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Luxury Hilltop Log Cabin On 4.5 Acres with Great Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Luxury log cabin hilltop retreat on 4.5 acres well appointed with breathtaking views


Located in Pine Cove, just 3 miles north of Idyllwild’s town center, this 4 bedroom 2 bathroom luxurious 2400 square foot log cabin is a great place to getaway and relax. This beautifully refurnished cabin boasts a 6 car covered carport, an outdoor playhouse and playground for the kids and sits on 4.5 acres of beautiful land with spectacular views. There is a private little hiking trail on the property, which also serves as on-site sledding in the winter months. There is also a wrap around deck to enjoy the views as well as an outdoor fire pit. We offer free wireless internet access, as well as free access to a huge digital library of movies and NetFlix. The property has easy access in snowy conditions and is just a 5 minute drive to many fine restaurants, shopping, and activities in downtown Idyllwild.


2 CAL King bedrooms and all bedrooms feature brand new furniture, carpet, linens, and new memory foam mattresses. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers. There is also a full sized washer and dryer located in the downstairs hallway near the bedrooms. For your convenience laundry detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets are provided.


A very spacious bedroom that features a large comfortable CAL KING sized bed (with memory foam mattress), French doors that open onto a wisteria-covered veranda, an attached full bath, gas potbelly stove for warmth, and a large walk-in closet. There is a wall mounted HD-TV with digital library access to a large library of movies and also Netflix.


Tastefully decorated with another spacious CAL KING bed (with memory foam mattress), dresser and night stand. This is a hard to find second King bedroom also with a King mattress for the comfort of 2 families.


A fun kids bunk room with 2 sets of TWIN OVER FULL bunk beds with an additional TWIN trundle under each bunk (all with memory foam mattresses). This room also has a bookshelf full of kid’s books, a cozy rug, and a bean bag to read stories on at bedtime.


This room is the only upstairs bedroom. It serves as the kids’ playroom and has a day bed with a trundle, both with memory foam mattress. There is a wall-mounted HD-TV with digital library access to a large library of kid’s movies and TV shows along with Netflix. This room is right off of the main kitchen and living area so the kids can play in easy view of the adults.


This property comes outfitted with all the comforts of home including a full modern kitchen with granite slab counters, full sized refrigerator, full sized stove and double-oven, dishwasher, blender, food processor, toaster, coffee maker, popcorn machine, ice cream maker, and full place settings for 12. You will have everything you need to prepare amazing gourmet meals if you decide to dine in. There is a propane BBQ grill available during the non-winter months.

The living room has brand new carpet and furniture, and sits right off of the kitchen. There is a 60-inch wall mounted HD-TV with access to a large library of digital library movies, a DVD player, and Netflix. The river rock fireplace is run on gas, which is safer for kids running around inside. But the outdoor fire pit offers the opportunity to light some real firewood and roast marshmallows. There is a large comfortable sectional sofa as well as a chaise lounge and large bean bag for plenty of seating. There is also a game table in the back of the living area with puzzle, games and coloring materials to keep both kids and adults busy.


This spacious bathroom sits on the main living level and features a tub/shower with an oversize shower head.


This spacious bathroom sits on the lower level with all of the bedrooms. The main bathroom area is attached to the MASTER bedroom and features a stand-in shower with two shower heads and a sink vanity area. A door separates the toilet area, which has its own sink and opens to the hallway.


Our cabin is short 5 minute drive to downtown Idyllwild, with access to many restaurants and shops, as well as a brand new amazing playground structure at the town’s community center. It is an even shorter drive to the Idyllwild Nature Center, which offers an indoor interactive area for kids, many great hikes and picnic areas in the summer and great sledding in the winter. Humber Park is also nearby, which has hiking in the summer and great sledding in the winter (it tends to be about 15 degrees colder here so always bring some warm clothing!). The Idyllwild community is known for the arts. There is the annual Jazz in the Pines Festival the last weekend in August, as well as many other art and nature oriented events throughout the year.

Idyllwild is about an hour away from Palm Springs and Palm Desert, 1 hour from the Lake Perris State Recreation Area (swimming, boating, hunting, rock climbing, etc.), and 15 minutes to Lake Hemet.

More Details

Mark Tettenburn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Mark Tettenburn

We are a family of four from San Diego who have always wanted a cabin in the mountains to call our own. We have two little girls who love to run and play outside and whom we look forward to raising to love the outdoors as we do. We enjoy the small town feel of Idyllwild and love to hike and play in the snow. We look forward to sharing our vacation home and this great 'on the hill' experience with others!

Mark Tettenburn purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Mark Tettenburn chose Idyllwild

This log cabin was previously owned by a family who raised their children for over 20 years in Idyllwild. It was their home and very cherished and well cared for. We were honored to buy it from them and have a place for our little girls to enjoy and grow up going to as well. It is a spacious log home with a huge property to run, play, and hike on. There are breathtaking western views and it is in close proximity to town with a far-away feel.

