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Cathleen's Country Cottage Welcomes Children and Pets!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Enjoy this charming cottage located in a quiet, wooded neighborhood two miles east of Julian's historic township. Our vacation home sits on a spacious, corner lot that has a circular driveway and many mature oak, pine, and cedar trees.

The interior of Cathleen's Country Cottage includes newer hardwood flooring throughout the bedroom, kitchen, dining and living room areas. Our cottage-style windows overlook our surrounding trees. Our cottage is attractively furnished with newer, comfortable pieces that include a queen-size bed in the bedroom, two full-size sleeping futons in the living room, and a single-size sofa sleeper. Our farmhouse-style dining room furniture seats up to six people. We provide firewood for the living room's wood-burning stove. Our cheerful kitchen is equipped with dishes, flatware, and cooking ware. This cottage has air-conditioning, electric heating in each living area and ceiling fans. We provide wireless Internet service and satellite television.

Pet dogs may stay inside the cottage with their owners. Pet dogs may stay with prior approval of the property owner. This vacation home has large, fenced areas to exercise pet dogs on our large, wooded property.

There is plenty of private parking on the property that includes space for recreational vehicles.

You can use the roomy front deck for outside dining, barbecuing, star-gazing, bird-watching, and waving to friendly neighbors who are taking their daily strolls or riding their bicycles. Our trees house many birds, and capture the sounds of beautiful, mountain breezes. You may be visited by our animal neighbors that include turkeys, raccoons, deer, bobcats, and foxes.

This is a great getaway cottage where you can relax and feel that you are really on vacation!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing me and my friends to stay at your Julian cottage. We were overwhelmed when we saw the place. It was so perfect and enchanting. You have a beautiful home, and we are so thankful we found you. I will be recommending you anytime someone is planning another Julian trip.
Nov 2008
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Julian Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Respect local wildlife. No guns allowed on the property. Respect property and neighboring properties.
  • Bag and deposit trash in outside trash bins.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two,Comfortable Futons with 8* deep mattresses.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snowboarding
Located in a beautiful, wooded area.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Cathleen's Country Cottage Welcomes Children and Pets!
average rating of 4.736111 based on 73 reviews

Quiet Family Getaway - very nice

  • 5 of 5

We were there from a Saturday (a little before 2) to a Monday just shy of 11. Below are some thoughts about our stay in no particular order.

1. Bed/s - only 1 traditional bed (queen) in the bedroom. It was comfortable (for reference - we typically like pretty hard beds and our backs feel it if it's old and soft). PLENTY of blankets and towels (thank you!). One of my girls was on the twin pull out sofa and said it was fine and the other stayed on one of the fold out futons and thought it was fine. They have a lot of bedding and it was hard to find which was for the twin but that's a minor thing.

2. Kitchen - clean with enough plates/cups, etc. We didn't cook much so I can't comment on how well it was supplied. Lots of left-over ground coffee from previous guests but we didn't use it.

3. Smell - My hubs was a little nervous since it's a dog-friendly place that there would be lots of dog hair/smell around (we don't have dogs) but were happy to see that it was clean and smelled fine/nutral.

4. Owners - owner contacted me prior to coming to let me know how to get the key. Very friendly. Our interaction was minimal but when I texted her a question on the last day she responded promptly.

Other random thoughts - this is a little suburb so it's not easy to walk into town and if there are nearby trail heads we didn't find them (didn't look hard). For us - family time w/expectation of driving to 'events' and no need for country view - this was fine. Our kids are 4 - 14 and the place was appropriate for it. Only thing I would want different is to have blinds or something in front room so that they could be darkened a bit for those sleeping where the majority of the beds are and not so visible to those outside (though it's just my paranoia as the windows are above street level). Wood burning fireplace (stove?) put out a lot of heat and relatively easy to use. Didn't use the TV/Wifi so no feedback on that. Seems like a cool place for little ones when there is some snow on the ground since yard is fenced in and has a little slope to it.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Centro


  • 5 of 5

Had a great memorable time

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You have been wonderful guests! I look forward to the possibility of your repeat stay.
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Prescott Az

Very nice for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Would recommend for all

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such thoughtful guests. You have been great communicators! I look forward to your possible stay in the future. Nada Grigsby, owner
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Yorba Linda

Uncomfortable bed and couches but nice surroundings

  • 2 of 5

We loved the setting and all the trees around the property. It is a small cabin that needs refreshing. We enjoyed being able to be together away from our daily life for our 50th anniversary. But we had several disappointments. The first impression coming in the door was disappointing. The charm that could be there just wasn't. The cabin is old and looked it. The paint job was poorly thought out. Everything was one color which took away from its natural charm. The two couches were evidently make-able into beds and were not usable as couches. They looked usable but were terribly uncomfortable and way too low to get out of without a struggle. So we used the love seat on the other wall. The bed is old and way too soft. Our back told us about that. The bedroom dresser was filled with bedding making it unusable for guests to use.

The yard is well fenced which made it great for our little dog. She enjoyed sniffing all the new smells. Also the view of the sky was clear so we were able to see the milky way for the 1st time in a long time.

We did check to see if we could stay longer because we didn't want to go home yet, but it was booked. That being said we won't book it again. I am sure we can find a better place in the area for our next trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate constructive criticism. We have found that different rental guests have various tastes regarding interior design and color. Our cottage is very clean, and is a very convenient place to stay for families with children and pets. We are located in a wooded, Julian neighborhood that is within two miles of Julian's historic town. I am happy that the majority of our guests have found the accommodations to be very convenient and comfortable.
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Wonderful Stay 👌

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cozy and warm. The furnishings are ample for a couple and their pets. The amenities are as listed. The cottage was very easy to locate and close to Julian Ca. We would stay here again. 👍�🏻�

The landlord was wonderful and made sure the cottage was clean and comfortable prior to our arrival. She made the booking process very smooth.

Thank you for making this trip possible!!!!!


  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being very considerate guests. You called and let us know that you were leaving early, which let us know to gain entry to prepare for new guests arriving later the same day. We look forward to your possible return in the future!
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Nice Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This home was very cozy. It is in a good location, close to town. Being that I have a small dog I liked that it was completely fenced. Had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful guest review. Cathleen's Country Cottage is located in a wooded, Julian neighborhood, within two miles of Julian's historic gold-mining town. It is a wonderful place to vacation and relax. We welcome families with children and pet dogs. Our roomy front deck is a great place to barbeque, and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. You have been very considerate guests. I welcome your return in the future! Owner Cathleen Grigsby
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Car: recommended

Cathleen's Country Cottage is located in a beautifully-wooded Julian residential neighborhood, two miles east of the historic Julian Township. Julian is well known as a historic goldmining town. Visitors enjoy Julian's wine-tasting, good restaurants, apple pies, carriage rides, gold-mine tours, and fishing at near-by Lake Cuyamaca. Julian is situated in the Cuyamaca Mountains 62 miles east of the City of Diego. It is close to state, national, and county parks, with plentiful hiking and riding trails. Borrego Springs lies just to the east of Julian.

Other Activities: View wild life. Carriage rides. Goldmine Tours. Wine-Tasting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Standard Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are valid through February 28, 2018

Owner'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.