Spacious and Cozy Cabin Rental with Amazing Views in Julian, California

Julian, California (United States)

Spacious and Cozy Cabin Rental with Amazing Views in Julian, California

1 unit
15 guest capacity
Pets allowed
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Barbecue
This cozy and spacious secluded cabin rental located in the picturesque Julian, California, is the perfect accommodation for the adventurous outdoor explorer. Close to many national forests and parks, guests who stay here do not have to travel far to find what they are looking for. For breathtaking panoramic vistas or tranquil forested walks, guests can access the trails found immediately on the property.

Able to sleep up to 15 guests comfortably, this cabin boasts four bedrooms and two bathrooms with each bathroom containing a sink, toilet, and a shower-bathtub combination on two levels. Two out of the four bedrooms features a king-size bed in each, while the third bedroom contains another queen-size bed and an additional double bed. The fourth and final bedroom is located in a downstairs suite and is fitted with a queen-size bed, two twin-size beds, a television, and a fireplace. One of the bedrooms has a child theme, so it's perfect for the guests with young children. Linens, bedding, and towels will be provided for guests free of charge,

The upstairs bedrooms have access to a balcony, with plenty of outdoor furniture, which is a great place to have a delicious beverage and watch the amazing sunset. The main living area features the living room, dining area, and kitchen; comfortable couches and lounge chairs, as well as a fireplace and a flat-screen television fitted with Netflix, and Apple TV. Guests that enjoy cooking will adore the kitchen which is fully equipped with spices, pots, pans, utensils, including the basics--oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, toaster, and a coffeemaker. It's pretty much turn-key like walking into someone's house with all the necessities. The central dining table lies adjacently to the main kitchen. An additional kitchenette can be found downstairs in the downstairs bedroom suite, so guests can have a cup of coffee and a bite to eat as soon as they wake up.

Outside, guests can enjoy the use of the wrap around deck that overlooks the forest below. A barbecue grill can be found outdoors as well, so guests can prepare a meal and watch the sunset on a balmy summer night.


  • King-size bed
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Dining room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Linens and pillows
  • Stove
  • Iron
  • Dining table
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Cooking basics
  • Tea kettle
  • Fan
  • Fire pit
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
This property is equipped with all of the upscale amenities that glampers look for when choosing where to stay in the hills of Southern California. Fitted with air conditioning, heating, Wi-Fi, Netflix, and Apple TV, guests will have all the comforts of home—and then some!—throughout their stay.

The accommodation comes equipped with a washing machine, a clothes dryer, and an iron with an ironing board so guests can freshen up at their own convenience. Linens, towels, bedding, and a hairdryer will be provided free of charge.

For those traveling with children, the property has many toys and games to keep them occupied.

Outside, guests can enjoy the use of the wrap around deck as well as a barbecue grill.

Parking is available on the premises.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
  • Museums
Situated in the picturesque region of Julian, this secluded property is surrounded by endless hills, national forests, and the best of what southern California has to offer. With Cleveland National Forest and Swartz Canyon County Park to the west and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park to the east, this property is just a nine-minute drive south of the town center of Julian, which is easily accessible from Route 79, and just an hour and a half east of San Diego.

This retreat is a four bedroom, two bathroom rental with close to 2200 square feet and is located near Cedar Creek Falls. The getaway sits on almost an acre of land in the exclusive area of Pine Hills, four miles from historic downtown Julian in San Diego's Back Country.

Nestled under majestic oaks, the retreat is just off the main road on a secluded hillside with views of the city and mountains. A wrap-around deck includes a roomy balcony deck with tables and chairs which is a great place to watch sunsets through the trees. A bird feeding plank is installed on the balcony and a wide array of birds can be viewed from inside the living room. At night guests have a full view of the stars. Part of the property is fenced so that kids and dogs are prevented from wandering off and there is even a dog kennel area. Obviously, this is no substitution for supervision and the area does have mountain lions so please don't let kids or dogs wander beyond fence line alone.

