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Idyll Tyme! Relax and Rejuvenate in Wonderful Fern Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom And Loft, Wrap-around Fenced-in Deck, Completely Remodeled

'Idyll Tyme!' is a place to do most anything, or nothing at all! The cabin underwent an extensive remodel in 2013, with Direct TV, wireless internet, flat-screen TV, and many other amenities. You can enjoy squirrels, raccoons, birds, and a great view from the wrap-around deck any time of day, although it is especially nice in the evenings. From the deck, loft and bedrooms, one can see Lily Rock in all its splendor. The gated deck can be completely fenced in and secure, so it is safe for young children and pets.


Owner
Doug Pumphrey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Doug Pumphrey

Doug is a retired US Forest Service employee and Bonnie is a musician by profession, so the community's emphasis on the arts and the forest was a good match for both of us (we are now retired-sort of!). We lived in this house for 9 years while Doug was US Forest Service District Ranger and still know many local residents here, so we have extensive knowledge of the area and its special charms. We have used vacation rentals in other parts of the world and decided that our place was a wonderful area to share with others, just as others have shared with us, whether here in the US or abroad. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and to welcome you to this little corner of paradise. Come and enjoy!

Doug Pumphrey purchased this cabin in 1981

Why Doug Pumphrey chose Idyllwild

While we lived here, we realized the special benefits of this great environment and the wonderful people who live here, and everyone's efforts to keep it that way. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you.

What makes this cabin unique

We love the fact that the cabin is cozy and at the same time gives the feeling of openness. It is very airy and bright. The day we walked in, the first comment we made was, 'Oooo, we like!!' Through the years, we have had wonderful conversations on the wrap-around deck, especially in the summer evenings, but year around as well.

We enjoy decorating for seasons, holidays and special occasions!

In completing the remodel of our place, we've made every effort to make the cabin comfortable and modern, yet compatible with the feeling that is essentially Idyllwild. We love to take walks around the area and just enjoy the peace, but equally enjoy the local concerts and events, as well as the DIRECT TV, Wi-Fi, and other amenities of the cabin. There are level streets in the neighborhood which make a good walking or jogging route, and the house is completely accessible in winter.

Idyllwild Arts provides great concerts and is only a short drive away (please contact them for concert schedules). You can find wonderful restaurants, unique shops, and an abundance of nature related activities here. We enjoy providing seasonally appropriate decorations for the cabin, making your holidays here feel like home.

Since we live only about 30 minutes away, we make ourselves available as needed. We enjoy meeting and greeting our guests whenever possible. After all, strangers are only friends we haven't yet met!

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hemet or Palm Springs
Nearest Train
50 Miles
San Bernardino
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 243
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many; all are great!
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Oceanside
Car: necessary

The cabin is in beautiful Fern Valley, 1 mile from Humber Park, location of many major trailheads, and about 2 miles from several other trails and the unique shops and restaurants in the center of town. Peaceful, private, and serene, it is a wonderful place for a romantic stay for two, a friends' getaway, small group retreat, business planning sessions, fun with the family, you name it! We are on a paved road which is plowed when it snows. If you don't know where something is, please ask. Desert communities, San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles are all within easy reach. The Idyllwild Arts facility is close by. There is also wine tasting in Idyllwild and Temecula (about 1 hour away).

Amenities

Fern Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The full bath features double sinks and hair dryer.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Bath #2 features toilet, sink, and hair dryer, in loft.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The king bed is located in the loft, with its own half bath and flatscreen TV. The 2 downstairs bedrooms feature queen beds. All bedrooms feature Simmons BeautyRest® beds with hypo-allergenic bedding, for a dreamy night's sleep! In lieu of crib, an air mattress can be set up on floor of parents' bedroom for babies and very small children. Cabin is equally well-suited for a couple, families with 1-4 children, multiple generations, 3 individuals, or up to 3 couples.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
We are experts on the local area and can provide information as desired. Since we live close, we can give ideas on things to see and do in the surroundings. We're also here for any special needs or instructions. Also, we're excited to announce new lower weekday rates between November and March (not including weekends or holiday periods). Check them out in the rates section!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9594593 based on 74 reviews
5

Great location, really nice upgrades, and a charming cabin make for an amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really loved staying at Idyll Tyme. The location is ideal and very close to town. The upgraded kitchen worked out great to make meals. The selection of channels on the flat screen TVs was a bonus to the many amenities that this cabin has to offer!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

idyllic time in Idyllwild

  • 5 of 5

Our family fell in love with Idyllwild during our stay at this property. The "welcome book" waiting for us in the living room had all the information we could possibly need on things to do and see in the area. And the annual pass for the California Parks system included in the "welcome book" came in very handy.

The house is beautifully appointed with lots of amenities. The home was very clean, with attention to detail, including high quality pillows and linen; soft, comfortable towels, and all the cooking equipment you could possibly need. Our son loved the loft bedroom.

The street is serene and quiet, the home has beautiful views, the town center is full of charm. We plan to be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfy well equipped cabin. It was home for a week, and we will definitely be coming back!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed in this lovely cabin. High-quality bed linens and fluffy towels, a newly remodeled bathroom and well-equipped kitchen, free wifi and Direct TV. Hubby and I rented for a week, and the kids/grandkids joined us for a day or two. There was plenty of room and seating for meal times. There are times during the summer that air conditioning is really a plus, and we were thankful we had it during our August stay, at least for the warmest part of the day. We look forward to coming back to Idyll Tyme!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in this cabin in July. We love the location and the cabin itself very much. Thank you Doug for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

5 Star Experience😊

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The home is very welcoming and comfortable. The views of the mountains were amazing! We couldn't of asked for a more relaxing stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Wonderful Again!

  • 5 of 5

This is my third time staying at this property and it was wonderful yet again. Clean, cozy and has everything you need. Location is great and the value is spot on. Host is accommodating, friendly and kind.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $35

Pls. verify all rates, no. of occupants, and any pets with owner. 2-night minimum stay.

Rate is $155/night for 2-4 persons; $10 extra per person per night, 6 persons max; weekly rate is $980; and stays greater than 28 days the rate drops to $80/night.

Rates include taxes and cleaning fees.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY VACATION RENTAL PERMIT #: RVC - 183

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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