What makes this cabin unique

We provide many ammenities, including a huge digital video library. We also offer two KING bedrooms, which is a rare find on the hill.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Luxury Hilltop Log Cabin On 4.5 Acres with Great Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Cabin is so homey and has great touches. Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

First owner is great to work with andvrealky helpful. Cabin on ideal spot with lots of room inside and out. I highly recommend. All is as pictures show. Will return!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the recommendation!
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Looking forward to coming back

  • 5 of 5

I have 4 siblings and now that we are out of the house and life happens there are moths that we don't see each other. So the past few years we are making it a tradition that we rent a cabin. Marks cabin is by far the best cabin we have stayed at . Not only is it kid friendly but the Kitchen and living room make it all feel connected that way where every you are you feel like your part of the party.

The living room is so comfy that I past out in it and woke up with the beautiful view because there a big window where you feel like you are sleeping outside without being outside. And the balcony is amazing wile the grownup are relaxing they can still keep an eye out for the little ones below in the jungle gym/ swing set.

Thank you so much MARK can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The big window was the best improvement to the cabin since the expanded deck, we love it too SO much glad you enjoyed it.
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Spotless. Great View! Great fire pit!

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent view!!! The cabin is spotless! It has everything you need for a great weekend, vacation, or to guide a small business retreat. Great big room for everyone to hang out in. Great fire pit!!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, see you again!
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Another FABULOUS Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our small group of ladies from church held our weekend retreat at the Tettenburn Cabin for the second time. It was just as wonderful as the first time. Mark is excellent to work with (even though I changed the date on him a couple times). We all felt very much at home! The cabin is very spacious and WELL EQUIPPED! No need to bring the extras you would normally bring from home. It's already there! I'm trying to get hubby to settle on a date with me so we can take he family there this winter! It's close enough to home that we aren't too anxious about leaving, but far enough to definitely feel like a vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome back, so glad you enjoyed some quality time with the ladies and hope you can get your husband to make it up also!
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The property was clean and well maintained and the views were spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of eight adults and the property was plenty big enough to accommodate all of us. The cabin was clean and the kitchen was large with plenty of plates and utensils. The cooking equipment ( pots pans etc..) were excellent quality. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back when we visit Idyllwild again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Secluded Cabin

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 just rented this cabin in January, and were delighted to find there was still plenty of snow. The description offers several parks that you can go sledding at, however we found that be unnecessary and had a great time sledding on the cabin's 4.5 acre lot.

As for the cabin itself there it was extremely spacious, the living room upstairs had more than enough room for all of us to hang out and play board games in. The kitchen was extremely well stocked and in great condition, while the island provided a perfect place to make cocktails and prepare food. We were also delighted by the large dining room table which had more than enough room to seat all of us for group meals. The deck and surrounding areas provided astounding views of Saddleback Mountain as well as the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountain Ranges.

The beds and bedrooms were also all in wonderful condition, providing more than enough room for our 8 person group.

Altogether the cabin exceeded all of our expectations and we will likely be returning again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to cook great meals and prepare cocktails on the island also, so we make sure to have everything we need in the kitchen. Happy to hear you enjoyed it and had a great trip.
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Mountain View : Amazing west facing view of mountains and valley. Surrounded by large pine trees.

Other Activities:

- Wildlife Viewing






Recreation Center




Rates & Availability

Pine Cove Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas and New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Processing for Credit $50
Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $145


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pine Cove Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2420 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory foam King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Memory foam King
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with pull out trundle both memory foam.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 4 twin/ single , Kids Bunkroom all memory foam.
  • Bunk Bed (2) : 2 Twin over full bunk beds with pull out trundle in the kids room, all memory foam mattresses. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers Daybed with trundle : Both are twin mattresses with memory foam. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers King (2) : 2 bedrooms with California king memory foam mattress beds. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
Linens Provided : All bedrooms feature brand new linens, and new memory foam mattresses. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers. TV : We have HDTV's in the Living Room, master bedroom, and kids play room. All TV's have access to our media library and Netflix subscription. Each TV has Apple TV connected which is what is used for streaming our digital library and Netflix. If you have an Apple account you can use it to pay for and watch movies On-Demand. Children Welcome : Very kid friendly cabin. We have 2 little girls of our own so we keep movies to entertain them and have fun toys for the playroom and their safety is always a consideration. Pets Not Allowed : Sorry no pets, our little girl has severe allergies. Minimum Age Limit For Renters : Must have adults at least 21 years of age. Deck/Patio: Large wrap around deck with outdoor seating and dining furniture.Mountain and valley views.

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