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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Best lake view sleeps 10 fireplace/air conditioned $229 to $309

ABSOLUTELY THE VERY BEST VIEWS AT LAKE CUYAMACA JULIAN!!!! No other property has these incredible views.

Lake Cuyamaca Four Seasons House...At 5000 feet above sea level, this is a 2500 square foot mountain home with the modern amenities of a fine hotel. The home overlooks Lake Cuyamaca and has the most SPECTACULAR views of the Lake and the surrounding meadows and mountains. It is the perfect place for a family gathering, a romantic get-a-way, or a gathering of good friends.

Whether you are a hiker, mountain biker, fishing enthusiast, nature lover, star-gazer, or just need some time to decompress and relax with family and friends, this Lake House will fulfill those needs.

The Cuyamaca 4-Seasons Lake House has three large Master suites in addition to a fourth den for sleeping purposes. The beds are extremely comfortable as the owner believes it is imperative that folks get a great night's sleep.

There is room to sleep 10 in the following bed areas:

Master #1 has a King Size bed with premium bedding & down feather pillows. There is an armoire with private satellite TV. The double doors open to a private balcony that overlooks the mountains, meadows, and lake.

Master #2 has a Queen size bed with premium Pottery Barn bedding and another armoire with private satellite TV. It also has a door that opens to a separate balcony area with incredible views.

Master #3 has a King size bed in addition to a Queen size bed with Tempur-pedic Memory Topper and a standard twin bed. All bedrooms are large with ample room.

Each bedroom has a private bathroom.

The den area has a standard twin size bed.

The home has central air-conditioning and forced air heating. In addition, there is a auto-feeding pellet fireplace in the Great Room.

The incredible views and the floor to ceiling rock fireplace in the Great Room make for a romantic setting or a cozy get-together. The floors are polished hardwood and the Great Room has southwest decor in addition to a 46' large screen TV. All insulated windows focus on the lake and the spacious views. Satellite programming and WIFI are standard amenities. The house features a shuffleboard table for competitive fun!

The housekeeper maintains this home in spotless condition. The kitchen has polished wood floors and granite counter-tops. It has full appliances, serving pieces, cookware, ice-maker, dishwasher, compactor….. about everything you would find in your home.

A large outdoor BBQ grill is located on a far end of the viewing deck. It is the perfect item for grilling steaks, chicken, veggies, or even the trout you catch from the lake. You can have your dinner inside the home at the dining table or you can have a group dinner on the outside deck overlooking the lake. The spacious outdoor deck has even been extended as a hexagon into the middle of a group of trees so that you can enjoy an additional peaceful setting.

In addition to the cleanliness of this home, the factor that sets it apart are the million dollar views. From all areas of the home are COMPLETE views of Lake Cuyamaca, Stonewall Peak, Cuyamaca Peak, Middle Peak, the Laguna Mountains, as well as the meadow areas that stretch eastward toward the rim that drops almost a vertical mile to the Anza Borrego desert floor. It is no wonder that various travelers stop at the corner of this home to take in the awesome views and to take photographs.

The Cuyamaca Four Seasons Lake House is in the Cuyamaca Resort district and it borders Cuyamaca State Park. This State Park is the jewel of San Diego County and it draws enthusiasts who come for hiking, boating & fishing, bird and nature watching, star & night-sky gazing, and horseback riding & mountain bike riding (on designated trails). The hiking views are breath-taking. You will be able to overlook the Anza Borrego desert, see south into Mexico, North to San Jacinto near Palm Springs, West to the Ocean, ... or you can see all at once from a high vantage point. Deer and Wild Turkeys are routinely seen on and about the property and along the meadows and mountain sides. You will most likely see these animals up close as you relax on the decks. In addition, there are bobcat, marmots, raccoons, and foxes. There are mountain lions that live in these mountains because they feed on the deer herds. For this reason, It is best to be practical when hiking and do not travel alone and do not permit children to wander by themselves on the mountain trails. The Cuyamacas are an area of incredible beauty but it is a wilderness that is home to various animals.

There are birds of every kind that surround you including, Hawks and various raptors, Woodpeckers, Jays, Canadian Geese, Loons to name a few. There are also a pair of Bald Eagles that live in the trees near the lake. It is a special treat to see the Bald Eagles chirping while soaring over the lake.

