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Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,395 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

“The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth.”

-- Sierra Club Founder John Muir (1838-1914)

Finnish design. Finnish logs. Finnish built. Live the Log Home dream...

Old world tradition meets modern-day comforts at Casa Finlandia, a custom-designed four-bedroom, two and a half-bathroom log home in the San Jacinto mountains that is rustic yet elegant, quaint yet grand, sturdy yet charming.

Two full-length balconies provide the perfect setting for entertaining while enjoying the beautiful sunsets overlooking the dense oak and pine forest and the rugged San Jacinto mountain range. The quiet home is perfectly situated between two cul-de-sacs a short walk away from downtown Idyllwild and the Idyllwild Arts school.

The two-story, nearly 2400-square-foot Honka log home contains numerous amenities, including a two-car attached garage, a bright and roomy kitchen, spectacular views from both floors, a towering wood-burning fireplace and cathedral ceilings.

Casa Finlandia’s dining room abuts both the great room and the kitchen, creating an open and airy floor plan. The great room has three tall, nearly floor-to-ceiling windows. On a clear day, the Pacific Ocean sparkles in the distant view. A view of Lake Diamond is much closer. The kitchen includes KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, slab granite countertops and custom-made Alder wood cabinetry.

The main level features the great room, dining room and kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom, a second bedroom that may be converted into a small office or den. This level also has a half-bathroom off the foyer, the attached 515-square-foot garage, a balcony and a wide front porch.

The lower level features two bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet, a full bathroom, laundry facilities, space for a wine cellar or extra storage, a family room and the second balcony that, like the upper balcony, runs the length of the home.

Maple hardwood floors cover the main floor, while Berber carpet on the lower level will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The home has custom paint and many design details, such as copper capping on logs and balcony posts.

Each room on the main level has exposed log work featuring Honka logs direct from Finland. The Finnish builder took great care in building Casa Finlandia, evidenced in the many extras, such as wood detail and tiled bathrooms.

Six windows in the great room allow for plenty of sunlight. Enjoy perfect temperatures all year round with forced air and heat.

Keywords: Log Home, log cabin, vacation rental, log house, rental house, house, private house, cabin

More Details

Property Manager
Irma Niskala
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2017

About Irma Niskala

Owners are all from Scandinavia, which is why the cabin is built from imported Finish logs from Honka. We have lived in California for most of our life's and wanted a getaway in the mountains to remind us of home.

Irma Niskala purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

Total relaxation, crackling fireplace, majestic views... We go here to unwind and relax, and for lovely romantic getaways. Idyllwild is such a romantic little mountain town, with a surprising number of yearly events. Restaurants are good, and eating amidst the pines watching the squirrels of unusual size (SOUS) is just lovely.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an amazing time. I called Monica and told her we refused to leave, we just loved it. We are planning our return trip and going to stay couple days longer. The hiking trails are awesome.

Jan 2010
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Idyllwild House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2395 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


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Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
San Diego

Lovely cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. It was perfect for two families - one stayed upstairs and the other downstairs. What impressed me about this cabin is that it was warm (held heat well) and sound did not travel. Meaning - despite young kids and differing schedules, all had a great time and we didn't need to tip toe around. And....what a view!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vivian ! I'm so happy to hear, you had great time and wanted also to thank you for taking such good care of the cabin. Welcome back ! Irma
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San Diego, CA

A Perfect Idyllwild Cabin with an Incredible View!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (two kids, two adults) and my parents had a wonderful long weekend stay in this cabin. The cabin was super cozy and comfortable and the view from the back deck was just incredible! The kitchen was well-stocked and there was plenty of room for everyone to relax and do their thing :).

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joan I'm always happy to hear, that our quests had a great stay in our cabins. Also wanted to thank you for taking such good care of the cabin, everything was perfect after you. Welcome back ! Warmest regards Irma
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Gorgeous and perfectly equipped

  • 5 of 5

So perfect for a large group of 8 adults and centrally located to anything one might like to do. Peaceful retreat.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

This is a beautiful home. It is elegant and homey and orlffers all the amenities you would need.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed everything about this home. The upper deck has the best views! We would certainly stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marie I hope to see you soon in Idyllwild. Also thank you for taking such good care of the cabin, everything was perfect ! Kindly Irma
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great cabin , awesome views, plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had everything we needed to spend a relaxing weekend : plenty of space, incredible views with outdoor furniture to enjoy sunsets and more. The kitchen was well stocked for our needs , we could cook together as we like to do.The balconies, both upstairs and downstairs, are incredible.

Bedrooms very spacious, the only thing to note is the one called "office-bedroom" .This one is really small and dark to be considered a real bedroom, not suited for the seventh adult in our group. Beds were a little to soft for our taste ... Bathrooms were excellent too.

Overall we will recommend this cabin to any group of six ...

Es perfecta !!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From now on this is the only place we will ever stay in Idyllwild!

  • 5 of 5

Location and view were perfect. Very open and beautiful inside. It snowed all day one of the days we were there (yes in May) and we never felt cooped up or closed in. In short everything was perfect, thanks!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $95
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change. They do not include taxes and fees. Rates start at $325.00, weekends $400.00
Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's $600.00/night 4 night minimum. Cleaning fee $150.00 and pet fee $70.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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