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Loraine Dyson

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

5 STAR STRAWBERRY CORNER Village creekside cabin! From $195/nite

47 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Idyllwild Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

Best cabin and location in Idyllwild! Enchanting vintage one of a kind cabin!

IDEAL FOR COUPLES or even more fun with FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Prime location next to village! You can walk everywhere in minutes!

Acclaimed Historical Vintage Property built in 1925! Featured on home tours.

Rustic two story Cabin plus guest cabin in impeccable condition! Huge rock fireplace, hardwood floors, paned windows, charming first class decor, (rustic cowboy meets prairie girl style)

This has one of most authentic living rooms in Idyllwild..... so full of charm and ambiance it just makes you happy! Comfortable leather sofas to sink into and gather around the river rock fireplace. Open 'barn doors' and french doors to the deck and watch the birds and squirrels. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck watching the sun come up over the mountains.

Evening is perfect for a glass of wine with family and friends watching the sun go down over the creek. A lovely dining room has a formal table for six for family dinners.

After dinner settle in for reading, games or watching a video on the big screen flat tv.

Four bedrooms sleeps up to nine guests!

IDEAL FOR COUPLES: Large downstairs master bedroom with big wood Kingsize bed, antique armoire, great looking bedspread with lots of comfy pillows! Downstairs bath is done cowboy style and has a large red iron tub for relaxing baths. If it's just the two of you, you will enjoy everything being on one level!

EVEN BETTER FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Upstairs there are two more bedrooms. The 'Treehouse' is a charming room with a queen bed in forest green and cream decor with sitting area and window overlooking creek.

The other 'Quilt Room upstairs is a fabulous 'kids room' or 'family style room' with three twin beds, each in it's own darling alcove. This room is decorated in country blues & red with Strawberry touches! There are lots of toys to play with plus a secret closet decorated as a little living room for teddy bears! The two upstairs room share a private bathroom with great high pressure shower.

"THE COWBOY CABIN" Just outside between the house and garage, there is a separate cabin that has handcrafted open beam ceiling, wood panels and great Americana decor. This private retreat has it's own bathroom with shower, tv, entertainment counter with small fridge. This is a perfect place for couples that want more privacy from the main house.

Two car garage with electric garage door opener! PING PONG TABLE is on it's way!!

Large circular driveway offers lots of off street parking.

Romantic one of a kind gazebo perfect for weddings, dinners al fresco, crafting! This gazebo was handmade and crafted with branches from trees actually on the property. There are twinkle lights for more ambiance at night. Perfect for picnics outside!

Large wood deck overlooking Strawberry Creek!

Adventuresome kids like getting their feet wet trying to cross the creek !

Steps to village across bridge!

Close to shops, restaurants, craft-making, galleries, market, hiking, theater and the overall ambiance of Idyllwild!

CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: Strawberry Corner Cabin in Idyllwild!

Keywords: IN THE VILLAGE!!!! Large, Spacious, Cabin, Mountain, Retreat, Idyllwild, Creek, Fireplace, Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Art galleries, Restaurants, wedding, gazebo,

Jazz Festival, fishing, lake, crafts, relaxing, antiques, shopping, trees, mountains, pine trees, house, guest

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Loraine Dyson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Loraine Dyson

Hi! I'm Loraine!

We love Idyllwild! Being in the real estate field as brokers, developers and investors for over 40 years, my husband and I know a choice property when we see it... and this is one! It took us all of five minutes to decide we had to own this treasure. It's the ultimate Idyllwild vacation home! There is something about Strawberry Corner that brings back memories of a sweet life, of baking pies and sitting by the fire, of feeling a part of a little town. This home gives everyone a feeling of the 'way it used to be'.... it enchants, delights, relaxes and intrigues all visitors. It just feels like 'home sweet home'. Places like this are priceless and it is our great joy to have our guests experience the same feelings we have every time we open the antique wood door with the stained glass strawberry window! This house is perfect for those who want healing, restoration, romance, quality family time with the kids of all ages, peace and quiet, creativity, and personal renewal!

Loraine Dyson purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Loraine Dyson chose Inland Empire

We purchased this home in 1998 when our daughter was three so we could have an authentic vacation lifestyle far from the busy cities or glitzy resorts. Idyllwild was clearly the best choice since it's within easy driving distance from the desert, San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. We loved the 'Norman Rockwell' small town feeling and the darling stores, crafting, hiking and great restaurants. It's so picturesque there! We feel safe and secure being so close to the village and were blessed to find a home that reflects the history of Idyllwild. It's been wonderful here and we would like to share the experience with others. We love being on the creek, which is a prime location in Idyllwild. We felt this home had it all! Location! Creek! Charm! Condition! There is something about Strawberry Corner that brings back memories of a sweet life, of baking pies and sitting by the fire, of feeling a part of a little town. This home gives everyone a feeling of the 'way it used to be'.... it enchants, delights, relaxes and intrigues all visitors. It just feels like 'home sweet home'. Places like this are priceless and it is our great joy to have our guests experience the same feelings we have every time we open the antique wood door with the stained glass strawberry window! This house is perfect for those who want healing, restoration, romance, quality family time with the kids of all ages, peace and quiet, creativity, and personal renewal!

