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Artist designed•pro-cleaned•much loved•dogs ok!

Entire cabin hosted by Melissa
5 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Melissa is a Superhost
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I PAY YOUR OCCUPANCY TAX (HOTEL TAX) that gets sent to Riverside County so you don't have to pay extra. I DON'T CHARGE EXTRA FOR YOUR DOG like most rentals do (more than one, inquire). I include convenience items so your home away from home is fully stocked. My homes are PROFESSIONALLY DEEP CLEANED EVERY STAY. I love to pamper & spoil my guests & give a 5 star hospitality to all. Please read my reviews, my guests say it all! I have three vacation rentals to meet you needs. Welcome home!

The space
I have several five-star homes if this one isn't perfect for you.
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***MY HOMES ARE PROFESSIONALLY DEEP CLEANED every stay by my amazing cleaning crew. I pay them a living wage and tip them often to save you more fees.

PET RULES (I don’t charge extra for 1 dog so I appreciate you following these rules and please read the detailed sheet on the binder at the house). If you want to bring more dogs please ask me about it.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DOG TOWELS & BLANKETS to help cut down on my crew doing extra laundry...THANKS! :-) Remove my white comforters and use your blankets if your dogs sleeps with you. CAN YOU PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOG(s) OUTSIDE or in the car until you, or someone else, goes in the house and prepares it for them.

WELCOME HOME! My homes are unlike most rentals. I make sure to meet all of your needs and then some. In addition to being an artist/designer I worked for the Hotel Del Coronado for years so I know 5 star hospitality well. Everything is there waiting for you and anything else you may want, just ask.

LOFT NOTE: The adorable, cozy loft is best suited for small adults or children. I have slept up there and so have my friends and love it. Many guests have been happy with it but due to the low ceiling it is not for everyone.

This charming, totally unique, bright and sunny 1955 "tiny home" is fully refurbished and designed by me, Melissa, the owner and long time Idyllwild resident/artist/teacher. It is very upscale, clean and well stocked. This cozy little yet spacious 550 square foot “Little House” is filled with my art and has a post modern-industrial-chic feel. The nearly 1/2 acre backyard is completely fenced and private in a very quiet neighborhood. The front deck is also fenced so your dogs can be with you off leash wherever you go! The space works well for one to two people, couples or a small family (including the family dog!). It is also the perfect place for entertaining on the two decks (as long as the noise level stays respectful to the neighbors). Important to note: You will feel cozy and warm in the winter and cool in the summer due to our brand new state of the art HVAC unit. In addition, the warmth from the wood burning stove and ceiling fans will help too.

High definition smart TV providing Netflix, and many other internet applications. Cable is also available with over 120 channels. Free WIFI, an assortment of books and games are available also. Well stocked kitchen and bathroom if you ran out or forgot something. Some wood provided free of charge to enjoy the wood burning stove.

Guest access
Guests have full access to the entire house.

The drive through driveway is paved with plenty of room for several cars. The entry is fully lit with automatic lights if you arrive at night. The entry is a bit steep but short.

Lock box code given a few days before arrival.

Other things to note
My homes are homes, not your typical vacation rental. I pride myself in making sure all homes are stocked and your needs are met and then some. In addition to being a 20+ year local and an artist/designer, I worked for the Hotel Del Coronado for years so I know five-star hospitality well. Everything you need is waiting for you and anything else you may want, just ask.

Would you like to have something special at the home for a special occasion? I can take care of that for you too.

I have been living in Idyllwild, working as an artist, and teaching art at the local Idyllwild Arts Academy for over 20 years. I always wanted to find the perfect little rustic home with great energy, light and potential for my “art project”. I knew the minute I walked into this 1955 classic that it was my new canvas. This renovation project has been an incredible experience filled with love and passion. I hope you fall in love with this charismatic, charming little cozy cabin as much as I have. Relax, put your feet up, pour a glass of your favorite beverage and feel “home”.

Please note: On the main floor there is one sliding barn door for the bedroom and the other bedroom door has only curtains. We purposely did not want to give the cabin a boxed-in feeling so the house is open and bright with a full circle walk around. It still feels very private if people use the loft and the bedroom.

If you would like a wonderful facial, massage or personal chef just let me know and I can send the contact information.
I PAY YOUR OCCUPANCY TAX (HOTEL TAX) that gets sent to Riverside County so you don't have to pay extra. I DON'T CHARGE EXTRA FOR YOUR DOG like most rentals do (more than one, inquire). I include convenience items so your home away from home is fully stocked. My homes are PROFESSIONALLY DEEP CLEANED EVERY STAY. I love to pamper & spoil my guests & give a 5 star hospitality to all. Please read my reviews, my guests sa…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Iron
Wifi
Private entrance
Hair dryer
TV
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance

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Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California, United States

Beautiful hikes and mountain biking from easy to difficult are close by. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet, close to everything (but it’s Idyllwild, everything is close!). We have a recommendation list available at The Little House. The town center is just 1.5 miles away.

No parties please, but having some friends over to barbecue or enjoy a beverage on the deck(s) is fine. Our neighborhood is very quiet and has some full time owners who would not appreciate the noise. Please observe extra quiet hours from 10 pm to 8 am.
Beautiful hikes and mountain biking from easy to difficult are close by. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet, close to everything (but it’s Idyllwild, everything is close!). We have a recommendation list av…

Hosted by Melissa

Joined in June 2012
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My homes are homes, not your typical vacation rental. I pride myself in making sure all homes are stocked and your needs are met and then some. In addition to being a 20+ year local and an artist/designer, I worked for the Hotel Del Coronado for years so I know five-star hospitality well. Everything you need is waiting for you and anything else you may want, just ask. Please take a look at all four of my listings, read the reviews and choose the home that fits your needs: airbnb.com/h/melissa-wilson-homes-idyllwild-littlehouse airbnb.com/h/melissa-wilson-homes-idyllwild-littlemiddle airbnb.com/h/melissa-wilson-homes-idyllwild-cedars (Email hidden by Airbnb) /h/melissa-wilson-homes-idyllwild-happyours I have been living in Idyllwild, working as an artist and teaching art at the local boarding high school, Idyllwild Arts Academy, for over 20 years. I started my renovation projects with my own Little House and then wanted to share it with all of you. I love remodeling, designing and hospitality so much I decided to help others create their dream vacation rentals. I now have redesigned and manage four unique properties. I keep my business small so I can give you all the personal five-star treatment that you all deserve. My homes are just that... homes, your home away from home experience. I hope you feel the passion and love that went into all of these places and fall in love with their charismatic, cozy charm as much as I have. Relax, put your feet up, pour a glass of your favorite beverage and feel “home”.
My homes are homes, not your typical vacation rental. I pride myself in making sure all homes are stocked and your needs are met and then some. In addition to being a 20+ year loca…
During your stay
You will have the cabin to yourself without a peep from me, Melissa the owner, unless you text, call or email for assistance from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. I respond very quickly nearly every time.

We will work with you on earlier and later check in and out times if possible but normally check in is anytime after 3PM and check out is 11:00 AM.
You will have the cabin to yourself without a peep from me, Melissa the owner, unless you text, call or email for assistance from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. I respond very quickly nearly e…
Melissa is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250

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