Guests can star-gaze from the decks or walk up the main road and view a panoramic vista of the mountains and ocean from Mexico to the Catalina Islands. Sledding is perfect for kids along Oak Grove to the dirt road. Just minutes away are daytime adventures for guests and their family including a Gold Mine tour, fishing, horseback riding, wine tasting, and a stroll through downtown Julian for shopping and a slice of world-famous apple pie.

The first-floor bedroom and bathroom is the master bedroom suite and is the perfect place for a couple with one child. It boasts a huge corner wood-burning fireplace with a flat-screen TV. Beds include a queen-size bed and two-twin daybeds and a bathroom. A small covered patio is located off this bedroom. The bonus room located behind this suite sleeps an additional five guests and has a queen, a full, and a twin bed. The kitchenette contains a coffee/tea area, a microwave, and a toaster oven.

The second floor is the main living area (has its own entrance) containing a large living room with sofa-bed and loveseat, another corner fireplace, a dining room for 12, and a full kitchen. A special closet holds dog essentials. Upstairs bedrooms include a master with a California king-size bed and sliding doors that lead to the balcony. The kids' room has a trundle that pulls out to another king-size bed and is stocked with toys, games, as well as a train table, a farmers market stand with play food, and a kid-sized table and chair.

Wi-Fi, Apple TV with Netflix, forced heating and air conditioning, a kitchen fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and spices are all available. Linens are provided at no extra charge.

This single family retreat was built in 1979 and was used as a primary residence until the hosts converted it to a vacation rental in 2005. If guests expect a resort type feel like they get at the new upscale condos and cabins, this is not it. This is a family-friendly, dog-friendly cabin. The hosts have added many upgrades to the getaway including a tankless water heater, a filtration system to filter out the well water, a remote thermostat to pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin, clearing the overgrown trees for a better view of the city, a laundry area, updated lighting fixtures, new paint downstairs to lighten the room up, new hardwood floors downstairs, and countless other things done since they have owned the property in 2003.


  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Winter sports
  • Meditation
  • Climbing
  • Yoga
  • Wine tasting
  • Zip-lining
  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife watching

Southern California is infamous for its beaches and laid-back lifestyle, but as travelers make their way inland from the Pacific shores they will find a breathtaking region with infinite mountains, scattered forests, and rolling rivers. The mild climate is great for glampers looking for adventure all year round, and without a doubt, they will find what they are looking for in Julian.

A perfect destination for those looking to be connected nature, Julian and the surrounding region is home to amazing trails parks, and national forests. Areas such as Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Cleveland National Forest, and Palomar Mountain are excellent outdoor destinations within a short drive from the property and are perfect for an adventurous day trip. With trails and access to hiking, trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, and rappelling, as well as wildlife watching and practicing photography, these locations will not disappoint. Nearby lakes and rivers are great places to cool off and go swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating, and multiple types of fishing.

As the weather gets colder and snow falls, mountainsides collect snow and ski resorts open their doors for downhill skiers and snowboarders, while flatter terrain is more popular for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, exploring on snowmobiles, and ice skating.

If glampers choose to have a break from the outdoors, they can head into the local town of Julian or venture a bit further to Temecula or San Diego and explore the best of what the cities have to offer. Visitors can take a city tour, go shopping, or sample the local gastronomy in the various restaurants and bars. The area of Julian is also home to wineries where guests can spend an educational afternoon experiencing some of the best wine in the country.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Sixty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 60 days before check-in.

Additional Information

This property is dog-friendly and there is no extra fee. The hosts do require that guests disclose they are bringing dogs. The property is fenced but the main gate could be pushed open by a dog.

Smoking is allowed on the wrap-around decks and balcony.

No smoking or candle burning is allowed inside the getaway.

Outdoor flames are only allowed in the BBQ which has now become a charcoal grill.

The propane pit does not burn wood, it only burns lava rocks.

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