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Quiet, Clean, Cozy, Secluded ~ Boulder Creek Cottage

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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2 - 4 nights


Idyllwild Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Sleeps 4-6

QUIET, CLEAN, COZY and SECLUDED. Boulder Creek Cottage is located in the premiere neighborhood of Fern Valley at 6,000’ in the mountain town of Idyllwild California.

We would love to accommodate your stay in our 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath cottage for your Idyllwild experience. Our cottage sleeps 4 to 6 people. New King size bed in master BR with large flat-screen HD TV & DVD player. Queen size bed in guest BR with flat-screen HD TV & DVD player. We also have 2 roll-away beds available for our guests.

The log pine interior offers a fully stocked updated kitchen and provides everything you need for the ultimate dinner with friends and family. Charming great room offers a wood burning fireplace, large flat-screen HD TV & DVD player, and free high speed WI-FI. We also have a full washer & dryer. You will be just a 3 minute drive to town.

Amenities Include:

Free firewood

Wood burning fireplace

Free secure high speed WI-FI

Digital large flat-screen HD TV's

DVD players

King size bed in master bedroom

Queen size bed in guest bedroom

2 roll-away beds

Electric blankets

All bedding linens, with extra pillows and blankets

Ceiling fans

Alarm Clocks

Full Kitchen with all dishes, glasses, cups, pots & pans, silverware, serving pieces, cooking utensils and baking necessities

Microwave, stove & oven, full size refrigerator with freezer

Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, foil, plastic wrap & trash bags)

Garbage disposal

Bath and kitchen towels and washcloths



Coffee maker

Coffee Grinder

Dish soap and liquid hand soap

Full size washer & dryer

Bathroom with tub/shower, toilet & sink

Electric heating

Blow dryer

Large deck with furniture & umbrella

Propane BBQ

Selection of reading books

Nice selection of games, playing cards

Great nearby hiking trails

Adventure Pass Included

Ernie Maxwell Trail access behind cottage

Radio, and CD player

Local restaurants' menus, maps, hiking information

Idyllwild shops and restaurants only 5 minute drive from the cabin

Fishing and boating at Lake Hemet and fishing at Lake Fulmor

Minimum age for renters is 25

Kids Welcome

Non-Smoking Only

Sorry No Pets!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Larry Van Liew
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Larry Van Liew

Location, location, location — My wife and I fell in love with this beautiful property the moment we first saw it. We named it Boulder Creek Cottage because of its unique features. Living close by allows us to attend to the needs of our guests should it become necessary. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly — from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. Our property is fully furnished and has all the amenities of home! We take pride in our property and look forward to accommodating your stay. Larry & Kendra Van Liew (owners)

Larry Van Liew purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Larry Van Liew chose Inland Empire

Our cottage is located up against the national forest and offers a secluded and quiet retreat for our guests. Being the last property on the street just adds to the mountain ambiance and privacy. It is not uncommon to see deer on our property.

What makes this cottage unique

Boulder Creek Cottage is a quiet, clean, cozy, secluded retreat situated up against the San Bernardino National Forrest. This is a perfect getaway for a few days to allow one to breath in the mountain air, enjoy the wildlife, hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, antiquing, shopping, or to just rest, renew, restore and reconnect. Our cottage provides a wonderful mountain ambiance, yet with all the modern conveniences. Whether used as a romantic honeymoon venue, a fun-filled family retreat, or just a cozy getaway, we think you will love our cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

July 16-18, 2014

What a fabulous place you have here! So cozy and peaceful. We throughly enjoyed every minute here and did not want to leave! It is so relaxing and beautiful. Your home exceeded all of our expectations by miles. Loved the porch, watching the birds and tree squirrels. We will definitely come back!


Our daughter especially enjoyed the swing which supplied wonderful views of wildlife in the evenings.
Jul 2014
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Quiet, Clean, Cozy, Secluded ~ Boulder Creek Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
Winchester, CA

Much Needed Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

This short get-a-way was long overdue for our family. Originally scheduled for the end of July to celebrate my and my husband's birthdays, we unfortunately had to cancel our plans due to our pet having to have emergency surgery the day before we were supposed to check in. I didn't purchase trip insurance and knew our chances for postponing our trip (without losing our $$) were slim. After speaking with the owner, Larry, a couple of times over that week to let him know of our circumstances, he very graciously decided that we could postpone our trip to another date in the future. With such short notice, I'm not sure if he was able to re-book the weekend or not, but in the midst of a very traumatic week for us, he was a shining light. Though, please learn a lesson from me....purchase trip insurance! Not only will it help you out in an emergency, but also the homeowners.

So, we were finally able to find a weekend to head into the mountains...and what a perfect weekend it was! The cabin was immaculate and so cozy. We immediately felt at home when we arrived. It was at the end of a cul-de-sac and so quiet. The deck......oh, the deck. My husband and I sat out there for two hours and read books, watched the "monster" squirrels running up and down the pine trees, and the birds enjoying the property just as much as we were. My husband, and both my tween daughter and her friend, got to see deer. The cabin's kitchen was completely stocked with everything we needed to cook most of our meals (we live only an hour away and were able to bring our food with us), the beds were super comfortable and there were tons of DVDs to keep the girls happy. I even jammed to the most amazing Louis Armstrong CD while cooking dinner one night. On Saturday we took a small drive to Humber Park and hiked (most of) the scenic was amazing. The girls found a rock behind the cabin that they could "slide down", so they spent quite a bit of time doing that.

