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"A LIVING CANVAS" Sanitized* Amazing Custom Home

SuperhostJulian, California, United States
Entire cabin hosted by John
11 guests3 bedrooms5 beds3 baths
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Julian Vacation Rentals Best!
We call this house "A Living Canvas" due to the views that are always uniquely spectacula. Waterfall and privacy. 2500 SQ ft home overlooking Lake Cuyamaca & Pacific Ocean. Fishing, boating & hiking close by. Downtown Julian w/ restaurants & shops closeby. Exclusive quiet & gated area. Stargazing w/ no city lights w/ our telescope is amazing. Gorgeous fireplace w/ all the wood you need. See other listings too.

The space
We had to raise our cleaning fee due to a new Airbnb thorough covid 19 cleaning protocol. Lysol disinfecting wipes used after every stay as well as borax added to a linens when washed. More details will be sent on cleaning after booking. Some might prefer to bring their own linens.
What to compare when looking at this home:
We have amazing views of the lake to the south &
Picturesque views of the Ocean (on clear days) to the West
Amazing sunrises and sunsets (romance is in the air!)
2 acres of land (many of the rentals only have a very small dirt lot.
Gated community so it is very safe, private and quiet.
Also this is a noted astronomer's "dark area" for star gazing!
Wonderful telescopes for your use included
We have central heat and air so you will be comfortable.
Allergen free as much as possible (but have a few down pillows)
High quality mattresses and linens on all the beds for a good nights sleep
Linens included as well as toiletries.
A large bathtub for your soaking pleasure after a long hike!
Trails nearby as well as fishing and downtown Julian

A pet must be approved before you make a reservation and there is an additional fee of $75 per pet
Install the app called "Peak Finder" and "Star Gazer" on to your mobile device. At night, if there are no clouds, look up with the use of our telescope & be amazed!
There are instructions for the telescopes at the house
The driveway is a little difficult to navigate and best to drive past and entrance and make a u turn at the next street and then go up the driveway or just park across the street at the dirt lot.
We have a home theater system with Disney, Youtube TV, Britbox Hulu and Amazon Prime downstairs for your entertainment fun. The elevation is close to 5000 feet so it can get very windy and cold. Sometimes only we get snow since we are higher than Julian and the lake. On very special days it seems that you can reach out and touch the clouds. This is why we call it our "living canvas"
If the number of guest is greater than the beds available there are 3 large couches and also a full size mattress in the closet. We also provide FREE firewood and hot drinks like Cocoa, tea and coffee. We have food in the fridge and closet that is ours since we stay up there often too. You are welcome to the items in the small chest on the counter which include coffee and hot cocoa. In the living room chest there are many board games.
NOTE.... We only allow non smokers, my wife is allergic to cigarettes so if you smoke at all this is not the place for you. There will be a $150 fee if guests smoke anywhere on the property. This is a very high fire area. If you are in a wheelchair this house is NOT ADA compliant but it will work in some cases. My wife is in a wheelchair so we made it work for her. Ask before you book to see if it will work for your situation please.
The water is WELL water provided by Rancho Cuyamaca and tests to be very healthy with lots of minerals but some don't like the taste. Bring bottled water as an additional option if you like. Central heat and A/C throughout. There is also a BBQ available for your use. You just need to bring the charcoal to use. No Bonfires allowed. Their are 3 cameras outside and listed on our website so people can see the weather. They do not look into the house. There are no cameras inside the house of course.
We do not allow the house to be used for any parties or events. We use the Roomiantor to detect excessive noice from parties. If there is you will be asked to leave immediately.

Guest access
We will let you know about access right before check in
If you are in a wheelchair it is NOT ada but will work. Ask before you book to see if it will work for you please. The Gate Code "3493". There is no access to the garage. Tell every guest that parking is tricky since you have to drive past the driveway to the first street and make a uturn to get into the driveway. The road getting to the cabin is windy and steep. Not advisable in the snow without a 4x4, chains or snow tires

Other things to note
See our other listings for another listing of this same house that includes the finished garage We are a Christian family so there are some things around the house that will reflect this. If you like to fish the Cuyamaca Lake is a great place to fish. Also the food and especially the apple pie there at the Lake is very good.
Watch our DVD's or bring your own as well as music for the stereo if you want to watch movies or listen to music. Reception is limited for the radio and there is no tv reception. Also there are some toiletries but better to bring your own just in case. All linens are provided.
During the winter the pipes can freeze. So you will need to turn the house water off before bed and on again in the morning. If you need on all night leave a faucet stream slowly so water keeps moving. We do have heaters on the pipes but sometimes it can happen all the way to the street. You will need to monitor the weather report for the days of freezing weather.

SUMMER... If there are high winds or fire danger the electricity can be shut off by the power company. This is beyond our control. We cannot issue any refunds. We do have a generator that we will try to setup if this occurs for minimal needs.
If you have more than the amount of people that you reserved for you will be billed for the extra people at $30 per guest per night.
Late check out fee without approval is $20 for every 10 minutes that you check out late.
Pet must be approved and fee paid. Pets are not allowed in furniture of beds (Bring covers for furniture is needed) or an additional $100 Cleaning fee will apply if we have to do additional cleaning.
Save to your wishlist!
Julian Vacation Rentals Best!
We call this house "A Living Canvas" due to the views that are always uniquely spectacula. Waterfall and privacy. 2500 SQ ft home overlooking Lake Cuyamaca & Pacific Ocean. Fishing, boating & hiking close by. Downtown Julian w/ restaurants & shops closeby. Exclusive quiet & gated area. Stargazing w/ no city lights w/ our telescope is amazing. G…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 queen beds
Common spaces
3 couches, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Kitchen
Hair dryer
Bathtub
Room-darkening shades
Dryer
Air conditioning
Wifi
Heating
Free street parking
Washer

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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Julian, California, United States

Very quiet and secure since this is a gated community. Large parcels mean the neighbors are not too close! There are many trails and places to walk to.
Check the Julian Chamber of Commerce website for local events.
Getting around
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Almost all errands require a car.

Hosted by John

Joined in August 2014
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We just are in love with Julian and have cabins in Julian for rent. Julian Cabins are the best way to get away from it all. We bought 2 homes in Julian in 2010 after I retired. Airbnb is a great way to rent the Cabins in Julian so we can also enjoy them. I hope you will visit Lake Cuyamaca and Julian and fall in love with the cabins and area too!
We just are in love with Julian and have cabins in Julian for rent. Julian Cabins are the best way to get away from it all. We bought 2 homes in Julian in 2010 after I retired. Air…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm