In the 1860's Julian was known for gold mining but is now best known for its apple pies and outdoor activities. Julian has been preserved with its false front buildings on Main Street, USA and has a rustic appeal that has millions of visitors coming back each year to enjoy its small town atmosphere. 2 Lilac Acres is the perfect nonsmoking retreat. It is located, unlike other listings, in the actual town of Julian. It is 4 miles from the Main Street, and is situated on 2+ acres of pine, oak and fruit trees. Springtime dots the acreage with daffodils and a long row of tall lilacs. Fall brings beautiful red and yellow leaves and Christmas mistletoe drape from the trees.
Once inside you'll find the 2000 sq ft interior remodeled, with the exception of the bath areas. It features a natural stone hearth with an eco-friendly and efficient pellet stove, central heat and air conditioning, cable and wireless wifi, hardwood floors, hand painted kitchen cabinets and new stainless appliances.
The spacious master bedroom has a king sized bed with french doors opening to a large deck in the midst of tall oaks and pines. The full bath with oval tub and separate shower has dual sinks for your convenience.
Located at the opposite end of the master bedroom is the children's area which opens up into two bedrooms. The Rainforest Bedroom holds a queen size bed and boasts a hand painted rainforest mural. The floor to ceiling windows can be used to watch a bright moon or a star filled night sky. The adjoining room includes two twin beds and has a built in desk area for portable dvd players, games, etc... The children's bath has a shower only.
Your children must be supervised by you at all times while outside. Julian has many wild animals, including a resident mountain lion that is sighted on occasion.
You are also expected to clean up after your children and not allow them to eat on the living room furniture or in bedrooms.
Your family dog is invited to stay as long as he/she weighs less than 35 lbs and is on flea prevention. You are expected to clean up after your pet and not allow them to sleep on the furnriture or bedding.. Bags and a trash can will be available in the fenced dog run located off the deck.
Smoking Not Allowed: The property is totally non-smoking. If you are a smoker you may not smoke anywhere on the property. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 21 yrs old with ID. Kid Friendly: Children are welcome and will enjoy our 2 acres with our famous climbing tree at the front of the property. There are rope and tire swings available. The rain forest room is a favorite, with its hand painted mural. There are books written when my daughter was 9 yrs old that children enjoy reading.
I have owned the property for 15 years. It has been a vacation rental for 3 yrs. We have been pleasantly surprised how nice our guests have been. It seems to be the perfect getaway for couples, families and retreats. We have been pleased to host our guests becoming engaged, military retreats, faith retreats, family reunions and couples just wanting to sit on our deck and enjoy the deer and turkey passing through the property. We hope your stay with us is a special one.