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Historic Stoneapple Farm Writers' Cottage

Mary is a superhost.

Historic Stoneapple Farm Writers' Cottage

4 guests2 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Stoneapple Farm is a fairy-tale country cottage sited overlooking 6 acres of oaks and pear trees. Built in late the 1800s as an apple-packing house, it has 29” thick stone walls of local rock. A well-known architect visiting Julian in the 1940s saw its possibilities as a country house and re-designed the structure into the charming two-story cottage it is today. Guests from all backgrounds and all over the world are invited to enjoy the literary and local heritage of Stoneapple Farm.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 double bed



34 reviews
Andrew User Profile
November 2019
Perfect weekend getaway, this comfy cottage is truly a step back in time. Curl up by the fireplace and relax in the mid century modern living room or drive a short distance into town to enjoy Julian’s amenities.
Kyle User Profile
November 2019
This place was fantastic. We used it for a songwriting getaway. We desired to step back in time, where it was quiet, without the distractions of television etc... and I don’t remember even seeing a TV... if you’re looking for quiet and quaint, this place does great!
Janet User Profile
November 2019
We had a wonderful time at Stoneapple Farm. It’s a charming house filled with beautiful furnishings, loads of books, and a calming atmosphere. Mary is a gracious host who made us feel welcome. We recommend this place to anyone seeking a retreat from a fast paced life looking for…
Alyssa User Profile
November 2019
it’s a nice place to be for the weekend when you just wanna relax :))
Diana User Profile
October 2019
It was a rare opportunity to stay at the cottage where Scott O’Dell wrote Island of the Blue Dolphins. The cottage was a book lover’s haven. We immensely enjoyed just soaking in the atmosphere at this quaint and charming home. Mary was a wonderful host who gave us a nice…
Randy User Profile
October 2019
If you are a lover of serenity, beauty, books and history you will love this place.
Bonnie User Profile
October 2019
Stoneapple is a wonderful cottage retreat, cozy and comfortable. Just minutes from Julian, the farm setting is private and quiet. Book lovers will love the volume lined shelves. The kitchen is well equipped, and the living room is a bright and warm gathering spot.

Hosted by Mary

Julian, CAJoined in September 2015
Mary User Profile
282 Reviews
Mary is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Master Gardener practicing permaculture sustainable gardening on 4.5 acres in Julian, CA. Interdisciplinary Early Childhood professional with training in Montessori, Reggio Emelia and bit of Waldorf. - stained glass, mosaics, paint, photography. I look for…
Interaction with guests
Neighbor and co-host, Mary Prentice (an Airbnb Superhost with a property across the road) will greet you, show you around the cottage and answer any questions you may have. She will then be available via Airbnb messaging to answer other inquiries you may have.
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Response time: within an hour
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About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Gillian’s place.
Mary helps host.

The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3PM
Checkout: 11AM
Self check-in with keypad
After 3PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • Pets are allowed
  • Parties and events are allowed