I could go on and on, but I'll end with this....Larry and Kendra are good people. They take pride in their home and it shines through in the extra touches that they've provided. We're already planning our next trip up to Boulder Creek Cottage in a few months to hopefully play in the snow and enjoy that beautiful fireplace and electric blankets on the bed :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Krista for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back again this winter. We have a number of deer in the area and they are frequent visitors to Boulder Creek Cottage. They love carrots and many of our guests cut them up and place them under the birdfeeder where they can be seen feeding on them. As cozy and comfortable as the inside of our cottage is, everyone that stays here really loves hanging out on the large deck and enjoying the wildlife, playing games or having a barbecue and dinner on the picnic table.
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat from the noise of So. Cal, this cabin is a great choice! Clean and well organized with great Wi-Fi if you want/need to connect. The owner runs the place and is very on top of the process with timely communication. Definitely like to book another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Quinta, CA

All the comforts

  • 5 of 5

We were one of two couples who vacationed here the weekend of the Jazz Festival. The property was immaculate, well stocked, and clearly geared for the enjoyment and comfort of visitors. We could have done with an additional full bathroom and a dishwasher- but those are more quibbles. Only a mile and a half out of town, this cottage is situated in serene, pine-filled woods loaded with wildlife. The large deck is perfect for morning coffee and introspection. Larry, the owner, could not have been more considerate and helpful, as evidenced by the massive guide book he has prepared for visitors. We would come back here at the drop of a hat.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, quiet area, nice village

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our short stay in the summer! The home is not only clean, taken care of and has all what is needed; it is also beautifully decorated, like a real home, with taste. We hope to have the opportunity to come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful for kids and family

  • 5 of 5

Awsome location and super cozy to hsare some family time. Had the most adori g neoghbor to wake up to, a deer !!!!we had everything we needed and more.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our week stay at Boulder creek. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our own meals. The flat screen TV in the living room was a great size for watching movies, which we did a lot of! Larry was very responsive and provides a fantastic vacation getaway! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Idyllwild is a quaint mountain community, offering an endless array of activities to suit everyone's needs. Hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, antiquing, shopping, pottery painting, great restaurants, Fourth of July Parade, a Jazz Fest in August, summer music concerts at the Park, theatre, art galleries, and fun in the snow are just some of the '101' things to do in Idyllwild.

The Village Shopping and dining are favorite pastimes of our guests. A pleasant stroll through the village takes you past many unique storefronts. Shops offer one of a kind gifts, antiques and all varieties of Idyllwild mementos. Art Galleries abound in our Idyllwild village area, including ceramics, sculpture, paintings, photography, and wood works.

Dining is always a wonderful experience in Idyllwild. Ranging from a quick sandwich at one of our delis to an elegant dinner, you can find what you are looking for in the village. Choose from Classic American, Country, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, German, or Greek!

The Rustic Theater provides an evening of movie fun, with one screen showing a first run movie. Outdoor concerts provide fun music in the village on occasional weekday evenings throughout the summer. Our many service organizations offer old-fashioned Pancake Breakfasts at our Town Hall on many summer Sundays. Outdoor activities are a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains!

Idyllwild's wilderness offers over 275 miles of hiking trails. Choose from the easy Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail for the novice hiker, or perhaps a more challenging hike to Tahquitz peak, Long Valley, or the top of the Palm Springs Tramway. Snow brings a new set of adventures to our visitors, whether it's a gentle walk in the snow or an exciting day sledding, everyone loves the winters in Idyllwild.

Lake Hemet and Lake Fulmor are stocked with trout and await visiting fisherman.

Rock Climbing brings many adventurers to Idyllwild. Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks offer numerous routes for beginning as well as experienced climbers.

Mountain Biking offers another way for visitors to enjoy our beautiful mountain and valley areas. Mountain Bikers frequent the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail as well as trails in the nearby Garner Valley area.


Rates & Availability

Idyllwild Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Tax Rate 10.0%

* Rental agreement required prior to final approval

* No up-front security deposit charge.

* A $300 security deposit is pre-authorized and could be charged if there is loss or damage.

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* Minimum age to rent is 25

* Sorry no pets

* Non smoking only

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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Idyllwild Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath Upstairs 1/2 Bath Downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Balcony, Sitting Area, Large Flat Screen TV & DVD Player
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat Screen TV & DVD Player, Large Closet.
  • Master bedroom has a balcony, a sitting area with a laptop friendly desk and a large flat screen TV & DVD player.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Idyllwild is noted for it many hiking trails (Adventure Pass included with your stay) Fishing nearby at Lake Fulmor and Lake Hemet 4 minutes from town with Restaurants, Art Galleries, & Shopping

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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