Rating and Best Value for a Quality 6-7 Bedroom Home in Big Bear!)

A River Paradise - 300' of private property on the pristine Santa Ana River headwaters. Five acres with a beautiful year-round river. A relaxing private mountain sanctuary intended for guests that are looking for a unique retreat in the San Bernardino Mountains (rural Seven Oaks). A place for rest, rejuvenation and discovery. About 2 hours from Orange County or Los Angeles, yet worlds away. Though your surroundings are authentically rustic, there's no need to rough it: you'll find everything you need in the main house. A wonderful combination of furnishings, location, views and amenities.

Perched on a sunny mountainside, a pristine sanctuary to renew the spirit and refresh the senses. Wander and explore the lovely orchard and you’ll feel the splendor of simpler times. Meditate in the fresh mountain air and the beautiful ambiance of the river landscape. Relax in a comfortable handcrafted log home in the woods. You’ll find a wide selection of music, dozens of inviting books and a cozy, peaceful place just for you.

Handcrafted in 2007 this custom log home is comfortably appointed with antiques and modern amenities. The cabin is kept very clean. Upon entering the cabin, before you is the great room, which is surrounded by windows and decks that brighten the entire area and offer spectacular views. The dining area seats ten with additional seating at the breakfast bar for two. There is also a large picnic table on the deck for 10+. The kitchen island is centrally located in the house with vaulted ceilings and lots of handcrafted character. A great place to enjoy cooking in an open floor plan to the living room and loft. The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and adjacent bathroom, the second bedroom has a full bed and 1/2 bath. The loft has a Queen bed. (Only the two upstairs bedrooms and loft are part of the log area.) Three downstairs bedrooms have 1 King, 1 CA King, and 1 Full bed - great for the extra guests. One additional large bathroom downstairs. (New: Optional 7th bedroom for large groups over 13 guests. 2 queen beds plus extra bathroom, 800 sq ft. add $100 per night.)

There are over 800 sq. ft. of deck wrapped with inspiring mountain views. There is a 25 foot tree swing for the kids. Bob crane and Hootie the owl fly by often.

Best Location on this River!

The Santa Ana River upper headwaters of the river in the San Bernardino Mountains still retain a free flowing character and outstanding natural values. The upper headwaters, including its sparkling waters, scenic verdant meadows, rich riparian habitat, and thick forests of pine, fir, and oak offer an outdoor recreation mecca for hikers, bicyclists and fishermen. Perfect place to reconnect with family and friends in a green and pristine mountain wilderness. Come and surround yourself with the natural beauty and privacy of a wooded landscape.

Give yourself time for writing and hiking, painting and reading and stargazing in this peaceful sanctuary. Sit back and take delight in the breath-taking view from the deck as the sun sets and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. Birdwatchers often spot owls, herons, ducks, woodpeckers, hawks and quail.

This is a quality rental for families, perfect for family reunions and retreats.

RESTRICTIONS: We only rent to responsible people. It’s NOT a party house. No smoking, no fires, no firearms, no pets, no boomboxes. Please respect our neighbors, NO music or noise outdoors after 9 pm. No activities that would prevent our neighbors’ ability to enjoy their residences peacefully - sorry, no weddings or large events. River access is limited to 300' of river on our property only. Please do not trespass on the neighbors property. You may also access the river by walking up the road, past the 3 homes toward the gate and cut across to the river, then walk UP the river toward the bridge. This goes along public forest land and is a lovely hike.

Winter - please carry chains. We are located at 4,600' elevation. (No high altitude headaches here).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
R.J. Hendrickson (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About R.J. Hendrickson

Originally from the lake country of northern Minnesota. Robert hand-scribed this fabulous home and all the amazing details. Robert likes to tinker and invent. Anna enjoys landscaping this five acre canvas. Their hospitality experience included owning a bed and breakfast in New Zealand. The log house shares this five acre property with the owner’s cabin - 300' away from the house. We respect your privacy, but if you need anything we can assist immediately. We are very interested in making sure your stay is comfortable.

R.J. Hendrickson purchased this house in 1997

Why R.J. Hendrickson chose Angelus Oaks

We handcrafted this unique log home ourselves, with much attention to detail. Located in a beautiful green wilderness, the Santa Ana River is unique for So. California - green and pristine. Love the apple blossoms and yucca in the Spring. Bird watching includes herons, owls, quail and hawks. Stars are a lot brighter out here. We encourage our guests to learn about our region's rich history, encouraging stewardship of this rich and unique riparian environment.

What makes this house unique

Private gate, 1/2 mile to the cabin. Only ten neighbors, all homes are on 5 acres surrounded by 30+ miles of beautiful national forest. This is not crowded like Big Bear. Fabulous views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

RJ…just want to add my 2 cents worth.

We really enjoyed the 2 night stay at your Log cabin. What an accomplishment. My daughter and her husband flew out from Dallas just for my Mom’s 90th birthday celebration, so you know this was a big deal for me and Tammy to have our mom honored like this. Your place was perfect. And added to that was the warm feeling you gave us to be around you. We have been emailing each other back and forth saying how we hope we can all get together again and do a repeat.
Apr 2010
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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

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One of the Loveliest Log Homes Secluded Near a Mountain River, Family Retreats
average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews
5

Magical! A True Gift that this Property is Shared

  • 5 of 5

It was our second time staying at the Angelus Oaks cabin. I am just so grateful to Anna and RJ that they are willing to share their very special cabin and acreage. The setting and the cabin is magical. We shared the experience with 3 other families and six eight-year old boys. The boys were sobbing when they had to leave. In fact, my son sobbed most of the afternoon, asking why we couldn't stay longer. The families decided we have the make the Angelus Oaks cabin adventure an annual event. Which brings me to the greatest gift RJ and Anna are providing in sharing their property: lasting and meaningful memories! RJ's and Anna's generosity goes far beyond just sharing their property. Anna extended her kindness even further and brought us and our children on a river hike (which required exponential patience with 6 eight-year old boys). It felt startlingly close to Huck Finn with some of the boys antics. In the end we felt so close to the property and to RJ and Anna that we couldn't help breaking bread with them, again! Cheers to you both. Looking forward to another magical time at the cabin with good food, good wine, good company and some skinned knees (which for our young boys comes with the territory).

