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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
Speaks: english, finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Idyllwild Vacation Rental, Log Cabin in the Sky, with ~A~/C! Amazing View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 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: Feb 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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Southern California

Log Cabin with Local Owner

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautifully constructed. Quiet dead end street. Amazing view. And it really works well with a local owner who is there to answer when you have a question.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful property and superb location would book again

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Idyllwild many times and rented many houses. For us this is the best so far and would happily rent again. My only constructive criticism is the upstairs sitting room has a sofa and one armchair so comfortable for 3-4 people max. In snowy cold weather it is nice to sit around the fire and chat and play games. With a group of 6-8 it was often the case that there was nowhere comfortable to sit unless you start dragging heavy furniture from downstairs which we did. Or you sit down stairs alone or in your bedroom to read which is not such a cosy environment or social and tends to be less warm. So would nice to add a chair or two to upstairs sitting room year round or just winter or when you have groups of 4+. In summer am guessing not an issue as most people spread out more and use the balcony etc. Hope this helps and hope to stay again

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I'll make sure there will be extra seating upstairs,since I know it's hard to get the chairs from downstairs. Till next time, Irma
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Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Family spent the Thanksgiving week in Irma's beautiful cabin. Could not have enjoyed it more. Craftsmanship is second to none inside and out. Had to stop a number of times and just admire it. Cabin is tastefully decorated and well appointed. Plenty of room for everybody to be comfortable. Three of the bedrooms have adjoining bathrooms. View off the upper deck is amazing and the kitchen is well equipped to create some fantastic meals. With the fireplace roaring cabin was cozy, no need for additional heat. Irma could not be more accommodating and considerate. Thank you Irma. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brian and welcome back !
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Beautiful and wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our weekend stay in this home. Inside the house is beautiful as the pictures. The view is gorgeous. The home is comfortable, cozy, clean and has everything we needed (even great wifi connection). The mattresses are comfortable. It is definitely a wonderful home away from home. We would come back and recommend this place. Irma was wonderful too as she returned our inquiries promptly. Thank you Irma.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maryann, it was a pleasure to have you there and you are so welcome back :) Irma
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Carlsbad, CA

Wonderful Family Getaway with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

This is our first time renting a home in Idyllwild and we couldn't have been more pleased with this place and our rental experience. The house was more than spacious enough for our family which included 5 adults, 1 toddler, 1 baby and 2 dogs. Everything was provided for (linens, kitchen utensils, towels, dog bowls, etc.); all we had to bring up was our food and clothes! The interior was very clean and updated and functional for our needs. The views from the deck were stunning and a relaxing place to enjoy coffee early in the morning and wine in the evening. The home was at the top of the mountain so it was extremely peaceful and felt secluded even though the town was a short 5-10 minute drive away. From the beginning, Irma made the rental process easy and was always available to answer questions or concerns. I have already recommended this place to several people and would look no further when deciding on a rental home in Idyllwild!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Idyllwild House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter holidays
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

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