What makes this cabin unique

We love all the seasons! In the winter it's a WINTER WONDERLAND and the snow makes for a magic we rarely get to experience. SPRING brings out the colors and the green, SUMMER is divine with sunshine and warmth! and of course the FALL is enchanting with the leaves turning and a crispness to the air. Many guests have said it's the most romantic place they've been and we've had one proposal! Just sitting around relaxing and talking after a hike or stroll into the village is so great. I have to say it's really super for afternoon naps on the comfy couch too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just returned home from our trip to the cottage! What an amazing place! I knew from the pictures that it would be cute - but I was overwhelmed with all the wonderful touches and such clever decorating. We had SUCH a nice time! It was absolutely perfect for our anniversary.
May 2012
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based on 47 traveler reviews

5 STAR STRAWBERRY CORNER Village creekside cabin! From $195/nite
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 52 reviews
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Perfect place to stay in Idyllwild!

  • 5 of 5

This charming house is ideally situated for a first time stay in Idyllwild. It is an easy 5-10 minute walk to the center of town which allows for convenient food shopping (a Fairway and an organic food store/cafe), access to a very good coffee house, and for browsing the local galleries and shops. Several restaurants and a take-out pizzeria are also within walking distance. Hiking trail heads are a 10-15 minute drive. The house is large, comfortable, well furnished and has a great fireplace. It is set amidst tall mature, pine trees, one of which projects up though the extensive wood deck which extends out from the back of the house and then wraps around one side with steps down to the large side yard with a path that leads to a gazebo. Out the back, the deck overlooks a babbling brook. The deck is gated and is completely fenced so that dogs (we had three with us: two toy poodles and a Brittany) can be left there safely. The entire yard is also fenced The house has a well provisioned sit-in kitchen as well as a separate dining room. The description of the house on VRBO site is accurate.

The owner Loraine was timely in her responses, clear, helpful, courteous and generally a delight to deal with.

I am a 70 year old retired museum curator and was traveling with my companion, Ellen, is a 59 year old lawyer. We spent four nights in the house; for two of those nights we were joined by Ellen's 24 year old nephew and his wife.

A good time was had by all (including the dogs). We did not need to use the separate guest house on the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review! Strawberry Corner is the best place to enjoy the charm and heritage of Idyllwild! Your review said it all! Come back again soon! Loraine
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5

Fantastic Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful special stay at Strawberry Corner. Loraine was so gracious in letting us schedule our stay around unexpected healthcare needs. The cabin was not only well kept, but spacious and very comfortable. We even had our own visiting squirrel who really like the brazil nut left at the door outside of the dining room door on the deck.. With just the two of us the space was huge. This was the first time we experienced heating blankets and just loved it. (We bought one as soon as we got home for our bed.) The property is very special with a creek and lovely grounds.

We were able to do a little work due to the excellent internet service also.. We had to call an order in and walked to the closest shopping area to search for a pay phone. The post office and the library don't have one we found out when we went into the grocery store. A very friendly resident insisted we use hers. The town is most friendly and charming. It's a great place close by for that very special escape!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Strawberry corner in the snow

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our mini vacation here. The bed was warm, cozy, and we slept soundly in it. We loved how roomy it was and the location being so close to town was perfect! We loved being able to walk to town. Thanks so much for a relaxing atmosphere!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sally, Thank you again for your lovely review of Strawberry Corner! Please make plans to come back again - maybe in the summertime? Warmly, Loraine Dyson
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San Diego California
5

JoEllen

  • 5 of 5

Strawberry Corner was a great fine. The cabin is quite spacious and very homey. We enjoyed sitting on the deck and enjoying the nature that surrounded us. Celebrated my retirement with my girlfriends. Will definitely go again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yay

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! So cozy and welcoming. Very relaxed trip

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
5

Strawberry Corner in Idyllwild....Exceptional in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Strawberry Corner for our last 2 nights of a 3 week road trip. This gorgeous vintage property is exceptional in every way possible! The owner has decorated this charming cottage to exude a warm and cosy feeling from the first step inside....and gets better and better throughout! There were only 2 of us but the property is capable of sleeping 9-10....it is much more spacious than it appears from outside. It has a creek side back deck adjoining the cottage with a covered gazebo a short few steps away....with tall red woods and huge ponderosa pines towering over the property which is a short walk away from the charming shops and restaurants of Idyllwild. There is a lovely guest cottage attached to the garage. The owners have decorated this property to perfection....with vintage cottage magazine attention to every possible detail.....it was undoubtedly a labor of love. Unfortunately, due to extreme drought conditions at the time of our stay, we couldn't light the fireplace.....but it's not hard to envision how cosy that scenario might be on a chilly winter evening! Just can't say enough about this property.....we've travelled extensively...this stay will always stand out in our memories!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If I was to write an ad for this property I'd use your most divine compliments! Thank you so much! It was my pleasure to have you stay at Strawberry Corner to finish out your sojourn from Canada to the sun country! Safe travels ahead! Warmly, Loraine
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Rates & Availability

Idyllwild Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Weekend 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Merry Christmas 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Eve/Day
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning & Linens $75
Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates above are double occupancy (two people).

Rates do not include:
Additional guests fees of $15 per person per night.
10% occupancy tax
Cleaning fee of $75
$50 REFUNDABLE Reservation Fee/Security Deposit.
$25 pet fee if applicable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Idyllwild Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Wonderfully furnished in rustic/vintage style, Prairie feminine meets rugged cowboy, Charming as can be, Ideal location just steps to village shops, restaurants, galleries, hiking trails, Huge river rock fireplace, Antique decorative stove in large eat in kitchen, Fabulous wood deck overlooking creek, gorgeous gazebo, separate guest cabin with own bath, private gate to creek, cool in summer, exquisite in winter, king bed downstairs, queen upstairs, plus three singles in charming 'kids room' and a queen with bathroom in separate guest cabin,

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