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

Like visiting family.

  • 5 of 5

Easy,easy and very safe ride from Orange County. What a welcoming hostess!. The owner is super relax and that feeling is contagious. Can you believe that she even took us on a tour to the river bed and showed us different wild plants?. Felt like she had all the time of the world for us.

... like visiting family and that all your needs will be taken care off.

The weather was perfect the views are even better than the pictures. I'm glad my sister found this place. I love the comforts of a cozy home and having nature right at you doorstep. GRACIAS!!!MERCI Beaucoup!!. Hope God continues to give you plenty of energy to keep this place as beautiful as it is now. The Lepoutre.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Labor of Love

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! The owners built it themselves and we could see the loving skill they put into it. This site is quiet and rejuvenating! This was my birthday weekend and we took much of our family along to spend some time together. It was the perfect spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

BEAUTIFUL Cabin and Scenery!

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was perfect for our retreat! It was beautifully decorated and had such a warm and inviting atmosphere. It is the perfect get away from the city. We enjoyed the local outdoors and quiet serenity. The owners were so helpful and accommodating! We would LOVE to stay here again! THANK YOU for making our trip great! : )

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Long Beach, California
5

Amazing! Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this log home multiple times and love it. The property is stunningly beautiful, the home is a hand-built jewel, excellently equipped and very comfortable and the owners, Anna and RJ, are gracious, helpful hosts. Each time we have stayed (10 to 12 times) we have cleaned the home and promptly received a full refund of our deposit. We will keep returning, every season if we can!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The Most Magical Cabin

  • 5 of 5

From the moment that I got out out of my car til the moment I stepped into this magical place, I knew i was heaven. Seven bedrooms - each with its own theme, each bed with fresh linens, immaculately clean bathrooms, full kitchen, separate dining room, every nook and corner, from ceiling to floor, i could see how the owners put in all their loving finishing touches. They have a washer and dryer, beautifully landscaped yards, tons of apples (in season) , same goes for blackberries and rasberries, three decks- one next to a flowing river, places to hike, to bikeride, etc.

if you want a place to go to , to help melt away the stresses of everyday life, to escape to a peaceful quiet place so that you could actually hear yourself think, then this is your special place. Thank you Rasa snd RJ, i had a wonderful time and hope to come back very very soon.Aciu Labai!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Loch Leven Christian Conference
Trout Fishing
"Rainbow Trout is stocked in the Santa Ana River. 5 miles past Angelus Oaks, left on Glass R..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ontario
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Seven Oaks Resort
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Gold Mine Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Redlands
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 38
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Angelus Oaks
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
Santa Ana River
Car: necessary

25 Miles to Big Bear & Redlands. Hwy 38 turn on Glass Rd.

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Rates & Availability

From $395 Per night

Angelus Oaks House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Summer
Jul 2 2015 - Sep 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable cleaning fee* $400
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day: 3 night min. @ $450 per night.
Summer: Jul 2 - Sep 8 ($450).
Optional 7th bedroom (2 queen beds + 1 BA, separate water heater, 800 SF) add $100 per night, sleeps 4.
Thanksgiving thru New Years Holidays: (Includes 7th BR/BA) 4 Holiday nights @ $700 night. Rate break: 5 Holiday nights @ $600
Mail (1st nights rent) $395 check deposit to "R.J. Hendrickson" to make a reservation. No credit cards.
Balance due with first arrival at check in: cash, check or money order.
You do not have a reservation until we receive your check by mail.
(Trip Cancellation Insurance is available thru VRBO/Home Away.) Deposits are non-refundable.
Refundable cleaning fee* $300 for 13 persons max, $400 over 13.
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Amenities

Angelus Oaks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Included in the rental of the 7th bedroom, 2Q beds, add $100
  • Paper towels, toilet paper and bathroom carpets are provided, please bring bath towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , second upstairs log
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom, log area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , full bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master upstairs log area
    Bedroom 7 (for over 12 guests, add $100/night) - 2 queen , Optional xtra bedroom, 2 queen beds, 1 xtra bathroom, 800 SF
  • Linen are supplied for the beds. King beds have down comforters.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Riverfront, trout fishing, apple orchard, private road, property is on 5 acres, home has unique handcrafted log details, art, antiques, huge deck with incredible mountain views. Taking children into the wilderness is a great opportunity for parents to teach children to love and protect our natural resources. Our property is designed with the safety and well being of our guests as the first priority. The benefits of connecting children and adults alike with nature are far-reaching. We would not want you to miss the magical moments that will unfold as you and your child as you open your hearts to the natural world. Children have a 25' tree swing, hammock, slide rock, tree house, border collie that likes to fetch and lots of room to run around. Owners have 3 outdoor dogs on this 5 acre property. 2 border collies and a wannabe. They are not allowed in the log house. No pets, no exceptions. No large events.

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