For more leisurely pursuits, you can go to the old gold-mining town of Julian, about 9 miles up the road. Once there, you can peruse quaint shops, visit the winery, go on gold mine tours, stop by the soda fountain, or indulge in fine or casual dining. Of course, Julian is best known for home-made Apple Pie and you have your choice of the Julian Pie Company or Mom's Apple Pies.

We welcome you to the Cuyamaca Four Seasons House and we know that you will be mesmerized by the views, pleased with the amenities, and energized by the beauty and nature that surrounds you.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Mike & Jean
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Mike & Jean

Mike and Jean are descendants of San Diego County pioneer families and they value and appreciate the beauty of the Cuyamacas. Mike's family lived in and around Julian during the mid-1800s and Cuyamaca has always been a special place. Mike and Jean feel fortunate to be able to share this special place with others.

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Mike & Jean purchased this house in 2012

Why Mike & Jean chose San Diego County

Lake Cuyamaca is the Gem of San Diego County. It's beauty and proximity to various San Diego areas is unmatched. Mike & Jean are pleased to share this special place with friends, families, & church organizations. It is truly a magical place. When you see the area and the views from the Four Seasons Lake House, you will understand why. I guarantee it!

What makes this house unique

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I just want to say that the house was amazing!! Everyone had a great time and the house was beautiful, clean, and well taken care of. The views were spectacular and I could not have been more happy with everything. I did make it out to the Pine House on Sunday for lunch before leaving and it was great, our server was really nice as well. My friends and I already want to come back early next year! Thank you for everything and being very helpful. Best,
Oct 2015
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Poker Pals enjoy the Four Seasons House in Julian

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of seven Poker Pals who plan an annual trip to play cards and catch up. The Four Seasons house at Lake Cuyamaca was delightful with great views of the lake, a fully stocked kitchen, a comfortable bed for each of us, and plenty of bird feeders the owner stocked so we enjoyed all sorts of birds. We would love to come visit again. The owners are easy to contact and helpful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Excellent Place for a Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun relaxing getaway and are already trying to plan our next stay. The house is immaculate with great views, a fun yard for the kids to play in (corn-hole, apple picking, bird watching). It is also a fun house for playing board games, watching movies or reading books by the fireplace and enjoying the beautiful views. We went into Julian (about a 10 minute drive) a couple of times for lunch and then used the house provided grill for dinner each evening. The beds are perfectly comfortable, there are plenty of pillows, blankets, etc. Really, it is a great place to stay. Our favorite so far.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful,Relaxing Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views- wonderful home with everything you could need to enjoy a relaxing, stress free trip. We have stayed in this beautiful home a few times and continue to be amazed with the beauty that surrounds and the warmth within. We will continue to stay. It is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay once again. We hope that you enjoyed the grapes from the vine and the apples from the trees. Mike & Jean
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Great view, spacious house, good location

  • 5 of 5

Great communication with owner, house was perfect for a relaxing family getaway. Everything you need is there.would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Mark. I hope you get to read Chasing the Wind as it is a great story. We look forward to having you stay again. Cordially, Mike & Jean
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Beautiful home and stunning setting!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and our family of 9 had everything that we needed to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. All we had to bring was our food! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you. Would love to have you and your family return again! Cordially, Mike & Jean
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Fantastic! Well-quipped, clean and roomy!

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded our expectations! Plenty of room for two families and very well-equipped. Great location and breathtaking views! Lots of extras like shuffleboard table and games made it fun to stay indoors. But the location was convenient to hiking trails, the lake and Julian. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: It was great having you and your family stay at our lake home. We look forward to your return! Mike & Jean
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San Diego Zoo
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Mission Beach/ La Jolla Shores
Car: necessary

A few streets above Lake Cuymaca with amazing views from the home and decks; Interior has hardwood floors and is exceptional.


Rates & Availability

Julian House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Fee $39
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

We accept Visa Master Card and Discover

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Julian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , office
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , large bedroom
  • crib/play pen available Bedroom#1 king Bedroom#2 Queen Bedroom#3 King bed, Queen bed, & Twin bed Bedroom #4 Small den with a twin bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Pack & Play crib availiable boat dock and rentals close to the home. We Accept Visa, Master card and Discover and Paypal This home is quality.

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